This week a 4-year-old kid fell into a gorilla enclosure at a zoo and zoo personnel killed the gorilla to save the boy’s life. Obviously everyone was freaked out that a zoo would have a gorilla exhibit that a 4-year-old could fall into. Not exactly. Social networks lit up with crazy ass motherfuckers, some of… Read more »
Posts Tagged: Politics
Here’s an excerpt from Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty’s October 31st 2010 appearance on Face the Nation.
Racism and xenophobia are always lurking under the surface in American life and politics. And when times get tough, more and more people will cling to the ugliness that is bigotry, and politicians will try to caress the anxiety that slithers along this dark underbelly of America. Matthew Yglesias explains why xenophobia is coming to… Read more »
Here’s more evidence that the Tea Party movement is not a movement but merely a political operation geared towards getting Republicans elected and making lobbyists rich. On Countdown with Keith Olbermann last night, Olbermann interviewed Politico’s Kenneth Vogel about his story on Sarah Palin’s Tea Party Express and the lobbyists who are backing it. As… Read more »
What’s so gut-busting laugh-out-loud funny is that conservatives keep trying to portray President Obama as a left-wing weirdo sitting around smoking hash and lathering himself up with patchouli oil. If you look at his policies — yes, even health care reform — it’s pretty clear that Obama is marginally left-of-center. Take for instance his plan… Read more »
Where does the GOP go from here? Now that the party has been taken over by conspiracy nuts, racists and other loons, where does that leave them? Over the weekend a “Christian militia” was taken out by the FBI over its plot to murder a police officer and then attack the funeral procession with IEDs…. Read more »
Despite what right-wing fringers like Bill Kristol and Glenn Beck say, the White House hasn’t raised taxes and they even show you have to take advantage of new tax cuts. From the White House: “Did you know that there are more than a dozen Recovery Act tax cuts working families can take advantage of this… Read more »
I hate cable news. At least 99 percent of all cable news is a bag of throwaway garbage that serves no purpose other than to confuse, distract, misinform and stink up the room. The same can be said about talk radio. It’s not that broadcasting can’t be used to inform and educate the populous, sometimes… Read more »
It appears that some powerful white folks down in the Tensas Parish of Louisiana have perpetrated a coup to force out a black police chief and mayor. While the parish is overwhelmingly comprised of African Americans, white people run things down there and they weren’t too happy when these uppity educated blacks started running things…. Read more »
Coming off the heels of major domestic legislative victories, President Obama dropped into Afghanistan to meet with leaders to press them to do more to clamp down on corruption. The Associated Press’ Jennifer Loven has the story. KABUL – In a surprise visit, President Barack Obama pressed Afghan leaders on Sunday to do more to… Read more »
Huffington Post’s Paul Abrams is a “professional iconoclast” and co-founder breakupthebigbanks.com and had this to say about this historic week of Democracy in America. While President Obama and Congress wrestled health care reform to a successful conclusion and tacked on Student Loan Reform, Secretary of State Clinton concluded a deal with Russia to reduce nuclear… Read more »
The consensus among the talking heads, political wonks, hacks and bloviators is that Democrats will lose big in November’s elections. The logic is that the party in the White House always gets their ass handed to them in the first election after the president takes office. That’s what happened in 1994 after Clinton beat Bush… Read more »
“Take Steve Driehaus, for example,” Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) said. “He may be a dead man. He can’t go home to the west side of Cincinnati.” That was Boehner last week. Since then, Driehaus (D-OH) did vote for health care reform and he’s had several threats against his life. Photos of his children have been… Read more »
Barack Obama has been talking about health care reform since 2007. Back then he talked about single-payer and universal health care – and you elected Obama with a landslide victory. While you didn’t get universal health care or single-payer – you did get health care reform.
Too many Americans either don’t know or don’t like to think critically. It’s much more comfortable to just know what you know and that’s that. But critical thinking isn’t an optional component of living in a civilized society – it’s vital.
That’s why you need to read Frances Moore Lappé’s story “Let’s Drop the Good Guys vs. Bad Guys Talk, We Need to Grow Up as a Species.”
Almost all politicians stretch the truth, or outright lie, to convince people that what they’re doing is for their benefit. But what’s happening right now regarding a possible parliamentary move by Senate Democrats to use reconciliation to pass health care reform is just too much.
Here we go again. Just like in 2003, groupthink is sweeping the nation. When the war drums were beating their loudest to attack Iraq, the media and pundits were onboard with the Bush administration lies. No one challenged what everyone knew to be true – that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and he was going to attack the US. Now seven years later, we’re back at it again, but this time it’s that deadly deficit that will surely kill you and your family before the year is through.
Here’s the complete transcript and video of President Obama’s Weekly Address. The transcript was prepared by the White House and downloaded from WhiteHouse.gov on Feb. 7, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern.
Fox News broadcast an edited version of the Bill O’Reilly interview with Jon Stewart. Not inherently a bad thing, but some have suggested that it made O’Reilly look like he nailed Stewart. Here’s the entire unedited version of the interview.
Here’s the complete video of Sarah Palin’s speech at the Tea Party Convention on Feb. 6, 2010. Palin is the de facto leader of the Tea Party movement. The speech sounds like she’s planning for a presidential run in 2012.