Apr 29

Rockefellers urge action on climate change

Rockefeller, who founded Exxon’s predecessor Standard Oil in 1870, will begin a campaign to split the role of chief executive and chairman of the board at the oil and gas group, a role held by Rex Tillerson….  Rockefellers urge action on climate change Robin Pagnamenta, Energy and Environment Editor One of America’s most powerful families will call tomorrow for a sweeping shake-up at the top of ExxonMobil, the world’s largest company.

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Apr 28

GOP Walks Out On Their Own Convention In Ron Paul Fiasco

GOP Walks Out On Their Own Convention In Ron Paul Fiasco: GOP Walks Out On Their Own Convention In Ron Paul FiascoRule change had given Paul supporters bigger influence but officials simply cancelled eventPaul Joseph Watson / Prison Planet | April 28, 2008After Ron Paul supporters managed to get a rule changed positioning them for more national convention delegate slots than expected, the Nevada GOP simply cancelled their own state convention and left, in what political observers are calling an unprecedented fiasco.”After a super-majority of Ron Paul supporters captured control of the Republican state convention Saturday, state party officials abruptly canceled the event without electing delegates to the national convention,” reports the Reno Gazette Journal.“I’ve seen factions walk out, I’ve never seen a party walk out, I’ve never even heard of that,” said Jeff Greenspan, regional coordinator for the Paul campaign.Earlier in the day, state delegates supporting the Texas Congressman’s pursuit of the nomination “voted through a rules change that forced the state party to abandon its pre-set ballot of potential national convention delegates and open up the race to the rest of the state delegates,” according to the Gazette Journal.(Article continues below) As the convention neared its end, chairman Bob Beers claimed that the party’s contract for the hall at the Peppermill Resort Casino had expired and the event would be rescheduled, and delegates who had traveled from several hundreds of miles away in some cases were barred from voting, prompting loud boos and catcalls from the audience.”As Beers was escorted out of the building, a short-lived effort to rescue the convention was launched by party activist Mike Weber.  Although several hundred Paul supporters stayed, they weren’t strong enough to make a quorum to continue the convention,” according to reports.Officials claimed that the rule change overwhelmed the party’s capacity to process the votes, but Paul supporters were left furious by the decision.”This was an organized effort to promote the agenda of a few people, the party leaders, over we the people,” said Chloie Leavitt.Paul’s rousing speech had earlier been met with raucous cheers by supporters who drowned out the small number of McCain supporters attempting to heckle.”Our campaign has continued, is doing well and improving, even though we know exactly what the numbers are,” Paul said.

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Apr 24

Lee Iacocca speaks out about America

Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!: Kipper Mathews Nolan Chart April 21, 2008 These words by Lee Iacocca are excerpts from his new book and have been circulating the net lately….  We’ve got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we’ve got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can’t even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, ‘Stay the course’.

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Apr 15

Why is Ron Erhardt attending DFL conventions? | mnblue

It’s a little late for Ron to defect as we have an endorsed candidate Kevin Staunton running against whoever wins the Republican primary ……  Obviously, Brian wants DFLers to win in every district and would never do anything to weaken any DFLers chances, but I would love to be a fly on the wall if they two of them ever did meet for coffee or something like that.

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Apr 12

Tax Rally high noon at the capital; Wanted: Out of Office…

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota: The Taxpayers Legaue of Minnesota A non-partisan, non-profit grassroots taxpayer advocacy organization for Minnesota * Home * About Us o Contact Us * eUpdates o 2008 o 2007 o 2006 * Legislative Scorecards o 1999 o 2000 o 2001 o 2002 o 2003 o 2004 o 2005 o 2006 o 2007 * Press Releases * Phil’s Columns o All by Date o Education o Elections o Budgeting o General o Local Referenda o Spending o Taxes o Transportation * More o Brochures o Legislative Campaigns o Events o Links * Donate Why donate to the Taxpayers League of Minnesota?  …Unfortunately, his reasoning lists toward rationalization, not fact and logic: Read more: Arguments for the override don’t wash; here’s why Taxpayers League “Hero of the Month” January’s Taxpayers League “Heroes of the Month” are the only two members of Minnesota’s entire Congressional delegation to vote against the 2007 Energy bill: US Representatives John Kline and Michele Bachmann.

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Apr 06

Charleton Heston Left Cinematic, Political Mark – a great Man!

Heston, who died Saturday night at 84, was a towering figure both in his politics and on screen, where his characters had the ear of God (Moses in “The Ten Commandments”), survived apocalyptic plagues (“The Omega Man”) and endured one of Hollywood’s most-grueling action sequences (the chariot race in “Ben-Hur,” which earned him the best-actor Academy Award)….  Full Image “In taking on epic and commanding roles, he showed himself to be one of our nation’s most gifted actors, and his legacy will forever be a part of our cinema,” Republican presidential candidate McCain said in a statement that also noted Heston’s involvement in the civil-rights movement and his stand against gun control.

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