This shutdown is getting everyone down. I wonder exactly who it has to really hurt, or what catastrophe has to happen before the Teaparty screaming memes get off their ideological high horse? Check it out, and join the sane folks in worrying..
Below is an email from Laura Leavitt of the Courage Campaign. Laura started a petition on the MoveOn website, where anyone can start their own online petition.
Dear MoveOn member,
Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of middle-class federal employees were furloughed due to irresponsible members of Congress who refuse to govern for the well-being of the American people.
The GOP-controlled House of Representatives decided to shut down the government rather than pass a spending bill that funds the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as “Obamacare.” Not only has the president’s signature healthcare law been upheld by the Supreme Court, but it was a major issue in the last presidential election when Republicans were soundly defeated.
Wow! I do like me some Ashton. But they can keep the screaming Mimi’s!
His heart was definitely in the right place when he decided to state his insights into fame, media, advertising and what it takes to make a success out of your passion.
I had to share with you, Kids!
My partner emailed this to me and it blew me away. I hope the message got to some of those screaming girls…..don’t you?
Whilst on vacation in Florida, I had an opportunity to see what all the fuss is about shooting and owning these things. I shot off a few rounds…ok, more than a few! Asked some questions, got quite alot of safety training from some experts.
But, I have to admit I’m still mystified. I just don’t have the desire to own one of these bad boys, unless the dead rise from the graves or aliens descend from the skies.
But that’s just me.
It is very easy to forget that our country is still operating under a stupid sequestration. Here’s a handy way to remind ourselves of that sad fact. Check it out: Sequestration Consequences Factsheet
Even if you don’t worry about the effect genetically modified foods, pesticides and herbicides have on your health, or how corporate farming practices harm our environment, you probably aren’t down with allowing industry to write their own ticket with our government, giving themselves unfair advantage over competition, or even small farmers. Make you mad? Want to express yourself?
Okay Kids, here’s another petition to end the evil Monsanto’s deathgrip on the Agriculture of our country. Check it out.
After reading the local political head lines here in New York, I have to wonder if randiness and bad decision making is in the water. It’s a banner year here in the City of New York for Democratic sleaze and sensationalism! 2012 left us with state and local legislators on trial or about to go to jail, or still under investigation on a myriad of charges. But, are we New Yorkers ready to forgive the high profile marital indiscretions of two prominent men?
In a year where the first openly gay Council person, Continue reading
Remember your school days, learning about how our republic works, wondering at the checks and balances of a system that consists of Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches to ensure that government more closely represents its people? Me too. But, I often wonder if I missed the day in Civics class when teacher covered the Fourth Branch of Government, you know, the Corporate Branch!
If you are not already concerned about Monsanto’s choke hold on the Federal Government and how it impacts our food supply and environment, then read this: EPA Wants More Herbicides On Your Food. Then, you may be just as irritated as I am right now.
Eat organic, and vote with your dollar, if you don’t fancy cancerous chemicals on YOUR carrots.