Union Boss Trumka Admits: Unions Are About Massive Social Change, Making ‘Progressive’ America; Not Wages For Workers

No surprise here. Hearing it another matter. Is this where we are headed?

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Vote tally Count for Speaker of the House of Representatives

UPDATE 2015 John Boehner below at link.


Below is earlier vote in 2011

Click on Blue “Sort: below for individual votes

House Vote #2 (Jan 5, 2011)
Election of the Speaker
Number: House Vote #2 in 2011 [primary source: house.gov]
Date: Jan 5, 2011 1:41PM
Result: Boehner
Totals Democrats Republicans Independents All Votes
Boehner: 241 (55%) 0 241 0
Cardoza: 1 (0%) 1 0 0
Cooper: 1 (0%) 1 0 0
Costa: 1 (0%) 1 0 0
Hoyer: 1 (0%) 1 0 0
Kaptur: 1 (0%) 1 0 0
Lewis (GA): 2 (0%) 2 0 0
Pelosi: 173 (40%) 173 0 0
Shuler: 11 (3%) 11 0 0
Present: 1 (0%) 1 0 0
Not Voting: 2 (0%) 1 1 0
Required: Simple Majority of 433 votes (=217 votes)

(Vacancies in Congress will affect vote totals.)

More information: Aye versus Yea Explained




Ted Nugent and his take on guns and government!

Ted has his “A” game on in this one. He is fired up and ready to defend himself and the good ole USA!

Lawyers going after toning shoes

Looks like we will need try something else for butt tightening. The lawyer class has found new friends.


Attorneys nationwide are flexing their legal muscles against toning shoes, questioning the leg-tightening and butt-firming benefits of the hot-selling footwear category.

Yesterday, a Los Angeles woman sued New Balance in Boston federal court, alleging the Brighton company falsely claims that its TrueBalance and Rock&Tone toning shoes encourage greater activation of glute and leg muscles than traditional sneakers.

The latest lawsuit alleges that New Balance’s assertions that the shoes increase calorie-burning – resulting in more toned muscles and a slimmer physique – are not supported by scientific studies. DAH

 H/T:  News Alert 

U.S. Contains Enough Reserves to Fuel Country for Decades

There is a way to right our ship and we are sitting on it. Meanwhile, the rise in the price of gas for our cars is imposing one of the cruelest taxes of all, and will filter down into everything we buy. New meaning now to “drill baby drill”.Let’s not forget about natural gas and nuclear. Clean and cheap. So the Feds need to stop confiscating lands, and open up to drilling. Focus on solutions, Congress, and here is one.

In API’s new report, “The State of American Energy,” which was just released, details how U.S. government projections of oil and natural gas reserves could provide energy for America for many decades to come.

“Thankfully, America has vast domestic energy resource – enough oil and natural gas on federal lands alone to power 65 million cars for 60 years and heat 60 million households for 160 years,” the report states.

Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, said that if the Obama administration and Congress would allow the industry access to domestic oil and natural gas reserves, the United States would get the energy it needs, create hundreds of thousands of jobs, and the government would add more than $1.7 trillion to its coffers.

study by Wood Mackenzie, shows that increased access to America’s oil and natural gas reserves could, by 2025, create 530,000 jobs, generate $150 billion in taxes, royalties, and other revenue for the government, and “boost domestic production by four million barrels of oil a day,” stated API in a press release.

On the other hand, “Raising taxes on the industry with no increase in access could reduce domestic production by 700,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day (in 2020), sacrifice as many as 170,000 jobs (in 2014), and reduce revenue to the government by billions of dollars annually,” stated the release. More here at CNS

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