It’s Past Time to Tax Religion

Churches have become increasingly political in recent years, and that’s fine. There is a right to free speech and all. However, if they insist on inserting themselves into politics, why should they be allowed to get away with not paying taxes? The rest of us don’t get to do that,

Saint Reagan Really Wasn’t Even a Good President

There is recently yet another round of right-wing lionization of Saint Ronald of Reagan going on as we speak. (No, I will not tell you where it’s happening. It’s not worth the pain and suffering.) It’s puzzling, really. Not only do they lie about the few decent things he did

The “Free Market” Fantasy

Since Saint Regan was elected in 1980, an incredible fiction has been perpetrated on the public that needs to be addressed. That fiction comes with the simplistic notion that there is such a thing as a “free market.” They actually hold this belief closer than they hold their expressed belief

Here’s the best way to engage right wingers…

…don’t. Yes, that’s right. Do you know why right wingers on the Internet say such stupid things? Well, to be honest, in most cases it’s because they are stupid. But it’s also because they have to. They’re charged with saying stupid shit by their “handlers,” who are the smart Republicans who corral

8 days to go: The number one reason no one should vote Republican this year…

There is really only one fact that voters need to know when it comes to deciding how important it is to vote, and vote for Democrats: In October 2013, 144 House Republicans voted to default on the national debt. The number one reason we even have to deal with teabaggers

Word of the Day: Bipartisanship

This blog is a little different from most liberal/progressive blogs, in that it’s not about complaining about things. It’s far better to change things. If there is something about this country we don’t like, we owe everyone a duty to change it. As I note quite often, the root of the word

Republicans Are Not Big Fans of Capitalism

Let’s get real here. As I have pointed out repeatedly on this blog, the current incarnation of the Republican Party is in no way a fan of capitalism. Oh, they like making money for themselves and their “investors.” (That’s George W. Bush’s word, by the way, not mine.) However, when it

Sean Hannity Demonstrates Why The Right Needs to GO!

You know what’s wrong with America these days? How about 34 years of inordinate influence by right wing thoughts and beliefs, especially since they took over the Republican Party. Right wingers simply do not represent real American values. The most obvious areas where this is the case are in the

Good Political Strategy Requires a Healthy Skepticism

I’m fairly certain this will make some folks’ heads spin 360 degrees (send video of that, please), but one of the main reasons Fox News is so popular is because they don’t tell the truth. I know, right? Shocking! The thing is, their most faithful followers actually love Fox because they

The Kleck Study is a Running Joke: Gun Defenders Always Lie to Make Their Point

Okay, so I was set to appear on BBC World News today, on a show called “World Have Your Say,” for a debate about gun control in the United States. The debate was to be with right wing radio host Lars Larson, along with a couple of other people. Unfortunately,

Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS) on Display: Bergdahl Edition

For anyone who thinks Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS) isn’t real, or that the racism of the far right toward President Obama is somewhat exaggerated, consider the rhetoric involving Bowe Bergdahl. As everyone is aware, the month of May ended with a US soldier being released from a Taliban Prisoner of War

Dear Right Wingers; Free Speech Isn’t What You Think

The first thing everyone – especially those in today’s Republican Party – should understand is that “free speech” and “the First Amendment” are not interchangeable terms. Free speech is assumed to exist, while the First Amendment requires that government protect that pre-existing right for everyone. That means everyone, at least since

If the Republicans are So Awesome, Why Do They Always Have to Cheat?

You know, if you were to listen to the right wing cranks who inhabit the current Republican Party, you’d think they were geniuses when it comes to running government. And if you listen to the professional left, you would think the GOP was a group of brilliant political geniuses who

Dear Republicans: Everyone Has Rights, Not Just You…

Why do some people have such a problem understanding the concept of rights? It’s really not that difficult. We all have rights. All of us, not just those who think the same as we do. When we interact with each other, all of our rights are always be in balance.

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,

Attack of the Extremists

If you follow politics to any extent and have for more than 20 years, then you have to realize that what has happened to the Republican Party is extraordinary. What has been happening to the country for the last three years is unlike anything a political junkie could have imagined

Progressive Success Less About Replacing Republicans Than Replacing Their Ideology

The government shutdown continues, with a confrontation over the debt ceiling looming in about a week. And it’s all because of Republicans. No one else. There are no Democrats involved with this situation at all. Why is this happening? Because Republicans don’t like democracy, and they don’t like the results

Another, More Lethal, Example of Lack of Contractor Oversight

I just heard a news story that made me sick to my stomach. It seems that the contractor who hired the Navy Yard shooter (You know we don’t use names on this blog, because I won’t give killers publicity) as a computer professional, if he had known what he now

S#!+ Rush Limbaugh Says, Updated

The fight to get rid of Rush Limbaugh continues unabated, despite the fact that he’ll never actually go off the air, unless his listenership drops. The best way to do that is to make his words available to everyone. By doing that, no new listeners will tune him in, even

Mark Williams: Exhibit One that Teabaggers are Racist.(Part one of a series)

I am sick to death of the Tea Party bullshit. I’ve just plain had it. First of all, I refuse to take them seriously as a "movement." It's not a movement; it's your classic "astroturf." A number of rich crooks are taking advantage of the most ignorant assholes in our society