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|Stand with the #WalmartStrikers in Boothwyn, PA
Stand with Walmart Workers in Boothwyn, PA For those interested in getting involved, or who believe the Walmart Workers Black Friday strike is only happening in another part of the country; look no ...
|Lets GOTV on Nov 6th and actually Let Freedom Ring
With three days to go until the election, I have seen quite a few intriguing campaign signs float up around Skippack, Lansdale, Towamencin and Montgomery Twp. My absolute favorite are from the Let ...
|Mitt Romney thinks it's good business to intimidate workers into voting for the GOP
One of the best pieces I have seen written on the few, the greedy, the American CEO was in Keystone Politics this afternoon. You have no rights at work by Jake Blumgart helps expose the unchecked ...
|PA House GOP walk out to prevent vote on HB520
The Wisconsin 14 got me back into politics and the Pennsylvania 112 is making me laugh at Politics. I am still in shock after reading an email from Keystone Progress in regards to the PA House ...
|Romney/Ryan math skills trickling down ticket to Justin Simmons
Rep Justin Simmons (R-Lehigh) is far to young to have fallen this far off his rocker. Simmons one of the rising stars of the Pennsylvania Tea Party, the 21st century version of the Nineteenth ...
|New Pennsylvania Voter ID AD compares love of country with possesion of Photo ID
After fumbling on the previous Pennsylvania Voter ID AD, which to say the least was little more than a donation to a consulting firm stocked with GOP Staffers, the Corbett Administration is spending ...
|Have we really reached the point where Paul Ryan can just lie and it's ok?
If anyone wondered if Romney aide Neil Newhouse was just joking around when he stated “We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers” Received a thunderous response from ...
|Restore Americas Voice Foundation and Mike Huckabee wants your Affordable Health Care Back
That's right Pennsylvania Call Now!!! Mike Huckabee wants to protect his freedom not to be concerned with another Americans health care. New AD from Restore Americas Voice Foundation at the ...
|Am I ever going to see a counter AD in Montgomery or Bucks County?
The question is pretty simple, but the silence is quite thunderous. Am I ever going to see a counter AD, or a Pro-Obama AD anywhere in Montgomery or Bucks County? I thought this was a swing district.
|No sir, it's not just about a Photo ID
I lose patience in the argument over Voter ID. If it was only about requiring an ID to clamp down on non existent voter impersonation in Pennsylvania that would be one thing, however when you throw ...
|Why isn't anyone asking the right questions when Republicans rely on Gay Marriage and Abortion?
Driving home yesterday from the airport I saw a billboard which kind of made me chuckle and now makes me wonder. The billboard I saw was on the Pennsylvania Turnpike around mile marker 350 and it ...
|You will never guess where I had my greatest culture shock on my Southern Road Trip
Just got home from an amazing road trip of the South and I'm not going to lie, I was expecting to feel the same culture shock that I had when attending a country music festival in North Carolina.
|Seven Terms, Two Bills, Faithful Servant of Corporations, George Bush and a budget that scared even
I know, quite a mouthful but in the words of Big Ed "Let's get to work". With all the news out with the selection of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate my favorite so far is definitely by ...
|MomsRising thanks Senator Casey for standing up for Clean Air
MomsRising AD thanking Senator Casey for voting against SJ 37 Bernie Sanders to Sen. Inhofe "STOP POISONING OUR CHILDREN" MomsRising, a grassroots organization that tackles many important issues ...
|Great article from Provocation on Paul Ryans claim that God grants Rights, not Government.
I wonder why our fellow Christians in other nations don't have the right to bear arms, right to speedy trial, right to an attorney, right to remain secure in our homes from unwarranted searches, ...
|Conservatives secret weapon in the war on Labor
The singing, the marching, the get out the vote is over for the time being. Even though Scott Walker survived the recall, 16 months of tireless activism has swung a 20-12 Republican Majority in the ...
This morning I read another article, about another Republican who got himself in a bit of trouble questioning the legitimacy of the Obama Presidency. I have come to the conclusion that even a video ...
|Could ALEC be behind PA HB2191 (Payday Loansharking Bill)
The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC has been making more and more news of late. ALEC which prides themselves as a: "Nonpartisan individual membership organization of state legislators ...
|Reflection on the dumbest anti-public education bumper sticker I ever saw.
I might have just seen the dumbest political bumper sticker. Yes, I am guilty of having really bad bumper stickers on my car, at one time or the other. But this one takes prize. Public School ...
|The Empire Strikes Back
The empire is striking back. That is the empire of greed, control and entitlement. This year will be a make-or-break election for the GOP, not for the GOP many Americans grew up with, but rather the ...
|Throwing Rocks at Fiscal Houses: My rant of the week.
I'm really getting tired of Republicans crying about the "fiscal house" needing to get in order. Hearing a former Bush 43 staffing pulling that meaningless term on hardball tonight really burned me ...
|Silence justifies the unjustifiable
In politics I have learned that it is not what is heard, but what is not heard that is important. Lately, the silence has been quite loud from the right, even though the spectacle is still there. ...
|Orin Hatch claim that Democrats will attack Romney on his Mormon Faith....
Last week when I read an article that Senator Orin Hatch (R-UT) was spreading the word that Democrats would attack Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney on his Mormon faith, I wondered why ...
|Ryan Budget is not a fraud, it is what they actually believe.
I usually agree with many of Paul Krugman's points that he makes. Liberals owe great minds like his much due and credit for their abilities to formulate the economic thought we believe in. However, ...
|Reflections on Trayvon Martin
Race matters, because as a society we allow it to matter. Race matters because no matter how enlightened, or free, or Christian we claim to be, we have decided to embrace the differences in each ...
|Mitt Romney on planned parenthood "if you want free stuff, vote for the other guy"
Mitt Romney has introduced a new player into the struggle between the haves and have nots; the don't cares. In response to a women asking about Romney's recent comments on defunding planned ...
|PA Senate Dems put forward a resolution opposing Citizens United v FEC
Democrats in the Pennsylvania State Senate proposed a resolution on Friday March 16th, 2012 opposing the majority decision in Citizens United v FEC, and supporting Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), ...
|First the workers, then women, then the voters and now same sex marriage. Who will be next?
Representative Daryl Metcalfe (PA-Butler) has finally made me question the sanity of social conservatism in Pennsylvania. I mean, I never understood the point of letting fear control my every action,
|PA Senate passes voter suppression bill
Despite passioned appeals from the twenty member Democratic Senate Caucus, the Pennsylvania State Senate sent HB934 back to the house with the GOP stamp of approval 26-23 today in Harrisburg. ...
|PA Senate to vote on ALEC Modeled Voter ID Bill Tomorrow
Tomorrow the Pennsylvania State Senate will vote on HB 934, the Voter ID Act passed last summer by the Pennsylvania House. This bill, which aims to address so called voter fraud in the Commonwealth, ...
|The uneasy feeling in Rick Santorum's stomach is the truth
Rick Santorum is at it again....His lack of understanding of the Constitution and the history of this nation is proving to reach the realm of Michelle Bachmann or Sarah Palin. ThStating in an ...
|Could ALEC be behind Pennsylvania's UltraSound Bill?
Earlier this week I wrote an article on Pennsylvania House Bill 1077, The Woman's Right to Know Act. A bill, which would require medical providers to offer an ultrasound prior to an abortion. HB1077 ...
|Apology for previous post
I wanted to take a quick moment to apologize for one of my previous posts. It has come to my attention (and I agree) that I went off topic and may have implied a message that wasn't meant. My ...
|HB1077...Pre-Abortion UltraSound comes to PA.
It might just be me, but I have noticed the Republican strategy of late to push woman voters away with their attack on woman health is not politically wise. Gov. McDonnell of Virginia has recently, ...
|I just don't get it...Free flowing rant on Birth Control, Contraceptives, Aspirin and Race.
I don't know what it is, but I just don't get it. First of all calling a congressional committee meeting on woman's health, and only having two women who both sided with the other nine doesn't sound ...
|The Prevailing Wage Act is not an unnecessary law.
The Prevailing Wage Act is not an unnecessary law. Creative Conservatism is at once again in Pennsylvania. Claiming the Prevailing Wage Act is an unnecessary, expensive law that aims to limit ...
|Expand Drug Testing to the entire Public Sector; Comical Sense from the PA Water Cooler.
Libertarianism once stood for liberty, a distorted form of liberty in my opinion, but liberty nonetheless. Now that liberty gospel of old has transformed. In an article by Chris Friend, Opposing ...
|Commonwealth Foundation warns of Union "fear mongering campaigns" through "fear mongering" campaign
I once made myself a promise not to write about Corrections. Being a corrections officer, I always said no good could come from writing about Corrections. However, the Commonwealth Foundation, a ...
|Chrysler and Clint Eastwood offends Karl Rove.
Sixty minutes of great football, some good and mostly decent commercials, the equivalent of eighty million dollars in free publicity for Madonna and one two minute chrysler commercial. That one two ...
|Democracy is Dirty
Democracy is dirty, it is in your face, sweat on your brow and sometimes gas in your lungs. The fight for what we hold dear is not only one of words, it is one of struggle. That struggle is playing ...
|Bring back our jobs, or we will outsource your tax break.
Bring back our jobs, or we will outsource your tax break. The message is clear, if you want to take advantage of tax breaks while shipping American jobs overseas in search of cheaper labor then ...
|The Great Disconnect (Observation from two sound off articles in the Lansdale Reporter)
Reading the Lansdale Reporter, I noticed two sound off articles that irked me. The article, Let's Occupy the classrooms instead and Pa. in need of education reform shows a disconnect from the ...
|Does it matter what a political party did 50-200 yrs ago?
A few nights ago I was watching hardball, and to my surprise Chris Matthews and his other guest allowed Ron Christie to get away with a comment that absolutely drives me crazy. The comment was to ...
|The high cost of low voter turnout
The high cost of low voter turnout Writing topics appear in flashes for me. The flashes are like gusts of wind, in which the sails of my mind try to catch. While I was at the gym today, my mind ...
|Mitt Romney picks up surprise endorsement: Philly Area Tea Party PAC
I am not a tea party republican; I am completely on the other side of the spectrum. However, when I opened up my PoliticsPA daily email of political stories throughout the state and saw the Philly ...
|While Iowa Caucuses, Mitt Romney shows how out of touch he is with the solutions for America
With the Iowa Caucus beginning today, the first Republican Primary has finally arrived. After nearly a year of debates, punditry and maneuvering, conservatives in Iowa will take to the ballot box to ...
|Progressmo Founder Series: Reclaiming the Founders from the Right #1 Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson The first founder I will discuss is Thomas Jefferson. I feel that Thomas Jefferson, who many times has been hijacked by Conservatives and Tea Partyers, in my opinion spoke to the ...
|The Occupy Papers
I have decided to start quite an ambitious project. I believe I am quite capable of accomplishing this work, and whether I am or not I will try. The project I have decided to work on started as a ...
|Did anyone really expect the super committee to succeed?
With only two days left until the curtain falls on the latest act of Washington theatre, Democrats are looking more and more likely to hope for failure. With no hope whatsoever that Republicans ...
|New Oral History brings Occupy Wall St alive.
Too often I hear that the Occupy Wall Street Movement lacks a clear message. This misconception that has pervaded through the mainstream media, finally has a challenge. For those who want to get ...
|Heritage Foundation President claims OWS is un-American and against freedom.
The Occupiers want freedom for all, not dependency for some. Ed Feulner, president of the Heritage Foundation, in his editorial of Nov 9, 2011 “Tea Party vs. the Occupiers” ...
|Paul Ryan and the Class Warfare Blame Game
Paul Ryan’s assertion on Class Warfare In a time when we need solutions and governance, Paul Ryan offers blame and talking points. In his speech “Saving the American Idea: Rejecting Fear, ...
|Tea Party Nation Job Plan: Boycott hiring
The Tea Party Nation has released their job plan, don't hire until we beat Obama. I know, I have to be kidding, unfortunately it's serious. The Tea Party Nation, in a release to various members ...
|Sothesby auctions their workers future
While experiencing record profits, Sotheby’s demands draconian cuts from workers. Sotheby’s the world-renowned art auction house has seen gross profits of 680 million in 2010. The company is ...
|ProgressMo Shuffle at OccupyColumbus
When I decided to drive to Madison for the Progressive editorial/Wisconsin fight back conference, I decided I would stop at a couple of occupy demonstrations on the way. It took me about nine hours ...
|ProgressMo Shuffle on to Madison and New site update
First, I would like to welcome all of those who read ProgressMo Shuffle blogs and posts from Daily Kos and Blogger. Whether you are a progressive, democrat or republican we speak for an audience ...
| Speaking out for jobs conference call with Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)
Speaking out for jobs conference call with Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) Today I had the opportunity to take part in a conference call with Congressional Progressive Caucus co chairperson Rep. Keith ...
|Putting the fix in: Governor Corbett and Senate Majority Leader Pillegi attempt to ensure GOP votes
What's next.... In November 2010, the GOP walked away with the trifecta in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania: house, senate and governorship. Seizing on the opportunity they now control they have ...
|Reflections on visiting my uncle at Long Island National Cemetary
Reflections at Long Island National Cemetary Yesterday my family and I went to pay our respects to my fathers parents and my mothers brother. We usually try and visit my grandparents at least once ...
|More observations while working on a local campaign.
Throughout the country many American will vote in local elections this November. While many Americans are gearing up for the elections of next November, progressives and democrats alike would ...
|Pathways to new jobs
With the debt crisis temporarily adverted Democrats and Republicans can square off on an important issue, jobs. While the debt crisis was an important issue, the cure for our economy is jobs. ...
|David Bossie: The King of Hypocrites
This is a repost of my article from 9/2/11. My first article was confusing due to poor editing on my part. I hope this version is more readable and I apologize for any ...
|Observation while working at a local campaign today
As a state worker and a member of a union I have felt that I can no longer sit around and wait for politicians and activists to work for me. Since hearing about the attack on workers rights ...
|Special Interest Pledges have no places obstructing the government.
THE PLEDGE…. “A man devoid of understanding shakes hands in a pledge, and becomes surety for his friends” (Proverbs 17:18) Growing up in NYC for most of my early education, a common ...
|7.95 a min to contact loved ones on cruises during Irene
With Hurricane Irene making her way north, causing many states to issue "state of emergencies", NYC planning on shutting down transit, many agencies and businesses are preparing for the storm. While ...
|My reaction to seeing the Confederate Flag while driving through Lansdale.
As I was driving home from the gym, I drove down 4th street in Lansdale and saw something that upset me. Every time I see this symbol, especially in northern states I get the same tingle down my ...
|Anti-Union Laws reach Pennsylvania
In about a month the Pennsylvania house and senate will return to Harrisburg and the fall session will begin. At this very time there are 4 bills stuck in committee, 3 in the house, 1 in the senate. ...
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