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You Might be one of the Ignorant Republicans if you fell for any of this BS! (via fredandjedradio)

If you believe any of these statements is true, please explain to me why you are reading this blog!

1. Corporations should have the individual rights of every American person, but they should still get their corporate tax breaks. 2. Planned Parent Hood is causing the federal debt to spiral out of control by spending a fortune on killing babies. 3. God is punishing America because the Gays came out of the closet. Only the Republicans can cure the illness that causes a lust for sodomy – they just do it hidden in airport bathroom stalls. 4. We can … Read More

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Laughing Around the World (via A Feather Adrift)

Another funny, insightful, and comprehensive post from Sherry–I wish I’d written it!!!!!!

Laughing Around the World Well, HI! Half way through another week, and on Friday I’ll be heading to town to stock up on grub. That’s what we in Iowa call food. A sack of flour, a sack of sugar, some bags of beans, some salt pork, you know the routine. Meanwhile, from my telescope on the world, I see things are still in basically a chitty mess. Everyone is babbling the same old rhetoric, the same lies are perpetrated by the same suspects, the same folks seek power at anyone … Read More

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Why Americans Think (Wrongly) Immigration Hurts the Economy – Newsweek.com

Immigration is a divisive issue for Americans. Both legal and illegal worry people when the economy turns down. Of course those who enter our country illegally are much easier to vilify. They are not really criminals–but they are not here legitimately either.

These facts make the issue one that is ripe for exploitation by people and groups who want to manipulate people.

This Newsweek article:  Why Americans Think Immigration Hurts the Economy – Newsweek.com points out that immigration overall has a positive effect on our economy but lists several reasons why people do not see it that way.

One of the reasons is the outcry in the media about criminals entering our country illegally, poor women and children coming here to soak up all of our free services and depriving citizens of access because of it or women having babies here to make it easier for them to stay as parents of a US citizen, and not paying taxes because they aren’t earning money legally.Stop the Invasion

First off, the people who enter or stay in our country without permission are not criminals until they defy a criminal statute. And while many do break laws with fraudulent documentation, driving without a license, and failing to file income taxes they do pay taxes. They pay taxes because they work for companies who automatically take out the taxes and send them to the tax collecting agencies of the State and Federal governments. And they pay sales tax and their money goes to pay property taxes whether for their own homes or through paying rent to landlords.

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A Lesson for the Media – from a Conservative!

Talkers Magazine   April CoverThe rise of Newsmax cover story in the Talkers Magazine April 2010 issue from the talkers.com/online website examines the rise of Newsmax as an information source in the last 12 years while other media is failing.

TALKERS magazine is the leading trade publication serving the talk media industries in America. The term “talk media” includes broadcast talk radio and television, cable news/talk television, as well as the new talk media delivered via the internet, podcasting and satellite radio. On this site you will find brief opening excerpts from the current stories in each monthly print edition. (from it’s website)

The story details the history of the organization and names many of its contributors and users. According to the author, Beverly Santaniello Talkers Magazine Assistant Editor, Newsmax founder and CEO Christopher Ruddy found a formula for success. The slant of the site is to the right, but the content has sought to remained free of sensationalism and scandal and report the details of stories that may be missed by mainstream media.

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Political “Humor”

I have a friend that I think is a great person. He’s intelligent, witty, accomplished, and has a big heart. He’s also a Republican.

Despite the fact that he is a Republican, I like him very much and we exchange messages via email often. Most are forwarded messages that have some witticism or inspirational tone. Often they poke fun at public officials and politicians. For a while, he actually lampooned both sides of the aisle. But lately he’s been dissing Democrats and liberals almost exclusively.

I try to ignore much of what he sends that are irritating, but when they arrive uninterrupted one after the other, I get inspired to reply. Continue reading

The Left Can’t Remain Silent

PACG President Cathy Bolcom greets presidential candidate IL Senator Barack Obama at Rally in Davenport, IA

Cathy Bolkcom PACG President greets Presidential Candidate Senator Barack Obama in Davenport, Iowa

We won!! In 2008 WE WON!!

Barack Obama fulfilled our hopes and dreams and plans of the past 8 years that were shattered twice by George W Bush. The first time by a complacent country that was lulled by the prosperity of the Clinton Presidency and turned off by his peccadilloes. The second time our downfall was fears that if we threw our problem out, we’d be admitting to the world that we were weak and ready for invasion.

Exemplary campaigns did not preceded either election. Al Gore couldn’t quite get his public image right and the election results left us all stunned by the problems that finally decided the outcome.

In 2004, the field of candidates was broad and diverse. And the field moved up and down and up and down in the polls. And candidates made some questionable choices. And the media caught others in unflattering light.

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