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    Buchenwald 31 graphic iconThis tragic LEDE relates efforts by my brother and sister to destroy my father’s heritage as the commanding officer of the first American medical company to enter Buchenwald.  Robert Schwartz’s pictures rot in a safe in Boston. My wife and I  fight in the courts to get these preserved and released into the public domain before all the survivors die and can no longer see the pictures from April 1945.

Posts Tagged ‘Republicans’

March 24th, 2015 - 7:33 pm § in Politics

Capitol cops ask Congress to chill drunken parties

Capitol police have sent a letter to congressional leaders asking them to “to rein in the growing number of parties in the Capitol,” citing security concerns and complaining about “mounting overtime costs and an abundance of ‘coolers containing liquids’,”  CNN [...]

March 24th, 2015 - 2:48 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Racism

Who sponsored Geo. Zimmerman’s criticism of Pres. Obama?

Vigilante killer George Zimmerman made news again this week by criticizing President Obama for expressing sympathy for Zimmerman’s victim, Trayvon Martin. Let’s skip over the fact Zimmerman is alive, Martin is dead, and Zimmerman is his killer as possible reasons why Obama sympathizes wi[...]

March 20th, 2015 - 6:40 pm § in Politics

Here comes the prison bus to cart off another corrupt GOP congressman!

“A federal official tells CBS News that the FBI and Department of Justice are investigating Rep. Aaron Schock’s spending. The Associated Press reports that the government is convening a federal grand jury in Springfield, Illinois, and the FBI has begun issuing subpoenas to compel people [...]

March 20th, 2015 - 11:08 am § in Politics

Would you like Freedom Fries with your Chik-fil-A sandwich?

America is so polarized even food has partisan loyalties now. Back in 2012, the fundie conservative CEO of Chik-fil-A, a sandwich chain, made a splash with his anti-gay-marriage views. Since then, House Republicans have ramped up their spending on Chik-fil-A sandwiches from $345 to $13,000. (From Da[...]

March 20th, 2015 - 9:58 am § in Politics, USA

How America’s minority party rules over the majority of its people

One word: Gerrymandering. The math is complicated, but the end result is not. Conservatives enjoy a political grip on American society far out of proportion to their actual numbers in the population. There are several reasons for this: 1. The Constitution gives each state the same number of Senators[...]

March 17th, 2015 - 1:55 pm § in Politics

BREAKING — GOP Hunk Resigns From Congress Amid Ethics Scandal

Illinois congressman Aaron Schock, a Republican accused of paying for his lavish lifestyle with campaign donations and taxpayer funds, will resign from Congress this month, CNN reported today. Schock is the second Republican to resign from Congress since last fall’s elections. In December, Rep[...]

March 16th, 2015 - 2:44 pm § in Politics

South Carolina grows ’em crazy

What kind of state produces people like this? Do they have an education system there? Did they close their mental hospitals and turn the patients loose?[...]

March 16th, 2015 - 10:08 am § in Politics, USA

The coming federal budget fight

This spring and summer, Congress must wrestle again with issues of military and entitlement spending, deficits, austerity, sequesters, debt ceiling, government shutdown and default, the GOP’s hatred of Obamacare and Obama’s immigration policies, and its burning desire to get Keystone XL [...]

March 15th, 2015 - 9:46 pm § in Misc.

Pennsylvania legislature failed to ban live pigeon shoots again

The scenes are awful. So-called “sportsmen,” not content to knock down clay pigeons, blow real live birds released from cages to smithereens. The carcasses — some just wounded and still struggling — pile up like trash in a landfill. It’s hard to believe anyone participa[...]

March 14th, 2015 - 8:07 pm § in Politics

Why the GOP’s vigilante approach to guarding our schools can’t work

Some Republicans have proposed using armed volunteers to guard public schools.  [...]