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American Spends $229 Billion Every Year On Gun Violence
This week, the magazine Mother Jones published an article on the dollar cost of gun violence in America. The article can be viewed here . The article is detailed, and I will only present the ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 04/17/2015 8 18 1 -
Religious Freedom and The Conservative Hall of Shame
In recent years, some conservative state legislators have proposed laws to allow the discrimination of gay people on the basis of restoring a free practice of religious beliefs. Such laws are of ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 04/05/2015 4 10 1 -
Bin Laden Speaks at CPAC
Yesterday, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was addressed by Osama Bin Laden, who received the "Andrew Breibart Defender of the First Amendment Award" from Citizens United.
Hugh Jim Bissell 02/28/2015 25 15 - -
"Good Guy With A Gun" Murders Two
A 22-year veteran of the White Plains, NY police force used his gun to murder his two teen-aged daughters, shoot his three family pet dogs, and then kill himself Saturday (news report here: http://...
Hugh Jim Bissell 02/23/2015 263 146 - -
THIS JUST IN - Huckabee Quits FOX to Run For President
THIS JUST IN - On his Facebook page yesterday, evangelical pastor, former Governor of Arkansas, weight-loss guru, and talk-show host Mike Huckabee announced he was quitting Fox News in preparation ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 01/04/2015 45 14 1 -
Gun Owner Shot and Killed by Two-Year Old
A woman shopping at a Wal-Mart in Idaho was shot and killed by her own two-year old child. The woman, whose identity has not yet been released by police, has a license to carry a gun, and had her ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 12/30/2014 412 195 - -
It is Now Our Patriotic Duty to See "The Interview"
America - we have been attacked by terrorists. The terrorists claim to have attacked us in retaliation for a movie - The Interview - that depicts the leader of the terrorists in an unflattering ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 12/19/2014 61 10 - -
Time To "Go Biblical" On Their Ass
So, for those conservatives threatening impeachment and foretelling/encouraging violence when the President takes executive action to reform immigration policies: It's time to "go biblical" on ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 11/20/2014 17 21 1 -
Gawd - I Hate Hunters
Gawd - I hate hunters!. I live in a pretty rural area, and this time of year I see the big pick-ups and 4x4s of hunters parked along the rural dirt road where I live, as they go off to hunt in the ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 11/20/2014 399 159 2 -
Mary Landrieu, Keystone XL, and The Democrats
Senate Democrats have announced they will hold a vote on the Keystone XL pipeline bill. 1) Mary Landrieu, democratic senator (and soon-to-be ex-senator) from Louisiana has been advocating for the ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 11/14/2014 14 12 - -
GW Bush on NPR This Morning
I awoke this morning to the dulcet tones of GW Bush being interviewed on NPR's Morning Edition. The interview was sunny and upbeat: GW Bush is writing a book about his father, and sharing stories ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 11/11/2014 34 10 - -
Here Come The Impeachment: Rand Paul Article at the Daily Beast
That didn't take long. Writing the lead article over at the Daily Beast.com, Rand Paul say that Pres. Obama is prosecuting an undeclared war in the middle east and subverting the constitution. He ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 11/10/2014 31 12 - -
Live and On Air: "Republicans hate that n****r Obama"
Talking Points Memo is reporting that a self-identified republican called in to C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" radio show to say that "republicans hate that n*gger Obama" - live and on air no less. ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 11/06/2014 144 196 2 -
BREAKING: Fox News Ends Ebola Coverage
This Just In: Executives at Fox News Corp announce an end to coverage on the ebola outbreak. Starting today, the news team at Fox will no longer report on infected doctors or nurses here in America,
Hugh Jim Bissell 11/06/2014 13 13 - -
How Are We Paying For This Lawsuit, Mr. Speaker?
So, the Republican-lead congress has authorized a lawsuit against the White House for using executive action in delaying parts of the Affordable Care Act. The Republicans contend that the president ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 07/31/2014 13 26 - -
Bad Humours
In my very first diary here at dkos, I wrote a cheeky tongue-in-cheek piece about Anthony Weiner, and his underwear pictures. The diary was a collection of lame jokes about Mr. Weiner's wiener. ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 07/15/2014 24 6 - -
Gun Laws And Shooting Injuries: The Experience in Canada and Australia - Part III
This article is part of a Daily Kos Firearms Law and Policy group series on Gun Laws and Shooting Injuries in Canada and Australia. The series will examine the experience of Canada and Australia: ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 07/08/2014 13 12 - -
Gun Laws And Shooting Injuries: The Experience in Canada and Australia – Part II
This article is part of a Daily Kos Firearms Law and Policy group series on Gun Laws and Shooting Injuries in Canada and Australia. The series will examine the experience of Canada and Australia: ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 07/07/2014 23 13 1 -
Gun Laws And Shooting Injuries: The Experience in Canada and Australia – Part I
INTRODUCTION Since the year 2000, over 100,000 Americans suffer a gunshot wound every year – over 30,000 of those gunshot injuries are fatal. Of all western industrialized nations, America has ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 07/06/2014 36 24 - -
"Stochastic Terrorism" - A Rebuttal and An Apology
Last week, the Dkos Firearm Law and Policy group posted a diary on the subject of "stochastic terrorism" ( here ), defined in the dairy as: Stochastic terrorism is the use of mass communications to ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 05/21/2014 47 16 - -
Guns and Suicide: Wrap-Up
In America today, suicide is the most common cause of fatal gunshot injuries, responsible for over 60% of all fatal shootings. It turns out that the greater part of fatal gun violence does not come ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 03/20/2014 91 19 2 -
Guns and Suicide: Gun Violence and Mental Illness
This diary is part of the Firearm Law and Policy group's ongoing series Guns and Suicide . Previous installments of this series can be found here , here ,
Hugh Jim Bissell 03/04/2014 117 31 1 -
Guns and Suicide: Racial Disparities in Gun Homicide and Gun Suicide: Data Table
This diary provides supplemental data materials to the article "Guns and Suicide: Racial Disparities in Gun Homicide and Gun Suicide" . To better understand the material presented here, please view ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 01/20/2014 2 6 - -
Guns and Suicide: Racial Disparities in Gun Homicides and Gun Suicides
This diary is part of the Firearm Law and Policy group's ongoing series Guns and Suicide . Previous installments of this series can be found here , here ,
Hugh Jim Bissell 01/20/2014 74 19 - -
Use of the term "mansplain" is pegorative and insulting to all men: Part II
This is a diary I published here at dkos back in March of 2013 ( here ). Because the derogatory and insultingly gender-biased term "mansplain" has once again showed up on the front page of dkos, it ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 01/17/2014 254 6 3 -
Rolling Back Legal Immunity for the Gun Industry: An Update
This is a excerpt from an article I wrote and published here at dkos back in January, 2013 ( here ). Because the article discusses aspects of gun law, it might be of interest to the readers of the ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 01/16/2014 123 20 1 -
Guns and Suicide: Suicide Among Active-Duty Military and Veterans
This diary is part of the Firearm Law and Policy group's ongoing series Guns and Suicide . Previous installments of the series can be found here , here , ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 12/12/2013 24 27 - -
Guns and Suicide: The Whos, Whats, and Whys of Guns and Suicide
This diary is part of the Firearm Law and Policy group's ongoing series Guns and Suicide . Previous installments of the series can be found here , and here .
Hugh Jim Bissell 11/18/2013 77 19 3 -
Guns and Suicide: Gun Suicides Rise and Fall with Gun Sales
Editor's Note: This diary is part of the Firearm Law and Policy group's ongoing Guns and Suicide series. The first installment of the series can be found here . Introduction Firearms are very ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 10/31/2013 99 22 1 -
Guns and Suicide: Introduction
Guns and Suicide: Introduction In recent years, over 30,000 Americans die annually from fatal gunshot injuries. The majority of those killed are not victims of criminal attacks or the result of ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 10/29/2013 265 21 - -
Defensive Gun Use (Part V) - A Comparison of Two Studies
This diary is fifth in a series on defensive gun use published by the Firearm Law and Policy group. Part I reports on defensive gun use as described in the Center for Disease ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 10/03/2013 18 13 1 -
Defensive Gun Use (Part IV) - The National Self Defense Survey
This diary is fourth in a series on defensive gun use published by the Firearm Law and Policy group. Part I reports on defensive gun use as described in the Center for Disease ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 10/03/2013 26 11 - -
Defensive Gun Use (Part III) - The National Crime Victimization Study
This diary is third in a series published by the Firearm Law and Policy group on the topic of defensive gun use. Part I reports on defensive gun use as described in the Center for ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 10/03/2013 46 10 - -
Defensive Gun Use (Part II) - You Decide
Introduction The topic of defensive gun use (DGU) is central to the debate over gun policy in the USA. Advocates of stricter gun control laws say guns kill and injure tens of thousands of ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 09/19/2013 186 27 2 -
Defensive Gun Use (Part I) - The CDC Report on Gun Violence
This article will review the findings of the Center for Disease Control report with regards to defensive gun use to better understand what we know about defensive gun use (DGU) and what we need to ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 09/17/2013 57 13 1 -
Center for Disease Control Addresses Gun Violence
The reaction to the shooting in Newton, CT last December was deep and nation-wide. Television and media coverage was extensive and constant. Memorials to the slain children sprang up around the ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 09/09/2013 76 31 2 -
Historical Trends in Firearm Homicides, and Gunshot Injuries and Deaths 1981 – 2011
A recent report on firearm homicides in the US by the Department of Justice has been widely reported in the news. The main finding of the study was an overall 39% decrease in firearm homicides in ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 05/09/2013 39 19 1 -
If I have nothing to hide, why do you need to search me?
For a few years, I was privileged enough to live and work in Manhatttan. Like everyone else, I got to work using the city's extensive subway system. This was in the post 9/11 years, and a familiar ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 04/30/2013 9 8 - -
Use of the term “Mansplaining” is pejorative, and you should be ashamed for using it
Over the recent past, I have seen the words “mansplain”, “mansplained”, and “mansplaining” used here at dKos and in other liberal media to describe conservative arguments against full ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 03/18/2013 289 8 - -
An Embarrassing Day For Democrats.
Yesterday was a pretty embarrassing day for democrats putting their hopes in democratic politicians. First off, it is embarrassing to believers in civil and human rights that our country, founded ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 03/07/2013 32 20 - -
The Talisman of the Gun
A talisman is an object, believed to have special powers. Those powers include the ability to protect from harm, or to bring good luck to the possessor of the talisman. The Merriam-Webster ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 02/04/2013 44 17 1 -
Rolling Back Legal Immunity for the Gun Industry
Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif) says he will introduce legislation to limit legal immunity for gun manufacturers and gun distributors. Rep. Schiff is seeking to reduce or roll back the Protection ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 01/14/2013 19 24 - -
Guns In America: Steps to Take
Here is a draft of a letter I will be sending to Vice President Joe Biden, on the occasion of his being named as head of the presidential task-force on gun violence in ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 12/20/2012 6 4 - -
Killing Sacred Liberal Cows, or What Economists Think About the Economy
Back in October, I caught part of an NPR show in which they asked five economists to agree on an economic policy for the country. Now I consider myself a fact-and reality-based person, so when I ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 11/15/2012 105 6 1 -
How Many Of Those are Veterans? Gun Policy, Suicide, and Our National Conversation
In discussions of guns and gun policy in America, one statistics for me stands out: on average, 100,000+ Americans suffer gunshot injuries every year: and 30,000+ of those injuries are fatal injuries.
Hugh Jim Bissell 09/24/2012 185 3 - 400
Psychiatry – Our Country Is Run By Crazy People
This is one of an occasionally-appearing series on topics having to do with psychiatry and mental illness. Ever since Freud first wrote about young women sickened by their repressed sexual thoughts,
Hugh Jim Bissell 09/23/2012 105 4 1 378
Gunshot Injuries in America Parallel Sales of Guns
This article describes some original research I have done on gun sales, gunshot injuries, and gun policy in America. This article is critical of current US gun policy, and gun enthusiasts may want ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 08/26/2012 204 16 - 337
Kudos and a Quick Word of Thanks for Daily Kos Radio
I wanted to say thank you to everyone who makes Daily Kos Radio possible. And also to say how awesome it is. The DK web-site is a pretty cool place with lots of great writing and some great ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 07/19/2012 3 2 - 22
Psychiatry - What Causes Schizophrenia
This is the second of an occasionally-appearing series on topics having to do with psychiatry. Ever since Freud first wrote about young women sickened by their repressed sexual thoughts, America ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 07/11/2012 51 21 2 226
Conservatives Re-Think Health Care Reform for 2012
The time: modern-day. The location: a conference room in a conservative think-tank somewhere in the suburbs of Virginia.
Hugh Jim Bissell 07/02/2012 3 1 - 75
In Contempt of Congress
Apparently, today the House of Representatives will vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of congress, for failing to turn over to congress Dept. of Justice files regarding the Fast ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 06/28/2012 1 3 - 29
Psychiatry: What Is Normal?
This is the first of an occasionally-appearing series on topics having to do with psychiatry. Ever since Freud first wrote about young women sickened by their repressed sexual thoughts, America has ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 06/22/2012 20 7 2 104
Droning On – The Sound Way To Fight A War
The recent news that a US bombing strike in Pakistan resulted in the death of Abu Yahya al-Libi, the number two ranking al-queda member, was received enthusiastically here in the US. We are told ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 06/14/2012 15 4 - 46
How George W. Bush Identifies Terrorists
We all remember and love Pres. George W. Bush for his courageous fight against terrorism. We all remember how GW Bush determined which countries were involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks against ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 05/31/2012 4 2 - 79
Ads on Daily Kos
I pay attention to ads. I know most people hate advertising and work really hard to ignore the ads around them, but I think advertisements tell me something both about the products being advertised ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 05/29/2012 45 1 - 213
Firearms and Civil Rights: Two Scenarios
Let's imagine a scenario. You are at home, enjoying a quiet afternoon. Looking out your window, you see two people, maybe black, fiddling around with the door of the house next door. As a long-...
Hugh Jim Bissell 05/03/2012 162 4 - 381
How Cute! The Republicans Are Talking About Jobs Again!!
Has anyone noticed? The republicans are talking about jobs again – about how important jobs are, and about how we don't have enough of them, and how the democrats haven't done anything about ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 04/27/2012 3 2 - 53
Goodbye to Eastbound and Down
Saying Goodbye to Eastbound and Down Last night, HBO broadcast the final segment of their original serialized drama, Eastbound and Down. The show follows the adventures of Kenny Powers, a has-been ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 04/16/2012 9 - - 108
CORRECTION: Statistics, Guns, and Wishful Thinking
Someone wiser than me once told me that if I make a mistake, the grown-up way to deal with it is to take ownership of the mistake, make an apology, and then do what I can to fix the problem. I now ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 04/05/2012 95 5 1 299
We've Identified Another Gun-Owner Who Shouldn't Own A Gun.
Another day, another shooting in public, this time killing seven and injuring three. The high death toll is almost entirely due to the attacker being armed with a gun. A gun is not the only way to ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 04/03/2012 70 15 - 352
Statistics, Guns, and Wishful Thinking
In this article, I would like to present some of the collected empiric evidence on gun ownership and gun-related death. The need for empiric evidence on this topic is to move the discussion away ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 03/26/2012 106 10 1 328
What Is It That Racists Hate The Most?
A small item in the news this morning reports that a federal judge in Montana has admitted to sending a racist-charged anti-Obama joke in an email to several buddies. Richard Cebull, chief judge ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 03/01/2012 11 3 - 70
Who Should I Vote For?
The lead blog on the home page of Huffington Post this morning is a piece by Micheal Brenner in which he calls out the Republican candidates for president as the stooges for the wealthy and ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 02/28/2012 24 - - 127
Pat Buchanan and The End of Western Civilization.
Pat Buchanan was on TV a couple of days ago to talk about his new book “Suicide of a Superpower”. The publication of the book has landed Buchanan in some hot water, being a factor in Mr. ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 02/23/2012 12 9 1 126
The Checklist
Let's see.... We've got a distant middle-eastern oil-rich country....check! ….populated by dark skinned strangers who pray to the wrong God, and whose deaths by the hundreds of thousands we can ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 02/21/2012 10 1 - 57
Politicians and Prisons
This week saw Haley Barbour in hot water over pardons he granted to some Mississippi prison inmates. Haley Barbour left the Mississippi's governor's office on Jan. 10, 2012, after Mississippi's ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 01/24/2012 1 1 - 17
“We Will Never Know The Final Vote”
The news out of Iowa this week is that the final results of the Iowa Caucus have been tallied and certified. In the immediate aftermath of the vote, Mitt Romney was declared the winner by all of ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 01/21/2012 6 10 - 101
The Problem of the Super-PAC in Modern American Elections
Currently, there is an national open-ended discussion going on about the role of money in politics. I and many others on both the left and the right have previously argued that our legislative ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 01/12/2012 1 - - 19
Gay Man Apologizes For Ruining Conservative Marriage
A gay man has issued an apology on behalf of the gay and lesbian community of Minnesota fro ruining the marriage of a conservative Minnesotan politician. John Medeiros, of Minneapolis MN, and a ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 12/23/2011 2 8 1 65
I Must Conclude That The NDAA 2012 Bill Is Not The Constitution Destroying Measure Claimed By Many
I feel compelled to write yet another piece about the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2012. The bill that was approved in recent days by both the House and Senate and now awaits ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 12/16/2011 60 16 1 263
National Defense Authorization Act – Section 1031, (c) Authorities
Here is the wording of the National Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2012. I got this from the Library of Congress website (here:http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:S.1867). The ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 12/15/2011 10 2 - 66
Working At The ReHab – Part 4
In a previous life, I had a job for a couple of years working as a “clinical counselor” at an alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation facility – to be called The Rehab for the purposes of ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 12/12/2011 15 24 2 208
Your Constitutional Rights: Guaranteed By Corporations
Who woulda thunk it? Today, many Americans are concerned that our own government seeks to nullify the constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms that put the “exceptional” in “American ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 12/10/2011 12 2 - 104
The Constitution and The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012
In the seventh grade, I had a Social Studies teacher who I liked a lot. I still remember some of the things he said in class. I remember when he shocked us all by saying “I'm willing to bet that ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 12/06/2011 67 70 3 421
To Everything There Is A Season
For everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under the sun. Turn, turn, turn (with apologies to Ecclesiastes)
Hugh Jim Bissell 12/05/2011 1 1 - 22
Three Points About The “Failure” of the “Super” Committee
All the news reports today are that the “super” committee of congress, assigned the task of reducing the federal debt, is dead-locked, and in all likelihood will fail to reach agreement on how ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 11/21/2011 2 3 1 44
Bloomberg and OWS: The Yin-Yang of American Politics
A lot of critics of the Occupy Wall St. movement complain the protesters are confused and lack a coherent message. But it is no accident that the OWS movement started in New York City, home of Wall ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 11/18/2011 3 2 - 20
GUS: I'm So Glad I Quit Smoking Cigarettes
I am sooo glad I was able to quit smoking cigarettes. This feels like a very real freedom to me. A freedom I claimed and made for myself, and so is uniquely and totally mine. The feeling of ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 11/11/2011 31 19 1 128
The Engines of the Economy
Everyone agrees that the American economy is hurting. Left and right, conservative and progressive, Tea Party or OWS, evangelical Christian or Unitarian Universalist, no can can deny that the US ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 11/06/2011 11 2 - 43
Who's the Flip-Flopper?
It's tough not to feel some measure of sympathy for Mitt Romney these days. Here is the ostensible front runner for the GOP presidential nomination, a man who has spent much of last two decades ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 11/04/2011 2 1 - 30
Where's The Freedom?
Enshrined in the founding documents that lays out our system of laws and governance are guarantees of basic freedoms: the freedom to voice our opinions, the freedom to assemble to collectively voice ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 10/26/2011 20 43 2 248
The Facts: Herman Cain
We interrupt the posting of rants and raves, uninformed opinions, mis-information, half-truths, and full-on ignorance to bring you these important facts about Herman Cain. These are the facts about ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 10/25/2011 59 1 - 128
It Can't Happen Here – Public Financing of Elections in America
Thanks for giving this article a look. I would like to start a prolonged open discussion on the topic of public financing of elections here in America. Below, I will present my arguments for this ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 10/14/2011 10 9 1 59
Boo For Debate
Boo the soldier overseas, fighting for your liberties. Boo the cripple in his chair, using up the Medicare. Boo the teachers and what they earn, Boo the students who didn't learn. Boo the hippies, ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 09/23/2011 7 5 - 40
Planned Parenthood and Executions in Texas
This morning, my local NPR affiliate ran a program on cuts to funding of Planned Parenthood in the state of Texas. Like many states blessed with conservative majorities in the state legislature, ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 09/20/2011 36 72 4 521
Working At The ReHab – Part 3
n a previous life, I had a job for a couple of years working as a “clinical counselor” at an alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation facility – to be called The Rehab for the purposes of ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 09/16/2011 9 19 2 208
Working At The ReHab – Part 2
In a previous life, I had a job for a couple of years working as a “clinical counselor” at an alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation facility – to be called The Rehab for the purposes of ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 09/12/2011 12 24 1 183
Working At The ReHab – Part I
In a previous life, I had a job for a couple of years working as a “clinical counselor” at an alcohol and drug addiction rehabilitation facility – to be called The Rehab for the purposes of ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 09/09/2011 25 45 - 251
I'm One Of Those Highly Sought-After “Independent” Voters.
I'm one of those highly sought-after independent voters. The kind of voter that will supposedly be determining the outcome of the next election. The kind of voter that apparently Pres. Obama needs ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 09/07/2011 11 6 - 91
So What Does Pres. Obama Stand For?
I was reading the comments to Cenk Uygur's DK article (here; http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/09/01/1012479/-Is-Obama-Playing-Rope-a-Dope-?via=siderec), in which one commentor wrote:”I must say ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 09/01/2011 8 3 - 70
The Corporatocracy: Making Money By Harming America
Do businesses seek profits by engaging in business practices that are harmful to America? To most progressives, the answer is an unqualified “Yes”. And it should take most readers no more than ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 08/30/2011 43 1 - 106
This Week in News of The Corporatocracy
f Democracy is government “by the people, of the people, and for the people”, corporatocracy is government by the corporation, of the corporation, and for the corporation. In speaking of the ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 08/24/2011 2 3 - 28
Take The Wealth Disparity In The United States Quiz!!!
We hear a lot these days about cutting taxes for the wealthy, falling wages for the working classes, and wealth disparity. But what exactly is wealth disparity? Who has it? Should I be worried ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 08/22/2011 16 4 - 117
Pray For Rick Perry
Texas Governor Rick Perry is a strong evangelical Christian, and a firm believer in the power of prayer. To kick off the unofficial start of his presidential campaign, he organized " A Day of ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 08/21/2011 5 4 - 59
I'm From The Corporatocracy, and I'm Here To Help – ID Theft Division
I had been away for a week, and when I got back home there was a message on my voicemail from a collection agency. I get these from time to time – usually they ask if they can speak with Joe or ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 08/20/2011 11 12 1 87
No Wonder Conservatives Hate Gay People: The Gay Conservatives' Hall of Shame
Here it is, freshly updated for 2011: The Gay Conservatives' Hall of Shame. Entry into the distinguished membership of the Gay Conservatives' Hall of Shame requires the nominee to have a prominent ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 08/14/2011 56 58 2 662
I Confess, I Sympathize with the Tea Party
Some of my neighbors are strongly conservative. We are friendly and socialize often, and because I and they like to talk politics, we are frequently talking about Washington and the current ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 07/31/2011 39 5 - 203
A Refreshing Breeze Of Facts To Clear Away The Dome Of Hot Air Choking Washington
It's been a scorcher of a week in Washington. A huge dome of hot air moved over the eastern seaboard and camped itself right over the nation's capital. Ambient and perceived temperatures have ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 07/26/2011 5 5 - 54
Today, I Blinked
Today, I blinked. I held out as long as I could stand it. I kept hoping for some kind of movement or sign so that I could stay my decision. Nothing. The eleventh hour is here, and I could wait ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 07/25/2011 20 10 - 136
I got it!! We Need a War To Solve the Economic Crisis!!!!
Writing today in "the paper of record", Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman reminds us: "For those who know their 1930s history, this is all too familiar. If either of the current debt ...
Hugh Jim Bissell 07/22/2011 18 - - 40
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