US Domestic Politics

Discussion of US politics and their world impact.

World Leaders Paris March of Solidarity

The US sent only an ambassador and outrage is flying at Obama's decision to not attend. Maybe the unilateral consensus was "Please stay away". Arsonists like to return to see the results of their work. The US appearance and being embraced by world leaders could be seen as embracing the arsonist that returns to shed crocodile tears, but is ultimately responsible for the current situation.

Conservatism = the Quest for Oligarchy, period.

Republicans do better in elections when the Middle Class is as small as possible. Conversely, Democrats traditionally do better in elections when the Middle Class is as large as possible.

Video: Wages and Economic Policy, 1 hr 8 min

to hear Rep. Chris van Hollen, D-Maryland on January 12, 2015 at the American Progress meeting, click on

http://www.c-span.org/video/?323718-1/representative-chris-van-hollen-ra...

more at www.foreffectivegov.org and www.nextnewdeal.net

What's The Ultimate Goal Of Corporate Personhood?

What's the ultimate goal of those pushing corporate personhood?

I suspect we can see what's on the corporate wish list when we look at some free trade deals like NAFTA. It contains a onerous provision that allows corporations to sue a nation in a secret tribunal to recover lost profits even if they've not yet been realized.

http://www.state.gov/s/l/c3439.htm

Zimmerman Arrested Again

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/10/us/george-zimmerman-arrested/

Zimmerman, the darling of the Gun Nut right, was arrested again on a domestic violence charge and made to surrender his gun.

Positive curbside racial activism: "Honk Twice for Trayvon, Ferguson, Garner" campaigns

Racism is cancer of the soul. We all have within ourselves the cure, providing we have the courage and humility to choose it.

The effects of institutionalized racism have had gut-wrenching consequences of late, with Grand Juries being dissuaded from delivering indictments on murderous officers by DAs who work with police for their livelihoods. The aftermaths of each injustice have put thousands on the streets full of justifiable outrage, with sometimes those on the fringes resorting to rioting and looting.

"Je suis Charlie" - and - "As-salamu alaykum"

"Charlie Hebdo," from what I have seen, is racist and xenophobic.

Obama Goes Kumbaya Liberal Rogue

Poor President Obama has resorted to going liberal rogue now that he realizes the next 2 years will amount to nothing for his legacy dealing with the Repub Congress. He realizes he will need a large supply of veto pens. First, he does the executive action on immigration. Now he does his free community college proposal. What a crock! Here in CA, community college is only $46/unit with subsidies for low income that reduce it to nothing. It is already basically free. Nobody has rung up 10's of thousands in student loans going to community college.

"Nebraska high court tosses suit over Keystone pipeline route"

"LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's highest court tossed a lawsuit Friday challenging a proposed route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline in a decision that could remove a major roadblock for the $7 billi

Health Insurance

The number of uninsured Americans just keeps dropping.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/180425/uninsured-rate-sinks.aspx

Now the question becomes how many more times will the GOP try to repeal ACA. Does Kentucky know what they are getting is Obamacare? Ssshh, don't tell them.

American Sniper film (2014)

To summarize the film: a shitty war, a shitty life, and a shitty way to die.

To Raise Smart Kids

The secret to raising smart kids unless you WANT to raise a republican.

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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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