Tag: Democrats

OFA, 3rd District Residents, push Rep. Lipinski on Immigration Reform

#DREAMer Marnee Ostoa tells her #AmericanStory
(PICTURES following text) From the OFA official press release : On Monday, July 1, 2013 after the winning vote for comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate, Organizing for Action – Illinois, Chicago 1st Ward Alderman Joe Moreno and local community members held an event calling on Rep. Lipinski to continue support for CIR.  Sixty-eight Senators banded together in voting for a... Read more »

A Gun or a 92-Year-Old African American Woman: Which is more dangerous?

You’re not going to believe this, but a recent CNN hidden camera investigation, seemed to confirm what this recent Toronto Star investigation, this Rossen  investigation, this ABC investigation, this mass shooting, this mass shooting, this mass shooting…and this mass shooting –and thousands upon thousands of other shootings– appeared to unmistakably  indicate: It’s easy to purchase a... Read more »

An Open Letter to Young Voters

Look-I get it… For you guys…. voting is soooo 2008. Four whole years ago…a time when MySpace had more users than Twitter, two times as many Blackberrys were sold as iPhones, and The Learning Channel actually featured informative programming devoid of unsightly parents living vicariously through their small children. Ah it seems like so long... Read more »

Don't tell "jokes" about assassinating the President of the United States

Yesterday, hours after police arrested Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, 21, for firing shots at the White House, Lauren Pierce, president of the College Republicans at University of Texas at Austin, thought it would be funny to tweet this : “Y’all as tempting as it may be, don’t shoot Obama. We need him to go down in... Read more »

The Right's "Vacation" from Facts/History Continues

In an egregious act unbefitting of the highest office in the land, President Obama shamelessly has decided to take his wife and kids to Martha’s Vineyard for….wait for it…a week’s vacation. I don’t know who this President thinks he is….taking a vacation with his family. Thirty-One months into his term, and this President has already... Read more »

The Current State of Debt Ceiling/Budget Talks (PICTURE)

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Hey you Disingenuous De-facto Domestic Terrorists-We Know this isn’t About Small Businesses (or America)

So as we enter the 4th quarter in this all too predictable game of chicken between Republicans and Democrats over the debt ceiling, (and the ostensibly primary issue of the budget deficit), we’re hearing much of the same disingenuous rhetoric from the Right, as we did during crunch time of last year’s Tax debate. Here’s... Read more »

Guess What I Am

Hypocrisy bothers me, selectively applied “principles”  and incongruent positions offend my sensibilities. I don’t subscribe to the adage “Do as I say, not as I do”. I don’t equate universal health care with Adolf Hitler or the Nazi party; I want to recognize the connection,  I really do, but as of now it eludes me.... Read more »

Not all Sex Scandals are Created Equal-Context Matters

I was wrong. Anthony Weiner was wrong. I didn’t think Rep. Weiner was dumb enough, reckless enough, and frankly, naïve enough, to have engaged in such behavior. Regrettably he was  all of the above. He has let down all those who defended him, and he has moreover let down  his wife and his family. To... Read more »
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