February 6th, 2009
|09:02 am - Help stop Wall Street's Greed|
Did you hear that Wall Street gave out $18.4 billion in bonuses in 2008? $18.4 billion to the people who crippled our economy with their recklessness and greed and then took $700 billion of our money. Outrageous, right?
Well, I just signed a petition urging Congress to put enforceable, common-sense limits on salaries at all the banks taking taxpayer dollars. Can you join me at the link below?
January 24th, 2009
|10:49 pm - Book review in ten words or less|
Forever by Pete Hamill
Interview With a Vampire meets Forrest Gump
Current Mood: annoyed
|09:00 am - Shocking human rights abuses in Gaza|
Watch this stunning Democracy Now story and take action
20 days into the Gaza crisis and the humanitarian crisis there gets worse each day. 398 women and children are dead, another 4700 injured, 750,000 lack access to water and one million are without electricity. Each day that passes guarantees more innocent civilians will suffer. Tell Congress to act swiftly to help humanitarian workers get into Gaza and to suspend all transfers of weapons to Israel.
Take action: http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy/index.aspx?c=jhKPIXPCIoE&b=2590179&template=x.ascx&action=11595&tr=y&auid=4410646
|08:55 am - Bank of America - Stop Payment on the Bailout|
Taxpayers have given Bank of America $25 billion in bailout funds to help jumpstart our economy, but instead the bank has misspent on executive salaries and corporate jets. Then Bank of America took even more money from cash-strapped states by not paying for workers’ healthcare.
It’s time for Bank of America to use its taxpayer-funded windfall to support a real economic recovery and provide health care for its 247,000 workers—or give the money back. Bank of America should also:
Keep over 12,000 troubled borrowers in their homes with executive bonus money
End the practice of unilaterally changing credit cardholder agreements.
Sign new leases with renters who live in buildings that are being foreclosed upon
Commit to providing affordable healthcare to all of its employees and their dependents.
Strict enforcement of whistleblower protections to workers who report bank fraud and predatory practices
Take action here: http://freechoice.seiu.org/page/s/bankofamerica?source=int
January 23rd, 2009
|07:12 pm - Subject: Stop the right-wing from blocking Obama's Attorney General|
President Obama's nominee for Attorney General, Eric Holder, is eminently qualified - he served as Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton Administration, and was also the first African-American U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.
But Senator John Cornyn of Texas has a problem with Holder - the fact that maybe Holder might consider prosecuting Bush Administration officials who illegally tortured Americans and foreigners. Sen. Cornyn has already succeeded in delaying the vote on Holder's confirmation for a week, and he's threatened to bury the vote permanently by putting a hold on it.
I just took action to tell Senator Cornyn not to hinder President Obama's agenda - and not to protect torturers. I hope you will, too.
Please have a look and take action.
December 20th, 2008
|10:47 am - Fresno County jobless rate increases|
Fresno County's unemployment rate climbed in November to 12.1% as a gain in health and teaching jobs failed to offset losses in agriculture, trade, government and construction, the state Employment Development Department reported today.
The jobless rate increased from 11.3% in October and 8.9% in November 2007. Officials noted that agriculture lost 4,500 jobs between October and November, and construction employment declined by 1,300 jobs in the year-over-year period. Government also lost 1,000 jobs in that period.
Check fresnobee.com for updates and read tomorrow's Bee for the complete story.
Current Mood: discouraged
December 12th, 2008
|09:55 pm - Spicy|
Your result for What Spice Are You Test...
You are Garlic!
0% Habanero, 20% Sage, 10% Thyme, 20% Ginger, 30% Garlic, 10% Curry, 10% Cinnamon and 0% Oregano!
You can be both mellow and sweet.
You are very loved and tend to get along well with people. People remember you! You love to help people and want to feel useful.
You may sometimes have a tendancy to talk a bit too much, but you also don't mind listening to other people either. You hate it when you become engrossed in your own problems, and you can often feel guilty.
You don't have a desire to lead, normally, and you don't mind taking directions and lending a hand. You have a generous spirit and a kind heart.
You are more than likely very attractive, but you would never stop to admit it. You do notice the positive qualities in other people, though.
Take What Spice Are You Test at HelloQuizzy
December 5th, 2008
November 4th, 2008
|09:36 pm - Yes We Can!|
Congratulations to out new president-elect, Barack Obama and vice-president elect Joe Biden! I'm pretty much speechless and have been crying on and off all night as I have been watching the coverage.
Current Mood: relieved
|06:48 am - Vote!|
I'm heading out to vote. Go vote everyone! No excuses.
Current Mood: determined
Current Music: les Miserable soundtrack