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"ALEC Exposed: American Corporations Writing Bills for Legislatures Right Now" - from Irregular Times ... How You Can Fight Back!

This link from was produced before the annual meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) was held in New Orleans during the first week of August 2011. Most of the content of the reply is still valid, and will help you fight back !

"Corporate Lobbyist Concedes He Does Not Always Register As A Lobbyist For ALEC Bills He Helps Write" - from ThinkProgress

Lobbyists are writing laws for your state that benefit corporations, but using The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to "skirt state disclosure laws requiring corporate lobbyists to register." Full story from ThinkProgress and video from interview with the lobbyist are at


The Center for Media and Democracy's PR WATCH has set up a web page that allows you to send letters to the corporate leadership members of ALEC (The American Legislative Exchange Council)

The home page for PR WATCH is

A great protest sign: Government of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%

From Madison WI last Thursday.

About 1,000 protestors were at the Capitol protesting the first paycheck where state workers are paying more for health care and 6% more towards retirement (8-13% less money)

money money money

having just gone through the hurricane here in tidewater,va.i may have missed your comment if you made one about , bloomberg tv having to go to the supreme court to force the US govt. to explain what did they do with all the billions of dollars after the congress aproved 850 billion was spent. i'm not refering to the 850 ,i'm refering to the UNAPPROVED BILLIONS. check it out. jim carnes

Tell Michelle Bachmann

Tell Michelle Bachmann that the earthquake and hurricane are God telling us that this is what we need governments for. We need government to provide shelter from the storm for people that were forced to evacuate their homes. We need government to repair the roads and bridges that were damaged by the storm. The God that I believe in would not be so spiteful as to destroy homes and lives just to tell us that our government spends too much money.


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Every Republicans Talking Points


By: Gerald L.K. Smith

(From THE CROSS & THE FLAG magazine, February, 1959)

The Christian Nationalist Crusade is a nationwide political movement dedicated to the mobilization of citizens who respect American tradition and whose idealism is founded on Christian principle.

General Douglas MaeArthur in one of his great public pronouncements said: "The two greatest symbols in this civilization are the Cross and the Flag."

GHost of Walt Disney to Manifest at EPCOT

Mr. Magwire has announced that a GHostly tour of the present state of Walt Disney Enterprises will begin with Mr. Disney's materialization near the French Pavilion at EPCOT. In the French garden there, he will leave a sign in the dwarf mondo grass (Ophiopogon), not to be confused with Liriope, which some people for no botanical reason call "monkey grass."

FDR Said it plainly in 1942...

I remembered hearing in one of FDR's speeches he said that no American Citizen should have a net income in excess of $25,000 per year. ($353,540 in 2011 dollars) Well, he said it "clear as day" in a Fireside Chat in April of 1942. Below I excerpted the paragraph where he makes the statement. below is the link to listen to and/or read the whole speech.&

Negative Interest on money

Thom, I wish to bring to your attention a book by Charles Eisenstein. The title is "Sacred Economics" One of the books themes is to use negative interest to dislodge money from the holding pattern it is now in and to flow into the economy. This is real stimulus. As is cited in the book, this strategy was used after WWI in a town in Bavaria. It worked, until the German govt. shut it down.

A Startling Reality

There is an overabundance of gloomy news in the world these days and because of this, we have all gotten a bit desensitized. You open news links and you get lingering deadly effects of two US wars that go on and on with no end in sight or even WTF the true objective of these wars were to begin with. Then another headline will read “Drought and Famine in Somalia Have Killed More Than 29000 Children Under the Age of 5” with pictures of emaciated little bodies that hardly resemble human forms.


Only the men and women fighting and dying in our wars have made any sacrifice. So it would be everyone’s patriotic duty to at least pay for them. Let all the Bush tax cuts expire would be a great start. Another idea would

People Scavenging Garbage for Metal an increasing problem in Madison, Wisconsin

Bedframes, copper wire from old TVs, etc. we are going way WAY beyond collecting cans here.

But with most of the food pantry's and soup kitchens running low what are you going to do to feed your kids?

Thanks to the Isthmus Weekly News Magazine for reporting on this.

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How Stupid Has the Democratic Party Become?

Republicans haven’t taken over red states; Democrats have lost them by not running as real Democrats.

That’s my big takeaway from Alec MacGillis’ fascinating look into the biggest political mystery of our time: why poor white people in red states are not bothering to turn out to vote, leaving the field to Republicans elected by more affluent whites in those states.