The rampant corruption of our political system is masterfully distilled by Lawrence Lessig to the barest elements in this video. America truly has become a Banana Republic operated by and for the benefit of the rich. We let that happen. And, when I say ‘we’, I’m looking at you, fellow Baby Boomers. We did … More The Banana Republic and Baby Boomers
Left-leaning Independents and Democrats, if you stay home this November, a Republican Senate will basically be on you. Republicans can be ousted, but only if you show up and vote against them. You can be damn sure that our fellow Americans who think they’re Republicans will be showing up. Yes, vote against Republicans. All Republicans. … More #Independents, #Democrats, and Rational #Republicans: You control November and the Senate
One of the most hilarious talking points coming from far-right Republicans and the Tea Party is that when “red states” like Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana are asked to bail out California or Massachusetts, that’s when they will finally become “fed up with socialism” and secede from the Union once and for all. The problem with … More Republicans are the real moochers and takers. Check that. It’s duped citizens who think they’re Republicans.
I’ve been doing some reading today thanks to TWO Ice Bucket challenges I received almost simultaneously last night. I accepted them both! One of the first pieces I came across was, “Five myths about ALS.” It was very informative. For example, I had never even heard of the (incorrect) connection some make with lyme disease … More How Morally Bankrupt Do You Have to Be to Criticize the #IceBucketChallenge
If you’re like me, you may have little to no understanding or appreciation for something called the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank. The Pittsburgh Business Times published a good article today titled, Roderick, NAM urge action on Export-Import Bank. I recommend reading it. Here’s an excellent description of the Ex-Im: In 2013, the Ex-Im bank supported $37 … More You Could Say That a Vote for Republicans is a Vote Against American Jobs