Monthly Archives: November 2012

Fiscal Cliff Caroling This Weekend In Ames, Des Moines

Action Alert from Progress Iowa With Congress back in session, it’s time for Chuck Grassley and Tom Latham to work for us and end the Bush tax cuts for the top 2%. Tell Sen. Grassley and Rep. Latham it’s time … Continue reading

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It's Time For Fiscal Accountability at the Pentagon

It’s time for fiscal accountability in all parts of government, but particularly with military spending. In FY 2000 the Pentagon budget was $295 billion, the national debt was $5.62 trillion, and unemployment was 4 percent. In FY 2012, the Pentagon … Continue reading

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How You Can Help Congress End The Bush Tax Cuts For The Top 2%

CALL CONGRESS NOW! Find Senators Grassley and Harkin @ Find Reps. King, Boswell, Latham, Braley and Loebsack @ Watch this 64-second video of how easy it is to call Congress.. For a simple guide on how to call … Continue reading

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Is Your State Rep. In DC At ALEC Meeting Today?

Iowans – do you know where your legislator or Governor Branstad is today? ALEC States & Nation Policy Summit 2012 November 28-30, 2012 Washington, D.C.    

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Save The UI Center For Human Rights

From the Physicians For Social Responsibility – Iowa Chapter website: Save the UI Center for Human Rights (UICHR) Campaign The University of Iowa plans to close the a decision made without input from UI students, faculty, and the state-wide … Continue reading

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Iowa's Nutrient Reduction Strategy-Redux

In a letter to the editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, my friend Lynn Gallagher spoke to how I felt about the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy referenced in my Nov. 20 post. Here is her letter: “Does anyone really believe … Continue reading

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Black Friday Revisited

of things Amish and Trappist by John Shumaker The fierceness of Liberated Sound can be heard in the Silence of the Abbey and in the clop clop clop of the Buggy down gravel Road GONE Galactic Synaptic Universe Sings In … Continue reading

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Hostess Dies; Workers Take The Bullet

Once again we have a story of corporate greed, executives grabbing the bucks before they leave and corporate vultures picking the bones. But what always seems to get lost in these stories is the hard working men and women who gave … Continue reading

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Sunday Funday – Black Friday

Well it is a non-holiday holiday and one of the most popular every year. There are other Fridays named ‘Black Friday’ but each year this is the most well-known. So knock yourself out or someone else if you need to. You … Continue reading

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Comment On The Economy

More speculating over  a holiday week. Once again we are in the middle of a Republican created financial crisis. Once again they have created this crisis so that they can justify lower taxes on the richest of Americans. And while they … Continue reading

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