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Are we Losing Progressive Talk Radio?

Just being suspicious. First they replaced Thom and Randi with OSU baseball. Stations in other cities with some financial advisor. Now Stephanie and Ring of Fire are missing. These are Clear Channel stations, principally owned by Bain Capital. There must be big money in college baseball.

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Havana Harleys

Cuban Harley Fanatics Hold 1st Nationwide RallyBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESSPublished: April 14, 2012 at 11:17 AM EDT

Can't whistle while sucking on lemons....

US ‘waging war’ on whistleblowers

Published: 11 April, 2012, 20:12

The American government “is using its power to intimidate, prosecute and prevent government employees from sharing information about state officials’ misconduct”, insists Stephen Kohn, attorney and author of The Whistleblower's Handbook.

CISPA is the new SOPA‏...alert from Demand Progress to those concerned about online access rights; here we go again !!!

Below is an email I received on 4/10/12 from Demand Progress ( ) alerting people on its email list of a new attempt to restrict our online access rights. The bill is called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), [H.R. 3523] . The bill has 28 corporate sponsors as of today ... more than SOPA had; click on the link below for this list, and for the text of the bill itself. Some say it is worse than SOPA, some say it is not.

Republicans LOVE big government

Building off of laws in Florida and other states to force welfare recipients to submit to drug testing – Republicans in Iowa want to go a step further. Iowa State Senator Mark Chelgrin introduced legislation to require people who receive child support payments to be drug tested too. Chelgrin said he’s introducing the legislation on behalf of an anonymous constituent who believes their ex is using child support money for drugs.

The public airwaves are about to get inundated by corporate political ads

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an FCC ban on political advertising on public TV and radio stations – arguing that the ban violates the First Amendment. Originally the ban was imposed to protection the educational nature of public broadcasting stations – keeping the airwaves free from advertising for goods and services and issue advocacy. But as Judge Carlos Bea wrote in his ruling, “Public issue and political speech in particular is at the very core of the First Amendment’s protection.

Blame Game

A far too commom thing among many people to do is to blam others for the their lives. I have read posts that blame racism for poverty in minority communities, but more white people are poor. We have a black President and blacks and others in powerful possitions in our goverment and in those "evil" corporations.

None Dare Call It Treason: Reprise

I received a letter from my Senator... and it wasn't to tell me that I am on a terrorist list! How about that!

I wrote my Senate after I saw Leon Panetta and the Joint Chiefs commit treason.

I have never been moved to directly contact a politician before this incident.

Here is VERBATIM, the letter that I received. (The names have been changed to protect the innocent. Everything else is 100% legit! I know! I can't believe it, either!)


Is this the end of the road for, Libertarian, Ron Paul?

It could be the end of the road for Libertarian Ron Paul – the only candidate left in the Republican race who has not won a single primary state yet. On Wednesday – the Paul campaign sent out a letter to supporters asking for $2.5 million in donations. In that letter – Paul writes that if they don’t raise the money then, “I am not sure our campaign can go on.”

The Rupert Murdoch phone-hacking scandal could be coming to the United States

This week – the lead lawyer filing suit against Murdoch’s media empire in the U.K. – Mark Lewis – is headed to the United States where he intends to file three lawsuits on behalf of people who believed their phones were hacked while they were on U.S. soil. One of those people is reported to be an American citizen.

ALEC calls the boycott effort an “intimidation campaign”

The Koch brother-funded American Legislative Exchange Council is fighting back against a boycott campaign aimed at its corporate members. ALEC – which is behind right-wing legislation like new Voter ID laws, anti-union laws, and Shoot First laws – has lost a slew of corporate members like Pepsi, Coca-Cola, and McDonalds since progressive organizations launched a boycott this month calling on companies to cut ties with right-wing think tank. In a statement released on Wednesday – ALEC called the boycott effort an “intimidation campaign” – and defended itself saying, “At a time wh

White Privilege

Keep hearing about "white privilege" can any one explain this?


According to a report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics 93% of black murder victims are killed by other blacks. Where is the protest of this epidemic?

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Obama to veto legislation on refugee screening

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China denies torturing political prisoners

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Community Archive

Why the Kochs Really Embraced Criminal Justice Reform...

It looks like the Koch brothers have scammed us once again.

When news first came out that Charles and David Koch -- the Koch brothers -- were supporting criminal justice reform efforts in Congress, many of us thought, "Wow, they're actually doing something good for once."

And for good reason, too.

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