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Herman Cain’s Love Potion Number 9-9-9

Herman Cain’s Love Potion Number 9-9-9

Leaving aside the fact that, yes, the tax code desperately needs some kind of reform, a closer look at Cain’s ‘simplistic’ proposal not only reveals a staggering lack of real tax code knowledge, if passed, it would end up being the greatest tax increase for middle and lower income earners since the federal income tax was introduced, while simultaneously ushering in the single greatest tax break for millionaires and corporations.

A History of American Dissent and ‘Class Warfare’

A History of American Dissent and ‘Class Warfare’

True change has never happened by the single actions of government or political leaders but by the united actions of the American people.

Bank of America in Santa Cruz. Image from http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/10/08/18692743.php

Bank Of America Refuses To Allow Customers To Close Their Accounts At ‘Occupy Santa Cruz’ (VIDEO)

Two protesters involved with Occupy Santa Cruz in California walked into Bank of America earlier this week to close their own accounts as part of the national protest against the greed and irresponsibility of Wall Street, which has only seen it’s profits soar since it nearly collapsed the economy back in 2008.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Occupy Wall Street Protesters Reportedly Arrested For Closing Their Accounts- Call The CEO

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Reportedly Arrested For Closing Their Accounts- Call The CEO

Details are still unknown, but initial reports on the Occupy Wall Street Livestream are that people are being detained inside a CitiBank branch and some are being arrested for trying to close their accounts.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
House Republicans Pass ‘Let Women Die’ Bill

House Republicans Pass ‘Let Women Die’ Bill

It’s a bill that callously allows hospitals to leave pregnant women to die rather than perform an abortion procedure that could save her life. It’s a death sentence for any woman, even a woman who happens to be pro-life like Rick Santorum’s wife, who would be dead right now if her doctor had refused to perform the life-saving abortion that allows her to be with her husband and children today.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Republicans: Anti-Life, One Policy At A Time

Republicans: Anti-Life, One Policy At A Time

For the party that calls itself ‘pro-life,’ Republicans spend an inordinate amount of time pushing legislation that harms, even kills, women . . .

by Julie Driscoll· · News
Michele Bachmann Accidentally Calls for Higher Taxes On The Wealthy

Michele Bachmann Accidentally Calls for Higher Taxes On The Wealthy

During a Thursday morning appearance on Fox News, Michele Bachmann announced her intention to roll back 30 years of tax breaks for the wealthy by going back to the tax rates under Ronald Reagan.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
GOP Releases ‘Same Failed Policies’ Jobs Plan

GOP Releases ‘Same Failed Policies’ Jobs Plan

The Republican ‘jobs’ plan is nothing more than a rehash of the same disastrous policies that crashed the economy in the first place. It’s a corporate giveaway that will hurt the American people even more.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Idiot’s Delight

Idiot’s Delight

Below are two ‘fine’ examples of idiocy. So deserving of the spotlight of shame, they could easily share first prize.  But, alas, someone had to edge out in front, if only by a nose, which, after reading this, you will have to hold for quite some time.

White, Straight, Male

White, Straight, Male

It is simple: the privilege of White-Straight-Male is a meaningless, heartless existence that examines nothing, is aware of nothing, and ignores the whole of humanity.

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Stay In Park But Cops Get Violent (VIDEO)

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Stay In Park But Cops Get Violent (VIDEO)

After threats of eviction were averted, Occupy Wall Street turned violent this morning. The video below shows a cop running over the leg of a National Lawyer’s Guild observer, reportedly breaking it.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
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Preacher Claims Rapture Will Happen In One Week…Again

Harold Camping, the California preacher who wrongly predicted the rapture on May 21st of this year and in 1992 and in 1994 says that October 21st will be it. For reals this time, maybe.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Consider This Pipe Dream

Consider This Pipe Dream

Here is the definition of PIPE DREAM: a fantastic hope or plan that is generally regarded as being nearly impossible to achieve, originating in the 19th century as an allusion to the dreams experienced by smokers of opium pipes.

by Democratic Darling· · Political Rants
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Occupy Wall St. Triumphant. Bloomberg Stands Down (VIDEO)

Occupy Wall Street wins a critical victory in their efforts to curb Wall St. corruption.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Major (MAJ) David Fitz-Patrick, US Air Force (USAF), Chaplain, serves Mass in Scania, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. (Released to Public)

Military Chaplains Defy Pentagon, Refuse To Officiate Same Sex Weddings

2,000 members of the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty(CARL), a military affiliated group, have pledged not to perform wedding services for same sex couples, defying the Pentagon directive that gives chaplains the authority to officiate such events.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
My Time at Occupy DC And Reflections Back In Madison, Patriot Act Used To Harass Disabled

My Time at Occupy DC And Reflections Back In Madison, Patriot Act Used To Harass Disabled

I look back on all the times, all the marches, all of the wonderful people I met along the way and the only thing that comes to mind is hope.  The people of Wisconsin have already shown how it’s done back in February and March, but as I talked with people who were in it for the long haul and others who were bouncing from occupation to occupation, I realized one thing.  The rest of the country gets it.

NYPD, Mayor Bloomberg, And Park Owner Back Down. Protesters Win Round 1 With A TKO

NYPD, Mayor Bloomberg, And Park Owner Back Down. Protesters Win Round 1 With A TKO

This morning, at approximately 6:30 est, CNN, in a breaking news story, reported that Mayor Bloomberg along with Brookfield had announced that the eviction will be delayed, leaving the protestors free, for the moment, to continue their fight by lawfully demonstrating and occupying Wall Street. Wall Street is alive with cheers this early Friday morning.

by Debi Johnson-Champ· · News
Why You Should Mock People Praying For The Rapture

Why You Should Mock People Praying For The Rapture

It doesn’t matter if you’re a Christian or not. Rapturists deserve your scorn.

by Walt Dismay· · Political Rants
Rush Tries To Paint The Occupy Wall Street Crowd As Antisemitic

Rush Tries To Paint The Occupy Wall Street Crowd As Antisemitic

Rush Limbaugh may be as conniving and as hateful as they come, but he is outdoing himself more and more. With his usual mindless flair of flinging shit on the wall and seeing what sticks, today on his radio he has sent the first salvo against the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) crowds. He is secretly laying the undertone for his mindless minions to pick up their marching orders and declare the OWS as antisemitic. Below is a feed courtesy of Media Matters.

Occupy Wall Street: Don’t Believe Just What You Hear In The Media

Occupy Wall Street: Don’t Believe Just What You Hear In The Media

When you arrive, check your pre-conceived talking points at the curb, but do engage in respectful discourse. Observe and participate in a general assembly. Do not judge by their attire but what they vocalize. There are conservative voices amongst the crowd and they are welcomed as long as mutual respect is shown.