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Bad doggie! Stop voting Republican!

You Cannot Negotiate With Crazy People And Conservatives Are Way Off The Deep End.

The Left needs to snap out of their dreams of compromise and realize that they are not dealing with normal people. The Right has gone insane and the faster we understand that, the faster we can deal with this new reality.

It’s Time For Israel To Move Forward, Again

It’s Time For Israel To Move Forward, Again

Regardless of your politics, for those of us who support the existence of the Jewish State of Israel, watching events on the world stage in the past week has been tantamount to helplessly watching your own child get bullied on the school yard.

Give The Republicans What They Want: Privatize The Post Office

Give The Republicans What They Want: Privatize The Post Office

Many in the US do not know that the republicans put a really large weight around the neck of the Postal Service and is trying to drown it by requiring them to prefund their retirement and pension benefits for the next 75 years…and do so in a 10 year period. A phenomenal and impossible feat that means that the Postal Service will have to find 5 1/2 Billion dollars each year to fund this. Instead of helping to create jobs this could cause at least 120,000 jobs to be lost.

Facts About Class, Poverty And Downward Mobility

Facts About Class, Poverty And Downward Mobility

The idea of the American dream is one of the most successful pieces of propaganda ever perpetuated. If we believe in the dream, we can dismiss or outright ignore economic, social, and demographic realities that have more to do with economic impoverishment than any supposed behavioral deficiencies on the part of welfare recipients.

Under New Conservatism: Right Wing Laments ‘Social Experimentation’ (or, ‘Pot, Meet Kettle’)

Under New Conservatism: Right Wing Laments ‘Social Experimentation’ (or, ‘Pot, Meet Kettle’)

Unfortunate yet telling instances like the execution of Troy Davis, applause for death at a Republican presidential debate and the disrespectful and grossly hypocritical jeering of a gay U.S. soldier in the aftermath of DADT’s undoing each call to mind the fact that the modern day Right wing – Christian Republicans, mostly – has transformed its conservative agenda from fiscal to social, from political to religious, from freedom to fascism.

Presidential Debate Nostalgia

Presidential Debate Nostalgia

Two of my favorite sitcoms were on TV last Thursday night at 9. NBC had the eighth season premiere of The Office, and Fox News aired the third installment of a new show called The Republican Presidential Debates. Both were great for laughs and quite a few groans, but, unfortunately, the debate was the more fictionalized of the two shows.

Welfare or Warfare?

Welfare or Warfare?

As America and Congress continue to squabble over who is to blame for the current financial crisis, a closer and more balanced analysis of the situation reveals that there is plenty of blame to go around.

Scenes from Occupy Wall St. protest

Sign Petition to Stop Obscene NYPD Brutality, Stand with #OccupyWallSt Protestors

Don’t let the NYPD squash this People’s movement with violence. Stand with the protestors. Watch these police brutality videos and follow the link to sign the petition on Change.org.

Voters Speak: Marijuana Is The Most Important Issue

Voters Speak: Marijuana Is The Most Important Issue

A few weeks ago, I reported that the White House was giving the American people a greater voice. They started an online petition site, where the most popular petitions would be brought directly to the President.

Well, round one is here, and the number one most pressing issue for the American people? Legalizing marijuana.

What Is President Obama’s Black Debt To The Black Community?

What Is President Obama’s Black Debt To The Black Community?

So here lies the dichotomy that will doggedly face President Obama as long as he is president, and will more than likely haunt his presidential legacy all throughout the history books. While he is a thuggish, Robin Hood to many in Joe the Plumber’s ideological camp, he might as well be a cross between a Black Benedict Arnold and an ethnic Ebenezer Scrooge based on the criticisms being hurled from prominent African-American figures like Dr. Cornel West, Rep. John Conyers, Rep. Maxine Waters, Tavis Smiley, Danny Glover, the new Black Panther Party, and Rep. Allen West.

From Occupy SF album: http://on.fb.me/p0zoIc

Occupy Wall Street Is The Voice of A Generation, Catch Up Here (Pics, Video)

The Revolution will not be televised, but it is being live-streamed right now. Right now as I write, thousands of people are marching through New York City to Union Square. Even as many news outlets dismiss, ignore and blackout the Occupy Wall Street rebellion, the movement is gathering force like a wave that soon will crest and smash on the shore of capitalism.

Can Toby Keith Save The Democratic Party?

Can Toby Keith Save The Democratic Party?

Toby Keith – ‘I don’t know, but I expect the wealthy to write a check ’cause it’s as bad as it’s ever been. It would be unpatriotic not to try to save the country. I’m sure people will bitch about it, but if it meant we get to operate in this country and live here another day, then so be it.’

by Marion· · Current Issues, Information and Resources
Cutting Entitlements

Cutting Entitlements

I’m not the first person who has tread along the path I’m about to follow, but, I don’t recall ever hearing or reading anything that uses the word ‘entitlements’ when talking about something other than Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.

Steak for me, not for thee!!

The REAL Reason Conservatives Hate Welfare (hint: it’s about steak)

A conservative cannot enjoy their steak unless they know that someone, somewhere cannot have a steak of their own.

Remember All Those People Who Laughed at Columbus?  Study Says: Today, They Are Known As Tea Party-Republicans

Remember All Those People Who Laughed at Columbus? Study Says: Today, They Are Known As Tea Party-Republicans

The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) in partnership with the Religion News Service has released the results of a study, the results of which should come as no surprise to those people who are well aware of the intellectual limitations of some of the most outspoken people engaged in the American national dialogue.

Addressing The Economy Will Require Walking And Chewing Gum At The Same Time

Addressing The Economy Will Require Walking And Chewing Gum At The Same Time

The more I think about the economy, and the mess it’s in, the more convinced I have become that neither side of the political spectrum has a clue about how to fix it. Both seem hopelessly locked into a narrative that, on its own, will not solve the country’s systemic problems.

Justice for All?

Justice for All?

On September 21st, 2011 at Jackson Prison in Georgia, an African-American man, Troy Davis was executed for a crime, many believe he did not commit. Prior to his execution Davis declared his innocents and addressed his friends and family saying, ‘All I ask is that you look deeper into this case so that you can really see the truth.’

10 Reasons Why We Should Do Away With Capital Punishment

10 Reasons Why We Should Do Away With Capital Punishment

End capital punishment because it’s the right thing to do.

I get paid to be a redneck racist moron! Ain't Amurika great?

Ted Nugent: Lying Whore For Rick Perry

Why would you trust a man that says he doesn’t want to end Social Security and then TELLS you how he is going to end Social Security? Am I missing something?

Rick Perry Is The New Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy

Rick Perry Is The New Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy

Yes, Rick Perry is being thought of as the new Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy. So…does he see Russia from Texas? Apart from the fact that he obviously employs the old style of his Texan mentor and predecessor George W. Bush, being a shoot from the hip ask questions later…if at all, kinda guy, he definitely needs to ‘shed the image of a novice with a sparse understanding of the nuts and bolts of foreign policy.’