Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Debunking Right Wing Lies: Conservatives And The Military

Debunking Right Wing Lies: Conservatives And The Military

As far back as the American Revolution, conservatives have turned their back on the needs of the military. General George Washington’s pleas to the Continental Congress to provide clothing, food and other equipment for his soldiers were overruled by conservative politicians promoting the idea of “states’ rights” and as a result over 2,500 troops died as the result of disease, exposure and starvation. [1][2][3][4][5] At one point, Benjamin Franklin seriously considered arming American troops with bows and arrows. [3]

Republican presidents tried to block the Veterans Bonus Bill, which promised a cash benefit to WWI veterans, starting with Warren G. Harding who vetoed the bill and Calvin Coolidge who tried to veto the bill again two years later, but was overridden by the Democrat led Congress.[6]
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Addicting Info – Christian Minister Sentenced To Jail In The Name Of Right-Wing ‘Religious Freedom’ (VIDEO)

Addicting Info – Christian Minister Sentenced To Jail In The Name Of Right-Wing ‘Religious Freedom’ (VIDEO)

An Alabama minister was arrested and recently sentenced to 30 days in jail after attempting to exercise her right to religious freedom. The pastor attempted to perform a legal marriage ceremony for a same-sex couple at the Autauga County probate office on February 10, 2015.

Anne Susan DePrizio, a nondenominational minister, was living out her own understanding of the Christian religion, when judge Al Booth, whom she described as “aggressive, hateful, rude and not gentlemanly,” lashed out at her and the same-sex couple she was preparing to marry. The couple had just received their legal marriage license, following a federal court ruling that overturned Alabama’s ban on same-sex marriage.
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Hoods and Badges: 2006 FBI Report Warned Of White Supremacists Infiltrating America’s Police Force | If You Only News

Hoods and Badges: 2006 FBI Report Warned Of White Supremacists Infiltrating America’s Police Force | If You Only News

Ferguson, Missouri. New York City, New York. Baltimore, Maryland. Cleveland, Ohio. Los Angeles, California — the list goes on. The number of black men gunned down in their prime by police officers is near epidemic in proportion.

So why are our police acting like this? Just what has gotten into our police force? If a FBI report is to be believed, white supremacists.
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More Details Emerge About AG Ken Paxton's Felonies

More Details Emerge About AG Ken Paxton's Felonies

A story in The Dallas Morning News last week revealed new details about the sketchy business deals that have plagued Paxton since last year. Paxton previously acknowledged that he had operated as an unregistered investment advisor for the McKinney-based Mowery Capital Management firm–actions that constitute third-degree felony violations of state securities law. He paid a $1000 fine to the Texas State Securities Board last year, calling the failure to disclose an “administrative oversight” (though, as a state rep., he voted for the law he later violated). The Texas Rangers are continuing to investigate Paxton, and special prosecutors have been appointed to handle the case in Collin County.

Now, the DMN report reveals that not only did Paxton fail to register as an investment advisor, he failed to inform his private legal clients that he was personally profiting for referring them to a financial advisor. What’s more, the financial advisor he referred them to, Frederick “Fritz” Mowery, is now accused of “unethical and fraudulent conduct” by the state. Mowery had declared bankruptcy in 2005, and is now in danger of losing his own state license.
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Monday, May 25, 2015

Male Texas lawmakers nearly fistfight on House floor after GOP women defect from anti-abortion bill

Male Texas lawmakers nearly fistfight on House floor after GOP women defect from anti-abortion bill

An abortion battle in the Texas legislature nearly turned into a fistfight on Sunday night after several Republican women changed their mind about a bill that would ban health insurance from covering abortions.

According to the Houston Chronicle, House sergeants had to stop Republican state Rep. Jonathan Stickland from attacking Rep. Byron Cook (R) after Senate Bill 575 did not make it to the House floor as he expected.

Cook had reportedly promised to move SB 575 out of the State Affairs Committee to the Calendars Committee if Stickland agreed to drop an amendment that would have banned abortions based on fetal abnormalities.
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If the GOP has thoroughly accomplished one thing in the past 6 years, it's this

If the GOP has thoroughly accomplished one thing in the past 6 years, it's this

But looking back at all Republicans have done, they seem to have achieved one goal really well: convince Americans making just enough that if only those with not enough had less, they'd be doing much better. Put another way, they've trained a certain segment of the population to kick downwards. Instead of looking at a system that makes it difficult to survive, instead of looking at the portion of the population that keeps getting richer and richer, instead of looking at how many hundreds and even thousands of times those above them make than everyone else...they look at the people just below them, getting poorer and poorer. Republicans have instilled such a level of contempt in people for unskilled laborers and the poor, that they do the work of justifying paying them less than enough to survive for the party.
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Addicting Info – Get Over It, You Lost: Regressives Outraged At Confederate Flag Burning Events

Addicting Info – Get Over It, You Lost: Regressives Outraged At Confederate Flag Burning Events

Last time I checked, the Civil War ended a century and a half ago, and the score was Union 1 – Confederacy 0. Since then, southern conservatives have tried to hold onto the confederate flag, using it as some kind of reminder of their “culture and heritage.”

The culture was a conglomeration of traitorous secessionists, and the heritage was racism, slavery and hate. To their credit, southerners do have a reputation for extreme politeness and great lemonade.

For most Americans, including southern liberals, the confederate flag still stands for the hatred and terrorism inflicted on an entire race of people; a practice that still has strong roots there today. It has no place in American culture, as it serves as a reminder of a time when our country was ripped in two. The outrageous loss of life as Americans battled Americans is still painful to think about, even though the last of the soldiers who fought in that war are long since gone.
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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Ex-Reagan adviser: Fox News is ‘self-brainwashing’ Republicans into a radical fringe party

Ex-Reagan adviser: Fox News is ‘self-brainwashing’ Republicans into a radical fringe party

“Many conservatives live in a bubble where they watch only Fox News on television, they listen only to conservative talk radio — Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, many of the same people,” Bartlett told CNN’s Brian Stelter on Sunday. “When they go onto the Internet, they look at conservative websites like National Review, Newsmax, World Net Daily.”

“And so, they are completely in a universe in which they are hearing the same exact ideas, the same arguments, the same limited amount of data repeated over and over and over again. And that’s brainwashing.”
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Huckabee's Son and His History of Animal Cruelty | Suzy Shuster

Huckabee's Son and His History of Animal Cruelty | Suzy Shuster

It seems young Huckabee spent some time as a counselor at a Boy Scouts camp called Camp Pioneer back in 1998 when he was 17-years-old. Huck happened upon a stray dog that had the misfortune to cross his path. In a move sure to send chills down the spine of parents everywhere, trusting their kids are being cared for by well intentioned summer camp counselors, David Huckabee hung the dog from a tree. His excuse, according to an interview Newsweek conducted with his father Mike: "There was a dog that apparently had mange and was absolutely, I guess, emaciated."

Funny. That, or perhaps a trip to the local vet might have helped.

The two best postscripts to this story: 1. Young Huck was fired for violating the Boy Scouts credo to "be kind." 2. He later made Eagle Scout. Apparently, no good deed, well, you know...
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