Prepare For the Attack

Super PACs target Colorado

Karl Rove ‘s Crossroads GPS is buying online and TV political ads.

By Kurtis Lee
The Denver Post

Several Thoughts for the Day

1. Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his levelI Wonder What You Meant By That?
and beat you with experience
 2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on my list.
 3. Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear
bright until you hear them speak
 4. If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.
 5. We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
 6. War does not determine who is right – only who is left.
 7. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting
it in a fruit salad
 8. Evening news is where they begin with ‘Good Evening,’ and then
proceed to tell you why it isn’t.
 9. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
10. A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk, I have a work station.
11. I thought I wanted a career. Turns out I just wanted paychecks.
12. Whenever I fill out an application, in the part that says, ‘In case of emergency, notify:’ I put ‘DOCTOR.’
13. I didn’t say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.
14. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the
street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.
15. Behind every successful man is his woman. Behind the fall of a
successful man is usually another woman
16. A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.
17. I asked God for a bike, but I know God doesn’t work that way. So I stole a bike and asked for forgiveness.
18. You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.
19. Money can’t buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with.
 20. There’s a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so they can’t get away.
 21. I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not so sure.
 22. You’re never too old to learn something stupid.
 23. To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first and call whatever you hit the target.
 24. Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.
 25. Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
 26. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than
standing in a garage makes you a car
 27. A diplomat is someone who tells you to go to hell in such a way that you look forward to the trip.
 28. Hospitality is making your guests feel at home even when you wish they were.
 29. I always take life with a grain of salt. Plus a slice of lemon, and a shot of tequila.
 30. When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire
Department usually uses water

Shared Sacrifice

As Congress returned to the debate over deficits, Sen. Bernie Sanders told MSNBC that half of any deficit reduction must come from additional revenue from the wealthiest Americans and most profitable corporations. Sanders said more than 110,000 people so far signed his letter urging President Obama not to give into Republican demands to exclude higher taxes. 

You can be a co-signer.

Dear Mr. President,

This is a pivotal moment in the history of our country. Decisions are being made about the national budget that will impact the lives of virtually every American for decades to come. As we address the issue of deficit reduction we must not ignore the painful economic reality of today – which is that the wealthiest people in our country and the largest corporations are doing phenomenally well while the middle class is collapsing and poverty is increasing.  In fact, the United States today has, by far, the most unequal distribution of wealth and income of any major country on earth.
Everyone understands that over the long-term we have got to reduce the deficit – a deficit that was caused mainly by Wall Street greed, tax breaks for the rich, two wars, and a prescription drug program written by the drug and insurance companies. It is absolutely imperative, however, that as we go forward with deficit reduction we completely reject the Republican approach that demands savage cuts in desperately-needed programs for working families, the elderly, the sick, our children and the poor, while not asking the wealthiest among us to contribute one penny.  
Mr. President, please listen to the overwhelming majority of the American people who believe that deficit reduction must be about shared sacrifice. The wealthiest Americans and the most profitable corporations in this country must pay their fair share.  At least 50 percent of any deficit reduction package must come from revenue raised by ending tax breaks for the wealthy and eliminating tax loopholes that benefit large, profitable corporations and Wall Street financial institutions.  A sensible deficit reduction package must also include significant cuts to unnecessary and wasteful Pentagon spending.
Please do not yield to outrageous Republican demands that would greatly increase suffering for the weakest and most vulnerable members of our society.  Now is the time to stand with the tens of millions of Americans who are struggling to survive economically, not with the millionaires and billionaires who have never had it so good.    


Sen. Bernie Sanders;
and Co-signers