Monday, November 08, 2010
Are all these scientists paid off by the oil industry or what? I'll do some research on them, but I'm a bit stunned by this web site.
Someone on TPM said 6 men own over 60% of U.S. GDP (I haven't found anything to prove that yet), but it also looks like 6 scientists (are they all scientists?) are responsible for climate denying based on irrelevant data.
A U.K. astronomist and former squatter that claims to predict the weather 11 months ahead with what appears to be the accuracy of flipping a coin. Owns a privately owned weather forecasting company and "
Friday, November 05, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
In an attempt to put my chidren less at risk, I spaced out their vaccines and asked about Mercury (most of which was removed by 2003, I believe). It did show up last year in the flu vaccine! But I couldn't help but wonder the game of deadly roulette the people who I knew who didn't vaccine were playing. How would or could they insulate their children from the diseases of our global world? Especially in a major city like L.A.? Their sheltered kids would go to school with protected kids who could bring germs from anywhere. I would bet a lot of home school parents didn't vaccinate their kids...and perhaps they will get vaccinated now.
For me, the anti-vaccine movement was the left extremist belief in risks we could not prove, but we knew the greater risks--grounded in history. So the left believed in an unproven risk (a major disease caused by vaccines), and the right denies a proven one (global warming). They don't seem to have the same deadly weight, but sometimes they can.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
If his prompt attention to the Palestinian-Israeli peace proves anything, it is that he would like to avoid war with Iran. Why didn't Bush even try? For one thing it would have complicated the Neocon map of engagement. You can't work toward peace AND use Palestinians as a reason for war. Yet Democrats are today calling Obama a "Neocon."
Can we simply ask ourselves before we speak, "Is this true?"
And can we point out the true hypocrites that have mastered it so well that people often accept it without comment? Like when conservatives say they hate "group politics" when the left protects them, but then work hard to have us hate many different groups?
Maybe we can be enthusiastic in our ability to give Obama a DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS like Clinton had when he DID GREAT THINGS.
Divided government will mean 4 years of no legislation, Presidential proclamations, and a Republican President in 2012.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
I just had this thought, though, spawned by a Dr. Oz facebook post that discusses how some states are trying to make their public school cafeterias healthier. It takes a lot of education and restructuring to do so, so in other words, money. Health=investment. Isn't this the truth with every aspect of our society?
The party of No, and Tax Cuts, gets what it pays for--nothing. And worse, really, that party gets poverty, uncritical, uneducated, low wage workers. So my question for them is:
What, you want a healthy, happy, rich, country, town, and neighborhood, but you're not wiling to pay for it (and don't get me started on the war)?
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Best life to all!
Friday, June 25, 2010
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
I adopted the "Don't Tread On Me" symbol during the Bush years when his bullying example was encouraging police abuse and crimes against our civil rights (some even remain to be corrected).
I believe that the Tea Bag groups don't have any idea why they use it. It's much more fitting for the oppressed than elitist oppressors who seem incapable of clarifying what they do want...but scream for what they don't want, like taxes on the rich, or liberals teaching in public schools, and regulations on companies like BP.
Monday, June 07, 2010
She is angry at war, our war, their war, war, war, war, war.
But are we going to go there?
Are we going to ask the real questions that effect us all or are half of Americans going to think she's a Jew hater and the other half going to say Jews are too powerful (neither one of which is true), and then we'll bounce on to the next free speech controversy?
Israel and Turkey's extremist muslims' deadly actions in the past week directly led to Helen's comment.
I for one, want to do more research into the situation in Israeli, Turkish, and Egyptian waters.
What is legal? What is moral? What is feasible to protect the state of Israel?? At what point should America stop supporting Israel? Philosophically? Morally? Over this???? Really?
In 2010, what makes Israel any more war-like that our own?
Friday, April 23, 2010
Alaskan authorities have been killing wolves to keep moose and caribou populations preserved for human hunting, at rates of 60% to 75% sport. When moose and caribou populations get so high they are unsustainable (because of course, the authorities over hunt the wolves), the authorities shoot the moose and caribou. MMMM, hunting.
He does a GREAT job of defining why the Tea Party folks are losing steam. I try to be honest about what people seem to want from the other side, from the conservative side, because I think it makes sense to try to bring people together.
But what I've seen from them, their arguments, their paranoia, their HATE for whatever Glenn Beck defines for them as worth hating, their eagerness to criticize rather then understand, are what they are wrapped up in, and it's not reality.
If they could make a coherent argument that wasn't based on the hatred of liberals or the president, or Nancy Pelosi, or Democrats, or whatever straw man they've created, they might be believed. But they are so absolute in their partisanship, talking points, and unscientific dogma, that they hit most people exactly like the press is portraying them--as radicalized idiots with no basis in fact. e.g. Taxation without representation? Really? If anything, the corporations get over represented and pay no taxes (and it's not new)!! But it's the millionaires Beck and Limbaugh, working for billionaires, that threaten middle class Americans with job losses if folks don't support big corporations not having to pay taxes. A brilliant scheme, isn't it? And the rich get richer, and the middle classes pay the taxes.
And the truth is, the right would have a point if they didn't try so hard to place blame on the shoulders of half of America, but not the true monsters, or themselves.
Our country is in debt, and we're spending too much, so what are WE going to do about it?
Monday, April 12, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
"We must be independent. These pressures keep building and the vise gets tighter and tighter and tighter. There are — I was going to say easy — there are not easy long-term principles. But there are long-term principles that will solve these issues. We've talked about them at length many times. We're going to talk about them in the next few weeks. I'm going to solve some of these things.
And you've got — I'm telling you, you don't have to agree with my answer. But you've got to be behind something that makes sense."
Oh goody, I can't wait to see what his solutions are!!!!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Oh look, I'll point out hypocrisy on both sides. But I find Republicans do it openly, and with months of planning.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Here's a list of who did and didn't vote for the Franken Amendment to allow workers a fair trial. I notice that Senator DeMint, who I will actively campaign against, voted against it. I believe he severely compromised our national security over his anti-union theocracy.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I just want to say that no Massachusetts voter in their right mind would vote in a Senator that would vote to undermine the progressive, universal healthcare that they receive in Massachusetts. The plan that Brown voted for, not against. Get it?
Brown voted for Universal Healthcare