CSD Kick-Off Party Date Change
Got the following info regarding Candidate Karen Venditti’s kick-off plans. If other CSD candidates have things planned, let me know and I’ll post the information here.
Just a reminder to change the announcement on your website: the party had to be postponed due to our host's illness. It's now on for Friday, Sept. 12, 5:30 - 7:30. Please note that this is a party for Supporters. We are planning a Kick-Off Rally at the Red Barn for Sunday, Sept. 28, where we hope to draw the larger public.
regret to say that our host is under the weather and that we have rescheduled Karen's supporter party for next Friday.
We hope all can join us then.
KICK-OFF Wine & Cheese Party for Supportersto Elect Karen Venditti... POSITIVELY !
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2008
at the Home of Keith & Beth Wimer 1101 14th St. (last house on left before Elfin Forest)
RSVP ASAP Email Piper at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 704-7255
Please bring a bottle of your favorite wine to share ... and join us for hors d'oeuvres and roasted veggies to kick off the campaign to elect Karen to the LOCSD board.
Come share your enthusiasm, ideas and support ... and get energized to win this election. Donations of time, talent and dollars to Karen's campaign will be greatly appreciated.
Vote Venditti ... Positively!
Ooooo Noooo, Harry & Louise are Baaaaccckkkkk
Remember during the Clinton administration, when Hillary had her national medical plan and Bob Done had his and everyone was finally discussing some kind of medical insurance plans and reforms when up popped an ad, sponsored by big pharma, the AMA, various insurance companies, featuring Harry & Louise sitting at the kitchen table, all wrinkle-browed and concerned, pouring over the Clinton proposal and crying, “Oh Lord, under this terrible, awful, horrible plan, we’ll LOSE CHOICE, Ooooo Noooo, tell your Senator and Congressmen that we don’t like this plan because we’ll LOSE CHOICE!” And so forth?
Well, so effective was that ad in scaring people that any and all medical insurance reforms and plans were soon tossed into the dust bin, followed by a HUGE sign of relief from all the players who sponsored that ad.
Fast forward 20 plus years. Into the void of any reform or re-done national plan, big businesses were free to herd their employees into HMOs, thereby offering “NO CHOICE” and soon, citizens were waking up to find out they had another “choice” coming down on them: NO HEALTH INSURANCE AT ALL, as company after company kept cutting benefits, or even dropping insurance coverage all together, and rates kept rising thereby forcing more and more millions of Harry and Louises off the health insurance rolls all together, which is truly NO CHOICE.
Now – NOW – all the same players – Big Pharama, AMA, various business leaders, insurance companies, etc. have hired Harry and Louise again, only this time, they’re all wrinkle browed and crying, “Call your Congressman or Senator and tell them WE NEED HELP, WE NEED SOME KIND OF COHERENT PLANS LIKE THE ONES WE TORPEDOED YEARS AGO, HELLLPPPPPP US.”
Feh. Personally, I’d like to see Harry and Louise laying in the street bleeding from their mouths and rectums, dying in the broiling sun, while passersby step over them and keep on walking. Those two (and the big guns behind them) are responsible for years and years of misery and death, all in the name of profit. Let them die, I say.
That Was One For The Gipper
The old guy, John McCain, hit one out of the park last night and set a high tone for the coming brawl which both candidates can follow while letting their various pit bulls and disavowed Swift Boatie Groups free to savage and slash and scare and bamboozle.
Did find it delicious that McCain’s main emphasis (which, ironically, got lots of applause) was all about the politics of corruption in that nest of vipers in Washington, about how he intends to stop all that pork and sleaze and earmarks (while gazing over at his Veep Soul Mate who was an old hand at getting pork for her town and state, having learned under the King of Pork and Emperor of Earmarks – Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska), and change the culture of that Den in Iniquity which has been run for the past 12 years by the very people all those delegates sitting in that convention hall voted and re-voted and re-re-re-voted to keep in office again and again and again!
Well the battle royal will be joined, the hideous stealth swift boaties will be let loose in the land, the very air will fill with half-lies and more lies and hokum and misdirection (and look out for a phony “October Surprise” (Red Alerts! Amber Alerts! Look! Blinking Lights!) to try to terrorize the population into voting for whoever gives them the illusion of “safety” from a phony alert, while continuing dangerous policies that actually keep them in real harm’s way. And Karl Rove’s God, Guns n’ Gays (and the shorthand coded language of not-so-soft bigotry) will be heard throughout the battleground states.
Seems to work every time. Let’s see if the country’s finally figured out the scam. I won’t hold my breath.