Category Archives: Politics

Florida Will Make It Easier to Kill

Florida Plans To Make a Bad Law Worse In one of the most glaring NRA-has-us-by-the-nuts moves, Florida is attempting to make it easier to claim a “stand your ground defense, and they’ll pay you for it too. From the Orlando Sentinel: In a bizarre, dangerous and costly new expansion to the NRA-backed “stand your ground law,” GOP legislators want to increase the burden of proof on prosecutors trying to convict anyone who claims self-defense. – Read the full article

GOP Swaps Big Tent For Big Rubber Room

The Right Wing is seriously losing its collective shit. Plans for the “big tent” that never materialized will be scrapped to make way for a much needed rubber room. Conservatives are flailing about like they’re possessed, ranting and raving about everything, seeing persecution around every corner, while Michele Bachmann runs around yelling “The Rapture is coming, the Rapture is coming” like some Evangelical Paul Revere. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Animals & the Environment and Good Cop/Bad Cop

Lead Story ♀ Speaker John Boehner to resign from Congress – And Vox has a thorough review of why. Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Illegal Abortion Is Dangerous, Birth Control Works, and Other Inconvenient Truths for Pro-Lifers  ♀ 15 Years On, Conservatives Are Still Trying to Kill the Abortion Pill ♀ When “Pro-Life” Means “Anti-Birth Control” ♀ Anti-Abortion Group Loses Last Ditch Attempt to Avoid Legal Process ♀ Senate Democrats Block Restrictive 20-Week Abortion Ban ♀ PPFA President Agrees to Testify Before House Committee; House Dems Demand CMP Testify, Too ♀ Stat check: No, women couldn’t just “go somewhere else” if Planned Parenthood closed ♀ Senate halts Planned Parenthood defund bid – And thereby averts another government shutdown. – Read the full article

Be Careful With Single State Polls

Ok, I’ll preface this by saying I don’t think Hillary is any better than Bernie as a person. They’re both remarkable people and we’d be fortunate to have either as a president. But I’m seeing an awful lot of blogs cheering Bernie’s lead over Hillary in New Hampshire and Iowa. – Read the full article

Look who felt the BERN!

Hats off to the Bernie Sanders campaign, thundering across the partisan divide….even Jeb feels the Bern! Catch it! – Read the full article

Koch Creation, Scott Walker Failing….Possibly 2nd, 2016 Presidential DOA!

Well, Monday early evening is ushering good news to jump-start the work-week. Speculating rumors are circulating that Governor Scott Walker (R) – WI, (Koch Creation) might be bailing from the 2016 Presidential race. Igor & Dr. Frankenstein’s political creation & mega-money, could not prevent the ultimate collapse of this no substance, empty candidate.  – Read the full article

Trump’s Big Policy Statement

People say Donald Trump has no concrete policies; they just never asked the right question. Until a Trump town hall in Rochester, New Hampshire, that is: And there you have it. – Read the full article

How Democrats Can Jumpstart Their Campaigns for 2016

By Margo Scott Dunn, Senior Account and Marketing Manager, The Campaign Workshop The presidential races in 2016 are already heating up, but there are a number of exciting opportunities for Democrats up and down the ticket in 2016. Here are some tips to jumpstart your 2016 Democratic campaign: Do a thorough self-assessment. – Read the full article

Jeffress Sells His Soul For Trump

Pastor Robert Jeffress, Faux News religionist extroadinaire, Republican God operative, and professional Christianity mangler, has decided Trump is the man. Yes, you read that right; even with the likes of über “Christians” Santorum and Huckabee in the race, Jeffress is backing thrice married, win at any cost, reserved palace in hell candidate, Donald Trump. – Read the full article

1998 Nightmares of Media Conglomerates Dictating Modern Life Realized

Created in 1998, Saturday Night Live spoofed “Government Rock”, ABC’S educational mini-infomercials with “Conspiracy Theory Rock”. Due to the controversial truths on corporate welfare, media’s exploiting and dictating campaigns, and finally, class warfare waged by the wealthy upon the poor & middle class, the skit was banned… No wonder the cable companies, broadcasters are desperately fighting for tiered internet traffic access and abolish net neutrality. – Read the full article

Video Clips of the Week

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Nationalism Resides in Eye of Beholder

Shameful characterization describing the boorish manner a nation relates to other countries, distinct peoples and opposing ideas. Contemptible perceptions buffeted upon unconscionable stereotypes ….. i.e. conservatives hating everyone different from them selves pursuant to oppressing and decimating their human rights. This universal etiquette of the right-wing is central to rallying support for their agenda, without exception to country, race, ethnicity, sexuality, issue or religion. – Read the full article