President Barack Obama greets people along a rope line at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif., Sept. 26, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
White House live
For the President of the United States, everything is possible, even blocking one of the busiest street during traffic hours. Barack Obama blocked off Sunset Boulevard as he headed to the House of Blues. Barack (why can’t they call him Mr Obama if President is too difficult for them huh? ) seems to be biting his nails in the car as he is riding around Beverly Hills
Los Angeles sherrif’s deputies provide security during US President Barack Obama visit to southern California, September 26, 2011 in West Hollywood, California
A sign outside the Comedy Store Main Room on the Sunset Strip welcomes US President Barack Obama in West Hollywood, California September 26, 2011
this is the “christian’s” picture who heckled our President last night
A protestor shouts as he is removed as US President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign fundraiser September 26, 2011 at House of Blues in Los Angeles.
SECRET SERVICE AWAIT BARACK OBAMA ON RUNWAY PRESIDENT OF THE USA US PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA LANDS AT LAX LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA 26 September 2011 (it’s Mr or President Obama people )
Please help save our Postal Service
Rallies to save America’s Postal Service being held around the country Tuesday
Tuesday afternoon, postal workers and allies are rallying around the country to draw attention to the real source of the Postal Service’s problems and encourage Congress to pass H.R. 1351, a legislative fix.
Find an event near you. Thanks.
Thank you, Linda. I’ll tweet this.
Thank you meta…..I don’t dare sign up for twitter…My family is already threatening an Intervention because I am on the net all day.
Oh, dear!! Your secret is safe with me.
Thanks. I love my local Post Offices. I would hate to see them disappear.
Okay so basically the Republicans set up the USPS to fail so they could privatize it? Scary.
Good Morning TOD family
So much to take in each morning. This place is a blessing.
CALL TO ACTION
Today we have a chance for a “two fer”. We can call the CBC about Maxine Water, and supporting the American Jobs Act and the Buffet Rule.
My congressional Rep is not a member, but I was surprised to see how many other folks in Californai, were – when you go to the contact page you will now see D/CBC next to the names of the members. Call, tweet or email every member in your state.
For those who want to concentrate on a positive phone call – send Rev. Al and his bosses some love, also send your thanks to Rachel Maddow and suggest she do more shows like the one she did last night.
Finally yesterday folks on the blog suggested we contact Tom Joyner and ask him to weigh in on President O and Mad max (love this name). I have added his name to the web page of media contacts.
Tom Joyner Morning Show,
REACH Media Inc.,
13760 Noel Rd Suite 750,
Dallas, TX 75240-7336.
Phone: (972) 789-1058
Twitter :: @TJMShow
Making calls, sending tweets and filling out email forms makes us feel truly powerful. Fired up – Ready to go.
What are those African Americans doing there smiling? I thought he was losing them. I thought they were all mad at him, the wigged wonder told me so!!!
Hahahahaha “the wigged wonder told me so!!!”
Morning all….lat’s make NO MISTAKE about what they really want!
Everyone in the pic is smiling! What a hostile base!
Romney’s Raised Millions From Wall Street Bankers, More Than Twice As Much As President Obama
Romney Lures Obama Wall Street Donors
Mitt Romney’s Biggest Donors Are Wall Street Bankers
Wall Street Spending As Much To Undermine Dodd-Frank Regulations As It Spent Trying To Block Dodd-Frank
Wall Street investing in Romney
Romney has raised $2.3 million from the financial sector, while Obama has raised about $850,000.
The financial industry’s support for Romney should come as no surprise. After all, he has made attacking the Dodd-Frank financial reform law — aimed at preventing a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis — a centerpiece of his campaign. Likening financial regulators to “gargoyles,” Romney has called for the complete repeal of Dodd-Frank (even though he’s admitted that he’s not sure what’s in it).
Romney spent his business career in the financial sector, working at a private equity firm that caused thousands of Americans to lose their jobs. He has also appointed the chairman of a Wall Street front group to be one of his policy advisers. That’s evidently a perfect recipe for pulling in piles of Wall Street cash.
Romney Likens Bank Regulators To ‘Gargoyles’ To Attack Financial Reform
Romney has called for the complete repeal of Dodd-Frank (even though he’s admitted that he’s not sure what’s in it).
VIDEO:Romney Calls Dodd-Frank An Overreach, Then Admits He’s Not Sure What’s In It
Romney doesn’t name specifics in his opposition to Dodd-Frank
FLASHBACK: Romney’s Private Equity Firm Caused Several Corporate Bankruptcies, Thousands Of Layoffs
As Politico detailed, Romney’s company, Bain Capital, was in the business of buying up distressed companies, slashing them to bits, and then selling them off, resulting in lots of job losses:
– In 1992, the firm acquired American Pad & Paper. By 1999, the year Romney left Bain, two American plants were closed, 385 jobs had been cut and the company was $392 million in debt. The next year, Ampad was forced into bankruptcy.
– Bain Capital and Goldman Sachs bought Dade International for about $450 million in 1994. The firm quickly fired or relocated at least 900 workers. Over the next several years, it sunk increasingly into debt and laid off 1,000 workers. In 2002 — after Romney had left Bain — it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
– A 1997 buyout of LIVE Entertainment for $150 million resulted in 40 layoffs, roughly one in four of the company’s 166 workers. The job cuts affected all aspects of the company, from production and acquisition to legal and public relations.
– In 1997, Bain bought a stake in DDI Corp., a maker of electronic circuit boards. Three years later, Bain took the company public and collected a $36 million payout. But by August 2003, the company filed for bankruptcy protection, laying off more than 2,100 workers.
22 percent of the money Bain Capital raised from 1987 to 1995 was invested in five businesses — Stage Stores, American Pad & Paper, GS Indusries, Dade, and Details. These five made Bain $578 million in profit, even as all five eventually went bankrupt.
As the New York Post’s Josh Koshman wrote, “there’s little question [Romney] made a fortune from businesses he helped destroy.” Travis Waldron noted today that Romney’s company also boosted its profits — and thus enriched Romney — by abusing offshore tax havens.
Romney, who vows to “fight for jobs,” oversaw job losses and factory closures as CEO of a private equity firm.
Romney’s past is more a working class zero
Romney Founded Business That Utilized Offshore Tax Havens, Costing Taxpayers Billions In Lost Revenue
Fred that’s just fine. The President are out there saying her is fighting for the middle class, the working poor, how would it be for him to be getting all that money from Wall Street, the very ones responsible for the financial crisis which nearly destroy this economy.
I was encouraged to read this story
‘Ground Zero mosque’ opens quietly
I also saw that last week . I have been challenging people to tell me what event happened that date in New York City. Not even Pox Spews or Pam Geller bothered with it.
What a bunch of frauds they all are.
Canadian’s Protest Dick Cheney…..this is excellent…they did NOT MOVE. The elites had to climb over the protesters. The woman at the very end is just sad.
This surprised me. I was impressed by the calm of the male speaker at the beginning, mainly because he was honest about his knowledge and his feelings.
In Case You Missed It: Perry Enjoys Accepting Additional Federal Funding For Texas’ Medicaid Program
Perry’s Medicaid Plan Secret: Dems Like It
His 2010 book, Fed Up!, rejects any whiff of federal money — and the rules that come with it.”
this is only the latest example of Perry thwarting his “anti-Washington” image and requesting additional federal funds.
In 2009 and then again in 2010, Perry publicly complained about the “strings attached” to the federal dollars associated with increasing Washington’s contribution to the Medicaid program, but ultimately took — even requested — the money. From the Texas’ Health and Human Services Commission website:
– SEPTEMBER 2009: The Center for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) has notified HHSC that Texas qualified for Tier II FMAP reimbursement starting in July 2009. This allows the state to draw a higher federal match for Medicaid expenses. The Tier II federal match rate is 69.85 percent for Texas, up from the Tier I rate of 68.76 percent.
– JANUARY 2010: Texas Qualifies for Tier III Medicaid Match The Center for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) notified HHSC that Texas qualified for Tier III FMAP reimbursement starting in October 2009. This adjustment is based on recent unemployment data and allows the state to draw a higher federal match for Medicaid expenses. The Tier III federal match rate is 70.94 percent for Texas, up from the Tier II rate of 69.85 percent.
– OCTOBER 2010: The ARRA FMAP was set to expire on December 31, 2010 but has been extended for six-months at phased-down rates. The phased-down state fiscal year 2011 FMAP rates are 68.11 percent from January 2011 through March 2011 and 66.23 percent from April 2011 through June 2011. With the FMAP extension, the average state fiscal year 2011 FMAP is 67.33 percent.
The original stimulus package included $87 billion in enhanced federal Medicaid funding, which meant that the federal government had increased its contribution to state Medicaid programs by 6.2 percentage points through Dec. 31, 2010. In August, at the request of 42 governors, Obama signed a six-month phase-out extension of that increase through June 2011.
Perry was one of eight Republican governors who didn’t publicly lobby for the additional dollars in February of 2010, but asked the federal government for the extra funds once they became available. A Perry spokesperson explained that Texans “paid their share of taxes and should get some of that money back” — which is the same argument that Democrats used to dissuade the governor from opting out of the program entirely.
Joe B is on The View today.
Joe shut that sexism bullshiz down and I am glad he responded that the Teatanic insulting the gay soldier by booing him by calling it reprehensible
11 of 12 Pennsylvania GOP Members of Congress Rebel Against Gov. Corbett’s Election Rigging Plan
Yesterday, however, nearly every single Republican member of Congress from Pennsylvania met with state lawmakers to oppose Corbett’s vote rigging scheme — warning that it could potentially endanger their own ability to hold their seats. According to the subscription-only site Capitolwire:
Most of the state’s Republican congressional delegation met with top state House and Senate leaders backing colleagues who want to sideline a pair of controversial bills: a Senate-proposed electoral college change bill, and a mandate that Pennsylvanians show photo ID before voting.
Eleven members of the state’s 12-member congressional Republican delegation met with Senate leaders this afternoon . . . . The congressmen also voiced opposition in both meetings to Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi’s proposal to split up the state’s 20 electoral votes by congressional district, in 2012. Pileggi, R-Delaware, heard out comments against his proposal from U.S. Reps. Bill Shuster, R-Blair, Tim Murphy, R-Allegheny, Jim Gerlach, R-Chester, Charlie Dent, R-Lehigh and Meehan.
All stressed the negative impact this could have by making swing U.S. House districts more competitive, and more expensive.
OK, Famly…I hope this works.
If there are any comments, I would suggest you skip them. SMH.
great article, thakns for sharing. Post it again tomorrow, maybe some folks in LA can go.
Thanks WIW. Will do.
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