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Social Conservative Sucker Punch: Republican Contenders Compete For Hearts and Souls of the Ridiculously Simple-Minded

Today, with the 2012 election campaigns ready for kickoff, Republican contenders are ramping up their base by playing ‘who can be the most socially conservative and fundamentally religious’ against each other, despite the fact that the real issues facing the country – jobs, economy, security, health – have nothing to do with ‘social’ ideas like gay marriage and Planned Parenthood.

Conservative Watchdog Thinks Gays Are Taking Over TV, Blames ‘Glee’

Conservative Watchdog Thinks Gays Are Taking Over TV, Blames ‘Glee’

Admittedly I am not a fan of the Fox hit TV show, Glee – and I understand I am in the minority here. However, the show seems to be taking a large and unjustified hit from conservative-types who are latching on to its sexual themes as though they are the signs of the coming Rapture.

Jumping the gun in Norway

Jumping the gun in Norway

The recent terror attacks – bombings and subsequent shootings at an Olso government facility that claimed the lives of over 90 – were allegedly perpetrated by Anders Behring Breivik; a white, Christian ‘lone gunmen’ whose writings reportedly confess a deep hatred for the ‘growing presence’ of Muslims in Europe, a yearning for a European continent-wide civil war to overthrow governments and put an end to multiculturalism that includes the literal execution of ‘cultural Marxists.’

by Joseph Ascanio· · News, Political Rants
GOP Pledge to America – Lets Hold Them To It

GOP Pledge to America – Lets Hold Them To It

The GOP made a pledge to America back in 2010, which is really just a regurgitation of what they have been saying for 20 years. The difference is, they signed this document, to them it was probably a symbolic gesture, but to me it was more. Let me show you what the Pledge to America stated, in case you all forgot or wanted it wiped from your memory.

The President Who Isn’t

The President Who Isn’t

In political terms, Bill Clinton’s still a reasonably young man. As head of the Clinton Global Initiative, he’s frequently seen at high-powered and high-profiled events around the world and in the United States. I can’t remember another President who’s been interviewed as much and as often, post-Administration, by everyone from David Gregory on Meet the Press to David Letterman, right down to Jon Stewart. In fact, Bill Maher is messing his knickers at the prospect of getting Clinton on his program for an interview.

Fox News ratings speak for themselves: so what are smart people watching?

Fox News ratings speak for themselves: so what are smart people watching?

We live in highly publicized political times, where networks, publications, blogs, podcasts, tweets and more feed us a daily stream of information revolving around the state of our country and its place in the world. One such entity: Fox News, the bastion of Right-wing conservative media that has steadily increased its viewership and following since the early days of the G.W. Bush Presidency

Partial FAA Shutdown From Partisan Squabbling

Partial FAA Shutdown From Partisan Squabbling

It appears that the effort to stave off a shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration has come to naught. There is still a difference of opinion over a $16.5 million cut in subsidies to 13 rural communities. With that, almost 4,000 people will be out of work temporarily and the […]

by Sarah· · News
Attorney Bills, Bill of Rights, Balloons, and the Next Step in Wisconsin!!

Attorney Bills, Bill of Rights, Balloons, and the Next Step in Wisconsin!!

I was hoping to get this message up sooner, but was in operation on Thursday and am now recovering.   Perfect time for a blog post if I shall say so myself.  First things first, on Wednesday I went to the Assembly to watch them gerrymander the maps.  A few things […]

Civil Disobedience and Its Consequences

Civil Disobedience and Its Consequences

When I was a junior in high school, in the middle of Richard Nixon’s first term, I took a course in civics. Back then, this was required of all high school students, usually taken in their junior or senior year. Our civics course was simply entitled “U S and Comparative […]

by Marion· · Political Rants
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Republicans And Religious Hypocrisy

In general, the Republican party at large has an astounding level of hypocrisy when it comes to their faith. They make a good show of having ‘Christian values’ and such, but that’s just what it is. A show. A staged, fake pretense. Let’s take a look at some of these hypocrisies.

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Urgent Action Needed to Stop Tea Party from Sabotaging the Debt Ceiling Issue!

This is a call to action for all Americans who believe we need to return sanity to America politics and stop the influence of Radical TeaPublicans from destroying the Economy.

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Rush Limbaugh Says The High Temperatures Aren’t Real, They’re Part Of A Government Conspiracy

Rush Limbaugh is now saying that it is not actually as hot as people think it is, and that the Government is doctoring the temperature numbers to make people think that it’s hotter than it actually is.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
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Republican Governors Who Don’t Believe In Climate Change Call For Day Of Prayer To End The Heat

Republican Governors from Texas and Oklahoma have called for a day of prayer, to end the heat wave that is roasting most of our country right now. Governor Rick Perry of Texas and Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma don’t believe in climate change, yet they believe if enough people pray then the heat will end.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
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Using ‘Corporate Personhood’ To Bring Down News Corporation

By definition, corporate personhood practically grants corporations the same rights that human beings enjoy. So that should also mean that corporations should face the exact same consequences when a crime is committed. And I’m not just talking about a person within the corporation. I’m talking about the entire corporation.

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GOP 2012 — What a fun circus! Grab your popcorn!

A humorous list of 2012 GOP Presidential – uh ‘hopefuls’ I guess is the best word for them

by Courtney Lynn· · Political Humor
Dear Mr. President

Dear Mr. President

I know I am going to get a lot of flak for this with my fellow democrats/liberals/progressives, whatever you want to label yourselves. However, I think we need to redirect our anger for a moment – just a moment. I wanted to share with you a letter I am writing to the President because I think it is important for all to see this.

by Courtney Lynn· · Political Rants
We Are Not Pawns in the GOP’s Sick Game

We Are Not Pawns in the GOP’s Sick Game

Republicans across the country have tried to force their policies down Americans throats and they are using an age-old advertising trick of puffery. Puffery, for those who are not into marketing, is when you insert key words into the advertising of your product, service, or in this case, policy.

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Why We Owe Thanks To Fox News For Our Republican Presidential Candidates

We really ought to thank Rupert Murdoch and Fox News for the crème de la crème collection of crazed crackpots entering the presidential race. None of these candidates would never have gained so much attention had it not been for Fox News’ drive to ‘entertain’ Americans with their ‘conservative’ version of news.

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It Must Be Okay When You Are Republican

130 Republicans who are in congress today voted to hike the debt ceiling under Bush, without hostage threats.

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Wisconsin Senate Removes Citizen for SILENTLY Filming Meeting in Violation of 1st Amendment!

Anyone who’s been following the work I have been doing has seen the First Amendment of the US Constitution literally trampled on by the GOP in power here in Wisconsin. It started with them saying you cannot hold signs on any floor but the ground floor of the Capitol.

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News