“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Empeach 'em!

Read a really frightening article in the Amarillo Globe Republican. If it were President Gingrich in office he would like congress to have the ability to summon judges before congress to explain and defend their rulings, and if congress disapproved they could be impeached!

With the current ability of congress to impeach presidents we would be down to one branch of government - congress - in control of both the judiciary and executive.

I certainly believe there are better ways to select judges rather than on party tickets, but congressional control is not one!

The Liberalator

Friday, August 12, 2011


The greatest thing on the news today was the fact that Michele Bachmann fought for one of the most important things needed in our country - she introduced The Lightbulb Freedom of Choice ACT!


Monday, August 08, 2011


Some things I ponder.

Where are the jobs the rethugs said would be here as long as we don't ask the very wealthy to contribute more to the country's income by minimally raising their taxes? The rethug party leaders say the "job creators" will spend their income creating jobs with their money - and this has gone on since the Bush tax cuts went into effect years ago, and reaffirmed last December and in the recent debt ceiling drama. WHERE ARE THE JOBS?

Why does Standard and Poors have any credibility at all? After rating Enron AAA up to the day it crashed, missing the subprime mortgage fiasco that ruined our economy, keeping Lehman Brothers highly rated until it folded, having a 2 trillion dollar error when figuring the fed rating -I DON'T UNDERSTAND!

Why has it been impossible for decades for a single wage earner , male or female to support his or her family, at least modestly, as it was when I was a kid? Why can't one breadwinner earn a comfortable income that would allow a nice middle income life for the family? WHAT HAPPENED AND WHO IS RESPONSIBLE

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Paid Vacation

Wouldn't it be nice if all the millions of unemployed in our country could take a month long, salary paid vacation like the U.S. Congress ins taking in August?


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Ain't Life Great?

I'm sure everyone that doesn't have a job, is underemployed and working at a minimum wage job, is worried about their kids' future schooling, keeping affordable health care, and on and on is happy (as reported in the Glub News Saturday, March 19th) that the government declared the major banks passed their "Stress Test" and can now pay big dividends and buy back shares, and the executives can receive massive bonuses for having saved our economy.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Blah, Blah

Isn't it interesting that the Blub News published two Letters to the Editor on two consecutive days (Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19) over two different signatures that quote the SAME repub talking points?

Maybe they aren't receiving many LTEs - or they won't print any from Libs/Progressives/Democrats!

The Liberalater

Friday, February 04, 2011

Makes Ya Proud!

Don't it make ya proud? - According to the House and Senate budgets our gov, all elected officials state-wide and the appointed heads of all Texas agencies are going to let our teachers, direct care workers, and other peasants working for the state help with trying to balance the budget by cutting their wages. All the elected officials, etc. - ALL REPUBLICANS - will find all their salaries intact! None of their salaries will be cut!
Thank you workers, for your sacrifice!

The Liberalator

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Hey! Let's Cut Teachers' Salaries

Florence Shapiro from Plano (someone from Plano has got to be an R!) wants our lege to allow school districts to be able to cut teacher salaries or furlough them. Why not figure out a way to keep educating our kids so we will have a "well-educated work force" so our state can compete not only nationally but internationally in the future? We can only do that with the help of good, dedicated well educated and qualified teachers.

Right now the salaries of all our teachers, from the best to the poorest rank 32nd in the country. How much lower does our governor and legislators want us to go? Of course the Gov doesn't want to use our Economic Stabilization Fund (better known as "The Rainy Day Fund"), $9.4 billion for use in the next budget for our kids' education - don't ask me why not! And the Gov is sitting on a pot full of cash in his Texas Enterprise Fund that he uses to reward his contributors. There is $295 million to help our schools!

Like ole Warren Chisum from Pampa says our obligation is to the tax payers - let the kids fend for themselves!

The Liberalator

Tuesday, February 01, 2011


In the Glub News this morning (Feb 1), our wonderful congressmen Warren Chisum, in an article concerning anticipated cuts in education spending (of course we are already last in per capita spending in the country!) was quoted saying "we passed a bill to reduce the burden on the taxpayers. Taxpayers have told us they've had enough taxes. We have an obligation to the taxpayers." So, in a nut shell the repubs running our the Texas gummint feel NO obligation to the children of Texas to give them any kind of education - he is only obligated to the tax payers. This only confirms what I've known all along!

The Liberalator