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Peasants and Royalty: A new way to look at the conservative movement.

Conservatives are actually Monarchists, that is, they desire to be ruled, not by elected officials but by those that they feel are inherently “better” than they are. Essentially, conservatives do not WANT the rule of law, they want to be ruled by fiat. They are the peasants of yore, looking to the King and the nobility for guidance.

by Walt Dismay· · Political Rants
Lessons Republicans Need To Learn From Japan

Lessons Republicans Need To Learn From Japan

Let me first say that my thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan, and while they have my deepest sympathies, I feel it is important to point out a few things that we need to learn from Japan if we do not want the same scale of […]

Anthony Weiner On Health Reform: It’s “Something To Be Proud Of”, Let’s Stop The “Hiding Under Our Desk Strategy”

Anthony Weiner On Health Reform: It’s “Something To Be Proud Of”, Let’s Stop The “Hiding Under Our Desk Strategy”

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is urging fellow Democrats to stop the “hiding under our desk strategy” when it comes to discussing health care reform.

by Sarah· · News
Why I’m not pledging to my local NPR station.

Why I’m not pledging to my local NPR station.

NPR. Truly fair and balanced news coverage. A pillar of many a community for decades, it has grown so well on the support of members like you and I. This year, however, may well mark the last time I make a pledge to WAMU, my local station of choice. Not […]

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Illegal immigration NEEDS to end, but not the way you think.

In this era of shrinking differences, of international alliance and peace, it is appalling that we, the wealthiest, most powerful nation in the world should even think to question whether to welcome any person who wants nothing more than to provide for their family, to make something of themselves, or to have a decent life

Information Wars

Information Wars

There are few things that I hate with more of a passion than Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, but information black outs is one of them.  Withholding important information from the population at large is the most vile thing that a person with power can do.  People have been […]

by Xenocrates· · Political Rants
Glenn Beck tells the President to man-up...cuz he knows about manly.

Glenn Beck Say Earthquake In Japan Is A ‘Message’ From God, Because The 10 Commandments Aren’t Followed

Glenn Beck, known for his outrageous statements like calling President Obama a ‘racist’, is making news again by saying Japan’s earthquake is a ‘message’ from God, and implying that it happened because the 10 commandments aren’t followed. Via NY Daily News; Glenn Beck says Japan‘s earthquake might be a “message” from […]

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Protesters Chant ‘Recall Walker’ And ‘Shame’ At Gov. Walker As He Attends Fundraiser

Protesters Chant ‘Recall Walker’ And ‘Shame’ At Gov. Walker As He Attends Fundraiser

Protesters in Wisconsin, unhappy with recent legislation that strips unions of their collective bargaining rights, chanted “shame” and “recall Walker” as he attended a fundraiser this weekend with local Republican leaders.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Even the Navy says Global Warming is real.  Where does that leave GOP denial?

Even the Navy says Global Warming is real. Where does that leave GOP denial?

Republicans like to pretend that they are the pro-military party. So what happens when the military directly contradicts one of the GOP’s most oft-repeated articles of faith? We’re about to find out as a new study from the Navy details the security risks faced by the Unitred States as a result of Global Warming.

by Walt Dismay· · News
The Solvency Of Social Security

The Solvency Of Social Security

Created in 1935, and signed into law by FDR, Social Security has been part of American lives for over 70 years now. But it hasn’t been without enemies. Ever since it came into existence, Republicans have sworn to take down the program that keeps retired senior citizens from living in poverty.

I TOLD Y’ALL about Arianna Huffington! Now How’s That Scumbaggy Thingy Goin’ Fer Ya?

I TOLD Y’ALL about Arianna Huffington! Now How’s That Scumbaggy Thingy Goin’ Fer Ya?

Chickens have come home to roost, or rather buzzards picking over the carcass of the dead. One of the “founders” of Huffington Post has come back to blog. Andrew Breitbart.

by Marion· · Political Rants
Kansas GOP Rep. Compares Immigrants To Feral Swine, Suggests They Should Be Shot

Kansas GOP Rep. Compares Immigrants To Feral Swine, Suggests They Should Be Shot

During a discussion regarding feral swine today, GOP Rep. Virgil Peck compared immigrants to the feral swine, and suggested the same methods of extermination used on the swine should be used against immigrants.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
NH GOP Congressman Martin Harty Resigns After Saying Disabled Are ‘Defective’ And ‘Should Be Shipped Off To Siberia’.

NH GOP Congressman Martin Harty Resigns After Saying Disabled Are ‘Defective’ And ‘Should Be Shipped Off To Siberia’.

Martin Harty has resigned after comments he made last week gained national media attention. The Congressman said that society would be better without disabled people and mentally ill people because they are ‘defective’, and we ‘should ship disabled people to Siberia’.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Something Old, Something Renewed

Something Old, Something Renewed

If we got in our “way back” machine and visited Henry Ford, we’d find out some pretty remarkable things. The material and fuel he wanted his cars to run on. It wasn’t any of DuPont’s new fangled plastics derived from petroleum or oil based gasoline. He preferred Hemp.

Ye Olde Tea Partiers Instant Guide to Political Buzzwords

Ye Olde Tea Partiers Instant Guide to Political Buzzwords

Attention Patriots! Are you sick and tired of getting your gonads handed to you by those smarty-britches liberals, with their pesky “facts?” Well, if you’re like me, and you just want to reach through your computer screen and throttle their lefty asses for being so smug, but you can’t, because of something called physics, then here’s what you do:

by Bruce Lindner· · Political Humor
Republicans Plan To Cut 700,000 Jobs

Republicans Plan To Cut 700,000 Jobs

Remember last year, when the Republican Party ran on job creation. Their proposed budget would cut 700,000 jobs. That’s 700,000 more people on unemployment, and searching for jobs that are already scarce.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
The Sheen Smokescreen

The Sheen Smokescreen

Sometimes, living abroad has its advantages, even in the age of the Internet. For example, I’m probably the only American in the world who doesn’t know exactly what’s been happening with Charlie Sheen. I haven’t a clue, and I suppose he doesn’t either; but whilst I caught rumblings in the […]

by Marion· · Political Rants
Michigan's Republican Governor, Rick Snyder

Michigan GOP Passes Bill Granting Power To Fire Elected Officials To One Person

A few days ago, I reported
on an anti-union bill in MI that would allow the governor to appoint a
person or corporation to take complete control of a local government.

by ydoaPs· · News
Anti-abortion law forces parents to watch their 23 week-old child slowly suffocate to death.

Anti-abortion law forces parents to watch their 23 week-old child slowly suffocate to death.

Danielle and Robb Deaver found out just how twisted the pro-“life” movement is as they were informed that they had passed the 20 week threshold for having an abortion. Danielle’s water broke early during her fifth pregnancy. Without the amniotic fluid for the baby to grow in, her lungs would not continue to develop.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Wisconsin and Learning from Our Mistakes

Wisconsin and Learning from Our Mistakes

This was never about fiscal responsibility. It was never about balancing a budget and job creation, two of the major subjects the Republican party whined and groaned about throughout 2010. It was all about busting union power, bringing those organisations formed by working people to their proverbial knees. It was about quashing the little man. It was about keeping the peasants in their place.