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The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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  • Thursday, June 04, 2009

    Progressive Democrat Issue 217

    Busy week! And I may have to soon take time off from the newsletter. If not before then, I will be at a conference and on vacation in California at the end of June/beginning of July, so may well take that time largely off from the newsletter. May have to before then as well given the amount of work I have, but we'll see.

    So it seems, in between some great speeches, Obama discovered his own likeness in Egyptian hieroglyphs:

    From the Liberal OC:



    It is pronounced like the word “hair” and is commonly spelled “her” by Egyptologists. The hieroglyph was spotted by President Obama in the ancient tomb of Qar when he quipped, “that looks like me!”

    The hieroglyph often means “because,” or ”on account of.”


    Coincidence or did the ancient Egyptians predict the election of Barack Obama?

    Let me include in this newsletter tributes to two wonderful celebrities who died this week. First Koko Taylor, one of the greatest blues singers ever and one of the first powerful female voices in the blues, let alone R and B or Rock. Then David Carradine, who was great in Kill Bill, but I always remember him from the 1970's series Kung Fu.

    Koko Taylor's best known song:



    Old David Carridine (from Daily Motion.com):



    Here is this week's newsletter:

    TABLE OF CONTENTS:

    Dr. George Tiller

    More Reactions to the Sotomayor Nomination

    The Fox News Quarantine

    Homeland Security Stopped by the Ninth Circuit Court

    NYC FOCUS: Experts Say Superfund the Gowanus

    Brooklyn, NY Focus

    Queens, NY Focus

    Bronx, NY Focus

    Rochester, NY Focus

    NEW YORK STATE FOCUS

    Silicon Valley, CA Focus

    Orange County, CA Focus

    San Diego, CA Focus

    June 27: Redding, CA Campaign Training

    CALIFORNIA FOCUS

    NJ-5: Take the Fifth PAC

    NEW JERSEY FOCUS

    VIRGINIA FOCUS

    Houston/Harris County, TX Focus

    Austin/Travis County, TX Focus

    Dallas County, TX Focus

    TEXAS FOCUS

    PENNSYLVANIA FOCUS

    COLORADO FOCUS

    ARIZONA FOCUS

    WISCONSIN FOCUS

    GEORGIA FOCUS

    WASHINGTON FOCUS

    MICHIGAN FOCUS

    FLORIDA FOCUS

    ILLINOIS FOCUS

    NORTH CAROLINA FOCUS

    NEVADA FOCUS

    IOWA FOCUS

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