Author Archives: Peaceful Patriot

About Peaceful Patriot

Proud middle class husband, father, and progressive liberal. Registered Non-Partisan but have much more in common with Democrats than Republicans. Consider Libertarians to be immature and underdeveloped in their understanding of reality. An atheist who doesn't care what you believe so long as you stop pretending the Founding Fathers intended for you to legislatively force your beliefs on everyone else. Laughs out loud in mocking disdain at the abject lunacy of birthers, climate science deniers, and hard core tea partiers. If that offends you, too bad. You're not rational and have no place at the adult table.

Restoring Louisiana’s Coast Will Require Restoring Its Democracy—Governor Jindal Is Trying to Undermine Both

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Genuflecting to Big Oil’s pressure, Governor Bobby Jindal is Greg Russak‘s insight: You can file this one under, "No Surprise!"   A Louisiana elected official once said “the flag of Texaco flies over the Louisiana … Continue reading

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Another Orwellian Op-Ed From Charles Koch

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Charles Koch, the misunderstood billionaire pollutocrat, explains his warmhearted benevolence in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. We beg to differ. Greg Russak‘s insight: ….to which I respectfully add the following about libertarians and crony capitalism … Continue reading

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Young Conservatives Group Pressures GOP on Gay Marriage – Washington Wire – WSJ

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst A new effort is being launched to try to persuade the Republican Party to drop its opposition to same-sex marriage from the party’s platform, a steep climb that would require overcoming social conservatives who have … Continue reading

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The History of Corporate Personhood | Brennan Center for Justice

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst The Brennan Center for Justice is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice. Greg Russak‘s insight: A worthwhile read for anyone curious about how it … Continue reading

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Where have all the moderates gone? Politics as ‘gladiatorial combat’ – Los Angeles Times

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Where have all the moderates gone? Politics as ‘gladiatorial combat’ Los Angeles Times Barry Glassner first detailed how politicians use fear-mongering in his 1999 book “The Culture of Fear.” He wrote of politicians claiming America … Continue reading

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“You’re leaving? Are you effing kidding?” An anti-gay bigot gets humiliated

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Peter LaBarbera came to my college to “expose” the “gay agenda.” He wasn’t expecting what would happen instead Greg Russak‘s insight: In America, and with rare (and legitimate) exceptions, everyone has the right to speak … Continue reading

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How racial resentment fuels libertarianism

See on Scoop.it – Coffee Party News Excerpt from article by Ian Haney López, Bill Moyers.com  Paul presents overweening government power — especially at the federal level — as the paramount threat to ordinary Americans. If he is to popularize this … Continue reading

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No Taxation Without Representation

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Money in politics means taxation without representation. We already have a tax day — It’s time for a representation day. Greg Russak‘s insight: On Tuesday, April 15th, people across America will hold a sign, recruit supporters, … Continue reading

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‘This Is Not Over’: Gulf Life Still Reeling From Toxic BP Spill

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Greg Russak‘s insight: Nearly four years after BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil catastrophe, plants, animals, and fish in the Gulf of Mexico are still reeling from the toxic spill, according to a report released Tuesday by the National … Continue reading

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Rep. Paul Ryan Take-Down

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Published on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 by Common Dreams   “Paul Ryan says, ‘Don’t blame Wall Street — the guys who made billions of dollars cheating American families.”    - Andrea Germanos, staff writer    Senator … Continue reading

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