Today the President will host an event at the White House with members of Congress, Grassroots leaders and Americans with disabilities to recognize the Americans with Disabilities Act on its 20th Anniversary.
The end of July is quickly coming and as we, all wait for the judge in Arizona to decide against the DOJ or for it, people who might be undocumented or have family that are have joined what is being called in the News as a massive exodus out of Arizona. The Governor portrays SB1070 and others are pushing it as a safe neighborhood thing allowing the police to stop people based on “reasonable suspicion” which is also something that is so vague that it can be interpreted in many ways. The people against SB1070 have planned rallies, protests, and a march well ahead of this highly questionable move to get what some call illegal immigrants out of Arizona. The law if implemented will be legal and scheduled to take effect July 29, 2010 and we can all say let the legal racial profiling begin. If anyone has heard driving while black, walking etc… it happens, we all know someone who has experienced it and bad things can happen when assumption or biased feelings take over… the undocumented will be thrown in jail and deported, hopefully without violence… people who have been here for decades should have the right to that path to citizenship McCain use to talk about.
Other things that should have a person say what? are reports that people on the Gulf Coast are on the one hand extremely upset about the BP disaster, upset they are not getting their money, upset that eleven people died when the Deep Horizon oil rig exploded but on the other hand people are even more mad at President Obama, why? in his administrations attempt to make sure they were pro-active by placing a moratorium on deep oil drilling which was overturned by a judge who has investments in oil stock himself are still upset with the President because of the moratorium. It is me or does this give you the creeps? I have the creeps just thinking about the various people listed saying one thing on the various interviews a couple of major people who are actually saying very bad things about our President behind the backs of Americans. I am not happy about what i heard though it would be a great thing if the right people heard the story that i heard and do more research because the people in Louisiana specifically that leader in Plaquemines Parish, somebody needs to be talked to. Its one thing to be a conservative but the story reads like a bunch of people who feel safety is just a cliché, Profits before the People is definitely their way of life, and no one should stand in the way of that. I wonder if anyone else hears this stuff and understands it as crazy logic or maybe it is just a bunch of ungrateful people willing to take a risk, a bet against safety for profits or as this one group seems to think jobs. It is beyond me to understand how safety should be put on the back burner. It is even more confusing that the behavior of these people who this President tried to help out clearly lack adult behavior or maybe they are under conservative brain-washing by some in my opinion stupid Republican politicians or people on the right stirring up trouble. The quiet storm of people on the right who need the governments help, who need this Administrations help have been outed by a couple of people and hopefully someone will find the big guy from Plaquemines Parish and grill him. The idea of a Republican or conservative smiling at the President while talking smack about him behind his back is not new but what is disturbing is the nonsense coming from the people who live on the Gulf Coast. Is it so hard to understand that safety should be first, that people died and that information regarding any contingency plans, emergency plans just were not good enough and or failed to be implemented because oilrig workers stated reports of problems were ignored.
The race-baiting ways of folks like Breitbart or fox news and others like them probably will continue but it is in all of our best interest to see it, report it and make sure the correct people take responsibility for their actions. I do not feel Andrew or Fox News has taken enough responsibility for what happened to the following: ACORN, VannJones, ShirleySherrod, and the new BLK Panther story…the facts are out there and in this year of an unstable financial system a Senate of Republicans stalling and blocking legislation that will help all Americans not just a select few… race has been a tool of ethnic division by folks on the right willing to bring down the governing party. While some are gullible those of us who tune into the nonsense everyday will see the logic through the trees of noise to vote and continue to keep Republicans out of office so that America will have a chance to get back on top again.
Other News …
**Hundreds of native Indians took Brazilian workers hostage
**JKUSA will be live in Arizona on Wednesday
**Obama will be on The View on Thursday
**Tancredo will run for Governor in Co
**Iran sends letter to nuclear watchdog group to restart talks
**Protests are planned ahead of SB1070 decision
**Seattle, WA A week after passing a measure that would allow voters to decide in November whether they want to pay a higher sales tax to support public safety, the Council passed an amended ordinance that would include funding for replacing the aging juvenile facility.By CHRIS GRYGIEL SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF
**Wyclef Jean considers running for President of Haiti
**New homes sales rebound 24%
**President Obama would veto legislation to suspend the “EPA’s plans to write new climate change rules,” a White House official said Friday. Led by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), the coal-state proposals would “block the EPA’s authority for two years” and would “undercut what is widely seen as Obama’s alternative climate policy.”
Sen. Harkin Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act
Also today, President Obama hosts an event at the White House with members of Congress, grassroots leaders and Americans living with disabilities.
Omaha World-Hearald: Harkin Hails….
Documents Detail Afghan War, Allege Pakistan Aiding Insurgents
More than 91,000 leaked military records and diplomatic reports appear to detail U.S. operations in Afghanistan since 2004, including covert missions and indications of support for al Qaeda and the Taliban by Pakistan’s intelligence services. The documents were released Sunday by WikiLeaks.org and had been previously shared with the New York Times and newspapers in Britain and Germany. The White House condemned the release as “irresponsible”and said it could “put the lives of Americans and our partners at risk.”
Washington Journal: Reporter Update (Mon.)
Report: Afghan War Diary White House Reaction NY Times: The War Logs AP: Leaks provide ground-level account of war
Cmsn. Looks to Solve Challenges with Subcontractors
Co-Chairman Michael Thibault points to the lack of knowledge of the amount of subcontractor employees as a sign of a much larger issue.
“Without good subcontract control by prime contractors and good oversight by the government, we risk not only wasting money, but also depriving our troops of support they need,” said Thibault.
Subcontractors, those who enter a contract to perform duties of federally-hired contractors, make up at least a third of the roughly 200,000 contractor employees in Iraq and Afghanistan. The federal government has faced challenges with subcontractor employees because it has no direct contractual relationship with them, leading to inadequate federal oversight of who they are and what they do.