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8 Very Good Reasons To Vote For President Obama in 2012

8 Very Good Reasons To Vote For President Obama in 2012

After watching the GOP Debate on MSNBC last night I realized that there were 8 very good reasons to vote for President Obama’s re-election in 2012. Those reasons are below

Rick Perry and the Power of Stupid

Rick Perry and the Power of Stupid

Up until three weeks ago, the race for pole position amongst the Republicans candidates was firmly in the hands of Mitt Romney. Then Governor Perry of Texas threw his Stetson in the ring, and suddenly Mitt Romney is trailing Perry by two to one in the latest polling. How can that be? The guy looks, acts and talks like George W. Bush 2.0, minus the smarts.

80 Reasons Why It’s Time To Take These Republican/Tea Party ‘Sons Of Bitches’ Down

80 Reasons Why It’s Time To Take These Republican/Tea Party ‘Sons Of Bitches’ Down

At a Labor Day event yesterday, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa gave a fiery speech about the tea party, telling the American people that ‘It’s time to take these sons of bitches out.’ And each and every one of us should listen. For the last thirty years, the American people have been under assault from the right-wing and their corporate overlords.

Obama and the Arab Spring

Obama and the Arab Spring

Earlier this year, we were jubilant when Tunisia ejected Zine El-Abidel Ben Ali, and even more so when the people of Egypt soon after booted Hosni Mubarak from power. As defenders of freedom and the will of the people, we were elated to see these two countries rise up and overthrow their tyrannical dictators.

I didn't even know it existed until I was Rain Man in 1988 and didn't hear the word again for at least a decade. We've come a long way since then.

Autism And The Inhumanity Of The Right Wing

Sarah Palin uses her special needs child as a prop piece but we already know that the Right Wing wants to cut services for them. Where does that leave conservative parents?

The Wealthy Don’t Create Jobs; Good Jobs Create The Wealthy

The Wealthy Don’t Create Jobs; Good Jobs Create The Wealthy

What came first, the wealthy or the building blocks of wealth? This is no idle ‘chicken or the egg’ question. Major political players base real policies with serious impact on their own answer to the question. What if most of them are getting it wrong? What if getting it wrong could wreck the system and ransack wealth?

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How Obama Emerged from Aug. 31 Hullabaloo Looking Not So Shabby – No, Really!

Yeah, I was pretty pissed at the President yesterday, too. I mean, COME ON!! Really??!! ANOTHER thing your detractors can say you ‘caved’ on? And then two separate ideas made their way into my head.

From the Center for American Progress

Do Republicans Want to ‘Dumb Down’ Public School Students? The Answer May Surprise You

Yes, Republicans nationwide are engaging in concerted efforts to suppress votes, overpower women’s rights and tar and feather Obama. But did you also know that Republicans may be purposely undermining the public education system to keep wealth and power concentrated in the top 1 percent in future generations?

Governor Rick "Goodhair" Perry's Bullshit Round-Up

Governor Rick ‘Goodhair’ Perry Unwittingly Tells the Truth

In touting his new book, Fed Up!, Rick Perry made a number of appearances and gave interviews. One of these was Godly Leadership: Our Fight to Save America with television evangelist James Robison on Thursday, May 5, 2011.

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Does the Christian Coalition Really Endorse Slavery?

American Way is moving their offices and are archiving all the random material they have collected over the years, one of the things they have found was a Christian Coalition leadership manual from 1990. This little gem either endorses slavery explicitly, or at least argues that work relationships should be modeled after those Bible verses that clearly endorse slavery.

This computer generated image released by the SITE Intelligence Group on May 28, 2008, shows Washington, DC, in the aftermath of a nuclear attack. A video entitled, “Nuclear Jihad: the Ultimate Terror” released on May 25 has inspired jihadists on al-Ekhlaas and al-Hesbah, two password-protected al-Qaeda-affiliated forums, to discuss the possibility, permissibility, and risks for a nuclear strike in the United States or Great Britain, according to a SITE statement. SITE has translated several chatter sessions taking place on al-Ekhlaas and al-Hesbah sites discussing the topic of a nuclear bomb in the US and the west. One of the sessions posted the computer-generated picture depicting what would be the aftermath of the destruction of the capital building located in Washington, DC.      AFP PHOTO/SITE Intelligence Group          = GETTY OUT = (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)

The 10 Step Republican Plan (To Destroying Our Country) Part I

If there is one thing that no one can take away from the right-wing, it is that they are organized and led from the shadows by a group of very intelligent people. The GOP is good at politics, even if their policies are not good for the country.

"They want a cup of water? Bah! Let them drink Starbuck's!"

Conservative Smackdown of the Day: 8-26-2011

Today’s Smackdown is brought to by the voice of the little people being ignored.

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.

Riots in London. Image from http://inapcache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/london_riots/bp13.jpg

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.

Rick Santorum on Fox News Sunday. Image from http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-news-sunday/blog/2011/08/21/santorum-vows-return-manufacturing-jobs

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.