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Bureau of Land Management$$$ releases a fracking nightmare set of regulations that forces the Public to subsidize the fracking industry.


This from the REAL Americans at Food and Water Watch:

Obama White House Blasts Mitch McConnell For telling States To Break The Law

Politicususa, Friday March 20, 2015

The White House is laying into Mitch McConnell after the Senate Majority Leader wrote a letter to the nation's governors telling them to ignore new EPA rules.

In his letter to the governors, McConnell wrote:

"Some have recently suggested that failing to comply with the EPA's requirements would be to disregard the law.

But the fact is, it'e the EPA that is failing to comply with the law here.

Change the Republican Icon

A new metaphor for the republicans - the elephant no longer is appropriate: it is far too gentle, far too community minded and does not behave in a way that is counterproductive to the community-at large? The matriarch will often teach young elephants in her herd how to act properly (which R's don't seem to know how to do). They communicate by touch, sight, smell and sound; elephants use infrasound, and seismic communication over long distances. Elephant intelligence has been compared with that of primates and cetaceans.

GOP's kitchen budgeting comparison a deceptively false fairy tale.

I wish I had even a single buck back in tax returns for every time I've heard Republican politicians throw out their standard spiel of "It's time for Congress and our state legislatures to work out their budgets like so many American households do every year, at the kitchen table!"

Congress Takes Aim At New Union Election Rules

CBS News, March 19, 2015

Congress on Thursday approved new legislation to block new union election rules backed by labor groups and opposed by business organizations.

The Republican-dominated House voted 233-181 in approving a measure to ban rules issued in December by the National Labor Relations Board and slated to take effect April 14.

The House move comes two weeks after the Senate also voted largely along party lines to kill the rules, which would allow what the GOP has dubbed "ambush elections."

Missoula, Montana fights Carlyle Group

Missoula files for eminent domain takeover of water system. Google that sentence to read about legal fight for Missoula, Montana's effort to regain control of it's own water.

How much money have you spent on your government representative today?

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, a primary financial backer of both the Republican Party and Netanyahu has given $5 million to the G.O.P.’s Congressional Leadership Fund super PAC and has bought the most important newspaper of the religious-nationalist right in Israel to give it away for free.

Rigged elections? Did they happen in 2014? Did they happen in Israel?

The 2014 election polls suggested close races in many states, but when the votes were counted, Republicans had won by larger than expected margins in race after race. The same thing just happened in Israel--exit polls predicted the vote would be neck in neck. It wasn't. Over the years several articles have offered substantial evidence that electronic voting machines, owned by Republicans, have been hacked throwing elections in their favor. When no paper trails exist, how can hacking ever be disproved? I understand that rigging the machines is not difficult.

Interdependence & Libertarians

Regarding the call today (3/18/15) asking about libertarians and liberals reaching consensus:

While there’s plenty on specific positions, as Thom said, in ideological terms, I don’t see a coalition as feasible. As allies on policy, such as about marijuana or war, we can agree, obviously, but that’s pretty much where it ends.

Lost in a Lonely Mall

Lost In a Lonely Mall

A Libertarian's Smug Screed

My dear fellow bloggers, I just started writing letters to our local paper (The World). My intention is to address many of the same issues we’ve been dealing with here. In lily white, conservative Coos Bay, it doesn’t take much to make waves; frankly I wouldn’t mind starting a tsunami in this sleepy old town!

Why is the US not a Christian nation?

Some of the founders of the United States undoubtedly had relatives who participated in Europe's Thirty Years War, (1618 - 1648,) and were aware of the ensuing one hundred years of relative peace between those religiously different nations. That governments with different official religions had much to do with the Thirty Years War was not a lesson lost upon them.

Christian Nation? Socialist "Kingdom" dictatorship.

Jesus was a socialist, not a "money changer" captialist. ("...cast off your belongings and follow me..."

"Heaven" is a "kingdom" --- dictatorship.

So, if the United States is a Christian Nation, then clearly it is a socialist dictatorship, right?

Right to Work for Less - the backdoor ALEC/GOP agenda

Rick Snyder never ran on a platform of pushing Right to Work for Less.

Scott Walker never ran on a platform of pushing Right to Work for Less.

It has been noted that the Right to Work for Less legislation is an ALEC format.

Republican control means that this legislation will be pushed thru your state.

Freedom From Religion Foundation

Freedom From Religion Foundation


CBS, ’60 Minutes,’ reject Ron Reagan’s ‘unabashed atheist’ ad

September 29, 2014

Click here to watch the ad.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s ad featuring Ron Reagan describing himself as “an unabashed atheist” has been rejected for airing by CBS, not only by “60 Minutes,” the desired placement, but for any CBS TV show.

Currently Chatting

Why the House of Representatives Doesn’t Represent Americans

One of the really weird ironies of politics these days is the huge divergence between what the American people actually want and what the radical right-wingers in Washington actually do. You won’t hear this on Fox So-Called News, but right now the American people are as progressive as they ever have been.

Don’t believe me? Just check the polls.