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A Modest Proposal For Disaster Response

A 10-step proposal for responding to hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and wild fires. Note: This idea was triggered watching a news report which noted there were no storm shelters in any … Continue reading

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May 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Conservative Commentators: Gaming the Public for Money.

It hit me like Revelation: Conservative  commentators are using social media to game the public. It’s not politics. It’s not debate. It’s sport. The sport that is going on here … Continue reading

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September 15, 2009 · Leave a comment

Conservative Take on Health Care: No Right to be Solvent

Many opponents of health care reform are guided by the tenants of conservative politics.  These tenants have deep roots in Christianity, in capitalism, and in the American ideal — the almost … Continue reading

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September 9, 2009 · Leave a comment

Obama Teaches Right a School Lesson

It’s now become a point of great amusement to see how quickly the right wing commentators are biting into every bone thrown their way. Where once, during the run-up to the … Continue reading

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September 8, 2009 · Leave a comment

Health care reform, now.

“Integrity,” said the late Senator Edward Kennedy, “is the lifeblood of a democracy.  Deceit is a poison in its veins.” No better words describe the American political scene today, where … Continue reading

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August 26, 2009 · Leave a comment

Free Speech in Town Hall

It’s been suggested by some that I must believe disruptive activities in town hall meetings are only okay when they are perpetrated by “left-leaning organizations such as ACT-UP,” but not others.  … Continue reading

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August 12, 2009 · 2 Comments