Wednesday, December 15, 2010

FOX - Propaganda on Steroids

Two letters have been released by Media Matters in the last few days from Fox executives to push propaganda through their cable "news" station. The first instructed all individuals to call the public option the Govn't option because it turned people against in. Today, a new revelation came out that:

FOX NEWS GETS INSTRUCTIONS ON CLIMATE TALK.... About a year ago, Fox News correspondent Wendell Goler delivered a live report from Copenhagen and told viewers the truth. The United Nations' World Meteorological Organization, Goler said, had announced that that 2000-2009 was "on track to be the warmest [decade] on record."

Not quite 15 minutes later, another memo was sent by Fox News Washington managing editor Bill Sammon.

In the midst of global climate change talks last December, a top Fox News official sent an email questioning the "veracity of climate change data" and ordering the network's journalists to "refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question." [...]

Today, Alternet also wrote an article showing evidence watching Fox makes you stupid. Their last paragraph hit the nail on the head.

"This is not an isolated review of Fox’s performance. It has been corroborated time and time again. The fact that Fox News is so blatantly dishonest, and the effects of that dishonesty have become ingrained in an electorate that has been been purposefully deceived, needs to be made known to every American. Our democracy cannot function if voters are making choices based on lies. We have the evidence that Fox is tilting the scales and we must now make certain its corporate owners do not get away with it."

At what point do they lose their press credentials?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Who is the most mentally stable person on the planet?

Who is the most mentally stable person on the planet?


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Republican's Are Trying to Sabotage The Economic Recovery

It's now blatantly obvious Republicans have chosen to try to sabotage an economy recovery in the hopes to take back the Senate or even the Presidency. It began with the them holding the same political stance as the anti-American worker lobbying group, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and China and the E.U. and it's ending with them now using the unemployed as a tool during the holiday season.

"Without extended benefits, Virginia would have had 8,014 fewer jobs as of September 2010, and failure to act to extend benefits again could cost the state 5,261 jobs by the end of next year.

Benefits for the jobless are particularly important during the holiday season. In addition to providing support for families when they need it most, the positive effects of the program on the economy are likely to be greater since American families tend to spend more during the holiday season. In December alone, two million Americans will lose their coverage if Congress fails to act, the report finds."

Virginia Needs Congress To Act Now On Unemployment Insurance

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Veto Override Failed

For anyone wondering who's side the modern day Republicans stand, this article should leave little doubt. Basically, what happened is Congress tried by a secret vote to override Obama's veto on a bill that would give retroactive immunity to fraudulent banking activity.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Quantitative Easing - QE2

So, now that the Fed has announced QE2, there's been quite a stir.

Sarah Palin, China, the European Union, Greenspan and about 20 conservative columnists have come out against it.

The result of QE2 would be a lower priced currency. This would have the affect of increasing domestic production and intern possibly increasing the working class wages (that means you blue collar workers).

So, explain to me again, why QE2 is such a bad thing?

And if Palin, Greenspan and the right wing are siding with China and the European Union you've got to wonder where their loyalty lies.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Fox(Pulse), Gallup and Rasmussen Polling Way Off

Mark Blumenthal calculated the actual outcome was around +6R or +7R meaning Rasmussen, Fox(Pulse-Also Rasmussen) and Gallup were around +6R, +7R and +9R off.

Nate Silver of the blog Fivethirtyeight at the NYT stated Rasmussen on average had a +4R bias on the Congressional and Senate races.

Knowing all of this, I'd like to know what the actual Presidential approval ratings are since they use the LV model screening that's been proven to be way off.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Selfishness disguised as liberty. Power wearing a mask of freedom. Free trade tearing our working class apart hidden under the facade of patriotism.

That's what the Chamber stands for.

Election Day!

Now lets see what's on peoples minds on Google hot trends.

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Mostly about Halloween and daylights savings time. I see the marathon hit #1 and still in the top ten is the Colbert/Stewart Rally.

Seems this election is a really big deal!

Monday, November 1, 2010

The War on America Has Begun

The war on America has begun. Koch and The Chamber of Commerce have fired the first shots. The Oligarchs push to lower our standard of living will continue until anyone short of a billionaire will no longer have a say.

Selfishness disguised as liberty. Power wearing a mask of freedom. Free trade tearing our working class apart hidden under the facade of patriotism.

Anyone who gives a damn needs to repudiate these libertarian ideas. Libertarians are the true enemies of this country.

They don't want our Constitution. They hate our laws. They hate the idea of the United States.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Obama on The Daily Show

It seems traditional journalists are all wee weed up about Obama choosing nontraditional methods to get his message out to voters.

I'll let you in on a little secret traditionalists...your influence is waning.

After hearing David Gregory give loaded question after loaded questions to Meeks and Crist and then give Rubio a tongue bath makes it more than apparent modern day "newsmakers" are less interested in pushing for real answers from someone and more interested in advancing their own careers.

Times change. Blogs, tweets, emails and daytime and late night television is where a large percentage of individuals get their info from, particularly the younger groups. The President is smart to use these as its the youth that are going to be driving our economy in the future.

For those that missed it, the full episode can be viewed HERE @ The Daily Show's Web site.

I'll see you all on the mall on Saturday!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ken Cuccinelli's Loosing Battle Against Climate Science

Just posting this link because I want to reference it later I'm sure.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is Un-American

I think the idea of the Chamber of Commerce having sessions with the Chinese on how to outsource American jobs should terrify every American and put into question who the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is loyal to. America as a country or the bottom line of companies that outsource.

I think most of us here know the answer but I don't think it's gotten through every Americans head that when members pay the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dues, those dues are expected to increase their bottom line. If that increase consists of shipping manufacturing and customer service overseas for the owners of the U.S. companies to compete with foreign companies then that's what they are fighting for.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce does not represent the U.S. worker in the least bit and hopefully Americans will come to realize that sooner rather than later.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Evidence of Koch Funding Tea Party Movement

If there was any doubt of the Koch's funding of the tea parties, this should put an end to that.

Remember, this is the same American's for Prosperity that did this....

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Americans for Prosperity Cheer Chicago's Failure
Colbert Report Full Episodes2010 ElectionMarch to Keep Fear Alive

There's a Time For Everything

There’s a time to push for progressive agenda’s and there’s a time to get as many Dems elected as possible to facilitate the means to allow for debating progressive legislation in the House committees.

My opinion is now is the time to get as many Dems elected as possible to ensure Dems hold the House and maintain control of the committees.

Fire away at me now.

The Republicans of Today

This past weekend I passed through the National Archives and glanced at our founding fathers documents that laid the foundation for our country.

Then I thought of Palin, Buck, O'Donnell, Angle, Inhofe, Vitter and some of the other hero's of the Republican party and thought to myself how disappointed our founding fathers would be at what passes as a statesman today.

How has a national party gone so far off the deep end they are defending individuals that wear ignorance like some sort of badge on their shoulder.

The more ignorant, the more Republican partisans line up behind them. What a disappointment.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Speaking for the Country

I think I speak for all American's when I ask, when is John McCain going to announce his run for the White House? And will he pick Sarah Palin again if he wins the nomination?

Daily Dish Celebrates Ten Years

Toast or Roast?

I saw Troast.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

What Do They All Have in Common?

Sharron Angle, Joe Miller, Ken Buck, Kelly Ayotte, Rand Paul and Sarah Palin.

All of these individuals believe a raped women should bear the baby of the rapist. This is the Theocratic state they want to impose on us. The teaparty is a mask for their real intentions, and that is to impose their religious beliefs on every day Americans who think they are just voting for some outsider that is gonna shake things up, or something.

Pay close attention.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Arriana Huffington Is Trying to Hijack the Progressive Movement for Her Own Purpose

As this blogger has noted, she now is on a radio show with Mary Matalin.

And, she apparently vacations with Newt Gingrich

I've been stating ever since this Administration took over, that site has turned to blaring New York Post/Drudge type misleading headlines. It's a business to her, not a progressive movement.

She's trying to hijack The Daily Show/John Stewart crowd right now.

Beware if you give a damn about the good of this country. She's a wolf in sheeps clothing.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Job Creation During Recent Recoveries

I hadn't seen the comparisons yet between the recovery during Bush's first term and Obama's first term so here it is. These statistics are gathered from The starting points are Nov. 2002 and Jun. 2009, the ends of the two most recent recessions. Net job creation for Obama after 15 months was -657,000. Net job creation for Bush Jr. after 15 months was -1,278,000.

If Obama were to follow the Bush trend, next month the U.S. would lose 156,000 jobs and lose another 198,000 the month after.

I think we can all agree that a Democratic majority in the House/Senate and Democratic controlled White House has been much better for our economy and jobs.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Christine O'Donnell Claims Hillary Voters for Her Own

(Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty.)

"I do want to point out that we have broad based support, we've got a lot of Hillary Democrats working behind us -- with us -- because they're frustrated with what this administration is doing," O'Donnell (R-DE) said this morning on Fox News.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Why Are So Many So Called Left Wing Blogs So Anti-Obama?

My guess is this.

Many of these web sites are new. They came about during the anti Bush years and thus developed a following of individuals that were accustomed to finding fault in everything the acting administration did.

This worked out fine during the primaries and the general election as they still had the opposition to aim all their fire at. Well, that all came to an end when Democrats controlled the House, Senate and the White House. They needed something to keep their clicks going and their followers donating to their pet causes.

They didn't bother to find a new method of doing business as the old business model is the only thing these sites know so they turned their guns on their allies and opened fire. When I say allies I mean in the sense that they are much more likely to side with legislation being worked through Congress with the bunch in control now than if there was a Republican controlled Congress in session.

I'm not sure what it'll take to encourage them to turn their guns on the real opposition and not all of it on those that are no doubt pushing through legislation that at least addresses some of their concerns.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Depression Avoided According to Zandi and Blinder

"In a new paper, the economists argue that without the Wall Street bailout, the bank stress tests, the emergency lending and asset purchases by the Federal Reserve, and the Obama administration’s fiscal stimulus program, the nation’s gross domestic product would be about 6.5 percent lower this year.

In addition, there would be about 8.5 million fewer jobs, on top of the more than 8 million already lost; and the economy would be experiencing deflation, instead of low inflation.

The paper, by Alan S. Blinder, a Princeton professor and former vice chairman of the Fed, and Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, represents a first stab at comprehensively estimating the effects of the economic policy responses of the last few years."

Read more at:

The New York Times

Friday, July 16, 2010

What Has Obama Accomplished?

I'll let Benen summarize.

"In the larger context, Wall Street reform also gets added to the list of breakthrough accomplishments of the last 18 months, a list that now includes health care reform, an economy-saving Recovery Act, a long-sought overhaul of the nation's student-loan system, the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, new regulation of the credit card industry, new regulation of the tobacco industry, a national service bill, expanded stem-cell research, and the most sweeping land-protection act in 15 years, among other things.

As Rachel Maddow recently observed, "The last time any president did this much in office, booze was illegal. If you believe in policy, if you believe in government that addresses problems, cheers to that.""

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Israel Overreacts, Deployes Commandos

Protesters and activists are provocateurs, that's what they do. I don't believe the measured response is to deploy Commandos storming down ropes out of helicopters.

Israel over reacted is my first take on this just as they over reacted with their barrage on Gaza over a year ago and their counter attack into Lebanon over three years ago.

Israel needs to learn the restraint that comes with having a powerful military. It's a maturity their country hasn't learned yet.

It's part of being a responsible Democracy.

Upon Closer Examination of the Sink Hole


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The BP Gulf Spill ™

The BP Gulf Spill ™

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rand Paul Wins Kentucky Primary - Next Stop 2012?

Now it seems that the tea-party, well the original ones at least, got one of their own in the Senate.

It will be interesting how Republican Senators conduct themselves when Rand wears his Libertarian views on his sleeve on the floor and speaks of legalization or even expresses his anti-Iraq/Afghanistan positions. Things will get interesting none the less.

He might be one of the more straight up individuals on the Senate, not beholden to many. He could very well likely be a yes vote to approve of spending cuts in all departments and agencies of the U.S. Govn't from Department of Defense of which he would like to reduce spending to the Department of Education, of which he'd like to eliminate.

I'm probably way out ahead but, I could see him continuing his ability to tap into independents and leaning libertarian Republicans and Democrats across the country and run for the White House in 2012.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Game Changer?

If this oil mess doesn't get plugged up in a week, I predict climate legislation getting through Congress much more smoothly much in the way the Wall Street crash enabled these financial reforms making their way through Congress seem to be going with very few hiccups.

See, this administration had a bit of an uphill battle with health care reform. A majority of Americans like their health care. This admin isn't going to have to explain to anyone oil is a problem and every single American felt the repercussions of the banks and financial firms exploding.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Checkbook Tax?

So, according to Greg Sargent @ ThePlumeLine , Frank Luntz is spreading more misinformation by providing the talking point that the fund large investment firms will be paying into in the event of a catastrophe will be funded by a checkbook tax on every day consumers by increases in fees, etc.

A few points Mr. Duntz.

This fund is going to be bank-rolled by the large investment firms that aren’t covered by FDIC. Rather than Checkbook Tax call this the “Hedgefund Managers Checkbook Tax” since the majority of the burden will be carried by those big time wall street guys playing in derivatives, CDS, and other investments middle America doesn’t get involved in directly.

If you don’t want to pay for the investment firms to deal in their own casino, don’t bank with them.

Use your local banks that are covered by the FDIC.

If the big banks will raise fees leave them.

That’s whats great about competition and free market. If the fees get outrageous, Average Americans can pick up and leave and put their money somewhere else.

You don't have to bank with BofA or Citi. You can bank with your local bank.

Anyways, Luntz, you're a slug.....where's my salt shaker.

Christ Leaves Republican Party

That's it! He's had enough of their shenanigans!

Oh, what's that? Oh, you mean Charlie Crist.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Frank Luntz Memo to Crush Financial Reform

What would it take for Democrats to coordinate a mass blanket of news and talk shows for a few days to inform the public of Republican plans to trick and deceive them into thinking reform and regulation will hurt them.

Why are Democrats so silent on this?


Friday, April 2, 2010

Obama's Great Week

* HC Reform signed into law — Check

* College lending reform signed into law — Check

* China agree to sanctions on Iran — Check

* Russia agrees to Nuclear pact — Check

* Job Numbers turn positive — Check

* Historic increase CAFE standards by 33% – CHECK

* Ending ‘valley fill’ after mountain top removal – CHECK

* Preserving extremely sensitive marine habitat in Bristol Bay, Alaska from drilling – CHECK

Not a bad week.

162,000 jobs added in March, most in 3 years

Spin that losers.

Read more at: MSNBC

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Kock Industries and Mercatus Center at GMU

In the last couple days, Nate Silver of has been tearing a recent report apart from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Come to find out, another report I ran across in a Guardian article highlighting a Greenpeace report that noted the following:

Mercatus center: ($9.2m received from Koch grants 2005-2008) Conservative think tank at George Mason University. This group suggested in 2001 that global warming would be beneficial in winter and at the poles. In 2009 they recommended that nothing be done to cut emissions.

The public needs to know what kind of influence the squid, Koch Industries, has in this country. They are a danger to our society.

Monday, March 29, 2010

RNC 'partay's' at Voyeur West Hollywood

Top Ten Things the RNC can get for $1946.25 at Voyeur West Hollywood

#10 97 $20 lap dances.

#9 389 $5 shots of tequila! Ole!!!

#8 389 $5 Corona’s.

#7 556 $3.50 glasses of domestic beer.

#6 1297 $1.50 condoms from the condom machine.

#5 An underage page - Oh wait, that's in Congress. Sorry.

#4 One hour whipping session from Sarah Palin in leather in a private booth.

#3 300 straight hours of a peep show starring Tom "The Hammer" Delay and Larry Craig dancing like stars in leather.

#2 Unlimited access to some dark room entitled "Best Glory Hole in Hollywood."

#1 An all-niter at the VIP table and a bottle of Cristal with Ann Coulter!

Hutaree Militia

This recent arrest couldn't come at a worse time for the GOP when they are busy trying to downplay the radical and militant right that are a part of their base constituency.

"Nine suspects tied to a Christian militia in the Midwest are charged with conspiring to kill police officers, then attack a funeral in the hopes of killing more law enforcement personnel, federal prosecutors said Monday.

U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said agents moved on the group because the Hutaree members were planning a violent reconaissance mission sometime in April – just a few days away.

Members of the group called Hutaree are charged in the case, including their leader, David Brian Stone, also known as “Captain Hutaree.”

Once other officers gathered for a slain officer’s funeral, the group planned to detonate homemade bombs at the funeral, killing more, according to newly unsealed court papers."

Read more @ AP NEWS.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Terror Prosecutions in the U.S.

Today, Greg Sargent of ThePlumeLine received a chart highlighting terrorist prosecutions in the U.S. I went through the painstaking trouble of graphing it because that's what I like to do.

Anyways, for your viewing pleasure:

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Republicans Found Guilty of Voter Fraud

"All eight defendants in Clay County, Kentucky’s election fraud trial have been found guilty today by a federal jury. Six of those eight were high-ranking election officials, including the county clerk, a circuit judge and the school superintendent. The conspirators were charged with having manipulated federal elections in 2002, 2004 and 2006 by buying and selling votes and manipulating electronic voting machines….And, just for good measure, we’ll take this opportunity to remind readers, yet again, that the community organization ACORN — who has long been used as a red-herring by the Republican Party to suggest the existence of massive Democratic “voter fraud” — has never been charged with, or found guilty of aiding in the illegal casting of a single vote. Ever. Anywhere."

Read more at: The BRAD BLOG

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Health Insurance Reform Text Message

Today, after almost a century of effort, health insurance reform becomes law. Thank you for your partnership in creating change.– President Obama

Text Message Received on:
1:10pm Mar 23, 10

Obama Signs Health Care Bill

History in the Making

There are few times when someone can be watching an event and say to themselves, this will go down in the history books as one of the largest social reforms in the history of the U.S.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 Barack Obama signing the Health Care Reform Bill

Monday, March 22, 2010

How Does Health Care Affect You Right Away?

  • In 2010, small businesses that choose to offer coverage will begin to receive tax credits of up to 35 percent of premiums to help make employee coverage more affordable.
  • In 2010, adults who are uninsured because of pre-existing conditions will have access to affordable insurance through a temporary high-risk pool.
  • This bill starts to close the Medicare Part D donut hole in 2010 by providing a $250 rebate to Medicare beneficiaries who hit the gap in prescription drug coverage. And beginning in 2011, the bill institutes a 50% discount on prescription drugs in the donut hole.
  • o Starting this year, new private plans will be required to provide free preventive care: no co-payments and no deductibles for preventive services. And beginning January 1, 2011, Medicare will do the same.
  • In 2010, this bill will provide help for early retirees by creating a temporary re-insurance program to help offset the costs of expensive premiums for employers and retirees age 55-64.
  • Under health reform, Americans will see an immediate expansion of coverage.
  • This year, children with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance coverage. The bill outlaws that practice for new health plans as well as grandfathered group plans. Moving forward, no insurance company can deny a child coverage based on his or her health.
  • This year, new health care plans and select grandfathered plans will allow young people to remain on their parents’ insurance policy up until their 26th birthday.
  • This year, insurance companies will be banned from dropping people from coverage when they get sick, and they will be banned from implementing lifetime caps on coverage. This year, restrictive annual limits on coverage will be banned for new plans and grandfathered group health plans. Under health reform, Americans will be ensured access to the care they need.
  • The bill increases funding for community health centers so that nearly double the number of patients can be treated in their community health centers over the next 5 years. The funding begins in the next fiscal year.
  • The health reform bill will increase the number of primary care doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants through new investments. This funding takes effect in the next fiscal year.
  • Health reform will immediately curb some of the worst insurance industry practices and strengthen consumer protections.
  • Beginning this year, this bill creates a new, independent appeals process that ensures consumers in new private plans have access to an effective process to appeal decisions made by their insurer.
  • o Starting January 1, 2011, insurers in the individual and small group market will be required to spend 80 percent of their premium dollars on medical services. Insurers in the large group market will be required to spend 85 percent of their premium dollars on medical services. Any insurers who don’t meet those thresholds will be required to provide rebates to their policyholders.
  • This year, discrimination based on salary will be outlawed. New group health plans will be prohibited from establishing any eligibility rules for health care coverage that discriminate in favor of higher-wage employees.
  • This bill holds insurance companies accountable for unreasonable rate hikes. Starting in 2011, it helps states require insurance companies to submit justification for all requested premium increases. Any company with excessive or unjustified premium increases may not be able to participate in the new health insurance exchanges.
  • Beginning this fiscal year, this bill provides funding to states to help establish offices of health insurance consumer assistance in order to help individuals in the process of filing complaints or appeals against insurance companies.

The Plouffe Effect?

Say what you want, but this will go down in the history books as a big win for this administration. Those that voted for this and had the courage, bravo. The momentum turned around in recent weeks. Obama has become more of a fighting champion of the populous and much more vocal about his support of legislation.

Is it coincidence that Plouffe came back and things turned around for the WH? I'm not sure it was.

Anyways, history will be the judge.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sean Hannity is a Fraud

For the last several years, Sean Hannity and the Freedom Alliance “charity” have conducted “Freedom Concerts” across America. They’ve told you that they are raising money to pay for the college tuition of the children of fallen soldiers and to pay severely wounded war vets. And on Friday Night, Hannity will be honored with an award for this “Outstanding Community Service by a Radio Talk Show Host” at Talkers Magazine’s convention.

But it’s all a huge scam.

Read more about it all from conservative blogger Debbie SchlusselHERE.

What Will Health Care Reform Mean to Everyone Right Away?

Immediately upon passage, insurance companies will be unable to drop children with pre-existing conditions.

Immediately upon passage, there are no lifetime or annual caps on benefits in new policies.

Immediately upon passage, you can no longer be dropped just 'cause they wanna drop you.

Immediately upon passage, children up to age 26 can remain on their parents' insurance policy.

Immediately upon passage, insurance companies will be unable to arbitrarily raise rates.

Immediately upon passage, uninsured Americans will have access to a temporary high-risk pool.

Immediately upon passage, drug prices for seniors will begin to go down as the Medicaid donut hole is closed.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kucinich is a YES on Health Care Reform

It's a start but I wouldn't start sucking each others @$#@% quite yet 'till the final vote happens....and the fixes.

The fixes are some of the more important political parts of this legislation as Obama pollsters noted some days ago that a substantial percentage of dislike about the overall HCR bill are the special deals that should be taken out with the fixes.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ken Cuccinelli is a Birther

Yes, you heard that right.

Larry Sabato got a hold of some audio from an exchange with Ken recently.

Here is part of the exchange:

"Q: How can we get proof?

Cooch: Well… that’s a good question. Not one I’ve thought a lot about because it hasn’t been part of my campaign. Someone is going to have to come forward with nailed down testimony that he was born in place B, wherever that is. You know, the speculation is Kenya. And that doesn’t seem beyond the realm of possibility."

Ken is now in the same boat as this wacko, Orly Taitz:

Good luck with this one Virginia.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

RNC Targets Donors Through Fearmongering

If there was any question Republicans gain support through fear, look no further than the document provided to Politico via a Democrat.

RNC Strategy

Take a look at this page in particular. It is clear the RNC has contempt for its targeted donors and is willing to exploit their fears for money. Stay classy RNC.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Monday, February 8, 2010


So, now that terrorists and suspected terrorists don't get tortured any longer in military detention facilities, why do Republicans think those interrogators will be more successful than FBI trained interrogators who specialize in interrogating terrorists?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Brown Wins Massachusettes Senate Seat

Yesterday, Fox and Friends suggested a Brown win was good for your 401k as highlighted by Media Matters.

A few days ago, Jim Cramer on Mad Money suggested a Brown win would be great for the stock market.

Here is the final result of Brown's win on the Markets.

Results? Epic Fail!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Haiti Needs Your Help

It's as easy as picking up your phone.

By texting HAITI to 90999 you can send $10 to the Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund.

Friday, January 8, 2010

What Drives a Young, Well Off Male To Become a Jihadist and How Does it Relate to Closing Guantanimo?

What drives the son of a wealthy Nigerian Banker to become a jihadist? Is there a direct link between the motivation to become a terrorist and the detention center at Guantanamo Bay?

President Obama believes there is. This is why on Jan. 22, 2009, he directed it be shut down via Executive Order.

Ever since then, Republicans have been arguing we would be less safe by closing it. Well, a recent post by Justin Elliot, at TPM Muckracker, highlights two articles by both The New York Times and that explain how the undie-bomber was president of an Islamic Society which held a 'War on Terror Week.' while in University.

Here is the poster which advertised this event:

Regarding the poster, Andrew Sullivan at The Atlantic's blog, The Daily Dish, stated "Almost all of it is about torture and Gitmo."

It's not difficult to connect the dots. This could very well have been one of the triggers, that can turn a well off, educated student, to become a jihadist, looking to blow up an airplane over U.S. soil.

Extreme poverty and little to no formal education are often highlighted as demographics in which Al-Qaeda looks to recruit. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was clearly neither of these. What drove this student over the edge? I haven't seen who initiated the contact, Al-Qaeda or Abdulmutallab. Regardless of this fact, one thing that is clear. This student was very involved in Muslim causes and one of those his group focused on was Guantanamo Bay.

It's time for Republicans to stop playing politics with our safety and let the President close Guantanamo Bay. This is all the evidence the American people need to put this issue to rest once and for all.