Originally Published @ Daily Kos http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/04/01/1198356/-April-Fool-s-Report-State-of-The-Nation?detail=hide Now that Republicans have gained complete control of both houses of the US Congress and the White House, our esteemed leader and former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney can finally get down to the work of rigging the elections and turning the treasury over to big business interests – […]
Next Friday night, Oct 19th. Community potluck, meet and greet the author, book sales thanks to Last Word Books and free talk from Dr. Michael Parenti at 7 pm. Lecture Hall 1 at The Evergreen State College in Olympia. For more details, go to the Facebook Event for the People’s Movement Assembly.
I have been thinking about Romney and the general casino-style financial sector that has been preying on the US and the world over the past decade and the image of a pinata came to mind. Pinata economics. The willingness, the glee of smashing something pretty to get at the goodies inside really seems to fit […]
The Thurston County Progressive Network are a great bunch of folks who work year-round to produce a more progressive community in the Olympia area. In this week’s calendar they share a link to World Life Expectancy website and a cancer cluster map. It’s an interesting website from an epidemiology perspective. The suggestion in the cancer […]
Why was North Dakota the only US State not affected by the banking crisis? (It’s not the oil.) Because it was the ONLY State with its own Public Bank! The State Bank bills are down to the wire in the WA Legislature. SB 6310 needs to move out of committee now or the […]
As the next Congressional fight over payroll tax extensions and unemployment benefits and pipelines gets set up in the next few weeks for either its final chapter or to be kicked down the road a bit farther, one or the other, you’re going to hear a lot from our Republican friends about how much they […]
I have spent a number of years complaining about the interactions between Democrats and Republicans, but after the recent events involving the Keystone XL and civil liberties cave-ins, I’ve decided it’s time to stop complaining and embrace the madness. But I also feel like there’s an ugly edge to all this…that hasn’t really been fully […]
Like a lot of people these days, we have come to the conclusion that it’s time to change our lousy bank. And it wasn’t even like we chose badly, either – we were customers of Washington Mutual for almost two decades, and we loved ‘em: they were nice people to deal with, they didn’t constantly […]
Thanks to Abby Zimet at Common Dreams for her thoughts about this and for running this video there.
I took a break to enjoy the holiday, as I’m sure many of you did, but my inbox kept busy, and on Friday came a doozy, courtesy of the Washington Post. You remember that little bit of a banking crisis we had a couple of years back, where banks around the world might have possibly, […]