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Look for the union label

Knock your wife out, get the union to back you up. http://www.bcsn.tv/news_article/show/420465

9/21 • NYC Join the Largest Climate March In History.


Special Broadcast Sunday, September 21, 2014 10:30 AM
Democracy Now! Livestream: People's Climate March
http://www.democracynow.org/live/peoples_climate_march

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/justin-haaheim/5-things-the-peoples-clim_b...

something we can all get behind

All of us posting on Swampbubbles have varying opinions and sometimes argue(!) But here's something we might all be able to agree upon and get behind.

There's a little boy in Wisconsin (Beckett Roerdink) who was diagnosed with incurable cancer who will be celebrating his 4th birthday on September 17. He loves to get mail, so his Mom said it would be great if he could just get a bunch of cards in the mail. Even though your card might not arrive exactly on his birthday, please consider sending this boy a card. His address is below and a link to an article can be accessed by clicking on "Read More." Thanks!

Beckett Roerdink
W6871 Sunnyvale Lane Apartment E
Greenville, WI 54942

I'd pay to listen to ...

That's our George

Think the growing number of post-trial Zimmerman incidents might cause his defenders to reconsider the frame of mind he was in the night he shot a teenager to death? Nah. To them he will always be a fine, upstanding man. Give that boy a gun and put him on the Ferguson police force!

http://news.msn.com/crime-justice/police-zimmerman-accused-of-threatenin...

Vice President Hopeful and Tea Party Favorite Sarah Palin shows the world who she really is

The war mongering former presidential hopeful John McCain knows how to pick em. His former running mate Sarah Palin recently partaked in what appears to be a drunken brawl in Alaska. The once part time Alaskan Governor in the midst of the altercation screamed out, “Don’t you know who I am!” then came the reply from the crowd of onlookers, “This isn’t some damned Hillbilly reality show!”

The Palin Family Allegedly Got Into A Messy Brawl In Alaska And It Sounded Ridiculous
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/11/palin-family-brawl_n_5805816.html

And this!

Victory #2 for public employees

http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2014/09/teachers_win_union_refun...
COLUMBUS, Ohio—A statewide teachers' union will pay almost $92,000 to more than 2,800 Ohio teachers to resolve claims that union fees were illegally used for political work.

The payment, part of a settlement approved this week by a federal judge, comes after some teachers sued the Ohio Education Association and 11 affiliates contesting "fair-share" fees they had to pay between 2009 and 2013.

Obama Outperforming Reagan on Jobs, Growth, and Investing!

Here it is, from Forbes no less:

”President Reagan has long been considered the best modern economic President. So we compared his performance dealing with the oil-induced recession of the 1980s with that of President Obama and his performance during this ‘Great Recession.’

“As this unemployment chart shows, President Obama’s job creation kept unemployment from peaking at as high a level as President Reagan, and promoted people into the workforce faster than President Reagan.

Lets listen to Dick Cheney about Iraq (Middle East)

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"Dick! Get the Bobcat and meet me at the Bedford Community Stadium, quick! We have to dig up the turf because someone etched something awful into the field. I'll start in the end zone, you start with the"

Move to amend has legs.....

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... or at least that's what they tell me in their latest e mail. See besides daily talking points from Rove, Koch brothers, and Americans for Prosperity I also get daily e mails from MoveOn and Move To Amend which I guess makes me part of their groups also since I signed up for them just like Children Of Liberty.
But I digress. Here's what the latest e mail had to say in part- "Since September 2009 when we formed Move to Amend, on the eve of the infamous Supreme Court decision your support has grown this movement by leaps and bounds:

GOP cuts funding request to fight Ebola BY MORE THAN HALF

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/217115-gop-cuts-obamas-ebola-fundin...

"House Republicans indicated Tuesday that they will provide less than half of the White House's funding request to fight Ebola in the next government spending bill.

According to a source familiar with the negotiations, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) agreed as of Tuesday morning to spend a total of $40 million to fight the epidemic in the 2015 spending bill.

Todd Grayson: Corporate Toadie, Koch-Sucker, Republican A-hole

Like most Republicans, Todd Grayson doesn't know when to shut his mouth (or shut off his computer and smartphone) when it comes to things like domestic violence and womens' rights.

http://www.toledonewsnow.com/clip/10563830/councilman-grayson-says-his-r...

UT Professor doesn't practice what he preaches

Karl Rove will be speaking at the University of Toledo next week as part of its Jesup Scott Honors College Distinguished Lecture Series. UT’s College of Business sent out an email to its faculty and staff indicating it had nine tickets available to distribute.

Professor Dale Dwyer replied to everyone to whom the email was sent with the following:

No thanks. I have no interest in hearing that guy spew hate.

Interesting isn’t it? I guess Dwyer understands that he’s safe in sending a hateful response because it refers to a Republican.

Can you imagine what would have happened if Dwyer would have sent out the same response to an email about tickets to a speech by Jesse Jackson? Al Sharpton? Al Gore?

And that’s just one part of the hypocrisy and irony of Dwyer’s email.

Military budget eaten by health, benefit costs

Charles Lane: Military budget eaten by health, benefit costs
Read more: http://www.lenconnect.com/article/20140907/Opinion/140909269#ixzz3CjoxukAr
" The CBO reported in January that the Defense Department’s health-care costs will rise from $49 billion in 2014 to $70 billion in 2028 (in inflation-adjusted dollars). That is an increase of about 40 percent in real terms; as a result, health care will account for 11 percent of the defense budget in 2028, up from an already astounding 9 percent today.

Driving tips

Before you strap yourself in, adjust the mirrors and start your automobile, make sure you are not carrying cash, have no energy drinks or air fresheners in the car and, most importantly, that you are white. Happy motoring!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/investigative/2014/09/06/stop-and-seize...

Gas Pipeline informational meeting to be held at Napoleon Legion Hall

WARNING GRAPHIC VIDEO BELOW!

WARNING!
Northwest Signal Newspaper

Save our lake now!

Think any scientist with any intention of getting a federal research grant for himself or his university would reply to Brown with, "Why, yes, senator, I don't think the evidence to date is anywhere close to conclusive regarding man-made climate change. In fact, no one has sufficiently explained to me why we no longer call it global warming." Questioning climate change is a career killer for those in science and academics. Too much money and the potential for government-sanctioned scorn are on the line.

Eilsabeth Warren 2016

Elizabeth Warren on Fighting Back Against Wall St. Giants
http://billmoyers.com/episode/elizabeth-warren-on-fighting-back-against-...
September 5, 2014

"In Oklahoma, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and her brothers grew up in “an America that invested in kids like us and helped build a future where we could flourish.” But, as she writes in her memoir, A Fighting Chance, “Today the game is rigged – rigged to work for those who have money and power… The optimism that defines us as a people has been beaten and bruised. It doesn’t have to be this way.”

You Read It Here First

And I stated it nearly a year ago, right here on Swamp Bubbles!
I have no special incite about Republican politics. It just seemed to me that the best qualified, most intelligent of the Bush family was being ignored by too many people in the discussion of who might be a strong Presidential candidate in 2016. In addition, members of the Bush family have established so many ties to so many political activists throughout the nation, how could Jeb be overlooked?

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