TGIF …&some News …


Today the President will announce the appointment of Liz Warren, will set-up the Consumer Agency in charge of financial regulation. That is my take on it.

My question for all you mostly sane people today is: what would your neighborhood look like without Teachers, Police, EMTs, Firefighters and other public workers that might be unemployed if the Democratic Party had not passed HR1586. Do you have families that are Public Service Employees if so; you should be outraged that folks like Bachman, Boehner called HR1586 a bailout. Republicans are using Americans as pawns to gain back control of Congress and make no mistake they are willing to throw All of us under the bus. FYI that includes their own constituents who seem to be complacent about it all -which by definition is: To be content and satisfied with your life and surroundings, even when something which may destroy these conditions is imminent.

We have all been watching a lot of election propaganda over the last few months and the biggest shock for me is that old-style southern rhetoric usually held mostly from people from the South is now coming from states all over the country. Have people lost their minds? I have faith that there are enough people who believe the extremists running for office are unqualified and have no place in Public Service.

I was surprised to see so many people on the Gulf Coast willing to stick with their republican representatives with all the bad governing going on over the last decade or more. The catastrophe of Katrina and now the BP oil disaster responses by local government would have made me do a total about face but it seems like that is not the case for the residents in the South. I know that the Southern States lean toward the right but some have made a choice to move even more toward radical leadership. There are many examples but with folks like Rubio; the so-called front runner according to the polls it is quite disappointing that folks in the South have yet to break out and away from Republican ideology because life there would change for the better in my opinion. We still have time to change the way things are. We all need to stop standing on the sidelines watching and waiting for more progressive attitudes, for new policies, new leadership in parts of country that are now  anti-government, possibly more racists than we all thought, against health care reform, against comprehensive immigration and gays. We can combat the crazies but it is time to get serious and get out the vote and put more Democrats in Congress in the mid-term November elections.

It is not lost on me that Americans need a push into the 21st century. The leadership we need will think about how to better all our current positions in life; globally, environmentally, emergency response personnel who are not only educated about the area they oversee but are compassionate, allow stem-research, respect a woman’s right to choose, equal wages for women, health care for all families. The fact is President Obama has gotten Congress to pass legislation that will be good for middle class families but to get the change 53% of we voted for we need more true democrats on the floor of Congress. It is important that we do not repeat history by understanding the past. The house of Bush led us into 2wars that we definitely needed to change direction on but could not afford to just pickup and leave. Then we were all forced to live differently…clearly 9/11, Katrina and so many other issues have changed our lives and if you are paying attention some of those citizens have yet to actually get their lives back and that is something President Obama is and will continue to work on with those willing, able in partnership to get All Americans back to work

Yes, we continue to go through non-partisan realities and while it would have made more sense to work on change not as democrats and republicans but as we the people with different opinions, different values but with knowledge that we need to accept our differences make compromises, fix the corruption in politics, accept people as they are by enforcing our Constitution to reflect our 21st Century living. The idea that folks should be able to control how you live whether a person is gay straight is absurd but now folks have been abusing our constitution daily, using the gay life style as an excuse to hurt and or otherwise commit criminal acts, allow immigrants to immigrate based on fair legal means a path that  acknowledges that most that work pay into our social security system and they should be recognized, respect our elderly and realize that major corporations are using the house of bush moving work overseas getting labor for cheap prices… we must stop outsourcing jobs, stop Republicans from being the Political Party of NO or step over them because their actions have made living hard on the American family.

Other News …

**President Obama will be at the Black Caucus luncheon or meeting on Saturday.

**Fed-ex states the economy is improving but they are still laying of  1700 people

**Key Senate committee passes nuke arms deal

**Clinton asks for WBank settlement moratorium

**Hurricane Karl is not just churning it is on the move toward Mexico Gulf Coast

**The President will be announcing Liz Warren to her appointment 1:30pmET

**Seattle Storm Wins 2nd WNBA title 3-0,celebration at Key Arena tonight 7pm

**BP completes relief well on the Gulf Coast

**Stewart/Colbert announce rallies on the National Mall 10-30-10

CSPAN …

Pres. Obama Announcement on Pres. Obama Announcement on “Educate to Innovate” Initiative

House Ways and Means Hearing on Chinese Currency House Ways and Means Hearing on Chinese Currency

House Speaker Rep. Nancy  Pelosi (D-CA) Weekly Legislative Briefing House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Weekly Legislative Briefing

Pres. Obama Remarks at Connecticut Atty. Gen. Richard Blumenthal Fundraiser Pres. Obama Remarks at Connecticut Atty. Gen. Richard Blumenthal Fundraiser

Pres. Obama Remarks at President's Export Council Meeting Pres. Obama Remarks at President’s Export Council Meeting

Senate Appropriations Cmte. Hearing on Stem Cell Research Senate Appropriations Cmte. Hearing on Stem Cell Research

Senate Budget Cmte. Hearing on OMB Director Nominee Jacob Lew Senate Budget Cmte. Hearing on OMB Director Nominee Jacob Lew

Jon Stewart & Steven Colbert announce Rallies on the National Mall 10-30-10


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Stewart, Colbert ready to rally
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Jon Stewart says he will host a “Rally to Restore Sanity” on October 30
  • Stephen Colbert counters with a “March to Keep Fear Alive”
  • The announcements come weeks after much-publicized rallies in nation’s capital
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(CNN) — Two Comedy Central funnymen are apparently entering into the partisan political fray with rallies of their own in the nation’s capital.

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have set October 30 as the date for their respective rallies.

On Thursday night’s airing of “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” the comedian announced plans for a “Rally to Restore Sanity.”

“See you October 30 on the National Mall to spread the timeless message, ‘Take it down a notch for America,’ ” he said.

Stewart dubbed the event a “clarion call for rationality.”

“A million moderate march, where we take to the streets to send a message to our leaders and our national media that says, ‘We are here! We … are only here until 6 though, because we have a sitter,'” he said.

On “The Colbert Report,” which airs immediately after Stewart’s show, Colbert fired back with plans for his “March to Keep Fear Alive.”

“Now is not the time to take it down a notch. Now is the time for all good men to freak out for freedom,” Colbert said.

Given both hosts’ penchant for satire, it was unclear whether the rallies would actually take place.

But Stewart was adamant on his Thursday show that he had reserved a spot on the National Mall, saying, “The forms have been filled out, the checks have been written.”

Stewart is known more for commentaries on his 30-minute show than publicity stunts. But Colbert has engaged the public several times outside his show’s New York studio, filing papers to run for president in South Carolina and shaving his head while taping his show in Iraq to show support for troops.

In a nonscientific online poll after the death last year of Walter Cronkite, Time magazine named Stewart “America’s most trusted newscaster.” Stewart captured 44 percent of that vote, with NBC’s Brian Williams finishing a distant second at 29 percent.

See the poll results here

Actual scientific polling in 2007 by the Pew Research Center for People and the Press found Stewart tied for fourth place as viewers’ favorite news person, ranking alongside Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw, Brian Williams and CNN’s Anderson Cooper, and just behind Katie Couric, Charles Gibson and Bill O’Reilly.

See the Pew poll results here

In a separate Pew survey, 16 percent of Americans said they regularly watched “The Daily Show” or “The Colbert Report.” Those numbers are comparable to some major news programs. For instance, 17 percent said they regularly watched Fox News‘ “The O’Reilly Factor,” and 14 percent watched PBS’ “NewsHour With Jim Lehrer” regularly.

See the full survey results

The announcements come less than three weeks after conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck hosted a much-publicized “Restoring Honor” rally on the National Mall, urging large crowds to “turn back to God” and return America to the values on which it was founded.

That event drew criticism for its timing and location — on the 47th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered in the same place.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson told CNN at the time that Beck was mimicking King and “humiliating the tradition.” And other civil rights activists gathered nearby with the Rev. Al Sharpton and his National Action Network in a “Reclaim the Dream” rally.

Stewart first publicly floated the idea of a counter-rally in a profile in the September 12 edition of New York magazine.

“Maybe we would do a ‘March of the Reasonable,’ on a date of no particular significance,” Stewart says in the article.

Read the New York magazine profile

The website logos and icons created for the Colbert and Stewart rallies mimic Beck’s, using identical typography and similar stylized images.

“We’re looking for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard,” the website for the “Rally to Restore Sanity” says.

The “March to Keep Fear Alive” site takes a more alarmist approach: “Never forget — ‘Reason’ is just one letter away from ‘Treason.’ Coincidence? Reasonable people would say it is, but America can’t afford to take that chance.”

CNN’s Jim Kavanagh contributed to this report.

Republicans Vote Against Jobs


The G.O.P. Job-Killing Agenda

When President Obama took office last year, millions of American families and the nation as a whole were facing an economic catastrophe brought on by years of failed Republican fiscal policies. That is why Democrats continue fighting to create American jobs, strengthen our economy, and stand up for the middle class.

In contrast, Republicans are pushing a job-killing agenda that includes opposition to tax cuts for small businesses, opposition to clean energy jobs, and protection for tax loopholes exploited by multinational corporations. The following bills in the 111th Congress are just a few examples of the pro-jobs proposals that Republicans have tried to kill.

Title Positive Jobs Impact GOP ‘No’ Votes Date
Preventing Layoffs of Teachers and First Responders (FMAP) 290,000 93% 8/4/2010
Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act 5,600,000 68% 3/17/2010
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 3,000,000 93% 2/13/2009
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act 250,000 100% 12/24/2009
Travel Promotion Act 40,000 43% 9/9/2009
Cash for Clunkers 60,000 83% 8/6/2009
Unemployment Insurance Extension 785,000 93% 7/21/2010
Small Business Jobs and Credit Act 500,000 100% 7/29/2010
American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act 1,000,000 98% 6/16/2010
For additional Information: Detailed DPC Vote Data