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Posted by sulphurdunn in Editorials & Other Articles
Sat Dec 03rd 2011, 05:23 PM
I have been conflicted of late as to whether or not to continue my support for the Democratic Party. Personally, I'd like to play President Obama one-on-one under the boards for about 5 minutes. I worked my ass off getting that little prick elected and have regretted it most days since. To the man's credit he has disabused me once and for all of any naive notions I may have nurtured about the new Democratic Party's fidelity to the New Deal. Having said this, Robert Parry over at Consortium News has written this article which I found thought provoking even though I don't agree entirely with the thought. Basically, he is saying that our political culture abides only two political parties and since the lesser of two evils is the choice then wisdom chooses the lesser. What do you think?

http://consortiumnews.com/2011/12/02/three...
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Posted by sulphurdunn in Editorials & Other Articles
Sun Oct 24th 2010, 02:01 PM
While the education film "Waiting For Superman" has moving profiles of students struggling to succeed under difficult circumstances, it puts forward a sometimes misleading and other times dishonest account of the roots of the problem and possible solutions.

The amped-up rhetoric of crisis and failure everywhere is being used to promote business-model reforms that are destabilizing even in successful schools and districts. A panel at NBC’s Education Nation Summit, taking place in New York today and tomorrow, was originally titled "Does Education Need a Katrina?" Such disgraceful rhetoric undermines reasonable debate.

Let’s examine these issues, one by one:

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/09/2...

Educational reform is being brought to us by the same folks who sell us war, poverty, political and financial corruption, global warming and the rest of the vulture capitalist menu. They know that 1/3 of the people will always bleat like sheep when they hear the bell of authoritative propaganda and money because they have been raised to worship wealth and power. The moneyed class figure they can use a combination of deception, bribery and intimidation to buy off, sucker or discredit the rest.
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To Vote or Not to Vote
I have been seething with rage and disgust at the Democratic Party since the health care debacle and just about everything they've sold out on since. However, election day is upon us, and I just read this article by Robert Perry. There are many differences between progressives and neanderthals, not least of which are the power of reason, pragmatism, ethics and a capacity for tolerance.

I think I always knew I was going to hold my nose, suck it up and vote for the Democrats on election day. Now I'm sure. I'm also sure that as soon as I've cast my ballot I'm going to start making my voice heard in person at the local and district levels of the Democratic Party.

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