Standing with Japan

 Posted by at 16:46  Politics
Mar 172011
 

The tragedy in Japan is changing by the minute. I believe it will be some time before we are fully aware of the damage that has been and will be done.

President Obama took to his pulpit today to address the situation and to stress that the United States stands with our Japanese allies…

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Weekly Address 03-12-11

 Posted by at 08:57  Politics
Mar 122011
 

“Women’s History Month & Fair Pay”

From the White House weblog:

The President pays homage to former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, commends the great strides that have been made to create a more equal American society, and reaffirms his resolve to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.

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Mar 112011
 

Our friend Rachel gets it. Do you?

I do not know how else to say this so I am just going to say it. If your household income is less than $500,000 per year and you are voting for Republicans, you are an idiot. There is no other way to put it. Consistently and stubbornly voting against your own best interest makes you an idiot. Sorry.
 

Mar 092011
 

Scott Walker and the Republicans in Wisconsin proved tonight what I and many others have been saying all along — their “budget” bill really had nothing to do with the state’s budget and everything to do with busting up the unions and weakening (they hope) the Democratic base in their state…

Wis. GOP bypasses Dems, cuts collective bargaining

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Senate voted Wednesday night to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers, approving an explosive proposal that had rocked the state and unions nationwide after Republicans discovered a way to bypass the chamber’s missing Democrats.

All 14 Senate Democrats fled to Illinois nearly three weeks ago, preventing the chamber from having enough members present to consider Gov. Scott Walker’s “budget-repair bill” – a proposal introduced to plug a $137 million budget shortfall.

The Senate requires a quorum to take up any measures that spend money. But Republicans on Wednesday separated from the legislation the proposal to curtail union rights, which spends no money, and a special committee of lawmakers from both the Senate and Assembly approved the bill a short time later.

The unexpected yet surprisingly simple procedural move ended a stalemate that had threatened to drag on indefinitely. Until Wednesday’s stunning vote, it appeared the standoff would persist until Democrats returned to Madison from their self-imposed exile.

“In 30 minutes, 18 state Senators undid 50 years of civil rights in Wisconsin. Their disrespect for the people of Wisconsin and their rights is an outrage that will never be forgotten,” said Democratic Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller. “Tonight, 18 Senate Republicans conspired to take government away from the people.”

Republicans 1; Americans 0.

If you can, please contribute $5.00 to the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, which is leading the effort to recall the Republican liars and hypocrites in the Wisconsin state Senate.

UPDATE: Our friend Rachel…


 

Weekly Address 03-05-11

 Posted by at 09:53  Politics
Mar 052011
 

“Cutting Waste, Investing in the Future”

From the White House weblog:

The President calls for Democrats and Republicans to come together on a budget that cuts wasteful spending without sacrificing job-creating investments in education, innovation, and infrastructure.

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