Take the time to read this recently acquired confidential document if you want to get a propaganda-free tutorial on the shenanigans of the American Legislative Exchange Council.
And while you're doing that, take the time to contemplate the implications of the Speaker of the NC House trying to sit in two chairs at once. It can't be done safely, and when they start to roll away from each other, which chair do you think he will choose?
When you've finished those tasks, take the time to explore this new website, which is a handy tool for tracking how the assortment of conservative "foundations" fund various pseudo-scientific bullshit-producing stink-tanks, including our very own John Locke Foundation. But keep a small trash can or other vomit receptacle handy, as you'll probably need it.
Submitted by Tom Sullivan on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 12:21pm
Richard (RJ) Eskow was on Fox Business with Neil Cavuto recently. Since New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is positioning himself to run for president as a moderate Republican and since Fox Republicans can't have that, Cavuto invited Eskow on to bash Christie for him.
The pollution is likely responsible for a 50% reduction in largemouth bass in the lake, says Dennis Lemly, an associate professor of biology at Wake Forest who written a new study of the lake's fish population. He says he has direct evidence that selenium poisoning is killing an estimated 900,000 bluegill in the lake every year.
He put the value of the fish killed at between $4.5 million and $7 million per year. And he said selenium leaching from the ponds is leaving thousands more fish deformed.
Of course Duke Energy disputes this study, even though they've known for years that the Sutton coal ash situation has been deteriorating steadily. And it's not just the fish that are being adversely impacted, Sutton leaks are ruining the water table in the area, as well:
Submitted by sparks1957 on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 1:46pm
Hello North Carolina Democrats! The “Real” Democratic Candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, Marshall Adame, will return home from the Middle East to kickoff his campaign on 10 December 2013. Marshall will be arriving at the Albert-Ellis Airport at 11am.
Marshall is a lifelong Democrat and a resident of Jacksonville for 35 years, he has spent the last 14 months in Saudi Arabia. Please join us in welcoming home this Great American and Champion of the 3rd Congressional District. We look forward to seeing you seeing there to support his bid for the 3rd Congressional seat.
Vermont—Home of Ben and Jerry’s, Maple Syrup, Bernie Sanders and the first state to pass marriage equality. Now, Vermont will be known for something that will impact every resident in the state.
The ACA provided states with federal funds to institute a Medicaid expansion. The states chose to expand the program also were able to set up their own state exchanges, which were relatively free from the problems the federal site had. Vermont decided to take it a step further by setting up their very own single payer system. The slogan of the program: Everybody in, nobody out.
As the Queen of Commerce wrapped up her "listening tour" on economic development this week, I couldn't help thinking of Abbot and Costello.
"I'm hearing a lot of questions around how do we create jobs? What do we do? How do we help existing businesses grow? How do we create new business to the area?" Decker said. "One of the questions I am asking is what do we need to do to stimulate more business development? How do we get small business started?"
Seriously? This is all we get from the whirlwind "listening tour?" A bunch of obvious questions that any high school freshman could ask?
"One of the questions I am asking is what do we need to do to stimulate more business development? How do we get small business started?"
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