Is a College Degree Worth the Cost?

Given the $962 billion Americans owe in student loan debt, it seems reasonable to ask what a college degree buys them in employability and future income. Not much according to a recent Online Degree feature revealing that 33,655 PhDs and 239,029 master’s degree recipients are on food stamps. American janitors are the most educated in […]

A pre-election conversation

Walking into a San Francisco bar, I saw Chico, a guy I knew in the 1960s. We had run into each other at anti-war marches, sit-ins for equal hiring practices and other popular political activities of the times. Over beer, we overheard a nearby couple discussing the November 2 elections. “Man,” I told him, assuming […]

The Other "GULF" In This Country

This is a reply to a reply to one of my blogs.  I made it a blog because it is a response to a number of selfish people in this country.  I hate to think of the world they would wreak if they actually ever get the reins of power.  They would make Brave New […]

And The Answer Is…

I have analogies filling my head.  I am reminded of the frog swimming in the kettle of water on the stove.  He doesn’t notice the water is getting warmer until it is too late.  There are 27 million Americans who are either unemployed or underemployed.  Forty-two percent (42%) of the wealth in this country is […]

Obama’s surge

Obama’s surge, will it work?  What a stupid question.  First of all, Bush’s surge didn’t work.  Everyone said it did because he sent over all those troops and the fighting stopped.  Never mind that the Sunnis and Shiites were already driven out of or killed in each of the other’s communities.  Never mind that the […]

We've All Seen 'em, But Who Starts 'em?

Initially I wrote this as simply a response to an email from a friend.  It is one of those things that someone “cleverly” thought up, like “Joe the Plumber” was thought up and then it gets mindlessly passed by the thoughtless followers of the Rush Limbaugh ilk.  It is time, however, to call this crap […]