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The Dem Congressional Campaign Committee is tripp-ling all donations today! Get rid of Boehner!

(From an email sent to me. I think this is the first time I ever gave to them.)

Folks, if you're sick and tired of John Boehner & his Tea Party Congress controlling the House, here's your chance to do something about it. Our friends at the DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) are leading the effort to take back the House. All gifts today will be triple matched!

We can do it. Help the DCCC make it happen.

John Hlinko, Left Action

If the Republicans win the House again in November, they aren’t going to come back to Washington, have a change of heart, and play nice with President Obama.

The only way to stop these extremists is to defeat them in November.

There are just 24 hours until the most important fundraising deadline of the election. The DCCC must raise $240,000 more before tomorrow's midnight deadline to wage a winning campaign for a Democratic House.

This is our chance to end the national nightmare of Tea Party Republican rule.

Donate $3 or whatever you can today: http://dccc.org/24-Hours

Thanks,

Barney Frank

FLORIDA GOP ELECTION FRAUD SCANDAL! Same company as the one in Colorado!

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/28/1137628/-BREAKING-Florida-GOP-Election-Fraud-scandal-spreads-to-ten-counties

UPDATED x3 with CO Tie-in* BREAKING: Florida GOP Election Fraud scandal spreads to ten counties

WASHINGTON — Florida elections officials said Friday that at least 10 counties have identified suspicious and possibly fraudulent voter registration forms turned in by a firm working for the Republican Party of Florida, which has filed an election fraud complaint with the state Division of Elections against its one-time consultant.

The firm of course is none other than Strategic Allied, which is basically a regurgitation of Nathan Sproul's infamous firm which destroyed Democratic registration forms in swing states during the 2004 election.

(There are 3 updates at this link)

Link to LA Times article about it

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-voter-registration-florida-republicans-20120928,0,7654954.story

I have an idea about how to fix the CEO/worker wage disparity and maybe some others have ideas also?

First off please don’t just say, “It won’t work” unless you have a suggestion to place after it or an explanation that could be helpful. I am just throwing out an idea here and hopefully it will get other people’s ideas up or other people to start thinking about how to solve this problem that we have in our country.

I will limit this argument to food stamps for now.

Doesn’t it seem like the person’s company should be written down in the food stamp process and that said company should be given a bill by the state governments for the amount that the government gave said company’s employee if the government finds out that that said company indeed has enough money to pay the employee for his or her own food?

That way Starbucks, that made a profit of 6.2 billion in 2010 and paid its CEO 26 million that year would be responsible for the Starbucks employee, (who makes $8.77/hour) who receives $150/month for food from the government.

It would have to be made a law of course but I think it is only fair.

Editing to add that it might be a black eye on the company that would work to make them increase their employees wages. Not many people that I speak to know that Walmart employees are on food stamps for example. But if the government gets involved it might become more widely known and companies might just have to increase their wages or lose customers, (then again Walmart still seems to be doing good but their prices are obscenely low)

Why is no one talking about the real class warfare in our society?

Why aren't people talking about the class warfare that is going on constantly, in practically every corporation in America? I watched Bill Mahar last night and I was jumping out of my skin because everyone was talking about people getting food stamps and government assistance but no one mentioned that most of these people are actually working for companies who use the government to assist them in paying their employees!

I have friends at Walgreens who collect food stamps because Walgreens does not pay them a living wage; rather they get around $10/hour after working there for years. Meanwhile the CEO got a total compensation of $7,847,000 in 2010 according to the Wall Street Journal. It is common knowledge that people at Walmart need public assistance to survive. If employers’ salaries had advanced at the same rate that top executives have in the last 40 years the poorest people would be making $23/hour. It is a disgrace what we in America pay our workers.

So who is really taking from the government? I say it is the big CEO’S and executives who skim the profits from their companies right off the top and let THE GOVERNMENT TAKE CARE OF THEIR EMPLOYEES.

They are the real welfare queens.

Mitt Romney tells 533 lies in 30 weeks, Steve Benen documents them

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2012/08/29/mitt-romney-tells-533-lies-in-30-weeks-steve-benen-documents-them/


I’ve written about or linked to a great deal here “chronicling Mitt’s mendacity” — to borrow Steven Benen’s phrase.

Mitt Romney says many, many things that are not true. He says this despite being in possession of the correct facts of the matter.

Which is to say that Mitt Romney lies. A lot. He lies more than any other national candidate for office in my lifetime. And I was born before the Nixon administration.

This is documented. Proven. Validated, verified, demonstrated, catalogued and quantified. Mitt Romney lies.

Here are 30 — 30! — of Benen’s weekly “chronicling” posts. These are all backed up and sourced. These are not assertions, interpretations or allegations. These are facts, actual instances.

(follow the link to get to the actual lies documentations)



The top 5 reasons Romney won't release his tax returns

Can someone contact the right people at FB to get the horrible page off? Warning VERY OFFENSIVE!

http://www.facebook.com/barackobamasdeadfly

I tried when it was put on my page but they actually said it was not "hate speech". I sent them another letter and suggested that maybe they did not open the link. So now I found a page where they are using the picture as a background and would like to get it the Hell off!

These people are so ignorant!

A "good" "Christian" "friend" just posted a support picture of Romney and a link right about it

that says, "Barack Obama's dead fly". I clicked on it and I don't even want to say what it was. Let me just say it was an open holy book with feces and bacon on it.

This woman goes to church all the time. She goes to prayer meetings and healing services.

I wrote to her that it was disgusting and wrong and that she should take it off. I also said it was the type of thing that incites violence.

I'm still shaking.

EDIT: I just found out how to submit a link to FB. I submitted it for "Hate speech"

That pastor that burned the Quran and noosed President Obama in effigy was partly behind the Muslim

movie distribution. He helped spread the word.

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/11/obscure-film-mocking-muslim-prophet-sparks-anti-u-s-protests-in-egypt-and-libya/

"Last week, an Egyptian-American Copt known for his broadsides against Muslims drew attention to the trailer in an Arabic-language blog post and an e-mail newsletter in English publicizing the latest publicity stunt of the Florida pastor Terry Jones, reviled in the Muslim world for burning copies of the Koran. Reached by telephone in Florida, a representative of Mr. Jones seemed unaware of the film, but hours later the pastor sent The Lede a statement by e-mail in which he complained of the attack on the embassy in Cairo and announced plans to screen the trailer for the film on Tuesday night. He said that it “reveals in a satirical fashion the life of Muhammad.”"


I think it would be appropriate for anyone who is so inclined to send Mr. Jones some cartoons or pictures or drawings that are offensive to him in the same way he is offensive to Muslims just so he can learn what it feels like. Maybe he will not be so quick to jump if he knows he will be at the end of the stick next if he pulls something again. He is the one who burned the Korans and he is also the one who lynched a dummy of President Obama in front of his church in Florida. Maybe I am wrong but I know in my own personal life a couple times I had people who were outspokenly mean to me. I just took it and kept my mouth shut. Finally with both people I got the nerve up to say something really mean to them when they were not expecting it. And that put an end to the entire scenario. I don't like doing such things but I know it works.

The only problem I am having is his church email @ www.doveworld.org will not open. Can anyone open this and get his email?

Cherokee Nation chief calls President Obama best president ever for American Indians

Source: NEWSOK - Powered by the Oklahoman

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker is here to help nominate President Barack Obama for a second term, and he doesn't hold anything back in his praise for the president.

Since his election, Obama has directed his agencies to incorporate tribal input on a broad range of issues.

The Obama administration made Indian Country a significant part of the stimulus and health reform legislation.

And it resolved long-running lawsuits involving Indians and the federal government, including the one involving the mismanagement of individual Indian trust accounts.




Read more: http://newsok.com/article/3707011



I had no idea that our President was such a friend to native Americans. It's great to hear!
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