Big Mike explains what happened to the American Middle Class...and why the American Dream has slipped so far out of reach for many families. Older video from July 2011. Let your Congresspeople hear from you and let\\\'s work together to rebuild the American Dream.
Ronald Reagan agrees with President Obama on economic justice in our time. Tea Party Repubs now hating Reagan for rising from the grave to become a Rhino. Yes, I know their little minds are funny. Too much Fox/Beck worship. Too much TV and not enough education. SHARE!
Part 2 of 2 From Twilight Zone-The Movie Segment 1-Time Out Starring Vic Morrow Written and Directed by John Landis Produced by John Landis Steven Spielberg Kathleen Kennedy Released June, 1983 Distributed by Warner Brothers. Synopsis- Vic Morrow plays Bill Connor, an outspoken bigot who is bitter after being passed over for a promotion. Drinking in a bar after work with his friends, Bill makes prejudiced remarks and racial slurs towards Jews, blacks and Asians...thus attracting the attention of several black men sitting near them who strongly resent his racist comments. Bill leaves the bar very angry. When he walks outside, the supernatural tone begins. He inexplicably proceeds to assume the racial ethnicities of people against whom he was always prejudiced. First, he finds himself in occupied France during World War II. He is spotted by a pair of SS officers patrolling the streets, who see him as a Jewish man. A chase ensues around the city, and Bill is shot in his arm by one of the German officers. Bill falls from the ledge of a building...and abruptly finds himself in the rural South during the 1940s. There the Ku Klux Klan sees him as an African American whom they are about to whip and lynch. Bill is scared and confused; he vehemently tells them he's white. While trying to escape the Ku Klux Klan, he suddenly finds himself in a jungle during the Vietnam War...as a Vietnamese man blown to bits by U.S. soldiers. Instead of killing him, the grenade thrown by the soldiers blasts Bill into occupied France again. There he is captured by Nazi soldiers and put into an enclosed railroad freight car, along with other Jewish Holocaust prisoners. With no possibility of redemption or rescue, Bill uselessly screams for help to his friends from the bar, whom only he can see as the train pulls away to a death camp.
You're about to meet an angry man: Mr. William Connor, who carries on his shoulder a chip the size of the national debt. This is a sour man, a lonely man, who's tired of waiting for the breaks that come to others, but never to him. Mr. William Connor, whose own blind hatred is about to catapult him into the darkest corner of the Twilight Zone. Part 1 of 2 From Twilight Zone-The Movie Segment 1-Time Out Starring Vic Morrow Written and Directed by John Landis Produced by John Landis Steven Spielberg Kathleen Kennedy Released June, 1983 Distributed by Warner Brothers.
DO YOU AGREE WITH NURSES OR THE TEA PARTY? Susan Grigsby's brother Steve died a painful death fighting for care as an uninsured American. Susan watched, horrified, as the GOP Presidential Candidates on CNN's Tea Party Debate stood silent when the the audience cheered for the idea that we as a society should just let an uninsured man die. Now Susan wants an answer from each and every GOP candidate. I think this question should be asked of all Neo Republican Tea Party candidates. Nurses Say Letting Uninsured Patients Die Is No Laughing Matter Following Abhorrent Audience Cheers National Nurses United said the gruesome reaction from many Republicans in the audience of the Tea Party debate on September 12th, 2011 (Yes, the day after our 10th Anniversary of being attacked) is a reminder of the growing collapse of civil society in America, and the need for more humane policies. One such step would be to expand Medicare to cover all Americans so that no one has to be in danger of losing their life because they are uninsured. The nation’s largest representative of registered nurses expressed revulsion on Tuesday 9/13/11 at the cheering by some audience members in the CNN-Tea Party Republican debate Monday night 9/12/2011 at the prospect of letting a sick person die just because they do not have health insurance. Prompting the outburst was a question from CNN’s Wolf Blitzer to Rep. Ron Paul about whether medical care should be provided to a hypothetical, uninsured 30-year-old man who lapsed into a coma, to which Paul responded, “that’s what freedom is all about, taking your own risks.” When Blitzer then asked, “Are you saying that society should just let him die?” a number of audience members nodded and then erupted into loud cheers of “Yeah!” and wicked laughter. National Nurses United said the gruesome reaction from many in the audience is a reminder of the growing collapse of civil society in America, and the need for more humane policies. One such step would be to expand Medicare to cover all Americans so that no one has to be in danger of losing their life because they are uninsured. Nor is it an academic question. Nearly 45,000 deaths in the U.S. every year are associated with lack of health insurance, according to a study this year by Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance published by the American Journal of Public Health. “It was stunning. My first reaction is how far have we degenerated as a society?” said NNU Co-President Jean Ross, RN who said she was watching the debate. Ross called the reaction antithetical to the very essence of nursing. “Everything we do is geared toward preventing illness, and getting people well. If no one cares whether our patients get well, what are we doing advocating for them and fighting for them?” A broader question, says NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro, is “one of national identity: Do we have — or even want — a country, a nation of common purpose and support — or just a collection of amoral individuals?” NNU Co-President Deborah Burger, RN said the idea of “deciding whether someone deserves medical treatment based on their pocket book is abhorrent. Does that mean we should take someone off life support if they are in an accident just because they are uninsured? For nurses that would be unconscionable, and should not be part of any society I want to be in.” “Healthcare should be a right for everyone, not just a privilege for the few, a point nurses would debate with anyone,” said Ross. Ross said she was also disturbed by Paul’s comment about “freedom.” “Abandoning people is not freedom,” said Ross, especially those without the resources to buy increasingly expensive private insurance. "That isn’t what I hear from my patients or their families.” Strikingly, the audience cheers came just hours before the release Tuesday morning of new Census Bureau data showing the number of uninsured Americans this year rising by another 900,000 to 49.9 million people. Concurrently the Census Bureau reported a huge leap in the poverty rate, one reason so many people are without health coverage as insurance premiums alone have doubled in nine years. “Most people feel that when someone is hurting or down on their luck, you take care of them,” said Ross. “Many of those I’ve cared for who are in their most dire circumstances have said to me that they feel fortunate because there are some who are worse off than they are. There is still a lot of empathy and sympathy for others in this country.” “Most of us, other than the most wealthy, are just are one illness away from bankruptcy and lack of health insurance,” said DeMoro. “Nurses do not regard lack of wealth or personal misfortune as a handicap or an excuse to withdraw needed and appropriate medical care. Nor should that ever be acceptable in a just and humane society.” National Nurses United, with 170,000 members, is the nation’s largest union and professional association of nurses.
Former President Ronald Reagan discusses immigration reform, amnesty, and the plight of undocumented workers. ...And to think, those lunatics who want to close the borders and kick out everyone with darker skin than theirs and then turn around and hail like a god, a man who said with all the passion in his heart "I believe in Amnesty for those who﻿ have put down roots and who have lived here, even though sometime back, they may have entered illegally." How I wish the Republican party was half as like Reagan as they think they are. He'd be disgusted by them now. They'd call him a Democrat or Rhino. “Reagan, who raised taxes over and over again, and tripled the deficit. He couldn’t win this nomination of President on the conservative side in 2011-2012".
Candidates Ronald Reagan & George Bush-41 Discuss Illegal Immigration in 1980 Debate. The candidates are asked a question about the children of Illegal Immigrants attending public schools in 1980...and both give reasonable answers that the Tea Party Republicans would call un-patriotic and anti-conservative.
Question Bucshon.....and This May Happen to You! As Congressman Paul Ryan cracked a joke about him, Tom Nielsen found himself face down on the floor being handcuffed by police. The 71-year-old retired plumber from Kenosha, WI was thrown to the ground, placed in handcuffs, and arrested for trespassing and resisting arrest after objecting to Ryan's plans to gut Social Security and Medicare during his congressman's only public appearance scheduled during the August recess -- a $15 Rotary Club luncheon in West Allis on Tuesday. Nielsen repeatedly told police that he wasn't fighting them and that he didn't want to make any trouble. He also told them several times that he had a broken shoulder. Police officers ignored his comments as they wrestled him to the ground despite his howls of pain. Nielsen's comment to Ryan at the luncheon, his arrest, and Ryan's joke are all captured on video available here. Multi-Millionaire Politician Larry Bucshon of Illinois has voted in favor of The Ryan budget plan to kill Social Security. Instead of bouncing back from the Ryan Plan fiasco favorably, Republicans have doubled down and created their own damaging encore and compounded the issues that are on everyone’s mind including the debt ceiling debate, signing of the Grover Norquist Pledge, a refusal to get rid of tax loop holes and subsidies, Standard and Poor’s Credit downgrade, and , “what happened to the jobs?” With polls showing that a HUGE majority of Americans are pretty pissed off (Congress has a 13% approval rating) and a majority indicating that they are pissed at Republicans and The Tea Party specifically , it’s no doubt that You Tube would be flooded with videos of angry constituents demanding that their elected leaders explain their actions, if allowed to attend freely. Charging a cover will likely cut down on the amount of pissed of constituents that show up, in favor of supporters who would contribute financially to the candidates. I’d be willing to bet good money that a large number of Republicans long for the day when The Ryan Plan was the only thing that voters were pissed off about. Ah, those were the good ole days. Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/61454.html#ixzz1VEDDWa56
9/11 Parents and Families of Firefighters & World Trade Center Victims have came out in favor of an investigation into whether they were hacked by employees of Rupert Murdoch. Damage Control Fail http://mediamatters.org/blog/201107150013 News Corp/FOXNews. CEO Rupert Murdoch defended his handling of the phone-hacking crisis as the FBI began a probe whether employees tried to hack into the phones of victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks.- July 15th, 2011 Related background in video series continued... Documentary on Extreme Right-Wing bias of the Rupert Murdoch-owned Fox News Channel (FNC), which promotes itself as "Fair and Balanced". Material includes interviews with former FNC employees and the inter-office memos they provided. Director: Robert Greenwald Stars: Douglas Cheek, Walter Cronkite and Roger Ailes
New Brand, Same tactics and lies. Less threatening perhaps but also a creation of the media and those that profit from hate and intolerance. Back then it was Griffith and his backers, now its Faux and their overlords. Watch and LISTEN carefully. See how the release of America's first blockbuster movie spurred a resurgence in the KKK and how they expanded their target to include Jews, Catholics and immigrants as well as African-Americans. There is nothing new under the sun except the history you don't know. Excerpt from Ku Klux Klan- A Secret History Part 3 of 9 '"The South Rises Again in the North, South, East and West taking in Republicans and Southern Democrats alike for a time"