Take Your Average Plumber Making $250k a Year...

Oct
16

Super Mario the plumber Why is it that Republicans only start to notice you once your income soars above six figures?

I guess that's when all their polices finally have a chance to work. I mean, vouchers for schools, tax credits for health care -- that's only going to work if you can bring to the table some serious money on your own.

For the rest of us, it's 'you're on your own'.

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Daniel Biss Country

Oct
15

Hats off to the Volunteers for Daniel Biss for State Rep (distr. 17). As I was walking to the Niles Township Meetup, there were Daniel Biss lawnsigns on both sides of the street. It really seemed like I was walking through Daniel Biss Country.

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GOP: Operation Eagle Eye (1964)

Oct
15

ACORN registered over a million new voters for the coming election. That's their real crime. Charges of fraud from the GOP is just the GOP's standard operating procedure.

As rightwinger Paul Weyrich once admitted, "our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down."

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The Party of Hope

Oct
12

Courtesy of Hillary Clinton:

"Make no mistake about it. We've done it before and we will do it again. America will once again rise from the ashes of the Bushes."

[h/t HuffPost]

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Illinois Campaign for Better Health Care Launches 'Faith Caucus'

Oct
10

From the Press Release:

Faith Caucus

Save the Date! Health Care Sabbath 2008 is October 17-19!

The Health Care Sabbath is a statewide effort to awaken congregations to the moral injustice of health care inequality and to mobilize them to action.

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The Perils of Ballot Initiatives

Oct
09

Imagine a world where we could pursue a progressive agenda without being distracted with cruft like this (from the ACLU's Ballot Initiative page):

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2nd Debate at the Riverview Tavern in Chicago

Oct
07



All you had to do was turn off the audio and look at the difference between the two contestants to know who won this one.

It was raining cats and dogs and still the 32nd Ward Dems had a great turnout. After the debate, State Rep John Fritchey, who'd been through a long legislative day, got up and added a personal note about his friendship with Obama in Springfield.

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Madeleine Albright's Starbucks Cup

Oct
05

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Apparently former Secretary of State Madelaine Albright is none too happy that Sarah Palin is running around (mis-)quoting her -- supposedly from the back of a Starbucks cup -- about there being "a place in Hell reserved for women who don’t support other women". Said the former Secretary of State:

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Swann Song of the McCain Campaign

Oct
05

Everyone's talking about McCain's impending shift to a more sleazy campaign. It's the underlining assumption of the WaPo article that people have been quoting:

With just a month to go until Election Day, McCain's team has decided that its emphasis on the senator's biography as a war hero, experienced lawmaker and straight-talking maverick is insufficient to close a growing gap with Obama.

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Lawn Sign of the Week

Oct
03

And the Winner is...

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