Monthly Archives: April 2012

Shining City on a Hill

Unfortunately John Winthrop’s beautiful message and its essence doesn’t make for an equally graceful soundbite. Shining city on a hill is all you get and interpret that which ever way best suits you. I suppose that we progressives should pat ourselves on the back because obviously we have pierced the GOP bubble with our condemnation […]

Will Obama Apologize For Killing Union Employees’ Lifeline to Jobs?

Most experts have agreed that the number of jobs produced by Keystone pipeline are temporary and have been grossly over-estimated. More importantly the environmental risks and costs to our natural resources through the high probability of leaks and contamination outweigh any economic benefit. The pipeline goes to refineries and the end product is aimed at […]

WHCD: A Salute to the Centurions

This should be required reading. It is very true that at dinners such as these, it is so easy to buy into the chumminess and good natured ribbing. The centurion comparison is quite apt while describing the general still dressing as a soldier though he serves in a civilian capacity. I don’t believe that President […]

Yep, You Heard it Here First .. and More Proof Romney Would Not Have Killed Osama bin Laden

Mitt Romney is trying to sell this country a bill of goods. His definition of success seems to stem from how much wealth you have accumulated, he is trying to convince us that he has been successful in a vacuum. He also doesn’t address defining success by the how you acquired success, just the fact […]

Jimmy Kimmel Addresses Marijuana Legalization At White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2012

Washington D.C needs to be told repeatedly and loudly that the War on Drugs has to be stopped and while they are at it, stop the War on Terror. These two “wars” have given local and federal law enforcement militarized powers which have gone beyond the scope of reality. Our tax dollars are being spent […]

Obama Jokes About Seamus Romney, Dog ‘Socialism’ At White House Correspondents’ Dinner

I know that the writer’s are extremely talented and they provide the material which is brilliant but you have to acknowledge that our President has excellent comic timing and delivery. Just imagine Romney trying to work the room. The crickets would be chirping in the background. He addressed most of the scandals and cut them […]

Mitt Romney Tells Otterbein University Students To Borrow Money From Their Parents

As a parent with one child in college and another one starting in September, I know only too well what it means for the youth of our time to get an education. We are from middle class means, my oldest opted for UMASS a state school and we still had to take out loans in […]

Bank CEOs To Tell Fed Regulation Is ‘Unrealistic’: Report

I would love to know what the difference was between the congress of circa 1930’s when Glass-Steagal was passed and the congress of today which would probably never allow for a re-enactment of Glass-Steagal to come into being today. Would the difference be, that the GOP and their private sector counterparts know how large profits […]

Friday Talking Points — Contests! Newtsplosion! Veepstakes! Commented Apr 28, 2012 at 12:01:00 in Politics “I didn’t expect the GOP as a collective to have the giant head explode in such a manner over President Obama slow jamming the news on Student Loans, he is just too cool. The giant head explosion was comical especially […]

The question of student loan interest rates:

Mitt Romney 2012: Congressional Republicans Increasingly Taking Cues From Romney Commented Apr 28, 2012 at 11:47:37 in Politics “The important point here is that our economy is still in a fragile stage of recovery, recipients of student loans no matter if it is the former students themselves or the parents of students, I don’t think […]