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A Modest Proposal, Somewhere between Why Bother and Letting them Drown in their own Filth

Dante's Inferno

Once more I am chagrined to see that ten people have been sucked into the temptation to comment on the psychopathic Texan's recent post.  Not sure what I'm trying to do here, but I'll try again:…


Added by JMac1949 Today on June 25, 2015 at 9:00pm — 9 Comments

They Are Not Toys

Do you ever wonder how people decide that their opinion matters more than the opinions of a majority ?

What portion of their upbringing taught them that others don't matter ?

In the face of so much heartbreak, so much death and destruction,

how do they maintain that new…


Added by alsoknownas on June 24, 2015 at 10:13am — 26 Comments

The Far Greater Threat of Domestic Terror

After obsessing for the past year, or more, about whether or not the Obama administration will ever bring itself to utter the words "Islamic Terror" or "Radical Islam" one can only wonder when conservatives will wake up to the greater threat, that once again, is seen to be emanating from the far right. To wit: "In a survey we conducted with the Police Executive Research Forum last year of 382 law enforcement agencies, 74 percent reported…


Added by Steven J. Gulitti on June 23, 2015 at 6:44pm — 3 Comments

They Could Not Take This Away From Charleston

The One Thing They Could Not Do To Charleston

In the aftermath of a tragedy that saw nine church goers senselessly cut down by a madman at the historic Emmanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston Carolina shook the tight knit community in a way that it has not…


Added by Doc Vega on June 23, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

WTF? - "the N-word" Heard Round the World

I have to admit I wondered what the hell was going on with President Obama's handlers when they decided to alter his LA fund raising itinerary to head over to Marc Maron's WTF garage studio in Highland…


Added by JMac1949 Today on June 22, 2015 at 2:00pm — 23 Comments

Another Rant Against Conservative Ideology.

This week, another rant against conservative ideology.  The problem with conservative ideology is that it blocks thinking.   Conservatives refuse to examine any notion that forces them to confront their core beliefs in the magic of markets. 

Ok, but don’t liberals do this too?

I guess so.  But at the practical level of politics, the left has accepted a lot of compromise over the past 35 years.  They no longer reflexively suggest raising taxes, nor do they keep suggesting yet…


Added by Terry McKenna on June 20, 2015 at 4:57pm — No Comments

What if? If only...

There is a certain Texan here on Our Salon who regularly posts his own twisted version of current events with provocative language about conspiracy and race and customized "facts" which clearly invite comments and conflict.  This isn't Trollish behavior in the traditional internet ethic of creative chaos, but much more in the boorish pontification of bigoted and paranoid agit-prop commentary found in specialized chat rooms.

Never having been…


Added by JMac1949 Today on June 20, 2015 at 4:30pm — 16 Comments

Charleston Shooting And The Implications Of White House Influence

Gun Control Again Mister President In The Wake of Charleston Tragedy?

It is not enough that this nation as well as the town of Charleston must endure yet another meaningless mass murder, but once again our president uses this opportunity to…


Added by Doc Vega on June 19, 2015 at 7:30am — 34 Comments


The announcement that Donald Trump made with his coterie of paid supporters certainly livened the hearts of all comedians.  I saw John Stewart and Larry Wilmore both thank God for the gift that they had been given.  Meanwhile in more establishmentarian sectors of the blogosphere there is great wailing an gnashing of teeth.  Political commentators with gravitas have been tut-tutting the Donald's entrance into the contest, decrying the fact that somehow Trump will make the 2,349 other GOP…


Added by old new lefty on June 17, 2015 at 10:45pm — 4 Comments

BTW: Good Politics, Questionable Policy - Disney Rewrites IT Lay-off with a Happy Ending

Three days ago I posted about Hillary Clinton's latest campaign speech with this title Good Politics, Questionable Policy and included this paragraph: "BTW:…


Added by JMac1949 Today on June 17, 2015 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Republican Catholics Have Their Own Version of Cafeterianism.

Francis I, Pontifex Maximus (a trained chemist):

“Numerous scientific studies indicate that most of the global warming of the past decades is due to the concentration of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxide and others), emitted especially because of human activities…by the development model based on the intensive use of fossil fuels that is at the core of the global energy mode

Marco Rubio:

“I don’t…


Added by Bob Burns on June 17, 2015 at 8:24am — 1 Comment

Art James Inspires Addendum to Good Politics, Questionable Policy

For those of you who sometimes do not know what to make of Art James poetic free association comments, I offer this from my recent post…


Added by JMac1949 Today on June 15, 2015 at 6:30pm — 28 Comments

The Cost Of Radicalizing America

It is quite disconcerting when a businessman from mainland China who has done quite well for himself here in the US makes the comment, "my family left China for exactly the reasons that I am seeing here now in America." In fact, that statement is startling. As a matter of fact, this man knew more about…


Added by Doc Vega on June 15, 2015 at 2:06pm — 9 Comments

Why I Hate The Trade Deal

The president revealed his hand (about the trade deal) when, in defense of the deal, he reminded us that the jobs we have lost over the years are not coming back. 

Is that so?  Can’t we at least try to keep some jobs here, even boost a few dying sectors of the manufacturing economy?

By all accounts it was corporate interests who represented the US in our negotiations, corporate interests and government trade specialists.  But no one represented the potential osers.  No one from…


Added by Terry McKenna on June 14, 2015 at 3:28am — No Comments

The shame and the pride of it all

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

As an organizer of the first pride march in Philadelphia in 1972, I find it difficult to be proud of what passes for pride in the new millennium. It's not that I'm unwilling to change with the times. I just can't believe what's become of those defiant marches we used to stage on the last Sunday of June to commemorate a riot at a bar…


Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on June 13, 2015 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Fast Tracking Obama's International Trade Agreement Bad Idea!

Trans Pacific Trade Agreement Scandal

Like so many other issues and scandals and points of contention that float endlessly through the ether comes yet another of the Obama Administration's transparent lies. The Trans Pacific Trade Agreement secretly located in a guarded…


Added by Doc Vega on June 8, 2015 at 1:52pm — 4 Comments

Intolerance, The True American on KPCC and a World without Hate

Intolerance…: To give credit where it’s due, Ted Frier’s post, “Right Demands Respect for Intolerance in Jenner Controversy” inspires this post; that and the fact that I…


Added by JMac1949 Today on June 4, 2015 at 9:00pm — 16 Comments


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I am truly sorry I won't be able to respond to people's comments for a while. Just catching up on the Inbox has been wearing LOL.

I'll be back by when time…


Added by Poor Woman on June 3, 2015 at 11:57am — 5 Comments

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