Thursday, 12/30/10, Public Square

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5 responses to “Thursday, 12/30/10, Public Square

  1. My company is gone. I know how selfish it sounds to say I am half as happy to see them leave as I was to see them arrive. I need to rest.

  2. indypendent

    One more piece of a passing ear? The model for Rosie the Riveter passed away.

    Whenever I hear some neanderthal bragging about their military service or their ancestors (which is very worthy of being praised), I think of the countless Rosie the Riveters that kept America working while all those men were overseas.

    A patriot’s attire is not always a soldiers’ uniform.

    http://fieldnotes.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/12/30/5738254-geraldine-doyle-inspiration-for-rosie-the-riveter-dies-at-86?gt1=43001

  3. indypendent

    Pay close attention to the breakdown of exactly who is supporting this war.

    Tea Party, Republicans and Conservatives. I wonder how they are going to keep their promise of cutting massive federal spending while continuing to support this war in which we are spending billions each and every week?

    Here’s a side note – perhaps their support for this war is an indication as to why they don’t want to ratify the START treaty.

    If you listen very carefully, you might be able to hear John McCain being joined by the rest of his merry band in their revival of McCain’s infamous bomb, bomb, bomb Iran song he sang while campaigning for president in 2008?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/30/63-percent-of-american-public-opposes-war-afghanistan_n_802765.html

  4. indypendent

    This is very interesting reading. I heard on MSNBC a few days ago that 1 in 4 of American kids are on some type of chronic medication.

    One day of talking with any teacher in the public school system will make your head spin – especially those teachers in the alternative schools.
    And then add in the factors of single parents, low-income, malnutrition, hysical and/or sexual abuse in the home.

    And then add in the societal factors where it seems our authoritative figures all pull that ‘I’m sorry’ bit when they get caught with their hands in the till or their own sex scandal – and yet everyone gives them a free pass. Of course, that is if they are on the ‘right’ side.

    The future of our country is in our kids and I’m scared if we don’t all pull together and do something for the betterment of ALL Americans and not jsut those we deem worthy.

    But, as we all have heard from these Republicans – just get rid of the teachers unions and all will be well again – yeah, sure.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-goulston-md/how-america-messed-up-its_b_802137.html