“News” Shows Don’t Help Voters Understand the Issues

I guess they think they’re being “fair and balanced,” but in a mindless attempt to give equal time to the presidential candidates and their surrogates, American television stations shed little or no light on the vital issues facing voters. Most shows are simply confusing. They have a representative of one side and a representative of […]
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Somebody Out There Agrees With Me: Give $$$ to Homeowners

Remember I told you that if I had seven hundred billion dollars to fix the economy, I would use it to help homeowners who are caught up in the foreclosure mess – not the slippery Wall Street tycoons who tried to play magic tricks with their mortgages? Some of you probably muttered to yourselves, being […]
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Thanks to FDR, Another Great Depression is Unlikely This Week

Here it is Monday night, and the world has not ended. I used the ATM this morning, and cars filled the roads this evening. Stores are open, people are coming home from work, the mail was delivered as usual… So what happened to the Apocalypse? Didn’t the three wise men – Paulson, Bernanke and Bush […]
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Censorship in America: Death of the First Amendment

Conservative political interests have become so powerful in America that they have succeeded in stifling the First Amendment to the Constitution. And they have done this not through political influence but through commercial clout. Here’s a case in point: An independent political action committee (PAC) has produced an ad that could be offensive to some […]
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What the Heck are Earmarks, Anyway? And Why Are They So Bad?

There was a lot of chatter about “earmarks” in last night’s debate between the presidential candidates. But no one bothered to tell us what an earmark is. From the debate, we learned that Barack Obama requested nearly a billion dollars worth of earmarks for his home state of Illinois. John McCain, who falsely claims never […]
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Jamaica Has a Lot More to Offer Than Reggae Music

In case, you don’t notice it, I want to call your attention to a comment on my blog about Kipling’s poem, “If.” I said the poem reminds me of Barack Obama’s demeanor, and a reader named “Samson” commented: I have a feeling you got locked in your garage and had to listen to that Cocoa […]
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Tell Me Again Why We Are Buying Slivers of Bundled Mortgages

Count me among the 28 percent of Americans who don’t understand the Wall Street bailout plan. And also count me among the one-third of Americans who oppose it. By “it” I mean the whole shebang. No, I don’t care if you add some crumbs for Main Street when you provide a banquet for Wall Street. […]
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Stop the Looters! Tell Congress to Look Up FDR’s Plan!

How can we stop this disastrous plan to hand over seven hundred billion dollars of our taxes to a bunch of shady characters? What can we do to open the eyes of our elected representatives? Can’t they see they’re being scammed? I realize that there is a financial crisis, and I know something must be […]
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