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Posted by funksands On Sep - 5 - 2011 35 COMMENTS

Unlike jobs in a typical economic cycle of expansion and contraction, many of the jobs that used to exist have been vaporized, never to return.

Posted by Marion On Sep - 5 - 2011 54 COMMENTS

Loads of people love to talk about fascism coming to the United States, draped in a flag and carrying a cross. Well, maybe that’s so; but I happen to think that it’ll come the way good, old-fashioned fascism came to Germany. In fact, it’s almost here now. Last Sunday, the […]

Posted by BlueStateMan On Sep - 5 - 2011 18 COMMENTS

The true quandary is why on earth those whom at least purport to be advocates of human rights and civil liberties have also been piling upon the SPLC.

Posted by kesmarn On Sep - 1 - 2011 109 COMMENTS
Two young women arguing

How does a lib engage with a RWer in a way that doesn’t convey acrimony while still standing strong?

Posted by AdLib On Sep - 1 - 2011 76 COMMENTS

There can be no question about the historic importance of 9/11 and how it changed the course of America. There’s an enormous amount to be learned and remembered but there can be a thin line between exploring those events and exploiting the horror of that day just for ratings or other less than altruistic agendas.

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 - 30 - 2011 5 COMMENTS

At the recommendation of a fellow Southerner, I’m currently reading a book I should have read long ago – Tony Horwitz’s Confederates in the Attic. It’s one of the most honest representations of the Southern psyche I’ve yet to read, without any of the snark, insinuation, condescension and assumption many on […]

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 ADONAI On Aug - 28 - 2011 13 COMMENTS

Did you hear that? ~Batuwara(Krakatoa Island 1883) This is the first in a series of articles discussing one of my favorite subjects – The end of the world. Now, before you ask, “What the fuck is your problem?”, I’d like to say that it is a purely scientific interest only […]

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 BlueStateMan On Aug - 27 - 2011 5 COMMENTS

I have it upon reliable authority that the East Coast earthquake was deliberately caused via collusion between Tim Geithner, Rahm Emmanuel, Ben Bernanke, Dave Axelrod and the owners of the Carnegie Deli to increase the relative real estate value of Miami Beach shore property (otherwise known as the “Jewish Riviera” […]

Posted by BlueStateMan On Aug - 26 - 2011 25 COMMENTS
rape victim

A Cop Rapes a Woman at Gunpoint. An 11-Year-Old Rape Victim is Smeared. KBR sues a rape accuser for $2 Million. What is it with our inability to find justice for victims? If events of the last few months have sent any sort of message to women in America it’s […]

Posted by AdLib On Aug - 25 - 2011 121 COMMENTS

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 Emerald1943 On Aug - 23 - 2011 31 COMMENTS

The first American Dream conference will take place October 3 – 5, 2011 in Washington, D.C.  I am posting a number of emails that I have received and will update this thread as more information becomes available. Please note: I am just no good at using WordPress and apologize for […]

Posted by Marion On Aug - 22 - 2011 2 COMMENTS

I know all there are scores of too-cool-for-school kids who hang out on Bill Maher’s Facebook page and stoke this little man’s enormously fragile ego. Bill’s always been a big fan of Ron Paul’s, although he’s not too keen on Rand Paul. I can’t figure out why, because their idealogy […]

Posted by ADONAI On Aug - 22 - 2011 18 COMMENTS

When you’re born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front row seat. George Carlin This is a short story set in America in the year 2030. President for life, Rick Perry has established Christian law in the country and rules […]

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