Month

March 2006

All posts published in March 2006

16 posts

Parkersburg papers: At the bureau of public debt

Published 11y ago -

Image courtesy of Jason Kuffer under CC BY-SA 2.0. Several years ago, Congress worried that the Social Security trust funds were too important to trust to those new fangled computers so they passed a law that the “holdings” must be recorded on paper and period... More »

The hoax of female empowerment: Desperate women

Published 11y ago -

In “Commander in Chief,” a new TV-series, President “Mackenzie Allen” (Geena Davis) juggles her responsibilities as Leader of the Free World with her duties as mother of rebellious teenage twins and a six-year-old-daughter. Her husband ... More »

The hoax of female empowerment: Desperate women

Published 11y ago -

In “Commander in Chief,” a new TV-series, President “Mackenzie Allen” (Geena Davis) juggles her responsibilities as Leader of the Free World with her duties as mother of rebellious teenage twins and a six-year-old-daughter. Her husband ... More »

On being out of touch: With the times

Published 11y ago -

Back in 1994 the local rag ran an editorial complaining that Pope John Paul II was “out of touch with the times.” I reminded them in my usual gentle, non-confrontational manner that they were a bunch of idiots unable to grasp the fact that being ou... More »

Stop the lying about social security trust funds

Published 11y ago -

Turning to the Social Security trust funds in order to support Social Security, the factor that’s supposed to sustain the system until 2042, means that you will be paying a new tax, a tax that amounts to being double taxed. You will still be paying the p... More »

Moment of truth: Neocons jump ship

Published 11y ago -

One has only to look at the headlines coming out of Iraq to see that the moment of truth has arrived: the Iraqi government is warning of an “endless civil war“; mosques across Iraq, including the “Golden Mosque” in Samarra, were targete... More »