Progressive Democrat Issue 191

The Progressive Democrat, as well as Culture Kitchen and Daily Gotham, the other blogs I write for, were featured in the left-wing Finnish magazine Kulttuurivihkot. For any Finnish readers out there, hyvä päivä.

This week I discuss the Georgia Senate race, alternative energy (particularly biodiesel), Mormon desecration of the victims of the Holocaust, marriage equality, and my usual state-by-state coverage (which is pared down to about 16 states rather than the 20 states I used to cover...I'd pare it down more but I know I have readers in those 16 states!) More below.

Well, the Democrats let Lieberman off the hook. Honestly, if it was just his stand on the Iraq war I'd be irritated, but he is good on abortion, labor issues, environment, etc. But he actually went to the Republican Convention to speak for McCain! That should make him an outcast among Democrats. But it is forgive and forget among Democratic Senators, it seems. Sigh. For those who want to focus on defeating Joe Lieberman, you might be surprised to find that a good place to start is the Connecticut for Lieberman Party, which currently OPPOSES Lieberman. From their website:

The Connecticut for Lieberman Party (CFL) rejects the fraud perpetrated on the members of this party and the citizens of Connecticut by Joe Lieberman when he used the creation of this party to get on the general election ballot in 2006. The CFL is an independent, anti-war, anti-corruption, pro-fiscal responsibility, pro-democracy party, that stands for individual liberties and real problem-solving in government. The CFL wants everyone to know that in the United States of America, voters are free to join any party they wish, and participate in the democratic process according to the laws of Connecticut and the United States.

Donating to them will actually help defeat Joe Lieberman and support progressives in Connecticut.

Better news is that it turns out Alaska BARELY rejected having a convicted felon for its Senator. Yes, although early returns indicated that convicted Republican Felon Ted Stevens had won re-election in Alaska, it seems once all the votes were counted, Stevens was narrowly defeated by non-felon Democrat Begich. That adds one more Democratic Senator and saves Alaska from the shame of openly supporting Republican corruption.

And let me just add, doesn't it feel good that we will soon have a President like THIS:

Here is this week's newsletter:

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

MORMON DESECRATION OF HOLOCAUST VICTIMS

GEORGIA SENATE: A Matter of Honor

BIODIESEL: A Book Review

NY STATE BUDGET CRISIS: Ideas for NY and Every State

NY STATE

CALIFORNIA

GEORGIA

ARIZONA

TEXAS

ILLINOIS

WASHINGTON

COLORADO

VIRGINIA

IOWA

WISCONSIN

NORTH CAROLINA

NEW JERSEY

FLORIDA

PENNSYLVANIA

NEVADA

Tags: alternative energy, Arizona, biodiesel, book review, California, Chickenhawk Chambliss, Colorado, election 2009, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Senate, Holocaust, Illinois, Iowa, Jim Martin, Marriage Equality, mormon church, Nevada, new jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, saxby chambliss, texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin (all tags)

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1 Comment

The CFL Party

Thank you for getting the CFL Party. We're getting bad press all over the place. I posted this at Daily Kos the other day:

http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2008/11 /18/18255/800/413#c413

and then this:

http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2008/11 /23/802/74077/115#c115

by Sprinkles 2008-11-23 04:58AM | 0 recs

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