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Joe Bageant and James Webb: Virginia’s Loss

Early Monday morning, I heard about Joe Bageant’s passing.  Joe, along with Senator James Webb, provided me with a seminal epiphany regarding both my political and biological heritage this past year. I was born in Joe’s hometown of Winchester, Virginia – basically because at that time, the mid-1950s – Winchester […]

by Marion· · News
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Weekly Standard: The Koch Brothers Are Innocent Victims of Liberal Hate

The Weekly Standard, that fair and balanced website, has written an embarrassing love letter to the Koch brothers.  It’s a bit lopsided so I took the liberty of pointing out some of the more…glaring issues with it. About the now-infamous prank call to Gov. Walker: Anger washed over David like […]

by Walt Dismay· · News
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The Fires Of Ignorance

If Republicans have their way, education funding will be cut down to a bare minimum in their effort to trim a budget that they inflated by their wars. But instead of trimming a tremendous amount of defense spending, they have chosen to focus on destroying education.

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No One Listens to the President

Tonight, when the President speaks to the nation about Libya, let’s do something different.

Let’s listen.

by Marion· · News
Other Official State Items We Need in Arizona

Other Official State Items We Need in Arizona

Arizona Now has a state gun. It’s the Colt Single Action Army Revolver the state firearm. While that’s a great historic firearm, it’s tame next to today’s standards.(link) What we really need for the state gun is the Pfeifer .600 Nitro Express Magnum. (Learn more here) Not only is this gun […]

by Tex Shelters· · News, Political Humor
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The Fools on the Hill

For the record, yes, the Constitution specifically gives Congress the power to declare war, but it also gives the President, as Commander-in-Chief, to make war; and the last declared war we fought, involving Congress’s declaration, was World War II

by Marion· · News
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Oliver North mad at Obama for sidestepping Congress. No, seriously.

Oliver North, a convicted felon stemming from the Iran-Contra affair. You know, the one where President Reagan “forgot” to mention he was breaking the law by going against the Congress’ explicit directions?

by Walt Dismay· · News
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Bryan Fischer: Muslims not protected by the 1st Amendment!

On his radio show, Bryan Fischer said that the 1st Amendment was only meant for Christians, not Muslims. Fischer is known for his outrageous remarks regarding religion.

by Walt Dismay· · News
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New Law; Mandatory Ultrasounds to Get an Abortion

Many states now require or offer an ultrasound of the unborn child before an abortion is performed.

by Socialist Nutjob, Catalina· · News
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Is Religion Becoming Extinct?

In a recent study, a trend has emerged in religious identity in the world. It’s shrinking. Overall self-identification with a religion has gone down in nations who’s census data reflect religious affiliation.

by Socialist Nutjob, Catalina· · News
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Newt Gingrich Would Only Enforce No-Fly Zone If Obama Wouldn’t

Gingrich says if he were Obama he would enforce a no-fly zone. Once Obama enforced the no-fly zone Gingrich criticized Obama for it, and said he wouldn’t have done that.

by Walt Dismay· · News
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Donald Trump Admits To Being A ‘Birther’

This morning on ‘The View’, Donald Trump was asked whether or not he believes Obama was born in this country. Instead of answering the question Trump insisted that Obama needs to show his birth certificate, then said that ‘there is something on that birth certificate he doesn’t want to show’.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Utah Now Has An Official State Firearm: The Browning M1911

Utah Now Has An Official State Firearm: The Browning M1911

Coming not long after the tragedy in Tucson, this new state firearm has garnered quite a bit of criticism, and is seen as somewhat inappropriate and unnecessary.

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Victory for immigration rights. In ARIZONA?

Arizona is taking the side of immigrants for once, and Utah too!?

by Socialist Nutjob, Catalina· · News
Obama’s Trip To Brazil; New fodder for birthers, or an employment contigency plan?

Obama’s Trip To Brazil; New fodder for birthers, or an employment contigency plan?

Seems that the people of Brazil are enthralled with our president. Some of them even think he looks more Brazilian than not. This could go one of two ways:

by Socialist Nutjob, Catalina· · News
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
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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