30 Jun 2012

Post Romney win, Senate GOP Will Use 50 vote Reconciliation to Repeal Obamacare

The mandate is now a tax per the Supreme Court and can be repealed by the GOP via a 50 vote Senate reconciliation plus GOP VP vote, but can reconciliation repeal the whole bill? Reconciliation (a 1974 law) is interpreted under Senate Rules as reserved strictly for budget-related measures that

30 Jun 2012

The Right’s Dominance of France

The fact that Hollande barely defeated one of the most unpopular presidents in French history says something about France. Indeed, the right has dominated the left throughout the history of French presidential elections.

30 Jun 2012

Late Late Night FDL: Lambert the Sheepish Lion

Lambert The Sheepish Lion. This Walt Disney Productions cartoon was released on February 8, 1952.

30 Jun 2012

Late Night: Bad Lip Reading

George W. and Billy C.

30 Jun 2012

WTO Un-COOL: Rules Against Popular U.S. Meat Labeling Law

The World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a final ruling today against the U.S. country-of-origin labeling (COOL) law. This popular pro-consumer policy, which informs shoppers where meat and other foods were raised or grown, enjoys the support of 93% of Americans, according to a 2010 Consumers Union poll. Now Congress must gut or change the law to avoid the application of punitive trade sanctions.

30 Jun 2012

Raising Arizona – and Ohio and Kansas and Pennsylvania and Florida and …..

This is kind of a continuation of the previous blog I did but more of a comparison and I will freely admit from my perspective as a Baby Boomer.  I was fascinated by the article in the New Yorker on Spoiled Children by Elizabeth Kolbert. When I was growing up,

30 Jun 2012

A Texas Abortion

This is my story of getting an abortion in Texas, of my rights being exercised. Even with the laws in place to convince me otherwise, I still made the right decision no matter how much it hurt. I believe I have the right to go through this painful experience without paternalistic intervention “for my own good” as I am solely responsible for myself and my body.

30 Jun 2012

Branson Of Virgin Enterprises says Drug War a Failure

Stating that if he personally was running a business that did not succeed or do anything profitable, he would have to shut it down, Richard Branson denounces the Drug War.     http://www.activistpost.com/2012/06/richard-branson-says-war-on-drugs-is.html

30 Jun 2012

#NatGat Livestream: Police Brutality

There’s something Orwellian about a government that arrests its citizens right in front of symbols of liberty.

30 Jun 2012

America Unfriends K-Mart Kardashian

Looks like turnabout is fair play and so this time it is America that has quit on a Palin and not the other way around as Lifetime TV (Television For Idiots!) has moved Bristol Daenerys Meth-Born of House Palin and her baby dragon’s teevee show to a later time-slot because