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Golden Globe - Enough of Gervaise

Posted by Tsach Gilboa on November 20, 2011 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Having heard that the unthinkable but predictable has indeed happened and Ricky Gervaise was, yet again, invited to host the Golden Globes, I decided to post the following blog I wrote last year the day after the 2011 Golden Globes,but never posted.  Although this choice to go for crass, mean spirited and mediocre “Comedy” fits in nicely with the general malaise and mediocrity of American culture at the moment, needless to say, I for one will not be watching the show in 20...

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Just how low is the Bar?

Posted by Tsach Gilboa on November 5, 2011 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Just how low is the bar?

We are clearly in Presidential election mod in the midst of the Republican primary season.  One can’t help but be dismayed by the group of Republican presidential hopefuls. They seem to be all suffering from mediocrity and one or more of the following ailments and deficiencies:

1.    Don’t believe in Evolution (oblivious to the fact that it is not a question of belief but of factual science).

2.  ...

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Not Thinking It Through

Posted by Tsach Gilboa on October 25, 2011 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Not Thinking It Through!

One would expect that people who run for the US Presidency-highest office in the land and possibly the world-would think things through.  However, in this age of rudeness and mediocrity, nothing can be further from the truth.  Months ago, when discussing politics with a republican friend, I was somewhat surprised to hear this smart and attractive woman seriously argue that the “President does not need to be smart, just have smart people ar...

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Teacher/First Responder Bill Fails-Surprise!

Posted by Tsach Gilboa on October 21, 2011 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Teacher/First Responder Bill Fails – Surprise!

With the filibuster by Republicans looming, the Senate voted50/50 with all Republicans against–joined in their negative act by three Democrats–falling short of the 60 votes needs to overcome a filibuster. What a surprise.  For the second time in as many weeks, every single Republican voted against a jobs bill that would put Americans back to work.

Setting aside the asinine, irresponsible, undemocratic and...

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Occupy Everywhere

Posted by Tsach Gilboa on October 20, 2011 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Occupy Everywhere!

It is about time! With the economic collapse, the recession that followed and demonstrations all over the world, with the much spoken of“Arab Spring”, an American protest movement was inevitable and long overdue.  We are after all a Democratic country, and participation in the process is the corner stone of any Democracy.  No longer will people vote against their economic interest, we hope. No longer will there be those that are ̶...

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The Marie Antoinette Syndrome

Posted by Tsach Gilboa on September 20, 2011 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The Marie Antoinette Syndrome

In response to President Obama’s jobs and deficit reduction plan,including streamlining the tax code and requiring millionaires and up to pay about the same tax rate as the people that work for them, Tea Party Representative John Fleming (R-LA). argues that out of a business income of $6.3 Million, he only has about $600,000 left net  leaving him for “Feeding my family” only $200,000, and only $400,000 to invest in his busines...

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We Stop Political Donations - But will They?

Posted by Tsach Gilboa on August 18, 2011 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We Stop Political Donations - But will They?

Howard Schultz, the chairman and CEO of Starbucks, is on a mission.  He wants people and corporations to boycott political donations. as an incentive to our representatives in DC to grow up and concentrate on getting the business of the country and its people done. No doubt he is expressing a strong popular sentiment from across this country, currently neck deep in a recession, especially following the mishandling–if handlin...

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Where is the leadership?

Posted by Tsach Gilboa on August 8, 2011 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Where is the Where leadership? 

President Obama just spent ten minutes with us talking about the S&P downgrade (a ridiculous disastrous political act by a credit ratings agency of what should have been, and always was, an economic issue not deserving of a downgrade) of the US to AA+ as well as the tragedy in Afghanistan that resulted in the loss of thirty American troops and seven Afghans (do you think it’s time to get out of these two wars NOW? A war that neve...

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You're on Your Own - The American Way?

Posted by Tsach Gilboa on August 6, 2011 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

You’re on Your Own – The American Way?

Fascinating as our politics are, they are at present mostly frustrating and bewildering.  It is sad to see how little we have leaned from past mistakes and how eager we are to throw the baby out with the bath water, giving in to fear and panic, as soon as things get tough.  What happened to American resourcefulness, resilience and ingenuity?  What happened to tackling big ideas and big projects and to taking big ri...

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Mr. President - Time to get Angry and Tough

Posted by Tsach Gilboa on August 3, 2011 at 11:01 PM Comments comments (0)

Mr. President – Time to get Angry and Tough

The FAA is shut down. Four thousand (4,000) FAA employees have been furloughed without pay, and no back pay, because of it.  In addition seventy thousand (70,000) construction workers were laid off because construction projects for airports stopped.  All this pain to thousands of people in a disastrous economy and high unemployment is due to the Republicans trying to accomplish two political objectives with no regard to ...

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