August 2011

A Musical Entry

I wrote this song about a year ago, but today I made an accompanying video in honor of the release of Dick Cheney's memoir. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGOaiirUazE

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

This link from irregulartimes.com 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 !

http://irregulartimes.com/index.php/archives/2011/07/29/alec-exposed-ame...

"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 http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2011/08/17/290713/alec-lobbyist-disclo...

TELL CORPORATIONS TO DUMP ALEC!

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)

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/632/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY...

The home page for PR WATCH is

http://www.prwatch.org/

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.

Sallye

A balance 2

Every Republicans Talking Points

THIS IS CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM

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."

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The Supreme Court Broke Politics - How Do We Now Reform the Supreme Court?

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