- Dover, New Jersey, USA
- July 20
- Conservative in the Burkean sense. Little tolerance for fools, less for liars (though I regularly vote for them).
MY RECENT POSTS
- There is No Free Market for
March 01, 2014 02:37PM
- Entrepreneurs are not Job
February 17, 2014 03:33PM
- What Did Mike Huckabee Mean?
February 09, 2014 08:07AM
- Catholics and Sex
January 25, 2014 07:05AM
- I Learned All I Needed from
"It's A Wonderful Life"
January 20, 2014 07:17AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “they have given
March 01, 2014 03:03PM
- “The issue of global
warming is something that
ought to be
considered in the
February 22, 2014 10:15AM
- “To Sky - re the
entrepreneurs. You are
they do not have…”
February 18, 2014 04:55AM
- “Hi Sky. Agree we Iraq
and Afghanistan. But it's only
before we finally
February 09, 2014 12:12PM
- “I wanted to wait to
comment, since I assumed that
say what in fact
February 08, 2014 05:34AM
Terry McKenna's Links
So what did Mike Huckabee say?
And what is it about women and their libido. I mean really?
Women who need sex and must have it so often that they need to take a pill to prevent pregnancy. Well I do believe. And Democrats want us to pay for the… Read full post »
In Thursday’s column, Gail Collins wrote the following, “Without changing any of the Church’s reactionary rules on contraception, homosexuality or abortion, Francis changed the tone just by saying that Catholics should stop obsessing about sex. I cannot imagine what the nuns who ran… Read full post »
Today, Paul Krugman writes (in the NY Times) about the well to do. It's a must read - as most of his columns are.
We have been sold a bill of goods by right wing think tanks (lie AEI) which have crafted a cunning narrative about job creators (entrepreneurs) and so… Read full post »
What Happened to Us.
A Very Short History of the US
We started as a shining city on a hill, founded by geniuses and ended up where we are today; a nation in debt, with a many folks having a hard time finding work. In foreign policy, we remain… Read full post »
My History Lesson for John McCain.
Preface: Please read to the end, and remember, this is a blog and the art form is the rant.
The news is out, John McCain is hopping mad. Lindsey Graham is mad too (though his wrath is of a more sniveling nature). It turns… Read full post »
Should we extend unemployment benefits for persons who are out of work more than 26 weeks?
Should we increase the minimum wage?
These are the sorts of questions we place before economists, but should we?
They may be excellent with explaining what happened after the fact, and great at… Read full post »
Our Last Magical Christmas
This is my son's apartment. Magical in its own way.
Christmases can be magical, especially if young children are involved. Our son is 35 now, so the days are long over when his eyes lit up in wonder over our lit Christmas tree. I still… Read full post »
Nelson Mandela died this past week, and now those who opposed his rise need to deal with his legacy. And yes, his opponents were on the wrong side of history. And many are still around, so watch carefully to see where they end up.
Though I normally bristle at the idea… Read full post »
Cong. Lance (NY 7th) Votes to Protect the Millions Of Americans Who Have Lost Their Healthcare Under ObamaCare
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ 07) joined a strong bipartisan majority in the U.S. House of Representatives this afternoon in support of H.R. 3350, the &ld… Read full post »
On A Personal Note
Did you ever find yourself in a situation where all you can think is how the hell did I end up here?
In my early years, I bounced around a number of shitty jobs and, as is to be expected when doing shitty jobs, some pretty… Read full post »
Women and Men, Never the Twain Shall Meet
Let me start out by saying that this is not a generalized rant about the many areas where men and women look at each other and think that the other is crazy. In fact, I believe that women and men perform equally… Read full post »
Let’s examine the least understood part of Obamacare, the part the forces policies to offer a set of minimum benefits. Critics have mocked this aspect by highlighting the fact the a policy for a 50-year-old man will now include maternity care. Silly isn’t it!
And it is… Read full post »
Ok, the President Lied* About Obamacare
Did we think it was going to be easy to craft a major change like the ACA?
And if we did nothing, what then?
Without the ACA (Obamacare) we would have ever more folks without insurance, as employers continued to drop group… Read full post »
I was born in New Jersey to a family that has been in New Jersey since the late 1850s. I love my home state, but when I speak to folks who live elsewhere, I never hear anyone tell me that it must be great to live where I do. That’s ok. … Read full post »
If you want to know why right wing voters are so stupid. And yes, they are! Just listen to right wing media. Even the best is full of outright lies and misinformation.
Even from experts.
An example is with Larry Kudlow. Larry is a decent person, upbeat… Read full post »
While the mainstream media covered the debt tantrum as Republican extortion. Fox News took a different tack.
The follow was on their website:
“To end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling without accepting any meaningful GOP conditions, President Obama has res… Read full post »
The other day, after arguing with 2 friends about different issues, I achieved an insight into why conservatives hold such extreme views - and that is that conservatives (in the US) refuse to consider the bigger picture, but instead view issues as if, ignoring the complexity of the world in thr… Read full post »
Time for Americans to grow up.
We pat ourselves on the back for being the greatest nation on earth, but we can’t be. Not with our Congress in thrall to a right wing cabal that will hold the nation hostage to win back what it can’t win in a… Read full post »
By now most of us have heard the news that the gap between the rich and the rest of us is wider now than at any time since before the Great Depression.
The story has been widely reported, and my local newspaper, The Daily Record joined many in expressing concern. … Read full post »
Fuck you John McCain.
Obama is weak!
That’s the consensus in the wake of Obama’s Saturday afternoon speech.
Here is a quote from an Op Ed by Vali Nasr (Iranian born): America should act decisively and in a timely manner, and based on a strategic vision that includes a way out of this… Read full post »