It Really Is the Economy, Stupid — This Time, Let’s REALLY Change It!

You know, one of the greatest frustrations in being somewhat liberal is the tendency for others of my ideological ilk to demonize individuals, and to focus on specific people as "the problem." Our economy is damn close to a total meltdown, and we’re closer to being a Third World country

Gee, You Mean Bushies are Liars? Who Knew?

Why is everyone going ga-ga over Scott McClellan’s revelations that George W. Bush and his administration suck? Are the rest of us becoming like the right wingers, where we have so little faith in our opinions that we need validation from others to even have them? McClellan has written a

SEVENTY PERCENT of Republicans APPROVE of Bush! (And they wonder why they’re losing?)

We’ve all see this before, of course… In yet another poll, Bush’s approvals take a nosedive. Today’s Washington Post contains an article  touting Bush’s now-lower approval rating. Nothing new, of course. but I’m always curious as to why the number is always so high. In this case, 31% of respondents

McCain Trades Political Favors for Campaign Cash

The kind of thing I read in this morning’s Washington Post makes you wonder if John McCain’s psychology isn’t such that every time he does something good, he follows it up with something bad, just to even things out, and make sure he can still be a member of the

Journalists Bought and Paid for With Your Tax Dollars

There is an excellent but ultimately very disturbing article in this morning’s New York Times which deserves a look. It demonstrates two things; it shows that the Bush Administration has been actively propagandizing to its very own people, which is disturbing enough. But it also demonstrates the extent to which

Republicans — The Party of “Values” — Part 1: Sex (and some Drugs)

So how about this whole "Party of Values" label the Republicans have handed themselves? Isn’t that a hoot? How about the whole "I’m more Christian than you!" tone the right wing has celebrated for years? You evangelicals who worship at the feet of these idiots; do you feel duped yet?

And then, there’s Republican Corruption

Of course, republicans aren’t just dropping like flies through attrition. there is also the corruption component. Uncle Ted Stevens is just the latest in a long line of sleazy Republicans who thinks his job entitles him to a little extra "welfare… From: Feds eye polar contract in Stevens probe on

Republican Law Again Puts the Rich Ahead of Hurricane Victims

Here’s yet another example of the Republican right wing legacy — rich developers using tax money meant to help Katrina victims rebuild, to build luxury condos near the University of Alabama, which isn’t really all that close to the Gulf Coast. From: Katrina Aid Goes Toward Football Condos – The

House Republicans Throw Pissy Fit Because they Can’t get Their Bigoted way

Check this out! The Republicans want to pass a bigoted bill that would violate the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution, so that they can appeal to their gullible wingnut base. There is no other reason to pass such a bill, because they know it’ll end up dead in court somewhere.

Another Republican (Alleged) Crook!

Is it a prerequisite to becoming a Republican politician that you have to promise to use whichever office you hold for personal gain? Seriously, folks; even the technically "not crooked" Republicans are all about funneling your tax money to rich people who don’t need it. Yes, I know… members of

Nuclear Power Shoved Down Your Throat…

The only thing worse than paying for things you don’t want, is paying for them twice… From: Energy Bill Aids the Expansion Plans of Atomic Power Plants – New York Times. A one-sentence provision buried in the Senate‚Äôs recently passed energy bill, inserted without debate at the urging of the

Capitol Police Have a Double Standard…

Capitol Hill Police and the Fraternal Order of Police have demonstrated a double standard when it comes to how they treat Congresspeople who show them disrespect. See, Rep. Chris Shays — one of those chickenshit Republicans who has taken a stand against the Iraq occupation (it’s NOT a war!), but