Really, How Much Longer?

I despair for this country.  The rich keep getting richer and things like Arizona refusing to pass on Federal money to the unemployed through extended benefits keep happening to the poor.  The republicans keep going after the old people because even if some old guy swings a rake or something, he won’t hurt anybody.  Take […]

If you are angry right now, you had best read this…

Everyone is talking about the employment rate, the unemployment rate, and consumer spending.  Census takers are laid off.  People quit looking for jobs that are not there.  Unemployment benefits are being eliminated for millions of unemployed.  There is talk of the recovery being bumpy and slow.  The housing market is worse off than it has […]

How Not to Fight School Reform

By Guest Blogger XX, The Rhode Island Massacre in which teachers were all fired due to low math and literacy test scores set off a backlash among teachers and those who seem to support them. While some of the corporate media has exploited this for a good human interest story and even as a fairly obvious example of “injustice”, […]

The Winds of Change are Blowing

I debated a day or so publishing this.  They shoot messengers here. We staunched the massive hemorrhaging, but the patient coded.  We pushed the eppi,.  We defibrillated at least six times, chest compressions, the whole nine yards.  The patient is acidotic.  Everyone looks to the doc.  It is time to call it.  THAT is where […]

How bad does it have to get?

Somebody wrote a column about toxins and autism in this country.  In 1943 hardly anyone in this country had ever heard of it.  Now it affects almost 1% of our children.  There was a small flurry of letters and the topic disappears from our consciousness for another millennia. Ortho Weed Killer – Pest Control – […]

Airline travel, now with even more security checks

The pantsbomber, as some are calling him, has succeeded in ramping up security at airports around the world. The increase in security is being called necessary due to the pantsbomber, something reminiscent of the shoe bomber. Now, when flying, everything and everyone is going to end up with secondary checks as well as not being […]