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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.

High School Principal Bullies Gay Student Activist

High School Principal Bullies Gay Student Activist

Chris Sigler is a 17-year old student at Sequoyah High School in Madisonville, Tennessee. Concerned about the bullying of gay students, Chris and some of his friends were interested in starting up a gay-straight student alliance (GSA). The idea did not go over well with the High School Principal, Maurice Moser.

by Mitchell S. Gilbert· · News
R.I.P. Steve Jobs

R.I.P. Steve Jobs

I was working out, listening to my iPod when it happened. I read the news on my iMac computer, while listening to a podcast on my iTunes. Former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs died today from pancreatic cancer.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Sarah Palin Quits Again, Finally Rules Out 2012 Presidential Run

Sarah Palin Quits Again, Finally Rules Out 2012 Presidential Run

After months and months of toying with the hopes and dreams of the Tea Party faithful, Sarah ‘The Alaskan Quitter’ Palin has finally made her decision to not run for President in 2012. Palin made the crushing announcement in a letter published on the ABC website.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Herman Cain. Image from http://the-reaction.blogspot.com/2011/07/herman-cain-im-so-sorry-muslims-for.html

Herman Cain Blames The Unemployed For Being Unemployed

Conservatives have made the claim that unemployed Americans only have themselves to blame for not having jobs, and now Herman Cain is joining the fray. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Cain claimed that Occupy Wall Street is a distraction to help President Obama and said that the unemployed only have themselves to blame for being jobless and not rich.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
The Threat of Terrorism vs the Threat to Democracy

The Threat of Terrorism vs the Threat to Democracy

The Obama Administration decided to pass up an opportunity to appeal the decision of the 11th Circuit court judges ruling the individual mandate as stated in the Affordable Health Care for America Act (Obamacare) as unconstitutional. Due to the fact that judges from the 6th Circuit court issued a separate ruling to uphold the bill as constitutional, the case will likely be subject to a Supreme Court hearing just months before the 2012 election.

Maybe It Was Us We Have Been Looking For

Maybe It Was Us We Have Been Looking For

That is what this protest is all about. It’s about the big banks taking taxpayer bailouts then refusing to give loans to individuals and small businesses. It’s about major corporations taking taxpayer bailouts then giving themselves big bonuses. It’s about the mortgage and foreclosure crises, companies who are laying off thousands of employees to keep their profit-margins up, gas prices, oil industry profits, income inequality, climate change and corporate outsourcing, tax-avoidance, loopholes and greed.