May92012
April232012

VoteVets.org video praising the work of Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri.

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The ad features Jackie Rodgers, Jr, a Paris, MO Army Veteran who deployed to Iraq in 2007.  Rodgers did his undergrad work at the University of Missouri, and will be using the 21st Century GI Bill – championed by Senator McCaskill – to attend law school.  He also uses the Truman Medical Center, a Veterans Affairs Hospital, for his primary care. 

McCaskill fought against those who would cut funds for VA hospitals, like Truman. It also features Colin Clark, a Waynesville, MO Army Veteran who deployed to Iraq in 2007 and 2009.  Clark plans on using the 21st Century GI Bill to finish up his undergrad studies.

(Source: votevets.org)

August252011

Democratic Senator Al Franken says: ” the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile is a really, really bad idea.”

If you’ve been keeping up with the fight to stop media consolidation, you know what we’re worried about: the prospect of just a few enormous corporations controlling the flow of information in America.
That’s why the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile is a really, really bad idea.
It would create a wireless juggernaut so powerful that only Verizon could hope to compete (Sprint would likely wither away or get eaten up by one of the new Big Two). These two monoliths could raise prices or reduce the quality of service with no concern that their customers will go somewhere else — because there won’t be anywhere else for them to go. This is bad for consumers, obviously — but it’s also bad for an industry so critical to our economy.
Meanwhile, the merger would be a bad blow for net neutrality, allowing the Big Two unprecedented control over what content we can access on wireless networks — and at what speed.
And if that weren’t enough, AT&T estimates that it will save $3 billion a year in “operational savings” and “cost synergies,” which sounds to me like layoffs, and lots of them — maybe thousands or even tens of thousands of lost jobs.
Let’s see — higher prices, worse service, less innovation, reduced competition, AND lost jobs? Sounds like a really, really bad idea to me.
I’m going to fight this merger, and I hope you’re ready to help. Stay tuned.
Thanks,
Al

Democratic Senator Al Franken says: ” the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile is a really, really bad idea.”

If you’ve been keeping up with the fight to stop media consolidation, you know what we’re worried about: the prospect of just a few enormous corporations controlling the flow of information in America.

That’s why the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile is a really, really bad idea.

It would create a wireless juggernaut so powerful that only Verizon could hope to compete (Sprint would likely wither away or get eaten up by one of the new Big Two). These two monoliths could raise prices or reduce the quality of service with no concern that their customers will go somewhere else — because there won’t be anywhere else for them to go. This is bad for consumers, obviously — but it’s also bad for an industry so critical to our economy.

Meanwhile, the merger would be a bad blow for net neutrality, allowing the Big Two unprecedented control over what content we can access on wireless networks — and at what speed.

And if that weren’t enough, AT&T estimates that it will save $3 billion a year in “operational savings” and “cost synergies,” which sounds to me like layoffs, and lots of them — maybe thousands or even tens of thousands of lost jobs.

Let’s see — higher prices, worse service, less innovation, reduced competition, AND lost jobs? Sounds like a really, really bad idea to me.

I’m going to fight this merger, and I hope you’re ready to help. Stay tuned.

Thanks,

Al

August42011

And today people may actually realize that elections have consequences

… especially that last election in 2010.  You stayed home during the mid-terms because Obama disappointed you for X, Y or Z — or because Ed Schultz told you to? Whoops! Not only is the Tea Party grateful, but so are the rich and powerful. Did the results of that last election (losing control of the House, losing some Senate seats) move Obama a little bit to the right? Probably. And why wouldn’t it?
Imagine how outstanding it will be if you decide to not vote in 2012. The “statement” you’ll make is so much more important than continuing to work for a progressive agenda. It’s like the statement all those people who voted for Nader in 2000 made. That was a great idea too. Maybe the Tea Party Republicans will take control of the Senate in 2012 — more Rand Pauls!  And just look how great Wisconsin’s doing since 2010.

And today people may actually realize that elections have consequences

… especially that last election in 2010.  You stayed home during the mid-terms because Obama disappointed you for X, Y or Z — or because Ed Schultz told you to? Whoops! Not only is the Tea Party grateful, but so are the rich and powerful. Did the results of that last election (losing control of the House, losing some Senate seats) move Obama a little bit to the right? Probably. And why wouldn’t it?

Imagine how outstanding it will be if you decide to not vote in 2012. The “statement” you’ll make is so much more important than continuing to work for a progressive agenda. It’s like the statement all those people who voted for Nader in 2000 made. That was a great idea too. Maybe the Tea Party Republicans will take control of the Senate in 2012 — more Rand Pauls!  And just look how great Wisconsin’s doing since 2010.

August22011

When Democratic President Bill Clinton Left Office, the USA Had a Budget Surplus.

When Democratic President Bill Clinton Left Office, the USA Had a Budget Surplus.

July202011
“You are the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the US House of Representatives… you are not a Lady.”- Republican Congressman Allen West in an e-mail toDemocratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz 
Last night, Republican Rep. Allen West sent a disgraceful e-mail outburst to one of our most accomplished colleagues in the House, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, telling her to “shut the heck up” for daring to challenge the GOP plan to gut Medicare and Social Security to pay for tax cuts for billionaires.I wish I could say I was surprised.Unfortunately, this is exactly the sort of partisan tantrum we’re used to from House Republicans as they push our economy to the brink of disaster while pandering to their Tea Party base.This kind of appalling behavior is all too familiar from Congressman West, who has riled up his extremist right-wing base by attacking progressive women for “neutering American men,” calling supporters of President Obama, “a threat to the gene pool” and writing for a misogynist magazine that denigrated women with words I’d be ashamed to even repeat.And now that he’s in Congress, West thinks he can attack a respected legislator like Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz with this kind of hate-filled screed.Allen West has shown us his true colors….
Rep. Steve IsraelDCCC Chairman
“You are the most vile, unprofessional, and despicable member of the US House of Representatives… you are not a Lady.”
- Republican Congressman Allen West in an e-mail to
Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Last night, Republican Rep. Allen West sent a disgraceful e-mail outburst to one of our most accomplished colleagues in the House, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, telling her to “shut the heck up” for daring to challenge the GOP plan to gut Medicare and Social Security to pay for tax cuts for billionaires.

I wish I could say I was surprised.

Unfortunately, this is exactly the sort of partisan tantrum we’re used to from House Republicans as they push our economy to the brink of disaster while pandering to their Tea Party base.

This kind of appalling behavior is all too familiar from Congressman West, who has riled up his extremist right-wing base by attacking progressive women for “neutering American men,” calling supporters of President Obama, “a threat to the gene pool” and writing for a misogynist magazine that denigrated women with words I’d be ashamed to even repeat.

And now that he’s in Congress, West thinks he can attack a respected legislator like Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz with this kind of hate-filled screed.

Allen West has shown us his true colors….

Rep. Steve Israel
DCCC Chairman

June12011

Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner had his Twitter account hacked and of course all the “news” networks were talking about it. CNN did an exceptionally lousy job of covering the story.

Jon Stewart takes a look at the lack of journalism there is, when it comes to “news” channels…and of course he does it in his usual awesome way!

May262011

Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner With an Awesome Smack-Down of the Lying Republicans!

3PM
May252011
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