Thursday, March 31, 2011

re: Voter Machine Integrity and Voter Fraud

I wrote the following letter in response to contact from House Rep. Jason Isaac re: the passage of the absurd Voter ID bill.  It is absurd because it does virtually nothing to protect voters and/or to eliminate some conceived notion of ensuring the elimination of voter fraud.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

American Economy and Political Climate Same Old Song & Dance

Except that It's Worse than in the Past

by Peter Stern

More Americans are out of work than ever before. There are more home foreclosures than ever in our economic history. There are fewer jobs available. Our population is growing daily and we have more illegal immigrants than we have ever had. There are more American dollars leaving our nation and flowing into foreign nations, which further hurts our economic well-being. Our long-term debt to other nations, e.g., China, continues to increase and our future direction is being manipulated and directed by the nations we owe and by our wealthy corporate oligarchy that have their own short-term profiteering as their catalyst.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

GOP Finally Gets Voter ID Bill Passed in Texas House

The theme of voter integrity became the battle cry for the bill's passage

by Peter Stern

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

U.S. and Western Allies Confused Over Libya Objectives and Outcomes

by Peter Stern

What is really going on in Libya and why are western nations presenting a military presence and response to internal conflicts in that nation?

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A World in Chaos

I have to say that I am very concerned about the world. I don't think humans have a chance. In fact, I believe that "Humans are a doomed species." The only question I have is when will it finally happen?

This morning I read several online newspapers, looking at world news and I have to tell you that after an hour or so I had to stop. It is far too scary and depressing. There is so much going on abroad and here at home.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Texas sonogram bill shows its true color

by Peter Stern

Okay, so we now see how quickly state legislators can move idiotic bills like the anti-abortion bill through the House and Senate.

Krauthammer wants us to honor Bush's "Doctrine"

"acknowledging" the Bush Doctrine?   Really???

Sunday, March 6, 2011

American Leaders Should Identify More With Libya and Muammar el-Qaddafi

There are important lessons to be learned

by Peter Stern

What is currently occurring in Libya is a culmination of a 40-year reign by leaders who do not live in the here and now realities of their citizens. For decades Colonel Qaddafi used Libya's oil wealth to entrench himself in riches and by building a nation in his own ill-conceived and self-involved perspective.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Anti-Abortion Bill in Texas on fast track for approval

This is not so much of a controversial topic as it is further government intrusion into our lives.
In addition, forcing every woman have a sonogram will add to the cost of our medical insurance and expenses WITHOUT doing anything really to protect anyone. Furthermore, prior to an abortion a sonogram is NOT needed because it does nothing to add further safety, nor would it motivate a woman not to have the abortion, as the embryo is just an embryo --- again, medically speaking. And lastly, how is the government going to ensure compliance of any such law? Get ready for unsafe black market abortions again, as there once were in the 1950's and 1960's, along with increased costs to every Texan who pays for health insurance. This is a stupid, STUPID bill that serves no genuine purpose but to ease the minds somehow of the anti-abortionist and religious right sector. What does the sector actually believe that forcing a sonogram will do prior to an abortion?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Gladiators Return to the Legislative Arena

Will REAL issues be fought with long-needed resolutions or is it staged entertainment as The United Federation of Wrestling?

by Peter Stern