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A Reprise of “The Donald” and His Hair

I published this blog entry w-a-a-a-y back in 2011 when The Donald was the conductor on the Crazy Train, promoting his theory about Barack Obama’s birth. He was, then, no less a joke than he is today. It’s frightening, though, … Continue reading

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What Are The Rules If The GOP Contest Goes To Convention? | TPM2012

Now Talking Points Memo is getting around to bringing this up. See What Are The Rules If The GOP Contest Goes To Convention? | TPM2012. However, I’d like to reply to Benjy Sarlin on two points: “Without any organization ready, … Continue reading

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The Billionaires’ Brokered GOP Convention | Truthout

Hooray! Someone else has been paying attention. I’m delighted that Palast has brought this up. Now if only the Dems will pay attention to him and prepare for the battle of the century. See:The Billionaires’ Brokered GOP Convention | Truthout.

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Republican Sideshow is Just That: a Show

I can’t quite understand why nobody but me thinks the entire Republican primary campaign is just a show. Call me crazy (I won’t deny it), but I am convinced that none of the current candidates will be the Republican nominee. . . . Think of it. A completely different candidate emerging at the convention, one who has not been lambasted through the nasty ads of the primary circus, a candidate that the Democrats have been too busy enjoying the boxing match to prepare a campaign against. Think of it. Republicans catching Democrats flat-footed. It’s not like the Republicans have always “played fair.” Continue reading

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House Passes HR 358, the “Let Women Die” Act of 2011

Please click on the link to read about the legislation that the Republicans hold more important than addressing the economic and unemployment crises that this country faces. House Passes HR 358, the “Let Women Die” Act of 2011 | Common … Continue reading

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Three Charts To Email To Your Right-Wing Brother-In-Law

Problem: Your right-wing brother-in-law is plugged into the FOX-Limbaugh lie machine, and keeps sending you emails about “Obama spending” and “Obama deficits” and how the “Stimulus” just made things worse. Solution: Here are three “reality-based” charts to send to him. These charts show what actually happened. Continue reading

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Lawrence O’Donnell’s Rewrite for Teachers

On the August 2 broadcast of his MSNBC show, Lawrence O’Donnell dedicated his Rewrite to defending public school teachers. He also played a clip of Matt Damon‘s speech at the July 30 Save our Schools protest in Washington, DC. Between … Continue reading

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The Republican Pledge of Allegiance

In spite of Democratic efforts to continue budget talks with Republicans in Washington, it has become increasingly clear that the Republican Party has no interest in the well-being of the United States and its citizens—unless, of course, they are corporations … Continue reading

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Reptile Newt Surpasses the Donald

Who would believe that although the reptile* had barely entered the Republican primary race that he could become a bigger joke than Donald Trump so soon? After his appearance on Meet the Press where he managed to stuff both feet … Continue reading

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Freedom Riders 50th Anniversary

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders’ incursion into the segregated South in an effort to bring about change. The summer of 1961 saw over 400 individuals, black and white, join an effort to test and challenge the Jim Crow laws that segregated travel facilities throughout the South. While their goal was based on non-violence, that did not stop those who brutally attacked them, often aided by local police; I hope that no one ever underestimates or undervalues the courageous efforts of these selfless young people.

I was fortunate enough to participate, even in a small way, in this important civil rights movement. Continue reading

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