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From Freedom to Fascism in 10 Easy Steps

Thanks to Blurbomat for this gem:

Article in The Guardian outlining the steps needed to turn a Democratic Republic into a Fascist State…while citing examples of how the U.S. Government has already accomplished those steps during this administration.

Funny how things can change in 6 or 7 years, isn’t it?

If you found that article [...]

This is just ONE soldier’s story. Imagine some of the others.

If you read nothing else from any soldier of the Iraqi war…or any news story…or any opinion of someone who will never know what it’s like…

Read this.

This is how we treat our keepers? This is how we treat the people who risk their lives because they truly believe that they’re doing something great [...]

Happy Earth Day!

China: Missing child’s remains found in crocodile. The thing that gets me about this story is that the manager and keeper are both being held…and they’ll probably kill off the rest of the crocs, because that’s what people do (kill or destroy whatever doesn’t function exactly as they think it should). My question: What the [...]

Quite the shocker, eh?

Tonight’s headlines are filled with “tragic” events:

Close to 300 casualties in Somalia over the past 4 days. All this…for no good reason. Christ. You want tragic? Read that article.

Even worse: 50 killed last week during elections in Nigeria. I’d like to hear someone complain now about waiting in line for hours at the [...]

Assortment.

Virginia Tech is being touted as the worst disaster to hit a school ever in the history of the U.S. Did everyone forget about THIS yahoo? (Yes, I KNOW it’s Wikipedia, which is in itself a somewhat unreliable source of information, but this actually did happen, and you can look it up in other sources [...]

A small, but VERY important, victory.

TN Legislators vote to allow guns on state-owned property.

Thank goodness SOMEONE realizes that guns aren’t the evil component here.

Shit or get off the pot.

Hot Air has posted a video of Senator McCarthy wherein she is asked a very simple question that she is unable to answer.

The question? “Your bill proposes to ban weapons with something called a barrel shroud. Can you tell me what that is?”

McCarthy proceeds to dodge and squirm, choosing to try to harp [...]

Inspiration of a different sort.

The occurrence on Monday was terrible. I will not dispute that.

However, we need to stop treating these situations like excuses to lament and start using them as opportunities for change.

I don’t mean the kind of change that causes stricter laws or more discrimination against people who might not fit in with our “ideal” [...]