The bill has been introduced in both the House & the Senate.
THE ACTION WE NEED YOU TO TAKE:
Please join us starting today and contact your Representative and both your Senators and URGE THEM TO SUPPORT THE AMERICAN JOBS ACT, S. 1549 / H.R. 12. To contact your Senators and Representative follow the information at this attached link here: http://naacp.3cdn.net/622fd73652dcd6b9c6_9cm6b9f8c.pdf
OFA has set up a “Tweet for Jobs” to make it easy for you to send a tweet in support of the AJA to your members of Congress.
PLEASE CALL, TWEET, EMAIL AND FAX WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY ANYTIME ALL DAY.
LET’S BRING THOSE PHONE LINES DOWN WITH CALLS!!!
Have a great productive day everyone!
I’ve been taking action every day—will continue.
I emailed, but I also sent the NAACP url to my local talk radio since there are folks calling and complaining about the state of black America and unemployment. I told them essentially to have your callers get in touch there, and put their voices to action, and ended with “Boots on!”.
Good morning, TODville.
I’m exasperated with the Dems in Congress. While our President is out on the road fighting hard for us, the Dems back in the Senate don’t have the votes to pass the AJA. So McConnell tries to pull a fast one to embarrass PBO and calls for a vote. This is so damn maddening! So now Reid has come up with an alternative financing model. Jay says PBO is willing to work with them. I know this is the the sausage-making part of the process but it simply drives me crazy that Dems can never unite to support our President even when the public is something like 72% behind this bill. ARGH.
PLEASE, let’s keep up the pressure on those who are standing in the way of passing the AJA. The House has only 27 working days in 2011, so we have got to get this moving.
They’ll get the votes. Just a little horse trading right now.
good morning TOD family
At least this segment condemned H. Williams Jr.’s comments. But it was discouraging to see people like Jon Stewart and Whoopi Goldberg defend his comments, joining those on the far right who lambasted ESPN for pulling him. The more people defend these kind of outrageous comments about Obama, the more acceptable they make it for others to do the same, like Dinesh D’Souza saying Obama hates capitalism and accuses him of viewing the world as a Mau Mau because of his Kenyan father, or some such nonsense. Every time something is allowed to pass without push back, the bar gets raised and the comments become more vile.
Vile comments are part of the political landscape even back when politeness was allegedly in vogue. The good part to me was even the hosts of Fox and Friends looked at Williams like “what a dope.” All people like Williams are doing is energizing the base and guaranteeing this President a landslide victory. He wasn’t even saying any new hate filled talking points. Williams must have just gotten his 2009 copy in the mail.
derbingle – I’ve only read two of your level-headed comments today, but I thank you for them. We need to keep our heads “when all about us are losing theirs” and blaming it on PBO. Of course, I don’t feel like being even-tempered, but I’m trying.
Sometimes I question Whoopi, I don’t always agree with her, Stewart, to hell with him. H. Williams Jr. sounds like he was drunk or high or both. I still want ESPN to dump that song of his. And I look at it like this, you grow up in the shadow of your genuis of a father, and you are just a so so, you expect him to be a nut. That’s what Hank Williams Jr is.
The orange man playing golf with President Obama cause that much angry, what would he have said about Reagen? It’s said that Reagen and Tip O’Neal often met, had drinks together. This is just how extreme, radical these racists Republicans have become.
I can’t watch the video at work, but I can guarantee you that if Hank had uttered an anti-Semitic slur, then Jon Stewart and the rest of them wouldn’t be so eager to defend his right to free speech. If he has a right to free speech, then so did that journalist (Helen) who uttered offensive comments and ended up getting fired, after spending 60 years (or however many) in the White House Press Corps. Free speech doesn’t mean free of consequences. He had a right to say his horrific crap, but ESPN also had a right to reprimand him and respect their viewers.
But, have they pulled him permanently? Pulling an idiot? How sad. Not. Was it about free speech to Whoopi and Jon? That’s what Imus said too but a private company has a right to use their intelligence on whether they want to continue have an idiot in their midst.
Sen. Rand Paul Blocks $36 Million For Disabled And Elderly Refugees, Including Those Who Aided American Troops
Now Politico is reporting that Paul is single-handedly holding up $36 million in benefits for elderly and disabled refugees.
Funding for the refugees ran out on Friday, but Paul refuses to lift his hold out of a professed concern that the money could be used to aid terrorists:
In a statement to POLITICO on Tuesday, Paul confirmed he was blocking the bill over concerns the money could be used to aid domestic terrorists. Two alleged terrorists, who came to the U.S. through a refugee program and were receiving welfare benefits, were arrested this year in Paul’s hometown of Bowling Green, Ky.
“This incident alone raises serious questions about the system through which they came to the United States, and I am insisting on a full investigation on our practice of providing welfare to refugees,” Paul said. [...]
The bill would extend funding for one year for about 5,600 elderly and disabled refugees from war-torn regions of the world, including Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan. Some are victims of human-trafficking or torture.
asylum and terrorism: the facts
REFUGEES VICTIMS OF TERRORISM, NOT ITS PERPETRATORS, HIGH COMMISSIONER TELLS
The Impact of the Immigration Law’s “Terrorism Bars” on
Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the United States
Terrorism-Related Inadmissibilty Grounds
http://www.rcusa.org/index.php?page=material-support-U.S. Anti-Terrorism Laws Hold Up Asylum Seekers
You know, people are smarter than the talking heads….Jon Stewart et al. Here in OKC last night one of the news channels had a call in about the Hank Williams episode…was ESPN right in their action? Even in this red state, most people knew what Hank Williams did was wrong. One person said “Two thumbs up for ESPN.” That was the general feeling.
Good to hear. Thanks Carolyn.
I don’t care how many times HW,Jr apologies – I don’t want his song back on ESPN. He changed his tune when he realized that he would be losing money – he still thinks and feels the same. Adios Hank Williams, Jr.
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