US Domestic Politics

Discussion of US politics and their world impact.

UC Davis

I was listening to Lee Elder yesterday when a lawyer came on where everyone was jumping all over the students at UC Davis stating they should have all been arrested and the officers were warranted in what they did, then he replied by giving Elder this bit of infomation that Elder was starting to get extremely hostile toward the lawyer:

Joe Walsh -- angry libertarians and child support

The Libertarian narrative is borderless -- like the Campus Marxist-leninists of a generation ago, it's the same narrative across the developed world.

Here's what I find interesting about Joe Walsh: he reminds me of the local libertarians (here in Canada) -- they are mostly male, mostly middle aged, and -- almost to a man -- obsessed with the notion that "feminazis" have hijacked the power of the state and constantly use that power to ruin the lives of divorced fathers.

Kill the US Post Office and you kill the last non-corporate controlled means of political communication?

The 2006 lame duck Republican Congress left town but not without first wounding the US Postal service with it's requirement that it fund in 10 years what it will need to pay out in benefits over the next 75 years. While killing one of the largest union worforces and turning mail delivery over to the corporations to make more profit were obvious reasons for this legislation, perhaps a more insideous reason was behind this effort.

Megan McCain on Leno - OWJ has RAPES!

Megan McCain on Jay Leno, Nov. 18, 2011, said OWJ is no good because they have RAPES! Well my little SHILL, Arizona (2010) had at least 1460 RAPES and 14,965 Aggravated Assaults. One Violent Crime occurs every 22 min. 13 sec. We should be shutting down the State of Arizona!

Freedom of Speech Just Sucks Sometimes, eh?

I've seen this post lately making the rounds on Facebook:

"Occupiers" featured on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal"

An interview of two "occupiers" took place this morning, Saturday, November 19th on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" program. The two gentlemen interviewed acquited themselves brilliantly, I thought, and the segment is well worth watching:

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Washington-Journal-Saturday-November-19/10737425639-1/

Alinsky's Fart-in

Lobbying firm's memo spells out plan to undermine Occupy Wall Street

Lobbying firm's memo spells out plan to undermine Occupy Wall Street

A well-known Washington lobbying firm with links to the financial industry has proposed an $850,000 plan to take on Occupy Wall Street and politicians who might express sympathy for the protests, according to a memo obtained by the MSNBC program “Up w/ Chris Hayes.”

The proposal was written on the letterhead of the lobbying firm Clark Lytle Geduldig & Cranford and addressed to one of CLGC’s clients, the American Bankers Association.

Nazi Propaganda Radio (NPR): It will be a cold day in...

...in hell before I ever send a penny to listener supported public radio since they are not reporting their supporters are getting the shit beat out of them. In fact, the Mother Fs at NPR are repeating the "dirty hippie" meme.

War: The Wrong Jobs Program

"Although the stimulus debate of 2008 and 2009 brought out some Military Keynesian arguments, the stakes have since been raised. In the wake of the debt ceiling compromise negotiated between President Obama and Congressional Republicans in August, the guns-versus-butter dilemma has become starker than ever.

Marbury v Madison Engraving in the Supreme Court

I wonder if Thom has seen this:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Marbury_v_Madison_John_Marshall_b...

Shouldn't Thomas Jefferson, the drafter of that "Founding Document" beloved by the right wing, get equal time?

A Matter of Trust

I just posted a new blog here at thomhartmann.com: A Matter of Trust. I invite everyone to go take a look and tell me what you have to say about the electoral shenanigans it describes being perpetrated right now on voters in Florida and South Carolina.

"Corps Not People" Amendment Has Been Written - McGovern (D-MA)

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Restore 'People's Rights'; repeal Citizens United

Here's the Announcement:

http://mcgovern.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=15&sectiontree=168,15&itemid=579

Here's the text of the Amendment:

http://mcgovern.house.gov/uploads/Peoples%20Rights%20Amendment.pdf

Currently Chatting

Activism Works!

When he was elected, President Obama told us to push him. Well, it looks like we may have pushed hard enough when it comes to the Keystone XL pipeline.

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