Archive for May, 2014

Blaming Obama

Posted on May 25, 2014 by

In a recent critique of Barack Obama, Jeffery St. Claire derides the president for “piously” lecturing African-Americans on the “state of their lives.” According to St. Claire – editor of the Left Wing Counterpunch – Obama is a “master of casual condescension.  His true gift as an orator” he writes, “is in making you feel [...]

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Dear Gov. Perry

Posted on May 18, 2014 by

Dear Gov. Perry: We know how much you enjoy visiting California and using your considerable charm and wit to persuade owners to move their companies to Texas. Behind closed doors I bet you let your hair down with some well-rehearsed and derisive talking points about the California Air Resources Board, CalOSHA, our workers comp system [...]

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Five Years a Blogger

Posted on May 10, 2014 by

I knew – when I began posting in May, 2009 – I was making a long-term commitment.  Along the way, friends would ask about starting their own blog, and I’d usually give the same advice: do it regularly; it doesn’t have to be everyday; but there has to be some consistency. Many bloggers get restless, [...]

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Can the Cops Take Your Cell Phone?

Posted on May 3, 2014 by

Addicted to cells and tablets, Americans are submitting to data-mining corporations revving up for their internet takeover and law enforcement agencies eager for evidence. Just this week, as the FCC looks to retreat on net neutrality, the Supreme Court hears why cops should be able to seize your cell phone when you’re stopped in your [...]

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