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About Me

Hairy, scary, pro-abortion, 'rad fem', doing my best to piss off the "religious" right and MRAs everywhere.

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"Congress shall make no law respecting...the right of the people peaceably to assemble..."

"Congress shall make no law respecting...the right of the people peaceably to assemble..." providing you have a permit, for a protest zone, and you don't stop traffic or disrupt the business of business (profit!), that you don't "peaceably assemble" on the commons owned by the government which is no longer "of the people, by the people, and for the people" but of the businesses and other non-human 'persons'...

It can't happen here

Unless, of course, it can.

Thank you for the picture, pepperbear

1990-ish gopac(newt's pac) mentions book, "tax payer's tea party"

newt's ethics violation investigation is posted: http://ethics.house.gov/committee-report/matter-representative-newt-gingrich

I think it's the 3rd link down; they all open .pdfs.

Also remember to check out, ”Language, a Key Mechanism of Control” also from newt's gopac.

If you ever have time, click and read at each of the 4 links available at the link above. You'll see 'republicans for a change' and other fun and entertaining (that was sarcasm) ideas catapulted by gopac and very apparent today.

Though newt wasn't the first to come up with many of the strategies listed, I'm pretty sure he's the only one, so far, who has put the right-wing ideology in handbook form. I could be wrong about that, of course.

Any similarity to language and tactics being used today, in 2012, is purely intentional.

1993: When the repubs & rush forced rush on the troops' airwaves

The Pentagon did a survey about Armed Forces Radio programming. The results of the 50,000 troops surveyed included .02% who wanted limbaugh's spew on their radio and only 3.9% wanted any talk radio. The troops wanted more music and sports; not more talk radio.

In the usual republican way of 'supporting' the troops, 70 republicans, led by Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove) and Sen. John W. Warner (R-Va.), made a PR nightmare for the Pentagon with the aid of limbaugh and his dittoheads, of course, squealing about rush's First Amendment right to have a stage, a megaphone, a captive audience, and to make millions from his 'free' speech.

Ignoring 99.08% of the troops, rush and the republicans forced rush into the AFR programming line-up.

The following year, the repubs in congress would make rush an honorary member.

Here are two links to a couple of the stories from that time. I was there. It was ugly.

There are a few more details in the articles linked below.

Pentagon Accused of Giving Bum's Rush to Limbaugh

Pentagon Retreats, Says It Is Considering Airing Limbaugh

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