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.
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.
Following a former grand master of the KKK shooting up a Jewish center last week, CNN actually wonders if the KKK can rebrand themselves into a much more lovable group. Apparently the decades of lynching of black people, simply because of their skin color is nothing more than an imaging problem. Yes, the most trusted name in news. Maybe next they will just run recruitment ads for the Klan.
19 days after the discovery of the most serious security flaw in the world of the internet, and the government finally gets around to checking healthcare.gov and realizing it is affected. Yesterday I wrote a blog post about how the NSA's knowledge of the bug may have undermined national security and most likely put into jeopardy the personal information of millions of the citizens the agency is charged with protecting. Now we'll probably have the GOP going after the administration over the slow response to Heartbleed, and I can't blame them one bit. The fix for this bug is very simple and on average takes about 30 seconds. Why wasn't the government on it as soon as news broke and updates pushed out? Hell, why doesn't the government just do regular security updates of their software for that matter? There needs to be answers to this.
Apparently Media Matters is trying to fight the SEIU from unionizing their employees. I can't even begin to describe how disappointing it is to see a group that claims they support workers rights to try and fight against them.