Category Archives: Legislature

Arizona: Cornucopia Of Crazy

Those desert folks should spend less time in the sun. Without further comment: It appears the House Republicans, this time lead by Arizona Rep. Trent Franks are about to give us a sort of a rerun of the Sandra Fluke … Continue reading

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So Long Senator Lugar

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had this to say on Sen. Richard Lugar’s loss in an Indiana republican primary: “Throughout the history of this country, even in the most trying times, that’s times of great social and political unrest, … Continue reading

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Missing The Forest For The Trees

Former Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Bigotstan) is running against Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and he aired a campaign ad during some sporting event last Sunday that ran statewide (at least). Anyway, the ad portrayed an Asian women speaking stereotypical broken English … Continue reading

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Ending Public Education

In Michigan, on top of the union busting already in progress, one lawmaker wishes to privatize the teaching profession: But Phil Pavlov, the head of the state Senate Education committee, wants to go well past that. Pavlov wants to privatize … Continue reading

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Let The Spin Begin

In the latest round of Wisconsin recall elections the Dems who needed to pick up three seats (in addition to the one they held and holding two more in the final round of voting) only got two more seats. This … Continue reading

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Election Day

It is recall election day in Wisconsin, and I guess we will see whether all the energy from several months ago (i.e., the historic protests in Madison) will amount to anything. Needless to say the right has done its best … Continue reading

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Fox In The Henhouse

One of the most ironic (in a tragic, not funny, way) committee appointments for the republicans was that of Darrell Issa (R-Sleezeistan) to the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee, and as chairman no less. In this capacity he has … Continue reading

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Oh No, Here We Go Again

Last week republican Congressmen ignored the need for jobs yet again and instead introduced legislation to encourage the collapse of Social Security. The right has been against Social Security from its inception. The program came out of the hardship wrought … Continue reading

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Again? Really?

The republicans have finally released a “jobs” proposal entitled “House Republican Plan For America’s Job Creators.” Ignoring the Orwellian title, the details are no better than what we’ve come to expect from the anti-social republicans. Among their key points, they … Continue reading

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Bootstraps For All

This is the typical myth pushed by republicans: Pull yourself up by your bootstraps. Of course it completely denies reality. Without a cohesive society, there would be no civilization in which citizens could succeed. Without public safety, for instance, who … Continue reading

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