Monday, November 14, 2011

Things to Know - 14 November

1.  This article takes place in Washington, Georgia.  A rural city with the same polarizing problems of Washington D.C. and elsewhere.  Looking at ourselves in a micro-political way may shed light on the bigger problems of the nation.  Things are ugly all over, but understanding and working through the local issues may help resolve the national dysfunction:

2.  How long can we continue to depend on a sustainable supply of fish in the ocean?:

3.  E.J. Dionne informs us that the GeeOpie candidates in the their wisdom of bozodom have hijacked the moral integrity of whatever it is that they are:

4.  Pure speculation by Bill Keller on how Romney can win, and what it would mean:

5.  Paul Krugman takes Romney to task for suggesting that the Veterans Health Administration should morph into a voucher system:

6.  The old world of the KKK is alive and well today in Alabama.  Only, now it exists in a new format and a different ethnic target.  The South - where ignorance and intolerance is an enduring tradition:

7.  This one has been making the rounds, and in case you have missed it, here it is.   It is Warren Buffet's quick 5-minute fix to fix Congress:

8.  This is not a matter of "political correctness" but it does demonstrate that Atheists in the military should have their space along with the office-recommended faith.   To deny them is to be no better than the intolerance and ignorance found in our most backwater sectors of the community:,0,6680206,print.story
Juan Matute

"I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell."
       -- Harry S Truman
"Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody."
       -- Benjamin Franklin
"How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size?"
       -- Woody Allen
"Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf."
       -- Lewis Mumford

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