Category Archives: TAKE ACTION

Cruz Missile Targets Capitol!!

by Tracy Knauss

CRUISIN’ FOR A BRUSIN’ — For the record, the Affordable Care Act (AKA Obamacare or Romneycare 2) was originally a Republican idea spawned in the Koch-funded “think tank,” the Heritage Foundation. Gov. Romney embraced it and implemented it in Massachusetts where it has been a big success.

But…when the Black man in the White House embraced it for all of America, thinking he’d find bipartisan support in Congress, suddenly the frightwingers changed positions and have been fighting it tooth and nail. What the Republicans initially liked about the law was that it covered the insurance industry, by requiring everyone to have insurance. Yet it is this SAME mandated coverage that the Republicans now use as the main thrust of their opposition. “This is America. You can’t make us buy anything we don’t want to!” goes the Tea Party mantra.

Front and center to this opposition is TEAbully Senator Ted Cruz from Texas who was only elected because of radical redistricting, ensuring his victory. Last week his own hometown newspaper withdrew its previous endorsement of him. Cruz went to Washington to seek and destroy Obamacare, NOT to work with Democrats to create laws needed by most Americans.

One of the foundation planks in Obama’s election platform was passage of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). It passed both houses of Congress, President Obama signed it into law, and the Supreme Court upheld its basic principles. BUT the TEAjadists couldn’t stand it. They refused to believe Obama won reelection (by the largest margin since Clinton), so they shut down our government, costing us $24 billion in economic injury, not to speak of the human suffering and the international disrespect. Cruz and the TEApublicans lost that battle too.

But now Cruz refuses to surrender, mounting an effort to destroy “Obamacare” in any way he can. In so doing, this Cruz Missile is destroying the Republican Party by elevating the ignorant radicals to command-and-control positions, and raising money (via the Koch Machine) to challenge in the upcoming primaries anyone who supported reopening our government and raising the debt ceiling. America has so many challenges facing our leaders. Yet Senator Cruz’s utter disdain for our government motivates him to destroy our two-century-old form of democratic rule in favor of sectarian, minority party rule.

It’s time to put Cruz in his place. If the establishment Republicans won’t or can’t do it, then the Democrats and Independents must. His ill-conceived, personally motivated efforts must be stopped.

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Billionaire Koch Brothers Spending Millions To Deny Health Coverage To Low-Income Americans
http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/10/19/2806521/billionaire-koch-brothers-spending-millions-deny-health-coverage-income-americans/

Robert Redford on shutdown: Anti-Obama ‘racism’ drove fight
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/oct/17/robert-redford-shutdown-anti-obama-racism-drove-fi/

Robert Reich accuses the GOP of treason
http://robertreich.org/post/55191562750

PETITION: Call For Arresting And Charging Tea Party Republicans With Sedition 
http://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/charge-house-republicans-with-sedition

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YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO!!

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Treason, Sedition, Political Terrorism and the Defense of Democracy’s High Ground

2nd from left: Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader; last is John Boehner, Speaker

Treason, Sedition, and the Defense of Democracy’s High Ground

I think Attorney General Eric Holder now has all the ammunition he needs to charge the Republican Party/GOP/Tea Party with treason, sedition, “economic destruction of government, direct economic harm and a form of violence against millions here and abroad, and procedural coup by blackmail…end Obamacare or they will destroy government. Now the Republican Right’s economic warfare – it’s blackmail, no getting around it – to shut down the government and to destroy its international credit worthiness, has directly surfaced inside the very heart of our democratic processes, our legislative mechanisms. This is a form of “leverage” that a democracy, however flawed, cannot allow.”
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/10/04/1244246/-Treason-Sedition-and-the-Defense-of-Democracy-s-High-Ground

 

Rep. Eric Cantor Will Profit in Stock Market if U.S. Goes into Default

 

Republicans Aren’t Hostage Takers, They’re Political Terrorists

Today’s Republicans will never release the hostage—instead they’re intent on taking down Obama, and they don’t care if they go down with him, says Michael Tomasky as we head toward a shutdown.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/30/republicans-aren-t-hostage-takers-they-re-political-terrorists.html

 

Please sign this petition to CHARGE HOUSE REPUBLICANS WITH SEDITION

By rigging the Shutdown, Republicans need to be charged with SEDITION! Please sign this petition to AG Holder and share.
http://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/charge-house-republicans-with-sedition

 

Congress Did Something So Spectacularly Creepy That It’s Too Unbelievable To Make Up

Just before the shutdown happened, the GOP quietly passed a measure that said only House Majority Leader Eric Cantor can call for the shutdown to end (unless he gives a designee permission). Not even the most senior GOP congressperson, Speaker of the House John Boehner, is allowed to do it, without permission from his own guy.
http://www.upworthy.com/congress-did-something-so-spectacularly-creepy-that-its-too-unbelievable-to-make-up

 

GOP’s Backdoor Impeachment Scheme Exposed

Republicans have lost at the ballot box and the Supreme Court, so they’ve decided to nullify President Obama another way: keep his government from working, period.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/14/gop_n_4096434.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

 

Adding insult to injury…

The Confederate Flag Won’t Help Conservatives Win the Shutdown

Flying the Confederate Flag in front of the black President’s house is an abomination and direct threat to him and the will of the majority. They hate the President and blacks more than they love the country so much they are willing to destroy it.

 

Larry Klaman tells Obama ‘put the Quran down’ and ‘come out with his hands up’ at D.C. shutdown…

These are the same people who caused the shutdown and now  blaming it on Obama who has a mandate from Americans with 5 million votes that won him the Presidency. They refuse to accept a black man as President and will stop at nothing to get their way.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/13/larry-klaman-tells-obama-put-the-quran-down-and-come-out-with-his-hands-up-at-d-c-shutdown-rally/

 

Please sign this petition to CHARGE HOUSE REPUBLICANS WITH SEDITION

By rigging the Shutdown, Republicans need to be charged with SEDITION! Please sign this petition to AG Holder and share.
http://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/charge-house-republicans-with-sedition

 

 

Are you registered to vote? Do you know who to vote for? Do you know when to vote?
http://rockthevote.com/

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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

 

As in 1963, the theme is the same:

Continuation of the Battle for Jobs, Justice and Freedom!

I’m planning to attend and have registered. It’s time to put our complaints and issues into action. This is the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s famous March on Washington in 1963. We owe this to our children.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to help make a difference and let your voice be heard in a major way. As you can see by the organizations attending/sponsoring this event, it will be huge. If you saw the protests in Brazil last week and wished Americans would do the same, here is your opportunity to make a difference and be part of history.

I seldom travel anywhere and believe I must be there. I hope you will attend as well, if able. If so, please share with your contacts. Be sure to go to the link to register.


Co-Conveners:

National Action Network & Martin Luther King, III

With
MLK Center for Social Change
National Urban League (NUL)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP)
American Federation of Teachers (AFT)
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSME)
United Federation of Teachers (UFT)
1199 SEIU: United Healthcare Workers East
A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI)
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
Communities Without Boundaries International (CWBI)

http://nationalactionnetwork.net/march-on-washington-2013/

 

If you are undecided whether this is important enough to attend, consider this: the poverty rate in America is higher than during the Great Depression of 1930.

 

Reference:

One in three Americans are now poor, sapping our nation’s social, economic, and moral strengthThe richest few among us have abandoned the many to a future of poverty


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Your help needed to FREE THE IRP6

Free the IRP6

 
These 6 businessmen have been tried, convicted and imprisoned all because they invented a software program the federal government and the “big boys”, such as IBM, wanted. These 6 businessmen are now in prison, snatched from family and their lives, for being brilliant and following their American dream.

I am asking you to to TAKE ACTION and/or blog about this injustice done these 6 men. This subject may be off topic from what you normally blog about. The reality is this could happen to you, me and anyone who stands up to the United States Government and our corrupt judicial system. No One Is Safe.

 

Here’s the story

 

How you can help

The cost to gain the freedom for Gary, David, Clinton, Demetrius, Kendrick and Dave is staggering. While the attorneys are working pro bono, the money the defense needs to prepare this case could easily reach hundreds of thousands of dollars. Please consider making a contribution and tell your friends and others interested in this case to help us, if they can.

Visit the link for contacting the Colorado Governor, Attorney General, Colorado Senate and House. Sample letters are provided.

 

 

 

BLACKOUT TO PROTEST CISPA FOR NEXT 24 HOURS

 

In protest of the possible legislation of CISPA (Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act), I am blacking out my FB pages and web sites for the next 24 hours. I do not support this legislation, as it causes far more harm than good and infringes upon the 4th Amendment rights of US citizens in allowing the government to use websites to spy on users without possession of a warrant, and to use illegally obtained information against its people. We are joining thousands of other websites in shutting down our website as part of the CISPA Blackout. Learn more about CISPA and its threats to your privacy and online security at http://sitesnotspies.org/.

 
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, is a proposed law that would give companies unprecedented power to hand your personal information from the internet, including from private communications, over to government agencies without a warrant.


When CISPA first showed up last year, we successfully defeated it—so we need to remind President Obama about this dangerous threat to our personal privacy, and ask him to tell Congress he intends to veto CISPA once more.

But with several amendments to the bill pending that could make Obama rethink his veto threat (even if they do little to protect our privacy), we need to keep the pressure on.

 
Tell President Obama: Protect My Privacy, Veto CISPA…I signed, will you?

https://www.aclu.org/secure/tell-obama-veto-CISPA&ms=web_130405_acluaction_cispa

 

What’s wrong with CISPA? (in as few words as possible)

As it’s written, CISPA won’t protect us from cyber threats, but it will violate our 4th Amendment right to privacy.

It lets the government spy on you without a warrant.
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/02/cispa-government-access-loophole

It makes it so you can’t even find out about it after the fact.
http://sunlightfoundation.com/blog/2012/04/13/cispa-is-terrible-for-transparency/

It makes it so companies can’t be sued when they do illegal things with your data.
https://www.eff.org/cybersecurity-bill-faq#company

It allows corporations to cyber-attack each other and individuals outside of the law.
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/03/cyberattacks-the-complexities-of-attacking-back-88702.html?hp=r14

It makes every privacy policy on the web a moot point, and violates the 4th amendment. 
http://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/government-doesnt-need-your-private-info-cybersecurity-members-congress-still

 

Remember…CISPA would turn the websites we love into legally immune Government spies. Please sign the petition if you haven’t already done so.

http://www.cispaisback.org/

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Unite With Us To End Government Corruption

 
 
Across the United States of America, citizens are disappointed in their government.

While the nation grapples with historical debt, a recession, energy dependence, inflation , terrorism, and wars we cannot afford, our politicians are asleep at the wheel.

The system is broken. Our government has been corrupted by money. We need Congress to solve the nation’s problems, instead our politicians are out raising money for re-election. The country is run by lobbyists – fighting on behalf of big oil, pharmaceuticals, military contractors, labor unions, trial lawyers, insurance companies, food corporations, and on and on. We may never get rid of lobbyists and big financial donors. But we all agree: citizens should come first.

Our government is corrupt. We need to fix it. We have a plan. We need your help.

 
 

HERE’S WHAT THE ACT DOES

For more details about the Act, click here.

  • Shine a light on dark money groups and their secret donors.
  • Outlaw members of Congress from taking donations from the entities they regulate.
  • Close the revolving door between Congress and K Street so politicians (and their staff) aren’t trading their power in exchange for cushy jobs when they leave office.
  • Foster small donor contributions through citizen-funded elections. (If we shut out all the corrupting money, we need to enable clean money. Because like it or not, it costs money to run for office.)
  • Stop Super PACs and dark money groups from coordinating with campaigns.
  • Disempower Super PACs while protecting the free speech rights of Americans.
  • Expand the definition of lobbying to include all types of influence peddlers.

 
 

HERE’S WHY IT’S GOING TO WORK

  • We’re going beyond piecemeal reforms. This is comprehensive legislation of historic proportions. It completely reshapes our current system to eliminate the undue influence of money.
  • Millions of people are ready to rally behind the same proposal, including all of the issue groups being beaten by big money lobbyists.
  • Our movement is not progressive; it’s not conservative, it’s American. From Occupy to the Tea Party; Democrats to Republicans to Independents. Over 80% of Americans – liberal, independent and conservative – want to get money out.
  • We won’t ask politicians to fix this for us. We’ll force them to. It’s the only way to get the fox (politicians) to put a lock on the henhouse (campaign contributions). Oppose us, and you will lose office.

 
 

HERE’S THE PLAN:

    1. INTRODUCE THE ANTI-CORRUPTION ACT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.Read the details of the act here
    2. ENLIST ONE MILLION “CITIZEN CO-SPONSORS” (THAT’S YOU)Congress will only act if we force them to. That takes political power. And that takes people.
    3. TAKE IT TO WASHINGTONIntroduce the law to Congress with the power of 1 million people.
    4. PRESSURE POLITICIANS TO CO-SPONSORPressure politicians to formally co-sponsor the law in the US Congress — with no changes, additions or delays.
    5. UNSEAT ENEMIES OF REFORMUnseat opponents of reform with a hard-hitting grassroots accountability campaign.

Huzzah! Pass the Act. Stop Corruption. Maybe throw a little party?

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Okay, I have committed to signing up 50 people. Will you join me by signing up 10, 50 or more? We can do this! It’s time. ~ Marion

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TAKE ACTION: Here’s the Plan

The election is over, but the fight isn’t. We know that we can break through the gridlock in Congress, but only by increasing pressure on our representatives in their home districts. If we speak with one voice, they’ll hear us. Let’s bring it home for the President. Let’s start his second term off right, this time with our coordinated help. And, more importantly, let’s stand up for the families who are still struggling to get back on their feet. Now is the time for Action.

Let’s do this!!

It starts by spreading the word.

Visit http://www.theaction.org/ and download an “Action Kit.”

Follow The Action on Twitter at http://twitter.com/JoinTheAction and be sure to like the Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/JoinTheAction.

If you’re on social media, make sure you use the hashtag #TheAction.

The election is over and it’s time to make it count. Grassroots power is not just for elections.

Congress has until December 31st to make a critical and historic choice. They can ask the richest 2% of Americans to pay their fair share, or they can put more money in wealthy pockets at the expense of the struggling middle class.

The Action is a grassroots movement that demands we face this crisis. There is too much money and power in too few hands and the system is rigged to keep it that way. It’s time to level the playing field. It’s time to make things right.

The first step is telling Congress, loud and clear: Don’t give more tax breaks to the people who need them least.

Yesterday was The Election. Today is The Action.

The Action is for the end of the Bush-era tax breaks for the richest two percent—those making more than $250,000 per year. The Action is for critical investments that create and sustain jobs.

It’s time to join: The Action.