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‘Except this time, GOP monsters, the women will not be silenced at the voting booths. Of course, that’s provided these men don’t rig the elections’.

VegasJessie

By now, you’ve probably heard about the GOP lunacy in the Michigan Legislature this last week, where two female legislators were barred from speaking for using the term “vagina “ on the floor. These Republicans believe women are not qualified to speak of their own reproductive health and shouldn’t use icky words like “vagina”. It’s too offensive to men who feel they should control women’s bodies, because they know best.

20120619-081759.jpgLisa Brown of the Michigan House

Michigan isn’t alone. There are many other states who are just as insane in their pursuit of silencing women and restricting their rights. Check out this State-By-State Guide to 2012’s Anti-Choice Laws (So Far) . It’s a fantastic summary of all the insanity.

The VAWA or Violence Against Women Act has been vetoed by House GOP. Some of the repercussions of this are leaving women who depend on their husbands for citizenship status are…

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But it’s NOT Republican obstructionism – ‘GOP lawmaker’s bill would block Obama deportation policy’

‘Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) on Monday proposed legislation that would block enforcement of President Obama’s new policy of letting certain illegal immigrants request temporary relief from deportation’.

‘Schweikert’s bill would specifically prohibit the Department of Homeland Security from allowing that relief, which Obama described on Friday as an option for up to 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States illegally at a young age. Schweikert said his bill would prevent Obama from “dictating” immigration law from the White House’.
From : http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/233431-gop-proposes-bill-blocking-enforcement-of-obamas-immigration-policy
Mitt Romney – “Two years he had a Democrat House and Senate, did nothing of a permanent or long-term basis.” It is the New-GOP False Talking Point.

‘FACT’:
‘The fact is Republicans in the Senate Filibustered the DREAM Act twice in 2010. So, Mitt is lying when he falsely claims President Obama “did nothing of a permanent or long-term basis.”

‘September 21, 2010: Senate Republicans Filibuster DREAM Act’

‘December 18 2010: Senate Republicans Filibuster DREAM Act’

‘May 2011: Harry Reid re-introduces DREAM Act in the Senate but Republican’s vowed to withhold their votes’.

‘Factually speaking, Democrats have introduced the DREAM Act three times since President Obama took office and the GOP have obstructed and filibustered the DREAM Act three times since President Obama took office’.

‘Factually speaking, it is Republicans who have done nothing except Filibuster immigration since President Obama took office’.
From : http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/06/17/1100802/-Mitt-Romney-Lies-Again-FACT-GOP-Filibustered-Dream-Act-Twice-in-2010

 

Obama – “I need more LBJ, less Ghandi in my spine.”
Yoda – ‘Don’t say – DO!’

A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘Stupid Right-Wing Tweets: Donald Trump Edition’


‘Twenty-five million people out of work? Millions of homeowners underwater on their mortgages or losing their homes? Record numbers of kids on food stamps? Hey, great time to buy’!

‘This tweet is an absolutely perfect distillation of the Republican ethos, which is, roughly translated from the original Rand’:

‘Eff you, I got mine’.
From : http://crooksandliars.com/blue-texan/stupid-right-wing-tweets-donald-trump-e

A great post and a great blog!

thejumbledmind

 

Still waiting for that “trickle down”….

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Is the extreme right leading us towards fascism?
I see plenty of signs but before we get there or maybe a way of dividing Americans first, I think corporations will the Government’.
Corporate Fascism?

thejumbledmind

Are we there yet???

 

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Uncommon Sense

I have yet to repost an article, but there is a first time for everything. I received a blogpost from thejumbledmind (http://thejumbledmind.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/warning-signs-of-facism/) that I found disturbing, so I did a little research and found the article by Lawrence W. Britt below. Mr. Britt’s article was first published in Free Inquiry magazine, Volume 23, Number 2. Since I hate taking anything without paying for it, I subscribed to Free Inquiry for the priviledge of posting Mr. Britt’s article. I know that doesn’t put any money in Mr. Britt’s pocket, but it was the closest I could come to doing that. (As an editor, protecting author’s rights is second nature.)

Many of these points are debatable but then what isn’t? Think of this as a game plan for Fox News if you must. SPR

Fascism Anyone?
by Laurence W. Britt

For the purpose of this perspective, I will consider the…

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As Elizabeth Warren pointed out, no one person is responsible for their wealth. The Government (people) built the roads, taught in schools, supplied clean water, police departments, fire departments, built a military to protect their industries.
With wealth comes (or should) responsibility. The responsibility of ‘paying it forward’.
Giving back to the community that gave you the opportunity to be wealthy.
THAT builds a strong Nation.
When individuals only extract wealth like Adelson, it slowly destroys our Nation.

drugsandotherthings

So I was reading yesterday about casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s $10 million gift to a Romeny super pac, and saw his net worth was a whopping $25 Billion. Thats 25 thousand million. (remember when millionaires were the rich? It wasn’t that long ago…)

Anyway it brought to mind the 25yr old line from the movie Wall Street. something along the lines of “how many boats can you ski behind?”

Really- I can’t think of anyone who deserves that kind of wealth, and I can think of relatively few people who have done anything to deserve being billionaires. And those I can think of that deserve wealth…well of course…they don’t have it.

And of course Adelsons an interesting case. A life long democratic until he started getting wealthy, and who has said a leading cause of his switch to the republican side was unionized hotel employees in Vegas. Cutting into HIS…

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A ‘Conservative’ vision for America’s Press – ‘The 7 Major Issues Mitt Romney Won’t Take A Position On’

Afraid to force the Republican Presidential likely nominee to answer questions.

This, more then any thing else, is why Mitt Romney may well be the next President of the United States.

The failure of the press.
1. ‘Romney won’t say whether he would undo Obama’s decision to end deportations of DREAM-eligible immigrants’.
“We’ll look at that — we’ll look at that setting as we– as we reach that.”

2. ‘Romney won’t say whether he’d support the Paycheck Fairness Act’.
‘His campaign didn’t respond to five requests by the conservative Washington Times seeking his stance on the bill’.

3. ‘Romney won’t specify which tax loopholes he’d close’.
‘Romney refused to offer any specifics on a plan that he has admitted is so vague it cannot even be scored, saying only, “We’ll go through that process with Congress.”

4. ‘Romney won’t say which federal agencies he’d eliminate’.
‘Why? Because he feared telling the voters his plans before the election might hurt his political chances, just as it did in his 1994 Senate race’.

5. ‘Romney won’t say whether he supports the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act’.
‘Romney said, “I’m not going to go back and look at all the prior laws and say had I been there which ones would I have supported and signed.”

6. ‘Romney won’t say whether he’d support full reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Ac’t’.
‘Romney would not specify whether he supported the bipartisan Senate version or the GOP House rolllback bill. His spokeswoman said only that he “hopes [the bill] can be reauthorized without turning it into a political football.”

7. ‘Romney won’t say whether say whether he’d eliminate the “carried interest” tax break for private equity partners’.
‘Romney’s campaign has refused to answer questions about whether he supports eliminating the “carried interest” tax break for private equity partners, even when asked directly, saying only that we should probably “take a close look at to see if we’re treating capital gains as capital gains or are we treating, in some cases, carried interest as capital gains when it’s more like ordinary income.”

‘Whether or not Romney can continue to campaign while avoiding taking a position on so many important issues depends on the how the media reacts. There are dozens of reporters following Romney every day. They can choose to either give him a pass on these important policy issues or continue asking him until he provides an answer’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/06/18/501218/the-7-major-issues-mitt-romney-wont-take-a-position-on/

 

Great post and blog.
Labor is not the enemy. Corporations willing to let America fail because it’s not ‘profitable’ are.

Okie Progressive

“Many people in the US still feel that the powerful rich are going to come through for them if they just give them enough time and money. In this view, like a cargo cult waiting for a boat or air shipment, the rich will eventually one day in glory show up present themselves and things will be okay fine again forever,” admitted an older and wiser Cinderella.

The reality is that the rich merely want masses of expendable low wage workers. They will buy any politician that will serf them. And if the US can’t give them serfs then, well, they find serfs elsewhere. 
 
Stripping the middle class of all it has worked for is wrong. The anachronistic wanting of America as it was is not as wonderful as it is presented on FOX News. Few alive today really remember how labor was treated not so long ago in America…

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