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It’s only a Bribe

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” ~Alexis de Tocqueville, born this day in 1805. ***

Happy Birthday, Clifford Odets

“Life shouldn’t be printed on dollar bills.” ~Clifford Odets, born this day in 1906. ***

RIP FDR

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much — it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt, January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945

Hours of Fun for 50 Cents

There’s no reason to spend a lot of money on entertainment when you can have hours of fun at home. Here’s how!  

4 Dead in Urban Outfitters

This week was all about the apology. It wasn’t just that the New York Times had to apologize for mistakenly referring to Dick Cheney as the former president of the United States. Apologies abounded! Like the one from Jacob Dorsey, the 19-year-old Republican candidate for the Wisconsin Assembly, who not only apologized but dropped out … Continue reading

Bloody Mary

Big business has a big mouth these days, but what comes out isn’t always pleasant. Chick-fil-A hates gays. Hobby Lobby has its panties in a knot over contraception. Taco Bell fires managers for hiring too many Mexicans. It doesn’t seem to end. Then we read about the firestorm surrounding Mary’s Gourmet Diner, a restaurant in … Continue reading

The Week in Politics

THE WEEK OF WHATEVER Everything you need to know about last week’s politics for this week’s cocktail party. This week, an AP-Gfk poll called “Midterm Schmidterm” found that about half of the voters in American don’t give a rat’s ass who controls Congress and about 32% — when asked which party they’ll vote for — … Continue reading

The Week in Politics

CROSSING THE LINE   This week, the Golden State Fence Company, which was contracted to build a fence along the California-Mexico border, was fined $5 million — for hiring illegal immigrants to build the border fence. Also this week, Senate Republicans announced that they will address immigration reform in about two years.   *** Get … Continue reading

The Week in Politics

WHERE’S THE DOUGH? It’s no secret that the dreaded Koch Brothers have spent almost $500 million of their bulging fortune on pet Republican candidates and ultra-conservative, narrow-minded “think” tanks. The Kochs have become the poster boys of white-bread American illusions. They’re a three-way cross between Norman Rockwell, Ronald Reagan and a wallet. They want everyone … Continue reading

The Week in Politics

IT’S THE McONOMY, STUPID What you’ve suspected all along turns out to be true: America’s robust middle class has become nothing more than a footnote to history. A new study shows that, for the first time since Jesus and his pet dinosaur were prancing through the Garden of Eden and writing the Constitution, America’s middle … Continue reading

Old Words, New Wisdom

R.I.P.  F.D.R. “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much — it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt, January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945 *** ***

The Week in Politics

If there was any political news, it was rather hard to find this week since media resigned itself to reporting on nothing but the fact that they have nothing to report about that missing flight but will anyway. And the media not covering the flight is covering how much the media is covering it. But, … Continue reading

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