DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER…

It won’t start like other “civil wars.” It will start by this or that poor person killing the first rich person that puts a “face” to the frustration that the “little guy” is feeling. It might be a local banker or just someone driving a Porsche. The poorest of the 99%, who have nothing to […]

A Moral Schlemeil’s Memoir

By Saul Landau Remember the aggressive guy in grade school and high school who snarled out of the corner of his mouth, and always egged other guys into fights but never felt knuckles on his own cheek? He’s the same guy who later got six college deferments for the draft while he advocated for the […]

Dumb and Dumber One Better

Here is one for you, a perfect example of trickle down economics.  In Greece, 60 % of the people do not pay their taxes.  Seventy–five percent said they did not have swimming pools until aerial photographs proved them wrong and they still do not pay taxes.  It also looks like they do not spend the […]

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 […]

Finally A NIMBY I Can Get Behind.

I would like to say he is my friend, but the truth is I only know him through the internet.  He is the guy you wish was living next door, down the road, or across your backyard fence.  For starters, he is always in a good mood, which I believe always comes from doing the […]

If I hear that one more time I’ll scream.

A guy I do not often read, at the N Y Times, wrote an op-ed piece, The Unready Republicans, about the lack of a Republican plan, despite their claim of wanting to get the reins back for the last four years.  The fact is that they don’t have anything new to offer.  All they have […]

Just Desserts

A guy who calls himself “Keith in Seattle” posted this comment on my blog: “New numbers posted today on the Treasury Department website show the National Debt has increased by more than $3 trillion since President Obama took office. The National Debt stood at $10.626 trillion the day Mr. Obama was inaugurated. The Bureau of […]

Who do they think they are?

Imagine that a neighbor of yours (good guy) decides one day that another neighbor (bad guy) might assault him and damage his home. Then imagine that good guy hires professional hitmen to attack and kill bad guy. Just to be thorough, good guy hires a helicopter with sniper to hover over bad guy’s house and […]