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.
Pharmaceutical companies have really increased their spending in lobbying. You see the comparison of our prices compared to those of other countries for the exact same drug and you quickly realize there is a problem. Well right here is a big part of that problem.
A Nevada television station has obtained property records for the Bundy Ranch that blows a huge hole in his ancestral claims to the land. Bundy has said his family started ranching there in the 1800's, but property records indicate the land was purchased by Bundy's parents in 1948, two years after the BLM came into existence. I'm sure Hannity will find a way to spin this one though and his minions on the right will be certain to claim Obama is a master forger at documents, so now they can tie this into the birther conspiracy.
The right is going full force after President Obama for delaying the Keystone Pipeline decision. However the delay isn't there alone. In Nebraska the law is held up by a legal challenge and awaiting a decision by the state's Supreme Court, which won't come until next January at the earliest. By that time the permit in North Dakota will be expired. So we got one very red state providing a roadblock to the project and another very red state that can present a new roadblock. Could you imagine the outrage of the right if Obama approved the pipeline and forced these states to let it be built?
Thanks to the heroics of Cliven Bundy and his right wing militia, we are no longer a nation of laws. So what a better way to celebrate than Bundyfest, It will be 30 days of rockin' music, nudity, drugs, anything you want since the right has declared no laws now. It's right across the street from the Bundy ranch and sure to surpass Burning Man as the festival of all festivals. Check out the Facebook page and a video from the organizer right here.