For half a century – from the depths of the Great Depression until the rise of Ronald Reagan – the U.S. government invested in building the nation and funding key research. And the country flourished. But Reagan then reversed those priorities.
Grover Norquist and the tea party have been busy of late, celebrating from the Super Committee failure to produce deficit compromises. Last August, the Republicans chalked up another win for their twisted devotion to governing for the nation’s upper class; or so they thought.
You’d think a thing like FOX couldn’t happen in the United States. Although they’re free to be crazy and free to support the Republican Party, you’d think Americans would be too smart to fall for the made-up outrages, dishonest reporting and relentless appeal to our meaner nature. Unfortunately, many Americans are not as smart as we used to assume
Newt Gingrich is currently the leader of the Republican field of presidential candidates. So it’s only fitting that the quotes come out of the skeleton closet. Here are more than a dozen quotes from Newt Gingrich that reveal his lies, his arrogance, his hatred, and his hypocrisy and disqualify him from ever being President.
The Occupy Wall Street Movement, now in its third month of existence is growing exponentially on a global scale and it is not going to end anytime soon. What began with a single person holding a sign in Zuccotti Park in New York City rapidly evolved into an aggressive global socio-economic movement.
Tin Head Hats are not for the well-informed. The hats come in all sizes and are not restricted to the people who earn less or ‘have’ less. Another sad fact about the Tin Head Hat, you must recharge it each day by watching Fox News or it fades as an effective brainwashing tool.
Unless your name is Rick Perry or Rick Santorum, President Obama’s repeal of the military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy regarding gay service members is a remarkable achievement in the advancement of individual freedom, liberty, and dignity.
So this year, at a time when so many people mull over what they are thankful for, I will be thinking of some of the accomplishments of our current administration and, in particular, those that advance the status and treatment of minority citizens.
The GOP Debate that I refer to as,”GOP Half Marathon” (13 of 26 Debates) completed last evening. Unlike the previous debate, #13 was televised start to finish. CNN producers and moderator, Wolf Blitzer managed the event very professionally.
Outfitted in best-of-tech riot gear against the unarmed “occupiers,” Lt. John Pike of the UC Davis police approached the group of students and began attacking them with peppy spray, forcing them to cover their faces.
Before you take your seat at the family table this Thanksgiving to stuff yourself full of food, take a moment to be thankful for the Food Safety Modernization Act. In response to many food borne outbreaks, the 111th Congress passed the act at the end of 2010 and it was signed by President Obama in January 2011.
Not too long ago, a Tea Party leader sent a message to Tea Party groups to not hire people so that the economy can fail. Their goal for doing so is to make President Obama fail. The message urges small businesses to refrain from hiring until President Obama is out of office. At least one business, U.S. Crane LLC, is doing just that.