Here is a pretty big story: Change.org Changing: Site To Work With Corporate, Anti-Abortion, GOP Campaigns, Say Internal Documents. Yep, another "progressive" org is selling out to the corporates for money.
And please sign SignOn.org petition: Change.or...
"I swear this was only driven by a little old lady who took it to the store and back once a week."
Here is my Fairness Radio show today, talking about China trade as a foreign policy issue.
I don't start until 34:29, you have to scroll the slider to get there by clicking where the text is scrolling by:
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Just go watch it. Video of Mormon temple using a hidden camera going viral. Over 75,000 views in the last 14 hours. Welcome to the age of information Mitt Romney.
Seriosly, after you see the video go read the comme...
I just have to say again that it just blows my mind learning that Romney associates bought the company that makes the voting machines that will be used to vote and count the votes in Ohio, Colorado and other states. This is very serious, and a lot of non-tech people just don't get it. (I had one person say to me that it doesn't matter because computers don't make mistakes.)
Take this seriously, people -- the timing and the people involved tell us this is fishy. This isn't radical...
Corporate conservatives say government makes people dependent.
Government is We, the People, protecting and enabling each other. To any extent that we are dependent on government, that means we are depending on each other and taking care of each other.
Something to think about: what is the alternative? If we don't have each other watching out for each other, we are on our own - at the mercy of predatory corporations -- depending on them for handouts of enough pay to even eat, and then only if we work to the bone for them, making the billio...
from my Virtually Speaking hour with Jay Ackroyd last week. Only 6 min, go ahead and listen to it:
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In America, government is We, the People making the decisions.
When they say they want "less government" or "get government out of the way" they are saying they want lessor no decision-making by We, the People! So who do you think they want making the decisions instead?
Anyway, here is a video from OMBWatch, The Invisible Helping Hand of Government:
Public investments are essential to the success of our society,...
Bain-owned factory workers plead with Romney to stop plan that will send their jobs to China - The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur // Current TV
The Young Turks with Cenk Uygur // Current TV
This is from Campaign for America's Future:
In the last Congress:
· Who thought seniors would be better off with a coupon than Medicare? (H.R. 112)?
· Who voted to give millionaires a $160,000 tax cut? (H.R. 8)
· Who tried to kill the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by the back door? (H.R. 1315)
Do your legislators stand with the middle class – or do they stand with the special interests? Are they on your side or on your neck?
That's why we created the TheMiddleClass.org Vot...
If there was a terror attack in the Bush years the administration would have been hysterically whipping it up, promoting it, terrifying people and using it to get votes.
The Obama people are not doing this -- so the right wingers are upset?
I just don't get it.
Let's not forget the other part of Romney's Libya lie.
In the debate Romney had just said Obama ignored his duties and flew to Las Vegas for a fundraiser, and a minute later we find out Obama was giving an address out the tragedy in Libya from the Rose Garden - NOT Las Vegas - in which he called it an act of terror.
OK I have to ask this. WHY would a bunch of Romney associates buy up a voting machine company?
The story has been circulating in the background for a couple of weeks.
Last year Hart Intercivic was bought by H.I.G. Capital. From The Free Press, Will H.I.G.-owned e-voting machines give Romney the White House? by Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman, (and please read the whole thing, about all the voter suppression going on, the importance of Ohio, and what happened in Ohio in 2008.)
If you are hearing about a company names Sensata, here is the story. Right now this company is moving equipment out of a factory in Freeport, Il. and shipping it to China. They are making the workers there train their Chinese replacements. And the end of the year they are laying off the American workers. The workers have set up a camp across from the factory and have named it Bainport. (please click!) Supporters are trying to block the trucks, and some have been arrested. This is all happening right now, even as Mitt Romney says he wants to "get tough on China." So the workers have asked Romney to come to Freeport and help them.
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In my local paper today
Above-fold front-page headline, story about how public employees are draining the state. They are not tasking vacations, and then getting all their vacation and sick pay when they retire... Getting their vacation pay is draining the state. "No vacations for taxpayers." "They're cashing in by retiring with whopping final paychecks worth, in some cases, more than $500,000 in unused time off."
Go read this and tell me how MANY politicians / business leaders / pundits etc. this describes today. Balloon Juice - Time to Find a New Set of Suckers
In fact, fooling the rubes with a smile and a scapebgoat is how things work now.
From Americans for Tax Fairness
A new web video unveiled today by the National Education Association and Americans for Tax Fairness vividly shows how extending the Bush tax cuts for CEOs and the richest 2 percent of Americans would be paid for by cutting education funding for kids.
Click through to take action.