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Joel S. Hirschhorn is the author of Pandemic Blunder: Fauci and Public Health Blocked Early Home COVID Treatment, Delusional Democracy - Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government and several other books, as well as hundreds of articles. His current political writings have been greatly influenced by working as a senior staffer for the U.S. Congress and for the National Governors Association. He now focuses on health issues and pandemic management.

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(37 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 14, 2007
Americans Unready to Revolt, Despite Revolting Conditions The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal national poll results vividly show a population incredibly dissatisfied with their nation's political system. In other countries in other times such a depressing level of confidence in government would send a signal to those running the government that a major upheaval is imminent. But not here in the USA. Why?
(49 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 19, 2007
9/11 Truth Manifesto For evidence that America's political system is a criminal conspiracy, open your mind to piles of new analyses that prove beyond doubt that the official 9/11 story is a lie. Years of a bipartisan cover-up of 9/11 lies make it much more than one horrendous past event. It endures in infamy as a symptom of a corrupt and dishonest government. The 9/11 truth movement must be a political movement to help us take back our nation.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 15, 2014
Entering a Hospital and On Medicare? The One Question You Must Always Ask Millions of Americans on Medicare need to learn how they can lose their best benefits when they enter a hospital. Congressional action is needed.
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(68 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 14, 2013
Tea Party Terrorists Time to face reality. Tea Party Republicans in Congress are best seen for what they are: political terrorists. Forget governing. They want to overturn the government, the whole system, no matter who suffers. Less public confidence in government: Fine with them. These terrorists are revolutionaries using political violence instead of guns.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 16, 2008
The Most Powerful People in America Now is the time for all the millions of Americans that make up the 81 percent who see the nation on the wrong track to take action, to think like patriotic revolutionaries and take the power that now only exists with their spending. The most powerful people are US, American consumers that account for over 70 percent of the economy. It is exactly now, when the economy is in the toilet, that consumers hold the maximum power.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Fight Economic Oppression, Target the Top One Percent Economic oppression has stolen US democracy and is killing Americans. Time to take down the top one percent and restore economic freedom. The corporate dictatorship is winning but can be brought down.
Hydroxychloroquine molecule, From FlickrPhotos
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 13, 2020
The Biggest Blunder Public Health Has Ever Made Pandemic malpractice causes many covid deaths because the government is not sanctioning early home/outpatient treatment.
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 6, 2013
Technology Addiction and Servitude People have lost their freedom, time and money because of technology addiction that puts them in servitude. Time to rethink digital dependence and delusion.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 27, 2006
A Progressive and Populist Position on Illegal Immigration Illegal immigration is a symptom of a deeper problem - illegal employers. Illegal immigrants are pawns in our growing economic class war pitting corporate interests against we the people.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 11, 2011
Explaining Obama Hatred A new explanation is given for why so many people hate President Obama. It is based on two historic inflection points that cause people to blame Obama, wrongly, for the loss of American greatness.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 7, 2008
McCain Considering Conceding Election Soon In highly secret discussions John McCain is seeking feedback on the bold, historically unique idea of conceding the presidential election BEFORE Election Day! McCain believes This is the way for him to achieve a lasting legacy as a true American patriot. This and other arguments are happening in conversations with his closest, long-time supporters, including his wife, but not current campaign staff.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 16, 2020
Can you trust Dr. Anthony Fauci? There is a lot to be concerned about Dr. Anthony Fauci's refusal to support widespread, correct use of hydroxychloroquine. Despite a great many physicians and studies strongly supporting its use Americans are being denied an effective and extremely cheap medicine.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 28, 2006
Kinky Friedman Can Devastate Bush There is a great way to punish Bush and also send a much needed message to the Democratic and Republican establishments. If you are a Texan, vote for Kinky Friedman for governor. If you live elsewhere, contribute to Kinky's campaign and get Texans you know to get out and vote for Kinky. Don't just be mad, get even.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Planetary Suicide A new book on climate change deserves a wide readership because it is so comprehensive and readable. The threats to the survival of humanity as we know it are incredible. If public support for stronger government action is not broadened, we are willingly asking for planetary suicide.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Runaway American Brainwashing Politically engaged people have no good reason to side with power elites. They have every reason to support the nation's second constitutional convention. The first convention was a runaway and was totally successful. A second convention could revitalize American democracy.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 15, 2008
The Key Question About Tim Russet's Death I hope it finally gets revealed whether Tim Russet ever got an angiogram. Nothing I have heard about his treatment for coronary heart disease makes complete sense.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Delusional Democracy Breeds Delusional Prosperity Rising economic inequality is on its way to precipitating major social upheaval.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wake Up: Vote Against the Two-Party Plutocracy Time to reject the two-party plutocracy through smart voting.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 5, 2021
Acting Quickly With Early Covid Treatment Versus Vaccines The public was not given an opportunity to choose between a priority for early home/outpatient COVID treatment versus waiting for vaccines.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Thank You Cornel West Someone who helped elect President Obama has told the truth and been viciously attacked for doing so. But his views about Obama are correct.
(38 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 15, 2021
Understanding Why CDC Changed Definition of Vaccine How strange that in the midst of a pandemic CDC changed the definition of a vaccine. The new one fits current COVID vaccine deficiencies and helps drug companies. But the change in wording shows how COVID vaccines are not really vaccines at all, but a genetic product. CDC glossary does support natural immunity. .
(65 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 6, 2014
Lifeboat USA -- Sinking from Illegal Immigration Time to end unthinking support for illegal immigrants flowing in great numbers over our border. Time to recognize that the US cannot become the haven for the millions of suffering kids and adults all over the world. Uncontrolled illegal immigration can and will sink our nation.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 10, 2012
Lies and Liars Lost Romney has proved that lying to yourself can be even worse than lying to the public.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 2, 2010
American Disappointment The American Dream is rightfully replaced by the American Disappointment as we finished a decade of zeros and nothings. Can Americans accept the ugly truth and find their national roots in revolution?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 15, 2009
Constitutional Hypocrisy Amazingly, most Americans say they love and respect the US Constitution, yet so few know how and why Congress has stubbornly refused to obey a part of it, the part that could produce major reforms of our political and government system. Corruption blocks the path to killing the corruption.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 20, 2006
Third Parties Fight for American Democracy A great democracy offers citizens sharp political choices. That's what gives political freedom meaning. With two-party control of America's political system, political options and discourse are stifled. We badly need more visible third-parties that can fully participate and reach the public with information about their platforms and candidates. And BTW, third party candidates helped the Dems win the congress.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 14, 2006
Progressive Civil Disobedience Two forms of civil disobedience suit these times and the nature of the political and economic repressive forces that now reign supreme in America. First, Americans should NOT vote in any election for either Democraps or Republicrooks. Bipartisanship is just a ploy to make the two-party conspiracy more palatable. Second, millions of Americans should suspend their discretionary spending for critical times.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 26, 2009
Delusional Health Care Reform The only real health care reform requires replacing the inefficient and profit driven private health insurance industry with a government run single payer insurance system. Problem is that this industry has corrupted Congress and the Obama administration.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 26, 2014
American Democracy Replaced by Oligarchy Time to drop delusional thinking and recognize that US democracy has been replaced by oligarchy. Economic inequality is the inevitable impact of a political system serving the interests of the most wealthy. Republicans have willingly destroyed American democracy. They practice domestic political terrorism. To restore American democracy constitutional amendments are needed.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 25, 2006
American Democracy's Decline Ignored by the Washington Post Bush's use of signing statements is just one of many signs of American democracy's decline, but the Washington Post does not think that this is an important issue for the 2006 elections.
(28 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 22, 2021
Why the Pandemic Will Not End: Mass Vaccination Fails The objective evidence is everywhere; mass vaccination is a failure. With current government policy the pandemic will never end. Time to face facts and pursue a different pandemic strategy. COVID vaccines do not stop infection or transmission. Hardly anyone faces major infection risks and do not need shots. .
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 21, 2011
Revolution Handbook for Americans Can Americans apply the wisdom and strategies of Gene Sharp which have been used successfully to overthrow dictatorships? All they have to do is recognize the corporate dictatorship that controls the US political and economic system.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 27, 2014
How to Stop Medicare Madness For those who want to improve Medicare and reduce the considerable financial risks for those hospitalized, there is something easily done now.
(24 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 9, 2016
Now You Have the Proof: We Have a Delusional Democracy The proof has finally arrived, sufficient to convince Americans that the US is a delusional democracy. Learn what you should do in this presidential campaign to fix our democracy. It is simple: boycott the presidential election.
(34 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 13, 2021
Real success stories for ivermectin use There have been many attacks on the use of ivermectin to treat COVID infection. In truth, there is a mountain of medical evidence that IVM works. Here are two stories of IVM success for very ill hospital patients and for early treatment. Time for pandemic truth to prevail. .
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(31 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 12, 2008
A New Political Party Is Needed Set aside any Obama euphoria you feel. The other important news is that third-party presidential candidates had a miserable showing this year, totaling just over one percent of the grand total with 1.5 million votes nationwide, compared to some 123 million votes for Barack Obama and John McCain. Americans are not willing to voice their political discontent by voting for third-party presidential candidates.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Fake Progressives Will Not Save Our Democracy
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Economic Inequality Is Real (Bad) Rising economic inequality has received attention by Senator Jim Webb, presidential candidate John Edwards, CNN's maverick Lou Dobbs, and others. The middle class has not shared in rising national prosperity, because the nation's wealth has been siphoned off to the richest Americans. Some elites are nervous. Why would Democrats attack those fighting economic inequality?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 5, 2022
Many seniors will regret signing up for Medicare Advantage plans A new federal report shows how Medicare Advantage Plans can backfire on seniors when they cannot get all the medical benefits they deserve.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 11, 2006
Economic Apartheid Kills To be successful in overturning our elitist plutocratic system we should add economic apartheid to our semantic arsenal. Every day, according to UNICEF, 30,000 children die due to poverty – that's over 10 million children killed by poverty every year! Global economic apartheid is killing people. As compulsive consumers, Americans are spending their way deeper into economic apartheid.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 7, 2008
The Anti-Incumbency Movement is Dead Voting out congressional incumbents failed this year, showing the anti-incumbency movement to be a clear letdown. For some years many groups and their websites have been advocating voting out congressional incumbents as an effective means to reform government and make it work better. This year the retention rate was typical at 95.6 percent overall. Our political system is so rotten that anti-incumbent voting cannot succeed.
(44 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 6, 2022
Micro Blood Clots Key to COVID Health Impacts A key to understanding bad health impacts from COVID infection and vaccines, as well as for long COVID health problems long after initial infection are microscopic blood clots. These are not found by regular scanning and imaging technologies. The d-Dimer blood test has found evidence for these clots that can be through our the body and cause countless serious health problems.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 18, 2010
Real, Uglier American Unemployment Political propaganda uses the national average for unemployment to hide the severity of the problem; joblessness rises sharply in lower income households and hardly exists in the rich, upper class. Economic inequality rules.
Hippocrates., From WikimediaPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 27, 2020
Why Are Democrats Disinterested in Early Home Treatment for COVID? As the covid pandemic rages on it is crucial for people to know that here are effective, low cost early home/outpatient treatments to keep out of hospital and prevent death.
Covid-19 handmade face mask, From FlickrPhotos
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 24, 2022
Long COVID Defines Long Pandemic Millions of people who survived COVID infection now suffer with long COVID ailments. The medical establishment offers little help.Learn about the cause of long COVID and all the medical research on it, as well as some medical solutions.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 30, 2016
Disruption to Fix American Democracy A new analysis of presidential election data will likely surprise you. It offers implications for the 2016 presidential election. You will learn a lot.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 30, 2010
9/11 Reconstruction: Mental Before Physical You would think that with 100 million Americans rejecting or questioning the official government story we would see more media investigations and calls for a new government investigation. But no, despite a large 9/11 truth movement, reconstructing our mental condition lags as much as rebuilding ground zero in Manhattan.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 30, 2008
George W. Bush Belongs In Prison There is a compelling case for indicting George W. Bush and putting him in prison, not to get revenge, but to obtain justice and show the world that we truly believe in the rule of law that even presidents are not above.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 25, 2021
More Attention To Natural Immunity for COVID Half the US population has natural immunity for COVID because of prior infection. No need for COVID vaccine therefore. Follow the science and respect natural immunity that is safer than artificial immunity from COVID vaccines.
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(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 11, 2014
Fat Man Talking, Governor Christie Sinks Anyone who can apply logical thinking to the current Governor Christie bridge scandal must come to some very negative conclusions. These negate any support by independents for Christie.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 26, 2006
Foreclosure USA We the people once owned our democracy. It was foreclosed by wealthy and power elites that corrupted our "representatives" who literally sold us out. Our current new twist on Foreclosure USA: Millions of Americans have experienced, or will soon experience, foreclosure on their homes. Money and greed have ruined our country. Money and citizen re-engagement can save it.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 7, 2016
It Comes Down to This: Risk Rather Than Lesser Evil The best way to think through this presidential election is to try and ignore all the many negative aspects of both Clinton and Trump and, instead, focus on what you believe the US most needs: Disruption of the political system or continuation of the status quo.
Donald Trump, From ImagesAttr
(46 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 2, 2015
We Need Disruptive President Trump Take a breath and face reality. We really do need a disruptive President like Trump. Our corrupt, dysfunctional two-party plutocracy is so far gone that only someone like The Donald can change the course of history that has given us our delusional democracy.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 21, 2006
The Populist Paradox Populist is often being used as a slur because we have forgotten the true, positive meaning of it. America will only be restored to greatness when true populist politicians win elections. Together with distractive consumerism, corporate controlled mainstream media and dishonest politicians create a culture where populists working for we the people are unable to achieve mass popularity.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 22, 2008
Unjust Deserts: Book Review Research shows that inherited knowledge mostly explains why some people become rich, not their personal efforts. Public policy implication is that higher taxes on the rich are justified.
(26 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Wake Up to Vaccine Dystopia Even though we probably have entered vaccine dystopia can we still save humanity and our society? So many people have already been jabbed and for those who have died and been stricken with various health problems it is too late. But many millions have not yet been jabbed. Many have strong natural immunity from prior COVID infection. We have alternatives to vaccines... .
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 29, 2008
Eat Your Cats and Dogs Still more lies and deceptions will surely hit us as the fear-selling two-party plutocracy works hard to convince us prior to the coming election that things have turned better. In reality, there is no reason whatsoever for thinking that the nation is back on the right track. Of all the many narcotic delusions filling people's heads the most dangerous and self-defeating is that we can vote our way out of this mess.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 7, 2012
Economic Revolution The 1 percent have waged a successful revolution and are siphoning off the nation's wealth; the 99 percent suffer in hot water. What we need is a counter-revolution to take back our country and restore our democracy.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 5, 2011
Pick Your Poison The combination of weather and economic calamities is a double whammy that should disturb anyone who does not succumb to political propaganda and fights delusional thinking.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Hospitals Choosing Death Over Ivermectin Hard to believe, but hospitals are letting patients suffering with late stage COVID disease die rather than use ivermectin; and they vigorously fight court actions brought by families to save the lives of love ones with ivermectin that medical science supports this use of. Some court actions have succeeded in forcing use of ivermectin and some deathbed victims have left the hospital cured.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 5, 2011
Egyptians Ready, Americans Unready Egyptians fighting in the streets for reform and democracy put Americans to shame, who lack the guts to rebel against the unique form of American tyranny.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 30, 2021
Pandemic has caused nearly 2 million American lives Taking into account deaths from COVID infections, vaccines and collateral impacts a lot of data leads to a conclusion that nearly 2 million Americans have died thus far. Nearly all of these deaths could have been prevented with different government policies. Pandemic management thus far has been a dismal failure, with the US having more COVID infection deaths than any other country.
(47 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 31, 2017
There Really Are Alternative Facts Alternative facts have gotten a very bad reception because of political controversy. In truth, nearly all writers, researchers and analysts have always dealt with alternative facts. Here the question of what is the size of the federal workforce is examined to show the common sense aspects of alternative facts.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Despicable Lies, Delusional Recovery The government continues to lie about unemployment and the recovery. Time to wake up to the bitter truth. Unemployment is much worse and housing market will not recover. Only the rich continue to do well.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 23, 2011
Semantic Propaganda Feeds Stupidity Rich and powerful elites are not generally job creators as Republicans assert as part of their propaganda to get government spending cuts and prevent higher taxes on the rich.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Seeing the truth about COVID deaths Americans need to know how the government has blocked widespread use of proven, cheap and effective early home COVID treatment and prevention. This is medical malpractice at an historic level, because over 300,000 deaths could have been prevented.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 3, 2009
Will Obama Have Veto Courage? Odds are pretty good that after some tortuous meetings and awful compromises by House and Senate bigwigs whatever health reform law is passed by Congress will not be close to what most thoughtful people want. Especially not what progressives and liberals wanted from a Democrat controlled Congress. Will President Obama act with integrity?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Mending Broken Hearts with Cardiac Rehab The odds are great that you or someone you care about will have a heart attack and survive it. But until I had a heart attack I was totally unaware that after surviving one there is a critically important option that far too few survivors take advantage of. It is called cardiac rehab, a medically supervised and monitored program of exercise with counseling, dietary and other features.
Offset Printing Press, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 17, 2017
Freedom of the Press Abused Though difficult to accept, the time has come to seriously question whether all the obvious anti-Trump media coverage harms the future of American democracy.
Vote With Your Feet, From ImagesAttr
(42 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 3, 2016
The Ultimate Anti-Establishment Action Here is the strategy for supporters of Sanders and Trump if their candidates do not make it to the general election ballot.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 18, 2006
Class War Weapon of Choice – For the Holidays and All Days The motto of the United States of Consumption is "In More We Trust." The contribution of American culture to humanity is consumption obsession. Mass consumption is a distraction from the self-inflicted defeat facing working- and middle-class Americans in the class war they are losing. Americans are enslaving themselves with their spending and delusional prosperity.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 4, 2006
Honest Centrism for Populist Democracy The United States has lost its center through destructive centrifugal politics. America seems spinning out of control. It has become a non-populist, dollar-driven, elitist democracy. Centrism can be a powerful metaphor and tool for national renewal, if it is also populist. The majority of Americans have decided. A democracy with too little political competition provides too little incentive to vote.
(44 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 5, 2008
Change Yes, Ron Paul No Americans want a real political leader, a real change agent. Ron Paul has never been a change agent. He is a change-talker. His claim to fame is voting against legislation, not writing bold legislation to produce change that actually became law. Despite Paul being flush with money and having a large number of workers in Iowa, he was solidly rejected as the leading change agent.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 1, 2011
Occupy Movement: Next Step Convergence The US Occupy movement is at a critical point. To succeed it must develop a message of specific solutions to fix our broken system. People are seeing the next step as advocacy for constitutional amendments proposed through an Article V convention.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 18, 2022
A Close Look at Pandemic Excess Deaths A new analysis sheds light on global pandemic deaths from both COVID infections and other indirect impacts. But this new study did not include deaths from COVID vaccines.
Dunce, From FlickrPhotos
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Media and Democrats Un-Stupid Yourselves Time to face the truth about need for profound change in the American political and economic system. It is the best way to understand the Trump victory. Give him time to get us back on the right track.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 22, 2006
Forbes 400 Richest Americans No Embarrassment! No one seems angry that for the first time all 400 are billionaires. In the streets of America there are no mobs of unemployed and low-paid workers demanding government action and economic justice.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 23, 2007
Economic Armageddon Is Coming Unjustified and mounting economic inequality is planting the seeds for global economic conflict. What the future holds: Lower Class economic slaves fighting to survive in a medieval, ugly and bleak world that so many science fiction stories have portrayed. In that hell their best option will be to rise up and revolt against the rich and powerful Upper Class.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 25, 2006
Political Fallout From The Housing Bubble Bust The hot news is that the much talked about housing bubble has finally burst. So what is this housing bubble bursting saying about the political fortunes of Republicans and Democrats this November? Bottom line: the net economic story is a positive for the Republicans this coming November, because many more Americans will benefit from lower gas prices.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 5, 2022
Time to Connect the Clots Among COVID Infections and Vaccines, and Long COVID Micro blood clots are key to understanding ill effects of COVID infection and vaccines, and long COVID maladies. Spike proteins in small blood vessels create clots that can impede oxygen flow to all key organs and cause myriad health problems.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 7, 2022
Evidence-based medicine has been killed Evidence-based medicine, long used, has now suffered; this explains so many bad pandemic impacts.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 15, 2021
The Ivermectin Story Huge numbers of Americans have been using ivermectin to address COVID concerns. This generic has been used for decades safely to treat various diseases. Now there is national shortage. And big drug companies are coming out with copies of this antiviral; but these are very costly compared to ivermectin.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 22, 2021
Breakthrough COVID Infections Killing People Data now reveal how fully vaccinated people get breakthrough COVID infections that kill many of these victims. Big problem is that vaccines decline fairly quickly in effectiveness and make people victims. A study by the Defense Department of Medicare people 65 and older presented strong data revealing how vaccines are failing people; the official website was taken down. .
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Deception and Delusion: Dummies for Democracy Democracy for dummies is what we have and what the majority deserve. For the rest of us the difficult challenge is to find ways to fight the political system that are not marginalized and only satisfy our egos. As long as you are an enthusiastic supporter of any Democrat or Republican you are a willing participant in our fake democracy.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 9, 2022
900,000: Time to celebrate? There should be riots of Americans in the streets to express their anger over the incredible COVID record of 900,000 deaths! Do we hear any apologies from our government and public health system? No. They have no shame.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 20, 2011
Good and Bad Capitalsim To fight the economic downturn we need a national discussion on the two forms of capitalism. Unlike other nations, the US has adopted a bad, immoral, greed-driven form that benefits the rich and powerful.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 19, 2010
Constitutional Traitors The tide may be turning; in recent days three new publications support using the Article V convention option in the Constitution. Why? It has far more promise than elections to generate the true reforms to fix our broken government. See whether you are a constitutional hypocrite or traitor.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 2, 2021
FDA Petitioned to Halt Approval of COVID Vaccines Considering all the deaths and serious ill impacts of COVID vaccines it is no surprise that a group of distinguished physicians and medical researchers have petitioned FDA to halt full approval of the vaccines. People can support the petition.
(29 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 21, 2007
Are Americans Unready to Boil? Sometimes the greed and arrogance of Ruling Classes makes them careless and social waters heat too quickly. Sensing doom, alert citizen-frogs escape or revolt. Or they stay complacent and boil. In colonial America the greedy British motivated our Revolutionary War, but with oppression now coming from within, will Americans wait too long?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 11, 2006
President Kinky Friedman's Performance From a 2010 Perspective An assessment of Kinky Friedman's presidency, as seen in 2010. The nation has undergone remarkable change - for the better.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 4, 2010
9/11 Truth Truth With yet another 9/11 anniversary approaching it is appropriate to objectively examine the state of the 9/11 truth movement. All is not well.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 23, 2010
Oily Obama: Lousy Response to BP Oil Invasion BP deserves all the anger and disgust Americans are giving it, but it is also necessary and appropriate to condemn President Obama for his lackluster leadership on this catastrophe. He has utterly failed to mobilize countless federal resources to assist or replace the ineffective actions by BP.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 18, 2006
POLITICIZING CONSUMER POWER The most potent political power of Americans to provoke major reform is not through their votes anymore, but as consumers. That means as spenders – not just consumers of things, but also as consumers of services and borrowed money. Consumer spending must be made a political tool by which to obtain political and economic concessions – to fight the plutocracy and the economic inequality it fosters.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Rachel Maddow Misses Journalistic Opportunity Unlike a normal high level of scholarship and insight, Rachel Maddow ridiculed those seeking constitutional amendments through the normal process. But she missed a big opportunity to inform the public about the unused constitutional option of an Article V convention that Congress has shunned because it is the way to truly reform our government.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 3, 2010
Why Americans Elect Awful Presidents The quality of recent US presidents leaves much to be desired. Why do Americans keep electing such rotten presidents? Even worse, why do they keep reelecting them?
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 4, 2013
How Stupid Are Limbaugh Listeners? Legal action against Limbaugh is called for; he has no right to use public airways to intentionally misinform Americans as a tactic to accomplish far right political objectives.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Healthy Political Faith Dissidents exist because placing faith in mainstream politicians is as delusional as George W. Bush believing that sending more American soldiers into the Iraq cauldron is justified. It flies in the face of reality, experience and sanity. The great paradox is that so many people still desperately place faith in politicians. There are better things to place your political faith in.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Few Doctors Telling Truth About COVID Vaccines Vast majority of doctors according to a new survey are unwilling to express negative views of COVID vaccines to their patients.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 16, 2006
Democracy Battle in Florida If the bad guys win in Florida, all Americans lose. Circumventing corrupt state legislators with direct democracy threatens the corporatist state. Business interests want to up the percent of votes required to pass citizen ballot initiatives from the current majority requirement to a supermajority of 60 percent. If this tactic succeeds in Florida, corporate interests will work to do the same in other states.
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(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 15, 2009
Constitutional Rubbish Americans need a civics lesson. And so do politicians. Of all the wrong and delusional thinking about the US Constitution the one that is most thoroughly incorrect and routinely used for political propaganda purposes is that there are three coequal branches of the federal government.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Cruise Ship Vacation Wisdom When contemplating a cruise ship vacation there is one key factor to consider, especially in light of the recent Costa Concordia ship disaster in Italian waters.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 7, 2007
Delusion Destroys Democracy The delusional Bush has survived because delusion runs rampant across the nation. When a political system no longer deserves trust, citizens must trust themselves. Considering how doggedly our unrepresentative democracy stays under the grip of moneyed special interests, more direct democracy is desperately needed. ALL WILL NOT BE WELL AFTER BUSH IS GONE. AS AWFUL AS BUSH IS, HE IS A SYMPTOM OF WHAT AILS OUR NATION.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 26, 2021
Paxlovid: A more balanced view The mainstream media have been extremely positive about the new Pfizer antiviral COVID medicine. Here you get the bigger picture to better help you decide whether to take it.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 27, 2022
How to Use Russian Wealth for Restoring Ukraine Here is an original policy approach for dealing with the intentional war by Russia on Ukraine so it can gain still more land. The idea is to use all the wealth of Russia gained through sanctions for rebuilding Ukraine and the lives of the millions of Ukraine citizens once the war ends.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 23, 2006
Economic Inequality in the Nation's Wealthiest County The lead story in today's Washington Post Style section is about the many desperate people living in Loudoun County, Virginia that go through the agony of getting free food. I hope that New York Times idiot-columnist David Brooks also absorbed the economic horror of people interviewed for the story
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 1, 2022
Expensive COVID propaganda used to push vaccines Details describe a billion-dollar campaign to push use of COVID vaccines. All media sectors took federal money, including some conservative outlets. This taxpayer-paid-for effort was not a balanced public health initiative, because it failed to tell the public about the many adverse health impacts and deaths from COVID vaccines.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Hacktivism for Cyber Democracy The WikiLeaks controversy sheds light on the use of hacktivism to not merely defend WikiLeaks, but more importantly to serve as cyber tool to protect and defend democracy.
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(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 19, 2008
If McCain Wins, Obama's Policies Get Implemented Listen up progressives: consider this case for not voting for either Obama or McCain, but having the courage to vote against the two-party plutocracy.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Dying in America: COVID Remains Third Highest Cause Latest CDC data shows that mass COVID vaccination has not produced great results regarding deaths. COVID remains third largest cause of death in the US.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 2, 2012
No Matter Who Wins, Americans Lose For Americans fed up with both major parties and their presidential candidates there is something smart, patriotic and courageous to do.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 4, 2006
When Winning Is Losing - Democraps Are A Political Placebo All the momentum for revolt built up during years of the Bush disaster is about to evaporate. When one of our two-party demons goes to extremes the duopoly partner stands ready as a pressure release valve. The biggest downside of Democraps winning this November is how it will diffuse and deflate all the public pain and disgust generated because of the outrages of Republicrook control of our government.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 16, 2022
Novel way to get ivermectin used globally A small French company is using its novel technology to supply injectable ivermectin that lasts for months; it can be a viable alternative to COVID vaccines. It could become like annual flu shots and effectively prevent COVID infection.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 19, 2022
No easy cure for long COVID Many millions of people are suffering with long COVID. This is how the pandemic lives on. There are no easy medical solutions. Chronic fatigue is the major symptom.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 9, 2021
Vitamin D merits more attention by people and government to fight COVID New research provides strong support for the beneficial effects of Vitamin D on fighting COVID infection. Many people are deficient in vitamin D, and few people have their blood tested for it. Now we know what level is most protective, and most people need supplements to get enough.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 29, 2006
A New Year's Resolution for ALL Presidential Candidates Our Founders were acutely aware of the need to create a mechanism for we the people to, when necessary, circumvent the political power of the federal government. They built in a critically important form of direct democracy that our elected MISrepresentatives in Congress have refused to implement. It is the option for states to obtain a constitutional convention to consider proposals for amendments.
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 12, 2022
Major Medical Mystery: Why Some People Despite Exposure Don't Get COVID Around the world some people with high exposure to COVID have not been infected. Why? That is the medical mystery that many medical researchers are pursuing. Might be genetics or some factors that have provided very high immunity.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 18, 2022
New NIH COVID-Treatment Guidelines Worse Than Useless NIH has issued new COVID-treatment guidelines for physicians; it is an insult to the truly informed because it promotes the use of expensive and largely poorly tested drugs rather than embracing use of safe, proven and effective cheap generics. It is government disinformation.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 16, 2021
Data manipulation pushed pandemic There was one event that created an over-response to the new COVID virus in early 2020; it was testimony before Congress that wrongly said the Infection Fatality Rate was ten times worse than seasonal flu. That set in motion all the government actions that broke our economy and society through lock downs and other authoritarian actions.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Bill Clinton's Integrity Challenged Louisiana Congressman William J. Jefferson, a Democrat, has been under a black cloud since it was revealed that the FBI videotaped him accepting $100,000 from an FBI informant and then found $90,000 in marked $100 bills stored in Jefferson's freezer. In our culture of corruption, when so many Republicans have been nailed, let's see top Democratic politicians condemn the scum in their own party - especially Bill Clinton.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 30, 2010
Beware Rich Political Saviors Americans have every reason to want to vote out incumbents, but the sad truth is that most of those running against incumbents are just awful. What to do? Maybe stay home and de-legitimize our corrupt, dysfunctional government.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 8, 2007
Open Letter to John Edwards Congress has steadfastly ignored a clear provision in Article V of our Constitution that empowers the states to have Congress call for a convention of state delegates to consider proposals for constitutional amendments. Become the first presidential candidate to take a stand on this issue, defend OUR Constitution.If as you say "tomorrow begins today," then take on the Article V convention issue.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 27, 2008
Film Review: The Reflecting Pool Whether you see yourself as a truth seeker, patriotic American, independent thinker or voter, or just someone with bad memories of 9/11, you should make an effort to view The Reflecting Pool, a new independent movie. It is not about 9/11. It is about the credibility of the official government story about 9/11.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 26, 2010
Truth About Global Economic Crisis: Book Review Most of the global population has been sacrificed so that the rich and powerful can satisfy their greed. This book is must reading if you seek greater understanding of the causes of the global economic crisis.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 9, 2010
Loud Talk, Small Minds The country is not benefiting from the fraction of the population idolizing a number of loud mouth, right-wing celebrities. They sell stupidity to stupid Americans; it makes the idols rich and powerful. It does nothing to make the country better for all its citizens.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 31, 2006
The Election to Nowhere Even worse than a taxpayer financed bridge to nowhere is a much ballyhooed election to nowhere. If we have an election to nowhere, then why contribute to the legitimacy and credibility of the political system by voting? There are alternatives worth considering.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 26, 2010
Pharmaceutical Pillage Corporate greed and pillage keep surfacing with the diabetes drug Avandia just the latest death blow to Americans. Toyota car owners also have much to be stressed about. Better government not less government is the critical need.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 15, 2010
Wake Up Obama Most of the nation seems to know what President Obama does not: The USA is in terrible shape and nothing the government is doing deserves public respect and confidence.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 27, 2022
Hospital hysteria: can you trust the data? US hospitals are reporting terrible data on COVID deaths. But the data is not trustworthy. Much is different in US versus other countries. A key problem is "incidental" COVID infections in people in the hospital for other reasons that they sometimes die from.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 12, 2006
Direct Democracy Lost in Florida and Colorado With all the hoopla about the big Democratic win, little attention has been given to the assault on direct democracy. A ballot measure in Florida to make it more difficult for citizen-driven ballot measures to pass was victorious. A measure in Colorado to expand citizen initiatives failed. In both cases, corporate money fueled the war against direct democracy.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 12, 2007
Seeking Political Reform Through Solidarity All over the Internet are sincere efforts to reform and improve America's political-government system. The downside is fragmentation of the subpopulation that has escaped brainwashing, cultural distraction, and self-delusion. Strategy solidarity is missing.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Understanding the BP Oil Tragedy: Time Blindness When calamities happen we seem surprised but they happen because of mass time blindness, a learning disability. We ignore it at our peril.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 14, 2022
How the Corrupt Power of Fauci and Federal Health Agencies Could Have Been Stopped Joel S. Hirschhorn Blame Congress for Now it is clear that Fauci and federal health agencies have had too much power it is clear that Congress lacked the science power to curb Executive agencies. There is a solution: Bring back the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. With it we would have had a much smarter pandemic management, truly bases on the best science.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 5, 2010
Mental Ghettos Weaken the US Combine delusion with denial and you get psychological stupidity, which leads to creation of like-minded people in mental ghettos. The result is a nation rotting from the inside.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 2, 2021
Scarce Cheap COVID Home Testing: Quick Government Action Needed The best thing the US government can do to address the pandemic is to spend billions of dollars to provide free or low cost COVID home testing kits. Every household medicine cabinet needs a supply of test kits. Testing is the way to curb transmission and loads on hospitals. Europe is doing a better job. Better to spend billions on home tests than on vaccines and expensive new pills.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 13, 2013
Limbaugh Mocks Free Speech Limbaugh is not just entertaining, he is destroying the US political system and our democracy. He continues to make extreme statements that have no factual basis, the latest being we are in a coup d'etat.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 3, 2022
Praise the Lord and Pass the Ivermectin An incredibly high number of people are dying from late-stage COVID infection in hospital ICUs. Patients and their families often beg to get ivermectin used, and sometime go to court for this, but only a few cases have succeeded - with deathbed patients walking out of the hospital. What hospitals are doing contradicts their professed commitment to patient-centered care. .
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 11, 2022
Rapid home COVID tests unreliable The public needs to know about new UK research that showed rapid home COVID antigen tests are quite unreliable. Regular use to get negative results is foolish; false negatives are very likely. Billions of dollars have been wasted.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Criminally Negligent Federal Officials If no person is above the law, then I would like to see a special federal prosecutor investigate President George W. Bush and many others in his administration for criminally negligent homicide. The anniversaries of Katrina and 9/11 have made me think again about what is sorely missing in our nation – holding senior federal officials truly accountable for their worst actions, misdeeds, and errors.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 17, 2008
How to Celebrate Constitution Day Today, September 17 is Constitution Day, but very, very few Americans know this or will celebrate it. If you think of yourself as a politically engaged, civic-minded and patriotic American, then I urge you to celebrate today by expanding your mind about a critically important but never-used part of our Constitution.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 6, 2011
Jobless And Clueless When unemployed Americans do not understand that upward social and economic mobility has largely disappeared things are really bad for reforming the political system.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 7, 2021
Congress has opportunity to greatly improve pandemic strategy The way to fix the government management of the pandemic is to use a strategy based on personalized medicine. An example of this is how the government deals with seasonal flu shots. Like those, COVID vaccines should not be mandated. The huge variations in how people react to COVID infection and vaccines define the need for using personalized-medicine thinking. Make the medicine fit the person. .
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Cognitive Dissonance to Understand Medical Cowards Cognitive dissonance is a concept that helps understand why most medical professionals suffer mental stress but do not risk their jobs to stand up for pandemic truths.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 17, 2010
Economic Power: Avoid Arizona and Boycott BP Now is the time for everyone to use their economic power to advance worthy goals and punish the guilty. If you have a conscience, then you will punish Arizona and BP.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 27, 2013
Replace Third Party Delusions With A Political Boycott Those who felt good voting for a third party presidential candidate in 2012, perhaps more than ever, need to face reality. This action merely sustains the corrupt two-party system that they reject. A better solution is a political boycott.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Fire Congress, Vote Out Incumbents If Americans reelect congressional incumbents they deserve a continuation of the awful federal government they keep complaining about.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 29, 2011
Class War Stupidity For some thirty years a class war has been waged successfully in the US. And the winners are clear: the rich and powerful. Considerable data clearly prove the truth of this. What will it take to turn this class war around?
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Working Poor Unready to Revolt Once upon a time when governments no longer served most of their citizens it was the most economically disadvantaged that could be counted on to rebel against tyranny and injustice. Times have changed, for the worse, despite the spread of democracy. Forget all that nonsense about the proletariat. Most Americans use their faith in God or religion or conventional politicians to cope with bad economic times.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Taking Democracy Seriously Voting is the heart of a healthy democracy. With our persistent low voter turnout, the heart of American democracy is barely beating. Five reforms can dramatically re-energize voting in America. They could be placed in one constitutional amendment and ratified by the states in time for the 2008 presidential election.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Field of Screams - The Real Election Winners and Losers Forget political correctness. The revolution has NOT arrived! Bush is still president. The corporate state is safe. The Upper Class has little to fear. Lobbyists will be writing different names on checks. Winning Democrats will entertain more than they will produce historic restorative reforms. Did Republicans deserve to lose? Of course! Let us not forget that a MAJORITY of Americans did NOT speak with their votes.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 20, 2007
First Woman, First Black, First Latino, or First Honest President? The phrase honest politician has become an oxymoron. We should not be impressed by the prospect of having the first woman, first black or first Latino president. What would be far more radical would be to have the first honest president. Time to stop voting for liars. Better to not vote at all. Voting for liars only encourages more lies.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 19, 2006
U.S. Corporate Mafia Fighting Chinese Efforts to Help Workers Greedy and powerful American companies not content with using economic inequality to devastate working- and middle-class Americans are now using their clout to fight efforts in China to combat economic inequality there. They want to keep wages low there so they can drive wages down here and everywhere else. Big-time American corporations are threatening to shut down their extensive Chinese operations.
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 5, 2006
Think Strategy and Tactics for a Second American Revolution Please, stop already with all the bitching, ranting and screaming about all the screwed up aspects of our current national calamity. Anyone that is ready to join a revolution already knows about all the political, economic and social crap that has brought our beloved country down. Start to focus on strategy and then on specific tactics. We must fight a war and win it with smart strategies and tactics.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 6, 2021
French Research and Global Data Contradict Omicron Hysteria Impressive French expert's analysis of COVID variants shows that Omicron is far less transmissible than Delta, and probably less infectious. Early Omicron cases are almost always for vaccinated people, and with little if any symptoms. Omicron hysteria being used to push COVID vaccines and other intrusive government actions. .
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 17, 2006
Americans Should Reject Bipartisanship Consider the case for why Americans should reject bipartisanship and boycott both Democrats and Republicans.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 19, 2012
Romney, Severly Awful Time to learn exactly what Mormon beliefs Mitt Romney adheres to, especially the obnoxious one of proxy baptizing of non-Mormons.
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(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 22, 2008
Our Republic Raped and Still No Revolution! Ousting Democrats and Republicans is more justified and needed than removing the tyranny of the King of England. Our elected domestic tyranny operating as a plutocracy masquerading as a democracy has been raping our nation. Yet middle class victims seem more than willing to keep bending over and asking for more pain and insult as they fall hook, line and sinker for the lies of both Barack Obama and John McCain.
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Consumer Power Wasted Americans must depend on themselves, not the government, to turn the rotten economy around. Consumer spending is the key. With nearly $9 trillion in cash sitting in bank and money market accounts, consumers have the power to be the fix they've been waiting for.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 22, 2010
Americans Deserve Recall Power If you want to reform the federal government then you should fight for a constitutional amendment giving citizens the right to recall top federal officials, especially members of Congress.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 15, 2008
Can 2.5 Million People Be Wrong? All kinds of liberals, Democrats, progressives and independents will slide willingly right down the delusion-tube thinking that they have discovered the Truth in Obama. I say: never have so many deluded themselves about so much so quickly based on nothing more than a whole lot of slick, smiling rhetoric. Making all this so easy is that McCain hardly looks honest, smart or competent; here comes lesser-evil voting to the rescue
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 1, 2006
Wake Me From This Dream When our political reality becomes so oppressive sleep and dreams provide escape.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 2, 2006
House Democraps Helped Pass a Terrible Bill An amazing 37 House Democraps voted in favor of HR 4772 Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 2006 that passed on September 29. In a nutshell, the legislation serves corporate interests with significant financial resources who are unhappy with unfavorable local zoning decisions.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Cowardly Progressives Progressives are complaining about President Obama but not using very strong language. Worse, they do not have the courage to create conditions that would allow a true progressive to run against Obama in Democrat primaries in 2012.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 2, 2008
How to Get Universal Health Care Both Clinton and Obama believe that Americans have a moral right to universal health care. If this is correct and if this is what you believe, then achieving universal health care that covers absolutely everyone by making health care affordable to absolutely everyone, as it is in many other nations, requires a different kind of government action.
(35 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Painful 9/11 Truth Analyses by many experts reveal the collapse of three WTC buildings was not caused by the two airplanes exploding into the two towers. The general view is that the buildings were brought down by controlled demolition. Can Americans support a reinvestigation and rethinking of the 9/11 event? Or would they rather avoid even more pain and preserve the official account that places all blame on Al-Qaeda?
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 2, 2008
Book Review: No Innocent Bystanders It is never easy to communicate wisdom. Even more difficult to do so in an engaging way that makes it very, very easy to read and understand. Mickey Z. has accomplished this difficult task in his new book No Innocent Bystanders. This book is designed to reach deep into a person's consciousness, pierce normal psychological defenses, and overcome a lifetime of facile rationalizations.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Don't Mute Newt Think creatively and you will see how electing Gingrich president could accomplish the impossible: motivate Americans to rebel and overthrow the two-party plutocracy.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 14, 2006
A Fat Tax For Fat Cats A few years ago a wonderful little book – Top Heavy – caused considerable angst among Republicans. A compelling case was made for the federal government attacking economic inequality by imposing a wealth tax. A well designed wealth tax will have no effect on most Americans, but it would raise a large amount of money. The next congress should make a fat tax a high priority. And progressives should get behind this idea.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Rule of Law Vetoed by President Obama Without looking backward the rule of law cannot be respected and implemented, making President Obama's logic unacceptable. Americans want political and financial sector rascals prosecuted. If not now, then when?
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 12, 2008
Illinois Citizens Deserve Corrupt Government When Illinois voters rejected having a state constitution convention in this past election they believed the lies of corrupt status quo political forces. Shame on them. Like most Americans they have the delusional belief that they can keep electing Democrats or Republicans that will reform government. But all we get are more liars and criminals.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 31, 2010
Fixing a Bad Supreme Court Decision There is a constitutional solution to the terrible Supreme Court decision in favor of more corporate political spending. We need a constitutional amendment, but Congress will never propose what is needed. What then do we do? We demand the first Article V convention.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 4, 2010
US Economy Stuck In Misery Solid data show that the US economy is kaput and will stay miserable for most people for a long time, but the Upper Class rich are doing just fine and the middle class has morphed into a large Lower Class. Follow the data and you follow the money.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 20, 2013
African Safari Trip of a Lifetime No matter how much foreign travel you have done, going on an African safari trip will be a uniquely spectacular experience. Learn from my recent trip.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Occupy Revolution What makes a successful revolution? The current Occupy movement has some critical features that successful revolutions had.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 24, 2007
Why Has Congress Failed Americans? Hundreds of members of Congress – in the House and Senate – are mental midgets, embarrassing blowhards, chronic liars, outright crooks, corporate lackeys, and elderly buffoons. They are plutocracy protectors more than democracy defenders.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 8, 2010
Thank You Mr. LeMunyon for Constitutional Truth A state legislator has made a compelling case for using the Article V convention option in the Constitution. So, why are some people against it? They are constitutional hypocrites just trying to hang on to power.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 9, 2010
To Tea or Not To Tea Surely there are many other political dissidents and rebels who, like me, are not attracted to the national tea party movement for some good reasons. Is the Republican Party using this movement to advance itself, rather than to get true reforms of our dysfunctional political system?
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 22, 2007
Obama: The Democratic Messiah? Is Obama, the self-professed progressive, the real thing? Is he something other than a conventional politician? I have read many of his speeches and other statements. Obama says "America is a land of big dreamers and big hopes." Then please tell us soon what are YOUR big dreams and big hopes hopes for America and be specific. We do not need another political false idol, from the left or the right.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 18, 2011
Inflation Hits Money and Lies In addition to propaganda lies about unemployment, the government is also lying about inflation hitting all but the rich very hard.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 20, 2010
Blockbuster Bailout? Blockbuster richly deserves to go bankrupt because it never responded well to clever, cheaper alternatives for renting videos. Now we have to hope that the government does not bail it out.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 21, 2007
Does Larry Sabato Really Want A Constitutional Convention? The nation needs its first Article V convention to reform our political system, but people who just talk about constitutional amendments do not necessarily support a convention.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 12, 2010
Easy to Avoid Paying Income Tax Making little enough money to avoid paying federal income tax appears to be easy in our economy. Being rich and becoming rich is far more difficult with our high economic inequality.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 30, 2008
Sometimes A Great Notion: With Palin McCain Ups Chances of Beating Obama Though I could never vote for McCain, I applaud his choice of Sarah Palin as his vice president nominee. In many ways this choice was far more impressive than Obama's selection of Joe Biden. the selection of Biden was a betrayal to some very important positions and claims of Obama. In contrast, except for one relatively minor position, the selection of Palin was in sync with McCain's political philosophy and positions.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 13, 2010
Understanding Toyota Sudden Acceleration Learn the truth about the terrible Toyota runaway car problem that is hurling drivers into crashes and sometimes death. Forget gas pedals and floor mats, it is a very subtle defect in a critical electronics component. Usual failure analysis is NOT being pursued by the government or Toyota.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Numbers Justify Occupy Movement The remarkable success of the Occupy movement masks the error that only one percent represent those who have unfairly raped the economy. In fact, making political headway requires understanding that more like 20 percent define the wealthy upper class.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 24, 2006
Dissident Kinky Friedman - Just What Our Delusional Democracy Needs Here is the creative fix for our delusional democracy - first elect Kinky Friedman as Texas Governor, then as President of the United States.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 9, 2022
Brain Fog: A Stubborn Symptom of Long COVID Millions of Americans that have survived COVID infection now suffer with long COVID; brain fog is a major symptom. The loss of quality of life is substantial. There is no simple cure for brain fog.
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 2, 2009
Tax Solution to Wretched Greed A law should be immediately passed that imposes a new special federal income tax of 99 percent on all income in excess of $500,000 annually for single taxpayers and $1 million for couples, starting for 2008 income. Call it a greed tax. Call it justice. Call it getting even for too many years of uncontrolled greed that has given the nation nothing but economic injustice and inequality, and given capitalism a very bad name.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 5, 2009
Obama: Say One Term Is Enough How wonderful if President Obama would have the courage to announce he would not run for a second term so that he could pursue true reforms without worrying about losing support from the usual wealthy and corporate elites. Otherwise he will continue to pursue terrible policies.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Gun Patriotism or Hypocrisy? Gun lovers always invoke the noble cause of the Second Amendment to protect the nation from tyranny. But even now those on the right make it sound as if the US has already stolen their liberties. So, with all their guns why have they not rebelled and restored American democracy. Where is their patriotism? Or is the gun lobby just protecting the gun industry?
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 17, 2008
False Gods Create False Hope When people rally behind false change agents something worse than being disappointed and having their hopes killed happens: the national energy for real change is wasted. In the end, false change agents protect the status quo political establishment.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 2, 2006
For Labor Day: A Look At America's Upper Class A look at how the people who fly in private jets spend their money. Maybe it can help push us a little closer to class warfare.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 14, 2008
When the Federal Government Fails the People The hardest thing for Americans to do right now in this presidential election season is to fight distraction and, instead, focus on the failure of all three branches of the federal government. And also to resist the propaganda masquerading as patriotic obligation that voting will fundamentally fix the federal government.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 10, 2006
David Brooks: Spokesman for Economic Elitists There are many reasons for the New York Times to be ashamed of what it publishes. A major one is giving space to columnist David Brooks. His values, opinions and worldview should be despised by most Americans. His latest attack on objective truth was the column "The Populist Myths on Income Inequality." Brooks has a knack for turning reality upside down, inside out and getting away with it. Time for the Times to stop it.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 5, 2006
Do Democrats Deserve Your Vote? Keep asking yourself: Is your deep confidence in Democrats driving you to vote for them or is it your hatred of Republicans? Consider ten reasons for resisting the "lesser evil" temptation. Bipartisan incrementalism will not restore greatness to our country. Tweaking by Democrats will not do the necessary job.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 1, 2006
Kinky Politics to the Rescue Molly Ivins has stimulated excitement about Bill Moyers for president. This is a bad idea and is inconsistent with progressive politics. Kinky Friedman would make a better candidate.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 30, 2006
Post-election Recession – More Republican Chicanery Right now you are being fed a load of economic propaganda by both the Bush administration and most mainstream media. The goal of the establishment is to keep American consumers happy about the economy so that they keep doing the patriotic thing – SPENDING AND BORROWING. In reality, many sharp people see a likelihood of serious economic recession coming soon. When will you hear the truth? After the coming elections!
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 3, 2009
What Physicians Know Physicians seem to better appreciate than most citizens how awful private health insurance companies are. They like Medicare and think that it should be available to all Americans.
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 30, 2008
Obama the Stalker You cannot escape the Obama sales pitch wherever you are, whatever you watch, whatever you read. His campaign will go down in American history as the most successful advertising and marketing effort to sell a product. All that will be proven with the Obama presidency is that you can have a very intelligent person in the White House and not just an idiot like George W. Bush who ends up protecting the two-party plutocracy.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Occupy Wall Street Visited My visit to the Occupy Wall Street protest in downtown Manhattan filled me with pride and hope that there still may be hope for a much needed Second American Revolution.
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 2, 2007
The Evils of Lesser Evil Voting With many progressives regretting giving Democrats a majority in Congress and many conservatives regretting putting George W. Bush in the White House, it is timely to refute lesser evil logic. The deadly decline of American democracy results in large measure from lesser evil voters electing lesser evil politicians. We will only get the best government by voting for the best candidates. Otherwise, we get what we deserve.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 10, 2007
The Grand Delusion Keith Olbermann was praised when he called the Bush presidency a criminal conspiracy. That missed the larger truth. The whole two-party political system is a criminal conspiracy hiding behind illusion induced delusion. Virtually everything that Bush correctly gets condemnation for could have been prevented or negated by Democrats, if they had had courage, conviction and commitment to maintaining the rule of law.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Poisonous Plutocracy Pushes Economic Inequality The biggest political issue receiving no attention by the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates is the powerful plutocracy that has captured the government to produce rising economic inequality. Both major parties have enabled, promoted and supported this Upper Class plutocracy.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 26, 2008
Obama's Crotch Itch Problem Considering that Obama has made his candidacy more about himself than ideology or policy positions, it is fair to be concerned that he is too cerebral. I want a president that knows how to scratch his itch. If he cannot act on his pain, how can he act on my pain and the pain of many millions of other Americans?
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 8, 2006
Neo-progressives I can understand the considerable passion to hand Republicans a defeat this year. But we have a whole lot of "neo-progressives," people who have no hesitancy in supporting mainstream Democrats in the name of defeating Republicans. What troubles me is the outright excitement and vocal support for Democrats, as if they will be the salvation for the nation.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 27, 2008
The Audacity of Arrogance The ruling class and the politicians that serve them exhibit horrendous hubris. Can suffering citizens rebel against the plutocratic political and economic system? Apparently the ruling class does not fear this. They should.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 29, 2008
We Need More Direct Democracy Should we be content to put our faith in elected representative or should we put it in ourselves? Haven't we been disappointed enough in those elected? We have less to fear from the will of the majority than from the actions of dishonest, corrupt and plutocracy-serving elected officials. For political reform seeking Americans the litmus test for presidential candidates should be whether they support more direct democracy.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 26, 2010
This Year Anti-Incumbency Movement Succeeds or Fails Is American democracy dead? This year's midterm elections will give an answer. It all depends on whether congressional incumbents are voted out, for a change.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 28, 2008
God Bless Ralph Nader In many ways, the Nader candidacy is not about him becoming the best president possible, but rather in pushing any Democrat who becomes president to be a far better one by serving the public interest in the noble Nader tradition. A vote for Nader is always a vote for rebooting American democracy.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 4, 2006
Labor Day Lament – Where is Our Economic Shame? Let the bad economic data keep coming. Eventually, the economically screwed will finally stop consuming enough to send a shudder through the system that reaches the economic aristocrats.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Corporate Shills and Apologists (Blaming Toyota Drivers) There appears to be a national campaign to blame Toyota drivers rather than the company for sudden acceleration incidents. Meanwhile, standard forensic examination or failure analysis is not being pursued.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 9, 2009
Four Integrity Tests for President Obama A great smile does not make a truth teller. A talker of change does not define a reformer. What if he is just another untrustworthy politician? What if he does not keep his promises? With these questions in mind, I have examined four areas where I find President Obama's behavior disappointing.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 8, 2013
Lessons from My South Africa Visit My sadness over the death of Nelson Mandela has been magnified because of my trip to South Africa earlier this year. Mandela accomplished so much more than most people can imagine.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Hate the Super Rich There are many reasons why nearly all people should hate the super rich, especially because intense economic inequality undermines American democracy.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 13, 2009
9/11 Mind Swell As the eighth anniversary of 9/11 approaches it is worth examining the 9/11 truth movement and whether it is accomplishing what needs to achieve.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Time to Fight Junk Mail The U.S. Postal Service is our enemy. While countermeasures have been created to deal with the invasion of telemarketing phone calls and spam emails, we continue to be bombarded by junk mailings. The solution that the USPS is opposing is a do-not-mail list or registry that households could choose to join.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Maria Made Me Cry I unexpectedly found myself crying over the Iraq war as I read the obituary of Capt. Maria Ines Ortiz, a highly praised Army nurse. What I read broke my heart. I don't know what Maria thought of the Iraq War. But her death has done more than anything else to make me despise what our disgraceful, delusional and dumb President George W. Bush has done.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tourism Boycott for Egyptian Reforms Major uncertainties remain for Egypt, so now is the time to wage a tourism boycott to put maximum pressure on the military to actually produce a genuine democracy.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 21, 2008
Delusional Hope: The Obama Rapture Barry Obama has accomplished semantic alchemy, turning justified but grim distrust and outrage with government and politics into hallelujah hope. But most hope never materializes and is a terrible predictor of reality. Obama has produced an epidemic of contagious delusional hope for a population rightfully disgusted with ordinary politics and politicians. Welcome to the Obama rapture.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Unintelligence in Federal Intelligence Agencies About $3 billion annually is being provided to private contractor businesses that could be avoided by hiring government employees. This is incredible Bush administration fiscal insanity. Republicans used to focus on shrinking the federal government and its spending. But then it shifted because they saw how increased federal spending could be used to increase revenues to the corporate sector.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 10, 2007
Finding Hope In A Dismal World For so many, hope is down the drain. Hard to fault them. Abundant evidence shows our insane world sliding down a global cheese grater.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Voting as Political Narcotic Voting became a political narcotic when it stopped working to improve government and became used to legitimize a corrupt, two-party failed government. Voting lets politicians claim that they represent the sovereign people. It tells the world that our elected government has public support. Voting sends the wrong message to everyone. No matter who you vote for, voting says the political system is fair. It is not.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 26, 2007
What happened to my country? A poem of sadness about losing the country I once took for granted.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Two Paths to Reform: Violence or Convention With so much evidence that the U.S. political system, government and economy are in a death spiral, more Americans are correctly looking for an alternative to regular elections. Would you rather have violent revolution or peaceful use of what the Constitution offers us?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 27, 2009
From Populist Rage to Revolution Americans clearly are capable of being outraged. Missing, however, is a sustained, vibrant demand for deep reforms of our political and government system. All the venom aimed at AIG and its bonus-receiving employees served more as a distraction than a viable political strategy to reform our government.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 1, 2008
The Evolution of Evil Perhaps a global political apocalypse has already arrived. Evil forces and tyrannical governments have evolved. By learning from history and using new technology they have smarter tools of tyranny. The tools of real rebellion are weak. Most corrupt and legally sanctioned forms of tyranny hide in plain sight as democracies with free elections. The toughest lesson is that ALL elections are distractions.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 23, 2007
How to Interrogate Terrorists: Colonoscopy The Bush administration obviously lacks true out-of-the-box thinkers. There is an absolutely creative way to get the truth out of captured terrorists. Give them a sophisticated medical procedure designed - a colonoscopy - as an early detection measure for colon cancer. is highly unlikely that terrorists have had the good fortune to have had a colonoscopy and so we would be performing a terrific service at no cost to them.
(28 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 27, 2007
As A Dissident, Why Am I Not A Ron Paul Supporter? It's as if a whole lot of people have caught a virus that I have escaped. People that I thought had correctly rejected the current corrupt two-party controlled political system have flocked to Paul. This is what I most look forward to in coming weeks and months: Enough sanity among Americans so that Paul does not win any caucus or primary and never gets close to winning the Republican nomination.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 3, 2008
Shame! Shame! Come Back Shame. Shame on them (the politicians) and shame on us (the public). We live in the United States of Shame. Why? Because everywhere we see nothing but disgrace, dishonor and infamy, yet a complete absence of shame. In a nation where religion supposedly plays such a big role, people seem to have used it to suppress shame and avoid blame.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 14, 2008
Obama Hope Beating Clinton Help Hillary Clinton is selling Day-1 help to victims and sufferers. Barack Obama is selling effervescent hope to yes-we-can dreamers. This media hyped horse race is like a fight between diet Coke and diet Pepsi, artificially sweetened candidates devoid of real nourishment.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 8, 2006
Untapped Citizen Power Just 15 percent of eligible voters went to the polls for primary elections. Fine. We cannot vote ourselves out of our current delusional democracy. We will not produce major change simply through writing and protesting. That leaves other strategies to be pursued, including de-legitimizing the current corrupt, delusional system by not voting for Democraps or Republicrooks, and turning consumer spending into political power.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 6, 2007
Senator Specter Fights for Constitution On the Friday before July 4 Republican Senator Arlen Specter showed his respect for the U.S. Constitution and his anger about President Bush's repeated pissing on it by introducing the Presidential Signing Statements Act of 2007. What happens to this crucial bill will test both congressional integrity and courage.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 12, 2009
Mesmerized by Melodic Rhetoric Writer Hirschhorn speculates that worry about economic disaster is prompting Americans to arm themselves against future chaos. He advocates structural reforms through constitutional amendments.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 4, 2010
Despair Follows Delusion The ugly reality of the midterm elections is too painful for most Americans to accept. Power can shift without, however, producing any genuine government reforms. Maybe people will finally wake up and finally see that new strategies are needed.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 30, 2007
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Disappoints Kennedy's endorsement of Hillary just shows how the status quo political establishment can rig the system to get what it wants. Hillary Clinton represents the worst of the Democratic contenders. She is totally committed to take all the corporate money she can get. She really is a hawk when it comes to the Iraq war and even voted the wrong way recently when it comes to Iran. She is incredibly dishonest and phony.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 9, 2007
Foreclosure USA Revisited I bet most Americans believe the current mortgage crisis came on suddenly and might even be wondering how so many smart people in the financial sector could be so shocked by the enormity of it. In fact, all of it was seen and predicted by many honest people.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Open Letter to Congressman Ron Paul In last night's debate among Republican presidential candidates you proudly described yourself as a "champion of the Constitution." However, you are missing a major opportunity to demonstrate your courage and allegiance to our constitutional republic. More than virtually any other member of Congress, you should appreciate the wisdom of the Framers in giving us the Article V convention option.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 24, 2007
Political Attention Deficit Disorder – New Psychiatric Condition According to a report not yet released, the Council on Science and Public Health of the American Medical Association has recommended that a chronic and widespread affliction of Americans be officially declared a psychiatric disorder. It has been named the Political Attention Deficit Disorder (PADD). The psychiatrists unanimously concluded that George W. Bush is a PADD victim.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 21, 2008
Open Letter to John McCain Every few days I get yet another mailing begging me for money for your campaign. There is always explicit language about my being one of your supporters. But I do not support you for president. You are an abomination, because of your support for President George W. Bush and his unjustified, immoral and illegal Iraq war.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Democracy Dreaming America was given a representative democracy within a constitutional republic where laws that protect all people trump majority rule. Standing between majority-won elections and government power are elected representatives: writing, overseeing and implementing laws. But when you can no longer trust the elected representatives what happens to American democracy? It becomes an oxymoron.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Up In The Air: Film Review In addition to being a marvelous film, Up In The Air provides a powerful message about the sorry state of American corporate culture.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Consumers Abused by Default Choices Companies have learned to trick consumers by offering free deals and burdening people with automatic future purchases.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 11, 2007
Illegal Immigration Spurs Constitutional Amendment Americans that laud the Constitution and the rule of law, and want more effective actions to address illegal immigration – surely a super majority of citizens – should tell their state legislators that they support South Carolina's Senator McConnell's call for the nation's first Article V convention.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 26, 2007
Ron Paul Reality Check As self-professed champion of the Constitution presidential candidate Ron Paul has missed a monumental opportunity to educate Americans about the criminal behavior of Congress in violating their oath of office. He has not taken advantage of his 15 minutes of fame to promote the nation's first-time use of what the Founders gave us in case the public lost confidence in the federal government – use of the Article V convention.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 19, 2009
From Subversive Talk to Revolutionary Results Mickey Z. is a true political dissident with a remarkable history of good writing. Here is my review of his newest book.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 22, 2010
Disdain Versus Democracy The victory of Scott Brown in Massachusetts shows that angry Americans can only elect people from one of the two corrupt major parties to punish politicians they correctly see as dishonest, corrupt and useless.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 29, 2010
Convention USA: Confronting Unconstitutional Inaction by Congress Americans have a wonderful opportunity to test drive the Article V convention option the Founders gave us in the Constitution. Convention USA will create a virtual convention with the aim of putting more pressure on Congress to convene a real convention. Check it out if you want to seriously see how constitutional amendments can fix the government.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 2, 2007
A Metallurgist's Insights Into the Minneapolis Bridge Disaster The incredible collapse of the Minneapolis bridge will send a message to the nation that has been repeatedly sent for decades, but that our political system has refused to effectively respond to. America's physical, engineered infrastructure has been in desperate need for massive spending to repair and replace, but the multi-trillion-dollar cost has been rejected by local, state and federal politicians.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 23, 2008
How Hillary Can Knock-Out Obama Now is the time for Hilary Clinton to take a bold position that in one brilliant, courageous stroke shows the nation that she is more willing to pursue true reforms of the two-party plutocratic political system than Obama is. With this single position she can transform herself from status-quo politicalestablishment candi date to a true believer in what the Founders gave us in the Constitution.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 4, 2012
Losing Constitutional Competition Americans should awake to the ugly reality that the US Constitution is no longer seen as the gold standard for constitutions worldwide. It is out of date and desperately needs reform amendments.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 23, 2007
Unthanksgiving Most Americans have succumbed to tradition and advertising and stuffed their bellies with unhealthy food and their shopping carts with unnecessary stuff. Now, here are some tough facts about the sad state of the American economy. Research has documented that only 6 percent of children born to parents with family income in the bottom fifth of the income spectrum move to the top fifth. The rags to riches story is garbage.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Time to Write A Gingrich Wrong Few Americans have heard of the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment. In 1995 under pressure from the pompous and nefarious Newt Gingrich the small agency was de-funded. Clearly, Gingrich wanted to eliminate good science and objective thinking from policymaking and George W. Bush has carried on that mindset. Spend a few minutes looking into OTA and then tell your Senators and Representatives to restore OTA.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 24, 2006
Warming Up to Heating Up Public distraction is a terrific way to understand why real problems are not solved. The people most engaged with American politics are too distracted by a host of terrible conditions to give priority to a looming super-problem. Set aside your passion or depression about the sad state of American politics to make room for a global catastrophe. Two courts will be making profoundly important decisions about carbon dioxide.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 10, 2007
Why the Government Tests Few Chinese Imports Cheap Chinese products are a powerful and insidious destructive force. Free trade globalism more than violent terrorism or military attack is bringing America to its knees. The Chinese have us by our budget-deficit balls. Our government depends on China for loaning us money and for not dumping the vast hoard of over one trillion dollars it has accumulated by financing our huge deficits and selling us virtually everything.
(26 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 15, 2007
Sane Bush Hatred The Wall Street Journal gave the top half of its opinion page yesterday to a long essay by Peter Berkowitz titled "The Insanity of Bush Hatred." If anything, it deserves a gold medal for political propaganda – make that political lies.
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Vacation You Always Dreamed About Learn about the best beach all inclusive resort: the Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. I had the very best vacation ever at this small but most luxurious resort. Incredible service, food and pampering in lush tropical garden setting with peacocks running around.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 30, 2007
Americans Stuck In Political Stupor There is historic political pessimism and cynicism. But something is more troubling than new data on the dire views of Americans about their elected representatives and government. It is that 72 percent of voters still believe that "voting gives people like me some say about how the government runs things." Unbelievable! Such confidence in a system that has failed them.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 5, 2007
Removing A Failed President We no longer can trust Congress to impeach and remove a terrible president. The Washington Post has published an op-ed piece that proposes a constitutional amendment to allow "ouster by the people" for removing a president other than by impeachment or because of incapacity. Considering the dismal performance of George W. Bush and his administration and the difficulty in obtaining impeachment, this is a fine idea.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 9, 2008
NYU Invades Brooklyn The giant and arrogant New York University wants to acquire the much smaller Polytechnic University; it wants the land it owns in downtown Brooklyn. Only the New York State Board of Regents can stop this travesty.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Business Allies for Defeating the Two-Party Duopoly and Corrupt Corporate State The progressive movement must find buiness leaders if it wants to turn around our political and economic system.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 3, 2008
Vomit Politics Following the current endless news coverage of this presidential primary season makes me sick. I have never seen and heard so much empty-minded hype and over-exaggeration of so much unimportant political crap. The sole function of the mainstream media seems to be to convince us that we actually have a competitive political system, which is a lie. Welcome to vomit politics in the world's greates
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 1, 2008
David Brooks Almost Said Something Smart What I first thought smart was the statement that "some would rather remain in control of a party that losses than lose control of a party that wins." But then I started thinking. What both major parties really fear is a nominee for president that would actually work to overturn the political establishment by eliminating the two-party stranglehold.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 9, 2008
After Hillary, Voting With Conscience and Pride This general election more than most will test the courage of voters to avoid lesser-evil strategic voting that has propped up our two-party plutocracy. People with intelligence and conscience must resist peer pressure and the temptation to vote against John McCain by voting for Barack Obama. if you feel compelled to vote, then vote for Ralph Nader. He has a distinguished record of working solely in the public interest.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 22, 2007
Next Step to 9/11 Justice Everyone thinks of terrorism and homeland security for lessons learned from 9/11. There is another opportunity. Make our government trustworthy and truthful. The 9/11 truth movement is stronger than ever, though it is generally derided by politicians and ignored by the mainstream media. It is fueled by people passionate about sensible alternative explanations to the official 9/11 story.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 6, 2007
Washington Post Misses Opportunity If a city bus driver must serve one year in prison for killing two people, then imagine what jail time Bush criminals should receive for the many thousands murdered in Iraq because there were too few of them and because they did not have adequate body and vehicle armor, for example. Then why haven't we heard any current Democratic presidential candidate publicly reveal their intentions to pursue felony criminal charges?
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 1, 2007
Time to Boycott Voting Stop playing THEIR game. Take back control. Take back YOUR nation. Time to boycott voting. Just imagine if voter turnout was cut to 25 percent or less! Let the whole world see Americans boycotting a broken and corrupt political system. To keep voting in an unjust political system makes us willing political slaves that the rich and powerful elites exploit.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Obama versus Clinton versus Plutocracy Whenever you hear more chatter about the tight Democratic primary race take a breath. Get back in touch with your cynicism. Talk about change is for campaigns; protecting the status quo is for winners. Plutocrats know who they want and what voters can be conned into voting for. They want Hillary and Obama is needed as VP to offset her negatives.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 19, 2008
What Are We Waiting For? A huge fraction of Americans have bought into the Obama candidacy because of his polished and effective rhetoric. But Obama does not offer the changes I have been waiting for, or the ones the public needs. A great speaker does not necessarily have the courage or intent to fight for deep political reforms. The right question is not whether this African American can win the general election, it is SHOULD he be president?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Too Old and Brain-dead Imagine McCain aging as all other presidents have in office. It is a frightening prospect. Something akin to some horror movie that shows a transformation from a normal human being to some frightening alien life form. It is time for more Americans to face the truth about the two-party plutocracy that has robbed our political system and weakened our democracy: both McCain and Obama support it.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 13, 2008
The Real Spitzer Lessons Once you accept as normal the dishonesty of politicians you have defined our delusional democracy. Simply saying that all politicians lie and have always lied is no justification for keep believing their lies.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 30, 2007
How Bloomberg Can Become President Running as an independent, third party candidate and relying solely on his own money, Michael Bloomberg definitely can win the presidency in 2008 – if he follows my advice. With his own vast wealth and honesty he can single handily revitalize America's political system. We need a breath of fresh air after the bipartisan stink that has fouled our nation for far too long.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 5, 2007
From Economic Apartheid to Political Revolution Do most Americans really believe that the game is not rigged by rich powerful elites to preferentially benefit them? As certain as the law of gravity, the game IS rigged, and more than ever. When will the stranglehold of the Upper Class on the political system that criminally distorts the economic system be busted? When will Lower Class consumers that drive the economy revolt?
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 28, 2007
Thanks for Dick Cheney Dick Cheney is the leading practitioner of the ends-justify-the-means mentality, where only his vision of the desired ends counts. Serving corporate interests rather than serving the people is Cheney's brand of patriotism. Our Constitution should not allow the government to make us victims and our nation hated by so much of the world. That's what Cheney should teach us. Now, it's up to us.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 27, 2007
Movie Review: The Kingdom If you want a new picture of our fight against terrorism, at your first opportunity go see The Kingdom.

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