- Rick lives in the Northwestern U.S. with his wife and their pets.
MY RECENT POSTS
- JOKE: A Nation of Laws
July 31, 2014 07:05AM
- Eric Cantor loses in Tea Party
Upset: Message Sent
June 11, 2014 09:08AM
- Worshipping the Profit God;
Crime as Commodity
June 08, 2014 07:34AM
- “BLACK TUESDAY”: November
November 03, 2012 01:54AM
- Election 2012: Romneysia and
October 25, 2012 10:41PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “And then we have this,
which I find
August 29, 2014 04:55AM
- “It's very disheartening
that Warren takes this view
things. But, after all,
August 29, 2014 04:53AM
- “I've noticed recently
that there are fewer and fewer
August 08, 2014 08:43AM
- “It seems clear there are
American power elites
August 01, 2014 05:48AM
donkeys, which apparently
includes other nations
July 31, 2014 02:47PM
Rick Lucke's Links
- New list
Heh, heh, …REALLY?!
“We’re going to hold them to living up to the commitments that they’ve made,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. […] "It is past time this administr… Read full post »
The Tea Party will gain the attention of even more incumbents with this VOTE.
When will Democrats catch up with the Tea Party’s realization? It doesn’t matter who… Read full post »
Should for-profit companies benefit by exploiting probationary offenders? Should crime be a foundation for a business? Is there a good reason to disallow this? Truthout.org has a report about the problem of private probation firms: A Modern-Day Debtors' Prison? Judges… Read full post »
Most Americans have self-delusionally accepted the idea that major benefits can be achieved by electing either of the two major-party presidential candidates; Barrack Obama or Mitt Romney. There are those among us who recognize and understand that such self-delusion has never benefitted… Read full post »
Forgetfulness and blindness, willful or otherwise,
Abound amid a sea of illusion and blatant lies.
In case the video is not viewable:
Middleborough, Mass will fine people for public profanity. That’s right; people “cussing” in public will be fined $20. Interestingly, this bill actually “decriminalizes” cussing in public so police can write citations finin/… Read full post »
Considering the damage that fear and ignorance have reaped upon the planet for years and upon America in recent elections, Americans must awaken to the fact that our façade of a two-party political system must become extinct, as it clearly can no longer serve needs of the… Read full post »
Scott Walker Wins His Battle, Loses the War
It appears that Democrats in Wisconsin have won control of their state senate. This would seemingly indicate a stalemate in terms of how far to the RIGHT and off the deep end Scott Walker and his conservative-extremist administration wil… Read full post »
One can only wonder what is occurring in Congress when a law like the National Defense Authorization Act passes through both branches with so much support. Of course, a president who was previously a constitutional lawyer signing it into law is even more perplexing.… Read full post »
On Andy Dean; Lessons in Self Contradiction
California may become the 18th state to abolish death penalty
California will vote on eliminating the death penalty in the November election. If the ballot measure passes, California will become the 18th state to abolish the de… Read full post »
The bill has now passed the House vote and will proceed to the Senate; will it pass? Will Obama veto The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) if it passes through Congress and lands on his desk to be signed? Obama has threatened to veto it, but history of/… Read full post »
Defining Terrorism has proven virtually impossible.
“One man&rsquo… Read full post »
As if American society could not become any more insane, Arizona has completely surpassed any other place I know of on Earth in passing legislation – LEGISLATION – stating that the first sign that a woman is NOT pregnant and, therefore, cannot possibly bring forth a new life is/… Read full post »
"In the Soviet Union, Capitalism triumphed over Communism. In this country, Capitalism triumphed over Democracy."
-- Fran Lebowitz
Zealots and Iconoclasts: Half-full vs. Half-empty
In a recent conversation with a conservative friend, I commented, “I'm a 'glass-is-half-empty' sort of guy.” The conversation that spurred the comment was not politically charged, so my friend's response seemed odd and I confess… Read full post »
The pope says, “...Marxist ideology in the way it was conceived no longer corresponds to reality.”
HOLY CRAP! First and foremost, let's talk about “REALITY”! Then let's consider whether this idiot even knows the meaning of what he's saying. Does he ev… Read full post »
I received an email from “firstname.lastname@example.org”, supposedly from Joe Biden, which stated, “I'd like to ask you one question right now: Of all the issues important to you, what's the bottom-line reason you're with us in this fight?” There was a link to a Web page/… Read full post »
It’s no wonder our governmental representation is so deficient when one considers the kind of response I got today from my state senator here in Idaho. The piont I hope to make here is the senator's apparent inability to grasp the point of my initial missive. You’ll find the e… Read full post »
Seabiscuit, one of the most famous and beloved champions of horse-racing history, began his career quite inauspiciously, appearing to have little future as a winner.
Seabiscuit ran in 35 races as a two-year-old, including 3 claiming races.
These included three claiming races, in which h… Read full post »
On Wednesday night, November 30th, I saw Rocky Anderson on Rachel Maddow’s show where he presented his thoughts about running for president representing a newly formed political party, the Justice Party. You can find a video clip of his appearance here. He appears at approxi/… Read full post »
The Occupy Wall Street protestors’ validity has been enhanced just this week by an SEC settlement with Citigroup. Citigroup settled a one BILLION dollar fraud suit for a mere $285,000,000. That’s astounding! Let’s check the numbers on that;
1,000,0… Read full post »
So, we’ve finally come to this: a caste system that specifies who can and cannot vote based on income levels. I believe we are truly seeing a transformation of America into something completely unrecognizable in terms of the ideals I was taught while growing up. A colu/… Read full post »
Republicans have been primarily the corporate party. You might think that someone who represents big business would understand the premise that when hiring someone to run a business, you try to hire an individual who will work toward success of that business rather than working to/… Read full post »
In a miraculous development, congressional heretics and infidels, those godless heathens bound for the Great Sinners’ Dungeon, managed to prevent the United States GODvernment from shutting down, leaving the Satanic Planned Parenthood in tact for the present time.
Further disappo… Read full post »
There is an interesting contradiction in the way many people construe “confessions” or expressions of emotion made under the influence of alcohol. Negative statements are generally given far more credibility than positive statements. The same is true of actions, but I think it… Read full post »