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I Donated $20 At The Cincinnati Obama HQ—The Work Of Freedom Is Up To Each Of Us

This evening I went to the Obama headquarters in Cincinnati and made a $20 donation.

Included with this post is a picture of the Cincinnati Obama office. There were maybe 10 people making calls. I thought that was pretty good for a Wednesday night in August.

While I intend to vote for Green candidate Jill Stein for President in my non-swing state of Texas, the folks in this Obama office are decent people who are doing the work of freedom and who merit support.

And at least folks in Ohio are calling people close to home. In Texas Democrats are being asked to call over for the country for Obama while extremist Ted Cruz marches on the U.S. Senate.

I understand Texas is likely a Republican state in 2012. But how long will we be asked to hand our future over to crazies without even a fight? When do we begin to build the foundation of something hopeful in Texas?

In any case, the work of freedom and progress is up to each of us. We each need to take steps to move society in the direction we hope to see it go.

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August 30, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 1 Comment

As Cruz And Dewhurst Debate Who Can Kill The Most Texans By Denying Them Health Care, Obama Flies Texas Democratic Money Out To Other States

I made the mistake this evening of listening to a few minutes of the Republican Senate debate between Lt. Governor David Dewhurst and Ted Cruz.

The portion of the debate I heard was about which of these morally bankrupt persons could do more harm to everyday Texans by denying access to health care and by fighting Obamacare. Texas has the highest percentage of people lacking health insurance in the nation.

Mr. Cruz is a full-fledged nut who believes that the United Nations dictates U.S. policy right on down to how many bike trials we build. Mr. Cruz will also be the next United States Senator from Texas after he beats Mr. Dewhurst in the runoff later this month, and then wins the general election in November.

Governor Rick Perry supports Mr. Dewhurst in this race.

Below is the hunky photo of Mr. Perry that is on his Facebook page.

Governor Perry backs Mr. Dewhurst because the Governor knows that if Ted Cruz is elected he will be eclipsed as the biggest health care-denying, states rights-zealot holding statewide office in Texas.

Here is what Governor Perry said on Facebook this evening in defense of Mr. Dewhurst

“Debate rhetoric can get loose and heated, but the honest truth is David Dewhurst is a successful conservative Texan who’s made Texas a successful conservative state. David Dewhurst led the Texas Senate to cut government spending, balanced budgets, fight federal excess and protect life and families. He is the only candidate for the U.S. Senate with a proven conservative record. David’s background as a veteran, intelligence officer, successful businessman and conservative leader prove he’s the right man to overhaul Washington, fight Obamacare and the restore the Constitutional principals Washington insiders have forgotten.”

Here is how a few Texas Republicans responded to the Governor—

“Sorry Governor, I think Dewhurst is to liberal for me. Texas needs Cruz”

“daivid dehurst vote for amenstey fo illegals aliens he is a rino.”

“Gov. Perry I have been a big supporter of yours and was thrilled when you decided to run for the republican nomination but you make me sick with this support of Dewhurst. You abandon your so called conservative values in order to play politics. You and every intelligent person know Ted Cruz is the real conservative in the senate race. I don’t have the words to describe how disgusted I am with you about this. Can I ever trust again what you say??”

“I love you Gov, but looks like the majority of us disagree with you strongly on this one, sir. You’ve made the wrong choice and I’m sorry, but it may cost you.”

There is also a Democratic U.S. Senate race.  The Democratic nominee will be not be nearly as well-funded as will be the Republican nominee.

There is Democratic money in Texas—It is just that a lot of that money leaves the state.

For example—President Obama was in Texas just today to raise money so he can buy more television ads in Pittsburgh and Tampa.

As President Obama flies away with the money, what the millions of people who will vote for President Obama in Texas will be left with is little chance to even make the case against right-wing extremist Ted Cruz.

(Below–There goes the money.)

July 18, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 3 Comments

Texas Republican Senate Candidate Ted Cruz Says With Agenda 21 The U.N. Wants To Take Your Car And Your Farm—Vote For Mr. Cruz If Doing So Sails Your Ship

( Blogger’s note 3/16/12–This is a post I ran last month. I’m running it again after reading a Houston Chronicle story about Republican Texas U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz. From the Chronicle— “Cruz warned on Glenn Beck‘s Jan. 26 radio show that the imposition of Agenda 21 will result in the demise of single-family homes, farming and ranching, personal cars and the “American way of life.” Mr. Cruz is a lawyer who served as Solicitor General of  Texas.  Here is the link to Mr. Cruz’s website where he discusses Agenda 21.   If folks want to vote for people who believe crazy things, they are free to do so. All anyone can do is present the facts. There is a big and hopeful world out there.  If  this is what people choose instead, all I can say is that won’t be for lack of effort on my part.) 

Many conservatives and Republicans in our nation operate under the view that the United Nations is directing a number of  public policy priorities in the United States.

(Above–Example of United Nations sponsored bike trial in the radical hotbed of Granbury, Texas.)

From the New York Times

Across the country, activists with ties to the Tea Party are railing against all sorts of local and state efforts to control sprawl and conserve energy. They brand government action for things like expanding public transportation routes and preserving open space as part of a United Nations-led conspiracy to deny property rights and herd citizens toward cities. They are showing up at planning meetings to denounce bike lanes on public streets and smart meters on home appliances — efforts they equate to a big-government blueprint against individual rights. The protests date to 1992 when the United Nations passed a sweeping, but nonbinding, 100-plus-page resolution called Agenda 21 that was designed to encourage nations to use fewer resources and conserve open land by steering development to already dense areas. They have gained momentum in the past two years because of the emergence of the Tea Party movement, harnessing its suspicion about government power… In January, the Republican Party adopted its own resolution against what it called “the destructive and insidious nature” of Agenda 21. And Newt Gingrich took aim at it during a Republican debate in November.”

Fox News has reported on Agenda 21. Fox says that President Obama and the United Nations want to take over rural America.

Mother Jones magazine wrote about this issue last year.

From Mother Jones-

Tea partiers see Agenda 21 behind everything from a septic tank inspection law in Florida to a plan in Maine to reduce traffic on Route 1. The issue even flared up briefly during the midterms, when Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes accused his Democratic opponent of using a bike-sharing program to convert Denver into a “United Nations Community.”

Here is the Agenda 21 website of the United Nations.  

You may think that Mitt Romney is some type of moderate, or that reasonable people remain in the  mainstream of the Republican Party.

Yet the Republican National Committee has passed a resolution opposing Agenda 21.

Where are the moderate or reasonable Republican objections to this stuff? There are no liberals or urban planners in this country working or operating under the direction of a United Nations mandate.

These people on the right are paranoid and crazy. They are telling you each day that they are paranoid and crazy.

When somebody tells you who they are–You should believe them.

March 16, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment