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There's One Big Problem With Sanders' Promise to Overturn Citizens United

Whoa, if true! On Thursday, Bernie Sanders declared that the Supreme Court would overturn Citizens United if he is elected president.

Except that's not how the Supreme Court works. Justices don't get to pick which issues or cases come their way. Only after a case is appealed to the Supreme Court can the justices decide to hear the case. There is no way for Sanders' Supreme Court picks to decide that overturning Citizens United, the 2010 campaign finance decision that fueled the rise of super-PACs, will be one of their first acts on the bench, even if they really, really want it to be.

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2016/01/bernie-sanders-promise-citizens-united-supreme-court
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jan 22, 2016, 01:46 PM (0 replies)

Refresher: STUDY: Watching Only Fox News Makes You Less Informed Than Watching No News At All

For those who continue to quote FOX News on this site, please see this message as to why it is unacceptable:

STUDY: Watching Only Fox News Makes You Less Informed Than Watching No News At All

Media outlets such as Fox News and MSNBC have a negative impact on people’s current events knowledge while NPR and Sunday morning political talk shows are the most informative sources of news, according to Fairleigh Dickinson University’s newest PublicMind survey.

Researchers asked 1,185 random nationwide respondents what news sources they had consumed in the past week and then asked them questions about events in the U.S. and abroad.

On average, people correctly answered 1.6 of 5 questions about domestic affairs.

Because the aim of the study was to isolate the effects of each type of news source, they then controlled for variables such as other news sources, partisanship, education and other demographic factors.

They found that someone who watched only Fox News would be expected to answer 1.04 domestic questions correctly compared to 1.22 for those who watched no news at all. Those watching only "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" answered 1.42 questions correctly and people who only listened to NPR or only watched Sunday morning political talk shows answered 1.51 questions correctly.



http://www.businessinsider.com/study-watching-fox-news-makes-you-less-informed-than-watching-no-news-at-all-2012-5

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jan 22, 2016, 12:42 PM (2 replies)

Woody Guthrie: Musician's Unpublished Lyrics About Donald Trump's Father Discovered by Professor

Woody Guthrie Despised His Landlord—Donald Trump's Racist Father

In December 1950, Woody Guthrie signed his name to the lease of a new apartment in Brooklyn. Even now, over half a century later, that uninspiring document prompts a double-take.

Below all the legal jargon is the signature of the man who had composed “This Land Is Your Land,” the most resounding appeal to an equal share for all in America. Below that is the signature of Donald Trump’s father, Fred. No pairing could appear more unlikely.

Guthrie’s two-year tenancy in one of Fred Trump’s buildings and his relationship with the real estate mogul of New York’s outer boroughs produced some of Guthrie’s most bitter writings, which I discovered on a recent trip to the Woody Guthrie Archives in Tulsa. These writings have never before been published; they should be, for they clearly pit America’s national balladeer against the racist foundations of the Trump real estate empire.

Recalling these foundations becomes all the more relevant in the wake of the racially charged proclamations of Donald Trump, who last year announced, “My legacy has its roots in my father’s legacy.”

‘Old Man Trump’s’ color line
I welcome you here to live. I welcome you and your man both here to Beach Haven to love in any ways you please and to have some kind of a decent place to get pregnant in and to have your kids raised up in. I’m yelling out my own welcome to you.

I suppose
Old Man Trump knows
Just how much
Racial Hate
he stirred up
In the bloodpot of human hearts
When he drawed
That color line
Here at his
Eighteen hundred family project ....


http://gawker.com/woody-guthrie-despised-his-landlord-donald-trumps-racis-1754282007?rev=1453401085304&utm_campaign=socialflow_gawker_facebook&utm_source=gawker_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jan 21, 2016, 03:20 PM (3 replies)

It's like he is an old time preacher, lecturing us only it is on how bad things are

That is what I feel like when I watch Bernie Sanders.

I don't like to be preached to!

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Jan 18, 2016, 12:52 PM (27 replies)

Alabama’s win Monday means Northwest Missouri is best football team in nation*

The asterisk denotes that a certain leap in logic is required to make this claim

If you look at who beat who this season, the Bearcats theoretically could be seen as the country’s best team

http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/gtotx0/picture54446920/ALTERNATES/FREE_480/NW%20MO

We can all agree that Monday’s national championship football game was fun to watch.

The Crimson Tide was crowned champions after beating Clemson 45-40. It’s worth noting that Alabama finished the season, 12-1, and that one loss is why you could say Northwest Missouri State is the best team in the country.

Assistant Sports Editor Tom Ibarra brought this to my attention, but this is how you make the case for the Bearcats beat the nation’s best team.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/for-petes-sake/article54446930.html#storylink=cpy


My Alma matter!
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Jan 17, 2016, 10:22 PM (1 replies)

Ted ‘Duck Hunter’ Cruz Goes Full Camo In BIZARRE New Ad Pandering To Idiot America



Politicians have been known to do a lot of things to get elected. They usually cater and pander to a group of people who they think will have the best chance at casting a vote in their favor. In the case of Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz, those he’s decided to cater to are the residents of Idiot America.

Cruz has decided to go all in trying to get the ultra-religious, absent from reality, guns and God group of folks who love to hunt, hate gay people and live far away from populated areas. People otherwise known as extreme, right-wing Republicans.

Perfectly pandering to this demographic, Cruz paired himself up with Duck Dynasty and their bigot-in-chief Phil Robertson. Robertson is about as anti-gay and bigoted as one could ever hope to be, so of course he’s now endorsed one of the leading bigot candidates running for president — Ted Cruz.

In a new campaign commercial for Cruz, Robertson, with his face painting black camo for hunting, tells everyone the qualifications he wants to see in a president:
“Is he or she godly? Does he or she love us? Can he or she do the job? And finally, would they kill a duck and put ’em in a pot and make up a good duck gumbo? I’ve looked at the candidates. Ted Cruz is my man.”

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2016/01/14/ted-duck-hunter-cruz-goes-full-camo-in-bizarre-new-ad-pandering-to-idiot-america-video/
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jan 14, 2016, 01:09 PM (15 replies)

I'm Sick of Conservatives Being Such Babies

Last night President Obama noted the unremarkable truth that the US can't try to rebuild every country that falls into crisis. "It's the lesson of Iraq," he said. Over at National Review, Bing West was not amused:


That is insulting to all who fought. What does Mr. Obama say to the families who lost a loved one: they died in a quagmire that weakened us? The lesson of Iraq is that after American troops achieved stability, Mr. Obama quit, leading to a larger war and more American deaths.

Jesus, this pisses me off. Are conservatives ever willing to take responsibility for anything? They destroy the economy and then spend eight years bitching and whining because it's taking Obama so long to dig out of the hole they dug. They sit around spouting tough talk about their "Axis of Evil" but do nothing to stop North Korea and Iran from developing nuclear programs—and then go ballistic when Obama finally does something about it. And after merrily dragging us into the stupidest and most disastrous war in recent memory, they've spent every year since then desperately trying to pin blame for the aftermath on Obama.


They're like small children, ruining everything they touch because the world is a big playground that they govern with their guts instead of their brains. Then they throw temper tantrums when the adults come along and try to clean up the messes they've made.

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2016/01/im-sick-conservatives-being-such-babies#testa

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Jan 13, 2016, 02:43 PM (2 replies)

7 years of these experts, we have had...

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jan 12, 2016, 12:19 PM (0 replies)

Father of Koch Brothers Helped Build Nazi Oil Refinery

The father of the billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch helped construct a major oil refinery in Nazi Germany that was personally approved by Adolf Hitler, according to a new history of the Kochs and other wealthy families.

The book, “Dark Money,” by Jane Mayer, traces the rise of the modern conservative movement through the activism and money of a handful of rich donors: among them Richard Mellon Scaife, an heir to the Mellon banking fortune, and Harry and Lynde Bradley, brothers who became wealthy in part from military contracts but poured millions into anti-government philanthropy.

But the book is largely focused on the Koch family, stretching back to its involvement in the far-right John Birch Society and the political and business activities of the father, Fred C. Koch, who found some of his earliest business success overseas in the years leading up to World War II. One venture was a partnership with the American Nazi sympathizer William Rhodes Davis, who, according to Ms. Mayer, hired Mr. Koch to help build the third-largest oil refinery in the Third Reich, a critical industrial cog in Hitler’s war machine.

The episode is not mentioned in an online history published by Koch Industries, the company that Mr. Koch later founded and passed on to his sons.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/12/us/politics/father-of-koch-brothers-helped-build-nazi-oil-refinery-book-says.html?emc=edit_th_20160112&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=45299538&_r=0
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jan 12, 2016, 06:31 AM (3 replies)

Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines Installed In City Water Pipes

You’d be forgiven if the phrase “Portland goes green with innovative water pipes” doesn’t immediately call to mind thoughts of civil engineering and hydro-electric power. And yet, that’s exactly what Oregon’s largest city has done by partnering with a company called Lucid Energy to generate clean electricity from the water already flowing under its streets and through its pipes.

Portland has replaced a section of its existing water supply network with Lucid Energy pipes containing four forty-two inch turbines. As water flows through the pipes, the turbines spin and power attached generators, which then feed energy back into the city’s electrical grid. Known as the “Conduit 3 Hydroelectric Project,” Portland’s new clean energy source is scheduled to be up and running at full capacity in March. According to a Lucid Energy FAQ detailing the partnership, this will be the “first project in the U.S. to secure a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for renewable energy produced by in-pipe hydropower in a municipal water pipeline."


A short promotional video describes the technology and benefits involved in harnessing energy from municipal water pipelines:





https://magazine.good.is/articles/portland-pipeline-water-turbine-power


How will the crazies be threatened by this technology?
Wind either kills birds or generates too much noise or too much wind.
Solar will suck up all the energy from the sun.
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jan 8, 2016, 09:41 AM (7 replies)
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