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LeDaro: Republicans Faceplant As Rand Paul Doubles Down On Trump’s Sexist Attack On Hillary Clinton

In case you weren’t sure yet if the Republican party really hates women, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) doubled down on Donald Trump’s vulgar obsession with Clinton’s bathroom breaks, last seen during Trump’s she got “schlonged” rant.

In the middle of charming the mainstream media with his witty airing of grievances against Republican rivals for Festivus (and oh my are they charmed! So witty!), Paul tried to elevate Carly Fiorina to Clinton’s stature by tweeting that she has zero trouble making it back from commercial breaks.

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LeDaro: Republicans Faceplant As Rand Paul Doubles Down On Trump’s Sexist Attack On Hillary Clinton

In case you weren’t sure yet if the Republican party really hates women, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) doubled down on Donald Trump’s vulgar obsession with Clinton’s bathroom breaks, last seen during Trump’s she got “schlonged” rant.In the middl… . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Republicans Faceplant As Rand Paul Doubles Down On Trump’s Sexist Attack On Hillary Clinton

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Mark Adler: From Belle of the Ball to Do Not Call

As Conservatives prepared for the 2011 election, they began targeting ridings with large Jewish populations, that they felt they could steal away from the Liberals.

Stephen Harper was already portrayed, and not always in a positive light, as the most staunch supporter of Israel; so to build on that, they had to select . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Mark Adler: From Belle of the Ball to Do Not Call

Writings of J. Todd Ring: American and Canadian Politics – A brief comparison and lay of the land

Here is a rough translation of Canadian political culture for Americans and others who may be unfamiliar with the political landscape of the second largest country on earth, the holder of the largest oil and mineral resources on earth, the pantry to the American empire, one of the richest nations on the planet, and a . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: American and Canadian Politics – A brief comparison and lay of the land

Writings of J. Todd Ring: US government shutdown drives people against Republicans and into the arms of Obama and the Democrats

Reportedly, Americans are blaming the Republicans for the government shutdown, which most of them do not like. This plays well for the Obama government and the Democratic Party. It has been a successful PR campaign so far, it would appear. The Democrats are looking good in the eyes of the people, in comparison to the . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: US government shutdown drives people against Republicans and into the arms of Obama and the Democrats

Writings of J. Todd Ring: US government shutdown, and other fairy tales and political theatre

I’m not sure what to make of the hoopla going on in the US right now. I’m inclined to think it’s all just political theatre, as Gerald Celente calls it, designed to distract the people from the real issues – the central one being, who controls the government and the nation? Wall Street, the big . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: US government shutdown, and other fairy tales and political theatre

The Scott Ross: Republicans Show Government Can Create Jobs

One month after the Sandy Hook shootings, with fears of an assault weapons ban, not only are sales for assault rifles at record highs, but all gun sales are up, ammunition sales are up, and even firearm stocks are up.

The irony of all this is that all these people who are now buying up . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Republicans Show Government Can Create Jobs

The Scott Ross: Your Country’s Finances Are Exactly Like Yours

Many scoff at the conservative analogy that the American government should manage its finances like a household, but little do they realize the idea doesn’t strengthen conservativism, it weakens it.

After a fiscal cliff deal that only increased taxes, many right-leaning politicians are preparing for a fight in order to cut spending. To bring the . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Your Country’s Finances Are Exactly Like Yours

Death By Trolley: Massive Republican Revival On Horizon?

Please indulge a bit of educated speculation. Throughout President Obama’s first term many economists have predicted another major economic crisis as big or bigger than 2008 in the not-too-distant future. Proposed contributing factors include the massive debt held be several European countries and toothless financial reform in America. Regarding the latter, long story short, investment . . . → Read More: Death By Trolley: Massive Republican Revival On Horizon?

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Go Back To Sleep America, At Your Own Peril

I never reprint other people’s writings, no matter how good – but I will make an exception for this. This article is a true must-read. Please, take the time to read it. Then act. Good morning America. It’s time for a new day. Kudos and warm thanks to Jill Dalton at recoveringarmybrat. I will definitely . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Go Back To Sleep America, At Your Own Peril

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canada’s New Democrats prefer Obama re-election

Canada’s Official Opposition, the New Democrats, prefers to see Barack Obama re-elected as U.S. President rather than Republican challenger Mitt Romney. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair told reporters in Montreal on Sunday that he “hopes to work wi… . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Canada’s New Democrats prefer Obama re-election

Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Globally, Obama Overwhelmingly Preferred to Romney: Poll

by GlobScan A new 21-nation poll for BBC World Service indicates that citizens around the world would strongly prefer to see Barack Obama re-elected as US President rather than his Republican challenger Mitt Romney. The poll of 21,797 people, conducted… . . . → Read More: Canadian ProgressiveCanadian Progressive: Globally, Obama Overwhelmingly Preferred to Romney: Poll

The Scott Ross: Real American Voter Fraud

The worst voter fraud is being committed by 43% of Americans.

With a likely close Presidential election, attention is being drawn to efforts to reduce voter fraud in many states across America. Most states have introduced requirements that voters must present driver licenses or similar government issued identification to vote.

Critics of the Republican drafted . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Real American Voter Fraud

The Scott Ross: Romney Is What He Appears To Be & That’s Not Being What He Appears to Be

From not releasing his tax returns to flip flopping on almost every major issue, Democrats often warn that Mitt Romney isn’t what he appears to be. Good news for Mitt, a new secret-video shows who he really seems to be; bad news for Mitt is that it shows that what he seems to be is . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Romney Is What He Appears To Be & That’s Not Being What He Appears to Be

The Scott Ross: Gaffe Seekers

How does the Daily Show or Fox News uncover hypocrisy of the political right or left? Do they have employees watching every news channel, every hour, of every day? No, gaffe seeking has been outsourced, and political organizations have learn how to manipulate it.

Great video from MSNBC’s Rock Center here.

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DeSmogBlog: Keystone XL Pipeline To Take Center Stage At Republican National Convention

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Over the next few days, Republican lawmakers, Party officials, delegates, and supporters will gather in Tampa, Florida for the Republican National Convention. During their weeklong convention, we can expect to hear a lot of debunked talking points, particularly about the need to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

For more than . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Keystone XL Pipeline To Take Center Stage At Republican National Convention

DeSmogBlog: Republican Ohio Governor Kasich’s Trillion Dollar Shale Gas Lie

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About the only positive thing you can say about industry-funded astroturf groups is that they at least base their misinformation campaigns on phony “studies” and “reports.” Their lies are based on SOMETHING.

The same cannot be said of Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich, who has come up with a whopper . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Republican Ohio Governor Kasich’s Trillion Dollar Shale Gas Lie

DeSmogBlog: House Republicans Sacrifice Human Health For Alleged Job Creation

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With July 2012 officially behind us, the U.S. jobs report for the month has economists and politicians concerned about the employment situation in America. And even though the economy added 163,000 jobs (economists had predicted only 100,000 jobs to be added for July,) the unemployment rate and the underemployment rate both . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: House Republicans Sacrifice Human Health For Alleged Job Creation

DeSmogBlog: House Republicans Attempt To Block Black Lung Protection Funding

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In what could possibly be a new low for one of the most anti-environment, pro-dirty energy industry Congresses in history, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are attempting to gut funding for measures that would reduce the occurrence of black lung in mine workers. The funding cut was inserted into . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: House Republicans Attempt To Block Black Lung Protection Funding

DeSmogBlog: Republican Senator Scott Brown Suffering From "Subsidy Amnesia"

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With a straight face, Republican Senator Scott Brown told a crowd in Massachusetts this week that “oil companies don’t get subsidies” from the federal government. Brown tells us that, just like other companies, they are able to “take deductions,” but nothing more.

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) was quick . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Republican Senator Scott Brown Suffering From "Subsidy Amnesia"

DeSmogBlog: What To Expect When You’re Electing: President Barack Obama

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Part 3 in a series, see Part 1 and Part 2.

Perhaps more than any other sitting U.S. President, Barack Obama has been Commander in Chief through some of the most obvious examples of what climate change will do to America. The last few weeks alone have given us severe . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: What To Expect When You’re Electing: President Barack Obama

Conservative war on ideas and the great leap backwards

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For those who think that American style ultra-stupid conservative politics would never come to Canada, brace yourself – its on its way. And I’m not just talking about Sun News network, dubbed as ‘Fox North’ by its critics – even if they do come close as far as dumbing down . . . → Read More: Conservative war on ideas and the great leap backwards

DeSmogBlog: What To Expect When You’re Electing: Part 1 – What’s At Stake

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Environmental and energy issues became one of the central issues of the 2008 U.S. presidential election. While the economy itself took center stage, energy issues were right behind it, being pushed by the insufferable chant of “Drill baby drill.” In the four years that have followed, the U.S. has seen a . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: What To Expect When You’re Electing: Part 1 – What’s At Stake

DeSmogBlog: House Republicans Go All In With Dirty Energy Industry Bonanza Legislation

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The dirty energy industry might experience Christmas in June if House Republicans have their way. Earlier this month, members of the House Energy Action Team (HEAT) unveiled a “package” of legislation that includes numerous bills that would give the industry everything that they’ve dreamt of for years. The legislative initiative, known . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: House Republicans Go All In With Dirty Energy Industry Bonanza Legislation

DeSmogBlog: Coal Ash Sites Posing Increasing Dangers To Water Supplies, Public Health

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The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) has once again put together a fantastic report regarding water contamination near coal ash disposal sites.

Last year, the EIP released several reports showing that drinking water near coal ash disposal sites in states across America contained dangerous levels of heavy metals and other toxins, . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Coal Ash Sites Posing Increasing Dangers To Water Supplies, Public Health