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The Fools on the Hill

For the record, yes, the Constitution specifically gives Congress the power to declare war, but it also gives the President, as Commander-in-Chief, to make war; and the last declared war we fought, involving Congress’s declaration, was World War II

by Marion· · News
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Oliver North mad at Obama for sidestepping Congress. No, seriously.

Oliver North, a convicted felon stemming from the Iran-Contra affair. You know, the one where President Reagan “forgot” to mention he was breaking the law by going against the Congress’ explicit directions?

by Walt Dismay· · News
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Bryan Fischer: Muslims not protected by the 1st Amendment!

On his radio show, Bryan Fischer said that the 1st Amendment was only meant for Christians, not Muslims. Fischer is known for his outrageous remarks regarding religion.

by Walt Dismay· · News
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New Law; Mandatory Ultrasounds to Get an Abortion

Many states now require or offer an ultrasound of the unborn child before an abortion is performed.

by Socialist Nutjob, Catalina· · News
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Is Religion Becoming Extinct?

In a recent study, a trend has emerged in religious identity in the world. It’s shrinking. Overall self-identification with a religion has gone down in nations who’s census data reflect religious affiliation.

by Socialist Nutjob, Catalina· · News
Big Business Loopholes and Bipartisanship

Big Business Loopholes and Bipartisanship

This is something you might not want to hear. If you don’t think you can keep an open-mind for about thirty seconds while I explain my position, you should probably be a conservative. I’m not suggesting anything drastic, just a partial ceasefire.

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Newt Gingrich Would Only Enforce No-Fly Zone If Obama Wouldn’t

Gingrich says if he were Obama he would enforce a no-fly zone. Once Obama enforced the no-fly zone Gingrich criticized Obama for it, and said he wouldn’t have done that.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Michele Bachmann’s Lies About Her History– Is She Hiding In Plain Sight?

Michele Bachmann’s Lies About Her History– Is She Hiding In Plain Sight?

Since she is a public employee, the public has the RIGHT to know. Who is Michele Bachmann really? This is a strange woman hiding in plain sight. Why is the media or even journalists not taking this information and running with it?

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Donald Trump Admits To Being A ‘Birther’

This morning on ‘The View’, Donald Trump was asked whether or not he believes Obama was born in this country. Instead of answering the question Trump insisted that Obama needs to show his birth certificate, then said that ‘there is something on that birth certificate he doesn’t want to show’.

by Matthew Desmond· · News
U.S. Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Richard Nixon at the dedication of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Image from Wikipedia.

Should The Democrats Challenge Obama In The Primaries?

After having spent the first two years of the Obama Administration, nit-picking, finding fault, gratuitously criticizing, and, when all else failed, inventing reasons to despair of the Democratic President, in the run-in to another general election, various people, pundits and politicians are still calling for this President to be primaried.

To: GOP  – Should I claim rape?

To: GOP – Should I claim rape?

The GOP has decided not to figure out how to make the economy stable by getting the GDP up, which creates more products coming into the country than going out. Oh no, they have focused on redefining rape and cutting education.

by Courtney Lynn· · Political Rants
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To The Shores Of Tripoli

From Egypt to Tunisia to Bahrain and Yemen. All across the Middle East, people are rising up and are demanding democracy and freedom for themselves and for future generations.

Michele Bachmann – Woman of Mystery

Michele Bachmann – Woman of Mystery

Even though Michele Bachmann has become this shiny ‘rock star’ of the tea party movement, she remains this kind of elusive, mysterious woman when you think about it. Sure, we can read her bio on her website or even on Wikipedia, but what does it say really?

Utah Now Has An Official State Firearm: The Browning M1911

Utah Now Has An Official State Firearm: The Browning M1911

Coming not long after the tragedy in Tucson, this new state firearm has garnered quite a bit of criticism, and is seen as somewhat inappropriate and unnecessary.

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Victory for immigration rights. In ARIZONA?

Arizona is taking the side of immigrants for once, and Utah too!?

by Socialist Nutjob, Catalina· · News
Obama’s Trip To Brazil; New fodder for birthers, or an employment contigency plan?

Obama’s Trip To Brazil; New fodder for birthers, or an employment contigency plan?

Seems that the people of Brazil are enthralled with our president. Some of them even think he looks more Brazilian than not. This could go one of two ways:

by Socialist Nutjob, Catalina· · News
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