Category Archives: Sen. Jeff Merkley

Turning down the lights and covering the couch with a sheet.

To those of you following along for the last several weeks, this may not be that big of a surprise. Posting has stiff been sporadic for the last several weeks. I’m still occasionally throwing stuff out I’m nowhere near my … Continue reading

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#thatawkwardmoment when Julian Assange tells progressives to screw off.

In this week’s exciting episode of “Shit I didn’t need to hear”. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave a strong endorsement to the libertarian wing of the GOP on Thursday, praising Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and his father, former Rep. Ron … Continue reading

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Congressmen Seek To Lift Propaganda Ban…Because you can never have enough lying in your Government.

And this is why I’m calling Wyden and Merkley today! An amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on American audiences is being inserted into the latest defense authorization bill, BuzzFeed has learned. The amendment would “strike the current … Continue reading

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Obama, indefinite detention and a call for some form of unity.

Let me say this right up front.  Odds are this post will piss you off. Half of you will say that I’m a ObamaBot, willing to let this slide because  he’s my personal Jesus Christ. (Not true.) And half of … Continue reading

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Walking on the razor’s edge with a raging hard on.

Well, the Defense Authorization bill just passed and Obama has thankfully threatened a veto… During Friday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney accused the Senate of engaging in “political micromanagement at the expense of sensible national security policy,” adding … Continue reading

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Indefinite Detention Update…

The news is not good… WASHINGTON — The Senate voted Tuesday to keep a controversial provision to let the military detain terrorism suspects on U.S. soil and hold them indefinitely without trial — prompting White House officials to reissue a … Continue reading

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We have the…really? Public Option again?

-It’s alive!  IT’S ALIVE!!!! Yesterday, Senator Jeff Merkley was one of four U.S. Senators who co-authored a letter to the majority leader, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), arguing that the majority should use the budget reconciliation process to vote for a … Continue reading

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