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January 25, 2015

GOP shows true colos - eliminates .civil rights'

GOP shows its true colors...

UPDATED: GOP Deletes 'Civil Rights And Human Rights' From Subcommittee's Name

Sen Chuck Grassley, chair of Senate Judiciary, "along with the subcommittee's new Chair, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, have changed the name of the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil and Human Rights to the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution."

Rest of article here:



January 24, 2015

SCOTUS, 4th Amendment & traffic stops

SCOTUS is heari.g 2 cases for which they have virtually no connection - on when cops can stop your car.

I ran across 2 articles on the issue.

#SCOTUS Upholds Auto Stop With No Traffic Violation


Sotomayor to Justice Department Lawyer: 'We Can't Keep Bending the Fourth Amendment to the Resources of Law Enforcement' | Reason.com


The Roberts Court is determined to shred civil rights, probably on a string of 5-4 decisions...

January 23, 2015

Anti-tax, pro-biz hypocracy of Republicans

Repubs campaigned on the economy but their first order of business was to ramp up their war on women with a spate of anti-abortion bills. But the depth of their bait-and-switch is hidden. An obscure provision in their anti-abortion-funding bill would raise taxes on small businesses.

More here:

House Republicans Pass Secret Tax Increase On Small Business In Abortion Funding Ban Bill


January 23, 2015

Richest 1% will own more than rest combined by 2016

Title pretty much says all it needs to about inequality..


via @ajam

January 23, 2015

Voter suppression should be unconstitutional

Since the GOP apparently fears democracy, voter suppression has become SOP for them. It seems unthinkable that our founders didn't include a fundamental right to vote in the body of the Constitution. Maybe it was the influence if John Adams and his elitist ilk who thought the general public was incapable of making such decisions.

This country has proven its hypocracy, as in being so adamant that all Iraqis got to vote as Repubs were writing bills to ensure millions here were deprived of that essential-for-democracy act.

It's way past time we corrected that.

"Democrats Propose Constitutional Amendment to Recognize Voting As A Fundamental Right"


January 23, 2015

Boehner's incompetent at fact-checking

"Boehner’s so-called “fact-checking” is as a tendentious and mendacious collection of lies and misrepresentations as anything put forward by the GOP since 2008. The sheer gall of John Boehner suddenly pretending to be a champion in the struggle against income inequality is, for want of a better word, staggerin."

Read the rest at Politicususa:

Boehner’s SOTU Fact-Checking Blames Obama for Income Inequality


January 22, 2015

Bigfoot in Pennsylvania?

Sasquatch is one of those crypto creatures that brings out both scientists and 'true believers' masquarading as scientists. I've no doubt our ancestors have passed down stories of them, maybe from encounters w/ gigantopithicus or yet-to-be-discovered 'relative.' I'll even admit the possibility of sasquatch's or yeti's existance. But I certainly don't think they'd be as widespread as reports indicate.

Search For Elusive Bigfoot Brings Reality TV Investigators To Uniontown, PA

CBS Pittsburgh, KDKA


January 20, 2015

GOP hates facts

DailyKos list are some of the actualities RWers refuse to admit

10 facts guaranteed to short-circuit Republican brains

1. US isn't a Christian nation & Bible isn't cornerstone of our law
2. Pledge of Allegience was written by a socialist
3. 1st president to propose national health insurance was a Republican
4. Reagan once signed a bill legalizing abortion
5. Reagan raised federal taxes 11 times
6. Roe v Wade was a bipartisan ruling made by a predominantly Republican-appointed SCOTUS
7. Federal Reserve System was a Republican invention
8. Environmental Protection Agency was, too
9. Pres Obama has increased govt spending less than any POTUS in at least a generation
10. Pres Obama was not only born in the US, his roots are deeper in American history than most know (think Revolutionary War)

Link provides expanded info:


January 20, 2015

Blame zealotry, not Islam

America’s 10 worst terror attacks by Christian fundamentalists and far-right extremists

"Far-right white male radicals and extreme Christianists are every bit as capable of acts of terrorism as radical Islamists, and to pretend that such terrorists don’t exist does the public a huge disservice." -- Alex Henderson, Alternet

Full story on RawStory:


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Ancestral WV hillbilly & old-style liberal who believes in US Constitution & detests RW revisionism of its principles (esp Establishment Clause)

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