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LABOR LEADER CALLS OUT GOP 4 IMMIGRANT BASHING = SAYS IT
HAS "BECOME UGLY & DANGEROUS" ASKS US TO HEAR HIM OUT:

Below is an important video of extraordinarily frank words from AFL-CIO
President Richard Trumka who calls out the Republicans as never before.  Take a moment - give him a listen & do SHARE!
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SILENCE - FROM RW CHRISTIAN "LEADERS" ABOUT ASHLEY MADISON  CHEATING REVELATIONS; IGNORES WHAT JESUS CONDEMNED YET ROARS - & RAISES MILLIONS, OVER MATTERS ON WHICH JESUS SAID NOTHING...

This timely & intelligent piece from DailyKos asks some legit questions.  Pointing out that the Ashley Madison scandal has revealed wholesale cheating & other issues among many prominent in the RightWing Christian community.  Yet there has been virtual silence from their leaders.  In fact, like Mike Huckabee (An ordained preacher) in the "Dugger" case, have made excuses for those "caught".  

Conversely, the article points out these same RW spokespersons 
have for years railed against such matters as abortion, LGBT
issues (Especially gay rights & Marriage Equality) using their
condemnation of these matters as a way to raise millions of dollars for decades from their followers.  And though they oft quote a disputed Old Testament quote to justify their actions - it is clear Jesus never said a word about these matters (nor did His 
 disciples or any New Testament scribes even once mention same.).  Yet Jesus was clear about his attitude on cheating & Mathews 5:27-30 said it one should take out an eye for even looking at another's spouse ("Better to loose a limb than spend eternity in Hell...").  And,
of course an actual Commandment says "Thou shall not COVET thy neighbors spouse"

Despite all the evidence - the facts, we hear not a word from the RW on the many caught up in adultery & divorce but the money grubbing
over their spreading fears of gay sex & marriage & women's health issue's & abortion, et al, education , etc. all of which Christ never 
uttered a word about.  You are left to do your own evaluating of the
issues & facts & hopefully it begins a meaningful discussion & examination.  Check it out & pass along/SHARE
Since the Ashley Madison scandal broke, I have noticed a distinct lack of condemnation from you rightwing christians. Where are all the youtube hate videos against the subscribers practicing ...
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From Sly's "Greatest Hits" album - that stayed on the national top albums chart longer than nearly any other album...
His signature "I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER"
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Gr8t same-sex marriage EQUALITY vid! Check it out and pass along/SHARE,
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Party veteran Lofgren has written a thorough & compelling obituary for his Republican Party - as long as Christian fundamentalists continue to adhere to the reactionary views the "nuts" have made the Party's platform norm.  In this compelling piece - Lofgren makes the case why the party of Lincoln is doomed - unless it rids itself of the anti- intellectual bent presently infecting its leadership & every aspect of it's present day agenda.  Worth checking out - and SHARING!
A veteran Republican says the religious right has taken over, and turned his party into anti-intellectual nuts
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Knew he'd slip up - only surprised he would reveal his own "smoking gun".  This doc(classified E-mail) he has unwittingly revealed, clearly shows the White House never was engaged in any cover-up.  To the contrary, they so believed the anti-Islamic video responsible for the demonstrations - that they sought to get media (Youtube) to stop airing the video.  What Issa has confirmed: - that the eight (8) investigations were all without foundation and were  politically intended to embarrass the President.  We, of course, always knew this to be the case - but his unwittingly handing the media - and fellow Congressmen, this proof should  be the additional evidence needed to finally investigate his shameful conduct & lurid past. 
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LABOR LEADER CALLS OUT GOP 4 IMMIGRANT BASHING = SAYS IT
HAS "BECOME UGLY & DANGEROUS" ASKS US TO HEAR HIM OUT:

Below is an important video of extraordinarily frank words from AFL-CIO
President Richard Trumka who calls out the Republicans as never before.  Take a moment - give him a listen & do SHARE!
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PARENTS, RELATIVES OR JUST FRIENDS OF A YOUNGSTER OR TEEN THAT COULD BE IN TROUBLE - PLEASE WATCH THIS VERY IMPORTANT VIDEO; IT COULD EVEN BE YOUR OWN CHILD, GRANDCHILD, NIECE OR NEPHEW, COUSIN OR JUST A FRIEND:
YOU MIGHT EVEN SAVE THEIR LIFE... TAKE A MOMENT/YOU'LL BE GLAD YOU DID!
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KIEFER UNPROFESSIONAL?

Five years after his brief  association with "24", Freddie Prinze, Jr. has decided to slam his experience with the show's star, Kiefer Sutherland. I've always liked Freddie & his work & loved his dad.  But I am a devoted fan of "24" & it's star Sutherland and was surprised, disappointed & saddened by Prince's bizarre  comments.  First, one has to wonder why Prinze waited five years and is making such charges now.

Regardless of Prince's delayed remarks & possible motive - the remarks fall not only flat but are so untrue as to be libelous.  But Kiefer, ever the gentleman's response was to simply "wish Prinze
well".   How could Prinze expect anyone to believe "The most unprofessional person ever..." could have topped "24" - not only as it's lead but sole star throughout an unprecedented eight years at the top of the ratings (Plus a spectacular return - by popular demand, this year for a breathtaking dozen episodes with key show regs reprising their roles...). During the show's amazing run - Kiefer became the highest paid drama series star - likely ever, and by far.  

We must ask Mr. Prinze to explain how someone as "awful & unprofessional" as he claims could have produced such acclaimed performances & a show that not only was an enormous hit - with legions of fans, but week in & week out with solid consistency & devotion by a brilliant team of cast & crew.  When the call came
out for the return this season - all those said key figures were enthusiastically back.  Someone has to ask - Freddie you sound bitter & aren't making any sense...  You owe us all an explanation -
especially since you claim "everyone" who worked there agreed with you" - so contrary to the apparent evidence.
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McCONNELL'S HYPOCRISY KNOWS NO SHAME!                                                                                                                              Howard Baker was perhaps the last prominent Republican official that I associated with the GOP's last credible era - before moderate Republicans like myself found it no longer possible to stay in the Party of our youth.  Even those of us like myself who were GOP officials - and even more important  officeholders, like former Governor Crist of Florida, Senator Spector,  NASA director James E Webb, even Hillary & new liberal hero Elizabeth Warren fall into that group.  But Baker was from a key era - because the far right was already making trouble (Iran Contra from the neocons, et al) and Baker - like his efforts during the Watergate era, was brought to the White House as Chief of Staff to save the Reagan Presidency (Not my line or conclusion - but history:  Read Christian Science Monitor's Peter Grier's fine column on Baker).   Yet with Baker's passing - when so many of us literally found the GOP no longer tenable - precisely because of the intransigence of people like  McConnell, we have the spectacle of the man who gleefully calls him self the "architect of gridlock", memorializing Baker as "The Great Conciliator".  The following article/link, finds it equally bizarre - as I do, that the man who (along with his partner in the House, Boehner), most responsible for the breakdown of conciliation; even the shut down of Government & Country - that he (and  Boehner) presided over, along with hundreds of debilitating filibusters, should choose to honor Baker for what he - McConnell, most lacked - CONCILIATION!  Check it out - it well documents the point.  And SHARE!
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The Wash Post's E.J. Dionne hits the nail on the head with a superb column.  Attached below Dionne calls the neocon's favorite old war monger - Dick Cheney, shameless (among other things) for attacking President Obama on Iraq when it was he & Bush that got us into - and caused, the Iraq mess and were wrong about virtually everything...  A really great piece - well worth taking a moment or two to read...and do 
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In the process, he reminds us how he got nearly everything wrong.
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Think Progress has done a thorough job of putting the VA scandal(s) in proper perspective - and an entirely different light.  As they concede, there is no question the longtime VA problems are systemic and the "embattled" Director - Secretary Shinseki - himself a wounded 38 year army vet, has struggled mightily to address & correct these problems.

However, if the "lawmakers"  - calling for Shinseki's head & using the VA's problems as a political football,  really care about the vets & want action, all they have to do is get out of the way of the ACA in those States were GOP Governors or legislators have blocked it.  WHY?  Because hundreds of thousands of vets aren't even eligible for VA care - but could be immediately covered by Medicaid under ACA.  This won;t solve the problem(s) for everyone - but for a huge number of those in need!  Yet, these same Republicans yelling the loudest are virtually the exact same ones STOPPING care for those vets.  There is even a map showing the States & numbers being denied - who could be served!  Check it out - it's an eye opener & significant piece of this issue.  AND SHARE!
Conservative legislators have been quick to condemn the VA's actions, but that hasn't stopped them from keeping health care from veterans and others in the past.
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    Political Science, 1961 - 1963
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Founder of premiere Hollywood R&R showplace, the HULLABALOO & HOLLYWOOD AFTER HOURS & Famed LA radio station K-ROQ.  Producer of film, TV & hundreds 
of live concerts throughout North America. 

Currently developing the book "THE MURDER OF LAWRENCE OF ARABIA" as a major motion picture production.  And writing "KREATING K-ROQ, a memoir before & during creation of K-ROQ.

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Father of Randy, Father-in-law of Liz & Grandpa of Owen & Ethan (Bookasta)
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  • IEBC
    President (Exec Producer), 1987 - present
    CEO - Acquires, develops & produces entertainment projects & artists.
  • BBC (KROQ AM & FM)
    Founder, Pres/Mgr., 1971 - 1987
    Founded (Bought, changed call sign, format, promotion & staff of KROQ radio & other radio & TV properties)
  • World Showplace Music, Inc.
    Founder, President, 1968 - 1972
    President of Entertainment conglomerate with Clubs, Management, Record & Publishing Divisions, etc.)
  • Orange-Empire Prod., Inc.
    Co-Founder, VP/Mgr., 1963 - 1970
    Vice President & Manager of Clubs, Music groups, record & publishing companies, real estate & other divisions.
  • RICHARD NIXON campaigns (various
    Manager, Dir. of Special Events, etc., 1961 - 1962
    Director of Special Events, & area Manager for California campaign.
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