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Grumpy and Ms. Mouse: Democrats Getting My Goat
Grumpy: You know, Mouse, it is usually the Teapublicans that get my goat, but every now and then the Democrats get my grumpy old self going more than any Teapublican ever could. It seems to get worse just before the elections and this year is no different.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/10/21/democrats-getting-my-goat/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Tue Oct 21, 2014, 04:25 PM (5 replies)
Grumpy and Ms. Mouse: Teapublicans Scarier Than Ebola
I read this week that a person — make that an idiot — thought it was a good idea to joke about having Ebola while sitting on an airplane. Why would anyone think this was either funny, at best, or only mildly irritating, at worst? That is gallows humor at its worst. It should be no surprise to anyone that this idiot got taken off the plane by people who aren’t idiots in hazmat suits. Wouldn’t you have loved to have seen the look on his face as those “suits” came up the aisle?
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/10/16/teapublicans-scarier-than-ebola/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Thu Oct 16, 2014, 08:48 PM (0 replies)
Walter Rhett: Police Bullets Kill People and Truth
A cop’s strongest weapon is the truth. Honesty is more powerful than his or her bullets. I can sense doubts, objections and disclaimers rushing forward. Honesty won’t save you from physical threats, from people armed with guns! True, but is the prime strength of policing the biggest capacity for violence? It’s a dangerous world! True, but is strength measured by who’s quicker to the trigger?
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/10/15/police-bullets-kill-people-and-truth/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Oct 15, 2014, 06:54 PM (0 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 10/13/14
Liberian nurses and physician’s assistants intend to go on strike Monday over insufficient hazard pay, an action that could deal a terrible setback to the country’s efforts to get on top of the Ebola epidemic. During a weekend tour of treatment facilities in Monrovia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf personally appealed to health care workers to stay on the job.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/10/12/stormy-monday-101314/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Sun Oct 12, 2014, 11:51 PM (2 replies)
Walter Rhett: What Is Happening to the Children
What’s happening to the children? I bet your first thought is which children? The kidnapped girls in Nigeria who captured the interest of the world, gaining commitments from international governments to send troops to pursue their return—but suddenly vanished from our imaginations, or at least our television screens and social media accounts? Or the 40,000 children massed along the US southern border with Mexico, whose 1,000-mile pilgrimages were met with protests, demanding their immediate return to countries and communities where they would be met by death and rape, the violence of promised threats from criminal gangs? Or maybe the uncounted and silent thousands of children who suffer from hunger because food assistance was cut by the Congress to “help” the balance sheet of federal deficits driven by Wall Street and tax giveaways to corporations, who are leaving the country in a huff because they want more even as we give the children less.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/10/08/what-is-happening-to-the-children/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Oct 8, 2014, 07:03 PM (0 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 10/6/14
Existing inventories of Styrofoam food and beverage containers are now being exhausted as the House of Representatives begins transitioning to paper containers following last week’s official announcement. Rest assured that despite this modest green initiative, the House will continue to be a hotbed of climate change deniers, science-averse throwbacks and assorted bullet-headed regressive Tea Party know-nothings. Fun fact: under Nancy Pelosi’s speakership, the House had already switched to “compostable, corn-based products” as part of the “Green the Capitol Initiative,” before Republicans regained the majority and un-greened everything.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/10/06/stormy-monday-10614/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Mon Oct 6, 2014, 02:53 AM (1 replies)
Walter Rhett: The Secret Service’s Open Secrets
It was clear she had been a dedicated agent and administrator, but Secret Service Director Julia Pierson was in over her head. She spent her years in the Service as a field agent in Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida, and except for four years from 1988 to 1992, she was never directly involved in Presidential Protections or White House duty except for oversight...
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/10/01/the-secret-services-open-secrets/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Oct 1, 2014, 04:51 PM (0 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: A Good Year for the Poses
The 2014 Values Voter Summit wrapped up Sunday in Washington, and Omni Shoreham Hotel staff must be working hard to expunge the building of the heavy stench of gunpowder and cliché. Like previous editions, this year’s version was a consummate freak show with a gaggle of grotesques worthy of Todd Browning, but even speakers making their second, third or fourth appearance seemed to bring a little extra Republican bile, guile and vile to the festivities this time around.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/09/30/a-good-year-for-the-poses/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Tue Sep 30, 2014, 06:38 PM (0 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 9/29/14
A new round of baleful partisan bickering – business as usual, in other words – could get underway this week if the Obama Administration follows through on a trial balloon floated Friday by White House spokesman Josh Earnest. Earnest suggested a Senate confirmation vote to replace outgoing AG Eric Holder could be called in the upcoming lame duck session. If that doesn’t come to pass, I reckon it’ll take Republicans about three and a half minutes to find something else to be hyperbolically indignant about.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/09/28/stormy-monday-92914/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Sun Sep 28, 2014, 09:15 PM (0 replies)
Walter Rhett: Racism and Noble Virtues
What is racism? Is it a universal idea? A judgment about biological identity? A group of dysfunctional behaviors in a culture? Persistent myths about a community’s strength and weaknesses? Does it belong equally to white and black, and yellow and tan?
More here: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/09/24/racism-and-noble-virtues/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Sep 24, 2014, 05:07 PM (0 replies)