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Folks I may be breaking some rules by posting the full text of the email I just recieved but I have a busy day doing site analysis for solar projects and this is important.

Please call your reps ASAP! And please recommend if you see fit.

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Fri May 12, 2006 at 11:37 AM PDT

McCain Flip-Flops

by nola4change

From MSNBC First Read:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/...

In his latest effort to "build bridges" with the conservative wing of the GOP in advance of another presidential run, Sen. John McCain is heading to Lynchburg, VA tomorrow to give the commencement speech at Liberty University, which is headed by a leading conservative whom McCain once called "evil," Jerry Falwell.  To review, here are other examples of how the GOP's maverick may be starting to, well, conform:

Bush tax cuts
Then: "I cannot in good conscience support a tax cut in which so many of the benefits go to the most fortunate among us," McCain said in 2001.
Now: "American businesses and investors need a stable and predictable tax policy to continue contributing to the growth of our economy.  These considerations lead me to the conclusion that we should not reverse course by letting the higher tax rates take effect," McCain said in a statement after voting for the Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act to extend the Bush tax cuts.

There's more....

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Please reccomend and email this to all your friends. New Orleans is in trouble and we desperately need your help.

Three months ago, Hurricane Katrina swept ashore just east of New Orleans, devastating the Gulf Coast with her strength. Many exhaled in relief, as it seemed New Orleans had been spared the worst of Katrina's impacts. The next day, as our levees gave way, it was clear that the worst lay ahead for one of our country's most important cultural and historical cities.

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There has been alot of press coverage and even a #1 reccomended diary about the New Orleanians testifying before congress. These folks testified about explosions and the levees being blown up intentionally to flood the black neighborhoods. I firmly believe that this is untrue and unfounded and the record needs to be set straight. Read on if you care to have an accurate history of what happened to the levees after Katrina and why some people believe the levees were blown up. I have updated below to address the myth of the St. Bernard levees being blown as well as added a link to some levee photos. I'll try to add more later but my dog is begging to go outside!

Updates at the bottom.

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I have been volunteering for Moveon's Leave No Voter Behind project as a phone support person. I got my first call tonight and was able to successfully guide my people to a successful outcome.

I know it is a small task but it really feels great to do something to help out since I don't live in a swing state.

If you do live in a swing state you can sign up here. http://www.moveonpac.org/lnvb/ The tools available make it really easy and you can canvass as much or as little as you want, selecting names as you need them.

The idea of canvassing might make you nervous but it's really not that bad. I went to Iowa for Howard Dean and did it for the first time. I really enjoyed it and I don't consider myself to be very outgoing.

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Thu Oct 14, 2004 at 07:59 AM PDT

I am a fiscal conservative.

by nola4change

And no I am not lost. I am a Democrat, but until Bush took office I was really on the fence. I truly believe that the government should help people that need it and I know it costs money to do that.I don't think we should borrow for this type of spending, but rather find the money in other places by making government smaller and more efficient.

But I also know there are a lot of "Club for Growth" type conservatives out there that don't give a damn about Bush social policies...

I haven't seen much about this in the news yet but I couldn't help but think that as Bush mocked "Pay as you go" that any fiscal conservative watching had to be disgusted. If I was a voter on the fence and fiscal responsibility was my #1 issue this would be the defining moment for me in deciding my vote.

We may not see it in the news folks, but my prediction is that this statement might cost Bush the election. Bush laughing at and mocking Paygo will not go over well with fiscal conservatives. He basicly stated that fiscal sanity will not have a place in a second term Whitehouse.

Hopefully Kerry will latch on to this as he continues to campaign to the center of America.

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Wed Oct 13, 2004 at 09:09 PM PDT

Hit the CNN pundit scorecard

by nola4change

Grade the candidates yourself here:

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004/special/president/debates/press.pundits/results.html

You won't be disapointed with the results.

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http://www.cnn.com/

poll is on the lower right, near bottom.

Currently 68-20 yes. 30000 votes.

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Fri Oct 08, 2004 at 09:36 PM PDT

I'm pissed at Kerry!!!

by nola4change

Watching the debate with my girlfriend I was complaining that the environment has not been an issue at all this election cycle. Moments later the environment question came up. I bolted upright in my seat thinking "Finally we will get down to the nitty gritty here! This has got to hold sway with swing voters and it presents a perfect opening for Kerry to draw clear differences between himself and Bush!"

I expected Bush to stumble, which he did. Me and my moderate to liberal leaning girl were not impressed with his response.

I expected Kerry to passionately speak about the need to adress our environmental issues. I was hoping he would take the chance to really connect connect with people, especially young people, about the very real problems we are facing. And explain how spearheading renewable technologies could help spur our economy.

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Laura or Teresa? It is 75-25 Laura right now.

Go get em.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3096434/

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Fri Jul 16, 2004 at 01:21 PM PDT

Help Defeat DeLay

by nola4change

Please help defeat this bastard.  He really needs to go.  Visit http://www.takingontomdelay.com/
Please check out the following links to the House Ethics Committee and its members. Feel free to offer your thoughts on DeLays tactics.
House of Reps. Ethics Committee web site is http://www.house.gov/ethics/
Members page is http://www.house.gov/ethics/CommitteeMembers.htm
Ethics Manual for Members, officers, and Employees of the U.S. House of Reps.
Ethics committee members who got money from DeLay's pac (ARMPAC) include:
Doc Hastins of Wash. ($5.930)
Judy Biggert if Illinois ($1,764)
Kenny Hulshof of Missouri ($14,964)
Steve LaTourette of Ohio ($16,073)
Please contact these members and tell them to recuse themselves and appoint an independent council!
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