Sunday, October 02, 2005

This Week-Comments

Anonymous said...
More and more jobs have been outsourced out of the country since the 60s,too. Most of the jobs that have been created are service industry jobs that are low wage, part-time, and with no benefits. Some are temporary. Having a vocational/college education doesn't guarantee one a job, either. Many of the data entry/computer jobs have been outsourced, too. Instead of cutting the salaries of the CEOs, middle management/office jobs were cut and those personnel who remained and who were working on salary rather than recieving an hourly wage had their hours increased so they basically are working constantly. Supposedly, there isn't supposed to be discrimination based on age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, etc. Hello! We still need affirmative action, especially now that the white supremecists have gotten the idea that they can fix elections in Fla. and Ohio to get THEIR candidate (Bush) into office TWICE. Also, try being a displaced homemaker who has stayed home to raise children and been out of the workforce for ten years or more. Pretty tough to find a job with no recent work history. A lot of the unemployed who don't get counted have given up looking. There is a surplus of labor esp. for unskilled work and you better believe that if they can hire an immigrant, a kid, or someone else who will work for less, they will. Not that it's all the corporations' fault when you consider that health care is so expensive that they can't afford to insure their workers. And of course, the health care/pharmaceutical industries/HMOs donate big bucks to the GOP, don't they?Plus, the Republican Religious Right that is so against birth control, as well as abortion, will succeed in making sure there is a huge poorly educated workforce so we have an even bigger surplus of labor. Competition for jobs results in lower wages and no benefits. Read "The Grapes of Wrath", Game!


The Game said...
Well said Ron and anonymous,It is not simple...I said that.People that can work and don't ruin the system. People want to help the poor, but get discouraged when they see free-loaders and con artists. Many people are quitting at the Wisconsin State Fair right now...because the people from New Orleans that are still there are people that force others to hate them. All the hard working, honorable people have left. All that are left are people who have sex in the hall, get arrested for assult, steal and do drugs. Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between people who need help and people who expect it and make it a way of life.

Ron said...
Democat. I think we can do what we want within parameters and it will work. I want conservatives on the show and on the blog. I am so happy to be on the side I'm on I will be glad to talk about it. I guess I don't see an enemy. I see the loyal opposition. I think the more we can reach out to people, even if we disagree on many things, we can be as one country instead of two. I am seriously troubled by the bitter division between Americans. I have the same horror and disgust and , frankly, shock that anybody was left that hadn't at least sort of figured out the whole deal by now. One of the other things that seriously troubles me is the hate and revulsion that we seem to feel toward the other side..from both sides. It's visceral.Somehow I don't think we are going to move America forward if we continue on that path. We need to understand again that we are America and we're in it together. The good and the bad. Family bickering is one thing but visceral hate is another element altogether.If there is unity in 48% of us there is still only unity in 48% of us. Unity means to include everyone to me. The problem with Populism is I would only consider it true populism if that 90% was controlling the 10% and sadly right now it's precisely opposite. Can we make true change on the landscape of America or are we going to continue down a path that certainly is not working? It's time for a new paradigm.

Dedanna said...
From Jim's blog:For the Pro-War MoronsThis needs no comment, with the exception of what is at the second site..."The images on this website are gut-wrenching. They show both the suffering of Americans and Iraqis. This horror is what American senators unanimously voted to continue. Even if you are an American with a weak stomach, it would be cowardly to avoid looking at what you voted for. If you can't bear to look, skip the pictures and read the text, and remember if you cannot bear to even look at the suffering, how dare you insist anyone else bear the reality of it."

The Game said...
Rove did nothing Frist..nothingDelay...nothing Have to look at the context to see why Bennett said this.

The Donkey said...
Sat Oct 1, 7:41 AM ETWASHINGTON (AFP) - The administration ofPresident George W. Bush broke the law as it resorted to illegal "covert propaganda" in trying to sell its key education initiative to the public, US congressional investigators have found.

Anonymous said...
Walter Cronkite was on Larry King tonight. It is obvious he holds the president in contempt. He holds the tax cuts for the rich in contempt, and said so. He also said we need to pay our teachers well before we spend any other money in this country. He said we are an ignorant people. And if we don't put more of a premium on education, we will remain ignorant.He said the hurricanes gave us an excuse to get out of Iraq NOW, and we should take it. Of course in the window of my truck I put "Walter Cronkite says the media no longer provides us with the information we need to make informed decisions..." he also said we could vote for John Kerry or vote for more of the same, and he could not imagine ANYONE would want to vote for more of the same.Too bad the "liberal media" spent so much time interviewing the Swift Boaters before the election, and not more time interviewing Walter OR the 1000 veterans against the war, OR former Rep. Senator Marlowe Cook or John Eisenhower, or the dozen Nobel Prize winning economists who supported Kerry, OR all the scientists and environmentalists who came out against Bush. That darned Liberal Media!!Lonna

Democat said...
To The Game:Re: Tom Delay-I suggest you read some books by Molly Ivins who is a Liberal Democrat from TX, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and has been a journalist for many years. As she hails from TX and was co-editor of "The Texas Observer" for quite some time, she knows her stuff about Texas politicians, etc.In "Bushwacked" she wrote that Delay, a former bug exterminator, never saw a government regulation that he liked. He is in favor of making DDT (which I think is made in TX) legal again. Why does Tom Delay hate the environment, especially the raptors whose eggshells break after they've been exposed to DDT? Delay voted to prevent unemployment extentions in 2002 when the economy was really bad and unemployment was really high. What does Delay have against the working man/woman? He opposes ergonomic regulations and apparently is in favor of industries such as meat packing plants being able to run assembly lines at a rapid pace with workers making repetive motions for 8-10 hrs. a day until they are virtually crippled and have to go on SSD. Again, why does Delay hate working people?Delay has been instrumental in gerrymandering in TX to make sure Republicans not Democrats get elected. I have no doubt that he is involved in campaign financing shenanigans. He's called "The Hammer" for a reason and is undoubtedly putting pressure on at least the GOP members of Congress to back Bush's destructive policies/judicial picks by threatening their re-election chances. This isn't fair play. Do you think this is the American way? I sure don't. I have NEVER read anything about Delay that was GOOD. The guy is a crook and deserves to go upriver. I don't know if he will. I saw him on the news, laughing and smiling, so he apparently thinks he'll beat the rap. Talk about smug! If nothing else, I hope his political career will be totally completely EXTERMINATED for the good of the country.

The Donkey said...
The Donkey curses the spammers.

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Blogger Dedanna said...

Ron, check the html code in the first post here, where it says "Anonymous said...
More and more jobs have been (etc.)"

Something wrong there. I'm trying to find it, but it's a bit of a search.

7:32 AM, October 04, 2005  

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