• RSS
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Archive for the ‘Elections’ Category

Posted by Marion On Sep - 22 - 2011 13 COMMENTS
626px-Ralph_Nader_3_by_David_Shankbone_edited-1

It’s ironic that this song was out around the time the Democratic Party imploded the first time. That was before most of this generation of whiners was about, so they wouldn’t remember. What’s even more oxymoronic is that some of these kidults are even getting elected to fairly important positions […]

Posted by atdnext On Sep - 17 - 2011 8 COMMENTS
SolisObamaSecLaborAnnouncement

And while the Republicans keep playing in “Tea Party Fantasyland”, a record 46.2 million Americans were hit by poverty last year. If there is ever a time to shift into overdrive to focus on job creation and put money in people’s pockets again, it’s now.

Posted by Marion On Sep - 13 - 2011 25 COMMENTS
800px-ObamaforCoakley2010

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
ALEC_Logo

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 KQµårk 死神 On Sep - 12 - 2011 54 COMMENTS
Tea Party detail

Per request an open thread to discuss the GOP Tea Party Debate. I’ll be in and out more than usual because to be honest I’d rather watch dumb jocks than dumb pols. Bito’s Much more thorough update.     The debate tonight will be broadcast on CNN and  http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/?/tab/live  I […]

Posted by AdLib On Sep - 7 - 2011 713 COMMENTS
gop-debate

We’ll be live blogging on this thread during the debate, hope you’ll join us. In the mean time, please feel free to post comments about the GOP primary and any of the cast from this hit reality show, “Election – Arkham Asylum Edition”.

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 AdLib On Aug - 29 - 2011 69 COMMENTS
Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Americans Elect feels like a Koch-Brothers-type Tea Partying of the Left and Indies. Exploit the anger and frustration of the constituency and drive them together under a populist tent…that’s in fact owned by the wealthy.

Posted by AdLib On Aug - 25 - 2011 121 COMMENTS
holygrail049

The truth is that I am not political, at least in the sense that I don’t support any parties or candidates (though I did fight a zoning law once to be able to create the Earth in a non-residential area).

Posted by BlueStateMan On Aug - 18 - 2011 15 COMMENTS
ron paul rebel

Ron Paul isn’t just a fanatic Ayn Rand devotee like the son he claims he didn’t name after her… in fact, that is the least of his shortcomings.

Posted by ADONAI On Aug - 17 - 2011 6 COMMENTS
Rick Perry

 The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we inhabit are not only critical elements in the quality of life we enjoy – they are a reflection of the majesty of our Creator. Rick Perry Where to begin with this guy. People think we’re in an unprecedented […]

Posted by BlueStateMan On Aug - 17 - 2011 9 COMMENTS

  Let’s just let these facts speak for themselves… more to come. First, a few gems from the man who wants access to “the button”; “I have no problem with homosexuality. I have a problem with homosexual acts.” “What happened in America so that mothers and fathers who leave their […]

Posted by Marion On Aug - 17 - 2011 16 COMMENTS

This morning, I kicked a foul-mouthed woman off my Facebook page. She was a totally unreconstructed PUMA, who posted this article from the UK broadsheet, The Telegraph. I’ve nothing against foul mouths. I can swear with the best of them and in four languages. Hell, I live in Britain, where […]

Posted by AdLib On Aug - 15 - 2011 119 COMMENTS
Romney Perry Frontrunners

Would you rather be pushed off into the sea on an ice floe or hit by a train? This is not so much a literal choice of ways to die as it is a figurative choice for voters in electing either Mitt Romney or Rick Perry.

Posted by Marion On Aug - 14 - 2011 58 COMMENTS
451495522_d5b4ee5da6_z

I was born a Democrat. My parents were Democrats before me. My father cast his first vote at 21 in 1936, for FDR. Four years later, when she turned 21, my mother did the same. She came from a long line of Democrats, going way back to Jackson, I suppose. […]

Posted by BlueStateMan On Aug - 13 - 2011 41 COMMENTS
RICK PERRY GUN

According to Rick Perry, Social Security and Medicare are unconstitutional, the Earth is 6,000 years old, women were created from Adams rib, the Statue of Liberty is a demonic idol and the Constitution says that this is a “Christian Nation”.

PlanetPOV Tweets
Ongoing Stories
Features