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No, it's not hot Senator-on-Senator sex. It's Rand Paul running into the same problem that every TeaBagger runs into when they try to apply their fanatical corporate ideology to the realities that their love of the free market has created: it hurts real people.
Speaking of real people, watch two real people, Senators Bernie Sanders and Al Franken, work to move the Older Americans Act (OAA) forward whilst taking a moment to educate Rand Paul.
CAUGHT ON VIDEO: If you look closely at about the 3:20 mark, you can see Corporate America's puppet strings attached to Rand's head.No, it's not hot Senator-on-Senator sex. It's Rand Paul running into the... more
Michele Bachmann is a multi-talented woman. Conspiracy theorist. Miscommunication expert. Spinner of wild fantasies. Stand up comedian. The list is endless. She's a barrel of laughs. The nation is lucky to have such comic relief in an era of unbroken heartbreak.Michele Bachmann is a multi-talented woman. Conspiracy theorist. Miscommunication... more
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Item 1: If one lives under economic conditions such that technology and urbanization have eliminated the possibility of (legal) self-subsistence, but instead require “employment” by some overlord, and that overlord prohibits one from collectively negotiating the conditions of one’s employment, one would be hard-pressed to describe the result as anything OTHER than “slavery.”Select three and expand: Item 1: If one lives under economic conditions such that... more
Michele Bachmann has become known as the Queen of the anti-government Tea Baggers, protesting health care reform and slamming every other government handout as “socialism.” But what her followers don’t know is that Rep. Bachmann is also a queen of another kind—a welfare queen. That’s right, the anti-government insurrectionist has taken more than a quarter-million dollars in government handouts thanks to corrupt farming subsidies she has been collecting for at least a decade.
And she’s not the only one who has been padding her bank account with taxpayer money.
Bachmann, of Minnesota, has spent much of this year agitating against health care reform, whipping up the tea-baggers with stories of death panels and rationed health care. She has called for a revolution against what she sees as Barack Obama’s attempted socialist takeover of America, saying his presidential policy is “reaching down the throat and ripping the guts out of freedom.”
But data compiled from federal records by Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit watchdog that tracks the recipients of agricultural subsidies in the United States, shows that Bachmann has an inner Marxist that is perfectly at ease with living on the government dole. According to the organization’s records, Bachmann’s family farm received $251,973 in federal subsidies between 1995 and 2006. The farm had been managed by Bachmann’s recently deceased father-in-law and took in roughly $20,000 in 2006 and $28,000 in 2005, with the bulk of the subsidies going to dairy and corn. Both dairy and corn are heavily subsidized—or “socialized”—businesses in America (in 2005 alone, Washington spent $4.8 billion propping up corn prices) and are subject to strict government price controls. These subsidies are at the heart of America’s bizarre planned agricultural economy and as far away from Michele Bachmann’s free-market dream world as Cuba’s free medical system. If American farms such as hers were forced to compete in the global free market, they would collapse.
However, Bachmann doesn’t think other Americans should benefit from such protection and assistance. She voted against every foreclosure relief bill aimed at helping average homeowners (despite the fact that her district had the highest foreclosure rate in Minnesota), saying that bailing out homeowners would be “rewarding the irresponsible while punishing those who have been playing by the rules.” That’s right, the subsidy queen wants the rest of us to be responsible.
Bachmann’s financial disclosure forms indicate that her personal stake in the family farm is worth up to $250,000. They also show that she has been earning income from the farm business, and that the income grew in just a few years from $2,000 to as much as $50,000 for 2008. This has provided her with a second government-subsidized income to go with her job as a government-paid congresswoman who makes $174,000 per year (in addition to having top-notch government medical benefits). “If she has an interest in a farm getting federal subsidy payments, she is benefiting from them,” Sandra Schubert, director of government affairs for the Environmental Working Group, told Gannett News Service in 2007, when the subsidies to Bachmann were first publicly disclosed.
But Bachmann isn’t the only welfare recipient on Capitol Hill. As it turns out, there is a filthy-rich class of absentee farmers—both in and out of Congress—who demand free-market rules by day and collect their government welfare checks in the mail at night, payments that subsidize businesses that otherwise would fail. Over the past couple of decades, welfare for the super-wealthy seems to be the only kind of welfare our society tolerates.
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why should the richer of the two classes continue to get buckets of money when im watching families cut back more and more as they cant find jobs... as they resort to quick and easy fast food... as their health declines.... crazy times in an capitalist monarchy.Michele Bachmann has become known as the Queen of the anti-government Tea Baggers,... more
Department Of Labor steps into battle over Maine mural
Tuesday, Judson Phillips, founder of the Tea Party Nation, claimed his organization is under attack by the Internet hacktivist group known as "Anonymous." Phillips claims Anonymous is posting images of porn and racism to his web site. Anonymous, a collective of Internet activists without any defined leadership structure, is notorious for their ability to take down, paralyze, and other wise humiliate people and organizations.
Phillips claims his conservative, right wing political web site, Tea Party Nation, has been bombarded with posts containing pornographic and racist images. Phillips claims Anonymous has launched "Operation Reaganomics," targeting his organization. In a statement released on the Tea Party Nation web site forum Phillips said:
So far, Anonymous' attacks have been mostly of the juvenile nature. They have been coming online, posing as Tea Party members and posting racist messages. Those are being deleted quickly. Two nights ago, one of them posted extremely graphic and disturbing pornographic pictures. We discovered it and quickly deleted them. They then sent a suspended message saying, "expect us."
The only problem with Phillips' story is that Anonymous is not taking responsibility for the supposed attack. At this time it is unclear whether or not there is an actual attack by Anonymous. Raw Story reports new operations are typically posted on websites such as AnonNews.org, advertised on social networking websites like Twitter, or discussed on Internet Relay Chat (IRC). No mention of an operation against the Tea Party Nation could be found at AnonNews.org or on Twitter.
Of late, claiming to be a victim of Anonymous has become something of a fad for fringe right wing groups. Recently the Westboro Baptist Church claimed to be under attack by Anonymous, a claim that proved to be false. Indeed, the claim proved to be nothing but an attempt to generate publicity for the attention hungry homophobic church.
However, Anonymous has taken down several conservative websites in the recent past, and claimed responsibility for doing so. Several weeks ago Anonymous launched Operation Wisconsin. They attacked Club For Growth and Americans For Prosperity, both associated with the super-conservative, super-rich Koch brothers.
Before those attacks Anonymous accused the Koch brothers and their financial empire of attempting "to usurp American Democracy," and called for a "boycott all Koch Industries' paper products." Anonymous accused the Koch brothers of taking "actions to undermine the legitimate political process in Wisconsin."
It could be that Anonymous is not responsible for the supposed attack on Tea Party Nation. It could be that Tea Party Nation subscribers are simply fond of making racist and pornographic posts. This would not be the first time the Tea Party has been associated with porn and racism. One need only recall Tea Party darling, New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, and his notorious emails, filled with racist and pornographic images.
http://www.examiner.com/democrat-in-national/tea-party-nation-blames-anonymous-for-porn-racism#ixzz1Gn9Av1iiTuesday, Judson Phillips, founder of the Tea Party Nation, claimed his organization is... more
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Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the country's most prominent tea party organizations, really seems to despise the Methodist Church, or as he would call it, "the first Church of Karl Marx." (http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/12/tea_party_nation_founder_lets_get_rid_of_the_socia.php#more)
In a recent blog post (subscription required)(http://www.teapartynation.com/forum/topics/my-dream-no-more-methodist) the founder of Tea Party Nation recounts his recent experience visiting the United Methodist Building in Washington D.C., where he saw a promotional banner for the DREAM Act, a failed piece of legislation that would have provided a path to citizenship for some undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children.
Such a stance could only mean one thing, Phillips concluded.
"The Methodist church is pro-illegal immigration," he said. "They have been in the bag for socialist health care, going as far as sending out emails to their membership 'debunking' the myths of Obamacare. Say, where are the liberal complaints on the separation of church and state?"
Phillips was once a member of the so-called "religious arm of socialism," but abandoned its ranks when he found his views diverged from the party line. Among the positions that he now detests:
> They want amnesty, they want "economic justice", they opposed "global climate
> change" (earth to the Methodists, man isn't doing it), fighting global poverty (here is
> another hint, most poverty is caused by a lack of freedom and lack of a free
> enterprise system). Not shockingly, the Methodists side with the Islamists against
> Israel, and of course oppose America in Iraq.
A blogger at "Unsettled Christianity" has unsurprisingly taken issue with Phillips's attack:
> I've noticed one thing about all of this - he is lacking in his Scriptural foundation.
> Where is his scriptural support for those things which he says that the UMC is wrong
> for? Instead, he uses words which he doesn't understand, like Socialism, Marxism
> and Communism.
It's not the first time Phillips has offended people with his ham-handed religious criticism. In October, Phillips drew fire first for claiming that Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison should be removed from office in part because he was a Muslim, and then for admitting that he had a "real problem with Islam." Phillips also recently galled the sensibilities of even the most amateur fans of social justice or common sense when he suggested that it would make "a lot of sense" to return to a system where only property owners have the right to vote.Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the country's most prominent... more
Conservatives and their tea partying faction are yelling, “Hell no! We won’t grow!” in their quest for government with a microscopic “G”. The solution? Shed all regulations and regulators because big corporations obviously do a bang up job regulating themselves.Conservatives and their tea partying faction are yelling, “Hell no! We... more
This is Colleen Thomas, a home health administrator turned physicist who specializes in the science of creation. She is also the "mother" of a race of good aliens here on Earth to defend humans from lizard people. Yes, lizard people!
The tenor if this message is this: if Obama goes to India as planned (though, he's already there) he and all of his "cronies" will be killed by a tsunami. By the good aliens I think? Because Thomas doesn't like Obama, and would prefer it if he surrendered himself to one of his FEMA death camps so Thomas and her friends can... do something. I don't know! It's unclear. Very factual, but unclear. There's also something about Reptilians eating human bodies after natural disasters. Remember how there were no bodies recovered after the 2004 tsunami? Except for all the bodies they recovered and all the photographs of said bodies? Well, that. That's Reptilian conspiracy. They steal the bodies to eat them. Perfect.
Thomas has a whole host of wonderful, doom-foretelling web videos that are maybe worth a watch if you care about the future of this planet! She's also doing the home health administration thing in the Sacramento area (most Mothers of all-powerful alien races live in or around Sacramento), in case you need anything like that. But yeah, mostly you should go to her for aether physics-related matters.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJB2Woe5zeQ&feature=player_embedded#!This is Colleen Thomas, a home health administrator turned physicist who specializes... more
Holy cow this guy started a firestorm. He writes the truth and now he's getting death threats. Here's some of it :
I know, you think you’ve taken “your country back” with this election — and of course you have always thought it was yours for the taking, cuz that’s what we white folks are bred to believe, that it’s ours, and how dare anyone else say otherwise — but you are wrong.
You have won a small battle in a larger war the meaning of which you do not remotely understand.
‘Cuz there is nothing even slightly original about you.
There have always been those who wanted to take the country back.
There were those who, in past years, wanted to take the country back to a time of enslavement and indentured servitude.
But they lost.
There were those who wanted to take us back to a time when children could be made to work in mines and factories, when workers had no legal rights to speak of, when the skies in every major city were heavy with industrial soot that would gather on sidewalks and windowsills like volcanic ash.
But they lost.
There were those who wanted to take us back to a time when women could not vote, or attend any but a few colleges, or get loans in their own names, or start their own businesses.
But they lost.
There were those who wanted to take us back to a time when blacks “had no rights that the white man was bound to respect,” – this being the official opinion of the Supreme Court before those awful days of judicial activism, now decried by the likes of you – and when people of color could legally be kept from voting solely because of race, or holding certain jobs, or living in certain neighborhoods, or run out of other towns altogether when the sun would go down, or be strung up from trees.
But they lost.
And you will lose.Holy cow this guy started a firestorm. He writes the truth and now he's getting... more
Of the thousands of complaints that have saturated NPR in the wake of Juan Williams’s firing earlier this week, some of the most telling have been from callers describing themselves as long-time “viewers” of NPR who warn that they are going to “stop watching.”
NPR, of course, does not have viewers, it has listeners. But the public radio organization has come under severe criticism — largely from people who are not listeners, it believes — for having fired Mr. Williams, an analyst who was employed by both NPR and Fox News when he said on Fox that he felt fearful when he saw people in “Muslim garb” on an airplane.
His contract was terminated, she said, because “he had several times in the past violated our news code of ethics with things that he had said on other people’s air.”
On one such occasion last year, Mr. Williams said on Fox that Michelle Obama has “got this ‘Stokely Carmichael in a designer dress’ thing going,” an allusion to a leader of the black power movement of the 1960s.
In each instance, Ms. Schiller said, “We called him on it, we had a discussion, we asked him not to do it again.” NPR’s ethics code states that journalists “should not express views” in other outlets, like TV shows, that “they would not air in their role as an NPR journalist.”
People deserve second chances, Ms. Schiller said, but “we made the decision here because, at a certain point, if someone keeps not following your guidance, you have to make a break. And that’s what we did.”
“And that is the sole reason,” she added. “This is not a First Amendment issue.”Of the thousands of complaints that have saturated NPR in the wake of Juan... more
Wife Of Justice Clarence Thomas Turns Into A Scary Stalker, Calls Woman Sexually Harassed By Hubby In 90'sVirginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, left a voicemail over the weekend for Anita Hill, the woman who accused her husband of sexual harassment when he was being confirmed for the high court, according to multiple news reports Tuesday night.
Thomas left the message, in which she asked Hill for an apology 19 years after her 1991 accusations, on Hill's work mailbox at Brandeis University where she works as a professor.
“I did place a call to Ms. Hill at her office extending an olive branch to her after all these years, in hopes that we could ultimately get past what happened so long ago,” Thomas said Tuesday to The New York Times.( http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/20/us/politics/20thomas.html?emc=na )
“That offer still stands. I would be very happy to meet and talk with her if she would be willing to do the same. Certainly no offense was ever intended.”
The full voicemail: “Good morning, Anita Hill, it’s Ginni Thomas,” she said, according to ABC.( http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/10/virginia-thomas-leaves-anita-hill-a-voicemail-asking-for-an-apology-hill-says-no.html ) “I just wanted to reach across the airwaves and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband. So give it some thought and certainly pray about this and come to understand why you did what you did. Okay have a good day.”
Hill, however, did indeed seem to take offense, telling ABC: “Even if it wasn’t a prank, it was in no way conciliatory for her to begin with the presumption that I did something wrong in 1991. I simply testified to the truth of my experience. For her to say otherwise is not extending an olive branch, it’s accusatory.
I don’t apologize. I have no intention of apologizing and I stand by my testimony in 1991.”
Andrew Gully, senior vice president of the Brandeis University Communications office, told the Times that Hill had turned the message over to the campus Department of Public Safety Monday – and that office, in turn, passed it to the FBI.
The incident adds a bizarre coda to a incendiary moment in the nation’s political and cultural history. In 1991, Hill — a former aide to Thomas when he was at the Department of Education and Equal Opportunity Commission — alleged that Thomas had made several inappropriate sexual comments to her. Thomas vehemently denied the accusations. But Hill's testimony became a focal point of Thomas's confirmation hearings and transfixed the country.
Thomas was confirmed be the Senate despite the controversy on a narrow 52 to 48 vote. But the aftershocks lingered and the Thomas-Hill spectacle motivated scores of women to seek public office.
Long active in the grassroots conservative circles, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas more recently founded Liberty Central, a think tank and advocacy group that has become a central player in the tea party movement.Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, left a voicemail over... more
Clearly two Teabaggers are seen provoking a fight with peaceful demonstrators. But that's not the case in this situation.
Unfortunately, this has nothing to do with the Tea Party Movement. This was an illegal immigration rally. And the guy who struck first was "pro-immigrant". But the brawl is neat to watch.Clearly two Teabaggers are seen provoking a fight with peaceful demonstrators. But... more
The best way to deal with jerks online is to ignore them. But when prominent Tea Partiers on Twitter started being harassed by a group of Internet trolls, they launched a twitter militia and concocted an elaborate conspiracy theory.
Twittergate is the hottest new conspiracy theory out of the conservative blogosphere. Yesterday, Glenn Beck's news site, The Blaze, posted an epic YouTube video which purports to expose a massive conspiracy by Democrats to take over Twitter: "DID DEMOCRATS HIRE A ‘TWITTER-THUG' TO SMEAR THE TEA PARTY?" The Blaze asks.
If you don't feel like watching 13 minutes of scrolling text and Twitter screenshots set, inexplicably, to a pounding soundtrack of Daft Punk and MGMT, the basic outline of Twittergate is this: Democrats have hired a cadre of menacing "E-thugs," led by a progressive social media consultant named Neal Rauhauser. The gang's mission: to identify prominent Tea party Twitter users and harass them, ideally goading them into tweeting offensive things which can then be used to smear the Tea Party.
"Democratic campaign funds are being used to front this," Twittergate's lead theorist, Greg W. Howard, told me over the phone. "Follow the evidence and let it lead you where it may. The links between these people are very clear." Howard is a Christian financial planner and conservative blogger from Alabama who says he's been to Tea Party events but considers himself a Libertarian. With over 14,000 followers on Twitter and 100,000 tweets, he's been described as the "Glenn Beck of Twitter."
Like a conspiracy spun out by Glenn Beck, Twittergate has sparked many sprawling blogposts outlining the conspiracy, and frenzied discussion on conservative message boards and Twitter. "Democrats PAY e-thugs to harass you," tweeted ResistTyranny. Democratic operatives exposed as the thuggish KGB to Obama's Kremlin!
But also like a Glenn Beck conspiracy theory, Twittergate is utter bullshit. Although the truth is almost as ridiculous. Here's what really happened:
Go read it, it's to much to post here and there is a video and more pics.The best way to deal with jerks online is to ignore them. But when prominent Tea... more
Mike Malloy explains how these two tribes are the same.
The first encounter I had with what is now commonly known as a "birther" was right after the 2008 election. It was with one of my family members:The first encounter I had with what is now commonly known as a "birther" was... more
"the now-former CNN star didn't just make a single impolitic statement, but spoke at length — for roughly 20 minutes — about Stewart and a media world he believes to be filled with "elite Northeast liberals" "
FINALLY !!! This jackass is what CNN had to counter Faux Snooze ! They had a Nazi to counter Nazi Central !!
This is the problem with the media. Instead of countering Faux's Right Wingnuts with an actual Liberal ... CNN put a Republican Lite on TV !
Is there still doubt that it's the Republicans that own the media ?
Faux = Full on Nazi
CNN = Lite Nazi
ABC = "Family" Nazi
Radio = Radio Berlin
That's why Republicans have a cow when actors or sports figures speak out on injustice. Republicans know they control the vast majority of mass media.
That's why when you get some actor or athlete saying ... "This xyz is unfair or unjust, etc", holy mackerel, they send emails, create protests, whatever they have to do to shut them up.
We need to pass laws ASAP that once again breaks up these media monopolies. Otherwise our democracy is in jeopardy."the now-former CNN star didn't just make a single impolitic statement, but... more
Yet another Republican Taliban. Get this he protests in front of University of Michigan student's house, attacks the kid every chance he gets, all in the name if his "Christian" beliefs ... and says the kid he attacks is a radical !
Teabaggers/Republicans/KKK are whackjobs. The other day I hear a dumbass at work railing on "that Ni#$% in the White House". I say, whoa there bud. He's black, he's the President" before I could say anything else he says,"He aint even American !!"
... Then he adds ... "and there you go ! Another Liberal throwing the RACE CARD !!!"
Ya. Me noting his use of racist ideology and comments ... I'm throwing the race card.
The strange thing is, his redneck buddies agreed. I mean, is there something in the water in Alabama that causes higher levels of stupidity ?
It would be like 1939 Germany someone saying, your killing all the Jews, and those retards saying ... there you go with the race card.
And before I get someone mentioning that we call each other Nazis. We call you Nazis because it is correct.
These same Rebublicans/Teabaggers that say this about Obama ... hate Jews. Who knew ?
We can't let history repeat itself. We can't let these dimwits take office again. We're finally getting the country in the right direction. Let's keep it that way.
Or what, they didn't rape us enough the first time ?Yet another Republican Taliban. Get this he protests in front of University of... more
Claremont Graduate University tells TPM that Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell did not attend the Southern California school despite listing it under education on her LinkedIn profile.
Rod Leveque, a spokesman for the school, told TPM tonight:
Claremont Graduate University has no student or education record for an individual named Christine O'Donnell.Claremont Graduate University tells TPM that Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell... more