It?s important to note that Chicago is being used as the latest laboratory for anti-union privatization measures that some big business Democrats and Republicans hope to implement across the country. Firedoglake has assembled a Myth vs. Fact sheet to[...]
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by Philip Newell, via Climate Access While social media has been successful in some respects to raising awareness and participation in any number of issues, there are many groups across the spectrum struggling for attention. This may be due to their misuse of social media, relying on it as more of a one-way avenue of [...]
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Two short programming notes: ? I'll be guesting this weekend on Ring of Fire Radio with Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder. Tune in if you can. The subject will the "billionaire hostile takeover" of the Republican Party. The program is carried on many radio stations and available via Internet. Broadcast times are usually Saturday afternoon with a Sunday evening repeat. Click here to find a...
These four Americans represented the very best of our country.
Unsurprisingly, President Obama's weekly address this morning focused on the four American diplomats who were killed in the attacks in Benghazi. It was a stark, simple, moving address.
They died as they lived their lives ? defending their fellow Americans, and advancing the values that all of us hold dear.After relating biographical details about each of the men who died, the president sent a clear message:
This tragic attack takes place at a time of turmoil and protest in many different countries. I have made it clear that the United States has a profound respect for people of all faiths. We stand for religious freedom. And we reject the denigration of any religion ? including Islam.The conclusion was solemn and resolute:
Yet there is never any justification for violence. There is no religion that condones the targeting of innocent men and women. There is no excuse for attacks on our Embassies and Consulates. And so long as I am Commander-in-Chief, the United States will never tolerate efforts to harm our fellow Americans.
I know the images on our televisions are disturbing. But let us never forget that for every angry mob, there are millions who yearn for the freedom, and dignity, and hope that our flag represents. That is the cause of America ? the ideals that took root in our founding; the opportunity that drew so many to our shores; and the awesome progress that we have promoted all across the globe.To read the transcript in full, check below the fold or visit the White House website.
We are Americans. We know that our spirit cannot be broken, and the foundation of our leadership cannot be shaken. That is the legacy of the four Americans we lost ? men who will live on in the hearts of those they loved, and the strength of the country they served.
So with their memory to guide us, we will carry forward the work of making our country stronger, our citizens safer, and the world a better and more hopeful place. Thank you.
enlargeKris Kobach, author of SB 1070, apartheid apologist, and full-tilt racist has decided it's a good thing to go the birther route. Oh, did I mention that Kobach is also an "informal" Romney advisor?
Kobach is part of the State Objections Board along with Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, all Republicans. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that on Thursday the board agreed to consider whether to take Obama off the ballot because they said they lacked sufficient evidence about his birth certificate.
?I don?t think it?s a frivolous objection,? Kobach said, according to the Capital-Journal. ?I do think the factual record could be supplemented.?
The board is looking at a complaint filed by Joe Montgomery, of Manhattan, Kan., who claimed the Obama is not a natural born U.S. citizen and so is ineligible to be president. The man appears to be part of a group of conspiracy theorists known as ?birthers,? who deny Obama?s birth certificate is real.
Since the birther conspiracists can't seem to make up their minds about whether they think Barack Obama was born in Kenya or Hawaii, it would appear that they've simply decided to play both sides of that coin to pander to the low-information, fearful and frankly stupid base. It's telling to me that Romney has to have his informal "advisors" play the birther card to keep that base solid for November. That's how weak he is.
Rep. Tim Huelskamp pushed back on Kobach today, saying that Mr. Obama will be on the ballot regardless of the board's "review." It seems that birther views aren't entirely popular in Kansas since Huelskamp was able to win his primary by defeating a birther type earlier this year.
The extreme right of the Republican party isn't driven by any love for Mitt Romney. They think Romney isn't conservative enough and will sell them out. Kobach understands this, and with Romney sinking lower in the polls with every day that passes, they're just working as hard as they can to consolidate the haters into one unified lump in order to try and get him elected.
In other words, Kobach is just using the race card as trump to pick up his own suit. It's pathetic, but not surprising.
Update: Well, I guess Kansas isn't completely insane. Yet. Seems the guy who submitted the complaint got so much grief for it that he withdrew it. I'm sure Kobach was disappointed.
Word is starting to get around in Minnesota of the horrific costs and problems faced by local governments whose states enact the various ALEC-inspired ?Voter ID? photo ID legislative disasters. And Minnesota Republicans, who are trying to sneak the[...]
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Rush Limbaugh revived the ridiculous attack that President Obama "doesn't have time" and is "too busy" to attend his daily intelligence briefings, claiming that "other priorities," like his re-election campaign and fundraising, are taking precedence over national security. In doing so, he also took a shot at actress Sarah Jessica Parker, an Obama supporter, for her appearance.
As we wrote on Thursday, and as Limbaugh himself noted, Obama receives national security briefings in other ways throughout his day, including reading the daily briefs and meeting with members of his Cabinet and national security experts.
While discussing the issue with a caller, Limbaugh purported to list the many fundraisers Obama is attending, including "Jay-Z fundraisers" and Vogue editor "Anna Wintour fundraisers" and "what's her face, Sarah Jessica Parker." He then interjected: "Sarah, eat something, will you?" before mentioning actor/director George Clooney.
But he went back to dissecting Parker's appearance, saying:
LIMBAUGH: No, she looks like she needs to eat. It's bones. It's bones. I keep thinking that the knee is gonna pop through the skin. Have compassion, here. Anyway.
Limbaugh previously took a shot at Parker while discussing an ad she cut for Obama's campaign. On his June 5 radio show, he said: "It's been 10 years since Sarah Jessica Parker did anything." He went on to say "she hates me, by the way. She has made movies -- well, not made movies. She has insisted on scripts in movies where I get ripped to shreds. She doesn't like me, which is fine, it's a badge honor."
On his June 15 show, he said that the New York Post had reported that Parker lived in "an absolute pigsty."
Parker and Wintour were the target of sexist attacks by right-wing media after the Obama campaign announced that both would be featured guests at a fundraiser in New York City alongside Michelle Obama.
Limbaugh has been heavily criticized for his decades-long misogynistic attacks on women. If you'll recall, it is his personal attacks on Sandra Fluke that resulted in mass advertiser exodus and millions of dollars in lost revenue.
The Census Bureau recently found that the poverty rate stalled at 15 percent in 2011, unchanged from the year before, when analysts had expected an increase. That still means, however, that one in six Americans are living in poverty — a level the country has only briefly reached twice since 1970. The bad news is [...]