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contrasts ...

If money is speech, then speak for the most vulnerable or least of us - or just shut up (!)

Americans are beginning to 'take it to the streets' (occupying Wall Street). Where have y'all been (on your cell phones)?

Practice and Purpose...

What can I do to help?

I recently was envited to help and support SEIU. I'm already disappointed w/ the candidates's endorcement based on what they claim that they'll do. I'd rather volunteer and help those who work to improve the environment and people's lives.

Any suggestions?

Political Ties

Political Ties by leighmf on the state of political fashions

In a land where fashionistas rule
with a giant media mogul tool,
this year I almost lost me eyes
on men in brainwashed political ties.

Increasingly drab, I truly feel,
is the new textile, LeGray moire steel,
from little dots to solid pink,
shows these men no longer think.

These ties, no doubt, some kind of caper,
look like gift bag tissue paper.
What say you, de la Renta, now?
They're just having a golden cow?


Capital Punishment: Life is Sacred

Those who oppose capital punishment often do so on the grounds that they believe human life to be sacred.

Right-wingers Akin to Ku Klux Klan, Nazis

The right-wingers hate everyone and want everyone dead except for their benefactors and protectors, the top richest 1%. The uber rich want to destroy everyone, and so that becomes the automatic agenda of the Tea Party reactionaries. The super rich think that they can get almost all of what they need from other countries such as China. For the remainder, they plan on enslaving their Tea Bagging lackies, their toadies, into growing their food and getting them their trinkets. All medical care will be provided by Dr.

Administration’s complaint of Congress holding up Jobs Progress is manufactured.

The way I see it there are two issues with Jobs right now: 1) Oblahblah’s Jobs Bill before Congress, and 2) Oblahblah’s ability to fund job creation. Obama has no excuse for not executing the second.

A Nation Seized: How Karl Rove and the Political Right Stole Reality, Beginning with the News

I heard the author speak this morning...i think he would be a very good guest for Thom..

More Inormation at:

Petition The White House to Fire Geithner

I wanted to let you know about a new petition I created on We the People, a
feature on, and ask for your support. Will you add your
name to mine? If this petition gets 5,000 signatures by October 31, 2011,
the White House will review it and respond!

We the People allows anyone to create and sign petitions asking the Obama
Administration to take action on a range of issues. If a petition gets
enough support, the Obama Administration will issue an official response.

Do Something Big

Can we stop thinking, for a time at least, about our immediate personal lives and actively engage in this movement? Whether it succeeds or not does in fact have a great deal to do with our very personal future and that of our children and grandchildren. Get Active, join the committed. Do something big. This from TruthOut and Chris Hedges:

Friday 30 September 2011

Innocent until Proven Guilty

As an American I was taught since childhood that anyone accused of a crime is "Innocent until Proven Guilty". It is enshrined in the Constitution. Apparently that is no longer true. If the Government labels you a "Terrorist" then it is free to murder you, and anybody else in the car or room that you are in, with a drone fired missile.

Osama bin laden and Santa claus?

Dear Thom ... How can a Man be so on target on so many issues and be so blatantly ignorant about what actually took place on 9/11 and what did not ? Like for instance did you know that Mr paul Bremmer instead of being in his south tower office on the morning of 9/11 just happened to be making his rounds at a major NY News Media station selling the Osama bin laden did it story and banging the go to war drum before a single brick even fell ?

From Tarryl Clark for congress

Defeat Joe Walsh

Is anyone running against Joe Walsh? The tea totaling, arrogant, self centered bone head who can't even support his own children? Last owed over $117,000 in back child support. I have sent him numerous emails and he refuses to respond to me. Is he really working for me, one of his constituents? Or is he only working for the Wall Street Banksters who pay his bribes?..and the Tea Toteling idiots who have succumbed to thier Koch Bros Propaganda. Which is it Joe? Corporate America? OR Middle Class America? Your decision will determine your FATE!

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One Iowa Caucus Delegate Comes Down To Coin Toss

The Iowa caucus convener flipped a coin. Bernie Sanders supporters called "heads" and it landed on tails.

Bernie Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by 31 points in N.H.: Poll

Sanders was at 61 percent support in the University of Massachusetts Lowell/7News poll, followed by Mrs. Clinton, at 30 percent

Martin O'Malley suspends presidential campaign after Iowa caucuses

The announcement came after O'Malley barely registered in Iowa against his better-known rivals Clinton and Sanders, failing to meet already low expectations

If You Want to Win, Go Progressive

The big question right now is whether to call Hillary Clinton a progressive, or a "moderate."

And then there's the question of who is more electable in a general election: an unabashedly progressive democrat, like Bernie Sanders; or a "centrist" democrat, like Hillary Clinton.