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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Whose Taxes are Lower Again?

I cut the taxes on everybody. I didn’t cut them. The Congress cut them. I asked them to cut them.     –George W. Bush, Washington, DC, 08/06/2004 The next time a Bush fan tells you how much they cut … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading