There is something wrong with the entire recovery tale, which ignores the fact that excess plant is still at the highest level since the Great Depression (capacity use is 70pc in Europe, 68pc in the US, 65pc in Japan, and as low as 50pc in some countries, according to the World Bank’s Justin Lin). Companies will have to cut jobs and investment.
Soaring “confidence” indicators have decoupled from reality. The world economy is still prostrate. GDP has shrunk 4pc, 6pc, 8pc, even 12pc or more in a large group of countries. There it more or less sits, like a deflated soufflé.
THIS IS SCARY STUFF...BUT EVEN MORE INTERESTING...AND TERRIFYING IS THIS:
Japan is the world’s second biggest economy. It lives on exports. It is also a key part of the supply chain for the Chinese economy. How can this hard data be reconciled with the extreme V-shaped recovery already priced in by the markets?
Is this just a glut of ships or is this telling us what the Shanghai market is also telling us, that credit tightening by the Chinese government is pulling the rug from underneath the latest commodity bubble?
THERE...THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT'S INVOLVEMENT IN ALL OF THIS...
PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WARNING ABOUT BORROWING AT THE RATE WE HAVE AND THE EXCESSIVE AMOUNTS WE HAVE FROM NOT ONLY ONE OF OUR WORLD COMPETETITORS...CHINA IS REALLY NO FRIEND TO THE UNITED STATES...
SURE, THEY COME HERE AND BUY UP INVESTMENTS...BUT, REALLY, IS THAT A GOOD THING?
I AM NOT AFRAID TO ADMIT...I AM WORRIED...AND IF YOU AREN'T...YOU ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION...
The real US unemployment rate is 16 percent if persons who have dropped out of the labor pool and those working less than they would like are counted, a Federal Reserve official said Wednesday.
"If one considers the people who would like a job but have stopped looking -- so-called discouraged workers -- and those who are working fewer hours than they want, the unemployment rate would move from the official 9.4 percent to 16 percent, said Atlanta Fed chief Dennis Lockhart.
Sometime around midnight, on July 18, 1969 Kennedy drove his Oldsmobile 88 off of a small bridge on Chappaquiddick island, into eight feet of chilly water. The vehicle landed upside-down. While Kennedy managed to free himself from the wreck and swim to safety, his passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne was left in the car to drown.
I WEEP NO TEARS FOR TED KENNEDY'S PASSING...
Once he reached shore, Kennedy claims to have made seven or eight attempts to rescue Kopechne, but could not free her.
Kennedy then walked back to the cottage where he and four other men, were partying with several young women known as the “Boiler Room Girls“ who had worked on Robert Kennedy‘s campaign. Though Kennedy passed by a fire station and a private home to return to the cottage, he never stopped to ask for help for the trapped Kopechne.
He returned to the party and according to Kennedy himself, informed his cousin and a friend of the situation. The two men, Joseph Gargan and Paul Markham claim to have returned to the scene of the accident and made several unsuccessful attempts to free Kopechne.
Then Kennedy’s story takes an even stranger turn.
After the failed rescue attempts, Kennedy claims to have jumped back into the water and made the 500-foot swim across the channel back to Edgartown. He then walked back to his hotel and spent the night. He even took the time to change clothes and pay a visit to the front-desk, to complain about a noisy party--no doubt Kennedy's sloppy attempt at securing an alibi.
I'LL SAY AGAIN...I WEEP NO TEARS FOR TED KENNEDY'S PASSING...HE LEFT THAT POOR GIRL TO DROWN...
The next morning, Gargan and Markham around 8:00 a.m., and were supposedly shocked to discover that Kennedy never reported the accident to police. According to Kennedy‘s own testimony, he told them: "about my own thoughts and feelings as I swam across that channel ... that somehow when they arrived in the morning that they were going to say that Mary Jo was still alive"
The two men along with Kennedy went back to Chappaquiddick, where Kennedy spent some time making phone calls, seeking advice from various individuals as to how to proceed.
Meanwhile, two fisherman had discovered the submerged car and notified police. At 8:45a.m. a diver recovered the lifeless body of Mary Jo Kopechne.
It was not until 10a.m., over nine hours after driving-off of the bridge that Ted Kennedy went to the police station in Edgarton to report the accident.
Kennedy then gave the following prepared statement to police: “On July 18, 1969, at approximately 11:15 p.m. in Chappaquiddick, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, I was driving my car on Main Street on my way to get the ferry back to Edgartown. I was unfamiliar with the road and turned right onto Dike Road, instead of bearing hard left on Main Street. After proceeding for approximately one-half mile on Dike Road I descended a hill and came upon a narrow bridge.
The car went off the side of the bridge. There was one passenger with me, one Miss Mary [Kopechne], a former secretary of my brother Sen. Robert Kennedy. The car turned over and sank into the water and landed with the roof resting on the bottom. I attempted to open the door and the window of the car but have no recollection of how I got out of the car. I came to the surface and then repeatedly dove down to the car in an attempt to see if the passenger was still in the car. I was unsuccessful in the attempt. I was exhausted and in a state of shock.
I recall walking back to where my friends were eating. There was a car parked in front of the cottage and I climbed into the backseat. I then asked for someone to bring me back to Edgartown. I remember walking around for a period and then going back to my hotel room. When I fully realized what had happened this morning, I immediately contacted the police”
In a move which must have been rather tortuous for her parents, Kennedy attended Mary Jo's funeral, wearing a neck brace (which he reportedly never wore again) and looking rather pathetic.
The diver who recovered Kopechne’s body, John Farrar testified at the official inquest that her body was found where the air pocket would have formed. He said: “Had I received a call within five to ten minutes of the accident occurring, and was able, as I was the following morning, to be at the victim's side within twenty-five minutes of receiving the call, in such event there is a strong possibility that she would have been alive on removal from the submerged car.”
A week after the incident, Kennedy pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident and received a suspended two-month sentence. Kennedy then went on national television to repeat his rather implausible story, and to ask for the public’s “prayers.”
The ensuing scandal and questionable details given by all of those involved is now left to speculation. It was obvious to most people that Kennedy had allowed a young girl to drown, in a desperate and self-serving attempt to protect his political career.
FLOWERY WORDS ARE BEING SPOKEN AT THE PASSING OF TED KENNEDY...BUT THOSE WORDS ARE MEANINGLESS...THIS MAN WAS A MURDERER...
As I reported after the Sejjil-2's unexpected success in May, over 20 European capitals are already within range. As Rubin correctly observes, they've achieved the breakthrough (solid fuel & staging) --- now it's just a matter of perfecting it in order to reach the rest of Europe.
With Iranian missile technology advancing by leaps and bounds, an intransigent Russia, and a pusillanimous Administration, what a great time to be going back to the drawing board on European missile defense...
If correct, the timeline cited by Uzi Rubin, a leading authority on Iran's program, puts a fresh note of urgency into a diplomatically thorny debate over building a multibillion-dollar anti-missile shield in Europe.
WELL EVERYONE IS ON PAUSE EXCEPT THE IRANIANS...SOMEONE HAD BETTER TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY...
LIMBAUGH'S "BARNEY FRANK HAS BEEN LIVING AROUND URANUS" COMMENT REINFORCES THIS: LIBERALS CAN DISH IT OUT BUT THEY CAN'T TAKE IT
JUST A FEW MONTHS AGO DAVID LETTERMAN INSULTED THEN GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN'S TEENAGE DAUGHTER:
"One awkward moment for Sarah Palin at the Yankee game," Letterman said, "during the seventh inning, her daughter was knocked up by Alex Rodriguez."
THE REACTION FROM THE LEFT??? SARAH PALIN HAS "THIN SKIN"...
THAT ATTACK ON PALIN'S 14-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER CAME AFTER LETTERMAN REFERRED TO PALIN AS HAVING THE STYLE OF A "SLUTTY FLIGHT ATTENDANT"
ALL DURING THE ELECTION PROCESS ATTACKS FROM THE LEFT WERE NOT ONLY ON GOVERNOR PALIN, HER FAMILY WAS FREE-GAME AS WELL ACCORDING TO LIBERAL STANDARDS...INCLUDING HER INFANT SON, TRIGG...
THE ATTACKS WERE DISGUSTING AND LOW-LIFE...BUT LIBERALS MAINTAINED THAT WHAT THEY WERE DOING WAS JUST FINE AND PALIN HAD BETTER DELELOP THICK SKIN IF SHE WANTED TO BE IN POLITICS...
BUT ANY CRITICISM OF LIBERALS FROM ANYONE AND THE HATRED AND COUNTER-ATTACKS BEGIN...CRITICIZE OBAMA...YOU ARE A RACIST...CRITICIZE AN OPENLY GAY MAN OR MAKE FUN OF HIM AFTER HE TAKES THE FIRST SHOT...AND YOU ARE EVIL AND DISCRIMINATING...
LIKE I SAID IN AN EARLIER POST...GET OVER YOURSELVES MORONIC LEFT...IF YOU WANT TO BE IN THIS GAME YOU HAD BETTER DEVELOP THICK SKIN...
IF YOU CAN DISH IT OUT...YOU'D BETTER BE PREPARED TO TAKE IT...WHEREVER IT LANDS...
Step Father: Muslim
Half his family: Muslim
X room mates: Muslims
Travel to Pakistan
Former Preacher, Rev.Wright: X Muslim
Ties to Farrakhan
Ties to Nation of Islam
Kissing up to Muslims since elected
How many dots did you need?
H/T: comments section Gateway Pundit
AMERICA'S MUSLIM PRESIDENT, BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, SENDS 5 MINUTE RAMADAN BLESSING AFTER IGNORING NATIONAL PRAYER DAY
CANDIDATE OBAMA OBJECTED...OBJECTED LOUDLY...DURING THE CAMPAIGN TO ANY SUGGESTION THAT HE MAY BE MUSLIM...
REMEMBER NATIONAL PRAYER DAY? OBAMA WAS A NO-SHOW...COMPLETELY IGNORED IT...AND NOW THIS...
GATEWAY PUNDIT HAS THE STORY...
HERE'S THE VIDEO...
I HOPE EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU THAT VOTED FOR AND ARE STILL DEFENDING THIS MAN...THIS...THIS...CHARLATON...THIS DISGUSTING, PHONY, INSINCERE, CAN'T-EVEN-BE-WHO-HE-REALLY-IS-UNTIL-HE-GETS-YOUR-VOTE LIAR...
I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY!
IN FACT, THE AP'S REPORT WAS TOTALLY IN THE TANK FOR BARNEY FRANK:
Rep. Barney Frank lashed out at protester who held a poster depicting President Barack Obama with a Hitler-style mustache during a heated town hall meeting on federal health care reform.
"On what planet do you spend most of your time?" Frank asked the woman, who had stepped up to the podium at a southeastern Massachusetts senior center to ask why Frank supports what she called a Nazi policy.
"Ma’am, trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with a dining room table. I have no interest in doing it," Frank replied.
RUSH LIMBAUGH, WHEN NOTING THE ATTACK FRANK MADE ON HIS CONSTITUENT, ALSO NOTED: "Isn't it an established fact that Barney Frank himself spends most of his time living around Uranus?"
PERSONALLY, I THINK LIMBAUGH'S REMARK IS HILARIOUS...ALL OF YOU PANSIES THAT ARE CRYING "FOUL" CAN JUST GET OVER YOURSELVES...
LIMBAUGH'S COMMENT WAS A RESULT OF BARNEY FRANK'S INSULT TO ONE OF HIS CONSTITUENT'S SIGNS COMPARING OBAMA TO HITLER...FEIGNED OUTRAGE OVER THE HITLER COMPARISON HOLDS NO WATER EITHER...
AS SWEETNESS & LIGHT POINTS OUT, TOP DEMS POST OVER AT DAILY KOS...HILLARY EVEN SPOKE AT THEIR 2007 CONVENTION...AND A GOOGLE SEARCH OF DAILY KOS AND REFERENCES TO HITLER GLEANED OVER 16 MILLION HITS JUST ON DAILY KOS ALONE...
SO, BARNEY FRANK AND ALL YOU MINDLESS ZOMBIE-TYPES...THE REFERENCES TO HITLER WERE BORN ON THE LEFT...IT'S ONLY "UNFAIR" IF THE REFERENCE IS MADE TO ONE OF YOUR OWN???
GET OUT OF MY FACE...STOP BREATHING MY AIR...
IN OTHER WORDS...STFU!
What does one wear to a town hall meeting on health care when the sole reason for attending is to shout down one's congressman like a peevish teenager in the midst of a hormonal rage?
By and large, the shouters are dressed in a way that underscores their Average Guy -- or Gal -- bona fides. They are wearing T-shirts, baseball caps, promotional polo shirts and sundresses with bra straps sliding down their arm. They wear fuchsia bandannas and American-flag hankies wrapped around their skulls like sweatbands. A lot of them look as though they could be attending a sporting event and, as it turns out, the congressman is the opposing player they have decided to heckle. If not for the prohibition on signs and banners inside these meetings, one could well expect to see some of these volatile worker bees wearing face paint and foam fingers, albeit the highlighted digit would be one expressing foul displeasure rather than competitive rank or skill level.
OHHHH...I GET IT...THIS IS WHAT YOU WERE EXPECTING???:
OR THIS???...THESE ARE SUPPORTERS OF NOBAMA'S GOVERNMENT-TAKEOVER-OF-HEALTHCARE...BUT NARY A WORD FROM GIVHAN ON WHAT THEY ARE WEARING:
ROBIN GIVHAN HAS BEEN SPOTTED IN A WRINKLED DRESS, SHE EVEN POSED FOR THE CAMERA...AND EVERYONE RAVED OVER HER "STYLE"
BUT THIS IS RICH: ROBIN GIVHAN ATTENDED AN "UNDERWEAR PARTY"...
OOOH, LALA...BUT THAT IS FASHION BOYS AND GIRLS...THAT IS WHAT THE ULTRA-COOL PEOPLE DO...NEVER YOU MIND ABOUT WHAT ROBIN GIVHAN IS DOING...SHE IS THE FASHION EXPERT...AND YOU ARE THE DIRTY MASSES
A LOT HAS BEEN MADE OVER KATY ABRAM'S COMMENTS TO ARLEN SPECTER YESTERDAY, AND RIGHTFULLY SO...BUT I HOPE YOU WATCH THIS ENTIRE VIDEO...INCLUDING THE FIRST MAN SPEAKING AND SPECTER'S RESPONSE...
WHEN THE MAN LEFT, SPECTER ACTUALLY LAUGHED...
THEN SPECTER DEFENDED THE ACCUSATIONS OF SPECTER TRAMPLING ON OUR RIGHTS...AND EVEN SAID THAT HE, SPECTER, IS A DEFENDER OF AMERICAN RIGHTS...
THIS WHOLE SCENE THAT IS UNFOLDING BEFORE OUR EYES IS UNBELIEVABLE...
THE PEOPLE THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE IN CONGRESS ARE UNWILLING TO LISTEN TO OUR CONCERNS...WE SAW IN AN EARLIER POST SHEILAH JACKSON TALKING ON THE PHONE WHEN A CONSTITUENT IS ASKING HER A QUESTION...WE SEE SPECTER HERE CROSSING HIS ARMS WHEN A MAN TELLS HIM THAT THE HEALTHCARE BILL NEEDS TO BE THROWN AWAY...
SPECTER AND THE REST OF THESE LIBERALS HAVE NO INTENTION OF DOING ANYTHING IN RESPONSE TO OUR CONCERNS...
THEY ARE HAVING THESE "TOWNHALL MEETINGS" BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO...BUT THEIR MINDS ARE MADE UP...
THEY ARE GOING TO PASS THE BILL WHETHER WE WANT IT OR NOT...
WHEREVER YOU ARE...PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR AND LET THEM KNOW YOU DO NOT WANT GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM...
AND IF THEY DON'T LISTEN...WE ARE GOING TO WORK TO GET THEM OUT OF OFFICE...
IT IS TIME TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK FROM THESE THUGS!
HERE IS REP. SHEILA JACKSON LEE - ON THE PHONE AND WON'T HANG UP! - WHEN A WOMAN, A CANCER SURVIVOR IS ASKING HER A QUESTION...
THIS IS REALLY OUTRAGEOUS! EVEN WHEN PEOPLE ARE MAKING COMMENTS ABOUT HOW THEY CAN'T BELIEVE THAT JACKSON IS ON THE PHONE, SHE CONTINUES THE CONVERSATION, COMPLETELY IGNORING THE PEOPLE THAT TRAVELED TO MEET WITH HER
SEND THEM ALL PACKING!
CONGRESS HAS FORGOTTEN THAT THEY WERE SENT TO DO THE JOB OF REPRESENTING THE PEOPLE! THEY WORK FOR US, AND THEY ARE IGNORING OUR QUESTIONS, COMMENTS AND DEMANDS!
OBAMA: SINGLE PAYER HEALTHCARE PLAN? YES!...NO!...YES!...I DIDN'T SAY THAT!...YES!...MAYBE...DON'T GO PUTTING WORDS IN MAH MOUTH!
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Braced for a fight he never got, President Barack Obama went on the offensive in support of his health care plan Tuesday, urging a town hall audience not to listen to those who seek to "scare and mislead the American people."
Obama sought to dispel talk that his ultimate goal is a single-payer federal health care system, like that in countries such as Canada.
He also disputed the notion that adding a government-run insurance plan into a menu of options from which people could pick would drive private insurers out of business, in effect making the system single-payer by default
OBAMA IS LYING TO US AGAIN...HERE IT IS IN HIS OWN WORDS
The 09-12-09 Protest
It’s time to take the tea party movement directly to Washington, D.C. Please join thousands of local organizers and grassroots Americans from across the country as we gather in our nation’s capital to deliver a message to the politicians: Enough!
We’ve had enough of the out of control spending, the bailouts, the growth of big government and the soaring deficits. And we reject the future tax increases to pay for all of this spending and debt down the road. We are gathering on 9-12-2009 to deliver our message in person that we’ve had enough!
(tentative - last updated 08/07/09)
We will be putting together the details of the week’s events soon. For now, this is our tentative agenda for 9-10 through 9-12. This is the most up to date, and accurate place for information on the web.
9:00am to 12:00pm Liberty Summit at DC Armory (REGISTER NOW!)
1:00pm: Press Conference on Capitol Hill (REGISTER NOW!)
1:30pm to 5:30pm: Grassroots lobbying visits on Capitol Hill
Evening: Free time to tour Washington
Morning: September 11th Never Forget Memorial
9:00am Leadership Institute: Internet Activist Workshop (Agenda and Registration) (Complete Leadership Institute Workshop Schedule here.)
1:00pm Leadership Institute: Grassroots On the Ground Workshop (Agenda and Registration)
1:00pm Doctors Rally Against Socialized Medicine (REGISTER NOW!)
2:00pm to 5:30pm Grassroots lobbying visits on Capitol Hill
4:00pm Bureaucrash Happy Hour at Bullfeathers
5:00 pm Leadership Institute: Grassroots on the Hill Workshop (Agenda and Registration)
8:00am Set up for stages and volunteers; crowd gathers at Freedom Plaza
10:00am March on the Capitol Begins down Pennsylvania Ave. (See Map)
1:00pm March ends and Protest Begins at West Front of the U.S. Capitol
Click here to register for the March on Washington!
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS FOR SATURDAY’S RALLY:
Dick Armey - FreedomWorks
Matt Kibbe - FreedomWorks
Mason Weaver, San Diego, CA
John Tate, Campaign for Liberty
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Apostle Claver T. Kamau-Imani, Houston, TX
Jenny Beth Martin, Tea Party Patriots
Darla Dawald, Resistnet.com
Brendan Steinhauser, FreedomWorks
Steve Elliot, Grassfire
Kellen Giuda, New York City
CONFIRMED SPEAKERS FOR FRIDAY’S DOCTORS RALLY:
Rep. Phil Gingrey (GA)
Rep. Tom Price (GA)
WHY ARE WE SO ANGRY? OBAMA IS HOLDING SECRET MEETINGS...OBAMA'S BROKEN PROMISES...THERE IS NO TRANSPARENCY
•He said it at Google –November 14, 2007
•He said it at the CNN Democrat Presidential Debate — January 31, 2008
•He said it during an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle — January 17, 2008 [the same interview during which Obama said his cap and trade plan would bankrupt anyone who builds a coal-powered plant and electricity rates will skyrocket.]
•He said it at an Ohio Town Hall — March 2008
•He said it during an interview with the St. Petersburg Times — May 2008
Watch the following video to see Obama’s now broken promises for transparent healthcare negotiations:
WHY ARE WE SO ANGRY? I'LL TELL YOU WHY...OBAMA PROMISED TO HAVE TRANSPARENCY...OBAMA PROMISED TO INCLUDE THE PUBLIC IN THE DISCUSSIONS...OBAMA PROMISED TO HOLD THESE DISCUSSIONS ON CSPAN...
NONE OF THAT HAS HAPPENED...AND NOW OBAMA TELLS US TO SHUT UP??!!
From one of the dozens of current ads on Craigslist:
ORGANIZE TO PASS HEALTHCARE REFORM!!! EARN $10-$15/HR!!! (Los Angeles)
Now is our chance to make health care work.
America’s health care system is broken. Health care costs are spiraling out of control, throwing families, businesses and government into financial crisis. Families are worried their health coverage won’t be there when they need it. Our country can’t afford to wait for health reform that keeps costs down and protects consumers.
We can’t wait for affordable, dependable health care.
We’re fighting for health care that will protect families’ financial health, lay out a clear path for all Americans to afford health care, and improve patient safety and quality care.
You can work for change this summer.
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From the website of the Fund For The Public Interest:
Canvassing: Winning campaigns and building organizations one person at a time
If you ask anyone who’s canvassed for the Fund in the last 25 years, they’ll probably give you a thoughtful dissertation on the value of canvassing. Any of our more than 50 partner organizations will too, as will leaders throughout the progressive movement. Boiling it down, there are at least five good reasons to canvass:
•Raise money to fund campaigns and build an organization
•Sign up members for an organization
•Educate the public about serious problems and real solutions
•Build name recognition for an organization and campaign
And then there’s the profound, positive impact of canvassing on the people we canvass and the canvassers themselves. These impacts aren’t easily measured, but they undoubtedly help lay the groundwork for a healthier, more vibrant democracy.
Over 25 years, the Fund has helped over 50 organizations win their campaigns & build their resources. We can help your organization, too.
To find out more about the power of canvassing, visit http://www.canvassingworks.org.
For media inquiries about the Fund and about canvassing, please contact TheFundMediaRelations@fundstaff.org.
From their ‘About Us’ page:
Fund For The Public Interest
Fund For The Public Interest is a national nonprofit organization working to increase the visibility, membership and political power of the nation’s leading environmental and progressive groups.
The Fund was launched in 1982 to develop campaigns and technologies to engage Americans in public interest advocacy efforts. Through our fundraising and non-fundraising canvasses, we’ve gathered over 20 million petition signatures over the past 25 years and raised over $20 million for our partner organizations in the last year alone.
Current Fund partners like Sierra Club and Human Rights Campaign are expanding their donor base and passing tougher legislation against air pollution, forest clear-cutting, hate crimes, and special interest money in politics. We owe our success to the fusion of our staff’s grassroots organizing experience, cost-conscious attitude and work ethic with our partner groups’ issue expertise, initiative and vision.
We’re best known for our canvass programs. Over the years we’ve developed the nation’s largest and most effective network for door-to-door and street canvassing—signing up members in high traffic, public places. We sign up sustainers—members who commit to automatic monthly contributions from a checking account or credit card—as well as one-time contributors. We are also one of the nation’s most prolific signature gathering operations. We have pioneered other creative outreach methods, like canvassing at concerts and gay pride festivals.
And here is what you are buying:
Battle-tested grassroots professionals
We provide a variety of services to help our partners achieve their political, fundraising and membership goals. We operate the nation’s largest fundraising and membership canvassing network. We recruit potential activists and volunteers to enhance your advocacy efforts. We run petition drives, qualify ballot initiatives, and register voters.
The Fund’s senior management team has over a century of combined grassroots organizing and fundraising experience, and we’re ready to put it to work for you.
Isn’t it odd how easy it is to find these organizations on the other side?
And yet after all of these years we have heard so little about them.
It’s almost as if we don’t have a watchdog media.
COULDN'T HAVE SAID IT BETTER MYSELF...
From their website:
What is Health Care for America Now (HCAN)?
Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is a national grassroots campaign of more than 1,000 organizations in 46 states representing 30 million people dedicated to winning quality, affordable health care we all can count on in 2009. Our organization and principles are supported by President Obama, Vice President Biden, and more than 190 Members of Congress.
We are building a national movement to win comprehensive health care reform by helping mobilize people in their communities to lobby their U.S. Senators and Representatives in Congress to stand up to the insurance companies and other special interest groups to achieve quality, affordable health care in 2009.
Who supports HCAN?
Health Care for America Now and its principles for reform are supported by President Obama, Vice President Biden, and more than 190 Members of Congress. HCAN has more than 1,000 member organizations in 46 states. We are doctors, nurses, community organizations, labor unions, small business owners, faith-based groups, people of color, seniors, and children’s and women’s rights groups.
For the complete list of HCAN members, view our membership list. (More than a few names will jump out at you)
Our Steering Committee includes: ACORN, AFL-CIO, AFSCME, AFT, Americans United for Change, Campaign for America’s Future, Center for American Progress Action Fund, Campaign for Community Change, Children’s Defense Fund Action Council, Communications Workers of America, International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), MoveOn.org, NAACP, National Council of La Raza, National Education Association, National Women’s Law Center, SEIU, UFCW, USAction, Women's Voices, Women's Vote and Working America.
H/T: ATLAS SHRUGS
This is how Thug Politics are played-- Chicago-style:
Obama: "They Bring a Knife...We Bring a Gun"
Obama to His Followers: "Get in Their Faces!"
Obama on ACORN Mobs: "I don't want to quell anger. I think people are right to be angry! I'm angry!"
Obama To His Mercenary Army: “Hit Back Twice As Hard”
Conservative radio host and best selling author Mark Levin told Sean Hannity tonight that if something happens to one of these tea party protesters at a rally then the White House is partly responsible.
On Thursday August 6 a black conservative was beaten by a mob of Obama supporters outside an Obamacare town hall meeting in St. Louis.
H/T: GATEWAY PUNDIT
ORGANIZING FOR AMERICA - OBAMA'S TOOL - APPARENTLY ALSO CALLED THESE PEOPLE OUT, AND IT EVEN LOOKS LIKE THEY MANUFACTURED THE SIGNS FOR THEM...AND THE REALLY INTERESTING THING IS...THE ORGANIZING FOR AMERICA WEBSITE'S ADDRESS IS barackobama.com HMMMM, IMAGINE THAT!
BUT I DIGRESS...
"But I don't want the folks who created the mess to do a lot of talking. I want them to get out of the way so we can clean up the mess. I don't mind cleaning up after them, but don't do a lot of talking."
Um, excuse me...Nobama...YOU were in Congress and VOTED FOR THIS BULLSHIT!!!
I'M THINKING THAT THE PEOPLE THAT DID VOTE FOR YOU EXPECTED YOU TO BE A LEADER, NOT A WHINER...QUIT BELLYACHING AND GET TO WORK YOU MORON
YOU ARE AN IDIOT!!
The White House strategy of turning supporters into snitches when they see "fishy" information about the health care debate may run afoul of the law, legal experts say.
"The White House is in bit of a conundrum because of this privacy statute that prohibits the White House from collecting data and storing it on people who disagree with it," Judge Andrew Napolitano, a FOX News analyst, said Friday.
"There's also a statute that requires the White House to retain all communications that it receives. It can't try to rewrite history by pretending it didn't receive anything," he said.
"If the White House deletes anything, it violates one statute. If the White House collects data on the free speech, it violates another statute."
NOW CERTAIN MEMBERS IN CONGRESS ARE FINDING THEIR BACKBONE AND STARTING TO PUSH BACK:
WASHINGTON. D.C. – Following reports that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has been orchestrating an effort to intimidate members of Congress and Governors who raise legitimate concerns regarding the effectiveness of the stimulus, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a letter to Emanuel saying “While this type of scare tactic may work In Chicago, it will not work to intimidate me or other Members of the United States Congress.”
KEEP UP THE NOISE, PEOPLE...TURN THE HEAT UP...LET THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE KNOW THAT WE AREN'T HAPPY!
IT REINFORCES THE MESSAGE NOT ONLY TO THE LIBERALS, BUT GIVES THE CONSERVATIVES A REASON TO FINALLY FIND THEIR VOICE...
ATLAS SHRUGS HAS A GREAT POST WITH JUST SOME OF THE HATEFUL DEPICTIONS OF PRESIDENT BUSH THAT LIBERALS WERE GLEEFULLY POSTING AND PASSING AROUND...
WITH BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA, EVERYTHING THAT ANYBODY SAYS IN CRITICISM OF THIS SOCIALIST IS TAGGED AS 'RACIST'...I SAY THAT'S BULLSHIT!
BESIDES, AFTER EIGHT YEARS OF VITRIOL, HATRED AND DEMENTED RANTS FROM ANGRY LIBS TOWARDS GEORGE W. BUSH, THIS IS REALLY MILD IN COMPARISON...
"I don't think we're going to be able to eliminate employer coverage immediately. There's going to be potentially some transition process..."
Michelle’s organic dream has been dashed by a nasty toxic legacy lurking in the soils of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. It turns out that a previous Presidential gardening team had used sewage sludge (ie: Clinton shit) for fertilizer.
This is a fairly common practice with one huge problem.
Actually, I don't know ANYONE that uses sewage to water a garden!