Category Archives: Progressives

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Good Cop/Bad Cop and Racism

Lead Story ♀ The women of New Horizons’ Pluto flyby Women make up 25 percent of the New Horizons flyby team. Science team leader Fran Bagenal said, “This isn’t remarkable – it’s just how it is.” Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Who’s Behind the Planned Parenthood Sting Video? – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion, Animals & the Environment

Lead Story ♀ Disappearing Trees: Using Google Earth To Map Deforestation Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀A New Model in the Fight for Abortion Rights ♀Tennessee Republican who pressured mistress to have abortion votes to restrict them for other women – Because the only rights are Republican rights.   – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Good Cop/Bad Cop, LGBTQ, Racism

Lead Story Sen. Lindsey Graham, or, as he may soon be known, El Dictador. ♀ Lindsey Graham: as president I would deploy the military against Congress – Graham is proposing that his first act as president would be to use the military to force the legislative branch to pass his agenda.   – Read the full article

President Obama’s State of the Union & Real Time Public Reaction to Joni Ernst’s Response

I was impressed by President Obama’s State of the Union Address, SOTU, a report of generally good news. Granted, the economy and the country have room for improvement. He outlined a big step forward in the next two years.  Ironically, and I really hate this about Democrats; the President is bold and more outspoken after the crushing 2014 midterm results….WHY, why do progressives play this 4th quarter, ‘Johnny comes TOUGH’ after an election or loss?! – Read the full article

Vote / Not Vote …. Who Are You REALLY Punishing?

We’re in the golden 60-day countdown toward the 2014 midterms, and democratic voting blocks are threatening to boycott state elections. I wish to address these progressives, liberals, Dem constituents, (punctuating my comments directly at immigration activists) intending to sit at home this election cycle under the misguided ideal they’re punishing the party…..but before I get to the meat…. – Read the full article

Senator Cory Booker’s Campaign Kickoff in Garfield, NJ…and I was there!

Wednesday, September 3, was the official kickoff campaign for Senator Cory Booker to secure re-election as the Garden States’ junior Senator. Newark’s former Mayor scheduled an all day odyssey to transverse the states’ segment of Interstate -95’s corridor.  I secured a good seat at the Boys’ & Girls’ Club in Garfield, NJ for my first campaign stomp event.The room was a stronghold of NJ Democrats, including Mayor Dawn Zimmer of Hoboken (#bridgegate witness) Congressman Pascrell the senior Senator Robert Mendez (grainy, but you can see him seated beside Senator Booker and on the right side, Mr. – Read the full article

Contra Frank

Thomas Frank is a columnist for Salon and his effort today is certain to get a lot of attention, mainly from gleeful right-wingers pointing to Frank’s article as proof from the left that President Obama is a failure. The title of Frank’s column is Admit It: Obama Has Failed. – Read the full article

A Peek of What Campaigns May Come

Congressman Charles Rangel (D) – NY NY State Senator – Adriano Espaillat (D) – NY The NY primary race between 22-term Democrat, Congressman Charles Rangel (D) – NY has flown under the media radar. State Senator Adriano Espaillat (D) – NY, for the second time since 2012, is seeking to unseat Mr. – Read the full article

Dear Hillary: Fight Back

When the Republicans come after our nominee, and you know they will — now I personally believe they should be so embarrassed by the failed record of President Bush that they should say they won’t field a candidate, but I’m afraid they will — and so once again we know exactly what they will do. – Read the full article

On The Duck Dynasty Blowup: Which Side Won This Week?

A&E has ended the suspension of the Duck Dynasty racist homophobe, after Cracker Barrel apologized for discontinuing merchandise associated with the program. These two actions have caused much hand wringing consternation from many who tend to agree with me on political issues. – Read the full article

I Guess That Makes Me A Sociopath Then…

Writing for Mother Jones, Kevin Drum notes the awful poll numbers for Republicans following the government shutdown:  Ted Cruz and his fellow tea partiers have done tremendous damage to the Republican Party brand. If I were sociopathic and didn’t care about my country, it would almost be enough to make me hope that they do it again a little closer to Election Day.   – Read the full article

Republicans Should Want To Lose The Shutdown Battle, And How They Can Gracefully

If Republicans win their quixotic battle to partially reverse, defund or in some other manner mangle, fold or spindle Obamacare, they will set one of the most damaging precedents imaginable. There have been other shutdowns in the past, but the difference this time is that Republicans are trying to coerce a change to a law that is not related to the budget. – Read the full article