October 30, 2014

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Watch Young Republicans throw darts at Obama & Wendy Davis posters at voting location in Texas (VIDEO)

Young Republicans throw darts at Obama and Wendy Davis posters at voting location in Texas

Young Republicans of Galveston County throw darts at Poster of President Sadly, the brand of Republicanism in the state of Texas is unrecognizable. In the video above, the Young Republicans of Galveston county advertised a dart game. It used posters of President Barack Obama, Democratic Texas Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, and Democratic State House representative  candidate Susan Criss. According to abc13, GALVESTON, TX (KTRK) -- A dartboard adorned with the faces of Democrats set up outside a polling location has a young Republican group apologizing. The activity was set up on Saturday outside the Galveston County Annex on Calder Rd in League City. People took aim at President Barack Obama, gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and former Galveston County District Judge Susan Criss who resigned to run for State Representative, District 23. The Young Republicans of Galveston County advertised it on its Facebook page and quickly received a lot of negative feedback. After taking a lot of … [Read more...]

Watch Senator give the reasons why it’s imperative that Senate remains Democratic this cycle (VIDEO)

Senator Chuck Schumer makes case for Democratic Senate

Chuck Schumer makes the case for keeping the Senate Democratic Chuck Schumer appeared on Meet The Press on Sunday. Chuck Todd asked a valid question. Given the state of Washington gridlock, why does it matter if there is a 51 Democratic Senate majority or a 51 Republican Senate  majority. It would seem that gridlock will remain especially given the make up of the gerrymandered House of Representatives which is unlikely to change. Senator Chuck Schumer was ready with the answer. It is the answer that women, students, minorities, the poor, the working poor, and the middle class should heed dearly. It should have them sprinting to the polls. "Two words, Supreme Court," Senator Chuck Schumer said. "The money that's cascading into our  system. If the Supreme Court continues to be the way it is and there is a vacancy and they buttress that, we would be subject to these few people dominating the elections for decades to come. The Supreme Court on voting rights,makes a huge difference. The Supreme Court on … [Read more...]

Watch Chuck Todd’s journalistic fail come back to bite him (VIDEO)

Chuck Todd's journalistic fail comes back to bite him

Chuck Todd becomes the story, journalistic fail A few weeks ago Chuck Todd made an epic journalistic blunder. By now most are aware of his continual failure at giving real unbiased journalism. Chuck Todd called out Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic opponent of Mitch McConnell for Kentucky senator. He called her out for not stating that she voted for President Obama at an editorial interview. He said the following on the Daily Rundown. It just came across as you are trying to be a US Senator, you want to cast tough votes? You can’t even answer that question? It borders on disqualification. To some voters they are going to sit there and say I can’t vote for you and I don’t want to vote for him. I don’t know what to do. Republicans in Kentucky immediately used Chuck Todd's statements and video in their ads attacking Alison Lundergan Grimes. What was Chuck Todd's response to that? He blamed the candidate for his journalistic blunder. I think that is one of those situations where she invited this on … [Read more...]

Watch Conservative give full throated praise of Obama’s presidency on Bill Maher (VIDEO)

John Avlon Conservative Journalist Daily Beast

John Avlon's full throated praise of Obama economy On tonight's Real Time, Bill Maher brought up the article by Paul Krugman that unlike many 'airtime' Liberals, praised President Obama's actual successes. One should note that Paul Krugman had been a vocal serial criticizer of the President. Cornel West who is still a serial criticizer  of the President, unlike Paul Krugman, would not humble himself to objective economic data. Mary Matalin continued the Right Wing Conservative modus operandi, lying about Obamacare. The frustration that John Avlon showed with the direction of the discourse was palpable. So much so that he exploded with the following. "We are ten days out and there is a sense that President Obama's poll numbers are down," said John Avlan. "They are around forty percent. So everyone is running away from Obama. Right? So perspective is the thing we have the least of in our politics. But let's keep a reality check here. One thing about being a centrist, we can use an equal standard. The … [Read more...]

Watch Canada school US media on covering terrorism (VIDEO)

Canada News Media

American media should learn from cousin to the north The terrorist attack in Canada presented a great opportunity to see how the media in two similar countries addressed the same event. It was clear that America would have its typical reaction, hyperventilation. This has not served us well as it has kept the American population at large off keel. The video above was a cute (if not self-serving) compilation of that reality but worth seeing. The Mother Jones article "Canada's Coverage of the Ottawa Shootings Put American Cable News to Shame" is worth a read. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation today gave a master class in calm, credible breaking-news reporting. Anchored by the unflappable Peter Mansbridge, news of the shootings in Ottawa unfolded live on the CBC much like they do here in the United States: lots of sketchy details, conflicting reports, unreliable witnesses, and a thick fog of confusion. All of that was familiar. What was less familiar was how Mansbridge and his team managed that … [Read more...]

New York Doctor Craig Spencer tested positive for the Ebola virus (VIDEO)

Craig Spencer, Ebola

New York Doctor Craig Spencer Infected With Ebola New York City Doctor Craig Spencer who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday. He is the first person diagnosed in New York City. The New York Times reported the following. Doctor in New York City Tests Positive for Ebola - NYTimes.com A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case. The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital Center on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace anyone he might have come into contact with in recent days. A further test will be conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm the initial test. While officials have said they expected isolated cases of the disease to arrive in New York eventually, and had been preparing for this moment … [Read more...]

This Christian Conservative believes it’s heresy to deny God entitles the rich (VIDEO)

Dave Ramsey, God, Bible, Greed, Heresy, Wealth, Rich

Dave Ramsey thinks it's heresy not to see biblical justification for the wealthy few After listening to Dave Ramsey's interview on CBN News with evangelist Pat Robertson, one should get angry. At the same time, it illustrates why many of the poor and the middle classes do not revolt against the few who continue to profit at the expense of the masses. If a sect of a religion influences the psyche of many, the teachings of Dave Ramsey and Pat Robertson are an effective lobotomy. Pat Robertson premises the interview with a statement saying there are people in the country that believe wealth is evil. Dave Ramsey was on the show to plug his book "The Legacy Journey: A Radical View of Biblical Wealth and Generosity" . Dave Ramsey claims there is a problem out there with some "bad and toxic teachings" that claim if you won with money or if you got wealthy, you have done something wrong. He claims it is heresy to have that belief. Of course most people do not believe wealth is evil. They rightfully believe … [Read more...]

GOP Governors admit Obamacare not going away

Greg Abbott Obamacare

Greg Abbott's Obamacare and other promises won't stand Republican politicians are running two distinct campaigns. If one listens to them while campaigning to their base, Obamacare is red meat. I just got back from a Greg Abbott rally in Conroe, a very Conservative Republican town in Montgomery County Texas. Greg Abbott (R-TX) is running against Wendy Davis (D-TX) for Texas Governor. Despite the fact the latest polls show Gregory Abbott comfortably ahead he is campaigning hard against Wendy Davis who was endorsed by most major Texas newspapers. What is ironic is unlike many Republican governors, Gregory Abbott continues to run hard against the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) bragging that he has sued President Obama over 30 times. It should be noted that Texas has the distinction of being the state with the highest percentage of uninsured citizens. Nine Republican Governors, including Jan Brewer (R-AZ) and John Kasich (R-OH) accepted the Medicaid Expansion to Obamacare. Slowly but surely the reality … [Read more...]

Chuck Todd had 3 minutes on Ebola worth watching

Ebola Statistics

A sensible discussion on Ebola Chuck Todd and Meet The Press finally put on a substantive program that showed a few rays of what good journalism could look like. The discussion on Ebola was mostly substantive. There were a few instances where political reporters showed their lack of objectivity and journalistic decency however. The experts effectively squashed their flawed reasoning. Chuck Todd had two unbiased experts on the show. Laurie Garrett is a Pulitzer prize-winning science journalist/writer and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Gabe Kelen is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins, Director of the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR), and Director of the Center for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response (PACER). Early on Chuck Todd showed an important table that put Ebola into context. Ebola as an actual killer in America is rare compared to many other diseases, activities, and … [Read more...]

Disjointed private healthcare guarantees more Ebola


 The Ebola scare is just the tip of the iceberg We all love our freedoms. We created civil societies by giving up some of those freedoms for the overall well-being of us all. Society creates a degree of order. We must pay taxes to build roads, maintain a military, protect our environment and much more. While there will always be a fight about how much taxes we want to pay, how much military we really need, healthcare is a no-brainer. We want a very controlled healthcare system because many diseases are very difficult to control. The current Ebola hysteria must be placed into context. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is a private hospital. Had that hospital emergency room behaved like a hospital concerned with healthcare as opposed to the bottom line, Thomas Eric Duncan would likely be alive and two nurses would likely not have been infected. Mr. Duncan had a 103+ degree fever with headaches but  no insurance. Texas did not accept the Medicaid Expansion to Obamacare and as such their hospitals are … [Read more...]