Oh Ricky…..You Got Some ‘Splainin’ To Doooooo

In a bid to jumpstart his stalled presidential campaign, Texas Gov. Ricky Perry unveiled a “bold” tax plan on Tuesday, promising that it would give the economy a much-needed lift. Perry, speaking at a South Carolina plastics factory, proposed a flat, 20 percent tax to dramatically simplify the tax code, allowing people to fill out…

The New Silent Majority

In a quiet suburb of Jackson, MS some church-goers gathered to chat about politics, their country, the announcement that all troops would be coming home from Iraq after 8 long, hard years. “Civility”, said Tom Richardson, a Democrat (one of the few willing to admit it in the reddest of red states), “There’s no such…

Why It’s Time for OWS to Take a Stand

Nobody in a position of authority in the U.S. Government seems to understand the threat to American institutions and ideals represented by the influence the financial industry now holds on our governing process. We are steamrolling towards a destabilizing division in our society where one interest group is running the nation to their own economic…

Rethinking Jobs and China

Ok, I understand the propensity to wish that all of the manufacturing jobs that we’ve lost to China could somehow, magically, be returned to the land between the oceans. I also wish all of the hair that fell out of my head from 1980 until yesterday would magically start growing again. Neither are going to…

Yes, Another Blog about Occupy Wall Street

Having offered my own alternative solutions to the U.S. economic and tax policy screw-ups that are taking us quickly towards another Great Depression in an earlier blog, I have to wonder, “Is class warfare such a bad idea”? Willard Mitt Romney seems to think that’s what OWS is about. Although the “average” American has become…

A Non-Typical Night

I sometimes compare marriage to the Middle East….A religious experience of sorts (otherwise known to my wife as “hell on earth”). In order for two such diverse cultures to coexist peacefully, there must be give and take from both sides. I pride myself on always doing as much as I possibly can to promote peace….…