Monday, April 30, 2012

Four years ago, the United States elected a black President. It seemed like a truly unbelievable time in this country. However, the apparent backlash by our country's racist underbelly has been strong and, in many ways, not even subtle. I realize that in life and in politics, an extreme event often draws an extreme response. But I am honestly amazed at how state republicans have responded by creating laws that clearly target black people. How has this happened just four years after what seemed like such a momentous event at the time? It really makes me wonder what this year's election will look like.

Rodney King
Sunday, 29 April 2012
Written by Rob Rogers

It is hard to believe it's been twenty years since Rodney King asked us all to "get along" in the wake of the LA Riots. Sadly, we don't seem to be getting any closer to getting along. Trayvon Martin and voter ID laws are only a couple of ways our collective racism has been revealed.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Student Loan
Thursday, 26 April 2012
Written by Rob Rogers

Obama is hitting college campuses hoping to energize the young voters who helped him win in 2008. He is promising to reduce the interest rate on their student loans. Granted, that's better than the republicans who want to raise the rate ... but I'm not sure it'll be enough.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The news just isn't the same without you, Sonni.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I hate the NRA more than I hate guns.

NRA Ground
Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Written by Rob Rogers

The NRA is nervous about all the national attention being paid to the Trayvon Martin case because it is making the public more aware of the dangerous "stand your ground" laws that have been passed by half of our state legislatures. These laws are invitations for racists and other zealots to carry guns and use force even when it isn't necessary. The NRA isn't concerned about the victims, they are only concerned with protecting easy access to guns.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The U.S. government is truly an embarrassment . . .

GSA Scandal
Sunday, 22 April 2012
Written by Rob Rogers

The General Services Administration scandal has many of us taxpayers wondering what government workers do with all our money. Some argue that this is the behavior of a few rogue employees at the GSA and that most government workers are honest hard-working people. This may be true, but it is also a fact that there are those in government who have been engaged in this kind of activity for years.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Why does D. Raja seem to want to get into politics so badly?

He needs to wear a sweater vest.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Buffett Rule
Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Written by Rob Rogers

Over 60% of Americans are in favor of the rich paying their fair share of taxes under the so-called "Buffett Rule." Naturally, that means congress will listen to the will of the people and pass a bill to that effect, right? Wrong. Happy Tax Day!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"Hey, Bud. Let's party."

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Opening Day
Thursday, 05 April 2012
Written by Rob Rogers

It is opening day of baseball season! Yay! It's time for the 99% to buy tickets to sit in the stands and cheer for the 1%.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

JIM: So...Mike Milbury called Sidney Crosby a punk. Funny how that word seems to keep following him around.

DAVE: I don't understand it.

JIM: Duh. Of course you don't.

DAVE: He seems like such a nice, young man.

JIM: I am sure that his mother loves him. Well, kind of sure.