Articles by: Wendy Gittleson

Perry’s Star Fades, Christie In?

Perry’s Star Fades, Christie In?

The Republican party is getting worried. Of the two front-runners, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, neither seems electable at this point. Enter, New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie. According to Politico:

by Wendy Gittleson· · Information and Resources
Gilligan’s Island And What Have The Poor Ever Done For Us?

Gilligan’s Island And What Have The Poor Ever Done For Us?

The argument that wealthy people are somehow more valuable to society has never been stronger. The newest Republican meme is that they are the job creators. They are the producers. In fact, a man once asked me ‘What have the poor ever done for us?’

Your Freedom: Sold To The Highest Bidder

Your Freedom: Sold To The Highest Bidder

There is a lot of talk lately about freedom, liberty and tyranny. Fear not, not-so-young tea partier, the government is not taking away our liberty. Where would the profit be in that? No, they aren’t taking it away. In true capitalist fashion, they are selling it to the highest bidder.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Did Justice Die With Troy Davis?

Did Justice Die With Troy Davis?

Yesterday was the last day on earth for Troy Davis and I am angry. I am angry that a potentially innocent man is dead. I am angry that our great country resorts to such barbaric practices. I’m angry that justice is not blind, but it is clearly deaf and dumb. I’m angry that there are degrees of justice, the highest belonging to the wealthy and the white.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Breaking News: Stay Of Execution Denied For Troy Davis

Breaking News: Stay Of Execution Denied For Troy Davis

The US Supreme Court denied the stay of execution for Troy Davis. He is expected to be executed by 11:00 pm ET.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Breaking News: Execution Of Troy Davis Delayed

Breaking News: Execution Of Troy Davis Delayed

Minutes before his scheduled execution, the US Supreme Court has granted a temporary reprieve to Troy Davis, a Georgia man who has been convicted of killing a police officer, Mark MacPhail.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
And The Dumbest Analogy Of The Day Goes To: Rick Santorum

And The Dumbest Analogy Of The Day Goes To: Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum, comparing Medicare to ‘food insurance’ – ‘So we’re going to have food insurance. So what’s going to happen? You’re going to go and you’re going to pay the grocery store 500 bucks. Then you go to the grocery story and there are no prices on anything, shelves are full, no prices on anything. You just go and get whatever you want.’

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
North Carolina Republican Calls Gay People ‘Things’ (VIDEO)

North Carolina Republican Calls Gay People ‘Things’ (VIDEO)

North Carolina House Majority Leader, Paul Stam (R), contended in a debate with Minority Whip Rick Glazier (D), that Gay people are ‘things’ and should therefore be afforded different rights than other ‘things.’

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
The Birthers Are Baaaack!!!

The Birthers Are Baaaack!!!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the political water, the birthers returned. Or, maybe they never left. On April 27, President Obama released his Long Form Birth Certificate. Other than Donald Trump taking credit for the birth certificate, we’ve had relative silence from the birthers.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Texas Rep. Wayne Christian

Texas Republican: ‘Of Course This Is A War On Birth Control!’

For years now, Republicans have made it one of their major rallying cries to end abortion. Their words haven’t been empty. In recent months, they have introduced close to 1,000 anti-choice bills. In just the first quarter of this year, the following bills became state laws:

by Wendy Gittleson· · News, Right-Wing Talking Points
The ‘Christian’ Republican Party Of Death Kills Another

The ‘Christian’ Republican Party Of Death Kills Another

In Georgia, an innocent man is about to be put to death. Listen, off in the distance, do you hear that sound? It’s the sound of so-called ‘Christian’ Republican voters cheering.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Ralph Nader A Big Fan Of Sarah Palin

Ralph Nader A Big Fan Of Sarah Palin

‘I think she’s a lot smarter than most people credit her,’ says Nader. ‘Judging by her comments, she is squarely in the camp of conservative populism, opposed to corporatism and its corporate state.’

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Former Campaign Manager: Bachmann May Be Out After Iowa

Former Campaign Manager: Bachmann May Be Out After Iowa

Ed Rollins, Bachmann’s former campaign manager spoke with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC. ‘She doesn’t have the ability or resources to go beyond Iowa at this point in time like (Rick) Perry and (Mitt) Romney with lots of money could go into South Carolina, Arizona, Florida, lots of other places,’

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Boehner Primary Challenger Is An Abortion Protestor Plant

Boehner Primary Challenger Is An Abortion Protestor Plant

Last week, Addicting Info reported that John Boehner (R-Ohio) was facing a primary challenger. Boehner’s challenger has been revealed to be a plant by extreme anti-choice activist, and founder of Operation Rescue, Randall Terry.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
If Obama Is Not Your Boyfriend, Why Are You Playing Hard To Get?

If Obama Is Not Your Boyfriend, Why Are You Playing Hard To Get?

Since 2010, the internet and the media have been filled with threats to sit out 2012, threats to primary the President or even to turn to a third party. Progressives are angry…and rightfully so. The road to Progressive values should not be this bumpy and painful. We voted for ‘change’, where the hell is it?

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

Michele Bachmann Thought Her Husband Wanted To ‘Pray Away The Gray’

Michele Bachmann Thought Her Husband Wanted To ‘Pray Away The Gray’

No, this is not from the Onion. Last night, Michele Bachmann appeared on the Tonight Show. Jay Leno asked her about her husband’s Christian Counseling Clinic and his ‘Pray the gay’ comments. She claims that she thought it was a mid-life comment and he meant, ‘Pray away the gray.’

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Boehner Faces Primary Challenger

Boehner Faces Primary Challenger

Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-Ohio), faces a lot of heavy opposition. Much of it is from the left, people tired of his opposite game (whatever President Obama says, Boehner says the opposite), but some is from his own party.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Right Wing Blogosphere Hits New Rock Bottom; Pretending To Lipread Michelle Obama

Right Wing Blogosphere Hits New Rock Bottom; Pretending To Lipread Michelle Obama

But wait! It get’s worse. Now, the blogosphere is all atwitter over lip reading. That’s right! During Sunday’s 9/11 tribute, Michelle Obama whispered something in her husband’s ear. The right-wing bloggers don’t know what she said, because, of course, they couldn’t hear her, but they are sure of one thing…it was something bad about the flag.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Republican Jobs Plan? Snakes On A Plane

Republican Jobs Plan? Snakes On A Plane

Snakes are causing big problems in the Everglades. A proposed rule within the Interior Department would make it illegal to transport the snakes.

Social Security Is Not A Ponzi Scheme, Private Health Insurance Is

Social Security Is Not A Ponzi Scheme, Private Health Insurance Is

The term ‘Ponzi scheme’ is pithy. It’s easy to remember. It rolls right off the tongue and it fits nicely on a bumper sticker. For the rabid right, it had all the attributes for a great talking point in going after their number one target, Social Security.