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Mildred Purse Tells the Koch Brothers Their Fortune

Mildred Purse is the doyenne of Beacon Hill, a staunch Republican supporter of President Obama. She describes him as the best option a Republican could wish for. She considers the current Republican Party certifiable. Her prognostications are below.

You are preparing a three or four million dollar advertisement blaming President Obama for the high price of gas. President Obama wants to cut the Federal breast mlik you have been sucking from the teats of Lady Liberty forever to further magnify your already immense oil and gas profits. So this is a most sensible act on your part. Buy an ad that we the people are paying for to unseat the dastardly President. There is only one problem. Dear Mr. Obama is going to win the election and the Congress is going to be inclined to support all those cuts on your breast milk. In other words, this could be a big loss for you boys. I'm sure you can absorb it with your Brawny and all that. Since you are accustomed to buying your way out of such sit…

From urban/rural to ecumenopolis

ShortFormContent at Blogger: Why we need a redensification of the world:

'via Blog this'

In most of the world urban/rural means density and surrounding sprawl  (megalopolis, strip city) and a very scattered and sparsely populated rural area.

Much of the economic trouble of the world and no small part of its social problems can be accounted for by this pattern. The large city and surrounding sprawl concentrates people toward its center and spreads distribution for miles and miles of sprawl. This subjects people to the difficulties and growing cost of commuting and to what might be called the infrastructure of congestion. Such an environment tends to become uniform worldwide, bearing the marks of its corporate origin. Virtually everything necessary for such a city-sprawl environment comes from the largest global corporations which have thousands of subsidiaries. The Koch Brothers portfolio of companies is instructive. It is a picture of the world we now have. Needless to say, th…

From Barack to me. Image. The text is mine.

Received from the White House

I would call this a form of populism. Or Teddy Roosevelt progressive. Figures mean nothing  to me any more. I think of substitutes for the banks and sense that the way to wealth in America may always have been the capacity to borrow large sums and plow them into things the government will subsidize. If you win you get to be a philanthropist and get your picture in the Style Section. There must be a better way.
Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Obama builds his house upon a rock free verse from #shortformcontent

Obama builds his house upon a rockWhile GOP sorts pay millions for attackThe people is the rock he builds uponOrganizing votes from shore to shoreWhile all the GOP does is to bore
Obama spends more than the GOPContributed by ordinary folk All the GOP has done is spent almost as muchIn order not to have a candidate
When you add up attacksAnd outright liesAnd the commitment to be uncooperativeAt any price You get a large zero in the asset column of the GOPAs Obama quietly builds his nice November surprise And the media ignore this nice fait accompli
Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

What of November if health care is zapped

What of November if health care is zappedHow about if we the people snappedAnd zapped the servants of the one percentWho put in place the ones who passed judgment

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Forget Recusal Thomas Should Resign

It's time for Clarence Thomas to resignHis prejudice amounts to a large signThat says I'm married to a lobbyistWho whispers judgments I cannot resist

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Is the Supreme Court Poised to Kill Reform

Broccoli and Bad Faith - NYTimes.com:
We've seen our Congress close to full decay Is the Supreme Court headed the same way The signs say yes bad politics holds sway And if bad justice follows we'll all pay

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes

Never Assume That You Are Smarter Than Your Readers

When things come down to our intelligenceI've found this simple maxim makes good senseAlways talk up instead of talking downAnd realize you're not the smartest one around

Charles Sanders Peirce - Thinking in Threes