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Archive for the ‘Democratic Party’ Category

Posted by Marion On Sep - 13 - 2011 25 COMMENTS
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OK, it’s official. Elizabeth Warren is running for the Senate in Massachusetts. She’s challenging big, bad Scott Brown, who’s voted with the Democrats as much as he has his own side, and who used the Tea Party financing to get elected and then kicked them to the curb. True, he […]

Posted by Emerald1943 On Sep - 12 - 2011 9 COMMENTS
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An article appeared today on OpenSecrets Blog concerning ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) and the corporations who support their efforts, some 23 of the world’s largest. ALEC, for those who are not familiar, is made up of many corporate CEO’s and legislators, and writes “template” or model legislation that is […]

Posted by funksands On Sep - 12 - 2011 16 COMMENTS
Russ Feingold

The world looks very much different now than it did 10 years ago.  The lives of every American changed forever that day and in the days that followed.  One transformation to come out of 9-11 was the rise of the new security state of the U.S.A.  The Patriot Act was […]

Posted by Marion On Sep - 11 - 2011 8 COMMENTS
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Did everybody hear that? Did you? Did you listen to every word? Do you know what it was? It was a good, old-fashioned labor leader exhorting a gaggle of workers gathered to celebrate the one day our country sets aside to honor its labor force. It was a rip-roarer of […]

Posted by bito On Sep - 8 - 2011 18 COMMENTS
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The purpose of the American Jobs Act is simple: to put more people back to work and more money in the pockets of those who are working. It will create more jobs for construction workers, more jobs for teachers, more jobs for veterans, and more jobs for long-term unemployed.

Posted by Marion On Aug - 31 - 2011 7 COMMENTS
Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Bob McDonnell Holds Women's Rally

I usually try to get back to the Commonwealth once a year. I’ve lived for the past 30 years in the same part of England to which two other Virginia women, Pocahontas (my kinswoman) and Nancy Astor, were condemned; and so I feel that if I don’t wiggle my toes […]

Posted by Marion On Aug - 27 - 2011 3 COMMENTS

You start out in 1954 by saying, “N—-r, n—-r, n—-r.” By 1968 you can’t say “n—-r”—that hurts you. Backfires. So you say stuff like forced busing, states’ rights and all that stuff. You’re getting so abstract now [that] you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about […]

Posted by AdLib On Aug - 21 - 2011 81 COMMENTS
PaperBagFire

If I was President and Congress was like, “No way we’re taxing rich people and stuff!” I would be so like, “Uh-uh, you’re gonna tax rich people, bitch!” and they would be so like, “Damn! Okay! We’ll tax rich people, just get out of my face!”

Posted by morrna On Aug - 11 - 2011 83 COMMENTS
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Calls for a presidential primary challenger seem to fall into common messaging traps that don’t help progressives on the whole.

Posted by Marion On Aug - 10 - 2011 53 COMMENTS
Kerryedwards

What’s totally oxymoronic is that Hillary has suddenly been reconstructed as the Great (and White) Progressive Hope.

Posted by AdLib On Aug - 8 - 2011 64 COMMENTS
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Anyone who is looking forward to the time when major corporations will start hiring Americans for good paying jobs again in big numbers, are among those who don’t know what the “new normal” is for corporations.

Posted by BlueStateMan On Aug - 5 - 2011 35 COMMENTS
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  Let’s face it… We are our own worst enemy.. and we better acknowledge that simple fact that unless we confront this cancer as a unified front then the entire nation will succumb to the bagger agenda. We ALSO need President Obama to USE HIS POWER and stop these SEDITIONISTS […]

Posted by Emerald1943 On Aug - 3 - 2011 19 COMMENTS
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  Good morning, Planeteers! I trust you all are doing okay, having come through all this angst. Now that Congress is on their five-week PAID vacation, we can all step back a little and take a deep breath. They can’t do much damage while they’re gone! But not to worry…they […]

Posted by whatsthatsound On Aug - 1 - 2011 17 COMMENTS
obama spanks bagger

Remember that Monty Python skit where the Texas movie producer gets a bunch of screenwriters in a room and badgers them all until they are reduced to hiding under the table? The Texas producer actually reminds me a lot of the Tea Baggers. But I digress. Terry Jones is so […]

Posted by funksands On Jul - 31 - 2011 4 COMMENTS
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How did the Debt get so big? How did it become so famous? And what are its future plans? I sat down with the National Debt last week to see if I could find some answers.

Posted by ADONAI On Jul - 31 - 2011 5 COMMENTS
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  It is always better to have no ideas than false ones; to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong. ~Thomas Jefferson   So here we are, about a week away from a huge decision.  Of course we’ve already delayed this “monumental decision” twice, so I guess it’s not […]

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