Articles by: Marion

Be Careful What You Wish For

Be Careful What You Wish For

For all of those salivating at the possibility of a brokered GOP convention… Be careful what you wish for … You just might get it.

Politics and Religion Are Not Supposed to Mix

Politics and Religion Are Not Supposed to Mix

Let me repeat that title: Politics and religion are not supposed to mix. That’s the basis on which our country was founded. Quite simply, that’s what separation of Church and State is all about.

Virginia Needs Her Krystal Ball

Virginia Needs Her Krystal Ball

An open plea for a Virginia native to return home and help her state in its time of need.

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The Sane Voice of Bill Moyers and the Cruel Stupidity of Bob McDonnell

The Sane Voice of Bill Moyers and the Cruel Stupidity of Bob McDonnell

Bob McDonnell personifies every reason why anyone of sane mind and all women ought to run screaming from the clutches of the Republican Party.

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T For President Obama Is Lacking. I Wonder Why?

R-E-S-P-E-C-T For President Obama Is Lacking. I Wonder Why?

Racism is alive and well in the United States of America. Jan Brewer was more than happy to demonstrate this as she greeted the President on his recent visit, a visit which has been captured for immortality by an infamous picture.

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Arianna Huffington: ‘Newt’s Muse’ Race Baits Just Like Newt

Arianna Huffington: ‘Newt’s Muse’ Race Baits Just Like Newt

It’s strange how a supposed beacon of the Left spends an awful lot of her time doing the Right’s work for them.

Professional Left, Please Stop Pushing Ron Paul

Professional Left, Please Stop Pushing Ron Paul

Wonkette’s Ana Marie Cox has been hard at pushing a Ron Paul candidacy since before the primary season began in earnest, and her latest effort is to paint the New Hampshire result as nothing less than a victory for Paul and a mandate for him to further his ambitions.

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When the Big Tent Sucks

When the Big Tent Sucks

I don’t like Republicans. I never have. I was raised to think of them as the social and political enemy of my kind, the Democrats, but just because I’m not fond of all Republicans in general, doesn’t mean I extend a blanketed tolerance to all things and all people Democratic.

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Michael Moore Porky Pies

Michael Moore Porky Pies

We knew it then, but we also know that when Moore states that he had never owned shares, he’s blatantly lying, and maybe that merits a private visit to a confessional with a priest of his choice; or maybe it takes another interview with another British journalist to raise this fact for Moore to dispute and josh off.

The Radical Chic 2.0

The Radical Chic 2.0

The motto of the Occupy Wall Street Movement is ‘We Are the 99 Per Cent.’ Well, yes, they are, but the celebs who come to lend their all-important ‘moral’ support are not; nor do they intend to change their lifestyles to accommodate their so-called sympathies to the movement.

More Southerners Contradict the Professional Left

More Southerners Contradict the Professional Left

Alan Jackson, Democrat, wrote a song two years ago about the effect corporations and their financed business entities were having on the rural and small-town South. It’s very poignant and conveys a strong message.

Occupy the Professional Left!

Occupy the Professional Left!

You see, they want the President to fail as much as the Teabaggers do, because then we’d have to use them as a rallying point again (they think), and we’d forget all the crap they sowed which enabled the opposition and get behind them as “Dear Leaders,” again.

Occupy: The Truth That Hurts

Occupy: The Truth That Hurts

Amongst a lot of the pragmatic variety of Progressives, there’s been a lot of discussion and a fair bit of worry about this protest and how it hopes to effect the changes it wants to see. I know this is supposed to be apolitical, but more than that, it seems to be almost anti-political, especially in the sentiments uttered by some of the protests, which seem to indicate that it simply isn’t worth voting.

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Lyin’ Lyons

Lyin’ Lyons

Salon.com continues its moral conflicting over the Melissa Harris-Perry article, the one where she wonders if racism is at the core of a lot of faux Progressive discontent with the President.

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OWS, You May Be Getting Ratf*cked

OWS, You May Be Getting Ratf*cked

Make no mistake: yes, there is an anarchist element at work within the OWS organisation. It’s they who are pushing the “voting-isn’t-worth-it-we-can-take-control-by-other-means” meme; but they are being aided and abetted, perversely, by ratf*ckers, paid for and financed by various GOP-supporting conservative organisations – probably even the Koch brothers.

The Synonymous Bill Maher

The Synonymous Bill Maher

What do you call a person who’s something that he says he’s not? Well, you wouldn’t be far from right if you said, ‘Bill Maher,’ because he’s made being what he says he’s not a fine art.

Co-Opting the Movement

Co-Opting the Movement

In a very democratic and very polite way, the Atlanta demonstrators (who, somehow, didn’t sound at all as though they were from either Atlanta or Georgia) refused to allow Rep John Lewis to address the crowd.

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Obama-Cain: A National Ralph Ellison Moment

Obama-Cain: A National Ralph Ellison Moment

People want the President to address this head on, but he’s in a peculiar position in that, if he did, certain people from both extremes would accuse him of playing the race card. In short, he has to stay above all that because – well, because he’s the President.

Occupy Wall Street Could Be A Seminal Moment…Or Not

Occupy Wall Street Could Be A Seminal Moment…Or Not

The spontaneity of OWS interested me. Spontaneity can be good, sometimes, but I wanted these people protesting to have a goal or a concrete aim or at least a leader who could articulate one and the same – otherwise, they risked getting taken advantage of by people who had their own spurious agenda to promote.

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Joan Walsh Needs To Step Up To The Plate And Apologize

Joan Walsh Needs To Step Up To The Plate And Apologize

Anyone familiar with Joan Walsh will know that about five months ago, Joan found herself in a little kerfuffle with some African American tweeters on Twitter, who took exception to some of the things Joan had said regarding some points she raised in an article written for Salon around the time the President announced his intention to run for re-election, something that seemed, particularly, to irritate Walsh.

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