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Bridge to Nowhere

by admin on October 27th, 2008 under Budget

To the Division of Academic Affairs,

I have spent the last few days in Cincinnati. Twice, I walked across the Roebling Bridge to the Ohio side from the hotel in Kentucky. The bridge seems to arc up to the Underground Railroad museum. And there you have America at its best and worst. The bridge, a marvel in public works, sibling to the Roebling wonder across the East River in New York. And the museum, a testament to fortitude and political dedication but a reminder of destitute and depraved public policy, slavery, that poisoned America. Continue reading Bridge to Nowhere

Day of the Locusts

by admin on September 24th, 2008 under Budget

Today kindergarten kop and girly men signed a budget. Meanwhile the flames rose, licking away at the future. Re-regulators chased the deregulated who sheepishly tried to blend in with the mob that wanted to know how all this could happen. Continue reading Day of the Locusts

Shirley Svorny writes: “Speak Your Mind” program more aptly named “Speak Your Anti-Capitalist Mind”

by admin on August 26th, 2008 under Speak Your Mind

Dear CSUN Students, Faculty and Staff:

I’m writing because the speakers selected for the CSUN 2008-09 Speak Your Mind series, “Consumerism, the Economy, and Debt” (http://usu.csun.edu/events/speakyourmind.php) do not credibly speak about consumerism, the economy or debt.
Continue reading Shirley Svorny writes: “Speak Your Mind” program more aptly named “Speak Your Anti-Capitalist Mind”

“Fees, Killer Rabbits, and Clickers”

by admin on August 22nd, 2008 under Budget

Edsel and Jimmy Carter

Remember Jimmy Carter? The man was the Edsel of his day.

He wore a cardigan on TV to show how we could stay warm with less Middle East oil. He saw too far ahead of his time. On the other hand, his homespun style was too far behind the disco beat of the 1970s. Of course, those pesky killer rabbits and truculent Iranians caused him even more harm. (You must be over forty-five to get any of these references.) Continue reading “Fees, Killer Rabbits, and Clickers”