July 21, 2011
Are you kidding us?
I rarely feel envy (capital sin you know) but when the London pie-thrower approached Rupert Murdoch with a shaving-creme flavored pie I was filled to the brim with envy.
The pie-thrower was our man! I yelled Bravo! Bravo!, but, as fate would have it, he missed! Dammit, man. How could you miss? A little practice might have helped--or two pies. But no, Ruppert could wear his suit another day and we realize that envy is not the best motivator. Maybe the pie man was hired by Murdoch to make people feel sorry for the man who controls the British media but knows nothing. Maybe!
It is hard to follow all aspects of the World News caper, but we know enough to suggest that we should prevent any further consolidation of the media and begin a process of antitrust suits. If we let the market rule, we will never know when the truth is suppressed. All we will get is what they want us to get. So, force Murdoch to sell the Wall Street Journal, force a sell-off of Fox News; demand transparency. (I know, I know, someone is turning on her computer to suggest that any regulation violates the first amendment. Nonsense.)
My goodness it is hot! But even hotter in Texas.
Read the NY Times story on the Nisqually River in Washington. Don't believe in climate change? You will.
Let's discuss the gang of six. Surely, Mr. President, you are not serious about embracing the recommendations from a group of six who apparently like being called "a gang," who operate in secret and who are pushing forward without a mandate. The Gang of Six. This is nuts! Either Obama is a genius as a negotiator or one of the worst in history. By ducking out of every fight he can claim the middle ground, but there are so many of us under the bus we can't hang on much longer.
The Gang of Six tilts so far to the right it will tip over with the slightest breeze. All I know is that the tea baggers are courting disaster and seem to be rubbing their hands together in glee. Finally Ayn Rand will be proven right. And we know that Social Security and Medicare are "on the table." Whoa Nelly.
I think it is time for the "Gang of 535" House and Senate gangsters to live up to their oaths of office.
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"I think it is time for the 'gang of 535' house and Senate gangsters, to live up to their oath of office."
Why is it not a violation of the Oath of Office when 41 US Senators and 235 Members of the House have signed Grover Norquist's Anti-tax Pledge.
Scott Walker has signed the pledge, Ron Johnson has signed the pledge along with the five(5) Republican House Members including Paul (Ayn Rand) Ryan.
Ed, you must know some top shelf Constitutional Lawyers who could put their heads together and determine if signing these pledges is not some sort of conflict of interest or perjury.
Grover Norquist, who is a close associate of Convicted Felon Super Lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Ralph Reed, was not elected to be responsible for anything; yet he is the Puppet Master of the Republican/TEA Party.
Is there no legal way to take this slimeball out of the picture?
-Jim Kubiak | Hudson, WI | July 21, 2011
Are you sure anyone in congress really wants to solve this debt ceiling issues? Could it be what they do is no more than distract from their real intent: deregulate, privatize, consolidate wealth. Create chaos and keep people confused or guessing makes it so easy to accomplish the conservative agenda. Milton Friedman would be proud of them all.
-Pietr Haikuu | Hurley, WI | July 21, 2011
Dear Ed, It is time for someone to step forward and run for President against this corporate shill who people call a progressive. We can't stand by and watch him destroy our Senior's cushion against poverty in old age. Enough is enough.
-Barbara Barton | Montello, Wisconsin | July 22, 2011