Tag Archives: Great Recession

When You Sleep With Dogs

There is an old saying the modern day version of which goes something like this: “When you sleep with dogs you wake up with fleas.”  The original version is generally attributed to Benjamin Franklin and he was illustrating the consequences … Continue reading

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Sizzle Or Steak?

I encourage people not only to vote but to participate in government.  For a very, very few that means running for office.  For most it means donating to and/or volunteering for a candidate(s), cause or Party.  Another thing citizens need … Continue reading

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Denial To Exacerbation

A long time ago I learned that the first step in solving a problem is realizing it exists.  If you just stop and think about it for a second that makes a lot of sense.  Well, the Republicans in the … Continue reading

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A Generation In Jeopardy

Quite by chance, during the past few days I’ve had conversations with several young adults who I met for the first time.  All of them had recently graduated from college; for at least one that included graduate school.  They all … Continue reading

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Throw The Charlatans Out

Today is going to be basically a rant day.  It will be political, redundant and unfortunately unproductive, at least in the near term.  Last Saturday night and into Sunday morning the Raleigh area experienced some high winds; not a tornado … Continue reading

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The American Right’s No Go Zone

I guess you could go back to Joe McCarthy – possible further back – but its modern manifestation seems to have started with Ronald Reagan’s trickledown economics; the idea that if we only lower the taxes for those who already … Continue reading

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Scoreboard!

If you didn’t watch the State of the Union address until the end you missed the most exciting part.  At the 57 minute mark of a one hour speech the President delivered an ad lib that became an instant classic! 

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Crimenibus

It is Saturday afternoon December 13, 2014 as I write this article.  Thursday the House passed the so-called Cromnibus bill.  The word is a combination of “cr” for continuing resolution and “omnibus” for an omnibus budget.  I am choosing to … Continue reading

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A Terrorist In Conservative Clothing

Tuesday night I watched the second Hagan-Tillis debate.  Much like the first it was substantially a disappointment.  It was mostly a replay of the commercials and mailers that have dominated communications in North Carolina the past few weeks.  Late in … Continue reading

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Blame The Victims

The Republicans are at it again; or should I say still?  They are blaming the victims with a subtle touch of implied racism thrown in.

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