Archive for the ‘Unconstitutional’ Category

Is Anyone Surprised Republicans Are Talking Impeachment?

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I had been thinking it for years before I tweeted last January: “Reminder on importance of 2014 mid-terms: GOP impeached Clinton his final two years. #MtP”. And like swallows returning to Capistrano, the GOP seems to think that “impeachment” is a perfectly acceptable response to circumventing every Democratic presidency in its sixth year. They’ve been looking […]

 
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July 28, 2014
Posted in: Election, fake scandals, Middle East, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Unconstitutional

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

A Liberal Look: Snowden No Hero

In 1992, the short-lived ABC investigative news program “Primetime Live”, following up on reports by former employees, revealed that national grocery chain “Food Lion” was engaging in “cost cutting measures” that included cleaning old food that had already been tossed in the dumpster (eg: cutting off the discolored spots on broccoli), washing expired meat with bleach and […]

 

January 6, 2014
Posted in: Crime, Rants, Scandals, Seems Obvious to Me, Unconstitutional

Why Don’t We Question Close Races AFTER We Win to See Why They Were So Close?

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I don’t know why, but before every election in recent memory, we hear lots of reports of Republican attempts to disenfranchise tens of thousands (millions?) of legitimate legal voters all in the name of “protecting elections from (non-existent) voter fraud”. So they pass laws, new restrictions, and implement despicable practices like “voter caging” to stop LEGAL […]

 
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November 11, 2013
Posted in: Election, Politics, Unconstitutional, voting

Time to Liberate the Debt Ceiling Hostage

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Why do we even HAVE a “debt ceiling”? Plenty of people have asked this question in the past and no one seems to have a good answer. It doesn’t limit spending. Spending is decided in The House, and clearly Congress doesn’t keep the Debt Ceiling in mind when passing a Budget or appropriations. It’s a self-imposed limitation passed in 1917 […]

 
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October 14, 2013
Posted in: Economy, Money, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, Right-Wing Insanity, Unconstitutional

What the Debt Ceiling Fight is REALLY About: Impeachment

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By the time you read this, you’ll already know whether or not the GOP has once again Shutdown the Federal Government for the first time since they last did it 17 years ago. But let me make a last minute prediction that in the wee hours of the morning, both sides will agree to a one-month extension, at […]

 
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October 1, 2013
Posted in: Economy, fake scandals, General, Healthcare, Money, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, rewriting history, Right-Wing Insanity, Unconstitutional

A Market Plunge/Rally, Trayvon, DOMA, Voting Rights and Paula Deen. The Heat is On.

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So much has happened these past couple of weeks, I could have spent hours discussing each one: We saw a series of triple-digit plunges in the DOW in just a few days caused by what? GOOD news on the economy. (WTF?) The “Zimmerman Trial” finally got underway… with a Knock-Knock Joke. The Supreme Court declared Same-Sex Marriage legal […]

 
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July 1, 2013
Posted in: Crime, Economy, Global Warming, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, Politics, Racism, Rants, Unconstitutional

Revealing Surveillance Methods Just Result In More Complex Surveillance

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Back in the 1980’s/90’s, the National Security Agency (NSA) was so top secret, the joke around Washington was that “NSA” stood for “No Such Agency”, because no one would even confirm its existence. I can remember when saying that you believe such a super-secret agency even exists made you sound like a conspiracy nut. But in January of […]

 
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June 10, 2013
Posted in: Crime, fake scandals, Politics, Terrorism, Unconstitutional

Why Aren’t Obama’s Scandals Gaining Traction? Because the public knows the messengers have no credibility.

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Godwin’s Law states that the longer any political argument goes on, the greater the likelihood is someone will compare the other side to Hitler. It’s a sound law that has withstood the test of time. But not only is it reliable, it points out a very important point when arguing politics: eventually one side… clearly seeing […]

 
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June 3, 2013
Posted in: fake scandals, Jobs, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes, Unconstitutional

Okay Wingnuts, Ya Wanna Talk Impeachment, Let’s Talk Impeachment

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Since 2006, I’ve had two bumper stickers in the rear window of my car (affixed with Scotch Tape). The first reading “EndlessThis War” from MoveOn.org that… fittingly… blew out of my car window last month when the tape cracked & dried with age, and the other reading: “Support Our Troops. Impeach Bush-Cheney”. Every once in a while someone asks me […]

 
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May 13, 2013
Posted in: fake scandals, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Rants, rewriting history, Right-Wing Insanity, Unconstitutional

Attention GOP: You can’t dismantle gun reform then go around calling the bill “ineffective”

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This Thursday will be the 20th Anniversary of the end of the raid on the “Branch Davidian” compound in Waco, Texas where religious gun nuts holed up with a messianic cult-leader decided that a BATF raid (following the murder of a BATF Agent that tried to investigate them for illegally transporting and selling guns across state lines) was a fulfillment of End-Times prophecy […]

 
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April 15, 2013
Posted in: Crime, Guns & Violence, Money, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Unconstitutional

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