Speaking out is not the same thing as leadership. We elect people to Congress to be leaders. The elderly and other average folks who fret while trying to sleep over their future deserve a leader and a champion. They need to hear that Huffman is fighting for them. To do other is to validate the current movement of austerity falsely conncoted in the name of deficit crisis and to protect the bankers and fianciers from being penalized for collapsing the economy. Our elderly and our future generations should not have to pay for these mistakes. Raise the taxes on the elite wealth holders if you are truly worried about the solvency of these programs and are buying into the GOP drown government in the bathtub scenario. Carry the banner and get out in front and hold the line. DO SOMETHING! Don't shirk into the shadows.
Get a spine Mr. Huffman. We don't need more Jellyfish democrats in Congress. The Northcoast deserves better.
It’s one thing to say what you hope the president will do. It’s another thing to make a public commitment to what you will do.
The letter that Rep. Huffman has signed and that is on his website says what he hopes the president will do. Rep. Huffman has so far, refused to sign the Grayson-Takano letter. In that letter, the signers make a public commitment to what they will do - and that is, vote against any cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits.
Rep. Alan Grayson signed the letter that Rep. Huffman signed AND he initiated the Grayson-Takano letter, promising to vote against any cuts to Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid benefits. Rep. Grayson explains why here: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/03/06/gray…
Mr. Huffman shouldn't even be allowed in the same room with Norman Soloman. He is puff piece sold out to the democratic machinery so he can climb higher. He is a career politician. Alice Chan is being nice considering events. Because there were thirteen Democrats in the race and the elections standards had been changed Mr. Huffman never even had to make a single promise to his constituents so he is free to be a complete self-interested sell out to the party machinery.
"Truth Time"? Really? You're afraid to put your real name to this? At least Alice has the guts to sign her name.
How disingenuous can Alice Chan possibly be? She knows Huffman HAS taken a firm and clear stand against these cuts, because it's a matter of public record that has been available on Huffman's website for almost two months. See http://huffman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-huffman-on-deficit-reduction-and-social-security-medicare. Huffman has spoken out against these cuts (including chained CPI) on the floor of Congress, and recently acted on his statements by voting against cuts to Medicare and chained CPI. It's shocking that Ms. Chan would choose not to mention any of this, and it speaks to her and Norman Solomon's (in)credibility and basic dishonesty. BTW, they did do some very over the top "bullying" -- Chan co-signed a mass email with Solomon that threatened serious political "consequences" if Huffman didn't sign their pledge. Maybe Ms. Chan should reveal that she ran Norman Solomon's losing campaign against Huffman, and maybe she and he should get over their 23-point loss and stop purposely deceiving people about where Huffman stands on protecting Medicare and Social Security benefits.
Bibi, it doesn't seem as though Rachel is complaining about "Twilight," but about a publishing world -- and a broader culture -- that encourages the creation and consumption of derivative works.
It's wonderful that "Twilight" has inspired so many people to want to write, but it would be even more wonderful if it inspired them to come up with their own characters, situations and themes. Fan-fiction can be a great place for aspiring writers to begin, but it ought to be just that -- not something that ought to be appearing in hardcover at Barnes & Noble.
Sigh, Rachel, love, you need to take a chill pill and develop an imagination. You come across as an elderly spinster in dire need of some romance and adventure in your life!!
If Twilight is such a horrible work of fiction, it would not have inspired millions of fans (young and old), it would not have lead to five movie juggernauts (btw, it is a four-part series - not three), it would not have inspired youngsters to start reading and people to write books and fanfiction. Frankly, any work of fiction that can achieve all that surely cannot be all bad.
Some of us enjoyed the books inspired by Twilight fanfics (or at least some of them).
I just saw your comment months post facto and have a response. First, there are a handful of mentally ill people in this country who are dangerous. There are millions of criminals with guns who shoot people for profit and for sport. You're focusing on the wrong group of shooters. Yes, identify the dangerous mentally ill and treat them. But don't scapegoat them or other mentally ill people as you are doing. Second, I haven't shot anyone and I am not going to—especially when my Second Amendment rights have been de facto violated by the state of California and the federal government—I'm not allowed to own a gun, even though since I wrote this, my bipolar has gone into remission. Once the government starts taking inviolable rights away from a vulnerable subclass of people, you have to wonder who's going to be targeted next. Bloggers? Hackers? Lawyers? Oh, wait. That's already happening. Third, I highly suggest you (and others who think like you) get educated about what mental illness is—I can tell you that your mental picture of a mentally ill person as hapless and drooling and/or maniacal and paranoid is skewed. I perform extremely complex tasks every day, navigate hundreds of personalities and agendas at work and in my personal life, and give service to thousands of other bipolar wackos online as one of five admins on one of the most amazing Facebook groups for people with bipolar disorder. By far, I am not the only high-functioning mentally ill person. I've met people who have schizophrenia with computer science and math degrees. I deal with them every day. So lay off the mentally ill people, get clued into the realities of mental illness, and read the theory behind the Bill of Rights. Then we can talk. —Kris
So Shriek, let's get this straight: the right thing, the ETHICAL thing to do when one is the direct descendant of a world-class huckster and thief of souls, is not to speak out, but to shut up about it. Nobody cares about the thousands of people still enmeshed in the cult Jamie's great-grandfather founded, or the families they've disconnected from, or the internal gulag system the cult runs.
Re: "I can't imagine how his girlfriend tolerates his madness", etc. You sound just darling, and not even a little bit jealous.
Comes across like a self-aggrandizing, pompous loudmouth. What an idiot. He's a lot like El Ron in that way. The Fatman built his cult through pure aggrandizement, and Jamie the Troll is trying to build his own following on the back of Scientology and the Fatman. Fortunately, most people don't give a rats ass about Scientology anymore, so Jamie will have to eventually begin attempting to cultivate some sense of talent and originality, both of which he's lacked for years.
I can't imagine how his girlfriend tolerates his madness. Jamie, please put a dirty sock in it and save the world from the sickness of your voice which sounds like a screaming pig.
Mister Myers needs to get his head out of his 1,000 acre ranch in LA-LA land and actually GO to Israel and learn the facts of the West Bank "occupation". Why does Israel occupy the West Bank? Because in 1967 five (or six) Arab nations, including Jordan attacked and the Israeli army ended the conflict in six days, gaining in ground not only the West Bank but the Gaza Strip AND the Sinai Desert. Lets talk about who is terrorizing who here...lets talk about why my friends who live in the West Bank, one Moshav over from a Palestinian neighborhood get along with their neighbors yet need to ride in bullet proof buses to get to Jerusalem. Lets talk about the countless attacks, bombs, car bombs etc., carried out over the past 30+ years against Israeli citizens - no military strikes, strikes on weddings, movie theaters and city buses, killing and injuring thousands of Israeli men, women and children as well as tourists and yes, their Arab bredren to boot. Yes - the conflict is ancient. Yes - the Israeli government has been less than fair to their Arab residents. But let's not forget that this country lives in a world of "Code Red", something Mr. Myers and the rest of the cushy USA have no idea about, no clue of the duck and cover existence over there. Soda Stream, as well as other organization in Israel are making in-roads in the social situation between "normal" Arabs/Palestinians and "normal" Israelis. I bought a soda stream recently because I love fizzy water and I too am tired of throwing away plastic bottles. I love my Soda Stream because it represents more than just fizzy water now - it represents even the smallest effort to combine and understand cultures. Mister Myers can't see the forest for the trees here simply because he has been overcome with the PC hippy-dippy "don't murder me" attitude so prevalent in Sonoma County, and garnered and encouraged in an effort to be "right and hip". Mr. Myers needs to study the history and situation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict more thoroughly before denouncing not Israeli even, but JEWISH efforts to start building a bridge. I don't imagine he knows in his soul how important it is for the state of Israel to continue to exist and thrive. One viewing of the film Exodus should be a start. You can rent that on Netflix.
Whoa! I just hope that i can meet the people behind Tattoomodern.com because they are really awesome in Female Tattoo designs. (crossed fingers) LOL!^^,
OMG!! This is great event where everyone can get some hints on female tattoo designs! Hope that i can go there despite of my hectic schedule.
Is there a point in here somewhere?
U look nice
Well said Desiree! I'd like to add that being housed on the Santa Rosa High School campus allows CMCNB to serve not only the ArtQuest program but other school departments and campuses as well. For example, the Life Skills classes that bring the students in to learn how to create Public Service Announcements on health issues, or the behind-the-scenes technical help given by CMCNB staff to video teachers at Elsie Allen High School. Let's not forget that Piner High School staff was able to solicit major capital donations to construct a new building for their science program with the help of a CMCNB Snapshots video. Snapshots is CMCNB's magazine show that highlights dozens of school programs and the good work of local non-profits in the area. http://youtu.be/7NN6udj5q6A
so sad, so sad.
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