Tag Archives: trends

Poll: Nearly half of Mississippi Republicans would outlaw interracial marriage

Mississippi first etched itself into my psyche as a focal point of the American Civil Rights Movement, in which racist whites fought long and hard to thwart progress, seemingly denying the outcome of the American Civil War; terrorizing, murdering and blocking any and all effort to drag it, scratching and clawing into compliance with national law, including America’s founding documents. Continue reading

Posted in Bigots, History, Human Behavior, Hurting, Institutionalized Hatred, National, Offensive, oppression, politics, Race, Right-Wing Haters, Soup du jour, Trends that suck | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Study: Future World Water Shortage Spells Disaster

If current urbanization and climate trends continue, by 2050 more than one billion city dwellers will suffer as a dearth of water creates global panic. A study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences predicts that by the middle of the century, an estimated 993 million urbanites will have to make do with a daily water ration of roughly a bathtub full (less than 100 liters [26 gallons]. Continue reading

Posted in Agriculture, Climate Change, Films, Food Supply, Futue, Greed, Human Behavior, international, NPR, politics, Soup du jour, Trends that suck, World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Utah Legislators Choose Official State Gun

State trees, state birds, state flowers, state songs, states celebrate their histories, heritage, values, economies and much moreby designating special things to differentiates them and makes them special. Utah recently became the first to add a handgun to its identity. Redneck crackers. Continue reading

Posted in Human Behavior, Hurting, politics, Ridiculous/Absurd, Scum Bags, Soup du jour, State, Trends that suck | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Teacher v. Private Sector Pay: Don’t Buy the Lie

These bastards (teachers) have it made. For an average minimum six-figure investment in their 6 or so years of education, teachers command a whopping starting salary from $25-53k, depending on location. The average new math teacher makes $38,211. Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Media, Economy, Education, Government, Greed, Human Behavior, Hurting, Labor Relations, Labor Unions, National, Offensive, Philosophy, politics, Scum Bags, Soup du jour, Trends that suck | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Facebook Lesson: Post at Your Own Risk

And therein lies the cruel reality of web content. Unlike spoken (unrecorded) words, a record remains. Once one posts, one must assume it can or may be seen by anyone, regardless of intent. Continue reading

Posted in Belonging, Entertainment, Frivolous, Human Behavior, international, online, pop culture, Soup du jour, World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?

Think a million dollars is a lot of money? Well, according to a recent Fidelity Investments survey, forty percent of American millionaires don’t. In fact, prevailing opinion among those surveyed is that one needs $7.5 Million to feel wealthy. Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Greed, Human Behavior, Hurting, National, politics, Record Profits, Ridiculous/Absurd, Trends that suck | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Immigration and the Gulf Spill: Problem(s) Solved

What’s on hand is a mass of humanity that an insipid a sector of our country feels haven’t earned the right to be here. We also have a growing cesspool of petrol and dispersants threatening life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in the Gulf and beyond. Consider them resources. Continue reading

Posted in Frivolous, Government, Human Behavior, Humor, politics, pop culture, Race, Ridiculous/Absurd, Right-Wing Haters, Soup du jour | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Has HOPE “Jumped the Shark?”

“Hope” felt good. Unfortunately, as it became a rallying cry and slogan, it also became a marketing tool. Advertisers, marketers were quick to notice that the concept of hope could be reduced to a branding tool…something useful to sell product…a stamp that helps turn ordinary items into something special. Continue reading

Posted in Bad, Business, Economy, Frivolous, Government, Greed, History, Human Behavior, Hurting, Institutionalized Hatred, National, Offensive, politics, pop culture, Ridiculous/Absurd, Scum Bags, Soul-searching, Soup du jour, Trends that suck | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Two Little Pigs:Pat Robertson and Rush Limbaugh-Hatred and Haiti

I’ve been trying to abstain from writing about things apt to appear ad nauseum elsewhere but try as I might, can’t leave this alone.  Even the right wing, not known for its exemplary compassion, should be running with the bulls … Continue reading

Posted in Bad, Belonging, Bigots, Government, Greed, Human Behavior, Hurting, Institutionalized Hatred, National, Offensive, Philosophy, politics, pop culture, Race, Religion, Ridiculous/Absurd, Right-Wing Haters, Scandal/Crime, Scum Bags, Soul-searching, Soup du jour, Trends that suck, World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Change in Data Reporting Sidesteps Saddest Employment Numbers in Recent History

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) While no one appears to have found work since the last dismal reporting period, government bureaucrats are toasting the success of a new tack through which they ignore unemployment stats to instead report that the rate of … Continue reading

Posted in Bad, Government, Greed, Human Behavior, Hurting, National, politics, Ridiculous/Absurd, Soup du jour, Trends that suck | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment