After weeks of non-stop Bundy coverage, Fox News has gone totally silent on the Nevada Rancher following his very racist remarks. I like to think that Fox really isn't that shallow, and instead will be presenting a new angle to the story tonight.
Cliven Bundy wonders if blacks weren't better off as slaves and has some other opinions of "the negro". In a time when the GOP is trying to rebrand themselves and lose their racist image, this has now lead to them distancing themselves from Bundy.
Remember bowgate, the outrage exhibited by the right when Obama would bow to other world leaders? Yeah it's been a few years, but now the right has found a way to make it live again, this time with President Obama bowing to a robot. Perhaps this was the missing start to The Matrix, of how the machines actually took over?
The FCC is set to release new rules allowing a high speed lane of the internet, the very thing net neutrality was against. I must say I am disappointed, but not shocked. I knew this was coming when Obama appointed a former telecom lobbyist to head up the agency.
Through all the bull of the so called IRS scandal, one thing has stuck out in my mind. It's when Darrell Issa wouldn't allow records of progressive groups being targeted to be discussed. He even told his staff he only wanted records of conservative groups that were targeted. Well that makes for a very biased investigation and now through a Freedom of Information Request, Think Progress has obtained records showing that progressive groups were actually targeted more aggressively than conservative. Something about pesky facts comes to mind.
Sure, Rand Paul is a long shot at becoming President, but recent polls showed he did have a bit of hope at winning the GOP convention. But those hopes are all but a memory after this. It seems that Rand has ventured where no Republican has gone before, by saying Jimmy Carter was better on the budget than Ronald Reagan.That is grounds for public execution in the eyes of the right.
Wildman Walker, a legend in the Cincinnati radio scene and someone I have had the honor of calling a friend for over 2 decades has had enough of Clear Channel and corporate radio and has locked himself into an independent local station to make his point. For those not familiar with Cincinnati, Wildman is a legend in this town. He was the sportscaster for the top rock station, WEBN. WEBN was taken over by Clear Channel some years back and they eventually got rid of Wildman. I can't tell you how much I love the fact he is standing up to the corporate monstrosity that has ruined radio in this country.
A new survey of over 35 years of data has concluded:
After-tax middle-class incomes in Canada — substantially behind in 2000 — now appear to be higher than in the United States. The poor in much of Europe earn more than poor Americans.
Good thing we have the Ryan plan to help fix that, through raising taxes on the middle-class and poor while lowering them on the upper class. Yeah, that should get us right back on track.