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The money behind the “parent trigger” movie comes from the rightwing.

It’s a shame to see mainstream movie stars and musicians fooled into thinking this movie “honors” teachers.

The parent trigger is a transparent attempt to fool parents into seizing control of their public school and handing it over to corporate charter chains.

So, the game is to fool the Hollywood crowd and to fool parents with deceptive packaging.

Read this about funding by Walton (Walmart) family, whose money supports vouchers and charters. It is known for its anti-union views.

And then there is the film’s producer, Walden Media, owned by billionaire Philip Anschutz, who funds libertarian and far-right think tanks and anti-gay activism. And, it may or may not surprise you to learn that his energy company is involved in hydrofracking, a technique opposed by environmentalists everywhere. In New York, Anschutz is fighting a small town named Dryden, that doesn’t want its water supply despoiled by this process. No choice for them!

Anschutz also owns many newspapers, which report favorably on his odious activities.

Is our democracy for sale?


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First of all, this just proves how undemocratic America is that you have someone in as powerful of a governmental position as this judge, yet the public has no way of recalling or removing him from power.

Second of all. America is bat-shit crazy. Southern states are erecting monuments to leaders of the KKK, teaching children that the KKK weren’t that bad, and generally fertilizing the ground for the blossoming of more racist, white supremacist, Neo-Nazi groups in this country.

One thing’s for sure, we definitely do need another revolution in this country to abolish the likes of these people …

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In his remarks this week, [Judge Tom] Head called for a trained, well-equipped force to battle the United Nations troops that he said Obama would bring in.

The comments by Head, who oversees emergency planning efforts, were broadcast by CNN affiliate KJTV. He made similar remarks on radio station FOX Talk 950.

Obama, Head said, will “try to give the sovereignty of the United States away to the United Nations. What do you think the public’s going to do when that happens? We are talking civil unrest, civil disobedience, possibly, possibly civil war. … I’m not talking just talking riots here and there. I’m talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms, get rid of the dictator. OK, what do you think he is going to do when that happens? He is going to call in the U.N. troops, personnel carriers, tanks and whatever.”

Head vowed to personally stand “in front of their personnel carriers and say, ‘You’re not coming in here.’ And I’ve asked the sheriff. I said, ‘Are you going to back me on this?’ And he said, ‘Yeah, I’m going to back you.’ Well, I don’t want a bunch of rookies back there who have no training and little equipment. I want seasoned veteran people who are trained that have got equipment. And even then, you know we may have two or three hundred deputies facing maybe a thousand U.N. troops. We may have to call out the militia.”


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(Photo) Pat Robertson: “The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.”

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Yup, I support all of that stuff … except for killing children … unless by “children,” Robertson means zygotes and undeveloped fetuses, in which case, I support that, too (i.e., the right to have an abortion).

(Photo) Pat Robertson: “The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.”

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Yup, I support all of that stuff … except for killing children … unless by “children,” Robertson means zygotes and undeveloped fetuses, in which case, I support that, too (i.e., the right to have an abortion).


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While the ruling classes of the world — including its media and politicians (both liberal and conservative) — have been spending the last 10 years leveling an unceasing campaign of demonization, scapegoating, and fear-mongering in the direction of Muslim people everywhere, those ruling classes have also simultaneously been sowing the seeds for the rise of a particularly crude, anti-Muslim fascism, which (surprise!) sees violence as the only way to eliminate the “Muslim” threat from within and without (is this not the very logic of the US’ never-ending “war on terror”?)

The only way to drain the swamp of violent racism against Muslims (which inevitably targets all those who believe in creating a multi-racial society in which Muslims are allowed to exist), is to fight tooth-and-nail against the racism, imperialism, and war-mongering of the ruling classes of the world who themselves create these evils in the course of their competitive pursuit for profits, power, resources, and hegemony over working-classes across the globe.

One can only wonder whether or not airports and governments will start targeting angry-looking people of Nordic descent for security-screening with the same fervor with which they have heretofore been targeting anyone even remotely ‘Islamic-looking’ …    

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The fanatic who went on a killing spree in Norway has connections to the far right that extend to the anti-Muslim bigots in the U.S.

 … Breivik’s diatribes against Muslims and multiculturalism are very much a part of political debate in Europe, as in America—a direct result of the rightward shift in mainstream politics and the frightening successes of the far right that have only accelerated during a period of economic crisis.

Thus, while Germany’s conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel claimed that Breivik’s assault went against “freedom, respect and the belief in peaceful coexistence,” she herself recently joined fellow right-wing heads of state Nicolas Sarkozy of France and David Cameron of Britain in campaigning against “multiculturalism” so hated by Breivik.


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Remember when teachers, public employees, Planned Parenthood, NPR and PBS crashed the stock market, wiped out half of our 401Ks, took trillions in taxpayer funded bail outs, spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico, gave themselves billions in bonuses, and paid no taxes [and wasted trillions of dollars and thousand of lives in unnecessary wars in the Middle East]?
Yeah, me neither …

Remember when teachers, public employees, Planned Parenthood, NPR and PBS crashed the stock market, wiped out half of our 401Ks, took trillions in taxpayer funded bail outs, spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico, gave themselves billions in bonuses, and paid no taxes [and wasted trillions of dollars and thousand of lives in unnecessary wars in the Middle East]?

Yeah, me neither …


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Obama completes his transformation into the reincarnation of George Bush by receiving the kiss of death from two of the world’s worst living human beings.

The mutation has slowly proceeded right before our eyes: first it was the massive, trillion-dollar bailout given to the banks whilst the poorest Americans were languishing without relief; then it was the expansion of U.S. military aggression in Pakistan and Afghanistan; then it was sacrificing the reproductive rights of women in order to cut a deal on a health care bill that was underwritten by the pharmaceutical and insurance industry; and now this … Obama has become “one of them” — baldly offering up the exact type of jingoism, militarism, and imperial triumphalism that the likes of Limbaugh and Beck hold so dear.

Obama-the-candidate surely would have at least mentioned the sad fact that the price of Osama bin Laden’s head was the early deaths of millions of innocent people, killed by (not so) errant U.S. bombs, bullets, and boots.

But no — Obama-the-President has an entirely different “constituency” now …

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Osama bin Laden was a divisive figure in life but in death he brought together an unholy trinity of Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Barack Obama – with Limbaugh and Beck, two of Obama’s harshest critics, uniting in praise of Obama’s action.

"We need to open the programme today by congratulating President Obama," Limbaugh declared on his daily syndicated radio show on Monday. “President Obama has done something extremely effective, and when he does, this needs to be pointed out.”

Glenn Beck was even more effusive than Limbaugh in his radio talk show on Monday, saying: “First of all, congratulations to President Obama. He got him.”

Beck’s praise echoed Limbaugh in thanking god for Obama, although without Limbaugh’s trademark tongue-in-cheek note:

"Thank God we have a president who actually authorized the shoot to kill. That is a surprising shock to me. And I think that deserves to be said, that I didn’t think that this president would actually pull the trigger – well, he didn’t, but have somebody pull the trigger – and he did. Congratulations, President Obama. Thank you for doing the right thing on this."


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WASHINGTON–In the continuing controversy surrounding the president’s U.S. citizenship, a new fringe group informally known as “Afterbirthers” demanded Monday the authentication of Barack Obama’s placenta from his time inside his mother’s womb.

"All we are asking is that the president produce a sample of his fetal membranes and vessels—preferably along with a photo of the crowning and delivery—and this will all be over," said former presidential candidate and Afterbirthers spokesman Alan Keyes, later adding that his organization would be willing to settle for a half-liter of maternal cord plasma. "To this day, the American people have not seen a cervical mucus plug, let alone one that has been signed and notarized by a state-certified Hawaiian health official. If the president was indeed born in the manner in which he claims, then where is his gestation sac?"

Keyes said that if Obama did not soon produce at least a bloody bedsheet from his conception, Afterbirthers would push forward with efforts to exhume the president’s deceased mother and inspect the corpse’s pelvic bone and birth canal.


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Trump Unable To Produce Certificate Proving He’s Not A Festering Pile Of Shit | The Onion - America’s Finest News Source

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In central Florida, a Congressional town meeting erupted into near chaos on Tuesday as attendees accused a Republican lawmaker of trying to dismantle Medicare while providing tax cuts to corporations and affluent Americans.

At roughly the same time in Wisconsin, Representative Paul D. Ryan, the architect of the Republican budget proposal, faced a packed town meeting, occasional boos and a skeptical audience as he tried to lay out his party’s rationale for overhauling the health insurance program for retirees.

In a church theater here on Tuesday evening, a meeting between Representative Allen B. West and some of his constituents began on a chaotic note, with audience members quickly on their feet, some heckling him and others loudly defending him. “You’re not going to intimidate me,” Mr. West said. 

After 10 days of trying to sell constituents on their plan to overhaul Medicare, House Republicans in multiple districts appear to be increasingly on the defensive, facing worried and angry questions from voters and a barrage of new attacks from Democrats and their allies.

“I think what we have in Washington right now working on Medicare are a bunch of clowns,” said Robert Murphy, 73, a retiree in Fort Lauderdale. “I think they should leave Medicare alone. But I know they can’t leave it the way it is.”


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America going limp on BoehnerFrom the article: 
The ABC News/Washington Post poll shows 40 percent of Americans  disapprove of the way he’s handling his job, up from 27 percent just  after he was sworn in. Still, 43 percent of Americans approve of how  he’s doing his job.
He’s also, not surprisingly, much better known:  In January, 33  percent said they had no opinion of him; now only 17 percent say that.
America going limp on Boehner

From the article: 

The ABC News/Washington Post poll shows 40 percent of Americans disapprove of the way he’s handling his job, up from 27 percent just after he was sworn in. Still, 43 percent of Americans approve of how he’s doing his job.

He’s also, not surprisingly, much better known:  In January, 33 percent said they had no opinion of him; now only 17 percent say that.


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EARNING HER continuing status as one of the most awful people in America, right-wing pundit Ann Coulter recently attempted to find a bright spot in Japan’s Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear disaster. In a blog post titled “A glowing report on radiation,” Coulter claimed that radiation is actually good for you:

"With the terrible earthquake and resulting tsunami that have devastated Japan, the only good news is that anyone exposed to excess radiation from the nuclear power plants is now probably much less likely to get cancer. This only seems counterintuitive because of media hysteria for the past 20 years trying to convince Americans that radiation at any dose is bad. There is, however, burgeoning evidence that excess radiation operates as a sort of cancer vaccine."


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The GOP agenda in a nutshell.

stfuantichoicers:

hookedonphonics:

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The GOP agenda in a nutshell.


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