Post Tagged with: "Right wing"

by / on April 23, 2014 at 9:09 pm / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Government, Media

This Koch’s not for you!

A few months ago, the Washington Post looked inside the Koch brothers political empire[i].  The Post said, “The money flows through a complex maze of tax-exempt groups and limited liability corporations, creating multiple barriers that shield the identities of the donors.” Over twenty organizations are shown, but probably the biggest influence is Americans for Prosperity (AFP), masquerading as Tea Party […]

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by / on April 23, 2014 at 9:06 pm / in Country, Current Events, Editorials, Politics

Five in Robes

In poetry, this is the story of the right wing takeover of the Supreme Court, aided by the consent of the Senate. Supreme Court rulings, in effect, appointed George W. Bush president in 2000 over Al Gore. It later reduced individual rights and enhanced those of large corporations. The five right-wing justices opened the door for money to buy elections, […]

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by / on April 16, 2013 at 7:40 am / in Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Government, Philosophy, Politics

It’s Winning — not issues!!

It was 30 seconds of Melissa Harris-Perry on an MSNBC promo for education, community, and family, but some 65 minutes of Fox News and media-gorging on other right-wing sources – all like feral dogs after raw meat. Melissa’s statement: We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had kind of a private […]

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by / on October 29, 2012 at 11:00 am / in Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Education, Psychology

It’s Lizard Brain versus Critical Thinking

Those who consume news about the Taliban’s war on female education, like the shooting of Malala Yousufzai,  perhaps don’t realize it’s a more widespread attack on education, considering the frequent destruction of school buildings in Pakistan and Afghanistan. At least 600,000 children in northwestern Pakistan alone have missed a year or more of school because of militant attacks or threats. […]

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by / on January 17, 2012 at 4:29 pm / in Censorship, Government, Media, Prejudice, Psychology

A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Warp

By OcJim Last night I listened with interest about a Greyhound bus driver who arbitrarily dumped 13 Occupiers at Amarillo, TX during a trip from San Diego to Washington DC. The parent company, Greyhound, apparently approved of his action. No official statement was heard. From descriptions of his behavior when Occupiers entered the bus, the driver was immediately rude and […]

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by / on December 21, 2011 at 5:26 pm / in Celebrities, Current Events, Entertainment, Media

Don’t Rot Your Brain!

By OcJim We have had the familiar panel-type talk shows for decades, including Meet the Press, Face the Nation, and the McLaughlin Group. More recently Candy Crowley, Christiane Amanpour and Fox News entries have entered the showroom, though the latter could easily be labeled as just right-wing rancor and rambling ridicule. Before Reagan and the demise of FCC Fairness Doctrine, […]

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by / on September 21, 2011 at 10:48 pm / in Country, Editorials, Government, Politics, Society

Is Perry Running for Head Tyrant?

By Jim Hoover It is hard to see Rick Perry as either rational or serious about anything but gaining power. By all appearances he is an anti-federalist who wants to lead what he deems is a tyrannical union. Maybe he wants to declare himself a tyrant for Texas. Does he believe himself to be a Superhero, or is he just […]

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by / on May 5, 2011 at 8:45 pm / in Country, Current Events, Editorials, Education, Government, Media, News, Politics

Enemies of the People!

By Jim Hoover The five men photo featured here have proved themselves enemies of the people by rejecting the people and embracing plutocrats (the rich). Over the last three decades, time and time again Democrats have capitulated in approving the appointments of right-wing ideologues to the US Supreme Court. Now that the ultra-conservatives have a majority in the Supreme Court, […]

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