Category Archives: The Middle-Class

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

LMAO @ the Soul of American Conservatism’s Faux Indignation

‘Meany’ Democrat Senator Jay Rockefeller – WV launched the 2014 Memorial Day weekend by inflicting boo-boo feelings and stinging conservatives’ sensitivities by suggesting Republican opposition to Mr. Obama, and the ACA, may be attributed to the President’s race at a Commerce, Science Transportation Committee Hearing. – Read the full article

Ben Carson: Talking Out of Both Sides of His Mouth

As Dr. Ben Carson inches his way closer to a 2016 run for President, he’s trying desperately to sound like the grown up in the room, but he just can’t pull it off. After calling the veterans’ healthcare crisis “a gift from God”, Carson had this to say on (where else?) Fox News: “We need seriousness here rather than just political speak. – Read the full article

It’s April 15th, Time For Conservatives to Start Bashing Their Base

It’s tax time folks, the most festive season next to Christmas for Conservatives; a time for them to revel in smearing those less fortunate, while ignoring the obscene tax breaks given to Corporate America, and failed presidential candidates. This year, before Conservatives call out the dogs to perpetuate their “47% of Americans don’t pay taxes” rallying cry, and get the lemmings hatin’ on Grandma, our disabled veterans, and the poor, let’s put some  facts out there. – Read the full article

Important Videos from the DCCC

The DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) Chairman Steve Israel released this video framing the 2014 election: Democrats are on the side of the working class, the middle class, the poor, the unemployed, the uninsured, women, minorities, and many others. DCCC also released the video “Banning A Woman’s Choice,” which highlights special interest Lobbyist David Jolly’s agenda to overturn Roe v. – Read the full article

Judges Cure For “Affluenza” Killings Will Spread The Disease.

Disease, Disease, Spreading the disease With some help from [Judge Jean Boyd] He’ll bring the world down to its knees. Anthrax: Among The Living.* Much has been made of the decision by Judge Jean Boyd of Texas to allow 16 year old Ethan Couch to escape incarceration after killing 4 people while driving drunk. – Read the full article

Just Who Are The Job Creators? Hint: Not Who Republicans Say

Henry Blodget is the CEO of Business Insider, a site that has over 25 million visitors a month. Simply put, Blodget’s resume as a financial analyst, and success in the world of business is impressive. Blodget has written a column for Business Insider that succinctly defines who is and who is not responsible for job creation in the American economy.  – Read the full article

Pope Francis Officially Wins Me Over

“Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system.” Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel, 11/26/2013 In a document described as a roadmap for issues that are likely to define his papacy, Pope Francis took direct aim at the fundamental economic theory of the modern conservative movement. – Read the full article

Re-reading Dr. King in 2013

Dr. Martin Luther King said, I must make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers. First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action”; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a “more convenient season.” Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. – Read the full article

Right To Life Michigan Looks To Deplete Medical Coverage For Rape

Right to Life president Barbara Listing is seeking signatures for a ballot petition that if passed will require women to purchase extra health insurance coverage in order to get medical help in case of rape or even incest.  The ballot wants to prohibit insurance companies from covering abortion procedures in their basic plan and require it to be purchased as a separate rider. – Read the full article

Mr. Obama, Tear Down the Private Profit Prisons

“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of its industrial and coal mining jobs, was sentenced to 3 months in juvenile detention.  – Read the full article

Gerrymandering, Jury-Rigging and Judicial Rewriting Are the Wave of the Future, Conservative Soldiers!

Greetings and salutations, fellow captains of industry and our Republican lapdogs!  I’m wiring you this electronic mail-o-gram from the deck of my mega-yacht Duchess’ Bounty.  What wizardry is this, you may ask, that such a feat is possible from the seas?  – Read the full article