Merry Fracking Christmas, Governor Quinn

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Elves erected a fracking well on Governor Pat Quinn's lawn earlier today in recognition of his enthusiastic advocacy for launching an Illinois fracking boom. No more artificial green for Quinn this...

 

Congress Brakes for Break, But Is Already Broken

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A year after the Newtown massacre, Congress still hasn't passed sensible gun laws. A year after the GOP announced a change of heart, Congress has done nothing on immigration reform. A year after...

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NSA Task Force Recommations - File Attached

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President Obama’s National Security Agency task force offered some major reforms for the beleaguered National Security Agency (NSA). Download the full report now. Do you think these recommendations...

 

Go Pro Camera Raffle Contest

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To all current and potential users, THE POLITICUS would like to announce a raffle contest to win a brand new Go Pro Camera pictured above. How do I enter? 1. Sign on 2. Submit a Blog, Poll or even a...

 

Upside Downtrodden - episode 72

EPISODE 72 TOPICS: CORTICOOL YOUR JETS TRUMP RUMP, OVERLAY REASONS TO COMMIT TREASONS ON HOLIDAY SEASONS, ADJUSTING OUR SIGHTS ON GUN VIOLENCE SOLUTIONS, WEDGED BETWEEN OBESE PASSENGERS IN A PLANE ON...

 

Falling Through the Cracks: My Healthcare Marketplace Story

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I'm one of the people who won't be getting health insurance through the Affordable Care Act next year. I would really like to have insurance, but it's not possible. I'm currently part time employed...

 

Religious Freedom in Michigan Public Schools

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Have you heard the wonderful news? Today the state senate in the great state of Michigan passed a bill that would provide religious freedom in schools! That's right, now everyone is free to express...

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The World Misses Mandela, While Some Miss The Point

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As the world marks the passing of a historic figure, a man who united through words and action, some critics decided that the real story is who the American President shook hands with. As the world...

 

Fracking subsidies cut in budget deal

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I read at Think Progress how the federal budget deal isn't great news for clean energy, but it does eliminate funding for a fossil fuel subsidy program, the Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural...

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Political Planner

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DECEMBER 2013 December 2, 2013: A cruise fundraiser is held for Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) December 3, 2013: Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) hosts a luncheon fundraiser in Washington, D.C. December 3, 2013...

 

Upside Downtrodden - episode 71

EPISODE 71 TOPICS: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME DIES WHEN YOU'RE NOT HAVING FUN, THIS IS THE END OF A SURPRISINGLY FUNNY MOVIE, GOODBYE FLYCATCHER IN THE RYE, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY VALUATION, UNCLE SAM...

 

Right wing blog caught plagiarizing me, accuses me of lying, but google cache

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I'm going to warn you up front that this is a petty, trivial post but you may get a laugh out of it like I did. Friday evening I wrote on my blog about a proposal to rename a major Chicago roadway...

 

Chicago and Southern Illinois Hearings Show Unity Against Fracking

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Cross-posted from Huffington Post At two public hearings on proposed regulation, residents of Chicago and southern Illinois showed they stand united against fracking in the Land of Lincoln. The crowd...

 

Fed publicizes plans for additional economic stimulation

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The Federal Reserve said that it arranged the choice of more economic easing following the release of August's poor jobs report. Those efforts have been formulated, and were publicized on Thurs...

 

Could Energy Prices be Linked to the Average Wage?

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The Tory reaction to Labour’s proposed freeze on energy prices has been remarkably hostile. Bills are rising, cases of hypothermia are growing and preventable deaths are increasing. If the debate...

 

The Party of Nope vs Hope and the Pope

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While Fox News trumps up a War on Christmas, the Corporatocracy wages a war on Thanksgiving, expanding Black Friday into Bleak Thursday as workers leave family tables for retail spectacles. While...

 

The impossible task of making fracking safe

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The hearing on Illinois' proposed fracking rules at Rend Lake Community College featured two speakers who support fracking and an evening full of residents determined to stop fracking from coming to...

The GOP needs to ultimatly answer why they dismiss the U. S. Constitution.
 

Why the GOP dismisses the U. S. Constitution...

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The Republican party today is so ideologically driven, they completely dismiss the Constitution of the United States when they try to implement Legislation, or they disagree with the rights of the...

 

Mormon Bishop Posing As Homeless Man Rebuffed by Congregation

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A bishop in a Mormon church outside Salt Lake City has shined a light on the hypocrisy and selfishness of members of his church by dressing as a homeless man and gauging their reactions to him. David...

 

Southern Illinois Unprepared for Social Costs of Fracking Boom

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There's an excellent piece on Huffington Post by...oh wait...it's by me! I'm on HuffPo! Woohoo! Yeah, I'm pretty excited. I have a favor to ask, but first a clip. The Illinois Coalition Against...

 

Upside Downtrodden - episode 70

EPISODE 70 TOPICS: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED PITCH MAN, EPISODE 69 HANGOVER, IS IT REALLY A SECRET IF IT IS OPEN?, BLACK-CHESTED PARAKEET EXPERIENCING EXTREME PREJUDICE, WE VISIT THE BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD...

 

Illinois Should Celebrate a French Colonial Thanksgiving (And Ditch Pilgrim Propaganda)

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Why should Illinoisans think about New England pilgrims on Thanksgiving? The common theme of pilgrims having a traditional harvest celebration with Native Americans seems arbitrary. Thanksgiving...

 

Thank You President Obama for Kindling Hope

This Thanksgiving, I reflect on our nation. There is reason to despair, or course. Some dire work is still undone. For example, nearly a year after the Sandy Hook horror, we still have no coherent...

 

Thankful for Nuclear Options and New, Clear Options

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The Senate addresses historic obstruction by dealing with dramatic filibuster dysfunction, enraging the GOP and engaging democracy to move forward on Presidential appointments. Iran talks turn into...

 

CBS News: Obamacare Hiking Costs For Employers

In 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services estimated Obamacare would "collectively reduce the number of people with employer-sponsored health coverage by about 14 million." CBS News...

 

Was being a Slave an occupation? (video)

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An online juror form from Dekalb County, Georgia lists 'slave' as an occupational option.

 

Crank Up Your TVs and Watch This! Updated With a Direct Link

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Your opinion of what constitutes "Good TV" may differ from mine. In fact, it should. But I don't believe for a second that you good folks here won't consider this presentation to be "Good TV". In...

 

Eric Cantor & GOP Leaders Plot to Sabotage US Economy in Secret Meeting

I think we should all remember that on January 20, 2009 (inauguration day) GOP House Leaders & GOP Senators plotted to sabotage the US Economy with Newt Gingrich and GOP Propaganda Minister Frank...

 

Obama just launched single-payer in America

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Did you notice? Did you see what happened when everyone was complaining about a website? Single-payer got started in America. Vermont is using authority granted under the Affordable Care Act to start...

 

Illinois Proposes $50 Fines for Fracking and Kills a Cougar

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Some fracking violations will cost companies only $50 under rules proposed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Also, they killed a mountain lion . These are two unrelated actions by...

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