Saturday, March 30, 2013

Chicago Goddamn!

What's going on?

Mother, mother
There's too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There's far too many of you dying
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today - Ya  by Marvin Gaye

This past couple of days, I read the following most disturbing, horrible, sad and tragic stories about Chicago:

Profiteering, racism behind closing of 61 Chicago schools

GOP: Never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity

Abba Eban, Israeli diplomat and author, famously (and many believed unfairly) uttered the quote: Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. Well, with a slight tweak, this quote can aptly describe the current GOP:

Republicans rarely miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity to make racist, homophobic, anti-immigrant, sexist and hateful remarks.

Enter this week's shameful utterances:

Monday, March 25, 2013

The GOP Conundrum: Entertainment vs Politics

Some folks in the "scary" party -- GOP -- have finally and honestly looked into the mirror -- and what did they see:

First, the voices from the study rose up to describe how the general population views "the Republican Party today." Those voices loudly called out, "Scary", "Narrow minded" and "out of touch," essentially calling it a party of "stuffy old men."

And some folks at the RNC even recognized if they are to survive they must reach-out beyond their current monolithic base:

On Monday a Republican task force released a remarkably hard-headed diagnosis of the party’s many liabilities: its ideological rigidity, its preference for the rich over workers, its alienation of minorities, its reactionary social policies and its institutionalized repression of dissent and innovation.