Saturday, March 29, 2014

Back to the Future

Dean calls it again.  And as usual, the man behind the curtain is -- you guessed it! -- rich people trying to take your money!  We now have an economy wherein working people pay taxes (and the rich pay some, too, although less and less and less and less) to subsidize big businesses, which decrease wages, and to cut social services we need.

At least it's not the Medieval Period, when the Lords and Kings ran the show and lived it up while demanding taxes from the poor serfs and craftsmen, you know, as "protection money" and for other services, which were pretty meager ... wait, maybe it is a lot like that.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Civil rights? Oh, no!

The Democratic Party is so full of contradictions they can't even approve their own nominations now.  The Democrat-controlled Senate just rejected Obama's nomination of Debo Adegbile to head the US Justice Depts civil rights division, because ... well, he's a qualified civil rights attorney.

The best quotes, as usual, were from Republi-cons: that's what you get for helping a cop-killer, slap in the face of law enforcement, blah, blah, blah.  But seven Dems are what killed the nomination. 

Yeah, that Obama, it's all his fault, right?  Well, he has been a major disappointment, but as to the question of why he doesn't do more -- we need look no further than his own party.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

I crane, you crane, we all crane our necks to the Ukraine

When people in any country start getting rowdy with respect to their economic or political overlords, I am generally one who smiles.  Rebellion, revolt, and talking back are messy, flawed, ugly-beautiful, human-all-too-human enterprises.  They usually need to be done, and usually need to be done differently, but they usually still need to be done.

That said, we shouldn't be babes-in-the-woods cheerleaders, either.