April 2011

REALITY FACT PART-I: "TAXPAYER PROTECTION PLEDGE" Coup d'État

Liberal-Zealot's picture

There a list with the Legislators (1,254) who signed the "TAXPAYER PROTECTION PLEDGE" (TPP) as of Wednesday, April 20, 2011; the list includes higher government officials in thirteen states. Grover Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), wrote the TPA pledge which has only one short senstance: "I will oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes." http://www.atr.org/userfiles/Senate%20Pledge(2).pdf

A Thur of Liberty

leighmf's picture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Country,_'Tis_of_Thee, history

"Our Father's God to Thee, a thur of liberty," I used to sing in the children's choir. That is the trouble with learning by rote and weak articulation. I have also found that I am not the only one who has misheard song lyrics even in adult life and thought something meant something completely different.

In my elementary years each morning I was faced with two puzzles:

tv guests

tararu's picture

I would like to see more progressive voices on the Rumble segment of the tv show like Mike Malloy and Randi Rhoads to refute the innane views of the usual concervatives that you have on the show.I keep seeing the same people saying the same things.Taraju.

Boycott Clorox AThey Like And Support the Racist Donald Trump

AnneRenee's picture

I contacted Clorox yesterday because they are sponsors of Donald Trump's show on NBC. This was their reply:

Reference Number: 6556718

Thank you for contacting us and sharing your views about television sponsorships.

Mortgages and Goulash

KKOK's picture

Thom's description of the afterlife (we go back into a big goulash of all the dead souls and are reborn from a spoonful--sorry for the paraphrasing)

is eerily similar to what happened to all the mortgages.....SPOOKY, Thom! I love it.

Employment, public policy IQ, tax, and citizen initiative answers..

attilad's picture

Here's how to employ Americans, make them smarter via service experience, and get them and other nations involved in fixing the world, while sending letters to 20 Congressional reps.  A few licks by you would…

bigot

elderlygentleman's picture

   I was called a bigot in the chat room because I do not like mexicans that are in our country taking our jobs and tax dollars.  The complete indifference by your group to our labor plight of mexicans being in   DEMOCRACYVILLE  and taking jobs from americans is ignorance;  so I forgive you.   

CORPORATION COMMUNISM?

david lynch's picture

CAPITALISM VRS COMMUNISM AND COMMUNISM LOST BECAUSE CAPITALLISM HAD TOO MUCH ECONOMIC POWER.

LIBERAL PROGRESWSIVES DEMOCRATS WILL ALSO LOSE A SPENDING AD MEDIA WAR WITH cAP. CORPSE.

THOM IS RIGHT- ONLY IF THE PEOPLE LEAD  WILL DEMOCRACY SURVIVE THE CORPORATE /BIG GOP GOVT TAKEOVER. 

Today Giffords Celebrates but How Many More Have been Shot?

realfamilyvalues's picture

How many people have been killed by guns since Rep. Giffords was shot?

If you or your children are under age 35, you are more likely to be murdered with a gun than to die of cancer or any other individual disease.

Pittsburgh In The 60′s: Geez the sun is shining!

joeeddy's picture

by Sherry Pasquarello - WWH - It’s Wednesday as I finish this up and it is one of those rare mornings in the burgh when it’s such a perfect spring day that I find it hard to really get all politically po’d.