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Less than 1% of the registered voters of Kansas voted today

for Rick Santorum. I know he will spin that into great victory but it really shows just how turned off the voters are with their choice of candidates for the republican party. I think they should be very worried.

There is this terrific site that lets you start your own petitions.

I am sure most DUers know it well. I have been meaning to try it out whenever I have read about things or events that I think should be changed and I finally started one. I realize that it is probably not going to go viral, it would be great to have a few signatures, besides my own, on it

You can read it here (I am sure it could have been worded better but what the heck. its my first one) and if it is something you think is reasonable, would you please sign it

.http://www.change.org/petitions/the-department-of-justice-establish-searchable-database-of-complaints-against-police-officers

Posted by pennylane100 | Sun Mar 4, 2012, 05:01 PM (0 replies)

I just watched the recording I made of Bill Maher's Real Time.

One of the guests was Bob Lutz, a former vice chairman of General Motors. He believed that it was government policies that had caused the failure of the automobile industry in this country. These policies had led to a weakened industry and the mortgage crises was the final straw. I had to replay the tape to make sure that I had heard him correctly as I could not believe that he would use such a self serving explanation of its failure.

I am a long way from being an economics expert but I do know that companies like Toyota, Honda, BMW and even Ford all managed to survive without government help and I really wanted one of the panel members to ask him why that was. The fact that he would not acknowledge that his company bore any responsibility in their epic failure was mind boggling. But if he was typical of the mindset of the people running the show at that time, I can see why they failed.
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