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One of these kids just found out he was born to parents who would vote for Mitt Romney



Can you tell which one?
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon May 14, 2012, 12:25 PM (3 replies)

Romney's hard up niece gets a sprinkler system - and Mittens gets chocked up about it.

But she now had to live on a much lower income. National Guard salaries aren't as high as they were in his law firm. Now she's in this home and the outside of her is a whole dirt yard. No grass or anything yet, just stones and dirt. And under the neighborhood association where they have this home, you got a year from the time you buy your home till the landscaping’s supposed to be in. Well, she's a little bit concerned cause that time period is coming up. She doesn't have the money to do the landscaping, to pay for it. She's got a little girl that is getting various tutoring classes and speaking therapy. She wonders what's going to happen. She's concerned. One morning, she comes outside and there are her neighbors all picking up the rocks out of her yard, raking the dirt. They put in a sprinkler system. They laid down sod. They even build a swing set for her daughter. This is the America that I love.



http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/05/11/mitt-romney-displays-human-emotions


Just what you need when you have fallen on "hard times."
Can this story be any more fake?
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon May 14, 2012, 08:45 AM (12 replies)

Romney's hard up niece gets a sprinkler system

But she now had to live on a much lower income. National Guard salaries aren't as high as they were in his law firm. Now she's in this home and the outside of her is a whole dirt yard. No grass or anything yet, just stones and dirt. And under the neighborhood association where they have this home, you got a year from the time you buy your home till the landscaping’s supposed to be in. Well, she's a little bit concerned cause that time period is coming up. She doesn't have the money to do the landscaping, to pay for it. She's got a little girl that is getting various tutoring classes and speaking therapy. She wonders what's going to happen. She's concerned. One morning, she comes outside and there are her neighbors all picking up the rocks out of her yard, raking the dirt. They put in a sprinkler system. They laid down sod. They even build a swing set for her daughter. This is the America that I love.



http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/05/11/mitt-romney-displays-human-emotions


How many people who are living on ow income need a sprinkler system and sod? One more way Romney is out of touch with America.

Posted by liberal N proud | Sat May 12, 2012, 07:19 AM (22 replies)

What minimum wage buys, then and now

The federal minimum wage was first set in 1938, at 25 cents an hour. Here's a decade-by-decade look, starting in 1950, at the buying power of minimum wage

1950

Often looked to as a model era, the 1950s may have been nearly as picture-perfect as "Leave it to Beaver" seemed to suggest -- minimum wage workers could pay rent for a month for less than a week and a half of full-time work -- or catch Disney's "Cinderella" for just over a half-hour of labor.

•Minimum wage: $0.75 per hour
•Gas: $0.27 or 22 minutes
•Movie ticket: $0.48 or 38 minutes
•Rent: $42 or 56 hours

1980

The beginning of the Reagan era marked the end of even the semi-feasibility of paying the median rent on a single minimum-wage income. A minimum-wage worker could still pay rent with just under two weeks of work (double the recommended ratio). Of course, if you lived in a more-affordable area, you'd be in better shape. In Mississippi, for example, you'd have to put in only 58 hours of work to pay the median rent.

•Minimum wage: $3.10 per hour
•Gas: $1.25 or 24 minutes
•Movie ticket: $2.60 or 50 minutes
•Rent: $243 or 78 hours

2010

Though the housing crash actually made rent more affordable, minimum-wage workers still had to put in 109 hours of work (or more than 60% of monthly income) in 2010. Of course, in cities like New York, the numbers are much higher. In 2010, the New York City-Northern New Jersey-Long Island area had a median gross rent of $1,125, which equals 155 hours of work. Basically, if you worked full-time, didn't eat, commute or pay utilities, and you gave nearly every penny to your landlord, you could just make it in the Big Apple.

•Minimum wage: $7.25 per hour
•Gas: $2.78 or 23 minutes
•Movie ticket: $7.95 or 1 hour, 6 minutes
•Rent: $789 or 109 hours


http://finances.msn.com/saving-money-advice/6952105
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu May 10, 2012, 07:43 AM (21 replies)

I just lost my breakfast - Gingrichgh and Batshit Bachmann on Face the Nation

Lying and hipocrisy is suffocating.
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun May 6, 2012, 10:35 AM (10 replies)

Catch last nights Daily Show - NOW!

The interview with two Missouri lawmakers is priceless.
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri May 4, 2012, 06:01 PM (1 replies)

Japan: Tsunami clean-up Then and Now slide show



http://msnbc.msn.com/id/43357920/displaymode/1247?beginSlide=1
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri May 4, 2012, 07:13 AM (2 replies)

EPA orders Utah to cut haze across national parks



AP reports -- SALT LAKE CITY -- A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency order will require two of Utah's oldest coal-fired power plants to improve control of pollution that has drastically reduced visibility across a region that includes five national parks and redrock wilderness.

Pollution controls at a pair of PacifiCorp power plants in Emery County "do not comply with our regulations," EPA Regional Administrator James Martin wrote earlier this week in the 79-page order. He signed out the 34- and 42-year-old plants for improvement, rejecting Utah's less stringent pollution controls but upholding broader efforts by the state to reduce haze across southern Utah.

PacifiCorp said it was already upgrading pollution controls at the Hunter and Huntington power plants and planned more improvements by 2014 that would bring them into compliance with the new requirements.

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/03/11521282-epa-orders-utah-to-cut-haze-across-national-parks?lite
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu May 3, 2012, 03:40 PM (0 replies)

Pictures from the top of WTC

MSNBC has some cool pictures from WTC. One were you can pan around the skyline from the 69th floor.

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/11/11142527-one-world-trade-center-rises-providing-breathtaking-view-of-manhattan?lite
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:51 PM (8 replies)

Obama maintains map edge in latest NBC News battleground map




Solid Dem (no chance at flip): DC, DE, HI, ME (3 EVs) MD, MA, NY, RI, VT (70 electoral votes)
Likely Dem (takes a landslide to flip): CA, CT, IL, WA (94)
Lean Dem: ME (1 EV) MN, NH, NJ, NM, OR, MI, WI (67)
Toss-up: CO, FL, NV, NC, OH, PA, VA (110)
Lean GOP: AZ, IN, IA, MO, (38)
Likely GOP (takes a landslide to flip): AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, MT, NE (1 EV), ND, SC, SD, TX (102)
Solid GOP (no chance at flip): AK, ID, KS, KY, NE (4 EVs) OK, TN, UT, WV, WY (57)


http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/26/11409166-first-thoughts-obama-maintains-map-edge?lite
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Apr 26, 2012, 12:42 PM (5 replies)
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