Upside Downtrodden - episode 92

 

Hobby Lobby Part Two

And so it begins.
 

Hobby Lobby

What a ludicrous name for such an important case - Hobby Lobby!  
 

Stand by Your Woman

The ruling by SCOTUS on Monday that allows Hobby Lobby and other corporations of its ilk to strategically deny certain health care benefits to their female employees is nothing less than stunning.
 

Hillary Inevitable?

Yes
66% (2 votes)
Not Sure
33% (1 vote)
No
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 3
 

Can we declare the "Great Recession" over?

The economy added 288,000 jobs in June while the unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

Yes
100% (1 vote)
No
0% (0 votes)
Not Sure
0% (0 votes)
Need more data
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 1
 

The Justices Could Use a New Hobby

The Supreme Court ruled against women, reproductive health, family planning and science, deciding the rights corporations count more.  
 

Upside Downtrodden - episode 91

 

Do you think threatening Facebook posts are protected under the First Amendment?

No. It's harassment
100% (2 votes)
Yes. People need to be held accountable
0% (0 votes)
Not Sure
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2
 

The Rise Of Online Harassment

Recently there's been a lot of attention in the news on issues involving the internet from "net neutrality" to the recent Supreme Court decision on Aereo, but what hasn't received as much attention
 

From Mississippi to Iraq, Opposites Attract

In a unanimous decision on cell phone privacy, the often-divided Supreme Court pulled together.To address Iraq's insurgency and uncertainty, the US and Iran may actually have to communicate.
 

The US does not Get It!

With the appointment of 13 new M
 

Global Warming Time-lapse

The debate over Gloabal Warming has been raging over the last 20-30 years, if not longer. The image below illustrates where we will be in 2099.
 

Iraq Hacks Are Back

A broken, bleeding Iraq worsens daily, the citizens of Baghdad live in fear and the Bush-Cheney gang reappears declaring this proves their way was right.
 

Lessons in Leadership

I have been an Executive Director for a small nonprofit for about a year and a half.
 

Upside Downtrodden - episode 90

EPISODE 90 TOPICS: SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER, HIGH END TACO BELL STILL S**T, SOUTH CAROLINA BURNATHON, CAN BATS HEAR WHITE NOISE?, NEW FEDEX SERVICE - BULLET DELIVERY, WHAT IS THE MEANING OF MEANING?
 

UAE-the New Florence?

Last week, Etihad Airways inaugurated its non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Abu Dhabi; flight time 16h 25m.
 

Should the Democrats field a primary challenge to Hillary Clinton in 2016

“We don't need a primary.  Let's just go to post with this thing.  We don't want to fight with anybody over anything, Long time Clinton Supporter James Carville
 

We Interrupt this Broadcast

A few weeks ago Ta-Nehisi Coates revisited the concept of Reparations in a piece in the Atlantic making what he called was his "case" for Reparations - I produced this short piece as a reply and my
 

Should the Democrats field a primary challenge to Hillary Clinton in 2016?

“We don't need a primary.  Let's just go to post with this thing.  We don't want to fight with anybody over anything, Long time Clinton Supporter James Carville

yes she needs a challenge it will make her a better nominee
50% (1 vote)
no Hillary Clinton is the best candidate hands down, there is no need for a primary challenge.
50% (1 vote)
yes Hillary should not run, she is past her prime.
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2
 

During the lead up to the Iraq War what was the "predominant" reason for going to war?

Over the past week or so there has been a re-litigation of sorts over why the United States went to war with Iraq. So I thought I would put it to the people and see what you remember.

Find and destroy "Weapons of Mass Destruction" (WMD's)
100% (2 votes)
Free the Iraqi people
0% (0 votes)
Punish Saddam Hussein for violating the United Nations Security Council Resolutions
0% (0 votes)
All the above
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2
 

What Is More Important: Label, or Workability?

Something has been bothering me for some time now.  It is the predilection of politicians on either side of the political spectrum to rely on labeling ideas in order to gain support for or attack i
 

2010 McCain Tweet 'Last U.S Troops Leave Iraq, President Bush Deserves Credit for Victory'

2010 McCain credits Bush for "Victory" in Iraq
 

What Happened in Vegas not Likely to Stay in Vegas

QUESTION du jour...When is shooting and killing people in cold blood while yelling "This is the start of a Revolution" NOT called terrorism?
 

Pete Sessions(R-TX): 'GOP must model the Taliban to create a GOP Insurgency'

In 2008, then President Bush said that the Bush/Cheney 'free market' policies caused a depression greater than the Great Depression.
 bergdahl, cantor, Drinking Liberally, elections, extremists
 

What the Right-Wing Won't, Dems Don't & Cantor Can't

Iraq can't contain the extremist elements that have now taken control of Mosul. America can't control the extremist elements that cause terror, opening fire at our schools.
immigration reform
 

Do you think the White House can push Congress towards immigration reform even after Eric Cantor’s election loss?

Not Sure
100% (1 vote)
Yes
0% (0 votes)
No
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 1
Dave Brat Professor of Economics & Business, Randolph-Macon College
 

Who Is Dave Brat?

Dave Brat is a Professor of Economics & Business and Randolph-Macon College.
 

UPDATE: Eric Cantor Plotted to Sabotage US Economy in Secret Meeting with Hensarling & Luntz

I think today we should all remember that on January 20, 2009 (inauguration day) GOP House Leaders & GOP Senators plotted to sabotage the US Economy along with failed candidate for President, N
Joe Scarborough, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
 

Should Joe Scarborough apologize to Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s father for saying he endangered American troops by trying to get his son back alive?

In a tense back-and-forth exchange, Todd advised Scarborough not to criticize Bergdahl’s parents and said the host was “backseat driving how someone parents.”

Yes
100% (3 votes)
No
0% (0 votes)
Not Sure
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 3

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