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Yes, we called them 'Whores," and we mean it! --
The Menendez bill would have prevented the big oil companies — Exxon, Chevron, BP, Shell and ConocoPhillips — from using tax deductions when they already rake in record profits. The bill would have also extended tax incentives for green and renewable energy projects, biofuels, electric cars, and energy-efficient homes.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=32733Yes, we called them 'Whores," and we mean it! -- The Menendez bill would... more
The House approved the legislation earlier but had omitted an amendment by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) that would have required “political intelligence operatives” (lobbyists) to report their activity on a regular basis. House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) had opposed the amendment and did not include it in the version the House passed.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=32573The House approved the legislation earlier but had omitted an amendment by Sen. Chuck... more
Obama was fearmongering about Iran's nuclear weapons, right after the launch of the US invasion of Iraq based on imagininary WMD.
Now we start to see a clearer picture as to why this guy from nowhere was chosen to be POTUS.
As U.S. Senate candidate in 2004, Barack Obama said he would choose military intervention over allowing Iran to obtain nuclear weapons, BuzzFeed website reports.
In a 2004 interview with the Chicago Tribune editorial board, Barack Obama, who was then running for the U.S. Senate, said that military strikes might be necessary to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, the BuzzFeed website reported on Sunday.
As U.S. president, a post to which he was elected in 2008, Obama has stated a preference for a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear issue. But in 2004, Obama said that he would choose military intervention over allowing Iran to acquire nuclear weapons.
"The big question is going to be, if Iran is resistant to these pressures, including economic sanctions, which I hope will be imposed if they do not cooperate, at what point are we going to, if any, are we going to take military action?" Obama said in 2004.
"In light of the fact that we're now in Iraq, with all the problems in terms of perceptions about America that have been created, us launching some missile strikes into Iran is not the optimal position for us to be in," Obama said.
"On the other hand, having a radical Muslim theocracy in possession of nuclear weapons is worse. So I guess my instinct would be to err on not having those weapons in the possession of the ruling clerics of Iran. ... And I hope it doesn't get to that point. But realistically, as I watch how this thing has evolved, I'd be surprised if Iran blinked at this point."Obama was fearmongering about Iran's nuclear weapons, right after the launch of... more
Sen. Rand Paul, joined by Sens. DeMint, Lee, and Graham, unveil the Medicare Reform Plan at a press conference in the Capitol.
http://youtu.be/bN-GDK89wJASen. Rand Paul, joined by Sens. DeMint, Lee, and Graham, unveil the Medicare Reform... more
But once Mitch's fat-cat friends in the tobacco industry learn how to profit from marijuana, we have no doubt old turtle face will be all for it...
http://veracitystew.com/?p=32167But once Mitch's fat-cat friends in the tobacco industry learn how to profit from... more
Shut Up! You Don’t Get a Lawyer!? http://youtu.be/llxtS0JlwKM
It's On Like Donkey Kong! -- A few of the tight Congressional races to watch in the next few months.
Can the Democrats increase their majority in the Senate or lose it to the GOP? Can the Democrats pull off the unbelievable and take back majority of the House -- considering the backlash over Tea Party obstructionism?...
http://veracitystew.com/?p=31558It's On Like Donkey Kong! -- A few of the tight Congressional races to watch in... more
Snowe: 'I do find it frustrating, however, that an atmosphere of polarization and ‘my way or the highway’ ideologies has become pervasive in campaigns and in our governing institutions. '
http://veracitystew.com/?p=31346Snowe: 'I do find it frustrating, however, that an atmosphere of polarization and... more
Some more unbelievable stuff from America's ongoing Fake War on Terror.
The House and Senate voted for the passage of the FAA bill that funds 30,000 drones to surveil Americans knowing that the majority are to be armed initially with shotgun tasers. Two Americans a week die from tasers so these are lethal weapons. But these drones can easily be equipped with machine guns and rockets.
I decided to only report the Senate vote because the bill included strong anti-union sections that forced House Democrats to vote against the overall bill. A quick glance of the Senate No votes revealed one staunch Zionist from a strong union state who probably would have voted for the bill if it were a stand alone measure without the union bashing.
See list at link...Some more unbelievable stuff from America's ongoing Fake War on Terror. ***... more
Enough is enough. We may have won this latest round, but our opponents aren't going away. They're launching endless attacks against women every single day, and we need to rise to the challenge.
We've got to build a grassroots force that's ready to take them on whenever and wherever they attack women's rights and women's health.
http://veracitystew.com/2012/02/08/komen-aftermath-female-senators-announce-rights-campaign/Enough is enough. We may have won this latest round, but our opponents aren't... more
WASHINGTON -- A Senate bill banning the trading of corporate stocks by members of Congress based on nonpublic political information will see a vote next week, according to Democratic sources working on the bill.
"It'll be on the floor next week, either hotlined or an actual vote," one source said of the bill, known as the STOCK Act. Hotlining refers to the process of moving a bill through by unanimous consent.
A separate Democratic aide said that negotiations over amendments were still ongoing, which would make hotlining more difficult. A Democratic leadership aide, meanwhile, would only say that a vote was "possible."
The STOCK Act, authored by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Scott Brown (R-Mass.), would ban trading by members of Congress guided by nonpublic economic or political information. It would also improve disclosures of all stock trades and other financial maneuvers by members of Congress, by requiring them to publicly detail each transaction within 30 days. Lawmakers are currently granted a full year of secrecy before disclosing such financial activities.
The bill received a big boost on Tuesday when President Barack Obama called for its enactment during the State of the Union address.
"Send me a bill that bans insider trading by members of Congress; I will sign it tomorrow," Obama said.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/26/stock-act-insider-trading-bill-senate_n_1234067.htmlWASHINGTON -- A Senate bill banning the trading of corporate stocks by members of... more
By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, January 23, 2012
The Democratic Party of Wisconsin endorsed U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin on Monday as the party’s nominee for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Herb Kohl.
“While the Republican Tea Party field runs further to the right and into the arms of their Wall Street masters, Tammy Baldwin has shown that she will fight these interests and protect our struggling middle class,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said.
Kohl and former Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold (D) have also endorsed Baldwin’s candidacy for the Senate.
If Baldwin won, she would be the first openly gay U.S. senator. But she has said she does not want her campaign to revolve around her sexuality.
Baldwin is the only Democrat to have declared her candidacy for the seat. Her Senate campaign raised more than $1.1 million last quarter.
Baldwin will face Tommy Thompson, Mark Neumann, Jeff Fitzgerald or Frank Lasee depending on who wins the Republican primary in August.
"Hmmm, perhaps a turn in the Right direction??? Hmmm perhaps a Correct direction, or a Left direction?!?!?!?!"By Eric W. Dolan Monday, January 23, 2012 The Democratic Party of Wisconsin... more
But 2012 was going to be different! The GOP thought they'd found the ideal candidate in the person of Marc Cenedella to take on Senator Gillibrand as she runs for her first full term. The multi-millionaire CEO of the The Ladders met with GOP party leaders and they were glad to hear he was prepared to self-finance half of the $30-40 million tab for the race. (Whew! The party can then focus on holding the Senate.)
Never mind that the job search company Cenedella founded The Ladders screams "One-percenter!", built on the idea of being an exclusive club of $100K jobs for $100K people. Never mind it has a reputation for over-promising, and under-delivering (kinda like the GOP's trickle-down economic theories) and complaints abounded it lists jobs that don't exist.
Now, the New York Times has researched Cenedella's internet trail and found that his "life experience" is indeed a colorful one, particularly by GOP standards. Last night they posted: "Under the Name of a Senate Hopeful, Blog Posts on Sex and Drugs."
The entries had headlines like “Sexy vs. Skanky,” “Dating Advice for Girly Girls,” “He Stole My Weed” and “High Quality Dope.”
In an entry titled “A New Holiday for Men,” there was a link to a separate site that designates March 14 as a special occasion on which women are encouraged to offer steak and oral sex “to show your man how much you care for him.”
Another entry linked to a site that purports to provide biblical justification for a man’s having more than one wife. “I wasn’t so sure about all this Bible stuff,” the entry accompanying the link said, “but I’m starting to cotton to it.”
http://tinyurl.com/8a8j4gjBut 2012 was going to be different! The GOP thought they'd found the ideal... more
By Hayley Tsukayama and Sarah Halzack, Thursday, January 19, 2:54 AM
Support for two online piracy bills in Congress appeared to wane Wednesday after opponents of the legislation staged a dramatic protest in which vast swaths of the Web effectively went dark.
Visitors to Wikipedia who tried to search the online encyclopedia’s usually trivia-filled pages were instead greeted by a message informing them that the bills could “fatally damage the free and open Internet.” On Craigslist, those looking to search the classifieds had to first read through a note urging them to contact their representatives to block the bills. And while you could still run searches on Google, a black censorship bar blocked the area where a cheery Google Doodle logo normally resides.
The search engine directed users to a petition opposing the bills.
More than 4.5 million people signed their names to the Google petition and 300,000 people emailed or called their lawmakers, according to the protest organizers. In New York, San Francisco and Las Vegas, protesters held rallies to draw attention to the bills. The Library of Congress said late Wednesday that it had been hit with a denial of service attack by “a group opposed to the online piracy legislation.”
By the evening, a number of lawmakers had done an about-face on the legislation.
The Senate version of the bill lost four of its co-sponsors, including Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).
“It is simply not ready for prime time and both sides must continue working together to find a better path forward,” Hatch said in a statement about the Protect Intellectual Property Act.
Sens. John Boozman (R-Ark.), Mark Rubio (R-Fla.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) also released statements Wednesday saying that they had reservations and would not vote for the bill if it came up for a floor vote.
In the House, where lawmakers are considering a similar bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) told reporters that “it’s pretty clear to many of us that there’s a lack of consensus at this point” on how to proceed with the bill.
The online piracy bills had been aimed at protecting U.S. companies against foreign Web sites that illegally post copyrighted material. Companies opposing the legislation had argued that the bills would impose heavy regulatory costs, harm innovation and give the government too much power to shut down Web sites accused of copyright violations even if they are later found to be innocent of the charges.
“The entire approach is philosophically wrongheaded,” Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales said Tuesday evening in an interview with The Washington Post before the protest began.
In a statement posted to his public Facebook profile, co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said the bills “get in the way of the internet’s development.” Google’s chief executive, Eric Schmidt encouraged his followers on Twitter to sign Google’s petition against the bills, calling on them to “Defend the web!”
The darkened Web sites represent some of the largest properties on the Internet: Google easily has the widest reach, with 187.1 million unique visitors in December, according to data from ComScore. Wikimedia, which owns Wikipedia and other wiki sites, and Craigslist also have broad audiences, reaching 83 million and 49.8 million unique visitors, respectively, in the same period. Reddit, which compiles links to funny stories, was visited by 4.8 million users last month. Another participant, Boing Boing, had 1.6 million visits.
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the Senate bill’s lead sponsor, on Tuesday had steadfastly defended the bill, arguing that the Web firms involved in the protests were overreacting. Much of what has been claimed about the the bills is “flatly wrong and seems intended more to stoke fear and concern than to shed light or foster workable solutions,” he said. Leahy did not comment Wednesday.
Staff writer Felicia Somnez contributed to this report.By Hayley Tsukayama and Sarah Halzack, Thursday, January 19, 2:54 AM Support for... more
MILWAUKEE -- U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin opened her senate campaign headquarters in downtown Milwaukee on Monday night.
The Madison lawmaker is the only Democrat in the race to replace retiring sen. Herb Kohl. Kohl was there for the grand opening and endorsed Baldwin as his replacement.
"We are going to see to it that Tammy Baldwin is elected as our senator. I would have no one else as my successor. So you better get elected as senator, said Kohl.
"What the people of Wisconsin want is someone who's going to fight for them. Not for Wall Street. Not for the Tea Party, but for them," said Baldwin.
Baldwin will face the winner of the Republican primary.
The candidates include Tommy Thompson, Mark Neumann, Jeff Fitzgerald and Frank Lasee.MILWAUKEE -- U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin opened her senate campaign headquarters in... more
The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda. A Californian corporation has been awarded a contract with United States Central Command (Centcom), which oversees US armed operations in the Middle East and Central Asia, to develop what is described as an "online persona management service" that will allow one US serviceman or woman to control up to 10 separate identities based all over the world. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/free-stuff/43046-us-militarys-sock-puppet-software-that-manipulates-social-mediaThe US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social... more
IPCC USEING FLAWED FINDINGS TO PUSH POLITICAL AGENDA