Political Rants

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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.

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What Can You Really Pass to Your Children?

The right wing NEEDS this process of inherited political thinking. The policies they endorse make no sense, so they need to create an army of followers that don’t question anything.

by Xenocrates· · Political Rants
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Disastrous Dependence

The need for energy has never been more important. America has been dependent on oil to meet its energy needs for over a century now and as the rest of the world aspires to be like us, it is clear that the worlds supply of oil is thinning out and running dry.

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So Here We Are…

Republicans took control of the House in January and it’s March 30, 2011. I have to ask: where are the jobs?

Big Business Loopholes and Bipartisanship

Big Business Loopholes and Bipartisanship

This is something you might not want to hear. If you don’t think you can keep an open-mind for about thirty seconds while I explain my position, you should probably be a conservative. I’m not suggesting anything drastic, just a partial ceasefire.

To: GOP  – Should I claim rape?

To: GOP – Should I claim rape?

The GOP has decided not to figure out how to make the economy stable by getting the GDP up, which creates more products coming into the country than going out. Oh no, they have focused on redefining rape and cutting education.

by Courtney Lynn· · Political Rants
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Stop assuming I’m Christian

A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with a tea partier. About religion. That I started. I don’t know why I did this, I like to think I’m reasonably intelligent, but alas, it seems I’m also a bit masochistic.

“A Closed Mind Is A Wonderful Thing To Lose” or Why the Right Wing Loves to Indoctrinate

“A Closed Mind Is A Wonderful Thing To Lose” or Why the Right Wing Loves to Indoctrinate

I’ll come right out and say it: Indoctrination really does work.  When you tell a person something again and again from the time they are old enough to understand, they will usually come around to your way of thinking.  Not only the extreme-far Right wing is guilty of this, all […]

by Xenocrates· · Political Rants
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Peasants and Royalty: A new way to look at the conservative movement.

Conservatives are actually Monarchists, that is, they desire to be ruled, not by elected officials but by those that they feel are inherently “better” than they are. Essentially, conservatives do not WANT the rule of law, they want to be ruled by fiat. They are the peasants of yore, looking to the King and the nobility for guidance.

by Walt Dismay· · Political Rants
Why I’m not pledging to my local NPR station.

Why I’m not pledging to my local NPR station.

NPR. Truly fair and balanced news coverage. A pillar of many a community for decades, it has grown so well on the support of members like you and I. This year, however, may well mark the last time I make a pledge to WAMU, my local station of choice. Not […]

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Illegal immigration NEEDS to end, but not the way you think.

In this era of shrinking differences, of international alliance and peace, it is appalling that we, the wealthiest, most powerful nation in the world should even think to question whether to welcome any person who wants nothing more than to provide for their family, to make something of themselves, or to have a decent life

Information Wars

Information Wars

There are few things that I hate with more of a passion than Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, but information black outs is one of them.  Withholding important information from the population at large is the most vile thing that a person with power can do.  People have been […]

by Xenocrates· · Political Rants
I TOLD Y’ALL about Arianna Huffington! Now How’s That Scumbaggy Thingy Goin’ Fer Ya?

I TOLD Y’ALL about Arianna Huffington! Now How’s That Scumbaggy Thingy Goin’ Fer Ya?

Chickens have come home to roost, or rather buzzards picking over the carcass of the dead. One of the “founders” of Huffington Post has come back to blog. Andrew Breitbart.

by Marion· · Political Rants
Something Old, Something Renewed

Something Old, Something Renewed

If we got in our “way back” machine and visited Henry Ford, we’d find out some pretty remarkable things. The material and fuel he wanted his cars to run on. It wasn’t any of DuPont’s new fangled plastics derived from petroleum or oil based gasoline. He preferred Hemp.

The Sheen Smokescreen

The Sheen Smokescreen

Sometimes, living abroad has its advantages, even in the age of the Internet. For example, I’m probably the only American in the world who doesn’t know exactly what’s been happening with Charlie Sheen. I haven’t a clue, and I suppose he doesn’t either; but whilst I caught rumblings in the […]

by Marion· · Political Rants
Wisconsin and Learning from Our Mistakes

Wisconsin and Learning from Our Mistakes

This was never about fiscal responsibility. It was never about balancing a budget and job creation, two of the major subjects the Republican party whined and groaned about throughout 2010. It was all about busting union power, bringing those organisations formed by working people to their proverbial knees. It was about quashing the little man. It was about keeping the peasants in their place.

Don’t Hate Me Because I Care About Others

Don’t Hate Me Because I Care About Others

Why am I demonized for wanting a healthy and successful America? Why am I demonized for wanting equality for LGBT individuals and every minority group? Why am I demonized for caring about the education of the children in America? Why am I demonized for wanting others to respect those who […]

by Sarah· · Current Issues, Political Rants
America is Suffering from Koch Abuse

America is Suffering from Koch Abuse

What needs to happen for some Americans to understand that they are being bought and sold by big business?

The Republican / Tea Party Lie

The Republican / Tea Party Lie

Republicans and their Tea Party friends tell us they want a small, cheap, efficient government, and low taxes. But their actions say otherwise.

by ZCT· · Current Issues, Political Rants
The Conservative revolution will NOT be televised in Canada Or “Awwwww…too bad, so sad, you lie.”

The Conservative revolution will NOT be televised in Canada Or “Awwwww…too bad, so sad, you lie.”

Once more Canada has demonstrated that being a successful democracy doesn’t require one to be a loud mouthed, ill-mannered war monger incapable of telling the truth if your life depended on it. In other words, democracy works just fine without Fox