Friday, August 14, 2009

Woodstock 40 Years On

Here's the thing: if you remember Woodstock, you probably weren't there. >toke<

In other news, LSD now officially means: Let the Sixties Die.


Where to Report White House Spam

If you receive an unsolicited e-mail message from the White House or Organizing for America, even though you have never given them your e-mail address, you may be able to report the message as spam to the federal Internet Crime Complaint Center:


1961: Ronald Reagan Speaks Out Against Socialized Medicine

The more things 'change,' the more things stay the same.....


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Obama's Approval Slides to New Low: 47 %


What Recovery? Retail Sales Dip in July

Retail sales outside of autos turned in a disappointing performance in July, underscoring concerns about the timing and durability of a recovery from the worst recession since World War II.

The Commerce Department said Thursday that retail sales fell 0.1 percent last month. Economists had expected a gain of 0.7 percent.

While autos, helped by the start of the Cash for Clunkers program, showed a 2.4 percent jump -- the biggest in six months -- there was widespread weakness elsewhere. Gasoline stations, department stores, electronics outlets and furniture stores all reported declines.

The July dip was the first setback following two months of modest sales gains. Excluding autos, sales fell 0.6 percent, worse than the 0.1 percent rise economists had forecast.

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What Unemployment Dip? New Jobless Claims Rise to 558,000

The number of newly laid-off workers filing claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, while continuing claims fell.

The Labor Department says new claims increased to 558,000, from 554,000 the previous week. Analysts expected new claims to drop to 545,000, according to Thomson Reuters.

As jobless benefits continue to expire, the number of people remaining on rolls fell to 6.2 million from 6.34 million the previous week.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Read the Bill: H.R.3200 - America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009

Here are some links to the House health care bill.

Read the bill.

Print pages you have questions about.

Contact your Representative or Senator.

America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 (Introduced in House) H.R.3200 (text)

GAO pdf file, H.R. 3200

OpenCongress: H.R.3200 - America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009


Sunday, August 9, 2009

Alright Then, Let's Talk About Astroturfing

It's pretty amazing what can be found these days on the Internet.

The bloggers over at Red State, for example, went looking for paying jobs promoting grassroots activism on behalf of health care reform -- doing things like attending Democratic congressional town halls -- and guess what, they found a gold mine!

Go here for the full report on Red State.

Find more details at here NewsBusters.