Daily Archives: August 31, 2009

Prairie Populists on YouTube

Hello there.

This is my first post to iggydonnelly.wordpress.com, although I also happen to be the teenage daughter of Iggy himself.

So hi. =)

I’ve decided to help out my Dear Old Dad by helping him branch out to other networking sites, such as YouTube. For all of you tech-savvy folks out there who already happen to have YT accounts, please feel free to add the group and post away, and for those of you who are less savvy and more along the lines of challenged, please create a YouTube account (youtube can be found here: http://www.youtube.com, information on youtube can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Youtube) and join in on all the fun.

The Channel name is: http://www.youtube.com/group/forwardthinkers
The Group name is: Prairie Populists and Progressives on YouTube

Thank you and goodnight.
LoverNotAFighter

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Missing Richard Nixon . . .

paul-krugman[2]Paul Krugman seldom misses a non-breaking curve ball, but he really slams the 08-30-09 editoral by the same name as this post into the upper decks.  Nixon a saint?  Well not exactly, but he did govern at a time when seeking biparisan support was not a capital offense.

As Krugman points out Nixon proposed “health care reform that looks a lot like Democratic proposals today.”  Nixon recommended tighter regulation of insurers.  As Krugman states “no illusions there about the magic of the marketplace solves all problems.”

Krugman misses the day when insane right wing factions had less control over the GOP and national debate.  Ultimately Krugman believes the massive control corporate interests now exert on Washington makes reasonable change in policy nearly impossible.  Surprise, surpise — it’s all about the money.

As a parting note, Krugman says “turning this country around is going to take years of siege warfare against deeply entrenched interests, defending a deeply dysfunctional political system.”

Is it as bad as he says?  Read more here.

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Monday, 08/31/09, Public Square

Monday BluesHope your Monday doesn’t bring challenges you can’t handle!  Sometimes getting beyond the rough patches is harder than others but leaves good lessons.

Is this about the loveliest weather you could ever hope for!?  Maybe this weather will take us to winter, winter will be late in coming and short in duration, taking us into spring.  A girl can dream!

fnord

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