timbo, we agree on the need for accuracy in our national discourse. I'd also argue for more civility and less name-calling.
Meanwhile, please don't try to stick a label on me. Apply one to yourself, if you like, but I prefer to think outside the little boxes.
Mr. Bartmess, irrespective of who made the statement, is any part of Marx's observation untrue? I think not.
Or, do you think the sky is orange whenever someone you don't like says it's blue?
Why are Republicans so in love with the Keystone pipeline? What does the US get out of this? The pipeline will pump dirty tar sand petroleum out of Canada to the Gulf of Mexico for shipment elsewhere. The huge pipe will stretch across the center of the US, ruining the natural beauty and environment of those states, and do nothing for the US other than create a short boomlet of temporary jobs to build the monstrosity. Who are the Republicans really rewarding with this misguided project?
Does anyone ever check the Rants for truth? Apparently not, and ranters can and do spew falsehoods just like Faux "news." The Rant that claims "Republicans have more women, blacks and Latinos in Congress than Democrats" is patently false. There are 80 women in the House, 61 are Democrats, 19 Republicans. I don't know the stats on the ethnicity of members of Congress, but seriously doubt the Republicans have more African-American and Latino members than the Democrats. A newspaper should not publish verifiably false information.
I'm very glad David Cook has a job with the TFP.
What kind of ignorant, mean-spirited person would try to get him fired?
If this is actually a "free country," why does anyone think the government should tell people what they can do with their own bodies? In a free country every woman would have the right to decide, in consultation with her doctor, whether it is safe for her to undergo 9 months of pregnancy. Right-wing legislators have no right to interfere and enforce a pregnancy the woman opposes.
Congressional and other Republicans have done everything they could to undermine the President of the United States. Now, we are all suffering the consequences of an American President that the terrorists perceive to be weak -- because the Reeps like Mitch McConnell did everything they could do to make it happen. The current crop of Republicans has been a decidedly disloyal opposition, encouraging the terrorists with their constant harping against the US President.
The "charm" of living dangerously?! That is one of the stupidest things I've ever read. Tennessee's charm has nothing to do with being dangerous. Encouraging young people to think danger is cool will only result in more needless deaths from reckless and/or drunk driving (cars, trucks, ATVs) to strutting around with firearms and showing off a staggering amount of ignorance. Sheesh. No wonder people avoid coming to Tennessee for a vacation.
Minimum wage jobs are not just for teenagers entering the workplace, as some like to think. I know of several parents and heads of household who barely make above $7.25 an hour. They have dignity and grit, working long hours and erratic shifts to support a family. That means they have less time with their kids, and are exhausted when they finally do get home. It's not unreasonable to mandate a higher wage, especially when corporations are pulling in record profits and paying million$ a year to executives. Unhinged capitalism is unhealthy for any society. If we left all market decisions to the capitalists, heroin would be sold in grocery stores and young children would be slaving at drudge jobs instead of going to school.
Ms. Bradford, that's hilarious. Of course, many people "challenge" your God every time they think for themselves rather than blindly "believe" the dictates of ancient folklore and myth. Most of us would like to have a serious discussion with your God (assuming he exists outside of fantasy), and have a long list of topics this "God" needs to answer for.