Posts Tagged ‘poverty’

May 13th, 2012 - 6:21 am § in America, Politics

Michelle Obama wears $35 dress on TV

The wife of US President Barack Obama has won praise after departing from her usual upscale designer fashion style by appearing on NBC’s Today show on Wednesday in a $34.95 dress from low priced H&M. H&M stores in both Detroit and Boston were fielding numerous calls looking for the dre[...]

April 24th, 2012 - 5:48 pm § in America, Politics, The Ave Scene

SeattleJew: Obama Campaign Comes to Seattle

This Saturday I attended a Seattle Obama organization rally. The best part was the church … MLK Memorial Baptist in Renton.  The singer (to the left) was awesome! The church folk were terrific, making everyone feel welcome. This was good because as a non Christian I am always uncomfortable at[...]

December 24th, 2011 - 2:05 am § in America, Misc., Politics

The 99% Rag: Poem for the Times

’Twas Year End and the CEOs / Did gamble with their bonus,
All bankrupt were the borrowers / In th’ encampment of the homeless.

The once-proud folks of Middle Class, their pensions stripped away;
Their diet was of canned dog food, ham-sandwiches and hay.


November 25th, 2011 - 9:48 am § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Taking Money Back to 1492

Back in the day, Spain was awesomely rich! All Ferdinand and Isabella needed to do was to sends ships to America, pick up some gold and few slaves, bring the stuff back and … MONEY!!! Having expelled the smart folks … the Jews and Muslims, the triumphant Spanish Chrsitians, figured this [...]

October 31st, 2011 - 8:00 am § in America, Politics, Schools & Colleges, UW

Governor proposes increasing cuts to UW to 2/3 of total state support! What’s left?

Oct. 27, 2011               Statement from UW President Michael K. Young regarding the governor’s proposed supplemental budget reductions As anticipated, the budget cuts released by the governor today have grave implications for the state of Washington and its citizens.  The “Gr[...]

September 6th, 2011 - 7:33 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics

BREAKING NEWS: Romney Cuddles Up to Tea Party, loses debate to Perry Who Does Not Show Up.

  DeMint: What would you change in our foreign policy? Romney: A lot. First, I would have one. #palmettoff 4 hours ago · DeMint’s first question for Romney: Would you favor “right-to-work” legislation?” Romney says yes #palmettoff 4 hours ago · reatest assets. #palmett[...]

April 21st, 2011 - 2:05 pm § in Jews, Politics

An attack on a central concept: is Zionism Democracy?

Israel’s resolute occupation of Palestinians in not just historic Palestine, but in the West Bank and Gaza Strip specifically, can be considered the oldest quasi-dictatorship in the Middle East, Bishara argues [GALLO/GETTY] from Al Jazeera As the conventional wisdom goes – especially in t[...]

April 10th, 2011 - 2:24 pm § in Politics

Sit-In Protesters Removed From State Capitol

When I asked Washington State Patrol officer Arras if we would be arrested he replied, "You will be leaving the building tonight." We all took this to mean that we would be physically forced from the Capitol and taken to jail. None of the demonstrators left ... In effect, there was a showdown betwee[...]

April 6th, 2011 - 3:10 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

UFWS: Credits to Rep Ross Hunter for doing his best.

(Washington is one of the) “dumb, dumber, dumbest” states, for having recorded our poorest rates of investment in higher education over the last two fiscal years.  In FY 2010, we spent $5.48 per $1000 of personal income in this state on higher education.  That’s 63.7% below our peak of $15.5[...]

March 19th, 2011 - 8:06 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics

Paul Allen’s Toys

UPDATE:  how Paul Allen affects UW Presidential search. I have a proposal:  why doesn’t Paul Allen just buy the UW and make it the NW version of Harvard?  I do not know what tax rate Billionaire Paul Allen pays, but the typical rate in his bracket is 15%!  On the Tom Hartmann show, see Rep[...]