You loved them before, now the flighty Flavia and her neighbor Oliver are back!

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Time waits for neither man nor beast, and there were changes in the lives of the inhabitants of the cul de sac. Flavia and Oliver, neighbors for more years than either could readily remember, were still planted in their houses on opposite sides of a modest hedge. But age was beginning to tell on them, in mostly good ways. Oliver, who’d had no desire to establish “neighbor relationships” when he first moved in, had mellowed nicely, in Flavia’s opinion. She was grateful, counted it a blessing—for she had eight years on Oliver, and was feeling the impact of her status as “senior citizen”.

The Conservatives’ racist Southern Strategy is complete

R is for racismWith the defeat of Senator Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, the goals of the racist strategy Conservatives first introduced in the late 1960s – known as the Southern Strategy – have been attained.

Right after the Civil War until the 1970s the Democrats held all of the high political offices in the South. The South turned to the Democrats because President Lincoln was a Republican and the South blames him for the Civil War or as people in the South saw it: The War of Northern Aggression. Democrats had all of the governorships, U.S Senate seats, and the House seats. The Republicans saw this and decided they wanted the South so they developed the “Southern Strategy.” (It wasn’t until around 2005 Conservatives and Republicans would even admit to enacting the Southern Strategy).

Send the Colts to the Super Bowl

Patriots Logo 3The NFL has said that 11 of the 12 balls the New England Patriots used during their win over the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday were deflated by 2 psi. Deflating the footballs is against the NFL’s rules because it gives the quarterback and his receivers an unfair advantage.

This isn’t the first time the New England Patriots have been caught cheating. In 2007 there was a cheating scandal dubbed as “Spy-gate.” The New England Patriots were caught illegally taping sideline defensive signals from New York Jets coaches during the teams’ opening week game. This way, they knew what defense was being called. Belichick, (Patriots head coach), had been doing this since 2000.

America’s economy is booming while the average American’s economy is declining

rich-poorListening to the news pundits and the economists, a person would have to assume that America’s economy is back and doing as well as it ever has. There are a few statements they make that, while being technically true, do not accurately reflect the average American’s economic experience. The reason is simple: The economy of the United States has been split in two so that only a few thousand Americans will benefit from any economic growth. America’s two-tiered economy This isn’t something that just happened. This economy is the result of a decades long fight by the Greedy Rich class, helped by the Conservative Movement and the Republican Party, to weaken financial laws and regulations so they can “have it all”.

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.