UPDATE: Google apololgy
I'm sure it is happening, but I can't find the news coverage for it.
Why aren't we hearing from the different departments on the need for health insurance reform? Like, we know that one of the major causes of foreclosures is people getting sick and filing bankruptcy because of sky high medical bills. Why isn't HUD talking about this?
Or, could the EPA write a memo saying "we'll be doing our part by enacting renewable energy policies that will have people breathing cleaner air and drinking good water? A healthier America begins with these basics."
Where's the department of education talking about how schools will be more efficient if kids miss fewer days because of illness - and aren't spreading their germs to other kids?
Where is labor talking about how nurses can get back to the work they went to school to do - caring for patients rather than pushing paper.
Where is the Dept. of Ag pushing access to fresh fruits and vegetables as a part of a healthy diet?
I don't see where the other departments in government are working to get health reform passed. Maybe they are, but I'm not hearing about it.
Submitted by Gina on September 1, 2009 - 09:52.
I made some good points, between the stammers. Overall good convo but I give myself a C in style at best. Boo me. I'm better than that.
Submitted by Gina on September 1, 2009 - 09:36.
Ten months after people voted for change, how are they feeling?
57% Would Like to Replace Entire Congress
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% would vote to replace the entire Congress and start all over again. Eighteen percent (18%) are not sure how they would vote.
Overall, these numbers are little changed since last October. When Congress was passing the unpopular $700-billion bailout plan in the heat of a presidential campaign and a seeming financial industry meltdown, 59% wanted to throw them all out. At that time, just 17% wanted to keep them.
Sounds like Congress needs to do a better job of telling people what they've been up to lately, or something.
Submitted by Gina on August 30, 2009 - 18:10.
From a Republican Party questionnaire (as reported by David Weigel):
It has been suggested that the government could use voter registration to determine a person's political affiliation, prompting fears that GOP voters might be discriminated against for medical treatment in a Democrat-imposed health care rationing system. Does this possibility concern you?
Now we know the real reason the President is advocating health insurance reform - to kill Republicans. What a BRILLIANT re-election strategy!
Submitted by Gina on August 27, 2009 - 20:47.
What the hell is wrong with these people?
Submitted by Gina on August 25, 2009 - 09:34.
This graphic (same as below) shows a big blue blob for the right but nothing for progressives. Obviously, it is important to do something about that, so we are:
Tracy Viselli, a progressive blogger and social media consultant who admitted on Friday to CNN that conservatives have the upper hand on Twitter, launched a Web site Monday geared towards changing the paradigm on Twitter.
Viselli, along with developer Jim Gilliam, blogger Jon Pincus, and Netroots Nation board member Gina Cooper created TweetProgress.us "to start seriously building progressive infrastructure on Twitter."
TweetProgress is a gateway through which progressives can find one another on twitter. It went viral before we were ready to promote it, but no matter, the amazing Jim Gilliam is working on increasing it's functionality as I write this post. Soon, TweetProgress will be a resource, not only for connecting us progressives, but for communicating action items and other important info.
We JUST hit the 2000 mark! So what are you waiting for? Join TweetProgress now!