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What kind of compromise will we see in the 2012 budget debate?

I'm worried about this. The CorporateGOP and Paul Ryan have presented the most extreme far right budget proposal they could. Obama gave a strong, progressive speech that made great points that I and would guess most other progressives will rally around. But I'm worried that once the negotiations begin, we will see Obama compromise which could mean moving to the "middle" which is now WAY WAY right. I offer the health care debate as an example of how Obama compromises...

Tongue in cheek: Rush Limbaugh reveals tax reform plan

Rush Limbaugh revealed yesterday, at a secret GOP meeting, his “Cuban Tax Correction Plan“. It suggests fixing our current fiscal crises in no less than five years – this, by introducing five brand NEW taxes.

“Thy whom uses it – pays for it” is the basis on which he crafted these new taxes.

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The Professional Right and the Professional Left

Friday, April 15, 2011 Posted by

Critics to the right, critics to the left.

President Obama gets short shrift.

Put the President in a box.

Give him some hard knocks.

Getting the job done

The 1930's affected me in a lot of ways. It was a period of suffering but also a time of great hope. Obama and his people try to convince us that the first two years of Obama’s administration were the most productive in history. They point to the many measures enacted during the two years when there was both a democratic House and Senate.

Pittsburgh in the 60′s: “Come the revolution…”

by Sherry Pasquarello | WWH - My gramma used to say that every now and then. Not often, but whenever something truly unfair happened in the country. Odd thing, I can’t remember my grandmother voting. I’m sure she did but it’s one of those memories that have slipped away from me.

Wake ‘N’ Bake 101: Pants

By Dr.

The Free Market Systems and The Mafia

I was listing yesterday when you were taking to that person who wanted us to go to a free market system and that would fix everything.

You should tell him that even the Mafia did not work under the free market system.

Stop using the word Conservative

If Frank Luntz were on our side Progressives would never use
the word: Conservatives. Instead we should call them what they really are:

Frank Luntz turned the Estate Tax into the Death Tax by repetition.
We need to do the same thing with the word regressive.

Turn anger into action in just one hour through MINIPROTESTING in your community

How many times has something that Rush, Republicans, or tea party zealots said or did made you want to scream? Pretty much daily, right? And what percentage of those times does your emotion turn to frustration and helplessness because the right wing dominates the airwaves and media? Just about all of them, right? With no way to get the truth or evidence of hypocrisy into the mind of Donny Dittohead, the GOP juggernaut seems hard to impede.

Be aware of speechifying that mezmerizes, dupes and ultimately costs more lives

Obama's speech sounded GREAT! But it was just a speech, right? Like other speeches that had audiences shouting "Yes, we can!" before Obama let us know that we couldn't afterall -- couldn't close Guantanamo, couldn't stop torturing, couldn't get a healthcare 'public option', couldn't end pre-emptive war militarism, couldn't tax the obscenely rich, and so on.

So why did Obama speechify in the way he used to speechify?

Massachusetts Conservatives Turn Their Backs On Romney

It has to say a lot about a candidate when the people who supported you for Governor, are campaigning against you for the Republican nomination for United States President. In April of 2011 a website called was launched. It seems it may have been started by a big tea party supporter and radio talker, Michael Graham.

Here is what the first post says,

A Shameful City Counsel In Good Old So Cali

marijuana dispensary that's been ordered to pay the city of Dana Point $2.4 million in civil damages for alleged illegal operations is now suing the city, San Diego Gas & Electric, city council members and individual staffers for conspiracy, defamation and other issues to the tune of $20 million.


Fukishima is World Wide Katrina of irradiation

I live near Cape Mendocino, Ca Now the wind has toxic ceesium, the water here will soon have ceesium. I know the fish will inherit ceesium through the food chain.

The world must make Japan cover that toxic war zone with plastic resin and contain all the irridated water in tanks. Give up the land. Do satellite work to find the stream of toxins floating away from that island to ours........................Do a hell of a lot more than you have done in a month. Do it now.

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Will the ACA survive SCOTUS?

It's anyone's guess as to whether the Affordable Care Act will survive it's latest challenge. This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of King v. Burwell.