July 2010

Idea for campaign finance reform end run

Knowing that congress will never give us campaign finance reform and would if they did, water it down so much that by the time it passed it would be useless to its own purpose, I present this outside the box idea. We know that the so called conservatives run the media and control the news. This idea will make an end run around that issue too.

Killing America's Children one Twinkie at a time

Just finished listening to the looney woman who claims that most American parents know that french fries are bad for you. Her ignorance of the challenges of acquiring quality food for one's children is highly evident. These kids are marketed to, actually targeted, by the big names in food production industry. What parent, even though it is their job, can compete with the insidious, multi-billion dollar marketing plans of Big Ag? Their children refuse to eat what is good, throw tantrums etc.

Sex Ed Foolishness

Just a quick addition to the topic of "abstinence only" sex ed. Its promotion by the right - especially fundamentalist/evangelical Christians and its abject failure in the real world is well known. One item that I haven't heard discussed is that of the time span between onset of puberty and decision to marry.

Top 5 Social Security Myths

From MoveOn.org this morning:

Myth #1: Social Security is going broke.

Sex Education in School

When my daughter was in 5th grade her school sent home a notification that there would be sex education included in an upcome class and requested parental consent for student participation. I requested and was given the ciriculum. I studied it and decided against her participation. I felt that they were addressing issues she had never shown interest in and that for her, it was not the right time.

Twinkie Police

As a teacher, I'd like to ask why is OK for school cafeterias to sell Twinkies and other kinds of junk food? If parents do try to teach their kids to eat healthy, the school is undermining this teaching by offering the junk food. It's like...We know this is bad for you and it might hurt you down the road, but we you know you'll like it and WE REALLY NEED THE MONEY. I'm sick of school districts making thousands of dollars seling junk food, not worrying about the health of these children dwon the road. Please do a show about THAT.

High fructose Corn Syrup

By the time we hear Tom's show here, it' over so I can never call in.

About HFCS: I got all of it out of my house in May. If you pay attention, you will be surprised what has HFSC in it. I have lost 15# and my cholesteral test showed my bad Cholesterol had gone down & the good went up. On a blog at HuffPo, I was attacked and most uncalled for for even suggesting it was due to that. I replaced soda with water & tea and I do use sugar and I am sure decrease in calorie intake has to do with it but the 15# is a lot of weight and the cholesterol?

Corporate takeover of Benton Harbor MI

There will be a GRAND OPENING of the new Whirlpool Masters golf course on August 10th at 10:30 AM. in Benton Harbor M

The Whirlpool Corporation has succeeded in stealing beach property from the citizens of Benton Harbor and the state of MI.

Benton Harbor is a mostly black city of hard working poor people. The beach was left to the city with the express instructions that it belongs to the people. To learn about this travesty, google BANCO.

Racial Profiling In Arizona?

Hey from Patty in Lula, Ga. I have had the honor to speak with you twice in the last two weeks, ranting about BP aka the new Black Plague. Today, feeling may blood pressure rise and fearing bleeding from my ears, I had to write about this crisis in Arizona. Get past my long blond hair and green eyes you will see plainly I am of Native American decent, Cherokee to be exact,Grandfather born on the Qualla (town) reservation, N,C. Taki

Pony Express for Mustangs!

Thank you all for caring about America's Wild Horses -- this is an announcement from Madeleine. Since the BLM has made the comment process difficult, Madeleine will hand carry letters to Washington. Goal: 20,000 letters. Info below. Please pass the word -- I know we are all swamped and overwhelmed -- but we cannot let this one go. Love you all.... --J.Sea

Democrats Should Steal Trump's Thunder on Trade

It's time to run bigger, better and harder on trade policies.