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Wisconsin Judge Temporarily Blocks Bill That Strips Unions Of Their Rights

Wisconsin Judge Temporarily Blocks Bill That Strips Unions Of Their Rights

In what many are seeing as a victory for the public employee unions in Wisconsin, a judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking a bill that strips union workers of most of their collective bargaining rights.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Republicans Vote To Cut Funding From PBS and NPR, As Well As Many Other Quality Programs

Republicans Vote To Cut Funding From PBS and NPR, As Well As Many Other Quality Programs

This bill has one purpose, to punish NPR.

by Socialist Nutjob, Catalina· · News
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Stop assuming I’m Christian

A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with a tea partier. About religion. That I started. I don’t know why I did this, I like to think I’m reasonably intelligent, but alas, it seems I’m also a bit masochistic.

“A Closed Mind Is A Wonderful Thing To Lose” or Why the Right Wing Loves to Indoctrinate

“A Closed Mind Is A Wonderful Thing To Lose” or Why the Right Wing Loves to Indoctrinate

I’ll come right out and say it: Indoctrination really does work.  When you tell a person something again and again from the time they are old enough to understand, they will usually come around to your way of thinking.  Not only the extreme-far Right wing is guilty of this, all […]

by Xenocrates· · Political Rants
Kathleen Passidomo

FL GOP Rep. Says 11-Year-Old Was Gang Raped ‘Because She Was Dressed Like A 21 Year-Old Prostitute’

During a debate over a ‘Sagging Pants’ bill, GOP Florida lawmaker Kathleen Passidomo used the example of an 11 year old girl being raped as reason for supporting the bill. She then implied it was the girl’s parent’s fault that she had been raped.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
Rush Limbaugh Scoffs At Japan Quake Refugees For Being Responsible

Rush Limbaugh Scoffs At Japan Quake Refugees For Being Responsible

Rush Limbaugh recently scoffed at Japans ability to be responsible despite all of the devastation from the earthquake and tsunami.

by Sarah· · News
Failed NV Senate Candidate Sharron Angle Announces Plans To Run For Congress

Failed NV Senate Candidate Sharron Angle Announces Plans To Run For Congress

Sharron Angle, who lost to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2010, has announced her 2012 candidacy for Congress in Nevada. Angle is known for making controversial comments, like calling on her supporters to use ‘second amendment’ remedies’ against candidates they disagree with.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
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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
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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