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(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, July 3, 2016 It's Not President Obama's Democratic Party Anymore
It's not President Obama's Democratic party anymore. He's not running for office this November and there will be another nominee. Indeed, under his "leadership" of not "allowing" what the people really want he has converted about the biggest congressional majorities the Democrats ever had into about the smallest minorities.
SHARE Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Keep Opposing It: Why The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Is So Bad, For Those Who Are Asking
As long as we have been fighting the TPP, the corporate interests pushing it have never relented either, and only need one moment of inattentiveness or complacency on our part to do their dirty work. Most troubling is the fact that the Democratic party platform has now given a green light blessing for its members of Congress to go rogue in defiance of the clear will of the people.
(5 comments) SHARE Sunday, June 26, 2016 OUTRAGEOUS! DNC Platform Refuses To Take A Stand On TPP. Tell Them Off!
The snaky language they voted through for the platform says that there are "a diversity of views" in the Democratic party on the TPP. Given that every Democratic candidate for president SAYS they oppose it, the only diversity we can see is between the bought off paid off corporate creeps and their supposed constituents.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, May 30, 2016 The Hysterical Right Wing Lies About The Clinton Email Server
Right wingers have never let facts get in the way of a hysterical, hot-headed rant. Since the release of the OIG report, they have been in overdrive trumping up the most outrageous and reckless lies we, as server programmers, have ever heard.
(35 comments) SHARE Thursday, May 19, 2016 The Despicable False Narrative Of Violence In NV
We're being bombarded with a conspiratorial narrative that there was some orgy of violence, and we'll give you two wild guesses about why. It is the corporate media, and those in the Clinton camp, spinning the narrative to try to take down Bernie Sanders, who cannot
condemn violence enough times, and in enough different ways, to even be heard once.
SHARE Monday, October 26, 2015 Bombshell Revelation From Benghazi Committee, And It's Not One The Republicans Wanted
It seems that among other things on Hillary Clinton's email server, she inherited former Secretary of State Colin Powell's email files. And tucked away in there was a memo for a secret summit documenting that Blair had some great PR ideas about how they were going to sell the war they were going to launch regardless. And this was all a full year before they broke all the pottery in stock at the Middle Eastern Pottery Barn.
(27 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 6, 2015 A Bold Proposal For Comprehensive Gun Regulation
From most of our timid politicians we've heard much hand wringing after one gun massacre after another, from some various constructive proposals, but no actual comprehensive plan frankly from anyone. After much input from our participants, here's our own proposal in the form of an action page, which no law-abiding gun owner should have any objection to, though it is bold, and novel in a number of aspects.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, April 11, 2014 The Dangerous Folly Of Campaign Finance Reform Legislation Now
We've gotten multiple mail solicitations in the last couple days for some petition calling for "comprehensive" campaign finance reform OR constitutional amendment to "reverse" McCutcheon, with the emphasis on the former. The problem is that the Supreme Court has made itself perfectly clear. Any attempt to undo what they are doing, and they will strike DOWN your comprehensive campaign finance reform just as comprehensively.
(39 comments) SHARE Sunday, March 30, 2014 Who Will Save The Democrats From Themselves?
Last week Nate Silver gave his assessment that the Democrats had a 60% chance of losing the Senate in the next election. Considering the fact that Democratic leaders were bragging last time about how Silver always got it right, this is an ominous sign. The one and only hope the Democrats have is to put everything behind a constitutional amendment to reverse the Citizens United corporate personhood decision.
SHARE Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Easy Write A Letter To The Editor Protesting Trans Pacific Partnership
They are trying in the secret Trans Pacific Partnership to give corporations veto power over the national laws of any country on pollution, labor, privacy and everything else? But with this new easy write a letter to your newspaper editor we can create the publicity to stop them.
SHARE Monday, October 14, 2013 Stop The Shutdown Merry-Go-Round
When the latest shutdown started, Michelle Bachmann was quoted as saying the Republicans had never been merrier. We, the people of the United States, are not merry. The shutdown merry-go-round must stop.