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July 29, 2006 Posted by | Business and Economy | 2 Comments

Bolton: Rude and Ineffective

Ambassador to the United Nation, John Bolton appeared before the senate foreign relations committee for his nominating hearing yesterday and, as only he can, showed complete and udder disregard for the process. He was despicably rude and short with the Democrats who tried desperately to maintain that “My concerns continue to relate to substance and not style, Mr. Ambassador.” by claiming “My objection is not that he is a bully, but that he is an ineffective bully,”. All the while Mr. Bolton could be seen doodling, fiddling with his pencil, leaning back in his chair, raping his fingers on the desk, rifling through papers, groaning, rolling his eyes or shaking his head. The contempt he held for the Democrats in positions of respect and power was the likes of which I have never seen before on the public stage. And this is the man we are sending to represent us to a world already unhappy with the rude and ambivalent nature of US foreign policy?

He was chosen by the Bush administration to offend the mores and upset the structure of the institution he once described as a rightful lapdog of the United States — “The United States makes the U.N. work when it wants to work.” He once famously said the U.N.’s New York headquarters could lose 10 floors without disruption. More than 30 of Bolton’s fellow ambassadors recently complained to the New York Times about his confrontational tactics and his flouting of diplomatic conventions. They did not criticize his policies as much as the arrogance of his ways. “He’s lost me as an ally now,” confided one ambassador, who was identified as having close ties to the Bush administration.

Bolton                                                                  The Sweedish Chef from The Muppets

July 28, 2006 Posted by | Business and Economy | Leave a comment

NASA quietly had its mission statement changed

last February by the White House, who deleted the phrase “to understand and protect our home planet.” NASA scientists were surprised to learn of the change. “Without it, these scientists say, there will be far less incentive to pursue projects to improve understanding of terrestrial problems like climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions.”

July 22, 2006 Posted by | Business and Economy | Leave a comment

Happy Blogesphere Day!

July 19th, celebrate the power of the blog!

July 19, 2006 Posted by | Business and Economy | Leave a comment

Stick Up For The Little Guy: The American Way

What happened to the American dream?  Making something from nothing, working hard to provide a better life for yourself and your family.  We look at great men of history like John D. Rockefeller, who was brilliant not only for recognizing a demand and creating the supply, but for recognizing that he could never have reached the success he did without people less fortunate than himself.  So he gave charitably, not because he had to, but because he felt it was his duty to help those less fortunate. Just yesterday another, similar act of kindness: Warren Buffett, the second richest man in America, endowed his $30 billion fortune to the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation.

So why then is the Republican Congress so opposed to helping the working class (many of whom are their constituents and supporters)?  Why have there been over ten congressional pay raises since the last raise for the federal minimum wage?  Why would they fight to relief the tax burden on the children of millionaires who have never worked a single day in their lives.  These are the people who should be giving back.  The most fortunate among us stand on the shoulders of the weaker.  Isn’t it only right that they are forced to give back, if not in the form of donations, in the form of taxes that can go to relive the burden on the poor?  Don’t the men and woman who are not lucky enough to have rich parents deserve a shot at the American dream?

a worker paid $5.15 an hour (the current minimum wage) would earn $10,700 a year, almost $6,000 below the poverty line for a family of three.

Don’t we owe the working class of America, on whom the soul of the country relies, better than an impoverished life?  Do they deserve to get poorer (despite hard work and dedication) as the rich get richer (just for breathing)?

Republicans say that the only people who can’t survive on the minimum wage are part time teenagers and lazy bums.  Talk about out of touch.

Republicans believe the estate tax hurts little family farmers and mom and pop business owners.  But they can’t name a single farm effected by the tax.  Talk about out of touch.

June 27, 2006 Posted by | Business and Economy, The American Dream | 2 Comments

Its all happening.

  Dozens of factories that turn corn into the gasoline substitute ethanol are sprouting up across the nation, from Tennessee to Kansas, and California, often in places hundreds of miles away from where corn is grown.

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June 25, 2006 Posted by | Business and Economy | Leave a comment

Paulson: Another “Yes Man” Appointee

Bush nominated Henry M. Paulson to replace John W. Snow as Secretary of the U.S. Tresury department yesterday.  If confirmed, Paulson would join the ranks of "yes men" currently serving in the Bush adminstration. Oh, didn't you hear?  According to Paulson all of Bush's econmic plans are working fine.  

 Just what we need, a Wallstreet bigshot with no independent voice.  

May 31, 2006 Posted by | Business and Economy | 1 Comment

Kenneth Lay: Guilty As Charged

Kenneth Lay was just found guilty on all charges! Jeff Skilling on 19 out of 28 counts.

May 25, 2006 Posted by | Business and Economy, Culture of Corruption | Leave a comment