I love Maya Angelou. She moves me in very deep ways. Reading her work does it, but most especially listening to her. She has such a deep and honest grasp of the human situation. She always struck me as having a very Zen spirit to her – accepting that which is and seeing it clearly for what it is without ego clouding it.
We have a photo frame with a phrase of hers on it, “We are living art…”. In it is a photo of Holly and I on a beach in Virginia taken more than 12 years […]Full Story... →
Conservative Republicans always want the government to stay out of business and avoid regulation as long as they are making lots of money. When their greed, however, gets them into a fix, they are the first to cry out for rules and laws and taxpayer money to bail out their businesses. Obviously, Republicans are socialists. The Bush administration has decided to socialize the debt of the big Wall Street Firms. Taxpayers didn’t get to enjoy any of the big money profits on the phony financial instruments like derivatives or bundled sub-prime paper, but we get the privilege […]Full Story... →
Market based health reform? Sure! Great idea!
This one is gonna leave a mark:
Here?s what McCain has to say about the wonders of market-based health reform:
Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation.
So McCain, who now poses as the scourge of Wall Street, was praising financial deregulation like 10 seconds ago ? and promising that if we marketize health care, it will perform as well […]Full Story... →
That’s right- 51% of respondents (in theory, PBS viewers) think Sarah Palin has the experience necessary to be President of the United States.
If you are not one of these people, click the link above and vote no.
In other polling news, 55% of Americans believe they have “been protected from harm by a guardian angel”.
Is it just me, or does it seem likely that there is a lot of overlap in those two result sets?Full Story... →