Friday, May 18, 2012

Things to Know - 19 May


1.  Push-back on the shameless mouthing from Romney is necessary to effectively wage a campaign of deceit being lodged by all fronts of the GeeOpee

2.  Giving Fox News's Roger Ailes the patina of legitimacy by lecturing to Journalism students at a major university, is like Jack the Ripper teaching surgical techniques to Med students:

3.  The absolute tone-deafness and unconnected laughs to non-jokes by MittBott will be a factor in this election.   It is very difficult to cozy up to a warm puddle of barf:

4.  What is happening in Philadelphia is what is happening everywhere.  Schools budgets are being slashed, teachers are getting squeezed, students class time is being cut, and schools are closing.   Reading Rachel Maddow's book Drift, you get to wonder amid all the military hype of increasing pressure for more money (Billions to the already Trillions), what is going on with our sense of values.   I mean we have more nukes than necessary, big ships, big planes, and a sophisticated array of weaponry all around.  What have we been fighting for the last 10 years - AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades, and crude IEDs set off with cell phones, and we can't seem to prevail?   Let's get a grip on our destiny and wake up!:

5.  Thom Hartmann and the good and bad of the day's news:

6.  The situation is very serious in Greece.  The whole world is waiting and watching.   In our "global" economy, what happens in Greece affects us.   The problem?   You guessed it  - the Banks did it, just like the US housing bubble and failure to follow good rules.  Greece is either going to stick with the Euro, or suck wind and withdraw. You might want to read or glance through these three links to get an idea of the seriousness:

7.  The Republicans in congress are shameless, hell they are all shameless.  Let's call them out for what they are - extremists caught in the frenzy of insanity:

"I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions." 
       -- Augusten Burroughs
"Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way." 
       -- Jane Austen
"Everyone is as God has made him, and oftentimes a great deal worse." 
       -- Miguel de Cervantes
"The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving." 
       -- Russell Green
"The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret."
       -- Henny Youngman

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