While I’m sure many liberals who come across this headline will have some response like “Duh” or “Tell me something I didn’t already know, ” I think it’s time to put hyperbole aside and get real for a moment. Sure, for a while many liberals have called tea party supporters domestic terrorists and have accused …
Why the BLM Battle at Bundy Ranch Matters
A 20-year feud between private rancher Cliven Bundy, 68, and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) turned violent late last week when hundreds of armed Americans came together in support of Bundy, whose cattle were being removed from federal land by court order for illegal grazing.
If Bundy is going to get technical about who owns the land his cows are grazing on, he may want to have a conversation with Native American tribal members and send his money to them …
Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she was interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.
Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.
Help drop the child abuse charges against Shanesha Taylor by signing this petition at change.org. Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/bill-montgomery-drop-the-child-abuse-charges-against-shanesha-taylor?recruiter=13739587&utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition
The hypocrisy knows no bounds.
Beginning last summer, and continuing unabated until a few weeks ago, conservatives undertook a variety of efforts (both subtle and explicit) to discourage people, particularly young people, from enrolling in ACA-compliant health plans.
The idea was to deny state-based insurance markets critical mass, and sound risk pools, and send them into actuarial death spirals. In almost every instance, conservatives were appealing to strangers to undertake considerable personal risk in service of dubious ideological principles.
Though these efforts failed to achieve the larger goal, they almost certainly succeeded at convincing some people to skip Obamacare. And when confronted about the recklessness of their strategy, the most unscrupulous conservatives would say, No biggie! Obamacare allows people to enroll after they get sick or injured. So there’s no risk at all.
This was a lie. And if it weren’t such a dangerous lie, I’d be amused to find that conservatives now want you to be outraged about the fact that the Affordable Care Act creates limited open-enrollment periods each year to prohibit precisely that kind of free riding.[read more]
This is how the right planned it all along. It’s one of their favorite tactics. Kind of like throwing a wrench into a machine and then freaking out that the machine isn’t working.
Measles was considered eliminated at the turn of the millenium. Now it’s back, thanks to the loons to refuse to vaccinate their children.
"Over a dozen people around Los Angeles have been diagnosed with measles already this year, nearly half of them intentionally unvaccinated.”
We hate to be the kind of folks who say, “We told you so,” but. We told you so.
see this is why we need to bring science back into the public schools
Conservative consistent lack of logic.
Republicans get their “facts” mixed up so frequently, you’d almost swear they’re always distorting the truth on purpose
DC-based super-lobbyist Grover Norquist should get someone to edit his letters before he sends them to Missouri. http://ift.tt/1hFmz8j
Cliven Bundy needs a civics class.
You can have Red States remove voting booths, reduce voting times, make it harder to vote on every level and Republicans never mention rights or oppressive government.
But ask a fat-cat rancher who has been mooching off government land for 20 years and Conservatives question the existence of the United States.
Further context: The land is federal land, has been since 1848. By his own admission his “ancestral claim” only goes back to 1877. So when his ancestors started grazing their cattle on that land, it had already been federal land for 29 years.