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HJR-3 to be heard in the Indiana House Monday at 1:30 p.m.

After some committee shenanigans, (in which Brian Bosma moved the bill from House Judiciary committee to the Elections and Apportionment committee when it became clear that it wouldn’t pass the first one) HJR-3 passed out of committee on Wednesday, and

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Some government shutdown reading

First – let’s be clear on who’s responsible for this debacle: The truth of what happened Monday night, as almost all political reporters know full well, is that “Republicans staged a series of last-ditch efforts to use a once-routine budget

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Indiana House Joint Resolution 6 (HJR-6) Marriage Discrimination Amendment

Contact your state legislators to oppose HJR6, the Marriage Discrimination Amendment.

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Indiana Senate Bill 621 (SB 621)

Bill introduced in the Indiana State legislature this week: Indiana Senate Bill 621 (SB 621) The analysis of this bill by Indy Democrat Blog: “Where to begin? It’s pretty easy. Almost everything in this bill is designed to reduce the

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A Different Kind of Economic “Bubble”

A Different Kind of Economic “Bubble” by Sheila Kennedy. Some interesting points Sheila makes in her class, based on the book “The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future” by Joseph Stiglitz on how the 1% rig

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The Weekend Was a Crazy Liberal Idea

In 1886, 7 union members died in the US fighting for the 40 hour work week and 8 hour work day. We seem to forget that many freedoms we take for granted were ideals people had to die for –

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Indiana Governor’s Race: Dumb vs. Dumber

I was incredulous yesterday when the John Gregg, the Democratic candidate for Indiana Governor actually went on record as being against same-sex marriage, because – how dumb can you be? That position is clearly on the wrong side of history,

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Occupy Wall Street: Outing the Ringers

Jay Smooth has some cool things to say about this movement.

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Open Letter to that 53% Guy

Max Udargo on the Daily Kos delivers a great response to to the guy calling people whiners for not working 70 hours a week, and telling people to “suck it up” and stop blaming Wall Street. Read the whole response,

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Robert Reich Debunks 6 Big GOP Lies About The Economy

Worth watching. The lies are these – (watch the video to see how he debunks them): Tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations will trickle down to benefit the middle class and the poor. Corporations are having higher profits now

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Michele and Marcus Bachmann on Homosexuality

Republican front-runner Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus put the rumors of their anti-gay therapy clinic to rest. Michele and Marcus Bachmann on Homosexuality – watch more funny videos

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Stand with Planned Parenthood

Please take a few moments to go and sign this petition against defunding Planned Parenthood: After months of budget negotiations, extreme anti-choice members of Congress are trying to force a shutdown of the federal government. This shutdown is not about

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links for 2011-03-13

State Senator Jane Cunningham Wants to Put Missouri Kids to Work – St. Louis News – Daily RFT Crazy-ass Missouri Republican wants to repeal child labor laws and put kids to work. Barking mad, I tell you. What is the

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I don’t get it at all

A Democratic congressperson was SHOT in the head. Six people were killed. And the media is STILL allowing things to be said like “We don’t know the motivation of the shooter?” We don’t? Because *I* do. I follow politics, and

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Republicans block child nutrition, Catholics protest gay portrait exhibit

An update on things famous assholes are doing to wreck your life. First – more on the GOP being assholes to poor people: Republicans block child nutrition bill WASHINGTON – House Republicans have temporarily blocked legislation to feed school meals

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These losers are voting

And they hope you aren’t. Vote in this years’ election on November 2nd. For Marion County voters in Indiana, you can vote early – here’s the info: Clerk’s Office, 200 E. Washington St., W-122 Begins: Monday, October 4 Ends: Monday,

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Health care reform changes go online today

Democrats.org provides an overview of the changes that go into affect today – helping me and thousands of other Americans with direct, real changes. Bold text indicates changes that affect me personally, italics highlights changes that affect people I know.

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Tea Party Jesus

12 Sayings of Tea Party Jesus (Doug’s Dozen #52) – watch more funny videos

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Maddow’s “make your own verb suffix contest”

I’m not sure I can even adequately paraphrase the point of this contest, so let me take advantage of their paraphrasing: “The short version is that an Amazonian tribe uses verb suffixes as a means of indicating the source of

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90 years of women’s suffrage

90 years ago today, The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women’s suffrage in the United States of America. Well done, Sister Suffragettes. Women have been able to vote throughout the US for less than 100

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Barack’s Summer BBQ

See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor. I’m not a fan of College Humor usually, but I liked this one.

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Who does this look like?

The actually photo is of Lewis Powell, one of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. The photo was taken in 1865. But I swear the man looks like an actor I’ve seen in a movie or TV show somewhere just recently. I

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Support Early voting in Marion County, Indiana

There’s a move afoot by the local GOP to try to kill early voting in Marion County, Indiana. Early voting is convenient for people with busy schedules and was wildly successful in 2008 and 2009 in getting record numbers of

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Pay your damned taxes, deadbeat

“Personal property is the effect of society; and it is as impossible for an individual to acquire personal property without the aid of Society, as it is for him to make land originally. Separate an individual from Society, and give

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Hello, Comrade!

So has the sky fallen yet? No? Yeah, I didn’t think so.

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