“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.” Thomas Edison in 1931 to his friends Harvey Firestone and Henry Ford.
Talk about terrified
Elizabeth Warren is scaring the bejezus out of Republicans. She has a platform and she is unafraid to tell the truth. Just imagine what a voice like hers could mean for the common person if she were in the senate. But getting there will be hard. The right wing owns the media and expect them to use every dirty trick and more to keep her voice quiet. She could start a real move toward government for the people.
Ghosts of Elections past
Alan Keyes, listen up. Your party needs you to be the voice of sanity and reason and run for President against Barack Obama. You softened him up before, now you can take him!
Gotta do what you gotta do
President Obama has gone on an executive order tear this week. Student loans and mortgage relief got most of the press. It looks like an order making federal contractors list their political contributions may be coming. This would help mute some of the effect of the Citizen’s United ruling. It is also in line with what many states already do. Can’t be having government become an open pit of no-bid contracts based on political contributions:
“On Wednesday it was reported that President Obama was drafting an executive order that would require companies pursuing federal contracts to disclose political contributions that have been secret under the Citizen’s United ruling. A senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, Hans A. von Spakovsky, lambasted the proposed executive order saying that, “The draft order tries to interfere with the First Amendment rights of contractors.” Mr. von Spakovsky dutifully made all the right-wing, neo-con arguments including bringing Planned Parenthood and unions into the discussion. The draft order did not exempt any entity from disclosure rules and presents a reasonable requirement on contractors seeking government contracts. Several states have similar “pay to play” laws to prevent businesses from using unlimited donations to buy lucrative state contracts from slimy legislators.”
Is it okay to come out now?
I can’t understand why, if Republicans are so proud of their policies and they believe Americans love them also, that Eric Cantor can’t speak before an open meeting. Last week he skeedaddled from The Wharton School of Business when he heard some riff-raff might get in. Today he spoke at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business, but only to a hand-picked crowd.
Sometime tomorrow Earth citizen #7,000,000,000 will be born. That is the total living humans. I know many have heard the statistics of how long it once took to raise that first billion and how quickly we do it now.
One recurring theme I hear to combat an ever expanding population is the education of women and their entry into the economic system. That more than anything else seems to greatly tamp down birth rates. Nothing says unrest and revolution more than a young unfed, unemployed population.
How the 1% lives
I found this story yesterday and it really made me mad. At the office of a major foreclosure lawyer, Halloween is for laughing at the down and out.
Happy Halloween (worth the click)