Recently, there has been an increase in the number of Americans who recognize that there is negligible difference, if any at all, between the dreaded ISIS, American right-wing-nuts, and now Saudi Arabia. Since the three groups, although not related, all share the same characteristics, they can be easily identified as practicing religious extremists. Just one aspect connecting the three closely-aligned groups is enforcing religious edicts and imposing extraordinarily harsh punishment for non-compliance. It is true that in America the government is not yet terrorizing or killing citizens for violating evangelical “religious laws,” but that action is increasingly the purview of armed religious maniacs.
One thing is certain; it is very unpopular to point out to religious extremists that they are acting precisely like extremists in the Islamic State (ISIS, IS, ISIL). There was a news item that Republicans forbade corporate media to report because although Saudi Arabia imposes extraordinarily harsh death penalties for violating religious laws, the “Kingdom” is a major defense industry customer. Republicans epitomize hypocrisy as a matter of course, but while they complain that ISIS beheads people for not adhering to their religious beliefs, they turn a blind eye when Saudi Arabia does exactly the same thing.
Two weeks ago a Saudi court sentenced a Palestinian man to death by beheading for apostasy based on alleged “blasphemous statements” during a discussion group and in a book of his poetry. The condemned poet, Ashraf Fayadh, claims another man made false accusations to the country’s religious police following a personal dispute. Now, what connects Saudis directly to ISIS is their implementation of dreaded “religious police” that monitor the population for non-compliance to religious edicts and metes out punishment; often in the form of a proper public beheading. One might wonder why Republicans are not clamoring to invade Saudi Arabia or bomb them.
Republicans Wrong Again: More Mexican Immigrants Leaving Than Coming To The US
James Woolsey and other neocons responsible for Iraq and other messes in the Middle East are out beating drums for war once more!
Undocumented workers don't want welfare just work. Most of them never receive SS but they are still drawn to the American dream.
Corporations hiring the undocumented workers are R campaign donors. R hirelings won't disappoint their financiers.
Confiscating most of the 270,000,000 guns would save lives and promote safety unlike the unlawful deportation of millions of hardworking undocumented workers.
Carson's exaggerations and fantasies would not be a big deal if Carson was not fantasizing about non-existent beneficial economic effects of the Flat Tax; American military grandeur; taking away health insurance from millions of poor people; and unproven social theories. For a very precise speaker like President Obama or Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders the loose use of terms like "West Point scholarship" would not be such a big issue as it is with Carson.
No hypocrisy there.
Republicans who believe workers can raise a family on $7.25 an hour are living in a fantasy world, as per usual.
Mario Cuomo famously said: “‘You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.’”
The Republicans (especially Trump and Carson) say, in effect: That’s for normal hack politicians. I will campaign in fantasy and govern in prose. Why not?"
Republican voters are fond of fantasizing about American world supremacy, tax cuts that pay for themselves, privatizing Social Security, and treating minorities harshly. Trump and Carson fantasies are especially attractive to old, white R voters.
Full-time jobs more than fully account for all job gains since early 2010, with part-time jobs holding steady.
The Obama presidency is setting records for job growth. The October jobs report showed that President Obama has overseen 68 consecutive months of private sector job growth. That’s 13.5 million private sector jobs over 68 straight months. He has also overseen the strongest three years for overall job creation (even with the Republican sequester impacting the public sector) since 2000.
I didn't hear Faux News setting the record straight last night!
Ignorant and naive? How about these predictions:
Oct. 27, 2006: "[Obama] should run in '08. He will lose in '08. And the loss will put him irrevocably on a path to the presidency." For him to win in '08 would require a "miracle." -- Charles Krauthammer
Dec. 17, 2006: "Barack Obama is not going to beat Hillary Clinton in a single Democratic primary. I'll predict that right now." -- William Kristol
Dec. 22, 2006: "Obama's shot at the top will be short lived.... Hillary Inc. will grind up and spit out any Democratic challenger that gets in its way." -- Joe Scarborough
Mar. 19, 2007: "The right knows Obama is unelectable except perhaps against Attila the Hun." -- Mark Penn
Sep. 24, 2007: "Sen. Obama cannot possibly believe, and doesn't even act as if he believes, that he can be elected president of the United States next year." -- Christopher Hitchens
Dec. 24, 2007: "A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited About Obama and Why He Can't Win." -- title of book by Shelby Steele
Jan. 26, 2008: "The 'could we beat Obama?' conversation is purely academic. It's over. The Clintons have defeated him already, because he is leaving South Carolina as 'the black candidate.' He won't win another state." -- Michael Graham, National Review
Controversial Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi has died, aged 71. A long-time opponent of Saddam Hussein, he was one of the biggest advocates of the IraqWar, claiming Saddam had weapons of mass destruction - which were never found. Yes, Bush and Cheney and Judith Miller ought to attend their buddy's funeral