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Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 8-24-2011

Tonight’s Thought is brought to by stay at home fathers everywhere.

by Walt Dismay· · News
The Connections Between LGBT Rights and Workers’ Rights

The Connections Between LGBT Rights and Workers’ Rights

A sense of internal power and the ability to thrive are keys to healthy human sexuality and a happy existence. If a person feels completely empowered by their own humanity and is thriving due to steady employment and income, they experience feelings of safety, confidence, and optimism. Such feelings lead to productivity and success.

by Democratic Darling· · Political Rants
They could have sent Palin to shoot him from a helicopter.

Conservative Smackdown of the Day: 8-24-2011

Today’s Smackdown is brought to by (thank God he’s not) President John McCain.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Image from http://saraegoodman.blogspot.com/2011/03/who-says-nuclear-disasters-cant-be.html

Senators McCain, Lieberman, and Graham Promised To Help Arm Gadhafi Two Years Ago

It turns out that Republican Senators enjoy ‘palling around with terrorists’. According to Wikileaks, Senators John McCain, Joe Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham visited Libya two years ago and promised to help arm Gadhafi and his regime. Never mind the fact that Gadhafi sponsors terrorism.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
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Michele Bachmann’s Wacky, But Real, Agenda

I subscribed to Michele Bachmann’s newsletters because I knew that each one would be a testament to her political ineptitude, as well as her TRUE priorities. The first newsletter did not disappoint. Already there are 4 things that are abundantly clear.

Republican Representative Randy Hultgren Fails to Explain How Bush Tax Cuts Created Jobs During Town Hall Event

Republican Representative Randy Hultgren Fails to Explain How Bush Tax Cuts Created Jobs During Town Hall Event

Republicans are always quick to say that the Bush tax cuts created jobs but, conveniently, they never have any evidence to prove it when people call them out for saying it. At a town hall event in Illinois last week, Representative Randy Hultgren pitifully tried to evade having to explain how the Bush tax cuts created jobs.

Liberals, Workers Must Not Abandon Obama in 2012

Liberals, Workers Must Not Abandon Obama in 2012

Obama was the ‘hope and change’ candidate, the guy with seemingly progressive views. Unfortunately, many liberals/progressives are a bit disappointed in his presidency. They think he is making some helpful decisions, but that’s not enough. We need to ask why Obama’s decisions are so limited.

by Democratic Darling· · Political Rants
ZZzzz...Oh noes! A quake!...ZZzzz...Why didn't Obama immediately rush back to DC?...ZZzzz...Because he's smarter than your average Republican...ZZzzz...

Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 8-23-2011

Tonight’s Thought is brought to you by my quest to drive myself utterly insane!

by Walt Dismay· · News
It must be nice to have no conscience whatsoever. Like a serial killer!

Conservative Smackdown of the Day: 8-23-2011

When I was a teen, I was NOT worthless!

by Walt Dismay· · News
Child laborers. Image from http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/03/31/154895/gop-loves-child-labor/

New Hampshire Sponsor Of Minimum Wage Restriction Law Says Young People Are ‘Not Worth The Minimum’

Earlier this year, the newly elected Republicans in New Hampshire overrode the veto of Democratic Governor John Lynch to push through a new minimum wage restriction law that lowers the minimum wage to the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Shake. rattle and roll, baby!!!

A Little Earthquake Twitter Humor

Some funny tweets about the DC earthquake, in one easy-to-digest place with a few unposted ones.

by Walt Dismay· · News, Political Humor
Journey of a Straight Man at a Gay Pride Parade.  No Shrimp!

Journey of a Straight Man at a Gay Pride Parade. No Shrimp!

Rarely does it occur that I miss word of a giant rally in town but August 21, 2011, or Sunday, was an exception. I was riding my Segway downtown and all of a sudden stumbled upon a gay pride parade.

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
Two Fat Men Walk Into a Bar…And Meet Chris Matthews

Two Fat Men Walk Into a Bar…And Meet Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews! Seems that Chris, at one time, was an acceptable substitute host for Rush’s program, whenever Rush was on a vacation

A pack of jackals, or a pack of Republicans? Image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/60588576@N00/340594957/sizes/z/in/photostream/

Republicans: The Most Outrageously Uncivilized Pack of Jackals

Okay, come on, guys (and yes, Republicans, that means you), let’s get real here. Rick Perry came out with some, really, very typical right-wing blather about Ben Bernanke being treasonous and talked about how Texans would treat Bernanke ‘pretty ugly’ down there (which, in Texas, probably means being on the receiving end of something that goes boom).

Riots in London. Image from http://inapcache.boston.com/universal/site_graphics/blogs/bigpicture/london_riots/bp13.jpg

London Riots a Harbinger for Future GOP-Led Austerity Inequities?

After the riots in London and other cities in Great Britain last week, the true cause for the extent of the violence and mayhem must still be determined. Though many community leaders in the affected areas are citing social and economic inequities as the chief cause of its, almost viral, spread.

Zombie Republicans! Image from http://www.mediaite.com/online/dead-people-hate-democrats-mans-obituary-attacks-obama/attachment/zombie-republicans/

11 Reasons Why Conservatives Are NOT People

Conservatives have been pushing for corporate personhood for decades. The right-wing has worked hard to pathetically explain how a corporation is a person, but now it’s time to turn the tables in a different direction. It’s time to ask ourselves this question. Are conservatives people? Here are ten reasons why conservatives are NOT people.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · Political Humor
Why should you be rewarded for being an asshole?

Illinois To Catholic Charities: Bigots Need Not Apply (For Government Funds)

Sometimes, breaking up is the hardest thing to do.

Rick Santorum on Fox News Sunday. Image from http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-news-sunday/blog/2011/08/21/santorum-vows-return-manufacturing-jobs

Santorum Explains His Agenda

Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum was on Fox News Sunday this morning to talk about what policies a Santorum Presidency would implement. Here’s a list of some of the things he said he would do, if elected President;

AP Photo/Casper Star-Tribune, Dan Cepeda

‘Pro-Life’ Republican Kansas Governor Guts Funding For Dying Infants

Another supposed ‘pro-life’ governor has decided that children outside the womb are less important than those inside the womb. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is gutting the agency responsible for child protective services, child support enforcement, and child, adult and family well-being services, after a failed attempt to slash funding for Head Start.

But...but...but...they might vote in their own best interests instead of for Republicans!

Conservative Smackdown of the Day: 8-21-2011

Today’s Smackdown is brought to you by Right Wing voter suppression.

by Walt Dismay· · News