Ben Stein is an Idiot – Not an Economist.

If Ben Stein is an Economist, I am a nuclear physicist. Then again, I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last week…

Received this gem from Ben Stein in an email from a friend:

“Fathom the odd hypocrisy that Obama wants every citizen to prove they are insured, but people don’t have to prove they are citizens.”

Funny, but as usual for Ben, very inaccurate. Mr. Stein apparently holds to FAUXNews’ standards for checking the facts before he speaks. Continue reading


$300 billion in Tax Cuts: Has Pres. Obama become a trickle down Repugnican?

Michael Moore knows what’s what.

Has President Obama become a trickle down Repugnican convert? $300 billion in tax cuts and only $50 billion for infrastructure? WTF! Tax cuts don’t stimulate the economy. Spending stimulates the economy – directly.

The corporations that will  most benefit from these cuts/credits have been purposefully choking The Other 98% of us, the middle class, those who do without,  by witholding credit for deserving small businesses, forcing foreclosures on homes they cannot sell. This is their modus operandi, to harm the President and the Democratic party in the hope to install a new Repugnican regime intent on perpetrating another raid on our government in the name of big corporations and Big Oil. Continue reading


Labor Day: Mr. Obama, this is the day you fight for the workers of this country.

President Obama has come up with a plan to get people building things in this country. Good for him! That’s exactly what he should have done with all of the First Stimulus Plan. If he had spent the full $700 billion on  infrastructure, we would be sailing out of the Second Great Depression and on our way to fixing all the broken roads, bridges, schools, levee systems and more in this country.

We would be moving towards a nationwide high-speed rail system that would challenge China’s ambitious plan to give their citizens the mobility they need to compete in this global economy. We would be on our way to leading the world in Clean Energy technology and manufacturing, instead of talking about it as a solar-powered beacon on a hill.
But, no. Pres. Obama has once again flinched, ducked, compromised before the bell has rung to start the first round of this fight. Continue reading


iSamizdat: This is my story, my thoughts, my diatribe

From Wikipedia:

Samizdat (Russian pronunciation: [səmɨˈzdat]) was a key form of dissident activity across the Soviet bloc in which individuals reproduced censored publications by hand and passed the documents from reader to reader, thus building a foundation for the successful resistance of the 1980s. 

Samizdat was the original blog: a way for the silenced to tell their story, to express their opinion, to expose the truth of their condition without the need of a publisher, a printing press or the approval of anyone but their own.

Samizdat can take the form of hand-copied notes, typewriter texts made with carbon paper, duplicated cassette tape commentaries, xeroxed manuscripts or even diatribes disseminated through blogs over the Internet.

Samizdat is spread by the passing of it’s contents by friends. This is essence of blogging.

Vladimir Bukovsky defined it as follows:

“I myself create it, edit it, censor it, publish it, distribute it, and get imprisoned for it.”

This is my story, my thoughts, my exposition of the truth based on facts, my diatribe.

This is my iSamizdat.


Wake up, People – this is the Great Stealth Depression

An Excerpt from a recent ranting reply I posted on Facebook:

Wake up, People – this is the Great Stealth Depression! No more tax cuts! Sheesh! You already pay lower % in taxes since the 50′s!

Continue unemployment payments indefinitely – #1 stimulus available for the economy. Continue the 1st time home buyers credit – stop punishing people w/ good credit. Fund a TRILLION dollars of real infrastructure projects – fix every road, bridge and tunnel in the U.S. – infrastructure is good for America and soothes the souls of the soulless bond market.

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Liberals, Socialists, Progressives! Lend Me Your Ear!

If only this were true

I received a truly offensive email forwarded to me today and thought that those of us that believe in a fair, honest society need to read it to see exactly how far the dishonest right wingnuts of this country will go to lie their way back into power.

It would be a measure of sanity for the purveyors of this trash to ask themselves: If you have to lie because the facts do not support your position, what really is your objective? Does the lying make the hating easier? Why not be honest and proudly proclaim your racism?

It’s hard to understand why the Repugnicans so hate the country they say they love.

BTW – Obama a socialist? Mr. Obama, I’m a socialist. You’re no socialist, Mr. Obama.

Sorry for the length. Three parts: Forward by Mr. Evans, the offensive missive and my response.

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