the four things the religious right needs before they can take over America…

I don’t see how you can be President without a relationship with the Lord. -President George Bush, 2005 The second coming of Christ is everything that I’m living for. I hope the rapture comes tomorrow. -House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, 2007 America has no King but Jesus -Attorney General John Ashcroft, 2004 The Republican PartyContinue reading “the four things the religious right needs before they can take over America…”

Obama’s best option: DON’T BOMB SYRIA

By Matthew Yglesias|Posted Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at 1:54 PM I was in a meeting recently in Washington with a whole bunch of important people, when I heard a chilling phrase: Obama had “no good options” in Syria. It’s become a cliché. Aaron David Miller in a CNN commentary said there were “no good options” for dealing withContinue reading “Obama’s best option: DON’T BOMB SYRIA”

Republicans don’t seem to understand Obamacare…

Turns out a lot of Republicans love Obamacare, reports Daniel Gross. Or at least, they like coverage for their kids, health-care rebates and a ban on denying coverage for preexisting conditions. The Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, is starting to take effect. And here’s a shocker. While the overall legislation is wildly unpopular amongContinue reading “Republicans don’t seem to understand Obamacare…”

we are going over Niagara Falls

We are going over Niagara Falls in a life raft.  We can hear the falls at this point.  Unfortunately, turning the boat around and leisurely paddling against the current will not be enough at this point.  The ice caps are already melting.  The globe is already on fire.  The islands are already drowning.  People areContinue reading “we are going over Niagara Falls”

our return to state-sanctioned racism

Hey!  To all nine of my readers – just in case you missed it or aren’t aware of the significance of this particular ruling by the Supremes this past week, I want to lay it out in very simple terms. Background:  In elections Republicans do terrible with minorities.  Blacks and Latinos, in particular, vote againstContinue reading “our return to state-sanctioned racism”

gay politician silenced by opponent citing ‘God’s law’

By Steve Benen As is the case in many states, many in Pennsylvania are considering how to proceed in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, and on Wednesday, state Rep. Brian Sims (D) of Philadelphia rose to address the issue with his legislative colleagues. But Sims, the firstContinue reading “gay politician silenced by opponent citing ‘God’s law’”