Came across an Edwards’ flyer the other day from Feb. 5, 2008. Made me wistful for the visions for recovery he had.
Senator John Edwards ’08
returning the government to the people
“It is time for the American people to be patriotic about something other than war.”
37 million Americans live in poverty;
47 million Americans lack insurance;
50% of all Americans live paycheck to paycheck;
the top 300,000 Americans make more than the bottom 150 million;
5 million jobs have been sent offshore;
there are over 60 lobbyists for each member of Congress;
$23 million was paid out by lobbyists during the 2006 campaign.
I also came across a WaPo story of Obama golfing during vacation with the president of UBS Americas.
Wouldn’t it be nice of us to make a little soundtrack for the poor little teabaggers in this time of nervous tension? Leave a suggested song in thread.
Between the greed that motivates its owners, its preference for hiring dilettante sons and daughters of politicians and its ownership, and its unwillingness to work against the political interests of conservatives, it’s little wonder American news is in the state it’s in.
WTF??? Here’s Debra Medina, 2010 candidate for governor, wowing the folks at the Statehouse. Freepers love her: This crowd pleaser is Larry Kilgore and he really REALLY hates the United States and its flag… Oh boy.
If you haven’t read this righteous post…
Last week I went to a cookout on the beach here with some old friends (Sausages and seafood, but no cocktail weenies!) Every year they do a cookout, and then a birthday party, and for years I’ve known that one of their guests was Joe Klein.
The Washington Secretary of State announced today that they’ve verified about 900 signatures over the threshold of 120,577 needed for ballot qualification. The anti-child, anti-family ballot measure may qualify for the ballot, but just barely. Final certification is scheduled for Wednesday morning by the Secretary of State. Also expected first
Of course, the hate is corporate-sponsored, so…
For US readers Kathleen and Bill Chritison have provided an indispensable overview of life in Palestine for many years. Former CIA employees they have traveled to the region regularly and have authored numerous books and articles, most recently, Palestine in Pieces: Graphic Perspectives on the Israeli Occupation. They were last in the region in May.
(Sorry, couldn't resist inserting this graphic! — Pam) crossposted on Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters I was in the middle of writing something good about the Carrie Prejean situation but then I got knocked on my ass by the following: A South Carolina politician with a lengthy antigay voting record