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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
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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
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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