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Second generation native San Franciscan; and third generation Democrat.

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Mitch McConnell Gets Caught Trying To Disguise His Paid Supporters As Sound Crew

October 23, 2014

Senator Mitch McConnell was caught in a massive lie today when he told reporters that his paid supporters were sound crew.
Other media soon revealed that many of his supporters at rallies were bused in
McConnell claimed that his paid supporters were sound crew.

A reporter who asked Sen. McConnell about the paid supporters after an event in Louisville today was lied to, and snapped at by the reeling incumbent

McConnell said, "We had some staff people staffing the events.
Ninety-five percent of the people...You were there...Were you there?...Ninety-five percent of the people were local."

The problem is that reporters who were there are reporting that Senator McConnell is not telling the truth.
McConnell's campaign is increasingly showing signs of lacking popular support.
The Republican Party has spent much of the month of October trying to bribe people to show up at McConnell's rallies.

Read more:

What's your favorite scene from Spinal Tap?

I guess mine is when they get lost backstage.

Call & e-mail the White House ..Ask President Obama to Pardon Don Siegelman

Friday, October 17, 2014

For those of you who don't know who Don Siegelman is, or why he is serving a lengthy prison term for a crime he didn't commit, please go to:

There, you can read the entire sordid story of how a very popular Democratic governor of a very Republican state (Alabama).was railroaded by Karl Rove, Jack Abramoff and others..including the wife of Karl Rove's best friend, (the U.S. Attorney who prosecuted Governor Siegelman) and Karl Rove's client, who was the Attorney General.
You can also sign the Change.org Petition To President Obama To Pardon Don Siegelman there.

For those who DO know who Don Siegelman is,
you can read the latest update on the Siegelman case;.."More Bad News For Don Siegelman" which was posted yesterday, Oct. 16, 2014

Also, for info on how the Justice Department actually asked the judge in the Siegelman case to INCREASE the length of his prison term, read what Andrew Kreig wrote.
..Andrew Kreig has written before about the Siegelman case.
(Scroll down to 3rd story "DOJ's Attack On Former Gov. Siegelman's Rights Threatens Election Rights For Many Across Nation"

For those of you who wish to do more to help Gov.Siegelman:

1) Telephone the White House Comments Line, and leave a message asking President Obama to please pardon Don Siegelman.

2) E-mail President Obama and ask him to please pardon Don Siegelman;
Click on the "emailus" link

3) E-Mail Vice President Joe Biden, who has stated that he is for pardoning Gov. Siegelman
(This link can be used to e-mail President Obama as well)

This is something President Obama has the power to do through Executive Clemency.

For those who wish to write directly to Don,

Don Siegelman # 24775-001
FPC PO Box 5010
Oakdale, LA. 71463

More Bad News For Don Siegelman

October 16, 2014

Today I received this e-mail from Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, who is still in prison for a crime he did not commit, a victim of Karl Rove's machinations.

Dear Friends:

I'm sorry to tell you that the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has postponed my oral argument yet again...Now it will be "after January"
My lawyers responded to this news with a motion to have me released on bond because if we win our appeal, I will have spent time in prison for charges that will have been reversed.

I regret to hear, as I know you do, that my trial judge has got himself into some trouble.
He was arrested when his wife, Kelli, told the police who were responding to her 911 call that she was beaten, kicked, and dragged around by her hair in their ritzy Atlanta hotel room.
(His first wife, Lisa, made such allegations in her complaint for divorce)

The accusations of substance abuse, domestic abuse, and promiscuous behavior in his courtroom do not give me pleasure..This is something no one should take pleasure from.
Especially the reports of Domestic Violence...DV hurts and it kills.
My concern with the issue of Domestic Violence is not new.
Because Domestic Violence is so destructive, I did a lot as Attorney General, Lt. Governor, and Governor, to prevent domestic violence and to punish those who commit such acts.
I would like to tell you a frustrating and painful story about a domestic violence victim,
Rhonda Hutto, that illustrates how dangerous DV can be.

I first met Rhonda when I was having a hearing on Victims' Rights in Huntsville, Alabama.
Mrs. Hutto came to my hearing and bravely stood and told her story.
She was scared and there were tears...She had done everything right, seeking protective orders, divorcing her abusive husband, moving out of state, changing her name.
To everyone's horror, about a month after Rhonda gave her testimony, Rhonda's ex-husband found her and killed her.
When I appointed a Commission on Victims' Rights, I devoted it to the frustrating and painful memory of Rhonda Hutto.

We should all pray for peace and justice, pray for victims and bullies, and demand appropriate punishment for those who commit these cowardly acts.
Despite my focus and all my efforts on Domestic Violence in my political career, clearly, there is still a lot more work to do.

With deep appreciation, I am, your friend, and so glad you're mine.


Governor of Alabama, 1999-2003
Elected Twice, Inaugurated Once
Lt. Governor, 1995-1999
Secretary of State, 1979-1987
Federal Prisoner 'till June, 2018...Final discharge, 2021 (With your help, this will not stand)

Prisoner # 24775-001
FPC PO Box 5010
Oakdale, LA. 71463

For more information on the Don Siegelman Case,
or to sign the Change.org Petition To President Obama To Pardon Don Siegelman:

NYT Journalist James Risen To Be Sentenced For Refusing To Name Source

Fresh Air
October 14, 2014

James Risen, the New York Times reporter who was the first person to reveal the NSA's
warrant-less wiretaps, will find out soon if he is to be sent to prison for failing to reveal his source for a story about a botched CIA operation intended to sabotage Iran's nuclear weapons program.

His new book is "Pay Any Price"

He was interviewed today by Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air.

Georgia GOP Senate Candidate: "Sending Jobs Overseas Is The American Way"

Think Progress.org
By Igor Volsky
October 7, 2014

'Senate Candidate: Sending Jobs Overseas Is The American Way"

Most business people who run for public office emphasize their record of creating private sector jobs for the people they hope to represent.
But David Perdue, Georgia's Republican candidate for Senate, is taking an entirely different tact. bragging about the jobs he sent overseas.

Responding to reporters on Monday about revelations that he outsourced jobs during his career as a corporate executive, Perdue argued that offshoring "is a part of American business,
part of any business," adding, "I'm proud of it."

According to July 2005 deposition obtained by Politico, Perdue admitted that he
"spent most of my career" outsourcing jobs and shifting "manufacturing operations to lower-cost foreign factories, especially in Asia," while serving as CEO of a North Carolina textile manufacturer called Pillowtex Corporation.

Perdue added that he also moved parts of the manufacturing process to Asian countries while working with Kurt Salmon Associates, Gitano, and Sara Lee.


A Gross Purchase of GOP Governors

Jim Hightower
October 8, 2014

"Perhaps you think that corporations use their campaign donations to buy politicians who then deliver public policies the corporate donors want.
And perhaps you think this is corrupt, anti-democratic, and ..well, stinky.

You would of course be right.

As Lily Tomlin has put it: 'No matter how cynical you get, it's almost impossible to keep up.'

The corporate purchase of Washington is pretty widely reported, but - keep up now - for the kleptocratic stinkiness is fast consuming our statehouses as well.

The Republican Governor's Association has devised a layaway purchase plan allowing brand-name corporations - Aetna to Walmart - to make secret donations of $100,000 or more a year to the RGA in support of the corporate-friendly agenda of various GOP governors.

Feed the RGA's political-favor-meter with $250,000 a year (as Coca Cola, the Koch brothers, and others do), and the association cynically anoints your corporation with the ironic title of
"Statesman," opening up gubernatorial doors throughout the country.

Well, sniff the participants, the money buys nothing but 'access' to policymakers.
But wait - when was access put on the auction block?
Shouldn't everyone have access to our public officials?
Of course, but if you call your governor, you can't even get an office intern to call you back.

If you're an RGA corporate "Statesman," however, you could get a tete-a-tete with Rick Perry, the recently indicted governor of Texas, or a private breakfast with Bob McDonnell, the now-convicted former-governor of Virginia.

See, membership in the corrupt club has it's privileges.

The corporate donors to this previously-secret scheme of plutocratic rule says it's okay, because they also give money to Democrats.
Oh, bipartisan corruption - that makes me feel so much better, how about you?"

("G.O.P. Error Reveals Donors and the Price of Access," The New York Times, September 25, 2014)


Girls Playing Golf

A couple of women were playing golf one sunny Saturday morning.

The first of the twosome teed off and watched in horror as the ball headed directly toward a foursome of men playing the next hole.

The ball hit one of the men, and he immediately clasped his hands together at his groin,
fell to the ground, and proceeded to roll around in evident agony.

The women rushed down to the man and immediately began to apologize.
"Please allow me to help" said one of the women,
"I'm a physical therapist and I know I could relieve your pain if you'd allow me," she told him earnestly.

"Ummph, oooh, no, I'll be alright. I'll be fine in a few minutes," he replied breathlessly as he remained in the fetal position still grasping his hands together in his groin.

But she persisted, and he finally allowed her to help him.

She gently took his hands away and laid them to the side.
She loosened his pants and she put her hands inside.
She began to massage him.
She then asked him, "How does that feel?"

He replied, "It feels great, but my thumb still hurts like hell."

Unwelcome Visitors

Two church members were going door to door and knocked on the door of a woman who was not happy to see them.

She told them in no uncertain terms that she did not want to hear their message and slammed the door in their faces.

To her surprise, however, the door did not close, and in fact it bounced back open.

She tried again...really putting her back into it and slammed the door again with the same result..
The door bounced back open.

Convinced these rude young people were sticking their foot in the door, she reared back to give it a slam that would teach them a lesson.

Just then, one of them said:
"Ma'am, before you do that again, you need to move your cat."

A cop pulls a car over,

and tells the driver he has won $5,000 in the seat belt competition.

"What are you going to do with the money?" asks the policeman.

"Well, I guess I'm going to get a driver's license," he answers.

"Oh, don't listen to him," says a woman in the passenger seat.
"He's a smart alack when he's drunk."

Then the guy in the backseat says: "I knew we wouldn't get far in a stolen car."

At that moment, there's a knock from the trunk, and a voice says:
"Are we over the border yet?"
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