I received an interesting survey from the office of Congressman Todd Akin today. I’m pretty stunned by what now passes as discourse although I probably shouldn’t be given the current state of governance. Take a look and tell me if you think I’m wrong. As for me, I’m fully expecting next year’s survey to have the “right” answers pre-filled or new questions akin to, “Would you rather have a hole in your head or a whole lot of money?”
What steps should Congress take to improve and reduce unemployment?
Spend more taxpayer money in another “stimulus” bill. (Yes/No)
Empower the private sector by cutting taxes and reducing government spending. (Yes/No) Continue reading →
I’ve held back on some potentially fiery polemics recently as I have no desire to be known for invective. Recent events have led me to believe it would be a disservice to the things I believe in to continue to temper my words. I apologize if I offend anyone.
I don’t make a dime for these efforts. I do it because I care deeply about social and environmental justice and I want to make a positive contribution to the common good. I try to do this by asking my readers to join me in a bit of navel-gazing, by questioning their assumptions and motivations. In doing so, I hope they will end up aiming higher with both their thoughts and actions. Please hold on to that thought.
A “compromise” has been reached
It’s been a tough day for those of us with progressive leanings. The widely praised compromise tastes like mighty thin gruel. I have a fair amount to say about it, but I’ll ask you to check out Keith Olbermann’s fine commentary first.