Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Good Morning, Rep. Jim DeMint!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Good Morning, Rep. Jim DeMint!

I sat at my desk on this beautiful morning in Miami, working on taxes, yes, on taxes, watching TV and waiting for President Obama to sign the HealthCare Bill into the law of the land. What else could I ask for, on this beautiful day? Therefore, I take a break from taxes to write for my blog.
Good morning, Mr. DeMint. Were you the one who screamed about how important it was for your Republican colleagues to stop President Obama from getting Healthcare relief through Congress? Were you the one who said that defeating President Obama was going to be his Waterloo and the Democratic Party’s defeat in the next elections? Mr. DeMint, have you changed your mind? You still have time.
Because you, Mr. DeMint, do not want to accept or to believe that our President means what he says: Hope and Change. You, and your colleagues, have been unwilling in your unbelief, to accept the reality of a person and a politician very different from what you are accustomed. Maybe, for the first time in your political life, you are seeing a President who has the intelligence, the ability and the will to offer serious Change to America. In addition, he has the American people’s support, which is exactly what you have lost, except for the Tea Partiers.
The Fox News choruses of eccentrics who pretend to define an America, which does not exist, are your most serious supporters. They will not be enough to help you implement your ideas and to continue exercising your inability to govern as a public servant. The people you pretend to serve are those who live enamored of “cowboy movies” and “masters of the universe” novels. People who are constantly afraid of the possibilities, while ignoring the realities of life. People who complain about taxes, government debt, budget deficits, and loss of personal freedom. People who are not willing to pay what it costs to live in a society that is the envy of the entire world.
They, the eccentrics in Fox News and Congress, are not the real Americans who strive unsuccessfully for an opportunity to find work, who see their relatives live in sickness or die without any relief from the institutions that are supposed to help them. Real Americans who retire from work after long careers paying taxes, and saving, not being able to afford the necessities of life. These eccentrics are not the people who first had Hope and believed in Change. The change that you and your followers could not and cannot see is happening now. It is Change we can believe in, and since there was not a Waterloo, why not come up with a different name? Maybe next time you could be successful, assuming you are on the winner’s side.
Have a good day, Mr. DeMint. It is a beautiful day in Miami today! Now, back to finish my taxes.
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Monday, March 29, 2010

Let's make those phones ring in Tallahassee -- protect teachers and students

Call 850-488-1450 and protest the way the Republicans are ramming SB6 through the House.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Video of Save Jackson demo

Speaker is Martha Baker, the head of SEIU at Jackson, the safety net
hospital for Miami-Dade County.

Save Jackson demo in Miami

Speaker thanks Jackson for saving his life with a heart transplant 6
years ago. What would we do without the safety net hospital in the
current failing ecenomy?

Monday, March 15, 2010

Census form came in the mail

It took 4 minutes 14 seconds to complete the info for myself, the lone
resident at the address. And so it goes.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Miami-Dade Democrats March Meeting: Volunteers needed, sign up now

Here's a short video from our March meeting, held in a new venue, the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens.

The main message from this meeting was a call for volunteers to help staff the new office of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party -- in the Terranova Building at 801 Arthur Godfrey Drive in Miami Beach. Call 305 477-4994 or email

And welcome to a nice group of new members!

Monday, March 08, 2010

More on-line news in Florida than ever

Here's a link to a good roundup in the St. Pete Times on the growth of on-line news sources in Florida. Interesting that the new one on the block is secretive about its financial backers but says its news will be "fair and balanced" and people are tired of negative stories. Gosh, wonder what could be happening there. Rupert, are you in this picture?

Thanks to the good guys at Progress Florida for pointing out this story. Progress Florida is mentioned in the article, too. You can sign up to get their daily roundup of what's going on around Florida and be as smart as your blogger.