.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Mole's Progressive Democrat

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).

Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States

I am a research biologist in NYC. Married with two kids living in Brooklyn.

  • Help end world hunger
  • Friday, November 19, 2010

    Progressive Democrat Newsletter 279

    I think it is worth keeping this quote (sent to me by a reader) at the top of the newsletter for some time to come:

    "Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are...a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid."
    - President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 11/8/54

    Seems like the modern Republican Party and their Texas oil millionaire backers have forgotten the words of one of their best. Pity that the Eisenhower Republicans have lost out to the George Bush/Newt Gingrich extremists who now control the party.

    I feel I need to comment on the ethics problems of Congressman Charles Rangel. In general I feel Rangel has been a good Congressman who truely represents his district. But it also seems as if he has indeed commited ethics violations and, from what I can tell, he deserves what he has gotten. I like Rangel, but I have to hold him to the same standards as I do all those corrupt Republicans I complain about. This is one of the key differences between the Democratic and the Republican parties. The Republicans almost NEVER censure their own for corruption or ethics violations. Democrats, most of the time, hold their fellow Democrats accountable for ethics violations.

    I think this is also a good time to repeat this unbiased list of Congressional corruption: The 26 most corrupt members of Congress 15 Republicans, 9 Democrats

    * Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
    * Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO)
    * Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)
    * Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL)
    * Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA)
    * Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)
    * Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA)
    * Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL)
    * Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
    * Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA)
    * Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL)
    * Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
    * Rep. Gary Miller (R-CA)
    * Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-WV)
    * Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
    * Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA)
    * Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY)
    * Rep. Laura Richardson (D-CA)
    * Rep. Harold Rogers (R-KY)
    * Rep. David Scott (D-GA)
    * Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX)
    * Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH)
    * Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-IN)
    * Sen. David Vitter (R-LA)
    * Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA)
    * Rep. Don Young (R-AK)

    More details here. I consider it very important to keep this kind of thing in the public eye.

    And I would like to remind people that Republicans are far, FAR more corrupt than Democrats on average, as outlined in detail on the Liberals Like Christ website. You can also find out more at the Republican Offenders website.

    Here is this week's newsletter:


    The Economy

    Burma Releases Aung San Suu Kyi

    California Focus: Green Power Switch

    Los Angeles, CA Focus

    San Diego, CA Focus

    Orange County, CA Focus

    Silicon Valley Area, CA Focus

    California 11th District Focus: San Joaquin, Alameda and Santa Clara Counties

    Northern California Focus: TAKE BACK RED CALIFORNIA

    Southern California Grassroots Alliance

    CALIFORNIA FOCUS: Blogs, Stonewall Democrats, Alternative Energy, Groups and Events

    New York Focus: Green Power Switch

    Manhattan, NY Focus

    Brooklyn, NY Focus

    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: Blogs, Alternative Energy, Groups and Events

    Austin/Travis County, TX Focus

    Houston/Harris County, TX Focus

    Dallas County, TX Focus

    Texas 10th District Focus: Bastrop, Lee, Burleson, Washington, Austin, Harris, Waller Counties

    Texas 15th Congressional District Focus: Hidalgo, Brooks, Duval, Live Oak, Bee, Jim Wells, Karnes, DeWitt, Goliad, San Patricio, Refugio Counties

    Texas 21st District Focus: Travis, Kerr, Real, Bandera, Kendall, Comal and Blanco Counties

    TEXAS FOCUS: Blogs, Alternative Energy, Groups and Events

    Washington State Focus: Green Power Switch

    Seattle/King County, WA Focus

    Spokane County, WA Focus

    Thurston County, WA Focus

    WASHINGTON STATE FOCUS: Blogs, Alternative Energy, Native Vote, Groups and Events

    Florida Focus: Green Power Switch

    Tampa/Hillsborough County, FL Focus

    Orange County, FL Focus

    Broward County, FL Focus

    Pinellas County, FL Focus

    FLORIDA FOCUS: Blogs, Equality, Alternative Energy, Groups and Events

    Michigan Focus: Green Power Switch

    Detroit, MI Focus

    MICHIGAN FOCUS: Blogs, Food Co-op, Native Vote, NAACP, Alternative Energy, Groups and Events

    Pennsylvania Focus: Green Power Switch

    Philadelphia, PA Focus

    PENNSYLVANIA FOCUS: Blogs, Alternative Energy, NAACP, Groups and Events

    Illinois Focus: Green Power Switch

    Chicago/Cook County, IL Focus

    ILLINOIS FOCUS: Blogs, Reform Illinois, Food Co-ops, Alternative Energy, NAACP, Groups and Events

    Wisconsin Focus: Green Power Switch

    Milwaukee, WI Focus

    WISCONSIN FOCUS: Blogs, Biodiesel, Native Vote, Alternative Energy, Groups and Events

    Virginia Focus: Green Power Switch

    Charlottesville/Albemarle County, VA Foucus

    Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania County, VA Focus

    Stafford County, VA Focus

    Hanover County, VA Focus

    VIRGINIA FOCUS: Blogs, Food Co-ops, Energy and Agriculture, NAACP, Groups and Events

    Colorado Focus: Democratic Accomplishments Nationally and in Colorado

    Colorado Focus: Green Power Switch

    Denver, CO Focus

    Boulder County, CO Focus

    Larimer County, CO Focus

    Douglas County, CO Focus

    COLORADO FOCUS: Blogs, Food Co-ops, Veterans for Peace, Native Vote, NJDC, Immigrant Rights, Alternative Energy, Groups and Events

    Nevada Focus: Green Power Switch

    Las Vegas, NV Focus

    NEVADA FOCUS: Blogs, Progressive Majority, Food Co-op, Alternative Energy, Groups and Events

    Georgia Focus: Green Power Switch

    Atlanta, GA Focus

    Coweta County, GA Focus

    Fayette County, GA Focus

    GEORGIA FOCUS: Blogs, Alternative Energy, NAACP, Groups and Events

    Minnesota Focus: Green Power Switch

    Minneapolis, MN Focus

    Olmsted County, MN Focus

    MINNESOTA FOCUS: Blogs, The Minnesota Project, NAACP, Drinking Liberally

    New Jersey Focus: Sustainable Cherry Hill

    New Jersey Focus: Green Power Switch

    Passaic County, NJ Focus

    Sussex County, NJ Focus

    Warren County, NJ Focus

    NEW JERSEY FOCUS: Blogs, Food Co-ops, NAACP, NJDC, Alternative Energy, Groups and Events

    Arizona Focus: Green Power Switch

    Phoenix/Maricopa County, AZ Focus

    ARIZONA FOCUS: Blogs, Food Co-ops, Alternative Energy, Native Vote, NAACP, NJDC, Groups and Events

    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: Blogs, Biodiesel, Alternative Energy, NAACP, Veterans for Peace, Groups and Events

    Iowa Focus: Davenport Farm to School Initiative

    Iowa Focus: Green Power Switch

    Iowa Focus: Save the Iowa Power Fund

    IOWA FOCUS: Blogs, Food Co-ops, NAACP, Alternative Energy, Sustainable Agriculture, Groups and Events

    TENNESSEE FOCUS: Blogs, Groups and Organizations, NAACP, Biodiesel, Food Co-ops

    KANSAS FOCUS: Blogs, Biodiesel, NAACP, Food Co-ops, Groups and Events

    Oklahoma County, OK Focus



    Post a Comment

    Links to this post:

    Create a Link

    << Home