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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.

College Voters, You May Possibly Be Disenfranchised

College Voters, You May Possibly Be Disenfranchised

College Voters in New Hampshire will still be able to pass in a ballot on election day… for now. It seems that there are some New Hampshire Republicans that would not like that to happen.

Fox May Not Renew Glenn Beck’s Contract, Due To Rapidly Declining Ratings

Fox May Not Renew Glenn Beck’s Contract, Due To Rapidly Declining Ratings

For months now Glenn Beck’s rating have been on the decline. Many Americans see him as an extremist pushing his own political agenda more than a news commentator, and now a source has told The New York Times that Fox News has considered not renewing his contract when it expires this year.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
NH GOP State Congressman Says Disabled and Mentally Ill Are ‘Defective People’ And Should Be Shipped To Siberia

NH GOP State Congressman Says Disabled and Mentally Ill Are ‘Defective People’ And Should Be Shipped To Siberia

A community health program manager got a surprise when she e-mailed her NH State Congressman recently to ask him about why he had voted to cut money from mental health programs. The Senator told her that society would be better without disabled people, and he wishes he could ship disabled people to Siberia.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Is the Death Penalty on its Way Out?

Is the Death Penalty on its Way Out?

Last week the State of Illinois abolished the death penalty and cleared their death row.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Wasn’t corporate control of a city considered science fiction just 25 years ago?no

Wasn’t corporate control of a city considered science fiction just 25 years ago?no

Essentially the EMF can, without recourse, fire elected officials, abolish collective bargain rights, strip a township of its identity and do away with any law that does not fit with the EMF’s agenda. The EMF will be appointed by the state’s treasurer and is only answerable to the Republican controlled legislature.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Bobby Franklin Wants All State Transactions To Be Made In Gold & Silver, Including Paying Taxes & Fees To The State

Bobby Franklin Wants All State Transactions To Be Made In Gold & Silver, Including Paying Taxes & Fees To The State

Bobby Franklin, who wants investigations into miscarriages and thinks driver’s licenses are unconstitutional, wants you to pay your taxes, and any other state fees, in gold and silver coins. According to him, anything else is unconstitutional.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Bobby Franklin Compares Gays To Unrepentant Drug Dealers

Bobby Franklin Compares Gays To Unrepentant Drug Dealers

Bobby Franklin, who thinks rape victims should be called accusers, wants investigations into miscarriages, and also thinks driver’s licenses are unconstitutional has now compared gays to unrepentant drug dealers.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Labor Vows To Step Up Recall Effort Against Wisconsin GOP, Challenge Anti-Union Bill In Court

Knowing that their bill would never pass with the 2/3 support it needed, Wisconsin Republicans drafted a second bill, primarily to strip unions of their collective bargaining rights, which only needed a simple majority to be passed. Labor unions vow to fight it, and to recall GOP Senators.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., speaks as his wife Callista looks on during a meeting with Gov. Nathan Deal in the Governor's office Thursday March 3, 2011 in Atlanta. Gingrich said he is launching a website to explore a run for president. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Gingrich: Love of country contributed to affair

Demonstrating a severe lack of accountability for his own infidelity, Newt Gingrich attributed cheating on his former wife to “how passionately he felt about this country”.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Didn’t conservatives use to be tough?  or  “Where have all the cowboys gone?”

Didn’t conservatives use to be tough? or “Where have all the cowboys gone?”

Once, there were herds of Manly Conservatives thundering across the country. He strode the land as a colossus, secure in the knowledge that he was the epitome of all that was good and strong in America. John Wayne was his role model. Ronald Reagan, his idol. John Rambo, his non-gay man-crush. But, alas, they are gone now.

by Walt Dismay· · Political Humor
Don’t Hate Me Because I Care About Others

Don’t Hate Me Because I Care About Others

Why am I demonized for wanting a healthy and successful America? Why am I demonized for wanting equality for LGBT individuals and every minority group? Why am I demonized for caring about the education of the children in America? Why am I demonized for wanting others to respect those who […]

by Sarah· · Current Issues, Political Rants
Things The Republican Congress Has Done, INSTEAD Of Creating Jobs

Things The Republican Congress Has Done, INSTEAD Of Creating Jobs

Republicans said if they took control of the House of Representatives they would start creating jobs. This is a list of some ofthe things they’ve done, instead of creating jobs.

The Tea Party has Pension Envy?!

The Tea Party has Pension Envy?!

According to a new article from the AP, that’s the problem. Pension Envy.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Ranking The Field: The Republican Candidates For President In 2012

Ranking The Field: The Republican Candidates For President In 2012

Who are the candidates that the GOP is most likely to run in 2012 and why are they likely to lose the election, based on their personal and political histories?

The Republican / Tea Party Lie

The Republican / Tea Party Lie

Republicans and their Tea Party friends tell us they want a small, cheap, efficient government, and low taxes. But their actions say otherwise.

by ZCT· · Current Issues, Political Rants
What sedition looks like

What sedition looks like

Would you like to see the real world version? No, I’m not talking about Fox or other anti-Obama outlets thinly protected by the First Amendment. I’m talking about Arizona Bill 1433: