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Rick Perry’s ‘Galileo Moment’

Rick Perry’s ‘Galileo Moment’

Rick Perry sure had a lot to say during the GOP Debate on Wednesday night. He called Social Security ‘a monstrous lie,’ stood proudly by his ‘pro-life’ execution record, and talked about the jobs he created using federal funds. But there was another moment that shouldn’t be overlooked from last night. I have dubbed this, Rick Perry’s ‘Galileo Moment.’

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Take Note Obama Haters, the White House is Giving You a Voice

Take Note Obama Haters, the White House is Giving You a Voice

Progressives are really good at two things – the internet and petitions. When the two are combined, well, watch out…you have what most progressives call ‘political activism.’

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Audience Cheers Rick Perry’s Execution Record At GOP Debate

Audience Cheers Rick Perry’s Execution Record At GOP Debate

During the debate on Wednesday night, the conservative audience cheered the execution record of Texas Governor Rick Perry.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Rick Perry and the Power of Stupid

Rick Perry and the Power of Stupid

Up until three weeks ago, the race for pole position amongst the Republicans candidates was firmly in the hands of Mitt Romney. Then Governor Perry of Texas threw his Stetson in the ring, and suddenly Mitt Romney is trailing Perry by two to one in the latest polling. How can that be? The guy looks, acts and talks like George W. Bush 2.0, minus the smarts.

Rick Perry Calls Social Security ‘A Monstrous Lie’ And ‘A Ponzi Scheme’ During GOP Debate

Rick Perry Calls Social Security ‘A Monstrous Lie’ And ‘A Ponzi Scheme’ During GOP Debate

Rick Perry has doubled down again in his views on Social Security. When asked about his remarks about Social Security in his book, Fed Up, in which Perry wrote that Social Security is ‘the best example of a program that violently tossed aside state’s rights’ and that ‘it was wrong right from the beginning,’ Perry claimed that Social Security is a “monstrous lie.’

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
ZZzzz...Oh SNAP! Did she just say that?...ZZzzz...Oh no he didn't!...ZZzzz...Where's "word salad" Palin when you need her?...ZZzzz...

Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 9-7-2011

Tonight’s Thought is brought to you by my total indifference to the GOP “debate”

by Walt Dismay· · News
Mitt Romney and Rick Perry

Mitt Romney Strikes Out On The Facts

It seems that Rick Perry has stollen the thunder from dear ole Mitt. Even though he is a complete clone of George W. Bush, there is no doubt that Rick Perry came prepared for the Republican debate hosted by NBC News and Politico. Since Perry is now declared the major conservative and Jon Huntsman has the moderate crown on, Mitt Romney doesn’t know what to do.

by Chad Henderson· · News
Newt Gingrich Accuses Media Of Intentionally Causing Infighting Between Republicans, To Help Obama Win

Newt Gingrich Accuses Media Of Intentionally Causing Infighting Between Republicans, To Help Obama Win

Newt Gingrich accused the moderators of intentionally causing infighting between the Republican candidates, to help President Obama win re-election in 2012.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Ron Paul Says Eliminating Minimum Wage Will Help The Poor, And Create Jobs

Ron Paul Says Eliminating Minimum Wage Will Help The Poor, And Create Jobs

Tonight during the Republican Presidential debate Congressman Ron Paul was asked if he believes that eliminating the minimum wage would create jobs. He emphatically stated that he does think that eliminating the minimum wage would create jobs, and that it would also help the poor.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
9/11 Dogs Fared Better than their Humans

9/11 Dogs Fared Better than their Humans

10 years after one of the biggest tragedies to hit American soil, many 9/11 first responders are living in their own version of hell. They suffer daily struggles with depression, PTSD and numerous cancers and repiratory illnesses. If there is a single bright side, it is that the long-term health impacts on the 95 search and rescue dogs have been much better.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Congressman Paul Ryan. (R-WI). Image from http://www.neontommy.com/news/2011/04/house-expected-vote-pass-paul-ryans-2012-budget-later-today

Paul Ryan Has Five People Kicked Out and Three People Arrested For Asking Questions At Town Hall

At a town hall event in which people had to pay $15 to attend, Paul Ryan kicked out five people and had three arrested, all for asking questions he didn’t like.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Governor Rick Snyder (R-MI)

Republican Governor Cuts Aid To Over 27,000 Children

In Michigan, the Republican governor Rick Snyder has signed into law the strictest limit on welfare ever. The new law will reduce the number of children and adults receiving cash assistance by nearly a fifth, from more than 221,000 to around 180,000. Thousands of citizens will not have any money assistance by October 1st, making many sink lower into poverty.

by Chad Henderson· · News, Right-Wing Talking Points
YeeHAW! I hate government money! Can I have some more, please?

Conservative Smackdown of the Day: Rick Perry 9-7-2011

I guess Ol’ Ricky figured that they have enough guns in Texas, so who needs more security?

by Walt Dismay· · News
Wisconsin Wire: Update on Governor Office Writing Election Software, Two Recalls Stolen?

Wisconsin Wire: Update on Governor Office Writing Election Software, Two Recalls Stolen?

As you may recall, last week we released a bombshell news story on our elections here in Wisconsin. ¬†As was explained and released here, it was recently found that the Department of Administration has people on hand that can read election programming code and that write certain election related software. […]

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
Money Talks and Progressive Policies Walk

Money Talks and Progressive Policies Walk

Many have decreed that if Obama caves and gives Big Oil this anti-environmental, smorgasbord pipeline, they will walk out on him for good, leaving the White House door wide open for Mitt Romney, Rick Perry or even Sarah Palin to gallop into Washington in 2013 with the Tea Party riding shotgun and build the pipeline anyway.

by Bryian Revoner· · News
Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (second from left). Image from http://www.whatifitwereyou.org/AIDS+POSTERS+HIV+AIDS+AWARENESS.html

Tammy Baldwin Announces Run For U.S. Senate; Reflections from a Constituent

We all knew it was coming, I have even vocalized about it before. But today it was made official, Tammy Baldwin, my Congresswoman, announced she will run for the US Senate seat currently held by Herb Kohl, who will not be running for re-election. Most who read about this or hear the story on the radio will not really know what this means, so I thought I would lend my voice as a constituent of hers.

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
Mitt Romney. Image from http://www.theatlantic.com/daily-dish/archive/2007/03/live-from-cpac/230475/

Mitt Romney Says When Unions Donate Money It’s ‘A Form Of Corruption’

Mitt Romney believes that corporations are people, and should be able to spend an unlimited amount of money to influence election, but if Unions do it it’s ‘a form of corruption.’

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
ZZzzz...Snob? Me?!...ZZzzz...I do not think that word means what you think it means...ZZzzz...

Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 9-6-2011

Tonight’s Thought is brought to you by filthy liberal elitist snobbery (AKA not intentionally being stupid).

by Walt Dismay· · News
Rick Scott Subsidizing Class Warfare

Rick Scott Subsidizing Class Warfare

Remember when Florida Governor Rick Scott instituted mandatory drug testing on welfare recipients? It was based upon the premise that it would save money by not having to pay benefits to those who were on drugs. Well, it turned out that 96% of welfare recipients are drug free.

by Silence Dogood· · News, Right-Wing Talking Points
Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX). Image from http://democralypsenow.com/

Ron Paul Says He’ll Ban Funding For Planned Parenthood

Ron Paul has done it again. He is once again claiming that Planned Parenthood uses federal funding to perform abortions and he says he’ll ban all government funding of the organization.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News