21 October 2007
19 October 2007
no rain to speak of here, but maybe the mussells in florida got watered---a foot of rain or something in the panhandle---the sunset is starting to emerge from behind the plaza as it slowly moves to the south----
Posted by tomitron at 10/19/2007 07:13:00 PM
18 October 2007
Anti-"socialized medicine" fanatics can quibble, (as they've done with the Wilkersons and the Frosts), over who can and who can't afford private health insurance, but it doesn't matter whether my family earns $40,000 or $120,000 per year. It doesn't matter whether comprehensive health insurance would cost us $7,500 or $12,000
per year. It doesn't matter whether we need file a claim for $1 or $1,000,000. It doesn't matter because health care has already been socialized - privately
socialized - by people who are pushing the costs higher and higher, at the expense of hardworking Americans who don't think our salaries should be drastically reduced by these exorbitant costs while the insurance industry continues to post ever-larger profits.
It's time to de-privatize socialized medicine.
Posted by tomitron at 10/18/2007 08:31:00 PM
17 October 2007
"I forced myself. It was excruciating. Beyond embarrassing. Extraordinarily painful - especially for his wife. Why on earth they decided to subject themselves to prolonging this agony is a question worth asking. . . . If you want an argument for why the cause for gay visibility, dignity and equality is necessary and indeed noble, just watch that interview again. " Andrew Sullivan
i could only bring myself to watch a little of matt lauer's interview with larry craig and his poor wife, but i agree with sullivan----closet cases are a sad lot----
Posted by tomitron at 10/17/2007 06:25:00 PM
16 October 2007
The bulk of Hillary’s primary money is from people who contributed over $2300. Only a small proportion of her money came from small donors (those giving less than $200). On the other hand, the largest category for Obama’s campaign money is from small donors (those giving less than $200). That would be those of us who are $5, $10, and $25 people…and I give my $10 with pride.
Posted by tomitron at 10/16/2007 06:48:00 PM
15 October 2007
George Bush and Karl Rove may have dreamed of forcing a long time Republican majority on the country, but their complete incompetence at governing along with the contempt for the U.S. Constitution have done them in. They have run up the largest federal deficit in history, made America into a country that tortures, undermined civil liberties at every turn, gotten us into the quagmire that is the Iraq war, gutted environmental and consumer protection laws, ignored the looming threats of climate change and millions of uninsured Americans all while drastically cutting taxes for the rich, destroying America’s international reputation and creating a culture of corruption.
Posted by tomitron at 10/15/2007 08:32:00 PM
14 October 2007
10 October 2007
a lot, i'd say----i'm still recovering from johntravious dixon and his little brother demontay who were pictured in sunday's paper----but this?
Posted by tomitron at 10/10/2007 07:57:00 PM
there's a great breeze from the northwest tonight----new air, cool air, fall-----------
Posted by tomitron at 10/10/2007 07:33:00 PM
08 October 2007
Posted by tomitron at 10/08/2007 09:42:00 AM
07 October 2007
Posted by tomitron at 10/07/2007 08:26:00 AM
too many of us have forgotten what made america a great country in the first place and what we all once took for granted---the courts rule against torture, and it makes not a bit of difference in what our military does---all bush does is redefine the meaning of the word and go right ahead doing what it was doing----
Should any American soldier be so base and infamous as to injure any
[prisoner] ... I do most earnestly enjoin you to bring him to such severe and
exemplary punishment as the enormity of the crime may require. Should it extend
to death itself, it will not be disproportional to its guilt at such a time and
in such a cause... for by such conduct they bring shame, disgrace and ruin to
themselves and their country.
george washington, charge to the northern expeditionary force, sept. 14, 1775----that last line says it all about where we are today.
Posted by tomitron at 10/07/2007 08:17:00 AM