I grew up reading comic books wanting to be a superhero. Comics taught me that those who speak the truth are heroes, all the rest are liars.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Team Coleman Turns Goofy

It's early in the campaign season and already 'Team Coleman' is showing signs of stress. At Minneosta Campaign Report Joe Bodell posts up a recent response from the Coleman camp that says "left-wing, liberal, Al Franken bloggers are as goofy...". Hmm...is everything bad that happens to Coleman a result of bloggers ala Al Franken? And what would goofy say to their reference?

If Norm gets a tooth ache is that because of us? And if Norm's wife was 'green screened' because they don't spend time together in the kitchen (or anywhere else from what I hear!) is that the fault of bloggers. I think not.
Given this over-the-top characterization from Team Coleman...well I quote another writer by saying "Methinks the lady doth protest too much".

Kersten ReDux

When I read Kersten's editoral on teaching sex education in Ruskin middle school...well it left me speechless. Really I didn't know even where to begin it contained so many false assumptions and conclusions.
Her arguement was that the school's sex education program was scientifically correct, and therefore too harmful to those that want to pull their shirts over their heads pretend we live in the 1800's. (This is the part where I say I'm exaggerating... but I'm not!)

Fortunately Across the Great Divide wasn't left stunned and speechless. Go ahead take a peek (it won't grow hair on your palms...er at least it hasn't so far!)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

No Minnesota Values For John Kline

Would a fiscal conservative allow billions of American tax money to go missing or be mismanaged? The answer is no but Congressman John Kline has. While Kline has been in office we've seen one scandal after another regarding the Iraq war. Mr. 'stay the course' Kline continues with his unwavering support of Bush's failed policies and questionable dealings while ignoring rampant abuse.

Add to this picture of wanton waste of American resources and money in Iraq is Rep. John Kline's refusal to support projects that would improve the lives of Minnesotans. Under Kline's watch we've seen billions spent on this war with little or no accountability and massive abuses.

Maybe it's time to look at someone more aligned with our Minnesota values. Someone who understands our elected congressman should work for us and not big corporations that underwrite his campaign.

“When it comes to Iraq, John Kline is handing over blank checks. When it comes to Minnesota’s needs, he’s nowhere to be found.” - Second Congressional Candidate Steve Sarvi.

What Every Mother Wants

Wow, by any mother including myself...

It's funny how much value the 'far right' puts on having fetuses saved but then completely loses it when it comes to providing for their needs and safety once they are children. John McCain is no different by wanting to commit our children to their war.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Mixing Oil And Water

"Oil Industry Cheers McCain's Energy Policies". 'Enuff said...really we can't afford 'more of the same' from another Bush's boy. Despite record profits and executive pay in the oil industry, McCain isn't willing to cut back on Big Oil’s windfall profits and tax breaks. McCain already has proposed giving $3.8 billion more in tax breaks to Big Oil and has voted to protect their profits. Shouldn't McCain be voting for what we want? Think about it...

By contrast here's the change...
"This campaign is about building a different kind of politics. We don't take money from Washington lobbyists or special-interest political action committees. Instead, we have a base of more than 1.5 million individual donors who ensure that this campaign answers to no one but the people."

Monday, June 16, 2008

Draft Ciresi?!

Ya right...draft someone who couldn't muster enough support to stay in the race til the endorsement...Oh sure, he could self fund, but it's hard to show you have support without...supporters!

Which leads us to speculate on the Draft Ciresi website...Inquirering minds want to know...sore DFL losers? GOPers trying to peal away support from Franken? or the insane? (personally I think is door number 3!)

From day one the republican bloggers have attacked Franken...daily sometimes hourly. They know they are in trouble with Coleman and they also know Franken can take him down...even if he has to overcoming the pitiful draft Ciresi website...too lame.

Friday, June 13, 2008

There Must Be 50 Ways To Vote Republican

Well I've heard just about every reason someone might vote republican...but the video provided more reasons...

Spread the word!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Norm Coleman's PACing The Deck

To date Norm Coleman has raised more money than Al Franken due partly because Franken just last week received the Democratic endorsement but it’s also partly because Norm Coleman is brought and paid for by special interest PACs.

Individual Contributions:
Al Franken 97 %
Norm Coleman 75%

PAC Contriibutions:
Al Franken 2%
Norm Coleman 20%

The high amount of special interest money to Norm Coleman’s campaign comes from health care groups (wonder why we don’t have health care reform?), and energy companies (why yes oil is $4 a gallon now while oil companies have record profits and are exempt from many taxes!), and big banks (reaping record profits while homeowners face record forclosures).

And all the above is just the lighter side of Norm’s money source: Coleman is connected to shadowy soft money from dubious sources with even dirtier campaign tactics…

Senator Coleman won’t be easy to beat because he has a pattern of deception when it comes to his campaigning. Fortunately Minnesotans expect more from their elected officials than the kind of underhanded smoke screen of money and resources that Norm’s campaign is accepting. Coleman has spent his whole Senate as Bush’s lap dog funded by special and corporate interests. He’s closely linked to PACs that specialize in ‘swiftboatering’ others… fortunately Minnesotans now have a choice in Al Franken.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Support Steve Sarvi

In recent months I've been juggling work, friends, politics and a terminally ill family member. It's been stressful most the time and sad all of the time. But it brought home our need for elected officials that will fight for the basic needs of every Minnesotan. Our economic security shouldn't be jeoparized when a family member is ill. The health of families is the health of the community and ultimately the state and country.

Healthcare is a necessity, education is a necessity, and transportion is a necessity. Without these basic needs met, no-one has security.

Steve Sarvi gets this. As the endorsed second congressional district candidate he'll fight for our basic rights. Sarvi knows that it's not enough to say you support service men and women, you have to show it by voting to fund their benefits. He knows that for each dollar spend in early childhood education, there's a seven dollar pay off later on. He knows that bridges shouldn't fall down for no reason.

Support change, support Steve Sarvi.

“... in Minnesota, there are certain things we just don’t do. We don’t leave our children a country and a world that’s in worse shape than when we inherited it." -Steve Sarvi, May 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Enough Said

"I will be speaking on Saturday about how together we can rally the party behind Senator Obama. The stakes are too high and the task before us too important to do otherwise.

I know as I continue my lifelong work for a stronger America and a better world, I will turn to you for the support, the strength, and the commitment that you have shown me in the past 16 months. And I will always keep faith with the issues and causes that are important to you.

In the past few days, you have shown that support once again with hundreds of thousands of messages to the campaign, and again, I am touched by your thoughtfulness and kindness. I can never possibly express my gratitude, so let me say simply, thank you. Sincerely, Hillary Rodham Clinton"

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Money To Burn

No wonder we don't always get what we want like universal healthcare or functioning bridges?$75 Million could rebuilt a few bridges and that’s just what was spent in April 2008…Taken altogether it looks like this:

April 2008 Total Receipts for Presidential Campaign

Obama $31,922,904.74
Clinton $26,911,626.98

Some believe that the nominees need to raise $500 million apiece to compete. Building toward that end - in 2007 the presidential candidates raised a combined half a billion dollars! Tell me again about how they are fiscal conservatives? Yeah right, they are but the system isn’t.

We’ve demanded campaign finance reform, isn’t it time our leaders provide it? Merely raising the topic doesn’t fix it. It’s essential to replace the current system with one that reflects all the great values and standards we want from our elected leaders…like the ability to be fiscally conservative.

I know, currently you have to spend the money to win…but in the process we all lose. Now you really must excuse me, I need to wash, just talking about it made me feel dirty.

Monday, June 02, 2008

He's Rockin in Heaven Now

Seen Bo live twice, once in 1970 and then 1990...both were unforgettable. Heaven must be rockin' today.