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Sunday, August 31, 2014

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According to Conservatives, Freedom Of Speech is Only

According to Conservatives, Freedom Of Speech is Only for Bigotry

posted by Ryan Denson In the middle of all this Phil Robertson controversy, I just have one quick question: Where were all these freedom of speech-loving Republicans when Martin Bashir was forced to resign from MSNBC? They certainly have jumped on the Constitutional bandwagon when it suits their political purpose. So after Phil Robertson was suspended from the hit A&E show ‘Duck Dynasty’ after making obscene, offensive and tasteless comments about blacks and gays, ... Full Story

10 Preposterous Conservative Myths

10 Preposterous Conservative Myths

  AUTHOR: Wes Williams We keep debunking them, but most Americans still believe these 10 preposterous conservative myths. Cartoon from politicalhumor.about.com. A lot of people will occasionally believe something that “just ain’t so.” Fortunately most will let go of an erroneous belief when presented with proof that their belief is incorrect, but that is often not the case if the person is a conservative. Conservatives are notorious for clinging to, and repeating, myths and ... Full Story

ALEC Members won’t support democracy

ALEC Members won’t support democracy

ALEC Members Refuse to Sign a Pledge Supporting Democracy   It is fair to assume that America is host to an incredibly ignorant population who know very little about their government and how it affects their daily lives. That sad fact was exposed in a brilliant 2008 book revealing that only 20% of the population can name the three branches of government and 49% think a president has the authority to suspend the Constitution. However, the population’s ignorance of their government aside, ... Full Story

How To Destroy An Entire Country

How To Destroy An Entire Country

By Alan Grayson From a recent 188-page report by the World Health Organization come these ghastly and appalling factoids: Suicide rates rose 40% in the first six months of 2011 alone. Murder has doubled. 9,100 doctors in Greece, roughly one out of every seven, have been laid off. Joining those doctors in joblessness are 27.6% of the entire Greek labor force. By comparison, in the depths of the Great Depression, unemployment in the United States peaked at a lower percentage ... Full Story

We can’t build a strong economy on a weak base

We can’t build a strong economy on a weak base

By Camille Moran Let’s bring the spirit of Christmas to Congress. The last time the minimum wage went up was in 2009, and, as the owner of a Christmas tree farm and other businesses, I think it’s time for another raise. Today’s $7.25 an hour minimum wage befits Scrooge – before he saw the error of his ways. It amounts to just $15,080 a year for full-time workers. Workers shouldn’t have to depend on food stamps or food banks to put Christmas Dinner on their ... Full Story

Republicans want war with Iran

Republicans want war with Iran

  Sabotaging House GOP Set to Derail President Obama’s Arms Deal with Iran (Video) Posted by: Barbara Friedland in Hot News December 8, 2013 , 11:48 am Eric Cantor (R-Warmonger) might have some Democratic allies in his goal to defeat the arms agreement between Iran and six other countries, including the United States. Currently this temporary nuclear pact has generated harsh criticism from many Republicans because it allows Iran to continue to enrich uranium. Cantor ... Full Story

Insurance Industry & the ACA

By Haiko Eichler Fact: The Insurance Industry is the biggest licensed gambling casino in the World! Let me explain: Every time you pay any insurance premium you are placing a bet that something BAD is going to happen to you and the insurance company is accepting your bet in the belief that the odds are that nothing bad is going to happen to you. The Insurance Companies do NOT make any money on the premiums they collect. They make their profits investing your premiums in the money ... Full Story

Rep Coffman a no show to constituents.

FLAT MIKE COFFMAN TO VISIT CD6 DURING RECESS WEEK, URGE CONSTITUENTS TO #GET COVERED   SINCE 3D COFFMAN HAS NO PUBLIC EVENTS, FLAT MIKE WILL HAVE TO “STAND IN”   Denver/Aurora/Brighton - Despite the Congressional recess and an in-district work week, Congressman Mike Coffman has no public events on his calendar to meet with his constituents. As a surrogate, Flat Mike, like Flat Stanley, will be “standing in” for Coffman and urging CD6 constituents to #GetCovered. Thanks to the ... Full Story

Veterans Day Thoughts

  No Glory in War for this Veteran By Andrew Larkin I am a veteran – of the Vietnam era, as are my friends and my brothers. My father, uncles, and an aunt were veterans of World War II. A great uncle was stationed on a battleship during World War I.  A great-grandfather fought in the Civil War, an immigrant in an Illinois regiment who suffered the rest of his life from his bullet wound. Veterans Day on November 11 was formerly Armistice Day, celebrating the end of the Great ... Full Story

Government shutdown 180 years in the making

Government shutdown 180 years in the making

    Mission Accomplished? Shutdown’s Dirty Southern Roots Began In 1832 John C. Calhoun The Tea Party-led shutdown of the federal government hasn’t opened a new era of paralyzing divisiveness in American government. On the contrary, the recent shutdown simply reconfirms a long-held trend in U.S. history, where certain factions of the country believe they have the right to nullify federal law. It’s no surprise, then, that the Tea Party Nullifiers hail from the ... Full Story

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