What has happened to the Democratic Underground site?????
The format is TERRIBLE, not an easy read. I'm TOTALLY CONFUSED ABOUT WHAT TO READ?????
Where is the video column, which I loved to view.
When you've got a good site WHY CHANGE IT???
Unless this returns and looks like the old site(a terrific and easy read), I doubt if I'll come back here for my news. The DU was were I was all night long, getting all the news.
I don't even know what you're actually reporting on, NOT VERY CLEAR for your visitors.
What happened to your journals like madfloridian?? as a teacher, she was fantastic keeping me up to date on education news.
Please go BACK, to the OLD DU or you'll be losing a devoted reader.
This is a hodge podge, I don't understand what you're doing????
GO BACK TO THE OLD SITE.
Let's hope the police in Wisconsin TURN A BLIND EYE and leave these PEACEFUL protesters ALONE!
How can the police enforce something that's UNCONSTITUTIONAL?
Where are the lawyers? Anyone going to challenge this guy?
How many police are there in Madison??? Let's get five or more protesters PER cop and see if the PEOPLE can OVERWHELM them so they CAN'T DO ANYTHING!
Or better yet, tell Walker to go and do his OWN DIRTY WORK and arrest all the groups of THREE or was it FOUR people that are considered a group???
Stand in groups of FOUR outside HIS HOUSE, do you need a permit for that????
Isn't it amazing, all these principals who kept their mouths shut when teachers were being held accountable for test scores, and grades, that were tied to teacher salaries?
NOW that they're under the same microscope, they're screaming BLUE MURDER! REVOLTING, kicking up a fuss now that THEIR PAY will be dependent on what the teachers and their students do.
I'm so fed up with all these politicians butting their noses in education, when NONE of them has any clue what it's like to teach.
These politicians COULDN'T LAST A DAY in a classroom , let alone in an INNER CITY SCHOOL!
The plan is DISMANTLE PUBLIC EDUCATION so their CORPORATE FRIENDS can set up PRIVATE SCHOOLS and make a TON OF MONEY!
They DON'T CARE if the children have good teachers, they'll put in TEACH FOR AMERICA teachers from Ivy League schools, who will teach one -two years and push on to their REAL JOBS. All of this at the expense of our students.
This is GREAT I hope they can get principals ACROSS the country JOIN forces with the TEACHERS and STAND up for the children and the future of this country.
I hope that they DEMAND that ARNIE DUNCAN GOES, he SHOULD NOT BE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION!
That was FANTASTIC!
A small group of 99%ers, but did they PACT A PUNCH.
We need to go out in groups and do the small thing, at as many Wal-Marts as possible.
I have had my own personal boycott of Wal-Mart for several years, ever since they lied about buying only American products for their stores.
Since then, a documentary came out about Wal-Mart and how they deal with their suppliers. They ACTUALLY will fight with a supplier over ONE PENNY! You either make the product for the price that they want or else they'll find a company that will.
That's why many U.S. companies had to relocate overseas to be able to get the price points Wal-Mart wanted. Also, Wal-Mart becomes a companies ONE and ONLY customer, so they can break you, if they cancel their orders.
We the People can bring democracy back to this country.
Thank you Michael for your list, which I think is terrific.
Great idea, that we have those three amendments added to our Constitution.
We need PAPER BALLOTS that allow a PAPER TRAIL. Electronic ballots only allow for the Republicans to STEAL OUR ELECTIONS.
That's a great list to start with,but let's not forget that we need to PROSECUTE BUSH, CHENEY, RUMSFELD, RICE, GONZALES, YOO, AND EVERYONE ELSE who was in the Bush Administration that got us into this ILLEGAL WAR and TORTURED people.
The money that BUSH wasted (and now Obama)on contractors,like Halliburton, and Blackwater could have given EVERY student a FREE college education, supported SOCICAL SECURITY,and MEDICARE for years and years,improved our schools, BUILT OUR INFRASTRUCTURE and kept MILLIONS of people employed.
There isn't any reason for America to go to war ever again, that's why we have the UN to WORK our differences out.
Thank you Michael for speaking out for us 99%.
My day would be made IF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS(MILLIONS) of us marched in every big city across the country on the same day.
I'd LOVE to have MILLIONS go to Washington, DC and surround the House, Senate, Supreme Court and the White House.
I want the Congress to HEAR the VOICES OF THE PEOPLE who ELECTED THEM! Not the voices of those lobbyists who have their ears at the country club or on a private jet.
The police and firefighters should be out there MARCHING with us, as they're part of the 99 %.
How many of those REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS are TRYING TO FIRE and/or REDUCE salaries of public servants?
The head of the firefighters union in Madison, Wisconsin STANDS with the 99 %, because he knows Walker is trying to destroy these unions and get these services privatized.
OWS is getting BIGGER AND LOUDER and this is FANTASTIC!
We need to KEEP ON MARCHING AND HAVE OUR VOICES HEARD.
How on earth did this guy get elected?
Are his wages being GARNISHED for NOT PAYING CHILD SUPPORT? Any working stiff who was behind in child support would have his wages garnished by his employer.
Doesn't the federal government GARNISH wages of a DEAD BEAT DAD IN CONGRESS? Would an ETHICS probe find him UNFIT to be in office and ask him to resign? Just asking!
That woman had a LOT of guts to continue challenging Walsh, after he went ballistic over QUESTIONS FROM HIS CONSTITUENTS who just happen to be PAYING HIS SALARY! Let's hope this video goes viral and the whole world sees what an idiot this guy is.
His constituents seem to have a better handle on what's going on, than Walsh does. Just shows that a politician may have money to get elected, but like George Jr. NO BRAINS!
Then you wonder why we're having problems in Washington and nothing gets done, when you have people like him in office.
Let's hope when they redistrict his district, he's out of the picture and we NEVER have to see or hear from this jerk again.
Fantastic news about Ohio.
Now we ALL need to gear up for the RECALL of GOVERNOR SCOTT WALKER in WISCONSIN.
The momentum is here and OWS is on a roll, so let's hope we can get rid of the KOCH brothers bought and paid for governor.
ON TO WISCONSIN, the recall petitions start on Nov 15th.
WE ARE THE 99% and we have the POWER to take our country back from these greedy, power hungry criminals, who should ALL be in JAIL for CRIMES AGAINST the CONSTITUTION AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
Unless EVER STATE IN THE UNION uses PAPER BALLOTS with a paper trail, we haven't REAL DEMOCRACY in this country.
These Republicans couldn't go into an election unless they're cheating.
Obviously, they don't want to HEAR the peoples voices.
It doesn't matter what the polls say, unless we have PAPER BALLOTS, we won't have fair elections.
Electronic voting machines can be hacked very easily, so don't be surprised if you lose or there's a very small gap in votes and the Republicans want a recount!
Keeping my fingers crossed that the people of Ohio are heard.
Thought I'd get you started on the Nixon days.
This is from www.chicago68.com
January 1972, the Republican party anticipates antiwar demonstrators at it's 1972 convention and is determined not to have a replay of Chicago's 1968 riots at the Democratic Convention. G.Gordon Liddy, general counsel of Nixon's Committee to re-elect the President, submits a plan to counter antiwar demonstrations at the convention, to be held in Miami, Florida in August,1972.
The plan Operation Diamond, includes using paid informants to infiltrate anti-war groups, assembling street fighting squads to "break up demonstrations before they reach television cameras,"and even abducting protest leaders.
Operation Diamond is one component of Liddy's overall campaign intelligence scheme called Operation Gemstone, which included wiretapping the offices of Democratic Party officials. (the Watergate break-ins)
Oct 29,1970 Nixon provokes antiwar protesters for cameras. www.historycommons.org
Hope this helps a little.
I think Michael's absolutely right, they're outsiders trying to get the OWS people to join in on violence.
When America was in Vietnam and there were protests, it was revealed during the Watergate scandal, that PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON wanted people to infiltrate the hippie/protesters/college students, so the GOVERNMENT would have an excuse to arrest and squash the movement for good.
Government crack down of FREE SPEECH! Another REPUBLICAN wanting to take our FREEDOMS away.
We can beat those numbers.
Let's show them what DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!
In fact, EVERY city in America, should show them what DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!
That's right, let's have the Justice Department investigate those governors and politicians who are trying to DENY AMERICAN CITIZENS of their RIGHT TO VOTE.
It's a CRIME to try and prevent a citizen from voting, by coming up with all the hoops that a person needs to go through, in order to vote.
What have they done? They've systematically disenfranchised the YOUNG, ELDERLY, POOR AND THE MINORITIES!
1.Changed the date of enrollment a few weeks BEFORE the college students return to their campuses.
2.Photo ID's from a college, NOT ACCEPTED!
3.Birth certificates are now needed to get your ID, but the certificate costs $15. Besides the expense, where and how do you get your birth certificate if you're poor or living in a rural area? I doubt very much, if these people have their IMPORTANT papers in a safety deposit box.
4.Not enough voting machines on election day. Who could stand for eight or ten hours just to vote?
5.Closing the polls early.
6.Giving wrong dates for absentee voting.
7.Giving the wrong dates to vote or wrong places to vote.
Democracy is being STOLEN right in front of our eyes and people are not outraged about it.
Where are the citizens in these states?
Just read online, how someone registered people to vote and those who registered Democratic he THREW THESE REGISTRATIONS AWAY!
This guy SHOULD BE ARRESTED AND PROSECUTED!
Rachel had a REPUBLICAN ELECTION official from Florida on her show, who was SICKENED by what Governor Scott was doing to these teachers,by having a law in place making it impossible(or almost) for a teacher to register her students.
The League of Women Voters is now afraid of breaking the law, and won't be registering voters this year!
It's a joke and a half, America going all over the world fighting to ensure that other countries have a DEMOCRACY(this war is courtesy of the REPUBLICANS) and yet here at home, the REPUBLICANS are making sure that their own citizens are denied the rights that our Constitution provides.
Occupy Wall Street NEEDS to get this out to the media, how REPUBLICANS and say REPUBLICANS and NAME THESE REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS, OVER AND OVER AGAIN how they are STEALING THE RIGHTS OF CITIZENS TO VOTE.
These so called leaders should be thrown in jail and the keys thrown away. What they are doing to Americans(all because they can't win elections fair and square)is CRIMINAL.
Try them for HIGH CRIMES AGAINST OUR COUNTRY AND CONSTITUTION!
THEY ALL BELONG IN JAIL. The TERRORISTS are in the REPUBLICAN PARTY. I have no fear from a terrorist threat from outside this country, I'm more concerned what these REPUBLICANS are doing INSIDE my country and to the rights of the American people.
They are the ones who are DESTROYING DEMOCRACY in America.
Hopefully,the citizens of this country, regardless of their political affiliations, will band together and stand up for what is right, DEMANDING that ALL CITIZENS SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE.
This is a fabulous ad and should be put on T.V. for the upcoming 2012 elections. Just change the date nothing about the Republicans has changed for decades.
Democrats don't need any other political ads, this says it all. Play it over and over and over again during election time.
That's fantastic to see, all those pilots marching on Wall Street.
Maybe the mainstream media will be forced to give coverage to the Wall Street protests.
Just young people, unemployed young people or students, I guess don't count where the media is concerned.
Seeing those pilots in their uniforms, 700 of them, makes the protests on Wall Street respectable, not just a bunch of kids causing trouble.
More people in unions should get out there and PROTEST and let the world know how the unions are being treated by management. How companies are taking an employees RIGHTS AWAY TO NEGOTIATE a contract.
We need MORE UNIONS out there on Wall Street. Each day a new union should be marching and then they should ALL march TOGETHER, thousands of people ALL IN FRONT OF WALL STREET.
Where are the FIREMEN and POLICE OFFICERS who are now getting the shaft from the government?
They should be marching right along side of the protesters on Wall Street, instead of arresting them for doing nothing.
Maybe, if the Wall Street protesters don't get media coverage, they should march right over to the T.V stations and newspapers and make their voices heard.
The pilots COULD REALLY GET THE MEDIA'S ATTENTION GO ON STRIKE ! The public will do anything to get you up and flying again, that SHOULD get a little coverage and the attention of Congress.
KEEP PROTESTING AND I HOPE MORE PILOTS FROM OTHER AIRLINES JOIN YOU.
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