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Is This The Real Reason Congress Wants To Sue Obama?

President Obama Swearing In Ceremony I have heard reports saying that President Obama’s “approval rating” with the American People is somewhere in the range of 45%. Looking at that 45% figure I figured out that it means the President has an approval rating 9 times more than that of Congress. The last time I looked Congress had an approval rating of 5%. Maybe that is the real reason the Congressional Leadership wants to “Sue” the President!  Maybe they are simply uptight in the a** ...

I really think our activist Supreme Court has done something truly unique!

I really think our activist Supreme Court has done something truly unique with their recent decision allowing certain corporations to opt out of obeying the law if they think the law violates their religious rights – - and beliefs. I always thought The First Amendment of The Constitution of The United States made it pretty clear that the government was not to involve itself in passing laws concerning the establishment or exercise of religious beliefs. So from where I stand it looks ...

Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl

Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl has reportedly been venturing out into the public to visit a library, a few stores of his choosing and some fast food restaurants according to news reports. These trips are reported to be designed to help the Sergeant re-integrate himself into American Life after having been incarcerated as a Prisoner of War at the hands of his Taliban captors for five long years. From what I have been reading Sergeant Bergdahl is always accompanied by his attending medical ...

SCOTUS goes religious big time!

At the top of a press briefing on the decision by The Supreme Court about whether or not employers have a legal right to withhold contraceptive care from their employees’ health care coverage based on the religious beliefs of the employer Press Secretary Josh Earnest delivered a statement about where the President stands on this ruling, noting: “President Obama believes that women should make personal health care decisions for themselves, rather than their bosses deciding for them.” I happen to agree with ...

Gas Prices Are Taking You To The Cleaners And Here’s The Reasons

The photo above is a country store on a Sunday afternoon . .note the gas pump. Remember back a few years ago when all the Righties and their allies were screaming “Drill Baby, Drill” because unrestrained, unregulated drilling for oil and natural gas in every square inch of everybody’s back yard was supposed to be the magic carpet that took us all to “Energy Dependence Land?” Well we drilled and we mined and we drilled onshore and offshore and in as many ...

White House Says Obama Will Ask Congress For Money To Stem Immigrant Flood!

One of my loyal and highly valued Readers reminded me a short while ago that we have always had Immigrants come to The United States and this old photo from Government Archives attests to the fact. My source for this article is something I read on the New York Times website. The article on New York Times is entitled: “Obama to Seek Funds to Stem Border Crossings and Speed Deportations” You can look it up on your computer search window if you want ...

Supreme Court Strikes Obama Appointments: What Does It All Mean?

The National Labor Relations Board Helped Stop Child Labor In The U.S. DOES IT MEAN THE “DO NOTHING” CONGRESS WILL ACTUALLY GET SOMETHING DONE NOW? WILL THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD BE ABLE TO DO ITS WORK AFTER THE SCOTUS ACTION? I read something somewhere that seemed to be saying that the reason the Supreme Court struck down some appointments President Obama made to The National Labor Relations Board was because he made the appointments at a time when Congress was technically still ...

One Of The Biggest Jokes On America

Republicans are fond of claiming that they always do what is best for America. If doing nothing but obstructing the President and causing total government gridlock is “what is best for America” then I have to confess they have been doing one helluva job for the past few years! I sometimes think the current crop of Conservatives in Washington,D.C., have spent more Taxpayer money (Billions of dollars) on trying to stop things from getting done for The American People and on ...

Solar Freakin’ Roadways

Since two independent teams of scientists independently concluded that ice sheets in West Antarctica are past the tipping point — behaving independently from ostrich-in-the-sand dreams — maybe it’s time we get independent in our thinking. A possible path toward such independence (play the video):

Katharine Hayhoe named as one of the world’s 100 top influencers — and we’re pleased

We’re blowing the party whistles at the latest news: TIME magazine selected climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe, a bonafide evangelical Christian, as one of the world’s one hundred most influential people.  It couldn’t have happened to a better person. Hayhoe’s honest-to-goodness awe-shucks demeanour speaks of alternatives to the intense and conniving office hound. There’s a different way to live. And she defies Lynn White’s 1967 essay that portrayed Christianity as the source of environmental evil (Alistar McGrath underscores White’s one problem ...

An island of blue in a sea of red

The Eastern Region’s headquarters of the US National Weather Service posted the following graphic on this year’s global temperatures on Facebook. Rather than wax ineloquent, I’ll supply their explanation and then the graphic: “Some interesting perspectives on global temperatures thus far during 2014. March, and the first 3 months of this year (January-March) were much colder than normal across most of the eastern half of the US. However, temperatures across the rest of the planet tell a different story. Warmer than normal ...

Viewing Good Friday Through Luther, Augustine, and Barth

First, a confession: I wasted too many years as a pastor trying to ratchet up the statistics by reading books on church growth, which almost invariably had me laying prostrate before the Almighty Flow Chart.  Apparently, Jesus died so we could fill the pews – not necessarily change lives – and the Holy Spirit could do His work as long as He was marketable. I’ve since seen my error.  I’m racing through the literature and making up for lost time, grabbing ...

A Maundy Thursday Prayer

I can feel your broken heart, O Lord, as you watched the fingers reach for food in your final Earthly meal with your disciples.  You saw the gulf between them and you.  Some banally argued over rank and prestige while one tabulated his silver reward.  All missed your foot-washing portrait: Brawls over crowns and garlands are for Gentile leaders and would-be CEO’s and partisan kingpins ruled by the latest opinion polls.  Such spats are worse than irrelevant.  They’re spiritual tear ...

Vladimir Putin and strict pacifism’s false comfort

Cross published on the Huffington Post.  The full article is found here. It’s suddenly clear. We now see why Eastern European countries hustled in their NATO applications after the Berlin Wall tumbled: Mother Russia is a brooding matriarch coveting the children she once kidnapped, and Vladimir Putin stands in the tsarist lineage of thuggish, self-appointed successors of the Byzantine Caesars. Bare your chest and steal Crimea — and throw in that 97 percent vote as homage to yesteryear’s Soviet elections. Obviously, a ...

Saint Patrick would be proud

Many will celebrate the great Saint Patrick on March 17, which is tomorrow as of this writing. My heritage primarily lies with the Anglo Saxons, who oppressed the Irish for centuries, but I plead my Americanism: We sympathize with the Irish despite our ancestors.  In that spirit, here are two videos — one of Ireland’s president, Mary McAleese, in 2008. She greets all Irish the world over. The second is presents a nun saying the Lord’s Prayer in Irish Gaelic. Ireland’s president ...

Words from Robert Reich on Citizens United

Robert Reich — teacher, author, and President Clinton’s Secretary of Labor — shared the following on Facebook.  No other explanation is needed: Four years ago today, on January 21, 2010, the five Republican appointees on the Supreme Court — either oblivious to the concentration of income and wealth at the top of America or conspiring with it — declared that the First Amendment protects corporations because corporations are “people,” and that the government therefore may not keep corporations from spending money ...

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John Liming - American Liberal Times
May 23, 2012, 7:05 am

Good News For A Great American Icon Today!

If what I heard on the radio this morning is correct, Ford Motor Company should be doing a little celebrating today.

I was drinking my morning coffee when the report came over the Public Broadcasting Station I was listening to that credit rater Moody’s had announced that Ford Motor Company stock has now been upgraded to “Investment” status once more.

This has got to be good news to the thousands of people who depend on Ford for their paychecks and I am sure there are a lot of those folks this morning who are glad that their President (Obama) made a decision awhile back to NOT allow Detroit to go bankrupt—what do you want to bet?

The good news coming out of Detroit this morning should also, in my humble opinion, be a warning to the American Voter to think twice before embracing any philosophy that appears to believe that the best way to save an Economy like ours is to allow the big corporations who might get themselves into some kind of financial difficulties to simply go down the tubes as it were.

Guess what Righties!

President Obama made the correct decision again and now a great American Industrial Icon is back on the upswing and I will bet there are lots and lots of people who are grateful that we had a President with a level head on his shoulders and a firm hand on the steering wheel of National Destiny when he decided to bail our Automobile Industries out.

I will also bet there is a lot of weeping and gnashing of teeth (And perhaps even some rending of garments) among some of the intransigent obstructionists of the Far Reichtist  Extreme with the announcement that was made today about the Ford recovery. (It’s Heck to be proven wrong, isn’t it Righties?)

I will also bet that Rightie is scrambling, about now, to find some way to try and claim some of the credit for Ford’s good news—an unlikely prospect unless something is strictly fabricated or spun with a very hard spin. (A very very hard spin!)

(Posted by John R. Liming as part of his continuing Diaries of Political Opinions.)

The photo of Ford Motor Company Headquarters used at the head of this blog post is by Author, Dave Parker and is used here under provisions of a GNU Free Documentation License as indicated.

John Liming - American Liberal Times

Author: John Liming - American Liberal Times

I am an American Man, 72-years-old, and a Veteran of The U.S. Military. I have served honorably in both The United States Army (National Guard) and The United States Air Force for a total of seven years and three months active duty during what is now known as The Vietnam Era. I am a concerned citizen and refer to myself as "A Crazy Left Wing Liberal Nut Case with occasional Right Wing Conservative tendencies. I am particular fearful that we might get to the point, in our internal power struggles where we would be a One Party Nation.

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