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The Sunday Liberal Reader

Welcome to The Sunday Liberal Reader.

Many of you out there have often wondered just what goes on in the twisted mind of a Liberal blogger. We're often accused of spouting Liberal “talking points” which is funny because I've always thought that was much more of a Republican Party thing (see Frank Luntz). Liberals tend to be more "free range."

I wasn't always this way. For much of my adult life I blindly followed the conventional wisdom of my peers. I voted for Reagan twice and was an early listener of both Rush Limbaugh and Neil Boortz. This began to change for me during the Bush years as I realized that Republicans had become expert at using religion and patriotism to fool middle class voters into supporting policies that were not in their best interest; tax cuts for millionaires, the deregulation of financial markets, phony wars, etc. So I turned off FOX News and talk radio and reverted to the rebelliousness of my youth.

Today I follow a wide range of pundits, environmentalist, humorists, politicians and journalists on Twitter and other social media that often expose me to news and opinion that I might otherwise miss. I've always been somewhat of a news junkie so I typically read dozens of articles each week from all corners of the internet.

With that in mind I've been meaning to put together a semi-regular column to share some of the best finds from my ramblings, so this week I'm introducing The Sunday Liberal Reader. Hope you enjoy:

 

Always remember: stay informed, read liberally. As a friend of mine likes to say, "educate yourself and vote!"  

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R++ One of the Famous Dacula Crew July 18, 2012 at 02:52 AM
So much so that many of his policies were CONTINUED under the current administration...
Mike Hipp July 18, 2012 at 11:46 AM
Tim - if you will take the time to read up a couple of comments from the one that you tried to tear down - I explicitly said: "shame on the republicans and te democrats for playing this zero sum game". Your zeal for the right and hatred for the left is showing through - Tim who isn't confident enough to give his full name.
Mike Hipp July 18, 2012 at 11:48 AM
Oh excuse me ... I misquoted myself. I actually said: "Shame on all of us. On the democrats and the republicans for playing this zero sum game."
North Georgia Weather July 18, 2012 at 01:03 PM
Still, the disability rolls have continued to swell and threaten the program's fiscal future. A new Congressional Budget Office underscored the troubled finances of the growing Social Security Disability Insurance program. The report showed $119 billion in benefits were paid last year to 8.3 million disabled workers. That represents almost 18 percent of all Social Security spending. According to Sessions' office, the program has been running a deficit since 2009. "Consequently, the trust fund is shrinking and will be depleted by 2016 -- just four years from now," his office said.
Tom H. July 18, 2012 at 03:12 PM
I guess you didn't want to mention the comment I was referring to that you made and that was totally inaccurate and typical of those of a liberal democrat that listens to MSNBC. You said: "Absolutely Brian; total agreement. This nasty new vein of moral politics has come along just since President Obama took office."

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