Speaker Boehner’s office must be fielding thousands of phone calls today since the government shutdown began at midnight. I am sure the staffers are overwhelmed, but it might behoove them to change their voice mail choices when they are likely to be fielding calls from angry Americans. For this recording, I chose number three. He […]
There are 48 million Americans who are food insecure, which means that they don’t always know where they will get their next meal. While many Americans are aware of this, it is virtually impossible to really understand how difficult it is unless you have been on SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits, formerly known as […]
Yesterday I did a story about a horrible image that the Heterosexual Awareness Month (HAM) Facebook page had posted. When I checked for the image today, it had been removed. Great news, right? Well, it was short-lived. They posted a new image today in which they put both pictures side by side and claimed that […]
The people (that may be generous) over at Heterosexual Awareness Month have really outdone themselves this time. They posted this photo on their Facebook page on Tuesday: It doesn’t take much to figure out that this image is likely altered, right? I don’t know if they thought it was believable enough to try to get […]
Breastfeeding is the preferred method for feeding your infant child and is recommended whenever possible. This is particularly true for women in developing nations where mixing formula with parasite-laden water can lead to the child’s death. Here in America where we have a plethora of clean water options the American Academy of Pediatrics still recommends […]
When PFC LaVena Johnson died in Iraq, the Army told her parents she had committed suicide, but the condition of her body told a completely different story. She had bruising on her face, around her nose and mouth, and several loose teeth. The bullet wound looked more like an entrance wound from a small pistol […]
If at first you don’t succeed, hide it and hide it again; it the bill seems to be the GOP’s new motto. Texas tried to sneak through anti-choice legislation at the end of a special session and changed the time stamp to make it look like it passed in time. Then North Carolina tried to […]
Obama had strong words for those who would say that addressing climate change would decimate industry in our country.
Sebastien De La Cruz, who was the target of vitriolic rants on social media after his incredible rendition of the Star Spangled Banner on Tuesday, will be back tonight to sing the National Anthem. According to Jeanne Jakle at My San Antonio, a reliable source has confirmed he will perform encore performance at tonight’s playoff […]
In a ruling that is a victory for everyone who suffers from a genetic predisposition to disease, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled today that human genes cannot be patented. The case that was argued before the court on April 15, 2013 questioned whether Myriad Genetics had the right to patent the BRCA1 […]
When Darius Rucker of Hootie & the Blowfish had to bow out of singing the National Anthem for game 3 of the NBA finals, the San Antonio Spurs asked Sebastien De La Cruz to fill in. Sebastien, best known for appearing on America’s Got Talent last year, agreed to open the game for his beloved […]
Alabama was still dealing with the fallout from the Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent oil spill when Plains Southcap, LLC sought permits to build a tar sands pipeline under the Mobile River and another one from?Ten Mile Terminal in Mobile , Alabama to the Chevron Refinery in Pascagoula, Mississippi. These permits were granted and the […]
Genetically modified foods (GMO) have been the focus of increasing protests and legislation in the United States but have been banned or labeled in 62 countries (as of late 2012) already. Wheat is one of the few crops grown in the U.S. that is not genetically modified primarily because other countries are openly hostile to […]
Michele Bachmann announced today that she will not be running for re-election in 2014. In her parting video she stated that she will “continue to fight to protect innocent human life, traditional marriage, family values, religious liberty, and academic excellence” and “over the next 18 months I will continue to work 100-hour weeks.”
The proposed Keystone XL Pipeline has been the subject of increasing criticism and protest since September 2008 when TransCanada first submitted an application for a Presidential Permit. The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for this application was the subject of a State Department Inspector General investigation after the New York Times reported that there were significant […]
In March the State Department issued a very controversial report stating that the environmental risks of the Keystone XL were minimal. This report was so controversial that the EPA sent a letter to the State Department urging a more thorough assessment of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Which is a polite way of saying, “You guys […]
Bob Dole told Chris Wallace on Sunday that they “ought to put a sign on the National Committee doors that says ‘Closed for Repairs.’” He went on to say that the party needed to come up with some ideas and positive agendas. ?He is not alone. Only 23% of Americans think that the Republican Party […]
Millions of people around the world joined together on Saturday, May 25, 2013 to March Against Monsanto. Tami Canal created a Facebook page on February 28, 2013 with the hope of organizing a few thousand people to protest. Her page now boasts over 150,000 likes and the march was a resounding success!
Michele Bachmann’s failed Presidential Campaign is already under investigation by several agencies for both ethics violations and illegal activity. Now the FBI has contacted former staff members for interviews.
The Republicans have voted 37 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act but seem unaffected by the threatened sequester and a new report confirms that GOP obstructionism is unprecedented! A Twitterbomb was initiated by Unite Blue at 8:00 Eastern time to get #DoYourJobGOP to trend on Twitter. The result?