THE WORD OF THE LORD
Can one of the Christian senators reliably opposed to universal health care, the minimum wage, and Clinton-era tax rates help me understand this passage that I heard watching Saturday’s funeral? It’s really opaque. I just don’t get it:
From the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 25
32-33. Before him […]
I barely knew Ted Kennedy, though I had heard him tell the starfish story. My favorite memory goes back to the early Eighties when he came out to Fire Island for a fundraiser. It was unheard of – a sitting United States Senator coming to a community where many of the residents were still […]
This past April, President Obama signed the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, expanding AmeriCorps. But, he said, you don’t have to join AmeriCorps to be of service . . .
All that’s required on your part is a willingness to make a difference. And that is, after all, the beauty of service. Anybody can […]
CHICKEN OR BEEF?
Peter Kaczowka: “Please stop lumping chicken in with beef and pork, when comparing the environmental impact. Read the research; chicken is far better than beef or pork (or cheese) for the environment. And unlike beef, chicken does not damage your heart and is not carcinogenic.”
☞ Peter links to this overview […]
GETTING ANGRY WITH SOME SENATORS
If yours is one of the Senators standing in the way of health insurance reform – as all the Republicans are but a few Democrats are, too – watch Rachel Maddow and consider giving that senator the benefit of your views.
HOW MUCH TO BET – II
HATS OFF (YET AGAIN) TO HOWARD DEAN
Do you remember when Bill O’Reilly and others lambasted Governor Dean for accusing Tom Ridge of raising the terror alert just before the 2004 election – for political purposes? O’Reilly: ‘Howard Dean came out, and said, oh, the terror alert’s a phony thing, like he knows anything. […]
AN EDUCATED CITIZENRY . . .
James Musters: “New poll finds that 39% of Americans want government to ‘stay out of Medicare.’”
☞ A further 15% weren’t sure.
(On the remote chance anyone here falls into either group, please note that Medicare is a government program.)
PRIVATE EQUITY – ADDENDUM
JWS: “Just […]
WARREN BUFFETT’S VIEW ON MONEY
In case you missed it in yesterday’s New York Times . . . we’re doing what we need to do, Warren Buffett says, referring to all this gargantuan deficit-spending and money-printing. But we’d better get ready to do something different as soon as we are able.
BRAVE NEW WORLD
Kathryn Lance: ‘I liked your comment Monday: ‘Brighter days do lie ahead, disruptive as getting from here to there may be.’ I believe we are in a period of transition as great as any civilization has seen, and that is one reason there is so much craziness going on everywhere. […]
AN EDUCATED CITIZENRY DISCUSSES HEALTH CARE
James Musters: “Dana Gould reports for Bill Maher . . .”
THE BRITISH SYSTEM
If poor old wheelchair-bound Nobel Laureate and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Stephen Hawking, the physicist, had been subject to the British health care system, well – as Investors Business Daily […]
Quote of the Day
If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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