Friday, April 16, 2010

Randi Rhodes Newsletter for Thursday April 15th 20010

Thursday, April 15, 2010
It’s Tax Day, the freaks are planning the next Civil War, and the lies are too numerous to count!Beginning with taxes, 70 million Americans have no federal income tax liability. Beyond that, the rest of us have the privilege of paying for subsidies for corporations such as ExxonMobil. No surprise there, as armies of corporate lobbyists specialize in getting their clients exactly what they want.Are psychos in Oklahoma planning a new Civil War? And with the resurgence of love for the Confederacy, a basic understanding of our history clearly demonstrates why we (should) have a natural gut-reaction against romanticizing those dark times.Polling the Tea Party… More than 3 out of 4 Tea Party activists get their ‘news’ from Fox, a majority of all Tea Partiers think their income tax rates are fair, but most also believe that blacks get too much attention. Read the full blog...

MISCELLANEOUS / SPICEEighth Divorce for Larry King"U.S. television personality Larry King and his seventh wife both filed for divorce on Wednesday to end their 13-year marriage." Story continued here.Allegations of Cheating on Both Sides (eww)."And in an even more bizarre twist Larry was accused of cheating with Shawn’s sister, Shannon Engemann. Larry, Shannon and Shawn all denied it but it was clear that there were big problems in the marriage." Read more here.After the Explosion at the Massey Mine, West Virginia’s Governor Flew Back from Vacation on a Jet Provided by Massey."West Virginia's governor flew back to the state hours after last week's deadly mine explosion on a jet provided by the mine's owner." Full post here.

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