WHAT WE WILL VOTE ON IN NOVEMBER:
+ Job Creation: Whoever can convince people that they and their party will create jobs is going to win their election. Our unemployment rate is still at 9.?%, and you can bet that every single one of those people who don’t have a job will be out and voting for the person they think will get them a job. Whether that’s through social programs on the Democratic side or Tax incentives on the Republican side doesn’t matter- party is subsumed by personal need. It’s human nature.
GOP House members voted in a block to defeat the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, a Democratic bill to provide much needed funds for medical treatment to rescue workers and residents of New York City, sickened by World Trade Center toxic dust and debris at ground zero.
The Obama Administration is saying the government is seeking a "technical change," an adjustment, just a little updating of a key surveillance law, as you will, to make it clear that the feds have the right to surveil everybody.
Well, if the feds need to surveil someone and can not persuade a judge of the necessity to do so, then IMHO, the feds probably don't have a good enough of reason to surveil that person. And wait a second.
Shirley Sherrod the former employee at the Agriculture Department, who was the target of vicious libel, spearhead by right-wing blogger Andrew Breibart, and spread by a network of wing-nuts in the right-wing media, which includes Fox Cable News, says she is going to sue. She is going to sue Andrew Breibart, who has a history of libeling people with whom he disagrees, politically. Ms. Sherrod will attempt to hold Mr. Breibart accountable for his recklessness.
Yesterday at the National Association of Black Journalists' convention in San Diego, Ms Sherrod announced her intent to sue Mr Breibart and she had no kind words for Fox News.
A list of some of the most influential and up-and-coming Republican leaders:
* Sarah Palin - Former Alask Governor, "milf", hockey mom (illegitimate GRANDMA now!), Scrabble addict (although she does make up the words).
* Rand Paul - The face of the Tea Party, oh, and racism.
* Chris Christie - Helping to get rid (rich?) of (off?) those pesky taxes for the richest Americans and letting them get ever richer.
*Republican Leader John Boehner - Minority leader of the house with a majority stake in being a buzz kill, hate monger, and fear lover.
*Mitt Romney - Stylish and conservatively sexy man who may be the next leader of the free world in 2012 - God save us. Maybe it will not be all bad though - he could bring us back to the 1950's- where he got his haircut.
For now, immigrants and American citizens of Latino ancestry won't be stopped and harassed, and won't be required to carry papers.
The Democratic Party plans to draw the contrasts between its candidates in November and the extreme Tea Party-GOP candidates. Yes, Tea-Party-GOP. And the Democrats plan to draw the public's attention to the fact that there is little difference now between the GOP and the extremism of the Tea party, as the GOP absorbs Tea Party favored candidates, many of whom are extreme radicals running for office on the Republican party line.
It's Not Nice To Talk About Somebody's Hair
The Republican candidate Carly Fiorina, known on the Internet as the sneaky lady who was caught on camera, saying mean things about the Democratic candidate Barbara Boxer hair, seems to be running into either bad karma or voter awareness of who she is and for what she stands.
In the race for the California U.S. Senate seat, reports Public Policy Polling blog, "Barbara Boxer appears to be pulling away from Carly Fiorina in the race to prove once and for all who has the best hair for Boxer's Senate seat. PPP has Boxer with a nine-point lead, 49% to 40%."
CNN reports Mr. Cameron as saying, "Let me also be clear that the situation in Gaza has to change. Humanitarian goods and people must flow in both directions. Gaza cannot and must not be allowed to remain a prison camp.,"
His name is Robert Dudley. He is a Yank. He grew up in the yank state of Mississippi, so he can speak the local peasant lingo. What better way to put one over the yanks than to put one of their chaps out front and tell everybody that, "He's the boss." A yank running BP, what could be funnier?
Brilliant! Something the late great Benny Hill may have thought of in a comedy skit. Give Tony his life back, a better job, with no yanks around who want to tar and feather him, daily. Give Tony several million pounds, -- and get this Yank and toss him to the lions.
The Taliban leader was responding to Sunday's WikiLeaks whistle blower site release of tens of thousands of pages of leaked classified military documents about the war in Afghanistan, among the documents were reports that the Pakistani spy agency helped the Afghan Taliban.
After 90% Pay Cut Still Over Paid?
Yesterday, Monday, the City Council of the tiny blue-collar town, Bell, California, voted to cut their pay 90% and still they are being over-paid?
Four of the five council members were snatching in nearly 100,000 duckets a year for a part-time gig. The pay party came to an end after the LA Times blew the whistle on the city officials with six-figure salaries: The salaries were up until then a closely guarded secret. The then, and now booted, senior town public servants were hauling in the duckets. The chief administrative officer was grabbing 787,637 duckets a year, the assistant city manager, 376,288 duckets a year, the police chief, 457,000. Town citizens demanded, very strongly, using very forceful language, that the council members cut their salaries or boot themselves down the road.
O'Reilly vs Rachel Maddow = No Contest
Bill O'Reilly thought / probably still thinks that he's in a league with Rachel Maddow and is capable of sparring with her. O'Reilly is a minor league player, who has bigger cable ratings, because he follows the FOX News formula of playing to the fears, prejudices and hates of the American fringe.
Ms Maddow, on her show last week, pointed out Fox News' role in promoting and distorting the Shirley Sherrod story. Fox News, observed Ms. Maddow, is different from other news organizations. "Just like the ACORN controversy, Fox knows they have a role in this dance. That's not new; that's not actually even interesting about this scandal. Fox does what Fox does."
Mr Assange said the veracity of the material isn't in doubt. But he says "just like dealing with any source you should exercise some common sense. That doesn't mean you should close your eyes."
Of course the Sunday show Host Chris Wallace tried to defend his employer, who pays him millions of dollars a year, partly because of his name. He is the son of the long time CBS journalist, Mike Wallace.