Archive for the ‘Rants’ Category

Two more cold blooded gun murders, one on live TV, and nothing will change (once again.)

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“Any chance of sane gun-control legislation in this country disappeared the moment we decided the brutal mass murder of 20 innocent school children was acceptable.” An acceptable price to pay to protect the availability of guns. We did that. I wish I could take credit for this quote, but I read it and can’t remember where. It’s not exact […]

 
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August 31, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, Party of Life, Rants, Right-Wing Insanity

Let’s Face Facts: Spike in violence against Blacks tied to Right Wing hostility toward Obama

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After news broke of the mass murder of nine African-American members of the AME Church of Charleston, SC last Thursday, the “discovery” that the shooter was a Confederate Flag waving racist gun nut, surprised no one. What WAS surprising was the lengths to which Fox “news” went to to suggest that this might have been an attack on […]

 
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June 22, 2015
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, myth busting, Party of Life, Politics, Racism, Rants, Religion, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism

If Hillary is nominee in 2016, she has my vote. Here is how to win my SUPPORT.

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At the start of the 2008 presidential race, I was a Hillary Clinton supporter. I was a “Health care Reform” voter and she had made reform a key plank in her campaign. But as the race dragged on (with the help of Republican’s engaging in what Rush Limbaugh coined “Operation Chaos”), the debate turned nasty between her and […]

 
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April 13, 2015
Posted in: Election, Politics, Rants, Scandals, Seems Obvious to Me, War

Electorate Votes Big for Progressive Policies (and the people least likely to implement them)

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What conclusions can be drawn from an electorate that voted overwhelmingly for Progressive policies in last Tuesday’s election only to also vote for the people LEAST likely to implement them? In EVERY state where raising the Minimum Wage was on the ballot, all Deep-RED states, it won. In EVERY state where marijuana legalization was on the […]

 
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November 10, 2014
Posted in: Election, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, Rants, Seems Obvious to Me, voting

Will Voters Overlook Shutdown, Sequester, Impeachment and Economic Chaos over ISIS & Ebola fears?

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In mid-2004, the BBC ran a three-part miniseries entitled “The Power of Nightmares”. The subject of the documentary was the idea that where we once elected people with the brightest vision of our future (the “sunny optimist”), today we elect the people with the biggest fears, ridiculing their critics as “naive” and “inadequately concerned” of whatever […]

 
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October 27, 2014
Posted in: Election, Partisanship, Politics, Rants, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, voting

Dems, If You Want To Win the Senate, stop accepting GOP line that Obama is a failure.

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I don’t know what angers me more: Hearing every pundit on TV talk about how “unpopular” President Obama is citing questionable polling numbers as the basis for their opinion, or Democratic candidates who believe it and then run in fear of being associated with him (again, I’m looking at YOU Alison Lundergan-Grimes. You are about […]

 
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October 13, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Election, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Rants, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, voting

Scientists of convenience: “Life begins at conception”?

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If you’re like me, you probably noticed loooooong ago that “Conservatives” and “Science” go together like horseshit & ice cream. In October of 2012, Congressman Paul Broun (in)famously declared that sciences like “global warming” and “evolution” were “lies straight from the pit of hell.” During the 2004 Presidential Campaign, John Kerry was called an “elitist” because he was fluent in […]

 
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July 7, 2014
Posted in: Abortion rights, myth busting, Party of Life, Politics, Rants, Religion, Right-Wing Insanity

Right Suddenly Outraged By A “Deserter” After Electing One President

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First off, let’s get a few facts straight. I am NOT defending Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, nor am I excusing him going AWOL (and let’s be clear, he’s NOT a “deserter”, you’re only AWOL the first 30 days, and he was captured long before then.) Second, it seems that the GOP would now have us put every American POW on trial […]

 
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June 9, 2014
Posted in: National Security, Partisanship, Politics, Rants, Right-Wing Insanity, Scandals, Terrorism, War

It’s Well-Past Time We Start Questioning Republican Patriotism

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On Wednesday, November 7th, 2012, the day after President Obama’s reelection, I already knew what to expect for the next four years. I remembered quite well how Republicans flat-out lost their friggin’ minds after President Clinton was reelected to a second term and was already reminding people what happened the last time Republicans controlled Congress after a Democrat was […]

 
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May 12, 2014
Posted in: fake scandals, Partisanship, Politics, Rants, Right-Wing Insanity, Scandals, Seems Obvious to Me

The Botched Execution and The Party of Life

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Last Tuesday, the state of Oklahoma began the process of executing two death row inmates by “lethal injection”, which is no longer a simple matter. The original drug cocktail necessary to do the job is no longer made and actual doctors have been banned from taking part in executions… the kind of deadly combination one might […]

 
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May 5, 2014
Posted in: Crime, Party of Life, Rants, Right-wing Facism

Putin Response to Snowden on Domestic Spying Sounds Awfully Familiar

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(Just a quick observation as I type this up Easter Evening.) Pseudo-patriot Edward Snowden made an appearance on Russian TV last Thursday and given the opportunity to ask President Putin what I’m certain he believed was an uncomfortable question about domestic spying. He flopped, of course. But all I could think about was how Putin’s response […]

 
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April 21, 2014
Posted in: National Security, Politics, Rants, Right-wing Facism, Seems Obvious to Me, Unconstitutional

Let’s Not Be So Quick to Vilify the Flight 370 Pilots Before the Facts Are In

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I‘ve been quite bothered these past few weeks over the way everyone… both on the Right AND the Left… seems to be leaping to conclusions about what exactly happened to Malaysia Flight370 that disappeared without a trace nearly two weeks ago (as I write this, ships & spotter planes are racing to the Indian Ocean to examine what […]

 
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March 24, 2014
Posted in: fake scandals, Predictions, Rants