Maiello: Human Rights and the Stock Market
Doc Cleveland: Fear Itself: Ukraine Edition
And on a Lighter Note, CPAC Starts Today!
Just trust Mitt on this, he really really really pays taxes. Lots of taxes. He would show you his tax returns, but he isn't, trust him. Maybe the dog did eat them, they might have fallen into the Alpo bowl, or maybe the dog got real hungry.
Mitt couldn't even afford to pay any more taxes, he is, after all, a member of the 1%, a group who the country supposedly depends on to pick up the slack on April 15 for the rest of us small timers. We all know the Republicans say the wealthy pay far more than their fair share. Have faith that Mitt does too, but don't ask him for proof. [Read more]
Hawaiian guitarist, writer and singer Makana has performed in the Obama White House. He is a well known and popular Hawaiian artist.
He was invited to perform instrumental music at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Honolulu Saturday. Instead he sang a song he had just written on the Occupy movement, "We Are The Many". [Read more]
Pat Robertson speaking today:
".... it seems to me the Washington Monument is a symbol of America's power, it has been the symbol of our great nation, we look at that monument and say this is one nation under God," he continued. "Now there's a crack in it, there's a crack in it and it's closed up. Is that a sign from the Lord? Is that something that has significance or is it just result of an earthquake? You judge, but I just want to bring that to your attention.."
I agree, there may be clear evidence of a sign from above. [Read more]
Following are excerpts from Dagbloggers on the Libya intervention from March through 1 June. Who got it right? Who got it wrong? What do the naysayers of a few months ago say now?
In my opinion Obama did make the right call here. He insisted the Europeans take the lead in aerial operations as they have done for months through NATO. Although there has been a large loss of life, NATO has not lost anyone, and a fanatical dictator may be close to removal without US 'boots on the ground' with no US casualties. The 'ragtag' rebels are in the streets of Tripoli, not the Marines.
Why are the Republicans (and Dagblog) dead quiet on how this conflict has gone? [Read more]
It seems the Obama administration may be eager once again to 'give in' to Republican bullying, threats and demands, to 'get a deal' on the debt limit raise and the deficit. We saw it when he dropped single payer. Again with the Dec. 2010 deal on extending the Bush tax cuts. Obama now may be ready to do what George W. Bush with a Republican Congress was unable to do in 2005. [Read more]
The NBA lockout started yesterday, and one might ask, who cares about millionaires fighting billionaires? Looking at the details, it appears that even NBA player millionaires are, like 'little people', ripe targets for scams by greedy and rich corporate run organizations. I side with the players for the reasons below. The following is my interpretation of facts presented from ESPN articles linked below.. [Read more]
How bold will Obama be, or will he go with leaving the the big decisions to the military? General Petraeus says we have made tremendous achievements in the region, yet, our progress is 'fragile and reversible'. (Is progress ever not reversible, especially in Afghanistan?) Information on options from Yahoo link. [Read more]
Does anyone feel sorry for these folks, perhaps of the Republican tribe, and likely believers in the magic and morality of unfettered capitalism, for being sucked into expensive real estate deals where they lost lots of money, buying into the image inspired by the name 'Trump'? [Read more]
Ron Gould (Republican-AZ) will have to disarm when he goes to public events, sporting events, or enters libraries or government buildings in Arizona. Yes, he will have to leave his gun in his car, friends. Is this an outrage?? The Bill involved, dutifully passed by the Republican Legislature and sent to the Governor for her signature, has been vetoed. By Arizona's Republican Governor Brewer, of 'beheading in the desert' fame.  [Read more]