Still crazy after a couple of years….

That would be Scott Adams. Aging artist of the Dilbert comic strip who has turned into a brain-dead slug and all around reprehensible person. At least we can take solace in the fact that more and more people are coming to understand how loathsome he is, as both a political prognosticator and as a human […]

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Speaking of Labor Day

It’s a good day to remember the hard working people in America who: 1) Don’t get to celebrate Labor Day on May 1st like the rest of the world, 2) despite low unemployment are not seeing wage increases and 3) some of whom have to work at some really lousy workplaces. Like this woman: You […]

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The questions they can’t and won’t answer….

About the GOP drive to destroy people’s lives by taking away their health insurance. Jim Wright, author of the blog Stonekettle Station in a Twitter thread throws out the hard truth that current GOP leadership, in its quest to appease the “base” and repeal the ACA, refuses to acknowledge. By the way, if you are not […]

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200 Dollars well spent

If there are only two news outlets you can subscribe to, I recommend the following: The Economist ($139.00/yr) and the products of STRATFOR ($99.00/yr). It is money well spent and when you think about it is just a years worth of Netflix and Hulu. STRATFOR recently published its 10 year forecast for the decade through […]

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"My country is a horror show."

David Simon, speaking at a forum in Sydney Australia gave a very perceptive rundown about what ails the land of my birth. He points out very eloquently a theme that the Pope and others have been highlighting recently, namely that income inequality is dangerous  and if we don't do something about it, we are risking […]

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Got to have someone to blame….

I subscribe to Charles Pierce's first law of Blog Economics , namely: "Fk The Deficit. People got no jobs. People got no money." Pierce rightly notes that with the suicidal plunge of the teabag wing of the Republican party over the ACA, " the deficit fetishists are back. Even Messrs. Simpson and Bowles have rolled […]

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Life in the bubble

The other day, I was involved in a discussion about income inequality. Now the term "income inequality" is indeed something of a misnomer, in that many people interpret it as meaning that one who believes it is a problem,  is advocating a standard income for all. Which is the furthest thing from the truth. Of […]

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Let the whining continue…….

Mitt Romney seems to be having trouble adjusting to life as a worthless piece of shit an also ran. First, here's Willard, reminding us again that he only lost because he wouldn't give the Poors all the nice things, like the things he gave all of us here in Massachusetts, when he was pretending that […]

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But can she cook?

For 40 million British pounds-who cares? It would seem there could be a wealthy future out there for me……if I could just make the short list. Gigi Chao, daughter of property tycoon Cecil Chao, entered a civil partnership with her girlfriend of seven years in a ceremony in Paris five months ago. But Mr Chao, […]

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Don't kid yourself-a lot of people really believe it.

Facebook sentiments are a rather inaccurate measure of public opinion to be sure. But if the views of my more conservative Facebook friends are any measure-all of the people who are pronouncing Romney's campaign "dead" based on his rather infamous "47 percent of the country is irresponsible" remarks, are acting prematurely. About this years Presidential […]

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Running with the devil.

The Devil  being the evil man known as Paul Ryan.   Shylock: "I will buy with you, sell with you, talk with you, walk with you, and so following; but I will not eat with you, drink with you, nor pray with you." The Merchant of Venice (I, iii, 35-39) Shakespeare had Ryan's number, long before […]

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Has to be seen to be believed…..

Over the last couple of days I have been witness to one of those continuing conversations that can only occur in the one dimensional space that is the internet. You know the kind-that actually go back and forth reasonably well-until the zealot shows up. The zealot of course being that young guy, who hasn’t experienced […]

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