Monthly Archives: November 2008

Apology Accepted

The cat apparently has Rush Limbaugh’s tongue. In a deafening roar of silence we hear none of his bloated blather about the “Obama recession” after the market rose nearly 800 points in two days in a vote of confidence for … Continue reading »

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Separation of Church and Estate

As public resources grow ever scarcer in a declining economy, the time has come to reevaluate the established and often unquestioned relationship between church, state and property taxes. That the subject is considered taboo only serves to illustrate the urgent … Continue reading »

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The Subversion of Irreversibility: Bush’s Final Assault on Endangered Species

Unlike most policy decisions, those leading to extinction are irreversible. That biological fact makes Bush’s lame duck actions to undermine the Endangered Species Act all the more reprehensible. Bush must publish his new rules to undermine current legislation by Friday, … Continue reading »

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Obama’s Other Great Legacy: Death of the Beer Vote

Somewhere between the best and brightest sought by John F. Kennedy and the buffoonery of George W. Bush, the American electorate developed a taste for mediocrity. Rather than seek the candidate most qualified for office, voters preferred a leader with … Continue reading »

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Transition Topic V: Free Lunch, Climate Change and Human Health

With a house in disrepair or a car coughing toward the next tune up, maintenance deferred saves money in the present, but at a price of higher future costs. Items needing attention can only be deferred, not ignored. Since nature … Continue reading »

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Jeff Schweitzer: Whales, Whales and Wails

When Clinton came to office, all good economic news under his leadership was assigned by right-wing ideologues to the policies of Ronald Regan, which were said to finally be coming into their own.
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Jeff Schweitzer: Transition Topic IV: Ought To Bail Out on Auto Bailout

Foreign car companies that embraced green technologies rather than fight them are now the global leaders.
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Transition Topic III: Alternative Energy Alternatives

Beyond the obvious need for a mighty military, nothing is more important to protecting our long-term national security interests than a healthy environment and abundant clean energy. Dependence on foreign oil from hostile regions is a constant reminder of our … Continue reading »

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Patriotism Reclaimed by a Fake American

Hello, my name is Jeff Schweitzer, and I am a Fake American. I have been Fake now for 22 months. I just take one day at a time. I am doing the best I can. I think often about Real … Continue reading »

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Praise for McCain, Yes, But Let’s Not Forget Al Gore

Much has been made of John McCain’s gracious concession speech. Rightfully so, his presentation is seen as statesmanlike, putting patriotism over partisanship. Like others, I applaud him for his service and his grace in defeat. If we had seen more … Continue reading »

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