Monthly Archives: September 2010

Finally, a Solution to the Red State – Blue State Conflict

Astronomers – a specific branch of secular humanist religion – has identified a “goldilocks” planet circling Beta Pictoris.  It’s relatively close by. Plans to transport Darwinists and their ilk to the Gliese 581g are under way at various enterprise thinktanks, … Continue reading

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Elections Coming! And Bigoty or Ignorance Leads the Way.

James Fallows has an interesting column on bigotry in the Atlantic. I haven’t followed the “Frankly, Muslim life is cheap” controversy, but apparently Martin Peretz of the New Republic put his foot in his mouth on the occasion of being … Continue reading

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Campaign and Election News Update

Campaign funding update: Justin Elliot at Salon has interesting story on the money flowing to Karl Rove’s political organization American Crossroads. The group raised a little more than 2 ½ million bucks in August and 91% of the August funds … Continue reading

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Police State Update

There’s a lot of tension between the police in the Northwest and the Native American community these days over the police killing of Native American Carver, John T. Williams. The Stranger in Seattle has some of the coverage. There have … Continue reading

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Andrew Revkin has an editorial piece on global warming and extreme weather

on Dot.Earth and also running in NYT. He’s pretty cautious about linking global weather extremes to global warming, and I understand that the denier population wants to single out any individual tornado, hurricane, flood, drought and make the point that … Continue reading

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Lights Out on US Manufacturing and More

The last major GE factory making light bulbs in the US is closing later this month. WAPO has that story.  It’s a metaphor for how US national policy has encouraged the shift of manufacturing jobs outside US borders to cut … Continue reading

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A couple of pieces to review regarding global warming

Dahr Jamail has a piece on the threat of global warming on Truthout.   Erika Blumenfeld is the photographer for the Jamail piece and has done a great job of capturing the devastation of the BP gusher in the Gulf.  … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on Social Security, FDR and Taxes

Thinking about Mary’s post on Krugman and his take on things.  I continue to be completely convinced that Obama should have made Paul Krugman the Environmental Czar for a two year project to right the economy back in January 2009. … Continue reading

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Robert Reich says the problem is wage inequality

Reich would like to up the minimum wage. I would like to instate a maximum wage through a steeply progressive tax rate with a top rate that is essentially confiscatory. If a really wealthy person know they are going to … Continue reading

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Another off shore platform explodes in flames

Initial reports say the crew got off and all are accounted for. Hopefully, this will not turn out to be another runaway well. clipped from news.yahoo.com Gulf oil platform explodes, burning off La. coast GRAND ISLE, La. – An offshore … Continue reading

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