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Monthly Archive for August, 2010

UNCHRISTIAN BEHAVIOR

Glenn Beck Judge not, least ye be judged.  Amen. Spread the word:Share

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REPUBS PROMISE TO “INVESTIGATE”

Anybody remember the Republican’s endless, probing Congressional investigations of our last Democratic President in the 1990s?  Let’s refresh our memories.  The nation was held hostage to Republican partisan witch-hunts, from the Monica Lewinsky peep-show inquisitions — leading to presidential impeachment — to the total harassment by Congress when they took 140 hours of testimony (under […]

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The Congressional Budget Office has just sent a new letter that states that the health care law could “reduce their projected budget deficit by $30 billion over the next 10 years.” The CBO also states that repealing health care reform — an idea Republicans are not only suggesting they’d do, but are actually running for office on! — would […]

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Check-it-out: Bob Herbert has a fantastic column in the New York Times titled, “America is Better Than This” about Glenn Beck’s rally today on the 47th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.  Beck is claiming the King mantle for Civil Rights, and holding his rally in the shadow of the Lincoln Memorial. […]

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FRIDAY FYI’s

*** REPUBS ERRONEOUSLY CLAIM LETTING W.’s TAX CUTS ON THE TOP 2% EXPIRE ON SCHEDULE WILL UNFAIRLY HIT SMALL BUSINESSES:  The facts are that letting W.’s tax cuts expire will only affect the 3% of small businesses that are subject to the top two individual tax rates, according to Len Burman, former director of the Tax Policy […]

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WHERE’D THAT DEFICIT COME FROM?

Maybe you’ve seen some version of this graph.  It’s interesting because it shows clearly the sources of our federal budget deficit.  This visual is from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a non-partisan research and policy institute.  We think it’s particularly interesting because it shows that The TARP which was passed under W. — considered the major contributor to the deficit by […]

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FRIDAY FYI’s

RECESS APPOINTMENTS: President Obama has just made four recess appointments, following his end-run around the Senate’s obstructionism last month when he installed Dr. Donald Berwick as the head of the agency that runs Medicare and Medicade.  Republican Senators have set all time records for foot-dragging this administration’s appointees.  At times, when Obama’s appointees finally get Senate action the vote […]

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TEA PARTY HYPOCRITES

So, are the Tea Partiers actually aware of their hyprocrisy — or just schizophrenic! Spread the word:Share

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GROUND ZERO MOSQUE

“TRASH THE CONSTITUTION,” SAYS THE RIGHT! We just couldn’t let the Cordoba House controversy go without comment.  So, here goes our (hopefully) short rant:  THE RIGHT LOVES our Constitution and the spirit of our founding fathers so much that they are screaming for the destruction of both. The embrace of freedom of religion is at […]

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FRIDAY FYI’s

***DR. LAURA SCHLESSINGER has apologized after her shocking, racist rant on her talk radio program this week.  In response to a black female caller who complained about the racist attitudes of her white husband’s friends, and their use of the n-word, Dr. Laura ‘comforted’ her caller by saying the n-word 11 times over the course of five minutes.  Progressive talk hosts are asking if Dr. Laura’s racist […]

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