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Will GOP try "wicked witch's guards" tactic to reinvent itself as tipping point looms?

The fuse has been lit for a long time. The GOP knows that its policies, rhetoric, hypocrisy, and blatant lies are finally catching up to them. The tea party mania is waning, now reduced to mostly a fundraising tactic for dead-end campaigns that will lose in November despite millions in dark money.

An Appeal for Us to Act...

I just recrived this message:

Crony Capitalism Is Alive and Well in CA

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-20140720-column.ht...

Conflicts of interest pervasive on California stem cell board

"Appeals court panel deals blow to Obamacare"

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/07/22/obama-health-care...

"WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court dealt a potentially major blow to President Obama's health care law Tuesday, ruling that participants in health exchanges run by the federal government in 34 states are not eligible for tax subsidies.

THE HETEROSEXUALITY EXPERIMENT

I don't know exactly what to say about this 3 minute video except that it's depressing, disturbing and funny all at the same time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88tWn26bh3M

The Right's Fear of Democracy

The right often warns of democratic, majority rule....fearing the majority may vote themselves a large largesse. It's brought up over and over on this Forum by those on the right. I can see where that may be so....adequate incomes, adequate housing, adequate food, adequate and affordable health care. Since the U.S. only generates $200,000 annually for every family of 4, there is a limit. I doubt, however, that fulfilling basic needs would ever come close to gobbling up the national income.

Chicago to Get 7 More ATF Agents

After meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S.

"White House Hid Huge Spike Of Families Crossing Border"

http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/18/white-house-hid-huge-spike-of-families...

"New data shows the White House has painted a false picture of the Central American migration by hiding a huge spike in “family units” who are illegally crossing the Texas border.

John Boehners Lawsuit

Legal folks - has anyone thought that the reasoning for Bohners lawsuit is to get it up to the SCOTUS so that they can get rid of the ACA that way? all he has to do it is steer it in the general direction and the SCOTUS can take it up (like citizens united) and rule it unconstitutional that way. I imagine that Roberts would love to please the people that are no doubt giving him hell for upholding it to begin with. I am sure that they can find standing (seemingly the tough part) in some court and then it can make it's way to them.

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Keystone would be way worse than we thought!

We already know that the Keystone XL pipeline is a disaster waiting to happen. But, it turns out that the impact of that tar sands pipeline could be even worse than we thought. According to a new study by the Stockholm Environmental Institute, Keystone could add four times more carbon pollution to our atmosphere than the State Department originally estimated.

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