Bankruptcy

No, not that kind. This is about political bankruptcy.  It is about a Republican Party that doesn’t make decisions based on fact and, in fact, ignores fact and instead creates fatuous fantasies.  It is a party that brought us a president who doesn’t read, who ignores facts and who makes decisions based on gut hunches. … [read more]


Are You an Old, Rich White Guy?

Pollution is an ordinary part of manufacturing.  For example, those shiny, chrome plated gizmos like your ballpoint pen and the reflectors of the tail lights of your car are bathed in toxic chrome when they are made and they drip chrome into the water that rinses them.  Capturing that residual chrome is much more expensive… [read more]


The American Disease

We have an advanced case of The Stupids. This disease can be contracted by constant exposure to public officials saying and doing idiotic things.  It results in eventual Stupids fatigue, marked by lack of reaction to outrageous behavior.  Here are some common causes of this nationally debilitating disease. Bible-thumping zealots tell us that 9/11 happened… [read more]


Nothing To See Here

A Roundup of the Ridiculous The IRS investigated several 501(c)4 organizations.  We grant these businesses tax exempt status because they, “.  .  .  operate exclusively for social welfare.”  That’s great, except the outfits in question were spending nearly all of their money for political attack advertising.  Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Mandate On Reproducing… [read more]


Frog Boil

The news was broken by Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian and also by The Washington Post that FISA court Judge Roger Vincent approved a warrant drafted by the National Security Agency (NSA) to require Verizon to turn over all of its records of calls made to and from the US and any foreign telephone.  It… [read more]


Crunch Time For Illinois Residents

There are times that require that we stand up and say what we stand for.  This is one of those times in Illinois. I’ve written extensively about big money being the mother lode driving the dysfunction in our politics and this is a critical time for doing something about that. We are very close to… [read more]


Melting Pot?

Since the first immigrants arrived this has always been a Euro-centric place.  Surely that’s understandable, since it was Europeans who were the primary immigrants for a very long time.  Of course, after a while we started importing Africans to be our slaves, but there was no need to change our orientation, since Africans weren’t considered… [read more]


Special Ice Cream Edition

Whatever your issue, budget, debt, global warming, immigration, guns, healthcare, civil rights or any other topic, the reason things aren’t getting better is because of something that controls your issue: Money.  Big money.  Big money that influences elections, politicians and distorts the will of the people into the will of the very few enormously wealthy… [read more]


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