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Lulz. Guns, ammo, sucession, quotes from Germans re debt, civil war - Doctor Radical
riots, the Gulf States of America. I can't decide if this is hysterical or damned depressing. ...


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Repudiation of Republican Party platform? - Doctor Radical
We will have a lot of time to dissect everything over the next year but it seems to be hard to argue that this election is not a direct repudiation of many republican ideas. Whether its taxes, gays, immigration, abortion, or defense, the republicans need to get their platform in order. ...


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So it's going to be one of those days on the poliboard - Doctor Radical
[quote] GOP talent Romney heading to Hurricane struck areas...Obama? Romney Ahead in Today's Rasmussen Poll How will the Dems answer the RNC? (Page 1 2 ) How crappy must a candidate be to be in danger of losing to Akin? The Liberals are freaking out and its comical Is there one "forward"...


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Texas Voter ID law struck down (same week as redistricting not pre-cleared) - Doctor Radical
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57503516/texas-voter-id-law-struck-down-in-federal-court/ (CBS/AP) WASHINGTON - A federal court has ruled against a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November. A three-judge...


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AP calls Texas Senate primary race for Cruz - Doctor Radical
And from the half-dozen to ten or so races I'm watching, all but one has been won by someone backed by Tea Party members. http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/july31_162_state.htm?x=0&y=1482&id=118 (edited to add primary in case anyone thought that senators were elected in July) ...


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Watson state legislator goes full derp on new education plan - Doctor Radical
http://livingstonparishnews.com/mobile/news/article_6c2da5fe-c1e5-11e1-ae3b-0019bb2963f4.html WATSON — Rep. Valarie Hodges, R-Watson, says she had no idea that Gov. Bobby Jindal’s overhaul of the state’s educational system might mean taxpayer support of Muslim schools. “I actually support fund...


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Follow up on previous thread re the graduate student in counseling and gay stuff - Doctor Radical
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/06/27/judge-rejects-anti-gay-students-suit-against-augusta-state tl;dr she lost A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former student who challenged the right of Augusta State University's counseling program to require all students to learn to trea...


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Texas Primary Day - Doctor Radical
Finally.....we've gotten to Texas Primary Day. Here is a link to a discussion of most of the relevant races. http://www.texastribune.org/texas-politics/2012-elections/primary-election-roundup/ The race getting top billing is the one to replace Kay Bailey for U.S. Senator. David Dewhurst (...


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CISPA passes House - Doctor Radical
The House on Thursday approved cybersecurity legislation that privacy groups have decried as a threat to civil liberties. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, sponsored by Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Maryland), passed on a vote of 248 to 168. ...


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Feds raiding Oaksterdam U. - Doctor Radical
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/local/east_bay&id=8604371&rss=rss-kgo-article-8604371 OAKLAND, Calif. -- Federal agents are carrying out an investigation at Oaksterdam University in Oakland this morning, Internal Revenue Service spokeswoman Arlette Lee said. Lee said the IRS, the...


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DOJ refuses preclearance for Texas Voter ID law (good article inside) - Doctor Radical
http://www.texastribune.org/texas-politics/voter-id/feds-reject-texas-voter-id-law/ The U.S. Department of Justice has rejected Texas' application for preclearance of its voter ID law, saying the state did not prove that the bill would not have a discriminatory effect on minority voters. “The ...


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Marijuana classification appealed to D.C. Court - Doctor Radical
Should be interesting to see how the DEA/Obama Administration ague this issue in court. Washington, DC -- The country's leading medical marijuana advocacy group, Americans for Safe Access (ASA), filed an appeal brief today in the D.C. Circuit to compel the federal government to reclassify mariju...


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Buddy Roemer doing an AMA on reddit in case anyone wants to read - Doctor Radical
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/o4gxr/iama_2012_gop_presidential_candidate_i_believe_in/ Looks like it started an hour ago. ...


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Interesting WSJ op ed and cspan video re the payroll tax issue - Doctor Radical
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204791104577110573867064702.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_RIGHTTopCarousel_1 GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell famously said a year ago that his main task in the 112th Congress was to make sure that President Obama would not be re-elected. Given how he and House S...


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Craig James files to run for U.S. Senate (Kay Bailey's seat) - Doctor Radical
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/espn-college-football-analyst-craig-james-to-run-for-us-senate-in-texas-gop-fundraiser-says/2011/12/19/gIQAvZ9h4O_story.html AUSTIN, Texas — Craig James has left his position at ESPN as a college football analyst to run for the U.S. Senate in Texas. ...


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Alabama immigration law nets first arrest - Doctor Radical
Coincidentally the arrest of a legal person. Alabama's controversial new immigration law is less than a week old and officials say they've already made their first arrest for its violation. A man identified as Yemeni national was arrested after he could produce no immigration papers. The ...


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Kyl's statement re defense cuts in super committee.... - Doctor Radical
He sat through endless hours of fruitless budget negotiations in the Biden deficit talks. Then he went repeatedly to the White House to seek an elusive bipartisan deal over the debt ceiling. And now he’s on the deficit supercommittee charged with finding at least $1.2 trillion in cuts by Thanksgivin...


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Article re Perry's potential problem concerning immigration - Doctor Radical
"Gov. Perry is very eager to appear tough on illegal immigration, but upon closer inspection he's part of the problem," complained William Gheen, who runs the North Carolina-based political action committee Americans for Legal Immigration. The group intends to educate conservative groups about candi...


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Interesting note on FAA shutdown and rural airports - Doctor Radical
Could put some "fiscal conservatives" at odds with programs in their own back yards: (plus from what I've read, this appears to be the biggest issue preventing the FAA budget from being approved) Construction projects at airports around the country have stopped and 4,000 employees of the Federal ...


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LulSec hacks into The Sun, reports Murdoch's death, and - Doctor Radical
threatens to release emails. [img]http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQVCge-aW-N3wH1aZ6ra1-xIGZY6A4BkSs3ABwXXPDHeZUyKGpg&t=1[/img] The hacktivists behind a hack on The Sun's website claim to have extracted an email archive which they plan to release later on Tuesday. News Internationa...


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