New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019

A lax and grossly corrupt military industrial complex has to answer for this unimaginable fiasco, and that definitely includes those in the House and Senate who personally benefit greatly from this industry. The Daily Beast America’s $400 billion Joint Strike Fighter, or F-35, is slated to join fighter squadrons next year—but missing software will render its 25mm cannon… More New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019

4 reasons President Obama isn’t negotiating with Republicans

The Week The GOP has blasted the president for refusing to compromise As the government shutdown enters its second week and Congress hurtles toward a deadline to raise the debt ceiling, Republicans are coalescing around a message that they appear to believe will sway public opinion in their favor: President Obama refuses to negotiate. Never… More 4 reasons President Obama isn’t negotiating with Republicans

The Big Lie Behind Rand Paul’s Pack of GOP Shutdown Lies

PoliticusUSA The GOP, driven by tea party extremism, has shut down the U.S. government, costing taxpayers on the order of $40-$80 million per day at a conservative estimate. Some estimates go as high as $300 million per day. According toShutdowncost.com, as I write this, the shutdown has cost in excess of $1,593,276,000 and it is literally climbing by… More The Big Lie Behind Rand Paul’s Pack of GOP Shutdown Lies

Perry seals travel and expense records until after November election

Daily Kos Rick Perry is currently embroiled in a legal battle to block the public from viewing his travel and expense records, but The Washington Post notes that everything from July of this year forward will remain under seal until after the November 2012 election: In the meantime, during a special session that ended July 1, the Texas… More Perry seals travel and expense records until after November election

Republicans Threatening Shutdown Over Planned Parenthood

This is not about the budget for Republicans.  This is all about ideology! Huffington Post The United States government is on the verge of shutting down over a dispute about subsidized pap smears, according to sources familiar with the budget negotiations. The White House and Senate Democrats have publicly capitulated to ever-increasing Republican demands for… More Republicans Threatening Shutdown Over Planned Parenthood

HuffPo: Floridians Are Maybe Starting To Understand Their Governor Is A Grifter

Another case of  of buyers’ remorse? Jason Linkins – Huffington Post Despite his being best known as a cartoon villain fraudster who bilked Medicare and incurred a record-setting fine from authorities, Florida Governor Rick Scott outspent and outgunned his primary opponent Bill McCollum and then slipped past Democratic challenger Alex Sink in the 2010 GOP… More HuffPo: Floridians Are Maybe Starting To Understand Their Governor Is A Grifter

The Anti-Spending Politicians Who Rake In Farm Subsidies

This is typical of all politicians.  It’s really not a partisan issue, in my opinion… Huffington Post Many Republicans who swept rural Democrats from office are now confronting the reality of a promise to reduce spending: Should it cover the farm subsidies that have brought money and jobs to their districts – and directly benefited some… More The Anti-Spending Politicians Who Rake In Farm Subsidies

Eight False Things the Public “Knows” Prior to Election Day

Truthout There are a number of things the public “knows” as we head into the election that are just false. If people elect leaders based on false information, the things those leaders do in office will not be what the public expects or needs. Here are eight of the biggest myths that are out there: 1)… More Eight False Things the Public “Knows” Prior to Election Day