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Monday, July 27, 2015

Tracy Knauss.......Huckabee Marches To Top The Pack



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Here's our President's response~
Here's a linkhttp://www.examiner.com/…/obama-completely-destroys-mike-hu…

Tracy Knauss's photo.


THE GOP'S RACE TO THE TOP OF THE CRAZY TREE — With the first Republican 2016 presidential debate coming up next week, the number of irrational statements coming out of the mouths of GOP candidates is accelerating, and the outrageous nature of their comments escalates. Because their propaganda boss, FOX News, has dictated that only the top ten polling candidates will get a podium on the stage, the candidates are in a feeding freenzy to see who can say or do the most outrageous thing. Rand Paul is burning a copy of the tax code. Lindsay Graham is destroying his cell phone (because Trump gave out his number on live TV). 

And now Huckabuck is comparing President Obama to the Nazis. How nice? THIS is your Republican Party. A circus side show, featuring freaks of all shapes and sizes. While it's funny in some ways, it's sad that this is the way America selects its "best citizens" for the office of the presidency. 

At least this is how the rapidly vanishing GOPpers do it. 

And their circus has just begun.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

South Carolina Confederate Flag Comes Down





150 YEARS AFTER APPAMATTOX, SC'S FLAG FINALLY COMES DOWN — When General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appamattox, he ordered his troops to take down their flags and put them in their attics. Not everyone obeyed Lee's order, including the state of South Carolina. So it's fitting on the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War that South Carolina should finally obey Lee's order (AND the people's wishes) by taking down the Confederate battle flag flying over their state house. It's embarrassing to the state that it took nine innocent people's lives to make it happen. But it is the right thing to do. The flags designers were quite articulate in declaring the purpose of the flag to serve as a symbol of a government and its citizens who wanted to spread slavery to other states and continue the practice of owning people and abusing them for the profits of the white owners. And that was so dreadfully wrong. People wanting the flag to be taken down are on the right side of history. Whether the stragglers can ever be convinced or whether they'll take the flag to their graves is yet to be determined. But today's flag removal is a good start.



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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

And, They Say The Flag Means "Pride And Bravery"




“Our flag doesn’t mean race, it’s a heritage thing,” unnamed speaker.



A SYMBOL OF RACIAL HATRED AND AMERICAN APARTHEID — My children have six DNA ancestors who fought for the Union, and six who fought for the Confederacy. So I understand the "heritage" rationale offered by supporters of the Confederate battle flag who deny its association with racism. Yet we merely look no further than the words of W. T. Thompson who designed one of the Confederate flags during the American Civil War. His design was the now-familiar "stars and bars" on a prominent field of white. He dubbed it "the white man's flag." He declared, "As a people we are fighting to maintain the heaven ordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior, or colored race. A white flag would thus be emblematic of our cause....Such a flag would be a suitable emblem of our young confederacy ....and be hailed as THE WHITE MAN'S FLAG." The all caps are his! So, let's hear the response from the people who say the flag is not about racism. No other answer can be offered. The flag represents a legacy of hate, a culture of hate, a heritage of hate. It's time it came down from any and all places representing our government, from local to federal. Let if fall from the weight of the hubris of those who display it and those who insist it has nothing to do with racism, bigotry and hate, when that is most of what it truly stands for.



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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Jade Helm 15 Has Flushed Out The GOP (It Ain't Pretty)





Re-post from Tracy Knauss and his illustration genesis.




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THE AGE OF INSANITY IS UPON US — We live in a time when "The Onion" stories are the order of the day. 

You can't make this stuff up. I wondered yesterday, 

"How many stupid people are there in this nation to support the ever growing list of GOP clowns running for president?" 

Obviously a ton of "igits". They are the same people spreading the conspiracy plot in which our president, nearing the end of his term, has ordered federal military forces to invade Texas where dissenters will be placed in camps as President Obama declares a state of emergency and assumes a third term as president. NPR had a big story on it this morning. 

The "dumbassing down" of America is now complete. 

Letting the evangelicals take over the school books and state school boards has finally reaped the bad seeds they've sewn. And it isn't pretty. It has helped create the Age of Insanity in America. 

When will this madness end? When we restore Democrats to both houses of Congress and keep the White House, (through the ballot box, not the bullet box) and replace the fascists on the Supreme Court who sleep with the Koch brothers and other billionaires. That's when. And NOT until then.


If you have a few minutes and if you issued the following segment from last nights Rachel Maddow Show, give the segment a viewing. After watching many segments regarding this classic GOP insanity and tin hat paranoia Maddows was the most informative and entertaining.  With this segment, every word coutnts, give it a full viewing.




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Monday, February 2, 2015

Democrats Who Are Beyond Blue Dogs!



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NINE DEMOCRATS VOTE WITH REPUBLICANS TO APPROVE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE — Here are the traitors, DINOs (Dems in name only, or POMAs as I call them). These nine Democratic senators voted with all the Republicans present to approve the  Keystone XL Pipeline, already approved by the House. If both bills can be reconciled and passed, President Obama will veto the bill. It will take 67 senators for an override of the president's veto in the Senate and it would also require the votes of 2/3 of those present in the House to override a presidential veto. If all 435 members of the House of Representatives vote, then at least 290 must vote to override Obama's veto. This probably won't happen. Nevertheless, it's discouraging to see Democrats supporting the Fossil Fuel "nail in America's coffin" because the XL Pipeline symbolizes a doubling down on oil global warming versus a move to renewable energy. Shame on these nine senators!

The New York Times published an informative piece about KXL and its political umbrella. An umbrella with a fabric made of US dollars.

You might also link to view a list of US Congressman who receive "subsidies" from Big Oil and Gas.

Unfortunately, the list is undated and is noticeably absent Democrats who are joining the GOP in support of projects that provide no real value to the US citizens while providing copious amounts of money to uber wealth oil and industrial barons.
109_ A_ OIL & GAS U.S. SENATORS LIFETIME CONTRIBUTIONS
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Despite and absence of Democrats whoa re increasing voting to support Big Oil and Gas, the list certainly carries a message. it speaks to why the GOP will introduce and pass a bill authorize full construction of the KXL, while maintaining a hands-off of any bills related to jobs and the economy.

Tracy Knauss's POMAs are a shameful group of legislators who warrant a bit of exploration regarding their contribution from Big Oil and Gas. Stay tuned for a look at the nine POMA's and how they may or may not accept dark money form industrialist or their front dark money operations.

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Tracy Knauss: A Problem That Needs a Remedy


And unedited piece from Tracy Knauss (friend of the TPI)...

Hopefully this image and the questions it raises, help put into perspective the deeply rooted racial undertones that guide our daily paths like the roads on which we drive, paths that dictate our sense of direction and our decisions, many of which are subliminal, yet have far reaching consequences, like police officer Darren Wilson wondering, "Can I legally kill this man?"


OBAMA RATED BEST PRESIDENT IN PAST 50 YEARS, but you wouldn't know it. —

Presidential scholars rank President Obama as the best president in the past 50 years, and Bush as the worst. Obama even bests the GOPper's sacrosanct cowboy, President Reagan. In fact, in the past 100 years only four presidents have been ranked better than Obama. Why then, do people question his achievements, ESPECIALLY in light of GOP obstruction bordering on sedition, and unprecedented voter suppression and extreme gerrymandering, along with Citizens United dollars? 

Eventually his rank will move higher on this list as Bush's moves toward the bottom of the barrel. But back to the premise of this image I created. Can there be any reason other than race that causes such widespread denial of presidential accomplishment and success? I conclude it can ONLY be about race. 

Millions of Americans will not give President Obama the respect he deserves not only as president, but as a human being. The corporate owned media are among the worst sources for spreading these lies about the president's citizenship, academic accomplishment, presidential success, etc. 

 Racism has been institutionalized into our corporate hierarchies, into our prison and court systems and even into our police forces which are seven times as likely to kill black men as white men. These same deep rooted feelings of racial animus fuel the fear and hate that contributed to the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. 

Americans need to increase the intensity of this dialogue, to question their own conscious and unconscious decisions regarding race and its role in our lives. The future of our nation depends on this introspection, reflection and national conversation.
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Friday, October 10, 2014

Tracy Knauss Captures Legal Voting Rights Set Back For Republicans


Tracy Knauss gets the word as did I from friend of the TPI Sheila Datz and "the word" is fantastic. 


CHEATING REPUBLICANS SLAPPED DOWN BY TOP COURTS — After months of depressing news of Republicans cheating in our electoral process because that's the ONLY way they can win, I'm telling you right here and now we have some GREAT news for our nation and our Democratic Party. The SCOTUS has seen the light! You'll recall that recently the SCOTUS gutted the Voting Rights Act, with Chief Justice Roberts writing the majority decision. He felt we no longer have problems with people's right to vote being suppressed. However, today's SCOTUS decision might be their recognition of how very wrong they were. Wisconsin's "Republican sponsored Voter ID Law" has been struck down by a 8 to 3 decision with fascists Scalia, Thomas and Alito dissenting. Tells you who on the court wants to give the Republican Party an unfair advantage in national elections. Did I say those three jurists are Republican?! Also, today in Texas, a U.S. District Judge shot down the Texas Voter I.D. Laws, similar to those in Wisconsin. Federal Judge Nelve Gonzales Famos calls the Texas I.D. law  "an unconstitutional poll tax" that creates "an unconstitutional right to vote INTENDED to DISCRIMINATE" against those who primarily vote Democratic. In essence, Texas's Voter I.D. Law would have prevented almost a half million Texas Democrats from voting, all to prevent one or two cases of "voter fraud." In essence, the SCOTUS caught the Republicans for cheating. And it's about time! Spread the great news. Now let's see ALL of those voter suppressing, Republican sponsored "Voter I.D." laws fall as fast at marriage equality has been legalized in scores of states in our nation. 

(My thanks to Sheila Datz and Celin Navarro for notifying me about these two great decisions, so I could inform you.) 
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Thursday, September 11, 2014

US Senate Votes To Uphold Citizens United: GOP Votes Lock StepTo Uphold!

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Senate Republicans have provided an approval stamp on the US Oligarchy!

A post from Friend of the TPI Tracy Knauss.


ALL SENATE REPUBLICANS HATE "WE THE PEOPLE" — Under the blanket of the 9/11 news coverage dominating the media, the Senate Republicans voted unanimously to deny the full senate vote for a Constitutional Amendment repealing Citizens United. What does this mean to the average American? It means that the richest Americans and the biggest corporations will be able to buy our elections. They will hand choose America's "leaders" in Congress to make laws favoring themselves. This means global warming will NEVER be addressed. Go ahead and kiss your children good bye. You should be mad as hell. Our Supreme Court's "Fascist Five" decided to let corporations contribute unlimited money, anonymously to our elections in their Citizens United decision. They tied the hands of Congress from enacting legislation to reverse this! So, a Constitutional Amendment is the only way to reverse Citizens United. But now that won't happen because the Senate Republicans voted to prevent this bill from moving forward. They won't even allow a vote on it!! It's dead because of the Republican senators. I call them traitors. They have sided with corporations over people, profits over people, greed over need, etc. It gets no worse than this, my friends. Now, our ONLY recourse is to replace these traitors this November by replacing them with Democrats who will pass this bill to get rid of Citizens United. Until that happens Congress will get nothing done and our planet's ice caps will melt, the oceans will die and so will we. So get your friends out of their recliners and take them to vote. Our lives depend on it. SHARE this widely. Thank you. The link is in my first comment.

ALL SENATE REPUBLICANS HATE "WE THE PEOPLE" — Under the blanket of the 9/11 news coverage dominating the media, the Senate Republicans voted unanimously to deny the full senate vote for a Constitutional Amendment repealing Citizens United. What does this mean to the average American? It means that the richest Americans and the biggest corporations will be able to buy our elections. They will hand choose America's "leaders" in Congress to make laws favoring themselves. This means global warming will NEVER be addressed. Go ahead and kiss your children good bye. You should be mad as hell. Our Supreme Court's "Fascist Five" decided to let corporations contribute unlimited money, anonymously to our elections in their Citizens United decision. They tied the hands of Congress from enacting legislation to reverse this! So, a Constitutional Amendment is the only way to reverse Citizens United. But now that won't happen because the Senate Republicans voted to prevent this bill from moving forward. They won't even allow a vote on it!! It's dead because of the Republican senators. I call them traitors. They have sided with corporations over people, profits over people, greed over need, etc. It gets no worse than this, my friends. Now, our ONLY recourse is to replace these traitors this November by replacing them with Democrats who will pass this bill to get rid of Citizens United. Until that happens Congress will get nothing done and our planet's ice caps will melt, the oceans will die and so will we. So get your friends out of their recliners and take them to vote. Our lives depend on it. SHARE this widely. Thank you. The link is in my first comment.
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The Senate just rejected a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United

Updated by Andrew Prokop on September 11, 2014
On Thursday afternoon, a proposal to amend the US Constitution to allow tougher campaign finance and election spending restrictions was blocked in the Senate, in a party-line vote. 54 Democrats voted to advance the measure — another, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), would have done so but wasn't present. However, every single Republican voted against it, and it fell to a filibuster. 
Unlike with other bills that have majority support, a filibuster wasn't the primary obstacle here. A proposed constitutional amendment has to win 67 votes to be passed by the Senate — so, assuming all Democrats were present, the amendment would still have been 12 votes short overall.

The amendment would have reversed not just Citizens United, but decades of Supreme Court holdings on political spending, going back to the 1970s.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Kissing Congressman W/Conservative Values!



Thanks to the friend of the TPI Tracy Knauss for this graphic work. While, we have no interest in piling on the philandering congressman and his concubine, we have posted a shortened segment related to his obvious phoniness and deceit when it comes to playing to conservatives for votes. Playing to conservatives via use of religion and the often stated conservative values. Values we simply do not see beyond the often spoken word.

http://on.msnbc.com/1gazBbL (full segment)



Of course, these trysts are not the sole domain of the GOP. The Democrats have a former president, former would have been presidents, and members of congress who have been caught with their hands in places the appendage should not have been. Yet, not one of the 'caught" democrats had a history of winning votes on the back of the Bible or religious values.

Here we have McAllister tongue lashing a staffer. Lashing a staffer (also married staffer) in a room without technical wherewithal to realize many room monitors (cameras) are infra-red! 
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Tracy Knauss, The Supreme Court And A Developing Oligarchy




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ZEALOUS SUPREME COURT JUSTICES ARE THE DEATH OF AMERICA

The Supreme Court has killed American Democracy. 
First its FrankenJustices breathed life into dead corporations making them people. Then they converted corporate money into vocal cords. And now they are about to bestow religious rights upon them. Which means last rites for America. Greed Over People has finally reached it apocalyptic conclusion, the Ascendancy of the Money Lords to rule what is left of our nation, destroying the American dream and replacing it with lifeless zombies who suck the life out of middle/working class people. And finally, the Supreme Court erects barriers to our voting booths.
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Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Real Christe's "Closet" Is Opening-up! IsThere A Cover-up (Wrap) In The Closet?

Friend of the TPI Tracy Knauss continues his stellar analysis and unique gift of electronic depiction.

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THE WEBS HE WEAVES — Instead of having his stomach stapled, NJ Gov. Chris Christie should have had his mouth stapled. Weight isn't the only thing Christie is losing. Try his campaign donors, his favorability ratings, his general support, his national "glow", his presidential top billing status, etc. Oh the webs we weave when at first we attempt to deceive.


The America Blog fills-in the puzzle Tracy Knauss so effectively depicted.  


Article excerpt

December 2013

“Christie during a Dec. news conference specifically if he knew about the closures as they were occurring. “Never. No,” he replied.”
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Now that’s interesting – as some might try to argue that Christie’s quotes are talking about not knowing about the allegations of impropriety, not that he didn’t know about the actual lane closures while it was happening. But, the reporter from the Bergen Record says he asked Christie specifically about whether he knew about the closures at all while they were happening, and Christie said no.
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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Plutocracy Is A Nation Killer. American Plutocracy: The Kochs and Other Conservative Uber Wealthy (and your vote)


Do remember the revelations of IRS scrutiny of applications of Tax exempt status for alleged 501 (c)(4) organization?  Do you recall the conservative SCOTUS Citizen's United Decision? How about recognition the decision would (and has)  inseminate hundreds of organization seeking status for purpose of funneling money to political campaigns, political parties, and socio/political causes? Since, we are on a roll, could we convince you that many conservative (behind the scenes) political organizations adopt names that denote some sort of false nationalism and serve as easily recognizable as 'dog whistle' draws for those on the Right.  They can simply read the 501 (c) (4) title and know it is there to fit their mindset and socio/political views. 

If all of the previous worked for you, it shouldn't have come as a surprise the Cincinnati IRS office charged with 501 (c) authority would seek to investigate false or misleading organization claims of "non-political." Of course, you know eventual investigations yielded data Left leaning organization received similar scrutiny. It is important to know, not one organization submitted an application was denied 501 (c) (4) non-profit status

If you follow American politics via any sources other than Fox News or the Wall Street Journal you know of Charles and David Koch. You know the brothers have DNA genesis in a father who help build the John Birch Society, and you may also know three Koch brothers shared inheritance in the billions. 

Billions in inheritance, a solid foundation as American Industrialist, non-profit status shadow groups, social and political beliefs solidly Libertarian, and an obvious deep-rooted desire to shape American society as Koch-Top 1% feudalism. If you are reading this piece, rest assured a Koch society will not include the good life for you and me. Regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or the degree to, one can affix to the nation's Top 20% (ers), society rooted in libertarianism with the Koch's as pseudo kings, is a society doomed to eventual erosion. And, if you are purchasing Koch Industry products, you are funding our de-evolution to regressive libertarian plutocracy.

The Tea Party is the child of Koch(ism). Polling results indicate a clear diminution of the Koch movement. We assume you now understand where the tea party movement has taken the nation.

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Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Pollutocrat Kochs


If Pew Research is accurate the Koch Tea Party has waned in approval. We can assume the movement has taken "hits" due to growing perception the tea party is not about governance, it is about reshaping the nation with a focus on 'regressivism.' Moreover, the tea party is funded by the Kochs and other far-right wealthy plutocrats.  We can only hope that funding is only in the form of support for political campaigns. CNN recently ran a segment that has us wondering about political contributions and how members of Congress are becoming increasing more wealthy. 

The only weapons we have against what you are about to read and that you have just is the vote.

See more after the Break

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Media Serves As A Platform For The Right





Just after the 2010 mid-term elections, Ari Melber published a prophetic piece related to the extent to which reporters leveraged the 2010 "shellacking" into "the language of the midterms." Melber's focus was omission of the tea party from those reporting the landslide midterms vs the greater GOP, The GOP tea party infestation had not been sworn-in to the House and Senate, and reporters, within days of the election, set the stage for what has metastasized into a virtual GOP Sunday Morning news show monopoly. And, we sit and wonder why we hear and read reports of the prospect of the GOP gaining seats in the US Senate in 2014.  

Melber wrote for The Nation:
Elections have a way of setting agendas.


While the candidates elected last week will not actually wield power until January, the political world is already adopting the language of the midterms. 


That's especially true for political reporters, who frame the questions thrown at the White House's freshly shellacked podium. 

To get a snapshot of the new language, The Nation counted up the most frequent words that reporters used in their questions during three major post-election sessions. 

We used the day-after press conference with President Obama, a similar outing with press secretary Robert Gibbs, and a trio of Sunday talk shows—Meet The Press, State of the Unionand Fox News Sunday.
Below is a snapshot of the New Change created through the website Wordle.

Melbers work in now way related to what's to come in this piece, but retain the details of this cloud for a bit. 

It would be totally fascinating to see a cloud related to political appearances on the Sunday Morning news shows.   Steven Benen, MSNBC, has studied the predominance of the GOP on Sunday Mornings. The data reflects the essence of Melbers Wordle cloud a full three years later. Benen's data also reflects the very reason I have stopped watching the Sunday shows since well before President Obama's first election to the presidency.

Benen's review reflects the 2013 Sunday Morning winners. 
 

As indicated 10 of the top 13 Sunday Morning fixtures are Republican.

Read Benen's analysis and comment, here


It appears electronic media leverages public sentiments in developing news stories, booking guests and slanting stories. While MSNBC, sets on the Left of a political ideology spectrum, we find CNN and Fox News on the opposite point, "the proliferation of Sunday Ideology sharing." Of course, MSNBC doesn't present a Sunday Morning show comparable to those in the Benen reviews; NBC is a stand-in. The network serves as a stand-in for MSNBC with one major problem: David Gregory as Meet The Press host. Gregory is as conservative as any major news host and his broadcast also serves as a GOP ideology platform.

You recognize the danger, of course. Both Gallup and Pew Research published studies in 2013 showing people get their news from television.  Linked

If people get the preponderance of their Sunday morning news from television, and the major networks (via Meet The Press, Face The Nation and Sunday Morning, State of the Union, Ans Fox News Sunday) is their any wonder 47 % of the 60% of eligible US voters flocked to the voting booths and cast votes for Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan? How about the prospect of so Americans many finding fault with the Affordable Care Act on general principles well beyond website problems? If you think our absence of inertia on slowing climate change is due the fact no one really cares, think again. When was the last time you saw or heard a report on climate change from either of the networks delineated above? 

 

What do you think of the millions who actually believe the nation has a voter fraud issue? We fall for such because the networks occupy on-camera seats with people who are there to spread an agenda and to spread ideology. Heck, the only cases of fraud that made the media in 2012 from the right and which perpetrator was a white person.

If I may give another much more poignant example.  Let's visit the bayou bigots, Duck Dynasty, for a few minutes. The Arts and Entertainment Network (AKA A&E LIVS Network) [ LIVS Low Information Voters network], suspended Phil Robertson for bigoted anti-gay and insensitive (and inaccurately/indifferent) comments about the African American experience in the deep south.  

Robertson's GQ interview set the media ablaze and awakened the nation's Right comparable to the ACA and Benghazi.

First, Robertson is in his mid to latter 60s. I have read he grew to adulthood in the American South. How could he miss life as depicted to the right?

Robertson has also been reported via the Interent (NOT NEYTWORK NEWS) in the following manner.


Crooks and Liars reports that Robertson is no hypocrite as he was 18 years of age when he started  dating his current wife at age 14. 

As you know A&E (LIVS Network; Low Information Voters) network has reversed the Robertson suspension; he will be full-fledged head of the klan (excuse the pun) starting next week.  

We have commented on Robertson based on the absence of reporting character issues.  If I am not mistaken there are men in prison as you read this convicted of sex with under-aged girls. while there may be no scriptures related to sex with under-aged girls, we find it acutely disturbing Robertson platformed his comments with a version of the Bible in tow. Some, the networks have failed to report the 'full' Robertson story, we suspect many people who will 'thump' to church this weekend have no idea of his positing on guys getting them at age 15.  

Ultimately, the networks are failing the nation. We realize business is business and some networks are vying for viewership, we suspect others are like Fox News adopting and postulating political positions. The Benen data above illustrates the extent of right-wing monopoly of the Sunday News shows and networks like Fox and CNN are shaping our political paradigms. Their work on behalf of conservative America is as dangerous as it comes. 

When we consider the social mores and economic catastrophe of Republicanism, we have the right to feel media should take on a role of investigation and revelation. What we have today is promulgation of Right-wing punditry and demagoguery with network revenue commensurate with viewer ratings.  As we move farther and father to the Right!
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Sunday, December 29, 2013

When Bigots Rule; A Nation Regresses!

Tracy Knauss


BLINDED BY THE SIGHT — Duck Dynasty's patriarch denies having seen racism in the south when he was growing up. Anyone living in the south at the time knows this is selective perception on his part, because recognition of a problem necessitates action to rectify the problem or silent compliance with the social & economic evil. Phil Robertson chose the latter. So he feels no guilt because to him, the problem never existed.

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The Pardu and and embed from The Raw Story.

I am ashamed to admit I know people who feel this bayou bigot was completely within the realm of acceptable behavior when he commented about gay people and African-Americans. A&E has trampled on all respectability by re-instating his show to full bigotry. And, the nation moves farther to the Right. What a disgusting path we are taking, directly into the clutches of plutocrats and the demented?


Duck Dynasty star: Girls should carry a Bible, cook and marry ‘when they are 15′ (via Raw Story )
Recently uncovered video indicates that Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson may have fringe views — other than those on homosexuality and civil rights — that most Americans would find far outside the mainstream. In a controversial interview with GQ…

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Ted Cruz In The Shadow Of Jesse Helms

Terry Knauss, his artistry and his prose - guest submission


Tracy Knauss


DEMOCRACY'S JUDAS, SEN. TED CRUZ — How's that Republican "outreach" program to women, minorities and gays going? Not so well. Red state legislatures continue to deny women's reproductive rights. And Republican Supreme Court justices just gutted the Voting Rights Act placing new obstacles in the path to the voting booth. And now Senator Ted Cruz of Texas is doing his best to kill any progress made by the RNC to extend the hand of fellowship to non-Republicans. 

Cruz, unapologetically extols the virtues of Jesse Helms, one of the most bigoted, racist elected officials in modern history. Helms, upon seeing the first black woman senator, began whistling "Dixie", telling his consort he was going to continue until she cried. Speaking at a fund raiser hosted by the Heritage Foundation, Cruz declared, "We need 100 more like Jesse Helms in the U.S. Senate." Helms led a 16-day filibuster to prevent approval of the MLK federal holiday. And he vehemently opposed civil rights, voting rights, gay rights and women's reproductive rights. He even opposed AIDS research and treatment programs. 

Senator Cruz, who's running for president in 2016, is committed to the same causes as Helms. And like Helms, Cruz strives to "purify" the Republican party, purging it of moderates. 

Anyone interested in the future of our nation should keep an eye on Senator Ted Cruz because he represents the antithesis of a dedicated public servant. Share this with your friends because Cruz represents the worst of America's ugly underbelly. A person who wants to be president to spread hate and fear for his personal gain. 

A monster in the purist Helms tradition.
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