Friday, November 18, 2011
Posted by The Revolt and Revolting at 9:29 PM
To begin with, the use of "ALEC" is not a demonstration of the ability to be a legislator.
But, beyond "ALEC" the governments of the USA are a representative democracy. That means there is one legislator for every person in the electorate. As demonstrated in the elections of 2008, the electorate was treated as ignorant morons that can have their votes manipulated by dense spending on ad campaigns. So, the people electing their 'limited' number of representatives to the Wisconsin legislature and the one governorship have the right to demand a recall based on the very, very corrupt intent of those elections by those elected.
Additionally, immediately upon election the governor and state legislature dominated by Republicans began their own agenda which did not inclue the 'will of the people.' It included the will of the plutocrats. We know there are only 1% of the populous of any state, with the exception of New York, which comprises the plutocrats. That means the 99% of the Wisconsin electorate were CONNED into believing the Walker administration with a majority Repubican state legislature would actually represent them. Perhaps the governor and the state legislature noted the 99% in protests across the nation; that should tell people something.
Governor Walker and the Republican legislature can be recalled when they demonstrate their inability to actually governor to the benevolence of the people. I am not surprised he doesn't 'get it.'
Posted by The Revolt and Revolting at 6:38 PM
Congress should support, not block healthier school lunch (click title to entry - thank you)
Published: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 3:27 PM
Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2011, 3:34 PM
When Mom said eat your vegetables, she wasn't talking about pizza sauce. But Congress ain't Mom.
The final versions of the House and Senate's agriculture spending bills, released Monday, would block improvements to nutritional standards for school lunch that were proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Among the blocked recommendations: New limits on sodium and starchy foods such as french fries and potato chips, and a move to increase the amount of pizza sauce, which counts as a vegetable, to a half-cup from its current pathetic standard – the schmear covering one slice.
If you're surprised by Congress' move, check out this recent "60 Minutes" interview with former lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Will Jack Abramoff become one of the best educators of the American electorate? One can only hope he can actually perform a public service that changes the seats in Congress to productive members interested in Americans and not money.
It helps explain how the $5.6 million spent by food industry lobbyists to fight the improved standards could have done the trick convincing Congress to turn down these common sense fixes, backed by everyone from health experts to military officials....
Posted by The Revolt and Revolting at 8:21 AM