Glen Ford in “Hillary and Other Assorted Barbarians at Russia’s Gate”:

When John Kerry praises the “brave Ukrainians” that “took to the streets to stand against tyranny and demand democracy,” he makes common cause with the direct political heirs of the U

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The following are comments off the top of my head in response to TimingLogic's blog -- his blog very worth a read.  TL is right.  The "ego" of a leader or of a "community" or of a "nation" [or of an avaricious "international capitalistic mafia" --  based on the corporate "sociopathic"… Read full post »

Robert Parry writes in “Cheering a ‘Democratic’ Coup in Ukraine”:

There was always a measure of hypocrisy but Official Washington used to at least pretend to stand for “democracy,” rather than taking such obvious pleasure in destabilizing elected governments,

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev last Monday:

“Frankly, the legitimacy of many governmental bodies is in doubt there,” ... “Treating masked men armed with Kalashnikov rifles, who are now circling Kiev, as a government – we would find it difficult working with s

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Don’t hold your breath about a minimum wage increase from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour. But even if it did happen, what would it really mean for a struggling American working -- or, formerly working -- class?

In the “lesser evilism” Obama-world view I should just STFU and apprRead full post »

I knew Obama was not sincere in any humanitarian intentions in Syria.

I knew Obama would not work with Russia to bring peace to Syria. Instead the Obama administration is doing all it can to demonize Russia re the Ukraine situation and re Sochi Olympics and the gay issue. The corporateRead full post »

5 of My Favorite Movie Moments?

1) Teresa Wright in “Shadow of a Doubt” falls but catches herself in time on a sabotaged back stairway and suddenly realizes her psycho homicidal uncle, Joseph Cotten, is now targeting her.

2) Wheelchair-bound James Stewart  in “Rear Window

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I have three blogs that are in various levels of development but I am shooting this one from the hip, so to speak, in five minutes of an adrenalin rush upon arriving home.

Ten minutes ago I left my NYC neighborhood Duane Reade pharmacy and on my way out the doorRead full post »

Maybe you received an email petition from change.org in the weeks before the 2014 Super Bowl demanding that the owners of its team participants -- Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos -- commit to pay their cheerleaders a living wage.

They don’t.

And they didn’t. Commit, that is.Read full post »

I missed the first round of talk about the New York Times’ publication of a moving and forthright letter by Woody Allen’s adopted daughter Dylan of his alleged sexual molestation of her over two decades ago.

Woody Allen is an American icon as well as a human being capable of allRead full post »

Monday late afternoon, in my usual "shot out of a cannon" hustle to get to the subway and work, I was slowed in my tracks at first by a slushy, slippery and flooded street intersection. But then I voluntarily stopped for the absolutely stunning spectacle of snow-covered, neighborhood trees.

I just… Read full post »

 I came across an article by William Rivers Pitt entitled “The Sugar Makes the Poison Taste Sweet”. I am posting a powerful excerpt from it in which Pitt lets his anger rip about the shameless exploitation of a 10-deployment, maimed vet by Obama at the end of his 2014 StatRead full post »

JANUARY 29, 2014 6:35AM

Obama, the Liar, Spins the SOTU

 

I didn’t watch Obama’s State of the Union address on television tonight. My stomach was not strong enough. (Reminiscent of how Bush’s TV appearances also induced nausea in me.)

Just a little while ago I abandoned the balance of my cappuccino in an upper East Side diner becaus… Read full post »

I’m thinking whistleblower Edward Snowden far better fits the profile of a latter day Paul Revere than Obama’s nomination of the fourth-amendment-eliminating NSA.

Edward Snowden believed that the American citizenry should have the right to know about and to choose for itself how big a parRead full post »

JANUARY 20, 2014 7:07PM

My Recent Visit to the Hoover Dam

 1-20-14 Hoover sign on hiway 

 

Here are some pictures I took of the Hoover Dam on my recent vacation out West in December.

Here is also some Hoover Dam info I gleaned from wikipedia I'll insert among the pictures.

The dam was built on the border of Nevada and Arizona.

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Andre Damon in “US Congress passes bipartisan austerity budget” runs down details of the 1,582-page budget that was overwhelmingly accepted by both houses. In fact, it had a fast-tracked approval process Monday through Thursday in the Senate, suggesting that most of the senators neve/Read full post »

Fred Mazelis in “New Jersey governor faces deepening crisis over bridge scandal” writes:

The latest scandal has also called attention to past charges of bullying on the part of Christie. As the New York Times mentioned in a recent story, a Rutgers professor lost state financing afte

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As I followed some stone steps leading through a pretty courtyard to the side entrance of the Unitarian Church of All Souls on the upper East side of New York last Thursday, I drew in a serious lungful of cold, crisp night air to help gird myself for what I was… Read full post »

“Senate confirms Janet Yellen as Fed Chair” by Andre Damon

Andre Damon reports that the U.S. Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as the new Fed chairperson Monday evening. According to Damon, this forecasts that the Fed will continue to purchase hundreds of billions of dollars in mortRead full post »

 Re-POST from March 2013:

I came across this journal entry from late April 2008 the other day. A true account. 

I get out of work at 8pm in NYC midtown. It is Saturday. I don’t want to go straight home even though I am dog-tired and I have made no

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DECEMBER 31, 2013 5:24PM

The Importance of Being Earnest?

So there’s this old joke from the sixties or seventies.  “How many feminists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?”  
 
Answer:  “That’s not funny!”
 
That’s where I am ... in that “that’s not funny” mode -- or where I… Read full post »

DECEMBER 26, 2013 12:45PM

More Holiday Trip -- Las Vegas Pix

 

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DECEMBER 25, 2013 3:29PM

More Holiday Road Trip Pix

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The following is by one of my favorite writers (and human beings) -- toritto!!!

Yes. I busted my ass for Obama the first time around.

Opened my checkbook, campaigned, knocked on doors. Did everything I could to see that he carried Florida in the Presidential election.

Not an easy task when

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So Obama stood up at his year-end press conference on Friday and gave “an Orwellian defense of unrestrained US spying” according to Bill Van Auken in “Latest Snowden revelations expose Obama’s lies on NSA spy programs”.

Obama:

“I have confidence that the

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