Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Try "Hey, Senator, if you are so hot on national defense then why do you call for the end of NSA surveillance? The Bush 43 administration tried that for 7-8 months in 2001 and then BOOM! There went the World Trade Center. Get it?" Or maybe try "Why do you say that New Jersey is a gimmee state, when it's a net donor to the nation and your state is a net taker?" You can always ask the other question second.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
Master Explaner Ezra Klein Gives a Clearer Picture of the Justice Departments Actions Over Texas Redistricting and Voter ID laws.
With that and with Texas and other states' restrictive Voter ID laws, the federal government needs to take the actions it is enacting to save Civil Rights.
Justice Department Petitions Federal Court to Again Subject Texas, North Carolina Election Tampering to Mandated Pre-Clearance
The truth is that Republicans from the governor to the legislature are scamming another American city in the take over of Detroit.
I'd like people to look into the eyes of those folks whose pensions are about to be flushed down the toilet by GOP grabbing the goods and selling them off to fat cats.
But I'll let the lady in this video explain why taking away pensions is not the answer to Detroit's problems.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Also, what does it mean to leave out food stamps (SNAP). Surely not to stop their distribution at the end of the fiscal year (I hope for those who need them), but does inflation get used as a basis for their increase, is there going to be no increase? Or is the food stamp program to be dealt with tied to a more incongruous bill -- one that Democrats want so much they will vote to cut the SNAP program.
The ultimate result of SNAP is that farmers get paid more and people eat, so it is a perfect match for the Farm Bill, but the GOP never lets sense get in it way of harming the working class and helping rich people.
I guess we'll learn later.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Well, the second video was edited to take out the allegation that B37's husband knows Mark O'Mara other than by name, being an attorney. Other people made the jump to Mark NeJame who has two daughters. NeJame has indeed hosted a fund raising event with O'Mara. He was also hired as an analyst at CNN and his connections with the first judge on the case caused her to recuse herself. I doubt that NeJame would endanger his paycheck from CNN to get his wife on the jury. One Twitter user says that NeJames' daughters are 20 years younger than B37's (which I think I remember as being in mid to late 20's and living in other states).
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Monday, July 15, 2013
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Sunday, July 14, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
The Last Word on Last Arguments in Zimmerman Trial Feat OJ Simpson Prosecutor Marsha Clarke on The Last Word
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
How the Washington Media Got the IRS Scandal Wrong, and How Salon Pretended it Only Knows the Truth While Smearing MSNBC
MSNBC was uncovering the fact that it wasn't a real scandal early and often, unlike many other news sources who saw $$ signs coming their way if they played the American public for fools going along with the GOP lies promoted by Darrell Issa who is the king of phony scandal and investigation to smear the Democrats and get the GOP back into the White House.
And now at the end after the whole scandal has been shown to be phony by the release of transcripts that Chairman Issa refused to present to the media by Democrats on the Oversight and Investigations committee, Salon comes along and postures that only they had it correct. This is another example of the "ultra liberal" media making shit up for money.
I do appreciate that all media needs money, but I find so often that wildcat and ultra lib groups playing the extreme cards and then railing about how only they will tell you the truth tends to harm the political discussion. And, then they go over the edge, like with the NSA claims fed to the news media from two Libertarians who the ultra-libs pretend are liberals, though Libertarians are actually to the right of the GOP.
And we saw this in the last Clinton years, where the magazines had to be sent by mail (The Nation and Mother Jones were two publications I was devoted to, but they have to be taken with a grain of salt when they get too extreme. -- Though now MJ is called moderate and is compared to what many upstarts print online.)
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