I recently finished a book called God Lives in St. Petersburg by Tom Bissell. For someone of my age (early fifties) it can be a little annoying to encounter members of the younger generation (thirty-something generation X, Y or whatever) with superior insight. At the same time it’s great to … Continue reading
So where is that college at any way?
A preliminary analysis of 2005 IRS data by two economics professors is reported by David Cay Johnston in the New York Times Business section Thursday. Prof. Emmanuel Saez, UC, Berkeley and Prof. Thomas Piketty of the Paris School of Economics, consider the growing disparities in American income “significant in terms of social and political stability.” Continue reading
This morning evokes thoughts of our 34th President, Dwight David Eisenhower. He died on this day, March 28, 1969, thirty-eight years ago. Not much of an anniversary, but in this time of Bush, Cheney, Rove and Gonzales, the man everybody called Ike is more and more a reminder of a … Continue reading
1st Armored Division Soldiers conduct a combat patrol in Tal Afar, Iraq in their M2 Bradley fighting vehicle.Photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon Editors note: The photograph above was taken in February 2006 at a time when Bush was reporting Tall Afar as an Iraqi success story. I think Bush … Continue reading
Joseph D. Rich, chief of the voting section in the Justice Department’s civil rights division from 1999 to 2005, writes in the LA Times today on “Bush’s long history of tilting Justice”.
In what has to be yet another card falling from the GOP/BushCO house, Rich reveals the all too familiar pattern of Bush’s political appointees interfering with the work of long term civil servants for political power. Continue reading
Hat tip to Pursey. U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, went to Denver to talk about his Project Safe Childhood campaign. He met with law enforcement leaders and three local high school students. Reporters were of course, barred from asking questions. Embattled U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales pushed ahead in Denver … Continue reading
Talk about a story that seems to have come out of nowhere: “David A. Stockman, 60, the former Michigan congressman and budget director for President Ronald Reagan, and three others — J. Michael Stepp, the chief financial officer; David R. Cosgrove, the controller; and Paul C. Barnaba, director of purchasing … Continue reading
Oh no you don’t Mr. black heart! First of all, what the hell do you know about troops or the military Mr. five deferments? You dare to say that someone else does not support the troops? You sir, are a cad and a black hearted purveyor of propaganda! You have … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: Many thanks to Buzz for sharing this wonderful poem ‘The Legacy of Arrogance’ in the comments two days ago. It’s well worth a post of it’s own and as Ginny noted in response to it, Buzz should be our ‘Dem Daily Poet Laureate’. I quite agree… THE LEGACY … Continue reading