Jul 23, 2014
Jul 20, 2014
Elizabeth Warren urged to RUN for President. "Whats the difference between a pot smoker and a banker?"
The money quote video: Check it. http://bit.ly/WarrenExplains2
It was her first major speech since Tuesday's launch of a group called Ready for Warren, which aims to convince her that there is grassroots support for her to run for president in 2016.
Warren's supporters used her speech to progressive activists Friday as their launching pad, handing out hats, signs and stickers to attendees. When Warren appeared on stage, large banners urging her to run were unfurled, and members of the crowd chanted for her to run a few times during her speech.
Warren, however, does not support this effort, as her spokeswoman told The Huffington Post this week. And she didn't acknowledge the calls to run for president Friday either, simply urging people to sit down whenever they jumped up and started applauding.
Warren focused her message on her familiar theme of economic populism, getting loud applause when she said, "The game is rigged. And the rich and the powerful have lobbyists and lawyers and plenty of friends in Congress. Everybody else, not so much. So the way I see this is we can whine about it, we can whimper about it or we can fight back. I'm fighting back!"
Warren ran through a list of progressive policy positions, asserting that "we believe" in tougher rules for Wall Street; science; net neutrality; raising the minimum wage; a livable wage for fast food workers; making sure students aren't burdened by crushing debt; protecting Social Security, Medicare and pensions; equal pay for equal work; equality; immigration reform and the fact that corporations are not people.
But the Ready for Warren supporters had company at the event Friday morning. Dotting the tables were blue Ready for Hillary cups that were being given out at the coffee station outside the room for the speech.
Ready for Hillary, which supports a bid for president by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is a co-sponsor of Netroots Nation and contributed $10,000 to the gathering in May.
Clinton did not attend the event, but her supporters made sure they were visible, bringing their prominent Ready for Hillary bus, participating in sessions at the conference and signing up to co-host one of its major parties Friday night.
Vice President Joe Biden, who has also been mentioned as a potential candidate in 2016, made his first Netroots Nation appearance on Thursday. Biden received an enthusiastic welcome, but there were no chants for him to run for president, and he faced heckling from a handful of immigration activists.
While in Detroit, Warren is also campaigning with Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) Friday afternoon to promote his bid for U.S. Senate.
Scenes from the event:
at 3:57 PM
Jul 19, 2014
|B-25 heads for 1st attack on Tokyo|
> CENSORED PHOTOS OF WW II
> These photographs were classified during WW II. Many of us
> have not seen photography like this. These are beautiful,
> stark black and white pictures, about 110 of them, of
> historical significance in this collection. At the end of the
> pics there are some interesting comments.
> For many of us, our fathers and/or grandfathers participated in
> this action...
> World War II: The Pacific and Adjacent Theaters.
Hat Tip to my good friend Dot Bishop for this great link
If you're an utter photo phan, enjoy my vast collection and bring a sack lunch. You can also share if you like to show others who love photographer creativity, which I repost as a contribution and salute to their marvelous shared work for mankind:
Goto MORE and click on "ALBUMS" to see other topics and THOSE many photos! When you check the "Kansas City" album, you'll see I've stolen some of Eric Bowers' best work that so impressed me. We all have cameras, but not all of us have TALENT!
at 8:10 AM
Jun 27, 2014
ONLY cops, lawyers, prison guards and their unions support Nixons FAILED WAR ON DRUGS. Quit LOCKING US UP!
Facebook posts to this link
- Martha Marton Not only doesn't it work, it makes it harder for people to recover from a stupid mistake. Drug use is a public health issue. If there is no money in it, the criminals would not be building empires and committing other crimes from the profits.. What if we used all that money to treat those that need it?
- Elise Smith How long do we continue to keep policies in place that we know don't work!!?? Absolute insanity!! With a for profit prison system paid by our tax $. I have no problem paying for rehab but to continue to keep locking people up. Regardless of your personal views on this the fact of the matter is there are the no less drugs or addicts on the street. It is simply a policy that does not work!! Vodka and big macs will kill you but we don't lock people up ruin there lives, forever marginalizing them so that can't get a decent job and contribute back into the system for making bad choices.
- Patricia Hamilton ...and the incarcerated ones are not the "drug lords" but the poor kids on the street who've made a life altering mistake. Often, barely in adulthood, they are convicted and placed alongside hard core criminals, where they learn to assimilate to survive. The war on drugs was really a war on young men of color.
- Anthony Alonso So, Senator, you proudly (and rightfully) posted recently about finding common ground with Senator Paul about medical marijuana. When will you bravely and forthrightly address the civil rights disaster that is the drug war? Make it an issue for states to regulate, like alcohol. End the drug war. End it now.
- Catherine Jarmon What would happen if we gave amnesty to everyone with a marijuana-related sentence? What if we took the $$ we saved and put it towards job training and education to create more trained people to address the drug and alcohol abuse health issues? Win-Win!
- Michelle B. Valencia-Stark As a nurse in a jail, a majority of the inmates in my care are incarcerated for probation violations with their initial charges being drug possession. It's a sad endless cycle. My community has limited treatment programs and other resources so they can kick their addictions and make more of their lives. Many tell me they know their addictions are going to kill them.
at 2:32 PM