Archive for July 9th, 2015

July 9th, 2015 - 9:55 pm § in America, Hypocrisy

Mr. Sanders Goes To Washington

By David Preston The Dems are in a real bind with Bernie Sanders. He’s not a Democrat; he’s a socialist. (Forget that Democratic Socialist nonsense. That’s just marketing.) So why are the Dems letting him run with their pack? –Because they’re afraid not to. If they’d [...]

July 9th, 2015 - 5:59 pm § in Uncategorized

Trump jumps ahead in GOP polls

Which shows you how stupid GOP voters are.[...]

July 9th, 2015 - 4:29 pm § in Uncategorized

Jeb! wants you to work harder

You can’t expect Jeb! Bush to know anything about juggling 2 or 3 jobs to pay rent and buy food. After all, his family is filthy rich, and he’s spent nearly his whole life playing at his hobby of politics. Still, unless you’re a privileged member of his social and economic class, y[...]

July 9th, 2015 - 3:52 pm § in Uncategorized

How a Minnesota (ex) firefighter celebrated July 4

What we have in this video is a firefighter who decided to make a personal statement by hanging a Confederate flag from a city fire truck in the city’s July 4 parade without clearing it with his boss first. This loose cannon is now an ex-firefighter. Meanwhile, “Two members of the Marion[...]

July 9th, 2015 - 3:09 pm § in Politics

German bullying of Greece continues

Greece submitted new reform proposals to EU today. These apparently include budget surpluses, tax increases, and phasing out some pension benefits. The German reaction? “Bundesbank Chief Jens Weidmann, meanwhile, said that central banks have no mandate to safeguard the solvency of banks or gov[...]

July 9th, 2015 - 2:41 pm § in Politics

Michelle uses private donations to renovate White House dining room; then rightwingers complain she’s “wasting taxpayer money”

Honestly, some people have a reading comprehension problem and too much time on their hands. First the news story: “The White House State Dining Room has received a slight makeover, courtesy of First Lady Michelle Obama. … The updated look … cost $590,000, the Associated Press re[...]

July 9th, 2015 - 12:46 pm § in America

Fox News: three races: brown, punk and red


July 9th, 2015 - 12:02 pm § in Misc.

Sawant’s Socialist Alternative organization effectively served as a revolving fund for Sawant to deposit part of her city paycheck, then use that same money to send her around the world.

Is Kshama Sawant Using City Funds to Subsidize Her Campaign? .. Erica Barnett City Council member Kshama Sawant, who’s running to represent the city’s new District 3, invariably plugs the fact that she is “taking only the average workers’ salary,” $40,000, as a council member and contribut[...]

July 9th, 2015 - 11:38 am § in Misc.

A NEW STAMP:Commemorating the First Slave In America, Jul 9, 1640

“Whereas Hugh Gwyn hath by order from this Board brought back from Maryland three servants formerly run away from the said Gwyn, the court doth therefore order that the said three servants shall receive the punishment of whipping and have thirty stripes apiece. One called Victor, a Dutchman, t[...]

July 9th, 2015 - 10:45 am § in Uncategorized

Webb’s weasel words on flag issue

How many people even know Jim Webb is running for president? If you missed that, don’t worry, it’s not important. In case you’re wondering, here’s his sorta-kinda position on Confederate flags: South Carolina’s capitol grounds Confederate flag “long been due to co[...]