Editor’s Pick
MARCH 5, 2012 5:53PM

Herman Cain's Death Of A Goldfish

DeathOfAGoldfish If you have yet to experience Herman Cain's odd new political advertisement, the time has come. [If you DID experience the ad, you've already had your "what the HELL?! moment; feel free to proceed to the commentary.]  Herman Cain aptly demonstrates his lack of ability and judge… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 18, 2012 2:31AM

Obama's Polished Turd

Banks escape accountability If you’re one of the estimated 14 million American homeowners stuck with negative home equity or struggling to make your mortgage payments, you may have cheered the recent news of a national mortgage foreclosure settlement, thinking that help has finally arrived. And it h… Read full post »

DontTreadOnMe America.  Synonymous with freedom to the people of oppressive nations all over the globe--or was, once. These days, we’re seeing examples of the erosion of Constitutionally-guaranteed rights and freedoms with frightening regularity, and citizens of those oppressive nations areRead full post »

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NOVEMBER 18, 2011 2:36AM

We Are The Future of Occupy

 As the Occupy movement eases past the two-month mark, everyone seems to be discussing the future of the Occupation. Individual trends and motivations are apparent for each of the major groups involved in the conversation, but a common theme has also emerged. Setting aside the obvious posRead full post »

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NOVEMBER 8, 2011 1:21AM

Label Me Pissed; Mainstream Media Manipulation Mania

OWSLabelsWordCloud Since the Occupy Wall Street movement began--and since the mainstream media [MSM] actually began to cover it--one thing that really stands out to me is the effect mainstream media labels have on the perspective of the population. Labels are words that, when used, evoke some type ofRead full post »

GoDirectlyToJail Wall Street, the corporate-owned mainstream media and our federal government have done a great spin and concealment job when it comes to the financial damage done to investors, public employees and taxpayers. They disguised, withheld and misrepresented the problem so skillfully that theRead full post »
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OCTOBER 16, 2011 3:27AM

You've Been Screwed by Wall Street, Too

screwedOne of the most effective tactics on the part of the anti-#OccupyWallStreet and #wearethe99% movements is attempting to shame participants into silence. Got laid off? Your own fault, and go take a shower, you filthy hippie. And get a haircut and a job, while you’re at it. Lost your home?Read full post »

OCTOBER 13, 2011 2:58AM

I am the 99%...and SO ARE YOU

One of the Ninety-Nine Percent In the wake of the We Are the 99 -- #wearethe99%--the internet is bristling with pics from the opposition movements that have stolen its creative format: details of the effect Wall Street’s actions have had on people’s personal stories, recorded on signs that usually hide a pRead full post »

OCTOBER 11, 2011 11:46PM

You May Be The 1% IF...

1%Pig It's incredibly unlikely that you are actually one of the 1%, but an awful lot of "regular" people seem to think they qualify.  These 1% wannabes have taken it upon themselves to vehemently oppose the actions by the #OccupyWallStreet and #wearethe99% movements, and inRead full post »

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It's time for an effective, inexpensive plan focused on job creation. 

President Obama recently released his plan to create jobs. Basically, he’s playing politics by giving Congress a bad bill and urging them to pass it quickly. As usual, he left it up to Congress to work out the details and to figure out how to pay for it. Or, moreRead full post »

AUGUST 13, 2011 7:42AM

Got Revolution? Go Fish!

America's in the crapper. America is in the crapper. Our freedoms have been eroded, our Constitution violated, unemployment is high, underemployment is higher, our economy seems to be circling the drain, our right to privacy is a thing of the past, and the only action of which our POTUS appears to be capable is rRead full post »

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AUGUST 11, 2011 2:20AM

Taxing The Poor: How To Squeeze Blood From A Stone

If you tax us, do we not bleed? As it turns out, not necessarily... America’s current situation has resulted in a lot of debating over our system of taxation. Most of us seem to agree that the government needs to stop spending so much, and that we need more tax revenue. Then, the divide begins.

The Republicans generally argue that 50% of AmericansRead full post »

Teachers' Unions Want Congressional CompensationRecently, I was attacked by a Facebook commenter for commenting on/questioning the demands of teachers and their unions. My credentials were demanded, my concerns belittled, and the commenter clearly wanted everyone to get the message that if one is not a teacher, one has no business commentin… Read full post »

Social Security Change Social Security has been a hot topic lately, and, as is usual for controversial issues, the discussion includes a LOT of misinformation.  It's argued that Social Security is “broke”, that it is a “pyramid/Ponzi scheme”, that it’s “doomedRead full post »

MARCH 20, 2010 9:59PM

Does The Bible Ban Profanity?

Does the Bible ban profanity? 

I had an interesting discussion today regarding what the Bible has to say regarding profanity, and which words God considers profane. I was left with questions, and decided to do a little research. Google wasn't terribly helpful, but the lack of information helped me determine my own po… Read full post »

JANUARY 26, 2010 11:56AM

Only You Can Prevent Obamacare

Only YOU can prevent Obamacare   

Current President Barack Obama successfully campaigned on healthcare, though his plan wasn't much good then, and has since evolved into a giant, gift-wrapped, insuance company stimulus package.  His political stock in freefall, Obama tossed the hot potato … Read full post »

JANUARY 24, 2010 3:05AM

Death By Red Tape: Haiti

Death By Red Tape 

Since the news of the Haiti disaster first reached us, we have been innundated with calls for donations to help the people of Haiti. While donations are wonderful, it seems to me that the greatest need in Haiti at the moment is people with the ability to cut through red… Read full post »

DECEMBER 27, 2009 11:49PM

My Cat Drools On My Keyboard

My Cat Drools On My Keyboard  


My cat drools on my keyboard

As I sit and read OS

Were it just a tad, I shan't complain,

 But he does it to excess.

 He lies in wait for me to find

A post I get involved in;

Then leaps upon me, open-mouthed

Saliva dangling from within.… Read full post »

Paying For Healthcare  

This is the final post in the series, Healthcare: Yes We Can.....But We Probably Won't.


There are approximately 306, 902,000 Americans living in 111,162,000 households (2007) as of July 2009. (census.gov) The average family healthRead full post »

This post is Part Four of the series, Healthcare: Yes We Can.....But We Probably Won't. 


 There are many problems with private healthcare insurance, the most troubling being that private insurers exist to make money rather than to ensure that subscribRead full post »


This post is Part Three in the series, Healthcare: Yes We Can.....But We Probably Won't. 


Why does an aspirin cost $7, a Bandaid $19 on your hospital bill? The hospitals aren’t trying to gouge you; they are covering the&Read full post »

This post is Part Two of the series, Healthcare: Yes We Can.....But We Probably Won't.


Affordability is a major issue that needs to be addressed. Under the current system, having more money means better access to quality care. No other developed nation allows their wealthy toRead full post »

This post is Part One of a planned series about healthcare reform in the United States. The series covers detailed problems with the current healthcare system, including specific issues and obstacles to reform; the type of healthcare system needed to benefit every American citizen, justifications forRead full post »

MARCH 23, 2009 3:18PM

I Watch As He Drowns

He drowns, as I watch.

I endeavor to extricate, to deliver, to rescue, to save .

But I fail.  I disappoint.

I am his light, his dawn.  Inside his dead, unfathomable eyes, the man he was breathes at my advent.  For a moment, I see him, the one I loved more than life;… Read full post »