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Climbing the Mt. Everest of American Debt!

Climbing the Mt. Everest of American Debt!

As you all are aware of by now, the conservative/Republican brand is allegedly more determined than ever to tackle this mountain of U.S. debt, especially if you let them tell it! Now that sounds respectable on the surface, but it smells deceptively inaccurate underneath, at least to my political nostrils it does.

Right Wing and Debt Ceiling Extortion

Right Wing and Debt Ceiling Extortion

The debt ceiling is a procedural vote to raise the official ‘Debt Ceiling’ to match the level of debt incurred through previously passed legislation. Or in other words, this vote merely allows the U.S. to raise it’s debt ceiling to match the costs already accrued. The raising of the debt ceiling is not a ‘blank check’ for new spending.

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There Are Also Christian Terrorists…

While it has been a popular Christian past-time to brand Muslims and others from other religions as mistaken, confused and other terms that are less than endearing, it is becoming apparent that the very Christians who use this divisive activity are themselves becoming violently restless and I would like to point this out to those who have not been paying attention.

Why saying ‘I’m in the Tea Party’ is the same as saying ‘I eat glue and like it’

Why saying ‘I’m in the Tea Party’ is the same as saying ‘I eat glue and like it’

Does anyone else have that same moment of “what did you just say?” when a member of the “Tea Party” opens their mouth? Does anyone think they even understand what they are saying when they open their mouth? Does anyone else agree that they seem to have a Rupert Murdoch/Koch […]

President Obama is Like George W in Fairy Tales and Right-Wing Fantasies

President Obama is Like George W in Fairy Tales and Right-Wing Fantasies

Okay, I’ve had it, I’ve really had it, with people – including some ‘progressives’ – who continue to beat that boring and nonsensical drum that President Obama is just like George W. ‘OBusha?’ Really?

Trickle-Down Economics, Rich Uncle Pennybags, the Debt Ceiling Debate, and You…in 15 minutes.

Trickle-Down Economics, Rich Uncle Pennybags, the Debt Ceiling Debate, and You…in 15 minutes.

Have you ever known of a business owner to lay off employees because they couldn’t pay their income taxes? Alternatively, have you ever known of a business owner to create jobs for people to sit around all day long and read the newspaper, drink free coffee, and loot the office supply room? (And I am not referring to politicians and pundits here)

Credit Where Credit Is Due: Some People Need Reminding

Credit Where Credit Is Due: Some People Need Reminding

Now, in an eleventh hour panic, the House announces – nay, the House tells the President to invoke the ambiguous 14th Amendment option, something that has never been tried before and may be impeachable.

Republicans Continue Their War Against The People Of Wisconsin

Republicans Continue Their War Against The People Of Wisconsin

As if the people of Wisconsin haven’t been punished enough by Governor Scott Walker and the Republican controlled legislature, the GOP has unveiled a plan to keep voters from acquiring the required voter identification cards and a plan that would confuse and deter voters from going to the polls.

Will The Real “Job Creators” Please Stand UP!

Will The Real “Job Creators” Please Stand UP!

Republicans have created the myth the rich are the ‘Job Creators’. I’ll grant you they are but one ingredient to the recipe, for they offer the supply of jobs. But this does not mean that they, in and of themselves, solely create jobs. No matter how cheap a product may be produced or how cheap a service may be rendered, without demand for those products and services no additional jobs will ever be created.

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Just Waiting for the Great White Hope

These people stopped listening to the President ages ago, and along with the likes of John Boehner, Eric Cantor and various members of the White House press corps, treat him with open disrespect – reckoning him naive, incapable, incompetent, spineless and shallow, when he affects calm in a stressful situation, and stoking that well-known fear of ‘the angry black man’ when he shows passion and frustration.

Tea Party Shows Its Anti-Gay, Bigotry Hand

Tea Party Shows Its Anti-Gay, Bigotry Hand

For over a year, Tea Party supporters, activists and demonstrators have touted their supposedly pro-America, anti-Big-Government-taxes sentiments as being the fundamental keys to their masses. Yet, over and over again, evidence has piled up against the Party for its racist, homophobic and religiously-intolerant rhetoric even as they claim such evidence does not exist.

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Congressional & Senate Reform Act of 2011

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971…before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc. Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land…all because of public pressure.
I’m asking each addressee to forward this page to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn I ask each of those to do likewise.

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Republican Hostage Taking – or ‘I Thought We Don’t Negotiate With Terrorists’

No compromise! Absolutely no raising of taxes! Slash Social Security and Medicare! Meet our demands and give us $1 trillion or we will blow up the economy! When did the Republican Party turn into Dr. Evil from Austin Powers?

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Every Day, I’m More Gay

A mocking review of the hypocrisy and homophobic ignorance of the political right and religious fundamentalists in the United States and beyond.

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Conservatives Cast A Blind Eye On Racial Animosity Toward Obama

Current U.S. President Barack Obama graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law school, yet Right-wing talk radio host Rush Limbaugh refers to him as an ‘affirmative action candidate’ and ‘Barack the Magic Negro.’

Social Security Isn’t In Crisis – WE ALREADY PAID FOR IT!

Social Security Isn’t In Crisis – WE ALREADY PAID FOR IT!

Republicans claiming Social Security adds to the deficit is a lot like wayward youngster, to whom you loaned a couple trillion bucks on Friday, coming to you on Monday, all hung over, and griping that if he gives you twenty bucks for lunch, he’ll have to borrow from the credit card to pay his mortgage.

The Republican Plan To Kick the Obama Can Down the Road and Out of the White House

The Republican Plan To Kick the Obama Can Down the Road and Out of the White House

It seems like Republicans are so hell-bent on making sure that Obama doesn’t get re-elected that they’re using a potential economic catastrophe to try to make the President look bad. They want President Obama to fail, and they don’t care about the cost.

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Social Conservative Sucker Punch: Republican Contenders Compete For Hearts and Souls of the Ridiculously Simple-Minded

Today, with the 2012 election campaigns ready for kickoff, Republican contenders are ramping up their base by playing ‘who can be the most socially conservative and fundamentally religious’ against each other, despite the fact that the real issues facing the country – jobs, economy, security, health – have nothing to do with ‘social’ ideas like gay marriage and Planned Parenthood.

Conservative Watchdog Thinks Gays Are Taking Over TV, Blames ‘Glee’

Conservative Watchdog Thinks Gays Are Taking Over TV, Blames ‘Glee’

Admittedly I am not a fan of the Fox hit TV show, Glee – and I understand I am in the minority here. However, the show seems to be taking a large and unjustified hit from conservative-types who are latching on to its sexual themes as though they are the signs of the coming Rapture.

GOP Pledge to America – Lets Hold Them To It

GOP Pledge to America – Lets Hold Them To It

The GOP made a pledge to America back in 2010, which is really just a regurgitation of what they have been saying for 20 years. The difference is, they signed this document, to them it was probably a symbolic gesture, but to me it was more. Let me show you what the Pledge to America stated, in case you all forgot or wanted it wiped from your memory.