Articles by: Walt Dismay

Is the Right Wing Pro-“Life”? Not really. More Like Pro-Control.

Is the Right Wing Pro-“Life”? Not really. More Like Pro-Control.

I have a new hobby! I like to invade pro-“life” pages and irritate the admins and commentators. Technically, this is trolling. The key difference is that I am not opposing their stance on abortion with random insults and stupidity or opposing their stance on abortion at all. Instead, I reveal their utter hypocrisy and, man, does it piss them off!

by Walt Dismay· · Political Rants
The Amazing Liberal Race

The Amazing Liberal Race

  We are in a race against the clock and the stakes are the very soul of the country!! If this comes off as a breathless, Glenn Beckish prediction of doom, AWESOME! I’m practicing my heated rhetoric in order to terrify you. Are you scared yet? You ARE?! Geez! That […]

by Walt Dismay· · Political Rants
Tax Day is the New Fourth of July

Tax Day is the New Fourth of July

What could possibly be more patriotic than supporting your country by making sure it can afford to do the work we created it to do? Tax Day is the day we chip in, together, to make our country a better place to live.

by Walt Dismay· · Political Rants
CEOs Are Richer Than Ever. So Where’s The Trickle Down?

CEOs Are Richer Than Ever. So Where’s The Trickle Down?

It is practically carved in stone among conservatives and the GOP that the more money the rich and corporations make, the better off everyone else will be. This is called alternately “Reaganomics”, “Supply Side Economics”, “Trickle Down Economics” or, as Bush Sr., the far more intelligent of the Bush presidents, put it: “Voodoo Economics”.

GOP, Koch Brothers Sucker Punched By Their Own Global Warming Expert

GOP, Koch Brothers Sucker Punched By Their Own Global Warming Expert

Last week, at a climate science hearing, one of the GOP’s expert climate change deniers admitted that he believes climate change exists.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Fox News North starts next month. R.I.P. Canada 1867-2011

Fox News North starts next month. R.I.P. Canada 1867-2011

Canada is getting its own version of Fox News, but will it last?

by Walt Dismay· · News
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House GOP Applauds Government Shutdown

Congressional Republicans are more than happy to allow the Government to shutdown. Even if thousands of people including veterans, women, and children, are hurt in the process.

by Walt Dismay· · News
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Weekly Standard: The Koch Brothers Are Innocent Victims of Liberal Hate

The Weekly Standard, that fair and balanced website, has written an embarrassing love letter to the Koch brothers.  It’s a bit lopsided so I took the liberty of pointing out some of the more…glaring issues with it. About the now-infamous prank call to Gov. Walker: Anger washed over David like […]

by Walt Dismay· · News
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Oliver North mad at Obama for sidestepping Congress. No, seriously.

Oliver North, a convicted felon stemming from the Iran-Contra affair. You know, the one where President Reagan “forgot” to mention he was breaking the law by going against the Congress’ explicit directions?

by Walt Dismay· · News
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Bryan Fischer: Muslims not protected by the 1st Amendment!

On his radio show, Bryan Fischer said that the 1st Amendment was only meant for Christians, not Muslims. Fischer is known for his outrageous remarks regarding religion.

by Walt Dismay· · News
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Newt Gingrich Would Only Enforce No-Fly Zone If Obama Wouldn’t

Gingrich says if he were Obama he would enforce a no-fly zone. Once Obama enforced the no-fly zone Gingrich criticized Obama for it, and said he wouldn’t have done that.

by Walt Dismay· · News
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Peasants and Royalty: A new way to look at the conservative movement.

Conservatives are actually Monarchists, that is, they desire to be ruled, not by elected officials but by those that they feel are inherently “better” than they are. Essentially, conservatives do not WANT the rule of law, they want to be ruled by fiat. They are the peasants of yore, looking to the King and the nobility for guidance.

by Walt Dismay· · Political Rants
Even the Navy says Global Warming is real.  Where does that leave GOP denial?

Even the Navy says Global Warming is real. Where does that leave GOP denial?

Republicans like to pretend that they are the pro-military party. So what happens when the military directly contradicts one of the GOP’s most oft-repeated articles of faith? We’re about to find out as a new study from the Navy details the security risks faced by the Unitred States as a result of Global Warming.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Anti-abortion law forces parents to watch their 23 week-old child slowly suffocate to death.

Anti-abortion law forces parents to watch their 23 week-old child slowly suffocate to death.

Danielle and Robb Deaver found out just how twisted the pro-“life” movement is as they were informed that they had passed the 20 week threshold for having an abortion. Danielle’s water broke early during her fifth pregnancy. Without the amniotic fluid for the baby to grow in, her lungs would not continue to develop.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Wasn’t corporate control of a city considered science fiction just 25 years ago?no

Wasn’t corporate control of a city considered science fiction just 25 years ago?no

Essentially the EMF can, without recourse, fire elected officials, abolish collective bargain rights, strip a township of its identity and do away with any law that does not fit with the EMF’s agenda. The EMF will be appointed by the state’s treasurer and is only answerable to the Republican controlled legislature.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Didn’t conservatives use to be tough?  or  “Where have all the cowboys gone?”

Didn’t conservatives use to be tough? or “Where have all the cowboys gone?”

Once, there were herds of Manly Conservatives thundering across the country. He strode the land as a colossus, secure in the knowledge that he was the epitome of all that was good and strong in America. John Wayne was his role model. Ronald Reagan, his idol. John Rambo, his non-gay man-crush. But, alas, they are gone now.

by Walt Dismay· · Political Humor
The Tea Party has Pension Envy?!

The Tea Party has Pension Envy?!

According to a new article from the AP, that’s the problem. Pension Envy.

by Walt Dismay· · News
What sedition looks like

What sedition looks like

Would you like to see the real world version? No, I’m not talking about Fox or other anti-Obama outlets thinly protected by the First Amendment. I’m talking about Arizona Bill 1433:

The Conservative revolution will NOT be televised in Canada Or “Awwwww…too bad, so sad, you lie.”

The Conservative revolution will NOT be televised in Canada Or “Awwwww…too bad, so sad, you lie.”

Once more Canada has demonstrated that being a successful democracy doesn’t require one to be a loud mouthed, ill-mannered war monger incapable of telling the truth if your life depended on it. In other words, democracy works just fine without Fox

Darwin Day 2011 – Don’t be a Dodo! or  “Darwin was right, Fox News is wrong”

Darwin Day 2011 – Don’t be a Dodo! or “Darwin was right, Fox News is wrong”

February 12 is Darwin Day; a celebration of the birth of one Charles Darwin, a man who ignored dogma and, through the power of rational thought, was the first to write about the deceptively simple, yet amazingly intricate, process that is evolution.