Normalizing relations with Cuba

Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., listens to a speech from Jorge Mas Santos, Chairman of the Cuban American National Foundation at a Cuban Independence Day Celebration in Miami, Fla., Friday, May 23, 2008.  (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. at a Cuban Independence Day Celebration in Miami, Fla., Friday, May 23, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

After a failed 50-year+ embargo, it is time to try something different since the embargo isn’t working, at all. Time for the United States to change tactics, and President Obama could not have picked a better time to decide to normalize relations with Cuba.

Forget everything you think you know about America’s economy


A recent poll found that millions of Americans say that they believe that the Republicans are better at reducing America’s debt and deficit and the handling of the economy overall. I find it amazing and a bit disturbing that so many Americans “know” something that is demonstrably false.

U.S. Voters Give GOP Edge vs. Dems on Handling Top Issues

The facts are that conservative economic policies led to America’s two biggest economic catastrophes: First in 1929 and then again in 2008. America’s economy cannot survive when only a handful of greedy rich people control it. America’s economy cannot survive when the vast majority of the wealth and income in America is concentrated in the hands of a few greedy people. We only have to look to history to see this is true.

Why should we fight for you, when you won’t fight for us?

DinoThe Democratic Party is lamenting its losses from this past election. They are trying to figure out how to get the American people reengaged and to vote for the Democratic Party again.

The Republicans did not win this past election because of the people who voted for them; they won because of the people who didn’t vote. The Democratic Party needs to engage those people who didn’t show up last November if they want to attain electoral success in the future.

The Greedy Rich have won the class war

greedy rich1The Greedy Rich have succeeded in buying the Republican Party and have used the Republicans to write legislation that have then allowed the Greedy Rich class to steal most of America’s money. The Greedy Rich have also succeeded in tilting the economic playing field so that the transfer of money from the poor and middle class will continue ad infinitum; or until Americans say enough. Will Americans stand up for their rights? And when?

The Republican’s ridiculous immigration position

my dreams are not illegal

The Senate passed a bipartisan bill almost two years ago. Speaker Boehner has refused, so far, to bring it to the floor of the House. All that needs to happen is for Boehner to bring that bill to the floor for a vote. The entire problem they are having would be solved.

However, if Boehner did that, the Republican Party would not be able to portray President Obama as; “lawless”, an “emperor” and “destroying the Constitution,” which is what the Republicans really want.

For being a computer program you aren’t that smart

While using Microsoft Word I find that some of the suggestions it makes regarding proper grammar structure are, to say the least, not actually proper. This morning I came across the mother of all Microsoft Word grammar mistakes. I am typing away when that green squiggly line appeared under the first sentence of a paragraph. Now, the sentence was grammatically incorrect, (it needed a couple of commas), however the suggestion given to me by Word was total gibberish:

Say what?

Say what?

The Republicans win and Mother Nature cries

mother nature crying

Tears of Mother Nature: The image of a crying face looming from an icy cliff wall was taken at the Svalbard archipelago in Norway

Meet the new Republican chairman of the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee

Senator James Inhofe, climate change super-denier is first choice to be the next chairman of the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee. This is the committee that is tasked with combating global climate change.

A little perspective on the Ebola crisis


Americans need to get a little perspective on the Ebola crisis. Out of 312 million people in this country, 9 have been treated for Ebola. Meanwhile, according to the CDC, the flu kills around 23,000 people per year in the U.S. Also it is important to note that Ebola has killed no one in the United States. Eric Duncan, the man who died in Texas; died because of the total incompetence by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. It was that hospital’s incompetence that killed Duncan, not the Ebola virus. The two nurses who contracted Ebola from Duncan were taken out of Texas and were cured.