It's the Age Avalanche! (apologies to Ken Dychtwald).
Big changes are thundering down the time track. We will be the political gorilla. How do we use our muscle to the best effect? We have to be very careful and very smart.
We are the readers of Science Fiction, and now our world is sci-fi realized.
The SECOND Bill of Rights
What Should Democrats Stand For?
I hear a lot of "It can't be just anti-Trump. Democrats need a vision for our country.
In the midst of World War II, FDR had the time and the sense to make a very important point.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: "In our day certain economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. "
A second Bill of Rights
....under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all regardless of station, or race, or creed. Among these are:
1. The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines throughout the nation.
2. The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation.
3. The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living.
4. The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom, freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad.
5. The right of every family to a decent home.
6. The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health.
7. The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident and unemployment.
8. The right to a good education.
All of these rights spell security. And after this war is won we must be prepared to move forward in the implementation of these rights to new goals of human happiness and well-being. For unless there is security here at home there cannot be lasting peace in the world."
My point is... Come ON, Democrats, smush the lobbyists spending billions on trying to regain the old, oligargical status quo. Do your job for the rest of us! [Read a great article (from which this quote was taken) with Bill Moyers interviewing one of my heroes, James Galbraith of the U of Texas, the man Obama should replace Larry Summers with.]
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“Mental Health,” the Excuse for Never Having Gun Regulationby a Clinical Psychologist [The gun issue is frequently discussed among my friends. This blog post was written by one pal, with credentials out the juazoo.]
"The List," Folks Too Crazy to Buy a Gun The emphasis on mental health makes me crazy...no pun intended. A list of people too dangerous to have guns because of their mental health? That assumes such diagnosis is possible. It’s not. The most difficult thing to predict is if someone is actually going to "act" on his/her mental condition. It’s functionally almost impossible. When a clinician is seriously concerned that a patient is at some risk for suicidal or homicidal behavior, it is NOT the first thing you do to report him to the Feds. You contact family and make sure there are no firearms in the home. But are you going to put every depressed person on a watch list? Which disorders beyond depression are you going to include...psychoses like schizophrenia, o…
Prop... Prop...Prop...ahh...GAND...AH..CHOOOO! The Infecterator Like a sneeze disperses tens of thousands of droplets in a cone of contagion if the sneezer is sick, the Russian troll farms and their obedient legion of bots disperse the virus of influencer messages when opportunity tickles their sensors. James Clapper’s new book, calling Trump unfit for the office of President, which office - according to Clapper - he attained thanks to Russian interference… well, that was a Russian nose ticker of the first rank! The sneeze blasted a wave of messages attacking James Clapper, denigrating, insulting, accusatory and downright libelous messages disparaging not only the man but the whole institution of American foreign intelligence. Twitter tweets, Facebook howls, Reddit subs, Instagram rants and - most of all - “comments” on all the sites that still carry them, especially the right wing ones. The anti-Clapper snarls on Breitbart, Daily Caller, Washington Times, Drudge, Limbaugh, Hannity… the…