Archive for February, 2011

Empower DC on housing

Keep DC Walmart Free

FILM: Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price

A screening and discussion showing why many DC residents are concerned about Wal-Mart’s efforts to open 4 big box stores in the District of Columbia.

Friday, February 18, 2011

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Plymouth Congregational Church

5301 North Capitol Street, NE

Washington, DC, USA

Wal-Mart has plans to establish four stores in DC by 2012. Notorious in other parts of the nation for threatening small businesses, causing the loss of more jobs, and bringing lower wage standards for all workers to communities, concerned District of Columbia citizens and social justice organizers are coming together to resist the implications of this disastrous plan.

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price features the deeply personal stories and everyday lives of families and communities struggling to survive in a Wal-Mart world. It’s an emotional journey that will challenge the way you think, feel… and shop.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided and a discussion about the impact Wal-Mart will have on the District of Columbia will follow the screening.

Co-sponsors: Ward 4 Thrives, Wal-Mart Free DC, Empower DC, DC Jobs With Justice, UFCW Local 400, IPS’ Cities for Progress project, and Plymouth Congregational UCC Board of Social Action.

For more information call 202-787-5229 or visit

Walmart in the District: At-Large City Council Candidate Forum

Sum of Change has a series from the forum.

Request for technical support

Do you live in the greater Washington DC area? Do you know how to how to remove broken power adapter stem from inside laptop ..?

If you do, please send email to


Obama and the Bureau of Labor Statistics

The February 2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report: What a mess!

I blame Obama.

A great loss to lefty blogosphere

Open Left is closing.

Vincent Gray leadership FAIL

DC’s New Mayor to Cut Services to Most Vulnerable Residents

The plan will cut and over time eliminate benefits to city residents who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits for over five years.

So what are those families supposed to do? There are NO jobs east of Rock Creek Park. We have thousands of DC residents who spend all day every day in a futile job search. What are they supposed to do?

Michelle Rhee’s declining expectations

Fast Company January 12, 2011: Michelle Rhee Wants to Spend $1 Billion Fixing Education

Politico January 27, 2011:

Now Rhee is in the process of shifting from political naif to full-fledged power broker. She has created an emphatically political new organization, StudentsFirst, and she told POLITICO she hopes to raise and spend an astonishing $200 million annually — a large sum, even in the deep-pocketed world of education philanthropists

Maybe making yourself politically radioactive wasn’t such a bright idea. And maybe the billionaire union busting movement wants a new face for their work.

I was wondering if this would be a problem

It seems that Al Qaeda is planning to target banksters. I can’t help but wondering if banksters sold worthless paper to Al Qaeda and now they are mad. Some people don’t take financial losses philosophically.

When did Atrios blog for Medicare for All???


Federal judge strikes down whole law, sez mandate is unconstitutional and cannot be severed from rest of law.

Maybe we’ll return to my crazy idea to pay for it out of taxes.

Your crazy idea? When did you support single payer? When did you support Medicare for All? When the doctors were arrested at the Senate Committee hearing did you so much as mention it? Did you ever blog in support of the National Day of Action? The Mad as Hell Doctors Tour? Did you even link to Conyers’ Medicare for All page? Nope. So how was taxpayer support for health care your idea?



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