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Republican Scare Tactics: Can They Do It Again?

Republican Scare Tactics: Can They Do It Again?

Republicans have always capitalized on the gullibility and fear of low-information voters. George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign is a prime example.

Quick Budget Facts

Quick Budget Facts

It’s always fun to go through some quick facts about the budget because it’s sure to stir up the Republican noise machine when they realize the bullet points don’t line up with what Fox News has been telling them. Let the fun begin!

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Guido Fawkes

Guido Fawkes

I was reading the latest on the Leveson inquiry, which is the British investigation into the sometimes horrible excesses of Britain’s tabloid newspaper culture. Front and center in the investigation, headed by Lord Justice Leveson, is an examination of how much damage was done to individuals who were spied upon and betrayed by the tabs.

Freedom of the Press?  What About Responsibility of the Press?

Freedom of the Press? What About Responsibility of the Press?

As Jefferson once said, ‘Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.’

The Dark Legacy Of Reaganomics

The Dark Legacy Of Reaganomics

For half a century – from the depths of the Great Depression until the rise of Ronald Reagan – the U.S. government invested in building the nation and funding key research. And the country flourished. But Reagan then reversed those priorities.

The Degree To Which You Resist Is The Degree To Which You Are Free

The Degree To Which You Resist Is The Degree To Which You Are Free

The Occupy Wall Street movement is not a distraction from — but serves as an alternative to — the disingenuous theatrics staged by the political hacks of this faux republic.

Potential GOP Presidential Nominee Newt Gingrich. Image from http://www.salon.com/2010/07/24/this_week_crazy_newt_gingrich/

18 Newt Gingrich Quotes That Disqualify Him From Ever Being President

Newt Gingrich is currently the leader of the Republican field of presidential candidates. So it’s only fitting that the quotes come out of the skeleton closet. Here are more than a dozen quotes from Newt Gingrich that reveal his lies, his arrogance, his hatred, and his hypocrisy and disqualify him from ever being President.

Occupy Your Mind: Recapping the Movement

Occupy Your Mind: Recapping the Movement

The Occupy Wall Street Movement, now in its third month of existence is growing exponentially on a global scale and it is not going to end anytime soon. What began with a single person holding a sign in Zuccotti Park in New York City rapidly evolved into an aggressive global socio-economic movement.

President Obama with the parents of Matthew Shepard

One More Reason To Be Thankful Obama Is President… Protection Against Hate Crimes

So this year, at a time when so many people mull over what they are thankful for, I will be thinking of some of the accomplishments of our current administration and, in particular, those that advance the status and treatment of minority citizens.

Rads are NOT on the menu!

No Glow In The Dark Turkey: What I Am Thankful For This Year

What am I thankful for? I’m thankful my turkey doesn’t glow in the dark!!

Everything You Need To Know About How Painful Pepper Spray Is In One Simple Graphic

Everything You Need To Know About How Painful Pepper Spray Is In One Simple Graphic

To understand the pain inflicted by pepper spray, you MUST see this chart.

The 7 Types Of Republican Idiots

The 7 Types Of Republican Idiots

A humorous (and unfortunately realistic) look at the different types of Republican idiots, what makes them idiots, and things you should remember while debating them (so you don’t go crazy).

Police, Right-Wing Media Know No Bounds While Demeaning Occupy Wall Street

Police, Right-Wing Media Know No Bounds While Demeaning Occupy Wall Street

Outfitted in best-of-tech riot gear against the unarmed “occupiers,” Lt. John Pike of the UC Davis police approached the group of students and began attacking them with peppy spray, forcing them to cover their faces.

Everything You Need To Know To Be Thankful For The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011

Everything You Need To Know To Be Thankful For The Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011

Before you take your seat at the family table this Thanksgiving to stuff yourself full of food, take a moment to be thankful for the Food Safety Modernization Act. In response to many food borne outbreaks, the 111th Congress passed the act at the end of 2010 and it was signed by President Obama in January 2011.

More Proof That The Tea Party Is Sabotaging The Economy To Make President Obama Fail

More Proof That The Tea Party Is Sabotaging The Economy To Make President Obama Fail

Not too long ago, a Tea Party leader sent a message to Tea Party groups to not hire people so that the economy can fail. Their goal for doing so is to make President Obama fail. The message urges small businesses to refrain from hiring until President Obama is out of office. At least one business, U.S. Crane LLC, is doing just that.

Proud Gay-hater Peter LaBarbera: Using the Penn State Victims to Attack Homosexuality

Proud Gay-hater Peter LaBarbera: Using the Penn State Victims to Attack Homosexuality

If anyone is going to try to use the victimization of at least ten boys at Penn State University to garner support for his anti-homosexuality agenda, it’s Peter LaBarbera, founder of the hate group Americans for Truth About Homosexuality.

Idiots’ Delight

Idiots’ Delight

Herman Cain began to speak and not just in vague political speak; he started answering questions regarding important issues that a candidate for the highest office in the land should concern himself with and at least know a little bit about.

It’s Not Just about Israel

It’s Not Just about Israel

It has happened many times. I meet someone. The person finds out that I am Jewish. The person then starts carrying on about how much they love Israel and hate President Obama because he doesn’t support Israel.

Libertarians As Prions, Or Kuru Brain Contamination

Libertarians As Prions, Or Kuru Brain Contamination

Prions, like Libertarians, were once healthy individuals. Theoretically, they could be again.

14 Ways Homophobia And Transphobia Affect Everyone

14 Ways Homophobia And Transphobia Affect Everyone

Homophobia and transphobia affect everyone; they have serious consequences for both LGBT and straight people.