The Elections Are Over, Now What?

Election Results

We all know the cliche: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  If we know this and believe it to be true, then when it comes to the election cycle we’re definitely insane.

Every year we’re bombarded with advertising that’s mostly negative. We get our full share of speculation from the various media pundits and, because we’re special, we get to hear the candidates debate issues that someone else decided were important for us to listen to.… [Read more]

It’s Election Day!

Vote!

From our friends at Unite Blue, a nonprofit organization that “leverages the power of social media to connect and amplify progressives. Our tools empower the grassroots to build their influence and take action on their agendas. We organize for collective action to bring attention to progressive priorities and effect change on the national and local level.… [Read more]

Everyday People

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“Don’t hate the black Don’t hate the white If you get bitten Just hate the bite”

~ Sly and the Family Stone

Everyday people spoke, petitioned, protested, occupied and marched.

Everyday people made their voices heard on Election Day.… [Read more]

Hockey and ‘High Noon’

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So….America races to ‘High Noon’ today, and the world awaits the victorious gunslinger, their weapons of choice these past weeks less than compelling rhetoric and billion dollar PAC-driven smoke machines. Will it be honest, but utterly unfulfilled aspiration given a reluctant second chance, or does the apparent retrogression to ‘trickle down’ and a written off 47% carry the day?… [Read more]

Post-Election Legal Battle Lines Already Drawn

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Throughout this election season many of us have heard numerous reports about charges of voter fraud, voter suppression tactics, Tagg Romney‘s ties to a company that owns Ohio voting machines, and even CEOs who have threatened employees with termination should Mitt Romney lose the upcoming presidential election. We’ve heard about the respective candidates’ poll numbers and who is gaining/losing support among women, the impact of the economy, and the weight of endorsements.… [Read more]

Women: the GOP don’t consider you one of them. Part II

GOP: The party of NO respect for women

Despite the recent ‘let’s extend recess’ action of Congress (do your job, Eric Cantor!) there’s work to be done. The prior post in this series discussed why middle class voters should not consider voting for the Republican party; this post will focus on what is referred to as ‘women’s issues’ even though these issues also impact men.… [Read more]

Allow Me To Introduce the “Green Tea Party”

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There is an up-and-coming political group, deeply conservative and spawned from the power struggles of the last decade, gaining traction by stoking the fires of fiscal dissatisfaction and social frustration that are gaining more traction with the voting populace.

This party’s platform includes such charming planks as radical nationalism, anti-immigration reform, a belligerent distaste for taxes, and a blind eye to programs that help struggling school districts, unions, and recipients of social welfare.… [Read more]

98 Days and Counting

98 Day Countdown

Are you ready for the election cycle to end? When all is said and done, between each cycle we experience two years of debates, campaigns, SuperPACs, television commercials and online pop-up ads. That’s a bit much. The good thing is that all of this will come to a close soon, though not soon enough for those of us who’d like to see the decision made so that congress can get back to doing their job…whatever that may be.… [Read more]

5 Annoying Things That Liberals Do

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Everyone has a list about something or other. I’m joining the list of people who make lists; my list contains the top 5 annoying things that liberals do.

  1. Bitch and  Complain about President Obama even more than those on the right do.  Hold your horses — am I saying he’s perfect? No. Not at all. He is, after all, a man.  
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