Tag Archives: Walmart

The Red Nose campaign–whitewash for tax cheats?

Are any of you seeing lots of these ads? If you spend time online or waiting to buy groceries at Walgreens, or you watch a lot of NBC TV, you’re getting bombarded. Walgreens, NBC and Comic Relief are all onboard for this charity event, ostensibly to benefit poor children in the US (there’s also mention of […]

How to stop the Empire–the Government Shutdown edition

Yesterday the Republicrats managed to shut down the government. While I’d agree with many of my friends that this piece of political theatre is largely the province of the GOP and the Tea Party, there’s more than a bit of blame going for the Dems. Some thoughts: 1. I tour a play about a priest […]

New York doesn’t make anything anymore

A rather chirpy story from UPI (chirpy if you work in medicine) hit the papers today.  Per the headlines, nine of the 20 largest employers in the State of New York are hospitals or healthcare networks. The North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System is the #1 employer in the state, with some 37,000 employees. That’s about […]

Sh*t (many) Democrats believe

Okay, turnabout is fair. I’ve gotten too burned out on our two party duopoly to try and cut the Democrats much of a break. And in any case, many of the talking points that Democrats have picked up are off-base if not totally wrong. And this list also belongs in the group of ‘Don’t Know […]