Republican Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott this week said that a Tuesday event with Ted Nugent would go on, even after Democrats reminded him of the conservative rocker's admitted history of sexual relationships with underage girls.
A reporter once asked Chelsea Clinton about her father's affair in which POTUS Bill Clinton got a blowjob in the White House. She responded that it wasn't the public's business, that it was a private thing for the Clinton family.
Well she was wrong. She was an asshole. POTUS Bill Clinton having oral sex on the job is definitely the public's business!! Chelsea is a Clinton alright. She thinks she's privileged and her father even while employed by WethePeople can violate our trust by having sex with another women on the job, in the White House offices. Such Clinton arrogance express by this asshole Chelsea Clinton is just the tip of the iceberg of contempt many in Washington DC have for us working class voters.
On October 11, 2002, the United States Senate voted 77-23 in favor of Joint Resolution 114 – the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
We are, of course, all too familiar with the consequences of that vote and the extent to which many Democrats such as John Kerry and John Edwards are only recently willing to admit to making such a terrible mistake. Others – certainly the vast majority of George W. Bush's henchmen on the Republican side of the aisle – will never come clean and take responsible for the mess they have allowed our president to make of the world. Indeed, as we have seen over the last couple of days, Bush and Cheney are even willing to use that vote as a weapon against those they duped three years ago.
Foundation for Economic Education originally shared: "Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; . . . their minds are early poisoned by importance; and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests, and when they succeed to the government are frequently the most ignorant and unfit of any throughout the dominions." - Thomas Paine
Want to see the "work" House Republicans have been doing in Congress? Don't worry, it won't take long.
And still these politicians will be re-elected. So they are doing something right. They are doing what their voters want. Otherwise they'd be replaced. So it is working class voters voting against working class voters.
Austin Ruse, president of the nonprofit research group Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, said on American Family Radio Wednesday that liberal leaders of “modern universities” should “all be taken out and shot.”
Jameel Jaffer, deputy legal director at ACLU, said Wednesday night that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 was still highly problematic despite changes to the bill. “It was an awful bill before and it is an awful bill now,” he told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.
The restructured version of the bill kept the provisions but exempted U.S. citizens to be held in military custody and included language stating that the bill did not extend new authority to detain U.S. citizens. If we need to dissect this swiftly passed Act to this degree, warning signs should be blaring in your head and the fact that, that particular provision was even contained in the bill should alarm you. Why was that provision contained in the bill to begin with?
The NDAA will stifle our Constitutional Rights and most probably will pass, and most definitely without the approval of Americans. This is reminiscent of the Patriot Act. Our government is now allowed to spy on their citizens. We are not supposed to fear our government, and now, regardless of any restructuring done in this Act, it’s a step in a very wrong direction. Did any of us believe that detainees held in Gitmo without being charged, some of them most assuredly were innocent, would not happen to any of us? As advocates of torture applauded this, most of us knew, this was an infringement upon their rights. If that sounds bleak, it’s meant to because now we’re being threatened with the same scenario.
Regardless of how politicos spin the passage of NDAA, it opens the door to invasive tactics which infringe upon our freedom. It’s one step in a direction America should never venture into. President Obama could possibly veto it but that’s doubtful. We’ll see, but meanwhile keep your eye on this list of Yeas, and vote them out. Sure, some of the 13 Senators possibly came to the realization that Americans will retaliate at the voting booth if they allow the passage of NDAA, but whether it’s out of conscience or political posturing, those opposing the Act should be held up, while those passing it, should pay a stiff price by occupying an unemployment line.
Occupy NDAA. Gain our freedom back, and ignore the spin doctors and bots who are attempting to make this into something healthy for our country. It is not.
With new strategies, the Working Families Party is shaking up the two-party system.
"As public discontent with mainstream Democrats builds, is it possible for a third party to grow — not by running a famous big name on a presidential ticket, but from the bottom up?" writes Sarah Jaffe in In These Times