Posts Tagged ‘Congress’

“About Yesterday”

Yesterday was Veterans Day, a day of honor!

Since November 11th 1918 — the end of World War I — Americans have honored veterans who served our country to preserve and protect our freedoms. It was an honor to serve in uniform and the people of a thankful nation proudly acknowledged their service.

Veterans had a revered place in our society after World War I and again after World War II. They were celebrated for their heroics and sacrifices to keep America safe. Gestures of thanks were honest and heartfelt.

On this day in the past Veterans were respected.

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“One-Hundred and Counting!”

This is my 100th article published on Huffington Post.

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It hasn’t been 100 days, or 100 years, or even 100 victories.

But each one has been a victory even though it’s not tied to seasons, or sobriety, or jail time. It’s not historical or record breaking, but each is painstakenly researched, often prescient, generally significant, and usually relevant.

What, then, is it?

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“The South Will Fall Again”

There is something inherently wrong in the South.

And it’s not the slow southern living, or the laziness in their southern drawl, or the languid summer days. And it isn’t the sweet, enticing taste of Southern Comfort, or Sloe Gin Fizzes!

Many in the southern states still have a sordid belief that the South will rise again — believe there’s something noble in that. But there would be nothing grand about returning to the ideals or bigotry that permeates southern thinking, dulls the senses and numbs the brain.

So, what’s wrong with the South?

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“Corporate Loopholes”

This article has been posted on The Huffington Post on 8/20.

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Corporations are whining about taxes — still!

For years American corporations have bemoaned their high corporate taxes while fleecing the American people and watching the country fall apart.

We were warned about the potential evil of corporations years ago by Dwight D. Eisenhower as he left office — telling us to beware of the military-industrial complex and what it would do to our country.

To our freedom. To our happiness and well-being.

Was Eisenhower a visionary?

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“The Company You Keep”

In a democracy power must be restrained from time to time.

When the government begins to act in ways contrary to the will of ‘the people,’ in opposition to the health and well-being of the governed, ‘the people’ shall — must — rise up in opposition to the tyrannical elements in power.

The movie, “The Company You Keep,” is about a previous time of unrest, a time when our government overstepped its bounds and recklessly used its citizens for feckless purposes. A time when the youth rose up and challenged our government’s authority; especially the authority to wage war.

But the film not only showed the necessity of revolt then, but the similarities of our circumstances now.

Have we reached the point of revolt again?

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“Scandalous”

This article has been published on The Huffington Post. To view it at Huff Post click on the link.

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Everyone loves a good political scandal!

There are three scandals in Washington — at the same time — any one of which Republicans believe could bring down the Obama Administration!

Political scandals can fill the news cycle for hours on end. Juicy new details can keep it in the media for days. Fictional facts can drag it out for weeks.

A minor problem, a lapse in judgement, a mistake that can be easily fixed is not exciting. A party filibustering everything introduced by the President isn’t, unfortunately, interesting.

But a Scandal?

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“Empty Chamber”

Mayhem, chaos, pandemonium, repeating over and over!

Thirty rounds expelled in rapid succession — deafening above the screams, terrifying — then silence, an empty chamber, a brief respite from the maelstrom that leaves some of the 20 beautiful six year olds lying in their Sandy Hook Elementary School classroom crushed and lifeless.

Deafening silence like that from the NRA whores in Congress; those that buy into the lies of the National Rifle Association, selling their souls for a few dollars for their reelection; silence during which this deranged gunman loads another 30 rounds — another deadly high-capacity clip — and repeats the insanity. Five times!

Who are these political whores?

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“Sequestration or Secession?”

Is sequestration a fête accompli?

It’s looking more like it everyday.

We’re facing yet another incomprehensible battle in Congress, another unnecessary deadline which could have grave consequences for the nation and the global economy.

Despite being firmly established in a previous economic battle, sequestration — automatic cuts to the budget, half military and half discretionary — has become a political hot potato with both sides pointing fingers fearful of holding the proverbial spud when the music ends on March One!

So, what’s to fear from sequestration?

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“A Political Deficit”

The fiscal situation is not the only deficit infecting this country.

Congress’s approval rating is a shocking ten percent. It’s lowest approval rating since they began keeping track in 1974 and, given the current political climate, there doesn’t appear to be any chance for improvement in the near future.

The reason for this low approval can be traced to the very sources of the problem and in order to fix it we must first expose what and who caused it to fall below the approval of Communism and Used Car Salesmen.

On issue after issue, as Yogi Berra so aptly put it, “It’s déja vu all over again.”

Is this low approval rating deserved?

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“Which War Is Next?”

Romney promises to unleash the wrath of the U.S. on Iran!

At a recent campaign stop, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Conference in Reno, Nevada, Romney told an enthusiastic crowd that he would wield America’s $760 billion military might around the world, including a military solution in Iran.

This drew elevated applause from the ex-military audience, long separated from the ravages of war. The perfect gathering for a draft-dodging, war-mongering, right-wingnut like Romney?

Another war? Are you serious?

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