Thursday, 11/14/13, Public Square



by | November 14, 2013 · 6:00 am

11 responses to “Thursday, 11/14/13, Public Square

  1. wicked

    Amen to the above. People believe what they’re told to believe. The lying Republicans and their bought-and-paid-for media are never called on it. When will someone or something step up and state the obvious? We’re spoon fed lies on a daily basis, and half the country swallows them with no questions asked. The blame goes to the corporations that are running this country.

  2. A quiz that provides some info on topics so you’re informed when you’re asked to give your opinion. There’s multiple answers to choose from or you can give your own answer if none fits. It’s interesting!

  3. Here’s some of what I’m finding interesting as I read around the web today:

    Teachers Were Never The Problem
    Poverty still lies at the root of the U.S. ‘education crisis.’

    In 2 Charts: Why Hillary (and Bill) Clinton Damn Well Better Hope Obamacare Succeeds

    Here’s a map of where it’s most expensive to raise a kid

  4. Okay, I’m finished with winter. Is it Spring yet?

    I moved furniture yesterday — this way, back that way, this way — to clean and make room for the Christmas tree. I have family coming and that’s why I do it. Normally, I would wait until after Thanksgiving but with the amount of company headed this way and Thanksgiving happening so late, I’m trying to be organized. I don’t bounce back from this kind of stuff — today I will rest and hope it quits hurting. :/

    Jay, it’s good to read you! I enjoyed reading your thoughts about America’s youth. I am a fan of our youth and have great confidence in them! They are way too tolerant of differences to look at today’s republicans with anything more than disdain. I talk to my young adult grandchildren and their friends and I come away encouraged! Treating each human being with dignity is something they will advance. Making choices and allowing all others to choose is also important. Thus, all those crazy republican ideas about controlling women, minorities, destroying educational opportunities, and making war are abhorrent to them. Plus, they’ve come of age in a time that republican economic policies marginalized our country and our youth’s prospects. They see clearly that “capitalism” means privatized profits that don’t trickle down! They also understand government spending is investing in America, and BIG business has achieved great success in being our UNelected government so must be curtailed, regulated, put in place!

    The old coots (that include ME) will die off over the next few years. Things are looking up!

  5. I’m continuing with my plan to post what Palin says and LAUGH a lot! She is, among other ‘attributes,’ great fodder for humor. Laughter is good!

    She said:
    “I’m sure if we open up the dictionary, we could prove that with semantics that are various, we can prove that there is a definition of slavery that absolutely fits the bill there, when I’m talking about a bankrupt country that will owe somebody something down the line if we don’t change things that is, we will be shackled. We will be enslaved to those who we owe.”

  6. “10. The country with the most gender equality in the world, not just in terms of wage parity but in terms of political empowerment and participation, health and survival and educational attainment is, drumroll please, Iceland, for the fifth year in a row. The U.S. is 23rd, right behind Burundi.”

    Ten Things You Didn’t Know About The Gender Gap

  7. bobwhitenks

    Oh!! Now I get it; “fb / free dumb nation”