Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Tell Your Truth to Jim Webb

I seriously disagree with Jim Webb's analysis--that most people are understandably satisfied with their health care.

Jim Webb's peers in Congress are definitely satsifed with their health care. But this is NOT the reality for the people that Jim Webb represents.

Please take the time to contact Jim Webb asap. Senator Webb is known to be a fair and ethical man. Let him know that his analysis is wrong and he needs to get on board and heartily endorse a strong public option asap.

I've enclosed Senator Webb's correspondence on health care below.

Thank you for contacting my office regarding health care reform. I appreciate your taking the time to share your views.
At the outset, I believe that the Obama administration should have begun the reform process with a clear proposal that could have been the starting point for our work here in Congress. Without a specific framework, Congress has had difficulty crafting a bill of such challenging scope and complexity.
Currently in the Senate, two committees have jurisdiction over health care – the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee and the Finance Committee. The bills produced by the two committees will be combined into a single package, to be considered by the entire Senate in the coming weeks. Although a final bill for debate in the Senate has not yet been agreed to, I am reviewing the bills that have been produced based on the need to contain costs, expand access to health care, and address systemic concerns, such as health insurance reform. It is important for us to be very deliberate on an issue of such importance to the lives of so many Americans.
While most people are understandably satisfied with their health care, the system is not working for millions of American families. Spiraling costs for health care have placed our biggest industries at a severe competitive disadvantage, as employers struggle to provide insurance for their workers. By the same token, families are increasingly unable to depend on their health care plans when they need them the most. This has contributed to the mortgage foreclosure crisis and the rise in personal bankruptcies. In short, our nation’s continued economic recovery would be advanced by meaningful and effective health care reform. At the same time, such reform must emphatically be reasonable in scope, cost, and impact.
In the coming weeks and months, I encourage you to visit my website at www.webb.senate.gov
for updated information about the health care reform debate. Additionally, the Senate Committee on Finance www.finance.senate.gov
and HELP Committee www.help.senate.gov/index.html
have posted on their websites useful information about their respective proposals.
As the Senate continues to debate health care reform, please be assured that your views will be very helpful to me and my staff. I hope that you will continue to share your views with us in the years ahead.
Thank you once again for contacting my office.
Jim Webb
United States Senator

Health Insurance Corporations Are The Deadbeats....

The Deadbeat Health Insurance Corporations Take The Money And Run.

Hat Tip to the Huffington Post and the St. Petersburg Times.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Colbert's Truthiness on Race

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US Govt Violates Constitutional Rights at G 20

This is what a police state looks like. This is what is happening in the Philadelphia PA

Looks like a very public rendition. Who's policing these bullies?

H/T to Huffington Post

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Go Eco Activists Go!

Eco Activists in action at the G-20

Monday, September 21, 2009

Debtor's Revolt Update

One Battle "MAYBE" Won in Credit Revolt...IF the bank executive is good on his word.....

Credit goes to Arthur Delaney at the Huffington Post for this update.

Policemen and their Tasers

Some Policemen LOVE to use those tasers whenever the opportunity presents itself.

This is NOT the only instance of police tasering folks in a wheelchair.

When are communities anywhere in the USA going to start policing their police?


Joe Liebermann wants to take us backwards!!

Alternative CLEAN energy will allow regular folks to STOP losing our hard earned money to the fat cats. But Joe Lieberman wants to make sure that the fat cats stay fat, lazy and happy.

Besides....don't we all want fish with our mercury??

Joe Lieberman wants the USA to invest in the technologies of the past--Nuclear and Coal instead of devoting the money to newer technologies like solar, wind, geothermal.......

Joe needs to go!! I "betcha" Joe doesn't survive the next election b/c his constituents KNOW he lied to them and he has sold his soul to the special interests fat cats.

Robert Creamer puts some perspective on the Acorn controversy over at the Huffington Post.

According to Creamer:

Bear in mind, as outrageous as the employee's conduct was, no one was injured, no money was stolen, no deal was fixed. There was no victim of their acts. No matter, within days the Right Wing noise machine went into full "fury" mode. Republicans used their procedural prerogatives in Congress to force votes cutting off any federal funding for ACORN. Enough Democrats went along, and the motions passed both Houses.

Compare that to what happened when Boeing was caught fixing bids for a giant tanker project, or AIG created the massive Credit Default Swap scheme that helped sink the entire financial system, or the greed of traders who received tens of millions in personal compensation caused millions of retirees to loose half of their 401K plans. Remember the hundreds of millions of dollars in overcharges for fuel in Iraq by KBR, the subsidiary of Haliburton. Or compare it to what happened to the security contractor Blackwater when its personnel opened fire and killed 14 civilians in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.

No Republican demanded that these firms be "defunded" by Congress. No, instead AIG and the banks that were "too big to fail" received billions in bail-out money. The brilliant traders who sunk AIG got multi-million dollar bonuses. KBR, Haliburton, Boeing and even Blackwater still have huge government contracts.

Think about it. An amateur Right Wing journalist finally finds an ACORN employee who provides him and his faux hooker cohort with some outrageous advice, and the Republicans get Congress to pass legislation cutting off funding in little more than a week. Blackwater employees kill 14 Iraqi civilians, endangering America's mission in Iraq and the Republicans don't utter a peep.

Then again, what do you expect from the political party that last week promoted a "values summit" and is lead by philanderers like former Speaker Newt Gingrich, Senator David Vitter, Governor Mark Sanford, and Senator John Ensign. The Republicans have always been the kings of the double standard.

Read more.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Baucus Insurance Industry Profit Protection and Enhancement Act

Republicrats are set to pass another bill that benefits corporate special interests at the expense of their constituents. Same old Same old US Corporate Congress.....where's the change?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Civil Disobedience--Debtor's Revolt Against Greedy Banks

Hopefully NO ONE will pay such usurious rates. Fifteen percent is too high....thirty percent is horrendous.


Wall Street OWNS US "Corporate" Congress

So it goes.....UNTIL we have publicly financed elections in our country this LEGALIZED Bribery that goes under the code name of "lobbying" is going to be the death of US!

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Real Socialist Speaks

Ever wonder WHY Corporate Media tries to scare the socialist right out of you?

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Huffington Post Fave Wedding Couple

En Joy!!

Verizon is NOT Green

Verizon Wireless needs to reconsider its “Friends and Family” feature—or, more pointedly, withdraw its support for Massey Energy’s outrageously bogus “Friends of America” rally on Labor Day weekend.

Verizon should withdraw its sponsorship of this bogus rally immediately—or explain its support of mountaintop removal, climate-change denial, and union-busting to its 87 million customers.

Call or text or email Verizon Wireless corporate leaders and let them know. CEO Dennis Strigl can be emailed at Dennis.Strigl@verizonwireless.com. Verizon HQ is here:

1 Verizon Way
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920-1097
(908) 559-7000

Contact the Environmental Defense Fund and question their promotion of Verizon as a green company.

The folks over at Credo Action are encouraging Verizon customers to communicate their displeasure with the company’s sponsorship—via Twitter, Facebook and Email.

H/T to Jeff Biggers at grist.org