Perry Not Brightest Bulb in Tulip Patch

From Huffington Post: …the Lone Star State Republican and chairman of the Republican Governors Association inaccurately called Juarez, Mexico “the most dangerous city in America” when speaking with reporters on Monday. The gaffe reportedly came in a criticism Perry made against the Obama administration for its handling of issues related to border security. He’s also […]

“Thurgood”

  Normally I’m too much of a cheapskate careful manager of my personal finances to pay for premium channels like HBO. But since U-verse is giving me 3 months free, I was able to catch a program over the weekend that I would highly recommend. It’s entitled “Thurgood” and stars Laurence Fishburne in a one-man […]

A new revolution?

Microeconomics sounded so boring when I was in college. What I didn’t realize is that it gave someone the opportunity to study a small snippet of the economy that they found interesting. One that is interesting to me is the development of E-Readers. Everyone probably knows someone by now that owns one. Nook and Kindle […]

March 12 Save Texas Schools Rally In Austin—It Is Up To You To Fight Back

With drastic budget cutting and vindictive culture war legislation being considered now in our Texas legislature, everyday people are starting to push back. On Saturday, March 12, a Save Texas Schools rally and march will be held at the State Capitol in Austin. This event will begin at noon. There is hope that this will be a good-sized protest with people […]

How Far Has the Republican Party Fallen?

Question: How would these two former Republican presidents fare in today’s GOP? “I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causesme to tremble for the safety of my country…corporations have been enthroned and an era of  corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will […]

Where Have You Gone, Candidate Obama?

What happened to this guy? <br /> Whose press secretary now says this: <br /> I can’t tell who that mealy-mouthed remark is intended to support, Governor Walker or the public employees. “Tighten their belts and live within their means just as we in Washington, the executive branch and Congress, need to do with our […]

A rose by any other name

That line was of course uttered by William Shakespeare. Or, maybe it was Wiliam Shakespear, or Will Shakespeer, or any other way he signed his name. His friends might have called him Bill. President Barack Obama wants to tackle gay marriarge again. In the midst of the crisis in Africa and the Middle East as […]

Libyan Violence Moves Oil Price – And It Could Get a Lot Worse

Reports of escalating violence in Libya, intransigence of its lunatic dictator, Muammar Ghaddafi, and announcements of the evacuation of foreign oil workers has thrown the markets into turmoil.  US stock markets were down again today, and Brent Crude hit as high as $111 per barrel.  West Texas Intermediate traded over $100, closing slightly below that […]