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Tue Mar 12, 2013 at 11:34 AM PDT

Ruining the Brand

by Helena Pedestrian

For generations white males have had the levers of power firmly in their grasp.  Media and popular culure have showered their subtle praises upon them casting them always as gallant heroes, intellectual giants, and benevolent leaders.  But it seems the tide of public opinion has turned against the white male recently.  As a young, white male I'm concerned about what is being done to my brand by the banksters, GOPers and tea party cranks. With tongues firmly in cheeks let's discuss the decline of the once great and powerful white man.  Have we lost our favored status in the hearts and minds of the nation?  What will be the consequences of turning away from the traditional assumptions of how leadership and wisdom appear?

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Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 12:04 PM PST

Disconnected from Reality

by Helena Pedestrian

Nationwide there seems to be a complete disconnect between the reality we citizens face every day and the things our politicians are saying and doing.  In the face of devastating unemployment, crumbling infrastructure, corporations run amuck, a disastrous health care system, disastrous higher education costs, and environmental disasters all around all we hear from our leaders is cut, cut, cut spending; cut, cut, cut regulations; cut, cut, cut taxes; and drill baby drill.  That's the big picture.  Follow along for my local example of this complete disconnect.

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