Barack Obama the Tax Slasher Versus The Tea Party

Barack Obama the Tax Slasher Versus The Tea Party

The last time middle classes taxes were this low was in 1995 (2008 was an exception). A big, whopping thank you to President Obama and the Democrats for looking out for the middle class instead of the wealthy. Meanwhile, “Tea Partiers” are out protesting their taxes, half of which they don’t pay, while others have been reduced.

Palin Contract Scandal Shredder Gate Blows Up

Palin Contract Scandal Shredder Gate Blows Up

Palin’s controversial speech at Cal State University leads to Shredder Gate scandal. State Senator Yee (D-Ca) gave a press conference today regarding Shredder Gate. Not only did the university deny they had the records, but later claimed that they could not release the Palin contract due to a rider specifying privacy in Palin’s contract.

Palin’s Latest Scandal: Bendy Straws, Lear Jets and Shredded Documents

Palin’s Latest Scandal: Bendy Straws, Lear Jets and Shredded Documents

It kinda looks like she quit to line her pockets. So, I guess it wasn’t all about “progressin’ Alaska”. But ya’ know, money isn’t everything. A girl’s gotta have values, also too. And helpin’ us understand HRH’s “common sense conservative values” is her contract with the California State University, Stanislaus Foundation, where Palin is scheduled to “speak” at a June 25 gala hosted by the foundation to mark the university’s 50th anniversary.
You probably guessed by now that there’s more to this story, as hypocrisy, cover-ups and scandal are just par for the course for the Conservative darling.

The WikiLeaks Video and Progressive Responsibility in Unnecessary Wars

The WikiLeaks Video and Progressive Responsibility in Unnecessary Wars

I protested the Iraq war, way before it was cool to do so, and the Wikileaks Video of “Collateral Murder” demonstrates why I opposed the invasion, but I also spent a week embedded with training soldiers, as they took on the exhaustive task of preparing for battle. Those on the left who criticize miss the point as their self-righteous reaction is a simplistic denial of their own complicity in allowing this war to be fought.

Weekly Round Up of Republican Wing Nut Circus April 10, 2010

Weekly Round Up of Republican Wing Nut Circus April 10, 2010

It’s hard to keep up with the Republicans these days. They’re a regular three-ring circus being lead around by leaders like Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck — two out of three of whom we know didn’t finish college. We haven’t seen Palin’s degree from the 5th or 6th college she attended, but recklessly, we are taking her word that she graduated. Personally, I’m still waiting to see her high school diploma, but that’s just me. At any rate, with leaders like this, it’s no wonder that the Republicans are going up in flames.

Palin Flops with Bombed Out Wine and Spirit Crowd

Palin Flops with Bombed Out Wine and Spirit Crowd

Sarah pimped for the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America convention today. The convention runs April 6-8 at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip. The strip? Did anyone call Steele! Oh, I kid. I kid. This is all legal and family-ish. Except for the booze and evangelical thing, but as the Republicans have been trying so hard to demonstrate, no one is perfect. Thing is, I guess no one gave her any palm notes before she spoke, cuz the ex-candidate-for-something-turned-reality-TV-bomb apparently thought she was at a political rally.

The Republican Siren Song of Sedition

The Republican Siren Song of Sedition

Throughout my life I’ve never hated someone’s message so much that I wanted to shut him or her down by force. My liberal parents taught me that those folks had a right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech. This is our right as American citizens. Part of my job as a citizen is to tolerate ideas with which I do not agree, so long as they do not infringe on the rights and safety of others. This is a concept that Republicans no longer understand.

Alaskans Adamantly Rebuke Palin’s Denial of Stoking Violence

Alaskans Adamantly Rebuke Palin’s Denial of Stoking Violence

Sarah Palin’s ties with the AIP (which itself has strong ties with white supremacists groups, the same groups the Secret Service blamed for the death threats against candidate Obama) should have been a warning about what kind of person she was, but the media were charmed by her folksy mom image. And while Americans finally decided she was unqualified to be Vice President, they never got a glimpse of the real Sarah. The real Sarah is a dangerous extremist. And she has the past to prove it.

Poutraged Eric Cantor Blames Democrats for Tea Party Violence

Poutraged Eric Cantor Blames Democrats for Tea Party Violence

Righteous Eric Cantor claimed yesterday that his office was the target of gun violence. I wondered at the time the teabaggers may have shot at his office, seeing as they are now furious with Republicans for allowing a “Marxist Socialist Nazi” to “take over” the healthcare sector. But whose fault is that? They wouldn’t be so angry if Republicans hadn’t been lying to them for so long. So how would that have made the violence equal, if in fact, he had been targeted by the teabaggers? You lay down with dogs….Just to be sure, I checked Palin’s target map and I didn’t see Eric name on there anywhere. And then I remembered how Republicans love to play victim as soon as the heat gets turned up on them. Unfortunately for Cantor, the police don’t concur with his version of events. So much for Cantor’s desperate attempt to take cover for being a bully by hopping on the victim bus.

McCain to Double Down on His Losing Health Care Strategy

McCain to Double Down on His Losing Health Care Strategy

McCain is everywhere this post-healthcare reform passage morning. McCain is apparently feelin’ rather badly for himself and his party, as his main message today is “Everything we did wrong in the last year, we’re going to do more of! We’re going to run on repealing healthcare reform. We’re not going to be a part of any solutions. And lastly, I am bringing Palin back for another Hail Mary next week.”

The Daily Show Satirizes Aryan Con Glenn Beck

The Daily Show Satirizes Aryan Con Glenn Beck

Last night, Jon Stewart, that lone courageous patriot, explained to us how Conservative Libertarians are really Aryan Cons lying to us all and making us all slaves using nothing but a chalk board and some ovals! Yes, SLAVES! Jesus, theocracy, fire and brimstone!

Nuns Diss Bishops by Supporting Healthcare: Only Fake Christians Left

Nuns Diss Bishops by Supporting Healthcare: Only Fake Christians Left

The Nuns have came together to say they care MORE about pragmatic reality, MORE about helping people, MORE about correcting the unjust practices in the current healthcare system than they do obeying the patriarchs of the Catholic Church, who are cynically catering to political powers. This is a gift to humanity, the women’s movement, social justice, Democrats, and certainly Jesus if one believes.

Domestic Violence Victims Denied Health Insurance by GOP Senators

Domestic Violence Victims Denied Health Insurance by GOP Senators

Let’s say you were going to cast a Republican Clown Show of Hypocrites who ran on “Family Values” whilst cheating on their wives and voting against women’s rights at every turn.

Let’s imagine this is the most ridiculous Clown Show ever… so bad that these Republican Clowns actually voted against protecting battered women from being cut off from health insurance access. Yes, let’s pretend that they actually voted to ensure that in nine states, health insurance companies could tell a woman who has been battered that she has a pre-existing condition.

Sarah Palin Throws another Top Aide under the Bus

Sarah Palin Throws another Top Aide under the Bus

One of the few top aides who were still with Sarah Palin announced her resignation today. Palin has a long history of tossing her biggest supporters under the Palin Bus, making sure to leave their reputation in tatters as the bus rolls over them in its relentlessly ambitious journey to her self-described God-mandated “destiny” as President.

The Media Carries The GOP’s Water With the Govt is Broken Narrative

The Media Carries The GOP’s Water With the Govt is Broken Narrative

Democrats are ultimately responsible for solving the problem of the gridlock. But Democrats can’t force Republicans to work together to solve the country’s problems, and frankly, this meme only reinforces the illogical idea the Democrats have power over Republicans. Blaming Democrat for GOP obstructionism is ridiculous. That’s like blaming a domestic violence victim for the abuser’s behavior. Democrats have control over their own behavior, and their only choice right now is to overcome the GOP obstructionism using any legal means necessary.

Sarah Palin Urges Tea Party to Join Republican Party

Tea Party Queen Sarah Palin stuck the knife of betrayal into the cause yesterday while speaking at an event hosted by Arkansas Republican Party. She urged them to pick a Party, reminding them that the Republican party is most in line with the Tea Party’s values of “small government”. Yes, she said this with a straight face.