Republicans will screw the people
shutdown our government.
Martin Luther King – I Have A Dream
Lord, send us someone to lead us in a march on Washington to take our country back from Washington power brokers who have robbed the people of ”life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Bless us with a happy and prosperous future, again. Daily, Lord, you see Republicans dismantling the freedoms and rights our ancestors fought and died for. The GOP plots to take over government from coast to coast and take food out of the mouths of the poor, take jobs from the downtrodden, take the right to vote from the black man, take away the right of women to make their own decisions about their bodies and reproductive life, to invalidate the belief that all men and women are equal, etc. You gave us President Barack Obama who is fighting to protect us and make changes while working on the inside. Lord, we need a charismatic leader, black or white, who can inspire young and old to throw off their belief that “47 per cent” of Americans don’t matter and begin to believe that if all of us little people pull together as one, we can rock Washington, DC and make the Congress work for the people again and once again adopt negotiation as the touchstone for solving problems creating good and just law. Lord, this war on women and other minorities must stop! Gays and lesbians are Your children, too. Lord, You saw all the evil and ugliness of the last election. We need Your divine help, Jesus, to make America, America again. Your grateful and faithful believers ask for these blessings in Your name. Amen. [G.O.W.]
The hair on the back of my neck goes up every time no good politicians get on TV and presume to talk for the American people…without substantiation. How do our politicians and TV talking heads really know facts about the American people? Polls, you say? Well, if they form their statements from poll data, they should quote the relevant polls…like genius, Ezra Klein, does. Speaker John Boehner is forever making statements: “The American people” this and “The American people” that. Someone should tell Rep. Boehner (R-OH) that his speaker title does not give him license to “speak” for the American people. Perhaps he should read Wikipedia. I remember the days when reporters talked to average Americans [like the "man on the street"] and broadcasted the interviews on the evening news. For all we know our politicians have a secret agenda with talking points and the media might have their own. Somehow, yesterday, President Obama heard or sensed the call of the American people for him to get out front on the current scandals(?) and show that he is angry and the he is in charge and swiftly taking action. He bound to the podium yesterday and delivered his reassuring message. I was so proud of him! —GoodOleWoody
God made us stewards of this earth.
By Travis Waldron on Sep 10, 2011 at 2:32 pm
Yesterday, ThinkProgress published a report detailing Republican Congressional leadership’s opposition to infrastructure investments even as structural deficiencies in bridges and roadways persist in their home states. Among those is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, where 34 percent of bridges are considered structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.
The Sherman Minton Bridge, one of three major bridges spanning the Ohio River between Louisville, KY and southern Indiana, was among the Kentucky bridges listed as deficient. And last night, the Sherman Minton Bridge was closed after further deficiencies, including cracks, were found in a load-bearing part of its structure. The Louisville Courier-Journal reports:
The Sherman Minton Bridge was closed late Friday afternoon and will remain shut down indefinitely after officials discovered cracks in the span.
Will Wingfield, a spokesman for the Indiana Department of Transportation, said officials “do not have an estimate” on how long it will take to repair and reopen the bridge, which carries Interstate 64 traffic across the Ohio River.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday on Capitol Hill, five of the eight members of a bipartisan working group announced the contours of their agreement, which would shore up America‘s borders and provide an eventual path to citizenship for undocumented workers.
Schumer, the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, set an ambitious goal of translating the statement of principles released Sunday evening by the senators into legislation by March. He said the Senate would try to approve the legislation for consideration in the House by the end of spring, or early summer. FULL ARTICLE