Sharpening My Pen

The War on Women

Cait McKnelly

In Indiana, a woman has been charged with homicide and feticide because, during a suicide attempt, she lost her fetus. She has been jailed without bond. In Iowa, a pregnant woman accidentally fell down a flight of stairs. She was arrested for attempted feticide after telling ER personnel that early ...

Where Are the Jobs?

Cait McKnelly

http://www.alternet.org/story/150358/8_unemployed_for_every_job_opening:_what_are_they_supposed_to_do_once_their_benefits_run_out?akid=6719.283578.Zi3i6o&rd=1&t=2 There is a political storm brewing on both sides of the aisle and I don't think either party is seeing it. There are now eight people who want jobs for every job opening in the United States. Oddly, there is every indication that they are being ignored by the ...

Dissension in the Ranks

Cait McKnelly

Wow. You know it's got to be getting bad when one main stream news source actually goes so far as to call out another news source and call them bald faced liars on international TV. http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/21/robertson-this-allegation-is-outrageous-and-its-absolutely-hypocritical/ I don't think I can recall in all of my years anything like this ...

This is What Class Warfare Looks Like

Cait McKnelly

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/cait48/photos/2011/mar/11/209713/ This was done by a group called The Christian Left, picked up by Daily Kos. Permission was granted to lift the image as it was made downloadable. They have no problem with anyone spreading their message and say so. EDIT I just found out that the original chart came ...

The Wisconsin Dos-si-do

Cait McKnelly

I have to smile. Only the LJWorld would completely ignore what happened in Wisconsin yesterday. The events in WI are not just "national" news, they are international. Every newspaper from Bangkok to Bangor is reporting on it but the LJW stays tight lipped. I have a personal friend who lives ...

The Craziest Wingnut in America! Vote Now!

Cait McKnelly

In honor of awards season, I decided to create a new award. Nominate and vote now for your personal favorite wingnut along with an explanation of why you feel they should get the top spot. My personal nomination is Georgia state rep. Bobby Franklin, R-Marietta. Here's a sample of some ...

Why America is on the Brink of Class Warfare

Cait McKnelly

(And why we should be if we aren't.) 72% (nearly three quarters) of all American wealth is controlled by the richest 10%. (This is the highest it has ever been since statistics started being kept. This actually includes the "Robber Baron" years of the "ultra rich" before Congress started regulating ...

Wisconsin Democrats in All Out Rebellion

Cait McKnelly

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_01c093f0-3ac0-11e0-ba01-001cc4c002e0.html All Democratic representatives have left the state capitol of Madison (some sources are saying that many have actually left the state) to prevent a quorum from voting on the state budget. This takes brass. Will be interesting to see if Kansas Dems have as much in the way of ...

GWB and His Geneva Speech (or Should I say Run In with the Convention)

Cait McKnelly

I'm still pulling information in from all over the web about this as it appears to be an ongoing developmet. George Bush was scheduled to give a speech in Geneva, Switzerland on February 12th. Apparently the speech was canceled due to what are being called "security concerns" by his handlers. ...

Phelps, WBC and Arizona

Cait McKnelly

I really think Westboro Baptist should bear in mind that in many ways Arizona right now is a pretty lawless state (one friend likened it to Mississippi in the '60's). Tucson, where the massacre happened, is a spot of blue in a sea of red. Gun laws in Arizona, including ...

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