by Rabbit, Sat Oct 04, 2008 at 05:43:21 AM EDT
John McCain was out of the torturous grip of the North Vietnamese for approximately one year when Congress passed Public Law 93-531 in 1974. Public Law 93-531 was called the Relocation Act, and was falsely justified by what "Peabody Coal Company's public relations and lobbying firms" falsely constructed as the "Hopi-Navajo land dispute." This "range war" was not true. What was true, was lawyer John Boyden with the assimilated Hopi Tribal Council.
Boyden formed a Hopi Tribal Council that consisted of several First Mesa Hopi who had been converted to Mormonism, based on an election in which about 10 percent of the Hopis on the reservation voted. The newly elected Tribal Council then hired Boyden as their lawyer.
John Boyden with his assimilated Hopi Tribal Council wanted Peabody Coal to strip mine Black Mesa after the natural resources had been discovered. More than 10,000 Navajo and 100 Hopi did not want Black Mesa stripped.
by Bob Sackamento, Sat Oct 04, 2008 at 05:16:22 AM EDT
Why Can't McCain Close the Deal on "Hard Working Americans..."?
The headline on Huffington Post reads: "McCain Could Be Forced Out of Pennsylvania." The story:
Many speculated that McCain would now turn his focus to Pennsylvania. But United Steelworkers International president Leo Gerard tells the Huffington Post that the state could soon go the way of Michigan.
"We're seeing -- from the several hundred of our people working every day, hand-billing at the plants -- the last two weeks have really been breaking Senator Obama's way," Gerard said over the phone from his office in Pittsburgh. "In particular, I think folks are sort of not taking John McCain as serious as they were, when they see his vacillation last week. 'I'm not going to debate. I'm going to whip House Republicans into shape. Not."
by odinseye2k, Fri Oct 03, 2008 at 08:07:54 PM EDT
Crossposted to DailyKos and Senate Guru.
I'll start with the fundraising plea and then get down into it.
Georgians are quite angry about the rescue plan that has been just been passed and made into law. At a time when Atlanta just finished choking on fuel shortages, and the rest of the state higher prices than nationally due to short supply, when many Georgians are looking at the bad side of housing value shifts, and dealing with other problems, it has been shown just how close Wall Street and Washington are.
Personally, I think there is a little more hype about the downside of this rescue plan than the mitigating factors. The price will likely not be nearly so high as $700B, and avoiding an economic meltdown is vitally important. However, charity on the issue is hard to come by when one compares how much concern the Bush administration has shown for Main Street (Katrina, a hostile labor board, a blind eye and middle finger turned to those suffering foreclosures), and then how quickly it runs to the rescue when its ex-Sachs Treasury Secretary finally gets clued in that the financial world isn't doing so well.
Saxby Chambliss' vote in the Senate for this bill has thus opened a golden opportunity in the race down here in Georgia.
by Sarah Lane, Fri Oct 03, 2008 at 04:40:18 PM EDT
For nine straight months, we've lost hundreds of thousands of jobs, continuing to add more and more Americans to the ranks of the unemployed. This month alone we lost 159,000 jobs and since the beginning of the year, we've lost over 760,000 jobs. Unlike Republicans on the Hill, Oregon Senate candidate Jeff Merkley believes a strong economy depends on Americans having access to living wage jobs.
Full disclosure, I am the netroots director for OR-Sen candidate Jeff Merkley
by Bob Sackamento, Tue Sep 30, 2008 at 01:50:44 AM EDT
Wow. Not even Rupert's mouthpiece, the Wall Street Journal, is buying McCain's pathetic attempt to seize credit for the bailout agreement. Or his desperate attempt to link its failure to Obama.
Shockingly, the WSJ (WSJ!?) calls bullshit right from the starting gate:
The Wall Street bailout bill garnered 140 Democratic votes and just 65 Republican votes en route to defeat, but that didn't stop GOP presidential nominee John McCain from blaming rival Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats for its failure.