Category Archives: Decline and Fall

Richard G. Strauch: Aging in place (The Democratic leadership)

Wherein Mr. Strauch reminds us that the Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives are in their mid-to-late 70s. Aging in Place, very clever. I always thought well of Barbara Boxer. She spoke at a gathering of progressive lawyers and … Continue reading

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It’s a Trumpster Fire of a Convention

I am rendered speechless by the overt hate shown at the Republican Convention. But I can still type. I started out as a Republican at age 16. I was told that Republicans held the moral high ground. That lasted until … Continue reading

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Rightwing Media Report: NJ says-Trump Preaching to Shrinking White Electorate Creates Problems for GOP

The National Journal (NJ) is a right-wing publication in the old style, evoking a time when gentlemen with those not-sexy-at-all muttonchop whiskers respected and followed the rules of debate and eschewed logical errors. Back when I used to be a Republican … Continue reading

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Canada and USA in ginormous fight over oil

This is a Really Big Show, friends. The conservative Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, threw down the gauntlet at Obama’s feet by approving the construction of a pipeline to run from Alberta to the Pacific Coast at Kitimat through … Continue reading

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AT&T will honor net neutrality for three years if regulators let it buy DirecTV

My Comment: Gee, remember back in 1984 or so, we broke up the AT&T monster into a bunch of little Baby Bells? It’s like they all metastasized, and are returning to eat us alive. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/05/18/att-will-honor-net-neutrality-for-three-years-if-regulators-let-it-buy-directv/?wpisrc=nl_pulse

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My Take: Prison for ex-disability worker who stole $429,000

by Olivia LaRosa, May 24, 2013 Prison for ex-disability worker who stole $429,000 The former business administrator of a local developmental disabilities center, accused of stealing approximately $429,000 in funds designated for benefits, was sentenced today to 4 years in … Continue reading

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Charles Hagel’s Wheel of Good Fortune

Just think what a plum the guy who thought this up got on his thumb! By Olivia LaRosa December 27, 2012 Chuck Hagel, a lifelong Republican, is the heir apparent for the role of Secretary of Defense in Obama’s second … Continue reading

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FATCA should be called Fatten Rich People AGAIN (FRPA)

by Olivia LaRosa November 12, 2012 FATCA is the acronym for a Federal law mandating withholding on “recalicrant” foreign account holders with putative US tax liability, and some people and institutions who have been termed “accidental Americans.” Learn about FATCA … Continue reading

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Bush tax cuts and the decline of U.S. as a serious world power

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/12/30/105931/commentary-bush-tax-cuts-and-the.htmlCommentary: Bush tax cuts and the decline of U.S. as a serious world powerBy Dennis Jett | McClatchy NewspapersThe lame ducks had not even flown the coop before the assessments of the 111th Congress started to pour in. After months … Continue reading

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