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Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy knows that the national Republicans have painted a big target on her back.? She knows she’s likely facing a rematch from her ’08 opponent in which she narrowly won thanks, in part, to a high youth turnout fueled by the presidential election that is unlikely to materialize in ’10.

And yet, she not only voted for the House health insurance reform bill, but she also voted against the Stupak anti-choice amendment.

If you’ve got some spare change, give Kilroy some coin.? If you live in the area and have some spare time, then give […]

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According to the Renewable Energy Policy Project, more than 20,000 new manufacturing jobs can be created in Ohio in the coming years with investment in and from the “green” economy. Four town hall meetings – on June 23 in Cincinnati, June 24 in Findlay, June 25 in Canton and June 26 in Cleveland – will offer community members a chance to learn more about opportunities for high-paying domestic jobs in renewable energy, clean technology and “green” manufacturing, while also discussing environmental and economic risks associated with accelerated climate change.

In conjunction with Vice President Al Gore’s We Campaign, […]

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Update 4: He’s gone. Thanks all!

Update 3 5/13/08 2:30pm: Breaking: Marc Dann to Resign

Update 2 5/5/08 12:00pm: Dems will Impeach if Dann Doesn’t Step Down

Update 5/5/08 11:30am: All Statewide Dems Call on Dann to Resign


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We Can Solve It: Great Spot!

On April 9, 2008 By

This is a really great ad:

Ad is for The We Campaign, which is a project of The Alliance for Climate Protection – a nonprofit, nonpartisan effort founded by Nobel laureate and former Vice President Al Gore.

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BLF Takes on AT&T

On February 28, 2008 By

BLF takes on AT&T:

AT&T initially downplayed its heroic efforts in the War on Terror, preferring to serve in silence behind the scenes. “But then we realized we had a PR win on our hands,” noted AT&T V.P. of Homeland Security James Croppy. “Not only were we helping NSA cut through the cumbersome red tape of the FISA system, we were also helping our customers by handing over their e-mails and phone records to the government. Modern life is so hectic – who has time to cc the feds on every message? It’s a great example of how […]

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…speaking of transparency. Check out this site. Tools like this you can embed like YouTube videos:

Cool shit. Even cooler:

All customizable. Good stuff!

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Update: I was just down and they are not officially open until Wednesday (2/13) and probably won’t have much stuff until then if then. Phone number is 612.968.7864

Expect the offices to open in Columbus on Monday or Tuesday. They are located at the following address:

193 East Rich St. (not Ritch) – ironically pretty close to the ORP 😉

No phone number as yet, but will update all on that. The campaign is looking for the following things to get up and running:

Desks (any type)
Long rectangular tables
Chairs (again any)
Folks willing […]

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Rage Against The Machine

On November 28, 2007 By

Down Tennessee way

Police have lost red-light cameras to traffic accidents but never to gun play. “This is the first one that’s been shot,” Capt. Gordon Catlett said of the wounded camera at the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Interstate 640 ? one of 15 camera-equipped intersections in the city.

Clifford E. Clark, 47, was charged with felony vandalism and reckless endangerment for allegedly firing at least three rounds from a .30-06 hunting rifle at the camera, knocking it out of action.

Anger management issues, dude? At any rate, not the most appropriate use of a firearm. Red light […]

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The myth of rampant random murders

On November 26, 2007 By

One of the common memes I read on pro-gun websites is the overwhelming need to protect one’s self and family from violent home invaders intent on killing you and your family.

Well, in New York City – population 8 million – they are on track to have fewer than 500 homicides, and if trends hold just seventy homicides perpetrated by those unknown to the victim. That’s a measly 14% of all homicides that would qualify as “random acts of violence”, and it means that 0.000875% of NYC citizens were murdered by a random attack this year. What’s more, you […]

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Update: Got two more good resources. This from the NYT and a radio program with some Akron area monks which includes a great overview at the beginning.

The situation in Burma (Myanmar) is one we should all be watching and stay informed about. If you are behind on it, this might help to catch you up. Information is scarce and I’m going to take a stab at documenting some of the sources and a good roundup a bit later tonight. I know George Ed had a post up about the effect of bloggers on getting […]

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Wes Clark is sponsoring a campaign to dump Rush from Armed Forces Radio. Seems fitting, since he thinks a large number of our soldiers are “phony”. You can get involved here.

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