Archive for the ‘Terrorism’ Category

Trump Has Been Great for Advancing Progressivism

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Having a Conservative extremist in the White House has done more to mobilize Progressives than any Democrat could have.

 
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January 30, 2017
Posted in: Abortion rights, Civil Rights, Economy, Environment, Global Warming, Greed, Healthcare, Immigration Reform, Infrastructure, myth busting, National Security, Partisanship, Racism, Religion, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, Unconstitutional

Predictions for 2017: It’s the end of the world as we know it.

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My annual look back at the laughably failed predictions of the so-called psychics, my scorecard for last years predictions, and my predictions for the coming year.

 
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December 31, 2016
Posted in: Abortion rights, Civil Rights, Economy, Environment, General, Global Warming, Greed, Healthcare, Immigration Reform, Infrastructure, Jobs, Middle East, Money, National Security, Partisanship, Party of Life, Politics, Predictions, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes, Terrorism, Unconstitutional, War

15 Years After 9/11. Doesn’t Anyone Know How to End a War? A 21st Century “Marshall Plan”.

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After 15 years of war in the Middle East with no end in sight, how is it no candidate running for president can conceive of a new approach to ending America’s longest war?

 
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September 12, 2016
Posted in: Election, Middle East, National Security, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War

Pro-Gun Supporters ALREADY Told Us They Don’t Need an Assault Weapon to Stop One

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“If *I* had been in that (latest mass shooting location), *I* could have taken that guy out!” You heard them too I’ll bet. Those chest-beating low-brow far Right gun nuts telling us how if THEY had been there with THEIR pistol/Glock/etc when all those people were being shot, THEY could have taken out the mass shooter […]

 
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June 13, 2016
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, myth busting, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism

Ted Cruz Promises Massive War if Elected. Vows to “get” ISIS using “overwhelming force”.

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During Fox “news” Sunday, Evangelical Sen. Ted Cruz picks Easter Sunday to promise a mass invasion of Muslim nations.

 
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March 28, 2016
Posted in: Election, Middle East, Religion, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Insanity, Terrorism, War

Republicans Bemoan Obama’s Iran Hostage Deal. But Republican presidents fared FAR worse

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Following last weeks release of 10 servicemen and 5 civilians from Iranian custody in only a matter of hours, Republicans were quick to condemn Obama for showing weakness. But Reagan & both Bushes did the same with worse results.

 
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January 18, 2016
Posted in: myth busting, National Security, Partisanship, Politics, rewriting history, Terrorism

GOP’s Slide Toward Fascism Has Become Impossible To Ignore

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When Donald Trump’s call to bar Muslim’s entry into the U.S. received widespread condemnation, his GOP competitors whom have failed to gain any traction against him jumped on the Condemnation Bandwagon. But everyone seems to forget what spurred Trump’s first foray into politics: questioning the birthplace of the nation’s first African American president and suggesting he was a “secret Muslim”.

 
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December 14, 2015
Posted in: Election, Immigration Reform, National Security, Politics, Racism, Religion, Right-wing Facism, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War

When Do We Stop Listening to Conservatives on How to Fight Terrorism?

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We’ve been following the same policies of the same people who created this mess for 14 years and it’s not getting better. When do we finally say “enough is enough” and start thinking outside-the-box on ways to bring this war to an end?

 
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December 7, 2015
Posted in: Election, Immigration Reform, Infrastructure, Middle East, National Security, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism

Home of the Brave? Govs & Congress Terrified of Refugees. GOP Front-runners Channel… you know who.

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Following the Paris attacks, if anyone had just cause to fear strangers from a war zone entering their country, it was the French. Instead, they said to the world, “We will not be intimidated!” and recommitted themselves to accepting 30 Thousand additional Syrian Refugees (which, as I pointed out last week, is a very smart move.) […]

 
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November 23, 2015
Posted in: Election, Immigration Reform, Middle East, myth busting, National Security, Politics, Racism, Religion, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Insanity, Terrorism, War

Why we NEED the Syrian Refugees (SPECIAL EDITION)

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My letter to President Obama: Dear Mr. President, Tx Sen. Ted Cruz said we would be “crazy” to allow in the Syrian Refugees right now. I say we would be “crazy” NOT TO! Refugees are like an INOCULATION against domestic terrorism. They have seen the horrors of ISIS first hand, then integrate into their communities […]

 
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November 18, 2015
Posted in: Civil Rights, fake scandals, Immigration Reform, Middle East, myth busting, National Security, Racism, Religion, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism

Paris, Freedom Fries and The Problem of Jihadi Recruitment.

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The terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday brought back memories of 9/11 for a lot of people. But for me, I was more reminded of how all this leads back to George Bush’s disastrous decision to invade Iraq in the first place… and the fact France warned us not to do it, calling military intervention in Iraq: “the […]

 
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November 16, 2015
Posted in: Infrastructure, Middle East, myth busting, National Security, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War

Obama Extends The Longest War in U.S. History. Here’s How to End It

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Last week, President Obama was forced to reluctantly concede that the War in Afghanistan was not going to end on his watch as hoped. One of his first acts upon entering office in 2009 was to send an additional 30,000 troops into Afghanistan (Side note: Republicans blame the continued fighting in Iraq on President Obama withdrawing our […]

 
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October 19, 2015
Posted in: Infrastructure, Middle East, National Security, Seems Obvious to Me, Terrorism, War