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Posted by javaz On Sep - 2 - 2010 24 COMMENTS

One of Arizona’s most famous son’s is Barry Goldwater, a five term Senator known as “Mr. Conservative”. Republican Senator Goldwater launched a bid for President of the United States against Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, and Goldwater was portrayed as reactionary, too right-wing and bat-shit crazy for his fights against […]

Posted by AdLib On Sep - 1 - 2010 97 COMMENTS

It is a given that the party out of power picks up seats in the off year election. Why is that? The logic would seem simple. American voters have the patience and vision of a nearsighted 3 year old. Every two years after they have decided that they want a […]

Posted by TakeInAPlay On Aug - 18 - 2010 22 COMMENTS

With all the hype and furor being generated about making marijuana legal, there are a few points that have not heard from anyone other than me. And I’m still waiting for a coherent, fact based argument against passage of Proposition 19 that doesn’t involve emotionally charge ‘could happen’ scenarios about […]

Posted by AdLib On Jun - 30 - 2010 27 COMMENTS

Remember the movie “Memento”, about the guy who couldn’t remember recent things because his short term memory was damaged? Er…what was I saying? That brilliant film now seems to be an unintentional but fitting allegory for American voters and our democracy. Here’s a proposed synopsis for a sequel “Memento 2 […]

Posted by AdLib On Jun - 9 - 2010 51 COMMENTS

The spin of yesterday’s election that is all over the MSM today is, “It’s the year of the woman”. Some would beg to differ. On the surface it is true, several winners of primaries yesterday were women. But the case could be made that half of the four most prominent […]

Posted by AdLib On Jun - 8 - 2010 14 COMMENTS

It’s Election Day today, you can smell the aroma of desperation and tea bags in the air. It will be interesting, this will be the first big reflection of the influence the Republican Extremists, aka, Tea Partiers, have. With the election of Rand Paul and what transpired there, I would […]

Categories: Elections, News & Politics
Posted by AdLib On May - 15 - 2010 20 COMMENTS

In 2008, a majority of voters seemed to have recognized that the GOP’s policy of allegiance to the wealthy and destruction of our constitution, principles and economy was really not something that they wanted to continue. The voters wanted change and elected Barack Obama. Here we are, a scant year […]

Posted by Khirad On May - 6 - 2010 44 COMMENTS

As, some of you know, my passion for politics extends ‘across the pond’ as they say. I didn’t think of writing anything until results started streaming in, and that for a subject I feel deserves more notice from us Yanks, my little O/T post was clearly not gonna cut it. […]

Posted by AdLib On Mar - 27 - 2010 149 COMMENTS

The Grateful Dead must be rolling in their joints. As described in the NYT: On Wednesday, the California secretary of state certified a November vote on a ballot measure that would legalize, tax and regulate marijuana, a plan that advocates say could raise $1.4 billion and save precious law enforcement […]

Posted by AdLib On Mar - 24 - 2010 24 COMMENTS

Come November, the Republican Party may need to change their mascot from the elephant to the lemming. In the aftermath of Scott Brown’s upset election in January, the GOP redoubled their bets on the failure of Health Care Reform. As they had for the last year, they showed no hesitation […]

Posted by Marion On Mar - 8 - 2010 15 COMMENTS

I am a Virginian.  My mother was a Virginian, and so was her father. His family came to the colonies out of necessity and choice. During the English Civil War in the 1640s, my ever-so-many-great grandfather backed the losing horse (thus, establishing a long tradition in my family): King Charles […]

Posted by nellie On Feb - 15 - 2010 46 COMMENTS

This morning the office of Senator Evan Bayh, D-IN, announced that he will not run for re-election this November. There’s more than one way to react to this news. Since Bayh is a Democrat, the gut reaction might be to fear that we’re going to lose another seat — like […]

Posted by SueInCa On Feb - 12 - 2010 14 COMMENTS

A New York Times reporter asked a man the following question, What is a fascist?  How many fascists have we?  How dangerous are they?  The man answered, The really dangerous American fascist….is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in […]

Posted by Marion On Feb - 12 - 2010 23 COMMENTS

Watching the Teabaggers ponce, preen and pontificate for the better part of last year, and ending with their recent convention, I’m always struck by the fact that they and their ilk have channeled Thomas Jefferson as their Founding Father icon. Jefferson has become their idol – from the armed idiot […]

Posted by javaz On Feb - 10 - 2010 554 COMMENTS

We need to start a movement, a splinter group from the Democratic Party. I am not talking about “media” or “profits” but am talking about starting a movement that somehow forms and takes off. Heck, I think we’ll even get folks that consider themselves Teabaggers, because not all Teabaggers are […]

Posted by Chernynkaya On Feb - 10 - 2010 15 COMMENTS

With the growing abuse of the filibuster and Democrats unwilling to take the strong action necessary to fix the economy and regain the public trust, with the airwaves and cable increasingly dominated by the demagogic likes of Fox News and Rush Limbaugh, and with the ever-growing influence of corporate money […]

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