Showing posts from January, 2013


"For English, press 1. Para español, apriete 2. For #Bqhatevwr, press glrbl."— A 99er (@HelpThe99ers) January 26, 2013

If you can't win, cheat

#EdShow GOP schemes to hack the Electoral College are all the more reason to adopt the National Popular Vote plan:— A 99er (@HelpThe99ers) January 26, 2013

Why Isn't Anyone Talking About Jobs?

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"Your personal safety is our number one priority"

From the Frequently Asked Questions page of the Crossroads of the West Gun Shows:Q: Can I bring a gun to the show to sell or trade? A: Yes, and many folks do. Please be sure the gun is unloaded before you enter the building, and take it to our gun check table at the show entry for verification. They will clear it and secure it with a nylon tie to disable the action. No loaded firearms and no loaded magazines are permitted in any Crossroads gun show. Your personal safety is our number one priority while you are at the show. Q: Can I carry a loaded gun in the gun show? I have a Concealed Carry Permit. A: We respectfully request that you do not bring any loaded firearm into the gun show. Safety is our Number One Priority, and a safe environment in the show can only be maintained if there are no loaded guns in the show.

Sandy Relief - Disaster Relief Appropriations Act, 2013

The NY Times has an excellent interactive map that shows who voted for and against the just-passed Sandy relief bill: 179 Republicans voted no.

Dear @NRA

Dear @NRA: if you don't want people to be blamed for "the acts of criminals and madmen," then it's your duty to help make sure that criminals and madmen don't have access to firearms in the first place.Growing up, we've all been in situations when someone "spoiled it for the rest of us" - when an entire group is collectively punished for the acts of one or two kids who misbehave, or students who cheat on a test, or commit some other infraction.That's the situation you're in right now. The murderous acts of criminals and madmen are "spoiling it for the rest of us" - the law-abiding gun owners, enthusiasts, and supporters of the Constitution and the Second Amendment. And you, the leaders of the NRA, are doing nothing about it, other than fight tooth and nail to lay the blame on everyone but yourselves and the policies you advocate.Rights come with responsibilities, and your membership very clearly understands and agrees. These are so…

Question of The Day

"Can we now start talking about unemployment?" - Paul Krugman, discussing "the mostly solved deficit problem."

Huffpost Live: The Psychology of Unemployment

The Power of The Purse

@edshow Congress holds the power of the purse, but they want to "negotiate" when it's time to pay the bill? Time to end the debt ceiling.— A 99er (@HelpThe99ers) January 4, 2013