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Occupy Wall Street:  A Liberal’s Quagmire

Occupy Wall Street: A Liberal’s Quagmire

I don’t particularly care if the Occupy Wall Street protests spark a battle between the left and the right – we’re used to battles between the left and the right . . . except, this time, I’m not exactly sure how that battle will end. From what I’m seeing, and hearing, the movement’s singular lack of focus and leadership (though touted by the protesters as one of its charms) is likely to open a chasm into which Republicans can step and effectively apply their spin.

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Discussing DADT, Rick Santorum Agrees With Argument Made In Favor Of Racial Segregation Of The Military

In a Sunday interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News, Rick Santorum found himself in a very uncomfortable position. Chris Wallace asked the GOP Presidential candidate about his intent to reinstate the discriminatory ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy that ended just last month.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
The Ground Zero Mosque Opens to Zero Interest

The Ground Zero Mosque Opens to Zero Interest

As the so-called ‘Ground Zero mosque,’ which is actually an Islamic cultural center, recently held its first activities on September 21st of 2011, it symbolizes everything that is right about America and everything that is wrong within America. Speaking as an American citizen, it is very satisfying to witness the wheels of American justice begrudgingly being forced to grind in the direction of the same equality that so many of us love to stand up for, place our right hands over our hearts for, sing along to, and make into our representation of freedom, courage and justice for all.

by Bryian Revoner· · Current Issues, News
Republican Peter King Calls ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters A ‘Ragtag Mob,’ Warns Americans

Republican Peter King Calls ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protesters A ‘Ragtag Mob,’ Warns Americans

Yesterday, on the Laura Ingraham show, New York Rep. Peter King made an effort to delegitimize the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement that has been sweeping across the country. First, he called the protesters a bunch of ‘anarchists’ and a ‘ragtag mob.’ Then he warned Americans not to give the movement any legitimacy because the protests remind him of the liberal protests of the 1960s.

Obama-Cain: A National Ralph Ellison Moment

Obama-Cain: A National Ralph Ellison Moment

People want the President to address this head on, but he’s in a peculiar position in that, if he did, certain people from both extremes would accuse him of playing the race card. In short, he has to stay above all that because – well, because he’s the President.

Does Steve Jobs Get a Pass on Child Labor Now That He’s Dead?

Does Steve Jobs Get a Pass on Child Labor Now That He’s Dead?

Main stream media is intent on framing the death of Steve Jobs as the uber hero of modern computer technology. We (you) … ”are very sad at the profound loss of Steve Jobs” to our (your) psyche. Hop on our grieving gravy train and we can get through this together. Let the tears flow for the “hands on man at Apple who died too young, Steve Jobs.” Cut to commercial.

Worse Than Jim Crow: 96 Year Old African American Woman Denied Voter ID

Worse Than Jim Crow: 96 Year Old African American Woman Denied Voter ID

Dorothy Cooper has been voting for a LONG time. In fact, since she started voting, she has only missed doing so in one election. She even voted during the Jim Crow Era. But when she tried to get a new voter ID in Tennessee, she was denied. The 96 year old Cooper brought in a rent receipt, a copy of her lease, her voter registration card and her birth certificate but was still denied a voter ID.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
The Good News and the Bad News for the Economy

The Good News and the Bad News for the Economy

First, the good news. The September jobs’ report wasn’t nearly as bleak as some were expecting. The private sector added 137,000 jobs, with the public sector losing 34,000. That’s a net gain of 103,000 jobs.

Sarah Palin: Busted

Sarah Palin: Busted

Sarah Palin is Busted…by Jon Stewart…big time!! He put the screws on Sistah Sarah and her best money making scheme yet; SarahPAC. Those who missed Jon’s show Thursday night, October 6th can see it below.

Toby Keith Says He Supports Gay Marriage

Toby Keith Says He Supports Gay Marriage

Yep, you read that right. The Country superstar, conservative Democrat, and former Bush supporter says he is fine with gay marriage.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
....and the word of the Lord will ring out from Texas. Will you listen?

Republican Congressman Says Obama’s Jobs Bill Is Really An Effort to Destroy Marriage in America

Did you know that President Obama’s jobs bill is really a covert effort to destroy marriage in America!! You didn’t? Well you’re obviously not listening to the paranoid, delusional thinking of some of those wise Texas politicians who are quite sure they are more in touch with God and the truth than anyone else.

by Mitchell S. Gilbert· · News
Representative Paul Broun. Image from http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/10/06/rep-paul-broun-occupy-wall-street-an-attack-on-freedom/

As Marines Occupy Wall Street, Republican Rep. Paul Broun Calls Protests ‘An Attack Upon Freedom’

Last week, Marines joined ‘Occupy Wall Street’ to help fight for their country with their fellow countrymen against the greedy banks and corporations that support union busting and corporate personhood. Yesterday, in an interview on ABC, Republican Representative Paul Broun of Georgia dared to call the Wall Street protests ‘an attack upon freedom.’

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Say "filibuster" again! I dare you! I double dare you!

Harry Reid Grows A Pair, Goes Nuclear On GOP Obstructionism

Say ‘filibuster’ again! I DARE you!

by Walt Dismay· · News
If only we could spay and neuter them...

You Might Be Living In A Plutocracy If:

Plutocracy: Of the rich, By the rich, For the rich.

Herman Cain Calls Wall Street Protesters ‘Un-American’

Herman Cain Calls Wall Street Protesters ‘Un-American’

Yesterday, Herman Cain said that the unemployed should blame themselves for being jobless and not rich. Later that day he claimed that the people protesting Wall Street are un-American. Cain made the comment to the Associated Press.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Republicans:  Their ‘Elegant Disguise For Hatred Of The Human Race’

Republicans: Their ‘Elegant Disguise For Hatred Of The Human Race’

‘Contempt for happiness is usually contempt for other people’s happiness, and is an elegant disguise for hatred of the human race’ – Bertrand Russell

Pam Geller. Image from http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/pam-geller-insists-she-loves-muslims

Right-Wing Activist Connected With Pam Geller Calls For Mass Murder Of Congressmen, Liberals, Muslims, And Journalists

One of the founders of Pam Geller’s anti-Muslim organization, American Freedom Defense Initiative, is calling for the mass extermination of congressmen, liberals, journalists, and Muslims.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Occupy Wall Street Could Be A Seminal Moment…Or Not

Occupy Wall Street Could Be A Seminal Moment…Or Not

The spontaneity of OWS interested me. Spontaneity can be good, sometimes, but I wanted these people protesting to have a goal or a concrete aim or at least a leader who could articulate one and the same – otherwise, they risked getting taken advantage of by people who had their own spurious agenda to promote.

by Marion· · News
Rep. Steve King Doesn’t Want You To Vote

Rep. Steve King Doesn’t Want You To Vote

Well, you CAN vote. If you own property. Everyone else should just STFU and STFD.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Occupy Wall Street, Occupy The Inevitable

Occupy Wall Street, Occupy The Inevitable

America is supposed to be the land of opportunity, and it is, but where the bulk of those opportunities go and who they have traditionally gone to in the past is not as much about the home of the free and the land of the brave as one might be inclined to patriotically believe.