Push Polled by Blackwell
The number was out of VA (571)-522-6585.
The Tri-C JazzFest is one of Cleveland Ohio's most venerable traditions, drawing world-class musicians for 9 days of Jazz, Bebop, Swing, and Gospel. It has taught thousands of high school and college students in the greater Cleveland area about improvisation, harmony, irregular time signatures and much more, while entertaining hundreds of thousands of festival goers during its 27 year history. This year's festival features Manhattan Transfer, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and Diane Schuur among others.Read the rest of the story here.
So at noon today, Mifune, a ten-piece modern jazz group went to take the stage at the Tower City Center Jazz Fest stage for a free, lunchtime concert. They set up their instruments, chatted with fans and the security guys, then stepped on stage in matching t-shirts featuring a picture of the President behind a "No" circle/slash, and started performing their jam-style jazz improvisations. 20 minutes into their set, an irate man identifying himself as a member of the mall's corporate office stopped the show, and demanded that the band remove their t-shirts.
"On Wednesday, I voted for an amendment to the Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Efficiency Act of 2006 (COPE) to ensure "net neutrality" which ultimately failed. I also voted for the final version of the COPE Act
"My vote for the COPE Act was an effort to facilitate competition in the video market so that consumers have more choices and can benefit from lower cable prices. This bill, despite the regrettable exclusion of net neutrality language, will provide consumers with choices and savings that were, to this point, very difficult to realize under current guidelines.
"I continue to strongly support efforts to ensure net neutrality, and would stand with any effort to ensure fair and comprehensive access to the internet. There is still time to fight and win this battle, and I will be a voice on the front lines fighting to preserve equal access to the internet for all consumers and content providers."
"I'm not sure that supporting this bill -- and let's remember, Strickland and Brown are only supporting the right to have a full House vote -- negates support of rural broadband. Plus, remember, this is far from over. I spoke with Bill Callahan for almost 40 minutes this morning, and even he agrees there will be plenty of horse-trading in the coming weeks. Oftentimes committee members say they vote legislation out of the committee and onto the floor to give the full body a say.
That's possibly what happened in this case. Either way, if COPE bothers you, an organization called Save the Internet has information here. I'll have more on this topic in my Sunday column."
"Millions of Social Security numbers are now in the hands of people who aren't supposed to have them.Corrupt and Incompentent - I'd expect nothing less from a modern day Republican.
It's a big mistake leading straight back to one of the men running for Ohio Governor. The private records were mistakenly released by the Secretary of State's office.
Voter lists are crucial to political parties. They give campaign workers an efficient way to target potential supporters. The lists usually consist of the names of registered voters, their addresses, their party affiliation, and whether that person voted in the last election.
Social security numbers aren't supposed to be revealed.
But they have been because of a mistake by Secretary of State Ken Blackwell's campaign."
Mike Foley is Stonewall's endorsed candidate for State Representative in Ohio's 14th House District.
(The 14th House District includes Cleveland Wards 19, 20, & 21 + Brook Park + Parma Heights. Mike Foley is seeking election to the seat recently vacated by Dale Miller, who was appointed to the Ohio Senate.)
Here is an excerpt:
"Mike Foley was asked if he was 'For Gay Marriage?' Mike said 'YES' he supports gay marriage. 'UNLIKE MIKE' this concerns me since I DO NOT want this to become a state law. I feel a Marriage is between a MAN and a WOMAN. That is the WAY I WILL VOTE in Columbus! In FACT Mike Foley has been ENDORSED by the STONEWALL DEMOCRATS, who are a GAY/LESBIAN political action committee. His endorsement is largely because of His Support (sic) of Gay Marriage."
We must work to ensure that these nasty tactics are not rewarded with a victory for Bill Ritter on Election Day next Tuesday, May 2.
The Cleveland Stonewall Democrats must work to make the Democratic Party and Democratic candidates accountable to our issues.
Please help the Cleveland Stonewall Democrats respond to this anti-gay attack on Mike Foley.
VOLUNTEER FOR MIKE FOLEY!
a. Saturday, April 29 @ 10 a.m. / Meet at Pizza Hut parking lot in
Kamms Corners: 3788 Rocky River Dr, Cleveland
b. Saturday, April 29 @ 2 p.m. / Meet at Pizza Hut parking lot in Kamms
Corners: 3788 Rocky River Dr, Cleveland
c. Sunday, April 30 @ 2 p.m. / Meet @ parking lot for 5555 Smith Rd,
d. Election Day: Tuesday, May 2 -- ANY TIME THAT YOU CAN SPARE for
poll coverage or "Get Out the Vote" calls
Contact Patrick Shepherd via e-mail: president at clevelandstonewalldemocrats dot org
Encourage your friends and family to vote for fair-minded Democrats like MIKE FOLEY.
MAKE A DONATION TO MIKE FOLEY'S CAMPAIGN
Visit http://www.foleyforohio.com/donate/index.html for more information.
Thanks in advance for your help. Patrick Sheperd
"Another key customer is Cisco (Research), a 10-year customer with whom HCL is now embracing another form of innovation - shared risk. Since February, HCL has been completely responsible for engineering one Cisco product..."The competitive advantage of Cisco (and companies like Cisco) has always been their engineering. If they outsource their research and engineering, their "family jewel" then what will they have left? A brand and maybe some market clout? This example demonstrates that it is not just the low level jobs that are being outsourced to other countries - it is also high level, strategic stuff. Once you give this stuff up it is hard to get back and eventually the slippery slope might be the demise of the great Corporate America.
"...in the first part of the last decade, we saw continued job loss in manufacturing jobs.He's right. Every year we lose a few more types of jobs - and everyone always thinks their job is safe. I don't think any of our jobs are really "safe". There has to be some kind of stopper put into place, something to level the playing field - where instead of workers all over the world competing against each other for less and less Corporations recognize the sacrifice of their employees and use profits to bring more and more people onto a higher ground - Not just creating golden parachutes and higher salaries for executives. A real American company would not be dismantling all of the labor standards we have worked so hard for in the US, but instead would be bringing some form of these rights to other populations. You know - spreading democracy. Wouldn't that be patriotic?
And I remember during NAFTA in 1993 the debate that we were told over and over that, if you get more education to prepare for this, then we'll just ship out the low-skilled jobs, but there will be plenty of jobs for people as they get educated more. But we're seeing more and more that we're losing computer engineers. We're losing radiologists. We're losing all kinds of white-collar jobs, all kinds of jobs in addition to manufacturing jobs, which we're losing by the droves in my state.
We're losing all kinds of higher-tech jobs and all over the place."
From Amazon review:
"Brown, a Democratic congressman from northeastern Ohio’s steel belt, is a veteran of legislative battles—described here in gory, arm-twisting detail—over NAFTA, GATT and other trade agreements, and in this impassioned polemic, he rebuts the usual rationales offered by free traders. Our current free trade agenda, Brown insists, is an un-American departure from a history of tariffs and government intervention aimed at developing the nation’s economy and protecting workers and the environment from the excesses of the market. He contends that free trade doesn’t promote growth in either developed or developing countries, but simply shifts well-paying American jobs to Third World sweatshops. There, miserably underpaid workers, denied workplace safety regulations or the right to unionize, can’t buy the products they make, which creates imbalances of supply over demand and thus contributes to global economic stagnation. Rather than spreading American values around the globe, he argues, free trade buttresses the power of authoritarian regimes like China’s. Indeed, in Brown’s view, no one benefits from unregulated trade except corporations and rich investors, eager to deploy their assets wherever labor and the environment are most profitably exploited. Although not systematically developed, Brown’s fact-filled argument is a cogent critique of American trade policies in a punchy left-populist style that is rarely heard in Washington these days."
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 12:00 PM
Debate - Democratic: Congressional District 13
Capri Cafaro, Norbert Dennerll, Bill Grace, Gary Kucinich, Michael Lyons, Thomas Sawyer, Betty Sutton and John Wolfe