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Millionaire GOP Rep. John Fleming Whines About Tax Hike Proposal, Says He Only Has $400,000 A Year After Feeding Family

Millionaire GOP Rep. John Fleming Whines About Tax Hike Proposal, Says He Only Has $400,000 A Year After Feeding Family

On MSNBC this morning Chris Jansing interviewed Rep. John Fleming (R-LA) who is a multi-millionaire business owner. After being asked if he would lay off employees if his taxes were raised, Fleming began to whine about how much money he has left over after he pays his employees and feeds his family, a scant $400,000.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Paul Ryan Supports Getting The Unemployed Back On The Job, As Long As They Work For Free

Paul Ryan Supports Getting The Unemployed Back On The Job, As Long As They Work For Free

Paul Ryan is all for helping unemployed Americans get back to work, as long as they are willing to work for nothing. Ryan made his position clear today on Fox News.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
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Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 9-18-2011

Tonight’s Thought is brought to you by not raising your children by other peoples’ standards.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Andrew Breitbart Incites Violence Against Liberals, Says Military Will Back The Tea Party Up

Andrew Breitbart Incites Violence Against Liberals, Says Military Will Back The Tea Party Up

Tea Party favorite Andrew Breitbart told a conservative audience in Massachusetts that conservatives outnumber liberals and have most of the guns. He also claimed that the military is ready to take action against liberals if violence ever erupted between liberals and conservatives.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Anti-Gay Christian Right-Wing Activist Says ‘There’s No Proof’ LGBT People Exist

Anti-Gay Christian Right-Wing Activist Says ‘There’s No Proof’ LGBT People Exist

Linda Harvey, the founder of Mission America, says that LGBT people don’t exist. She made the comments during her weekend broadcast while she was attacking the Gay, Lesbian, And Straight Education Network.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Sure we got the first real healthcare reform in over 40 years but it wasn't perrrrrrfect! Waaaaaaa!!!!

Conservative Smackdown of the Day: The ‘Both Sides Are The Same’ Meme 9-18-2011

Both sides are the same. Really? Then it must be EXACTLY the same when I slap you on the wrist or stab you in the neck. Both hurt, right? What’s that? You would prefer one over the other? Congratulations! You’ve learned the difference!

by Walt Dismay· · News
Conservative Columnist George Will Says The Tea Party Is The New Republican Establishment

Conservative Columnist George Will Says The Tea Party Is The New Republican Establishment

On Sunday, ABC’s Christiane Amanpour asked presidential historian Michael Beschloss if the Republican establishment was worried about Rick Perry capturing the GOP nomination for President. George Will took part in the discussion and had a surprising viewpoint to share.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
House Republicans Reject Tax Cuts For Middle Class Americans Despite Saying They Want Lower Taxes

House Republicans Reject Tax Cuts For Middle Class Americans Despite Saying They Want Lower Taxes

Republicans rejected the one tax cut that can actually give some financial relief to middle class Americans. A payroll tax cut almost exclusively benefits middle class and poor Americans because it puts immediate cash back in their wallets which they spend on things they need the money for such as bills, food, etc

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
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Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 9-17-2011

Tonight’s Thought is brought to you by a question for conservatives.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Michele Bachmann Thought Her Husband Wanted To ‘Pray Away The Gray’

Michele Bachmann Thought Her Husband Wanted To ‘Pray Away The Gray’

No, this is not from the Onion. Last night, Michele Bachmann appeared on the Tonight Show. Jay Leno asked her about her husband’s Christian Counseling Clinic and his ‘Pray the gay’ comments. She claims that she thought it was a mid-life comment and he meant, ‘Pray away the gray.’

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Texas Republican Representative Introduces Bill In Congress That Would Eliminate Corporate Taxes

Texas Republican Representative Introduces Bill In Congress That Would Eliminate Corporate Taxes

Representative Louie Gohmert has a jobs plan. Well, he has a plan anyway. Gohmert says his bill will create jobs. If we were in a dream world, perhaps. One thing Gohmert’s bill will do, is completely eliminate the corporate tax rate.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Newt Gingrich Says The Poor Should Get Health Care Through Charity, Not Government

Newt Gingrich Says The Poor Should Get Health Care Through Charity, Not Government

Newt Gingrich is another Republican who revels in bashing the poor. Gingrich told Wolf Blitzer on CNN that the uninsured should receive health care from charitable organizations and not government.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Boehner Faces Primary Challenger

Boehner Faces Primary Challenger

Speaker of the House, John Boehner (R-Ohio), faces a lot of heavy opposition. Much of it is from the left, people tired of his opposite game (whatever President Obama says, Boehner says the opposite), but some is from his own party.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Jeb Bush (R-FL). Image from http://republicanredefined.com/tag/jeb-bush/

The REAL Reason Why Republicans Want To Abolish FEMA: So They Can Profit From Natural Disasters

It looks like we finally know the reason why Republicans are refusing to fund FEMA, the federal agency that responds to natural disasters. Former Republican Governor Jeb Bush is set to lead a newly formed FOR-PROFIT natural disaster response company.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Conservative Smackdown of the Day: John Boehner 9-17-2011

Conservative Smackdown of the Day: John Boehner 9-17-2011

The GOP solution to The Gay Menace: ‘Everyone click your Ruby Slippers together and repeat after me: Don’t be gay! Don’t be gay! Don’t be gay!’

by Walt Dismay· · News
Ex-Bush Insider Colonel Wilkerson Willing To Testify Against Bush And Cheney

Ex-Bush Insider Colonel Wilkerson Willing To Testify Against Bush And Cheney

It is the bombshell of such fantastic proportions that my ears are ringing…a feat that only the largest amounts of Vodka can achieve!! Ex-Bush Official Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson has said clearly in an interview with Russian Media that he is willing to testify in a court against former bosses George W Bush and Dick Cheney.

by Teeluck Sooknarine· · News
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Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 9-16-2011

Tonight’s Thought is brought to you by Charlie Chaplin.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Right Wing Blogosphere Hits New Rock Bottom; Pretending To Lipread Michelle Obama

Right Wing Blogosphere Hits New Rock Bottom; Pretending To Lipread Michelle Obama

But wait! It get’s worse. Now, the blogosphere is all atwitter over lip reading. That’s right! During Sunday’s 9/11 tribute, Michelle Obama whispered something in her husband’s ear. The right-wing bloggers don’t know what she said, because, of course, they couldn’t hear her, but they are sure of one thing…it was something bad about the flag.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
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House Republicans Seek To Delay End Of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Once again, Republicans are putting the Christian Right Wing agenda first, instead of working on creating jobs that Americans desperately need. Joe ‘You Lie!’ Wilson and Buck McKeon sent a letter to Leon Panetta asking to delay lifting ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ because they claim they haven’t received copies of the new regulations that will take effect after the policy is repealed.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Making Sense of New York’s Ninth

Making Sense of New York’s Ninth

Let’s get something straight. The Democrats’ loss in the New York 9th was not due to any particular grand strategy on the part of the Right and the Republican Party, nor is it an indication that this district – about as blue as any in the nation – is in danger of turning red. Like the other special election in upstate New York – the 26th – in which Democrats were falling over each other in jubilation when it flipped back in May, districts are what they ostensibly are, nothing more nothing less.

by Peter Fegan· · News