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(This post was prepared in collaboration with Dan Drinkard) Congress now speaks at almost a full grade level lower than it did just seven years ago, with the most conservative members of Congress speaking on average at the lowest grade level, according to a new Sunlight Foundation analysis of the Congressional Record using Capitol Words . Of course, what some might interpret as a dumbing down of Congress, others will see as more effective communications. And lawmakers of both parties still speak over the heads of the average American, who reads at between at 8 th and 9 th grade level.
Hoo, boy, as Mad Magazine used to say.
We recently brought you Michele Bachmann’s encounter with some Occupiers at one of her campaign stops.
One year at Princeton University: $37,000.
Laurie Penny is one of a number of women writers who have decided to go public with their concerns. Photograph: Guardian
By People & Power reporter Bob Abeshouse Charles and David Koch are each worth about $25bn, which makes them the fourth richest Americans. When you combine their fortunes, they are the third wealthiest people in the world.
American Nazi Party Endorses Occupy Wall Street‘s ’Courage,‘ Tells Members to Support Protests and Fight ’Judeo-Capitalist Banksters’The Blaze has been reporting on the numerous incidents of anti-Semitism taking place during the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests and similar demonstrations throughout the country. Now, it appears the movement has been given the nod of approval from the American Nazi Party itself. In a message posted Thursday on its official website , organization head Rocky Suhayda said members of the “pro-white” movement should join and support the Occupy demonstrators because they share a common enemy: The “judeo-capitalist banksters.”
Occupy Wall Street last night outside Cipriani's, where New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was at a gala dinner (Photo: J.B. Nicholas/Splash News) See also Occupy Wall Street Special: Canadian Caption Writer Goes Rogue and Takes Down Celebrities Occupy Wall Street (and Beyond): Is It Now "We are the World"?
The thousands of indefatigable Wall Street protestors, risking their eyes and recording equipment against Wall Street’s personal jack-booted thugs in the NYPD, recently garnered even more support– the US Marines. That’s the type of support that may make an NYPD cop think twice before he decides to go all Tiananmen Square on a group of teenage girls, armed with chalk and cardboard signs (maybe it’s because they are spelled properly?).
Main Street A project of Working America Clocking Out: Eternal Recurrence of Budget Fights Edition
At last night’s Republican-candidates debate, a question from a gay veteran of the Iraq war provoked boos.
Saturday Night Live is back, and they commemorated it by covering “the 7th or 8th” GOP debate. Bill Hader’s Shep Smith hosted this debate, which was between Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and “six other people who’ll never be president!”
Vampire movies and television programs may be all the rage right now, but not one of them has anything on a good old-fashioned audience of Republican debate watchers. In a rather shocking - yet sadly, not surprising - display of the bloodlust and viciousness usually reserved for members of law enforcement pulling over a driving-while-soused Mel Gibson, the so-called "party of life" has seen its most ardent adherents at the past few GOP debates belching out blood-curdling cheers in favor of untimely death and boos for soldiers serving-while-gay.
Tea Party darling Andrew Breitbart fantasized about killing Liberals — and especially union members — claiming that conservatives outnumber Liberals, and are the ones who have guns.
9:53: Asked what he’d bring to the White House, Cain said: “I would bring a sense of humor to the White House because America is too uptight.” 9:52: This would have been a good time for Newt to scold the media for asking stupid questions.