Archive for November, 2010

Think

November 26 | Posted by Heyward Hawkins | Democratic Party, Huffington, In the News, Independent, Opinion, Republican Party, Social Justice, Tea Party, Think

November 26, 2010 Attitude of Gratitude Jamie Lee Curtis (actress and children’s book author) wrote an article on the above subject that was posted on the Huffingtonpost.com on November 25 (Thanksgiving Day), 2010. It is inspiring to hear someone else strongly recommend thinking. Curtis mentions some of our choices, such as choosing to be grateful, gluttonous, generous, greedy, or good. She mentions our choices... Read more

Third World America

November 23 | Posted by Heyward Hawkins | Democratic Party, Elections, General, Huffington, In the News, Opinion, Republican Party, Social Justice, Third World America

November 23, 2010  Third World America  Arianna Huffington has written a book, Third World America. What Huffington has written and what I have blogged about coincide: what we presently see and what we predict are not pretty. I am tempted to refer to the welfare of the middle class, but is there still a middle class in the United State? I am not so... Read more

The Deficit–2

November 21 | Posted by Heyward Hawkins | Deficit, Democratic Party, Elections, Gasoline Prices, Healthcare, In the News, Opinion, Republican Party, Social Justice, Social Security, Taxes, Tea Party

November 21, 2010  The Deficit—2 I put my cynical pen to paper again.  On the front cover of the November 26, 2010, issue of The Week is the following:  No sacred cows? A plan to make deep cuts in the federal deficit  And below those words is a cow, which has inscribed on it the following:  Social Security/Medicare/Defense/ Bush Tax Cuts/Earmarks/Tax Breaks/ Federal Payroll/Farm Subsidies  Now doesn’t that sound... Read more

The Deficit

November 20 | Posted by Heyward Hawkins | Charlie Rose, Deficit, Democratic Party, Healthcare, In the News, Independent, Opinion, Republican Party, Social Justice, Taxes

November 19, 2010 The Deficit Charlie Rose (Charlie Rose Show on PBS) had guests Dean Baker (cofounder of Center for Economic and Policy Research) and U.S. House Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D—IL, since 1999) on his show on November 19, 2010, to discuss the U.S. deficit. Charlie asked Baker and Schakowsky to recommend solutions to the deficit. Schakowsky said to get jobs going by spending... Read more

Why Rich Candidates Often Lose

November 18 | Posted by Heyward Hawkins | Campaigning, Elections, Fundraising, In the News, Opinion, Social Justice

November 18, 2010 Why Rich Candidates Often Lose The subject article appeared in the November 19, 2010, issue of The Week. The article states that former eBay CEO Meg Whitman made a new American record by spending $142 million of her own money in an unsuccessful attempt to buy the California governor’s race; former World Wrestling Entertainment chief Linda McMahon blew $46.6... Read more

Hit-and-Run Plea Outrage

November 17 | Posted by Heyward Hawkins | General, In the News, Opinion, Social Justice

Hit-and-Run Plea Outrage November 17, 2010 In the November 19, 2010, issue of The Week, the subject article, “Hit-and-Run Plea Outrage,” shows that gold still rules. The article shows us that our government continues to give special privileges to Big Business, at the expense of the victim—in this case, given by Eagle County [CO] District Attorney Mark Hurlbert. On July 3 [2010], allegedly... Read more

Influence of the Tea Party

November 14 | Posted by Heyward Hawkins | Democratic Party, Elections, Republican Party, Taxes, Tea Party

November 14, 2010 Influence of the Tea Party upon the 112th Congress Adele Stan—Alternet.com (progressive entity)—Washington Bureau Chief Author of new book, Dangerous Brew: Exposing the Tea Party’s Agenda to Take Over America. (Interviewed on C-SPAN—Washington Journal program—Novermber 13, 2010) Adele Stan confirms what I had said, that the Tea Party is a division of the Republican Party. I say that the Tea Party was... Read more

President Obama’s News Conference on C-SPAN Nov 3, 2010

November 4 | Posted by Heyward Hawkins | Campaigning, Democratic Party, Elections, In the News, Opinion, Republican Party

President Obama’s News Conference on C-SPAN TV November 3, 2010 (the day after Election Day) As the world knows, the Democrats got their asses kicked yesterday at the polls. The Democrats deserved what they got. The Republicans did not deserve what they got. The Republicans got what they got because of the lack of resolve of the Democrats to govern in the interest... Read more

Don’t Be Afraid

November 2 | Posted by Heyward Hawkins | Elections, Opinion

November 1, 2010 Halloween is over, so there is no need to be afraid. Do not be afraid to vote your own conscience tomorrow at the polls. ... Read more