- Dover, New Jersey, USA
- July 20
- Conservative in the Burkean sense. Little tolerance for fools, less for liars (though I regularly vote for them).
MY RECENT POSTS
- Oh No! Obama Is In Trouble!
May 19, 2013 08:39AM
- Gridlock, the Long Tail of
May 11, 2013 04:26PM
- Syria, Haven't We Heard This
April 27, 2013 12:43PM
- We Lost the GWOT, Now What!
April 19, 2013 10:19AM
- Melissa Harris Perry is Right!
April 14, 2013 09:10AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
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- “to me, much ado about
little. and if anyone thinks
remain and issue by
May 19, 2013 08:42AM
- “yep, the right wing
organizations don't really
welfare, but it
May 18, 2013 05:46PM
- “You ought to try to
recall how Clinton's
May 18, 2013 08:04AM
- “as a failed artist, i
know that the first purpose of
artist is to get the
May 11, 2013 05:11PM
Terry McKenna's Links
Oh No, Obama Is In Trouble
The press is alive with talk of scandal. The right is giddy with joy. The left is collapsing into self doubt.
Three scandals at once! Oh no!
To all this I suggest we all take a deep breath and let it out… Read full post »
Yes, the gridlock between so called small government conservatives on the one hand and liberal tax and spenders on the other is not new - it is not even a 20th century creation; the split goes back to our founding.
Stay with me on this one. Though we didn’t have… Read full post »
Haven’t We Heard This All Before?
Let me get this right.
John McCain wants us to enforce a no fly zone and to arm the Syrian rebels? I’m ok with that if he and his follow Senators fly the planes and their rich friends pay for it. … Read full post »
We Lost the GWOT, Now What!
Nearly twelve years after September 11, 2011, two failed wars, the expenditure of maybe two trillion borrowed dollars, and a supposedly secret drone war, we ended up with a Terror Attack anyway.
Can we at least get a T-Shirt saying, &ldqu… Read full post »
Melissa Harris-Perry is Right!
Your kids do belong to all of us.
They also are still your kids, by the way, but if they fuck up, we all end up paying the bill (and when they do well, we gain from their prosperity and good citizenship).
If you… Read full post »
News Flash: the Pope Francis I washes the feet of prisoners including two women.
The washing of the feet by a priest is part of Catholic Holy Week ritual. Other Christian denominations do it as well. The priest or pastor usually washes the feet of representative… Read full post »
Emily was a bit drunk Friday night when she crept into the house. It was after midnight and she didn’t want to waken anyone. She collapsed onto her bed and quickly fell into a deep sleep. She slept dreamlessly, when a thumping sound from the empty… Read full post »
This is written in response to a challenge from Gerald Anderson.
Emily was a bit drunk Friday night when she crept into the house. It was after midnight and she didn’t want to waken anyone. She collapsed onto her bed and quickly fell into a deep… Read full post »
When Rand Paul did his little dance over drones, folks on the right seemed excited that someone on their side was finally taking a stand. Republicans were emerging from the funk they had been in since Obama was re-elected.
I believe Rand… Read full post »
I found Nancy’s grave. This is not as grim as it sounds. My wife suggested that as long as I was taking pictures in cemeteries, perhaps I could also find graves. It turns out genealogy buffs often ask for locals to help them find the grave of… Read full post »
No doubt you’ve seen heard about the Paul Ryan budget. If you remember Ryan from during the fall campaign, you may remember how he insisted that his earlier budget was meant to save Medicare, but he never said from what. Ryan is back again, and it is roughly the same… Read full post »
By now, many have heard about Yahoo’s decision to end the practice of working from home. If you missed the decision, surely you heard the gasbags bloviating afterword, each with an air of undeserved authority.
I took special interest in the op-ed from Jennifer Glass that was publ… Read full post »
As the Catholic Church goes about selecting a new Pope, this lapsed Catholic wonders if the men who run the show really believe in the message. I mean the old men with the dresses and funny hats, the ones in charge.
Taxes, Debt and the GOPs Double Bind.
No matter what they do regarding the Sequestration process, the Republican Party is screwed. Their dilemma represents a form of double-bind. In fact, theirs may even be a triple-bind. And it never had to happen.
The binds: 1)… Read full post »
Big Defense Cuts, Oh No!
The Republican talking point goes like this, the sequester was Obama’s idea, so any drastic cuts that occur will be Obama’s fault. This is odd on a number of levels, but if they can’t score points this way, the have added fear mongering… Read full post »
Valentine’s Day is a Real Holiday.
Yes, it is.
If you don’t think so, how about this.
Halloween is real too, with the candy and the cheap costumes.
And Christmas presents and trees are the real Christmas.
And Easter…. Ok. How about Superbowl Sunday?&nbs… Read full post »
The “true meaning of Christmas” is not a contained in a scene of a poor baby lying in a manger with animals talking and shepherds watching. Nor did the sky erupt with angels and song when Jesus’ was born.
Yes, the teachers have guns.
Nice touch, don't you think? Read full post »
Don't worry, I will review the Fairness Doctrine before this ends, so stay with me.
If you are too young to remember the Fairness Doctrine, look it up on wikipedia.Yesterday I was home on a weekday afternoon so took the opportunity to listen to right wing radio. … Read full post »
Mitt Romney and the death of the Twinkie.
I work in a part of the financial sector that could be described as plain vanilla. Despite the glitz and hype that surround finances, most of it is plain vanilla stuff. That’s right.
You see, even with electronic trading, someone… Read full post »
Yep. It's really a joke. And the fat cats know it.
Too bad the white working class voters who are still being sucked in don't know it. But hey, they never really paid attention so why expect them to now? Read full post »
Job Creators? Not Again!
Yesterday, John Boehner brought up “Job Creators” (JC's for short?). He has staked out his battle line against Obama, and is using the image of JC's as the country’s savior. Lower taxes on the JC's and we have prosperity. Raise them… Read full post »