MainLine Peace Action/DelMont PDA

March 26, 2011

Television You’ve Been Waiting For!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 11:40 am

It was announced this week that Glenn Beck may be setting up his own cable channel when he leaves Fox.  Click here to see the exciting daily schedule!

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/26/opinion/26opchart.html?ref=opinion

March 25, 2011

Are All Our Dollars Buying Us Smart Security?

Filed under: 25% solution, American Empire, New Priorities — Tags: , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 2:22 pm

A group of citizens in Delaware and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania (members of Main Line Peace Action and the DelMont Chapter of Progressive Democrats of America,  agreed that it would not be possible to make progress in education, renewable energy, healthcare, infrastructure or anything else until we reined in military spending. The Frank-Paul Report on that subject had just been released, the National Priorities Project was generating important statistics on military spending and its effect on localities, and New Priorities, a group of Barney Frank’s constituents interested in the “25% solution,”  were starting to spread the word.  Our local group committed itself to bringing the  message to Pennsylvania on this vital subject and developed a Power Point presentation that became this video on YouTube.  We hope you will watch it and share it with your friends.  Much depends on it.

Nader Says “End Athletic Scholarships”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:59 am

Ralph Nader takes on another sacred cow.  But if the Ivy League and many liberal arts colleges can do it, why can’t everyone eliminate athletic scholarships?  Is that how we should be spending our education dollars?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/24/ralph-nader-calls-for-end_n_840243.html

Important Meeting April 16

Chart a Course for New Priorities That Begins with Bringing the War Dollar$ Home

FEDERAL BUDGET CRISIS: WHY IT MATTERS, SAT., APRIL 16, 10A.M.(9:30A.M. – 1:00P.M.)Tabernacle Church 3700 CHESTNUT STREET, Phila., PA (corner of 37th & Chestnut St., enter on 37th)   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Federal Budget Crisis & Its Impact on Local CommunitiesPlan to Participate in a Workshop & Program with: Jo Comerford, executive director National Priorities Project (http://nationalpriorities.org) Be Part of A Provocative ‘RoundTable’: The Federal Budget Crisis… & The Assault on Public Service Unions…How Militarism Distorts Government Here and Around the World.

Challenge War and Rising Military Spending at the Expense of Human Needs and Justice at Home

Sponsors: Brandywine Peace Community, BuxMont Coalition for Peace Action, Catholic Peace Fellowship, DelRiver Area CodePINK, DelMont and PA PDA (Progressive Democrats of America), Phila. Jobs With Justice, PA Smart Security , Main Line Peace Action, Granny Peace Brigade Phila., Healthcare NOW, Veterans for Peace, Chapter #31 (list in formation).

RSVP Your Attendance by e-mailing cfparsvp@aol.com For more information call: Brandywine Peace Community, 610-544-1818.

March 22, 2011

Why Congress Votes The Way It Does

Filed under: New Priorities — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 3:46 pm

Read all about the kinds of investments congressmen have in defense contractors.  No wonder they have trouble voting again $1000 toilet seats and the   F-35.

http://www.alternet.org/world/81915/

March 21, 2011

Krugman On Warren

Filed under: economics — Tags: , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 8:06 am

Today our favorite economist, Paul Krugman, writes about our favorite bureaucrat, Elizabeth Warren.  His subject is the Republicans’ desperate attempt to blame her for our financial problems and erase memories of what really caused the Crash of 2008.  Last week House Republicans tried the same thing: how dare she talk with state attorneys general about moving against guilty banksters.  How dare she set up a consumer protection agency that could obviate the sort of crimes their bankster friends perpetrated?   Krugman is good today.  Elizabeth Warren is always good.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/21/opinion/21krugman.html?_r=1&ref=opinion

March 18, 2011

Sign On To Stop The Chamber

Filed under: economics — Tags: — Walter Ebmeyer @ 3:19 pm

The United States Chamber of Commerce used to be a reasonable pro-small business organization that made sense from time to time.  It has now been transformed into a fabulously rich monster that threatens democracy.  Paste the link to your browser and read all about it (and watch the video).  Our thanks to our friend Jack Hendricks, leader of PDA’s McConnellsburg chapter for sending this along.

http://www.velvetrevolution.us/stop_chamber2/

Send Obama Some Shoes

Filed under: economics, elections — Tags: , , , , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 7:37 am

Back in the good old days, when Obama was running for President, he said that if anyone tried to infringe workers’ rights when he was in office, he’d put on his comfortable shoes and join the picket line.  Right.  Our friend, Walter Brasch, asks why the President isn’t in Madison.  And where’s Reid, Pelosi, and Biden?  Read Dr. Brasch here.

http://www.mailermailer.com/x?function=view&c=132128939w-d6f473de%2a808008w-77aebb23

March 17, 2011

Military Math Explained For All

Filed under: economics, New Priorities — Tags: , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 2:32 pm

Call Your Congressman About Ending the War

Filed under: New Priorities — Tags: , — Walter Ebmeyer @ 5:44 am

Call 202-224-3121 and tell yourcongressman to vote with Dennis Kucinich to end the war. Or click here for details.

http://www.pdamerica.org/m/bclqyv4q/html

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