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To the people of the 36th District of Texas: It would seem at first glance odd to use the first line of the Declaration of Independence as the lead off on an explanation of why a candidate, or a private citizen, had switched from the Libertarian to the Democrat Party; but, on reflection, it is possibly the best way to start. 237 years ago, the Declaration served as the explanation to the world as to why America would break off from the British Empire, our Founding Fathers addressed their grievances and the statement that the Empire no longer represented their needs [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2013, Continue reading at the source
Cross-posted with permission from Worley Dervish Many of you who've read previous posts in this blog know that I participate as often as I can in the Solidarity Sing Along, which has been singing songs of protest at the Wisconsin State Capitol every weekday from noon to 1 since March 11, 2011 (toward the end of that little uprising we had going on at the time). And many of you are no doubt aware that our ignominious governor, Scott Walker, has presidential aspirations, and like many such hopefuls he has written a book (with the help of a ghostwriter) titled “Unintimidated: [...]
Thu, Nov 14, 2013, Continue reading at the source
Yes, there IS a grocery chain that offers low prices, hormone-free dairy, and pays their employees fairly. This may seem like an impossible feat, but Aldi makes it happen. Lucky for me, I ventured into their Yukon, OK Pre-Grand Opening and met Christopher Wille, Director of Operations, who accommodated an impromptu interview. This speaks volumes to me because I feel that we were having an open and honest conversation and not a canned promotional ‘interview speech'. Maybe Adli didn't start out as a relatively progressive grocery chain, but they've quickly become one by embracing and utilizing progressive ideologies such as fair compensation [...]
Tue, Nov 05, 2013, Continue reading at the source
Daily Kos writer Egberto Willies wrote an article after reading a post on the FreedomWorks blog titled “Come and Take It: Beating Battleground Texas“. It's a revealing mixture of raw truth and fear-mongering, with more of the truth part than you'd expect from the financial force behind the Tea Party. About Texas Democrats becoming organized and energized, the blog says: They are determined to turn Texas blue. And guess what… They just might. Battleground Texas, a movement to turn Texas into a battleground state, and ultimately entirely blue, has taken hold and is growing at an alarming pace. Top-level Democrats and OFA strategist [...]
Fri, Oct 25, 2013, Continue reading at the source
When the Daily Show went to North Carolina to look at the effects of new voting laws, they interviewed Don Yelton – and his candid admissions are breathtaking and depressing. Yelton is on the North Carolina Republican Party Executive Committee and vigorously defended the new voting laws – with racist ramblings mixed in for good measure. When Daily Show comedian/reporter Aasif Mandvi asked him about the effects of the new laws, Mr. Yelton was forthcoming with the lack of a need for the restrictions. “Right here in Buncombe County there's always one of two that voted twice a year,” Yelton says. “That's [...]
Thu, Oct 24, 2013, Continue reading at the source
Sara Doolin was legally married on August 1, 2013 to Jennifer Maib in Iowa and became Sara Doolin Maib. They celebrated their wedding here in Oklahoma on Sept. 14th, and began their lives together just like any other couple does. Finally having a day off to complete errands, Sara Maib went to the Social Security office to change her name on her SS card. Everything went smoothly, and she is awaiting her card in the mail. Next stop- tag agency to change her name on her license, just like any other newlywed might do. This is where things went downhill quickly. Sara's [...]
Fri, Oct 18, 2013, Continue reading at the source