Monthly Archives: January 2011

Let’s Give President Obama a Report Card

I just finished reading the text of the president’s State Of The Union address. I’m not much for listening to political speeches. I’d rather have just the words, not the carefully controlled emotional appeal. So I read it. The whole … Continue reading

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The Federal Reserve Bank: Hero or Villain?

You’ve heard of “The Fed.” I think all of us have at least a vague idea of what it is, what it does and how it affects the economy. And affecting the economy has a direct bearing on everyone of … Continue reading

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3.8% “Sales Tax” on all Home Sales? FALSE

I hate to keep harping on the lies of the radical conservatives, but they keep telling them. And they keep repeating them over and over via forwarded emails The one I received this morning was a new one to me. … Continue reading

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How About a Little Healthy Skepticism?

“What? You want me to be a skeptic?” “Yes.” “Why?” “Because healthy skepticism is, well, healthy.” If I held that unrecognizable lump out to you in my hand, and said, “Have a bite,” a little healthy skepticism might save you … Continue reading

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The Political Compass

You will enjoy this! I don’t write every day as you know if you’re following this. When there is more political action, there will be more bellicose speech, and I will write more. So for right now, I am writing … Continue reading

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Did Right Wing Violent Rhetoric Cause Jared Loughner to Shoot Representative Giffords?

Yes! No! Is my ambivalence showing? I have been ambivalent about this for several days. I’ve listened to the left wing. I’ve listened to the right wing. Both have some pertinent things to say. But they aren’t listening to each … Continue reading

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Civility? Hah! Not us.

Here is a recent quote from one of the leaders of the Tea Party movement in Washington State (emphasis mine): Hi All,  I know the call for “Civility” by the most uncivil president, representing the most uncivil party in history, … Continue reading

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