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Medicare Madness – How Americans Can Lose Benefits In A Hospital

March 14, 2014

Tuck away the many horror stories of the wrong limbs being amputated, things being left in surgery patients, terrible infections picked up in hospitals and totally wrong diagnoses. More relevant is a bureaucratic hospitalization horror that far too few Americans covered by Medicare are aware of. Odds are that you do not know a key question to ask if you ever find yourself in a hospital for an overnight stay that could last from one or two days, or perhaps much more.  What you and anyone accompanying you want to know... Read article

Hate The Super Rich?

January 30, 2014

There are times when hatred is a needed, logical and moral stance to take.  Evil, injustice and corruption are fine examples of what to appropriately hate.  For the overwhelming majority of people it is now rational to hate the super rich, notably the thousands of billionaires holding most of the world’s wealth and wielding power over political and economic systems.  They have been successfully raping the global economy and while doing that have kept increasing their wealth as well as economic inequality afflicting... Read article

Fat Man Talking – Governor Christie Sinks

January 12, 2014

After having many positive views of New Jersey Governor Christie mainly because he seemed like a better kind of politician, maybe being someone the public could actually trust, I now see him as just another untrustworthy, dishonest politician. As a political junkie I have followed very closely the whole bridgegate scandal. Today I closely listened to the two-hour press conference Christie held. Despite all his apologizing, Christie looks absolutely terrible to all those with critical thinking capabilities. First, though... Read article

Replace Third Party Delusions With A Political Boycott

September 27, 2013

Recently, Jonathan Cymberknopf wrote a very upbeat article where he makes it sound like third party presidential candidates in 2012 achieved remarkable, even historic, success. He provides considerable data on how a number of third party candidates did better in 2012 than in the previous presidential election. For many years I strongly advocated third party options and even was a state chairperson for a major third party. But over time I realized what a fool’s effort third parties are for presidential elections and also... Read article

Highly Respected Conservative Embraces Article V Convention Option

August 21, 2013

No matter what else he has done, what conservative radio host and author Mark Levin does in his new book The Liberty Amendments has made him a hero for me. For many years I have been writing articles on the wisdom of using something in the US Constitution that I believe offers the only constitutional path to urgently needed reforms of the political system. I also co-founded the national nonpartisan group Friends of the Article V Convention. Mark Levin has become the most notable, highly visible person to also come out... Read article

Pathetic Qualifications Produce Pathetic Presidential Performance

June 25, 2013

President (aka Barry) Obama is not, nor ever was a master politician, master diplomat, master bureaucrat, master lawyer or master anything. As a former professor who had to publish or perish, I was especially impressed that Obama lacked a hefty, impressive record of academic publications, actually nothing. As Ed Lasky summed up: “Notwithstanding an apparent eleven-year teaching career in constitutional law at a top-flight law school, not one single article, published talk, book review, or comment of any kind, appears... Read article

Limbaugh Mocks Freedom of Speech

June 12, 2013

By now most people know that though it is perfectly fine to shout fire in a packed theater if there really is a fire, even constitutionally protected freedom of speech does not allow such behavior if there is no fire.  It is now clear that Rush Limbaugh is doing exactly the same as shouting fire when none is present during most of his radio rants.  He feels no obligation whatsoever to have a factual basis for spewing forth the most inflammatory statements imaginable.  Single-handedly, he is one of the most powerful... Read article

African Safari Trip of A Lifetime

May 23, 2013

The most amazing thing I learned on my first safari trip in South Africa is that elephants have the most incredible, very long black eyelashes. Second, lions could not care less about nearby trucks and people, nor lights at night. Third, though giraffes seem to walk slow and gracefully, their legs are so long that they cover long distances very quickly. When it comes to the political world, I was dismayed to learn that the illiteracy rate among South Africans exceeds 70 percent, 60 percent of school teachers lack a college... Read article

Limbaugh’s New Racism

February 26, 2013

For some years, several times a week while driving to go shopping and do errands, I have listened to Rush Limbaugh on the radio.  Pretty much all the time I have become angered because every few sentences I realized that with his total sincerity and conviction he was stating absolutely incorrect things.  Add to endless wrong information complete lapses in logic, causing me to be bewildered that Limbaugh has reached such success.  My only explanation is that he appeals to a very large number of ignorant and unintelligent... Read article

Technology Servitude

January 6, 2013

Everywhere I look outside my home I see people busy on their high tech devices, while driving, while walking, while shopping, while in groups of friends, while in restaurants, while waiting in doctor offices and hospitals, while sitting in toilets – everywhere.  While connected electronically, they are inattentive to and disconnected in physical reality. People have been steadily manipulated to become technology addicted.  Technology is the opiate of the masses. This results in technology servitude.  I am referring... Read article

Gun Patriotism or Hypocrisy?

December 12, 2012

Puzzling me for a long time is the inconsistency between two claims by gun and Second Amendment supporters.  One is that what they worship is critically needed to defend themselves against a government that they would view as oppressive and unacceptable.  The other is their belief that the US government has already become awful, stealing their liberties. Why then, I keep asking myself, have we not seen a violent uprising among the untold millions of Americans owning guns to take back their government?  Why do we... Read article

Lies and Liars Lost

November 9, 2012

My cynicism about the stupidity of the American public would have increased exponentially if Mitt Romney would have been elected president. In over 50 years of voting and 25 years of working professionally in the world of politics and public policy I had never seen such outrageous and persistent lies, distortions and intellectual insults from a presidential candidate. Please note that I was not an Obama supporter; I proudly voted for the Libertarian candidate. Repeatedly, Romney sold his soul to first get the Republican... Read article

Fire Congress, Vote Out Incumbents

October 2, 2012

For politicians to do what is right, first citizens must do what is right. Of all the many, many stupid things that most Americans do, nothing is more insane than the ritual every two years of reelecting incumbent members of Congress.  Countless opinion polls find that the public has incredibly low levels of positive regard for Congress.  Just one in 10 Americans approves of the job Congress is doing, according to a Gallup poll released a few weeks ago, tying the branch’s lowest approval rating in 38 years. Yet... Read article

Numbing Numbers Explain US Frog Revolution

April 7, 2012

Believing in the classic American Dream that hard work will deliver prosperity is like believing that buying super lottery tickets is a smart way to become wealthy.  Both are delusional beliefs because both are bets on incredible long shots that will disappoint nearly everyone who believes this garbage.  The American Dream has been destroyed by a revolution from the top. Americans have been watching authentic bottom-up revolutions in other countries but remain oblivious to a very different kind of revolution by elites... Read article

Losing Constitutional Competition

March 3, 2012

Among Americans there remains strong pride about the US Constitution, even though there is widespread support for creating reform amendments to it.  Globally, however, what should surprise Americans is a significant loss of respect for it.  Other nations, especially those creating new democracies, see better constitutions elsewhere.  This is not opinion.  It is fact.  And it is important to understand this historic shift. A new university study sends a disturbing message to all Americans that want to hang on... Read article

Romney, Severely Awful

February 18, 2012

There are many, many reasons to have low regard for Mitt Romney.  All but the totally delusional correctly see him as disingenuous, dishonest, devious and devoid of an authentic set of core beliefs.  He is a shill for corporate and rich elites.  He is the phony smiling, perfect hair poster jerk for the proverbial one percent.  But I now clearly see that there is another, more important reason to feel like vomiting at the thought of President Romney. As almost everyone knows by now, Romney has been a senior, influential... Read article

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