Gun Control
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Why So Many Gun Incidents? It’s Not Hard to Figure Out

I’m sick of this. Yesterday, shoppers at yet another shopping mall – one that I used to take my son to when he was younger – was victimized by yet another shooter. This one was in the town of Columbia, MD, perhaps 10 miles from where I raised my son. …

RepubliCONs

Right Wing Humor: an Oxymoron in Action

I subscribe to several right wing mailing lists, because it’s best to keep up with their abject insanity. Every year at about this time. I start seeing examples from and postings for a book entitled “365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy.” I’m going to provide you with some examples, …

Gun Control

Repost: A Rational Argument for Common Sense Gun Control

Not far from the neighborhood where I grew up, a police officer was shot and killed serving a warrant yesterday morning. The day before yesterday, a former employee of a northern Florida trucking company, went on a shooting rampage before turning the gun on himself. Last night, farther south in …

NSA non-story

My Response to New York Times Op-Ed re Snowden Clemency…

The New York Times published an op-ed piece that is nothing short of shameful. It’s entitled “Edward Snowden – Whistle-Blower,” and there are many falsehoods in this editorial, the Times should be ashamed it’s in their paper. I wanted to publish this in the comments section, but they limit commenters to …

Health Care

Pro Lefty Michael Moore: Obamacare is “Awful”

What is wrong with Michael Moore, really? For that matter, what is it about so many professional lefties that they are preternaturally disposed to bitch about good things more than they are to praise the good things and advocate for improvements they think are necessary. I mean, I like many …

Civil Rights
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The Beginning of the End of the Drug War?

Today marks a major milestone in American civilization, one that I hope spreads far and wide. Beginning as I write this, shops are opening all over the state of Colorado, dispensing marijuana legally. For the first time, this isn’t just about dispensing medical marijuana to people with special cards issued …

Being Better Liberals

Updated Again: #StopRush Should be Promoting Progressive Talk, Not Killing It

Beginning January 1, 2014, three huge markets; Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, will lose progressive radio. Three of the most progressive markets in the country, and there will be nothing for people to listen to. I know many of you don’t care, since you can listen on one …

Being Better Liberals
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Issues Are Not Politics

We live in a democratic republic. What that means is, while we don’t make decisions directly as a populace, we do elect those who do through a popular vote. And whether you like it or not, politicians are beholden to the people who got them there. That’s just how it …

Crap Cutting 101

It’s Okay to Argue Against the GOP Caricature of Jesus – In Fact, We Should Do it More…

First of all, this post is NOT about Duck Dynasty. I literally couldn’t care less about a bunch of fake rednecks pretending to act like rednecks. No, this post is about this political concept that right wingers wield like a blunt instrument, in which they invoke God in an argument …

Crap Cutting 101

For All of Their Whining, You’d Never Guess That Republicans are Responsible for Most of the Debt

We should be sick to death of listening to the Republican Party talk about deficits and debt by now. Seriously, we should demand that they sit down and shut up about it immediately. For some reason, much of the press and the press has chosen to give many Republicans the …

Crap Cutting 101
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The Entire NSA Non-Story: Cutting the Crap on Snowden and Greenwald

People have to understand this. I would never say that our intelligence agencies are beyond reproach. It is always possible that the NSA is trying to spy on us. But as of now, based on the documents released by Edward Snowden so far, anyone who claims there’s some sort of …

Health Care

Your Insurance is Better Now: Pre-Existing Conditions Were Scary

If you’re wondering why so many people claim they liked their old health insurance, the answer is simple. Very few people with health insurance ever use it for anything other than health maintenance, like doctor visits and annual checkups and the like. What many people seemed to be unaware of was …

Obama Administration

Handshake Be Damned; Why Is No One Talking About Obama’s Speech?

I woke up this morning to this image all over my news feed. If you’ve been in a cave all day, that is President Obama arriving at the memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela and (GASP!) shaking hand with Cuban Leader Raul Castro, that nasty Commie. It …

Being Better Liberals

Attack of the Emos

I tried not to use the term “emo progressive” for a long time, but it’s the least offensive thing I can think to call these know-it-all, mostly white, politically doltish clods who tend to throw a monkey wrench into the progressive movement every chance they get. Some progressives are abusing the …

Being Better Liberals
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Of Course Obama’s Progressive! Give Him More Democrats, See What Happens

I am continuously amazed by the sheer number of self-described liberals who constantly describe Barack Obama as a “moderate Republican,” which is a concept as extinct as a dodo bird. They sometimes even compare Obama with Ronald Reagan. Some have even suggested that Obama is to the right of Saint …

Democrats

Once Again, Progressives Should be Thanking Harry Reid

What every progressive needs to learn is that political things don’t just happen because someone wants them to. They happen when a majority is ready to vote to make them happen. Back in January, as many of you will recall, I took a lot of heat because I stood up …

Economy

It’s Past Time to Invest in the Real Future of Energy

Once upon  a time, when I was in elementary and junior high, we took a lot of field trips, mostly to Washington, DC and Philadelphia, although there were a couple of trips that could only be described as “indoctrination” into the wonderful world of nuclear power. The first, when I …

Being Better Liberals

Dear Progressives; Purity Tests Are for the RIGHT Wing

Sometimes, when I look at the self-described “progressive blogosphere,” I wonder if they realize progressives won in 2012. I know they don’t realize we lost big in 2010, or that it was their fault, because they keep doing the same things over and over. It’s tiresome to hear crap like …

Crap Cutting 101

Repost: Here’s What Obamacare Does…

I posted this on the old blog, on September 14, 2012, before the election. This is what people are complaining about. Seriously. If you think your old insurance was better, there are people who would pay good money for what you’re imbibing: ———————————————- This is What Obamacare Does. Romney and …

Crap Cutting 101
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Bill Clinton Should Shut Up About Obamacare, Focus on His Charity

In the interest of full disclosure, Bill Clinton was not my first choice as president in 1992. I did ultimately vote for him, of course, but not in the primary. Clinton is a child of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC), which was a horribly inept group that had but one …

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