This map shows the highest rates of premature births in America. Notice where they’re clustered?
Category Archive for 'Wing Nuts'
My friend the swamp rabbit was trying to make me stop reading a lengthy op-ed with the provocative headline “Plutocrats vs. Populists.” “This paper ain’t fit to wrap fish in,” he said. “Even virtual fish.” He’s right. The New York Times rarely publishes anything truly provocative, even if the subject is as important as the […]
Have some Elizabeth Warren, it’ll make you feel better!
Gin and Tacos: The iconic political image of the post-Reagan era, for my money, is the 2003 Schwarzenegger campaign (in the California gubernatorial recall election) using “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by Twisted Sister as its theme song. To see Arnold and his fellow Orange County millionaires on stage stiffly pumping their fists to a […]
I guess this guy didn’t get the message that Republican governors “are thawing their icy resolve against expanding Medicaid under Obamacare.” From Huffington Post: South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) opposes providing health benefits to more than 40,000 “able-bodied” poor people by expanding the state’s Medicaid program under President Barack Obama’s health care reform law, […]
Roughly 80,000 petition-signing good ol’ boys ‘n’ girls have had it up to their 10-gallon hats with a federal government that insists on meddling in the affairs of their home state, cruel and unusual Texas. The New Republic recently addressed their grievances: …Maybe the solution is simply to give Texas and other secessionist-conservatives what they […]
Re Rush’s use of “we”: Did he mean the Republican Party or white supremacists? Is there a difference? From The Inquisitr: Controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh isn’t so much sad that President Obama won re-election as he is dismayed that Republicans seem to be losing the national conversation… …Limbaugh announced on his radio show Wednesday […]
ThinkProgress reports on an immodest proposal regarding poor mothers and newborns: …Despite the fact that low-income women who give birth to children would logically need increased assistance to care for their larger family, Pennsylvania lawmakers — State Reps. RoseMarie Swanger (R), Tom Caltagirone (D), Mark Gillen (R), Keith Gillespie (R), Adam Harris (R), and Mike […]
Alternet on the danger of complacency: …The truth is, national polls don’t amount to a hill of beans in this election. What counts is turnout and, as AlterNet reported in July, political operative and former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed is putting together an impressive get-out-the-vote operation, via his organization, Faith and Freedom Coalition, which […]
The gay-bashing chicken man speaks: In one of his first interviews since the controversy that surrounded his chain of restaurants, Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy did not say much — but did mention his support for “Biblical families…” Say what? From Firedoglake: Biblical families? Does that mean he supports… Plural marriages – those are in the […]