Archive for January, 2012

January 31, 2012

Newt Gingrich Denied the “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor Guitarist and is now being sued!

Survivor guitarist Frankie Sullivan is suing Newt Gingrich over the politicians use of “Eye of the Tiger” at his campaign rallies. Gingrich isn’t the first politician to walk this line.

January 31, 2012

Are the Oligarchs now openly talking about a coup d’etat in America?

According to Article 2 – Section 4 of the United States Constitution, “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” Did you understand that? A President can be impeached if he is convicted of treason – bribery – or other high crimes and misdemeanors. Any other attempt to remove the President from office absent of these crimes would not be an impeachment…instead it would be a coup d’etat. Enter multi-millionaire Republican lobbyist Grover Norquist stage right – the guy famous for corraling nearly every single Republican in Congress together to sign his pledge against raising taxes.

At the end of last week in an interview with the right-wing National Journal – Grover Norquist called for the impeachment of President Obama. Not for treason – or bribery – or high crimes and misdemeanors – not for any real impeachable offense – but only because the President might raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires back to where they were during the Clinton administration – to 39%. As Norquist said, “Obama can sit there and let all the tax [cuts] lapse, and then the Republicans will have enough votes in the Senate in 2014 to impeach.” Again – Grover Norquist is calling for the impeachment of the President of the United States jsut for making millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share in taxes – making millionaires and billionaires pay just 39% in taxes instead of 35% in taxes.

January 31, 2012

The Florida Tea Party to Vote Against Mitt Romney now but not in the General Election.

Florida may have the largest Tea Party population in the country. But in the group’s failure to rally around a single Republican candidate other than Mitt Romney, their vote may not matter.

January 30, 2012

Andrew Breitbart: Champion of Right Wing Hollywood. Cross Burning Victims? Not So Much.

Anti-racist author, activist and teacher Tim Wise on racism, the history and social perception of government programs, group based failure and more talk about everyone’s favorite whipping boy, Andrew Breitbart.

For the rest of the Tim Wise interview…

check out: http://majority.fm/2012/01/30/130-tim-wise-on-racism-obama-ron-paul/

January 30, 2012

Rights groups slam new US voter restrictions

US civil rights groups have been criticising new laws, backed by Republicans, that could deny millions of people their right to vote in dozens of states in the country.

A wave of restrictive laws passed in Republican-held state legislatures will mean that a disproportionate number of ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, the elderly and the young will find voting difficult and in many cases impossible.

Among the legislations is a requisite that aspiring voters present a state-issued photo identification card to cast their ballot. That could affect around 21 millions who do not have the necessary ID.

The apparent reason for the ID requisite is to prevent voter fraud, yet an extensive analysis by the US Justice Department.found that incidents of vote fraud are exceedingly rare and that the new laws would not solve the registration issues.

Some analysts say the restrictions would have a severe impact on the country’s presidential vote set for November in the favor of Republicans.

Al Jazeera‘s Rob Reynold traveled to the state of Wisconsin, where he spoke to one American woman whose right to vote may have been stripped by the new restrictions

January 29, 2012

The GOP Campaign gets dirtier – Romney Calls Gingrich ‘Goldilocks’

Campaigning two days ahead of the Florida Republican presidential primary, Mitt Romney compared rival Newt Gingrich to “Goldilocks” over his complaints about last week’s debates.

January 26, 2012

Senator Objects To Historic Prayer

Minnesota State Senator Scott Dibble objects to the reading of a prayer that was the first prayer given in the US congress in 1774. Senator Dibble reminds the body that the Minnesota Consitution prohibits the promotion of a particular religion which is what he says this prayer does.

January 26, 2012

Gabrielle Giffords says goodbye

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January 26, 2012

Iraqis Outraged as Haditha Massacre Trial Ends in No Jail Time for Accused Marines

The last of the U.S. marines charged in the 2005 Haditha massacre of 24 Iraqi civilians, Staff Sergeant Frank Wuterich, received no jail time after he pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty and avoiding charges of involuntary manslaughter. Under his sentencing, Wuterich now faces a maximum penalty of a demotion to the rank of private. The victims, including women and children, were killed when the marines burst into their homes and shot them dead in their nightclothes. Wuterich allegedly led the Haditha massacre and was the last defendant to face charges. Six other marines have had their charges dropped or dismissed, while another soldier was acquitted. “[Iraqi] outrage is perfectly understandable,” says Tim McGirk, the Time magazine reporter who broke the story on the Haditha massacre. “Here is a case where so many Iraqis were killed, women and children, old men, and yet what’s happened? Most of the charges have been dismissed, and Wuterich was basically given a slap on the wrist.”

January 23, 2012

SuperPACS:American Elections Bought and Sold for Profit

How have Super PACs changed the face of campaigns? Are there too many Super PACs? How have they changed the tone of the debate? Do the ads they produce really help Americans figure out who is a better candidate? And can voters see who’s spending these unlimited amounts of money on campaigns?