Archive for March, 2013

The Right’s Irrational Arguments Against Gun Control

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Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that he would be dropping the “assault weapons ban” from the Senate’s bill to ban Assault Weapons. If that’s not insane enough, how about his reasoning for doing so: Because it would fall “well short of the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster.” AND WHOSE [bleeping] FAULT […]

 
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March 25, 2013
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Unconstitutional

10th Anniversary of the Iraq War, the Price of Gas, and the Mess We’re In Today

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Tuesday marks the tenth anniversary of the saddest chapter of the George W. Bush presidency. Every disaster to follow… to this day… can be traced back to that decision to invade a relatively unarmed nation that had not attacked us, under the false pretense of “Weapons of Mass Destruction”. Our exploding National Debt, our decimated economy (from gas prices […]

 
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March 18, 2013
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Middle East, Money, Politics, Right-wing Facism, Terrorism, War

Did Rand Paul get his “Killing Americans with Drones” Idea from a Sitcom?

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Someone needs to ask. The holdup of President Obama’s choice for CIA Director John Brennan came to a dramatic head last week following Senator Rand Paul’s high-profile 13-hour filibuster on the Senate floor, demanding that the president “answer a simple question: Can the President of the United States order the assassination of an American citizen […]

 
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March 14, 2013
Posted in: fake scandals, General, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Unconstitutional, War

Obama’s Successes Equal Failure in GOP-speak.

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Back when I was in High School, there was this one kid that desperately wanted “the cool kids” to like him. And even though he had friends like me willing to hang out with him, he wouldn’t hesitate to abandon us for the greener pastures of “the in-crowd”… a group that lived to make his life miserable… […]

 
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March 11, 2013
Posted in: Economy, Jobs, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes

State Dept Says Modified Keystone Would Have Negligible Impact? (updated)

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Last May, after the original Keystone XL Pipeline proposal had been rejected by the Obama Administration, TransCanada submitted a new modified proposal for a shorter, more direct route for the same pipeline to pipe saturated tarsands “oil” from Alberta, Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast. After a ten-month review, the U.S. State Department released a preliminary report on Friday concluding that the revised […]

 
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March 4, 2013
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Jobs, myth busting