A tragic story out of New York where a former Fox affiliate employee stood outside News Corps. headquarters, passing out flyers about how Fox ruined his career before taking his own life. I guess Fox really does drive one over the edge.
And to think that piece of trash was almost one 70+ year old heartbeat away from being President.
Sam Brownback, who turned Kansas into a failed experiment of Conservative governance, now has a new plan to drive taxes down - delay pension payments. So in the ideal Conservative world, you won't have to pay income tax, but of course that also means you won't have any income to tax. Anyone else feel like their head is about to explode?
Yup, you read that right. Today in our "post-racial America", we have a Republican Congressman actually arguing against raising the minimum wage because he feels minorities and unskilled workers just aren't worth more then $7/hr. Perhaps we should all send Tom McClintock, the esteemed grand Wizard Representative from California a white hood to wear when giving interviews.
Republicans love preaching personal responsibility, but when it's them that get caught red handed, they quickly turn to the blame game. Take the latest story of a copy of the State of the Union they uploaded, that magically had the climate change stuff edited out. When Think Progress first took note of it, the House GOP accused them of lying. Now they are trying to blame it on YouTube. I guess YouTube has nothing better to do than sit there and check and edit the millions of videos uploaded daily? Give me a fucking break! You guys tried to pull a fast one and got caught. Own up to it! And don't sit there and try to blame some "staffer", when the one making the excuses is the spokesperson for the Speaker of the House. Nothing but a bunch of damn children!
In the GOP rebuttal, hog castrator, Joni Ernst, declared the tired old line that the Republicans were given a mandate in November. The November election saw the lowest turnout in 70 years, at 36%. Of those 36%, only about 52% voted Republican. So how does 18% of the American people voting for you constitute a "mandate"? Perhaps they should listen to President Obama more, who said after the election "to those that didn't vote, I hear you too". Since then he has taken a new approach and his approval rating reflects that.
November was a mandate, but not one the GOP wants to admit. The mandate was "we're tired of the same old BS" and people showed that the only way they could, by not voting. But don't tell Republicans that. They will just stick their fingers in their ears and go "nah, nah, nah....I can't hear you!" All we can hope is that the Democrats take the President's lead and push ideas American's really care about in 2016, instead of playing defense.
Citing "racial profanity", Republican school superintendent Hugh Taylor has barred a high school history club from seeing the movie Selma. Perhaps this is the problem with having the leader of a school system being an elected leader; you end up with closed minded bigots instead of actual leaders.
The Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that religious rights are still a thing in this country. The case involved a Muslim prisoner in Arkansas that was forced to shave his beard to conform with religious rules. The argument was that prisoners could hide things inside their beard. That argument fell flat when it was revealed that long hair was allowed in the prison, and inmates could also hide items in that. The interesting thing with this case is that we can expect the right to go against the ruling, since this was a Muslim plaintiff, however religious freedom laws enacted by Congress were the real basis in the Supreme Court's decision.
Eric Holder has announced limiting the ability for police to seize your property, without due process or even guilt. Republicans should start accusing him of being an America hater anytime now.
The United States is one of the only countries in the entire world to not give paid maternity or sick leave. Today, President Obama plans on trying to change that. Of course the big obstacle will be the employee-hating right that controls Congress.
After Ohio State won the national title last night, police had to use pepper spray and tear gas to disperse the celebrations in Columbus, Ohio. There were also 90 fires reported, mostly dumpsters, trash bins and couches. I wonder when the media and our leaders will start referring to these people as "thugs". My guess is never. Instead they are just happy, celebratory types, and these actions are fine when celebrating the big win, but not when protesting the needless deaths of unarmed citizens by the hands of police. Yes America, you have a problem!