Batsh#t Alert: Bachmann says she would ‘eliminate all taxes’

Batsh#t Alert: Bachmann says she would ‘eliminate all taxes’

The daffy Republican presidential candidate delved even further into the fact-free fantasy realm of tea party fiction at Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate when she proposed the elimination of all taxes, but then added that the government did need some money to run.

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Cutting Entitlements

Cutting Entitlements

I’m not the first person who has tread along the path I’m about to follow, but, I don’t recall ever hearing or reading anything that uses the word ‘entitlements’ when talking about something other than Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.

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The REAL Reason Conservatives Hate Welfare (hint: it’s about steak)

Steak for me, not for thee!!

A conservative cannot enjoy their steak unless they know that someone, somewhere cannot have a steak of their own.

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Remember All Those People Who Laughed at Columbus? Study Says: Today, They Are Known As Tea Party-Republicans

Remember All Those People Who Laughed at Columbus?  Study Says: Today, They Are Known As Tea Party-Republicans

The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) in partnership with the Religion News Service has released the results of a study, the results of which should come as no surprise to those people who are well aware of the intellectual limitations of some of the most outspoken people engaged in the American national dialogue.

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Addressing The Economy Will Require Walking And Chewing Gum At The Same Time

Addressing The Economy Will Require Walking And Chewing Gum At The Same Time

The more I think about the economy, and the mess it’s in, the more convinced I have become that neither side of the political spectrum has a clue about how to fix it. Both seem hopelessly locked into a narrative that, on its own, will not solve the country’s systemic problems.

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Justice for All?

Justice for All?

On September 21st, 2011 at Jackson Prison in Georgia, an African-American man, Troy Davis was executed for a crime, many believe he did not commit. Prior to his execution Davis declared his innocents and addressed his friends and family saying, ‘All I ask is that you look deeper into this case so that you can really see the truth.’

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10 Reasons Why We Should Do Away With Capital Punishment

10 Reasons Why We Should Do Away With Capital Punishment

End capital punishment because it’s the right thing to do.

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Ted Nugent: Lying Whore For Rick Perry

I get paid to be a redneck racist moron! Ain't Amurika great?

Why would you trust a man that says he doesn’t want to end Social Security and then TELLS you how he is going to end Social Security? Am I missing something?

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Rick Perry Is The New Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy

Rick Perry Is The New Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy

Yes, Rick Perry is being thought of as the new Sarah Palin on Foreign Policy. So…does he see Russia from Texas? Apart from the fact that he obviously employs the old style of his Texan mentor and predecessor George W. Bush, being a shoot from the hip ask questions later…if at all, kinda guy, he definitely needs to ‘shed the image of a novice with a sparse understanding of the nuts and bolts of foreign policy.’

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The Party of Death

The Party of Death

This isn’t really a commentary on the death penalty – although, that being said, my views on the death penalty have been, at various times, various things. I’ve been for it, I’ve been against it, I’ve been neutral. A particularly heinous crime, particularly crimes against children, make me long for […]

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Stop Pretending You’re Not A Conservative! You Wrecked The Country, Now Own Up To It!

Of course they do! They just don't want to admit it out loud...

There’s nothing sadder than a self-loathing conservative. Man up!

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Caught In Climate Change Denial (Or, ‘Dear GOP: The World Is Laughing AT Us, Not With Us’)

In a recent appearance, former president Bill Clinton remarked that we in the United States “look like a joke” when compared to the vast majority of educated nations in regard to the GOP’s criticism of climate science.

In a recent appearance, former president Bill Clinton remarked that we in the United States ‘look like a joke’ when compared to the vast majority of educated nations in regard to the GOP’s criticism of climate science (video below).

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Bill O’Reilly- Tide Goes Out

Bill O’Reilly- Tide Goes Out

Some history and information on Bill O’Reilly, the host of Fox News’ most watched show; The O’Reilly Factor.

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Whom Shall We Kill?

Whom Shall We Kill?

Troy Davis has been denied clemency by the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles. Our country witnesses, once again, a flawed system at work. From the Pope to Jimmy Carter, leaders are calling for a stay in the execution, and rightfully so. How long must we continue to ask ourselves, ‘Whom shall we kill?’

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America’s Bargained Democracy

America’s Bargained Democracy

The staggering scope of privatization of our government’s services and duties started by Eisenhower and accelerated with George W. Bush, has created a shadow government that in size has never been foreseen in the history of industrialized world.

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8 Reasons the Buffett Rule is NOT ‘Class Warfare’

8 Reasons the Buffett Rule is NOT ‘Class Warfare’

Class warfare simply means ‘conflict between social or economic classes’ but Republicans are trying to spin class warfare into connotations of trouble-makers inventing imaginary problems with unfair solutions. Here are 8 reasons why the Buffett rule – or ‘shared sacrifice’ from the wealthy – is NOT ‘class warfare.’

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If Obama Is Not Your Boyfriend, Why Are You Playing Hard To Get?

If Obama Is Not Your Boyfriend, Why Are You Playing Hard To Get?

Since 2010, the internet and the media have been filled with threats to sit out 2012, threats to primary the President or even to turn to a third party. Progressives are angry…and rightfully so. The road to Progressive values should not be this bumpy and painful. We voted for ‘change’, where the hell is it?

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

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Live Free or Be Allowed to Die

Live Free or Be Allowed to Die

What bothered me the most about last week’s debate was the idiot in the background who shouted “Yeah” and the roar of approval from the buffoons in the audience. If you had any doubts about whether the tail was truly wagging the dog, that display should remove them once and for all.

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Obama’s Clever Strategy to Transform the Tax Reform Debate

Obama’s Clever Strategy to Transform the Tax Reform Debate

This time Obama’s fighting the battle for tax reform under the banner of the American Jobs Act. And his savvy approach may pay off if enough of us fall in behind him.

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On This Constitution Day, We Mourn The Constitution

On This Constitution Day, We Mourn The Constitution

I realized I was losing my allegiance at the beginning of the past decade following the Supreme Court’s involvement in the infamous decision of Bush v. Gore and that my oath was of no import to me as recently as January 21, 2010

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