Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Why libertarians apologize for autocracy

Why libertarians apologize for autocracy

The Decade's Biggest Scam | Common Dreams

The Decade's Biggest Scam | Common Dreams

Solar Stunner: America is a $1.9 Billion emExporter/em of Solar Products

Solar Stunner: America is a $1.9 Billion emExporter/em of Solar Products: pWith all the stories about China dominating the solar photovoltaics (PV) manufacturing sector, you might not think that America is a net exporter of solar products. But it is — to the tune of $1.8 billion. That’s a $1 billion increase over net exports documented in the solar sector last year. In fact, a report [...]/p

Tired Of The Freeloaders?

Green Jobs Reality Check: Clean Energy Still Means More and Better Jobs for American Workers

Green Jobs Reality Check: Clean Energy Still Means More and Better Jobs for American Workers: pby Adam James, Jorge Madrid, and Bracken Hendricks A lot of bogus numbers are flying around about green jobs these days.  It’s time to set the record straight:  Clean energy is a bright spot in the economic recovery, already creating large numbers of high quality U.S. jobs in emerging industries.  Cleantech (primarily clean energy) has [...]/p

How Corporate and Political Forces Have Almost Neutralized All Avenues of Resistance in US Culture | News & Politics | AlterNet

How Corporate and Political Forces Have Almost Neutralized All Avenues of Resistance in US Culture | News & Politics | AlterNet

Meet the Shady Dallas Mega-Billionaire Industrialist Pouring Money into Rick Perry's Coffers | | AlterNet

Meet the Shady Dallas Mega-Billionaire Industrialist Pouring Money into Rick Perry's Coffers | | AlterNet

Monday, August 29, 2011

Bachmann Joins Perry, Endorses Even Bigger Corporate Tax Holiday Than Corporations Asked For

Bachmann Joins Perry, Endorses Even Bigger Corporate Tax Holiday Than Corporations Asked For: pDuring his presidential campaign kickoff tour of New Hampshire, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) signaled potential support for a temporary holiday that would allow corporations to repatriate offshore funds at a zero percent tax rate, far lower than the current 35 percent rate, under the guise of job creation. Reducing the rate to zero percent [...]/p
The insanity continues

The Problem With Rick Perry’s Federalism Is Extremism, Not Hypocrisy

The Problem With Rick Perry’s Federalism Is Extremism, Not Hypocrisy: pPolitical reporters seem much more comfortable discussing allegations of hypocrisy than discussing policy substance, so I should be glad that the extent of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s bizarre ideas are getting some attention through the lens of hypocrisy. But I do hasten to add that the real story is the ideas not the hypocrisy. For [...]/p

Don't Kill The Dream

Perry Says Social Security Is No Longer A ‘Retirement Program’ But Simply A ‘Tax’

Perry Says Social Security Is No Longer A ‘Retirement Program’ But Simply A ‘Tax’: pThinkProgress filed this report from Ottumwa, Iowa. During a campaign stop in Ottumwa, Iowa this past weekend, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) continued his assault on Social Security, saying it was no longer a “retirement program” but has just “turned into a tax.” Perry is certainly no fan of Social Security. In his November 2010 [...]/p

First Federal Reserve Audit Reveals Trillions in Secret Bailouts | Common Dreams

First Federal Reserve Audit Reveals Trillions in Secret Bailouts | Common Dreams

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Mr. Roosevelt's Social Insurance

Mr. Roosevelt's Social Insurance

BREAKING: Perry Says He Hasn’t ‘Backed Off Anything’ In His Book, Still Thinks Social Security Is Unconstitutional

BREAKING: Perry Says He Hasn’t ‘Backed Off Anything’ In His Book, Still Thinks Social Security Is Unconstitutional: pThinkProgress filed this report from Des Moines, IA. During a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa today, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) reaffirmed all the views expressed in his book Fed Up!, including that Social Security is unconstitutional, despite previous attempts by his campaign staff to walk back the candidate’s words. In Perry’s book, released [...]/p

Friday, August 26, 2011

3 Things That Must Happen for Us To Rise Up and Defeat the Corporatocracy | | AlterNet

3 Things That Must Happen for Us To Rise Up and Defeat the Corporatocracy | | AlterNet

MN Republicans Literally Auctioning Off GOP Congressmen And State Lawmakers To Highest Bidder

MN Republicans Literally Auctioning Off GOP Congressmen And State Lawmakers To Highest Bidder: pA Republican committee in Minnesota has been caught creating an eBay-style auction site to sell access with politicians, including top lawmakers like Rep. John Kline (R-MN) and Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN), as well as State House Speaker Kurt Zellers (R-MN). With bidding starting at $250, the committee offered opportunities to “get up close and personal” [...]/p

Paul Ryan For Sale


One of the most corrupt people in our government.

The Tea Party Is The Hate Wing Of The Republican Party That Has Always Been There


A fake "movement" to rebrand the most vile wing of the republican party.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wingnut Alert: ALIPAC Calling For a (Possibly Violent) Coup | Crooks and Liars

Wingnut Alert: ALIPAC Calling For a (Possibly Violent) Coup | Crooks and Liars
More right wing treason and violent talk.

GOP Rep. Brady Isn’t Convinced That His $80 Billion Corporate Tax Giveaway Is Actually A Tax Break

GOP Rep. Brady Isn’t Convinced That His $80 Billion Corporate Tax Giveaway Is Actually A Tax Break: pSeveral multinational corporations, under the banner of a campaign known as “WinAmerica” having been pushing Congress to enact a tax repatriation holiday, which would allow corporations to bring money that they have stashed offshore back to the U.S. at a dramatically lower tax rate than the 35 percent that they would usually pay. Rep. Kevin [...]/p
Just another dishonest and corrupt bum from Texas.

Taxpayers Should Stop Subsidizing Walmart | Crooks and Liars

Taxpayers Should Stop Subsidizing Walmart | Crooks and Liars

News Corp Set To Air 9/11 Documentary Glorifying Bush; Producer Says He’s Not Interested In ‘Facts’

News Corp Set To Air 9/11 Documentary Glorifying Bush; Producer Says He’s Not Interested In ‘Facts’: pAfter spending over a decade promoting President Bush, the PATRIOT Act, and the Iraq War, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation appears to be up to the same tricks, this time with an hour-long promotional video about Bush’s leadership during the 9/11 attacks. Although News Corp. is perhaps best known for its Bush cheerleading through its Fox [...]/p

Thursday, August 18, 2011

In '06 Bachmann Staffer Was Arrested in Uganda on Terrorism Charges | Crooks and Liars

In '06 Bachmann Staffer Was Arrested in Uganda on Terrorism Charges | Crooks and Liars
It's ok with Bachmann as long as he's a Christian Terrorist.

Tea Party Rep. Who Wanted To emLower/em The Debt Limit Fundraises Off Downgrade

Tea Party Rep. Who Wanted To emLower/em The Debt Limit Fundraises Off Downgrade
He must very proud of himself.

Hate in the Last Best Place -- In These Times

Hate in the Last Best Place -- In These Times

Bachmann Staffer’s Ties To Uganda’s ‘Kill-Gays’ Bill

Bachmann Staffer’s Ties To Uganda’s ‘Kill-Gays’ Bill: pJim Burroway has a good post exploring the troubling connection between GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and Peter E. Waldron, a campaign staffer “responsible for her faith-based organizing both in Iowa and South Carolina.” Yesterday, the Atlantic reported on Waldron’s “arrest in Uganda in 2006 on charges of running illegal guns and ammunition,” but Borroway [...]/p

The Real Vacation Outrage: The U.S. Is The Only Developed Country Where Citizens Aren’t Guaranteed Paid Vacation

The Real Vacation Outrage: The U.S. Is The Only Developed Country Where Citizens Aren’t Guaranteed Paid Vacation: pMany political pundits and conservative politicians have seized the opportunity to criticize President Obama’s planned vacation in Martha’s Vineyard. Former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) said he wouldn’t be doing the same if he were president, and the political paper Politico even consulted a group of “political strategists” to compile a list of less politically [...]/p

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Research: Tea Party's Growing Unpopularity Traced To Infusing Politics With Religion | Crooks and Liars

Research: Tea Party's Growing Unpopularity Traced To Infusing Politics With Religion | Crooks and Liars

Perry Calls For Even Bigger Corporate Tax Repatriation Giveaway Than Corporations Have Asked For

Perry Calls For Even Bigger Corporate Tax Repatriation Giveaway Than Corporations Have Asked For: pA group of corporations have launched a campaign, known as “WinAmerica,” in an attempt to convince Congress to implement a corporate tax repatriation holiday. Such a holiday would allow corporations that have stashed money offshore to bring those funds back at a dramatically lower tax rate than the 35 percent to which they are usually [...]/p

This Disastrous 'Debt Crisis' Myth | Common Dreams

This Disastrous 'Debt Crisis' Myth | Common Dreams

Military pension reform means an 85% cut for career veterans

Military pension reform means an 85% cut for career veterans

Atheists, Muslims More Popular Than Tea Party (Also, Tea Party's Just a New Name for Racist Christian Right) | AlterNet

Atheists, Muslims More Popular Than Tea Party (Also, Tea Party's Just a New Name for Racist Christian Right) | AlterNet

Michele Bachmann Says The Darndest Things

8 Trillion on Our Military Addiction? Why the Price Tag of the National Security Complex Should Scare the Hell Out of You | World | AlterNet

8 Trillion on Our Military Addiction? Why the Price Tag of the National Security Complex Should Scare the Hell Out of You | World | AlterNet

REPORT: Texas Ranks Dead Last In Total Job Creation, Accounting For Labor Force Growth

REPORT: Texas Ranks Dead Last In Total Job Creation, Accounting For Labor Force Growth: pData for this post was compiled by Matt Separa, Research Assistant with the Economic Policy Team at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), since he launched his presidential campaign on Saturday, has paraded around the stat that “since June of 2009, Texas is responsible for more than 40 percent of [...]/p

Poll: Tea Party Less Popular Than Muslims, Atheists, 21 Other Groups

Poll: Tea Party Less Popular Than Muslims, Atheists, 21 Other Groups: pThe debt ceiling deal has left the Tea Party more disliked than ever, as a recent New York Times poll shows. In April, 2010, 21 percent of Americans approved of the Tea Party while 18 percent disapproved of it. Now, 20 percent approve while a stunning 40 percent disapprove of it. Ironically, the conservative movement [...]/p

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

21 Reasons Rick Perry's Texas Is a Complete Disaster | News & Politics | AlterNet

21 Reasons Rick Perry's Texas Is a Complete Disaster | News & Politics | AlterNet

How Much Have We Spent On VooDoo Economics

Paul Ryan nixes public town halls, but for $15 you can ask him a question

Paul Ryan nixes public town halls, but for $15 you can ask him a question
Disgusting!

Rick Perry's and Phil Graham's Looming Crisis

Will Rick Perry Be Burned By Radical Tea Party Talk To Destroy Social Security

3 Ways Racism Still Drives the Tea Party's Efforts to Destroy President Obama | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

3 Ways Racism Still Drives the Tea Party's Efforts to Destroy President Obama | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

Rep. Paul Ryan Refuses To Face Voters This August, But 'Welcomed The Debate' In 2009

Rep. Paul Ryan Refuses To Face Voters This August, But 'Welcomed The Debate' In 2009
That's because he's a liar, a cheat and a coward.

Meet the Christian Dominionist 'Prayer Warriors' Who Have Chosen Rick Perry as Their Vehicle to Power | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

Meet the Christian Dominionist 'Prayer Warriors' Who Have Chosen Rick Perry as Their Vehicle to Power | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sumter Tea Party chairwoman jokes about assassinating the Obamas, which is a no-no

Sumter Tea Party chairwoman jokes about assassinating the Obamas, which is a no-no

What Do Glenn Beck's Friends Think About Jews?

What Do Glenn Beck's Friends Think About Jews?

Rep. Issa: Out Of Touch Or Out For Profit?

Rep. Issa: Out Of Touch Or Out For Profit?

Rick Perry's Neocon Friends | The Nation

Rick Perry's Neocon Friends | The Nation

Rick Perry's Campaign Strategy? Distorting His Abysmal Economic Record | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

Rick Perry's Campaign Strategy? Distorting His Abysmal Economic Record | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

Rick Perry's Texas 'miracle' is a myth

Rick Perry's Texas 'miracle' is a myth

The Profiteers Club: Congressman Darrell Issa | Crooks and Liars

The Profiteers Club: Congressman Darrell Issa | Crooks and Liars
One of the most corrupt people in our government.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

While Pushing Corporate Tax Cuts, Bachmann Rejects Extending Jobless Benefits: ‘We Don’t Have The Money’

While Pushing Corporate Tax Cuts, Bachmann Rejects Extending Jobless Benefits: ‘We Don’t Have The Money’: "pRight now, 14 million unemployed Americans are struggling to make ends meet. 44.4 percent of these Americans have been struggling without a job for six months or more. While Republican lawmakers continually put off their “jobs” agenda, many of these Americans receive much needed financial support from the federal unemployment benefits program. These benefits, unfortunately, [...]/p"

The Tea Party: the conspiracy branch of the Republican Party

The Tea Party: the conspiracy branch of the Republican Party

Thursday, August 11, 2011

At Fox News, Planet Earth Is Sponsored By ExxonMobil

At Fox News, Planet Earth Is Sponsored By ExxonMobil

Romney Defends Raising Retirement Age To Protect Corporate Tax Breaks: ‘Corporations Are People, My Friend’

Romney Defends Raising Retirement Age To Protect Corporate Tax Breaks: ‘Corporations Are People, My Friend’: "pFormer Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) just completed a damaging campaign stop in Iowa where audience members responded angrily to his plans, and Romney frequently responded belligerently to their anger. In one of the most contentious exchanges, Romney defended his belief that we “should consider a higher retirement age” for Social Security and Medicare to [...]/p"

VIDEO: Romney Angrily Confronted Over His Desire To Cut Entitlements While Protecting The Rich

VIDEO: Romney Angrily Confronted Over His Desire To Cut Entitlements While Protecting The Rich: "pGOP 2012 presidential contender Mitt Romney today spoke at the Iowa state fair, before a key Republican debate tonight and an upcoming Iowa straw poll. At the end of his speech, a Q&A session quickly devolved into a shouting match. The first questioner asked Romney if he would raise the cap on payroll taxes, so [...]/p"

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

While Cutting Health Care For The Poor, Gov. Scott Pays Less Than $400 A Year For Taxpayer-Subsized Health Insurance Plan

While Cutting Health Care For The Poor, Gov. Scott Pays Less Than $400 A Year For Taxpayer-Subsized Health Insurance Plan: "pAfter relentlessly campaigning to abolish health care reform, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has taken every opportunity to slash health care coverage for the poor, elderly, and disabled. Since taking office in January, Scott has enacted a landmark Medicaid privatization scheme, rejected millions in federal health aid for seniors, children, and the disabled, and even [...]/p"

CNN poll: Majority want taxes on the rich, no major changes to social insurance programs

CNN poll: Majority want taxes on the rich, no major changes to social insurance programs

With Nearly 270,000 Missourians Out Of Work, Sen. McCaskill Opposes Extending Unemployment Benefits (UPDATED)

With Nearly 270,000 Missourians Out Of Work, Sen. McCaskill Opposes Extending Unemployment Benefits (UPDATED): "pYesterday evening, local news station KMOV aired a special report about unemployment. At one point, the news station asked Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) about the unemployment situation and said she “suprised” them with her response. The station asked the senator if unemployment benefits should be extended and if the payroll tax cut implemented as part [...]/p"

Tea Party Terror: An Unholy War to Gain Tyranny of the Majority | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

Tea Party Terror: An Unholy War to Gain Tyranny of the Majority | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Scaliafication Of The Supreme Court

The Scaliafication Of The Supreme Court

Salmonella-Tainted Turkey Sickens Dozens As GOP Seeks To Slash Food Safety Budgets

Salmonella-Tainted Turkey Sickens Dozens As GOP Seeks To Slash Food Safety Budgets: "pIn the third-largest recall on record, food giant Cargill is pulling 36 million pounds of ground turkey out of stores after a salmonella outbreak linked to one of the company’s plants sickened nearly 80 people, killing one. The recall follows other salmonella related troubles in the U.S., including salmonella-tainted eggs producing the largest U.S. foodborne [...]/p"

Fox's History Of Mainstreaming Hate Groups

Fox's History Of Mainstreaming Hate Groups

The Perils Of Trusting WorldNetDaily

The Perils Of Trusting WorldNetDaily

Chomsky: Public Education Under Massive Corporate Assault — What's Next? | Education | AlterNet

Chomsky: Public Education Under Massive Corporate Assault — What's Next? | Education | AlterNet

GOP Presidential Candidates Ignore S&P’s ‘Blast At Republicans,’ Pin Downgrade Blame on Obama

GOP Presidential Candidates Ignore S&P’s ‘Blast At Republicans,’ Pin Downgrade Blame on Obama: "pOn Friday, the credit rating agency Standard & Poors downgraded the U.S. from AAA to AA+ in the first downgrade in U.S. history. In its release, S&P took Republicans to task for using the debt ceiling as a political football and refusing to consider new revenues as an option for reducing the country’s long-term deficit. [...]/p"

6 Reasons the Tea Party Is More Dangerous Than McCarthyism | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

6 Reasons the Tea Party Is More Dangerous Than McCarthyism | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

Friday, August 5, 2011

BREAKING: S & P Downgrades U.S. Credit For First Time In History, Repeatedly Cites GOP Intransigence On Taxes

BREAKING: S & P Downgrades U.S. Credit For First Time In History, Repeatedly Cites GOP Intransigence On Taxes: "pReuters reports: “The United States lost its top-notch AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor’s on Friday, in a dramatic reversal of fortune for the world’s largest economy.” The new rating is AA+. In explaining their decision Standard & Poors cites both the decision by Republicans in Congress to turn the debt ceiling into a [...]/p"

REPORT: S&P to downgrade U.S. credit, will cite GOP refusal to raise taxes.

REPORT: S&P to downgrade U.S. credit, will cite GOP refusal to raise taxes.: "pABC News reports: “A government official tells ABC News that the federal government is expecting and preparing for bond rating agency Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the rating of US debt from its current AAA value.” Among the reasons cited will be “Republicans saying that they refuse to accept any tax increases as part of [...]/p"
THANKS TO THE TEA PARTY!

Rep. Cantor Throws Young, Unemployed Under The Bus To Protect Rich People From Taxes

Rep. Cantor Throws Young, Unemployed Under The Bus To Protect Rich People From Taxes

How Predatory Lenders Are Leaving Veterans Homeless, Broke and In Debt | | AlterNet

How Predatory Lenders Are Leaving Veterans Homeless, Broke and In Debt | | AlterNet
Disgusting! Talk about a bunch of traitors.

CBS/NY Times poll: The more you get to know the tea party, the more you dislike them

CBS/NY Times poll: The more you get to know the tea party, the more you dislike them

EXPOSED: The Corporations Funding The Annual Meeting Of The Powerful Right-Wing Front Group ALEC

EXPOSED: The Corporations Funding The Annual Meeting Of The Powerful Right-Wing Front Group ALEC: "pThis week, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is holding its annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. ALEC is a powerful corporate front group that allows big corporations to help write legislation that it then delivers to state legislators across the country. The organization is so influential that as many as a third of all [...]/p"

CBO: Social Security Trust Fund Solvent Through 2039

CBO: Social Security Trust Fund Solvent Through 2039: "pA new report by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reveals that the Social Security trust fund is actually in better shape than previously thought. The CBO had previously projected that the popular entitlement program was solvent until 2037. CBO now projects the trust fund won’t run out until 2039. In the ongoing battle over deficit [...]/p"

The Tea Party Is Coming For Your Medicare (Again)

The Tea Party Is Coming For Your Medicare (Again): "pIf It’s August, The Tea Party Wants To Take Away Your Health Care In August of 2009, the Tea Party tried to run the health care bill off the rails. Flash forward two years and the Tea Party is at it again, but this time they are dead set on pushing through the GOP’s spectacularly unpopular plan to [...]/p"

“ Fertile Ground“ : White Nationalists Organize Within Tea Party

“ Fertile Ground“ : White Nationalists Organize Within Tea Party

How Predatory Lenders Are Leaving Veterans Homeless, Broke and In Debt | | AlterNet

How Predatory Lenders Are Leaving Veterans Homeless, Broke and In Debt | | AlterNet

Thursday, August 4, 2011

August Town Halls 2.0: Tea Party, Republicans Plan Renewed Push For Ryan’s Medicare Privatization Plan

August Town Halls 2.0: Tea Party, Republicans Plan Renewed Push For Ryan’s Medicare Privatization Plan: "pIn yet another sign that the debt ceiling negotiations have re-ignited conservatives’ fervor to privatize the Medicare program, Reuters is reporting that Tea Party activists are planning to descend on the town halls held by members of Congress while on recess this month to demand that the new super committee and future legislative proposals to [...]/p"

The Beast Is Starved: Welcome to the Next Great Depression | Common Dreams

The Beast Is Starved: Welcome to the Next Great Depression | Common Dreams

Perry’s Legislative Agenda Bears Strong Resemblance To ALEC’s Corporate-Backed Model Bills

Perry’s Legislative Agenda Bears Strong Resemblance To ALEC’s Corporate-Backed Model Bills: "pOur guest blogger is Sarah Bufkin. Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is pushing a medley of policies closely correlated with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a “corporate front-group” that represents the interests of big-name corporations by drafting legislation for state lawmakers. ALEC, which has the support of conservative heavy-hitters like Koch Industries, Walmart, and ExxonMobil, [...]/p"

Republicans Want to Raise Your Taxes

Republicans Want to Raise Your Taxes

Rush Limbaugh LOVES FAA 'Tea Party' Shutdown and Wishes More of It For America | Crooks and Liars

Rush Limbaugh LOVES FAA 'Tea Party' Shutdown and Wishes More of It For America | Crooks and Liars

Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln Shills For Conservative Lobbyists Using Repeatedly Debunked Right-Wing Numbers

Former Sen. Blanche Lincoln Shills For Conservative Lobbyists Using Repeatedly Debunked Right-Wing Numbers: "pEarlier this year, former Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN), who left Congress ostensibly to engage in nobler pursuits and avoid the rancid bipartisanship of Washington, promptly became a lobbyist, signed on as a Fox News commentator, and joined an anti-regulatory road show sponsored by the right-wing U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Alongside former George W. Bush chief [...]/p"
She always was worthless

The Herbert Hoover Guide To The Economy

The Top 1%


Good segment

The EPA: The Tea Party's Next Target | Common Dreams

The EPA: The Tea Party's Next Target | Common Dreams

Front Groups Dive Into Wisconsin Recall Elections | Common Dreams

Front Groups Dive Into Wisconsin Recall Elections | Common Dreams

Earth's Systems in Rapid Decline | Common Dreams

Earth's Systems in Rapid Decline | Common Dreams