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Posted by SueInCa On Jun - 2 - 2013 5 COMMENTS

SPN comprises 59 affiliated think-tank organizations, including at least one in every state. In addition, other institutions, such as Cato Institute and Heritage Foundation are associate members. They are, of course, registered as a 501©(3) non-profit. Some of their support comes from Ruth and Lovett Peters Foundation, Castle Rock Foundation (a spinoff of the Adolph Coors Foundation) and the Bradley Foundation, a charity devoted to financial support for conservative causes. Most of their reported revenue was from grants in 2009.

Posted by SueInCa On May - 30 - 2013 17 COMMENTS

As is expected, the Koch family has either started or contributed funding to many organizations. It could be said that they only fund organizations where they feel they will get the most bang for their buck as well. One reason it is important to know these organizations is because the MSM is not going to help you.

Posted by SueInCa On May - 29 - 2013 2 COMMENTS

As you can see, the Koch family touches each and every American every day. It would be nice to boycott their products but the list is long and undistinguished and would be difficult for the average American to remember, if they participated at all.

Posted by funksands On May - 28 - 2013 24 COMMENTS

The average annual COLA on SS has been around 2.8% over the 50 years or so. Looking back those same 50 years, the use of Chained CPI-U would have resulted in an average of a 2.55% annual COLA increase. Overall, the use of Chained CPI-U hardly seems radical.

Posted by SueInCa On May - 28 - 2013 6 COMMENTS

In 1927, Koch developed a more efficient thermal cracking process for turning crude oil into gasoline. The larger oil companies instantly sued and filed 44 different lawsuits against Koch. Koch won all but one of the lawsuits, which was overturned after it was revealed that the judge had been bribed.

Posted by SueInCa On May - 26 - 2013 44 COMMENTS

Tomorrow begins a four part series on the background and agenda of two of the most economically and politically powerful men in today’s America, the Koch brothers.

Posted by AdLib On May - 20 - 2013 14 COMMENTS

I’m a Little Teabagger – by Ted Cruz: “I’m a little teabagger, short and stout, Here is my handle, here is my spout. When I get all steamed up hear me shout. Just tip me over and pour me out.”

Categories: Featured, GOP, Humor
Posted by funksands On May - 12 - 2013 9 COMMENTS

Last night I had a dream of a beautiful dusk landscape, I dreamt I was as light as the ether, a floating spirit visiting things to come. The shades and shadows of my life wrestled their way into my slumber… I dreamt that Dick and George decided to turn themselves […]

Categories: Humor, News & Politics
Posted by AdLib On May - 7 - 2013 27 COMMENTS

It was a no-brainer (or as known in Republican circles, a “Gohmert”) for Republicans to vote against background checks, an assault weapons ban and a gun magazine limit. And it was just as easy for them to be “outraged” by the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. Only If deaths help them politically, do they matter.

Posted by AdLib On Apr - 30 - 2013 11 COMMENTS

The enemy is small but incredibly powerful, they mount assaults all across the globe on people everywhere but are like terror cells, operating independently but driven by the same philosophies and practicing the same ruthlessness. The enemy is both foreign and domestic and has more destructive power than any army.

Posted by SueInCa On Apr - 26 - 2013 35 COMMENTS

“I realize the tragic significance of the atomic bomb… It is an awful responsibility which has come to us… We thank God that it has come to us, instead of to our enemies; and we pray that He may guide us to use it in His ways and for His purposes”.

President Harry Truman, August 9, 1945

Posted by AdLib On Apr - 24 - 2013 16 COMMENTS

They literally wrap themselves in flags (at least flag pins) but if you were to make a checklist of all of America’s founding and ongoing principles, as a democracy and society, you’d find a substantial Republican checklist of things they despise.

Posted by AdLib On Apr - 19 - 2013 23 COMMENTS

Tamerlan Tsarnaev was shot by police, arrived at the hospital under cardiac arrest with multiple gunshot wounds and blast-like injuries to his chest. The second suspect fled on foot, leading to the tense manhunt that is still underway at this hour.

Posted by MurphTheSurf3 On Apr - 18 - 2013 38 COMMENTS

The “world’s greatest deliberative body” chose to deliberately deny the will of the people in a vote that kept a vote from happening. Cowardice. Craven cowardice.

Posted by AdLib On Apr - 17 - 2013 30 COMMENTS

Who but someone who hated our government would try to assassinate the elected officials in it? Who but someone who hated huge swaths of America would try to assassinate those in the media they see as not speaking for them? Who but an American would touch both bases?

Posted by AdLib On Apr - 15 - 2013 39 COMMENTS

First Report: Two explosions occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing at least two people and injuring at least 22 people.

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