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UPDATED: Chicago Tax Day Tea Party – What CNN Did Not Show You Behind The Scenes – Reporter Got Rick Rolled. www.zazzle.com Tea Partys 4/15/09 – Get Your Shirts and Bumper Stickers – 912 Support Available It wasn’t Republican vs. Democrat. CNN Did not show the “republicans suck and so does the current spending” signs everywhere. IE: Dem’s — The original video had 229, 899 views smartgirlpolitics.ning.com — View Kathy Barkulis’s blog – True American Hero! UPDATE: Woman in Video confronting the CNN Reporter has posted a response on why she did it: “I am the woman scolding the reporter in the video for her ridiculous confrontation with the protesters, and her biased reporting. Something that all of us conservatives must remember is that the left-wing media will do whatever it takes to marginalize us, degrade us, and disenfranchise us. Although I didn’t know that a blogger was videotaping the whole thing, I am glad that he did. I’m also glad that this video has gained so much exposure on Fox and the internet. All of us conservatives must continue to educate ourselves on the media lies and distortions, and we MUST stay informed on what the government is doing to us. When our liberal friends and relatives accuse us once again that we didn’t complain when Bush was overspending and piling up debt, we must answer them. I routinely remind liberals that the Obama administration isn’t just doing what Bush did, he’s quadrupling what Bush did! I didn’t agree with the debt we were

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Unruly Republicans Disrupt Health Care Debate

The Politics of Comic-Con – gnooze 7-29-08

Everyone knows that Comic-Con is about comic books, but can you find politics there as well? Gnooze explores the question for this special edition! Marta Costello hosts the gnooze (the g is silent)- usually today’s top stories in about 3 minutes. Featuring the editorial cartoons of Adam Zyglis (www.adamzyglis.com) & Mike Lester (www.mikelester.com). For more info go to www.presidentialcomics.com ! Bloopers, t shirts and more at gnooze.com ! Music by Pistol Youth www.facebook.com and Special Thanks to Lettuce for the t-shirt/logo design – www.lettuceoffice.com

The Democratic Convention

People are starting to fret opening. Will the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton slug fest eventually wind up costing the Democrats the 2008 election? Will they steal the defeat from the jaws of victory? Is there an answer that will satisfy everyone and not wind up as a disaster at this summers Democratic National Convention? Maybe, and maybe not!

On August 25-28, the 2008 Democratic National Convention will deliver a sizeable impact on the City and County of Denver and the seven counties that encompass the greater metro area. But just what will that impact be?

Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo said the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama could be ruinous for the Democratic Party if the contest isn’t resolved before the August nominating convention. Cuomo, a Democrat, said the party may be able to avoid a damaging convention fight if Clinton and Obama teamed up on a party ticket, or if the media forced the candidates before then to substantively address big policy issues facing the nation, such as the economy and the war in Iraq.

Read my lips. The dream ticket is NOT going to happen! Can someone answer the red phone please.

And now some donors (in Florida) are wanting their money back as Democrats in Michigan and Florida struggled Friday to resolve the impasse over their disputed January primaries, coming up with a plan to hold a June primary in Michigan while remaining deadlocked in Florida. Is there a compromise, a solution here? The Democratic dilemma only grows.

What happens if one person wins the polular vote (Hillary) and another wins the delegate vote (Obama)? Nancy Pelosi had the answer. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says it would be damaging to the Democratic party for its leaders to buck the will of national convention delegates picked in primaries and caucuses, a declaration that gives a boost to Sen. Barack Obama. The Hillary Clinton campaign didn’t want to hear that!

Ah but here we are at the mid point of March and it’s looking more and more difficult.


Tomorrow is Election Day in the United States. Every member of the House of Representatives is up for re-election, and one third of the United States Senate. It is difficult living in the greatest democracy in 12,000 years of civilization, and not after a while grow use to the freedoms that our ancestors gave their lives for.

The Constitution and Declaration of Independence could only have been created by a specific generation in the 18th century, the time known historically as the “Age of Reason”. These men, and they were men, knew more about the history of ancient Rome and Greece than we do. They had studied and read Plato, and Aristotle. They met in groups and talked and educated one another.

I dare say that today in a country of 300,000,000 Americans, we could not replicate the brilliance of the individuals, and their youth that met long ago and formed our government. It is truly one of the miracles of history, and this grand experiment has evolved and lasted for more than 200 years. It has survived the Civil War, a conflagration that consumed more lives than all other wars combined that the United States has been in since. We survived the Great Depression, thanks to the leadership of Franklin Roosevelt. Viet Nam and Watergate ripped the social fabric of this country apart, and we survived it.

Now tomorrow November 7, 2006 is our first opportunity to pass judgment as voters on the Republican’s handling of the Iraq war, and indirectly terrorism. President Bush is not up for election, and this means that people must vote indirectly on his policies. This vote will be communicated through the House of Representatives. I believe that people will not be voting for the Democrats tomorrow. I believe they will be voting AGAINST Republicans.

The momentum or perhaps anger against the President’s policies is so strong that the House of Representatives will switch hands, and with it will go the power to slow down the President’s momentum, and perhaps reverse many of his policies. Of course, we have the benefit of hindsight in looking at how our country has been guided over the last several years, but let’s revisit some of what has gone on, and decide the merits of the President’s actions.

We know now that the basis for the war was without merit. The underlying assumptions that Saddam was manufacturing Weapons of Mass Destruction, and perhaps would have used them to create great calamity for others was FALSE. Nevertheless we must now deal with the aftermath of the invasion. Iraq can not turn out well for us at this point. Regardless of what happens from this day forward, it will not be a friendly end for our involvement, just as Viet Nam did not end well. When you open Pandora’s Box, you do not know what will come out. Politically Pandora’s box is the equivalent of the “Law of unintended consequences.” We are paying a price for opening the box, America with its treasure, and energy, and more importantly our soldiers with their lives, and limbs.

We did not arm our soldiers well, many pay for their own body armor, and are cannibalizing steel off of other vehicles to reinforce the steel of the vehicles they drive. This happens in a country as rich as ours. The President wages war but sought no sacrifice from the American people. Instead he expands the National Debt to finance the war, and puts the burden on our unborn children to pay for. Simultaneously he created tax cuts for the Rich, which I approve of, but not in a time of deficit. You don’t borrow money from Japan, China, and the Europeans, and then give it to the rich via tax cuts, once again leaving the burden to the young in this country. That’s just plain WRONG.

Eavesdropping and the Bill of Rights

The President chose to circumvent the Constitution and the Bill of Rights by having the National Security Agency (NSA) create a huge funnel whereby conversations of ordinary citizens in the United States were monitored in the name of Anti Terrorism. Thirty year employees of the NSA reeked in horror at the notion. Every bone in their bodies told them it was wrong. All the President had to do was appoint Federal Judges to the NSA to approve and monitor the program. There are similar judges who sit in the FBI offices full time for over a decade now who routinely approve Federal wiretap orders.

The President has put himself above the law in this case. He knew he was secure with a Republican majority in both houses of Congress who would protect him in ways that Richard Nixon was not protected. Nixon would never have been driven from office if he had posssessed a Republican majority.

What about Congress itself?

I have been a student of Congress since Lyndon Johnson was President in 1963. For many decades I actively worked to create a Republican majority in both branches of the Congress. My background includes being a Barry Goldwater Republican. I have seen the filthy, back room, money changing aspects of politics all my life, and it has been on both sides of the aisles. What I see now that is unique is in your face corruption. The waste use to amount to hundreds of millions of dollars.

The waste is now billions of dollars, even tens of billions of dollars. There was a time as they say when the MERE APPEARANCE of IMPROPRIETY would be enough to drive an elected official from office. Now the appearance doesn’t mean anything anymore. You have Senators and Congressmen on both sides flying around in private corporate aircraft. As a result they have debts to the owners of those planes that must be paid for with favorable votes on bills. These bills cost the American taxpayer billions of extra, and unnecessary dollars.

An example is the Drug Bill for Senior Citizens where by the law specifically states that the federal government can not enter into negotiations with the drug companies to demand, and FORCE lower prices. Wow, you talk about giving away $25 to $50 billion extra dollars per year. Frankly, I don’t think the Republican members of Congress got enough from these drug companies. The drug companies gave the Republicans $12 million in contributions, and got back tens of billions in the laws that were passed. If you are going to be corrupt, you ought to get paid more than that.

I believe that Tuesday, Election Day there will be a momentum tide that will sweep out the Republican majority in the House, and come close to taking the Senate. With this act, the American people will put the Congress and the President on notice that these types of actions will not stand. We may go back to gridlock, but for this writer, gridlock is a pleasure compared to our experiences of the last few years.

Goodbye and Good Luck

Richard Stoyeck

Richard Stoyeck’s background includes being a limited partner at Bear Stearns, Senior VP at Lehman Brothers, Kuhn Loeb, Arthur Andersen, and KPMG. Educated at Pace University, NYU, and Harvard University, today he runs Rockefeller Capital Partners and StocksAtBottom.com Value Investing at StocksAtBottom.com

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Barack Obama on Ellen

As a guest on The Ellen Degeneres Show, Barack shows off his dancing skills.

Searching Goverment Grant On The Internet

Making grant applications is supposed to be quite a difficult process, and it really is difficult when you consider the number of people who actually get grants from the total number of applicants. Though there is all provision for individuals to make grant applications, the procedure might be too cumbersome for some people, and of course it has to be done the right way for the grant application to meet with any positive consideration. That is the reason why it becomes imperative to take help of some online, because that can help you to get all the advice and assistance necessary for making a winning grant application.

Here are some of the things that you can stand to get if you become a member of a grant application resource :-

1. You will get all required tips on grant writing. Many of website resources will allow you to access an eBook that will have lots of important inside information on the grant application process. Government grants provide titled winning grant strategies.

2. Another important resource that they provide is an access to thousands of government grant providing programs. This is important because it helps people to choose the kind of federal grant they are really interested in and eligible for. There are also exhaustive lists on the kind of grant that can be provided by state organizations.

3. If you are not meeting the eligibility requirements of federal government grant funding, then you can try out for some of the private grant providers. There are several such private organizations around, but they do not make themselves much public because then they would be inundated with applications. However, government grants provide list of private grant providers.

4. One more important resource is for student grants. There is good information on the kinds of educational grants that are available for students who are wishing to study anywhere in the United States or in foreign countries.

5. Similarly, there is information on providers of government and private grants for purposes as home buying, home repair, home improvement, purchase of land and preparation of site for building a residence, etc.

6. You will also find information on where to ask for grants if you are a senior citizen with a health condition and a minimal income. There is also a list of all providers of daycare grant providers on government grants.

7. Finally, if you need professional help in writing grants. You can choose among these professional grant writers and give better chances for your grant application to get approved.

Sean is a United States grant specialist and he has often used the resources of Uncle Sams Money and recommended it to his clients. Read more about Sean’s tips on making winning grant applications at the following link:-

Immigration Law Reform

It is possible to pass comprehensive immigration reform within Obama’s first or second year Congress needs to realize that our economic woes are directly linked with our workforce, and our workforce is made up of immigrants (both legal and illegal).

Obama has stated that America has nothing to fear from today’s immigrants. Immigrants hope that in America, they will build better lives for their families. Like the many immigrants that came before them and the Hispanic Americans whose families have been here for generations, the recent arrival of Latino immigrants will enrich America.

The president also said that getting new immigration laws passed will be difficult. Because the U.S. economy is in worse shape than two and three years ago, when immigration bills failed in Congress, he said it would be even more difficult to pass immigration reform now.

However, Obama suggested that pro-immigrant organizations to propose ideas on how to pass the reform through Congress. Also, before concentrating on immigration reform, he will focus on improving the system for legal immigration.

Since Obama took office, and in the middle of the economic crisis, pro-immigrant advocates have been waiting to hear concrete news from the White House on when the administration will begin to move forward on immigration reform. During his presidential campaign, Obama had said he would address the issue during his first year in office.

Economic difficulties cannot be solved without tackling the immigration problems like increasing work visa and legalizing the undocumented workforce. These immigrants contribute enormously to our economy by spending in our consumer market as well as contributing their skills and labor. You can reach the immigration attorney at http://www.sunglaw.com

Law Office of Virginia K. Sung


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