31 Mar 2012

No, please, keep fighting amongst yourselves, … just like the 1% want

Divide and conquer works.  And it works really well on the willfully ignorant and those that would cut off their nose to spite their face. Just read Esquire Magazine: Writer wanted to help convert class war into generational war. No skills required; pays top dollar..  Good piece.  Nice when FDL

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31 Mar 2012

Late Late Night FDL: Genial Genie

Yogi BearGenial Genie. This Hanna-Barbera cartoon was released on March 27, 1961.

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31 Mar 2012

Why has NOM’s chairperson been silent during scandal?

We’ve all missed one fact during the scandal this week involving the revelation of confidential documents leaking the National Organization for Marriage’s plans for homophobic race-baiting and other eyebrow-raising tactics to stop marriage equality. Where in the heck is NOM’s chair, John C. Eastman? We’ve read statements from NOM president

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31 Mar 2012

How Rick Santorum Ended Up Getting 8% in Puerto Rico

Most political observers will connect Puerto Rico’s strong pro-Romney vote to a recent Rick Santorum interview. In this interview Santorum argued that Puerto Rico needed to make English its official language before becoming a state.

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31 Mar 2012

Late Night FDL: Romney PAC Donated $10K to NOM Under the Radar, Fueling Anti-Gay Org’s Race-Based Strategy

A $10K PAC donation is exposed in never-before-seen National Organization for Marriage financial documents. The Human Rights Campaign was exclusively able to obtain the private 2008 IRS filing from NOM via a whistleblower. It shows a contribution from an obscure Alabama PAC belonging to Romney, rather than from Mittens himself.

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31 Mar 2012

In Praise of the Universal Surveillance State. No Shame in Our Game.

The left has fought tooth and nail as the proliferation of surveillance devices, both privately and publicly installed, continues apace.

I believe that this is an error.

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31 Mar 2012

Kochs, Lies, and Videotape

This week as I premiered my new film, Koch Brothers Exposed — the result of a year-long investigation on how two billionaires are using their wealth to corrupt democracy — Koch Industries has launched an attack on the film and me. The Kochs intimidate, they menace; they have a letter from their lawyer borderline threatening the media if it reports what’s in the film — and they always try to change the subject so their behavior can stay in the shadows: not only are they unwilling to accept my offer of a debate or interview, they also refuse to testify about their interest in the Keystone XL pipeline and may have to be dragged kicking and screaming into revealing their secret contributions to groups doing election work.

This time, the Kochs are using a technique I point out in the film: attacking to avoid dealing with the facts. They are dodging and distorting the truth to avoid confronting our findings on cancer, voting rights, civil rights, and more.

How? Let me count (some of) the ways.

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31 Mar 2012

Milestones, and Dreams in the midst of Reality

  Life is often measured and evaluated through what we refer to as milestones.  If you see life as a journey in the metaphorical sense, then the milestone is a marker, an indicator of distance between one place in life and another.  For practical purposes, all a milestone really is

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31 Mar 2012

This Is How Twisted Gingrich Is

Remember this whole thing about Gingrich saying that union janitors in schools should be fired and replaced with kids? When I read that, I could not stop thinking, “Where the heck is THAT coming from?”

Well, now we know.

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31 Mar 2012

Coming Attractions

Just a note that I will be hosting an FDL Book Salon with Tracie McMillan on Sunday, May 6, where we will be discussing her book The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table What if you can’t afford nine-dollar tomatoes? That was

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