More economic fallout in the news, via the NY Times: “The auto industry is getting sideswiped by the housing crisis.” Auto lenders and banks, closing their wallets, have prevented hundreds of thousands of consumers from obtaining the financing for a car. Home equity loans, which had been used in at … Continue reading
Via the BBC , “US film director and producer Sydney Pollack has died of cancer, aged 73. He won producing and directing Oscars for the epic romance Out of Africa, starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, in 1985. He also directed Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie, and The Way We Were, … Continue reading
Cross-posted from The Global Sociology Blog. I have posted extensively on the global food prices crisis (the latest post is here) but the crisis is not over and there are still many stories to be told regarding the causes and consequences of this global disaster. first, let’s start with this … Continue reading
Nothing anyone says to me will convince me that the fight to seat the delegates from Florida and Michigan (my home state) is nothing less than a fight for the voting rights of the 2.3 million people who turned out for their state primaries in January. The voters did not … Continue reading
Voters should never be disenfranchised because their legislators wanted to play games. That’s what this comes down to. That’s why this borderline Dem is ticked off. Rules should never be written to take away the franchise from innocent voters. Is that such a hard concept for people to understand? Discuss.
On Saturday, the NY Times had an interesting story comparing the differences between Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain on the rope line at campaign events. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to be up at the front at a rally and been one of the brave souls who … Continue reading
“When the violence causes silence we must be mistaken”: Many Hillary supporters see this election as social justice issue. Obama has worked hand in hand with the media in branding the Clintons as racists and spreading the gross lie that Hillary was calling for Obama’s assassination. The so-called liberal bloggers … Continue reading