Archive | January, 2014

Remember the heat amid the clattering teeth: In a picture

January 23, 2014

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Shall we remind ourselves that there’s more to the Earth than the right half of the United States? Many of the temperatures in Europe and Australia have been up while ours have been down, and NASA (a socialist-in drag agency?) tabulated world-wide warming trends and found that we marched on, unabated, last year. That doesn’t bode well for our children’s future.

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Words from Robert Reich on Citizens United

January 21, 2014

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“Citizens United vs. FEC” is right up there with “Bush vs. Gore” and “Dred Scott vs. Sanford” as the most shameful decisions in Supreme Court history.

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At least display a want-ad …

January 18, 2014

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The executive branch’s density has swung into full action. We’ve heard nothing of a new nominee. Does anyone see the underlying religious issues in Syria? Iran? Afghanistan? Pakistan? Saudi Arabia? Religious freedom, or the lack of it, is not only for kids in Sunday School. It’s for everyone — atheists and “nones” included, especially since many of the “nones” rush to churches, synagogues, and mosques after they check off the little box in the survey forms.

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Hank Green: A cold snap in Georgia doesn’t help Pacific islanders — or words to that effect

January 15, 2014

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Much of the US East Coast has thawed from the recent “polar vortex,” into which deniers of climate change plunged. Hank Green explains, once again, the difference between climate and weather and why a temporary vortex cannot salve our worries. His video may come after a short one from his brother, John, who is plugging a movie based on his recent novel (a great book, incidentally).

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