The best way that I can describe this blog is that it is as complex as I am. After all, I have many interests, many concerns and a few 'pet peeves'(otherwise known as issues that I am still dealing with) and a thing or two that just simply 'IGNITES' this Czech/German/Polish Temper.
This is where I testify that I am alive and part of the whole world and to save other people from repeating my mistakes and/or bad experiences.
Sandy Hook 12.14.12, never again. www.causes.com/neveragain
The steady decline of our democracy post--Citizens United (that is a link--PLEASE USE IT)has
most often been explained by the rise of the Super PAC and unlimited
corporate election spending, but a recent decision from the Federal
Elections Commission suggests things could get even worse.
In August, the F.E.C. considered a case(That is a link-PLEASE USE IT) involving an employer in Hawaii that required its employers to
campaign, on their own time, for Democratic congressional candidate
Colleen Hanabusa. Interestingly, the Commission’s three Democrats believed such conduct violated the Federal Election Campaign Act, (That is a link-PLEASE USE IT) which forbids employers from coercing workers to contribute to a campaign.
But the three Republican commissioners didn’t. (That is a link--PLEASE USE IT) That is a link-PLEASE USE IT) Instead, they argued that the work was part of an independent effort by
the employer, and didn’t involve contributions to the campaign itself.
Therefore, the law didn’t apply. A union or corporation’s “independent
use of its paid workforce to campaign for a federal candidate post-Citizen’s United was
not contemplated by Congress, and consequently, is not prohibited by
either the Act or Commission regulation,” the Republican commissioners
That means that the three Republicans on the FEC believe, thanks to Citizens United,
that a corporation or union can spend unlimited dollars in an
independent effort to affect the outcome of an election AND use any
other resources it has access to, including employees’ time while at
work and away. That means workers can now be forced to show up at
political rallies for candidates they do not support whenever their
bosses say or face discipline and/or dismissal.
Mark Schmitt at The New Republic (That is a link-PLEASE USE IT) sums it up perfectly.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! Mitt Romney for hitting a New Low In Politics--Keep This Up And You Just Might Make Richard M. Nixon Look Good (sarcasm).
And Some People Might Wonder Why I Am So Very Opposed To This Man--Who Is No Way--No How Fit To Lead This Nation--Irregardless of Religion.
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Dear Readers, I am also passing on this e-mail because it is far too important not to, because apparently I am not the only ones who find Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan NOT WORTHY, But also THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF THE POLICE-->
Barbara, after endorsing Republican candidates for president in 2000, 2004 and 2008, the Fraternal Order of Police has refused to endorse Mitt Romney in 2012.
To be clear, the union did not endorse President Obama, and for the
first time in 98 years it will not endorse any candidate. However, given
the union's support for Republicans in the last three presidential
elections, this has to be seen as a rebuke of Mitt Romney.
Romney’s statements of strong support for several anti-union
initiatives, particularly the Republican move in Ohio to eliminate
collective-bargaining rights for all public-sector employees, including
police and firefighters, surely played an important role in this
decision. Now, not only was that measure overturned by Ohio voters last
year, but Romney's support for it has cost him a key endorsement.
When organizations hold Republicans accountable for their anti-union
policies, we need to let those organizations know their efforts are