Tag Archives: environment

Taxing The Sun

The Republicans have successfully cultivated the image of being the anti-tax Party.  Actions speak louder than words and in Oklahoma they have just come up with a way to tax the sun and the air. 

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Delay, But Why?

Despite having what can honestly be described as a liberal political philosophy, I am conservative, (I prefer to use the work cautious), when it comes to my advance view of political outcomes.  This attitude is actually much more common than … Continue reading

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Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

Wednesday North Carolina’s Republican Governor Pat McCrory announced he will ask the North Carolina General Assembly to give him statutory authority to regulate coal ash disposal from Duke Energy’s 33 storage sites including the Dan River facility which began leaking … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Gary Peters

Having someone who borders on a living legend serving in Congress is both a blessing and a curse for their political party.  The good news is that you know they can win whether it is a good or a bad … Continue reading

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And It Wasn’t An April Fools Joke

On Tuesday April 1st Wisconsin Republican House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released his newest budget plan.  Since a two year deal was reached a few months ago it was unnecessary. If you examine the content it is ridiculous.  The … Continue reading

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The Republican Solution To The Unemployment Problem

The Republican economic policy has always been somewhat confusing to me.  It seems to want to depress the largest element of the American economy, consumer demand.  How that is going to make more Americans financially secure puzzled me.  Then it … Continue reading

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In Case Of Obvious Problem Reduce Enforcement Staff?

We have all seen the signs on the fire alarms that say, “In case of fire break glass”.  That makes sense.  What it is prompting you to do is sound the alarm in the event of a fire.  What the … Continue reading

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Ed Puts It In Reverse

Wednesday MSNBC host Ed Schultz reversed his position and came out in opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.  That either proves what examining the facts will do or he was playing devil’s advocate all along.  We may never know.

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North Wisjersey

I moved to North Carolina in 2009.  Beginning in 2011, I started to feel uncomfortable with the General Assembly in Raleigh.  It had fallen into Republican control for the first time since reconstruction.  I looked at the antics of Scott … Continue reading

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Clean And Green?

One of the problems with being a progressive is that the first time you hear a piece of right wing rhetoric it throws you.  It is usually untrue and often defies logic, but you hate to challenge someone when you … Continue reading

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