7-Days of Christmas GIFT GIVEAWAYS

So what we missed the first 5 days. Our 12-Days 7-Days of Christmas GIFT GIVEAWAY starts today! Each day we will pick one winner for the next seven days. So start creating content to get raffle entries! The more you post the more entries you get. There's no cap!


Why doesn't it feel like the Holidays? Is it just me?

I should have taken my 9 year old's Princess costume off Halloween night and drug out the Valentines and Valentine list.  Is it just me?   I do not see hardly any lights adorning the neighboorhood.   I have dreaded and got it mostly done but hated every minute of


Global Economic Slowdown Hitting Developing Countries

At the moment the economic picture in the US could be described as mildly encouraging. The US economy as officially measured by GDP began recovering from the great recession in 2010. The picture improved for Wall St. and the stock market, but not so much for ordinary Americans.


Honoring Hanukkah

The Other Side Of My Looking Glass

One day I passed through my looking glass
and found myself in a great morass
where down is up and up is down
and criminal creeps are bestowed with crowns


Us Opens Door To Normal Relations With Cuba

The Obama administration has initiated a diplomatic process that is sure to make a bunch of right wing heads explode. After almost 60 years of building a wall between the US and Cuba the possibility of a thaw is on the horizon.


Upside Downtrodden - episode 104




Americans Support Torture

Pew Research has just published a poll on opinions about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on torture. It is depressing but not really surprising that there is majority support for the program.


PA-Sen: Uncovering Pat Toomey's (R) Newsletter, 12/14/14 Edition

Received this e-mail from Decorated Admiral, former Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate, Joe Sestak (D. PA), regarding Tea Party U.S. Senator Pat Toomey's (R. PA) weekly newsletter:


Being Dick Cheney Means Never to Having to Say "I'm Sorry."

Old Faithful Beltway Mediamade time available for America's Torturer-in-Chief; this is a shining example of everything that is wrong with our political/media system in Americ


Why I'm Against Net Neutrality

President Obama expressed his strong support for net neutrality during his visit to China last month.  Here, briefly, is why I disagree.


Oh Poor Noah's Ark Theme Park! I Knew Thee Well!

One ray of sunshine among a litany of depressing political news this week was the announcement by Kentucky’s Tourism Arts & Heritage Cabinet Secretary Bob Stewart that Ken Ham's Noah's Ark theme park would NOT get 18 million dollars in tax payer subsidies from the state of Kentucky.