Friday, October 28, 2011

When it Comes to Obama Change


I'm a bit disappointed myself with the lack of change Obama has ushered. Yes, Medicare is huge and will be a welcome addition even if Republicans don't get their way to run their lies about 'choice'. (BTW, having healthcare is better than nothing having healthcare, period. Heaven forbid you have a major health problem or even mental health problems. This country will blow itself up into oblivion if the Republican individualistic attitude extends even further, that's just common sense.) Yes, he inherited a terrible economy.

Yes, it's bad but not he hasn't done what we expected. Obama could've done better to find a better solution with the debt problem. REpublicans didn't budge, America didn't really seem to care they were holding the country hostage (I bet the Chinese were thrilled), and OBama relented.

So we ahve a broken country bent on war and giving more to the rich.

That's completely broken.

The only change is going to be ACTUALLY getting some changes to the system. I don't care, lower taxes, but you better show evidence that it will help create jobs. Right now all I see is lower taxes for the rich than for the working mom and Republicans laughing to the bank. Financial bonuses for CEOs are for short term gain and not long term sustainability. Does anybody care about that?

Let's find some solutions, work together, cause at this point I do'nt care who does the changing to better this country for all.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Don't trust the stories on Bin laden?

I for one won't get on with the conspiracy theorists who used to claim Osama has evaded capture because we chose to let him go. However, I'm hesitant to consume the latest in media dumping on the nature of Bin Laden's death.

It seems like a Holywood movie/video game wrapped up into one.

I bet it was far more complex.

It took 10 years to get th eman and it's entirely plausible special ops dropped in on helicopters guns a blazing. I can buy that, in fact, I have a feeling it's true (people were tweeting about it in Pakistan unbeknownst to them.)

I have a hard time believing EVERYTHING though.

Did DNA come back so fast for confirmation? Was he really buried at sea?

Fact is we'll never get the answers, or at least not all of them.

Bin Laden is gone and the world is a slightly safer place. But the fight is not even close to being done. We still have men and women in the fields giving their lives for the sake of our freedom. Sometimes for a valiant fight, sometimes for a stupid one. We can only hope things improve so we can bring them home.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Great Lakes Great Debt

http://www.mlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2011/02/president_obama_sends_congress.html

But wait there's more!

The proposed budget is $12,000 for ever US citizen. The proposed revenue is about $8,000 for ever US citizen.

Hmmm....

Inappropriate? Or perhaps there will be a problem and until medicare and medicaid is reformed and the military drastically cut .....


Just can't win :P

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Blame Conservatives for Arizona

No wait,

blame stupid gun toting Yankees for the Arizona massacre.


No wait,

blame stupid funda MENTAL conservatives for the Arizona massacre......



YOu know, assigning blame for something heinous is really easy to do, but chances are it's totally and completely wrong.

I'm going to think a bit more about some comments in an upcoming blog post, but we need to use Arizona as a chance to fix the way we talk to each other, and we should start that process by blaming and playing the victim surrounding who's to blame with Arizona.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Get Well Soon Gabby

Best of luck to Rep. Giffords in her recovery. She may never be the same again, but her legacy will live on. Plus, she's tough as nails.......Our hopes and prayers are with you.

Watch Egypt

http://youthjournalisminternational.blogspot.com/2011/01/inside-egyptian-revolution.html

Check out that link, when the internet wasn't down during JAN25 revolution happening right now in Egypt, this student took time to blog. It's worth paying attention to what's happening in the Mid-east Egypt isn't the only country underoing revolution right now. Tunisia just booted their president, and other countries could be next.

There's a lot happening in the world right now and sometimes it's a good idea to try to broaden our horizons with the affairs beyond our shores. It, in the least, gives us a better perspective on things rather than our own, sometimes colonial, paradigm.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

polar bear is named ‘threatened’ species

from The Washington Post:

Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne listed polar bears as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act yesterday, saying the loss of Arctic sea ice in a warming climate could drive them to the brink of extinction in less than four decades.

Although the Bush administration handed environmentalists a victory they had sought for more than three years, Kempthorne said he would ensure that his decision did not “open the door” for activists to force the adoption of limits on greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming.

The act “is not the right tool to set U.S. climate-change policy,” he said in a news conference. “This has been a difficult decision. But in light of the scientific record and the restraints of the inflexible law that guides me, I believe it was the only decision I could make.”

The decision to list polar bears, which have become the iconic symbol of global warming’s impact, highlights how an administration opposed to mandatory cuts in emissions has begun to acknowledge the growing evidence of their effects. Kempthorne pointed to satellite images of shrinking Arctic sea ice that has outpaced scientists’ most dire projections. Polar bears use sea ice as a platform to hunt ringed seals and other prey.

“The fact is that sea ice is receding in the Arctic, as you can see, when we have looked at what is actually happening in the Arctic, we have found considerably less sea ice than the models are projecting. Because polar bears are vulnerable to this loss of habitat, they are, in my judgment, likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future — in this case, 45 years.”