Progressive Democrat Newsletter Issue 269
The other big news is Elena Kagan's confirmation as Supreme Court justice. Needless to say, most Republicans toed the obstructionist line. Welcome Justice Kagan:
Turning to BP's claims of "Mission Accomplished" in the Gulf, don't believe their claims that the spill has suddenly disappeared. Despite their attempts to buy off scientists, scientists are telling us what we all knew: The Oil is NOT Gone
According to National Geographic News, to University of South Florida chemical oceanographer David Hollander, the NOAA estimates are "ludicrous."
"It's almost comical," he said.
Hollander said that while 25 percent can be accounted for (by burning, skimming etc), 75 percent is still unaccounted for.
For instance, the report considers all submerged oil to be dispersed and therefore not harmful, but that's not the case.
One thing is VERY clear...BP continues to LIE to us. And sadly they have bought off some scientists. Listen to the scientists who are not getting money from BP. And while you're at it, boycott BP. If we aren't going to buy their lies, why should we buy their gasoline?
I leave you with two videos of President Obama.
Here's President Obama speaking at a Ford assembly plant in Chicago:
And here is President Obama's weekly address, this week talking about Medicare:
Here is this week's newsletter:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Obama Keeping Another Promise
Target is feeling the heat -- call them now
Boycottorama: A roundup of ongoing boycotts of merit
Three stories from last week I still want to highlight:
Democracy for America Grassroots All-Star Beth Krom for Congress
Solar Power now cheaper than Nuclear?
Major Action Alert: Protect our Health and Stop the Overuse of Antibiotics in Livestock!
New York State Focus: Extended Roundup of Endorsements
New York Focus: Green Power Switch
Staten Island Focus: Hate Crimes on the Rise
Brooklyn Focus: Jesse Strauss Out of his Depth?
Brooklyn Focus: Chris Owens' Statement On Proposition 8 Decision
Brooklyn, NY Focus
Manhattan, NY Focus
Queens NY Focus: Tony Avella for State Senate
Queens, NY Focus
Bronx, NY Focus
Suffolk County, NY Focus
Rochester, NY Focus
New York 19th District Focus: Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, and Westchester Counties
NEW YORK STATE FOCUS
Texas Ag: Hank Gilbert Calls for Texas Department of Agriculture Inspector General, Reforms
Dallas County, TX Focus
Austin/Travis County, TX Focus
Houston/Harris County, TX Focus
Texas 10th District Focus: Turn TX-10 Blue
Texas 21st District Focus: Turn TX-21 Blue
California Focus: Beth Krom Slams Republican Posturing
California Focus: Republican Schwarzenegger and Democrat Brown: Let Gays and Lesbians Marry now
California Focus: What Else Republican Whitman Could Have Done with Her $100 Million Spending Spree
Southern California Grassroots Alliance
TAKE BACK RED CALIFORNIA
California Focus: Green Power Switch
Orange County, CA Focus
Silicon Valley Area, CA Focus
San Diego, CA Focus
California 11th District Focus: San Joaquin, Alameda and Santa Clara Counties
Seattle/Kings County, WA Focus
Rossi wins spot on CREW’s “Crooked Candidates of 2010″...Republican corruption continues unabated
Washington State Focus: Green Power Switch
Progressive Candidates in Washington State
WASHINGTON STATE FOCUS
Virginia Attorney General Cuccinelli SLAMMED by Scientists
Virginia Democratic Rep. Tom Perriello on The Rachel Maddow Show:
Virginia Focus: Green Power Switch
Charlottesville/Albemarle County, VA Foucus
Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania County, VA Focus
Hanover County, VA Focus
Minnesota Focus: Tarryl Clark for Congress (MN-6)
Minnesota Action Alert: Save the MN Boundary Waters from Sulfide Mining!
Minnesota Focus: Green Power Switch
Progressive Candidates in Minnesota
Oklahoma Focus: Jeff Jones for Oklahoma District Attorney, District 10
Illinois Focus: Bill Foster for Congress
IL-Gov: A bit of good news, or, Showing how government CAN spur economic growth:
Illinois Focus: Green Power Switch
Oil Spill in Michigan Getting worse: Michigan Oil Spill Evacuations From Carcinogenic Benzene...what will it take for us to end our addiction to oil??? You can take the first step: Michigan Green Power Switch
Michigan Focus: Underdog Race of the Year in MI-08!!
Progressive Candidates in Michigan
New Jersey Focus: Now that Christie has vetoed women's health: The Fight for Women's Health Goes On
New Jersey Focus: Camden is closing its whole library system. Permanently.
New Jersey Focus: Sustainable Cherry Hill
New Jersey Focus: Environmental Score Card Shows Big Dip in Scores
New Jersey Focus: Green Power Switch
Sussex County, NJ Focus
Florida CFO Alex Sink's Florida Housing Help Website
Florida Focus: Kendrick Meek (FL-Sen):
Help out a teacher running for Congress - FL 16
PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES IN FLORIDA PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES IN FLORIDA
Broward County, FL Focus
Orange County, FL Focus
Pinellas County, FL Focus
Joe Sestak (Senate Candidate) and Bryan Lentz (PA-7):
PA-07: Analysis from a Local Angle
Pennsylvania Focus: Green Power Switch
Progressive Candidates in Pennsylvania
Lancaster Co. PA Focus
CO-SEN: Stunning Denver Post Poll Shows Romanoff Has Pulled Ahead - What's It Mean for Progressives?...I have not endorsed in this race, but Romanoff is widely considered the more progressive of the two.
CO-Gov: Money woes, UN-nuttery plague Republicans...the Colorado Republicans are becoming crazier by the minute!
Progressive Candidates in Colorado
Boulder County, CO Focus
Larimer County, CO Focus
Douglas County, CO Focus
Jake Williams for Colorado House of Representatives
Georgia Focus: Green Power Switch
Atlanta, GA Focus
Fayette County, GA Focus
Coweta County, GA Focus
Oops...looks like Sheriff Arpaio broke the law again: No Probable Cause for Reza's Arrest by Arpaio...With this kind of incompetence, it is no wonder Sheriff Arpaio's watch is the only part of Arizona where crime is actually going up!...if you want to help get rid of this incompetent, corrupt racist, there is now a People Against Arpaio Facebook page.
Arizona Focus: An "unprecedented slate of highly qualified Indian candidates for office in Arizona"
Can Arizona elect a real progressive to replace McCain?
Arizona Focus: Green Power Switch
Progressive Candidates in Arizona
Wisconsin Focus: A Tale of Two Candidates
Wisconsin Focus: Green Power Switch
FAIR Wisconsin 2010 Endorsements
North Carolina Focus: Democracy America Endorses Elaine Marshall for NC-Sen
North Carolina Focus: Green Power Switch
North Carolina Focus: NC-5 District Focus (Stokes County, Statesville, Surrey County, Iredell County, Watauga County, Yadkin County)
NORTH CAROLINA FOCUS
Kansas Focus: Kansas behind in wind power...WHY???
Tennessee Focus: Q&A with Ben Leming for Congress, TN-6
Tennessee Focus: Green Power Switch
Nevada Retirees Take on Sharron Angle
Nevada Focus: Green Power Switch
Iowa Focus: Green Power Switch