Burning the House Down

I am baffled by people who decide that they are not going to vote when the issues are more important now than they have ever been.  The tea party is the height of this foolishness- talk about shooting one’s self in the foot.  I get a few posts from these Libertarians.  The problem with them […]

Unknown Bigot Given Media Megaphone

Rev. Terry Jones had his “Balloon Boy” moment when the unknown pastor from a tiny church in Florida announced he would burn the Quran on Sept. 10, generating a media feeding frenzy spinning out over 6,000 articles (as of 9/08, according to Google Tracking).  All major corporate outlets and even independent blogs, like dailycensored, have […]

Public Education Under Attack By Bay Area Media

Today, The Oakland Tribune lead with a cover story Eating away at education: Math doesn’t add up when teacher salaries and budget cuts collide (reprinted by San Jose Mercury News), in which the reporter parrots the neo-conservative think tank The American Enterprise Institute’s party line, that schools are being run inefficiently, and teachers paid too much.  […]