Butter has been a farm made favorite for many people. People have been known to put it on just about everything imaginable. Now butter has passed the toast and has been gaining recognition as an art medium. Look at some of these great pieces that were made out of one of America’s favorite staples.
We live in a world where government officials are heavily influenced by political action committees and lobbyists. The big oil companies both foreign and domestic are pouring money into these groups, hoping to sway officials to their side. It's an uphill battle, but if you throw enough money at people. then it's going to get their attention.
That's where we are currently at in the political spectrum. Public opinion wants renewable energy and energy self sufficiency because they are tired of paying outrageous power and gas bills. They write countless letters to their public officials, but lack the money of big business. While they organize marches outside the capital, big business is having lunch with our officials at 5-star restaurants. As much as I believe in energy self sufficiency, I realize it's not an easy battle.
Occasionally I wake up and turn on the computer to sift through the latest and greatest and just have to smile. I have to admit that sometimes the thing that makes me smile cab be considered a little cynical. Such is the case today when I came across the little fact that the White House has “36 tax deadbeats” that happen to “owe an average of $23,165.33.”
One of the largest criticisms facing Tim Geithner is that his recommendations further consolidated and grew banks that were already “too big to fail”. Dead Baker, of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, said that he made it the, “center of his agenda to restore the banks to the pre-crisis status quo, rather than make way for a smaller and less consolidated financial sector.” There’s no question that the financial sector has not been made more accountable or less volatile by the federal controls that have been placed on it, nor by government stimulus. Although this may be partly due to congressional obstruction of some of the new financial regulatory agencies, and partly due to the inefficacy of agencies like the SEC to truly bring those banks to bear for their malfeasance.
If you are older than elementary-school age, laws against interracial marriage have been in place in your lifetime. Alabama was the last state to do away with these laws-- less than 12 years ago, in 2000. The fact that the Supreme Court declared bans against interracial marriage to be unconstitutional in 1967 did not have much effect on those who wished to hold onto their ignorance with all they had.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt accomplished many things throughout his political career. Many people who lived through his pregnancy may have even believed that he saved America through all of his accomplishments. As a result he is credited for greatness as a president. One aspect of FDR that’s often overlooked is his impact on women and women rights.
Note: picture shows tea cultivation.
Beware of meaningless reforms. You might have heard that the United States Department of Labor has an executive order called EO 13126, prohibiting the use of slave chocolate. This might lead you to go out and buy a chocolate bar with a clean conscience even though it doesn't have a Fair Trade label- and in all likelihood, you'd be eating slave chocolate.
The real problem is the new set of laws, designed by the city of Charlotte to crack down on Occupy before it even shows up. The new laws make it illegal for protesters to wear any kind of body armor, carry shields or wear masks. Now, you might think this sounds reasonable- why would the protesters be wearing those things just to march around and carry signs?
Mitt Romney is running a platform on jobs healthcare and foreign policy. Over the course of the next few post, I will be discussing each of his three issues. Today I will start out discussing his agenda for jobs.
I must say I was pretty impressed by the State of the Union Address by President Barack Obama. I want to state here that I wasn’t a big supporter of Obama by any means and so I always look at these things with an open mind. At the same time, I am always looking at what the different sides have to say.
President Obama hugged Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on the way up the stage in a very moving moment and everybody in the chamber of the United States House of Representatives applauded.
It was an impressive speech as expected from someone who is able to deliver and the primary reason was the optimistic tone of the address with a firm statement being made about America’s dominance in the world and how people who question it are mistaken. I particularly enjoyed this as I felt that it was not only rousing but true.
It seems as though that the religious right wing has ramped up the rhetoric against the LGBT community by playing to the lowest common denominator: the religoius zealot who has no capacity for critical thinking. During his interview with Signorile, Campfield was hawkish and arrogant in his statements, even though he used no scientific proof to back up his opinions. He said,
For as long as I can remember, I have heard people complain about immigrants. The largest complaint that I’ve heard is the ideal that Americans are making less money as a result of an increase in immigrant labor. Looking back through the years, I’ve noticed that those complaints seem to increase and decrease at the same rate of economic hardships.