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E2012: The Boss is Running!

E2012: The Boss is Running!

The boss, disillusioned with the liberal leanings of Obama and Romney, decides to run himself. [Read the rest of this article...]

E2012: Settle for Mitt!

E2012: Settle for Mitt!

The boss, after being thrilled by a long succession of Republican candidates, sadly embraces Mitt Romney as his candidate. [Read the rest of this article...]

E2012: Why We Must Elect Rick!

E2012: Why We Must Elect Rick!

If we want to stop the extremist Obama machine, a watered-down conservative like Mitt Romney just won't do. The only solution is a candidate of true tact, diplomacy and a moderate pro-family agenda: Little Ricky Santorum! [Read the rest of this article...]

E2012: A Candidate with Big Balls

E2012: A Candidate with Big Balls

In Episode 6 of "Election 2012," the nuances of political strategy are studied intelligently and tactfully. No sign of weakness will be tolerated. We need a pit bull to face the Obama machine. [Read the rest of this article...]

Remember Reform: Finances And The Street

Remember Reform: Finances And The Street

It seemed a no-brainer that Congress would substantially re-regulate the insurance and investment banking marketplace, but Congressional Republicans had vowed to block all legislative initiatives pushed by the President, and they held firm. Financial reform, like every other piece of legislation in the last two years, had to clear the unprecedented legislative hurdle of finding 60 senators to approve cloture. Just like health care reform, cap and trade, and the stimulus, financial reform would not be allowed to come to an up or down, democratic vote. The most amazing legislative accomplishment of the last two years, built on the backs of working voters assaulted by Wall Street, was the Republicans' success at turning the United States into [Read the rest of this article...]

The Lowest Common Denominator

The Lowest Common Denominator

We Americans internalize the information we receive from sources we have come to trust. Once inside us, they form a perception that resits logical argument and appeals to rational thought. Once we are told enough that Islam is a threat, we begin to act in ways that alienates practitioners of the religion. Alienation leads to misunderstanding. Misunderstanding leads to conflict. Conflict leads to hatred. Islam as a threat becomes the self-fulfilling prophesy. It is the same vicious cycle that we have endured within racial debates; the same cycle we endured with the million of illegal immigrants from Ireland, Eastern Europe, and Italy after the turn of the 20th Century; the same cycle we endure with today's immigration debate. [Read the rest of this article...]

The Conservative Mainstream Media

The Conservative Mainstream Media

The results of this decades long effort are plain to see; the major media outlets now bend over backward to find and show "both sides" of every story. The problem is that stories don't have sides, they have a set of facts and a context. Journalists are tasked with reporting the facts, and the context, and are protected in this venture by the First Amendment. In the last two years, major media outlets have worked overtime presenting the "conservative point of view" on the birther movement, death panels, health care polling, the response to the Big Spill, and the estate tax. In every case, they regularly omitted or failed to report critical facts in their rush to display two sides to the story. [Read the rest of this article...]

American Guns

American Guns

At this time of historic freedom to keep and bear arms, the rights secured and protected are not, apparently, good enough. Armed marches have become, almost, a political fad. If you live in Louisiana, you can thank God, literally, for the right to carry firearms in Church. The aim here is very clear. The gun lobby wants the 2nd Amendment to define the only American right not subject to modification. They have even objected to banning firearms sales to individuals that America's anti-terrorism folks consider a danger to our nation. Over a six year period, 91% of individuals on the terrorist watch list who applied for permits to buy guns were approved. Why not, I guess; guns don't kill people, airplanes flown into buildings kill people. What [Read the rest of this article...]

Do You Know Why You’re A Liberal?

Do You Know Why You’re A Liberal?

The progressive cause will never advance until every member of the cause is able to articulate an affirmative argument for why they stand for the policies that define their ideology. Take the time to read a little on the political and economic atmosphere leading into WWII. Take the time to understand the costs, benefits, and morality behind the upheaval of the 60’s. Take the time to understand the basics of economics, inflation, and interest rates. Take the time to understand the scale of federal and state budgets in the context of your own budget. Turn off the judges and talk shows, and read Dean Baker’s Beat The Press. [Read the rest of this article...]

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Animated Balls: Election 2012

Episode 1: It's Hard to Choose Just One

Episode 2: Occupy Wall Street

Episode 3: 999! The Cain Train to Prosperity

Episode 4: Small Government

Episode 5: Newt is Forgiven

Episode 6: A Candidate with Big Balls

Episode 7: Why We Must Elect Rick!

Episode 8: Don't Make Me Use the "S" Word!

Episode 9: Santorum & Obamaville

Episode 10: Settle for Mitt!

Episode 12: Austerity and Obama's Debt!

Episode 13: From My Cold, Dead Hands!

Episode 14: Ryan is a Bold Choice for VP!

Episode 15: Mitt Romney's Taxes

Episode 16: Mitt & Me; 2 Peas in a Pod!

Episode 17: Mitt and the 47%

Episode 18: The PA Voter ID Law

Episode 19: The Boss is Running!

Episode 20: Benghazi Has Legs

Episode 21: Grover, the NRA, and the GOP

Animated Balls: A New Frontier!

Piers Morgan & the White House Conspire Against Alex Jones!

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