Wednesday, February 22, 2012


I ran across this video yesterday. It's Vimeo video and I suppose I could have embedded it here...but I didn't. Even so, you should 'click' on the link above and watch it. I have no idea as to how the video was made but for some reason it bewitched me. I could watch it over and over and over.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Santorum’s Gospel of Inequality

Santorum’s Gospel of Inequality - from the

'via Blog this'

"...Then again, charitable giving doesn’t appear to be high on Motor Mouth Santorum’s list of priorities. As The Washington Post pointed out, based on Santorum’s tax return disclosure this week, he has given the least amount to charity of the four presidential candidates who have disclosed their tax returns. (Ron Paul has not.) His charitable giving was just 1.8 percent of his adjusted gross income."
The Obamas were the highest, giving 14.2 percent, even though their income was second lowest.
Maybe that’s the imbalance we should praise.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

August 1908:

August 1908: Hamburger’s Opens

A little bit of personal history here...back when I was still wearing my tools and a hard hat, I was sent to work on the remodeling of this great old store. It was probably around 1970 and the building was just half a century old. And badly in need of the remodeling work. In an abandoned stairwell we found gas light fixtures and a mountain of pigeon poop. Somewhere in the stairwell was a broken window and all the smart LA pigeons made this their home. The building had a wooden stepped escalator (moving stairway) and the elevators required an operator. Ah! The good old days!

I ran across a website that delvers hundreds upon hundreds of old Los Angeles photos and stories and it appears that although you might take the boy out of LA, you can't take the LA out of the old
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012


I didn't see it. Nope. I was in the other room, busy cooking. I had to read about it in the paper the nest morning. But now that I know about it, I'm outraged! Appalled! Sure, it only lasted a second and most people didn't even see it while they were watching the show, still, I have to join with them in my feelings of disgust! I need to write letters to my congressperson and Senator! The President needs to become involved in this. If this kind of behavior is allowed, people everywhere will be 'flipping the bird'...what? they already are? Oh, the humanity!

Friday, February 3, 2012

A lie

When will we, as a nation, finally understand that the wealthy do not create jobs? They never have and never will. The worlds greatest entrepreneur will starve if he has no customers. And where do the customers come from? Yes, it's the 99%. If the 99% can't afford the product, they won't buy it, no matter how attractive it is. And how can they afford it? When the wealthiest 1% part with some of their wealth and pay a decent wage; that is when! This was something that Henry Ford knew over a hundred years ago. He paid the highest wage in Detroit because he knew he had to sell those Model T's to his own workers if he was going to survive. You can link the decline in prosperity to the decline of the labor unions and you can link that to Ronald Reagan and his assault on labor. That and his 'voodoo economics' where the wealthy are supposed to allow their wealth to 'trickle down'. Well, it never got very far while it was supposedly trickling. And every republican since Ronnie has clung to his failed model. And now, if we as a nation, fall for the great lie and elect another republican, we certainly deserve what we will get...more pain and misery.
Why am I so heated up about this and the election is still months away? I think it's because of Romney's view that the poor don't need help...that and Paul Krugman's NYT column for today where he takes apart Romney's own words so that we can see him for what he really is.