Pot and the President

By |May 25th, 2012|

"When a joint was making the rounds, he often elbowed his way in, out of turn, shouted 'Intercepted!' and took an extra hit." - "Barack Obama: The Story," by David Marinass MARIJUANA DECRIMINALIZATION is long overdue, with medical marijuana a societal benefit that should be respected and embraced instead of treated as a [...]

Lanny Davis Joins Booker and other Democrats Slamming Obama Bain Ads Against Romney

By |May 24th, 2012|

The attacks on Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker (D) by the more vitriolic liberal commentators for what he said about Bain Capital on this past Sunday's "Meet the Press" are just as indefensible as the Republican Party's cynical and dishonest attempt to exploit and distort what the mayor actually said during the program. - Cory [...]

Queer Talk: You Can’t Change Things By Leaving

By |May 24th, 2012|

Joyce L. Arnold, Liberally Independent, Queer Talk, equality activist, writer. John Aravosis has a post up, "A straight North Carolinian weighs in about Amendment One." It's an excerpt from a May 12 piece by Bobby DeMuro at CLT Blog in Charlotte, NC (emphases in original). Last night, North Carolinians passed Amendment One. As they should [...]

Paycheck Fairness Act Squeezes Republicans

By |May 24th, 2012|

The legislation, spearheaded by Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), aims to build on the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act by protecting women from retaliation if they sue for equal pay. It would also narrow the criteria under which an employer can defend pay disparities and enlist the Department of Labor to help eliminate gender-based pay gaps. [...]

Target of Fantasy Flynt Ad “Commends” Hustler for “Honesty”

By |May 24th, 2012|

"That's satire. I'm able to publish this because of the Supreme Court case I won in 1984, Flynt v. Falwell." - Larry Flynt [h/t The Blaze] HE'S THE RUSH Limbaugh of graphic images. The leader in sliming the right, as Limbaugh is to the left. Like Limbaugh's verbal assault on Sandra Fluke, Larry Flynt has [...]

It’s Not News that Romney Can Win

By |May 23rd, 2012|

MITT ROMNEY'S LUCKY the Republican primaries unmasked his warts long before anyone started paying attention. Sure America saw the clown show, but the circus has passed and now it's down to business and economics, Romney's strong suit. I started following Mitt Romney during the 2007-2008 primary season, writing back then that he was dangerous for [...]

Facebook IPO Fiasco: Where the 1% Wall Street Elite Screw Everybody Yet Again

By |May 23rd, 2012|

"There is no debating this is a misadventure of epic proportion." - Max Wolff, an economist and senior analyst with Greencrest Capital. Earlier, we reported that the analysts at Facebook's IPO underwriters had cut their estimates for the company in the middle of the IPO roadshow, a highly unusual and negative event. What we didn't [...]

Cory Booker, Day 3

By |May 22nd, 2012|

The MSNBC host attacked Cory Booker for breaking with the Democratic Party line. As a journalist, he ought to celebrate truth-telling. - The Misplaced Loyalties and Dubious Code of Chris Matthews, by Conor Friedersdorf JUST HOW DENSE is the new media elite? The Atlantic's Conor Friedersdorf proves how thick today when reviewing Chris Matthews' harangue [...]

A Kindler, Gentler Attack Against Obama

By |May 22nd, 2012|

INDEPENDENTS ARE SQUEAMISH about harsh, personal attacks against the President. People like the guy, just not the U.S. reality. As the New York Times reports, Karl Rove's group is drawing from their set of facts about Obama's record hoping to hit a chord that rings true. The ad is the work of two of the [...]

The Plot Thickens in Huffington Post Lawsuit

By |May 22nd, 2012|

"Significant new evidence has come to light that demonstrates Arianna Huffington was passing along to third parties Boyce's and Daou's confidential ideas and plans about The Huffington Post without Boyce's and Daou's knowledge or consent, then using that information with those third parties to launch the website. The new evidence also shows defendants Huffington and [...]