| Political Talk|| My party has lost its soul: Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and the victory of Wall S - UncleFestersLegs on 7/30/14 at 9:31 am|
[link=(http://www.salon.com/2014/07/27/my_party_has_lost_its_soul_bill_clinton_barack_obama_and_the_victory_of_wall_street_democrats/)]A former Clinton aide on how Democrats lost their way chasing Wall Street cash[/link]
[quote]One reason we know voters will embrace populism is that they already ...
| Political Talk|| Hookers and blow - UncleFestersLegs on 5/23/14 at 12:06 pm|
You really cant make this stuff up:
[quote]Italy will include prostitution and illegal drug sales in the gross domestic product calculation this year, a boost for its chronically stagnant economy and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s effort to meet deficit targets.
Drugs, prostitution and smuggling ...
| Political Talk|| Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014 - UncleFestersLegs on 4/29/14 at 1:42 pm|
U.S. Sen. Ed Markey wants to empower an obscure federal agency to begin scouring the Internet, TV and radio for speech it finds threatening — a plan met with jeers from defenders of the First Amendment. Here we add one more incredulous voice to the chorus.
The “Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014” p...
| Political Talk|| Russia prepares to attack the petrodollar - UncleFestersLegs on 4/4/14 at 2:00 pm|
[quote]Rosneft has recently signed a series of big contracts for oil exports to China and is close to signing a “jumbo deal” with Indian companies. In both deals, there are no US dollars involved. Reuters reports, that Russia is close to entering a goods-for-oil swap transaction with Iran that will ...
| Political Talk|| Diversity and Equity - UncleFestersLegs on 3/13/14 at 11:13 am|
College cancels diversity ‘happy hour’ after learning event coordinators intended to exclude white people
[quote]South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is located in Olympia, Washington. Amongst the many offices the college provides is the Diversity & Equity Center (DEC), which is described ...
| Political Talk|| Obama Democrats’ troubling view on work - UncleFestersLegs on 2/11/14 at 12:37 pm|
[quote]All true and yet, as Carney’s defense showed, something much, much larger is at play. The impacts are symptoms. [b]The disease is that leading Democrats view fewer workers and more dependency as a good thing.[/b] That attitude largely explains slow economic growth, record-low labor rates and ...
| Political Talk|| NSA snooping 'illegal, violates privacy' - UncleFestersLegs on 1/23/14 at 9:20 pm|
[quote]A report released by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board concluded the NSA's huge phone metadata program is illegal in several ways, and provides little or no value to the fight against terrorism.
The 238-page report said the program "has shown minimal value in safeguarding t...
| Political Talk|| Looting the Pension Funds - UncleFestersLegs on 9/27/13 at 9:27 am|
All across America, Wall Street is grabbing money meant for public workers
[quote]In the final months of 2011, almost two years before the city of Detroit would shock America by declaring bankruptcy in the face of what it claimed were insurmountable pension costs, the state of Rhode Island took bol...
| Political Talk|| Who runs the Fed? - UncleFestersLegs on 9/5/13 at 1:01 pm|
[quote] Russia's finance minister says President Barack Obama assured G-20 leaders that the United States will be scaling back its stimulus policy gradually so as not to impair global economic recovery. The prospect of the U.S. Federal Reserve scaling back its policy of quantitative easing has damp...
| Political Talk|| Senate Dems Have as Much to Explain as the IRS - UncleFestersLegs on 5/15/13 at 12:48 pm|
Democrats didn't waste any time springing into action. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus of Montana, for example, vowed congressional hearings and called the IRS actions "an outrageous abuse of power and a breach of the public's trust."
Over the last three years, Democratic...
| Political Talk|| Horse-Slaughter Plant’s Lawyer Says Opening Three Weeks Away - UncleFestersLegs on 3/19/13 at 1:40 pm|
[quote]The company is one of several that have applied to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to slaughter horses, a practice that ended in 2007 after Congress defunded government inspections at the facilities. That measure lapsed in 2011. [/quote]
[quote]Four lawmakers this week introduced legislat...
| Political Talk|| Pelosi Backed Boehner's Tax Cut Proposal - UncleFestersLegs on 12/18/12 at 11:41 am|
[quote]WASHINGTON — Speaker of the House John Boehner's "Plan B" to avert the fiscal cliff would cut taxes for incomes under $1 million — a higher threshold than the White House demands, but one that had a powerful backer, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
In May, Pelosi sent Boehner a letter...