Thursday, April 30, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight activists protesting the expulsion of aid groups in
Darfur have been arrested in front of the Sudanese Embassy in Washington.
Humanitarian leaders and U.S. lawmakers, including Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison and Maryland Rep. Donna Edwards, were led away from the embassy in handcuffs Monday after crossing a police line.
The activists are urging world leaders to take a stand against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's decision to expel 16 aid agencies from Darfur.
Ellison says it is wrong to deny aid to what he calls "the most vulnerable people on our planet."
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
My example? Say what you will, make a joke of it, but talk about the current policy that hasn't ever worked. My husband suffered for several years through chemo before he died last year. His type of cancer would have benefited from the use of medical Marijuana. nuff said...
My money? Well sort of…
Friday, April 17, 2009
When you read things like Minnesota's towns and citeis having to cut police departments and eliminate whole forces...well two things come to mind…
- The Wild West…hide your women and keep the kids inside…and
- Pawlenty’s budget create more serious issues than it solves.
The solution to the budget crisis should cause more problems than it currently causes..that's why leadership and common sense decisions are so important right now...Pawlenty obviously isn't up to the task.
Per the Star Tribune "When Governor Tim Pawlenty announced his budget proposal, the City of Elko New Market took a hit—a big hit. The small city outside of Lakeville stands to lose $105,492 in Local Government Aid for 2009 (which is a 29% cut in their LGA) and $260,609 in 2010 (which is a 60% cut in their LGA) under the governor’s plan. This is on top of the $71,916 the city lost as part of the governor’s unallotment.
The city’s budget concerns grew, and on Thursday, April 9th—in part due to these concerns—the city council voted to dissolve their police department. With “fresh graffiti, no cops and lots of questions” in the city, yesterday’s Star Tribune reports on how the community is struggling with the elimination of the police department."
Hmm....How you going to convince residents in these towns to pay their local taxes...I sure would be asking why pay when we don't get basic services for safety.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
BTW, I take my tea with milk and honey...stop by sometime...I'll pull out some biscuits, we'll talk-)
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Ross is a long time supporter of Palin. However, Ross is also very colorful in a far right way... To recap his past he appears to be a bigot (homosexuals, women, blacks, other minorities), hates environmentalist, doesn't have issues associating with hate groups like the KKK, and supports terrorist groups like anti government militias...
Wonder is Rep. Bachman would find Ross anti-American for his belief in anti government militias? Wonder if she's 'very concerned' about the company that Sarah Palin is keeping?
In related 'Sore Loser' news, Norm Coleman announced plans to appeal the decision with the Minnesota Supreme Court which will further delay seating Minnesota's Senator Elect Al Franken. Really Norm? Give it up!
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
And talking about laughing...Baaahahahahha from MNDU… Norm Coleman is Monty Python's Black Knight from "The Holy Grail"….only he’s not funny…how many ways does Norm have to be told? Enjoy!
To me, background checks, waiting periods, and trigger locks are being responsible. After all, you can still have a gun, you just have to follow protocols make gun ownership safer for all of us. Seems pretty reasonable and responsible.
Conversely, the NRA, a massive political organization with direct financial ties to weapons manufacturers, consider only gun ownership…as responsible. They characterize anything else as an censure. Their motivation is not constitutional rights but they use that as their marketing tool to manipulate a stupid public. Because of this, local police can be ‘out gunned’ by criminals, and wackos can easily obtain weapons used in mass killings…
Since March 10, there have been eight rampages that have claimed 57 lives. Each of the gunmen were legally entitled to wield the weapons they open fired with…nice…. A killing brought to you by your rights to bear arms..
I’m not advocating we take guns away or stop selling them, but I am saying lets get protections in place before we’re all puppets of the weapon masters who see us as nothing more than wallets and targets.
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
Naturally the Coleman (aka The Sore Loser) will continue his mission of keeping Minnesotans from having adequate representation by filing in MN Supreme Court. If Coleman really cared about the voters he's take a step back and allow us to have two representatives while difficult decisions are being made in WA, DC that affects all Minnesotans.
Besides making Minnesota look like loons by her far right ideology, strange behavior and radical comments, she doesn’t represent the needs of her constituents…According to The Minnesota Independent, Bachmann’s 6th district has a higher foreclosure rate than districts in the rest of the state….but she voted against foreclosure relief…five times!
So who are these folks? Do they just not read the news or watch TV? I really want to know why someone would vote for her?
K it's a stretch...grateful dead sticker isn't a bachmann sticker...tg!
Monday, April 06, 2009
Description: Well this speaks for itself...Included are Patrick, Squidworth, Mr.Crabs, SpongeBob and Gary.
Description: The idea was to recreate an iconic, distilled image that captures the woes of the Great Depression. Historically thematic, yet relevant to today's uncertain economic climate. These peeps find themselves in dire straits, waiting in a soup line, below a billboard that promises a much different version of the American Dream.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
My prediction: Al will be seated within a few weeks.
As it now stands, Franken leads Republican incumbent Norm Coleman by 312 votes. Coleman has challenged the results to the Minnesota's Supreme Court with the hearing scheduled for June 1. However this election is all over except for the Coleman crying and delaying.
Coleman and the Rushpublicants will probably insist on taking it to the Feds (say weren’t they “State’s Rights” people just yesterday?)…after all it's not about winning but delaying. And that will put Governor TPaw in the awkward position of either certifying Al Franken and pissing off his righto base or not certifying and piss of the majority of Minnesotans. (again...where's the party of state rights?). Either way it's a lose:lose for TPaw.
So look for Senator Al Franken representing you as soon as Coleman et al determine that they truly are the biggest losers.
"If you expected a GOP alternative to the failed policies of the past that got our country into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, then I have two words for you: April Fool's,"