With Thanksgiving a few days away. We the people of this Nation can reflect and think about what we can be thankful for in the political world. Yes 2013 has been a rough year in American politic. It has been a year of many negative events taking place and also a non-election year so the attention spans in the political world was waning for most Americans.
But let us see what we can be thankful for in 2013….
The NSA has its Come Uppance- Privacy made a comeback in 2013. Edward Snowden’s spying revelations made many American’s realize that the NSA is completely out of control and need to be clamped on. They have also realize that we cannot afford to keep losing our privacy in this Nation. Continue reading →
Corporations, you have to love their drive towards Black Friday! With the Season quickly approaching Corporations are beginning mass campaigns to whitewash their image. The agenda is simple fatten up the wallet, while workers strive for a sliver of that proverbial
pie. Corporations are ready to rake in the cash as American consumers are ready to fork over their hard earn money to a Corporate monolith who will simply take that revenue and put it back into the pockets of the CEOS. We the people have to realize that the upcoming Black Friday blitz is nothing more than a self serving scam to entice those who are often abused the most by Corporations. Continue reading →
Inequality, a concept which unfortunately describes America today. Racial, gender, income etc. Inequalities seem to dominate most of society. In America 1% of the population is living the high life while the rest struggle to remain afloat (the 99%). When it comes to race an ever growing minority population continues to face voter suppression, income disparity, racial profiling and other such lovely goodies. In our America Men are still paid higher than women despite legislative remedies to stop that from happening. America for all intents and purposes is still a very unequal Nation despite wanting to retain the facade of the land of opportunity. Why does inequality still Continue reading →
The return of moderate politics? A gooey center moving away from extremism?. The recent elections were said by many pundits to be a referendum on the Tea Party. Ken Cucinelli, narrowly loses Virginia and moderate Christie wins in New Jersey. Has America tired of extremism? The era of compromise making a return? Or is this nothing more than wishful thinking?
The Tea Party Revolt of 2010 has provided us with a new platform for Fascism. Koch driven billionaires aided by the Citizens united decision have been pouring tons of money into electoral contests in a vain attempt to take over the Continue reading →
After the perfect storm that was the government shutdown, now comes the Obama Care war. Controversy has been raging regarding the “failed website” for the Exchanges. The Corporate Media and the Right-Wing have been particularly fixated on the overall bugginess of the experience. The other reports have been speaking of the cancellations of Health Care Plans by Employers (something which has been happening due to shoddy low quality Coverage being offered by the by some of these employers. The truth of the matter is that the obsessive strike on Obamacare is nothing more than a microcosm, of the overall macro problem , which is nothing more than the Right-Wing assault on Progress, and potentially a step towards Universal Health Care.
Universal Health Care, in America the concept itself is a pariah to many. It is considered a Marxist vehicle for absolute control. Universal Health Care is often labeled by the Right Continue reading →
Conservative Politicians say things that flat out contradict reason. Many time the sound bites which come out of the mouths of highly educated and wealthy white men, makes one wonder about the nature of the commentary. Are Conservatives truly out of touch and ignorant about policy and governance? Are the ridiculous things being spouted out of sheer stupidity? Or some form of mental issue? Or is there something more sinister and Machiavellian at play? Is it possible that the words spouted by Conservative Politicians to their Tea Party followers are done with a specific purpose? Does Tea Party Leadership simply play stupid?
The game of fools is over! The Government Shutdown comes to an end ! The illegal Republican Shutdown, is finally done with and the Government can get back to serving its people as is intended by the Constitution. With the drama temporarily put on hold the Country can hopefully begin to put this shameful episode into the back burner…. Yet should we the people who watched it unfold simply forget? Should we allow the pathetic game of brinkmanships with people’s lives to be played? While workers were furloughed the 27th Amendment protected Congress from being punished for its crime. While workers were not getting paid (or working for no pay). Congressional Tea Baggers continued their odd ideological quest Continue reading →
Arrest The Tea Party! Since their emergence on the scene the modus operandi has been clear. Destroy the Government at all costs! This movement is the reason that the Nation’s Government has been shutdown for 11 days and counting! They are the reason why Government has fallen into a ridiculous deadlock and Congress has been absolutely putrid. The Tea Party has been the destruction rational governance. This Movement of Anti Intellectualism bankrolled by Shadowy Billionaires simply smacks of Nazi Germany. The Tea Party is a threat to our Nation, the Tea Party is a threat to Democracy and something needs to be done before the damage that they cause is irreparable…
Since the Tea Party tsunami of 2010 (full of incoherent slogans and lots of Neo Patriotic Continue reading →
Who cares about people? In all reality when it comes to the Republican led Government Shutdown the last thing anyone talks about are the people. The way it looks right now over 800,000 employees have been furloughed for over a week now. These are individuals who have families, kids, and bills to pay. These are people who rely on a paycheck like any other individual who works in the private sector. Yet it is a rarity to hear any mention of the human factor and how the Government Shutdown is ruining the lives of people who like anyone else are simply trying to get by and make it. The truth of the matter is that the Republican Congress does not care about the people caught in the middle of their petulant Ayn Randish type of game.
This furlough is hurting people. Yes 800,000 is not just an inconsequential number, it actually symbolizes 800,000 people with families and mouths to feed, who are not being paid simply because a small minority within the Republican Party is Continue reading →
Yes the Republicans have illegally shutdown the Government and now heading towards a second day! The statement while seemingly unfair, or partisan on the surface , is not hyperbole but a matter of truth. While the Media will sanitize this and mention it as “deadlock” the truth is that the Republican Party unilaterally decided to not pass a Budget in an attempt to stymie a law which is three years old, sanctioned by a Conservative Supreme Court and most importantly a few months away from implementation. In a final desperate Gambit, The Tea Party has taken us to the first Shutdown in 17 years, all because something as simple as Budget would not be passed. The actions taken by the Republican Party are tantamount to High Treason as they are openly attempting to Continue reading →