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A message from Martin Sheen re: Sherrod Brown

Hello Friend,

Iím Martin Sheen. You know me best as an actor, but I grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and early on in life decided I wouldn't sit on the sidelines when it came to issues of economic and social justice. When a true leader crosses my path -- one who doesnít just talk about progressive values but embodies them -- I act. And I hope you will, too, by supporting Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown.

Sherrod is dedicated to the middle class, to seniors, and to women and families. He doesnít work for the special interests -- he works for the middle class people who make Ohio great.

Sherrod needs our help -- and this country needs the progressive voice of Sherrod Brown. This month, his campaign needs to raise $500,000. Click here to contribute today.

We place a sacred trust in our elected officials. We expect them to stand up with courage and conviction for the things we believe in.

Thatís exactly what Sherrod has done. He showed up on Day One a fighting progressive who cared first, last, and always about Ohioís working families -- and thatís the man he remains today.

Sherrod has already seen $10 million spent against him in his race. He needs to raise $500,000 this month to fight back. Can you contribute $10 or more to support him?

I played a President on TV who could change the debate with a single speech. But in real life, it doesnít work that way. In real life, itís up to progressive fighters to protect the vulnerable, hold the special interests accountable, and defeat a right-wing agenda so radical no screenwriter could conceive it.

Sherrod is one of those fighters. I hope I can count on you to join me in standing with him.

Thank you,

Martin Sheen


http://action.sherrodbrown.com/e120620pm
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jun 21, 2012, 04:19 PM (6 replies)

It was Rubio before it wasn't Rubio before it was Rubio

Romney says Marco Rubio being 'thoroughly vetted' as possible VP

HOLLAND, Mich. -- Mitt Romney on Tuesday called reports that his campaign was not vetting conservative rising star Marco Rubio for the vice presidential nomination "entirely false," and said his campaign is indeed vetting the Florida senator.

"Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process," Romney told reporters in a hastily-organized statement to the media before a stop at an ice cream shop.

The Romney campaign has jealously guarded information about its vice presidential selection process, with Romney repeating a familiar refrain whenever questions about the number two spot on the ticket are asked: I've got nothing for ya.

Today's statement was the first time Romney or his campaign have officially confirmed that his campaign was vetting anyone.

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/19/12304938-romney-says-marco-rubio-being-thoroughly-vetted-as-possible-vp?lite

It's going to be Rubio for VP.

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:20 AM (1 replies)

CBS Sunday morning runnung interview with Rubio

Fuling further speculation that he will be the choice for Romney's VP.

The spot is coming up.
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Jun 17, 2012, 09:36 AM (1 replies)

Romney Plan for Pre-Existing Conditions Draws Dem Fire

Mitt Romney this week has been highlighting his opposition to Obamacare, telling voters and donors of his eagerness to see the U.S. Supreme Court strike the law down and a willingness to do the deed from the White House if the court does not.

"You know, regardless of what they do, it's going to be up to the next president to either repeal and replace Obamacare or to replace Obamacare," Romney told a crowd in Orlando on Tuesday.



Asked to clarify his position on Wednesday, Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul confirmed that the former governor does not support the across-the-board consumer protections for pre-existing conditions as written into Democrats' health care law.

"Governor Romney supports reforms to protect those with pre-existing conditions from being denied access to a health plan while they have continuous coverage," she said first in a statement to the Huffington Post later obtained by ABC News.

As for Americans with pre-existing conditions who may not have had continuous insurance coverage or spent a period of time without, Saul said Romney "supports reforms that empower states to make high risk pools more accessible by using cost reducing methods like risk adjustment and reinsurance," but suggested there would be no guarantees.


Sounds like Romney is for death panels.


Read article here: http://news.yahoo.com/romney-plan-pre-existing-conditions-draws-dem-fire-100132950--abc-news-politics.html

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jun 14, 2012, 09:20 AM (1 replies)

States with the fastest growing economies

In 2011, the U.S. economy grew for the second straight year, although at a slower pace than in 2010. According to figures released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. GDP increased 1.5 percent ó less than half the 3.1 percent growth in the previous year. Still, this shows the economy is moving in the right direction.



Manufacturing, contributed to nearly a third of total growth.

In 2011, the real GDP of 11 states grew by at least a 2 percent. While some of these states, such as North Dakota, Utah, Texas and Alaska, showed economic strength throughout the recession ó a trend that continues today ó in other states, such as California and Michigan, this is a reversal of shrinking economies and hard times during the recession. In the case of states like California and Michigan, this increase should be considered in light of the hardships these economies have faced in the past few years.

In most of these 11 states, sector growth was similar to the nation as a whole, with the driving forces behind their growth coming from manufacturing. Six had at least 20 percent of their total growth come from durable goods manufacturing. In Michigan, over 58 percent of the stateís economic expansion came from durable goods manufacturing. In Oregon, it was 85 percent for total manufacturing.

In other states, such as Alaska, North Dakota and West Virginia, it was natural resource mining that contributed most to GDP growth. Some regional economies expanded the industries in which they specialize. In Washington, 42.5 percent of total GDP growth came from the information sector. Washington has the largest share of its total employment in that industry of any state. In Connecticut, where 8.3 percent of all jobs are in financial services, the second-largest proportion in the U.S., the insurance and finance industries accounted for 30 percent of the stateís total economic expansion.



http://bottomline.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/12/12129392-states-with-the-fastest-growing-economies?lite
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jun 12, 2012, 08:50 AM (0 replies)

Mr. Magic Pants - referring to Mittens Romney by a Cleveland DJ this AM.

I was on my way to work this AM listening to a local Classic Rock station when the DJ talked about the President coming to Cleveland later this week. When he was done telling where the President was going to be and when, he asked if that meant that Mr Magic Pants would be coming to Cleveland too.



That was my morning chuckle.
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jun 12, 2012, 08:45 AM (1 replies)

Both my cars broke down 3 hours apart, what are the chances?

My daughter was out with her friends in her mothers car when it quit. She called me and I hurried to her location to help her, get a tow truck and haul her friends home. This happened at 11 PM. By 2 AM I had the car at the shop and her friends home, I was on the way home in my car when something went pop under the hood and it died. I called the tow truck again (no group discounts). I got home just in time to take a shower and be at work by 6:30.

That is how I needed my vacation, so much for stress relief.

Still waiting to see if either car can be repaired, pretty sure the one can't. So here I sit, now car and my wife is being a pain about replacing the dead one.

She thinks we should do whatever it takes to fix a 12 year old car with 190,000 miles on it. Yes the stress here is so thick, you could cut it with a knife.

Any body have experience leasing a car?


UPDATE ON ONE OF THE CARS:

My wifes car will be fixed today, it was a fuel pump failure. NO engine damage Whew!

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Jun 6, 2012, 05:27 PM (18 replies)

calling another user moronic is now OK?

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed May 30, 2012, 09:47 PM (28 replies)

What would a Romney Presidency look like?

In response to the commercials running claiming all the things Romney would do on his first day in office:

What would a Romney Presidency REALLY look like?

Let's take a look:

Repeal of the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare as they call it:


More Poverty, More Uninsured

Poverty, All Races (Millions)


Number of Uninsured (Millions)






Creating jobs and the PIPELINE:










Deregulation:









Fair Trade (standing up to China)








That is what a Romney Presidency would look like.

Be afraid, very afraid

Romney is a sick man


The lies from the Romney campaign have only just begun.
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon May 28, 2012, 08:41 AM (0 replies)

National Memorial Day Concert on PBS now

Live from the capitol
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun May 27, 2012, 08:05 PM (5 replies)
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