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Lessons Republicans Need To Learn From Japan

Lessons Republicans Need To Learn From Japan

Let me first say that my thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan, and while they have my deepest sympathies, I feel it is important to point out a few things that we need to learn from Japan if we do not want the same scale of […]

Anthony Weiner On Health Reform: It’s “Something To Be Proud Of”, Let’s Stop The “Hiding Under Our Desk Strategy”

Anthony Weiner On Health Reform: It’s “Something To Be Proud Of”, Let’s Stop The “Hiding Under Our Desk Strategy”

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is urging fellow Democrats to stop the “hiding under our desk strategy” when it comes to discussing health care reform.

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Glenn Beck tells the President to man-up...cuz he knows about manly.

Glenn Beck Say Earthquake In Japan Is A ‘Message’ From God, Because The 10 Commandments Aren’t Followed

Glenn Beck, known for his outrageous statements like calling President Obama a ‘racist’, is making news again by saying Japan’s earthquake is a ‘message’ from God, and implying that it happened because the 10 commandments aren’t followed. Via NY Daily News; Glenn Beck says Japan‘s earthquake might be a “message” from […]

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Protesters Chant ‘Recall Walker’ And ‘Shame’ At Gov. Walker As He Attends Fundraiser

Protesters Chant ‘Recall Walker’ And ‘Shame’ At Gov. Walker As He Attends Fundraiser

Protesters in Wisconsin, unhappy with recent legislation that strips unions of their collective bargaining rights, chanted “shame” and “recall Walker” as he attended a fundraiser this weekend with local Republican leaders.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Even the Navy says Global Warming is real.  Where does that leave GOP denial?

Even the Navy says Global Warming is real. Where does that leave GOP denial?

Republicans like to pretend that they are the pro-military party. So what happens when the military directly contradicts one of the GOP’s most oft-repeated articles of faith? We’re about to find out as a new study from the Navy details the security risks faced by the Unitred States as a result of Global Warming.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Kansas GOP Rep. Compares Immigrants To Feral Swine, Suggests They Should Be Shot

Kansas GOP Rep. Compares Immigrants To Feral Swine, Suggests They Should Be Shot

During a discussion regarding feral swine today, GOP Rep. Virgil Peck compared immigrants to the feral swine, and suggested the same methods of extermination used on the swine should be used against immigrants.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
NH GOP Congressman Martin Harty Resigns After Saying Disabled Are ‘Defective’ And ‘Should Be Shipped Off To Siberia’.

NH GOP Congressman Martin Harty Resigns After Saying Disabled Are ‘Defective’ And ‘Should Be Shipped Off To Siberia’.

Martin Harty has resigned after comments he made last week gained national media attention. The Congressman said that society would be better without disabled people and mentally ill people because they are ‘defective’, and we ‘should ship disabled people to Siberia’.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Republicans Plan To Cut 700,000 Jobs

Republicans Plan To Cut 700,000 Jobs

Remember last year, when the Republican Party ran on job creation. Their proposed budget would cut 700,000 jobs. That’s 700,000 more people on unemployment, and searching for jobs that are already scarce.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Michigan's Republican Governor, Rick Snyder

Michigan GOP Passes Bill Granting Power To Fire Elected Officials To One Person

A few days ago, I reported
on an anti-union bill in MI that would allow the governor to appoint a
person or corporation to take complete control of a local government.

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Anti-abortion law forces parents to watch their 23 week-old child slowly suffocate to death.

Anti-abortion law forces parents to watch their 23 week-old child slowly suffocate to death.

Danielle and Robb Deaver found out just how twisted the pro-“life” movement is as they were informed that they had passed the 20 week threshold for having an abortion. Danielle’s water broke early during her fifth pregnancy. Without the amniotic fluid for the baby to grow in, her lungs would not continue to develop.

by Walt Dismay· · News
College Voters, You May Possibly Be Disenfranchised

College Voters, You May Possibly Be Disenfranchised

College Voters in New Hampshire will still be able to pass in a ballot on election day… for now. It seems that there are some New Hampshire Republicans that would not like that to happen.

Fox May Not Renew Glenn Beck’s Contract, Due To Rapidly Declining Ratings

Fox May Not Renew Glenn Beck’s Contract, Due To Rapidly Declining Ratings

For months now Glenn Beck’s rating have been on the decline. Many Americans see him as an extremist pushing his own political agenda more than a news commentator, and now a source has told The New York Times that Fox News has considered not renewing his contract when it expires this year.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
NH GOP State Congressman Says Disabled and Mentally Ill Are ‘Defective People’ And Should Be Shipped To Siberia

NH GOP State Congressman Says Disabled and Mentally Ill Are ‘Defective People’ And Should Be Shipped To Siberia

A community health program manager got a surprise when she e-mailed her NH State Congressman recently to ask him about why he had voted to cut money from mental health programs. The Senator told her that society would be better without disabled people, and he wishes he could ship disabled people to Siberia.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Is the Death Penalty on its Way Out?

Is the Death Penalty on its Way Out?

Last week the State of Illinois abolished the death penalty and cleared their death row.

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Wasn’t corporate control of a city considered science fiction just 25 years ago?no

Wasn’t corporate control of a city considered science fiction just 25 years ago?no

Essentially the EMF can, without recourse, fire elected officials, abolish collective bargain rights, strip a township of its identity and do away with any law that does not fit with the EMF’s agenda. The EMF will be appointed by the state’s treasurer and is only answerable to the Republican controlled legislature.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Bobby Franklin Wants All State Transactions To Be Made In Gold & Silver, Including Paying Taxes & Fees To The State

Bobby Franklin Wants All State Transactions To Be Made In Gold & Silver, Including Paying Taxes & Fees To The State

Bobby Franklin, who wants investigations into miscarriages and thinks driver’s licenses are unconstitutional, wants you to pay your taxes, and any other state fees, in gold and silver coins. According to him, anything else is unconstitutional.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Bobby Franklin Compares Gays To Unrepentant Drug Dealers

Bobby Franklin Compares Gays To Unrepentant Drug Dealers

Bobby Franklin, who thinks rape victims should be called accusers, wants investigations into miscarriages, and also thinks driver’s licenses are unconstitutional has now compared gays to unrepentant drug dealers.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Labor Vows To Step Up Recall Effort Against Wisconsin GOP, Challenge Anti-Union Bill In Court

Knowing that their bill would never pass with the 2/3 support it needed, Wisconsin Republicans drafted a second bill, primarily to strip unions of their collective bargaining rights, which only needed a simple majority to be passed. Labor unions vow to fight it, and to recall GOP Senators.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., speaks as his wife Callista looks on during a meeting with Gov. Nathan Deal in the Governor's office Thursday March 3, 2011 in Atlanta. Gingrich said he is launching a website to explore a run for president. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Gingrich: Love of country contributed to affair

Demonstrating a severe lack of accountability for his own infidelity, Newt Gingrich attributed cheating on his former wife to “how passionately he felt about this country”.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
The Tea Party has Pension Envy?!

The Tea Party has Pension Envy?!

According to a new article from the AP, that’s the problem. Pension Envy.

by Walt Dismay· · News