Friday, October 28, 2011

A consumer can't purchase a new appliance on unemployment benefits....

The American Jobs Act and its partial bill were defeated in the Senate due to a filibuster requirement by the Republicans.  I know this is probably getting old, but, the Republicans are destroying this economy; for everyday the recovery is stalled the longer the recovery will take as the contraction becomes greater.  

The CEO of Whirlpool is stating their overseas market was lackluster and contributing to missed projections he estimated.  Really?  How is it a quarter of missed stock prices is suddenly a reality that results in plant closings?  Perhaps the CEO is more worried about his future job prospects with unhappy stockholders?

The longer it takes for the Senate Republicans to give up their filibuster obstructionism the longer the contraction of the economy will go on.  Whirlpool lost 'market share' because of a jobless recovery.  It will continue to loss market share with more and more unemployed even by its own hand.  The more joblessness that exists, the more market share corporations will lose.  Can't have one without the other.

Recession-Level Demand (click title to entry - thank you)
Demand for major appliances in the U.S., Whirlpool's largest market, has fallen back to the "recessionary levels" of 2009, Fettig said. Whirlpool's shipments in North America may drop as much as 5 percent this year, down from an original forecast of as much as a 2 percent gain, the company said....

Ohio Firefighters for Freedom

...More than 250 firefighters (click title to entry - thank you) and working families rallied for an early vote  in Mansfield, Ohio, to defeat Issue 2. Voting “NO” on Issue 2 would repeal S.B. 5, passed earlier this year, that gutted collective bargaining rights for public employees. Working families gathered at the historic Mansfield Fire Museum, which celebrates firefighter history, heritage and the first responders that keep the community safe.  Immediately following the rally, a caravan of a dozen jeeps carried 85 firefighters to the Richland County Board of Elections where they cast their vote against Issue 2/S.B. 5....

Taxi Drivers have dangerous work, I am glad the AFL-CIO is now an ally.

Justin Molito from WGAE, Bhairavi Desai, president of the National Taxi Workers Alliance, and Boston University professor David Weil take part in the Future of Work panel.

...Joining Desai (click title to entry - thank you) were Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance; Justin Molito, director of organizing for the Writers Guild of America, East; and Bill Cruice, founding executive director of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals, NNU. The panel was rounded out by economist David Weil, a professor at Boston University, who discussed how changing business models affected the exercise of employee rights. Before the program began, dozens of exuberant taxi workers, wearing T-shirts emblazoned with ”Justice, Rights, Respect, Dignity” crowded around Solis, Trumka and  Desai. Trumka said the taxi workers are:
an inspiring example of how working people are organizing even in the face of employment relations that have eroded all of our rights....

Mark Block and his checkered past. Another Mavericky Person. THAT 'hard to pin down Palin pesona.'

Mark Block (click title to entry - thank you)  is the State Director of the Wisconsin Chapter of Americans for Prosperity.
Mark has been involved in the political arena for over 30 years having served as the campaign manager for former Governor Tommy Thompson, George H.W. Bush, Supreme Court Justices Janine Geske and Jon Wilcox. In addition he has managed over six statewide campaigns for State Superintendent for Public Education, initiative referendums, along with numerous congressional races.
He began his political career having been elected as the first 18 year old in Wisconsin in 1974 as a Winnebago County Board Supervisor and legislative assistant to the late Congressman Bill Stieger.
Mr. Block’s private sector experience includes 12 years as the Midwest director of NCR Corporation, and founder of Telecommunications Group, LLC and GeoMarketing, Inc....

Meet Mark Block, (click here, from the Boston Globe) Cain's unorthodox campaign manager. Perhaps no one is more responsible for the Georgia businessman's meteoric rise in the presidential polls than Block, a Republican strategist and tea party leader who's left a trail of questionable campaign work behind him.
Block has been accused of voter suppression and was banned from running Wisconsin political campaigns for three years to settle accusations he coordinated a judge's re-election campaign with a special interest group.
Records show Block has faced foreclosure on his home, a tax warrant by the Internal Revenue Service and a lawsuit for an unpaid bill. He also acknowledges he was arrested twice for drunken driving.
On the presidential trail, some former Cain staffers say Block broke promises. Traditional GOP strategists have been scratching their heads at his renegade tactics to win the White House, all but ignoring some early states in favor of a book tour and swings through states without early primaries.
Those who know Block say he's long been a maverick who isn't afraid to reset boundaries....

President Obama has every right, that was not privilege, but RIGHT to sign Executive Orders when the country is in turmoil.

The USA Congress has proven beyond a reasonable doubt it is in absolute deadlock that focuses on Republican Ideology.  Even the Super-Committee, composed of the finest the House and Senate has to offer is in complete deadlock over Republican ideology.

This country needs taxes raised on those most able to pay, by public testimony of those that would fall into that category including the President and First Lady themselves.

The country is in a free fall, some might call it a slippery slope, to the fate of an entire generation of Americans in a Stock Market with a jobless recovery and no notice end to it.

President Obama is OBLIGATED to carry out the business of the nation for what is its best interest in recovery to economic well being.  If signing Executive Orders will bring about relief and employment for the Middle Class and Poor then he is required to move in their best interest.  Americans should not be dying in the back allies or the country side to please a "W"rongful and "W"illful Republican ideology that seeks to turn the tables on democracy and victimize permanently the poor and working class of this nation.

The President must act in an emergency and if he has to do it alone, then so be it.  The USA is in an economic emergency, is a nation at war and has an entire generation of Americans without a future or an American Dream to hang on to.  This is not the USA, this is a stalemated ideological divide that is destroying freedom and prosperity in this country.

President Obama is getting some traction on Broadband.

There is a recent study that shows 22% of new jobs are linked to increased internet usage.  Broadband is a hot topic.  The internet is a big deal in Red States, especially if that means connecting rural areas to consumers.

In regard to the Jackson Murder trial.... the lack of discussion of the IV Pump controller that SHOULD have been in operation at the time the propofol was administered.

It is difficult to understand how an overdose could happen if there was a IV Pump controller in use.  The Pump controller could deliver a lethal dose if the setting was wrong, but, if this was the sleep inducer of choice it should have had an defined amount known to be programmed into the electronics of the machine.

Odd, unless there was a malfunction, which happens on a rare occasion.  They need to be serviced from time to time, so the most minor of malfunction usually results in the pumps being removed from patient care areas to maintenance.

For those puzzled about Herman Cain's strange ads featuring violence and adverse health conditions... has to remember of whom one is seeking to solicit for votes.  These are the guys where men are men and women are delicate flowers.  These are the guys with the American Flag on the back of their pick up trucks.  After all they don't like to be known as bigots or racists, they want the country to know they are just as open minded as everyone else, they just needed to find the right Black Man, that's all.  It's not that they don't believe the President was born in the country, they simply understand the 'right of power' to make up stuff more than they do.  There ain't no such thing as adverse health effects to smoking cigarettes, it is just body chemistry 'gone wrong,' that's all.  Why should people be denied the right to make a living just because its goin' ta kill 'em?