Wow congrats vcprezofan2!
Thanks Geeja & PJ.
Couldn’t answer right away as I was busy making faces at Chips Chica!
Hey Pamela. I posted some YouTubes to you the other night in a thread where you were looking for a specific song. Were any of those the right one?
Oh my goodness, I have no idea! I had been wondering, but often am so bone weary by night time, if I haven’t caught it during the day, the threads roll right over me unseen! thank you for doing that research, can you guide me back? Pwetty pwease?
Hey Pamela, have you noticed how Chica is too embarrassed to step out and present my reward/award? (a PBO/MO + baby/child, please) Can’t wait to point out to her that I’m now on my May quota.
Thanks, Theo. Can you see my giant sized smile? Of course, it’ll get even ‘gianter’ when you-know-who shows up to eat crow as she gives me my award! I can’t wait!
Someone keeping his word is such a foreign idea to Republicans.
That’s why they find PBO so ‘bizarre’. They are truly unfamiliar with politicians who say what they mean. Look at their 2010 ‘Jobs!’ campaign, and their non-campaigns on abortion/women’s health.
That’s why they can’t recognize an honourable man – they’re not used to seeing one!
Sadly, its not just republicans.
You are so right, Km! The Democrats have the same problem; after all they were all ‘schooled’ in the same pool. In addition, IMO, some Democrats not taking the President at this word is also compounded by the fact that too many of them don’t know what team loyalty looks like. Seems some never learned the ‘don’t air your dirty laundry in public’ message that was drummed into children in days gone by.
Like the word ‘fairness’ does not even have a place in that waste of air Mcconelloser’s vocabulary. He always looks like he is choking on something… I’d better stop talking now…
There’s something poetic about how the first law signed by the nation’s first black President had to do with equality.
Obama sure is a ladies’ man!
Absolutely fitting now that the focus is on women!
Scott U, thee are times when I feel that EVERYTHING in this presidency is ‘poetic’. That’s why I don’t want to miss a moment, never having been so close a witness to the writing of such awesome ‘poetry’ before!
nicely said vc, couldn’t agree more.. poetry indeed.
Yeah, baby, our President keeps his word. He will always keep his word. He is amazing! God has so got His Hand on him!!!!
I am so proud to be an American with Barack Obama as my President.
QUADRUPLE THAT SENTIMENT FROM HERE PLEASE…I MISSED PBO THIS AFTERNOON…NO EXCUSES…I FELL ASLEEP…ZZZZZZ…DARN!
Have u seen this awesome pic of PBO? http://thedopestudio.tumblr.com/post/21285143994/lol-werk-obama
LOL That’s from West Wing Week
That is hysterical!!
After all the handwringing about the Hillary Rosen nontroversy in the media, the CNN poll over the weekend showed that:
Michelle Obama was viewed favorably by 71% in a new poll survey; Ann Romney by 41% on.wsj.com/I0o6CE— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) April 17, 2012
Moral of the story: Despite all this MSM PR, 59% of the people either don’t like Ms. Ann, or don’t know who the hell she is. On the contrary, 71% like FLOTUS.
Wow and that’s the wall st journal too.
Mr and Mrs Etch a Sketch must think we’re stupid
I mean tweeted from the WSJ
Of course they think we’re stupid. We’re “The Help”.
FLOTUS should be around 88% or more. Well I was going to say 99.9%, but I had to be realistic.
I agree with you but I will take the 71%.
Especially since it’s rare for anybody to get as high as 71% in this fickle country !!!
Read and weep, zombey ann. Corporatemediawhore$ tried to push mcpalin down the People’s throats too and you do remember how that worked out?
And when they do know her, they’ll like her less. She does NOT grow on you.
Did you guys see the Bashir segment re Nugent? I love how he consistently gets to the heart of things.
Bashir is one of the BEST excellen I never missed his show!!!!!!
Hey VC, I just sent you an email.
Thanks for the heads-up. Don’t always remember to check my email when I’m online.
NUGENT IS A DISGUSTING FOOL…WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND…ALWAYS!
CALL TO ACTION
We need to send Martin Bashir some love. He is the MOST consistently praised host on MSNBC. We need to get him on prime time for 1 hour.
Martin Bashir – @MartinBashir
30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112
Phone: (212) 664-4444
Fax: (212) 664-4426
Twitter @MSNBC or @NBCNews
omg linda i just got done watching that POS Ted Nugent advocate violence against our President. Nice. Criminy what a chucklehead. I tweeted it to attackwatch.
I would be happy to tweet Mr. Bashir some love – off to do just that.
Hey WiW. Thanks for all your work. Martin Bashir’s twitter handle isn’t @MartinBashir, it’s actually @BashirLive.
This guy is definitely a pathological LIAR!!!!!!
In CNBC interview Romney says he's off hook for releasing more tax returns b/c John Kerry only released 2 yrs – not true, he released 20 yrs— Stephanie Cutter (@stefcutter) April 17, 2012
He’s sick….it’s not normal….lies lies lies, that’s all he does…..there’s something wrong with him. I’m sure nobody will correct him on that lie
criquet, There he goes again, Mitt “the flip flopper liar” Romney.
Zombey’s such a sick F**k. I hope sanitariums are getting their portfolios together. He’s a candidate for them..not our White House.
He keeps his word???!!!! The GOP just collectively asked ” Someone Actually Keeps His/Her Word? What does that mean?”
I just saw that on twitter:
”Mitt Romney calls out the media for being part of a “vast left-wing conspiracy.”
Speaking to Larry O’Connor on Breitbart TV, Mitt Romney indicted the media for being part of a “vast left-wing conspiracy.”
“There will be an effort by the quote vast left-wing conspiracy to work together to put out their message and to attack me,” said Romney, according to CN
These pathetic fools will never let go of that lie….corporate owned media is the extension of the GOP, period….
Well, since the media is being accused of being a left wing conspiracy (Romney can’t even be original in his so-called insults), then they should live up to the rap. Their pandering to the right wing clearly isn’t working. They should try pandering to the rest of the country and actually doing the job they’re being paid to do. I’m always surprised to hear some of this media have children, the way they so carelessly throw the country’s future to the dogs.
Thank you theo67. You nailed it. Mitt has contempt for the news media (and the voters). I wonder when the lazy media stenographers are going to wake up to that fact. They are being played for saps.
You really believe that Slick Mitt/Anne actually believes that? This is a ploy, people. It is a throw away to see how the MSM shills respond in terms of backing off him. Typical repub..can’t take the heat, and proceed to whinge and whine! I refuse to even think that this man is serious. It is all a game of let’s see how much I can get away with re lies,accusations, trumped up outrage …and the beat goes on!
Oh, you’re absolutely right. We all know that there’s no such thing as a “liberal media”, and the GOP knows it. The media bend over backwards to make sure it isn’t true. But – their sheep believe it, it seems. You’re absolutely right that this is a ploy to intimidate the media to back off of him, and considering that he hasn’t been challenged on anything yet by the media, it makes him seem even more thin skinned and cowardly. Totally agree!
Was this the same vast left wing that were feverishly clutching their pearls over the Rosen’s eary birthday comment ??????
Willard’s a 24/7 Big Lie Machine. zombey ann unzips every few days and pours in more GAS.
When is PBO going to start having rallies and such?
I think in May…I can’t find the source now. But it was going to be in a swing state Ohio, Virginia or Colorado. And I can’t wait to see thousands of people lining up for the Prez and the Romney camp trying to match that. I bet they pick a small place and gloat on twitter how overpacked it was. If they try to compete with the Obama team they might end up with another 98.6% empty field scenario.
Exactly!! LOL nobody’s lining up to see Mitt.
And the media absolutely HATES that people line up to see our President while no one gives a horse’s fart about Willard.
zombey willard and zombey ann already have their LIES PACKED.. “there were two people at the Obama rallies.” F**king zombies.
Infographic of the Day: 15 Facts About America’s Income Inequality
“Andrea Saul, Romney’s campaign spokeswoman, did not condemn Nugent in an email Tuesday but said Romney wants to promote civility.” Pitiful.
Romney is a very small man, pretending to be more significant than he is. He doesn’t deserve to be on the same stage as President Obama, and it says a lot about that 43% (or whatever it is today) who are seriously considering voting for him.
Ever notice, too, that Willard seems to be trying to run against his father. The way he answered the debate question about whether he’d release as many years of tax returns as his dad – almost a mock to his father – and now at the private gathering where he says he’d close or reconfigure HUD (so nobody will know what it used to look like, I’m sure) and his dad was the head of HUD. Either his father did a number on him, psychologically, or gave him too much too early, or Willard has independently thought he could never measure up and now he’s running against his father … well, he’s just pitiful.
Really good insight. I hadn’t thought of that. But,Randi Rhodes did say that Mitt has “daddy issues”, just like the last Republican president.
What a gutless man Mitt is, Romney and his wife jump all over that woman Hillary Rosen, but neither of them will say a word about that wacko Ted Nugent. The Romneys son sounded like he thought it was something great for his Dad to get wacko Nugent endorsement.Reminds me of how he had nothing to say when Rush Limbaugh was disrespecting Sandra Fluke, calling her a slut, and what did Romney do then?
The zombeys are shakin’ in their little etch a sketch boots. Don’t want to offend crazy ol brain-dead ted.
Such a tame response, unlike the one regarding Rosen’s comment.
EtchASketch is a chicketshit coward.
He doesn’t even have the decency to face the public and say it himself. Under Roves’ orders, he has sent some-one else to speak for him. What a crock. If he is not hiding up under Missy Anne, he is speaking through his aides. God, how I detest wimps!
I LOVE MY PRESIDENT…ROMNEY CAN’T HOLD A CANDLE TO OUR ‘ENERGIZER BUNNY PREZ ‘WITH THE SMOKIN’ SHOES! CAN’T WAIT FOR FLYSWATTER TIME…SPLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!
He, Willard, sure does whine a lot. Like a big spoiled rich brat.
Scott Walker should feel right at home in Springfield, Illinois this morning where he is scheduled to speak before the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.
Up to 2,000 labor demonstrators have assembled outside the Abraham Lincoln Hotel and Conference Center Tuesday morning ahead of Gov. Scott Walker’s speech to the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.
“We have enough problems in Illinois, we don’t need him here,” Doug Cycholl, 46, a local leader with AFSCME said of Walker’s visit.
Met by protesters everywhere he goes here, our soon to be replaced Governor gets met by protesters everywhere he goes in the nation.
There are about 250 people attending the speech which means protesters outnumber the audience 4:1. Says a lot, doesn’t it?
here is the picture
All this is to taint WH RT @PoliticalTicker Top senator calls for ‘rigorous investigation’ of Secret Service scandal bit.ly/IZzIDy— Pnthrgrlgail (@Mama4Obama1) April 17, 2012
Nice! RT @kate_catherall: Supporters lining up and signing in at our new office in Palm Beach Gardens! #opendoors2012 instagr.am/p/JiXG1sPoWB/— Obama for America FL (@OFA_FL) April 17, 2012
CNN asks Darrell Issa about excessive GSA spending in the Bush admin; his response: we'll get to that. In other words: we won't.— Harold Itzkowitz (@HaroldItz) April 16, 2012
oh no!!! gosh. I really love Warren Buffet. Fricking cancer.
I LOVE MY PRESIDENT! 4 MORE FOR 44!!! 4 MORE FOR 44!!! (and new Democratic super-majorities in the House and Senate, dadgummit)
Myth Robme is a two-faced lying, dog-torturing, soulless sack of snail shit.
I’m going to tweet this, ok?
More Nikki Haley trouble:
Alan West is doubling down on his charge that 80 Democrats in Congress are communists, Ted Nugent is doubling down on his comments about how the President and Democrats need to be shot, saying he’s a black man at a KKK rally and calling Debbie Wasserman Shultz an idiot.
And yet the media continues to apologize to Ann Romney by saying that West and Nugent comments are EXACTLY like Hillary Rosen comments. The Dems need to quit CAVING into the pro Republican and right wing media and start playing HARDBALL!!! It angered me when they caved and attacked Rosen just because the right cried foul, but then get cold feet when West and Nugent make MUCH worse comments! Democrats and the Obama campaign need to make West and Nugent comments the story and issue and quit playing SOFTBALL and hitting with kid gloves. We need Democratic surrogates and Obama surrogates in the media asking why NO Republicans are condeming the comments from West and Nugent!
Maybe you should back away from CNN and watch other media. Rev. Al and Martin Bashir have called out Nugent, Democrats have been circulating petitions about Nugent, Democrats already have an Ad out about Ted Nugent’s vile words and they’ve connected it to Romney. The Ads have been on TV and online all day. Ed Schultz is about to rip Ted Nugent and Romney a new one and I have no doubt Lawrence will do the same. Think Progress, TPM, and other news outlets are calling the Romney camp out, Obama 2012 surrogates are calling Romney out super hard on twitter, so much so that the Romney camp went silent in fear. So before you make blanket statements, you might want to investigate your sources.
Thanks for all your diligence in gathering info, ut. I haven’t the time nor inclination, but am so grateful for folks like yourself, who tread into the murky, stinky water that is rethug politics. Thanks again.
I think we all need to heed the words of Cpl. Hicks:
It’s gonna be a long summer, but truth always wins out over lies.
Ha! Love that!
Co-sign. I saw so many of these types of comments on twitter that I thought that this was 2008 instead of 2012 because it’s almost verbatim. That’s not to say that Team Obama won’t have the occasional misstep, but they pretty much stayed above the fray in 2008 despite the constant howling to “take the gloves off”, “hit them harder”, etc., etc. And what do you know, it worked. It would be nice if folks gave the team at least a little bit of credit that they might know how to play this game.
I’m only saying that the Democrats and Obama campaign NEED to quit falling victim everytime a Democratic pundit makes a comment that the right wing media call bullshit on, that’s how we ended up with the Shirley Sherrod fiasco! Time to play serious hardball and take the kid gloves off… the Democrats and Obama campaign need to echo Bob Beckel on Fox and say that these blowhards don’t know what the FUCK they are talking about!
okay, reactionary responses won’t get us anywhere so let’s cool.
nintendo, how has the Obama campaign fallen victim? Victim to what and whom? Didn’t you see the CNN poll in which 59% of voters reported either disliking or not knowing who the hell Ann Romney was – a poll taken after the huge media rush to make her the new rockstar of politics?
The exposure that Miss Ann got only made viewers see what a hollow, shallow entitled brat she is. An OLD one at that.
I’ve seen lots of statements today from the top tier like Axelrod as well as support staff like Woodhouse, Roussell and Cutter, etc., etc., slamming back hard. I think they’re doing a great job.
Rosen was right in her criticism of Mrs. Money but she was being snide in her delivery. If the shoe had been on the other foot and someone said something snide about Miche, I’m pretty sure Rosen would have called out the person. It’s like PBO said, in public “leave the wives out of it.” My opinion is, say whatever the hell you want about them privately, but don’t mock them in public.
Hmmm, just in time for da racist. How soon ’til Newt Gingrich speaks on this?
Barack Obama’s father tops colonial list of Kenyan students in US
The name of Barack Obama, the father of the American president, is on the top of a list of names revealed in a hitherto secret British colonial file of Kenyans studying in the US.
The file notes that the US state department had told British officials in 1959 that they were concerned Kenyan students in America had a reputation for “falling into the wrong hands”.
US officials complained that Kenyan students were becoming “anti-American and anti-white” just at the time Barack Obama Senior was given a grant to study in America…
The president’s father is listed as “OBAMA, Barrack H” in the file of Kenyan students in the US drawn up by British colonial officials.
A year later, in 1960, Obama Senior met a white American called Ann Dunham on a Russian language course at the university. They married the next year and had a son, elected the first black US president in 2008.
What is the purpose of this ?
I’ll add—-what is the purpose of posting this?
what’s the purpose of posting all those up and down polls. what’s the purpose of posting anything? What is the purpose of posting all the things about faux-gressive BS outrage? I read the article I wanted to share. That is the purpose.
Ignoring things out there does nothing for no one but creates an ostrich head in the sand moment.
A Kenyan who is “anti-American” and “anti-White” marry and have a child with someone who’s both “American” and “White” let alone leave his son in the said “America” to be raised by his “White” relatives.
This is a bunch of hogwash most likely dredged up by a Republican entity.
There I am going to say it carte blanche. THE MSM reporters are racist and love to stir up total racist infantile crap instead of ignoring. They love it! All the ‘bacchanalia’ and confusion. Just think how more progressive America would be if not so much time was wasted on all this filth every damn day! Stay strong people.
Riiigghht. Cuz those Africans loved them some white folks before they came to America.
Just to be clear, not saying Obama Sr. was hated white people but uhm, his homeland was colonized by whites and er uh pretty sure he knew America’s history prior to coming here so I don’t what “wrong hands” the US was afraid of.
Has there been an invasion here at the Obama Diary…
calling the president and his campaign,…stupid..
telling the President that he needs to do this or they need to do that….like you knowwww so much better….
and now talking about the Presidents Father….
Enough of this BS….Enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What are you talking about, and who said anything about telling the President what to do? Maybe you meant to post this comment somewhere else? I’m befuddled
.@MittRomney doing a pre-buttal to the President's convention speech 5 months away has to be the lamest gimmick ever.— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) April 17, 2012
Robney is giving a pre buttal speech to the Democratic Convention, 4 months ahead of the Convention! Seriously, who are his advisers? They are afraid he will give a great speech, so this is supposed to stop that speech? Really?
I think Mitt is insane more and more everyday. I am serious.
I think he really is Strange!
Creepy. He really makes my skin crawl.
I do think he is quite ill. In addition to terrible instincts, a real personality disorder.
Romney has officially lost his marbles.
No ut, he is humouring the people who will fall for it. This is Rove’s strategy,i.e,condition a few on stupid… and they respond accordingly. He does not fool me one bit. This is all part of the deeper strategy of distraction and game playing. I can just see these grown men in a room coming up with all these sideshows to create attention and the shallow. Don’t fall for it. Give ‘em hell!
This has got to qualify as one of the stupidest ideas ever. He’s freaking out because the Democratic convention “follows” the Republican one and he won’t have the change to rebut what the president says in his own speech, so PBO will have the last word. I’ll be this is just keeping him up at night. He is so far in over his head.
zombey’s advisors are eric etch a sketch and moldy ol rotten bush leaguers.
Almost time for the @OFA_FL Palm Beach Gardens Grand Opening! #OpenDoors2012 #TeamPalmBeach #FL2012 http://t.co/D6hvQT4U— Benjamin Levine (@BenLevineOFA) April 17, 2012
I am back, but much slower and using most of my time for physical training exercises as well as stretches to get a good Range of Motion score on my final checkup. I certainly have missed this blog in this last month since my total knee replacement surgery on March 19th. My help goes home on Thursday. I will then be on my own but not okayed to drive yet as I am using pain pills for my therapy as of yet. I will be checking in as often as possible now that I am transferring from walker to cane use. Missed you all and thanks for the prayers and positive thoughts.
Welcome back, OG! Nice to hear you are making progress, and hope you’ll be able to phase out the pain pills soon. You haven’t missed much on the part of the GOP – same old obstructions, but you did miss some beautiful pics of the Pres!
Welcome back. Wishing you a safe and speedy recovery.
Take it easy and do drop in to let us know how you’re doing!!
Welcome home, OG, welcome home. Good to hear all has gone well… Welcome home.
Welcome back, sweetie!!!!!! So glad you’re recovering well.
Romney Claims Kerry Released Just Two Tax Returns (lamh34:it was actually 20 years)
Ok, for one moment, I thought that Romney was trying to run the okey doke ala Obama’s long form birth certificate, but this is ridiculous. I’m now thinking there must be something in those tax forms cause if there was nothing, why the hell not just turn over the taxes and let this shit be a summer story and after August begin campaign in earnest…WTF.
R-Money’s camp is acting too suspicious. I do remember reading that the McCain campaign leaked that Romney was considered for VP, but something in the vetting process was like hell naw, and they provided like what 12 years of taxes reports to McCain camp…WTH is going on.
I just don’t understand why they would want to prolong the story???
Because they are stupid?
They will prolong ANY STORY,as long as it can gain traction! Also, because he knows that the MSM shills will not ask any questions. Yep, they have been bought and sold!
It’s a damn willard lie but he’s saying that if it’s good enough for John Kerry it’s good enough for him. What will his little limburger brainwashed teabaggers think of that? lol.
RT @stefcutter: In CNBC interview Romney says he's off hook for releasing more tax returns b/c John Kerry only released 2 yrs – not true …— Ben LaBolt (@BenLaBolt) April 17, 2012
He is off the hook Guys! Phew! We were all worried he would have to release his tax returns, multiple years. Off the hook, he says???
Hi Desertflower, you in the house? Your friend Smartypants thinks your state might be in play for some blue colouring. Just the thought itself is uplifting, I think.
Chris Mathews’ “Let Me Finish” tonight was magnificent! He totally buried Romney for his “start packing” and total entitlement attitude in his ABC interview. I think that interview is going to damage him more than help him.
I don’t know how to get it and embed it, but someone who can, it would be wonderful to make go viral! This is what Tweety can do when he goes the right way.
Has the interview with Diane Sawyer aired yet?
Really!?! Did Dianne give them enough rope to hang themselves…enough Petard to hoisted their zombey selves. Brwawawaa.
RT @stefcutter: Romney says news media part of 'left-wing conspiracy' against him. politi.co/I0lUem— Ben LaBolt (@BenLaBolt) April 17, 2012
Mitt is afraid because the truth has a liberal bias.
Keeps his word to Native American tribes -
‘May we walk together toward a brighter future, built on trust, and not acrimony,” said Hilary Tompkins, Solicitor General of the Interior Department, at the event. “And when I say the word trust, I don’t mean the legal definition of that word, I mean the dictionary’s definition of that word—assured reliance on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship, or other sound principle of a person or thing….”
Tompkins is a Navajo Nation citizen, and she personally helped sort out the legal parameters of the deals.’
Did I just hear Keith Ellison say that Repubs in Congress spent today putting forth legislation——not for jobs, no no no——to develop roads on public lands for big game hunting purposes—–talked about coming home with a polar bear trophy? What in the world? These Repubs are crazy nuts. Donald Trumps’ sons will be happy at least—-they like killing vacations and now they won’t have to go all the way to Africa to do it. I cease to be amazed.
Yep, that’s what I heard.
dotster, that CAN’T be true. Keith Ellison is black and he’s also a Muslin, and Mooslins can’t be trusted to tell teh truth. He was probably born in Kenya too, just like that socialist, uppitty nig— uh, Obama who thinks he’s President of my country that I want to take back.
Barney Franks comments are exactly what will cause Dems to lose ground, he’s acting like a rookie saying that “the Republicans took my comments out of context” (his comments about how they shouldn’t have pushed HCR)
Yes that’s what they do Barney, you’ve been in Congress for HOW LONG again? Maybe you shouldn’t have made those comments in the FIRST place, you buffoon! Take responsibility for what YOU said and quit blaming the Republicans for doing what they have been programmed to do!
I told you, he was emotional that POTUS did not sign Executive Order for the Gay Community.
Now, he is being told he did some damage, and dies not know how to walk it back.
You know what gives me confidence and comfort? The knowledge that our President just keeps working for America through all the hysteria out there today. I have every confidence that this SS “scandal” will be dealt with, whatever suit McConnell tries to bring will come to nothing, FLOTUS will continue to be the most admired and loved woman in the country, women will continue to know that PBO is their champion and that Republicans would take us back to the 50s and vote overwhelmingly for PBO.
I’m not a Pollyanna, but I still also believe that true good will shine over evil, and that people prefer that. I don’t believe that Romney is a winner. His track record shows people don’t like him, and when he’s around too long, they get rid of him. He didn’t run for a second term in MA because he knew he could NOT win. He does not wear well. By November, not many people will be able to tolerate him.
And through all the noise, PBO just keeps working for us. Let’s be informed, work hard, but keep the faith, and not panic at every little turn.
THIS! The GOP would love to take us back to 1860 if they could.
RT @davidaxelrod: Etch-a-Sketch moment? After telling donors he's "doomed" unless he picks up with Latinos, Mitt puts kibosh on Kobach. …— Ben LaBolt (@BenLaBolt) April 17, 2012
But but but Gloria Borger said…
#GOP continues war on #seniors. This time meals-on-wheels and other services will see the ax under #ryan budget. bit.ly/HPBQCv— Ways and Means Dems (@WaysMeansCmte) April 17, 2012
And yet, Fox News says that Democrats want to take Seniors benefits. Unbelievable!
Robme wants to get rid of HUD. These affects millions of elderly, poor, senior women and single women with children. I finally got my mom into a senior hud affordable apartment close to me. For the first time in ten years she is happy and in a safe clean well kept apartment. Her old non-hud apartment, the rent kept going up and they refused to make any repairs because she paid slightly less than most people in the building. I will not let Robme win for my Mom and all the other Moms/Dads/Kids out there need to have affordable housing.
New post everyone:
I had an interesting conversation with someone who is apparently a Republican or at least an Independent. He lives in WI and we were talking about the possibilty of a football team coming to SoCal. I told him that Los Angeles is broke. If they can’t fund schools, teachers, etc., they have do business paying (even partially) for a football team. He gave the usual arguments, i.e it will bring jobs, money, etc., to the area. I told him we would have the same with a well educated population because people would start businesses, create jobs, business will move to the state, etc. I told him our country’s priorities are messed up if we feel it’s OK to give money to a billionaire to create minimum wage jobs for six months out of the year. Once the game is over, those people get in there cars and go home to the suburbs. The people who live and work near by are too poor to buy tickets for these high priced stadiums. I asked him why these billionaires can’t foot the bill when they did before. They get revenue from television, cable, etc., they don’t need our tax dollars. Yesterday Lawrence O’Donnell had David Cay Johnston on who talked about the states who allow large businesses like AT&T, Nissan, Toyota, etc., to KEEP the state income taxes that are deducted from their employees. THAT IS WHY SO MANY STATES ARE RUNNING DEFICITS. Just think about that, people are paying these company’s so they can keep their jobs and in some cases are laid off anyway and when you file your tax return and get a refund, NONE OF THAT MONEY EVER WENT TO THE STATES, THE STATES ARE PAYING YOU OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND. Please google David Cay Johnston and see the AP article he published. The list of states are almost all run by GOP Governors.
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