Archive for August 18th, 2012

18
Aug
12

Let’s finish what we started

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18
Aug
12

Rochester

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President Obama arrives at The White House with a bag of apples and peaches he purchased in New Hampshire

18
Aug
12

Ah, Mr Morse

Remember this from last month?

I work for The Villages, a large retirement community in Central Florida, and one of the top 20 privately held corporations in the state. My employer records annual sales of over $1 billion dollars, and the company’s CEO, H. Gary Morse, is a multi-millionaire (possibly even a billionaire).

In contrast, the company’s employees are underpaid and have no benefits. I haven’t had a raise in six years. I am a part-time hourly employee, which means no paid vacation and no paid sick leave. This year, thanks to cuts in my hours, I’m on track to gross less than $10,000.

…. I checked my mail box and found a letter from my employer.

To our entire Villages Team:

The Villages is a great example of the “American Dream” come true. Together, we have created jobs, established businesses, founded an award-winning school and set the standard for enjoyable, affordable retirement living.

Only in America could such a community be created … but that America will soon disappear if we don’t change the leadership in Washington, D.C.

Read the full post here

Today:

LA Times: …. Paul Ryan’s initial campaign visit to Florida was to The Villages, a hotbed of Republican retirees. Residents were encouraged to arrive in their golf carts for the outdoor rally Saturday.

Hundreds of supporters jammed one of the development’s “town squares,” where free entertainment and boozy dances each night have helped this community of 60,000 seniors earn a somewhat double-edged reputation as Disney World for the Cialis set.

Open-air bars at the event began pouring before 8 a.m. Happy-hour pricing was in effect: $2.75 for a 14-ounce margarita. However, a Chick-fil-A stand did a brisker business.

The privately held, and tightly controlled, retirement complex is a regular campaign stop for GOP presidential candidates…..

Romney counts billionaire H. Gary Morse, who built The Villages on more than 30 square miles of central Florida farmland, among his campaign’s biggest donors. A co-chairman of Romney’s Florida finance committee, Morse, family members and their corporation have already given more than $1 million to the Romney campaign and the “super PAC” supporting him….

More here

Scum of the earth.

18
Aug
12

Heads Up: President Obama in Rochester, N.H.

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Don’t know whether this starts at 3:35 or 4:35, seeing as the last speech started an hour early, so this could be the earliest heads-up in the history of heads-ups 😕

** President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Rochester Commons in Rochester, N.H. **

But keep checkin’:

C-Span

CBS streaming has started

Try CNN too

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18
Aug
12

Diversity

18
Aug
12

Live now: President Obama in Windham, N.H.

1:0: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Windham High School in Windham, N.H.

C-Span

CNN

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in Manchester, New Hampshire, August 18

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Mack’s Apples in Londonderry, New Hampshire

Later:

3:35 or 4:35??: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Rochester Commons in Rochester, N.H. (live on C-Span)

18
Aug
12

By foot and by car…..

@donnaOFA: By foot & car, they come to see #obamaNH

Thanks Jovie

2:0: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at Windham High School in Windham, N.H. (live on C-Span)

4:35: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Rochester Commons in Rochester, N.H. (live on C-Span)

President Obama is greeted by visitors as he departs the White House for a day of campaigning in New Hampshire

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Next week:

Monday: The President will attend meetings at the White House

Tuesday: Will travel to Columbus, Ohio and Reno, Nevada for campaign events. The President will remain overnight in Henderson, Nevada

Wednesday: Will travel to Las Vegas, Nevada and New York for campaign events. The President will return to Washington, DC in the evening

Thursday and Friday: Will attend meetings at the White House

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18
Aug
12

Rise and Shine

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Today:

10:0: President Obama departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews

10:15: Departs Joint Base Andrews en route Manchester, N.H.

11:35: Arrives in Manchester

2:0: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Windham High School in Windham, N.H. (live on C-Span)

4:35: Delivers remarks at a campaign event at Rochester Commons in Rochester, N.H. (live on C-Span)

6:05: Departs Manchester

7:45: Arrives at the White House

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Cagle

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Charles Blow:  Shady money, voter suppression, shifting positions, murky details and widespread apathy.

If there is a road map for a Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan win in November, that’s it. Distasteful all.

…. America, this is the Republican ticket. Although most smart political observers currently have Romney losing the Electoral College, Romney, following this repulsive road map, is virtually tied with Obama in national polls of likely voters.

That is, in part, because of apathy. As USA Today reported, the 90 million people who are unlikely to vote in November prefer Obama over Romney by 2 to 1, and “they could turn a too-close-to-call race into a landslide for President Obama — but by definition they probably won’t.”

If this underhanded dirty dealing by the Republican ticket doesn’t jolt some of these unlikely voters into likely ones, I don’t know what will.

Full article here

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gottaregister.com

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OFA Pennsylvania

OFA Florida

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Share this slideshow on Facebook and Twitter to get the facts out

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Cagle

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This is worth posting again (and again and again):

Read all about the video here – thanks Sue

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Morning everyone 😉




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