Tag Archive: ek Politics

Mar 27 2017

Special Prosecutor? Sure.

I don’t necessarily buy into the notion that ‘Russian Influence’ was a desicive factor in the 2016 election, for one thing the demographics that spelled Democratic defeat were Women, African-Americans, and Latinos (check the changes from the Obama victories). This is not particularly surprising if you recognize 2016 was a “Change” election and one candidate …

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Mar 24 2017

Now From Our Friend Wendell Potter

TMC and I had the good fortune to meet Wendell Potter at one of these Internet conventions we sometimes attend during the height of the debate over Single Payer/Medicare For All, Public Option, and (ugh) Obamacare which hardly did anything except impose some new regulations (minimum coverage that does not eliminate junk insurance, scope out …

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Mar 23 2017

Going Down In Flames?

If the Institutional Democrats screw these up (for which they seem to have an inexhaustible talent) then they truly are hopeless and it’s time to sell what you can and get out of Germany before Kristallnacht. Right now, there are more than enough House Republicans opposed to the health-care bill to kill it By Amber …

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Mar 22 2017

How To Print Money

When I say things like that people immediately get the impression I’m talking about something furtive and illegal. Some guy with a Jeweler’s Loupe scrivening away at an engraving and smuggling it to a dank basement with a printing press guarded by thick guys in Fedoras with gats and a few with green eye shades …

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Mar 21 2017

Gorsuch and Democratic Quislings

Despite Every Reason to Stop Gorsuch, Are Dems Letting Him ‘Off the Hook’? by Lauren McCauley, Common Dreams Tuesday, March 21, 2017 As the reasons for blocking Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch continue to mount, there is growing concern that Democrats are simply going to let President Donald Trump’s nominee “off the hook,” as Sen. …

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Mar 21 2017

Breaking: The Budget

Sorry, couldn’t resist. Look, what TheoCon and Neo Liberal Economists don’t get is that National Budgets are not at all like Household or Corporate Budgets. If you print Money in your basement you’re a counterfeiter unless you’re careful to make sure they’re labeled I.O.U.s on the Bank of Me and then try exchanging them for …

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Mar 20 2017

Zombie TPP

Kill it with fire! I know some of you think I’m not charitable to a fault but I don’t generally quote people simply to destroy them and their arguments. Instead I take some pains to extract the portions that I think are strong and I agree with and leave their more reprehensible musings for readers …

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Mar 13 2017

Driverless Cars

The concept is insane on it’s face. Not that driving takes that much skill in routine conditions like staying on a highway, but complicated situations abound. I challenge you to navigate to Boston’s Logan Airport at rush hour with emergency vehicles fighting for a clear path to whatever emergency they were responding. Not that I …

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Mar 13 2017

John Oliver on Health Insurance Reform

Please. A Cure for Cancer is Healthcare reform. Both Obamacare and Trumpcare are about forcing people into a captive marketplace where Monopolistic and greedy plutocratic Mega Corporations are guaranteed 20% profits by denying and rationing care except that which is most lucrative for Big Pharma, Big Hospital, Big Diagnostic (tests cost more than you think …

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Mar 12 2017

Destroying Democracy Since 1982

A Neo-Liberal’s Manifesto By Charles Peters, Washington Post September 5, 1982 While we are united by a different spirit and a different style of thought, none of these people should be held responsible for all of what follows. Practicing politicians in particular should be presumed innocent of the more controversial positions. When I use the …

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