One Man, One Vote (Guest Voice)
Oct18

One Man, One Vote (Guest Voice)

One Man, One Vote Raging Moderate by Will Durst Whiners. Bounders. Ingrates. Talking about the incessant griping and sniping currently buzzing over long overdue Republican reforms requiring citizens to produce a government issued ID before casting a vote. From the outcry you’d think the GOP was organizing competitive kitten clubbings. Again. Oh for crum’s sakes, settle down people. It’s just an ID. You need one to...

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Ebola hysteria is going viral. Don’t fall for these 5 myths
Oct18

Ebola hysteria is going viral. Don’t fall for these 5 myths

EDITOR’s NOTE: This is being reposted and put higher on top since comments had been turned off due to a technical glitch. YOUR COMMENTS ON THIS ARE WELCOME. NAIROBI, Kenya — In the US, Ebola hysteria is spreading way faster than the virus itself. Commentators on cable news are the worst offenders, stoking fears with paranoid soothsaying and inventing apocalyptic future scenarios that may scare the bejeezus out of viewers...

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Pennsylvania’s Politics of Virtue: Senate Shoots Down Pigeon Shoots
Oct18

Pennsylvania’s Politics of Virtue: Senate Shoots Down Pigeon Shoots

by Walter Brasch The Pennsylvania Senate, possibly for the first time in its history, stood up against the NRA leadership and extreme gun-rights groups, and voted to ban pigeon shoots. The senators correctly called the ban a matter not of gun rights but of eliminating animal cruelty. The International Olympic Committee in 1900 banned pigeon shoots because of their cruelty and never again listed it as a sport. Most hunters and the...

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What’s Wrong With American Healthcare
Oct17

What’s Wrong With American Healthcare

The recent Ebola cases have demonstrated  major problems of the “best healthcare system in the world”.  It is not so much the government but for profit hospitals. If you  want an example you have to look no further than Florida governor Rick Scott and his former company Hospital Corporation of America. The United States is not ready for Ebola and the Dallas hospital is only one example. Here is an example: My wife is an ER...

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Why The Ebola Crisis Is Only The Latest Government-Scripted Disaster
Oct17

Why The Ebola Crisis Is Only The Latest Government-Scripted Disaster

DOES THE EBOLA VIRUS VOTE DEMOCRATIC OR REPUBLICAN? The news that the Centers for Disease Control was unprepared for the ebola virus now that it has made landfall in the U.S. is not exactly a bolt from the blue. Government agencies have been failing us for many years. The CDC, it turns out, had issued lax guidelines to health-care providers on how to treat people with ebola-like symptoms, the predictable result being that one person...

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Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Rick Scott and Fangate
Oct16

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Rick Scott and Fangate

Rick Scott and Fangate by Mike Peters Of Related Interest: --Fangate overshadows sharp debate between Gov. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist –WATCH: Rick Scott Spouts Gibberish While Explaining Fan Delay In Debate --Gov. Rick Scott’s #fangate revolt: Did he just lose Florida governor’s race? –Charlie Crist and his portable fan have a history together Mike Peters is recognized as one of our nation’s most prominent...

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MELTDOWN! Rick Scott’s  refusal to come out at a debate due to Crist’s fan probably didn’t win him  fans
Oct16

MELTDOWN! Rick Scott’s refusal to come out at a debate due to Crist’s fan probably didn’t win him fans

Even if it did involve a rule being violated, or a genuine misunderstanding it was akin to one of two job applicants appearing to throw an infantile tantrum when an employer has called them to meet him together so he could compare the two. Republican Gov. Rick Scott stalled his debate with challenger former Governor Charlie Crist, a former Republican now running as a Democrat, due to a fan. Crist had a small fan installed under the...

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Media Lets Republicans Get Away With Absurd Statements On Obamacare & Other Issues
Oct16

Media Lets Republicans Get Away With Absurd Statements On Obamacare & Other Issues

Republicans have been successful at “playing the refs” with false claims of liberal bias, helping them get away with spreading their misinformation. Liberal blogs and magazines, have commented a lot on Mitch McConnell’s absurd statement in support of the popular and successful Kynect exchange site while attacking Obamacare, which makes Kynect possible. Fact checkers have debunked this claim months ago. However the mainstream media is...

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When Government was Good
Oct16

When Government was Good

THORNDALE, Pa. — Tom Wolf’s mood is sunny but his words are serious. He’s answering teachers’ questions at an elementary school featured last year in a New York Times story about the costs of overcrowding and underinvestment. The Democratic nominee for governor, Wolf criticizes Pennsylvania incumbent Tom Corbett for education cuts, but he is not terribly partisan about it. Wolf is a businessman who also holds a...

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Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Obama and Ebola
Oct16

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Obama and Ebola

OF RELATED INTEREST: –Obama Sightings Will Be Rare This Election Season --Poll shows Obama approval low, GOP enthusiasm higher than Democrats’ –Ebola is the 2014 election’s October surprise –Democrats Say GOP Budget Cuts Hurt Ebola Response Mike Peters is recognized as one of our nation’s most prominent cartoon artists for his outstanding work as both a political and comic strip cartoonist. His favorite expression...

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Ebola, Islamic State fears hurt Democrats’ chances of keeping Senate majority
Oct15

Ebola, Islamic State fears hurt Democrats’ chances of keeping Senate majority

As fear sweeps the nation about the prospect of Islamic State terrorists winning in Iraq and the Ebola virus spreading in the United States, President Obama’s job approval rating is taking a beating and some Democrats’ hopes for keeping the Senate majority are losing ground. Sen. Kay R. Hagan of North Carolina, who entered the race… graphic via...

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Cartoon: Distancing Dems
Oct15

Cartoon: Distancing Dems

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

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Misnomer ‘Islamic State’ Highlights Dangerous Societal Deceit (Publico, Portugal)
Oct15

Misnomer ‘Islamic State’ Highlights Dangerous Societal Deceit (Publico, Portugal)

What’s wrong with calling the newest terrorist scourge ‘the Islamic State’? Beyond handing the group an easy propaganda victory by conferring upon it attributes it lacks and doesn’t deserve, it contributes to the destruction of language and discourse by assigning false names and descriptions to all kinds of things, concepts and people. Columnist Jose Vitor Malheiros of Portugal’s Publico describes the...

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U.S. mum on aging Iraq chemical weapons, making our soldiers victims
Oct15

U.S. mum on aging Iraq chemical weapons, making our soldiers victims

The U.S. military systematically withheld information about caches of chemical weapons in Iraq from 2003-2011. U.S. soldiers and Iraqi police were harmed as a result. Moreover, military doctors dismissed claims of exposure and mistreated those exposed to mustard gas. From the New York Times: In five of six incidents in which troops were wounded by chemical agents, the munitions appeared to have been designed in the United States,...

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No shock and no awe
Oct14

No shock and no awe

WASHINGTON — It’s not too soon to state the obvious: At this point, the war against the Islamic State can only be seen as failing. U.S.-led air power has barely been able to keep the jihadist militants from capturing the Syrian town of Kobane, near the Turkish border — and the besieged city may yet fall. Far to the southeast, Islamic State fighters have come within a few miles of Baghdad and threaten to consolidate...

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(Updates) Federal Judge Blocks Texas Voter ID Law
Oct14

(Updates) Federal Judge Blocks Texas Voter ID Law

Update II: And here we go again in the courts-one-upmanship saga. The Austin American-Statesman reports: A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated Texas’ tough voter ID law for the November election, which the U.S. Justice Department had condemned as the state’s latest means of suppressing minority voter turnout. . The ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocks last week’s...

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Is The Culture War Really Over?
Oct14

Is The Culture War Really Over?

Bill Scher has an article at Politico on How Republicans Lost The Culture War. While it might be premature to say they lost and the war is over, a subject I’ll get into later, he does have some good points as to what went wrong for the Republicans. Scher makes three main points. First, Republicans stopped being savvy on abortion. Rather than taking the purist position which they actually favor, legislatively the Republicans had...

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The New Poll Tax
Oct14

The New Poll Tax

For politicians, democracy entails getting a leg up on your opponents if you possibly can by changing the rules of the game and lying about it if necessary. If what is done is unfair or what is said is untruthful, so what? Winning is everything and every dirty trick that can be used, should be used. This includes doing whatever is possible to keep various population groups, blacks and other minority voters from exercising their...

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Are European Taxes REALLY Oppressive? (Guest Voice)
Oct14

Are European Taxes REALLY Oppressive? (Guest Voice)

Are European Taxes REALLY Oppressive? by Fig Letters on car mirrors sometimes says “Objects may be closer than they appear.” Some emails circulated on the Internet should have the advisory “Some emails circulated on the Internet may not be as accurate as they appear.” For instance, this one: Current European Tax Rates United Kingdom Income Tax: 50% VAT: 17.5% TOTAL: 67.5% France Income Tax: 40% VAT: 19.6%...

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Americans in ‘right-leaning’ states search Internet for porn more often than liberal counterparts: study
Oct14

Americans in ‘right-leaning’ states search Internet for porn more often than liberal counterparts: study

Residents of “right-leaning” U.S. states are more prone to seek out Internet porn than their liberal counterparts, according to a new Canadian study compiled by sifting through Google search data. Published this month in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour, the report concludes that even when they are surrounded by “very religious or conservative citizenry,” Americans will… graphic via...

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