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NPR incessant in mentioning recall efforts against Wisconsin Democrats

Listening to National Public Radio (88.7 FM) this morning was like listening to the kids in the back seat asking “Are we there yet?!, Are we there yet?!, Are we there yet?!,…” only instead of asking whether we had arrived it was information on the recall efforts against State Democratic Senators turned political refugees.

Unions have plenty to be Angry about

Wall Street needs to make restitution to the Countries Unions for selling them fraudulent Mortgage Instruments

Wisconsin Recall Information

Eight of Walker’s Republican allies in the state senate have served at least one year of their current term, however, and thus are eligible for a recall petition right now.

The eight Republicans who can be recalled right now are:

An Almost Beck-Free Friday

Before we get to the fun part of a list of Beck's conspiracies we need to look at Wisconsin. Yes there are evil socialist non-violent protests in Wisconsin and soon in Ohio and every other state that uses unions as scape goats for pinched budgets. Progressives are beginning to find their voice after two years of sitting back and watching the Tea Party parade. This is good, finally. It took the Egyptians 30 years to find their voice so we are ahead of the game.

Who Is The Middle Class?

OK. So the middle class government employees are being crushed by conservatives who want to reign in (not remove or destroy) unions. ...............I am a state employee. I love my pay and benefits. I am a union member. I like my union. ................. I DO have one question for you, Ms. Hartmann. .......... WHO has been paying for us "middle class" state employees reach "middle class" status? (Hint: not businesses and wealthy who get insane tax breaks.... Not people on welfare..

Wisconsin's Mess

Hi All,

Please Contact Your Congressional Representative to Support Rental Assistance Programs

I received an alert from a disability advocacy organization saying that the House of Representatives has a resolution, no doubt from the Republican majority, that would cut a part of HUD's budget called Section 811. This program provides for the development of housing for disabled people and provides rental assistance for seriously disabled, low-income people. The proposed cut in this program could seriously harm disabled people who receive help with being able to pay their rent and live in the community in the least restrictive environment in accordance with the Americans with

They say a person can be judge by his friends

Another post from For the people.

Anti War Bumper Request

Hello Jacob,

I'm sure "Imagine" by John Lennon will be requested alot so how about "Imagine That" by Melissa Ethridge.

Thank you,


$ millions/ billions/ trillions a way to understand the difference

1 dollar = .002 inch thick


1,000 dollars = 2 inch thick stack

1 million dollars =166 feet thick

1 billion dollars = 31 miles thick

1 billion dollars = 31,000 miles thick

Tom when we talk about budgets I think that it is important to have a sense of the size differences.

Thank You for your work

Erich Chase

LADY GAGA: Our Unwitting Zeitgeist Incarnate

To her fans, Lady Gaga is the rocker supreme, a performance artist, philosopher, fashion genius, smart marketer, a spectacle of sexual liberation and human triumph over the odds. She is the ultimate “material girl,” with no apologies. To celebrate her is to celebrate fame as the highest of high values we hold so dear...but wait—what does Lady Gaga herself have to say?


Lady Gaga: "Live your eyeliner, breathe your lipstick, and kill for each other.”

Remember The PATCO...Professional Ar Traffic Controller Organization

The events in Madison have brought back some important points that need to be refreshed and re-made regarding this latest round of the OLIGARCHS' and their minions' plans to disembowel the middle class. There are several elements of this attempted "smack-down" of public unions that remind me of Ronald Reagan firing us PATCO air traffic controllers in 1981.

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The Death of the Middle Class was by Design...

Even in the face of the so-called Recovery, poverty and inequality are getting worse in our country, and more wealth and power is flowing straight to the top. According to Paul Buchheit over at Alternet, this is the end result of winner-take-all capitalism, and this destruction of the working class has all been by design.