Romney came up enough to average out at a close race. There is still enough Obama lead in the majority of swing states. I’ll be curious to the stats after tomorrow night’s VP debate:
COLORADO (American Research Group): Romney 50, Obama 46
CONNECTICUT (Rasmussen): Obama 51, Romney 45, Others 1
INDIANA (McLaughlin and Associates for the Mourdock campaign–R): Romney 55, Obama 39
LOUISIANA (Magellan Research–R): Romney 59, Obama 36
MASSACHUSETTS (MassINC for WBUR): Obama 52, Romney 36, Others 2
MASSACHUSETTS (YouGov for Univ. of Massachusetts): Obama 55, Romney 34, Others 2 (LV); Obama 55, Romney 30, Others 3 (RV)
MINNESOTA (PPP): Obama 53, Romney 43
NEVADA (Rasmussen): Obama 47, Romney 47, Others 3
NEW HAMPSHIRE (Univ. of New Hampshire): Obama 47, Romney 41
NORTH CAROLINA (Gravis–R): Romney 50, Obama 41
OHIO (American Research Group): Romney 48, Obama 47, Others 1
OHIO (CNN/ORC): Obama 51, Romney 47 (LV); Obama 53, Romney 43 (RV)
OHIO (SurveyUSA–link updated): Obama 45, Romney 44, Others 3
- Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: Is Obama’s brutal poll day a blip, or a permanent re-calibration? (dailykos.com)
- New Colorado poll more evidence of Romney’s post-debate bounce (blogs.denverpost.com)
- Obama starts coming back in the swing states… (underthelobsterscope.wordpress.com)
- Romney takes slight lead in new Gallup poll (cbsnews.com)
Sitting around the house now that I’m not allowed to drive due to my seizures, I’ve been thinking about my life and trying to figure out what I’ll do now. I don’t know why, but I started thinking about my father and the airplanes he had when I was a kid. The first plane he owned and the second, too, as a matter of fact, werea 1946 Stinson 180’s.
My mother was scared to death of airplanes and eventually my dad got rid of the first one. I was really sad, since I loved to go flying with him.
Eventually he bought the second Stinson and it was not one he kept for a long time…primarily because he had to make a forced landing on a farm in northeast Connecticut while flying back from Cape Cod. My mother, my sister and I drove back… and when we got home we got the phone call. When he made the forced landing it was downhill and the propeller ended up twisting barbed wire around itself from the fence it rolled into.
Needless to say, this was enough to make my Mother totally certain that she’d make him sell the plane… and she did.
I was 12 or 13 during our couple of flying years and I remember buzzing over Connecticut small towns, flying near the shoreline and then bringing it to the little airport in Plainville. Every kid should have a flying experience!
- Pilot walks away from emergency landing (stuff.co.nz)
- Up, up, and away~ (cassh20.wordpress.com)
- 10 Annoying Airplane Behaviors That Should Probably Be Illegal (thefrisky.com)
- Overnight search for missing Qld plane (bigpondnews.com)
We are a week away from the first debate and folks are wondering if this is where Romney will turn around the devastating performance and low poll numbers he has been experiencing as of late. We’re all watching closely as he campaigns today in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts today – two turn-around states where he is currently lower in the polls than Obama. Will he make a new gaffe..or tell of his support of Romneycare which still operates in Massachusetts and is literally the model for Obamacare,
Mitt the gaffemonger has to face a premiere challenge in the debates. More Americans will be watching him at one time than at any other time during the campaign. He can’t do obvious flip-flops for an hour or talk in vague sound bite generalities on the issues. He has to be at least marginally specific and lay out the so called “plans” he keeps claiming he has. Wii he do it? Doubtful.
As to Obama in the debates, the general feeling is that this is his event to win and he probably will.
- Mitt Romney expected to bring in $7.5m during Boston area fundraisers on Friday (boston.com)
- As debate looms, Romney looks to Pennsylvania (cnsnews.com)
- As debate looms, Romney looks to Pennsylvania (modbee.com)
- Poll: Obama widens lead over Romney to 11 points in Pennsylvania (thehill.com)
- Mitt Romney campaigns in Philadelphia area in the hopes of swaying Pennsylvania voters (pennlive.com)
- Romney Talks Polls, ‘Character Assassination,’ and Promotes His Role in Mass. Health Law (news.yahoo.com)
- As debate looms, Romney looks to Pennsylvania – CTV News (ctvnews.ca)
- Reid cancels floor votes to force Brown to debate Warren (thehill.com)
- Obama widening lead over Romney in key states (miamiherald.com)
Mitt Romney seems to have been an ineffective Governor.
“It was almost like there was a moat system around the Romney castle. He had aides walking around with fake ear pieces in their ear, pretending that they were secret service agents. He put up a velvet rope in front of the office, made sure no one had access to the governor’s office whatsoever.”
So what kind of president would he make? At least he’d get real Secret Service agents which we would pay for.
- Romney’s Latest Reboot is to Pretend He’s Barack Obama (politicususa.com)
- MA Lawmakers Dish on Romney: ‘The Man Did. Not. Care.’ (crooksandliars.com)
- Mitt Romney then and now (ask.metafilter.com)
- MA Gov. Deval Patrick’s Rousing DNC Speech Slams Romney’s Record As Governor (mediaite.com)
Romney is flip-flopping again.
His campaign is moving in a new direction on healthcare. Mitt Romney praised the health care law he signed as governor of Massachusetts – the model for Obama’s health plan. This has drawn swift and strong rebuke from .
In an interview with NBC News, Romney said:
“I got everybody in my state insured. One hundred percent of the kids in our state had health insurance. I don’t think there’s anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record.”
Of course Romney has attacked President Obama’s similar law, which extends insurance coverage to millions of uninsured people across the country – especially kids. Romney says he will repeal Obama’s law lock, stock and barrel, and replace it with vaguer reforms that would potentially leave more people uninsured by removing the ban on preexisting condition discrimination.
Democrats love it when Romney talks about Romneycare, using it to paint him as a hypocrite on health care reform. Conservatives, on the other hand, hate it. When a Romney staffer spoke positively about Romney’s health care law last month, conservative commentators said it “just might be the moment Romney lost the election.”
- Whatcha Talking About Willard? Massachusetts health care law is proof of empathy? Isnt that what You are Running Against Obama? This is getting Insane…Risking Conservative Ire, Romney Touts Romneycare. (sunsetdaily.wordpress.com)
- Mitt Romney Gives His Strongest Embrace Yet Of Romneycare, Which Could Ignite Conservative Fury (businessinsider.com)
- Mitt Cites Romneycare as Evidence of His ‘Empathy,’ Steps Up Obamacare Attack (nymag.com)
- Facepalm: Romney says Romneycare demonstrates his ’empathy and care’ (twitchy.com)
- And Mitt Romney Reverses Field Once Again on Health Care Reform… (delong.typepad.com)
- The New Romney Health Plan for the Poor… (underthelobsterscope.wordpress.com)
- Romney’s Advice To The Uninsured: Go To The ER (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
- To show empathy for the middle class, Mitt Romney touts his socialist health care law (freakoutnation.com)
Want to know what Massachusetts educators learned from Mitt Romney‘s single term as Massachusetts governor? He forced them into increased classroom sizes, school budget cuts, higher fees and less out-of-school services for students.
As Ronald, a former superintendent from Attleboro, MA explains:
“Governor Romney said that he was not going to cut education. And then the next thing we knew those cuts were made.”
So take a look at this, then tell the Romney supporters you know with school children what they can expect if he gets elected.
- Obama: Romney is a teacher-basher (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
I watched’ “60 Minutes” last night and heard Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney reveal his new plan for the millions of Americans who don’t have any health care coverage: Go to the emergency room.
“Well, we do provide care for people who don’t have insurance. If someone has a heart attack, they don’t sit in their apartment and die. We pick them up in an ambulance, and take them to the hospital, and give them care. And different states have different ways of providing for that care.”
– The 2012 Mittster
As just about anyone will tell you, this is a publicly more expensive program and must less effective than insured quality care on an ongoing basis.
This is the same man who implemented the universal health care law in Massachusetts (what we tend to call Romneycare) while he was the governor. He also reiterated the need for universal coverage back in 2010 during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“Look, it doesn’t make a lot of sense for us to have millions and millions of people who have no health insurance and yet who can go to the emergency room and get entirely free care for which they have no responsibility, particularly if they are people who have sufficient means to pay their own way.”
– The 2010 Mittster
Does this guy ever stick to his opinions? Are any of his thoughts really his own?
I doubt it.
- Romney and Health Care (thepage.time.com)
- Mitt Romney Says the Emergency Room Is a Fine Health Insurance Plan for the Poors (slog.thestranger.com)
- Mitt Romney, On 60 Minutes, Cites Emergency Room As Health Care Option For Uninsured (afgelocal704.com)
- Romney was against emergency room care before he was for it – Washington Post (blog) (washingtonpost.com)
- Romney and Health Care – TIME (thepage.time.com)
- Romney Solidifies Major Shift On Health Care (VIDEO) (tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com)
- Mitt Romney: Don’t Have Health Care? Call Ambulance and Hope for the Best (alternet.org)
- Let Them Eat Emergency Rooms: Mitt Romney Says ERs Will Provide Care for the Uninsured [Say What] (gawker.com)
- Just go to the ER, redux (allbleedingstops.blogspot.com)
“There is no point to us going to a convention and pushing for this man if he is employing morons like this.”
However, who is the moron here? The staff member or the Candidate? Romney’s a jittery asshole who’s incapable of human emotion and comprehension. It’s ROMNEY they should be worried about, not his campaign staffers.
Hannity’s reply to Coulter, btw:
“I AGREE WITH YOU.”
Ah, Republican harmony!
And some afternoon humor if Coulter isn’t enough…
- Rush Limbaugh And Ann Coulter Absolutely Lost Their Minds Over Andrea Saul’s Romneycare Defense (businessinsider.com)
- Ann Coulter Says Romney Spokesperson Andrea Saul Should Be Fired for Citing Massachusetts Health Care in Response to Super PAC Ad (foxnewsinsider.com)
- Coulter Explodes At Romney Spokeswoman For Response To Priorities USA Ad: She Needs To Be Fired (mediaite.com)
- Ann Coulter Melts Down on Hannity’s Show Over RomneyCare (crooksandliars.com)
- Ann Coulter is Wrong on Andrea Saul: Mitt Romney Needs to be Fired Before Convention (bungalowbillscw.blogspot.com)
- Ann Coulter Demands Romney Fire Andrea Saul (point4counterpoint.wordpress.com)
- Ann Coulter: “Anyone Who Donates to Mitt Romney Ought to Call & Say If Andrea Saul Is Not Fired They Will Not Give Another Dime” (Video) (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Five Stages of Conservative Romneycare Grief (theatlanticwire.com)
Thanks, Mr. Walker. You have made Romney’s need to answer these quite clear.
- 35 questions Mitt Romney will have to answer to concerning Bain Capital. (ireport.cnn.com)
- 35 Questions Mitt Romney Must Answer About Bain Capital Before The Issue Can Go Away (forbes.com)
- 35 Questions Mitt Romney Must Answer About Bain Capital Before The Issue Can Go Away (tjwalker.com)
- Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: Brilliant Bain ad keeps Romney on defense (dailykos.com)
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officiated the ceremony between the 72 year-old Frank and his partner, James Ready, according to a statement from the congressman’s office. Frank met Ready in 2005, and the two have been seeing each other since 2007.
Many of Frank’s congressional colleagues turned out for the wedding, including former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, according to local media reports. In planning the event, Frank said he wanted to invite President Obama—who in May came out in support of same-sex marriage—but was worried the security detail would infringe on the ceremony.
This is sure a sign that we’re in the 21st Century.
- Barney Frank marries longtime partner (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)
- Rep. Barney Frank marries longtime partner – CBS News (cbsnews.com)
- Barney Frank weds partner in Massachusetts (twitchy.com)
- “It was no different than any other wedding I’ve attended when you have two people who are in…” (shortformblog.com)
- Congratulations, Barney and Jim! (crooksandliars.com)
In a better America, Mitt Romney would be running for president on the strength of his major achievement as governor of Massachusetts: a health reform that was identical in all important respects to the health reform enacted by President Obama. By the way, the Massachusetts reform is working pretty well and has overwhelming popular support.
In reality, however, Mr. Romney is doing no such thing, bitterly denouncing the Supreme Court for upholding the constitutionality of his own health care plan. His case for becoming president relies, instead, on his claim that, having been a successful businessman, he knows how to create jobs.
This, in turn, means that however much the Romney campaign may wish otherwise, the nature of that business career is fair game. How did Mr. Romney make all that money? Was it in ways suggesting that what was good for Bain Capital, the private equity firm that made him rich, would also be good for America?
And the answer is no.
(read the rest HERE.)
- Paul Krugman: Dear Mitt Romney, A Country Is Not A Company (huffingtonpost.com)
- Paul Krugman: Off and Out With Mitt Romney (economistsview.typepad.com)
- A Fairy Tale from Paul Krugman… (underthelobsterscope.wordpress.com)
- The Hoover factor (prairieweather.typepad.com)
- If Paul Krugman Is Right and It’s 1931, What Happens Next? (washingtonmonthly.com)
- Paul Krugman’s Book “End This Depression Now” is available… (underthelobsterscope.wordpress.com)
Mitt Romney: The Economic Guru Who Specializes In Killing Jobs
(here’s a snip, but go read the whole article HERE.)
Romney has yet to offer any solutions to help the American people who are struggling because of Bush-era policies Willard promises to implement if he is elected president. One might be inclined to say Romney is a fool for promoting Bush’s failed economic policy that sent Americans into unemployment lines and nearly crashed the economy, but it is more that Romney could not care less about the American people. In fact, Willard has made it clear that he intends on creating hardship for the poor, elderly, Veterans, gays, women, and the middle class with his Draconian cuts to critical social safety nets, and the severity of his policies are only matched by his promise to eliminate unionized public sector jobs because they are earn more than $19,000 annually.
If Americans really want to know what a Romney presidency will look like, then look at his real field of expertise as a vulture capitalist. He earned millions shuttering businesses, relocating companies overseas, and eliminating jobs to increase profits for himself and Bain Capital, and although it worked out well for the rich, it was devastating to American workers who lost their jobs, retirement, healthcare, and their homes.
Willard Romney’s focus is attacking President Obama for telling the American people the truth about the economy, and running away from his area of expertise which is creating wealth for a privileged few while eliminating jobs. It is interesting that President Obama does not tout himself as an acclaimed economist like Romney, but his policies saved America’s economy. There is a reason Romney wants to be president and it has nothing to do with helping the American people or growing the economy, and he is using his expertise as a liar to convince voters that eliminating police and firefighter jobs, giving more tax cuts to the wealthy, and portraying the government as destructive is a sound economic policy.
The only thing voters need to know about Romney is that he is not an economic guru. He is a wealthy investor who earned millions killing jobs, bankrupting companies, and shipping businesses overseas that qualifies him to be a vulture capitalist, but not the president.
So many people haven’t learned this yet. It is really depressing to think about it. Unfortunately, he not only doesn’t seem to know the economic implications of his statements, he certainly does know how to lie about them.
Romney seems to be taking the voters of this great nation for total fools. The facts are out there, and they are not pretty. Romney is a purebred vulture capitalist, the kind of multi-millionaire that snaps up family businesses and solid companies just to shut them down, kill good-paying jobs, and get a fat write-off to pad his own bottom line. His “business experience” is the kind of experience that America cannot afford to have in the White House. And the only instance where Mitt took the reins of government… ie: the State of Massachusetts… and tried his hand at “job creation,” he failed miserably.
Romney cannot be allowed to run away from the fact that he was literally the worst “job creator” in the nation over his four years in office.
- Willard Romney’s Lies of the Week (theobamacrat.com)
- Willard Romney’s Lies of the Week (3chicspolitico.com)
- The Reason Why Bain is important. (3chicspolitico.com)
- Right Wing Uses Pre-Rally Pictures To Claim Obama Spoke To Empty Seats (alan.com)
- Willard Romney, Whiner (Cont’d.) (esquire.com)
- Romney: We Don’t Need More Firefighters, Police Officers Or Teachers (alan.com)
- 3 things Romney needs to get Right, and so far he only has 1 of them. (whitehouse12.com)
- Romney: “Is he really that out of touch?” (hotair.com)
- Mario Piperni Does Mittens (seniorsforademocraticsociety.wordpress.com)
- Obama starting week hitting Mitt on cops, fire fighters teachers remark (blogs.suntimes.com)
- Mitt Romney’s Sleazy Support of Ted Nugent Reveals His True Moral Character (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
The Mittster made a speech in Las Vegas on Tuesday and said this:
“In addition to the age of the president and the citizenship of the president and the birthplace of the president being set by the Constitution, I’d like it also to say that the president has to spend at least three years working in business before becoming president of the United States.”
Of course, this is a way to set up the Mitt Romneys of the world to bypass foreign policy, or congressional, or other kinds of experience with a few years of stealing from the 99% to put bucks in their own pockets.
You know, I’d like to see the Constitution say that a presidential candidate should have spent at least three years in the Arts… producing theatre or ballet dancing or doing gallery shows of abstract paintings. Know what I mean?
I’d like to see the Constitution say that a candidate should be required to have taught at a university level for at least three years… or at a primary school level for six…and been a member of a teacher’s union.
Actually, the Constitution should require that the candidate have been an employee for at least three years at a working class level and have been a member of ANY union.
If you think Romney is ready to be President because of his Bain experience, take a look at what it did for his Massachusetts Gubernatorial record… While he says he turned the state around, in reality he let it freeze in a negative mode.
Andrew Sum and Joseph McLaughlin of the Center for Market Studies at Northeastern University reported in July 2007 that Romney’s record as Governor was “one of the worst in the country;”
On all key labor market measures, (Massachusetts) not only lagged behind the country as a whole, but often ranked at or near the bottom of the state distribution. Formal payroll employment in the state in 2006 was still 16,000 or 0.5 percent below its average level in 2002, the year immediately prior to the start of the Romney administration. Massachusetts ranked third lowest on this key job generation measure and would have ranked second lowest if Hurricane Katrina had not devastated the Louisiana economy.
And this was with 25 years of business experience. 25 years.
Makes you think.
How would you like a Supreme Court and other Federal Courts to have their appointees selected by Robert Bork? Remember Robert Bork… the Supreme Court Nominee who was rejected by Congress and has been grousing about it ever since.
The following article will make your skin crawl:
YES, AMERICA, ROBERT BORK IS BACK
Many presidents leave their most enduring legacy to the nation in the Justices that they name to the Supreme Court and the federal judges that they put on the bench. So what inspired former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney to name former judge Robert Bork to co-chair his presidential campaign advisory committee on law, the Constitution and the judiciary?
Read the rest HERE.
Jamie Raskin is a professor of constitutional law at American University’s Washington College of Law, a Maryland State Senator, and a Senior Fellow at People for the American Way. He wrote this report while teaching at Yale Law School in the fall of 2011 and wishes to thank both the Yale Law School Library and the Washington College of Law Library for their assistance.
- Mitt Romney has a Robert Bork problem (thegrio.com)
- Why (verydemotivational.memebase.com)
- Conservative Law Prof Henry Monaghan argues Obamacare is Constitutional (jdjournal.com)
… and by all accounts it has been a success.
In fact, Romney also claimed at the time that his plan would be a good model for the Nation.
The fact that President Obama agreed with him and promoted what has become known as “Obamacare” – a national duplicate of “Romneycare” – seems to be meaningless to the Republicans, to Mitt, to the Conservative side of the Supreme Court.
Why can’t we all have the successful plan that Massachusetts has? And why does Romney now say that he would repeal the law as soon as possible if elected?
Why do they play politics with our health?
- Happy Birthday, RomneyCare! You’re Growing So Expensive So Fast! (reason.com)
- Happy 6th birthday, RomneyCare! Obama’s campaign releases video (miamiherald.typepad.com)
- Would ‘Obamacare’ demise mean end of ‘Romneycare,’ too? (yubanet.com)
- Rick Santorum Was Right: Romneycare Increased Free Riding in Massachusetts (healthcarebs.com)
- Mitt Romney Misleading Conservatives on Romneycare, Santorum Whines (inquisitr.com)
- Mitt Romney’s Suggested Three Times In 2009 That Obama Imitate Romneycare (buzzfeed.com)
- How Romneycare Saves $ (thedailybeast.com)
Harold and I have been friends for over 50 years, now, and it’s that kind of friendship that goes on whether we see each other regularly or not. We can go several years without speaking with each other, then one of us will pick up the phone and it is like no time has passed. I’m sure everyone has at least one friend like that.
Harold and his wife Monica own a furniture store in Hyannis, MA (his big story is that he sold furniture to Teddy Kennedy). As young teens I spent half my Cape Cod summers over at Harold’s house where his parents treated me like another son. It was a great time.
Last year, however, Harold called me telling me he had cancer and was given about 18 months to live… meanwhile he was undergoing chemo and had lost weight (close to 100 lbs… and Harold started out as a chunky like me.)
Sunday, Harold called me to say he was 11 months into the chemo and was in partial remission. They were stopping the chemo because it was no longer working, but he was feeling pretty good. He’s pretty sure he’ll make it past the eighteen month point… I sure hope he does… and we had our regular phone call and discussion about families, basketball, the move Elly and I are making into “farming” (why does everyone say “Green Acres” to me when I talk about it?).
I don’t know what the situation will be the next time we talk, but I sure hope Harold continues to move ahead.
I learned, in a long phonecall with him, that my oldest and best friend, Harold, is dying from a combination of bladder and spinal cancers. Harold and I are the kind of friends who can go a decade without contacting each other, then pick up where we left off as if nothing had gone by.
Harold and I met at prep school on our first day in 1960 and have been friends ever since. He spent his life living on Cape Cod and working in Hyannis, while I traveled all over the place pursuing theatre, then non-profit, then photography then computer careers. For a few years we were both living on the Cape and, for some time, we could get together for lunch almost every day. You know the kind of friend.
Now Harold is undergoing chemo and other medications and, like me, is retired and looking back on his life. We had a great talk about our kids and grandkids, our parents both living and dead, our wives and sisters and all the things we have done for the last 51 years.
I won’t sleep well tonight, however. There are things I can’t get out of my mind.
- Cape Cod Media Group Launches iPad Photo App (prweb.com)
- Off-Season Bargains on Cape Cod (chathamvacationhomes.com)
Enjoying the aftermath of the Iowa debates. As a MA resident for many years, I suffered under Romney’s governorship. Elected by promising jobs, state ranked 47th in job creation under him; He said he knew how to attract businesses. Businesses fled under him. Incredible that he would “run on his record.”
So, when Romney criticizes Obama on job creation, he has his record to stand on…No?
- Romney Unscathed in Iowa Debate (newser.com)
- GOP Candidates Prepare For Debate in Iowa (foxnews.com)
- GOP Debate: Tim Pawlenty Goes After ‘Obamneycare’ In Iowa (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- Fired up – After debate, Axe takes on Mitt (politico.com)
After moving as far to the right as he could and changing his past “moderate” positions to very conservative ones, Romney came out in New Hampshire yesterday accepting the left-ish view on Global Warming:
“I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that. It’s important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors.”
Of course the view that humans are contributing to climate change is highly controversial one in GOP circles. Most conservatives fiercely dispute the notion that Earth is warming at all. This does not put Romney, who is having trouble enough getting around his Massachusetts Health Care plan with Republicans, anywhere near the potential for their universal support.
– Michelle Bachman
Representative Bachman is apparently unaware that the “shot heard round the world“, and for that matter the Towns of Lexington and Concord, is part of Massachusetts’ history, not New Hampshire’s.
- How stupid is Michele Bachmann?…. (tagg-lines.com)
- Michelle Bachmann recalls the shot heard ’round the world in Concord…New Hampshire (skepacabra.wordpress.com)
- Arrogant stupidity is the best kind | Michael Tomasky (guardian.co.uk)
- Michele Bachmann Is Dumber Than a Sack of Hammers: The Lexington-Concord Edition [Mike the Mad Biologist] (scienceblogs.com)
- Rep. Michele Bachmann Confuses New Hampshire With Massachusetts In Historical Speech (mediaite.com)
- “Michele Bachmann Isn’t Sure About Massachusetts” and related posts (nymag.com)
This one is for Alan who, like all good conservatives, is sure the president most recently elected by the America people is a SOCIALIST!Thanks, Moe:
Moe Thanks for bringing this up… sure is good that those 800 people may have access to extended unemployment (oops, sorry… too Socialist.) – Bill
- Solar panel maker moves work to China. (nytimes.com)
- U.S. solar panel maker moves work to China; Lured by government subsidies, company will lay off all workers at Northeast factory (bendbulletin.com)
- More “green jobs” go where other jobs have gone: to China (seatoshiningsea.wordpress.com)
- “Solar Panels Jobs Go to China” and related posts (theleftcoaster.com)
- UPDATE 1-Evergreen Solar closing Massachusetts factory (reuters.com)
- On the GreenBeat: Range Fuels and Evergreen Solar Lay Off Workers, China to Double Wind Power (nytimes.com)
- Evergreen Solar to Shut Down Massachusetts Plant, Lay Off 800 Workers (xconomy.com)
Brad Friedman over at The Brad Blog has been covering this and today he did an article on the Diebold Voting Machines which are famous for being “hackable”. He has included about ten minutes of the film Hacking Democracy which shows hom the voting machines can have the votes reversed.
Let’s keep an eye on this one.