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Socialize the Costs
This should be an obvious truth: *ANY* change at all to the tax structure is "redistributing the wealth". You just have to decide which direction it is being redistributed. When many people chip in ...
bondibox 01/22/2015 9 4 - -
The Climate Change Hypocrisy Act
Not long ago I tweeted something that I consider an obvious truth: #BigOil will encourage global warming - exacerbate it even - until the day they decide to monopolize the multi trillion dollar ...
bondibox 10/21/2014 8 2 - -
Military SNAP spending only tells part of the story
Recently there have been reports that a record amount of SNAP benefits were spent at military commissaries - $103.6 Million in FY 2013. This is true, however it might lead some to misinterpret the ...
bondibox 02/28/2014 6 2 - -
Thoughts on H.R. 2084
Rep. John Delaney (D-Md) has introduced H.R. 2084: Partnership to Build America Act of 2013 to fund infrastructure improvements. The house version of this bill has wide bipartisan support, and the ...
bondibox 01/18/2014 10 1 - -
Hello Orange Juice!!
On Saturday, November 30, I finally got the call I've been waiting for. I was at the top of the list for a kidney transplant. It was a perfect match, and CMV negative. The donor was a little bit ...
bondibox 12/18/2013 4 11 - -
The crappy economy isn't a bug, it's a feature
What do trickle down economics, offshoring jobs, union busting, ending the minimum wage, raising the social security retirement age, opposition to Obamacare, cutting Pell grants and raising the ...
bondibox 11/08/2013 7 19 1 -
Russian Man Changes Small Print on Credit Card Application, Then Sues Bank
Here's an idea that ought to catch on. In 2008 a man named Dmitry Alexeev (not his real surname) received a credit card solicitation in the mail, just like the ones probably clogging your mailbox ...
bondibox 08/07/2013 17 26 - -
Technical Analysis & The Fallacy of a News Driven Stock Market
* This article should not be construed as offering financial or trading advice. It is an opinion piece which uses real time data to illustrate a philosophy. Over the years I have developed a ...
bondibox 07/07/2013 17 5 1 -
Rep. John Delaney says Legalization might exacerbate criminal justice costs
I finally received a reply from my congressman regarding marijuana's status as a schedule 1 drug. It didn't take long for my two senators to draft their replies. Mikulski's position was clear - ...
bondibox 05/29/2013 12 8 - -
Medical Marijuana - "Applying a Standard that's Impossible to Meet"
Last month The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against plaintiffs seeking a rescheduling of marijuana on the list of controlled substances. The suit has been ...
bondibox 02/03/2013 21 22 - -
The Paradox of Marijuana
The following diary is a personal reflection on my experience with Marijuana. Your mileage may vary.
bondibox 01/01/2013 21 33 1 -
Fully automatic guns in the US are highly regulated, and regulation works
When most of us think of an "assault rifle" we think of the fully automatic Tommy guns used by Al Capone's henchmen during prohibition. Did you know those guns have been restricted since FDR? ...
bondibox 12/17/2012 48 10 - -
Does the Mayan calendar signal the end of Objectivism?
This diary requires a caveat because it explores the thought process behind the significance of the upcoming Mayan New Year. The MNY is a real thing, literally written in stone. Our contemporary ...
bondibox 12/16/2012 12 3 - -
Fed's rumored "QE4" could circumvent the GOP
The Federal Reserve has been desperate to buoy the US economy. For a while, they reduced the overnight lending rate, until they could reduce it no more. This is the "free money" that some ...
bondibox 11/28/2012 18 32 - -
Anonymous claims it stopped Karl Rove from hacking the vote
The hacktivist group Anonymous is claiming credit for Mitt Romney's loss, alleging that ORCA, Karl Rove's GOTV ubercomputer, was actually a vote tabulation manipulation software. We began following ...
bondibox 11/17/2012 1044 398 27 -
Ann Romney had an itch
Perhaps Tagg Romney wasn't the only family member who was visibly angry with Barack Obama after last week's debate. CNN caught Mrs. Romney scratching her face with an extended middle finger while ...
bondibox 10/21/2012 13 3 - -
Frameshop: Forget "middle class" and "upper class" labels
The problem with "middle class" and "upper class" labels, is that until a person is obviously, excessively rich, they are loathe to admit that they are "upper class." Meanwhile, many of us who are ...
bondibox 10/17/2012 4 1 - -
The unspoken Sunday morning narrative
Watching the Sunday morning talk shows I saw an unspoken narrative that ought to be a coup de grace for the Democrats. You could sum up the election like this: A lot of people consider George W. ...
bondibox 10/14/2012 13 7 - -
Here's your redistribution
The Republicans are trying to deflect Mitt Romney's 47% remarks by taking a sharp tack back to President Obama and his comments about "redistribution." Their strategy is to use the negative ...
bondibox 09/20/2012 10 3 1 43
It's all about the money
October 13, 2012 PRESIDENT OBAMA: Fellow Americans, if there is one thing that this election season has taught us, is that it's all about the money. Well, at least that's how my opponent sees it.
bondibox 08/26/2012 1 - - 24
David Letterman thrashes Romney-Ryan "All Night Long"
About two weeks before the Olympics, I predicted that Romney was acting so brazenly slimy that sooner or later it would become chic to rag on him . Soon afterward, he went on his foreign trip and ...
bondibox 08/16/2012 20 35 1 566
I've Begun the Solar Investigation
During the past year, southern Maryland has had several power outages, most recently one at the beginning of July which lasted 4 days. A handful of the neighbors have invested in ginormous diesel ...
bondibox 08/07/2012 126 162 26 1014
Leave Mitt Romney Alone!!!
OK even we'll admit it. Pointing out Dubya's gaffes was funny. It gave him an endearing humanness . And when John Kerry went windsurfing , that was great material. You just can't buy that kind of ...
bondibox 08/01/2012 7 3 - 132
Rep. DeGette Introduces the FRAC Act (Petition)
I recognize that natural gas is an important source of energy, but we have to make sure it's extracted safely. The current system grants a loophole to companies involved in hydraulic fracturing (or "...
bondibox 04/20/2012 2 7 - 35
Average Annual Gas Prices up 11% Under Obama, Up 60% During Bush's 2nd Term
During the summer of 2008, gas prices rose to historical highs above $4.00 per gallon.  Just before the presidential election of 2008 those prices plummeted.  Given the cozy relationship between ...
bondibox 04/15/2012 17 8 - 101
"Hot Mic." Yeah, Right.
This week President Obama was supposedly caught in what's called a "hot mic" moment, where he said something privately, not knowing that his microphone was turned on. 'Give me space. 'This is my ...
bondibox 04/02/2012 12 4 - 247
Copyright Math - The $8 Billion iPod
Sometimes you have to throw humor at a subject in order to see it in the right light. So it goes with Rob Reid's SOPA presentation on TED . You see, Identifying actual losses to the economy is ...
bondibox 03/16/2012 12 2 - 98
Marketing Marijuana
A Virginia state lawmaker recently proposed legalization and selling marijuana in liquor stores, which in my opinion is a terrible idea. I have always felt that marijuana is something known as an ...
bondibox 02/15/2012 22 4 - 113
Web Goes On Strike!
On Jan. 18th there is going to be an all-out strike on the internet . Websites across the internet are going dark in protest of the internet ...
bondibox 01/13/2012 18 16 - 169
Hammering Obama and the Democrats
I've seen an onslaught of articles recently which hammer away at President Obama and the Democratic members of Congress. E.g. the cost of the President's vacation, the cost of the minority ...
bondibox 12/29/2011 7 5 - 113
If I Were Running for Office
Two things happened to me this week which prompted me to write this diary. The first was when I received an email from MoveOn.org inviting me to run for office, any office, because as you know, all ...
bondibox 12/18/2011 1 1 - 38
Does Chris Van Hollen Need a Primary Challenge?
First, I want to apologize for the concern troll title... but my sentiment is sincere. Even though I think CVH is one of the 'good guys' in the House, being on the right side (meaning the Left side)
bondibox 11/14/2011 15 1 - 96
They have been planning on our protests
My dad is an economist. More accurately, he is an economic prognosticator whose specialty is one specific industry which employs about a hundred different chemicals in its manufacture. He helps ...
bondibox 11/03/2011 9 10 - 163
Responding to Charges of "Confiscating Wealth"
In October 2008, a would-be plumber named Joe asked then-candidate Barack Obama what would happen if, hypothetically, Joe were to become employed making nearly $300,000 a year. Then candidate Obama ...
bondibox 09/25/2011 8 3 - 74
It's Win-Win for Obama
President Obama's jobs plan ...
bondibox 09/17/2011 12 9 - 128
The Craziest Two Weeks of My Life
My friends.  Sit yourselves down because what I'm about to write is going to be hard to believe. For the last month, things have been a little awry in my world.  Mostly little things, like "I ...
bondibox 07/14/2011 4 - - 141
Socialism is Alive and Well in America
Socialism is Alive and Well in America Although it's not the kind of socialism that one normally thinks of. {per wikipedia} Socialism is an economic system in which the means of ...
bondibox 07/08/2011 4 6 - 63
I knew I was being lied to
Last week I entered the fray within the Rep. Weiner saga. You see, I had strong suspicions about these two supposedly underage girls he was having twitter communications with. I wrote a diary with ...
bondibox 06/17/2011 23 8 1 198
Postscript to my "Veronica" and "Betty" Diary
Yesterday I posted a call-out diary accusing Tommy Christopher and Andrew Breitbart of lying about the ages of "Veronica" and "Betty" of the #twitterhoax fame. Today I deleted that diary in the ...
bondibox 06/05/2011 12 4 - 167
Anatomy of a Smear
One week ago, a revealing photo of a man in underwear appeared on Congressman Anthony Weiner's yfrog account and linked to on his twitter stream. The tweet in question mentioned a college student ...
bondibox 06/02/2011 26 33 - 237
An end to the "Party of Mommy" meme
One of my fascinations with blogging is in meta themes. We do know that the Conservatives are much more organized in this field - together with Common Cause, the Koch Brothers hold an annual ...
bondibox 05/05/2011 7 7 - 108
I landed on the Safety Net
Where to begin, where to begin. My story starts a few years ago when I fell down some stairs and landed on my kidney. I won't bore you with that story, though. It was a little over a year ago ...
bondibox 01/07/2011 66 154 - 125
In which I psychoanalyze the President
This is the kind of diary for which I might take a lot of grief so I'll make an effort to word it very carefully. One thing I've noticed about President Obama since the day he took office has been ...
bondibox 12/04/2010 34 6 - 42
CO-06 Meet Joshua Sharf, "Web Developer"
Joshua Sharf, the vice-chair of the Denver County Republican party is running for state representative in CO-06. His campaign website , powered ...
bondibox 10/18/2010 11 1 - 73
Frameshop: Democrats make America STRONG
Last week George Lakoff wrote a diary outlining the problem with the ...
bondibox 09/30/2010 5 15 1 202
It's not about Who, it's about Why, When, Where...
This is the ad I wish the National Democratic councils would run.
bondibox 09/25/2010 5 6 - 30
Too Morally Pure to Fight
Another election season. Another round of allegations of voter caging and other ...
bondibox 09/21/2010 23 - - 13
Elections Predictions
Will Democratic voters turn out and be good soldiers? Will Presidenet Obama step up his rope-a-dope? I'm concerned about the upcoming elections. But I'm not ...
bondibox 09/15/2010 4 3 - 62
In 50 years, what of the Climate Change deniers?
Stephen Colbert's great grandfather "didn't travel 4,000 miles ...
bondibox 04/25/2010 50 7 - 29
What do you mean, No one listened to you?
I believe it was Sen John Barrasso (R-Wy) who said that opponents to the Health Care Law were frustrated because they felt that no one had listened to their concerns. ...
bondibox 03/24/2010 7 9 1 30
Americans for Prosperity rehashes Mammogram propaganda
Many of you will remember last fall when the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) released new guidelines regarding mammogram screening for women under 50 years of age. The USPSTF was ...
bondibox 03/20/2010 17 3 - 29
Joseph Stack, the furthest of the Right Wing fringe
In reaction to this week's domestic terrorist who flew a small plane into an IRS office, rightwing onlookers were quick to point out that he did not subscribe to many of the standard right wing ...
bondibox 02/21/2010 38 9 - 121
"The Alabama shooter was a liberal" - so what?
The rightwing blogosphere has been triumphantly broadcasting the news anonymous claim that Amy Bishop was a ...
bondibox 02/15/2010 76 5 - 36
Don't Just Support Lieberman's Challenger
I'm going to keep this short. There is already a lot of talk about supporting whichever candidate faces Joe Lieberman in his reelection bid (assuming he has the temerity to stay in politics after ...
bondibox 12/15/2009 2 1 1 20
Movement under way in California to ban divorce
In a movement that seems ripped from the pages of Comedy Channel writers, John Marcotte wants to put a ...
bondibox 12/01/2009 46 17 - 51
When you become the news ...
There is a saying about journalism, that when you become the news it's time to get out of the game. I believe Dan Rather made reference to it when he retired. It means that your role as a reporter ...
bondibox 10/26/2009 5 6 - 10
Dear Republican FB Friend ...
Dear Republican FB Friend, I'm afraid it's time we part ways. There's just no room in my life for the hatred that you're constantly giving off. It's not healthy and I hope that you can one day ...
bondibox 10/24/2009 21 42 2 378
Sen. Snowe, what do you mean, "IF insurance companies fail expectations"???
Senator Olympia Snowe qualified her endorsement for the public option by putting it behind a trigger that would only kick in if insurance companies fail expectations. Let me tell you something ...
bondibox 10/14/2009 8 12 - 9
It's about perpetuating mediocrity
Strong forces are spreading disinformation about President Obama's national healthcare proposal. The primary suspects are Health insurance lobbyists and their P.R. machines. There is a lot of ...
bondibox 08/08/2009 3 3 1 9
This is not what a grown up, mature discussion looks like
Cross Posted at Newsvine 77% of Americans want "Major Structural Changes"
bondibox 08/07/2009 20 4 - 1
I've got Beck's Representation if he's got my Equal Protection
Earlier this week, the anonymous blogger known as "Brandon Friedman" contrasted the disgruntlement ...
bondibox 04/19/2009 2 1 - 14
pRewriting history
The story of Obama's failure has already been written. First, it should be noted that so far, Obama has fixed nothing, nada. He's batting .000 and that should speak volumes. The reasons for ...
bondibox 03/26/2009 - - - 24
Who Killed the Electric Car? (No longer rhetorical...)
Not long ago, I asked this question in a comment to the open thread. I was, of course, referring to the documentary film of the ...
bondibox 12/10/2008 49 24 2 15
The Stock Market Rally Was Never Real
How we got here, and where we're going. I'm not a residential financial expert, though I did some daytrading earlier in the decade. This diary is just that: A diary , chock full of my ...
bondibox 10/12/2008 9 7 1 4
The McCain Healthcare Plan: Designed to Fail
John McCain's proposal is to tax employer provided healthcare benefits, and use that money to give a $5,000 credit to families who buy their own insurance. It's supposedly revenue-neutral, meaning ...
bondibox 10/07/2008 5 1 - 6
Stealth Candidate is Really a Pawn
I'm sure you know the one. The Governor (as opposed to merely a Senator ). The one from the state with lots of land, and lots of oil. The one with not a whole heckuva ...
bondibox 09/05/2008 7 5 - 1
McCain Never Intended to be inside the "Cone of Silence"
At the risk of dredging up the saddleback forum again ... I have to state something kind of obvious which no one seems to have brought up yet.
bondibox 08/19/2008 27 17 - 31
McSame as Bush
I'm not a video editor ... but if I was this would be my script: John McCain: McSame as Bush. "Even though he was just a "C" student, George W. Bush got accepted ...
bondibox 08/10/2008 5 1 - 1
The Synergy: Our movement, Obama, and Media Bias
Back in the 80's and 90's, I collected a vast amount of "bootleg" concert tapes. Toward the end of the second decade two things happened: I bought two new tape decks and then a year later I quit ...
bondibox 04/20/2008 7 3 - 1
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