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This writer is eighty years old and has spent a half century working with handicapped and deprived people and advocating on their behalf while caring for her own workung-class family. She spends her "Sunset Years" in writing and struggling with The System.

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(24 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 19, 2010
TEAR DOWN THE STATUE OF LIBERTY If we allow this union between the religious right and the extremely wealthy to succeed in taking over our country, none of our sacred documents will mean a thing. In that case, we may as well tear down the Statue of Liberty, burn the Constitution, and stack the Declaration with the other books of fairy tales.
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(57 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 25, 2012
The Naked Truth About Rape Our modern right-wing politicians rave about establishing "real freedom" for themselves and "smaller government" by "getting the government out of their pockets" while simultaneously trying to destroy the freedom of the female half of the population. No woman should vote for any of them or for those who support them. This is more important than politics.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 8, 2009
The Truth about Your Income Tax Do not listen to those calamity-riers who are bellowing for a "fair tax" which will further shift the "burden" from the backs of the wealthy, or even to those who tout a "value-added tax" which will radically increase the price of everything that we buy. They tell us, "This would be so easy that you won't even realize that you are being taxed," but what they mean is that THEY won't be paying their fair share.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 13, 2008
Sarah Palin Simply Does Not Matter Governor Palin should realize that she is trying to play in the Big Leagues now and being named as the vice-Presidential candidate is not on the same level as winning Miss America. In the grand presidential scheme of things, Palin simply does not matter. She is as much "a decorator accent" as Britney Spear's dog.
(51 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 15, 2011
Revolt of the Grannies! The President tells us that we may not get our Social Security checks if Congress doesn't act. Obviously, he wasn't nurtured by the grannies who will revolt if they find that they must live on the streets and eat from other people's garbage cans because a flock of grown men haven't learned to act like adults.
(24 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 3, 2010
TO HELL WITH COMPROMISE: THIS IS WAR! This is no time for diplomatic playing nice. Anything that might have been accomplished in the next Congressional session will be less than satisfactory due to the increased strength of the opposition. It will take a strong stand by both the Senate and the President in order to make any progress. If that does not happen, we need a Plan B.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 1, 2011
This Ain't Ike's Grand Old Party Eisenhower realized that a prosperous America depended on a happy and healthy populace who would be ready and able to mobilize in support of whatever national emergency should arise. Today's Republicans operate on the Golden Rule: He who has the gold -- rules.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 12, 2012
The Republicans and the Caterpillar Problem When asked about the problem of women leaving the Republican Party in large numbers, Reinse Priebus, the executive director of the party, said that, given enough press, the Democrats could accuse them of having a "caterpillar problem," thus minimizing the idea that they even have a problem.
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(77 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Sex-Ed For Graybeards As we watch the all-male commentary on television news that comes to us from the campaign trail, from Congressional hearings on sexual violence, or Sunday sermons from the fundamentalist preachers, almost any woman is moved to ask -- "Whaaaat?"
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 18, 2009
Now I Know Why Mama Cried I stood at the curb and watched the vehicle carrying my last connection with my family away down the street and perhaps never to be seen again -- and I know why Mama cried.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 28, 2011
AN INVITATION There is a real life on the other side of the boundary between the haves and the have-nots. The truly privileged may be forgiven for their ignorance but not one who presumes to speak for all the people. Your ignorance is willful and a symbol of your uncaring. It's easy to forget your history when breathing the heady air from the Potomac, but there is a real world out here. And that real world is your responsibility.
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 21, 2010
THE REAL LEGACY OF GEORGE W. BUSH Together we can banish that Ogre of the Bush Legacy, shine the brave light of day on our fears and realize that we have been left with the greatest gift of the Bush Legacy -- "Thank God it's over!"
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(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 30, 2014
VA Problems Far From New I am neither shocked nor surprised that the present breaches in the VA system have occured. There is no basis for blaming Obama, or Shinseki, or any other individual who tries to step into the breach to "straighten things out" unless it involves delving into the total operations of the entire system regarding not ony an admissions rate but thoroughness and efficiency.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 15, 2011
HOW MANY POOR PEOPLE DO YOU KNOW? We live in a settled land where everything belongs to somebody else; there is no virgin land here for the taking. There are no more frontiers to settle and there is no choice but for those of us to learn to live with one another. We are all in the same boat. The problem is that too many want to stand in the bow and captain the journey while those who man the oars are taken for granted.
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 12, 2010
DEBT COMMISSION: A PREDICTABLE OUTCOME We have reached the end of the road. Bush's bar tab must be paid. The bouncers are ready to break a few kneecaps, and we have no choice but to pay. The leaders of the United States have been on a 10-year power binge but now the bar is closed. While the leaders of the nation want to penny-pinch their way out of the situation, cutting off the flow of food to the kids and the elders will not do it.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 28, 2010
SO YOU WANT TO CUT SPENDING? Taxes are the only option for increased income but the Republicans do not choose to offend the wealthy by allowing the overly-generous tax cut which President Bush allowed them to die a natural death as it was intended to do.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 29, 2011
The Great American Guilt Trip It is simply unconscionable to force us to continue to live in suffering and debilitation while refusing us the pittances that allow us to keep body and soul together so that the wealthy can "maintain their lifestyle."
(30 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 21, 2010
PROGRESSIVES: WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT? If we do not get behind the President whom, by our super-human efforts, we were able to elect, then we wasted our time and his, and can look forward to another administration even worse than the last.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 17, 2009
Living Rich And Crying Poor the productive people of our society, found the money to "bail out" the bankers and were repaid by having their loans denied as all the money found its way into those same offshore banks and foreign corporations.
(41 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 7, 2010
With Friends Like These It's time to put on our Big Boy pants, roll up our sleeves and get out the vote for Our Side. Just remember that it took eight years for George Bush to tear down the nation we knew and loved, and it was silly of us to expect Barack Obama to re-assemble it in less than two years.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 14, 2010
WHO ARE THE "PROGRESSIVES"? We will go on doing what we do, trying to scratch out a living from our poor endeavors, living as long as whatever god we believe in decrees for us, allowing you to demean us at every opportunity as the "lower class" and a "drag on society" while giving you our offspring for cannon fodder in your wars of acquisition.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 10, 2010
THE REAL AMERICAN EMERGENCY Keeping the current system to protect the private insurance industry can only duplicate the results of the "too big to fail" bank bailouts. If they have become so greedy that they must continue to fatten their pockets with the life-blood of the people of America, perhaps their "failure" would benefit the future of America.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 24, 2010
IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT? If the Republicans take the majority in Congress this year, we can't expect anything at all to be accomplished during the next two years. We will be in a state of doldrums so that economic conditions will, at the end of those two years, be as bad as they were at the end of Hoover's term.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 25, 2009
LET THEM FILIBUSTER! Those bills should be brought to the floor in the state prepared by the respective committees and then allow the floor debates to be aired on C-Span. The benefits for the American people will be enormous.
(14 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 1, 2010
WHERE IS THE PATRIOTISM? Are we still "supporting our troops"? Hardly! The only thing the protesters have to offer is to "cut spending," "cut taxes," and to question President Obama's birth certificate! Where is all that patriotism? What happened to supporting the Commander-in-Chief in time of war, regardless?
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 2, 2010
Tell Alan Simpson To Just Shut Up Those of us with intact memories will recall that Senator Simpson has, from the beginning, been at the forefront of the Republican campaign to repeal every one of the humanitarian measures that have been passed over the years to fight poverty by maintenance of the poor.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 22, 2009
VISITING GRANNY GRUNDY The beauty of my beloved prairie was blinding, reminding me of my continuing fight to save my vision. What if I could never again see the clusters of golden flowers blooming beside the road?
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(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 24, 2013
In The Days Before... I have reached that stage in life where I am ready and willing to accept the title of "Old Crone" and to try to educate our people of "the days before." In this case specifically, of the days before many of the political and social programs which affect our lives today.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 20, 2011
Newt?? You've Gotta Be Kidding Newt Gingrich is the same man who suggested that the answer to the problems with finding welfare would be to put all the children into orphanages. "Those who cannot afford to support their children shouldn't be allowed to have them." Shocking and abhorrent? Stay tuned!
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 20, 2012
No Going Back... Can one even imagine the disaster, not only to Kansas and Nebraska but to the world as a whole, should this precious water deposit become fouled by a massive leak of crude oil into its midst? There is nobody who can guarantee that such a leak would never happen and there is not enough money in the world to compensate humanity for its loss.
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(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 20, 2013
The John McCain Fan Club We raise our voices in opposition to John McCain's attempts to steer our beleaguered nation once more into a needless and unwinnable war. We have one last request for our aged and belligerent hero: Please, John, retire. Take your liberal pension. Go home, sit on the veranda of one of your multi-million dollar mansions, and SHUT THE HELL UP!
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(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 10, 2013
A Bloodless War... A poem that sadly describes the response of the majority of the American people to the senseless slaughter over the past 12 years.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 2, 2009
Don't Sell Kathleen Short Go with our love, Kathleen! And in the words of the late, great Tip O'Neill, "Never forget where you came from and who sent you here." In addition, if they don't treat you right, come on back home! We love you.
(27 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 6, 2009
LISTEN UP, BUSTER We, the people, are sick and tired of hearing that "single payer is off the table" in the same breath with "health care reform." Attempting to "repair" a broken-down old vehicle without considering the possibility of a replacement as an alternative simply makes no financial sense. The same is true with trying to repair our broken health system.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 29, 2010
HERE'S YOUR HAT -- WHAT'S YOUR HURRY? We seem to be on the slippery slope that leads to the miseries of the Great Depression and, if the American voters do not wake up to the fact that politics is no longer a game, but a very real war, it will not take long.
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(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 13, 2012
Falling Through the Cracks Is it the prevailing theory of the Republicans that this is the way our America should be run? Should we give tax breaks to the filthy rich and let the poor just die because they are not able to do sufficient work to maintain life?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 6, 2010
THE WHITE HOT URGENCY OF NOW We, as progressive Americans, must not allow the dream to die. We must ever be conscious that there are no time outs when our children are hungry. Our elected officials must know there is no campaign season trip home when the nation is bleeding.
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(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 13, 2009
Don't Look Now, Mr. President Those of us who still cling to the hope with which we sent you to that Oval Office want to see you taking an active part in the off-year elections of 2010. Forget the old Party war-horses who have grown into a sense of entitlement -- help us to get a few more of them replaced with fresh minds and fresh ideas to match your own.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 24, 2010
SMALL BUSINESS FOR DUMMIES As Congress ponders the end of the tax cuts that President Bush initiated early in his tenure, it is difficult to separate fact from fiction in the arguments for and against that are being presented, particularly in the area of "small business" vs. "corporations."
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Is Anybody Really Surprised? Congress is aghast that our national deficit is so large! Their response has been a long, loud scream of "Stop spending!" Of course, that was after the banks had been bailed out, the stock market made well, and a couple of increases in their own paychecks. Their answer to the problem is to throw thousands of poor and elderly on the funeral pyre so the rich can keep their little hands warm.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 21, 2008
A NEW WIND BLOWING US citizens need universal health care and they need it now. What they do NOT need is yet another "commission" of very important people who will sit around for a year or two listening to lectures and instruction by a crew of insurance company officials and announce at last another plan to lubricate those same insurance companies with more of the taxpayers' money.
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(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 31, 2013
In The Days Before...Part 4 Back then, the school systems were set up according to "townships." The State was divided by counties which were, in turn, divided into townships and each township maintained a school. These were simple one-room buildings containing desks, a wood-fired heating stove, and either a bell tower or a little hand bell, according to what the district could afford.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 15, 2010
A Gathering of Vultures As the Liberals in Congress struggle against the Party-of-No Republicans and the Blue Dog DINOs, the people in the lower economic level are being picked of the last flesh on their living bones by the circling vultures.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 26, 2007
THE PERIL OF DOING NOTHING Urge the cowardly Congress to move
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 15, 2009
They Still Don't Get It The point that the complainers still just don't get is that Barack Obama was not elected to the presidency simply because we wanted to get rid of the Bushes by changing the person in the White House. The "revolution" was not only against George Bush; it was against the "business as usual" of the Washington culture.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 16, 2008
FEARING THE FRIGHTFUL FILIBUSTER During the last Congressional session, all the Republicans had to do was to threaten to filibuster and Speaker Pelosi would not even allow a vote in the House because the Senate could not muster the required 60-vote majority for cloture. She would announce that, "We just don't have the votes in the Senate," then roll over like a spanked puppy, and pee on the floor!
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(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 21, 2013
In The Days Before...Part 3 Today's people may read of the circumstances of "The Days Before," but they cannot be expected to truly understand them. It is possible to survive without welfare, Social Security, and Medicaid, but to those forced to live without them, there is a whole lot of miserable existence which only the heroic among us can survive.
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(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The Triple-D Sisterhood Never mind that most working women are working to support their families due to a disabled, unemployed, or absent husband. If only they could be forced to do what they are supposed to do, the menfolk could straighten things out and solve all the problems. Thus, not only abortion but all forms of birth control must be made unattainable to them.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 15, 2008
The Ed McMahon Example With the election season upon us and a new President preparing to assume his duties, we have this one last chance to make a decision as to who will take the poor, the elderly, and the children of our nation into account and act on a determination to see that we have "health" care, not "sickness" care.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 28, 2010
TP THE REPUBLICANS While we can't afford to show up at demonstrations at the Capitol or even a Tea Party on a court house lawn, most of us can afford one small sheet off the roll to make our wishes known.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 7, 2007
THE GREAT SOCIAL SECURITY THEFT THE CONSEQUENCES OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER THEFT BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 29, 2007
1984, HERE WE COME! Mainstream Media, Thought control
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 4, 2009
What's in YOUR Wallet? With the news of the banking bailout fresh in my mind, I was not shocked when I was notified by my credit card company that my interest rate was going to go up. Thinking ahead, I was prepared to obtain the money elsewhere and to pay it off when the change was made. Now it seems not to be quite so simple.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 3, 2008
Where is Justice? As a small voice from the back of the room, I have one question regarding the discovery of the illiquidity of all the huge corporate conglomerates who have taken over the finances of this ostensibly democratic nation -- When is somebody going to jail?
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 20, 2007
WE HAVE LOST IN IRAQ How will we know when we have won?
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 3, 2013
In The Days Before...Part 2 This is the life that those who complain so loudly about "wasteful government spending" would impose on yet another generation of American citizens so that they can play the part of the fat man and make sure that nobody who suffers misfortune ever gets quite what they need.
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Get Real Americans -- You're Being Ripped Off! The big lie is exposed when you learn that the rich get the best of everything, especially health care, while the poor are shunted aside to die of neglect. When a plan is suggested that would care for the poor while costing the rich no more, we owe it to ourselves to give it serious consideration.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 27, 2009
DIGITIZED MEDICAL RECORDS WOULD SAVE LIVES I would prefer that my medical identification number be available right alongside my other identification so that one trip to the computer would allow any medical facility or physician immediate access to my medical history, in full, and thus be better equipped to provide the needed care while also "doing no harm," which could lead to my unnecessary demise.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 1, 2008
THE MCCAIN-GITMO CONNECTION If Senator John McCain is a "natural-born" American citizen due to his birth on a military base of the United States in a foreign nation, then Guantanamo, being a U.S. military base should be governed by the Constitution of the United States and the military tribunals are as illegal as they would be if they were held in Cleveland.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 29, 2006
TOO LITTLE TOO LATE Impeach? Investigate? Don't bother.
(71 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 23, 2008
THE ONE TRUTH THAT MUST BE FACED For the whiners who have been too long on the high horse of privilege and are crying crocodile tears about the proposed tax rates and the end of their gravy train, I have only one response, "Shut up and pay your damned taxes or get out of my country!"
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 16, 2008
Worm's-Eye View of the Debate If Warren Buffet sees fit to complain that his tax rate is too low for the privileges he has enjoyed and the prosperity he has had the opportunity to earn, surely old Joe the Plumber would be able to do the same. We can only hope that he will then be prepared to pay the proper homage to the nation that provided him with the chance to become truly wealthy and that his mindset can mature to the point that he will do it proudly.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The Debate From the Great Fly-Over During the entire debate, the whole performance of McCain was a bit off and off-putting. He behaved like nothing but a churlish old man, insisting that his way is the only way and you young whipper-snappers had better accept his wisdom, based on his vast experiences from 50 years ago.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 18, 2009
WHADDAYA GONNA DO? Whaddya gonna do when you've gone about as far as you can go? You want to open a window and yell, "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it any more!" -- but, where you live there is nobody to hear you. Go ahead, yell your fool head off but there are none to hear and, if anybody does, they don't care.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 12, 2006
The Disgraceful Plight of American Poor The adage that people should not condemn others until they have walked a mile in their shoes was never more true than today.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 20, 2008
Bad Business There is not one candidate in the major parties who has any real empathy for the "lower-class" of American workers or those retirees who have to live on their Social Security stipend. When their zillionaire buddies screw up their businesses and are in danger of going broke, there is all sorts of sympathy and we are told that we should pay still more taxes to bail them out. Why should we?
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 6, 2007
TWO PARTIES LOOKNG FOR A CANDIDATE Why don't they bring on the Real Candidates? This must surely be their second string.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 9, 2009
The Necessary Remedy The one thing that has been destroyed by the foolhardy folks who have been running our lives is the faith that Americans used to have. Faith that candidates would at long last keep their promises. Faith that they really care how painfully hard the national serfs must work and how their concerns about personal security weigh upon their minds.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 28, 2009
OF ELEPHANTS AND BLUE DOGS With more layoffs, more foreclosures, and more hungry and homeless, there truly is a "national emergency" and, as such, it justifies a presidential declaration to that effect and Executive Orders to personnel in Health and Welfare. This could include loosening the eligibility standards on income for food stamps and Medicaid to reflect the true cost of living for the disabled, the unemployed, and uninsured.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 19, 2006
Our National Malady There is only one diagnosis for our ailments
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 3, 2007
BIG MEN ON WHITE HORSES
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 2, 2007
IS TWO HUNDRED YEARS LONG ENOUGH? Waiting to see how long a democracy can last
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 15, 2008
SOUNDS OF A LIFETIME "Billions for war and not one penny for working Americans", jobs moved overseas, open borders, free trade, off shoring, outsourcing, dot com bubble, burst, housing boom, bust, mortgage foreclosure, recession, permanent war against everybody. "Work hard, live poor, shut up and go shopping!"
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 24, 2007
POOR JOHNNY ONE-NOTE One answer to all problems
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 1, 2009
The Political Future With each election, as more young people are inspired to public service and more war veterans return home with the determination that nothing like the George Bush administration ever happens again, we will become "a more perfect union." Then and only then will we be able to proudly boast of the government which was visualized by the Founders in forming our precious Constitution.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 22, 2007
WHY I CAN'T VOTE FOR HILLARY Holding out for new ideas and approaches to based on old principles
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 11, 2008
"You Can't Do Anything Unless You Try!" Why is it so impossible for anyone to run for the highest office in the land without acknowledging the true problems of our democracy and the necessity to restore its once-proud state of affairs? They touch upon the Iraq War and debate how and when to disengage American troops but refuse to touch the question of the lies that put them there. Not one, of either party, has any plans or even suggestions as to how to deal with it.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 22, 2007
WHO GRIEVES FOR THEM? Students are not the only ones being slaughtered
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 14, 2007
Apology Overdue The one thing Greenspan cannot comprehend is that he, more than any other single person, is responsible not only for the collapse of the housing bubble and the home-loan industry, but for the greater collapse which is bearing down upon us as the rich become bloated with wealth and the poor only get poorer.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 15, 2009
THE VIEW FROM THE BOTTOM Our new President may understand us due to his own childhood poverty but, mostly, due to his work with poor communities in Chicago. However, it remains to be seen whether he can infuse all the congress and the bureaucrats with this understanding so that they can work effectively at solving some of the problems with which we are beset.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 1, 2006
FAULTY INTELLIGENCE No good alibe for believing lies
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 20, 2006
Talking to Bush Republicans
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 18, 2006
A TIME FOR EUTHANASIA The Democratic Paerty has outlived its effectiveness. Time for new blood!
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 12, 2008
WHY AMERICANS ARE BITTER Bush keeps telling us that our economy is going through a "rough patch" and we should suck it up while jobs continue to go off-shore, homes are being foreclosed, and children and elderly are dying needlessly for lack of medical care. Those who still have jobs are paying double for gasoline to get to work and retail prices are reaching for the sky because of the increased cost of getting merchandise from the factory.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Another Clinton Sell-Out We now find ourselves with many of the class distinctions in our society totally removed. We are no longer a nation of tiers of society but have been reduced, simply, to a society of haves and have-nots.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 30, 2008
A "TOPSY-TURVY" CANDIDATE We must vote for a man who will continue the Bush program of strike-first, ask-questions-later, and damn-the-expense, or for a man who will involve himself in discussion to resolve the differences with other nations and conserve our resources to provide the needed services for the beleaguered American public. The choice is clear that this nation has had enough of the Neo-Con aggression.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 12, 2006
The Return of Joe McCarthy The real reasons behind the telephone connections
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 1, 2006
THE HATE MACHINE Carefully teaching Americans to hate each other
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 23, 2008
A Liberal View of the News We must bear in mind the Republican roots of Senator Clinton. She still carries the thought processes of the Goldwater Girl of the 1960's and she easily slides into compliance with the Republican mindset. When others were demanding withdrawal from Iraq, she was saying that we will have to stay indefinitely "in order to protect our Embassy."
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 17, 2006
J-MAC AND THE PREZ Desperate for positive publicity, The Prez cuddles up to a real hero
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 31, 2008
Sitting Out the Election The great loss was John Edwards. With the withdrawal of Dennis Kucinich, he was the last best hope for any chance for the common man to receive any real consideration in the future policies of our government. Of course, the election of any of the Republicans means eternal war in the hope that the fiscal mess will not catch up with us.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 2, 2006
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY Who is to blame and who should pay?
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 28, 2005
The Great Medicare Maze A critique of Medicare, Part D
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 19, 2008
IT AIN'T ABOUT RACE, BABY If you really listened to the words of Barack Obama, a different perspective would emerge. He spoke not only about being a black man running for the American presidency but about a black-and-white man attempting to reconcile both sides of his heritage and getting them to live together in peace.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 31, 2007
About that Patience, Mr. President You had no patience when you, for your own reasons, decided that it was necessary to invade Iraq and those reasons changed as often as they were proven wrong. After six years of your ineptitude, profligate spending, and destruction of our national resources, you may find we are fresh out of patience.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 31, 2007
The Duel Being "good press" does not necessarily mean choosing a good President. The final choice must be one who can recognize and correct the damage done to every citizen and every level of government by the current administration.
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The Burning Question
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MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Iraq Study Group report is too little, too late
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 26, 2006
THE GOOD NEWS
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 3, 2008
DEBUNKING THE HEALTH CARE BUGABOO The presidential candidates all believe they have the health-care answers that the voters will approve but most really are aware that their proposals simply will not work. In the meantime, people are dying from neglect.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 29, 2008
MY PASTOR IS HOLIER THAN YOURS We should pay no more attention to the professional rantings of Pastor Wright than we do to those of the Fundamentalists and get on with the process of choosing the next leader of out nation. If we must pray for something, let it be that we still have a nation to govern in January, 2009.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 26, 2006
Who You Callin' Liberal If one dares to suggest that any policy of the current administration may be unacceptable, one is instantly bombarded with the sobriquet of "liberality" in absolutely insulting terms. One would be hard put to count the times that we have been verbally assaulted, in every instance concluding with the ultimate denigration....that we are "Liberal".
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Framing Questions and Making Choices We have become a nation of immediate gratification. We want it all and we want it NOW. We have become trained by the media and the advertisers that greed and selfishness are the norm and tomorrow can take care of itself.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 3, 2008
THE GOLDWATER GIRL AND OTHER CHANGELINGS The winner will face another race against another "changeling" whose ambition has wreaked horrendous changes in him. A man who cherished his reputation as a maverick, who steadfastly refused to march in lockstep with the Neocons and religious right, but courted both and adopted the attitude of the Bush administration as well as the no-taxes-no-welfare program of the super-right and endless war in the Middle East.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 15, 2006
WHA-A-A-AT? NOW THAT THE LEFT HAS PUT THE DEMS IN POWER, THEY TELL US TO SHUT UP AND GO LIE DOWN. THEY'RE MOVING TO THE MIDDLE!
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 23, 2006
WALKIN' UP ON A JACKASS
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 8, 2008
PUT UP OR SHUT UP We must stand up, speak up and let the opposition know we will not tolerate their underhanded methods of spreading lies and mis-statements regarding any candidate and the time is past when they can do so with impunity and without retaliation. Now, those of us who believe in the free exercise of democracy can make it known that we have had enough of the threats and fear mongering of the ultra-right.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 2, 2007
WE ARE THE INDIANS Present-day problems in the light of history
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 26, 2006
HIP DEEP IN THE TRICKLE DOWN The true state of Medicare
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Medicare Prescriptio Rip-Off Bush rewards the insurance corps at the expense of the elderly
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 29, 2006
BRACING FOR THE SOTU ADDRESS
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 28, 2006
THE REAL CULPRIT
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 17, 2005
The Economy Gap Educating Alan Greenspan
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 13, 2006
THE WORK AHEAD What the 110th Congress must do
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 1, 2008
JUST TELL US WHAT YOU REALLY THINK We would really like to know what their specific ideas are for re-forming and re-regulating our economic system in order to correct the madness which has brought the entire nation to the brink of bankruptcy.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 12, 2006
STRAIGHT TALK FROM COWBOY COUNTRY
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 16, 2007
The Search For The Great Middle Those who feel that "the middle of the road" is just to the left of George Bush can't see well enough to know that he went "off the road" a long time ago while the rest of us are somewhere over here yelling, "This way, fools!"
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 7, 2007
Dinos Ready to Sell Us Out Again Next year we shall have another chance to make changes in Washington and I believe we should be reminding the House and the Senate of that fact. The current resident there ciould not have done the things he did to our country had we had a Congress of both parties that would stand up and defend our Constitution and our principles.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 17, 2007
GIVE 'EM WHAT THEY WANT A sock-o double feature that will be a real winner
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 2, 2005
The Shameful Blasphemy of the Religious Right How the Evangelicals lead their sheep astray and turn them into a "moral" army
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 25, 2005
HOWARD DEAN'S FUND-RAISING WOES Why the Liberals are hanging onto their wallets

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