Archive for August, 2011

Rick Perry Not Ready For Primetime

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economic crisis, Economic recovery, Perry, Video

What is with you Texans and your Governors? Jeezus… Here’s the video… If the vid doesn’t play…here’s basically what he said… Texas Governor Rick Perry, who entered the presidential campaign on Saturday, appeared to suggest a violent response would be warranted should Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke “print more money” between now and the election. […]

August 16th, 2011 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Warren Buffett: Why Am I Not Being Taxed More?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Republicans, Taxes, tea party

An amazing editorial was published the New York Times yesterday. Not just because Warren Buffett lays waste to nearly every single “taxation kills investment” argument…but because he has lost his patience with those who don’t understand history. To start… While the poor and middle class fight for us in Afghanistan, and while most Americans struggle […]

August 15th, 2011 | Permalink| 43 Comments »

Tim Pawlenty Calls It Quits For 2012; Possible Senate Run In The Future?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Pawlenty, Republicans

Following a very disappointing Straw poll showing yesterday, the Minnesota Governor says it’s time to move on. From NY Times: Just hours after his third-place finish in Iowa, Mr. Pawlenty said on ABC’s “This Week” program that his message “didn’t get the kind of traction we needed and hoped for” in order to continue. “There […]

August 14th, 2011 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Did You See The Fox News Republican Debate Last Night?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Debates, Republicans, Video

No, neither did I…but I did watch it online thanks to the YouTubes… Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10 If Repubs want to win, they’ll take a hard look at Jon Huntsman. Romney has a decent shot too. Everybody else just […]

August 12th, 2011 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

Poll: Americans Seem To Be Blaming Repubs For Political Gridlock

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, Polls, Republicans

According to a new CNN poll, Republicans favorability ratings are tanking… A lot of that anger seems directed toward the GOP. According to the survey, favorable views of the Republican party dropped eight points over the past month, to 33 percent. Fifty-nine percent say they have an unfavorable view of the Republican party, an all-time […]

August 9th, 2011 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Narco Subs — Or How Cocaine Gets to the USA (Infographic)

By Greg Voakes | Related entries in Drugs

All of the pop culture references in modern American society could give you a broad idea of how drugs get into the USA, but this infographic breaks down all the specifics, right down to the latrine buckets used inside of these small submarines. Tweet

August 8th, 2011 | Permalink| No Comments »

If Credit Downgrade Happens, Will Republicans Accept Tax Increases?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Republicans, Taxes

This just in from Jake Tapper… A government official tells ABC News that the federal government is expecting and preparing for bond rating agency Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the rating of US debt from its current AAA value. Officials reasons given will be the political confusion surrounding the process of raising the debt ceiling, […]

August 5th, 2011 | Permalink| 88 Comments »

Rick Perry’s College Transcripts Cause For Concern?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Perry

Okay, I know the title seems leading as if the answer should be, “Why yes, they should be,” but I’m genuinely posing the question. Basically, is your academic prowess in your late teens and early 20s really important to being a viable presidential candidate? Huff Post got ahold of the grades and they’re pretty bad. […]

August 5th, 2011 | Permalink| 4 Comments »

GOP mind trick

By donar | Related entries in News

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August 5th, 2011 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Hypothetically speaking – “Americans Elect” could disenfranchise New York (or any other state) in the 2012 presidential election.

By mw | Related entries in Bloomberg, New York

It is November 7, 2012. A plurality of the people of New York state have voted to put their confidence in AE candidate Michael Bloomberg. In a close election, neither Democratic candidate Barack Obama or Republican candidate Mitt Romney have secured a majority of electoral votes. New York’s 31 electoral votes will now determine who will be president. Yet by AE bylaws, Michael Bloomberg is now sidelined and will not decide how to cast the New York electoral votes on behalf of the people of New York. Instead, it is the Americans Elect delegates who will decide whether Obama or Romney receive New York’s 31 electoral votes and the presidency. As a practical matter, the people of the state of New York will be completely disenfranchised in the 2012 electoral college vote.

August 4th, 2011 | Permalink| 2 Comments »