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Satan Can Have His Weather and His Governor Back

Satan Can Have His Weather and His Governor Back

In 2011, the state has experienced the worst one-year drought in Texas history. On Thursday, April 21, 2011, Texas Governor Rick Perry made an official proclamation, as governor, to declare three days of prayer for rain.

Things That Make You Go ‘Hmmm.’ ANOTHER Mitt Romney Flip Flop

Things That Make You Go ‘Hmmm.’ ANOTHER Mitt Romney Flip Flop

First, Mitt Romney flip-flopped on universal health care – now, with contenders such as Texas Gov. Rick Perry breathing down his neck, Romney shows he’s capable of flipping on another issue many people see as a core principle.

George W. Bush on one of his many vacations.

Is The Presidents’ 10 Day Vacation Out of Line?

Conservatives have had a field day hammering President Obama over his 10 day vacation to Martha’s Vineyard. But has he taken more vacation days than past Republican presidents?

Tea Party Taliban

Tea Party Taliban

Am I comparing the Tea Party to the Taliban? Yeah, a little. Of course, the Tea Party is not bent on violence in the way the 9/11 hijackers were. Most American citizens aren’t under the impression that Tea Party nutbags stand ready to fly a jetliner into a building or plan in any way to kill masses of people.

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London Riots a Harbinger for Future GOP-Led Austerity Inequities?

After the riots in London and other cities in Great Britain last week, the true cause for the extent of the violence and mayhem must still be determined. Though many community leaders in the affected areas are citing social and economic inequities as the chief cause of its, almost viral, spread.

Why should you be rewarded for being an asshole?

Illinois To Catholic Charities: Bigots Need Not Apply (For Government Funds)

Sometimes, breaking up is the hardest thing to do.

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Santorum Explains His Agenda

Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum was on Fox News Sunday this morning to talk about what policies a Santorum Presidency would implement. Here’s a list of some of the things he said he would do, if elected President;

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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Republicans’ Opposition To Christianity

Religious Republicans take center stage for the Presidential Primary, despite their great divide over Christian beliefs. While American conservatives call for even more deregulation, Pope Benedict XVI is calling for a more equitable, fair, and regulated economy, saying ‘[T]he economy cannot be measured only by maximization of profit but rather according to the common good.’

Americans Work Long Enough

Americans Work Long Enough

A lighthearted look at a seriously bad policy position. There are many humanistic downsides to raising the retirement age and very few upsides. Businesses and manufacturers should also oppose any such proposal.

Just When You Thought The Republican Field Couldn’t Get Any Worse: Rick Perry Is In

Just When You Thought The Republican Field Couldn’t Get Any Worse: Rick Perry Is In

Perry represents another link in the chain of our country’s possibly unavoidable, apocalyptic transformation into what could best be described as a Confederate backwater. This man is selling old ideas, repackaged with a smirk and a middle finger towards the president, and he could win.

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Santorum

Rick Santorum was on the immature end of the internet’s wrath a while back. In an attempt to get people to vote against him, someone set up a website that redefined the word ‘santorum’.

Obama Gets Slammed Over Vacation – Republican Hypocrisy At Work

Obama Gets Slammed Over Vacation – Republican Hypocrisy At Work

From the Republican Hypocrisy Alert Files: President Obama should not be taking a vacation while America is facing a crisis.

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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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Can Facebook Predict the GOP Nomination?

Facebook serves as a much better prediction for the GOP nomination than the Iowa Straw Poll. Spoiler Alert: One candidate wins by a very wide margin!

Palin, Credit Ratings, and Tea Party’s Denialism

Palin, Credit Ratings, and Tea Party’s Denialism

The Atlantic’s Josh Green reported on how then-Governor Palin boosted Alaska’s bond rating to AAA for the first time by raising taxes on oil companies.

GOP Hopeful Exposes Republican Anti-Jobs, Anti-Middle Class Agenda – Without Meaning To

GOP Hopeful Exposes Republican Anti-Jobs, Anti-Middle Class Agenda – Without Meaning To

One GOP presidential hopeful said something quite shocking during the Aug. 11 Republican Presidential debate, and the media barely seemed to notice. Herman Cain’s surprising candor about the Republicans’ true agenda should be disturbing and enraging more people.

Bully Politics and the Tea Party Chihuahua

Bully Politics and the Tea Party Chihuahua

Due to Standard & Poor’s recent downgrade of the United States from AAA to AA+, the bully politics has been fierce and forthcoming. As the finger-pointing of blame and the livid questioning of overall government competence has been at a fever pitch, especially in regards to the bully pulpit.

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Let The Riots In Britain Be A Warning To America

If the Congress and the President don’t take action on jobs and poverty soon, rioting won’t be limited to England, the rest of Europe, and the Middle East.

Republicans May Be Brain-Damaged and Psychosocially Incapable to Lead

Republicans May Be Brain-Damaged and Psychosocially Incapable to Lead

Being mean-hearted, ignorant, and sadistic with poor executive functioning, and behavioral and personality disturbances are not qualities needed in our political leaders.