Monthly Archives: October 2008

McCain's thugs eject *supporters* from an event

You’ve just got to wonder. What are these people thinking? “When I started talking to them, it kind of became clear that they were kind of just telling people to leave that they thought maybe would be disruptive, but based

Posted in Politics, Uncategorized

Bailout Lines the Wrong Pockets

Am I the only one outraged by this total misuse of taxpayer dollars? The companies that just got that $700 billion bailout are supposed to use this money to revitalize the stagnant loan market and kickstart the economy. Hello! This

Posted in Business Ethics, Social and Economic Justice

New Ethics Lows for McCain Campaign

Good summary of all the race-baiting, commie-baiting, Muslim-baiting McCarthyistic crap coming out of many corners of the McCain campaign, most of it apparently condoned by both McCain and Palin: at least 13 separate incidents, including some real nasties, like the

Posted in Ethics in Government, Politics, Uncategorized

Palin's Payola

Outrageous! Sarah Palin thinks putting her daughters up at the Ritz-Carlton, in their own room (one room for two daughters), is an appropriate use of taxpayer money! A different time, when she shared a $709.29 per night hotel room overlooking

Posted in Ethics in Government

Let's Compare Obama's and McCain's Ethics

Barack Obama took a strong public stance on ethics that actually has some teeth–a refreshing change from at least the past four administrations. This is the ethics statement that Obama’s team uses to vet potential appointees in the transition effort.

Posted in Ethics in Government, Politics

Change Your Middle Name to Hussein Until the Election

Does your skin crawl every time you hear Ann Coulter, William Bennett or some other radical-right wingnut savor the pleasure of saying “Barack HUSSEIN Obama” Did you take pleasure in learning the famous story of World War II Denmark, when

Posted in Ethics: General, People Helping People, Social and Economic Justice, Uncategorized, Web 2.0/Social Media

Cabinet Choices for Change

Dear American people: These are some names I’d love to see in the next President’s Cabinet. Who are your choices? Do you know visionary thinkers, with strong Green, ethical, and social justice credentials, who are also good administrators? Add your

Posted in Ethics in Government, Politics

Focus on Poverty During Blog Action Day

So there you have at least part of my prescription to create jobs, reduce costs, lower pollution, and shift our country’s trade and overall deficits. What are your ideas? Please post them, and let’s get started!

Posted in Abundance and Prosperity, Energy & Sustainability, Frugality/Frugal Fun, Peace and War, People Helping People, Shel's Personal Life, Social and Economic Justice

Corporations on Welfare Must Trim Expenses

When I found out the other day that no sooner had insurance giant AIG accepted a huge bailout from the taxpayers–that’s us–that they had spent $400,000 on a posh weeklong retreat at the St. Regis Monarch Beach, a very expensive

Posted in Business Ethics, Frugality/Frugal Fun, Social and Economic Justice

Hmmm…Does McCain Really WANT to be President?

Yes, he’s sold his soul to the devil and gone back on everything we used to think he believed in (even opposition to torture). But a recent article in Huffington Post makes me wonder if it’s all a front. Apparently

Posted in Politics

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