How the war on drugs became a race war, from the Dylan Ratigan Show on MSNBC.
From Paul Krugman at the NYTimes (for those of you who work for Fox News and have no degrees in economics, he has a NOBEL PRIZE in economics):
I assume that this is coming from some right-wing source. But you know, the CBO has a web site, and it’s easy to check this; there’s a convenient summary of the estimates here. .And, well, the estimates say that the reform is fully paid for:
Oh, and it’s paid for year by year, too — whatever you may have heard about 10 years of taxes paying for 6 years of coverage, or whatever, they’re basically lies.
From Business Insider:
President Barack Obama was just asked to respond to Republican charges that he has engaged in a foreign policy of appeasement.
Obama responded: "Ask Osama bin Laden, and the 22 out of 30 top al Qaeda leaders who have been taken off the field whether I engage in appeasement — or whoever is left out there, ask them about that."
There you have it.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com
A nun used humor to publicly scold Mayor Rahm Emanuel for ending free water for charities — and using the "s" word.
Sister Rosemary Connelly criticized the mayor’s decision to cut off charities while the two were at a breakfast fundraiser for the non-profit Misericordia, which Emanuel proposed charging for water to help plug the city’s budget gap. Connelly is Misericordia’s executive director.
Chicago’s first Jewish mayor found out what it’s like to be dressed down in public by a Catholic nun. But instead of a ruler, Sister Rosemary spanked the mayor with humor.
Disappointing news from the New York Times:
In a surprise move, the nation’s health secretary stopped the Plan B morning-after pill from moving onto drugstore shelves next to the condoms, deciding Wednesday that young girls shouldn’t be able to buy it on their own.
The Food and Drug Administration was preparing to lift a controversial age limit and make Plan B One-Step the nation’s first over-the-counter emergency contraceptive, available for purchase by people of any age without a prescription.
But Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius intervened at the eleventh hour and overruled her own experts.
Plan B instead will remain behind the pharmacy counter, as it is sold today — available without a prescription only for those 17 and older who show an ID proving their age.
That this comes from this sometimes-perplexing Democratic administration is one thing. That the move comes in direct opposition to the administration’s own experts baffles me.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) give tributes to Senator Lautenberg as he prepares to cast his 9000th vote in the U.S. Senate.
If Congress — meaning the Republicans in Congress as Democrats are on board — does not support President Obama’s plan to extend and expand the payroll tax cut, middle class taxes will rise.
I will lose over $1000. How much will you lose?
Watch and read President Obama’s weekly address here on this crucial issue.
In the midst of the European debt crisis, lingering instability in the oil-rich Middle East and concerns about a Chinese economic slowdown, the American unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped last month to 8.6 percent, its lowest level in two and a half years.
The Labor Department also said that the nation’s employers added 120,000 jobs in November and that job growth for the previous two months was better than initially reported. That looks like good news for President Obama as he heads into the 2012 presidential election — especially since just a few months ago the picture looked bleak.
How will the GOP claim credit for this? And how, especially, will the GOP claim credit when the jobless rate dips below 7% before November of 2012?
After all, they do not hold the White House, and they have not agreed to anything the White House has done — via Congress, or, OMG, Executive Order, which, in the end, may be the only way meaningful reform has been accomplished.
Democratic Congress, 2012.
Congressman Joe Walsh, who infamously shouted “You lie!” during one of President Obama’s State of the Union addresses, believes we can solve our immigration problem by building moats, and filling the moats with alligators.
What could possibly go wrong?
From the Daily Caller:
A freshman GOP congressman on the House Homeland Security Committee is telling President Obama he’s “game” for building an alligator-filled moat along the U.S.-Mexico border to counter illegal immigration.
“I actually think a moat might be a very good idea and I’m wondering how many alligators it would take to secure the entire border,” Rep. Joe Walsh says in a May 11 letter to Obama.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com
Here is Rep. Walsh losing it at a town hall meeting in front of his constituents:
Walsh is being challenged by Raja Krishna Moorthi, and I will support him in any way I can.
I’ve always thought of Turning Left as a dark place screaming to the light.
For what it’s worth.
Haven’t posted in a while. With the 2012 presidential election heating up, it’s time to get back into action.
With that comes a new look with some of our old colors from our previous look.
Heading to 2012, my friends. Let’s get to work.
The Weird Right is stranger than ever.