WELFARE IN AMERICA, 2014:
Okay… so the minority crackheads with 10 kids must be killing the budget, right?
Ronald Reagan set the tone by actually using the concept of ‘high rolling, drugged-up minority women’ who have as many kids as possible to ensure the highest ‘welfare benefit’ for their ‘care’.
President Reagan, unfortunately, had neither the facts nor reality on his side in citing a nominally-existent, uncommon and minor population as his rationale for virtually dismantling the entire social safety net in a fell-swoop or two. Here’s what he actually said at the time, so judge for yourself: Continue reading
Ah, The Good Old Days… For White, Employed, Healthy & Oblivious Americans anyway. I would have enjoyed the spoils of the era simply by demographic lottery, but the 1950s were anything but the “Good Ol’ Days” for minorities; rural communities; the poor; anyone suffering a mental illness; homosexuals; atheists; and even anonymous non-conformists seeking to exercise this guarantee of free expression enshrined in the script of Founding Fathers: those even curious about alternatives to our capitalist democracy were denounced as Communists, Socialists, Trotskyites and Anarchists just as a warm-up for the real punishment in store for the freely expressing outliers.
As no distinction would be tolerated between a student of history learning about the world and true radicals intent on sedition, Russian dominance in world events or what became accepted as the citizen’s clear hatred of America and all it encompases:
Choosing to work within the capitalist construct in any position or field while investing personal time after work with ‘KNOWN COMMIES’, Party members or their associates.
Whether their affiliations were known, disclosed or even relevant to the activities was irrelevant. Know a Communist? Meet with those thought critical of America’s system? Join a club with a whiff of discourse about how people would like to be governed?
Not a good move. You would:
+ Lose your job
+ Be blacklisted within your industry
+ See friends, family and colleagues evaporate
+ Face the prospect of no redemption, respite or recompense to undo your life being undone.
Good ol’ Days? I’ll take the Civil Rights Act and a culture unwelcoming of discrimination, bias and illiteracy in the workplace, government entities or in most public settings. Continue reading
Wireframe Sketcher: This affordable ($99/year for individuals; discounts for multiple licenses) and powerful tool is no-nonsense, stable and feature-rich. Most important for me, though, is that Wireframe Sketcher adds a third attribute that many other programs frustratingly can’t seem to get right: a UI and structure that is totally intuitive. Continue reading
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At the Momfy Blog, we pride ourselves on asking the tough questions and delving into the issues that matter for our loyal readers: in today’s post you will be forced to look deep inside yourself and answer a straightforward yet vexing question. Here’s the poll: Do you choose Eternal Happiness or a clean kitchen? We probably … Continue reading
When the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) – the definitive guide to diagnostic criteria used by U.S. mental health professionals – is updated next May (for the first time in 13 years) one of the new conditions in consideration to be among its pages is hypersexual disorder (HD). Known informally, if not entirely accurately, as “sex addiction,” HD’s inclusion in the … Continue reading
The STOP SOPA / NO on SOPA / NO on PIPA movement has become an unprecedented online show of solidarity, demonstrating to Congress that individuals working together are just as influential as well-funded corporate interests when we put our minds to it. If you know about SOPA or PIPA but don’t know how you can make … Continue reading
This is a letter I sent to Senator Al Franken on 12 January 2012. I live in Minnesota, the state for which Franken is a senator. In 2008, I was a campaign activist for Al Franken’s senate campaign, operating volunteer call operations on behalf of his campaign and canvassing door-to-door to solicit votes on his … Continue reading
[Christopher Hitchens was and is one of my favorite writers of all time... I stand in awe of his courage as a thinker; his intolerance for hypocrisy; his willingness to challenge long-standing assumptions; his commitment to truth, logic, intellect; and perhaps most of all, his ability and unrelenting determination to speak truth to power. -- Jonathan … Continue reading