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District 7 SOAR coordinators gear up to fight

A lively group of SOAR members attend a special school at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois. The school focuses on how to organize and build active, fighting SOAR chapters. This special SOAR school is a first time pilot project and takes place during the regular District 7 Summer Institute. The Institute is sponsored by District 7 and the U of I Labor Education Program. This year is the 64th annual Institute.

Posted by Scott Marshall, Dist 7 SOAR

The Teabagger Pledge

Posted by Mike Workman

The Teabagger Pledge

I, ________________________, do solemnly swear to uphold the principles of a socialism-free society and heretofore pledge my word that I shall strictly adhere to the following:

I will complain about the destruction of 1st Amendment Rights in this country, while I am duly being allowed to exercise my 1st Amendment Rights.

I will complain about the destruction of my 2nd Amendment Rights in this country, while I am duly being allowed to exercise my 2nd Amendment rights by legally but brazenly brandishing unconcealed firearms in public.

I will foreswear the time-honored principles of fairness, decency, and respect by screaming unintelligible platitudes regarding tyranny, Nazi-ism, and socialism at public town halls.

Also, I pledge to eliminate all government intervention in my life. I will abstain from the use of and participation in any socialist goods and services including but not limited to the following:

• Social Security
• Medicare/Medi…

Dirty Little Secrets

Posted on the Huffington Post, July 13, 2010By Robert Creamer, Political organizer, strategist and author Dirty Little Secrets the Republicans Don't Want You to Know The Republicans have a set of dirty little (actually not so little) secrets they don't what you to know -- and certainly don't want you to think about when you go to the polls in November. And the fact is that some of those secrets could provide Democrats with silver bullets this fall. But first let's recall the context. Over the course of eight short years -- between 2000 and 2008 -- the Republicans methodically executed their plan to transform American society. They systematically transferred wealth from the middle class to the wealthiest two percent of Americans -- slashing taxes for the wealthy. They eviscerated the rules that held Wall Street, Big Oil and private insurance companies accountable to the public. They allowed and encouraged the recklessness of the big Wall Street …

Shame, Shame on Indiana

Ask yourself, why would the Family Social Services Agency (FSSA) in Indiana cut the funding for the Community and Home Options to Institutional Care for the Elderly and Disabled (CHOICE) program when it will cost the state $18,470 more for every person forced to move to a nursing home rather than keep them in their homes?
I sure don't know the answer to this question, but the only thing I can imagine is that the Governor has some sort of sweet heart deal going with the Indiana Nursing Homes.
Those of you who have ever delivered Meals on Wheels to shut-ins know how wonderful the CHOICE program is.
I say, "shame on Indiana"

Michael Steele Ain't the only turkey in town

Each morning, first thing I do is put on my boots and shoe the wild turkeys out of my garden. The six foot high fence doesn't begin to keep them out. Even the small ones (they're about the size of a small hen this time of year) have no problem flying over it.

Some would consider them pests, but I really enjoy having them around. They nest in the trees in my yard.

One evening I counted 22 turkeys. Between turkeys, deer and raccons, gardening is sure a challenge.