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Showdown on the Budget Just a Stop Gap Distraction

Showdown on the Budget Just a Stop Gap Distraction

The latest stopgap budget compromise delays the inevitable dismantaling of the New Deal and doesn’t touch the military budget or revenues, i.e. making corporations and billionaires pay their share for all the benefit.

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer

Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Bill That Guarantees Freedom Of Religion

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) has vetoed Senate Bill 1288. The bill would prevent professional licenses from being suspended based on the holder’s religious or moral beliefs.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
63% Of Republicans Think There Is ‘Cause To Wonder’ Whether Obama Was Born In The U.S.

63% Of Republicans Think There Is ‘Cause To Wonder’ Whether Obama Was Born In The U.S.

In a Fox News poll, 63% of Republicans believe there is ’cause to wonder’ if President Obama was born in the U.S. 72% of Tea Party members also believe there is cause to wonder.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
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Sarah Palin Proves She Doesn’t Understand The Budget Debate

Sarah Palin released a note on facebook today that makes it clear she doesn’t understand the issues surrounding the budget debate. She states, incorrectly, that she believes the bulk of the budget debate is regarding cuts to NPR, and that Obama doesn’t care about funding our military.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
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Wisconsin County Clerk Suspected Of Election Fraud

Wisconsin- In what many are seeing as a sign of election fraud, a County Clerk, who formerly worked for the GOP, has found 14,000 votes that mysteriously disappeared, and give the GOP candidate in the Supreme Court race the lead.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Vermont to get Single Payer Health?

Vermont to get Single Payer Health?

Vermont- Governor Peter Shumlin has submitted legislation that would create a state wide single payer healthcare system. That is to say, the government foots the bill for all healthcare administered to Vermont Residents. A number of doctors have already stated they would move to Vermont to take advantage of this, […]

by Socialist Nutjob, Catalina· · News
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The Battle Over The Budget

The clock is ticking down, and a government shutdown is looming with no compromise in sight. After several temporary budget resolutions, both parties are already blaming each other for the shutting down of the government this Friday. But which side is really to blame?

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Fox News North starts next month. R.I.P. Canada 1867-2011

Fox News North starts next month. R.I.P. Canada 1867-2011

Canada is getting its own version of Fox News, but will it last?

by Walt Dismay· · News
Scott Walker Hires His Largest Campaign Donor’s Criminal Son

Scott Walker Hires His Largest Campaign Donor’s Criminal Son

What qualifications does Gov. Scott Walker require to get a supervisor job at the state Department of Commerce? All you need is to be his top donor’s son. Everyone else need not apply.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
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House GOP Applauds Government Shutdown

Congressional Republicans are more than happy to allow the Government to shutdown. Even if thousands of people including veterans, women, and children, are hurt in the process.

by Walt Dismay· · News
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The Democratic Scorpion, or How We Sting Ourselves in Our Collective Ass

So the President’s running for re-election. That should come as no surprise to anyone. Most Presidents aspire to a second term. It’s only natural that Democrats should be pleased. Whatever you say, he’s accomplished a lot – more than his previous two Democratic predecessors.

Obama Can’t Win. No Matter What He Does.

Obama Can’t Win. No Matter What He Does.

Barrack Obama was everyone’s favorite candidate in 2008. Today, despite a well played effort to be a better president than anyone could hope for amid the numerous crises he faces both inherited and new, he is a whipping boy for every man woman and child in this nation. It seems […]

by Socialist Nutjob, Catalina· · News
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A Well-Informed Electorate Elects a Responsible Government? Ask Eric Cantor

Eric Cantor makes a major gaffe, showing he has no idea how a bill is passed. Cantor is the Republican Majority Leader in the House of Representatives.

by Marion· · News
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Delaware Senate Approves Medical Marijuana

At around 4:20 (Yeah, really) on 3-31-2011, Delaware moved one giant step towards legalizing medical marijuana for suffering patients. The Delaware State Senate has passed SB17 by a vote of 18-3. I got word from Senator Anthony DeLuca’s legislative aide, Valarie McCartan. The bill now moves to the State House […]

by Sean Conners· · News
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Georgia GOP Pushes Lower Taxes for Corporations, Higher Taxes For Girl Scouts

GOP controlled legislatures all across the country are facing huge budget deficits. The GOP in Georgia has a solution; higher taxes for girl scouts and lower taxes for corporations.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
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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