Michele Bachmann: Welfare Queen

By Yasha Levine Michele Bachmann has become well known for her anti-government tea-bagger antics, protesting health care reform and every other government “handout” as socialism. What her followers probably don’t know is that Rep. Bachmann is, to use that anti-government slur, something of a welfare queen. That’s right, the anti-government insurrectionist has taken more than […]

University of Phoenix Settles Fraud Complaint for $78.5 Million

You’ve seen their commercials all over the web and on television.  The ConsumerAffairs.com website has page after page of complaints from  students detailing their history of abuse and exploitation at the hands of University of Phoenix and its parent company-The Apollo Group.  It also has, on the very same page-a google advertisement from University of […]

NRA-Drunk With Power?

This rant is based primarily on two articles I read in the last two days. One comes from the the AP, written by Erik Shelzig- “Tennessee Demonstrates Trend of Looser Guns Laws.”  The other is entitled “Members,  NRA not in Accord” and it comes from the Scranton Tribune. The Tribune article is about a poll […]

DC Catholic Archdiocese-What would Jesus do?

Washington DC is in the process of passing same sex marriage legislation. This legislation would prevent any organization that takes money from the city from discriminating against gay people who are married under the new law. Significantly, employers who take money from the city must provide benefits to married gay couples just as they would […]

CIA Supports Drug Kingpins

Pretend to be surprised! http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/world/asia/28intel.html I want to skip right to my favorite part: “The CIA’s practices also suggest the United States is not doing everything in its power to stamp out the lucrative Afghan drug trade, a major source of revenue for the Taliban, the Times said.” This is the punch line.  Hilarious, brilliant […]

Depleted Uranium Causes Cancer

Depleted Uranium is nuclear waste…quite literally…and it causes cancer and birth defects. Depleted uranium is extracted from spent nuclear fuel.  It is a waste byproduct of “enriching” uranium. It is a substance with some remarkable properties.  It is denser than lead, harder than steel.   Munitions tipped with DU are extremely effective, especially when engaging enemies […]

Health Insurance Companies Declare War

Last week PriceWaterhouseCoopers released a “study” commissioned by America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).  This study has been widely de-bunked by a variety of sources, including the White House, Arthur Anderson (of Enron Fame) and most notably by PriceWaterhouseCoopers themselves.  Keep in mind, the study referred not to any bill with a “public option” or “single […]

6 Billion in US Military Aid to Pakistan Embezzeled

Between the years 2002 and 2008, the United States provided approximately 6.6 Billion dollars in direct military aid to the government of Pakistan, the idea being that this money would be used to increase the capacity of the Pakistani military to fight “terrorism.” The AP is now quoting two different Pakistani Army Generals who estimate […]