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Churches Participating in Pulpit Freedom Sunday Should Lose Tax Exempt Status

It seems today that I am finding many blog-worthy topics to discuss.  I just read an article posted on Facebook by the The Everlasting GOP Stoppers that discusses Pulpit Freedom Sunday.  This is an attempt by a bunch of pastors across the country to bait the IRS into investigating them.  Here’s how this works: Churches … Continue reading

Judge in Oklahoma Uses the Bible in Decisions

From The Raw Story (via The Liberal Voice): The American Civil Liberties Union last week sought to overturn an Oklahoma County judge’s decision to prohibit a transgender woman from changing her legally recognized name. James Dean Ingram, who lives as a woman, requested to change her name to Angela Renee Ingram. But District Judge Bill … Continue reading

The Need for Healthcare Reform Hits Home

I’ve spent a lot of time arguing with people about the Affordable Care Act.  Many times these people have told me how they shouldn’t be forced to carry insurance because they don’t get sick and need medical care.  I’ve often asked them what happens if they have an accident that causes them to need the … Continue reading

Romneyfish Flips Again

In another episode of “Romney’s Full of Crap,” we have Mitt saying that emergency rooms are a viable option for people who have no health insurance.  “Well, we do provide care for people who don’t have insurance.  If someone has a heart attack, they don’t sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up … Continue reading

A Look at Polls – Bad News for Romney

As the election continues to draw closer…we find ourselves looking at polls more every day.  The problem with polls is that there is always a margin of error.  There is always also the potential for pollsters to sway the results.  So there is no way to be sure about any particular poll.  The only ways … Continue reading

Romney’s Tax Release Misses the Point

I don’t think Mitt really gets it…well, that’s the understatement of the century.  Today, the Romney campaign released his 2011 tax returns.  The returns show that he paid a 14.1 percent effective tax rate.  The problem is that he manipulated his taxes, effectively overpaying so that his actual taxes conformed to his earlier claims about … Continue reading

Obama’s 99 Problems (image)

I read a quote from Obama today from President Obama, who thanked rapper Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce for hosting a fundraiser.  In his thanks, the President spoke of the fact that Michelle Obama and Beyonce were more popular than either of their husbands.  “We both have daughters and our wives are more popular than … Continue reading

Paul Ryan Actually Tells the Truth…Almost

My home state had the wonderful privilege of a visit from Paul Ryan recently.  While I normally disagree with everything that comes out of this man’s mouth (because it’s either a lie or complete nonsense), I actually found a statement in his speech with which I agree.  In the speech, Ryan referred to the Senate … Continue reading

Romney’s Statements Fuel Division and Islamophobia

We had an interesting conversation on the American Complaint Department radio program Tuesday.  During the conversation, the question was asked if we thought that the country would band together if we underwent another attack like the 9/11 attacks.  At the time my thoughts were that, in today’s political climate, I don’t think we would see … Continue reading

The American Complaint Department

For any of you who do not follow my Facebook page, I recently announced that I have recently become a writer for the online newspaper The American Complaint Department.  Please check out the website and read my first article.  You will find it under the Liberal Complaint section.  Here is a brief preview of the … Continue reading