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The Republican establishment has bragging rights on hot air

As a onetime Republican who has evolved into an independent freethinker, I find the present state of politics to be rather disgusting. I suppose most people feel that way these days. (NOTE: Please participate in this poll re: your political affiliation.) Let me explain... The two most common varieties of fundamentalism prevalent in the United [...]

January 25th, 2012|Politics, U.S.|0 Comments

Catching the eye today

Wednesday, July 27, 2011 Today I was under the weather and resting uncomfortably, but I did manage to take care of a few things. The forces of good are actually winning in Somalia. We are actually winning in Somalia, according to Foreign Policy; unfortunately, the story isn't making the waves it ought to, simply because [...]

July 27th, 2011|News commentary|0 Comments

U.S. tax subsidies for oil companies

Is it really right to give $5 billion in annual subsidies (the Daily Libertarian says it's $4 billion) to oil companies – corporations which are now enjoying record profits (which somehow manage to rise instead fall when gas prices go up)? To be fair, these subsidies are not actual payments to oil companies but specific [...]

July 10th, 2011|Politics, U.S.|0 Comments

Why Michele Bachmann is wrong for our country

Quick update (Wednesday, September 14, 2011): Michele Bachmann continues to suffer from a bad case of truthitis. Many of the "facts" in her prepared speeches continue to be blatantly misleading, if not plain false. Some of her comments during the recent "Tea Party Republican Debate" were no exception, particularly when she attacked the equally unworthy [...]

July 4th, 2011|Politics, U.S.|3 Comments