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Bart Stupak has a challenger

Posted by Charles II on March 10, 2010

Connie Saltonstall will challenge Bart Stupak in the primary. Michael Moore vouches for her. Stupak, of course, is the idiot stalling healthcare reform because he wants to make it financially impossible for most women to have access to abortion. His measure is wildly unconstitutional (if the Supreme Court were not a bunch of intellectual prostitutes), unnecessary (federal funding of abortion is already banned under the Hyde Amendment) and impossible (since the only path forward is for the House to pass the Senate bill without amendment, then do fixes through reconciliation).

Democrats in Michigan’s First Congressional District will now have a choice in the August Primary. Connie Saltonstall has announced she will challenge Bart Stupak for the Democratic Nomination for United States Representative. This week supporters of Saltonstall launched a petition drive to collect the 1,000 signatures required to place her name on the August primary ballot.

This is doable, folks. Just dial in to ActBlue and let Bart Stupak know you don’t appreciate his attitude toward women.

Posted in Congress, Democrats with spines, health care, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

Tell them!

Posted by Charles II on March 10, 2010

PBS has seen the last of any donations from me. They are apparently planning to replace Bill Moyers with Newsweek’s Jon Meacham:

…I think we should be taking the possibility of a Dick Cheney bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 more seriously, for a run would be good for the Republicans and good for the country. (The sound you just heard in the background was liberal readers spitting out their lattes.)

Why? Because Cheney is a man of conviction, has a record on which he can be judged, and whatever the result, there could be no ambiguity about the will of the people. The best way to settle arguments is by having what we used to call full and frank exchanges about the issues, and then voting. A contest between Dick Cheney and Barack Obama would offer us a bracing referendum on competing visions.

Yeah, it’s a d–n shame that Tim McVeigh is no longer with us. Now there was a man of conviction! No qualifications for the presidency, nothing positive to offer, and a mass murderer to boot, but he had conviction.

Nothing is done… yet. If you don’t like what they are believed to be doing, tell them.

Posted in Dick Cheney, Media machine, mediawhores | 5 Comments »

All you have to know about the Republican (Ryan) Plan

Posted by Charles II on March 10, 2010

Can’t these people do anything original? The Tax Policy Center on the Ryan Plan for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, taxes, and the Restaurant at the End of the Universe:

Federal revenues under the Roadmap would decline substantially as a percentage of GDP….the top quintile would see their after-tax income jump 11 percent. Within that group, the top 1 percent would gain an average of 26 percent and the top 0.1 percent a whopping 36 percent. The share of total taxes paid by the bottom 80 percent would rise from 35 percent to 42 percent, while the share paid by the top 1 percent would fall by nearly half from 25 percent to 13.5 percent.

Another free candy giveaway, with most of the goodies going to the people at the top! I’m sure our media will love the proposal.

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China And India Sign Onto Copenhagen After All

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 10, 2010

Sounds like the sights of deserts where glaciers once fed the major rivers of both nations finally did the trick — both China and India are signing onto Copenhagen:

China and India formally agreed Tuesday to join the international climate change agreement reached last December in Copenhagen, the last two major economies to sign up.

The two countries, among the largest and fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions in the world, submitted letters to the United Nations agreeing to be included on a list of countries covered by the Copenhagen Accord, a three-page nonbinding statement reached at the end of the contentious and chaotic 10-day conference.

We’ll see what happens now.

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