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But it’s NOT Republican Obstructionism – ‘Republican Leaders Will Pick Yet Another Debt Ceiling Fight’

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‘Republicans are gearing up to pick yet another fight on the debt ceiling’.

‘Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) office on Wednesday signaled another standoff after Treasury Secretary Jack Lew wrote a letter saying Congress will have to act by “late February” — sooner than expected — to raise the borrowing limit in order to avoid a potentially catastrophic default on U.S. debt’.

“The Speaker has said that we should not default on our debt, or even get close to it, but a ‘clean’ debt limit increase simply won’t pass in the House,” Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner, told TPM in an email. “We hope and expect the White House will work with us on a timely, fiscally-responsible solution.”

‘The GOP’s apparent desire for another debt ceiling fight is confounding after the party forced one last fall and surrendered one day before the deadline without extracting any concessions’.

‘It’s also notable because Republicans and Democrats wrapped up a $1.012 trillion spending bill last week, which passed on an overwhelming bipartisan vote.

‘The debt limit has to be raised in order to finance that spending’.

From : http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/republicans-will-pick-another-debt-ceiling-fight

Stories From The Republican Fringe Freaks – ‘Nugent Calls Obama a ‘Subhuman Mongrel’

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It begins at the 5:30 point.

Before 5:30, it’s just how much God wants us to love guns.


From : http://politicalwire.com/archives/2014/01/22/nugent_calls_obama_a_subhuman_mongrel.html

A Republican vision for America – The ‘Hate, Fear & Loathing As Republican Policies’ Edition – ‘Republican Politician Suggests Detroit Become An Indian Reservation For Black People’

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“I made a prediction a long time ago and it’s come to pass. I said what we’re gonna do is turn Detroit into an Indian reservation, where we herd all the Indians into the city, build a fence around it and then throw in the blankets and the corn.” — Oakland County (MI) Executive Director L. Brooks Patterson.

‘This quote came from L. Brooks Patterson, a Republican official in Oakland County, MI. Patterson has been the county’s Executive Director for 21 years’.

“When I said Detroit is going to become an Indian reservation, my point was, if you don’t get black people on their feet, the successful ones will move out and the ones that remain will be dependent. We’re getting very close to that now.”

From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/01/22/patterson-detroit-indian-reservation/

‘How ‘We The People’ Became ‘We The Corporations,’ In Under 4 Minutes’

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‘The courts have been giving corporations the rights of people since way before the Citizens United decision, which allows corporations to spend as much as they want to influence politics’.

From : http://www.upworthy.com/how-we-the-people-became-we-the-corporations-in-under-4-minutes-10?g=2&c=ufb2

‘Watch the earth get hotter and hotter in NASA’s new animation’

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‘The NASA video above shows temperature anomalies — not how warm or cold the Earth was, but how unusually warm or cold it was, compared to a baseline. It’s a ton of data — 130 years’ worth, which means 1,560 months, which means more than, really, any one person can comprehend in a sort of folksy “wow, it’s really cold this year” way’.

‘If it’s not clear, the creeping trend is more pink and red — more frequent months that are abnormally hot. 2013 was one of the hottest years in the past 130′.

‘Even watching the video, it’s hard to remember how things used to be. But flip back and forth between the beginning and the end, and you’ll see: In the beginning, there was blue. Now, in black and white, it’s red all over’.
From : http://grist.org/list/watch-the-earth-get-hotter-and-hotter-in-nasas-new-animation/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=update&utm_campaign=socialflow

A Republican vision for America – The Republican War On Women Continues – ‘GOP rep.: Force women to have babies because abortion ‘robs men’ of fatherhood rights’

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‘Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) told conservative activists on Wednesday that women should be forced to carry their babies to term because abortion “robs men” of their right to be fathers’.

‘Speaking at the 41st annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Hartzler opined that “abortion hurts everyone.”

“It ends a beating heart, it leaves emotional wounds with women that they carry for life and it robs men of the privilege of fatherhood,” she said. “That’s why we must do everything in our power to end this devastating practice.”

‘Hartzler asserted that if abortion hadn’t been legalized, “perhaps we would have had a cure for cancer now.”

From : http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/22/gop-rep-force-women-to-have-babies-because-abortion-robs-men-of-fatherhood-rights/

A Republican vision for America – The ‘Making Of A Christian Nation’ Edition – ‘States Of Prayer: Legislators In Three States Push Bills To Promote Religion In Public Schools’

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‘Lawmakers in South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee are debating bills that are designed, supporters say, to “put prayer back in schools.”

‘The Supreme Court made it clear decades ago that our public schools aren’t meant to be places for spreading religion. But for legislators in three states, court rulings are no deterrent to their dogmatic agendas’.

‘Lawmakers in South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee are debating bills that are designed, supporters say, to “put prayer back in schools.”

‘The tactics vary, but in each case the desired outcome is the same: a potentially unconstitutional violation of the separation of church and state. And the legislators behind the bills aren’t shy about their motivations’.

‘In a proposal to designate the first Sunday of August as “Prayer Walking Day” for public schools, Tennessee State Rep. Jimmy Matlock (R-Lenoir City) credited America’s Christian majority as justification for the bill, and added a dose of theology in its text’.

“WHEREAS, we, as citizens of the State of Tennessee, value the freedom we have to gather and pray, and we acknowledge that ultimate power, protection, and security come from God,”

‘it asserts, and later adds’,

“[G]iven the violent acts that have beset our nation’s schools-from Columbine High School and Virginia Tech to Sandy Hook Elementary; it is imperative that people of prayer should join together, to ask God for his blessing and protection upon every child in our schools.”

  • ‘There is no war on the rights of Christian students’.
  • ‘They’ve always been entitled to pray privately in school, just as they’ve been entitled to form religious clubs’.

‘The Supreme Court’ s rulings on the matter have been consistent: students cannot be coerced into religious observance. Public schools were never meant to be centers for sectarianism’.

  • ‘And yet, that’s exactly what these bills would like to change’.

‘There’s no question that by granting special rights to religious students, or instituting “prayer walks,” or igniting national debate over a redundant school prayer proposal, legislators are attempting to affiliate public schools with a specific religious belief system’.
From : https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation/states-of-prayer-legislators-in-three-states-push-bills-to-promote-religion

A Republican vision for America – The ‘God Is Angry At Us’ Edition – ‘GOP Candidate Says God is Punishing Us’

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‘Illinois congressional candidate Susanne Atanus (R) told the Chicago Daily Herald that she “believes God controls the weather and has put tornadoes and diseases such as autism and dementia on earth as punishment for gay rights and legalized abortions.”

‘Said Atanus: “I am a conservative Republican and I believe in God first. God is angry. We are provoking him with abortions and same-sex marriage and civil unions. Same-sex activity is going to increase AIDS. If it’s in our military it will weaken our military. We need to respect God.”
From : http://politicalwire.com/archives/2014/01/22/gop_candidate_says_god_is_punishing_us.html

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