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Why is no one talking about getting people registered to vote?

The Republicans must be delighted with all the distractions out there that get Democrats and Progressives taking their eyes off the ball. Same sex marriage,ISIS, and Ebola are legitimate concerns and they are important,but if the Republicans and the Baggers win in November LGBT right,abortion rights , civil rights and privacy rights will all go down the tube.The only person I hear talking on Progressive radio about getting out the vote is an insurance agent in Chicago Tom Mikesel (?) who uses his advertising spot to encourage people to get registered and vote.

Ebolamania and the coming election

More people have died in America from preventable causes since Mr. Duncan of Liberia died than have died of Ebola in Liberia. Here are some stats from 2010.

I would guess that more people have died of gun related violence this year in the US than have died of Ebola in Liberia.

Yet, the right wingers want to gin up the Ebola scare so that they can paint the government as incompetent and Democratic candidates and the President as responsible for the whole problem.

Does anyone know?

What is the NRA's stance on Ebola?
(Surely they must have one.)

Money for Education

Ever since I was a child I have heard about how much we could do if we had more money for education. How much more we could really work with our children.
>When money for education started coming through, things, however didn't get better. Why? Well, you give administrators a bunch of money, and the pay each other handsome salaries. Little if any was spent in the classroom.
>This increase in administrators salaries caused a shift in the balance pay in the rural, as well as all the districts many were staunch Republicans.

Abortion vs Adoption

Guys coming home from armed conflicts, in the '50's, found themselves in a position of not being able to father children. They began to try to adopt.
The adoption agencies had a lot of babies. But they all were brown or black. The white families looking wanted white babies and found that the the mothers were affording abortions.
This is the beginning of the rise of the anti-abortion campaign.
Thank you.

End the Recession pls

Obama could let the public know that he NEEDS a congress and a senate that will pass legislation to bring the jobs, work and manufacturing back to this country.
This could end the recession.

Proposed Electronic Warfare Testing

I am calling upon other residence of Washington State that may be opposed to the proposed Electronic Warfare Testing in the Olympic National Forest Region of our state. We are being told that there would be minimal impact on the animals, plant life, and people ,of this area. I don't believe it for a minute. They have extended the deadline for public comment to Oct. 25th. I am urging all people who know and love this area to please take the time to voice your opinions. This proposed testing has got to be stopped. Listed below is the link to info and a link to a comment page.

Loving the Environment

Love is Progressive Part 28: Loving the Environment

Company Sign

The self storage idea was done by the Surreal McCoy cartoonist several years ago. I made mine with the requisite company sign.

NYT Reporter To Be Sentenced For Failing to Reveal His Source

Fresh Air (NPR) October 14, 2014

James Risen, the New York Times reporter who was the first person to reveal the NSA's warrantless 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"

Hear complete interview:

Reagan saved the country

He made us proud to be American again. GDP growth from 1980 to 2007 has never been matched. Stock market were fantastic. It allowed us to move into the interet with capital it provided. Unlike who is taxing capital causing slower growth.


The ACLU believes that the system of electing candidates to federal office badly needs repair. And we will continue to advocate reform of the current system — such as our longstanding support for full public financing — but in doing so we will stress fidelity to the principles protected by the First Amendment with the goal of expanding, not limiting, political speech.

Earning Shellac: Obama’s USDA ignores objections of hundreds of thousands of consumers and 50 members of Congress to approve "Agent Orange" crops.

Arrogant and aloof Obama just doesn’t seem to get it. “It” being “telling special interests to fuck off when the American People (for right or wrong) want something else.” It doesn't matter if you think us little people "just don't understand" your highness.

Amongst other things, you are making us understand that you will go against political pressure in response to corporations but not the 99%.

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Time to Rethink the War on Terror

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When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.