Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Who Gets Kicked Out of the Trailor Park This Week? Herman Cain For Smoking After Sex?

The hottest new reality show, Who gets Kicked Out of the Trailor Park?, also known as the Republican debates, is taking the U.S. by storm. Across the country sounds of “Don’t tell me what stupid thing Rick Perry said this week, I’m taping it!” and “Michelle Bachmann did go to high school, right?” or “You mean, ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Where is Barry Goldwater When we Need Him?

“I think every good Christian ought to kick [Jerry] Falwell right in the ass.” Barry Goldwater Many American Neoconservatives claim to have become politically active, after the trouncing of Barry Goldwater in the 1964 election. Deemed to be too far right, he lost to Lyndon Johnson, by one of the largest landslides in history. Ironically, ...

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Death Of A Talking Point? Regulations Actually Create Jobs

regulations.jpg For years, the Republican Party in America has been on a crusade against what they call “job killing regulations.” A quick Google search for the phrase “job killing regulations” returns 368,000 results – many from official Republican Party sources and some others attempting to debunk this talking point. The phrase “Job killing regulations” has ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The Canadian Manifesto: 1. The Centre of the Universe

In 1933, a small group of religious leaders got together, via the post office, to establish a Humanist doctrine. According to Time Magazine (May 15, 1933): Humanism used to be a good subject for parlor and dinner table discussions. Few people knew what it actually was or ‘ where literary Humanism left off and religious ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Could the Right-Wing Threat Get Any Worse?

High profile Scotland Yard officers have been forced to resign over the Rupert Murdoch scandal and the whistle blower is dead. An investigation is underway in Canada involving Fox News North/Sun Media and how THEY obtained a police file on Jack Layton and the massage parlour. Toronto has a redneck mayor, Rob Ford. Harper has ...

Blunt Objects: How Republicans Will !%$@ Themselves

This CBS News Poll says it all: Americans are unimpressed with their political leaders’ handling of the debt ceiling crisis, with a new CBS News poll showing a majority disapprove of all the involved parties’ conduct, but Republicans in Congress fare the worst, with just 21 percent backing their intransigent resistance to raising taxes. President ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: The FAMILY LEADER Drops ‘Slavery was Good for Blacks’ From Presidential Pledge, But it Changes Nothing

Historian Joseph Crespino has written extensively on Racism and the Religious Right, especially their aversion to the Civil Rights movement. Paul Weyrich, one of the founders of the Moral Majority/Religious Right, made it abundantly clear that the movement was not in response to the Roe vs Wade decision, that legalized abortion, but the IRS decision ...

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Is Slavery Really the Best Thing for Families?

If you think keeping track of the myriad of think tanks and AstroTurf groups that prop up the neoconservative movement, is a challenge; try unravelling their Religious Right infrastructure. Just when you think you’ve nailed down the Republican, Conservative, funding connections, dozens of new groups appear on the horizon, so you say a Hail Mary ...