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James48

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Member since: Sun Jan 3, 2010, 12:16 AM
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Was once a republican. long long ago, in a far, far away place. I apologize.

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THis is an ACTUAL e-mail I just received.

I cannot believe it- but yes, I just got this in my email.

I just got an email asking me for a donation to the G.O.P......and if I do, G.H.W. Bush will send me a pair of SOCKS.


That's right. SOCKS.

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GOP.com


James,

I dont know what your guilty pleasures are in life, but one of mine is socks.

Im a self-proclaimed sock man. The louder, the brighter, the crazier the pattern -- the better! Its usually the first thing people notice Im wearing whenever Im out in public and thats the way I like it.

So when Chairman Reince Priebus asked me to write to you on behalf of the Republican National Committee (RNC), I told him Id be happy to do it. But on one condition: my letter to you had to involve socks.

Im proud to say the RNC has commissioned a limited-edition pair of socks in my honor. Embroidered with the Republican elephant and my signature on them, theyre sure to get you noticed.

You can get your own pair today or as a gift for your favorite Republican by sending a special campaign contribution of $35 or more to the RNC now.

James, its important you act now on this offer. Chairman Priebus assures me these will go fast since only a limited number were produced -- and the RNC needs your immediate support to lay the foundation for victory in the critical 2014 mid-term elections.

As a former RNC Chairman, I know that nothing is more vital to our Partys success than a strong and well-funded RNC.

And I understand the difficult challenges Reince is facing as he works to build and prepare our Party to elect Republican majorities at every level of government in November.

Republicans are up against an opposition that is willing to do, say and spend whatever it takes to expand their hold on power. The Democrats are desperate and determined to fully implement ObamaCare and force their agenda of higher taxes, more spending and less freedom on the American people.

Of course, the liberal special interest groups and the mainstream media will do their part to help the Democrats win back the U.S. House and retain control of the U.S. Senate. Nothing has changed in that respect since I left the White House.

But what has changed since I was in office is the way the RNC is preparing for the 2014 mid-term elections.

Our Party has made it a priority to have a permanent presence in EVERY state and EVERY community earlier than ever before in an off year election.

The RNC already has staff in nearly all 50 states. Their efforts to reach out and connect with new voters precinct-by-precinct, block-by-block is vital to growing our Party and setting the stage for nationwide Republican victories.

But our Party cannot succeed unless good friends and steadfast Republican supporters like you play an active role in helping the RNC provide the resources and tools our candidates need to run winning campaigns.

With your financial commitment today, Im confident Republicans can strengthen our Majority in the U.S. House, reclaim control of the U.S. Senate, and elect more governors and state legislators this November.

So please take advantage of this special offer to get your very own pair of limited-edition socks embroidered with the Republican elephant and my signature by making your generous online gift of $35 or more to the RNC today.

James, thank you for your friendship over the years. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

George H.W. Bush


P.S. James, I am deeply touched the RNC has chosen to make a limited-edition pair of socks with the Republican elephant in my honor. I hope you will get a pair for yourself or as a gift for a friend by sending a special campaign donation of $35 or more to the RNC today. Your contribution is vital to helping elect Republicans from the county courthouse to the corridors of Congress in the critical 2014 elections. Thank you.

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Oh Brother!


Gay veteran denied burial with partner in Idaho cemetery

BOISE A 74-year-old Navy veteran says she wants her partner buried with her in the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery. Officials say the couple can't be buried together because same-sex marriages aren't recognized in Idaho.

Madelynn Taylor served six years in the Navy from 1958 to 1964. She says her whole family was in the military. "It's what we did. When we were 18, you picked a service and joined."

She met her late wife Jean Mixner years ago. They got married at a church retreat in Oregon in 1995, and formally in a California courthouse around six years ago. Mixner passed away in 2012, and last year, Taylor went to the Veterans Cemetery to apply to be buried there with her wife when she passes away. She took the required documents: Discharge documents and a marriage certificate.

"I thought they'd say okay because in any federal cemetery it is okay, in any national cemetery," Taylor said. "I could take the same documents and get buried in Arlington if I needed to, with no problems. But here they said it's a state veterans cemetery, not a national cemetery. So we have to go by the state laws. So, we gotta change the state laws."



more:
http://www.freep.com/article/20140424/NEWS07/304240116

What if....?

They'll fix your pothole all right -- as long as you live in a GOP district.

Michigan Republican plan to only fund road projects in their districts exposes pettiness


By Susan J. Demas | Political columnist for MLive.com MLive.com

As Michigan's infrastructure continues to crumble, Republicans have devised a creative solution ensuring that at least some roads don't resemble the surface of the moon.

They'll fix your pothole-pocked roads all right -- as long as you live in a GOP district.

There were 108 road projects approved by Republican leaders -- Gov. Rick Snyder, House Speaker Jase Bolger (R-Marshall) and Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville (R-Monroe).

Crain's Detroit Business reports 87 of those were requested by Republican lawmakers and just two by Democrats.


More:
http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2014/04/roads_rick_snyder_republicans.html?fb_action_ids=10152015733222592&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_ref=s%3DshowShareBarUI%3Ap%3Dfacebook-like&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B1408988609371280%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.likes%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%22s%3DshowShareBarUI%3Ap%3Dfacebook-like%22%5D

The line this morning in Ann Arbor, Michigan

stretches around the block at the County Clerk's office.


Amazing picture-
People waiting in line this morning for marriage licenses in Ann Arbor, following yesterday's ruling that threw out Miichigan's prohibition on same-sex marriage.

LOVE rules.




Happening now- Korea

HAPPENING NOW: Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans are participating in a general strike to protest the government's election-rigging and union-busting.


The South Korean police - 4,000 of them- attacked a Union Labor HQ's several days ago, without a valid search warrant.

Today, hundreds of thousands of workers went on strike and are protesting the action.

:large


SHARE to show solidarity with workers standing up!

More photos here: http://bit.ly/1dJROcd

NO Ransom for extortionists.

FAA Inspector furlough violates treaty

Source: Forbes

Furloughing FAA Inspectors And NTSB Investigators May Violate International Aviation Treaty


FAAs furlough of 3,000 aviation safety inspectors and NTSBs furlough of its accident investigators may put the United States in default of its treaty obligations under the Chicago Convention and the obligations of member states of the International Civil Aviation Organization. The Chicago Convention is the main aviation treaty setting the standards for air safety among the 192 contracting states of ICAO, an agency of the United Nations. Violating its treaty obligations could have significant repercussions for US airlines if the inspectors and investigators are not immediately put back to work.

ICAO requires that the US have a system for insuring that all aircraft operating over its territory regardless of country of registry, and all US-registered aircraft wherever they operate, comply with applicable safety regulations. The FAAs system requires adequate numbers of aviation safety inspectors. According to Loretta Alkalay, the FAAs former top lawyer in NY, its hard to imagine that the FAA can meet its ICAO obligations without 3000 inspectors. After all, its impossible to perform required surveillance and oversight functions without inspectors.

In addition to safety oversight, the US is required by ICAO to insure that persons who violate air safety regulations are prosecuted. It is these furloughed inspectors whose job it is to investigate and prepare violations of the federal aviation regulations for prosecution by the FAAs lawyers (who are also largely furloughed by the government shutdown). The US is also required by ICAO to conduct accident and incident investigations. Furloughing NTSB accident investigators could run afoul of this requirement.

Failure to comply with ICAO standards could have repercussions for US airlines. After all, the US has aggressively audited the Civil Aviation Authorities of ICAO member states. If a countrys CAA does not meet minimum standards, airline operations from that country to the US are limited and no new entrants are allowed. Among the areas looked at by the FAA in its audits of foreign countries is whether the CAAs have adequate infrastructure to insure proper compliance with safety requirements that infrastructure includes adequate and properly qualified personnel. Calls to the FAA for comment were not returned.

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/johngoglia/2013/10/02/furloughing-faa-inspectors-and-ntsb-investigators-may-violate-international-aviation-treaty/



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No one is watching the airline industry.

Checks and balances are all gone .

Sen. Warren calls it like it is...."hostage taking"

Amazing Senator.

#t=24

They've got the whole world in their hands.....

New, from the Kinsey Sicks




(I just love 'em !)
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