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policymic:

The KKK “rebranding” is still terrible news for America

Some may find it encouraging that Klan reps want to shed their image as the gay-bashing, black-hating, lynch-happy anti-Semites we’ve all known for years. Even people like KKK Grand Wizard Johnny Lee Clary are admitting the Kansas shooter was unhinged: “I wanted nothing to do with him,” he told the Huffington Post. “I knew he was a loose cannon.”

So the question arises: Should we rest easy knowing there’s a kinder, gentler Klan out there? I’ll answer that with another question: Are you fucking crazy?

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The problem we have in this country, and we’ve had for a long time, is that Washington works for those who can hire armies of lobbyists and lawyers. If you’re a huge corporation, if you’re a billionaire, boy, your voice gets heard in that place and what you want gets attended to.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, on The Daily Show Wednesday night. Watch the full interview. (via campaignmoney)
liberalsarecool:

The Right Wing loves their “characters”. You see it in their wannabe hunters and cowboys on TV, and in politics. #Reagan #WBush #Palin
A shorter Tea Party/Right Wing: white males can do no wrong.

liberalsarecool:

The Right Wing loves their “characters”. You see it in their wannabe hunters and cowboys on TV, and in politics. #Reagan #WBush #Palin

A shorter Tea Party/Right Wing: white males can do no wrong.

Oklahoma’s oil patch is booming, its capital city is thriving and the unemployment rate is falling through the floor, testifying to the state’s roaring recovery from the recession. But even though revenue is pouring into the state treasury, the legislature is wrestling with a self-inflicted budget crisis that could prompt cuts to education, public safety and health care. The problem is that lawmakers over the last decade have created and expanded so many tax breaks and earmarked so much money for special projects that there’s no longer enough for basic services.

NewsOK.com: Oklahoma faces budget crisis despite economic boom

TLDR: Oklahoma’s far-right legislative majority is driving our state to hell in a handbasket and right soon.

Tax cuts are NOT the answer: Living wages and more buying power to the working people IS the answer. Funding for education (both common and higher education), public safety, and social services is stagnant and falling in this state, and that’s completely unacceptable.

Mary Fallin’s latest tax cut proposals — hand in hand with her ban on municipalities raising minimum wage and allowing municipalities to determine sick-day benefits for working Oklahomans — is a travesty, designed to make her look great for her overlords at ALEC and Americans for Prosperity (the Koch Brothers), but do absolutely NOTHING for the people of the State of Oklahoma.

Best quote of all is from State Rep. David Dank of Oklahoma City: “The left hand has no idea what the right hand is doing in Oklahoma. It’s absolutely ludicrous. If I handled my business like they do out here, I’d be riding a bicycle to work.”

(via timekiller-s)
timekiller-s:

Twitter / UniteBlueOK: #FallinIsFailing #CleanEnergy …
See also this, at The Raw Story, about Maddow’s segment Monday on her MSNBC programme.

timekiller-s:

Twitter / UniteBlueOK: #FallinIsFailing #CleanEnergy …

See also this, at The Raw Story, about Maddow’s segment Monday on her MSNBC programme.

liberalsarecool:

theatlantic:

Cliven Bundy and the Tyranny All Around Us

How would the Nevada standoff be different if the rancher were black? American history has already answered that question.
Read more. [Image: Jim Urquhart/Reuters]


A black rancher, or Mexican rancher claiming ancestral rights, who had not paid for government services would be labeled “taker” and the FOX News/Right Wing Echo chamber would be calling for the government to “take aim” and end this before a right wing vigilante did it first. 
Had the black or Mexican rancher been killed, the right wing would have reported he got what he deserved. 

liberalsarecool:

theatlantic:

Cliven Bundy and the Tyranny All Around Us

How would the Nevada standoff be different if the rancher were black? American history has already answered that question.

Read more. [Image: Jim Urquhart/Reuters]

A black rancher, or Mexican rancher claiming ancestral rights, who had not paid for government services would be labeled “taker” and the FOX News/Right Wing Echo chamber would be calling for the government to “take aim” and end this before a right wing vigilante did it first. 

Had the black or Mexican rancher been killed, the right wing would have reported he got what he deserved. 

questionall:

Can’t We Just Say the Roberts Court Is Corrupt? by Mike Lofgren, April 2014. Read More: http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/22942-cant-we-just-say-the-roberts-court-is-corrupt. Please LIKE and SHARE this post! @RobinHoodTax https://twitter.com/RobinHoodTax

questionall:

Can’t We Just Say the Roberts Court Is Corrupt? by Mike Lofgren, April 2014. Read More: http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/22942-cant-we-just-say-the-roberts-court-is-corrupt. Please LIKE and SHARE this post! @RobinHoodTax https://twitter.com/RobinHoodTax

questionall:

Can’t We Just Say the Roberts Court Is Corrupt? by Mike Lofgren, April 2014. Read More: http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/22942-cant-we-just-say-the-roberts-court-is-corrupt. Please LIKE and SHARE this post! @RobinHoodTax https://twitter.com/RobinHoodTax

questionall:

Can’t We Just Say the Roberts Court Is Corrupt? by Mike Lofgren, April 2014. Read More: http://truth-out.org/opinion/item/22942-cant-we-just-say-the-roberts-court-is-corrupt. Please LIKE and SHARE this post! @RobinHoodTax https://twitter.com/RobinHoodTax

shortformblog:

Read away. It’s important. 

Once again, let us thank Justice Anthony Kennedy for helping to inaugurate this glorious new era in how we allow skeevy old casino gazillionnaires to buy our elections, and in which we have the spectacle of prospective presidents going out to Vegas like high-rollers gorging themselves at the all-u-can-eat buffets. It is the essential dignity of American democracy that makes us a light unto the world.
msnbc:

He’s become the Republican party’s primary voice on issues of poverty, but Rep. Paul Ryan’s newly unveiled budget is full of deep cuts to many key safety net programs destined to hurt the nation’s neediest Americans.

msnbc:

He’s become the Republican party’s primary voice on issues of poverty, but Rep. Paul Ryan’s newly unveiled budget is full of deep cuts to many key safety net programs destined to hurt the nation’s neediest Americans.