TGIF …& some News

So, we have very bad weather on the East Coast with family friends and tourists leaving or stuck somewhere because they made the decision to wait out hurricane Earl. The best plan during hurricane season is to follow the mandatory evacuation efforts and it would be one less person to have to worry about because things happen, things that are not planned and as we all know if people are missing it is up to first responders to go find those people which increases the number of people at risk. Though it is commendable that folks want to stay put and protect their property but it does put a strain on the people who are paid to save us and we all need to remember putting ourselves at risk affects others during hurricanes and floods. Anyway, lets hope we have far and few hurricanes as we move into fall and winter. We have yet another oilrig explosion which begs the question why moratoriums are important. It is yet another bit of evidence about doing what is right for everyone. We all need to call 202-456-1111 to ask the President to go back and file another moratorium request for the Gulf Coast based on the latest incident. The fact is that each and every Well needs to be checked or deemed safe to operate before letting them restart full operations.

On Monday, President Obama accused Republicans of stalling and blocking a separate $55billion legislation that would cut small business taxes. It is unfortunate that the public fails to see what Republicans are doing to not just Democrats but to their own constituents. It is the hope of Senate Democrats that they can get this small business package passed. In my opinion those people who own small businesses on both sides of the aisle need to get on the phone and tell their member of Congress that it’s time to move forward not backward and please people think about what will happen if things get even worse. It will send our first responders, teachers, police and the unemployed under the bus.

The President also commented on what he is currently working on regarding our economy and it will include as reported by Cnn, “that his economic team is identifying additional measures that will make a difference in promoting growth and hiring in the short term, and increasing our economy’s competitiveness in the long term,” he continued by stating that “Steps like extending tax cuts for the middle class that are set to expire this year. We will redouble our investment in clean energy and R&D, rebuilding more of our infrastructure for the future.  Further tax cuts to encourage businesses to create jobs here in the United States.”

The idea that people are willing to vote for the Republicans while being misinformed about what President Obama has done for all Americans over the next 20months and if you are willing to admit you are not sure please go to the White House blog and find out definitely read to get the facts from your own member of Congress then compare and contrast that against reality. I will bet you will come back and decide to vote for the Democratic Party…and FYI if we can keep the House and load the Senate up with Democrats we can get the rule of 60 out of the way, we can get if folks have the courage to vote for a public option as well as other things Republicans have managed to stall, block and strike down. Let me point it out for you –Republicans have said no to all everything that will help Americans get back on track.

As we all enjoy the long weekend due to the Labor Day Holiday and or pray for those getting slammed by hurricane Earl we all also need to remember Katrina the BP disaster and all the things that did not get done. If you watched TV last weekend it was very apparent that the local and state government did not do their jobs for their constituents. It is beyond me to think seven years have passed without much work getting done while folks like Gov. Jindal say No to big government but has his hand out for more money just like other Republican Politician. The idea that blame the Obama administration for being the symbol of everything they hate, promote fear mongering, spewing hate while plotting to take down the very people trying to help them out.  It is so hypocritical offensive and sad to think these people may actually take over our government and cut off programs the were put in place to help our fellow man only to be called bailouts by folks like Cantor, McCain, McConnell, Bachmann, Boehner as well as other so-called Republicans/Teabaggers who might just be dangerous to even their own constituents.

Other News …

**5million men suffer from male menopause

**Toshiba recalls 41,000 computers over burn risks

**The middle east talks continue on but Settlements are and may be an issue for Netanyahu

**Seattle Teachers have signed their 3yr contracts&will be in class rooms next Wednesday

**ONE nation March will happen

**Education Nation on Sept 26th

**Gov Brewer was given a million from some guy to pay for her legal bills

Panel Discussion on “Tea Parties and the Future of Big Government.” Panel Discussion on “Tea Parties and the Future of Big Government.”

State Department Direct Talks Between Israeli P.M. Netanyahu and Palestinian Pres. Abbas State Department Direct Talks Between Israeli P.M. Netanyahu and Palestinian Pres. Abbas

White House Briefing with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs White House Briefing with Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

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Defend the EPA’s Ability to Protect Our Health and EnvironmenYou were probably as disappointed as I was when the Senate failed to pass comprehensive climate and energy legislation before leaving for August recess. While comprehensive legislation remains critical, we now are counting on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to do its job to protect our health and the environment by reducing the heat-trapping emissions that cause global warming. In 2009, the EPA found that global warming emissions endanger public health and welfare. According to the Supreme Court, this finding means that the agency must limit these pollutants under the Clean Air Act

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Who does clean air belong to?

If one law helped shrink the hole in the ozone layer, most people would think it was good.

If the same law helped save our forests from acid rain, removed toxic lead from our gasoline and lowered the number of our children developing asthma, most people would consider it great.

And if that same exact law saved our country nearly $22 trillion over 20 years, most people would call it a landmark piece of legislation and a model of American leadership.

That law exists — it’s called the Clean Air Act. But right now, lobbyists from the fossil fuel industry are trying to gut this crucial law and roll back decades of progress for our economy, our health and our environment. Tell big polluters that clean air belongs to us — and it isn’t for sale.

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The Clean Air Act has received overwhelming bipartisan support over the years. In fact, one of the biggest updates to the law was signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990.

Yet the fossil fuel industry is targeting one of the provisions that makes this law so successful — the section that empowers the EPA to limit greenhouse gas pollution threatening our public health and welfare. They’re trying to weaken the law that’s given us cleaner cars, lower rates of cancer and a huge increase in air quality.

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Stop the $400 million madness in Seattle

On Wednesday, September 8 we’re organizing a major day of action to publicly call on all politicians to sign the Fight Washington Corruption pledge.

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$400 million.

That’s the amount that corporations and their right-wing allies are pouring into Republican campaign coffers this election season.1 The Other 98% of us—folks like you and me—can’t compete financially with these big bucks.

Thanks to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, corporations are spending unprecedented sums this year to buy our elections. We need to put a stop to this corporate corruption once and for all. That’s why MoveOn members are calling on all politicians to stand up to big corporations and endorse our three-point pledge to stop the corporate influence on government.

Nearly 150 members of Congress and candidates have already signed the pledge, but hundreds have yet to commit. So, next week—the last week of the congressional recess—we’re asking every remaining member of Congress and candidate to sign the pledge.

Local MoveOn members are organizing an event in Seattle on Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2010, at 4:00 PM. Can you make it?

By signing the Fight Washington Corruption pledge, politicians are committing to stand for the Other 98% of us who don’t have expensive lobbyists. But many politicians are still wavering in their support. Big corporations and Republicans have money—but we have people power. We need to send a loud and clear message that politicians need to stand up to Big Banks, Wall Street, and Big Oil.

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