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SCOTUS has gone ROGUE . . . it's time for "Torches and Pitchforks"

Thom is right. This Supreme Court IS the most radical group of judicial extremists to ever sit on the SCOTUS bench.

Since 2008, it has been on a tear, legislating from the bench, finding rights that never existed, and which are being used to the detriment of THE PEOPLE, and the destruction of our democracy.

In Heller (2008) SCOTUS - at the urging of the NRA - ignored 200(+) years of legal precedent to "find" an individual right to keep and bear arms under the 2nd Amendment.

Sherri Shepherd Wants To Sever Parental Rights To Unborn Child

http://blackamericaweb.com/2014/07/07/sherri-shepherd-files-to-sever-par...

Here's one for Zenzoe and others to argue about. This shows the darkside of surrogacy. Are you going to end up with a surrogate baby being an orphan?

SCOTUS Gets Wierder Still

Apparently the Supreme Court has now gone so far as to give credence to the argument that merely requiring that a nonprofit certify that it has a religious objection to providing birth control through a health insurance plan may be a violation of its religious freedom for the fact that the certification itself makes it complicit in having someone else provide birth control to employees. Huh? Believe it or not the Court enjoined HHS from requiring that nonprofit religious organization fill out one of their (HHS) forms in order to claim

An Open Letter to Obama Haters......

You rarely find me on this topic but I just HAD to post this!!!

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/01/09/1053088/-An-open-letter-to-the-...

Read and enjoy!

Damn It Dems... JUST SAY IT!!!!

Sometimes in electoral politics debating the fine points of a policy... or even a policy itself, is a trap. Sometimes in electoral politics a party has to paint in broad strokes. And this is something the Dems refuse, or just can't seem to do well. While the Right has no problems making false and misleading characterizations of Dems, painting their motives in the worst light... the Dems are too cowardly to even provide true characterizations of the Right's motives.

Russell Brand Brilliantly Takes Down Anti-Marriage Equality Arguments

i really don't need to comment since Russell Brand is clever enough already:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g33_63AbooI

Power Corrupts?

I have always been a fan of Lord Acton's saying... "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely", however I ran across a new twist on this axiom... "The problem is not that power corrupts, but that those drawn to power are usually corrupt."

I read it in an article...

Isn't It Odd... A Liberal Republic Gave Birth To Private Tyrannies Called Corporations?

One might think that given the deference the Framers gave to ideas of the Enlightenment that political power originated from the People, any corporate form created by our government to promote business might be reflect those democratic values and, perhaps, be required to have more responsibilities to stakeholders, not just shareholders, and protections for workers to organize. Yet the modern corporate form is essentially a private tyranny in which many of our constitutional rights, such as free speech, are negated in deference to the owners property rights.

Time To Cut Food Stamps....Again

There are more pressing needs:

Intersection of the Worst President, Facebook Study, and Political Capitalism

The notion that President Obama has polled as the worst President ever is an absurdity to me. It's as though the poll was taken at a Koch Brothers retreat for Republican strategists and the question was "What headline would you most want to see 5 years from now?".

Urge Preseident Obama to take advange and use the loophole by Hobby Lobby

Require the insurance companies by exxecutive order to pay for birth control

Amy in Madison Wisconsin

Mission Accomplished!! Relentless Obstruction and Government Embargo by GOP Makes Obama Unpopular!!

Congratulations, GOP! You did it. And it turned out exactly as you planned. You defined your strategy even before the Obama Presidency began.

U.S. poll: more voters see Obama as worst president in modern times

An interesting, but not supprising, tidbit.

"In a survey of 1,446 registered voters, 33 percent said Obama was the worst president since World War Two, while 28 percent pointed to his predecessor, George W. Bush, as the worst, the poll by Quinnipiac University found.

Most voters said Ronald Reagan, who served two terms in the 1980s, was the best president since 1945, the survey showed."

Not One More ... Using our voices, in song, to end gun violence

There are many groups and sites dedicated to addressing the issue of gun violence in our schools (and elsewhere). The voices and efforts of those who try to overcome the campaigns of the NRA and related groups to protect people's "right to bear arms" over the people's right to life and safety in our country, all too often seem to be lost in the noise. This post is one songwriter's effort to make a statement using the tools that I know best, my music, to further the cause for an end to gun violence. http://youtu.be/HlARqi0qI3Q

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GOP Blocks Equal Pay...again.

Just in time for election season, Senate Republicans blocked legislation aimed at closing the gender pay gap. For the third time since 2012, Republicans refused to allow debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act, and reminded women that the GOP doesn't believe in equal pay for equal work.

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