Sunday, August 28, 2016

30 Years Ago: The Day the Middle Class Died | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

30 Years Ago: The Day the Middle Class Died | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Beginning on this date, 30 years ago, Big Business and the Right Wing decided to "go for it" -- to see if they could actually destroy the middle class so that they could become richer themselves.

And they've succeeded.

On August 5, 1981, President Ronald Reagan fired every member of the air traffic controllers union (PATCO) who'd defied his order to return to work and declared their union illegal. They had been on strike for just two days

  

Friday, August 26, 2016

Pay For Play? The Scandal Is Judicial Watch Misleading Gullible Media - The National Memo - Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Pay For Play? The Scandal Is Judicial Watch Misleading Gullible Media - The National Memo - Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

But that story is itself a scam and a fraud, perpetrated by Judicial Watch with misleading information fed to gullible and lazy Washington journalists.

Consider the tale of the Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain, head of state of one of America’s primary allies in the Persian Gulf. Rummaging through thousands of Hillary Clinton’s emails, Judicial Watch discovered that the prince had requested a meeting with the Secretary of State on a specific day in 2010, via an email from Clinton Foundation executive Doug Band to Hillary’s aide Huma Abedin.

  

Voter ID Update: District Court Judge Smacks Down Paxton and Abbott Again | Lone Star Project

Voter ID Update: District Court Judge Smacks Down Paxton and Abbott Again | Lone Star Project

More than two weeks ago, after the 5th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals confirmed that the Texas Voter ID law is illegally discriminatory, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and other State leaders were ordered by Judge Ramos to inform eligible Texans of their options to vote in the 2016 General Election if they do not have the type of photo ID required under the old, illegal Texas voter ID law. Instead of working responsibly to follow the court order, Paxton defiantly boasted that he would appeal the court’s ruling to the Supreme Court of the United States. Paxton has yet to follow through on his appeal threat, but he has joined local Republican election officials and the Texas Secretary of State in issuing threatening and misleading statements and voting instructions.

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So, you think you're a Libertarian?


Trump campaign blasts Clinton KKK video as 'disgusting new low' - POLITICO

Trump campaign blasts Clinton KKK video as 'disgusting new low' - POLITICO

The video, released Wednesday morning by Clinton, quotes a KKK imperial wizard saying “the reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in.” It also attacks Trump’s newly hired campaign CEO, Steve Bannon, formerly of Breitbart News, as a representative of the so-called “alt-right” movement, which the video labels as “the sort of dressed-up-in-suits version of the neo-Nazi and white supremacist movements.”

  

Trump Has Meltdown On CNN, Gets Called Out For Saying Hillary’s A ‘Bigot’ – Can’t Explain Why

Trump Has Meltdown On CNN, Gets Called Out For Saying Hillary’s A ‘Bigot’ – Can’t Explain Why

Anderson Cooper: You’ve previously called Hillary Clinton a bigot. How is she a bigot?

Trump: Well, she’s a bigot.

Anderson Cooper: But, how is she bigoted? Bigotry is having a hatred towards a particular group.

Trump: She’s not doing anything for those communities.

Anderson Cooper: (Again) So, you’re saying she has hatred or dislike of black people?

Trump: Her policies are bigoted.

Anderson Cooper: But, you said her policies are “personally bigoted.”

  "Look at her policies"  Cite one example, just one.

Fox News Launches Defense of the White Supremacist 'Atl-Right' Ideology

Fox News Launches Defense of the White Supremacist 'Atl-Right' Ideology

It is in the news that Hillary Clinton is about to take the offensive against Donald Trump’s association with this diffuse group of extremists. Breitbart says “Some — mostly Establishment types — insist it’s little more than a vehicle for the worst dregs of human society: anti-Semites, white supremacists, and other members of the Stormfront set. They’re wrong.”

Actually they’re right. And Fox News’ mealy-mouthed and disingenuous defense of the alt-right shows they know it.

  

Thursday, August 25, 2016

‘I lost. The ni**er won’: Alabama GOP mayor gets racist on Facebook after losing to black candidate

‘I lost. The ni**er won’: Alabama GOP mayor gets racist on Facebook after losing to black candidate

Skipper appears to have made her Facebook timeline private, but posts from 2015 are visible. She posted various pro-Christian and pro-Republican memes, including an image of the White House that reads “I want a White House that honors God. Share if you agree!” and another with a quote by Republican former Pres. Ronald Reagan that reads, “We are never defeated unless we give up on God. Share if you agree!”