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September 2009



The Ruins of Detroit.

September 26, 2009 – Comments (50)

Hat tip to Chart Porn.

"Beautiful, Horrible Photos".



Data Visualization

September 24, 2009 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: CHA , RT , PRN

This is just cool. I can see the Keys, and Interstates from here, and Atlanta, New York, and the Great lakes.

Hat tip to one of my absolute favorite visits. Chart Porn.



Congress Stomps Down and Kicks Some Butt.

September 23, 2009 – Comments (12)

In a bold courageous act, inspired by nothing less than Glenn Beck investigative reporting, Congress strikes a blow for Justice and passes legislation banning the funding of ACORN.  [more]



Concerned that High Taxes are Coming?

September 22, 2009 – Comments (9)

How did America do from 1935 until 1980 with the highest earners paying 70% income tax?

Something about a strong middle class, and an American Dream?

How have we done since with the highest earners paying 30%?

Something about debt, unsustainable medicare and the end of retirement?

Live and learn.

I'm concerned that higher taxes are not coming.



Mary Travers,

September 17, 2009 – Comments (3)

May your next journey be greater than your last.  [more]



Mr President,

September 12, 2009 – Comments (21)

I know it has been a while since we talked, but after listening to your healthcare speech the other night I have a few concerns and questions. Being familiar with HR3200, the plan you are moving through Congress I find this statement "I am not the first President to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last". pretty optimistic. If this plan passes, I think we will be back, but you probably won't be. In fact it seems to me that a lot of Republicans had to work pretty damn hard to look pretty damn stupid in order to make this plan seem reasonable.  [more]



Inch by Inch, Mile by Mile.

September 07, 2009 – Comments (30)

In the replies to my last post I made the statement "If you want better Government, don't elect Republicans" something we began doing in earnest in the early 80's after which debt exploded behind the empty promise of increased tax revenues through lower tax rates. Option1307 took exception and asked me if I honestly believed that statement. I responded that it was the first and best place to start. No matter how far you go down the wrong road, you have to turn back. In mile after mile along thirty years of mostly Republican "government is bad and we can prove it" policies, we Americans are being told we cannot retire, cannot afford Doctors, and will never get out of debt.  [more]



Healthcare Roulette

September 02, 2009 – Comments (1)

PacifiCare denied 40 percent of all California claims in the first six months of 2009. Cigna, which gained notoriety two years ago for denying a liver transplant to 17-year-old Nataline Sarkisyan of Northridge, Calif. and then reversing itself, tragically too late to save her life, was still rejecting one-third of all claims for the first half of 2009...  [more]



Who are the Real Sheeple?

September 01, 2009 – Comments (11)

 I warned earlier this year that Americans and the media should pay close attention to the efforts insurers and their ideological buddies would undertake to demonize health care systems around the world that don't allow for-profit insurance companies to have the free reign they have here.  [more]

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