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GOP defense of Big Business unites the America public

If someone had told me that ushering Barack Obama into the White House would eventually lead to more Americans coming together than many have seen in eons, Republicans, Democrats and Independents, I probably would have said that they were not operating from a full deck, I would be wrong.
The midterm elections were a time for progressives to declare that they were so very disappointed in Obama and many other Democrats that they were going to teach them a lesson and stay home.Their base followed their lead and became missing in action at the polls.This allowed the fringe elements to come together and elect those that they believed would be their friends and support the causes that they campaigned to believe in.Now the State Houses are filled with Republican legislators and governors who showed their true colors almost immediately after being sworn in.Their campaign for creating jobs gave way to an all out assault on women, unions, the middle class, the poor, seniors and soon veterans.Whi…

Necessary Roughness on USA Network is a show worth watching

I was surprised to find that the new series on the USA Network called “Necessary Roughness” would be as good as advertised, it was so much better.The star of the show is Callie Thomas (Dr. Danielle (Dani) Santino) and she plays her character like it was more a part of her.When she discovered her husband, Craig Bierko (Ray Santino) was cheating on her, she made a very tough decision to seek a divorce.It was later discovered that even though her husband said he wanted to come back home, he was making moves which contradicted it.Moves like freezing the credit cards, claiming to have lost all of his profits in his garment business and fighting for the kids so as not to have to pay child support.Dani bundled up that ball of energy and strapped in to fight back.
She knew that the road would be rough trying to raise two teenagers, Patrick Johnson as Ray "Ray Jay" Santino Jr. and Hannah Marks as Lindsay Santino.They too, had to digest the sudden separation of their family.Dani’s best…

Blatant Misuse of Power

Now no one knows more about the devastating effect that this economy has had on the middle class especially teachers, firefighters and police as I.  Being a small business owner, here in Rockford, without the pristine credit score needed to secure small business loans from our local financial institutions.  It is of this understanding why I believe that so many may be willing to do almost anything to guarantee their ability to sustain their livelihood.  What I can not stomach and condone is when that drive causes good people to do very bad things.
I speak of a teacher in Auburn High School who teaches algebra by the name of Mr. Taube.  This revelation was brought to my by my niece whom has been saddled with summer school all because she turned in her lessons late.   While I can understand accountability, this requirement must also be met by the very ones who are tasked with teaching it as well.  I can also understand how an upset student may be willing to provide an excuse for his or h…

Obama’s Afghanistan withdrawal plan ruffles feathers

If you love great theater, yesterday was your day to watch MSNBC and the other “major” cable news outlets.To virtually a person, each one had their own take on how disappointing the president’s plan was.It was too much for some and not enough for others.The scary part was, much of the disagreement with Obama spanned the political spectrum and was mostly centered on the cost and how broke this country was.Sad to think that these same “heavy hitters” were not screaming as loud when we were being lead by the nose into these wars.
Many, who would normally be on opposite sides of any issue, now bands together and scream that since we killed Osama bin Laden, we can now bring all of our troops home and then use that money to help restore this economy.I can somewhat understand their premise but I have to chuckle at the thought that those who are supposed to know really do think that bringing all the troops home will really allow us the use of the money currently going overseas.I laugh because …

The Supreme Court says No to the Women of Wal-Mart, or did they

I must admit, when I was first beginning to read this article, I immediately went to the thought that the Supreme Court had once again sided with big business like they did with the Citizens United case.I was so wrong and I realized it only after actually reading this article instead of just scanning it.The article that I speak of is the one written by James Vicini of Reuters titled Wal-Mart wins Supreme Court sex-bias ruling
What made me realize that I was wrongwas when I read that “The justices unanimously ruled that more than 1 million female employees nationwide could not proceed together in the lawsuit seeking billions of dollars and accusing Wal-Mart of paying women less and giving them fewer promotions” and “It accepted Wal-Mart's argument that the female employees in different jobs at 3,400 different stores nationwide and with different supervisors do not have enough in common to be lumped together in a single class-action lawsuit.”It became very clear to me that the decisi…

How many must die before humanity says enough?

As a sports fan, I get very involved in the game of my favorite sports team and it bothers me when they lose.My children have figured out that when I am watching sports they are to remain quiet and still.Only after a few hours of a loss, will my children then attempt to hold a conversation with me.I love my teams but I do not get so involved that I have to go out and damage property and it’s time we as a species began to hold people accountable.
When the Vancouver Canucks lost the last game of a 7 game series, the people went out and caused damage to property that was not theirs to damage and in it wake it left nearly 150 people hurt.The result of the riot claimed another victim as written about by Max Thompson in his article titled Vancouver Rioter, an Elite Canadian Athlete, Makes a Teary Confession it tells the story of 17-year old Nathan Kotylak. “Kotylak was caught lighting a rag on fire that was tucked into the gas tank of a police car during the riot following the Canucks' G…

Why the Established Republicans are besieged with defeating Mitt Romney

Many reporters, journalist and commentators are wondering, some out loud, as to why the “establishment” is so set against Mitt Romney.I believe that I have stumbled upon the answer.
I believe that the establishment is afraid of what Mitt Romney would do if he wins the Republican Party nomination and go on to win the White House.The Republican Party prides itself on being the “working man’s” party but if Romney becomes the face of this party, would it then turn into the “privileged” party?Some may be under the impression that he would push policies that are not fully vetted by the establishment.Some think that he could set back their so called advances and be worse for them than even Obama may be.His passage of healthcare in Massachusetts appears to be a warning to them at what else he may be inclined to try and sign into law.
Another would be even if Romney did not go on to win the White House, if he wins the nomination, he would then be considered the Republican standard barrier and t…

Shocking similarities between Obama being a one term president and the GOP overreach

Let’s play a little game of pretend and say that the Michelle Bachman claim of Obama being a one-term president is correct.Assuming that is true then one has to begin to look at the striking similarities between that and the constant Republican over-reach in the states and now in Washington.Picture this.
President Obama loses his bid for a second term and the Republican replacement now begins to see his/her election as a mandate from the people and smartly begins to dismantle everything that he has done and attempting to do during his term.Much like the invisible mandate that new flock of Republicans believed that they received in the U.S. House of Representatives or those Senators, Representatives and new Republican Governors.It doesn’t matter what they campaigned on because this invisible mandate tells them that they do not have to fulfill any of them.They proceed to seek more discriminatory actions toward those that they feel will never vote for them like the poor, minorities, women…

GOP may be losing favor among minorities at an alarming rate

What the Miami Heat did wrong and why they WILL be a dynasty soon

Tea Party stalwarts and their elected representatives differ on the meaning of a smaller government

Who pays for the GOP treachery and hypocrisy?