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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Good News

As promised, another edition of good news, leaving me free to let negativity pull me through for the rest of the week. This week we really do have good news: This should go a long way toward dissuading White House advisers that President Obama should nominate Larry Summers to be the next chairman of the […]

You’re the Pope, that’s who you are!

As I’ve mentioned many times in the past, I earned an advanced degree in theology (one true Church variety) from the good nuns and who-knows-whether-they-were good-or-bad priests at Our Lady of Sorrows (yes, you read that right) grammar school in Hartford, Connecticut. I have on several occasions, opined on Church doctrine, and have on at […]

Who’s the most evil of them all?

Here’s an interesting question. Which is the most evil, Wal-Mart, McDonalds, or Apple? “Apple, Walmart and McDonald’s are among the largest corporate employers and profit-makers in the U.S., with a total of 2.6 million employees worldwide (1.6 million in the U.S.) and combined 2012 pre-tax profits of more than $88 billion. All three companies pay […]

Joe votes right

It’s only right that we should take note of the fact that Joe Courtney voted with the good guys on the recent NSA vote. Congrats to Lon Seidman too, who keeps Joe educated on these issues. We should also take note of the fact that the vote went down to defeat because“liberals” like Pelosi were […]

Democracy in America

A friend sent me this graphic. Each differently colored area represents a land mass in the United States with a population equivalent to that of California. In some instances, the same number of people have thirty senators to California’s two. Now, I realize this is the result of the much vaunted and praised “Connecticut Compromise”, […]

Friday Night Music-Happy Birthday Mick

So, I just learned Mick Jagger turned 70 today, so I really must reprise the greatest Rock n’ Roll song ever.

Friday Night Features

So, this week I'll be combining my "good news" feature with some appropriate music, killing two birds with one stone, if you will. First, for the good news, how about this, the development of a new, more improved method of harvesting the sun's energy: Solar panels are becoming passé. Why put solar panels on top […]

It ain’t so, Joe

I got an email recently from my esteemed Congressman defending (or at least I saw it that way) his vote on the recent Student Loan bill. First, let me say that I know Joe has worked hard on this, and I’m sure he’s disappointed with the final “bi-partisan” (fear that word) product. He voted for […]

Doesn’t Coca-Cola own any Senators?

Much has been written about the fact, as reported by the Times, that the banks, not being satisfied with using our money to gamble, are now using it to corner the market in metals, enabled as always by a compliant Fed and Congress. Read the Times article for the details, if you haven’t already. It’s […]

Friday Night Music

As promised in the previous post, I’ve gone looking for happy songs. I’ve found a bunch. Take your pick, or watch them all. First up, Sir Paul (the Beatles version not being available on video) singing Good Day, Sunshine. Willie Nelson, singing’ about Blue Skies: Dick van Dyke, lip syncing in the movie version of […]