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In 1913, Henry Ford wrote the following as the directors had been reaping the rewards of profits - "The wages we pay are too small in comparison with our profits. I think we should raise our minimum pay rate".

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Revealing Article on Fox


Read the article.  Not much to say about it except, "YAY!"

Favorite Excerpt:
"If it's true that news can be put into two categories--Fox and everything else--then when Special Report airs, everything else beats Fox by at least 30 to one. "

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Mother Jones Post

I just had to link to this - mostly because of the comments!  Especially the one by Bosn and Imogene Brodie's reply!


Neither Democrats nor Republicans

Both parties SUCK.  I see a LOT of potential methods and platforms to call out the "Conservative" candidates on - yet, it is all ignored.
I am so tempted to try to run for an office.  I am not a Liberal Looney nor Conservative Wing-nut.  I am an Extreme Constitutional Moderate!  I like the Green Party stances, but I am for the Death Penalty (update 11/21/11 - not so much for the Death Penalty any more...) and Gun Ownership (with rational controls).  I like Reform Party platforms, but I want Illegal Immigrant amnesty IF they have a solid job, pay taxes and speak English.  If they don't - then kick 'em out and let them come back LEGALLY and IF we have the room.  I also want Bilingual Education - the U.S. needs to be able to speak to the world if we are to live in it.  I want Education for our Children, not test preparation!

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Spoiling for a Fight: Third-Party Politics in America

I have been wondering where the Fox News and Right-wing got their "Repeat a lie loudly and long enough and people will believe it" kind of propaganda.  I finally discovered the source!
Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it. ~Adolph Hitler


You know, looking at This Map I was suddenly reminded that I know almost nothing about what is going on in Mississippi politics!!

Fortunately, it was a good map and after a little searching I found the 2010 Mississippi Races - and Joel Gill!

After reading his site and stances, he has my vote!  Greg Harper has been a sore disappointment in most cases.

I wrote Mr. Gill the following :
I was looking at your site, because I would love to vote against Greg Harper - or any Republican.  I am a Reform party guy, really, but am taking an "anything but a Republican" stance for now.
I like most of your stances and agree with enough for you to get my vote.  However;
"The vast majority of wealth in our country is in the hands of the middle class." 
- is just plain wrong.  The top 20% of the wealthiest control 90% of the entire wealth of the United States.  Right now, the Middle Class have an ever shrinking share of the wealth.
On Illegal Immigration, I am torn.  Illegals are here now.  Tracking them down and getting them out would be a rough and expensive job.  I would like to see Amnesty for those (and their immediate family) who come forward, speak English and have a good job.  I believe that it would ease the task of finding other illegals that are a burden on the system.
On Taxes, I agree with a total re-do on the system.  One item that bothers me currently is the prefferential treatment of "UnEarned Income" over "Earned Income" - this unfairly shifts the burden to people who work for their money.  (I did notice you would favor taxing salary and interest income.) Not sure about cutting off the no-tax at minimum wage - a guy gets a 10 cent raise and it is more than removed by new taxes.  Should be a wage window that is tax-free and a pahse up to the full percentage, I think.  Until all Income is taxed equally, there will be no tax justice.  I am also torn about Property Taxes and Inheritence Taxes.
I am looking forward to seeing you in Congress representing me! 

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Just wanted to point out a couple things over at FactCheck.org (that support things that I have been saying, naturally!)

First is a mailbag thing where a small business owner is fully aware of the way business works and contradicts the "Conservative" narrative that the Health Insurance Reform will "raise taxes" on businesses.  (Read this!)

Next, is a bit of Fact Checking on the Stimulus bill. Can't help a quote and then the link :
The ad falsely calls the health care law "government-run health care." The truth is that — while the legislation will expand regulation of the insurance industry — it builds on our current private health care system and expands business for private insurers.
What I've been saying all along! Fact-Checked and found I am RIGHT! (and yes, if I am ever wrong, I will point that out too... ) (Read this!)

And before anyone goes yelling "liberal source!" they are just as hard on Democrats and Liberals! (of course, they usually just don't have as much to call false on as they do Republicans.)

One last thing from Fact-Check - the Republican Pledge

Tea Party

The Tea Party has some very attractive platforms.  I keep looking into sites and mission statements and usually find that one or three little things that just make it go from pretty cool to extremist nuttery.  Yes, government needs to be smaller, more fiscally responsible - but endorsing Republicans is not the way to get that. Have you been around for the last administration? Were you paying attention? Cause the same people who got us into this mess are not the ones to get us out.
As for the Free Market - well, it got us here too. It has not been very good at regulating itself and has become damaging to U.S. Citizens on more than one occasion. So, at that point, it is the responsibility of government to step in and stop the damage.  The Free Market created the "Robber Barons" that sucked up all the wealth and lead to the Great Depression - and now we are at that point again, where the wealth gap is already too wide and getting worse.
Where are the jobs? They are cut and shipped overseas, not by government, but by Corporations, in order to pay their Executive bonuses and outrageous CEO salaries.  Republican government makes it easier for corporations to screw workers and consumers and either pay little to nothing to workers or send the jobs elsewhere.
The best solution is for Business to regulate itself and individuals to gain wealth responsibly - but that is not happening. The only tool we have to help right the economy is government (which is a scary thought, but I will trust "We the People" before "For Profit" any day).
Just like the good ideas of the Libertarians, good idealogical stances must be moderated by Reason, Truth and Justice or you are just another extremist.  So far, with all the infighting and drama, the Tea Party has regulated itself to just another bunch of extremists, with some moderates struggling to be heard.

Some links related to the arguments in this post :
crooks and liars - Okay this guy GETS IT! Its what I've been blogging about here the most! I hope you like his explanation better than mine!!
GOP embraces offshore jobs - Blog for Arizona.  Which reminds me, why is the democratic controlled congress having so much trouble improving the economy? Republican Filibuster! Look it up - one person can prevent a bill from even coming up for a vote!! That is what they are doing.
Republicans vote to continue outsourcing jobs overseas - Yeah, "Small Business" job creation for the U.S. - not in the GOP strategy.
HoPo Thinks So too - yell "liberal source" all ya want. Truth is neither liberal nor conservative.
Tea Party Patriots - Decent site with an okay mission statement.  Still mislead in the "Free Market" fanaticism, but no religious nuttery blatant.