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PLANNED PARENTHOOD: DOUBLE, DOUBLE, TOIL AND TROUBLE

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HOUSE CONDUCTS ASSASSINATION HEARING



From the moment Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) introduced this chart showing a dramatic seven year increase in abortions by Planned Parenthood and an equally dramatic decline in non-abortion services that pretty much said all that needed to be said about this useless witchunt passing as a Congressional Hearing.It’s probably not a coincidence that this is the same committee, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that “investigated” Benghazi. Representative Chaffetz made no apology for the "chart" "error", no “Sorry Ms. Richards for so viciously maligning you and your organization based on a falsehood,” in fact no comment except “We’ll check the source,” when it was pointed out to him that the chart had been prepared by the right wing, anti-abortion "Americans United For Life" (clearly shown on the "chart" itself) organization.Then again, the smug smirk the good Representative from Utah wore during the he…

HOUSE SPEAKER JOHN BOEHNER (R-OH) ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION

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AND, PARENTHETICALLY, ONE MIGHT ASK, WHAT EXACTLY COMES NEXT POST BOEHNER?

GOP rep: ‘The crazies have taken over the party’ 09/28/15 By Steve Benen
Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is leaving on his own terms, at least insofar as the timing is concerned. The Republican leader faced the likelihood of an attempted coup – whether or not the rebellion would have succeeded is an open question – but by quitting, Boehner finally has some agency over how his career ends, if nothing else.
But there’s no denying the fact that his hand was forced. No one has suggested, and few would believe, that Boehner started this Congress with the intention of resigning mid-way through the term. There were likely multiple factors that contributed to his surprise decision, but were it not for his far-right flank – its obstinacy, its contempt for compromise, its insatiable appetite for confrontation, its ambitions for tearing him down – Boehner would very likely have held onto his Speaker’s gavel throug…

THE SEARCH FOR THE TEA PARTY’S “GOLDEN AGE” IS OVER!

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I FOUND IT ON SUNDAY!

I’ve never been able to figure out just which “Golden Age/Good Old Days” conservatives want to re-create for us here in America.The Tea Party seems to think that the good old days were the 19th Century when average lifespan was 39 years and only two newborn children out of five lived past the age of five years.Was it maybe the Roaring Nineties, the last decade of the 19th Century when industrialist robber barons forced their workers – including children - to work 12 hour days?
Even Trump’s “Make America Great Again” begs the question.The U.S. is still the worlds largest economy, still outspends the next seven nations combined on defense, recovered from the Great Recession of 2008 while many European nations are still suffering it’s aftereffects, and we are nearly energy self-sufficient after thirty years of dependency on imported oil from the Middle East.
Driving back from Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the lowlands between the Atlantic Ocean and The Chesapeake Bay, I h…

ALL’S WELL IN THE CORPORATIZED UNITED STATES OF CORPORATIONS

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AND YOU THOUGHT THAT THE RISE OF BERNIE SANDERS MIGHT HAVE SOME IMPACT ON HOW CORPORATIONS TREAT US?


As a quick break from the gushiness of the Pope’s Washington visit, I offer you readers this.Received a 12 page, double sided, 10 point document from Citibank a couple of days ago with the title “Important Changes To Your Account Terms.”My first displeasure is the characterization that these “Account Terms” as “mine.”No. They are not.They are Citibank’s terms and I had nothing to do with creating them.Normally I would just toss this crap in the trash but since this is the first time I’ve received a printed copy of my “Account Terms,” I thought it might be instructive to scan briefly through it.
I love the first page, although not an official part of my new “Account Terms,” with such useful and customer friendly phrases as:“You new Card Agreement is here.”I do get excited occasionally when FedEx delivers a package:my pasta maker for example or my latest purchase of ribbed condoms.But a “C…