Sept 18 – 25, 2011
Welcome to the first edition of “In Case You Missed It – Week in Review.”
I’m hoping to make this a regular feature here, because I share a lot of news & commentary through my various social media networks (Facebook, Google+, and Twitter), but sometimes things get lost in the sea of everyone’s content. Plus, I’m hoping this will reach an even larger audience!
“If we raise taxes on corporations, what incentive will they have to make money – other than the fact it’s their sole reason to exist?” – Stephen Colbert
“What’s hurting us is that Wall St and corporate America own our members of Congress, that is the problem.” -Michael Moore
Don’t let Congress sweep the Murdoch scandal under the rug.
Take action and demand an investigation:
Petition at Free Press Action Network
“The GOP has been using the Solyndra debacle to talk about ‘pet alternative energy.’ This nonsense ignores the incredible growth and cost reductions taking place in the solar industry. Since 2008, average PV prices have fallen 80%. And with innovative approaches to installation, the total installed cost of installations have fallen substantially as well. … Green jobs are growing as well. Some 93,500 Americans worked in the US solar industry in 2010, and more than half of the country’s solar companies are planning to expand hiring in 2011” -ThinkProgress
“I’ve got a message for Obama: it’s time to grow a pair. A lot of people put you in office to fight for them; to fight against the Tea Party, fight against the bullshit in Congress, the sons of bitches who are attacking the working class and the poor in this country.
At the same time, I’m not waiting for him. When progressive, radical, or even revolutionary changes happen in this country, it’s always come from below.”
-Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine
1 million flee as typhoon menaces Japan
“The only principle that could guide opposite policies in 2 states is that it will make it harder for Obama to get re-elected.”
Totally awesome science break!
CERN: Light Speed May Have Been Exceeded By Subatomic Particle
I can just see how FOX would report this: “Science proven wrong,” with the crawler saying something like “does this mean we shouldn’t trust ‘science’ about the global warming hoax?”
And here to discuss how this proves Obama should be impeached is a conservative hot blonde girl who flunked out of college but has big boobs, a conservative billionaire CEO, and to represent the liberal side is a homeless man we found wandering around outside muttering to himself.
Happy REPEAL Day!
Nine months after ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ was unofficially repealed, today it is officially no more, and gays can now serve openly!
Another potential government shutdown? This time over disaster relief funding.
We all know what this means: Republicans will get everything they want, and the American people will get screwed over again.
More info: “Funding for the federal government runs out at the end of the month and Congress is set to adjourn for recess at the end of the week. That means the House and Senate have to come to terms in a matter of days over legislation to keep the lights on. There’s just one problem: they disagree about how much to re-up FEMA’s disaster fund. House Republicans want to provide FEMA with $1 billion in emergency funds (fully offset by cutting a program to incentivize the production of hybrid vehicles) and $2.65 billion as a down payment of sorts on FEMA’s annual disaster funding. The Senate passed stand-alone legislation last week to provide FEMA nearly $7 billion.”
Gov’t shutdown? Democrats in the Senate refused to be blackmailed by this awful bill.
“Republicans want less disaster aid than their Democratic counterparts, and want to pay for it partly by slashing funding for programs designed to spur clean energy innovation.”