Climate & Climate Politics
- The Maddow Blog – ‘A campaign of almost pathological dishonesty’ — A list of 12 lies Romney told this week.
- Fact checking the CNN debate in Arizona – The Washington Post
- R i g h t a r d i a: Jeb Bush: I used to be a conservative . . ..
Jeb Bush, former FL governor on Fox news said:
“I used to be a conservative and I watch these debates and I’m wondering, I don’t think I’ve changed, but it’s a little troubling sometimes when people are appealing to people’s fears and emotion rather than trying to get them to look over the horizon for a broader perspective and that’s kind of where we are,
I think it changes when we get to the general election. I hope.”
Bush went on to suggest that increases in the tax tables for affluent Americans are punishing them for being successful.
Let us all pray and grieve for the rich who pay taxes at a lower tax rate than the average American.
- Is this why Mitt Romney’s stadium is empty? – The Washington Post
…The Internet is having fun with photographs of Mitt Romney giving his big speech on the economy to an empty arena today. But put that aside. The real news is in the speech itself, which is the clearest articulation of Romney’s fiscal plan that he’s yet offered. When Romney said he “wasn’t concerned about the very poor,” he wasn’t kidding. He’s using the policies they depend on most as a piggy bank for tax cuts.[read the complete article…]
- The Immoral Minority: Alaska man files lawsuit claiming that Barack Obama can’t be president because he is “Mulatto.” Hasn’t Sarah Palin been embarrassing enough?
- Rick Santorum: Mitt Romney is ‘inconsistent,’ ‘compromised’ – Juana Summers – POLITICO.com
- Santorum calls Romney’s conservative attack ‘absolutely laughable’ – latimes.com
- The Immoral Minority: Clearly Bill Maher gets it.
s As reality based skeptic, I have virtually NO trust in any person living in this day and age, who claims to make decisions based on a literal interpretation of a book filled with fables and allegories, that were clearly intended to frighten unsophisticated illiterates into doing as they were told by the priests.
And to have that same book used as a bludgeon to bully people into following ancient instruction on who they can love, how many babies they must have, and how to live their life, literally makes me want to scream in frustration.
Everybody has the right to believe whatever they want to believe, but they have NO right to inflict those beliefs on others.
The Culture Wars
- Stephen M. Sweeney: Chris Christie’s Gay Marriage Veto: We’re Going to Override It New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney:
“…I know many of my Republican colleagues believe marriage equality is the right thing. Unfortunately, Governor Christie has put political pressure on them to keep them from voting how they wish. I know we can change their mind. I know they are good people who want to do the right thing. And I know that in the end what is right and fair will ultimately win out. Though the governor has placed his feet firmly on the wrong side of history, he simply cannot stop the tide of fairness and equality that is rising not just in New Jersey but across the country. We are going to get this done.”