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What happened last night? Romney got away with murder on middle class. No mention about 47%, No mention about Bain Capital, No mention “I like to fire people”, No challenging him on his Tax returns, no challenging Romney about shipping jobs overseas, No challenge on his investment in Cayenne Island, No going after him about his Romney Care. Millionaire tax cuts. How about Romney advocating to go

to war with Iran? No mention, nothing, Zero.
What happened to President Obama? Why did he look that flat? Why did he look so dehydrated? Why wasn’t he looking at Romney, and ask him questions about his flip flopping on issues? Why did he let Romney walk on him like that, without punching back? Could it be that, the president was dealing with some foreign policy issues during the day? Why did the president accept to have his first debate on his wedding day anniversary?
I mean Romney has said stupid stuff, and yet the president just stood there and said nothing about Romney’s record. The philosophical approach does not work when your opponent is taking you in a mud slide fight.
When somebody punches you hard, change your stance and punch harder. Romney is sitting on so many time bombs and yet, the president did not challenge Romney on any of his flip flopping stances. The mistake Democrats are making, is assuming all Americans are savvy, and know what’s going on.
Mr. President, your campaign advisor said Americans know the truth, and I am saying no they don’t. Many are not interested in reading long essays, or going to read on your website. They are babies. They need to be fed porridge every morning.
Not many people follow the blogs, or stick to a television set. A debate is a huge thing, and should not be underplayed. Many Voters wait for that moment, and President Obama just brought back Romney back in the race. He should have finished him off, by asking him to explain himself about the 47% remarks, About Bain Capital, and about how he, Romney was part of shipping jobs overseas. Again what happened to President Obama last night? I still do not trust Romney with the middle class and immigrants. So even if he shined on the first debate, having experience with Christ Christie, taught me a lesson not to trust anything that comes out of a Republican mouth.
 
 
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It is Easter Weekend Saturday, nice and sunny, warm about 70 degrees. I am at the Democrats Head quarters doing my volunteer work. I am hanging out in the office with a good companion, my dog Smokey.

What is going on in NJ 5th District – Warren County?
This year Democrats candidates are running for office;
Tod Theise, who ran for office as a democrat freeholder candidate against Angelo Acceturo, is running for US Congress in NJ district 5 against the GOP ” god” Scott Garrett who votes “NO” on every policy that benefits the middle class.
Tammy Smith, who ran last year for NJ assembly in the 23rd district, is running for Surrogate and Robert Gara is running for Sheriff.
I call these candidates “brave hearts.”
On the other hand, the GOP opposition is going crazy with their Tea party rallies against the Health Care. A Tea Party Rally is scheduled for April 10 2010 at 10.00AM in Warren County headed by State Senator Mike Doherty.

See what we are up to in Christie’s base counties

Doherty ( R-Warren-, Hunterdon) and assembly woman Alison Littell McHose are calling on New Jersey attorney General Paula Dow to join attorneys in other 14 states in a lawsuit against Health Care which was signed into law last week claiming it is unconstitutional. No republican in either house of congress and senate supported the bill.

HYPOCRICY: GOP Spending is Not Wasteful until Democrats Spends.
Now try to match the two. Saturday is a Tea party Rally against health care in Warren County, at the same time,  GOP- Warren county Board of  freeholders approved the $7.3 million for the purchase of 445 Marshall street in Phillipsburg and some renovations on the existing Warren county community College. For clarity sake, I am pro- education, and I welcome any expansion to Warren County College, because this will benefit our students who are future leaders.
..But what I have a problem with, is the hypocrisy of the Grand Obstruction Party, who wants to have it both ways. This is the state with a Republican governor who is panting over Democrats spending and cutting all state education Aid.

His Budget cuts has also led to the closure of  Psychiatric Hospital.

Along with other cuts announced , Gov. Chris Christie called for closing the 310-bed hospital with about 600 employees in Lebanon Township by June 2011. Many have called this as a reckless move by Govenor Chris Christie.

Also, last week Christie was in montclair addressing high school student at Montclair high school, explaining himself out why he is cutting education funding. Here is the GOP governor talking to students last week. Remember essex county is highly dominated by Democrats, and that is where he targeted most of his cuts. Not Warren County.

WEST ORANGE — “Facing a dramatic cut in state aid, West Orange schools plan to lay off 84 staff members, including 33 teachers, to make up the difference.”

In Warren County ( Christie’s base) the project worth $7.3 Million just got approved, at the same time, this is the same GOP County and tea party groups who are protesting the government for passing health care , while their GOP governor Christie, is crying foul over the state deficit.
Is  this the same governor who will pay for half the price of the approved Project in Warren County?

 Are Christie’s cuttings only targeted in the heavily Democrat populated counties? What is this game about?
It is ok for GOP to spend, but it is not ok when it is a Democrat coming up with any type of project. This is hypocritical, or should I say playing double standards to win voter support on both sides?

This is where I have a problem with GOP leadership it is all about bulling people;

Christie is still out fighting the teachers in NJ, what I find troubling is. Why can’t he fight his own base as well? How can Chris Christie look into people ‘s eyes and say he is trying to balance the deficit by cutting spending , when his base is benefiting, by advocating for the rich?

 According to the Warren County Reporter and express times, the $7.3 million project will be financed by the bond ordinance, and half of the project will be financed by the state, since the state is responsible for the debt service on bond through the chapter 12 state funding program, which was created to help finance facilities at county colleges since colleges are not permitted to take on debt. Hmmm.

What is wrong with this picture? Closing the hospital, and substuting it for something else that can wait until the state is out of recession?

Listen Tea Bags; you cannot have it both ways.
I love Warren County; especially living in the midst of the opposition is so much fun.


 

Does it mean American women is 49 states are proving themselves to be intangled into gender issues, than the most pressing issues in this country at this momnent? Well, folks open your eyes and see what the women close to Sarah are saying. He may be a reformer to you, but listen to the horses mouth.

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Alaska Women Rally Against Palin And Are Threatened


Sunday digest

Sept 14 2008

Writen By: Guerilla Media Xchange and Bilia

McCain And Palin Proud of Iraq war. Is It a war really to be proud of?

During an August 5, 2007 GOP Presidential debate televised on ABC Television, John McCain stated that, “it’s naive to say that we will never use nuclear weapons.”  This objectively terrifying comment fell by the wayside as McCain plummeted in the polls and seemed an electoral afterthought after Giuliani, Romney and even Huckabee ascended as leading candidates.  Now that the maverick Senator from Grand Canyon country has risen from the ashes to stand as the Republican candidate for President, this statement assumes a new and exigent relevance to the American people.

Even the most cursory examination of McCain’s pathology clearly indicates that he is both practically and ethically predisposed to do so.  When asked about whether evil exists and, if so, how should it be addressed at the Saddleback Forum, John McCain answered without hesitation “yes” and “it must be defeated.”  Trust me.  He was talking in terms of military might, not effectual fervent prayer.  This is classic John McCain.  He tends to see things in black and white.  He has neither the time nor the patience for nuance.  As evidenced by the summary selection process by which he selected his running mate (not to mention his second wife Cindy), the former bomber pilot assesses the situation in short order and takes instantaneous action.  Factor in a temper so volatile that McCain’s fellow GOP Senator and longtime friend Thad Cochran felt compelled as a matter of conscience to warn the voting public of his volcanic demeanor and you can see disaster looming just over the horizon.  

Try as he may to assume the role of heir apparent to the Reagan legacy, make no mistake – McCain is no Ronald Reagan in matters of war and peace.  For all Reagan’s public bluster, his actions proved time and again that he was committed at his core to winning the Cold war through economic and ideological means.  In McCain’s case, it is just the opposite.  At his core, he is still at war with both himself and his former captors.  His attempts to dialogue about reconciliation with our enemies are at best strained.  Yet his eyes dance with a manic glee and he is never at a loss for words when discussing the success of the surge.  It is instructive to ask yourself how many times McCain has mentioned the word “war” while on the campaign trail.  Then ask yourself how many times he has uttered the word “peace” during this same period.  The result of this accounting is as lopsided as it is valid in predicting McCain’s bloody path as President.

As if this preexisting appetite for destruction wasn’t enough cause for concern, consider that the Bush administration has shepherded the development of a new generation of what they call “usable nukes.”  According to former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter, these new weapons are far more limited in scope than their Cold War predecessors.  The existing policy governing their use provides that in the event of an imminent significant loss of American troops in the field, usable nukes may be delivered to stop advancing enemy forces.  As Ritter points out, the potential consequences of letting the nuclear genie out of the bottle are disastrous.  Our enemies would almost certainly retaliate in kind and we could expect the unthinkable – a nuclear attack on our nation’s soil.  To most Americans, the concept of usable nukes is oxymoronic at best.  To John McCain, this concept represents a more efficient means to achieve a swifter victory.  

Moving on to McCain’s better-half, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, we are presented with a commensurately combustible ingredient for our Armageddon goulash.  Despite the fact that this self-styled “pit bull with lipstick” has been portrayed as a paragon of Christian orthodoxy, Palin is steeped in a particular brand of end-times theology that views a nuclear holocaust as not only inevitable, but a fulfillment of God’s plan for Christ’s return.  Her pastor has spoken and written extensively on this topic, going so far as to proclaim that Alaska has a crucial role as a refuge for those believers caught up in the coming conflagration.  As an Evangelical Christian, I have met, confronted and ultimately walked away in abject disgust from far too many such types.  

Alaska Women Reject Sarah Palin Rally in Anchorage

Let me be clear – this cultic teaching has absolutely nothing to do with Christ’s call to his people to live in peace with their fellow man and love their neighbors as themselves.  Quite the opposite, it is little more than a cheap charade to justify all manner of nonsense from radical societal separation along racial lines to a cottage literary industry that has spewed forth reams of mediocre futuristic fiction.  Theology notwithstanding, it lends definition to Palin’s world view — a view that can be distilled down into the bumper sticker sloagan “kill’em all and let God sort it out.”  

The unpalatable truth that cries out for telling is that end-timers like Sarah Palin share a uniquely disturbing similarity with the most maligned factions in the Islamic community.  No less than Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has made it clear that he envisions a horrific conflagration with the West as the catalyst for raising the legendary “Twelfth Imam” out of the well in which he has been hiding for over a millennium.  Upon the Imam’s return, the world will be shown the true path of Islam and order will be restored.  The thought of two theological dead-enders like Palin and Ahmadinejad attempting to negotiate a peaceful outcome to the ongoing Iranian nuclear dispute is inconceivable.  More likely, they would end up locked in mortal combat to see which one of them could best hasten God’s will for the destruction of humanity.    

And in the mind of John Mccain as president is more wars

A McCain/Palin victory this November puts in play personal pathologies and theological imperatives that bring our nation closer to a nuclear holocaust than ever before.  Paraphrasing McCain’s own broadside to Barack Obama’s patriotism, American voters must ask themselves the following question: whether a McCain/Palin administration would rather win a war they are losing than avert nuclear annihilation of a significant segment of humanity.  In all honesty, I can’t answer this question in the negative with any degree of confidence.  And that is one among many reasons why I cannot in good conscience give them my vote.

 


Palin E-Mails Show Intense Interest in Trooper’s Penalty

By James V. Grimaldi and Karl Vick
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, September 4, 2008; A27

 

EAGLE RIVER, Alaska, Sept. 3 — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the running mate for GOP presidential candidate John McCain, wrote e-mails that harshly criticized Alaska state troopers for failing to fire her former brother-in-law and ridiculed an internal affairs investigation into his conduct.

The e-mails were shown to The Washington Post by a former public safety commissioner, Walter Monegan, who was fired by Palin in July. Monegan has given copies of the e-mails to state ethics investigators to support his contention that he was dismissed for failing to fire Trooper Mike Wooten, who at the time was feuding with Palin’s family.

“This trooper is still out on the street, in fact he’s been promoted,” said a Feb. 7, 2007, e-mail sent from Palin’s personal Yahoo account and written to give Monegan permission to speak on a violent-crime bill before the state legislature.

“It was a joke, the whole year long ‘investigation’ of him,” the e-mail said. “This is the same trooper who’s out there today telling people the new administration is going to destroy the trooper organization, and that he’d ‘never work for that b****’, Palin’.)”

Asked about the e-mails, Palin’s campaign spokeswoman, Maria Comella, said that Palin was merely alerting officials to potential threats to her family and that there is no evidence that Palin ever ordered Wooten to be fired.

“Let’s be clear, Governor Palin has done nothing wrong and is an open book in this process. Mr. Monegan even stated himself that no one ever told him to fire anyone, period,” Comella said later in a statement. “The Governor was rightly expressing concern about Mr. Wooten.”

Palin is under investigation by a bipartisan state legislative body that was authorized last month to look into whether Palin pressured Monegan to force Wooten from the state police force and whether his failure to do so led to his dismissal.

Palin had promised to cooperate with the legislative inquiry, but this week moved to change the jurisdiction of the case to the state personnel board, which Palin appoints. Her attorney, Thomas V. Van Flein, who was hired last month, challenged the jurisdiction of Stephen Branchflower, the retired prosecutor hired to investigate and report back to the legislature by the last week of October.

When Palin entered the governor’s office in late 2006, Wooten already had been reprimanded, reassigned and suspended for five days for incidents reported by Palin’s family. They had filed complaints in April 2005 after her younger sister’s marriage fell apart and the couple battled in a bitter child-custody dispute.

Palin has said previously that she discussed Wooten with Monegan only in the context of security concerns for the family. Monegan has said that Palin never directly told him to fire Wooten but that the message was clearly conveyed through repeated messages from Palin, her husband and three members of her Cabinet.

“To allege that I, or any member of my family . . . directed disciplinary action be taken against any employee of the Department of Public Safety, is, quite simply, outrageous,” Palin said in a statement in mid-July after Monegan’s dismissal.

In August, Palin acknowledged that “pressure could have been perceived to exist, although I have only now become aware of it.”

During an interview here Wednesday, Monegan said that as Alaska’s top law enforcement official, he took his duties seriously. “I would willingly die for the governor, but I would never lie for her,” he said.

He showed The Post two e-mails he received from Palin, but he declined to give copies. The first e-mail came on Feb. 7, 2007, after the governor’s husband, Todd, met with Monegan to press the case for disciplinary action against Wooten. Palin’s family had accused the trooper of shooting a cow moose without a permit, Tasering his stepson, and drinking while driving a trooper vehicle. After her husband met with Monegan, Palin followed up with a phone call to Monegan.

In that first e-mail, sent a few weeks after the meeting, Palin encouraged Monegan to testify for a bill that would require 99-year sentences for police officers found guilty of murder. “For police officers to violate the public trust is a grave, grave violation — in my opinion. We have too many examples lately of cops and troopers who violate the public trust. DPS has come across as merely turning a blind eye or protecting that officer, seemingly ‘for the good of the brotherhood’.”

She cited Wooten’s case as an example of violating the public trust. She recounted his transgressions, beginning with the killing of the cow moose using a permit obtained by his wife. Molly McCann, who uses her name from a previous marriage, was with Wooten at the time.

“He’s still bragging about it in my hometown and after another cop confessed to witnessing the kill, the trooper was ‘investigated’ for over a year and merely given a slap on the wrist,” the e-mail said. “Though he’s out there arresting people today for the same crime!”

“He threatened to kill his estranged wife’s parent, refused to be transferred to rural Alaska and continued to disparage Natives in words and tone, he continues to harass and intimidate his ex. — even after being slapped with a restraining order that was lifted when his supervisors intervened,” the e-mail said. “He threatens to always be able to come out on top because he’s ‘got the badge’, etc. etc. etc.)”

Palin wrote that the Wooten matter had contributed to “the erosion of faith Alaskans should have in their law enforcement officials.” She concluded by saying the e-mail was “just my opinion.”

The second e-mail Monegan produced came from Palin’s Yahoo address on July 17, 2007, after the local newspaper publicized a legislative proposal that would keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.

Her first thought about the bill, the e-mail said, “went to my ex-brother-in-law, the trooper, who threatened to kill my dad yet was not even reprimanded by his bosses and still to this day carries a gun, of course.”

“We can’t have double standards. Remember when the death threat was reported, and follow-on threats from Mike that he was going to ‘bring Sarah and her family down’ — instead of any reprimand WE were told by trooper union personnel that we’d be sued if we talked about those threats. Amazing. . . .

“So consistency is needed here,” the e-mail said. “No one’s above the law. If the law needs to be changed to not allow access to guns for people threatening to kill someone, it must apply to everyone.”

Research editor Alice Crites in Washington contributed to this report


After a segment with NBC’s Chuck Todd ended today, Republican consultant Mike Murphy and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan were caught on a live mike ridiculing the choice of Sarah Palin.
“It’s over,” said Noonan, and then responded to a question of whether Palin is the most qualified Republican woman McCain could have chosen.

“The most qualified? No. I think they went for this — excuse me — political bullsh** about narratives,” she said. “Every time Republicans do that … because that’s not where they live and it’s not what they’re good at and they blow it.”

Murphy chimed in:

“The greatness of McCain is no cynicism, and this is cynical.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0908/Noonan_Murphy_trash_Palin_on_hot_mic_Its_over.html

 

This is the chance America! To end the politics of lies and divisions! Of Karl Rove smears.   No more self-serving propaganda! 

The Media didn’t tell the truth so we got the Iraq War based on a lie!

 

 

 

 


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