Monday, February 28, 2011

good laugh for the morning

Stephanie Miller and Thom Hartmann both told this joke the am so I assume it's going around...still, it nails it and got my morning off with a laugh...

A CEO, a tea bagger and a union member were sitting at a table with a plate of 12 cookies in the middle. The CEO reached over and took 11. He then turned to the tea bagger and said, “watch out, the union member is trying to steal part of your cookie.”

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Fire Fighters Cross-off WA State Senator Ericksen

→ The photo is from Saturdays Rally to Save the American Dream in Olympia. Why is the IAFF (Fire Fighters Union) crossing off Republican Doug Ericksen?
It's because DougE has taken a step too far toward the Ultra Rightwing. He, as an obedient tool of the plutocrats conspiracy to destroy the American middle class, sponsored SB 5345.
SB 5345 is one of several Bills intended to eliminate workers rights. Those Bills were written by Billionaire-backed Ultra-Rightwing think-tanks and introduced by Republican state legislators in nearly every State in the Union.
Washington Federation of State Employees

2/23/11 HOTLINE: Union urges senators to reject Indiana-style health cost increases here; where we're at after first committee cut-off


Non-fiscal bills had to clear their committees by Monday. Those that didn’t can be considered when the Legislature re-convenes in 2012. Or if any exception is made or the bills become budget provisos.

With those cautions, here’s a quick rundown of bills that remain alive and those that appear to be dead for this session:

• Wisconsin-style rollback bills proposed by Senate Republicans all died in the Senate Labor, Commerce and Consumer Protection Committee without a hearing: SB 5349 (repeal collective bargaining), SB 5347 (repeal employees’ union rights) and SB 5345 (contracting out rights). [/snip]

Fortunately, DougE's Bill is dead, for this session. But, as long as he's still in the State Legislature, expect him to continue to ignore what's good for his constituents in the 42nd LD and slavishly introduce Bills written by Ultra-Rightwing outsiders.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Wisconsin and beyond....kleptocracy on steroids!!

Hopefully, we will wake up to the takeover of our united states by the greedy, selfish. Last January (2010) the supreme court opened the floodgates "citizens united" and last November served as a preview of what's coming. Wisconsin is textbook. They are stealing!! I still hope we will wake up and turn toward a future on planet Earth for those who come after.

Join Russ Feingold: Pledge to fight corporate corruption in Washington

oh and.... Wisconsin begs the question, “How's the cancerous phase of unregulated crony casino capitalism working for you?” I did not get a very friendly answer from my fox watchin' mother.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Naomi is brilliant again

Naomi understands and articulates the place we find ourselves so brilliantly. She describes the desperate practice of barbaric extraction as we try to continue the fossil fuel orgy we have been on this past century. There is no planet B. The Earth's resources are finite. We are currently stealing our descendent's future at breakneck speed.
Wake up humans!! this is 20 minutes worth investing.......