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Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Larger Picture Belies A Tremendous Loss


Here’s Sen. Chuck Schumer of my newly adopted state of New York, regarding these ongoing negotiations: The [Paul] Ryan budget proposed a decimation of Medicare and Medicaid. We successfully fought that back. And we are going to continue our fight, and I think the base of our party knows this, that there should be no […]

Blow Up The Debt Ceiling


First thing Monday, President Barack Obama should hold a Rose Garden press event and announce that he and his legal advisers are swarming upon Washington DC immediately to start the machinations to invoke the 14th Amendment to blow up the debt ceiling of the United States of America. And he should never look back, and […]

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I Call Gloom and Doom on this One!


It should have been obvious to President Obama weeks ago that the GOOP has no intention of cooperating in any manner to resolve the “crisis” of the debt ceiling. They created the crisis, after all, and what is the value of creating a crisis if you can’t wring it for all its drama. Scare hell […]

I Double Dog Dare You


Tomorrow, my newly adopted home state of New York becomes one among a minority of states to prove itself as a more enlightened, more compassionate state then all the rest and the federal government. That would be the day that New York legally permits something often referred to as “gay marriage,” something I would rather […]



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Amend This.


The Equal Rights Amendment was adopted by the House on October 12, 1971. It was adopted by the Senate on March 22, 1972. It was presented to the states with a seven-year deadline for ratification. The President of the United States at the time, one Richard M. Nixon, endorsed its approval. Required number of states […]

Prayer for Tort Reformers


Back when I was in law school I had a torts professor who made a habit of searching out “good Samaritan” cases. Those were alleged law suits in which a physician, coming upon an automobile accident, saved a life only to be sued by the patient for malpractice. The professor never found an actual “good […]

Jobs = Labor. Labor = Jobs.


I have just heard new congressional candidate Alan Grayson (yes, he’s running again, I shall have to see if I can get a few scheckels behind him, and I mean literally, where I work now they pay in scheckels) say something on the radio as a guest of Mr. Thom Hartmann, that we have been […]

Worlds of Fun


I have just read in my local newspaper a story that is appalling on so many levels I cannot begin to find the adjectives. BUFFALO — Funeral services are scheduled for later this week for Army Sgt. James Hackemer, the amputee war veteran who fell to his death off a roller coaster at Darien Lake […]