Saturday, March 1, 2014

Obamacare is not health care

It is insurance care. It's a way to make sure insurance companies can stay in business. Sure it's better than the situation that existed previously, but still. It isn't good enough. We can keep Obamacare, but we MUST add a government health plan to the mix. Medicare for all. It's been mooted about for years. Why wasn't it put on the table? Clearly because the insurance companies threatened to sabotage any kind of deal if they didn't get all the goodies. Screw them.  All they do is suck money and resources from consumers and providers. Let their multimillion dollar CEOs get a real job. We don't need them.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Who is naive Senator?

John McCain went on the Sunday morning political program to announce that he believes President Obama to be dangerously naive.
This from the man who tried to place Sarah Palin second in line for the presidency of the United States. All I have to say is, if President Obama does something that John McCain approves of, I will start to really worry.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Superbowl? The gladiator games of modern day empires.

We aren't decimating the forests of endangered species, as was done in ancient Rome perhaps. Just destroying the bodies and brains of otherwise healthy young men for the viewing pleasure and mental distraction of the masses. How handy that billions of dollars are being siphoned off as well. No wonder we love our games.

Is it true the NFL is tax exempt?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

How stands the Union?

Daniel Webster's ghost is supposed to ask this question when his ghost is summoned. The traditional reply is" rock-bottomed and copper-sheathed, one and indivisible" or else his ghost will rise up from the ground in anger. 

The state of the Union today is anything but. It is fragmented and shaky, and governance is impossible in Congress. Thanks to a concerted conspiracy to divide us from each other, and grind the gears of government to a halt, we are no longer united. No longer one and indivisible. We are now tribal, red states and blue states, and like all primitive tribal regions, ripe for the conquerors. 

Thanks to the corporatocracy that made it all possible, brought to you by Fox "news" incorporated. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

When there is a solar spill, it's called a beautiful day

A massive explosion tore apart a pipeline in Canada. I wonder why it never made the news  headlines here in the US? All those homes relying on fossil fuels, without power or heat now. Seems like there must be a better way.

Climate change?

Just because it's cold in the US, doesn't mean the world ISN'T warming. Because, Fox "news" like it or not, The US isn't the whole world. It's happening now in the southern hemisphere, Let's see what happens next summer here in the northern hemisphere.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Blowing in the wind

Yet another mall shooting, after a week of school shootings, and it's starting to feel ho hum. Is it really OK to fear going out into public all the time? Do we like living in a war zone? Yeah it's people who use guns to kill people, but if want the shooting to stop, shouldn't we get rid of (most of) the guns? After all, we can't get rid of  people, can we?