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Union Shops and Non Union Shops
In solidarity with the thousands of protesters in Wisconsin and those taking to the picket lines across this country, let us honor their heroism by shopping ONLY in union shops.
Newsday chooses Palin over Protesters in Print Edition
Let me get this straight: A presidential wannabe who quit being governor is given prime print real estate and a hot news story is placed deep within the print edition? It is time for the media to get over Sarah Palin
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Is Fallujah, Iraq our economic penance? Oh you betcha!
So, I ask now, where are the war crimes charges now when it comes to the prosecution of the Iraq War and its chief enforcer, former Pres. George W. Bush? In my opinion through a bill of lies, he created a holocaust in Fallujah, Iraq. Yet, no one within the mainstream American media is focused on that fact.
Saturday, November 6, 2010(5 comments)
I Demand That MSNBC Reinstate Keith Olbermann NOW!
To MSNBC, so, you have a clause that inhibits anyone working for your station to donate funds to political campaigns. So what? Isn't that free speech? Just look at the Citizens United case filed before our U.S. Supreme Court which allowed for billions of dollars to be poured into various campaigns.
Monday, November 1, 2010(2 comments)
I am in a world of pain and I will vote Democrat!
To the young progressive aka Democratic voters, exactly why do you wish to sit on the couch instead of getting out the vote for Democrats who have delivered so much? There are millions of people in this country in a world of hurt, yet you wish to sit this election out? I cannot for the life of me understand that thinking. Get off the f*cking couch and elect and re-elect Democrats!
Monday, October 11, 2010(3 comments)
Costa Rica Here I Come? And Why Live Here?
I want to live out the rest of my life however long or short it may be without any Tea Party movement and be blessed with health care for all citizens. Costa Rica does have health care for all of its citizens and isn't that grand?
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Gingrich take on Bush and the GOP instead of those receiving food stamps
To Newt Gingrich and others who believe in this philosophy, you try looking into the faces of those going hungry as we speak. I have, but have you? Imagine if you will the head of a household forced to put back cereals, rice and other food stuffs because there is not enough money in their account. I have seen their faces, yet these politicos have NOT!!!
Monday, October 4, 2010(4 comments)
To Christine O'Donnell, you are not like me and millions of Americans
Many Tea Party candidates such as you wish to turn back the clock when it comes to a woman's right to choose even in the case of rape and incest. Try walking in their shoes or being told, "You cannot have an abortion" You are not any of these women, Christine and for that I say, shame on you and damn you!
Yes, Christine O'Donnell, I am calling you stupid
Cute sound-bites and activism within the sexual realm does not a senator make. One must have the fortitude of knowledge in order to be elected senator. Yes, Christine O'Donnell, I am calling you stupid.
The Pelican Brief in the Gulf of Mexico
This oil volcano will certainly have a devastating affect on the region for years and years to come. Thanks to big oil, it will certainly be that regions Waterloo.
The Gulf Oil Volcano: Oh the Humanity and Environment
A few weeks back a volcano in Iceland blew its top halting air travel within Europe and it only amazed me. It was Mother Nature doing what comes naturally, but this oil volcano is something so artificial and that is why it angers me.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
The spirits of the Gulf and the mines
I do not like to trample upon one's spiritual beliefs, but couldn't those who died within these two accidents be telling us all something? We hear from the politicians and pundits as well as the energy executives, but what of the spirits who may still be with us?
An open-letter to Cong. Tim Bishop of New York who voted yes to h/c reform
I know we differ when it comes to abortion, but frankly as a person who hates abortion, I am so sick of abortion being used as a primary issue to divide this nation. Where are my pro-life brethren when it comes to killing innocent people through war in both Iraq and Afghanistan? They are silent!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010(2 comments)
County Exec., Steve Levy the new darling of the "Tea Party Movement'
Interestingly enough is that his new party affiliation will not take hold until after the general election of November 2010. So, here we have a Republican candidate who by law is still a Democrat. He cannot even vote for himself in this Republican primary. I am still laughing at that one.
Friday, March 5, 2010(4 comments)
As a pro-life advocate, I demand that Rep. Stupak stand down
To Rep. Stupak, you say you are pro-life and to that I add: HAH! When over 45 thousand people die each year due to a lack of health insurance, their lives are over with because of our government's lack of will and courage to save them. They are forever dead!
Due to the economy: Mass transportation on LI first: 'Walkable places' second
At this point due to the recession and yes foreclosures: Who is fiscally safe to purchase a newly built home, even with the amenities of mass transportation? Given our high tax bracket, high utility rates, high property taxes and such: Who can afford to purchase one of these newly proposed homes? The answer is NO ONE!
Help Haiti's earthquake survivors by donating to the Red Cross
As the day light breaks in the morning, we do not know how many died in this quake or how many more will be recorded in the days and weeks after. This is where we as Americans can come to their aid by digging into our pockets, coin-jars, wallets, or what have you and help the people of Haiti by donating to the Red Cross.
Sunday, January 10, 2010(2 comments)
Earthquakes are a scientific event and nothing more
This is why I adore letters to the editors of different newspapers so we do not have to hear of who is to blame or what prophesy to adhere to. This earthquake was a scientific event as all earthquakes are.
Pres. Obama: As we have spent $1 trillion on war, did Al Qaeda win?
Millions who are unemployed or underemployed do not fear Al Qaeda. What they fear is the next bill coming to their homes which they cannot afford to pay. They most of all fear an eviction notice where many have worked tireless hours in search of their American dream.
Based on a Politico.com article: I am sick of game-playing politicians
So, game-playing politicians, tell us how you will help us with detailed plans instead of floating a picture of a hug between two politicians. If you are successful in your campaign, the hardest part is now upon you to actually get the people's business done. My question is by using tactics like these: Are you even up for the job?
Tuesday, November 17, 2009(4 comments)
There are far more powerful women in our lives instead of Sarah Palin
There are women, who wear our military uniforms to insure this country's safety day-in-and-day-out, but their faces are not seen or heard from as the media concentrates on her. Many of them have died in service to God and country. Who exactly does she think she is in denigrating those around her as women have come home in caskets in service to you and me?
The Stony Brook University Hotel is: Jobs, Baby, Jobs
In my opinion THE MOST POWERFUL words in today's economy are: “I have a job”, but for millions they do not feel such power. For many past bread-winners, they are finding it tougher and tougher to put mac-and-cheese on the dinner table.
Why so many Democratic losses?
Citizens are not really paying attention to far-away wars or who this country helps, they are paying attention to their personal bills such as, mortgages, property taxes and utility bills.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009(3 comments)
The Ineptitude of the US Gov't in Continuing the War in Afghanistan
To the war-hawks of this nation: Exactly how many years do you want to spend fighting this war? One year, two years, five years or a war without end? If you are in support of fighting a perpetual battle, then, hawks, you are fools! And some of you call yourselves fiscal conservatives. To that I add: Hah!
Sunday, October 25, 2009(3 comments)
Baghdad bombings: We are a warrior nation instead of a healing nation
As I have said from day one when we launched “Shock and Awe”, the Iraqi people have undergone a 9/11 event on a daily basis for six years without any end in sight. Through our own actions at the hands the previous Bush administration, we became the terrorists of an innocent people.
An idea how to help the Clinton Global Initiative
Many within our United States congress have been obstructionists towards healthcare for all and simply by purchasing food items that are healthier for the poor to eat, we can change the healthcare system. Instead of the poor in our society having to eat a burger from one of these burger chains, they can gain sustenance from a box of pasta with the sauce that goes with it.
Friday, September 11, 2009(3 comments)
September 11th anniversary: We must realize wars without end is not the answer
Looking back and remembering that bright-sunny day where over 3,000 lives were lost: one of the most memorable visual imageries I will take away from that day is of how many leapt to their deaths from the Twin Towers or the first-responders who climbed their own stair ways to Heaven in order to save lives. We must not forget their selfless sacrifice to our country and their fellow human beings.
Good bye, Senator Edward M. Kennedy: Be at peace and rest
In between meeting up again with past members of his family who went before him, I am most assured he was smiling down from the heavens above. One can almost hear his befallen brothers, Joe, Jack and Bobby saying: “You fulfilled your destiny in the service of mankind. Now rest my brother.”
Friday, August 28, 2009(1 comments)
Hear the Liberal lion's roar and get healthcare passed
To conservatives who believe that a government run healthcare system would include a ‘death panel', again, I say nonsense. Just look at how private insurance agencies who profit will at times deny claim benefits to realize that they are truly the active ‘death panel'.
Sunday, August 16, 2009(10 comments)
I cannot forgive, Michael Vick who profited off of death
I cannot forgive anyone who profits off of the deaths of both man and animal alike and that has been my stance throughout these years as I have written of war. If I can call Bush a butcher for the senseless killings of innocent human beings, namely Iraqis, I can surely call Vick one for the senseless killings of dogs.
Suffolk County, N.Y. Junior Police Academy Graduation: Media Absent
It makes one want to say: What of the good kids who decide to make this world better for all of us? You know the kids who step up to the plate who only wish to make a difference for the betterment of society itself. How I wish the mainstream media would concentrate on these fine young men and women.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Walter Cronkite Taught Me What Was News Instead Of Noise
Thank you, Mr. Cronkite for helping me understand my world while growing up. As you were invited into my living room each night, you never disappointed me. In fact, I learned from you. You taught me what was news and what was noise.