Sharron Angle …her words


Sharron Angle VS Harry Reid

June 18, 2010 — Even though our employment situation in Nevada continues to suffer, Sharron Angle has been caught on camera saying she believes those forced onto unemployment are “spoiled” — and that she won’t fight for jobs here in the state of Nevada.

Nevada … VOTE FOR Harry Reid

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Monday mashup &some News


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.”

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C-SPAN …


Sen. Harkin Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) is holding a series of events to mark the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The historical measure is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability, signed by Pres. George H. W. Bush in 1990.The Senator will moderate two panel discussions looking back at the law’s original passage and looking forward to initiatives that fulfill the promises of the ADA. He joined C‑SPAN’s Washington Journal this morning and discussed his reasons for supporting the law.

Also today, President Obama hosts an event at the White House with members of Congress, grassroots leaders and Americans living with disabilities.

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.”

Cmsn. Looks to Solve Challenges with Subcontractors

Today, the Congressionally-mandated Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan examines the risks of relying on subcontractors in combat zones. Commission Co-Chairman Christopher Shays is specifically focusing on “weak oversight by prime contractors, abuse of unskilled foreign laborers, excessive costs,” as well as other ethical and security concerns.

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.

Rebuilding Haiti, rebuilding hope


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When the massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti last January, Jacques Wilkens’ 2-year-old son became a prisoner of his own home.

Using a sledgehammer and his bare hands, Jacques was able to free his frightened son, found lying next to his grandparents — both killed when the house caved in.

In the span of a minute, the quake affected not only the Wilkens’ family, but three million people — destroying homes, cutting off food supplies and safe water and shutting down hospitals and other public services.

Fortunately, the outpouring of public support for relief and recovery efforts was immense, and CARE is proud to be a part of a response that has helped alleviate suffering for hundreds of thousands of people.

But even before the quake, the people of Haiti were among the poorest people in the world. For so many Haitians, every day is a struggle to survive.

The earthquake in Haiti reminds us all of the challenges that poor people all over the world face with hunger, job security, health care and schooling.

CARE works to help empower poor families to build better lives for themselves. This is no easy task — especially in a country as poor as Haiti. Today, one of the most pressing needs is to help families secure a sturdy roof over their heads as the hurricane season is upon them. At the same time, we are looking ahead to the future — reopening schools, helping children traumatized by the disaster, creating jobs and supporting the health of expectant and new mothers.

The forces of nature are out of our control, but we hold the power to strike at the causes of poverty that amplify disasters like the one in Haiti. When you make a gift today, we can help people all over the world get a basic education, earn an income to support their family, prevent gender-based violence, access quality health care and so much more. CARE partners with local families and communities to help them create sustainable solutions to poverty.

While we can’t stop disasters like the Haiti earthquake from happening again, we can join together to help build a brighter future for all. Today, you can make a world of difference with your gift to CARE.

Sincerely,


Melanie Brooks
Emergency Communications Coordinator

Dirty Water Kills; Target’s Anti-Gay Politics?; McDonald’s Unhappy Meals


July 19 – July 25
TOP ACTIONS THIS WEEK

Demand Target Stop Donating to Anti-Gay Politicians

by Michael Jones

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Forget what Timothy Geithner thinks. We want Elizabeth Warren to police Wall Street.

by CREDO Action

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Relief Urgently Needed for Innocent Man on Ohio’s Death Row

by Supporters of Kevin Keith

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THIS WEEK on CHANGE.ORG

Dirty Water Kills

Plus: Target’s Anti-Gay Politics?McDonald’s Unhappy MealsMoms Denied LoansMarijuana Arrest CapitalCocoa Journalists Jailed

Every day, millions of us wake up and turn on the faucet to make our coffee, brush our teeth, or wash our faces. Not for a second do we think this water could be lethal.

Billions of people around the world aren’t as lucky. Since World War II, contaminated water has killed more people around the globe than all wars and other forms of violence combined.

The growing crisis is the result of increased pollution, increased water demand, and the corporate control of water access, making clean water one of the scarcest resources for the world’s poor.

This week we have the rare chance to address this problem head-on. This Wednesday, July 28th, the United Nations General Assembly will debate a historic resolution to recognize safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right. It’s the first time ever that the world’s governing body will debate and vote on the crucial question of water, and it could be the stepping stone toward making access to safe and clean water an international norm.

There’s just one problem. The United States, along with Canada and the United Kingdom, want to kill the vote. Although 190 countries have already affirmed the right to clean water, the most privileged of nations don’t want the responsibility of helping others gain equal access.

But affirming this human right is not just a selfless act. The next world war could easily be fought over water. The world’s great rivers and aquifers don’t obey national borders, and already Israel and Palestine, India and Pakistan, and even the U.S. and Mexico are arguing over water. The crisis in Darfur was in part a war over water.

The U.N. debate over water rights takes place Wednesday, so the window to take action to affirm that access to clean water is a fundamental right is closing. Join us in calling on U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice to support the human right to water without further delay.

For more news and commentary from this week in change, see the summaries from your favorite causes below.

Target’s Anti-Gay Politics? in GAY RIGHTS

Retail giant Target is one of America’s most beloved stores, and one that has a particularly good track record when it comes to gay rights. That’s why it’s especially troubling that the company has funneled $150,000 to a political action committee supporting a candidate in Minnesota with ties to extreme anti-gay groups. That candidate is Tom Emmer, and as Gay Rights blogger Mike Jones points out, Emmer’s friends include a fringe musical group, You Can Run But You Cannot Hide, that has said it’s moral and righteous for religious people to commit violence against gays and lesbians. Is this really the type of politics that Target wants to be supporting? It’s time to send the company a message asking them to explain and seriously reconsider this donation. Read more »

McDonald’s Unhappy Meals in SUSTAINABLE FOOD

If you want to know who is making your kids fat, ask Shrek. Or Barbie. Or Yoda, Darth Vader, and R2-D2. These are the characters McDonald’s uses in its Happy Meals to lure kids into its restaurants. And while the fast food chain does offer Apple Dippers and low-fat milk with its meals, according to an investigation by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), kids are automatically given French fries 93 percent of the time and soda 78 percent of the time. Take action now, and tell McDonald’s to stop using toys to market junk foods to kids. Read more »

Moms Denied Loans in WOMEN’S RIGHTS

Mortgage companies are now equating maternity leave with unemployment, and using it as grounds for immediate disqualification for a home loan. Lenders defend this practice by asserting that women can still get home loans based on their partners’ salaries. This dated mentality assumes that the husband is the primary breadwinner and ignores single moms and women who earn a significant portion of a combined family income. Read more »

Marijuana Arrest Capital in CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Over 30 years ago, New York state decided to decriminalize marijuana. Yet every year, fully 10% of all arrests in New York City are still based on marijuana possession charges. What’s going on? The answer lies in the city’s notorious policy of so-called “stop-and-frisks,” in which police stop people on the street – mostly blacks and Latinos – and ask them to empty their pockets. As Changemaker and Drug Policy Alliance executive director Ethan Nadelmann writes, this kind of policing is not only discriminatory, it also destroys lives. Read more »

Cocoa Journalists Jailed in END HUMAN TRAFFICKING

The cocoa industry is rife with abuses such as forced and child labor, a major problem for chocolate lovers. Investigative journalists who expose these human rights violations are a critical component in the fight to end modern-day slavery, but governments don’t always appreciate their hard work. The international community must stand up for three reporters who have been jailed for exposing their work exposing corruption in the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire; otherwise, it could have a chilling effect on investigative work in the cocoa industry. Read more »

Have a great week,

– The Change.org Team

Congress- back in Session


The Senate Convenes: 3:00pmET July 26, 2010

Following the prayer and pledge, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.3628, a bill to amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit foreign influence in Federal elections, to prohibit government contractors from making expenditures with respect to such elections, and to establish additional disclosure requirements with respect to spending in such elections (DISCLOSE Act)

There will be no roll call votes during Monday’s session of the Senate.

Votes:
There will be no roll call votes on Monday, July 26.

On July 27th after several minutes maybe hours of debate …at 2:45pm roll call vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the DISCLOSE Act (S.3628).

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The next meeting in the House is scheduled for July 26, 2010

CURRENT HOUSE FLOOR PROCEEDINGS
LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JULY 26, 2010
111TH CONGRESS – SECOND SESSION

7:26 P.M. –

SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

7:24 P.M. –

Mr. Duncan requested the following general leaves to address the House on July 30: Mr. Poe of TX for 5 min, Mr. Jones for 5 min, and Ms. Ros-Lehtinen for 5 min.

Mr. Duncan requested the following general leaves to address the House on July 29: Mr. Diaz-Balart, Lincoln of FL for 5 min.

Mr. Duncan requested the following general leaves to address the House on July 28: Mr. Thompson of PA for 5 min, and Mr. Diaz-Balart, Lincoln of FL for 5 min.

Mr. Duncan requested the following general leaves to address the House on July 27: Mr. Cao for 5 min, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen for 5 min, and Mr. Diaz-Balart, Lincoln of FL for 5 min.

7:23 P.M. –

Mr. Cardoza filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 1556.

7:13 P.M. –

ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

H. Con. Res. 304:

The title of this measure is not available

7:12 P.M. –

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

Considered as privileged matter.

H.R. 3101:

to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to emerging Internet Protocol-based communication and video programming technologies in the 21st Century

7:11 P.M. –

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 348 – 23 (Roll no. 469).

7:01 P.M. –

Considered as unfinished business.

H. Res. 1504:

recognizing and honoring the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

6:42 P.M. –

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 377 – 0 (Roll no. 468).

6:34 P.M. –

Considered as unfinished business.

H.R. 1320:

to amend the Federal Advisory Committee Act to increase the transparency and accountability of Federal advisory committees, and for other purposes

6:33 P.M. –

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 250 – 124 (Roll no. 467).

6:03 P.M. –

Considered as unfinished business.

6:02 P.M. –

Pursuant to clause 8, rule XX, the Speaker postponed until a time to be announced, the roll call vote on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to H.Res. 1543, which was ordered on Monday, July 26, 2010.

6:01 P.M. –

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of motions to suspend the rules which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

6:00 P.M. –

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 26.

5:00 P.M. –

The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:00 P.M. today.

H.R. 1320:

to amend the Federal Advisory Committee Act to increase the transparency and accountability of Federal advisory committees, and for other purposes

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

4:48 P.M. –

DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1320.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

Ms. Norton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.

H. Res. 1525:

honoring the 50th anniversary of the publication of “To Kill a Mockingbird”, a classic American novel authored by Nelle Harper Lee of Monroeville, Alabama

4:47 P.M. –

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

4:30 P.M. –

DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1525.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

Ms. Norton moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Con. Res. 226:

supporting the observance of “Spirit of ’45 Day”

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

4:19 P.M. –

DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 226.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

Ms. Norton moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Con. Res. 275:

expressing support for designation of the week beginning on the second Sunday of September as Arts in Education Week

4:17 P.M. –

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

4:06 P.M. –

DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Con. Res. 275.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Polis (CO) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.

H. Res. 1456:

congratulating the University of Dayton men’s basketball team for winning the 2010 National Invitation Tournament basketball championship

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Agreed to by voice vote.

3:57 P.M. –

DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1456.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Polis (CO) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Res. 1543:

honoring the educational significance of Dr. Jane Goodall’s work on this the 50th anniversary of the beginning of her work in Tanzania, Africa

3:56 P.M. –

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

3:49 P.M. –

DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1543.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Polis (CO) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution.

H. Res. 1058:

honoring and praising the Sojourn to the Past organization on the occasion of its 10th anniversary

3:48 P.M. –

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

3:41 P.M. –

DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1058.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Polis (CO) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.

3:40 P.M. –

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 26.

3:31 P.M. –

The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

H.R. 3101:

to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to emerging Internet Protocol-based communication and video programming technologies in the 21st Century

3:30 P.M. –

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:56 P.M. –

DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3101.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Markey (MA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.

2:55 P.M. –

The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on July 26, 2010 at 10:21 a.m. stating that that body had disagreed to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the text of H.R. 4899. The message also stated that the Senate had passed H.R. 4684 without amendment.

H. Res. 1504:

recognizing and honoring the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

2:54 P.M. –

At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

2:22 P.M. –

DEBATE – The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 1504.

Considered under suspension of the rules.

Mr. Polis (CO) moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended.

2:21 P.M. –

The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until 6:00 p.m. today.

2:20 P.M. –

Mr. Olver filed a report from the Committee on Appropriations on H.R. 5850.

2:05 P.M. –

ONE MINUTE SPEECHES – The House proceeded with one minute speeches.

H. Res. 1555:

permitting individuals to be admitted to the Hall of the House in order to document the improved accessibility of the Hall of the House

2:04 P.M. –

Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

Considered as privileged matter.

2:03 P.M. –

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – The Chair designated Mr. Kennedy to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

2:02 P.M. –

The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.

2:01 P.M. –

Today’s prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Daniel Coughlin.

2:00 P.M. –

The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 26.

12:31 P.M. –

The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.

MORNING-HOUR DEBATE – The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.

12:30 P.M. –

The Speaker designated the Honorable Laura Richardson to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

The House convened, starting a new legislative day.