003 Middle Class

admin on October 29th, 2010

In my last post I stated that the states rights agrarian is a thing of the past in our party democracy.  Parties can only succeed by concentrating wealth and power to compete against each other in order to promote their (ultimately self) interests.  The function of concentration is best served by the structure of centralization.  […]

Continue reading about Evolution, not Revolution

admin on October 27th, 2010

The 2010 election draws near.  Our mailboxes are stuffed and our phones are ringing.  Every candidate indulges us with promises while the “other candidate” will raise taxes beyond what we earn, raise unemployment to 110% and claim our first borns for indentured servitude (OK, I made some of that up).  What really distinguishes the candidates […]

Continue reading about Socialism versus Individualism

admin on October 21st, 2010

Elections have become a menace to society.  Everywhere there are ugly signs.  Everyday there are annoying phone calls.  Every candidate sends me junk stuffing my mailbox.  Add in the sniping, fear-mongering content of if it all (and if you think it’s only the other party doing this, then shame, SHAME on you!), and you have […]

Continue reading about “Signs, Signs, Everywhere the Signs”

admin on October 5th, 2010

A recent New York Time article featured one of the many ways that government commands the economy to favor large corporations over small businesses.  The article uncovers a new twist in the old “trickle-down economics” made popular in the Reagan era.  Large corporations can borrow money at low rates, but they are saving it for […]

Continue reading about Our Triple Redistributive Economic System

admin on October 2nd, 2010

As a follow-up to releasing our new music video I’ve been surfing You Tube.  I originally searched under the category of “Corporate Greed” for videos that had a similar theme as ours.  I eventually got led to “War Profiteering” videos.  I learned something new. Let me emphasize what everyone knows, you can’t believe what every […]

Continue reading about Bush and Truman – War Profiteers

admin on September 14th, 2010

We interrupt the scheduled “programming” to address the latest headlines.  Congress is debating whether to extend the portion of the Bush tax cuts that benefited the wealthiest segment of society.  Warning:  this opinion will not be about the tax cuts per se, but rather something that now enters my head every time the prospects of […]

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admin on June 24th, 2010

I am the only male living in a house with four females.  Three have the same last name as me, including two daughters home from college; the fourth is a student we are housing from Yale’s summer school for music. We recently replaced our bathtub shelving.  We use a pole in a corner that stretches […]

Continue reading about It’s a Female Thing

admin on May 27th, 2010

I wish to dispel claims about two opposing trends on American Idol, along with making my own claim for one trend that the evidence seems to support. Every year Ryan Seacrest maintains that the talent is better than ever.  Meanwhile, there is growing “scuttlebut” on the Internet that the talent pool has peaked and is […]

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admin on April 15th, 2010

On the face of it, turning Tea Parties into a federation is a good thing from my perspective as a staunch advocate of federation.  However, this movement towards “Federation” actually reinforces my earlier criticisms of the Tea Parties as special interest groups.  It is really akin to putting lipstick on a pig. For those who […]

Continue reading about The National Tea Party Federation

admin on April 3rd, 2010

In addition to complaining about UConn women dominance (as commented on in the previous post), some columnists and bloggers bemoan that women’s basketball is not as pleasing to watch as men’s basketball because of the difference in athleticism.  This complaint is perhaps more honest than the one about dominance, but nevertheless thrives on two faulty […]

Continue reading about Why Watch Basketball?