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A Teleprompter-For Speech To Elementary Scholol Kids?

http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/slideshow/photo//100119/480/9131bc77c75341...

This is getting patently ridiculous-The One using a teleprompter to address elementary school children? There has GOT to be something that is being carefully hidden from the American People, I'm sure about that. With the right/left/right/left/right/left head sweeps, too. "UFB", IMO!

Foreign Money in American Politics?

Foreign Money in American Politics?
Some Say Supreme Court's Decision in Citizens United Case Has Opened New Path
By MATTHEW MOSK
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/foreign-money-american-politics/story?id=9...
Jan. 24, 2010 —
Some election lawyers believe that last week's landmark U.S. Supreme Court opinion may have opened a new avenue for foreign money to enter the American political system, and that the justices are inviting a repeat of the 1996 Chinese money scandal that bloodied the Clinton administration.

Haiti aid: China one million vs U.S. one hundred million

Is it right that our country is bankrupt but is borrowing one hundred million from China to give to Haiti? China which has a bounty of eight hundred billion of the U.S. treasury is donating a miserly one million, go figure?
Detroit with 50% unemployment and a Michigan state on the verge of bankruptcy has its Nonprofits organizing Aid to Haiti.

Detroit Nonprofit Organizes Aid to Haiti
Rina Miller (2010-01-22)
Listen Now
http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/michigan/news.newsmain/article/0/1/160...

Supreme Court rolls back campaign spending limits

Reaction of political groups was immediate.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/judicial/2010-01-21-campaign-spe...
"This decision allows Wall Street to tap its vast corporate profits to drown out the voice of the public in our democracy," said Bob Edgar, president of Common Cause, a group that favors limits on campaign spending and vowed to push swift passage of legislation in Congress to publicly finance congressional elections.

Former Reagan Budget Director David Stockman Annihilates Wall Street, Federal Reserve Debt Monetization & The Bailout Super Cul

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Japan Alters 'Clunkers' Program Amid US Autos' Concerns

UPDATE: Japan Alters 'Clunkers' Program Amid US Autos' Concerns
Dow Jones
January 19, 2010: 05:28 PM ET
http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/djf500/201001191728DOWJONES...
By Josh Mitchell
Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Japan said it would loosen the rules of its car- buying incentive program so that more imports would qualify for the government- funded rebates, a change pushed by U.S. officials and auto makers who accused the program of an anti-American bias.

Paybacks are a Bitch

The first shot has been fired. Now lets get rid of the rest of this worthless congress and put people in that will obey the constitution and listen to the people they are suppose to work for.
Are you reading this Marcy?

Blowout in Massachusetts!

Well, it looks like "The One" again delivers nothing-he campaigns for a liberal senator candidate, who loses the seat Kennedy held since 1970s'. No free gas, no money for car payments, no health care, no cap and trade, and of course, NO JOBS. Folks, how's that Hope and Change working out for you?

USPS makes it harder to get change of address forms

Behind the Counter Program
■All Post Offices are now participating in the Behind the Counter program. To be in compliance with this program, you must continue to keep Mover’s Guide copies behind the counter so that they are inaccessi­ble to customers without the help of a retail associate.
http://www.usps.com/cpim/ftp/bulletin/2010/pb22276/html/updt_006.html

they want customers to file online and pay the 1$ fee !

What In The Hell HASN'T Been Discussed, About Race?

All I ever hear anymore is how we need some sort of "real discussion" about race. I've heard this subject of race discussed for at least fifty years now, and can't think of ANYTHING concerning the subject that HASN'T been discussed. Whatever people really mean about this idea of a 'real discussion', for some reason they don't seem to have a clue as to how to define it. At least none I've heard of. Why don't we have this so-called 'real discussion' right here, we discuss every other damn thing. Are people saying all the discussions about race so far have been phoney?

Probed lobbyist had stake in firms

Washington Times has the latest:

Superlobbyist Paul Magliocchetti, the focus of a federal criminal investigation, held an ownership interest in three small, privately held companies that his lobbying firm had helped obtain millions of federal tax dollars in congressional earmarks.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jan/15/probed-lobbyist-had-stak...

A Decade of Self-Delusion

A Decade of Self-Delusion by Pat Buchanan (Republican)
http://townhall.com/columnists/PatBuchanan/2009/12/29/a_decade_of_self-d...
About the first decade of what was to be the Second American Century, the pessimists have been proven right.

According to the International Monetary Fund, the United States began the century producing 32 percent of the world's gross domestic product. We ended the decade producing 24 percent. No nation in modern history, save for the late Soviet Union, has seen so precipitous a decline in relative power in a single decade.

What Happened to "Where's the Beef"?

Remember the political chant; "where's the beef"? Well, it now is "WHERE'S THE WORK?

The American System for Dummies: Your Unregulated Free Market System at Work

"Life on the Edge of a Bubble: Blowing the American Dream Pt. 1

>> http://www.freespeech.org/video/life-edge-bubble-part-1

Rush Limbaugh says he was treated to the best health care the world has to offer-Now the real story

Lessons of a weekend of free health care
By ADAM GELLER
http://www.cumberlink.com/articles/2010/01/03/ap/health/us_patients_and_...

Another Drunken Politician-"How Dry I am-How Dry I am"?

Have any of you seen the video of some drunken Democrat senator pontificating on the floor of the US Senate? Fascinating. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5Y9X5ggxzA

Washington Times reports in-depth on the questionable PMA donations

I am including Marcy's name on the tag because some of these donors show up on her lists.
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A retired Florida couple would appear an unlikely source to have given $83,000 in campaign donations over a five-year period to members of Congress from all over the country.

Both in their 80s, they lived in a $118,000 Daytona Beach house they didn't own; they each voted only twice since 1992; and they seemed to lack the financial means to make the contributions.

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/dec/23/lobbyists-kin-unlikely-campa...

Ethics Office Closes Inquiry Into Murtha, Dicks and Moran

Office of Congressional Ethics clears the biggest offenders of breaking bribery and accepting gifts. The ethics committee is still investigating and no word on Marcy's status on OCE's investigation. Marcy and the other reps are still not out of the woods yet. The Hill, Washington Post, and Roll Call have the latest.
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Obama's Big Sellout (MUST READ)

Obama's Big Sellout
The president has packed his economic team with Wall Street insiders intent on turning the bailout into an all-out giveaway
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/31234647/obamas_big_sellout
MATT TAIBBI
Posted Dec 09, 2009
Watch Matt Taibbi discuss "The Big Sellout" in a video on his blog, Taibblog. http://www.rollingstone.com/videos/player/31163379
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Western Firms Move R&D, Other Assets To Growing China

Western Firms Move R&D, Other Assets To Growing China
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Western-Firms-Move-RD-Other-ibd-357490363....
Doug Tsuruoka , On Monday December 14, 2009, 7:08 pm EST
You might have noticed a big moving van with the words "China" parked outside some U.S. companies these days.
Growing numbers of U.S. and other foreign firms are shifting key operations to China -- including R&D centers, regional offices and other corporate units. The list includes tech, drug and bank giants.

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