Nick Hanauer video: Time Well Spent

Nick Hanauer has been called an ‘uber-rich’ guy, and for good reason. In the time it takes to check out this link, he’ll make more than most people do in a year. What makes him interesting enough to read about and watch is the fact that he think he should be taxed more and folks […]

Idealistic Cannon Fodder

Some of you know my stats: single mom, three amazing boys young men. Heck, I have my own YouTube channel with nothing but videos of their particular accomplishments in the arts, etc. so I’m a rather proud mom. My feelings this week have really run the gamut. I’m always proud of them, happy with them, exhausted […]

Keith Olbermann Out at MSNBC

I suspect many of you had the same reaction I did when Keith Olbermann said before going to commercial that last night would be Countdown’s “final edition.” What? No way. My first thought was that it must be some kind of gag, or maybe a play on words. The anchor of the highest rated show […]

Censor Mark Twain?

By now, I am sure everyone has heard the news about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I’ve never been in the business of retelling stories that have already been told. If you want background on this particular story then click on the link above. The simple question is whether books from the past should be […]

The Emotional Contagion Theory

I have taught a lot of workshops over the years, and one of the components that I cover when I deliver a workshop on change management is something called the “Emotional Contagion Theory.” In the March 2005 issue of The Journal of Applied Psychology, Richard Saavedra and Thomas Sy at California State University at Long Beach […]

So your life is on the line? Tough S$%&

So the good pastor in Gainesville says he doesn’t think their actions will directly provoke any problems in the Middle East for our troops if they have a Koran burning party at their little church.  I find it rather ironic that the name of his church is the Dove World Outreach Center. Doves are typically […]

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts

Thanks to Shortstuff for the inspiration! Unlike many of the talking heads who now appear on various “news” shows, Edward R. Murrow was a journalist with integrity who not only fought for free speech, but for TRUTH in journalism as well. He once said at the RTNDA Convention in Chicago in 1958 to a group […]

Tutorial

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Our forefathers set up an intricate set of basic rights […]

More Racism From Rush. World Shocked.

In a continuous effort to keep it classy among right wingers, Rush Limbaugh, Head of the GOP,  yesterday offered the following commentary regarding the death of Yankee owner George Steinbrenner. From Media Matters: “That cracker made a lot of African-American millionaires.  He fired a bunch of white guys as managers left and right.” Listen for more:   […]