WHY IS CONGRESS JUST TAKING UP SPACE?


WHY IS CONGRESS WASTING TIME WRITING AND CONSIDERING STUPID LEGISLATION THAT CANNOT PASS? Jim Demint (R-SC) wants a balanced budget amendment which has no chance of passing. Senators Reid and McConnell are working on a bill that does not give President Obama the “big deal” he wants ($4 trillion). With only 4 days before his deadline, President Obama is threatening vetoes.   Have you let your senator and representative know that you demand raising the debt limit?  Don’t just leave it to the other guy.

DEMOCRATS CONSIDERING A “PLAN B”


Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Reid

[SOURCE: HUFFINGTON POST]

WASHINGTON — Democratic Senate leadership is preparing to introduce a compromise debt ceiling bill to the floor as early as the end of this week, in hopes of getting something through the…

ELIZABETH WARREN: DESTINED TO BE A BFD!!!


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“Elizabeth Warren: Passed Over for CFPB Post, But…”

“…Warren has been mentioned, as they say, as a possible candidate for the US Senate seat in Massachusetts won by Republican Scott Brown in early 2010. This seat was held by Ted Kennedy until his death. Brown won a special election to fill the vacancy, and the seat is up next year. Is Warren seriously considering a bid? She hasn’t done anything to stop speculation about her possible candidacy. When I asked her about this last year, she refused to rule out a run.

If Warren were to run, she would start off in a strong position. She has a national following, and her campaign would draw country-wide attention. She could raise plenty of money via the Internet a la Obama in 2008. (And Scott Brown would soak up loads of donations from the financial sector.) Warren would be a cause, not merely a candidate. That is, of course, no guarantee of success. While her straight-talking, folksy, and authentic middle-class populism would be a tremendous asset, she doesn’t have experience as a vote-for-me pol. And she’d have to decide if she’s willing to do the mundane work and money-grubbing that is necessary. But the prospect of Warren reclaiming Kennedy’s seat ought to hearten any progressive who’s discouraged not to see Obama wage a Harry-versus-Voldemort battle on her behalf.” [SOURCE: “Mother Jones”]

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MITT ROMNEY: HOPE FOR THE UNEMPLOYED? NOT!


David Gregory, Host, “Meet the Press”

MITT “FIRE SALE” ROMNEY

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About Marcus Bachmann & Gay Therapy


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Wayne Besen

Phone: 917-691-5118

E-Mail: WBesen@TruthWinsOut.org

Truth Wins Out Claims That Marcus Bachmann Is Lying When He Says His Clinic is Not Anti-Gay

There is No Excuse For Bachmann & Associates to Offer Fringe ‘Pray Away the Gay’ Therapy Rejected By Mainstream Mental Health Organizations

NEW YORK – Truth Wins Out called Marcus Bachmann a liar today for falsely telling the Minneapolis Star Tribune that his clinic was not anti-gay and had no “agenda or a philosophy of trying to change anyone.” His untruthful assertions contradict the evidence that clearly shows his clinic is disdainful towards LGBT people and practices a discredited and harmful brand of therapy designed to “cure” gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

“Marcus Bachmann is not telling the truth when he dishonestly claims that his clinic is not anti-gay,” said Truth Wins Out’s Executive Director Wayne Besen, responding to Bachmann’s new statement in the Star Tribune. “Our investigation clearly shows that his clinic has great antipathy towards gay and lesbian people and his therapists work to convert clients from gay to straight.”

“Marcus Bachmann is willfully and wantonly misrepresenting what I experienced during my five therapy sessions at his clinic,” said John Becker, TWO’s Director of Communications and Development, who led an undercover operation at Bachmann’s clinic. “We urge Bachmann & Associates to stop misleading the public and commit to ending the harmful and discredited practice of ‘ex-gay’ therapy.”

According to The Star Tribune article, Bachmann explained that he only offered “ex-gay” therapy at a client’s request.

“Will I address it? Certainly we’ll talk about it,” Bachmann said. “Is it a remedy form that I typically would use? … It is at the client’s discretion…We don’t have an agenda or a philosophy of trying to change someone.”

Bachmann said counselors at his clinics follow the wishes of patients and don’t force any treatment.

“This individual came to us under a false pretense,” Bachmann said. “The truth of the matter is he specifically asked for help.”

“Bachmann & Associates was under no obligation to offer a quack therapy treatment that is rejected by every mainstream medical and mental health association in America,” said TWO’s Wayne Besen. “Taking a clients hard-earned money for a ‘cure’ that is not possible is unethical and a form of consumer fraud.”

The notion that a counselor is required harm a client just because he or she asks is patently absurd, asserts TWO. Similarly, if a bodybuilder had asked a doctor to help him or her inject steroids, the practitioner could refuse. If an African American asked a doctor for a skin bleaching, he or she could decline. If a physician is urged to help manage a model’s anorexia, he or she could turn the model away and instead offer real medical help.

While Bachmann claims that his clinic is not anti-gay, nor invested in “ex-gay” therapy, his office sells a book written by a viciously homophobic minister named Janet Boynes who calls homosexuality a “dirty and shameful life.” In her tome, Called Out: A Former Lesbian’s Discovery of Freedom, she says:

“What are the effects of living a homosexual lifestyle? The list is long: Hurt. Despair. Frustration. Loneliness. Depression. Restlessness. Shame….Hollywood would have you believe gays and lesbians are happy, humorous, well adjusted people, but very rarely do they show the other side – the ugly side. They don’t show the tears behind the mask. They don’t show the desperate ache to be loved beneath all the jokes, clever comebacks and playful remarks.” (pg. 184)

“If Marcus Bachmann’s clinic is not anti-gay, than why is he selling homophobic trash like Janet Boynes’ hateful and deceptive book in his office?” asked Besen.

Truth Wins Out is a non-profit organization that fights anti-LGBT religious extremism. TWO specializes in turning information into action by organizing, advocating and fighting for LGBT equality.

Bachmann Boynes Endorsement


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STUBBORN ERIC CANTOR CAUSES GLOBAL COLLAPSE


AUGUST 3RD 2011

NO CHECKS IN THE MAILBOX FROM SOCIAL SECURITY & VA!

UNPAID, THE MILITARY LAYS DOWN ITS GUNS!

GROCERY SHELVES ARE EMPTY AS HUNGRY PEOPLE HORDE FOOD!

POLICE AND SHOP OWNERS GUARD THEIR SHOPS TO PREVENT LOOTING

CHURCHES ARE FULL TO THE RAFTERS AS HOPELESS MASSES RENEW THEIR FAITH

THE MEDIA CAN ONLY REPORT ON DEVASTATION

Yesterday, the United States defaulted on its debts. Moody’s yanked the US Triple AAA BOND Rating for the first time in 70 years! The US dollar is worthless! Stock markets around the world shut their doors yesterday after financial Armageddon.  So…Eric Cantor and his Tea Party are comforted by having kept their ‘promise not to raise taxes’ (on the rich upper class, rich corporations and oil companies.) The top 1% of the population— awash in wealth–toast their good fortune with Dom Perignon and beluga caviar on toast points. Eric Cantor is reported to be in hiding. Current status: Persona non grata in middle-class living rooms and skid row bars.  Democrats have issued a call for Eric Cantor’s head!

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This is presented a little irreverently, but there is conflict among The President (backed by the people) and Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and the controlling Tea Party.  The Congress has raised the Debt Ceiling 72 times as a matter of housekeeping, often with a one sentence bill.  This time extremist elements in the Republican Party have decided to use this issue to press their fiscal agenda.  Well, this is politics.  However, this time they are placing the nation and, surely, the world, in grave danger.  The scenario presented could happen…for real! In his press conference this morning, The President said that we have time for a big deal that would fix our economy for a decade. He already has the needed paperwork on his desk. Obama is ready to go, but, is being blocked by republicans and their ideology. He needs our help.  Will you get involved and participate in your own future?

Do you live in a red state (like me)? Every responsible American reading this post should email their US senator and US representative DEMANDING that the Debt Ceiling be raised immediately! No more soup kitchens and breadlines and selling apples on the street!

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Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA): Pernicious?


ERIC CANTOR DEFIES THE PEOPLE BELIEVING HIS OWN PROPAGANDA

per·ni·cious

adj \pər-ˈni-shəs\

Definition of PERNICIOUS

1
: highly injurious or destructive : deadly
2
archaic : wicked
per·ni·cious·ly adverb
per·ni·cious·ness noun

WOE BE ONTO THE NATION!


Tea Party Would Kill Baby to Cure the Disease


The resolution to the current fiscal crisis is being stymied by the recalcitrant TEA PARTY. They are so committed to not raising the debt ceiling that they would

KILL THE BABY TO CURE THE DISEASE!

CONGRESS: ‘Do they know it’s raining?’


Welcome back to GoodOleWoody’s Blog! Your continued interest is appreciated.

HAPPY BASTILLE DAY!

When I was young, I did my share of sowing wild oats and experimenting.  Now that I am retired, I am very much concerned with the health of our democracy. Are we undergoing a slow decline which our leaders cannot see? There is so much that Congress does not have the will to do:

  • Ø Campaign Finance Reform
  • Ø Banking Reform
  • Ø Tax Code Loopholes
  • Ø Less Reliance on Lobbyists
  • Ø Robust Environmental Protections
  • Ø Global Warming
  • Ø Jobs for Our Military Returning from War
  • Ø Full Support for the President’s Efforts in Libya
  • Ø Research on New Forms of Energy
  • Ø Large-scale Infrastructure Projects Although We Are in a Recession
  • Ø A Renaissance for NASA
  • Ø An Obese Citizenry
  • Ø Reform of Social Security
  • Ø Reform of Medicare
  • Ø Reform of Medicaid
  • Ø Reform of the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Ø Trade Imbalance with China
  • Ø Inferior Compensation for the Military
  • Ø Cap and Trade
  • Ø NAFTA
  • Ø Drug War and America’s Appetite for Drugs
  • Ø Require States to Use Federal Money for the Intended Purpose and Not to Close Budget Gaps
  • Ø Debt Ceiling
  • Ø Poverty and Hunger in America
  • Ø Healthcare Delivery
  • Ø Wall Street, Banking and Securities Reform
  • Ø Insurance Industry Reform
  • Ø American Foreign Policy with an Emphasis on China and Russia
  • Ø Relations with Central and South America
  • Ø Over-Crowded Penal System
  • Ø Education
  • Ø High Level Research and Development in Sensitive Industries
  • Ø Reform the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Ø Tax Offshore Profits of American Companies
  • Ø Law to Reverse the Citizen’s United Supreme Court Decision
  • Ø Food Safety
  • Ø Limit “Pork”
  • Ø Development New Technology Nuclear Power Plants

I’ll stop. (My back hurts!) With so many areas of concern, how can Eric Cantor let house members spend so much time away from Congress? I am sure there are committees that are working on such issues. It’s just that the media only covers hearings like the ones Peter King had on  radical Muslims in America.

Obama's Journey to November 2012

I sit at my humble computer each day, powerless to change conditions in our country but attempting to influence those who can: YOU!  There’s an old saying, “It’s the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.” Let’s make some noise, people! Apply some pressure on Congress to ‘get ‘err done!’ Go red, white and blue!


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