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Is Newsweek Sexist for its Picture of Crazy-Eyed Bachmann? 7 Signs Point to ‘Nope.’

Is Newsweek Sexist for its Picture of Crazy-Eyed Bachmann? 7 Signs Point to ‘Nope.’

Labeling as sexist Newsweek’s cover of Tea Party zealot Rep. Michele Bachmann is over-reaching for sure. And I am a woman.

Michele Bachmann's Newsweek cover

Michele Bachmann’s Crazy Newsweek Cover

Michele Bachmann will be on the cover of Newsweek next week, and many people are saying they picked a slightly less than flattering picture of her. Check it out for yourself, and see what you think.

Hey Rush, Some Cheese With That Whine?

Hey Rush, Some Cheese With That Whine?

Never in the course of history has Republican Right Wing Rhetoric been so veiled with the ‘issues’ as now. Time and time again they say, ‘We are not racists, it’s the issues we are fighting.’ Yet, their demeanor and body language denotes an agenda that they will never admit.

Are Republicans Guilty Of Treason?

Are Republicans Guilty Of Treason?

The dictionary defines treason as, ‘disloyalty or treachery to one’s country or its government.’ And so with that in mind one has to ask, are the Republicans guilty of treason?

Terrorism From The Right-Wing

Terrorism From The Right-Wing

Republicans are furious over alleged remarks made by Vice-President Joe Biden when he stated that Tea Party ‘have acted like terrorists’, referring to the fact that the Tea Party held America hostage over the debt ceiling debate.

Go ahead, Fox. Tell her she deserved it. I DARE you.

Fox News Compares Helping Battered Women To Getting a Manicure

Fox hits a new low by complaining about paying for counseling for victims of domestic abuse. Seriously. They really did.

from: http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/04/democrats_following_the_gop_into_the_anonymous_don.php

Defending the Power Elite in America Against the Interests of the People: The Case of the United States Government

This is a special updated edition of an article that lays to bear the problems with government that have been all too evident in the “debt crisis” talks. Not only have the latest talks shown that public opinion means less and less to our federal government, but it demonstrates how the wealthy classes are the protected class in our society. They are protected from taxes to pay for what they receive from us, responsibility to protect the environment, workers and customers, and accountability for the mistakes they made to get us into this recession. Instead of laying out the debt crisis and the problems with the talks, what others have done better than I could, I have laid out what must be done to start the path toward democracy in the United States.

The Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2008, despite a clear violation of separation of church and state, the Mormon Church in Utah called for it's patrons to donate money to fight Prop 8, a ballot initiative in the State of California. Image from http://www.solaresphotography.com/#/travel/UTAH0342-01

Tax Reforms Should Include Removal Of Automatic Tax Exemptions For All Types Of Churches

A critical, though long-ignored, source of revenue which should be addressed by this committee is the removal of the automatic tax-exempt status provision for churches as well as for synagogues, mosques, and other similar places of worship. This discussion is vital if tax reform is a truly legitimate goal of this Congress, as both Democrats and Republicans have stated on numerous occasions.

by Raymond Gellner· · Current Issues, News
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The 30 Craziest Palin Quotes

Does Sarah Palin make dumb statements? You betcha! But which one takes the prize of being the dumbest of all time?

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GDP Growth Is Critical For Deficit Reduction, And Requires Spending And Taxes

In deficit reduction talks over the past several weeks Congress and the President have been debating spending cuts and tax hikes. However these two deficit ‘bandages’ merely echo the symptoms of a weak economy; they do not address the root cause of the deficit and debt.

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President Obama’s ‘Compromise’ – or “Why We Should Never Negotiate With Terrorists”

Though I am grateful we have avoided default, I can’t help but feel as though our economy was taken hostage by extremists, Obama negotiated with the terrorists, and we are grateful the hostage was freed safely.

Examining The Debt Deal

Examining The Debt Deal

Last night, I was very angry about this deal. I felt that it didn’t represent a true compromise that President Obama and the majority of the American people demanded. Today, I’m less reactionary, and more interested in examining the pros and cons of the deal, and who wins and loses. First, let’s examine the meat of the deal.

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and members of her Tea Party caucus. Image from http://ccrofnyblog.wordpress.com/2011/02/07/%E2%80%9Ctea-party-town-hall%E2%80%9D-in-dc-tues-feb-8th-7-9pm-watch-live/

Kick ‘Em To The Curb

Tea Party Caucus. The caucus chairman is Michele Bachmann of Minnesota. As of March 31, 2011 the committee has 60 members, all Republicans.

Are Wealthy Americans Always Conservative?

Are Wealthy Americans Always Conservative?

To some liberals, it may appear that the GOP and the upper class are in a loving marriage with each other. But does the upper class truly love the GOP?

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)