Archive for December, 2010

Solutions Party

December 31 | Posted by Heyward Hawkins | Alternative Voting, Big Business, Big Oil, Billionaires, Campaigning, Economy, Elections, Gasoline Prices, Government Control, Independent, Media, Middle Class, Obama, Opinion, Regulations, Social Justice, Solutions Party, Supreme Court, The Rich, Think, Unemployment, Wall Street, Working Class

December 31, 2010 Solutions Party I recommend that we establish a Solutions Party, which would not be a party that picks a political candidate to represent it, but a party of various mindsets that will pick candidates, regardless of party, that champion solutions in favor of the people—the working class and those less fortunate. I recommend a Solutions Party: various mindsets that will... Read more

Gasoline Price Gouging–3

December 28 | Posted by Heyward Hawkins | Big Business, Big Oil, Economy, Elections, Gasoline Prices, Government Control, Middle Class, Opinion, Regulations, Social Justice, The Rich, Working Class

December 28, 2010 Who’s to Blame for High Oil and Gasoline Prices?   The 545 politicians are to blame. You don’t expect the CEOs of Big Oil to keep fuel prices as low as possible, while still making a reasonable profit, so that 1.       working Americans can drive on vacations again 2.      working Americans can drive to work 3.      people do not freeze to death 4.      businesses can... Read more

Gasoline Price Gouging–2

December 23 | Posted by Heyward Hawkins | Big Business, Big Oil, Bill O'Reilly, Economy, Gasoline Prices, Government Control, Imports, In the News, Media, Obama, Oligarchy, Opinion, Regulations, Social Justice, The Rich, Think, Wall Street

December 23, 2010 Letter to the Editor of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune Response to “Out of the Oil-Import Hole” (Sarasota Herald-Tribune, December 22, 2010)   Author of the article, David Kreutzer, PhD, opened his article with a concern that President Obama is playing foolishly with our nation’s oil reserves; then he mentioned that American consumers get poorer and ­foreign oil producers get richer; next he hinted... Read more

Gasoline Price Gouging

December 21 | Posted by Heyward Hawkins | Alternative Energy, Big Business, Big Oil, Brainwashing, Gasoline Prices, Government Control, In the News, Media, Oligarchy, Opinion, Social Justice, Think, Wall Street

December 21, 2010 Gasoline Price Gouging   (Reference: December 21, 2010, article in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, “U.S. Use of Gas Is in Decline,” by Jonathan Fahey—AP Energy Writer) Fahey says that the growing use of gasoline in the United States is not growing, but is declining and will continue to decline. One of Fahey’s reasons for the decline to continue is that an era of... Read more

Terrorism in Washington

December 19 | Posted by Heyward Hawkins | Bernie Sanders, Big Business, Bill Maher, Billionaires, Bush Tax Cuts, Deficit, Democratic Party, Economy, Elections, Hood Robin Party, Hostage Taking, In the News, Independent, Middle Class, Obama, Obama Tax Cuts, Opinion, Republican Party, Social Justice, Social Security, Solutions, Spineless, Taxes, Terrorism in Washington, The Rich, Think, Unemployment, Working Class

December 19, 2010 Terrorism in Washington As I mentioned in my book, Golden Rule or Greedy Rule, President George W. Bush asked a committee of his to establish a clear definition of terrorism. After much attempt, the committee could not come up with a definition that the United States was not guilty of, so that project was dropped. However, I think that most... Read more

Obama’s Tax Cuts

December 9 | Posted by Heyward Hawkins | Afghanistan, Alternative Voting, Bernie Sanders, Brainwashing, British Empire, Business Roundtable, Democratic Party, Economy, Elections, Globalization, Government Control, Imports, In the News, Infrastructure, Iraq, Media, Middle Class, Military, Obama, Obama Tax Cuts, Oligarchy, Opinion, Republican Party, Social Justice, Social Security, Taxes, Term Limits, The Rich, Think, Tom Harkin, U.S. Empire, Unemployment, Working Class

December 9, 2010 The Obama Tax Cuts and Our Economy in General On December 8, 2010, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) was interviewed on the Washington Journal program on C-SPAN TV. Senator Harkin is not happy with President Obama’s caving in to the Republicans regarding extending the tax cuts. Harkin thinks that Obama should have given more thought to other options. Again, Obama’s actions... Read more

Bernie Sanders Teleconference

December 7 | Posted by Heyward Hawkins | Bernie Sanders, Billionaires, Deficit, Democratic Party, Elections, Government Control, In the News, Media, Middle Class, Obama, Oligarchy, Opinion, Regulations, Republican Party, Social Justice, Social Security, Taxes, The Rich, Think, Unemployment, Working Class

December 7, 2010 Senator Bernie Sanders Teleconference December 7, 2010   Organized by Democracyforamerica.com, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders was the speaker on a teleconference tonight at 8 PM (ET). You can listen to a recording of it on Democracyforamerica.com tomorrow. Bernie covered quite a lot, including cutting Social Security benefits, but it mostly centered on his disappointment in President Obama’s approval of continuing the tax... Read more

Bush Tax Cuts

December 7 | Posted by Heyward Hawkins | Billionaires, Campaigning, Democratic Party, Elections, GOP, Hood Robin Party, Huffington, Independent, Middle Class, Obama, Oligarchy, Opinion, Republican Party, Social Justice, Taxes, The Rich, Think, Unemployment, Working Class

December 7, 2010  GOP—The Hood Robin Party They Take from the Poor to Give to the Rich   Sandy Hanson, the originator of the heading above, lives in Las Vegas. She went to a rally in Las Vegas recently to demonstrate against the Bush tax cuts and the above is one of her creations that she took to the rally. Thank you, Sandy, for... Read more

Letter to Congress

December 5 | Posted by Heyward Hawkins | Bernie Sanders, Deficit, Democratic Party, Elections, Events, General, Healthcare, Independent, Letter to Congress, Media, Obama, Opinion, Republican Party, Social Justice, Social Security, Think

[I wrote the following to Senator Bernie Sanders in response to an invitation to join a teleconference on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at 8 PM (EST), to discuss the Deficit Commission’s attack on Social Security.] December 5, 2010 U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders: [As you know, the deficit issues are many, with Social Security being only one of those. The common denominator of the... Read more

The New American Oligarchy

December 4 | Posted by Heyward Hawkins | Alternative Voting, Billionaires, Campaigning, Censure, Charlie Rangel, Democratic Party, Elections, Government Control, Huffington, In the News, Media, Middle Class, Obama, Oligarchy, Opinion, Public Campaign Financing, Regulations, Republican Party, Social Justice, Supreme Court, Taxes, The Rich, Think

December 4, 2010 The New American Oligarchy: Creating a Country Of the Rich, By the Rich, And for the Rich (The article with the title above, written by Andy Kroll —staff writer for Mother Jones magazine— appeared on huffingpost.com on December 2, 2010) As I mentioned in my blog yesterday, regarding the censure of U.S. Rep. Charlie Rangel, he deserved punishment for what he did. However, I was a... Read more