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Quote for the Day – Chomsky has “Never seen anything like this.”

Commenting on the Mood of the Country:

“I don’t bother writing about Fox News. It is too easy. What I talk about are the liberal intellectuals, the ones who portray themselves and perceive themselves as challenging power, as courageous, as standing up for truth and justice. They are basically the guardians of the faith. They set the limits. They tell us how far we can go. They say, ‘Look how courageous I am.’ But do not go one millimeter beyond that. At least for the educated sectors, they are the most dangerous in supporting power.”

– Noam Chomsky, quoted in Thom Hartmann today.

Why are we the only stupid industrialized country in the world?

by Thom Hartmann

I had to pass this article by Thom Hartmann along, since it tells us a lot of how our government thinks…or doesn’t…and how decades of anti-union Labor Departments have put our concern for workers in the toilet. Pass this one on to folks you know. – Bill

clipped from www.opednews.com

The postal service this week announced it would be cutting as many as 30,000 jobs through attrition – using hiring freezes as workers retire or quit.

According to American Postal Workers Union president William Burrus, cutting the U.S. Postal Service delivery to five days a week would be the beginning of the demise of the Post office. Burrus says it’s not true that the postal service has to initiate major changes to survive a grave crisis.
Burrus says a little-known requirement by Congress for the postal service to pre-pay retiree health care obligations is the central cause of financial problems at the postal service. Absent that burden, the union president says, there would be a surplus of $3.7 billion over the last three fiscal years. In other words, if we had Medicare for All, the postal service would be profitable. Probably forever. Why are we the only stupid industrialized country in the world?
– Thom
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If you’ve got an hour to spare…

…and want to read a great, long article by Thom Hartmann, GO HERE and take a gander at

Two Santa Clauses or How The Republican Party Has Conned America for Thirty Years.

It starts back with Goldwater’s loss and take us up through the takeover of the Religious Right, among other things… but it really helps us understand how all you have to say is “we’ll cut taxes” and you hypnotize the American Public.

Anyway, go in and have a nice read.

A quick News Note from Thom Hartmann’s Blog

I got this off Thom’s newsletter which you can subscribe to by going HERE.

Sally Kern, the Oklahoma state legislator who infamously called homosexuality “the biggest threat our nation has, even more so than terrorism or Islam,” now wants to force heterosexual couples to stay married. Under Kern’s legislation, incompatibility would not be an OK reason to obtain a divorce if the partners have been married for over a decade or are raising minor children. At least there’s some internal consistency to Kern, unlike most who oppose gay marriage. She realizes that the biggest threat to the “sanctity of marriage” is…divorce! Or Tiger Woods.

Quote of the Day – This led Thom Hartmann’s Blog today…

“Army psychiatrist Hasan accused in the Fort Hood shootings is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder in the military’s legal system, making him eligible for the death penalty. Given that he had corresponded with an Imam in Yemen, had George Bush been president we’d now be bombing Yemen and in another war. Instead, a criminal will be prosecuted, families will get closure, and America won’t further inflame the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims or feed the extremists among them. What a difference it makes to have a sane president!”

Thom Hartmann

I couldn’t agree more.