Friday morning dogger blogging

We had a couple of really nice, sunny days last weekend and the president of the Eclectablog Fan Club enjoyed it, too. Like us, she’s been waiting, not so patiently, for the warm weather to finally arrive.

Here she is, ladies and gentlemen: Hara!

Her expression says it all, don’tchya think?

(Photo by my lovely wife with her iPhone.)

I’m just sayin’……

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What the hell? Are Democrats FINALLY getting it on messaging?

Seriously, who are these people and what have you done with my Democrats? These people appear to have a clue about how to effectively deliver their message with a *punch* and succinctly frame the debates of the day.

Here’s Congressman Joe Crowley of New York. You won’t want to miss this.

Here’s the message in total:

LAST FALL THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

GAVE US OUR MARCHING ORDERS

JOBS JOBS JOBS

100 DAYS OF GOP RULE =

0 JOBS BILLS

SO, IF NOT JOBS

WHAT HAS THE GOP BEEN UP TO?

GOP’S PRIORITY 1:

Cut more than 700,000 American Jobs

GOP’S PRIORITY 2:

Take away healthcare for the people…

but keep it for themselves

Surely, a jobs bill must be priority #3

GOP’S PRIORITY 3:

Manipulate tax code to pursue ideological agenda…

at the expense of women & small businesses

REALLY, GOP?

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Tea partiers outnumbered 10-to-1 by labor ralliers once again

It’s beginning to become a bit of trend here in Michigan: tea partiers have a rally that is dwarfed by a liberal/Democratic/labor rally. This week was no exception.

Yesterday, the biggest protest rally yet by union members on the steps of the State Capitol building drew an estimated 4,500 attendees.

Thousands rally at Capitol against Michigan budget, cuts to education, pension taxes

Thousands of protesters angry at Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget converged on the state Capitol lawn Wednesday to send a message to legislators.

The rally, estimated to be the biggest one of the year, drew approximately 4,500 people, many of them union members.

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Eric Cantor is so out of touch he doesn’t even know when tax day is

Fer cryin’ out loud, I thought these guys were tax freaks? House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a guy who steeps himself in tea party rhetoric with every breath and oozes tea from ever pore, is, apparently, so completely out of touch with the everyday lives of average Americans that he doesn’t even know when Tax Day is this year.

Leader Cantor Responds to President Obama’s Tax Hike Speech

I had an opportunity today to go to the White House with Speaker Boehner and the other leaders in the House and the Senate. We had a very serious discussion with the President.

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John Kyl: If you’re a Senator, it’s okay to lie to make your point

Senator John Kyl is a liar. This has now been established.

Last Friday he said this on the Senate floor:

“Everybody goes to clinics, to hospitals, to doctors, and so on. Some people go to Planned Parenthood. But you don’t have to go to Planned Parenthood to get your cholesterol or your blood pressure checked. If you want an abortion, you go to Planned Parenthood, and that’s well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does.

Sounds great conservatives, I’m sure. Problem is that it’s a complete lie. Abortions account for only about 3% of what Planned Parenthood does.

When Kyl got called on his blatant lying, his staff issued the following statement:

[The senator's remark] was not intended to be a factual statement but rather to illustrate that Planned Parenthood, an organization that receives millions in taxpayer dollars, does subsidize abortions.…
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New Twitter hashtag: #33seniors

Today I’m announcing a new hashtag: #33seniors. It comes from President Obama’s budget/deficit speech yesterday:

[The Republicans have] a vision that says even though America can’t afford to invest in education or clean energy; even though we can’t afford to care for seniors and poor children, we can somehow afford more than $1 trillion in new tax breaks for the wealthy. Think about it. In the last decade, the average income of the bottom 90% of all working Americans actually declined. The top 1% saw their income rise by an average of more than a quarter of a million dollars each.…
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President Obama pulls back the curtain on Republican loyalties in today’s budget speech

First of all, if you haven’t seen it already, this is worth the 44-some minutes to watch:

Transcript HERE.

President Obama didn’t pull any punches today in his speech on the nation’s budget and our path out of the massive debt and deficit we face today. Fully one-third of our budget is deficit spending yet only 12% of it is discretionary spending so, Houston, we have a problem.

Eliminating spending on war or in foreign aid or “waste” aren’t going to do it. Fundamental shifts are needed. The Republicans think it can be done on the backs of senior citizens, the poor, the middle class and other politically powerless groups while retaining the massive tax cuts that are largely responsible for the hole we’re in right now.…

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Fourth grade white kids auction off fourth grade black kids

File this one in the “Are You Effing KIDDING Me???” file:

[D]uring a fourth grade teacher’s lesson on the Civil War, students were separated by race. White students on one side and African American and mixed-race students on the other, who were then offered up for auction…

What the hell is the matter with some people???

I’m just sayin’……

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