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Mark Karlin is founder, editor and publisher of BuzzFlash.com, a website providing headlines, news and commentary to over five million people a month. He is a gun control activist with a focus on Illinois.

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(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 30, 2010
"In Guns We Trust": New Supreme Court Motto for U.S. It is the handgun that makes so many white males feel impregnable, as if they were riding around with a turret gun in a Hummer. It's a vestige of the Confederacy; "I'm a white man and that allows me to do whatever I want and get away with it, so don't mess with me." It's not about the Constitution; it's about a hormonal psychology under siege.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 18, 2009
Pat Buchanan and the Long Goodbye The psyche of the white male yearning for the patriarchal hierarachy was reassured by Bush as president -- who proved that any idiot white male could rise to the top of the pyramid, even if his strings were being pulled by two other white males: Cheney and Rove.
(57 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Isn't It Ironic Orly Taitz, "Birther" Leader, is Foreign Born and Raised Making Lunatic Claim Obama Wasn't Born in U.S.? The birther movement is full of malcontents--anti-Semites, skinheads, political malcontents, white firsters, and a radical right wing Jew--in the case of Taitz, I speculate--who fears for Israel (in Netanyahu paranoid style) under Obama. The birthers are a group of psychos who would be shooting each other if they didn't share a common hatred of Obama and the fear of America becoming a nation where whites are in the minority.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 30, 2010
From the 1953 CIA Overthrow of Iran Democracy, to the Iraq War, to the Criminal Gulf Disaster and Deaths, BP Was There For more than a century, we -- citizens of a nation founded on democratic principles of citizens deciding their nation's destiny -- have been nothing but pawns in the war over access to oil, wherever it is or might be found.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 14, 2010
How the Reagan Revolution Succeeded: Strangling Government in a Bathtub and Destroying Public Services Message to Obama, the dike has broken and the deluge is drowning what is left of American government, particularly at the state and local levels, and Grover Norquist is seeing his dream realized of seeing the public good breathe its last breath as its head is held under water until it breathes its last gasp.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 8, 2010
Who Says a Terrorist Attack Has to be In an Airplane? How the GOP Threatens Our Lives Republicans endanger America by trying to score political points and forgetting how vulnerable we are to foreign "cell" attacks on the ground, but also the GOP and its media shills foment domestic terrorism that is an equal threat to our lives.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 18, 2010
When Congress Becomes a Subsidiary of Corporations, Democracy and the Free Market are Dead and Buried The return to our revolutionary roots of a people's democracy that triumphs over corrupt institutions begins -- as it did at Lexington and Concord -- with us. No violence is needed or wanted; just the power of the people, by the people and for the people.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 1, 2009
Dems in Despair Finally Find a Champion Who Won't Back Off Defending Sanity: Unlikely Hero Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida We despair that too many Democratic senators (and Blue Dog House Representatives) not only don't have the courage of their convictions; they may not have any convictions other than getting campaign contributions from Big Money and Big Corporations. But Grayson stood up for the people of America over the corporations and corporate media in putting the facts, not the fictions, on the table -- and not backing down.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 27, 2010
Afghanistan, America's Longest War, and the Perfect Arc of Failure Nothing has changed to improve our security in Afghanistan or Pakistan except that the area is even more volatile now. Nothing has changed except that a lot of contractors got rich, a lot of military higher ups got promoted, and a lot of politicians got to pretend they were Wyatt Earp.
Socialism ... Seriously: A Brief Guide to Human Liberation., From ImagesAttr
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 23, 2015
How Could Socialism Be Boring? It's a System Run By and For People Danny Katch, author of "Socialism ... Seriously: A Brief Guide to Human Liberation," discusses the inherent flaw of the assertion that capitalism equals democracy.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 27, 2009
FOX Won't Fire Glenn Beck: Here's Why FOX is Rupert Murdoch's main vehicle for ensuring the continued and unquestioned greed of the corporate ruling class, and Beck is the most successful gutter carnival barker in terms of churning up hateful and igniting emotions that they have. He touches something so evil and primal in the chronically confused and white-firsters that he makes Hannity appear civil.
Grim Reaper, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 16, 2020
Trump Intentionally Let the Coronavirus "Wash Over" America, a Failure by Design It is astonishing that the media, in general, is letting Trump (who has been proven to be a mentally-ill man many times over) adopt the narrative about "opening the economy up" when the small outside-the-home workforce in place is becoming increasingly infected.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 29, 2010
Martin Luther King Had a Dream and Glenn Beck Was Not in It Glenn Beck's desecration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and his ongoing coded racism are just two examples of whose side he is in the religious firmament, and it's not the side of the angels.
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Right Wing is Ginning Up the Outrage Against TSA to Privatize Airport Security and Prevent Unionization It is important to remember that the current outrage -- while personally understandable -- against the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) intrusive technology and pat-downs just happens to fit the anti-government narrative of both the Tea Party and mainstream Republicans in Congress.
High school class in Israel, From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 8, 2020
What Happened When Israeli Schools Opened Early? Science clearly informs us that premature opening of schools in-person will lead to student, teacher and extended family infection, and for some older persons (including teachers) death.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 26, 2009
Murder He Wrote: Why Aren't Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld Being Prosecuted? The critical issue in the sordid spectrum of criminality regarding Bush & Cheney is murder.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Sedition Coming to a Town Near You: Potential Domestic White "Christian" Terrorists in Our Midst are Locked and Loaded Challenging the legitimacy of a government to rule is the most basic form of sedition. Violence comes from an uprising of those who believe, with each passing day, that they are living under an "oppressive" form of government, and hearing that confirmed from their favorite right wing talkers and politicians.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 11, 2010
There Simply Aren't Enough Jobs to Employ Four out of Five Unemployed Americans Contrary to GOP talking points, receiving unemployment checks does not make people lazy, although it might make them anxious and depressed because there are no jobs for 80 percent of the people seeking them.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 29, 2010
Protest Big Oil, Get Arrested; BP Pollutes the Earth with 100s of Millions of Gallons of Oil -- Just a Statistic We have evolved into an oligarchy that considers cost savings and profit ahead of lives and the preservation of our earth. There is no accountability; just grim statistics and gluttonous predatory profiteers who continue to fatten themselves on the misfortunes that they visit upon the rest of us.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The Lies of "Conservatism" and the "Center" are Immoral The created fiction of the "center" is used as an excuse for inaction on behalf of America's obscenely wealthy interests. The "center" is ever-moving, if only we had the leadership that was unbought to move it toward our aspirations and dreams, and to take advantage of the great skills of the American people.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 12, 2009
Once Again, Jon Stewart, Decimates FOX's Credibility and Makes Hannity Confess It was with hearfelt thanks that we saw Stewart bring FOX to their knees, actually forcing them to admit that they had used footage from a spring Teabagger rally to make Michele Bachmann's latest freak show gathering in D.C. appear much, much larger than it was.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 7, 2010
Mitch McConnell's Number One Goal is Not Helping Americans; It's Defeating President Obama Asked what his party's main political job will be in the new Congress, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell answered, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President [Barack] Obama to be a one-term president."
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Corporations Wanted Personhood: Supreme Court Gave it to Them. Treat BP/Corps Like People Who Commit Crimes People wouldn't be protected from prosecution in such a case, so why should BP only get the advantages of the legal rights of "corporate personhood," but not be subject to the legal sanctions that we as Americans would be subject to?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 3, 2010
We Have a Corporate Media That Covers up the Truth Instead of Uncovering the Truth: That's a Problem Real journalists who aren't yet corrupted by the lure of wealth try to uncover the truth. But those who climb the ladder of fame and high salaries of the corporate media learn quickly that their jobs are to cover up the truth, and our nation suffers grievously for it.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 29, 2010
Andrew Breitbart Smells Like Bad Ass, And It's Time the White House Started Dousing Him with the Disinfectant of Truth Breitbart claims that he is an upholder of morality and some higher ground of an America who has lost its principles, when he is a shining example of just how badly we have lost our bearings; he operates from the gutter and seeks to create a paternalistic nation of oligarchical rule.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 25, 2010
We Thought We Were Electing a Prius, and Got a Tank Instead: The Last Gasps of Empire' President Obama has turned out to be perhaps the last President with the opportunity to cut us free from the past. And, instead, he holds onto that anchor is if it were a life jacket as it pulls us down, leaving us to look longingly at what might save us from afar. The promise of an evolving and sustainable America is within our reach, but thus far not within Obama's grasp.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 14, 2010
Roger Ailes Produced a TV Special: 'Wizards, Clowns, and Honest Liars'; Take Out the Honest Part and It's Him It's no coincidence that the head of the most successful propaganda operation in the history of American television is a hypocrite: name a prominent Republican who isn't a hypocrite when it comes to "family."
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The Legal Case Against Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Et Al., Is Murder One, Not Just War Crimes If Bush, Cheney & cohorts are guilty of murder, do we follow the conservative example & pretend it's OK?
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Wanted for Murder: Antonin Scalia Scalia was one of just two written dissenters (along with his puppet, Clarence Thomas), who ferociously challenged the notion that the Supreme Court should ensure that an innocent man not be put to death.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 7, 2010
Terrorists and Their GOP Enablers Who Terrorize Us The GOP wants to be the megaphone for the terrorists, turning America into a mass of quivering jelly so that they can assume dictatorial powers, as Cheney and Bush did. If you doubt it, just catch Dick Cheney on one of his FOX interviews to understand this syndrome.
Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 8, 2021
Why Texas Trumpster Governor Is Letting COVID Rage There may be several cynical and deadly reasons that Texas Governor Greg Abbott completely abandoned any COVID restrictions in the second most populous state in the US. Texas has been a hotbed of COVID denialism among its entirely GOP executive branch.
Voter Fraud Is An Epidemic., From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Axe the Filibuster and Pass HR 1 The Democrats own an abiding debt to Blacks, who have been steadfast supporters of the party in its modern incarnation, to guarantee their voting rights, instead of standing by as the Republicans steamroll voter exclusion.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 16, 2010
BP: Eco-Terrorism Inc. They Should be Prosecuted, Tried and Convicted Under Eco-Terrorism Laws Passed by the Right Wing BP was too cheap to use methods that might have prevented the Gulf disaster and it lied to the government about having any real semblance of a safety plan. It has a long history of knowingly not taking adequate steps to prevent spills because BP figured that there was more profit in being fined than in the cost of preventing spills in the first place. If this isn't eco-terrorism, what is?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 23, 2009
Murder, Sadism and Torture: The Bush Administration Was the Combo Deal Facing the possibility that our government commits murder in our name for any reason is the last thing most Americans want to hear, but we absolutely must deal with it.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Progressives: Divided We Fall. Keep Your Eye on the Prize of Government for the Common Good and Healing the Planet Movements require shoe leather, organization and loud voices, not e-mail petitions that are quickly deleted if they ever even arrive in a Congressional or Senate Offices. Movements require sweat equity, courage, perseverance, self-sacrifice and determination. Movements can change the world; E-mails to Congress won't.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 13, 2010
Message from Mars: Psycho GOP TX State Rep Claims "Jihad Moms" are Bearing Children in U.S. as Terrorist Moles These psychos are like some rumor mongers out of the medieval ages, and they are dragging America backwards into the dark ages. They talk about procreating terrorists and "anchor babies," but they are the real anchors, pulling America down and preventing progress as the nation is in need of smart strategic thinking, not schizophrenic messages from Mars.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 27, 2010
Throw the Top BP Executives and Its Two SubContractors in Federal Prison Until the Gulf Well is Capped and Damages Paid We think imprisoning the 15 officials from the three companies would result in a timely stopping of the horrific amounts of oil polluting the Gulf and eventually the Atlantic Ocean. After all the corporations are people -- the Supreme Court ruled in January -- so let's apply the law as it should be applied under the concept of Corporate Personhood.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 4, 2010
A GOP Senator Who Denounces Supreme Court "Judicial Activism" is Like Being a Vegetarian Who Owns a Slaughterhouse In order to celebrate our independence, it's time to re-dedicate ourselves to regaining our Constitution, our rights, and the supremacy of the individual over institutions such as corporations. That's not "judicial activism"; that's the original intent of the foundation of our laws.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Courageous, Fierce, Brazen: 3 Words You'll Never Hear Applied to the Democrats in D.C. Leadership requires those adjectives that the Democrats in D.C. scurry away from: courage, boldness, conviction. There is no Wizard of Oz. If the Dems want to speak with conviction and fearlessnes, they will have to summon the courage themselves -- and there's been little indication that they have the inherent capacity to do so.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 27, 2010
Afghanistan, America's Longest War, and the Perfect Arc of Failure The errant policy followed by both the Bush and Obama administrations has led us into a situation where we will be just where we were before the invasion of Afghanistan began. This is a failure of such stunning proportion that it would be a farce were it not so deadly, costly, and harmful to the American nation and what is needed to move us forward domestically.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Vigilance: The Public Option Could Easily Unravel Yet Don't think anything is over. The sabotage efforts against the government option are in full swing in D.C., you can be sure. Vigilance and a loud, demanding voice are the best option for those who advocate the consumer option.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 23, 2010
Two Supreme Court GOP Coups Bracket a Decade For America, it's been a decade of two Supreme Court coups that have stolen democracy and replaced it with something akin to activist right wing judicial rulings on behalf of the oligarchy that pulls the strings in D.C. Will we sit back and passively accept that corporations have the same rights to elect our government as people do?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Harry Reid: Speak Wobbly and Carry No Stick Don't believe any rumors about Reid promising to sink the Stupak Amendment or including a stronger Public Option in the joint reconciliation bill with the House. Harry swings like the wind, buffeted by forces from all sides that he has no inherent ability to keep in line.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 15, 2009
A Tale of Two Nations: the Civil War may have been won by the North, but in truth the South never emotionally conceded The Town Hall mobs, the birthers, the teabaggers are all part of that long line of "coded"- agitators for the notions of white entitlement and "conservative values."-
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 27, 2009
Murder He Wrote: Why Aren't Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld Being Prosecuted? Murder is not something to split hairs about on Sunday morning talk shows. It belongs in a courtroom so that justice is rendered, the perpertrators jailed, and the Constitution preserved.

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