Predicting the Future with President Obama, Handing Smelling Salts Out to Progressives

By |December 31st, 2012|

President Barack Obama talks on the phone in the Oval Office, Dec. 28, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) "...cutting programs that are really important to seniors, students and so forth. That has to be part of the mix..." - President Barack Obama [on Meet the Press] AND THERE it is, [...]

Goodbye to All That

By |December 31st, 2012|

SANDY TAUGHT us a lot this year, that is if you didn't already get the problem. Lesson one: climate change is real. But what will be done on climate change is not encouraging, if past is indeed prologue. President Obama has another chance in his second term. Few allies exist in the right-wing Tea Party [...]

News Desk: Secretary Hillary Clinton Hospitalized with Blood Clot

By |December 30th, 2012|

THE REPORT comes from the Associated Press: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was admitted to a New York hospital Sunday after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month. Clinton's doctors discovered the clot Sunday while performing a follow-up exam, her spokesman, Philippe Reines, said. He would [...]

Top Story: Why President Obama and Democrats Shouldn’t Be Trusted Anymore than Republicans

By |December 30th, 2012|

Everyone is confused about the Fiscal Cliffhanger. Obama is struggling to make a deal to prolong most of the Bush-era tax cuts. The Republicans are holding back. Yet if a deal is reached, the federal government and the long-term purpose of the Democratic Party are both likely to be ruined for years to come. If [...]

A Personal Thanks to Subscribers and the Important Investors in TM

By |December 29th, 2012|

ALL THE donations investing in the work here at TM make a difference. New media ventures are kept alive through the people who invest in this brave new world of writing and journalism, which began percolating in the mid '90s. I'm proud to say I was one of the few and one of the first [...]

News Desk: Gang-Raped Young Woman Dies in Singapore, 6 Men Charged with Murder

By |December 29th, 2012|

THE DEATH penalty has been proven it is isn't a deterrent, but for a crime as heinous as the barbaric gang-rape of an innocent young woman, it's fitting. "To all of you who have expressed your anger publicly, I want to assure you that your voice has been heard. Today all Indians feel they have [...]

Matt Damon in Playboy: “No Matter How Hard You Work To Change Things, It Just Doesn’t Matter”

By |December 28th, 2012|

Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in costume as Liberace and chauffeur, bodyguard, secretary, and palimony plaintiff Scott Thorson, photographed on the set of "Behind the Candelabra" in Los Angeles [Vanity Fair, October 2012] NO SUCK ups, please. Your party and political position exist for your own amusement or delusion. You can't impact a [...]

Boehner Opens House on Sunday, Hoyer Invokes Child Hostage Being Shot on Debt Limit

By |December 28th, 2012|

SHOCKING! SHOCKING, I say. Speaker Boehner is bringing back the House on Sunday, because Republicans are looking really small in this and at the bottom everyone knows middle class tax cuts will pass at some point and they might as well appear in the game. But, yes, I still believe a deal will get done [...]

Your Continued Support Matters

By |December 28th, 2012|

IT'S THE holidays and I know there are a million things on your list. I hope you consider adding a donation to this site one of them. Any amount is appreciated! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this new media site a place you stop by and read. I so appreciate [...]

Ad of the Year: PlayStation

By |December 28th, 2012|

via Buzzfeed HAD TO save this one for saying so long to 2012. ...and no, that's not what you think it is. Thumbs are important, too, you know, especially for gamers. But, oh, that physique. It makes my mind wander... TM Note: Thanks ever so to Buzzfeed (and Ben Smith), a site that [...]