Archive for October 19th, 2014

October 19th, 2014 - 10:15 pm § in America

Saving To Retire On $7.25 An Hour

Republicans don’t like Social Security and think people should be responsible for their own retirement savings.  But they also oppose paying workers enough to live on in the present, let alone save for the future. “Too many Americans are too dependent on Social Security” and need [...]

October 19th, 2014 - 9:09 pm § in Uncategorized

Shooting A Gun Will Give You Lead Poisoning

No, this headline isn’t tongue-in-cheek.  I had a heckuva time writing it, because this article is serious.  I gave up trying to write something catchy, played it straight, and wrote a simple factual statement.  Seriously, I did.  I can’t outdo the Seattle Times’ reportage on t[...]

October 19th, 2014 - 2:19 pm § in Politics

Should America Trust Rick Perry With Life-And-Death Power?

Rick Perry is fixing to run for president again.  Let’s hope he’s quickly eliminated, because this man is dangerous.  He has proven that he can’t be trusted with the nuclear codes or any other life-and-death decisions.  His incuriosity, poor judgment, low character, and plain st[...]

October 19th, 2014 - 10:45 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics

Ebola: The GOP’s Budget-Cutting Chickens Come Home To Roost

Finally, some plain talk and common sense about the GOP’s intellectually bankrupt ideology of savaging government and then blaming it for everything that goes wrong: “Conservatives can’t bash and slash government and then suddenly act surprised if government isn’t there when [...]

October 19th, 2014 - 7:19 am § in Misc.

The Messiah Arrives

579 BCE King Cyrus of Persia formally occupied Babylon.[...]

October 19th, 2014 - 1:33 am § in Misc.