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One Chart Shows How the Tax Burden has Shifted from Corporations to the Working Class

By on Oct 25, 2016 in Capitalism, Class, Economics, Politics |

Since the Greatest Generation’s “Golden Age” taxes ave gone down for corporations and up for the poor.[screenshot of The Young Turks] Just wanted to drop in here and share this astounding chart from yesterday’s “Hour One” of The Young Turks show. They shared this while building an argument against the Washington establishment consensus that budget proposals should be revenue neutral. As reported in Huffington Post, But from the perspective of the [Elizabeth] Warren wing of the party, corporations pay far too little as it is, so making any plan revenue neutral is a loser. Before companies managed to start gaming the system, Warren noted, three out of every ten dollars of federal revenue came from corporate taxes, today it’s only one in ten. Then he dropped this chart that shows how the tax burden in this country has shifted from corporations to...

Is There a Split in the Democratic Party?

By on May 23, 2016 in Media, Politics | 1 comment

Over 100,000 Bernie Sanders supporters have signed a pledge, saying they won’t vote for Hillary Clinton. The problem in answering the question, “is there a split in the Democratic party,” is that the goal posts on what it means to be a Democrat keep moving. Those in the establishment act like Sanders is an outsider who doesn’t belong. Take, for example, the rumor that Cenk Uygar reported, that if Clinton were to be indicted, the DNC would not give the nomination to Bernie but would instead “parachute in” Joe Biden to be the nominee. Obviously, this would make many Sanders supporters furious. It suggests that to the Democratic Party’s establishment, Sanders isn’t the second choice; he’s the never-choice. If they picked Biden, the DNC  would rather drive away Bernie’s supporters than have them win. Though Bernie Sanders has...

Hating Sansa Stark (and Not for Her Femininity)

By on Apr 27, 2015 in All, Books, Writing, Publishing, Culture, Feminism, Movies and TV, Writers, Writing |

Readers hate Sansa Stark and feminists argue that Sansa is a strong character, hiding behind her feminine whiles. Here’s why they’re both wrong.

San Francisco Pride 2014 Photos

By on Jun 30, 2014 in All, Bay Area, Culture, Feminism, San Francisco |

Photos from the San Francisco Pride festival, Sunday June 29th 2014. Fly your rainbow freak flag my pretties.

Jaw-Dropping Homophobia Still a Thing in South Carolina

By on May 21, 2014 in Culture, Feminism, Politics |

South Carolina Mayor Prefers Drunk Drivers to Lesbians My jaw dropped when I heard the recording of South Carolina mayor Earl Bullard’s reasoning for firing his lesbian sheriff…and replacing her with a guy convicted of drunk driving. He was caught on tape saying, “”I would much rather have somebody who drank, and drank too much, taking care of my child than I had somebody whose lifestyle is questionable around children.” Bullard now smugly denies it. This stuff still happens people. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive   Here’s a handy image quote I made so you can easily share this odious quote with all your fake Internet friends....

Four Net Neutrality Fact Fails on Real Time With Bill Maher…In Under One Minute

By on May 9, 2014 in All, Media, Politics, Tech | 1 comment

Monica Mehta on Real Time with Bill Maher, proving she is over the age of 32.

Bill Maher goes on to verify he too has no idea how the Internet works with two simple words, “good point.”

Nope, noppity nope. Mehta’s heart may be in the right place, but her facts are painfully wrong. You can listen to Monica Mehta’s quote on net neutrality here, it begins at 47:30 and goes on for a minute.

Now to unravel all the ways she got it wrong, so you don’t make the same mistake.