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Ed Martin is an ordinary person who is recovering from being badly over-educated. Born in the middle of the Great Depression, he is not affiliated with nor a member of any political, social or religious organization. He is especially interested in the phenomenon of those who view the glaringly obvious with total incomprehension, in other words, out political, social and religious leaders.
An answer to Rob Kall's question
Rob Kall asked an incisive question. Why are about 100 million Americans allowing themselves to be screwed over by the powers that be? I asked God about that and got an equivocal answer.
Thursday, July 21, 2011(10 comments)
When the worst is the best; why Rick Perry is the best Republican candidate
The Republicans are having a hard time coming up with a candidate for President. The candidates who have announced have the shared flaw of not having hit all of the points required to fulfill Republican ideology. If they'll just dig a little deeper, all the way to the bottom of the barrel, they'll find what they're looking for - Rick Perry.
Republican history does repeat, and rhymes, and echoes
Mark Twain said that history doesn't repeat, but it rhymes. He died in 1910, without the experience of the Great Depression and the Great Recession repeat performances of the Republicans. They're repeating now the same things they said then.
A Bookstore Epiphany
In an article here on OpEdNews, Robert S. Becker makes a very good point with the title: Needed: A Disruptive Donald On the Left. He's right, we need one, but there's a reason why we won't get one.
Mistaking the symptom for the disease
Cristine O'Donnell, Sharon Angle, Michele Bachmann are just three examples of the pustules on the posterior of our country. These pustulant eruptions are only the symptoms of a disease affecting most of the population.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010(11 comments)
The worst is yet to come; foreclosure fraud is the banksters' least problem
There's an overlooked requirement of contract law that is the real problem for the banksters, and they don't appear to be aware of it. If the requirements of contract law were met it would make every original mortgage note that a bank sold to another bank invalid, unenforceable and uncollectable immediately upon sale.
Getting a Congress that represents us
Consider the question: Can someone who makes $174,000 a year be representative of you? Even if they're not, can they be a representative for you? The answer is no, but there's a way to get representatives of and for us in Congress.
There are no liberals
An article here on OEN by Rob Kall points out the White House elite's disdain for what they call the "professional left." We are mistaken to let the White House, the conservatives or the Republicans define us.
It's my Party and I'll lie if I want to
That's the Republican Party doing the talking, there. In a decision by a Republican judge appointed by Republican George Bush, the judge has sanctioned lying as perfectly acceptable behavior.
Friday, July 9, 2010(5 comments)
Do not go gentle into that Republican night
With apologies to Dylan Thomas, question for you. Are we going to let out country become Glenn Beck's abomination of a corporate theocracy, ruled by lying hypocrites, the Republicans?
Thursday, December 17, 2009(1 comments)
The Heart of Hypocrisy, Tarrant County, Texas
Tarrant County, Texas is number three on the list of the nation's counties that get the most federal money. From listening to the Republicans who run it, it's number one on the hypocrisy list.
Monday, December 14, 2009
John Boehner, the Man with the Plan
The December 11 Washington Post has an article by John Boehner titled, "A better plan for jobs." I defy anyone, Boehner included, to read through the article and find anything that even remotely resembles a plan. It's just another re-hash of failed Republican ideology.
The Rise of the Barbarians
Someone was asked what would they tell Obama is the greatest threat to the United States. The answer was the Afghanistan war and terrorism. Neither one is even close. Obama is standing right in the middle of the greatest threat to the United States, looking at it every day. That threat is the cult of Republicanism.
US government document says Bybee and Yoo must go to jail
Doing a little research, I came across a US government document that says specifically that because the content of their torture memos endeavors to persuade other persons to engage in such conduct, they must go to jail. It says that absolutely, unequivocally and without doubt.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
The Specter of Opportunism and Expediency
Specter: a haunting or disturbing image or prospect. Arlen Specter's Republicanism couldn't be more in evidence. He's using the standard Republican tactics of expediency and opportunism by saying he wants to now, after all these years, be a Democrat.
Sunday, April 19, 2009(9 comments)
Hayden and Mukasey Admit to Conspiracy to Torture
Michael Hayden and Michael Mukasey, the former, we are thankful for that, Director of the CIA and Attorney General, come right out and admit that they go along with and approve of torture that violates United States law.
Geithner and Others are Dumping a Load of Bullcrap on Us
Dissecting the terminology that financial wizards such as Geithner and others are using to sell us on their efforts to rescue their buddies in the financial industry shows that they're still, even now, after the lessons learned from the Bush administration, phrasing it in terms that are designed to obscure the truth.
Republican Lawyers Offer Proof that George Bush is a War Criminal
In a February 17 article in the Washington Post, David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey flat out make the case that George Bush is a war criminal without even realizing it. They thought they were only referring to President Obama, but what they say applies equally to George Bush.
Impeachment Desuetude Will Foster Presidential Crimes
There's more than just the reason that George Bush is a despicable criminal to prosecute him for his crimes. It's the "Use it or lose it" principle. It's the legal doctrine of desuetude, where the non-use of a law renders it invalid. It says that if we don't prosecute Bush in a timely manner, the laws against his crimes no longer apply, and he gets away with it. And future presidents will, too.
Saturday, November 22, 2008(3 comments)
More than a Liberal
Thanks to Margaret Bassett for posting an article by Michael Lind, Is it OK to be liberal again, instead of Progressive? That brings up other questions, are we actually either one, and can a single label of any kind accurately describe who we are?
Thursday, October 30, 2008(1 comments)
Did you know that Jonah Goldberg's and Obama's skin color are different?
Jonah Goldberg has an October, 29 article that starts right off with the first words of the blatantly racist title, "Skin color is all that's new about Obama." Well, Goldberg's skin color is just as new as Obama's. And, Obama had no more to do with his skin color than Goldberg did with his own skin color. So, why is Obama's skin color an issue for Goldberg? And, why does Goldberg write an article with so many mistakes?
Saturday, October 25, 2008(1 comments)
We've met the enemy and he is a Republican
The United States has been attacked and brought to ruination far more effectively than any foreign enemy could ever have hoped for. One of the leaders of the attack, Alan Greenspan, has acknowledged the success of his attack and at the same time has only said that he was wrong in how he went about it. His weapon against the United States was Republican, conservative, free market ideology.
Monday, October 6, 2008
When trickle down became bailout became flood up
I was born and grew up on a farm with an outhouse. I know what trickles down. I've seen it and smelled it. I've also seen a lot of horseshit, and I can smell and recognize it when I see it. We've been told that trickle down economics is good for us. Turns out that trickle down was just a way to hold us off until Bush and his Republican corporate cronies could turn trickle down into flood up.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Hold off on the schadenfreude, we're the ones who are about to get screwed.
Rob Kall correctly points out that the story presented by the Bush administration for the justification for the bailout of the financial institutions is the same as the hoopla, spin and lies presented for the WMD story about Iraq. Not much to it, it's wrong and it comes from the same congenital liars as before, things that we knew then weren't true, and we know now aren't true.