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Work in tv/film production - Unionista UPM for the DGA - Mother - Music Lover - Graduate of The New School economics/film - Born & raised in Williamsburg Brooklyn 1981 - living in Manhattan.

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I Survived The Storm Of The Century & Would Like To Personally Thank...

First & foremost our incredibly brave public sector union workers who not only did an amazing job pre-crisis with evacuation, shelter preparations, and literally shutting down the city that never sleeps, but also post-crisis of search & rescue, and putting themselves in harm's way to save lives. From nurses transferring patients & newborns, the sick & the elderly, to police & firefighters, & first responders. It breaks my heart to see these people get villainized by the right-wing. These people ARE the middle class. There is no cash bonus for putting yourself in harm's way but they do it day in and day out, and make on average in 1 year what Mitt Romney makes per day ($56,000). And how do they get re-paid? By being demonized and told their pensions and health benefits are too much. I can't believe I live in a country where billionaires are jealous of the middle class.

Second, I would like to thank Gov. Cuomo & Pres. Obama. The response has been amazing. The red tape has been cut and every sector from state to federal has the tools and equipment needed to aid & rebuild. I would also like to thank my community who as always came together like one big family. We all came together today and helped one another. It's really my favorite part about my neighborhood, the overwhelming sense of community. As I write this the hurricane will still cause damage to other states, but I am so grateful to have Pres.Obama in command and hearing our voices and our needs.

And third, but certainly not last, everyone here at DU for your tips & advice. I anticipated losing power so I charged my laptop and opened numerous DU tips & advice pages to read. It REALLY came in handy. From preparation for the storm and what to expect, to even one persons post about brewing coffee for everyone the night before, which I did, and when I was able to offer delicious iced coffee to my neighbors at 6am they looked at me like I was the messiah. I had about 25 pages opened, prepared for a long night of reading on my laptop, about 15 of them were DU pages. Power back on now. Just wanted to give a quick shout-out before going back out and helping neighbors. Thank You everyone at DU. Now we have an election to win.

☮ ❤ Solidarity,
Janey Vee

"Governor, You've Been Asked 14 Times...Why Are You Refusing To Answer The Question?"

Mitt Romney is not a man who deserves to lead this nation, through thin and especially not through thick. During one of the most severe storms in the Northeast ever, one which has caused Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer to declare in an e-mail just now, "Our subway system experienced the worst disaster in its 108-year history", Mitt Romney repeatedly refuses to answer journalists' questions regarding his policy stances on FEMA, or regarding whether or not he believes FEMA should be gutted as he already said he thinks it ought to:

Read the rest: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/30/1152589/--Governor-You-ve-Been-Asked-14-Times-Why-Are-You-Refusing-To-Answer-The-Question

An Interesting Parallel

Here is the 2008 Electoral Map:

Here is a map of Free States in blue & slave States in red, pre-Civil War (1861):

No wonder why every election seems like it's just a battle for the same 4 states.

Lena Dunham (of HBOs "Girls"): Your First Time

Republicans Desperate to Spin Romney as the Front-Runner Are Becoming 'Nate Silver Truthers'

What do you do when reality doesn't look good for your team? Republicans just create their own alternate reality.

October 24, 2012

We are looking at a very tight race right now, with a virtual tie in national polling. But we don't elect presidents by popular vote, and Obama has enjoyed a lead in the race to get 270 votes in the Electoral College every single day of this campaign – Romney has never led in any of the Electoral College projections.

But in recent days, the Romney-Ryan campaign has claimed that it's moving ahead. As Jonathan Chait noted, “This is a bluff. Romney is carefully attempting to project an atmosphere of momentum, in the hopes of winning positive media coverage and, thus, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.” Despite zero evidence that Romney has made any gains since receiving a healthy bounce from the first debate, reporters appear to be buying it, with a raft of lazy stories about Mitt Romney's supposed “momentum.”

A significant problem for conservatives bent on spinning this alternate reality is New York Times ' polling guru Nate Silver and his 538 forecast model, which called 49 out of 50 states accurately in 2008 and is considered the industry's gold standard (the model also pretty much nailed the 2010 mid-terms). As I write, Silver's model gives Barack Obama a 68 percent chance of winning reelection, with a projected 288 Electoral College votes.

As one might expect in such circumstances, Silver is now becoming a target of the Right. We've seen 'poll truthers' who think all the big pollsters are intentionally skewing their results in Obama's favor, and 'debate truthers” who insist that moderators are in the tank and the questions are rigged to make Romney look bad. Now we're seeing the emergence of 'Nate Silver truthers,' who attack the numbers-cruncher as if he's a pundit expressing a personal opinion rather than a statistics geek who developed a very robust computer model. And they're using the same tactics they deploy to deny climate change – launching ad hominem attacks on an expert -- calling him corrupt -- rather than offering a criticism of the methodology of his model, a criticism they don't have the technical knowledge to come up with.

The Rest: http://www.alternet.org/election-2012/republicans-desperate-spin-romney-front-runner-are-becoming-nate-silver-truthers?akid=9582.1086515.7ZJyL9&rd=1&src=newsletter732753&t=5

Is Anyone Else TERRIFIED That A Bishop Is Running For President?

That is the final check mark off the list of Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, & the GOPs agenda. Looking at this list it is painstakingly clear what the RWNJs plan for America is: Theocratic-Fascism. Just like Iran. There isn't an item on this list the GOP doesn't adhere to. And NOW finally, religion & government intertwined; Bishop Romney.

Horses & Bayonets, http://cavalrymenforromney.com/


Genius Obama internet campaign tactic.

"Syria Is Iran's Route To The Sea" - Mitt Romney

I'm sorry, but last I checked Iran HAS a route to the sea, it's called THE ARABIAN SEA. And of course there is that other little small fact: Iran DOESN'T share a border with Syria.

Pres.Obama is CLEARLY wiping the floor with Mitt Romney


Libya Attack Investigation: No Evidence of Planning or Al Qaeda Involvement

WASHINGTON — The assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi last month appears to have been an opportunistic attack rather than a long-planned operation, and intelligence agencies have found no evidence that it was ordered by Al Qaeda, according to U.S. officials and witnesses interviewed in Libya.

The circumstances of the Sept. 11 attack have become a matter of heated political debate, with President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney clashing in their debate Tuesday about when Obama termed the assault an act of terrorism. But the emerging picture painted by intelligence officials and witnesses differs from the assertions of both sides.

Republicans have zeroed in on possible Al Qaeda ties to the Sept. 11 attack that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, and have criticized the Obama administration for not saying early on that it was an act of terrorism. But after five weeks of investigation, U.S. intelligence agencies say they have found no evidence of Al Qaeda participation.

The attack was “carried out following a minimum amount of planning,” said a U.S. intelligence official, who, like others, spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a matter still under investigation. “The attackers exhibited a high degree of disorganization. Some joined the attack in progress, some did not have weapons and others just seemed interested in looting.”


Looks like the RW will have to find a new fake outrage:

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