Daily Archives: October 14, 2009

A different looking Democratic Party

USA Today has completed an analysis of today’s Democratic Party and found it looks different today.

The Democratic-controlled House is now an unusual combination of the richest and poorest districts, the best and least educated, and the best and the worst insured. The analysis found that Democrats have attracted educated, affluent whites who had tended previously to vote Republican.

Democrats now represent 57% of the 4.8 million households that had incomes of $200,000 or more in 2008. In 2005, Republicans represented 55% of those affluent households.

This new data indicates that when talk turns to raising taxes on the most affluent to pay for initiatives like health-care reform, there are very influential constituents inside the party that would effect.

More here.

fnord

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Filed under Democratic Party, Political Reform, Polls

Arrest A Preacher Today!

james-dobson-2[1]I want to arrest a preacher today!  But only after I give legal cover to as many pedophiles as I can!  These patently absurd arguements are being provided by the religious right as to why GAY people should not be given Hate-Crime protections.  It is tantamount to saying:  “I will lose my religious freedoms, if I am not free to hate!”

I mean this would really piss me off if it wasn’t such stupid crap!  No, stike that.  It pisses me off BECAUSE it is such stupid crap!

Read more here.

1 John 4:8
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

iggydonnelly

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Filed under hate groups, Religion

Wednesday, 10/14/09, Public Square

success_and_happinessLet’s make a conscious effort to make this day a great one.  When we look back we’ll know today we didn’t just audit life, we showed up and made the most of it!

I find turning on all the lights in the house helps me on the cloudy rainy days.  That isn’t very ‘green,’ is it?  Some days I need to pamper myself.  🙂

This is your thread.  Your place to discuss whatever you choose!

fnord

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