4/12/14

Cliven Bundy Shows Terrorism Works

I'm trying this new "Repost this Article" feature in which you can repost articles from websites with the website's permission. Anyway, the rancher Cliven Bundy showed that if you make violent threats against government officials enforcing the verdict of a court battle you lost, you might be able to get your way. I still don't think this confrontation is over. This sets a terribly bad precedent.
Feds Decide To Let Bundy’s Cattle Graze (via Liberaland)
The federal government decided it didn’t want a confrontation with militias defending Cliven Bundy, even though the disputed land was federal property. Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his…

2/17/14

Republicans are Closeted Stimulas Lovers

One of the most humorous things about politics is politicians hypocritically doing things they pretend to be against. Whether its an anti-gay senator looking for gay sex or railing against Romneycare Obamacare it never gets old. One of the largest examples of hypocrisy comes from Republicans who voted against the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Stimulus). They brag about how they (meaning all of them in the House) voted against it, yet take credit for the stimulus funds and projects in they're district. Think Progress to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Stimulus called out several Republican politicians for requesting stimulus money. Here's one example.

From Think Progress:
Despite repeatedly voting against the American Recovery Act, Boehner thanked federal officials for stepping in and ordering the state “to use all of its construction dollars for shovel-ready projects that will create much-needed jobs.” 
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The Iowa blog Bleeding Heartland reported: Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) office “issued an upbeat statement about $570,000 included in the economic stimulus bill that will go toward widening U.S. Highway 20 in a rural area of northwest Iowa. Of course, the statement did not mention that King voted against the stimulus. Nor did the brief news item in the Sioux City Journal.” King repeatedly voted against the stimulus.
This news itself is nothing new but on the anniversary of the Stimulus its important to bring up again. Rachel Maddow was already covering this back in 2011.

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