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Here is Westlake Ohio, hoping for rain - maybe it will put the fire out in Paul Ryans pants.

Paul Ryan is scheduled to speak just a few blocks from my office. I am really hoping it rains on his parade today.

The forcast says there is a good chance

Cleveland, OH 44181Tue
11 AM
77°F
Precip: 40%
Thunder storms

12 PM
78°F
Precip: 60%
Thunder storms

1 PM
78°F
Precip: 60%
Thunder storms
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Sep 4, 2012, 07:41 AM (1 replies)

Romney To Flood Victim: 'Go Home And Call 211'

For those who were away all weekend...

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney launched the final leg of his quest for the White House by visiting storm-battered Louisiana on Friday. He drove through a town that was flooded by Hurricane Isaac in part because it's still outside the vast flooding protection system built with federal funds after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans.

Romney and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) spent close to an hour meeting with first responders and local officials. Romney shook hands with National Guardsmen outside the U.S. Post Office and talked with a local resident, Jodie Chiarello, 42, who lost her home in Isaac's flooding.

Chiarello said she told Romney, "I lost everything" and that the presidential contender advised her on how to get assistance. "He said that he was going to do the best that he could for us," she said.

"He just told me to, um, there's assistance out there," Chiarello said of her conversation with Romney. "He said, go home and call 211." That's a public service number offered in many states.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/01/mitt-romney-211_n_1848432.html

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Sep 4, 2012, 07:34 AM (0 replies)

A Reminder: The History of Labor Day

I thought we all should remember what this day is all about. I heard a news comentator today say that Labor Day was 130 years old. The guy sitting next to him said so that means there have been 130 years of cookouts and festivals.

So as a reminder to the reason for the day:


Labor Day: How it Came About; What it Means

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

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The First Labor Day

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

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A Nationwide Holiday

The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations" of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.

The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation's strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.


http://www.dol.gov/opa/aboutdol/laborday.htm
Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Sep 3, 2012, 08:20 AM (1 replies)

Romney takes Labor Day weekend off

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — While President Obama rallies his supporters at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Mitt Romney plans to spend much of next week preparing for the fall debates.

After his rallies in Cincinnati and Jacksonville on Saturday, Romney is headed to his lakeside vacation home in Wolfeboro, N.H., for Labor Day weekend. He has no public events planned Sunday or Monday. The Democratic convention will hold televised proceedings Tuesday through Thursday, with unofficial gatherings on Labor Day.


http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-mitt-romney-will-prep-next-week-for-debates-20120901,0,5177086.story



no public events planned Sunday or Monday
Is this an example of the type of President he would be? Absent when the pressure is on!
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Sep 2, 2012, 09:20 AM (20 replies)

Is it safe to say that everything said in Tampa was a lie?

I think it is. Nothing some on the stage and off at the RNC was not factual.

Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Sep 1, 2012, 07:28 PM (4 replies)

Here is what those tax cuts for the 1% are buying...

Crazy home improvements of the ridiculously rich
















More here:
http://realestate.msn.com/-10-crazy-home-improvements-of-the-ridiculously-rich
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Aug 31, 2012, 01:28 PM (8 replies)

When all they are talking about after your speech is how bad the guy before you was...

It's time for you to get out of the clown car Mr Magic Pants.

*** Nostalgic optimism vs. Forward: If you could sum up the majority of Romney's acceptance speech it would be with these two words: nostalgic optimism. Per NBC’s Sarah Blackwill, Romney used the word “restore” three times (" Now is a time to restore the promise of America"). And he vowed to “return” to the foreign policy legacy of Truman and Reagan. And the message of nostalgic optimism -- to the time of his father and mother -- was typified by this line: "I was born in the middle of the century in the middle of the country, a classic baby boomer. It was a time when Americans were returning from war and eager to work. To be an American was to assume that all things were possible. When President Kennedy challenged Americans to go to the moon, the question wasn't whether we'd get there, it was only when we'd get there.” But looking backwards only gets you so far; after all, another story of America is moving forward. And that word “forward” happens to be the slogan of the man Romney is trying to unseat.

*** Shades of Dole in ’96? In fact, Romney’s message of a return to yesteryear made us think of Bob Dole’s message in his 1996 acceptance speech. “Let me be the bridge to an America that only the unknowing call myth. Let me be the bridge to a time of tranquillity, faith, and confidence in action,” Dole said. “And to those who say it was never so, that America has not been better, I say, you're wrong, and I know, because I was there. And I have seen it. And I remember… We have fought and prevailed on almost every continent and in almost every sea. We have even lost, but we have lasted, and we have always come through. Like Dole (Greatest Generation) vs. Clinton (Baby Boomer), Romney vs. Obama is a battle between generations, too.



http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/31/13589600-first-thoughts-what-romney-accomplished-and-didnt?lite
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Aug 31, 2012, 11:05 AM (1 replies)

Two people who performed last night that should have stayed home

Clint Eastwood and a this guy:


Kent State dominated Towson in the first half of their season-opening game on Thursday, but that doesn’t mean they displayed an overall mastery of the game of football. Take for instance what occurred in the play seen above. Kent State was punting to Towson, and the ball touched the returner, making it live. Kent State’s Andre Parker recovered the ball at the seven-yard line, and he inexplicably began running the WRONG WAY!

As dumb of a move as Parker’s was, a few Towson players weren’t much wiser. Two players combined to chase down Parker and tackle him inside the 30. They were immediately chewed out by their coaches for the stupid move.




Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Aug 31, 2012, 07:31 AM (3 replies)

Christie’s Fact-Free Keynote

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie largely avoided factual claims in a Republican convention keynote address that was heavy on generalities, opinion and platitudes. The pugnacious former prosecutor exaggerated a bit, though, when he bragged about his accomplishments as governor, and he repeated the common but false claim that the president’s health care law interferes with the doctor-patient relationship.

■Christie said he delivered “three balanced budgets with lower taxes.” Actually, he cut the state Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income residents and the popular property-tax rebate program for renters and homeowners. It’s a matter of interpretation whether those are tax hikes or spending reductions. A proposed 10 percent income tax cut hasn’t been enacted.
■He said he took on public-sector unions to reform a pension system “headed to bankruptcy” and “saved retirees their pension.” That’s accurate as far as it goes. But the state is not fully funding the revamped system, and the pension liabilities gap will begin to grow again.
■Regarding teachers, Christie said he ended “the guarantee of a job for life regardless of performance.” That’s correct. Christie worked with a Democratic Legislature to make significant changes to the tenure system — even providing a path to fire tenured teachers with negative evaluations.



And here is a laugh:
Christie: Romney will tell us the hard truths we need to hear to end the debacle of putting the world’s greatest health care system in the hands of federal bureaucrats and putting those bureaucrats between an American citizen and her doctor.


http://factcheck.org/2012/08/christies-fact-free-keynote/




Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Aug 29, 2012, 12:30 PM (3 replies)

Senator Calls For Fed Probe Into Gas Price Spike

RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling for a federal investigation into gasoline price spikes that followed a fire at the Chevron Corp. oil refinery in Richmond.

In a letter sent Tuesday to the Federal Trade Commission, Feinstein said the Aug. 6 blaze that damaged the state's third largest refinery did not affect gasoline supplies as some analysts forecast, yet prices still rose dramatically.

http://www.mbtmag.com/news/2012/08/senator-calls-fed-probe-gas-price-spike?et_cid=2820673&et_rid=82488838&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.mbtmag.com%2fnews%2f2012%2f08%2fsenator-calls-fed-probe-gas-price-spike
Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Aug 29, 2012, 10:43 AM (5 replies)
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