Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Something to Know - 18 April (Resend to correct incorrect link)

Jeff Danziger
1.  A perpetual barrage of news events and stories greets me as I try to get back into the swing of writing this posting.   Tragedy on one hand, and defeat on the other.   So, let me try and pick from a fresh basket that draws up emotions and includes the basics of our system of government and the way we do business.   So many things are discouraging: the inequality of wealth, the rich and powerful buying and owning the levers of power, actions to subvert access to the ballot box, and a growing unease as the middle class is stressed and is weakening.   These are the conditions that bring about serious consideration of the failures of Capitalism, and provoke thoughts about other systems that offer attractive options.  This is a good read, and I offer it up as something to point to as we muddle through our current apathetic malaise of democracy in which we find ourselves, which has the look and smell of an oligarchy at times:

2.  Cowardice in the Senate; what else can you call it?   The names in the "Nay" column are engraved in the record, and appropriate actions can be take to see them voted out at the next opportunity.   I am just sorry that we do not have that same record for the House, but that is just a formality.   The American people demand it, and we will get it:


"I have opinions of my own -- strong opinions -- but I don't always agree with them."
       -- George Bush

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