Bush No Mas!
I am William "Papa" Meloney and I endorse this message.
September 5, 2008
by Charley James –
“So Sambo beat the bitch!”
This is how Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin described Barack Obama’s win over Hillary Clinton to political colleagues in a restaurant a few days after Obama locked up the Democratic Party presidential nomination.
According to Lucille, the waitress serving her table at the time and who asked that her last name not be used, Gov. Palin was eating lunch with five or six people when the subject of the Democrat’s primary battle came up. The governor, seemingly not caring that people at nearby tables would likely hear her, uttered the slur and then laughed loudly as her meal mates joined in appreciatively.
“It was kind of disgusting,” Lucille, who is part Aboriginal, said in a phone interview after admitting that she is frightened of being discovered telling folks in the “lower 48” about life near the North Pole.
Posted by William Meloney at 5:09 AM
From Joho the Blog ...
I experienced the conv in another alienated way: Among Europeans, to whom SP looks like the ultimate US joke on itself.[ SP = Sarah Palin ]
Posted by William Meloney at 11:45 AM
On October 8 - 9, a conference entitled Green California Community Colleges Summit will take place at the Pasadena Convention Center. Some sessions at the conference will focus on themes relevant for green collar jobs, including "Educating the New Green Workforce" and "Meeting Current and Evolving Workforce Needs for the Green Economy."
For more information:
Posted by William Meloney at 3:07 AM
Daughter: Mom, can I have a beer?Bringing new meaning to the phrase "Family Values" since August of 2008
Daughter: Mom, can I have unprotected sex before I am married?
Daughter: Well the Republican nominee for Vice President let her children... Why can't I?!?!?
Posted by William Meloney at 6:52 PM
Dispatches from the Youth Climate Movement
Published by janosmarton, August 25th, 2008 global warming
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Oakland area activist Van Jones wastes no time getting to the heart of how clean energy can be sold as a pragmatic solution in the current political climate, and he does so by tipping his hat to everyone’s favorite capitalist, Adam Smith.
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Van’s second great skill, as you may have gathered, is an oratorical eloquence that takes a somewhat stilted phrase- “green collar economy” – and keeps it lively until you’ve heard it out.
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Van concluded that the first political step is to acknowledge that “government today is on the side of the problem, providing tax credits to polluters, the Pentagon and the prison system- we need to incentive the problem solvers who use the wind and the sun.” There is nothing radical here. For those in the activist community who have felt beaten back for so long, know that you aren’t just on the side of social responsibility and justice. You’re also on the side of common sense, any way you spin it.
Posted by William Meloney at 11:01 AM
It is my greatest hope and my worst fear that the United States of America will choose its next leader. As a staunch supporter of democracy I believe in the will of the people expressed in the electoral process. I recognize that the democratic process is essentially one of balance and compromise. I acknowledge that the will of the people, no matter how close or distant from my own, is the best democratic resolve. So in that closeness or distance lies both my greatest hopes and my worst fears.
Of my fellow country people I can make only one observation; we are fickle. As the election approaches self-interested power brokers will temporarily drive fuel (gas and heating) prices down toward the $3.25 range. My fellow Americans will all shout hoo-rah that prices are sooooo low - easily forgetting the BILLIONS of dollars of profits BIG Business has taken from our food budgets, from our prescription drug budgets, from our ever diminishing quality of life budgets.
PEW Research reports...
The vast majority of self-identified middle class workers (89% overall) are either completely or mostly satisfied with their job. These high levels of job satisfaction registered by virtually all types of workers demonstrate that worries about employment in the future doesn't translate directly into dissatisfaction with the current job. Among workers who are worried about job loss or cutbacks of benefits or wages, eight-in-ten report high job satisfaction. Variations in job satisfaction by demographic groups within the middle class are quite small. There is no real difference between male and female workers and few differences based on age. In terms of income, 81% of workers in families with incomes below $30,000 are satisfied with their jobs, as are 92% of those in families with incomes above $100,000. Finally, 89% of blacks express job satisfaction, while the figure is 90% for whites and 88% for Hispanics. Middle class workers are not unique in their high levels of job satisfaction: 91% of upper class workers are either completely or mostly satisfied with their jobs, as are 78% of lower class workers."...worries about employment in the future doesn't translate directly into dissatisfaction with the current job." Truer words were never let slip by any professional politician, lawyer, snake oil sales person or the current president of the United States of America. Middle class Americans are ecstatic that they have any job at all right now - let alone one that might offer any additional satisfaction. In other words fickle America will be susceptible to political line: Don't threaten your current well being by voting for my opponent.
Posted by William Meloney at 9:02 AM