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The Israeli reality that Obama doesn't understand
It's impossible to understand why a country and a people continue to refuse to do the right thing, something that could have been done a long while back. Yes. Indeed. And, ...
understandinglife 05/23/2011 56 11 - 247
Here’s and idea for all of you to ponder, and if you like it, spread it.
I call it ‘Charge’um a >1000x’ Let’s face it, thanks to public records, Google Maps, and all kinds of other easily accessed information we know where the wealthiest 2 % of Americans reside. ...
understandinglife 03/11/2011 11 7 - 100
Revised Recommendation to President Obama & Majority Leader Reid
The following is a revised letter I have sent to the President and to the Majority Leader. ht to VClib for helping me correct an unintentional but basic error in the earlier version of the letter. =
understandinglife 11/04/2010 6 1 - 49
Howard Dean Offers an Amazing Endorsement of Senator Reid
I just received the following email ... as I'm sure many of you have. It begins: You wouldn't know it by listening to Fox News, but reputed scholars like Norm Ornstein from the ...
understandinglife 10/30/2010 41 45 1 56
Updated - President Obama: "They talk about me like a dog ..."
Yes, he just said that in reference to the 'special interests' who've been controlling America for 'far too long.' And then he said "That's not in my prepared remarks ..." So, yes, this is not a '...
understandinglife 09/06/2010 448 290 2 162
Point of Order on The Disclose Act: Crushing Minority Rule in the Senate and the Nation
We are all aware of the Senate Republican strategy of using the cloture process during the past 20 months to great success for their tiny constituency and vast harm to millions of Americans. They ...
understandinglife 08/21/2010 8 6 - 40
President Obama's tribute to Emma Lazarus
During the President's immigration speech at American University today he delivered a ...
understandinglife 07/01/2010 9 12 - 294
Inspired by MB, my letter to President Obama
Good morning Mr President, Rarely has war been simply impossible to partake. Germany and then Japan made WWII impossible for the USA to avoid. Our collective response to the threat to humanity ...
understandinglife 06/06/2010 5 11 - 45
UPDATE:  Senate Passes Financial Reform Legislation - Bill Passes by a vote of 59-39
I'll happily delete this non-diary but wanted to be sure those of you whom may not be aware that the Senate moved quickly this evening to the final vote which is happening now. You can view it live ...
understandinglife 05/20/2010 49 13 1 25
Rep Grijalva Offers a Path Forward
I favor a two-part approach. Part one would be to pass a clean reconciliation bill requiring only 51 Senate votes that would include many important budget-related elements. This would ...
understandinglife 01/21/2010 62 12 - 34
Lest we forget - It's about the needlessly dead, the dying and the suffering
On 29 September 2009 Rep Alan Grayson informed us of the Republican health care plan: ((youtube -usmvYOPfco)) Nothing has changed except the party of NO increased its Senate membership by one, ...
understandinglife 01/20/2010 6 4 - 19
Senator Byrd just arrived on the Senate Floor - 106am EST
Because of the troop hating Republicans the Senate is in session and voting cloture on the necessary appropriations to continue funding the troops ... and more If you have not been ...
understandinglife 12/17/2009 44 37 1 24
Updated: Obama (& Wen Jiabao) to Go to Copenhagen With Pledge of Emissions Cuts
November 26, 2009 Obama to Go to Copenhagen With Pledge of Emissions Cuts By JOHN M. BRODER WASHINGTON —
understandinglife 11/25/2009 13 6 - 86
I've done this only once before since ...
... I joined dKos in Nov 2004. Please place this diary on the Daily Kos Front Page:
understandinglife 10/28/2009 9 10 - 22
If Gen. Smedley "War is a Racket" Butler were alive today
As most of you know, General Smedley Butler was an extraordinary soldier. He was awarded the Medal of Honor not once, but twice. In 1935, ...
understandinglife 10/20/2009 12 17 - 39
Alert: Just so you all know that at 152 am EDT ...
... Baucus and his committee are still at it, live on C-Span. I know this is not a "diary" - just a heads up. But, I think it should be brought to all those whom may be checking in on Daily Kos ...
understandinglife 10/01/2009 66 18 1 58
Obama: "I happen to be a proponent of a single payer ...
" ... universal health care program . I see no reason why the United States of America, ...
understandinglife 09/29/2009 41 12 - 90
A consequence of leadership
Yesterday late evening I considered posting President Obama's Weekly Address but decided not to because I thought it would likely scroll from ...
understandinglife 09/26/2009 1 1 - 51
38 minutes at the UN ... something I hope you will each experience
President Obama's address to the UN today was not ordinary, in any sense. Perhaps ...
understandinglife 09/23/2009 19 12 1 28
Important news: Obama to Set Higher Bar For Keeping State Secrets
New Policy May Affect Wiretap, Torture Suits By Carrie Johnson Washington Post Staff ...
understandinglife 09/22/2009 19 34 1 52
Bank of America gets its day in court, despite ...
... how hard the SEC tried to prevent that from happening. I think it is interesting that on the day the President Obama ...
understandinglife 09/14/2009 7 9 - 12
"this president is the ultimate civil rights figure ...
a black man whose legitimacy is constantly challenged by a loco fringe."
understandinglife 09/12/2009 7 5 1 4
You do not need to be a master of 11 dimensional chess
When your opponent fails at even one dimensional reality. Tonight we witnessed the collapse of any pretense to any skill on the part of GOPers to be credible on anything that matters to our Nation.
understandinglife 09/09/2009 9 9 - 38
The G1M1S1 Pandemic is Ravaging America
9 September 2009 Good morning Mr President, Sir, we have abundant evidence that the G1M1S1 pandemic is ravaging our Nation. That's shorthand for 'Greed First (G1), Me First (M1), Stupid First (S1)'
understandinglife 09/08/2009 11 8 1 56
Measure those words more carefully than any words ... ...
5 September 2009 Good morning Mr President, Remember Chicago, Tuesday, 5 February 2008? Here's a brief quotation of your message: "On this day in February .... this time can be ...
understandinglife 09/04/2009 2 3 1 20
Good morning Mr President ... reflections on 25 Nov 2007
4 September 2009 Good morning Mr President, Did you really mean it? Tonight I decided it was time to watch, once again, your interview on 25 November 2007 with the editorial staff of the Keene (NH)
understandinglife 09/03/2009 4 3 - 41
Been here since '04 - never done this before, but ... (Updated)
... I'd like to be sure as many of you as possible read the following diary: Would I Send a Lawyer ...
understandinglife 08/30/2009 16 13 - 23
Good morning Mr President
As you awaken to the day that Senator Kennedy is to be buried what might you do, not say Sir but do, to make this day more than memorable - more than about the loss of a great person and everything ...
understandinglife 08/28/2009 11 2 - 9
Breaking Rumor: Abramoff Investigator To Lead Obama's Stimulus Oversight
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama plans to announce Monday a former Secret Service agent who helped expose lobbyists' corruption at the Interior Department as his pick to oversee ...
understandinglife 02/22/2009 19 38 - 27
Psst, Psst ... Guess what, the vote in the House tomorrow is far, far from a 'slam dunk'
I've been watching the House Rules Committee meeting, and am now listening to Rep Kaptur ... all on CSPAN ... and, I gotta tell you folks, I see very little indication that "government by Dow" is ...
understandinglife 10/02/2008 27 19 1 9
Schumer to Bush: Tell McCain to Get Out of Town (Updated with Video)
"So this is a plea to President Bush, for the sake of America, please get your party in line. Get the House Republicans to be ...
understandinglife 09/26/2008 6 13 1 -
Paulson & Bush BUSTED: Buffett Investing $5 Billion in Goldman Sachs
Buffett's Berkshire betting $5 billion on Goldman Wednesday September 24, 12:09 am ET By Anna Jo Bratton, ...
understandinglife 09/23/2008 57 46 1 24
Please, do not allow anyone to confuse you or anyone you know.
No mumbo jumbo, folks. It's REALLY simple. It's YOUR money. Demand ownership. You work. You pay taxes. That's YOUR money they are talking about spending. Call bullshit ...
understandinglife 09/23/2008 5 6 1 73
What is it about music ...
... that can so quickly and cogently summarize, inspire and unite? Irrespective of your personal answer to that question, we now have a timely example -
understandinglife 09/14/2008 2 1 - 1
I have no information from Senator Obama
And neither do any of you. Maybe it's Biden, but you don't know that and neither does anyone else. Just saying. I've seen nothing but professionalism, exceptional clarity of message from ...
understandinglife 08/22/2008 10 2 - 4
So, John & Cindy, does that mean that every US POW should have ....
.... at least two or three or ten homes? Does that mean that any veteran of WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Granada, Iraq (1), Afghanistan, Iraq (2) and all US military adventures since the beginning of ...
understandinglife 08/21/2008 5 1 - 16
Tickets for Obama's convention speech sold out
Not much of a diary, but some events require few words. This is one. Tickets for Obama's convention speech sold out Posted: 10:15 AM ET Obama will accept ...
understandinglife 08/08/2008 5 2 - 2
Obfuscating the Obvious - Don't go there any longer, Senator Obama
Dear Senator Obama, So many words. So many symbols. So many twists and turns. So much fog. So much noise. So much Fox and Murdoch and CNN and in_deed SO MUCH LYING. So much ...
understandinglife 07/04/2008 26 9 2 11
Message to Hillary - It's President Obama to You
Message to Hillary - He will be President of the United States in 2009. Message to Hillary - He will be President of the United States in 2013. Message to Hillary - You, more than any other ...
understandinglife 04/24/2008 16 5 2 5
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley - 'I Know Ayers, too'
The mayor released the following statement: There are a lot of reasons that ...
understandinglife 04/17/2008 215 357 15 49
Context: What Senator Obama Said in SF
What Obama Really Said The video quality is poor. The audio is crystal clear. The message is cogent, truthful and not in any way ...
understandinglife 04/12/2008 7 11 1 -
AP: Obama Casts Race Between Him, McCain
Yes. The day has now arrived when Senator Obama begins explaining to all Americans that come November 2008 their choice will be Obama or ...
understandinglife 04/01/2008 18 21 - 31
Thank you Senator Clinton for Being Transparent
What more is there to say Senator Clinton. The world now knows, beyond any reasonable doubt, who you are. Hint: Withdraw or you will truly experience what it's like to be a candidate in a ...
understandinglife 03/06/2008 14 - - 2
Experience, Hillary. So, you want to talk about experience ... OK, let’s chat.
Your experience, as you’ve made it crystal clear to everyone is all about YOU. Your experience, if to be compared to anyone, should be compared to bomb, bomb, bomb Iran, McCain. OK. So,
understandinglife 03/03/2008 22 3 - -
Sen Clinton mocks you, she mocks me ...
... she mocks the essence of America. Let's reflect, for a moment on the following: "We the people of the ...
understandinglife 02/24/2008 32 12 - 6
Senator Clinton - An Unprecedented Way To Honor Lincoln's Birthday
Good evening Senator Clinton, Perhaps it is time to consider your legacy. Perhaps you can elevate your status from a person passionate about being President - only to fail and cause enormous ...
understandinglife 02/12/2008 14 2 - 23
Not 'Momentum.' The Metaphor for Obama is 'Gravity.'
Senator Obama has created a field. It is ever more a potent attractor because of the intelligence, creativity, empathy, commitment, fortitude, courage, selflessness, kindness, ... of all those ...
understandinglife 02/05/2008 11 1 - 9
56 Years Later, NH Citizens Once Again Lead The Way
In January, 1952, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge led the Draft-Eisenhower endeavor in New Hampshire. His efforts, along with Governor Sherman Adams and the citizens of New Hampshire, culminated in ...
understandinglife 12/29/2007 3 - - 1
On 4 Nov 2008 I will vote for Al Gore.
Period. Mr Gore, you have the presence, the skills, the ethics and the courage to transform America from a corporatist, militarist, elitist regime into a valid and modern Democracy. Thus, I ...
understandinglife 11/01/2007 35 5 1 15
Mr. Gore - Just Imagine
Mr Gore - Just Imagine that it is October 29, 2008. Just Imagine what it would mean for America and humanity if you had decided on October 29, 2007 to call on all of us to launch a people-powered ...
understandinglife 10/28/2007 11 25 1 34
Mr Gore is instructing each of us what "We the People ..." means. It is just that simple.
We have the connectedness technology - it's called the internet. We have the connectedness tools - like YouTube. We have the mechanisms and the DraftGore2008 ...
understandinglife 10/17/2007 34 29 1 26
Reid To Allow Vote On Feingold Measure To End Iraq War
Reid To Allow Vote On Feingold Measure To End Iraq War By Greg Sargent Good news for war foes: Harry Reid just spoke on the Senate floor, revealing that he'll ...
understandinglife 05/14/2007 67 31 - 8
Nurturing Our Earth. How Al Gore Has Launched Global Governance.
Let's keep it simple. Al Gore's primary message is simple. Saving the only known platform for sustainable life in the currently known universe is NOW OUR IRREVOCABLE AND IMMEDIATE ...
understandinglife 02/25/2007 17 3 - 3
Dear Senator Clinton,
Be bold, courageous, unselfish and a leader. Announce you will not be a candidate for President in 2008. Announce that you will focus every moment of every day on redeployment of US troops out ...
understandinglife 01/15/2007 13 4 1 -
SOTU 2007: Stand in Silence, Together
I had planned to post the following request on 4 January 2007. However, given that Speaker-elect Pelosi has astutely and appropriately declared that the 110th US Congress will remain in session ...
understandinglife 11/24/2006 5 6 - -
Col Wilkerson: "I participated in a hoax on the American people..."
understandinglife 02/05/2006 110 179 8 25
Dear Gov Dean - Mobilize the DNC to Support Sen Kerry
understandinglife 01/26/2006 10 4 - 8
Ritter & Jamail to testify at Bush Crimes Commission
understandinglife 01/05/2006 3 4 - 3
Dear Gov. Dean -- Just dial 1-800-CALL-SPY ...
understandinglife 12/15/2005 7 2 1 1
Dear Gov Dean -- "America, Or Not?"
understandinglife 12/06/2005 8 2 - 1
"We the People ... Have No Clothes"
understandinglife 11/15/2005 3 2 - 7
Envision the headline -- Iraq WMD Lie: Cheney & Plame Clashed at CIA HQ
understandinglife 10/31/2005 8 10 1 19
WaPo: A Capitol Hill Presence in the Blogosphere
understandinglife 10/10/2005 1 3 - -
A direct request to Congressman John Conyers from B Robert Franza MD
understandinglife 10/04/2005 1 5 1 73
My fellow Americans -- 'We The People .... Have No Clothes'
understandinglife 08/17/2005 2 1 - -
"Don't Look For These Names Among The Dead & Wounded"
understandinglife 08/15/2005 14 10 - -
Support PDAmerica on exposing the Bush-Blair memo
understandinglife 05/06/2005 2 4 - 9
Focus MNA; FOCUS MNA; Focus MNA; FOCUS MNA, 2 May 2005
understandinglife 04/16/2005 7 1 - 8
Will Pitt: "Shelter from the Storm" & May 2nd 2005
understandinglife 03/28/2005 - 1 - -
Mission NOT Accomplished, May 2 2005 (and beyond)
understandinglife 03/27/2005 3 5 - -
06012005: What will YOU make happen on this day?
understandinglife 12/17/2004 6 6 - -
If Munro thinks its cool for WA; let's make it happen for the USA
understandinglife 12/17/2004 2 3 - -
Olbermann interacts with Congressman Conyers
understandinglife 12/15/2004 23 13 - 9
NY Times: Lawmaker Seeks Inquiry Into Ohio Vote [UPDATED]
understandinglife 12/14/2004 16 19 - 11
NAACP Statement on Ohio & More
understandinglife 12/14/2004 10 7 - 12
W 2: Democracy O-ver ?
understandinglife 11/30/2004 41 6 - 8
My letter to Senator Kerry: Exit the ballot, Lead the Battle
understandinglife 11/28/2004 9 4 - -
Baltimore Sun: VALIDATE THE VOTE: Update, NYTimes
understandinglife 11/26/2004 113 83 - 8
Central Vote Tabulation: Redux & Plea
understandinglife 11/24/2004 136 146 - 8
Greed Is Stupid: NC Vote Analysis, Part II
understandinglife 11/22/2004 10 6 - 10
Republicans Demand "Prove My Vote Counts, Now"
understandinglife 11/22/2004 24 19 - 9
Votersunite Call For Recount & Prove My Vote Counts, Now
understandinglife 11/21/2004 18 2 - 8
"Prove My Vote Counts, Now": IMPORTANT NEWS
understandinglife 11/20/2004 82 107 - 10
`Prove My Vote Counts': My letters to President Carter & to You
understandinglife 11/19/2004 4 5 - 8
Just Prove It: A National Campaign
understandinglife 11/18/2004 9 8 - 8
NonPartisan Test of "Red shift" in a True-blue State
understandinglife 11/17/2004 4 6 - 10
AP&NYTimes: Nader Activists Ask for N.H. Recount
understandinglife 11/16/2004 12 10 - 8
Greed Kills: An NC Case Study Underway
understandinglife 11/12/2004 132 103 - 10
Central Vote Tabulation: What We Should Know and DO
understandinglife 11/12/2004 18 11 - 8
45 Days & Counting: Do we save our Democracy?
understandinglife 11/08/2004 35 7 - 9
[Update] Markos & dKos community.....
understandinglife 11/07/2004 8 5 - 10
Markos & dKos community, I will continue....
understandinglife 11/07/2004 7 12 - 8
Draft: Declaration in Defense of Our Democracy
understandinglife 11/06/2004 6 13 - 7
[Update] Petition to All Americans: Now, or Not
understandinglife 11/05/2004 4 27 - 10
Petition To Progressives: Now, or Not
understandinglife 11/05/2004 13 25 - 7
Markos, It's now. We need you to lead.
understandinglife 11/04/2004 7 7 - -
Markos -- Please Call Kerry
understandinglife 11/04/2004 20 13 - 11
George Will wants everyone to Relax
understandinglife 11/02/2004 10 - - -
Krugman: Faith in America
understandinglife 11/01/2004 2 2 - -
AP: Costs of Patriotism under Bush & Cheney
understandinglife 10/31/2004 5 4 - -
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