Politics

The REAL meaning of the Tea Party

(Photoshopped from a real Tea Party protest photo) To be fair, I’m sure many Tea Partiers are sincere in their desire to see an end to government corruption and handouts to special interests. But the Tea Partiers are allying themselves with Republicans, the most culpable practitioners of special interest government that serves the interests of […]

Politics Washington State Politics

Political Extortion

What will it take for elected Democratic legislators in our state, and the governor, to refuse to accede to extortionists? EXTORTION – excerpt from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ “The term extortion is often used metaphorically . . .   It is also often used loosely to refer to everyday situations where one person feels indebted against their will, to another, […]

Politics Religion

Reichert signs theocracy letter

Republican US Congressman Dave Reichert (WA, 8th CD) has signed a letter calling on President Obama to acknowledge the primacy of God in America. The following pdf file http://truthsite.org/politics/Letterto0bamaAboutGodFromUSCongressmen.pdf contains an image of the letter, which was signed by 42 US members of Congress. In a November, 2010 speech Obama said that e pluribus unum — […]

Justice Politics Washington State Politics

To our state legislators: challenge I-1053!

The Democrats should be challenging Eyman’s I-1053 instead of  treating it as the law of the land. As it is, the legislature cannot fulfill its CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY so long as it continues on its current path. You have the power right now to end or at least suspend the corporate tax reductions that may have […]

Politics

Towards a more effective approach to fighting Internet voting

Internet voting is creeping its way into America, opening the door to pseudo-elections and digital dictatorship. Below is a concise look at what’s wrong with it and suggestions for how to argue more effectively against it. Internet voting proposals reemerge every year, no matter how devastating the research against the concept. Formidable research showing that […]

Elections GOP Crimes Science and Industry

GOP Plans to Cut 4 Trillion Dollars from Federal Budget in a Decade

The Wall Street Journal (radicals? socialists?) is running an article that says in paragraph 4: The plan would essentially end Medicare, which now pays most of the health-care bills for 48 million elderly and disabled Americans, as a program that directly pays those bills. Mr. Ryan and other conservatives say this is necessary because of […]

Clean Energy Climate Change Science and Industry

When Will Alternative Energy Become Energy?

Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson says we can do it in 20 to 40 years.  The Stanford University News has the story.  Here is some of it: A new study – co-authored by Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson and UC-Davis researcher Mark A. Delucchi – analyzing what is needed to convert the world’s energy supplies […]