Category Archives: Action

House Repubs Defund NPR

WASHINGTON- Well, they did it. After threatening for decades, majority House Republicans today passed legislation to deny funds  to National Public Radio (NPR). Convening an emergency committee Wednesday to take advantage of a controversy generated by an ambush interview in … Continue reading

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Finally–UN Okays Libyan No-Fly Zone

BENGHAZI, Libya – Wondering why it’s taken the UN so freaking long to do so, Libyans celebrated today as the Security Council Approved air strikes to preempt Moamer Kadhafi’s imminent attack on  rebels. The raids can start immediately. Their goal … Continue reading

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GM: Back in Black After Bankrputcy

Old news by now but I wasn’t blogging when this appeared and since I wrote on it earlier, thought it worth revisiting. In case you missed it, GM recently reported profits of $4.7bn on new vehicle sales.  As if that … Continue reading

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“There’s a Change in the Weather and There’s a Change in Me”: Mitch McConnell on Quick Decisions

Comparing the Japanese Tsunami, a natural disaster, with the BP Oil Spill (a man-made disaster), McConnell deduces, “I don’t think right after a major environmental catastrophe is a very good time to be making American domestic policy. My, how opinions on the right indeed seem to change “with the weather”. Continue reading

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The Final Lap? Health Care Bill Looks Certain to Pass

AP:  Although I don’t mean to jinx it, despite rigorous, mean-spirited, bellicose battling between every sector of the right-wing and the  the Obama administration, indications are that the current health care bill seems to be in the bag.  This week, … Continue reading

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Muse-“Uprising”

Listening to XM/Sirius “Alternative Nation” this afternoon, I heard “Uprising,” by Muse.  Now, this isn’t what I typically listen to but its deep, infections pop hooks, solid, driving tempo, 80’s retro groove and Blondie lift found me shouting the chorus … Continue reading

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Corporal Bert Returns

We’re often so isolated by the nature of our current military commitments that it’s easy to become preoccupied with petty, everyday things. Yet even as we do so, some of our very best and brightest are giving the full measure of their courage and commitment to preserve our nation. Continue reading

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2010 FIFA World Cup: Can You Feel It?

As the 2010 games beckon, there are several “official” FIFA 2010 World Cup trailers out there, each of which has merit. This one, however, reportedly created by USA fans, captures for me what the games promise. Continue reading

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Corporal “Bert” “Ships Out” Again

You’ve become acquainted with Corporal Brett Sanders, a longtime family friend and former neighbor, through a post about his coming of age, in which I share how the first hints of his maturation became evident. I’m still in touch with … Continue reading

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Hannity, Moore and Jesus?

When asked how many terrorists he thinks there are, Hannity said: “Millions…I believe there’s millions who believe that there’s virgins in heaven if they commit a suicide bombing.” “All religions have their fanatics, wouldn’t you agree with that?, asks Moore. “Na, some–not all but most… are you one?,” asks Hannity. Continue reading

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