Monday, February 28, 2011

Koch Bros. Move Into Pennsylvania

Koch Bros. Move Into Pennsylvania

Walk to End Poverty for All

On the first weekend in spring, get out and shake off that winter sluggishness. Take a good, brisk walk. Bring your friends. Make a difference.

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Watch out America. They’re Coming for You Next.

Republicans Attack the Middle Class
If the public employee unions do fall, the private employee unions are next. And then it’s your turn.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pittsburgh Unions Join the Fight to Save the Middle Class

Scott Walker is a liar. This fight is not about budgets. This is not about overpaid and underworked teachers, or firefighters, or public employees. This is a deliberate, organized attack on every working person in America.
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

UPDATE - Epic Tea Party FAIL: Anti-union

UPDATE - Epic Tea Party FAIL: Anti-union


I haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been a little busy. And a little distracted. Maybe you’ve noticed, but it seems that lately the country is under attack, and all that is good and holy is being assaulted.

I am frayed. I feel embattled. I feel like crying about 17 times a day. I want to act. I want to scream. I can’t believe the toll this is taking on me personally. I imagine its being replayed across the country too.

Someone emailed me to ask how they could help in the national protests and it took me a minute to figure out which national protest she was talking about; there are an unfortunate number of crises going on right now.

My response, and this post are part answer, part rant, and one relatively good idea which comes at the end…

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Monday, February 14, 2011

The Federal Budget Process Never Ends

On Monday, President Obama sent his budget resolution to Congress. It includes a 33% cut in last year’s deficit. Congress and the president will hash out the details over the coming months.
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Meet Your Federal Bureaucracy

The executive branch executes the laws and manages the nation’s daily business, under the president’s direction. Each cabinet department specializes in one area of national affairs.
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Moral Dilemmas of eating

I'm new to the Pittsburgh Women's Blogging Society. I thought I'd start by sharing a recent post from my blog Einstein's Desk (or at least the start of the post...)

We already dealt with the moral dilemma I have around eating meat while self identifying as a vegetarian. That one took more than a year for me to reconcile myself with.

I faced another one this weekend in Philly, one with broader implications.

Encouraged and enticed by numerous food network specials, including one of my favorites Diners Drive-ins and Dives, a taste off between Pat’s Steaks and Geno’s Steaks in Philadelphia’s Little Italy has been on our familial bucket list for-EVA.

Driven by my recent personal commitment to move the BL forward and enabled by a soon to expire groupon to Eastern State Penitentiary, we set off for Philly this weekend with Pat and Geno’s finally on our schedule.

I tweeted it…

I was immediately met with a barrage of tweets asking “you aren’t really going to eat at Geno’s are you??” And my bff in Doylestown informed me about the brouhaha over a sign at Gino’s “encouraging” non English speakers to go elsewhere.

Uh Oh.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Discover What’s Not in the Constitution

While the Constitution does limit the government’s power, the power that it allows is quite broad. Yet people are often surprised to learn what’s not in the Constitution.
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