Articles by: Stephen D. Foster Jr.

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Senators McCain, Lieberman, and Graham Promised To Help Arm Gadhafi Two Years Ago

It turns out that Republican Senators enjoy ‘palling around with terrorists’. According to Wikileaks, Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham visited Libya two years ago and promised to help arm Gadhafi and his regime. Never mind the fact that Gadhafi sponsors terrorism.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Republican Representative Randy Hultgren Fails to Explain How Bush Tax Cuts Created Jobs During Town Hall Event

Republican Representative Randy Hultgren Fails to Explain How Bush Tax Cuts Created Jobs During Town Hall Event

Republicans are always quick to say that the Bush tax cuts created jobs but, conveniently, they never have any evidence to prove it when people call them out for saying it. At a town hall event in Illinois last week, Representative Randy Hultgren pitifully tried to evade having to explain how the Bush tax cuts created jobs.

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New Hampshire Sponsor Of Minimum Wage Restriction Law Says Young People Are ‘Not Worth The Minimum’

Earlier this year, the newly elected Republicans in New Hampshire overrode the veto of Democratic Governor John Lynch to push through a new minimum wage restriction law that lowers the minimum wage to the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
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11 Reasons Why Conservatives Are NOT People

Conservatives have been pushing for corporate personhood for decades. The right-wing has worked hard to pathetically explain how a corporation is a person, but now it’s time to turn the tables in a different direction. It’s time to ask ourselves this question. Are conservatives people? Here are ten reasons why conservatives are NOT people.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · Political Humor
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‘Pro-Life’ Republican Kansas Governor Guts Funding For Dying Infants

Another supposed ‘pro-life’ governor has decided that children outside the womb are less important than those inside the womb. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is gutting the agency responsible for child protective services, child support enforcement, and child, adult and family well-being services, after a failed attempt to slash funding for Head Start.

Gaming The System: The ‘Screw You’ Economics Of Corporate America

Gaming The System: The ‘Screw You’ Economics Of Corporate America

Do you have a penny in your pocket? Well, if you do, you have more money in your pocket than the income taxes paid by GE, Wells Fargo, Exxon-Mobil, Citibank, and Bank of America combined. That’s right, these corporations and many more like them do NOT pay taxes like real people do. Instead, these greedy, ultra rich corporations make billions in profit, exploit tax loopholes, and some even get subsidies from the government.

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United Arab Emirates Donates New Laptop Computers to Joplin, Missouri Students Whose School Was Destroyed by Tornado

On May 22, 2011, an F5 tornado devastated the city of Joplin, Missouri; killing 159 people. The twister destroyed a large portion of the city, including the high school. Thanks to the efforts of city officials, school teachers, administrators, and parents, school began right on time yesterday. But that’s not the entire story…

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
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Republican Senator Tom Coburn Promotes Gun Violence Against Lawmakers

In a week in which Rick Perry stated that Texas would do some ugly things to Ben Bernanke, Republican Senator Tom Coburn has gone even further by essentially promoting gun violence against liberal lawmakers.

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Why America NEEDS ‘Internal Improvements’

America needs to invest in infrastructure, or we could have some serious tragedies. Failing infrastructure is doing significant harm to our country, and our economy.

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Rick Perry Gets Heckled, Claims Abstinence Works Despite Being Presented Statistics That Show Otherwise (VIDEO)

Rick Perry gets heckled by a crowd, after being asked about the failure of his abstinence only sex education program. Rick Perry has had a rough week. He is taking a lot of criticism over comments and is following in the footsteps of most Republicans when it comes to answering questions. And questions about the effectiveness of abstinence are no different.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Fundamentalist Christians Spank Child to Death In The Name Of God

Fundamentalist Christians Spank Child to Death In The Name Of God

CNN reported on Monday that parents spanked their 7-year-old adopted daughter to death. The parents are fundamentalist Christians who beat their nine children regularly because they believe God told them to.

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Three GOP Presidential Candidates Sign Pledge To Investigate LGBT Community

Get ready for another round of McCarthyism. Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Santorum have all signed a pledge to form a commission to investigate the LGBT community if elected President.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
BREAKING NEWS: God Speaks Out Against The Right-Wing

BREAKING NEWS: God Speaks Out Against The Right-Wing

Conservatives have used God and religion to advance their political power for decades, and God is finally speaking out.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · Political Humor
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Chris Christie Accused Of Treason For Appointing Muslim Judge

And the sharks are eating their own once again. The head of the Center For Security Policy and right-wing radio host Frank Gaffney, accused Christie of treason against the United States while interviewing Andy McCarthy of The National Review, because Christie appointed a Muslim judge

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David Barton Says The Scalps Of Republican State Senators Who Voted For Gay Marriage In New York ‘Should Be Hanged On The Gallery Rail’

David Barton, leader of the right-wing group, Wallbuilders, thinks that the four GOP state Senators who voted to pass gay marriage in New York should be scalped.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Tea Party Audience Proudly Cheers The Downgrade Of America’s Credit Rating

Tea Party Audience Proudly Cheers The Downgrade Of America’s Credit Rating

After a speaker at a tea party rally told the audience that commentators were describing the downgrade of US debt to AA+ from AAA as the ‘tea party downgrade,’ the audience cheered proudly that their right wing faction in Congress had caused it.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Unions BOOST Economy In Germany

Unions BOOST Economy In Germany

As the Republican war on unions continues unabated, we should expect to see more jobs go overseas, and an increase in unemployment. At 9.1%, with perhaps a real unemployment rate of close to 20%, it’s probably time to start joining unions by the millions. Why you ask? Well, in Germany, unions are on the rise and the economy is soaring there, despite economic downturn in Europe and the United States.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
BREAKING NEWS: S&P To Downgrade U.S. Credit Rating; Blames Republicans

BREAKING NEWS: S&P To Downgrade U.S. Credit Rating; Blames Republicans

ABC News has just reported that the federal government expects the pristine AAA credit rating of the United States to be downgraded. According to a government official, Standard & Poors is going to downgrade the credit rating of the U.S. Government. Among the reasons cited will be ‘Republicans saying that they refuse to accept any tax increases as part of a larger deal.’

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
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Is Rick Perry Dumber Than George W. Bush?

It is hard to imagine that there is a Republican presidential candidate from Texas who is dumber than George W. Bush. It turns out that there is.

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Mitch McConnell Admits That Republicans Took America Hostage

Much to the shock of the Washington Post, Mitch McConnell admitted that his party took the debt ceiling hostage and by extension, America. He even admitted that many of his Republican colleagues were willing to kill the hostage.