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Wisconsin Judge Temporarily Blocks Bill That Strips Unions Of Their Rights

Wisconsin Judge Temporarily Blocks Bill That Strips Unions Of Their Rights

In what many are seeing as a victory for the public employee unions in Wisconsin, a judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking a bill that strips union workers of most of their collective bargaining rights.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Republicans Vote To Cut Funding From PBS and NPR, As Well As Many Other Quality Programs

Republicans Vote To Cut Funding From PBS and NPR, As Well As Many Other Quality Programs

This bill has one purpose, to punish NPR.

by Socialist Nutjob, Catalina· · News
Kathleen Passidomo

FL GOP Rep. Says 11-Year-Old Was Gang Raped ‘Because She Was Dressed Like A 21 Year-Old Prostitute’

During a debate over a ‘Sagging Pants’ bill, GOP Florida lawmaker Kathleen Passidomo used the example of an 11 year old girl being raped as reason for supporting the bill. She then implied it was the girl’s parent’s fault that she had been raped.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Rush Limbaugh Scoffs At Japan Quake Refugees For Being Responsible

Rush Limbaugh Scoffs At Japan Quake Refugees For Being Responsible

Rush Limbaugh recently scoffed at Japans ability to be responsible despite all of the devastation from the earthquake and tsunami.

by Sarah· · News
Failed NV Senate Candidate Sharron Angle Announces Plans To Run For Congress

Failed NV Senate Candidate Sharron Angle Announces Plans To Run For Congress

Sharron Angle, who lost to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2010, has announced her 2012 candidacy for Congress in Nevada. Angle is known for making controversial comments, like calling on her supporters to use ‘second amendment’ remedies’ against candidates they disagree with.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
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.

by Sarah· · News
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 […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
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.

by ydoaPs· · News
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.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
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