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Let's get the Teabaggers to help us help Democrats to vote.

Step 1: Find a Teabagger gun nut group in a swing state with a Photo ID law
Step 2: Convince them to organize and subsidize a campaign to get people to register for fire arms permits'
Step 3: Identify likely Democratic voters who do not have a photo ID
Step 4: Get the Teabaggers to give those people gun permits

Thanks to Sarah Silverman for the inspiration!





Is there a clip longer than the 1:07 version of the Romney 47% statement? n/t

Worcester Voter Complaints Could Spell November Problems

In this election year, voter identification laws have been a hot-button issue. Millions will head to the polls in November. In some states like Rhode Island and New Hampshire, you need a photo I.D. in order to vote. Some worry the laws make voting harder for minorities and elderly voters.

However, in last week's primary in Worcester, MA, where no voter I.D. law exists, some voters were already having problems. Poll workers were accused of voter intimidation and voter suppression — serious charges that could be a troubling sign for November, if true.

More:
http://wgbhnews.org/post/worcester-voter-complaints-could-spell-november-problems

Well, THAT was embarrassing...

I was putting together a Spotify playlist in preparation for a romantic weekend with my wife, and forgot I was sharing my activity on Facebook.

Hopefully the in-laws won't notice.

Or will think I was just messing with them.

Updated to add: Just noticed that "Publish" was selected for the playlist, too. Fixed that.

They were trying to rescue him and bring him to the hospital.

Also, send them this:

15 Photos Of Libyans Apologizing To Americans
A peaceful demonstration from Benghazi, the Libyan city where a U.S. ambassador was killed in a consulate attack Tuesday. “Chris Stevens was a friend to all Libyans.”
http://www.buzzfeed.com/jtes/12-photos-of-benghazi-citizens-apologizing-to-amer


And even Drudge reports....

Americans died. Romney smirks.
http://www.drudge.com/news/160908/americans-died-romney-smirks


Mitt's smirking disaster

Take a look at the smirk on Mitt Romney's face at the conclusion of his disastrous press conference basically accusing the president of sympathizing with the people who attacked and killed American embassy personnel in Libya:



That's the smirk of a very self-impressed man. He has no clue how deeply he's hurt himself.

More:
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/12/1130743/-Mitt-s-smirking-disaster



Mitt Romney Breaks Pledge to Refrain From Political Attacks On Anniversary Of 9/11

On this eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., both presidential campaigns promised to hold their fire and not engage in partisan politics while Americans observed a day of remembrance. But it didn’t take long for Mitt Romney to break that promise.

Romney delivered a speech before the National Guard Association Conference that was mostly bland platitudes and predictable, but vacant, praise. But at one point he veered away from his pandering to say this:

“With less than two months to go before Election Day, I would normally speak to a gathering like this about the differences between my and my opponent’s plans for our military and for our national security. There is a time and a place for that, but this day is not it.”

If you are not going to talk about politics, you don’t do it by talking about how you are not going to talk about it. Romney inserted that segment into his speech to deliberately and covertly convey a message about the differences between his plans for the military and those of President Obama. Why else bring it up at an event that was supposed to be free of politics? He might just as well have said…

“With less than two months to go before Election Day, I would normally speak to a gathering like this about what a douchebag my opponent is and how his plans for our military are tantamount to surrendering to the enemy. There is a time and a place for that, but this day is not it. So just pretend I didn’t mention it.”

More:
http://networkedblogs.com/C0BgU

Here is a food bank...

http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/cgi-bin/id/foodbank.cgi?foodbank=13079

Here is the webpage for Big Apple Pizza. They take credit cards.
http://www.bigapplepizza.com/

The phone for the foodbank is busy. I'm going to keep trying, to see if the pizza place has anything they can use.

When the right-wingers use this to attack Obama (and they will) remind them...

... that at least Obama isn't the one who personally ran-over the police officer while not paying attention to wave to the cameras.

Bush collides with police officer during bike ride
http://articles.cnn.com/2005-07-06/world/bush.bike_1_police-officer-collides-bike?_s=PM:WORL


And that Bush's motorcades have their own body count:

New Mexico motorcycle officer dies in Bush motorcade crash

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A police officer in President Bush's motorcade crashed his motorcycle and died Monday, less than a year after a crash in Hawaii killed another motorcycle officer accompanying the president.

More:
http://www.komonews.com/news/national/9402871.html


Scott Brown's Long History Against 9/11 First Responders

Yesterday, Scott Brown voted to block the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which is described as:

a bill that would provide money for medical aid to ailing World Trade Center workers, dealing a blow to those sickened in service to the country.


Republicans had previously stated that they would block legislation until the Bush tax breaks are extended. Scott Brown voted with Mitch McConnell and the Republican leadership in blocking aid. If Scott Brown believes in holding the health care of 9/11 responders hostage until he can secure a 4 percent tax break for millionaires, then his priorities are completely out of whack.

But this isn't the first time Scott Brown has gone after 9/11 responders. Just one month after the 9/11 attacks Scott Brown was one of only three state representatives to vote against providing financial assistance to Red Cross workers who volunteered in the 9/11 recovery.

<snip>

During the same month Brown was voting down efforts to support 9/11 rescue workers, he was pushing a bill to appropriate a tax-subsidized bond to build a golf course in Norfolk, a city in his district.

Scott Brown's priorities, millionaires over heroes.


More:
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/politics/blog-network/2010/12/scott_browns_long_history_agai.html

Jim Terr's REMEMBER SEPTEMBER 12th - The Hamsters



What happened on September twelfth?

It's amazing the crap that dominates the news, while 24,000 die each day of starvation. Do you think we might pull together on this one, consider this one "the enemy" every now and then? As noted, this 2002 song was the debut of The Hamsters ( http://www.HamstersMusic.com ), before they became superstars.

To see all Jim Terr YouTube videos, enter HYMIEHYMIE in search line.

Audio of this song for free broadcast available at http://www.BlueCanyonSatire.com

Comprehensive overview of the issue at http://www.worldwatch.org, specifically here http://www.worldwatch.org/node/5771 and here http://www.worldwatch.org/node/5106 GATES FOUNDATION EFFORTS: http://greenbio.checkbiotech.org/news/behind_g8_food_security_initiative_gate...

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