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GOP EPA Chiefs Endorse Clinton over Trump’s “Profound Ignorance of Science”

Endorsing Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, two former EPA chiefs, both Republicans, are warning that Donald Trump’s energy policy “would set the world back decades.” William D. Ruckelshaus, head of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under Presidents Nixon and Reagan, and William K. Reilly, EPA Chief under George H. W. Bush, signed the joint […]

August 17th

Republican "Hipster" Commercials & Two Great Parodies (Videos)

There’s a decent chance you’ve seen the ridiculous “young Republican” or “Republican hipster” commercials that came out on March 16. They’re so ridiculous that I think most of us thought they were parodies. Apparently, not. Of course, parodies have since been made. Below are the original commercials in case you missed them (first two), followed […]

March 25th

Climate Change is Gay

Here’s a good book about how climate change denialism has evolved and continues to undermine the public interest. (from PlanetSave) For more of Joe’s cartoons check out his 5+ year cartoon archive. Got kids? Well then check out his kids book, ROBOT+BIKE=KITTEN. And. Twitter. Facebook.

July 24th

Yes, There's A HUGE Difference Between Democrats & Republicans (Get Out & Vote!)

To my friends, family, acquaintances, and readers who think that there isn’t enough of a difference between Democrats and Republicans to bother voting (i.e. for the Democrats), let me be absolutely 100% clear — actually, there are HUGE, HUGE differences between these two parties these days, and in nearly every situation I’m aware of, Democrats […]

November 6th

Paul Ryan: Happy To Cut Hurricane Prediction Funding… But Not Have Millionaires & Billionaires Pay A Fair Share

  Ah, the priorities some of our top politicians have these days…. As you read the great post below by Michael Conathan (courtesy Climate Progress), recall that vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan and all but one other Senate Republican are against millionaires and billionaires paying their fair share in taxes. Here’s a video on that […]

October 31st

"Worst Environmental Bill" Now Before Congress: Denying Science & Health, Written by Coal Industry Lackey

  Tomorrow, the US House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 3409, the “Coal Miner Employment and Domestic Energy Infrastructure Protection Act.” The bill has been called the “single worst environmental law” proposed by the most virulently anti-environmental US legislators in history. The bill is aggressively anti-science and anti-public health. Its priority is made clear: […]

September 20th

Women's Rights & Women's Gifts

  We here at Important Media have decided to put on a Women’s Rights & Celebrating Women Week to do our bit to combat the GOP’s apparent war on women. I’d just like to start out with one simple fact: men and women are different. Yep, certainly, we’re all the same deep down (underneath the veils […]

September 4th

Hollywoood Stunner: Darth Vader Upstages Clint Eastwood at GOP Convention, Endorses Romney's "War on the Environment"

  Former Imperial Fleet Supreme Commander Darth Vader, in his first public appearance in years, today announced his support for Mitt Romney for President. Vader’s endorsement, the subject of much backroom gossip in recent weeks, was secured after the selection of Paul Ryan as the Vice Presidential candidate, according to a Dark Star spokesman. “The […]

August 31st

Health Crisis in Texas as Long-Elusive "Stupid Virus" Found

  Scientists across the United States today reacted with alarm at the discovery of the long-assumed, but previously undetected “Stupid Virus.” The discovery came after analyzing tissue samples from members of the official Texas Republican Party, who, earlier this week, released their 2012 statewide policy platform which declared “No More Teaching of ‘Critical Thinking Skills’ […]

July 11th

Ignorance and Political Blinders Shift American Support for Climate Change Action

  A new Stanford-led survey has found that American support for governmental action to address global warming has dropped over the past two years, primarily amongst those who identify themselves as Republicans. A significant downward shift According to the report, political rhetoric and the fact that 2011 was tied for the coolest year on record […]

May 8th

Is Obama's Blackness Increasing America's Redness?

  More on the President’s blackness: From We Are the Respectable Negroes: Fear of a Black President? Love of the Confederacy? Explaining the Tea Party GOP and the “Southern Religion” From MotherJones: 109 things President Obama currently is or recently has been engaged in a war against (according to conservative pundits, lazy headline writers, and […]

April 18th

OH, WI, NJ, & FL Governors Lied to Public to Kill High-Speed Trains

  Remember the exciting announcements about a nationwide high-speed rail network that Obama made in 2010? And remember how several Tea Party governors killed high-speed rail in their states? Well, if it wasn’t painfully obvious before, Angie Schmitt of Streetsblog recently wrote a great post on the lies these Tea Party governors of FL, OH, […]

April 17th

A Spring that Can't Wait

  As the corruption in our system continues unabated and the interminable Republican primary season continues its buffoonery of ‘solutions’ for our failing state, there is some highly unusual behavior taking place independent of either. It’s the behavior of the weather for most of the country, an unprecedented string of warm days even before Spring […]

March 23rd

Half Million Emails to Senate in Coming 24 Hours? (on Keystone XL)

You would think the Keystone XL oil pipeline discussion is over—Republican politicians tried to force Obama to push it through without any environmental review and Obama stood up to the nonsense and rejected the permit proposal. However, now, these Republican leaders are trying to push it through via completely unrelated bills, trying to skirt the […]

February 13th

Political News: Exxon Rakes in Huge Profits (Pays Low Taxes); GOP Paranoia Increasing; GOP Gets Big Money from Keystone XL Backers;…

1. Exxon Rakin’ in the Dough, Paying Super Low Taxes ExxonMobil’s end-of-year financial summary shows that it made a whopping $41.1 billion in 2011 (35% more than in 2010) but only paid a 17.6% tax rate. Who lets them get away with such robbery? Congress obviously does. But so do we, if we don’t hold […]

February 7th

House GOP Pushing Dirtiest Fuel on Planet, Oil Shale (Much Worse than Tar Sands)

Oh my, they just can’t stop. The House GOP seems dead set on destroying the country and destroying the planet. Here’s the latest, via Climate Progress, on its push to develop the dirtiest fuel on the planet (you thought tar sands were bad?!): by Joe Romm Rep. Cantor (R-VA):  In addition, Chairman Hastings will add provisions […]

February 3rd