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Sean Penn’s ‘Green Card’ Oscars Joke: What’s Wrong With Liberals?

photo by Juanky Pamies Alcubilla via Flickr

I’m not using Sean Penn as a proxy when I ask what’s wrong with liberals. No, I’m asking what’s wrong with liberals who missed the larger point in Penn’s “joke” by instead focusing only on the surface of a political correctness issue. Of course, this time around, I can’t say I know this latest “political correctness”…
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WWW: The Latest Democracy To Fall Victim To The Rich And Powerful

photo by European Parliament via Flickr

If I asked you what it takes to get a popular web site onto the internet, what would you say? If you’re like most people, you’d probably say something about creating a site, then sprinkling relevant keywords strategically throughout (a.k.a. “Search Engine Optimization” (SEO)), and then, as people discover the site, and your audience &…
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Governor Walker: Ask Obama What He Thinks Of America

photo by →Transcend↑ via Flickr

Earlier this week, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani said, “I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America.” It takes a special level of idiocy to believe someone who subjects themselves to the grueling process of running for president, does not love his country, but as…
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Social Media, Religion, Politics – Just Chill Out

Maybe it comes from the fact that I’m not religious. Maybe it comes from the fact that I don’t have deep-seated beliefs that I take “personally” when remarks I make are challenged. But, some people just need to chill out on Facebook, on Twitter, or whatever your social network of choice happens to be. If…
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VIDEO: Police Shoot Unarmed Man Dead For Throwing Rocks

As Bill Maher said on Real Time, there is something systemically wrong with policing in this country. Police in Pasco, Washington were chasing a man (Antonio Zambrano Montes) on foot for allegedly throwing rocks at officers. The video below shows police shooting an unarmed Montes dead. “Now that is just straight up shooting a guy…
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