Archive for February 18th, 2015

February 18th, 2015 - 11:05 pm § in Politics

Gov. Walker’s fiscal policies force Wisconsin to miss debt payments

“Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, facing a $283 million deficit that needs to be closed by the end of June, will skip more than $100 million in debt payments to balance the books thrown into disarray by his tax cuts,” Bloomberg News reported Tuesday. “The move comes as Walker, 47, moun[...]

February 18th, 2015 - 10:52 pm § in Misc.

Kochs join with liberals to work for criminal justice reform

America’s criminal justice system is so badly broken the Kochs are joining forces with progressives to push for reforms. Koch Industries and Center for American Progress, a progressive group, are teaming up to study the problem and lobby Congress for changes. A Tea Party group and the ACLU al[...]

February 18th, 2015 - 4:49 pm § in America, Hypocrisy


I joined a conversation about women’s rights yesterday at work with two white women. It was interesting until one co-worker started questioning why African American history received so much attention in comparison to women’s studies.  All history should be discussed, there is no[...]

February 18th, 2015 - 9:33 am § in Israel/Palestine, Misc.

Americans Overwhelmingly oppose Bebe speech!

Poll: Nearly 2/3 of Americans say Netanyahu Congress speech a `bad move’ Almost two-thirds of Americans say the Congress should have coordinated its invitation to Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu…  [...]

February 18th, 2015 - 6:47 am § in Misc.

Jeff the Diseased Lung

I just watched John Oliver’s entertaining and informative report on the fight against big tobaccos international marketing tactics I decided to do my part in helping John’s suggestion for smoking’s newest mascot Jeff the Diseased Lung go viral. You can all help by tweeting him with[...]

February 18th, 2015 - 1:58 am § in America, Hypocrisy

Harvard Bans Sex for Profs and The Nation’s Elite Undergrads.

Harvard bans sexual relationships between professors and undergrads “(Harvard College) wasn’t some kind of crazy hippie commune where professors and undergraduate students were having sex with each other three weeks ago.” (quotes are from Washington Post interview with Professor Alison Jones) [...]

February 18th, 2015 - 1:14 am § in America

Support Chief Leschi, Fight Illegal Immigration on the Anniverary of His Death

When Chief Leschi resisted the American occupation by attacking Seattle , he was tried and convicted for murder. His first trial resulted in a hung jury because of the judge’s instruction that killing of combatants during wartime did not constitute murder. He was convicted and sentenced to dea[...]