Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
The first post which caught my attention was "Hiring a Milkshake" which is a video clip worth watching ...but then so are several of the posts which precede it. I liked these posts so much that I added it to my Google blog reader, and today's entry is the best yet.
In particular, I love this quote in the clip by Johan Norberg, who is already one of my heroes:
"If goods don't cross borders, soldiers will."
The clip came from another interesting site: FLOW. This just happens to be the site of John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods and author of a pretty good Op-Ed piece giving a real-life functioning alternative to ObamaCare. I am not expecting to find 100% alignment with my beliefs, but some of this stuff is down-right inspirational.
All-on-all, not a bad day on the internet.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
It's about time.
[A]fter years of singing the virtues of patriotic dissent against Bush administration policies, Pelosi falsely branded dissenters on Obamacare as Nazis “carrying swastikas and symbols like that,” then denouncing those who challenged their members of Congress in town hall meetings as “drowning out opposing views” and therefore “un-American.”
The Examiner does not believe that Pelosi has ever been drowned out, given the enormous power and speaking platform she possesses. Further, we view her attempt to demonize dissenters as far more dangerous to democracy than anyone’s protest. Therefore, we encourage voters in the 8th Congressional District to support her opponent, John Dennis — an anti-war, pro-marijuana Republican.
A vote for Dennis will send a strong, clear message that dictatorial policymaking, the lavish and unnecessary spending of tax dollars on wasteful programs and personal perks, and demonization of the political opposition are unacceptable behavior for officeholders of any party or philosophy.
Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/San-Francisco-Examiners-state-nation-election-recommendations--105962408.html#ixzz13iasGdYp
The materials to support volunteers are very expensive. Every volunteer must be fitted with push cards, stickers, literature, door hangers and yard signs as well as transportation. That is why we are asking you to help keep our volunteers going.
$24.00 supports a volunteer for 1 day.
$48.00 supports a volunteer for 2 days.
$96.00 supports a volunteer for 4 days.
And that's what we have left.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
When you go to the polls next week, think about which way the candidates and the initiatives propose to spend money...and then remember that the most cost-effective way to spend money is when you spend your own money.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I haven't been writing much these days. Too busy putting my face and voice to work for the issues I believe in. Time to move out from behind my keyboard and be a lot more public.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
[L]ast Thursday, a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee held a hearing on retirement savings and security... The point of the meeting was to figure out ways in which private 401(k) plans could be more "fairly" distributed as taxpayer-funded pensions. Senator Tom Harkin, Chairman of the Committee, hand-picked the witnesses for the meeting. Who did he chose? People advocating "Guaranteed Retirement Accounts"...It is a plan created by Theresa Guilarducci and it would seize private retirement accounts, set up an additional 5% mandatory payroll tax, and then use the money from the tax and seizure to distribute it "fairly" to Americans."