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Was once a republican. long long ago, in a far, far away place. I apologize.

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This needs to be shared everywhere- on facebook, on blogs, everywhere.

What happens when republicans deny people their right to vote.


Blogger begins to compile Romney list of lies

So here is your master link for recording/documenting Romney's lists of lies.


Pretty substantial list of lies spoken by Mr. Rmoney.

(oops - typo. I meant Romney. Really, I did.)

You're so Bain....



Yesterday, I was honored to participate with my fellow Michigan democrats in our Caucus process.

For the first time in my life (I'm 51), I was able to cast a Caucus vote for my President. In our tiny group, 25 people cast votes. And I am proud to report that our caucus was 100% in favor of re-electing our Commander in Chief.

Today the paper is reporting that similar things happened in many other groups across our state, and President Obama won in a landslide.


Now...on to November.

Tens of thousands of Czechs protest budget cuts

Source: Business Week

Tens of thousands of people rallied in the Czech capital on Saturday to protest government reforms and austerity cuts in one of the biggest anti-government demonstrations here since the collapse of communism almost 23 years ago.

The protesters from all over the country urged the government to abandon the cuts and resign. They also are demanding early parliamentary elections.

Blowing vuvuzelas and beating drums, the protesters marched to Prague's Wenceslas Square, disrupting downtown traffic.

"The government must go," said Jaroslav Zavadil, head of the country's major umbrella organization of unions, the Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions.

Read more: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-04/D9U9APLO0.htm

Tens of thousands protesting against the right-leaning government austerity cuts.

This kind of real protest inspires workers around the world. Just say NO to right-wing budget cuts that harm people. Glad to see young Czechs standing up!

Mitt considering Santorum for possible running mate

Mitt Romney, with a gun, in High School.

High School kids should not be playing with guns.

(Actual photo of Mitt with a handgun, as a teen.)

From this page:

Republicans block electric car charger on Captial Hill

You want to see how f*%$'d up things are in Washington D.C.?

Michigan Senator Carl Levin owns a Chev Volt. But there are no plug-in car chargers in the Congressional parking lot.

So Senator Levin introduced a bill in the Senate, to tell the parking lot people that it is OK to install an electric car Volt charger.

No cost involved, mind you, not a taxpayer dime is at risk. The bill simply said it would be ok to designate several parking spots inside the Senate parking lot, to have someone install an electric car charger. Designated electric car area. Only that it's o.k. to do that.

Guess what?




Petty, petty guys, aren't these horse & buggy republicans?

I wonder how we ever managed to get from the days of horses...to the days of cars. It's like they continue to intentionally try and take us back into the 19th century....

TEXAS FIREBOMBING: Suspect in Davis attack was once a teacher who "mentally snapped"

Suspect in TEXAS Senator Davis(D) attack was once a teacher who "mentally snapped"

By Deanna Boyd


The homeless man accused of tossing a bag of Molotov cocktails at state Sen. Wendy Davis' office door is a college graduate and one-time middle school teacher who "snapped" some 15 years ago, his older brother said Wednesday.

"All the way through college, we used to be like best friends," said Curtis Steele III of his brother Cedric, 40, who was in custody Wednesday facing a charge of arson of a building.

"Then he just mentally snapped and just wasn't mentally there. ... Unfortunately it's gotten worse. His whole reality is different."

Davis was not at the Fort Worth office during the attack Tuesday afternoon, and no one was injured.

Curtis Steele, 42, of Grand Blanc, Mich., said his brother believes that he develops weapons for the Pentagon, writes children's books and is, at times, a preacher.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/03/21/3826147/brother-suspect-in-davis-attack.html#storylink=cpy#storylink=cpy

Unique problem

The issue of "Rush on Armed Forces Radio" is a problem that I have a unique perspective on. You see, I served for four years working for Armed Forces Radio, and served a 21 year military career that included multiple assignments dealing in public affairs in some capacity, both as an enlisted soldier, and as an officer.

What to do about Rush is a major problem from a number of angles. First of all, all programming is, and always has been, strictly independent of any political influence. The Armed Forces Network has always prided itself on it's being independent of political direction, and instead, strove by regulation to be representative of all sides of the American political spectrum. Yes, Rush is aired, and was put on after members of it's military audience specifically asked for it to be added to the line up. Others of different political tilts also appear.

The best and easiest way to end Rush is NOT for political pressure to be forced from outside, but rather for those within the military to tell the network that they would prefer Rush no longer be on. I understand some of that is now going on.

Outside political interference is the LAST thing you want to do- because if they took Rush off because of the President or Senator Levin's specific request, then what happens if and when the other side gains political power?

No, outside political influence is the worst answer to the problem. The best is to have men and women in uniform express their views to AFN directly, and then let AFN management decide how best to resolve the situation.

It's been almost a decade since I worked for them, but I can tell you that the AFN leadership most likely is looking for a way to end Rush's broadcast without a lot of fanfare. It's not an easy task.
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