We don’t shoot young, unarmed, African American males, do we?

Outrage In Missouri Town After Police Shooting Of 18-Yr-Old Man

Amadou Diallo, Timothy Thomas, Kimoni Gray, Kendrec McDade, Timothy Russel, Patrick Dorismond, Ousmane Zongo, Timothy Stansbury Jr., Sean Bell, Orlando Barlow, Aaron Campbell, Victor Steen, Steven Eugene Washington, Wendell Allen, Ronald Madison, James Brissette, Travares McGill, Trayvon Martin, Ramarley Graham, Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Armand Bennett, Ezell Ford, Jeremy Lake, John Crawford, and Michael Brown. All unarmed African American males shot by in most cases police, security or "wannabe" cop. This list only.. Read More

Coming Soon! Free Market Elections in Your Electorate

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GOP 2016 Presidential hopefuls raced to mega-billionaire Sheldon Adelson's Venetian hotel and gambling complex where he was hosting the Republican Jewish Coalition in an attempt to get the 80-year old mogul's eye and hopefully secure campaign funding.  Recently, on the Senate Floor Harry Reid commented, "Senate Republicans are addicted to Koch" leading to a rigorous defense of billionaire brothers, David and Charles Koch, by Republicans.  Rather than representing the interests of the American.. Read More

Insanipalooza, The CPAC 2014 Circus Has Come to Town

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The traveling circus is back in town, unloading the clown car and descending down, yet another, rabbit hole,  this time in their own playground, Washington, D.C.   This time around we have Mitch “I want to save my Senate seat” McConnell coming on stage brandishing a rifle, to Donald “you’re fired” Trump spending the first few moments advertising the Trump Hotel next to the White House.  Every Republican Presidential hopeful is attempting to outdo.. Read More

Obamacare & the GOP: A Dog with A Bone

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Five months that have passed since the Obamacare exchanges have rolled out, yet the GOP obsession with Obamacare hasn’t dissipated at all.  The website is fixed, people are getting on the exchanges., yet in the land of GOP hubris and rhetoric, Obamacare is the precursor for the "end of times".  Where does the truth regarding Obamacare actually lie?  Join Jed, Fred, along with Marg on BTR’s Lies My Country Told Me, “Obamacare &.. Read More

2013: A Year in Review

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We're back!  Ring in 2014 with Fred and Marg!  Fred and Marg will be looking back at the abysmal year of non-productivity by our duly elected Congressional representatives, celebrating remarkable moments featured on our Wall of Fame and sadly shaking our heads at our considerable lengthy names on the Wall of Shame. Please join us on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm EST (1:00 pm Central, 12:00 pm Mountain, 11:00 am Pacific.. Read More

Nelson Mandela and the Palestinian Cause

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Nelson Mandela stood as the symbol of the anti-apartheid movement build on the belief of equality of all of mankind, regardless of race. With his passing on Thursday, December 4, 2013 the world is less, yet his fight for human rights lives on through his words, his actions, his resistance. In the post Apartheid world, Mandela championed the Palestinian cause. He saw the parallels between South African Apartheid and the Palestinian cause. He.. Read More

Down the Rabbit Hole with the Go-Baggers

“Well that was the silliest tea party I ever went to! I am never going back there again!”                                                                          – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland The GOP-aggers are like manna from heaven.  Why bother paying for cable in order.. Read More

Feeding the monster…while we were sleeping…

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While we were sleeping, we were stripped of our civil liberties, constitutional rights, personal wealth and political power.  While in a stupor induced by frenzied conspicuous consumption, we allowed our government to sell out our interests to global corporatocracy.  We reveled in the lower prices that followed free trade without the realization the devastating cost was our livelihood.  No noise of  protest, nor a mere whimper was heard when  they stripped us of.. Read More

Marsha Blackburn, This Week’s Resident Idiot of the GOP

The first person that leapt to mind when contemplating the biggest GOP-agger a-hole was Ted Cruz until I listened to Marsha Blackburn [R-Tenn.] on MSNBC.   Ms. Blackburn voted against legislation to re-open the government which denied 800,000 federal employees their paycheques.  MSNBC Correspondent, Thomas Roberts, asked the very fair question, "when it comes to Obamacare, do you hate Obamacare more than you love your country"?  Fair question.  This is the party which.. Read More

Our Folly…Aspiring to be what we deplore

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Whenever I read Chris Hedges, two things happen simultaneously.  I become depressed, which my husband refers to as my doom and gloom mode, and along with the depletion of spirit, I am also hugely relieved to know that I am not the only one thinking what he so eloquently illustrates.   I used to wonder at what point did money became more important than human beings?  Let us make no mistake, history clearly shows.. Read More