Progressive Democrat Newsletter Issue 237
by mole333, Sun Nov 22, 2009 at 07:15:01 AM EST
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.
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