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Coffee Party Music Search?

Posted by italco on August 15, 2010

Get the party brewing! The Coffee Party USA seeks song submissions from musicians which express CP aims, visions – songs that celebrate American values, stories, concerns – music that can be showcased at the 1st National Convention, Sept. 24-26 in Louisville, KY

If you have talent, political passion, and the desire to have your voice heard through song then “The Coffee Party Music – Make it, Share it” is the facebook site for you. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=138131989556242#!/group.php?gid=138131989556242&v=wall

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Coffee Party vs Tea Party Debate?

Posted by italco on July 26, 2010

Annabel Park of the Coffee Party is challenging Sarah Palin of the Tea Party to a debate! Proceeds to benefit victims in the Gulf!! http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=106031572784669&ref=mf

 

“Roger Ebert thinks Annabel Park of the Coffee Party “should be “in conversation w/ Sarah Palin.”

Annabel Park says “Actually, I’d like to debate her. The debate can be a fundraiser for the victims of the Gulf Oil Spill and 99ers (unemployed for over 99 weeks, not covered by the benefit extension). What do you say, Sarah?””

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GOP…still no plan?

Posted by italco on July 17, 2010

Sometime after Labor Day, House Minority Leader John A. Boehner plans to unveil a blueprint of what Republicans will do if they take back control of the chamber. He promises it will be a full plate of policy proposals that will give voters a clear sense of how they would govern.

It’s not that Boehner (Ohio) is arguing for a cease-fire. The debate among Republicans comes down to this: The speaker-in-waiting, for all his love of political combat, thinks that voters will not trust GOP candidates if their attacks don’t also provide at least some substance. The consultants argue that public anger, if properly stoked, alone can carry the party over the finish line. In their view, getting bogged down in the issues is a distraction and even a potential liability. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/16/AR2010071606245.html?wpisrc=nl_headline

At some point and time I really believed the GOP would formulate plans for the betterment of America. I truly believed they would have written legislation that would have competed with or even enhanced Democrat proposals.

When will they learn that anger is not in the “best interest” of America. Anger is NOT the way to win an election.

We can see you…we see your plan and it amounts to nothing more than the first empty document Boehner slammed down on his podium 2 years ago.

Before the GOP does anything…they really should consult with Sarah first. At least she puts the word “Hell” in front of “NO”

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A List of Undocumented Immigrants? Really?

Posted by italco on July 12, 2010

The list — 1,300 names long — claims to be illegal immigrants living in Utah.

Sent to the Standard Examiner last week, it came from an anonymous sender claiming to represent a group of people concerned about immigration.

“We are tired of seeing our country — and our state — continue to allow illegal immigrants to remain here,” writes the sender, who notes copies were sent to at least a dozen agencies and media outlets. http://www.standard.net/topics/immigration/2010/07/12/illegal-immigrant-list-sent-standard-examiner

This is wrong in so many ways…talk about profiling!!

Someone has stolen medical records from somewhere.   I hope they prosecute the sender.

It is a crime to steal personal documents.
 
You can not commit a crime to uncover another crime or to  further a cause even if your cause was just.
 
What are you so afraid of? Why such obvious prejudice?
 

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“Happy 4th Of July” (via italco’s Place)

Posted by italco on July 4, 2010

"Happy 4th Of July" Over the centuries, there have been many great Americans who share in the honor and glory of our freedom.  I wish "ALL" Americans a happy 4th of July. I would like to pay a special tribute to the Military personnel who are serving our country right now and can not be home with their families on America's Independence Day! Thank You!! Thanks to all our Military personnel (serving now, future, and past) for the freedom and liberties me and my famil … Read More

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Can You Say “Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor”?

Posted by italco on July 1, 2010

“President Obama said Thursday that the U.S. immigration system “offends our most basic American values” and blamed Republican opposition for thwarting crucially needed change.
It was the third time in as many days that Obama singled out Republicans as an obstructionist force, blaming them in his earlier appearances for defending oil giant BP in the aftermath of the Gulf Coast oil spill and for opposing stronger financial regulatory legislation.

The president’s remarks this week represented the clearest preview yet of the message the White House intends to highlight in this year’s midterm election: Republicans’ stubborn refusal to help solve national problems.” http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-obama-immigration-20100702,0,6120193.story

Back in January of this year, I wrote an article called “2010 In Da House” https://italco.wordpress.com/2010/01/02/2010-in-da-house/ 

The article describes the hispanic and minority vote effect on the 2010 elections. It also factors in the influence Sarah Palin would have on the outcome. It will be interesting to see if these factors hold true….

If only Utah had strong Democrat Candidates that could reach out to their minority voters and hear their side of the “Immigration Reform Bill”.

Can they forgive the GOP for their party line “NO” vote against Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor?

Don’t take their vote for granted!!

 

“Beat The Drum”

Register to vote and let your voice be heard!

 

 

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Senate Race Heats Up in Utah!

Posted by italco on June 24, 2010

 

Mike Lee wants to limit liability for BP, Chevron and other companies whose activities lead to environmental disasters, and pay for clean-up and recovery efforts on the taxpayer’s dime. That is unacceptable. We need to hold these corporations fully and completely accountable for their actions; We will not bail them out!http://www.facebook.com/voteforgranato 

I have to agree…Mike Lee does appear to be the “Representative Of Industry”. Isn’t Mike Lee the attorney who represents Energy Solutions to bring Nuclear Waste to Utah?

We just witnessed a “reputable company” named Chevron have an “Oil Spill Accident” that made an oil slick out of Liberty Park. All I can say is, I sure am glad it wasn’t a “Nuclear Accident”.

Check out this article by “redstate”  http://www.redstate.com/cherilyneagar/2010/06/17/mike-lee-%E2%80%93-playing-utah-or-being-played/

 

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Tax Payers Off Hook 4 Oil Spill

Posted by italco on June 16, 2010

The Obama administration and BP reached an agreement Wednesday under which the company will place $20 billion in an escrow account to pay damage claims resulting from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

The company, whose chairman announced Wednesday that it would not pay dividends to shareholders for the rest of the year, will also contribute $100 million to a fund that supports unemployed oil workers.

Speaking to reporters in the State Dining Room of the White House, President Obama called the agreement “a good start” that will reassure “the people and small businesses I was talking to in the Gulf that BP will meet its responsibilities.”

“I’m absolutely confident BP will be able to meet its obligations to the Gulf Coast and to the American people,” Obama said. “BP is a strong and viable company and it is in all our interests that it remains so. This is about accountability. At the end of the day, that’s what every American wants and expects.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/16/AR2010061602614.html?hpid%3Dtopnews&sub=AR

Thank you President Obama. Your efforts are very much appreciated. This is very good news.

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Oil Slick in Utah?

Posted by italco on June 13, 2010

   

  

“A leak from Chevron’s underground oil pipeline may have gone undetected for hours as it spilled 50 gallons of crude a minute Saturday into Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Creek.

The oil blackened the east-side creek, stained scores of birds, prompted the closure of Liberty Park and sent oil as far west as the Jordan River.” http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_15284499?source=rv

We now have a “Land vs Water” Oil spill disaster for the oil companies to be proud of and compare data. I will say, we had a much better response to this pipe line break.

I am finally convinced that our dependancy on oil needs to end. Too bad it took two major spills to get me there.

How many spills will it take for the rest of the country to get on board?

I only pray we find no corruption issues related to this spill….

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“Tories to Obama: Bugger off” WTF?

Posted by italco on June 11, 2010

          

 This is what greed and corruption looks like…..

“It seems the conservatives in Britain are not amused at the Americans’ criticism of BP, and particularly Obama’s. Former Conservative chairman Lord Tebbit judged Obama to be “despicable.”

Here in America, where BP’s oil has wrecked the Gulf Coast and caused ecological and financial calamity, we have a word for people like Lord Tebbit: wanker.”

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/roughsketch/2010/06/goat_spears_rep_weiner_bushs_i.html

This is the direct result of “corruption”. BP paid our government agency to look the other way and our “Fellow Americans” took their money and allowed the Gulf of Mexico to become an Oil Slick…SHAME ON YOU!!

As for any Britain who thinks we are being to hard on BP…Quit hidding from your responsiblities…accept fault and help us get it fixed!! This is what happens when you are un-ethical and corrupt.

As for our Government agency who accepted their gifts and cash…you bear 50% of the blame….I hope they prosecute you to the full extent of the law. This attitude of “entitlement” needs to stop!

 

Update:

 BP chief Tony Hayward sold shares weeks before oil spill!

 http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/7804922/BP-chief-Tony-Hayward-sold-shares-weeks-before-oil-spill.html

 

“Beat The Drum”

 

 

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