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Bruce Bartlett on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Reaganomics Author Sees The Light: Bruce Bartlett’s Call For Higher Taxes On The Wealthy

Mr. Bartlett called for tax increases on the wealthy. That’s major. That’s fresh facing of reality from one of those who sold us the lower taxes idea in the first place. Even Bruce Bartlett — an architect of Reaganomics — has apparently seen the light. Given enough such calls for rationality, maybe we can get past the ‘starve the beast’ insanity and start doing what needs to be done.

by State of thought· · News
Glenn Beck And Co-Host Cheer August’s Dismal Jobs Report

Glenn Beck And Co-Host Cheer August’s Dismal Jobs Report

The August jobs report came out this morning, and even though the economy didn’t lose jobs it also didn’t gain any jobs. Glenn Beck and his co-host on his radio show couldn’t contain their excitement when they heard the news, and started happily chanting ‘no new jobs!’ when they got the report.

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Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 9-1-2011

Tonight’s Thought is brought to you by my inner monologue on how to commemorate 9/11 in writing.

by Walt Dismay· · News
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Arizona Republican Party In Pima County Raffle Off Glock, Same Type Used In Shooting Of Gabrielle Giffords

The Republican Party of Pima County sure are acting sensitive towards Gabrielle Giffords these days, aren’t they? First, the potential Republican challenger questions her fitness to serve in public office, and now the GOP in her district are raffling off a Glock handgun as part of a fundraiser.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
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VA Hotel Evicts Paying Liberal Guests to ‘Avoid Confrontation’ with Eric Cantor

Don’t you want to know which hotel evicted people from their rooms and canceled their ballroom reservation just so Eric Cantor wouldn’t have to hear anything dissident during his stay? And don’t you want to hear what those people had to say?

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Conservative Smackdown of the Future: The GOP 9-1-2011

Brought to you by the Magic 8-Ball: ‘Will a Republican go against all of their supposed principles in the near future?’ All signs point to yes!

by Walt Dismay· · News
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Wisconsin Wire: New Break in Election Integrity Revealed, Protesters Demand Explanation

It was just Saturday, I sat at a table downtown with a group of people who were attending the Democracy Convention with me. We got to talking about election integrity and little did I know we would unfold a bombshell.

by Segway Jeremy Ryan· · News
Senator Jim DeMint Vows To Block President Obama From Giving His Jobs Speech In Front Of Congress

Senator Jim DeMint Vows To Block President Obama From Giving His Jobs Speech In Front Of Congress

Senator Jim DeMint has added his voice to the growing chorus of Republicans who are complaining about President Obama’s call to speak about his jobs plan in front of a Joint Session of Congress. The South Carolina Republican has vowed to block the speech at all costs because he doesn’t want President Obama to overshadow the Republican Presidential Debate which is happening on the same night.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
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Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 8-31-2011

Sleep tight and try not to dream about politics, it gets weird.

by Walt Dismay· · News
President Obama delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of congress.

In Unprecedented Move, Republicans Refuse To Allow President Obama To Speak Before Joint Session Of Congress

Earlier today, The White House publicly announced that President Obama would be speaking before a Joint Session of Congress on September 7th. Later in the day, John Boehner’s office informed the President that September 7th will not work and denied that any Joint Session had been approved by the GOP.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
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The AFA Calls for the Hitlerization, err… the Criminalization of Homosexuality

Did spokesman of the American Family Association, Bryan Fischer, just finish reading Mein Kampf? In another conservative moment of the week (surprise, surprise), Fischer called on the American public to support the criminalization of homosexuality.

by Lauren Vargas· · News
We want YOU to be the least you can be!!

Corporate Smackdown of the Day: JCPenney 8-31-2011

JCPenney wants your daughter to be a professional bimbo. ‘JCPenney: We want YOU to be the least you can be!’

by Walt Dismay· · News
AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari

White House Equates GOP Debate with Animal Planet, Lays Down Gauntlet to GOP Contenders

Now that Obama will speak before both chambers of Congress at the same date and time as the next GOP presidential debate (Wed., Sept. 7 at 8pm ET), Republicans must decide whether to take the ratings hit and go on with the debate as planned – or shuffle out of the President’s way and reschedule the side-show circus known as the Republican Debate/Tea Party Tirade.

by Liberal Lamp Post· · News
AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

Rick Santorum Thinks LGBT People Are Waging A ‘Jihad’ Against Him

When a Republican uses hatred and fear of gays to propel themselves into public office, it’s fairly textbook and hardly newsworthy. Not surprisingly, in the GOP presidential race there seems to be a trend towards proud homophobia.

Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 8-30-2011

Justin’s Daily Sleepy Time Thought: 8-30-2011

Tonight’s Thought is brought to by Right Wing racism and Chris Rock.

by Walt Dismay· · News
Are you going to pay for all the damage you've caused? Noooooooo! That would "punishing success!" and the GOP will never allow it.

Corporate Smackdown of the Day: Monsanto – 8-30-2011

When all of Monsanto’s crop fail spectacularly and the world is facing a massive famine, do you think the CEOs will be blamed? AHAHAH! Don’t be silly!

by Walt Dismay· · News
Pat Buchanan Admits That ‘Bush Broke The United States As A Superpower’

Pat Buchanan Admits That ‘Bush Broke The United States As A Superpower’

On the Monday edition of Morning Joe on MSNBC, Pat Buchanan blamed George W. Bush for breaking America’s superpower status in the world. The often extreme right wing political pundit made the statement the day after National Geographic aired an interview with President Bush about September 11th.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Governor Rick Perry (R-TX)

A Heapin’ Helpin’ of Texas Hoax

Rick Perry has spent the better part of the last two weeks touting his ‘Jobs Miracle’ within the great state of Texas. His assertion is essentially that while the rest of the nation has suffered with seriously high unemployment rates, the state in which he has been governor since 2000 has actually flourished.

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Justin’s Sleepy Time Thought of the Day: 8-29-2011

Today’s Thought is brought to you by a filthy liberal retraction. Don’t get you used to it! ;)

by Walt Dismay· · News
Congressman Eric Cantor. AP Photo/FOX News Sunday, Freddie Lee

Help Defeat Eric Cantor

David Hunsicker is running against Eric Cantor in VA! Help him win! He needs the Democrats to be united across the country because Cantor has access to endless corporate funds to run smear campaigns.

by Courtney Lynn· · News