President Obama: The Buffett Rule Rundown

President Obama - The Buffett Rule Rundown

Lately, there has been much discussion regarding what is now known as the Buffett Rule (no not buffet, Buffett this has nothing to do with food…it is named after billionaire Warren Buffett). This leads me to my first question…What exactly is the rule? In its most simplest terms it is a tax plan proposed by [...]

Dearth of Taxes

The IRS 1040 Form

“Death and taxes are inevitable,” my accountant told me.  ”Are you sure I can’t just write off, I don’t know, the last decade or two of my life?” I replied. “I think that would bring things back into the black (I’ve been told I look good in black)”. Well, it’s tax day and for nearly [...]

Rick Santorum Drops Out: Comedy Writers Crestfallen

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Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has dropped out of the presidential race, triggering a wave of despair among not only Santorum supporters, but also political comedy writers. “He said he was in this thing for the long haul,” lamented one Daily Show writer, “I’ve got a kid to feed.” With Rick Santorum out of the race, [...]

Mitt Romney: GOP Political Race…And The Winner Is?

Mitt Romney - Political Satire In Motion

President Eisenhower once said he erred in his opinion and/or choices of only two people (for chosen elected officials) and that those choices later went on to shifted the tenor of the court from conservative to liberal, which was something he had not intended. Flash forward to our present day “choices” that will be equally [...]

GOP State Senator on Gender Pay Gap: “Money Is More Important For Men”

GOP State Senator on Gender Pay Gap - Money Is More Important For Men

There is a gender pay gap in the United States and it’s rather large. Full-time, year-round female workers in the US only make around 77% of what men in the US make and estimates for the discriminatory component of the gender pay gap include 5% and 7% (thank you, Wikipedia). Of course there are lots [...]

Rick Santorum: Friends Don’t Let Friends Use Pink Balls

Rick Santorum - Friends Don't Let Friends Use Pink Balls

Rick Santorum is terrified of pink bowling balls particularly in the hands of young boys especially when they might be caught on camera during a photo opt with the Republican presidential candidate. During a campaign stop at a Wisconsin bowling alley, Santorum bravely saved a young man who dared to grab one of the wicked [...]

Pride and Prejudice, and Political Zombies

Mitt Romney putting a ring on it - the Elephant's nose

He has ‘only the fondest of sentiments for sport’ and counts ‘amongst my closest friends several who own NASCAR teams.’ In all ways, he’s a proper gentleman about whom the only rumors are those of his wealth.  When chiding hecklers as to the personhood of corporations, he calls them “friend.” On a vigorous run, hardly [...]

Tennessee’s Life Defense Act of 2012 Eliminates Itself

Tennessee’s Life Defense Act of 2012 Eliminates Itself

Remember this little Amendment? “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the [...]

The GOP Budget: For Confident Americans?

Paul Ryan

Whelp, it is here America, the GOP’s answer to the Obama administration’s budget proposal (ohh I can hear the cheers from “the Texes’s” [Texas] oil tycoon, his wife Lo-red-dy, and their eight chirren rit now [I mean, right now] ); and according to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan it promises to offer the “American [...]

Wal-Mart and BP Drop Rush Limbaugh

Wal-Mart and BP Ditch Rush Limbaugh

Think Progress has obtained an internal memo from Premiere Radio Networks listing 140 companies that are dropping advertising from Rush Limbaugh’s show and among them are some interesting surprises including British Petroleum (BP), and Wal-Mart. Remember when BP spilled all that oil in our Gulf of Mexico? That was fun. Remember too when Obama told [...]