Articles by: Wendy Gittleson

Republican Jobs Plan? Snakes On A Plane

Republican Jobs Plan? Snakes On A Plane

Snakes are causing big problems in the Everglades. A proposed rule within the Interior Department would make it illegal to transport the snakes.

Social Security Is Not A Ponzi Scheme, Private Health Insurance Is

Social Security Is Not A Ponzi Scheme, Private Health Insurance Is

The term ‘Ponzi scheme’ is pithy. It’s easy to remember. It rolls right off the tongue and it fits nicely on a bumper sticker. For the rabid right, it had all the attributes for a great talking point in going after their number one target, Social Security.

Is Rick Perry A Birther?

Is Rick Perry A Birther?

Is Governor Rick Perry a birther? Birther queen Orly Taitz seems to think so.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News, Right-Wing Talking Points
Tea Party Favorite Loses First ‘Deadbeat Dad’ Hearing

Tea Party Favorite Loses First ‘Deadbeat Dad’ Hearing

US Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) was ordered by a Chicago judge to prove he doesn’t owe more than $100,000 in back child support.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Republican Party Leader Rush Limbaugh Lays Down The Law: Don’t Work With Obama (VIDEO)

Republican Party Leader Rush Limbaugh Lays Down The Law: Don’t Work With Obama (VIDEO)

Rush Limbaugh, from his throne atop the Republican party, warns the Republican powers that be that working with President Obama to pass the jobs bill will be political suicide.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News, Right-Wing Talking Points
Next On Fox’s Agenda? Eliminating The Civil Rights Act

Next On Fox’s Agenda? Eliminating The Civil Rights Act

To Fox and their viewers, ‘regulation’ has become a four letter word. Fox host David Asman and his guest Congressman Adam Kinsinger (R-Ill.) revealed a list of regulations that he would like Congress to do away with. Included in the extensive list are the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Clint Eastwood Doesn’t Care If Gay People Marry

Clint Eastwood Doesn’t Care If Gay People Marry

Republican politician and Hollywood macho man, Clint Eastwood has bigger things to worry about than whether gay people get married. In an interview with GQ Magazine, he went against his own party and said that Republicans were making a big mistake by fighting against gay marriage.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
John Kerry: The Beacon of Ethics on the Super Congress

John Kerry: The Beacon of Ethics on the Super Congress

‘I’m not meeting with a lot of lobbyists; I’m meeting with people I choose to meet with, who can inform me, assist in the process of crunching numbers and dealing with consequences, and so forth,’ -John Kerry.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Pat ‘Family Values’ Robertson Says a Man Should Divorce His Wife for Getting Sick

Pat ‘Family Values’ Robertson Says a Man Should Divorce His Wife for Getting Sick

Pat Robertson thinks God says it’s okay to ignore that ‘death till you part’ part of the marriage vow when a wife has Alzheimer’s. Cause, you know, a guy’s a guy. He has NEEDS!!!

by Wendy Gittleson· · News, Right-Wing Talking Points
An Atheist as a Young Girl

An Atheist as a Young Girl

I consider myself lucky. I was raised without conventional religion. My father was a second generation atheist from a Jewish family. My mother was a first generation agnostic from a non-evangelical Episcopalian family. My friends were all Christian.

by Wendy Gittleson· · Political Rants
Robert Reich Explains the Credit Downgrade in a Way Even the Tea Party Can Understand

Robert Reich Explains the Credit Downgrade in a Way Even the Tea Party Can Understand

For your Tea Party friends, who believe that the United State’s credit downgrade, from AAA to AA+ is a good thing, let the smartest guy in the room do the arguing for you (in a way that even they can understand).

There Is No Wrong Way to Remember 9/11

There Is No Wrong Way to Remember 9/11

I chose not to participate in any of yesterday’s ceremony and for that, I took a lot of heat. Any American capable of feeling was deeply impacted by 9/11. I was no exception.

How Stupid is Too Stupid to Get Elected?

How Stupid is Too Stupid to Get Elected?

The Republican field of Presidential candidates is here. When listening to the media, only two stand out as the possible nominee, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. Most conventional wisdom says that Perry isn’t a real threat. In the end, he’s too stupid to win with more moderate voters.

by Wendy Gittleson· · Information and Resources
10 Years of Being Held Hostage. It’s Time to Break Free

10 Years of Being Held Hostage. It’s Time to Break Free

As we all know, tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of 9/11. I moved away from the New York area a few months before that day. It still felt like home. My commute to the city often took me to the World Trade Center.

Will the US Be the Next Israel?

Will the US Be the Next Israel?

Last Saturday, nearly half a million people took to the streets of Israel to protest the country’s increasing economic inequities. Over 5% of the small country’s population flooded Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and other towns and cities to rally against low wages, the rising cost of food, housing, transportation and education.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Take Note Obama Haters, the White House is Giving You a Voice

Take Note Obama Haters, the White House is Giving You a Voice

Progressives are really good at two things – the internet and petitions. When the two are combined, well, watch out…you have what most progressives call ‘political activism.’

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
9/11 Dogs Fared Better than their Humans

9/11 Dogs Fared Better than their Humans

10 years after one of the biggest tragedies to hit American soil, many 9/11 first responders are living in their own version of hell. They suffer daily struggles with depression, PTSD and numerous cancers and repiratory illnesses. If there is a single bright side, it is that the long-term health impacts on the 95 search and rescue dogs have been much better.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
From Facebook to the Debt Ceiling to Norway – Ideologues Kill

From Facebook to the Debt Ceiling to Norway – Ideologues Kill

The story of the shootings in Norway have captivated America, I think in part because Anders Behring Breivik does look like the boy next door, but also because he is an ideologue, much like an increasing number of Americans. An ideologue is defined in Webster’s Dictionary as an ‘impractical idealist.’

by Wendy Gittleson· · Political Rants
The Lie of the Great American Hero

The Lie of the Great American Hero

This week, Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann stuck at least one of what seems to be an inexhaustible supply of feet in her mouth. On the day she announced her run for the Presidency, Bachmann, who spent her childhood in Waterloo, Iowa, told Fox News, ‘I want them to know just like John Wayne is from Waterloo Iowa, that’s the spirit I have too. It’s embracing America. It’s sacrificing for America.’