Daily Archives: June 12, 2009

TRADITIONS of FAITH

PRAYERBelieve nothing on the faith of traditions, even though they have been held in honor
for many generations and in diverse places.
Do not believe a thing because many people speak of it.
Do not believe on the faith of the sages of the past.
Do not believe what you yourself have imagined,
persuading yourself that a God inspires you.
Believe nothing on the sole authority of your masters and priests.
After examination, believe what you yourself have tested
and found to be reasonable, and conform your conduct thereto. 
Buddha

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DEM SENATORS FINK OUT ON BANKRUPTCY – by Jim Hightower

A note about Jim Hightower, he always bills himself as AMERICA’S FAVORITE POPULIST.  ~sekanblogger

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What is it about Democrats in Washington that makes them clang a slam-dunk?  

They have the greedheaded, boneheaded Wall Street bankers back on their heels, exposed as frauds and finaglers. They also have the broad public shouting that those being ripped off by the bankers ought to get some semblance of justice. Yet, on April 30th, Senate Democrats flubbed an easy shot to support hard-pressed American homeowners who’re being unfairly squeezed by banksters. 

At issue was a common-sense proposal by Sen. Dick Durbin – a top Democrat – to allow bankruptcy judges to lower the monthly mortgage payments of homeowners trapped by exploding interest rates imposed by banks. This would keep families in their homes, stop the decline in housing prices, and boost our economy.  

But Wall Street screamed, spooking a number of pusillanimous Democrats. “Timid Timothy” Geithner, the treasury secretary, meekly cautioned that there should only be “carefully designed changes” to the bankruptcy laws, so as not to create “uncertainty” for Wall Street. Never mind the uncertainty that millions of homeowners face.  

Barack Obama himself, who had pledged in the election campaign to stand with homeowners on this issue, suddenly disappeared, refusing to take a shot. Then came the capitulation of 12 Democratic senators, who joined every Republican to back bankers and keep ordinary folks from scoring this important victory.  

Who were the 12 Democrats who deserted us you ask? Let’s call their names! Max Baucus of Montana, Michael Bennet of Colorado, Robert Byrd of West Virginia, Tom Carper of Delaware, Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, Tim Johnson of South Dakota, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Jon Tester of Montana – and that brand new of Democrat, Arlen Spector of Pennsylvania.

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Filed under Economics, Political Reform, Populists

Obama on Healthcare: “A Moral Imperative”

I think few  people would disagree that having healthcare options for all Americans is good social policy.  The AMA might disagree, but they represent very few people, actually,  and we must remember that.

President Obama is insistent that health care reform include a “public insurance option”; not that he wants the government to take over healthcare, but instead he wants the involvement of a public player to help lower costs.  See this politico article for more information.

There will be an incredible amount of resistence to Obama’s plan.  I think he expects that.

The current system is broken.  Let us try other things.

iggy donnelly

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Filed under Diversity, Healthcare, Life Lessons, Obama, Political Reform, The Economy, Universal Healthcre

A Banned Clown: Makes Ya Feel Sorry For Him

The one blogger we banned, has less than positive opinions about us – imagine that!  This dude makes Nathan P. from the other place look like a master debater or a masturbator – well, maybe, they both share that honor.

He still links to us.  We’ve forgotten about him, the reverse direction, maybe not.

iggy donnelly

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Friday, 06/12/09, Public Square

guitar

Friday — doesn’t the weekend start tonight for many?  May you have music, peace, harmony, good conversations with friends, and some fun for the upcoming weekend!

fnord

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