Monthly Archives: July 2011

Redistricting Hearing

Thanks to John Tehan for speaking up to retain our districts. Also, absolutely right…Sean Riley is doing a fantastic job in Sen. Moore’s office. Thank you again John for bringing that fact to everone’s attention.

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Proof that Citizens United undermines the democratic process: hedge funds & private equity firms are more vocally represented than voting citizens

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/in-cantor-hedge-funds-and-private-equity-firms-have-voice-at-debt-ceiling-negotiations/2011/07/22/gIQAZYNVYI_story.html As the debt ceiling talks tick down to the Aug. 2 deadline, leading the opposition to any deal that includes higher taxes is the new tribune of rank and file House Republicans: Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia. . … Continue reading

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when I signed the Stop Anti-Gay Bullying in Anoka-Hennepin, MN on change.org I didn’t realize it referred to Michele Bachmann’s district

http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-anti-gay-bullying-in-anoka-hennepin-mn http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/07/michele-bachmann-teen-suicide “Throughout all of this, Bachmann has remained uncharacteristically quiet. Her office did not respond to a request for comment. But she is on the record opposing anti-bullying legislation. In 2006, Bachmann attended a hearing on an anti-bullying bill … Continue reading

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A rebellion is always legal in the first person, such as “our rebellion.” It is only in the third person – “their rebellion” – that it becomes illegal.

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Truly “Missions Accomplished”

http://www.gocomics.com/danasummers/2011/07/22

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The personal is political . . . or is it the other way around (at least for Eric Cantor)

http://www.gocomics.com/paulszep/2011/07/18

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Here a pledge, there a pledge . . .

http://www.gocomics.com/robrogers/2011/07/22 having rewatched “1776″ July 4th . .  the song “Lees of Old Virginia” might have be going thru my mind . .  . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1LOGXbR-ns&feature=player_detailpage  (skip the video – just listen . . . )  you’ll need to listen to … Continue reading

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Some Minnesotans have been concerned about Michele Bachmann for far longer than we have . . .

http://www.dumpbachmann.com/    

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Wall St fumbles the debt ceiling crisis . . .

Was it so important for Wall St to back the Republicans no matter what, that they couldn’t acknowledge the ramifications of failing to increase the debt ceiling? http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/21/business/economy/wall-st-makes-fallback-plans-for-debt-crisis.html?_r=1&hp=&pagewanted=all “One of the worst possibilities that people in the financial industry, like Mr. … Continue reading

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GBV Dems attend redistricting hearing…

As Lisa mentioned in her email, today was the last public hearing for the redistricting committee at the State House in Boston from 3-8 pm.  Given that I work in Dorchester just a block away from the JFK/UMass T-stop, I … Continue reading

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