Progressive Democrat Newsletter Issue 237

The right wing is getting crazier and crazier. Glenn Beck is showing he doesn't believe in American democracy and is calling for revolution. Followers of Sarah Palin are threatening Jews with being stuffed into ovens. Teabaggers are threatening assassinations. All of this is disgusting, un-American bigotry and proves once again that the right wing extremists in America really at heart hate everything America stands for. I have never seen such a bunch of whiny, hysterical, stupid fools as modern day right wing Republicans. Of course one of the main things driving them to new heights of hysterical fear (aside from a simlpe polite bow by our President to the Emperor of Japan) is healthcare reform. Speaking of which, let's keep in mind why we need healthcare reform:

Last week I was able to finish the revisions to a paper I am trying to get published and we have  resubmitted it and are waiting to see if we have satisfied the reviewers. If so, my next paper will be out in a few months. So I have a tad more time now for politics, so starting this issue I am going to try to introduce a few more local pages focusing on particular counties or congressional districts in Texas, California and New York. These are focused on some swing districts that I think are worth concentrating on where I think I have readers. So keep an eye open for some new info on some local districts in these three states. My intention is to compile some info which I won't necessarily update regularly, but will still be a good resource for people in those areas. This week I start with two Congressional districts in Texas that I want to start chipping away at with the intention of turning them blue. My motivation is that these are potential swing districts with Republicans who are abandoning the needs of their constituents on healthcare.

And let me leave you with a good idea for the holidays. If you are looking for the kind of gift that encourages true values and not materialism (and I am not completely against materialism!), you might want to check out Alternative Gift and GoodGiftShop.org (UK site, but takes US orders...just remember to convert currencies). They have some really cool stuff that make good gifts for the less materialistic minded people on your list. Other people have been making it a tradition to give Kiva gift certificates for gifts.

Here is this week's newsletter:

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

An Updated Look at Healthcare Statistics

Retired Military Brass to Republicans: Stop Yer Bellyaching!

Scientific Consensus on Global Warming

Silicon Valley, CA Focus

Orange County, CA Focus

San Diego, CA Focus

CALIFORNIA FOCUS

Brooklyn, NY Focus

Queens, NY Focus

Bronx, NY Focus

Rochester, NY Focus

NEW YORK STATE FOCUS

Texas Needs Healthcare Reform!

Austin/Travis County, TX Focus

Dallas County, TX Focus

Houston/Harris County, TX Focus

Texas 10th District Focus: Turn TX-10 Blue

Texas 21st District Focus: Turn TX-21 Blue

TEXAS FOCUS

Atlanta, GA Focus

Fayette County, GA Focus

Coweta County, GA Focus

GEORGIA FOCUS

Warren County, NJ Focus

Sussex County, NJ Focus

Passaic County, NJ Focus

NEW JERSEY FOCUS

Putting a Face on Healthcare Reform, from the Virginia Organizing Project

Charlottesville/Albemarle County, VA Foucus

Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania County, VA Focus

Hanover County, VA Focus

VIRGINIA FOCUS

WASHINGTON STATE FOCUS

PENNSYLVANIA FOCUS

Florida Alliance for Retired Americans on Healthcare Reform

Alex Sink for Florida Governor

FLORIDA FOCUS

Michigan Congressman John Conyers: Public Option Is Necessary

MICHIGAN FOCUS

ILLINOIS FOCUS

ARIZONA FOCUS

MINNESOTA FOCUS

Iowa Senate Focus: Roxanne Conlin for Senate

IOWA ACTION: Help protect air quality in northwest Iowa

IOWA FOCUS

Wisconsin for Healthcare Reform: Facts and Actions

WISCONSIN FOCUS

Colorado Senator Bennet On Healthcare Reform

COLORADO FOCUS

Nevada: Public Option Model that SAVES Money

NEVADA FOCUS

North Carolina Justice Center: Myths About Health Reform

NORTH CAROLINA FOCUS

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