Category Archives: Progressives

POTPOURRI FOR US LEFTIES!

Aug. 14, 2014  By Jack Jodell. Greetings, fellow progressives! Today, rather than presenting my usual long, one-article type of post, I will instead post a few smaller items which should be of interest…   GOOD NEWS! Remember my July 17 post … Continue reading

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2014 HEAD AND HEART AWARD!

July 3, 2014  By Jack Jodell. Those who follow this blog regularly know I have had the tendency to focus on many of the problems our country faces as well as on those whom I believe have helped cause those problems, either … Continue reading

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WHAT I REALLY BELIEVE! (Part Two)

June 26, 2014  By Jack Jodell. This is the second installment of what will be an intermittent series on my personal social, economic, religious, and world politics beliefs as I see them at this particular point in time. As a … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON BANKERS FROM THOSE WISER THAN I!

June 14, 2014  By Jack Jodell. It really galls me to think of how greedy Wall Street bankers nearly plunged the entire world into another Great Depression in 2008. Even MORE galling, though, is the thought that NONE of these … Continue reading

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DANGEROUS DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR!

June 9, 2014  By Jack Jodell. According to the Encyclopedia of Psychology, a “delusion of grandeur is the fixed, false belief that one possesses superior qualities such as genius, fame, omnipotence, or wealth. It is most often a symptom of … Continue reading

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A POTENTIALLY ENCOURAGING DEVELOPMENT!

June 2, 2014  By Jack Jodell. A major political development occurred over the past few days involving an incumbent governor of a large state, his future political ambitions, his party’s state convention, and the way in which this governor was forced by … Continue reading

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TIME TO RESURRECT THE SHERMAN ANTITRUST ACT!

May 22, 2014  By Jack Jodell. I learned this past week, to my utter dismay, that the piggish multinational corporation AT & T had purchased American satellite TV provider DirecTV for $48 BILLION. They did so to protect themselves from … Continue reading

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“ALL THE PRESIDENTS’ BANKERS” – A NEW MUST-READ!

May 9, 2014  By Jack Jodell. I have just begun a new book that I am finding incredibly interesting. I would like to recommend to all who are as disgusted with the Wall Street banking industry as I am. It is called … Continue reading

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THE ABCs OF POLITICAL QUOTES!

April 29, 2014  By Jack Jodell. Time for some fun. See if you can guess who made each particular statement below. Caution: these are not all made by politicians, nor are they necessarily from modern or even living figures. The … Continue reading

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A REVISITED PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE!

Apr. 22, 2014  By Jack Jodell. Once upon a time, when we were all much younger, our schoolteachers would have us recite the Pledge of Allegiance each day in the classroom. If you recall, we used to say:  “I pledge … Continue reading

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