Saturday, March 13, 2010
Nice to see people haven't forgotten Haiti,
what with all the hot spots of trouble in the world...
Clinton Bush Haiti Fund: $55,565
Save the Children: $50,360
World Wildlife Fund: $50,160
Prevent Cancer Foundation: $47,725
AIDS Research Alliance: $41,435
The Nature Conservancy: $38,460
Direct Relief International: $34,530
Humane Society International: $33,525
Action Against Hunger: $33,020
Save Darfur: $29,865
Alliance for Climate Protection: $25,355
Friday, March 12, 2010
The Connecticut AIDS Resource Coalition is your "go-to" site for all things they are working on, because, as their motto says:
CARC envisions a future in which all people living with HIV/AIDS can live in dignity, and the AIDS epidemic has ended.
a world without HIV/AIDS.
Only with the work of the of the people
Who knew shopping could actually benefit
one of your favorite organizations?
In CT and HIV+? Just want to get a test?
Pissed about feeling like a second class citizen?
Angered about the lack of funding for necessary programs?
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and send your State Senator and Representative,
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Thursday, March 11, 2010
Rahm Emanuel is the White House Chief of Staff. Prior to joining President Barack H. Obama's administration, Emanuel served in the House of Representatives, representing the fifth district of Illinois, and was Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. As an advocate for Chicago's working families, Emanuel served on the House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees taxes, trade, Social Security, and Medicare issues.
Appointed by then House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Emanuel served as Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for the 2006 cycle. Under his leadership, Democrats gained 30 seats in the House without losing a single incumbent, and ushered in a new Democratic majority for the first time in more than a decade.
In January 2007, the new majority elected Emanuel to serve as Democratic Caucus Chair, the fourth-highest-ranking member of the House Democratic Leadership. As Chair, Emanuel led the Democratic Caucus in fulfilling its campaign promise to pass legislation reflecting the values and priorities of the American people.
Before being elected to Congress, Emanuel worked at the Chicago investment bank Wasserstein Perella. He was a core member of the Clinton White House from 1993 to 1998, starting as the national finance director for the 1992 campaign and eventually becoming Senior Adviser to the President for Policy and Strategy. In 1989, Emanuel was a senior adviser and chief fundraiser for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley's campaign. He also played an important role in Paul Simon's 1984 campaign for the Senate.
Emanuel graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1981 and received a Master's Degree in Speech and Communication from Northwestern University in 1985. He and his wife, Amy Rule, have three children, Zach, Ilana, and Leah.
So here's the entire Live.Here.Now 2009 leg of Depeche Mode's TOUR OF THE UNIVERSE. Let me tell you: if you didn't catch it, you didn't miss much. The new material, barring IN CHAINS and WRONG, sucks big time. And they lean on it way too much.
So run through the entire list, make sure you get all of Martin's acoustics, and make your best version. And make sure you get about 24 songs in there. Some people really did get ripped off!
Live. Here. Now. Yours. Free.