LeDaro: Fiscal Cliff Negotiations: Boehner To Harry Reid "Go f**k yourself."

So this is the state of Republican Congressional leadership. With tension around fiscal cliff negotiations in the House of Representatives, Speaker of the House John Boehner is reported to have pointed at Senate majority leader – Democrat Harry Reid – and said, “Go f**k yourself.” “What are you talking about?” Reid asked. Boehner’s reply again, ...

DeSmogBlog: Harry Reid to Hillary Clinton: Drop Keystone XL Pipeline Plan

NV_HarryReid.jpg Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline have gained a new ally in the fight to prevent this disastrous oil boondoggle from moving forward: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV). Earlier this month, Sen. Reid sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging her to abandon the pipeline and instead focus on renewable ...

Progressive Proselytizing: Wall Street protests, Obama, and changing the political conversation

In some ways it is not appropriate to give too much undue attention to the current Wall Street protests in New York that are spreading around the US and into Canada. Doing so deemphasizes the very large amount of consistent and meaningful citizen action that occur all the time on many important topics yet are ...

RedBedHead: Americans Hate Congress Want Jobs

This New York Times poll is interesting. It shows that despite the media onslaught and the lies pumped out by the Republicans, nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that creating jobs ought to be a higher priority than making cuts. If we broke it down by class, I’m certain that amongst working class people – the ...

LeDaro: US Debt Ceiling Fiasco

American exceptionalism and equal opportunity for all!!!!

RedBedHead: Republocrats Agree To Sodomize Americans, Fund Israel

…and I don’t mean sodomy in the fun frolicky sense of the world. What I mean is that they’ve agree that the deficit will not be “fixed” by raising taxes on the wealthy – whose tax breaks (along with multiple unwinnable and expensive wars & a defence budget that is unspeakably high) caused the deficit ...

RedBedHead: Could US Debt Debate Fragment The Republicans?

Tea Party Republicans: ready to go all the way Republican House Speaker John Boehner must be wondering at this moment what to do with his rather large embarrassment of riches – with the emphasis on embarrassment. The mid-terms swept Republicans into decisive control of Congress and shifted the terrain of official debate distinctly to the ...

RedBedHead: US Debt War Will Lead To Recession

Hate to say it folks but there’s about a snowball’s chance in hell that the world won’t have returned to recession by the end of this year. There are many factors involved that make this likely – the necessary slowing of China’s growth, the defaults and austerity packages rolling around the south of Europe and ...

Progressive Proselytizing: US government shuts down online poker; the case for legality

The US government has just launched an assault that has temporarily shut down the largest online poker operators in the US. This historic decision implements in a meaningful way for the first time the 2006 UIGEA law that effectively outlawed running a poker site and provides an existential crisis for online poker in the US ...