Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Things to Know - 7 March

Rush Limbaugh prostitutes himself

1. This is an interesting look at how a biased political support of a so-called "think tank" can breed contempt and disharmony.   It is also a look at the Koch Brothers and how their petrol riches leech into the infrastructure of institutions that create political influence to cement a grip on the upper domain of the 1%:

2.  Take time out for a comedic relief.   If nothing comes of his run, at least Mitt Romney has had his chance to audition for American Idol in a very expensive way:

3.  The adage " reap what you sow" has never been more spot on than the latest meltdown of right-wing blather from Flush Slimebaugh:

4.  This is a vision of economic parity regarding taxation from one whose roots were were/are nurtured in the 99%:

5.  To all of my airline industry friends, and any others who suffered through corporate reorganization, this one at American Airlines is a sick one.  An employee who hires on at a young age and hangs in for a period long enough to be dead meat on the employment market should they quit, pulling health and pensions benefits out from under is not a nice thing:

6.  Romney will come out of this Super Tuesday affair more battered and worse-off.  Can the Republican Party bosses figure out a solution?...probably not:

7.  A study of the comparative analysis of our health care system with those in ALL other countries in the world reveals that the USA is the costliest.  I received my newsletter from the Tea Party today (yes, I read lots of different stuff for this project), and one of the paragraphs stated that the USA has the best and "greatest health care system in the world".  Okay....okay?....huh huh:,0,1734961,print.story

8.  This NY Times editorial pretty well sums up the GeeOpee antics to date:,0,1734961,print.story


"In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable."
       -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
"For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing."
       -- H.L. Mencken
"When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators."
       -- P. J. O'Rourke
"Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't."
       -- Mark Twain
"Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year."
       -- Franklin P. Adams

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