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Archive for May 2010

We Are Not the Crazy Ones

May 24, 2010

These people think we’re crazy. We watch them as they climb on the national stage—desiring media attention (because how else can one get elected to public office if the public doesn’t see them?). Then, they complain that “the media” is against them once they express their erroneous policy positions, internal thought processes or out-and-out lies. These people think we’re crazy…

The Hypocritical Factor

May 18, 2010

Have we all been taught to “stand on your principles”, “be consistent”, “be a man of your word”? Recalling those wisdom of your father, why should we listen to elected leaders who ignore it?

My chief target of hypocrisy and blatant, “in-your-face” double-facedness, Mitch McConnell. The Senate Republican leader has warned America about President Obama’s choice of Elena Kagan for the U.S. Supreme Court and her qualifications. “She’s the least qualified in terms of judicial experience in 38 years,” McConnell said. While he admits that some see that as an asset, McConnell nevertheless insisted that “about 70 percent of the American people think judicial experience is a good idea for somebody who is going to be on the Supreme Court.” My question is “what 70%?” And then again, who to say that other 30% is wrong?

The thing about Senator McConnell, is he forgot that he was in that 30% within recent memory…

Sign Your Own Death Warrant?

May 11, 2010

Why am I not surprised? Corporations in America have no shame in taking it to the limit. They have no reservation in going over the line. David Kinnaird, BP’s liaison to Plaquemines Parish, spent Saturday night ripping up the contracts that hundreds of local commercial fishermen had signed to work for BP cleaning up the slick that could wipe out the local seafood industry. They wanted to kill people and not accept responsibility for doing it…the American way.

Big Oil Goes Afoul…Again

May 2, 2010

Here we stand once again, witnessing the fault and failure of greed and Republican conservative policy. One thing for certain, they will never say they’re wrong, but in reality, that doesn’t matter. What does matter is that the Democrats failed to listen to their base—the progressives that said that drilling off America’s shores was a price too high to pay when (not if) oil wells explode or leak. Big oil won out, and the American people lost—yet again! Tell President Obama to quit kowtowing to the Republican right and backtracking on his policy of no American offshore drilling.