Red Tory v.3.0.3: Iowa Nice?

A response to the conventional political media spin about Iowa…

Bill Longstaff: Americans OK with taxes but not with the system

I admit to some surprise. Listening to the Republican contenders for the presidential nomination, you might think Americans wanted nothing more than to pay less taxes. In fact, according to a recent Pew Research Centre survey, most Americans (52 per cent) believe they pay about the right amount of tax. Interestingly, there has been a ...

Edwin Current: Sending praise to Hilary Clinton for her Gay Rights Speech to UN

I just finished watching this video of United States Secretary Hilary Clinton’s speech.  Clinton is addressing the United Nations, regarding gay rights.  I praise her for a doing such a great job and sending a beautiful, important and positive message around the world. This must be shared. Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights BTW ...

Edwin Current: Sending praise to Hilary Clinton for her Gay Rights Speech to UN

I just finished watching this video of United States Secretary Hilary Clinton’s speech.  Clinton is addressing the United Nations, regarding gay rights.  I praise her for a doing such a great job and sending a beautiful, important and positive message around the world. This must be shared. Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights BTW ...

Edwin Current: Sending praise to Hilary Clinton for her Gay Rights Speech to UN

I just finished watching this video of United States Secretary Hilary Clinton’s speech.  Clinton is addressing the United Nations, regarding gay rights.  I praise her for a doing such a great job and sending a beautiful, important and positive message around the world. This must be shared. Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights BTW ...

Robert Scheer Remembers bill clinton . . . .

In honour of bill clinton’s latest book tour, this video of Robert Scheer recalling the “rest of the story” at an Occupy LA event sheds a bit more light on the clinton legacy: Still wanna buy the book ? ? ? ? H/T Tiana Recommend this Post at Progressive Bloggers

“Moral convictions”, Republicans and bullying

You gotta love Republicans. In Michigan, the Republican-heavy Senate has passed a new anti-bullying bill that promotes bullying by giving perpetrators the ‘moral conviction’ right to bully on behalf of their religion. In effect, bullying is AOK in Michigan if you do it and claim religious reasons. Michigan Dems say the . . . → Read ...

"The Party of the People . . . ."

Is not that “people friendly” according to this piece from SocialistWorker.org. A snippet follows, but check out the entire piece here: More generally, the truth is this: Democratic mayors may talk about how they sympathize with the Occupy movement. They may even try to speak in its name, as Quan has. But their office requires ...

DeSmogBlog: Opposition to Keystone XL Pipeline Heating Up

Tar%20Sands%20by%20Robert%20van%20Waarden.png The fight against the Keystone XL Pipeline is heating up, with many positive and important developments occuring this past week, excluding the disgraceful, though unsurprising decision by the Obama for President 2012 campaign team to bring a former TransCanada lobbyist, Broderick Johnson (husband of NPR's Michele Norris), onto its upper-level staff. Six main big ticket items stand out, in particular: A call ...

DeSmogBlog: Harry Reid to Hillary Clinton: Drop Keystone XL Pipeline Plan

NV_HarryReid.jpg Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline have gained a new ally in the fight to prevent this disastrous oil boondoggle from moving forward: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV). Earlier this month, Sen. Reid sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging her to abandon the pipeline and instead focus on renewable ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: 99% Paying The Taxes

This video demonstrates that nothing has been done in more than 25 years to close the tax loopholes that Reagan supposedly wanted to close in 1985. Obama is saying the same things, literally, as Reagan did. The Bush(s), Clinton, and Obama governments since have lost ground for the 99% of us. This is one big ...

David Climenhaga's Alberta Diary: Can Canada’s Conservatives truly become our ‘natural governing party’? Maybe

Prime Minister Stephen Harper tries just to stifle his worst instincts. Warning: Canadian prime ministers may not be exactly as illustrated. If you’re too young to get this, just don’t worry about it. It’s pretty obscure anyway. Below: Richard Nixon, back in the days when there was only a Commie under every bed. Mr. Harper ...

Death By Trolley: Cenk Uygur Vs. Fareed Zakaria on Progressive Dissatisfaction With Obama

In this clip from The Young Turks, Cenk Uygur responds to CNN‘s Fareed Zakaria. Zakaria criticize’s American liberals for their strong dissatisfaction with President Obama, saying among other things that they need to grow up, that they need to learn to appreciate compromise, and the like. Uygur responds by going on the offense and staying ...

Scott's DiaTribes: Happy Civic Holiday… and why Obama did the deal he did.

To all of you in Canada who get this first Monday off, whether it’s called Civic Holiday or whatever, all the best to you. As for politics on this day, attention has turned to our US neighbour’s attempts to get their debt ceiling agreement in place before they default tomorrow. A tentative deal has been ...

Now, I Think I Understand Why Obama Ran as A Democrat

Yep, Orwell’s Bastard has it right. I will go further in guessing that President Obama is not just a wimpocrat, he’s actually a Rethuglican  who only became a wimpocrat, probably because he wanted to become America’s first black president. Simple as that. He would never have been able to do that as a Rethuglican–a party ...

Perhaps The Most Outrageous Statement Made From a Rethuglican Tea-bagger To Date

Rookie Rethuglican, Allen West (R-Florida) has perhaps just made Michele Bachman look like a Rhodes Scholar in his latest diatribe.  He says, get ready for it, boys ‘n’ girls, supporters of President Barak Obama are “a threat to the gene pool”. I believe we are headed towards the ultimate ideological clash in America. There is ...

bastard.logic: Bye Bayh, Mon Cowboy

by matttbastard Every Republican’s favourite soon-to-be retired moderate [sic] DINO gunslinger Evan Bayh refuses to quietly ride off into the sunset: “There’s just too much brain-dead partisanship, tactical maneuvering for short-term political advantage rather than focusing on the greater good, and also just strident ideology,” the Democratic senator said on “Good Morning America” today. “The ...