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Now, A Word From…

“We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace: business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism.  They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.  Never before in all of our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hatred for me and I welcome their hatred.”

“It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them.”

President Franklin Roosevelt, 1936

Sounds a lot like the Beck worshiping 912ers, teabaggers, birthers, deathers, and racists that are now controlled by the insurance industry.  Yes, they are tools and fools for people that are making huge profits off of their backs.

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Top Issues of the Values Voters Summit

The Values Voters Summit straw poll placed former governor, Mike Huckabee as the top choice for President in 2012.

Here is the list of the top four issues from this gathering of Conservatives:

  1. Abortion
  2. Protection of religious liberties
  3. Same-sex marriage
  4. Tax cuts.

It’s very interesting that these “values voters” are so concerned about protecting their rights and at the same time want to take away rights from others.  Religious freedom is already protected by the Constitution of the United States and 95% of Americans already received a tax cut.  According to the “values voters” , women that find themselves pregnant and for whatever personal reason discover that they cannot continue the pregnancy, their right to an abortion should be eliminated and the right to equality under the law should not be given to homosexuals.

What is it with these so called “values voters”?  They are so totally against anything that involves sex and yet, if it wasn’t for sex, they wouldn’t be here.  To them, nothing is more sinful than the sexual act.  Wish they would stop doing the sexual act so that there would be less of them.

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We Are All Immigrants

Steve Earle is a fantastic singer/songwriter and this song is dedicated to all those wild and crazy teabaggers that have their knickers in a knot about immigrants.

That’s right folks… all of us are immigrants except for the Native Americans.

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Hidden Dangers in Children’s Foods

This is scary stuff and this is what children may be eating.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

An informative book to read is: In Defense of Food by Michael Pollen.  It may change the way you look at food.

EXTRA… join the campaign.

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The Tea Party At Its…

The Teabaggers at their very worst.  They can’t handle dissent or disagreement.

This man with the brass balls has more courage than the Democrats in Congress.  It is sad that he needed police protection while he made his statement.

(h/t to Pacific John at Daily Kos)

Let me remind you… these people used public roads paid for by the government, were marching on public streets paid for by the government and discarded their trash for the government paid employees to pick up.  They use public services everyday and are too stupid to even realize or acknowledge it.  This is what under-education looks like.

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September 11, 2009

Eight years have passed since that awful day when terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center buildings killing 3000 people.

It’s difficult to listen to the memorial service and to view pictures from today’s memorial.  It brings back the memories of the fear and the anxiety and all the other emotions which took place that day and the several days following.

After the emotions settled, I began to wonder, why didn’t our President address the American people right away? We needed to hear some words of assurance from a leader and the only leader that stepped forward was Mayor Rudy Guiliani. It didn’t matter if he was competent or not. What matter was Rudy gave the appearance that someone was in charge. In the meantime, President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were no where to be found. They both went into hiding. The idiot, Denny Hastert who was the Speaker of the House at the time, was no where to be found either.  This left Guiliani in front of the TV cameras.

Something just wasn’t right about this whole thing. I don’t believe the story that was given to us by the “press” and I don’t believe the conspiracy theories of Alex Jones either. Because of how the President and Vice President handled this crisis on the day of this event, I believe that the truth lies somewhere in between. Bush and Cheney did many vile things while in office. Abandoning Americans on September 11, 2001 was THE worst thing they did.  When Americans needed someone to turn to, they were missing.

To show disrespect for those who died and for their surviving family and friends, Glenn Beck and his 912/teabaggers plan on marching on Washington, DC on September 12, 2009 to protest the tax cuts that they received from President Obama and to tell Congress that they do NOT want affordable health care coverage.  These fools are tools for big corporations, the insurance companies and for people like Limbaugh, Hannity, Malkin, Rove and Beck who make millions of dollars by spitting hate over the airwaves.  Little do these Beck worshipers realize that the media hate mongers will never do anything that benefits them.  The 912/teabaggers/birthers/deathers are slaves to Fox and Ruppert Murdoch is smiling all the way to the bank… the very bank that received a government bailout.  How ironic.  If they only had a brain.

Bonus reading here.  Cheney acted as President and directed the government on September 11, 2001.  He would not allow Congressional members to show their faces to the media.

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Manan Trivedi – Candidate for PA 6th Congressional District

From Berks County to Iraq and now a PA 6th Congressional District Candidate

Let me introduce you to Manan Trivedi.  He is an Iraq War Veteran and a physician and a progressive candidate for the PA 6th Congressional District.

Learn more about Manan at his website:  http://trivediforcongress.com/home/

You can also contribute to his campaign at:  ActBlue for Trivedi

Excerpt from Manan Trivedi’s website:

Decorated War Vet, Primary Care Doctor, and Berks County Native Seeks Democratic Nomination

9.7.2009

Gregg Kravitz

610-370-9489

Reading, Pa – Today Manan Trivedi announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 6th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. Recently retired as a Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy, Trivedi made his campaign for the 2010 Democratic nomination official.

Trivedi’s roots in the district are deep. He grew up in Fleetwood, Berks County, and then went on to become a decorated Iraq War Veteran by serving as the Battalion Surgeon for a Marine Corps Infantry Battalion in the 5th Regiment. After his tour of service, Trivedi returned home to the district, and he now resides in Reading, where he works as a board-certified internal medicine doctor at Reading Hospital.

“I was raised in this district by working-class parents and experienced what many families are going through now with the loss of their jobs and their pensions. But I also learned the importance of serving others and working hard for things that matter. These principles have guided my career, from the battlefield to the emergency room,” said Trivedi.

“I am now prepared to serve my community in a new capacity: in the halls of Congress. We have some big challenges facing our nation. Our healthcare system is broken, we’re engaged in two wars, and our economy continues to struggle. I know how to get things done under extremely difficult situations, and my direct experience with these challenges will give the working families in my district a strong and credible voice in Washington,” Trivedi concluded.

Manan and his wife Surekha have been married for five years, after meeting in college. Trivedi’s recent involvement in Democratic politics was as a Healthcare Advisor to the Obama for America Campaign.

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Complete Bio:

From boots on the battleground to scrubs in the emergency room, Manan Trivedi’s life’s story and life’s work have prepared him to confront the pressing challenges Congress faces today.

A son of immigrants from India, Manan Trivedi was born and raised with his brother in Fleetwood, Berks County. His parents worked at the old Red Cheek apple juice factory. He attended public schools and graduated from Fleetwood High School. He went on to college and medical school before embarking on a Naval career that took him to the frontlines of the War in Iraq. Now, he’s a primary care physician in Reading, board certified in internal medicine.

Manan Trivedi’s passion for community service began at a very early age. As a young boy, he won a national contest for launching a healthy eating initiative. In college, he received a community service award for his work with HIV/AIDS patients. As a physician, he has treated the poor and uninsured in the inner city.

From 2001 to 2003, Trivedi served as the Battalion Surgeon for the 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment Marine Corps Infantry Battalion. His battalion was among the first US ground forces to enter Iraq. Trivedi served on the frontlines of battle, commanding a medical team that cared for over 1,200 of our troops and hundreds of Iraqi civilians. For his service, Lt. Commander Trivedi earned the Combat Action Ribbon, the Navy Commendation Medal, and his unit was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation.

After his service in Iraq, Trivedi received a Masters degree in Health Policy. He drew on his experience with combat medicine to become one of the early researchers to investigate the unique mental health issues affecting our troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Trivedi went on to serve as health policy advisor to the Navy Surgeon General and was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.

After leaving the Navy, Trivedi is now a primary care physician at Reading Hospital and Medical Center. An expert on public health and Veteran’s health care, Trivedi served as health policy advisor to Barack Obama’s campaign for President. He met his wife Surekha while they were in college together. They live in Reading where they enjoy outdoor activities and are avid Philadelphia sports fans.

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Happy Anniversary

The Keystone Progressive is now 1 year old.  Help celebrate by visiting this blog.  Among many of the great videos posted on YouTube, it was the MorrillMajority from the Keystone Progressive that captured the racism that was displayed by the McCain supporters in Johnstown, PA and the “monkey man” McCain supporter that was viewed many times on the msm including Keith Olberman’s show.

Link to the Keystone Progressive Blog here

And always keeping Pennsylvanians informed, the link to the Keystone Progressive home page here

And here is MorrillMajority’s latest YouTube.  This interview is with one of the lobbyist front group, “Patients First.  These people are phonies and the MorrillMajority shows it in this video.  Good job.

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The GOP Inspired Death Panels

No, these are not government run death panels.  These are death panels that consist of money hungry relatives that want to avoid paying inheritance taxes.  It was Senator Grassley who created a “throw mamma from the train” incentive in the 2001 tax cut.  Yes, you heard me.  No wonder Senator Grassley so easily spoke about “pulling the plug on grandma.”  That’s exactly the incentive that the tax cuts of 2001 provide.  These inheritance tax breaks are set to expire in January 2011 and studies show that more elderly people die just after a tax cut or right before a tax increase.  Hummm… sounds suspicious to me.

But why would Republicans be trying to kill old people? After all, senior citizens are more likely to vote for the GOP than for Democrats. They were the only substantial demographic segment John McCain won in 2008. You’d think conservatives would want them to hang on as long as possible. The problem is that because of the Democratic programs Social Security and Medicare, the aged are expensive for government to keep around. The writer Jodie T. Allen once explained the reason for the GOP’s “pro-death” policies: faced with an unpalatable choice between cutting benefits and raising taxes to pay for the growing costs of entitlement programs, Republicans gravitated toward a third alternative—restraining growth in life expectancy. If you want lower taxes and aren’t willing to risk cutting spending, you need fewer beneficiaries.

READ the complete eye opening article from Newsweek here.

Get Real.  Like Jesus would ever own a gun and vote Republican.

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The American Way

President Lyndon Johnson, Democrat, believed that the American way was to pass socialized medicine for people 65 and older. Prior to becoming president, Ronald Reagan spoke against Medicare. He believed that older Americans did not deserve socialized medicine and when he became president, he got the ball rolling to dismantle government. Ever since the days of Reagan, the Republicans have been working to eliminate socialized medicine for the elderly and if President George W. Bush had his way, Social Security would have tanked along with the rest of the IRA’s and 401K’s last fall.

It amazes me that there are people on Medicare and Medicaid screaming and protesting at town hall meetings this summer. They object to other Americans receiving “socialized” medicine and at the same time they are unwilling to give up their “socialized” medicine. That’s not the American way.