[Welcome Max Blumenthal , and Host Watertiger - bev] "The lust for power is not rooted in strength but in weakness. It is the expression of the individual self to stand alone and live. FDL Book Salon Welcomes Max Blumenthal, Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement That Shattered the Party
Reagan Revolution Home To Roost -- In Charts It seems that you can look at a chart of almost anything and right around 1981 or soon after you’ll see the chart make a sharp change in direction, and probably not in a good way. And I really do mean almost anything , from economics to trade to infrastructure to … well almost anything . I spent some time looking for charts of things, and here are just a few examples. In each of the charts below look for the year 1981, when Reagan took office.
White America Has Lost Its Mind About 12:01 on the afternoon of January 20, 2009, the white American mind began to unravel. Todd Harrison (iStockphoto) Will someone please throw a butterfly net over Palin, Limbaugh, Beck, DeLay, and Schlessinger?
Sarah Palin; drawing by John Springs When she was good, She was very good indeed, But when she was bad she was horrid. Sarah and Her Tribe - The New York Review of Books
Fox manipulates video to attack Obama Media Matters has caught another Fox fabrication .
If conservatives don't want to be seen as bitter people who cling to their guns and religion and anti-immigrant sentiments, they should stop being bitter and clinging to their guns, religion and anti-immigrant sentiments. The GOP: divorced from reality
Dear Republican Leaders: The Republican Party has become the party dedicated to sabotaging the American future. Frank Schaeffer: Open Letter to the Republican Traitors (From a Former Republican)
Bush Proposes Budget With $400B Deficit, Education, Health, Housing And Anti-Poverty Programs Face Budget Squeeze In $3 Trillion Blueprint The spiraling growth of Medicare and the high cost of renewing President Bush's tax cuts are squeezing popular education, health, housing and anti-poverty programs in the budget blueprint that he hands lawmakers Monday.
White House blocks inquiry into construction of $736m embassy in Iraq | World news This computer generated architectural rendering recently posted on the architect's web site reportedly shows the pool house in the American Embassy complex in Baghdad, Iraq, currently under construction. Photograph: AP The Bush administration is blocking an inquiry into the delay-plagued construction of the $736m US embassy in Baghdad, a senior Democrat in Congress said today.
A new study out of Yale University confirms what argumentative liberals have long-known: Offering reality-based rebuttals to conservative lies only makes conservatives cling to those lies even harder. Dan Sweeney: There's No Arguing With Conservatives ... No, Seriously, Scientific Studies Prove It
Eschaton Since it's the controversy of the day, let me make my views more clear.