March 31, 2015

Interview of David Cobb and Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap of Move To Amend


Coffee Party's discussion with David Cobb and Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap about the strategy and methods of Move to Amend Coalition, their upcoming action, Occupy the Courts and what it would mean to join the coalition. Many Coffee Party members joined the call with their concerns about our collaboration. We also discussed Citizens United in detail. My Book: As I See It: Class Warfare The Only Resort To Right Wing Doom Hardcopy: http://amzn.to/dt72c7 Kindle: http://amzn.to/lUFQCV Twitter: http://twitter.com/egbertowillies … [Read more...]

Online Shopping

Posted by Arden Wallace I love online shopping, don’t you guys? I know it’s the best time of year for it because it’s Christmas but it’s just nice when you’re like me with 3 young kids where you don’t have to get out and go to a store, you can just get online and order what you need. I went to http://www.satellitestarinternet.com/ from work and got us satellite for the house so at night when I got home I could get on Amazon or whatever and place an order for the things I needed. They’ve got this cool Prime thing where you pay a yearly fee but everything comes within 2 days – it’s actually pretty nice. I order a lot of our groceries this way and I get a lot of my kids’ clothes on the web, too. I’ve even started selling stuff on Ebay because it’s a great way to make back some of the money I spend getting all the stuff we need to live a comfortable everyday life. It’s a pretty much foolproof plan! … [Read more...]

Rebuff the 12 big Right Wing lies as follows. Do it to save the country!


1.    When they say: "We can't raise taxes on job creators." Then you say... We should be putting money in the pockets of the real job creators: the middle class whose spending keeps our businesses thriving and hiring. Instead, the GOP just voted to raise taxes on millions of middle-class Americans and protect tax giveaways for those few Americans who already have more than they could ever spend. We already tried "trickle down" economics and it didn't work. 2.    "Regulations kill jobs and economic growth." Talk to real business owners and they'll tell you they're hurting because they don't have enough customers -- not because of regulations. We don't have to choose between jobs and common-sense safeguards that protect the food we eat, the air our kids breathe, and the products we buy. New standards encourage industries to innovate and can CREATE jobs -- just like safety standards spawned a new industry in safety gear … [Read more...]

Cody Pogue His View Of The True Meaning Of Christmas


I love the Christmas season. This time of year brings a special joy to my heart. There is nothing I love more than getting together with my family, eating homemade barbecue, and watching endless reruns of the Christmas story. No matter what age we are, we can always be children again at Christmas. We can all relax and be close to the people we hold dearest in our heart and remember childhood memories that teach us what life is all about. As a Christian, I also take joy in celebrating Christmas because it’s the day we celebrate the birth of Christ. It was around 2,000 years ago that Jesus came to earth, took the form of a servant, and gave his all for humanity. Whether you are a Christian or not, I believe there is much to learn from the message of Christ this holiday season. The message of Christ is very simple, yet revolutionary. Someone once asked Jesus what he felt the greatest commandment was. Without hesitation, he quickly answered that number one was to love God and number two was to love your … [Read more...]

FOCUS | Occupy The Dinner Table


  Occupy the Dinner Table By Carl Gibson, Reader Supported News 26 December 11 Reader Supported News | Perspective ike every liberal activist and preacher's son, I have arch-conservative family members who don't agree with my philosophies whom I see every year on the holidays. This year, Occupiers have nothing to worry about - when that uncomfortable conversation starts at the dinner table, we can appeal to their religious upbringing and be fully justified. Jesus was the first Occupier. Think about it. He was an unshaven, sandal-clad vagrant who claimed no permanent address, fed thousands in public spaces, spoke against economic inequality and materialism, and was firmly committed to peace and nonviolence. The only documented act of violence Jesus committed was overturning the tables of the money-changers in the temple, accusing them of turning a house of prayer into "a den of thieves," even chasing them out with a whip. And he's still venerated as the holiest, most … [Read more...]

1 infographic, 5 million jobs – A Hub for the American Dream Movement


1 infographic,  5 million jobs The 99% Act is the best bill we’ve seen in Washington in a long time. But it can be hard to remember the details or explain them to friends and family. This infographic spells out exactly how the 99% Act will help turn our economy around. If you think bills like this in Congress are a good thing, please share this infographic on your Facebook wall, Twitter account, and e-mail it to your friends! 1 infographic, 5 million jobs | Rebuild the Dream | A Hub for the American Dream Movement My Book: As I See It: Class Warfare The Only Resort To Right Wing Doom Hardcopy: http://amzn.to/dt72c7 Kindle: http://amzn.to/lUFQCV Twitter: http://twitter.com/egbertowillies … [Read more...]

Five myths about the Solyndra collapse – The Washington Post


  Five myths about the Solyndra collapse Posted by Brad Plumerat 10:07 AM ET, 09/14/2011 There are still plenty of nagging questions about the collapse of Solyndra, the California-based solar-panel maker that went bankrupt last month after getting $535 million worth of loan guarantees from the Obama administration. Such as: Did the Energy Department fail to do due diligence? And did the White House intervene inappropriately in pressing for the loan guarantees? But as Solyndra becomes the newest political chew toy, there’s been no shortage of hyperbole about the affair — especially over what it means for energy policy more broadly. On Tuesday, for example, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), who chairs the oversight subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, said that Solyndra’s downfall proves “that green energy isn’t going to be the solution.” That’s quite a leap. So here’s a look at five overheated arguments about Solyndra’s bust: 1) This scandal is no big deal. To the … [Read more...]

You Still Matter


Something amazing is happening today. The Tea Party faction of the Republicans in Congress that was holding the payroll tax relief for the middle class and the poor hostage in order to force ideological demands into the bill were forced to cave. Make no mistake; this did not occur because of leadership either from the President, the Democrats, or the Republicans. This was a direct result of the outrage of the middle class. This is the type of outrage money cannot buy. This is the type of outrage that money cannot be used to mislead or conflate. Do you know why? The issue was framed in a manner that illustrated how a failure to pass this bill would materially affect the individual on a personal level, the family, the economy, and our nation as a whole. While it is true that while we are fighting to get money out of politics, tax reform, and Wall Street reform, it is essential that in fighting for these issues we educate by showing how these policies materially affect each middle class and poor American at a … [Read more...]

It’s About Compassion By Eva Longoria – My support for Barack Obama is personal!


  It’s About Compassion By Eva Longoria on December 15, 2011 My support for Barack Obama is personal, and I can trace it back to a defining moment in my life. When my sister with special needs was in high school, someone stole her lettermans jacket, her most prized possession. When she told me, I was furious. I couldn’t believe that someone would take something so precious from her. Angrily I asked, “What kind of person would do something like that?” I will never forget her answer … “Maybe they were cold.” My sister, through moments like these, truly taught me compassion. She showed me that standing in someone else’s shoes is the only way to understand what they're going through—it’s the only way to treat them fairly. She taught me that living compassionately is the better way to live. President Obama has my support because he embodies this quality. In him, I see someone who stands in other people’s shoes, understands what they are going through and helps them. I see someone who … [Read more...]

Republicans forced to cave! House GOP Agrees To Two-Month Extension of payroll tax cut


  House Republicans have agreed to pass a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut, reports National Journal. According to the report, the House agreed to the move after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) agreed to appoint members to a conference committee to work out a longer deal between the two chambers. Payroll Tax Cut Fight: House GOP Agrees To Two-Month Extension My Book: As I See It: Class Warfare The Only Resort To Right Wing Doom Hardcopy: http://amzn.to/dt72c7 Kindle: http://amzn.to/lUFQCV Twitter: http://twitter.com/egbertowillies … [Read more...]