Emergency jobless benefits approved in crucial Senate vote

Well its about time.  Finally, our out of work citizens can get the relief they paid for.  These are not “welfare” leeches.  The GOP should be ashamed of themselves for labeling them as such. Washington Post The Senate voted 59 to 39 Wednesday to restore emergency jobless benefits to millions of people who have been out… More Emergency jobless benefits approved in crucial Senate vote

Attacking Muslims Is In Vogue Again Among Conservatives

  Muslim Day, posted with vodpod   Is there something in the air?  What the hell is going on in our country?  I truly feel like we are regressing back to the fifties…  Huffington Post – Jason Linkins  Recently in the land of the demented, it’s become ultra-voguish to hate Americans who are practitioners of Islam.… More Attacking Muslims Is In Vogue Again Among Conservatives

Unemployment Extension: Republicans Delay Final Vote

So, these are the politicians who will regain the majority in the house this November?  I have to wonder what kind of world we live in that will accept these clowns as the arbiters of fairness and compassion? Huffington Post Senate Republicans are holding up final passage of a bill to reauthorize extended unemployment benefits… More Unemployment Extension: Republicans Delay Final Vote

Tea Party Caucus Holds First Meeting, Explains Its Agenda, Blasts Obama

Huffington Post A group of conservative House Republicans led by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) today hailed the formation of the congressional Tea Party Caucus, claiming that it will serve as a platform for dialogue between Congress and the grassroots movement that has shaken up American politics over the last year. Speaking at a press conference… More Tea Party Caucus Holds First Meeting, Explains Its Agenda, Blasts Obama

Breitbart’s New Conspiracy Theory: The ‘Purported’ Farmer’s Wife Is A Hoax

This man is despicable! Think Progress Two white farmers who were supposedly discriminated against by former USDA official Shirley Sherrod spoke out on her behalf yesterday, saying “no way in the world” is she racist. But last night, the right-wing blogger who instigated this faux controversy questioned the white farmers’ honesty and repeated his false racist… More Breitbart’s New Conspiracy Theory: The ‘Purported’ Farmer’s Wife Is A Hoax

Rachel Maddow’s Brilliant Report on Sherrod Smear Job: ‘Who’s Next?’

Rachel is the only commentator on cable or network news who takes the time to explain a particular newsworthy story that might appear complicated on its surface.  Last night was an example of Rachel Maddow’s brilliant presentation and analysis of a news story: Democratic Underground MSNBC The Rachel Maddow Show – 20 July 2010: Brilliant coverage… More Rachel Maddow’s Brilliant Report on Sherrod Smear Job: ‘Who’s Next?’

White farmers at the center of Shirley Sherrod controversy: ‘No way in the world’ she is a racist.

Think Progress As it becomes increasingly clear that the video that brought down former USDA official Shirley Sherrod’s career was deceptively edited to make her appear racist, the two white farmers she allegedly discriminated against vigorously defended her. The video shows how Sherrod “racially discriminates against a white farmer,” BigGovernment.com owner Andrew Breitbart claimed. But… More White farmers at the center of Shirley Sherrod controversy: ‘No way in the world’ she is a racist.