Thursday, December 18, 2014

Boehner Condemns Obama’s Cuba Policy, Owns Tons Of Stock In Corps Doing Business With Human Rights Violators | Liberaland

Boehner Condemns Obama’s Cuba Policy, Owns Tons Of Stock In Corps Doing Business With Human Rights Violators | Liberaland

Why is this hilarious? One glance at Boehner’s assets portfolio via Open Secrets reveals that Boehner is making a bundle from corporations that are actively exploiting workers and racking up human rights violations in China, a nation led by communists with a long history of human rights abuses, as well as other countries such as Burma and perhaps even Iran. In other words, it really doesn't seem as if Boehner is all that concerned about people enjoying freedom.

  

12 Things That Only The Working Poor Truly Understand | If You Only News

12 Things That Only The Working Poor Truly Understand | If You Only News

Republicans LOVE to hate the poor. They see them as inferior, lazy moochers who just bask in their poorness and enjoy all of the happiness being poor brings them. They tell America that poor people could stop being poor if they just work hard enough.

What they forget to mention when they paint this fictional portrait of happy poor people are the struggles the roughly 50 million Americans who live below the poverty line face. Normal, everyday things that cause someone with little or no money to weep in frustration.

  The poor and working poor are not the enemy. Corporations are not an ally

“Lynching Rebranded”: Mothers Who Lost Children To Police Violence Speak Out

“Lynching Rebranded”: Mothers Who Lost Children To Police Violence Speak Out

Widespread violence by systems of authority against people of color in the U.S., particularly young black males, has come to the forefront in recent years because of the outrage expressed by citizens over the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

The United Nations has expressed “legitimate concerns” over the decisions not to have trials for the killers of Brown and Garner. Mutuma Ruteere, U.N. Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, explained that evidence continues to surface of discrimination by U.S. police against black Americans.
  

“Lynching Rebranded”: Mothers Who Lost Children To Police Violence Speak Out

“Lynching Rebranded”: Mothers Who Lost Children To Police Violence Speak Out

Widespread violence by systems of authority against people of color in the U.S., particularly young black males, has come to the forefront in recent years because of the outrage expressed by citizens over the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

The United Nations has expressed “legitimate concerns” over the decisions not to have trials for the killers of Brown and Garner. Mutuma Ruteere, U.N. Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, explained that evidence continues to surface of discrimination by U.S. police against black Americans.
  

Missouri bill requires women to get permission from man for an abortion | MSNBC

Missouri bill requires women to get permission from man for an abortion | MSNBC

Brattin also said that he was inspired to propose the bill when he went in for a vasectomy, and says he had to have permission from his wife in a signed document.
  -- Don't you wish that everytime you were miffed you too could enact a law?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Addicting Info – Senate Passes Disastrous Trillion Dollar Spending Bill

Addicting Info – Senate Passes Disastrous Trillion Dollar Spending Bill

Our legislators, at the hands of the GOP and a plethora of Wall Street cuddling Democrats, have shown the American public yet again that they are nothing more than a group of ideologues who really work for the mega-corporations like Citigroup and do the bidding of the multinational corporations instead of the bidding of their constituents. We in the 99% are about to be screwed again while congress follows the orders of its wealthy donors.
  

PolitiFact Charges Fox News Pundits And GOP Lawmakers With Viral Spreading Of 2014 Lie Of The Year - The New Civil Rights Movement

PolitiFact Charges Fox News Pundits And GOP Lawmakers With Viral Spreading Of 2014 Lie Of The Year - The New Civil Rights Movement

Every year PolitiFact dredges through the lies told by politicians and pundits and determines a winner, so to speak, "based on how broadly a myth or falsehood infiltrates conventional thinking. Last year, though many on the left disagreed, the Tampa-based fact-checkers chose Barack Obama's "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it."
What's the 2014 Lie of the Year? "Exaggerations about Ebola."
And who are the ones to blame for spreading lies and stretching the truth about an issue that plagued only a handful of people in the U.S., but the minds of millions thanks to their relentless fear-mongering? Fox News and Republican politicians.
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I'll be home all day today, for a very good reason. Four years ago I bought a truly inexpensive replacement mattress for the one that I'd slept on for twenty five years. Yeah, I know. The replacement finally broke down to the point that it was breaking my back so I broke down yesterday and bought a new mattress, box spring, and frame. Today I get to wait on delivery, and that's a good thing.

Cenk Uygur rails at ‘Orwellian pr*ck’ Cleveland cop: ‘For Christ’s sake, be a human for a second’

Cenk Uygur rails at ‘Orwellian pr*ck’ Cleveland cop: ‘For Christ’s sake, be a human for a second’

Young Turks host Cenk Uygur blasted Cleveland Patrolmen’s Association head Jeffrey Follmer on Tuesday for his insistence that the shootings of Tamir Rice and John Crawford by local officers were justified.

“Just, for Christ’s sake, be a human for a second,” Uygur said. “And say, ‘We’re so sorry that [a] 12-year-old kid died, man. Obviously we didn’t mean that.’ Is that too hard to say? Is that too hard to say — ‘We didn’t mean to kill your 12-year-old son. We’re so sorry about that.’”

Uygur showed footage of Follmer telling MSNBC host Ari Melber on Monday that Officer Timothy Loehmann was justified in shooting and killing Rice last month, citing footage of the fatal encounter that showed Loehmann killing Rice just two seconds after pulling up near him at a local park.
  -- Watch the video at the linked source.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tamara Loertscher: Wisconsin mother is thrown in jail for refusing drug treatment she says she didn't need.

Tamara Loertscher: Wisconsin mother is thrown in jail for refusing drug treatment she says she didn't need.

I can now say the same about another case out of Wisconsin: a woman arrested for drug use even though she says she stopped when she realized she was pregnant, brought to court and twice refused lawyers (even though her fetus was given one), and then sent to jail for 17 days, where she was placed in solitary confinement, denied prenatal care even as she began cramping, and not given her thyroid medication for two days, according to the woman and her lawyers.