Doctor Who: “Scotland really showed us the way … 85% of the people voted.”

September 22, 2014 at 8:43 am

Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting Paul McGann, the 8th Doctor Who, at a local comic expo.

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As we were chatting, my friend Rick asked him about the Scottish independence vote. The 8th Doctor mentioned two things that really stuck with me.

Senator Warren on the shutdown and why government matters

October 4, 2013 at 9:59 am

Perhaps the most important speech of the year: Elizabeth Warren on why government matters.

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The Argument Against Voter ID That You Won’t See in the Media

December 12, 2011 at 10:54 pm

When it comes to voter ID programs, what’s the typical mainstream media article look like? One side says that the programs prevent voter fraud, the other says that they are “designed to stifle turnout among students, poor people and minorities, who are more likely to vote for Democrats.” The media […]

Occupy Thanksgiving: How to Talk a Little Turkey with Your Relatives

November 22, 2011 at 12:10 pm

A great post by spocko over at FDL got me thinking about Thanksgiving … … and the inevitable comments from my conservative Uncle. What’s he going to bring up this year? I’ll lay odds that somewhere between the turkey and dressing and the pumpkin pie my Uncle is going to […]

Government Corruption (in a Single Picture)

November 19, 2011 at 11:32 am

Yeah, I know. It’s small. Click on it for the full size image. This is the client list for the lobbying firm of Clark Lytle Geduldig and Cranford. You can go to their website and see this picture for yourself. Here, it’s screengrabbed in case it suddenly “disappears”. CLGC has more corporate clients, but […]

99%: A Warning to #OWS and the Rest of Us

October 10, 2011 at 11:48 am

I’m not sure how it started, but the slogan “We Are the 99%” is doing something that Democrats have failed to do and Republicans have feared for decades. What is this? Take a step back with me for a second and I’ll show you what Occupy Wall Street is doing […]

What #OccupyWallStreet Has Accomplished

October 7, 2011 at 11:10 am

In regards to the Occupy Wall Street protest, several friends I know have asked the question “What are they protesting?” or “What do they want?” After reading the media coverage, it’s no wonder they’re asking this question. The media, if they’ve covered the event at all, has largely portrayed the […]

Kasich Issues Proclamation Honoring Teachers

May 4, 2011 at 7:13 am

From the category of You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: This week John Kasich issued proclamations honoring Ohio’s public employees and teachers. Dear Union Thugs … ahem … err, Ohio Teachers … Ok, that’s not how it starts. Read the full text here and next time the governor goes after […]

Bailout Recipients Go to War Against Middle Class

January 27, 2009 at 7:50 pm

What are the original bailout funds being used for? Three days after receiving $25 billion in bailout funds Bank of America hosted a conference call with conservative activists to organize opposition to labor and the Democratic party. Top business executives argued for giving large donations to at-risk Republicans in the […]

Drown the Government in a Bathtub

January 22, 2009 at 10:02 am

Here is a list of conservative legislation designed to “drown the government in a bathtub” at the request of big business (note the Orwellian titles): Safety and Health Improvement and Regulatory Reform Act of 1995 – Written by a group of industry lobbyists to weaken OSHA The Telecommunications Act of […]