Rep. Mark Kirk’s (R-Il.) false claim that he was named the Navy Intelligence Officer of the Year in the late 1990’s was made at a committee hearing before the YouTube era began, but the long arm of C-SPAN can reach back and bring it up as if it happened yesterday. What is striking about […]
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Rep. Burgess and the Fort Worth City Council were briefed on issues related to gas drilling in North Texas by TCEQ, and given inaccurate test results of air quality. When TCEQ realized they had given bad information, they didn’t attempt to contact anyone they had previously briefed. Here is an excerpt from a Fort Worth […]
Let us be real. This is not a real story. It is a GOP talking point that is filtered to the mainstream media who have be abdicating their duty to be the research arm of our democracy. If GOP or Democratic talking points are the catalysts for media coverage, as a country we are […]
How Conservatives Made the Case for Increased Regulations According to a new CBS News poll 70 percent of Americans disapprove of how BP has handled the oil gush, compared with 45 percent who disapprove of how Obama has handled it. This could change in the days or weeks ahead if the spill continues to […]
The non-scandal of the Obama administration offer of a non-paying high level job to prevent a divisive senate race is neither unprecedented or unethical. The mainstream media is again being puppeteered by the GOP talking points to give this the semblance of a Whitehouse scandal. Here is proof positive that even the Republicans Messiah Ronald […]
MICHAEL R. BLOOD | 05/27/10 11:25 AM PAHRUMP, Nev. — Sharron Angle wants to wipe out Social Security, shutter the Education Department and return to the days almost a century ago when the federal income tax was unconstitutional. A tea party conservative testing the limits of anti-government sentiment, she’s also the Republican on the […]
While everyone is clamoring for the government to be in charge and while the president seems to acquiesce to that point, it must be noted that previous to this event additional government involvement to either regulate the private sector or create more governmental oversight was met with chants of socialism and communism.
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Back when the economic recovery package (i.e. “the stimulus”) was being debated, a handful of Republican governors garnered headlines by rejecting various portions of the funding. One of the loudest critics of the legislation was Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX). At the time, Perry said rejecting the money “was pretty simple for us. … We […]
Nate Silvers has mathematically shown the reliability of polling organizations. It turns out Rasmussen is but a mediocre poll skewed to Republicans while Research 2000 polling has been much more accurate. In that light while President Obama’s Approval Rating under Rasmussen is under 50%, Research 2000 has it at 54%. Who should on believe? Do […]
First Posted: 05-26-10 12:51 PM | Updated: 05-26-10 12:51 PM Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) insisted this week that his fellow Kentuckian, Republican Senate Candidate Rand Paul, needs to take a hiatus from the press circuit. In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, John King asked McConnell if he had "convinced [Paul] […]
Rick Perry is using taxpayer dollars from the Texas Enterprise Fund to subsidize companies he selects. He’s even drained payroll tax dollars from small businesses and then handed the money to larger competitors. Texas taxpayers deserve to know whether we have gotten our money’s worth from each and every dollar handed out by Rick Perry. […]
Big Texas Deficit Puts Governor in Tight Spot Perry Wants Cuts Alone to Close Gap, But Critics Say Solution is Shortsighted By ANA CAMPOY DALLAS—A Texas-size hole in the Lone Star state’s budget is putting pressure on Gov. Rick Perry, who is running for re-election this year as a model fiscal conservative. Mr. Perry, a […]
I understand the frustration of the oil leak. If we step back I think we will see the administration fault lies not in the response to the catastrophe but the fear pre-catastrophe of reigning in corporations that could materially impact our environment and well being.
Countries like Colombia, Mexico, and Jamaica provide the supply for America’s demand for drugs. Destabilizing communities like Kingston, Jamaica or cities in Colombia, and Mexico in order to extradite drug lords is not the solution. We must control our own citizens’ drug usage by legalizing and taxing drugs so that we can provide the care […]
President Obama and the current government are completely dependent on the oil industry to cleanup its mess. Lack of adequate spill and containment regulation as well as down hole equipment which has been the mode of operation for some time is the culprit. One can only hope he uses this as a teaching moment to […]
Thanks to my buddy Fred for the guest post! There was a celebration recently of harry truman’s 100th birthday in Independence, Missouri. We set our ADThome security alarm and headed there for a day of fun. One of the places we visited was the 1859 Jail, Marshal’s Home & Museum. There are two main buildings. […]
Democrats must vociferously push the unlimited liability of the oil companies who damage our businesses, environment, and health. Otherwise there is no incentive for them to drill safely as they know their liability upfront for their negligence and cost it into maximal project exposure. This of course leaves the average American with total extent of […]
This is a must see. Unless we educate ourselves this will continue.
We need to an economic reset based on priciples of wealth created by real work and production. The capitalism being practice where a few get rich on manipulating capital is the real cause of our current financial demise. Smoke and mirrors are eventually broken to make a clean exit.