Dan and Midge Hough are Twitter friends. Their daughter-in-law, Jenny and her unborn child died recently. The Houghs believe Jenny was one of the 44,000 people who die annually because they don't have health insurance.
They are speaking out so that no other parents will have to go through the same experience.
I am not going to go into the details here, but I want you to see some of the shameless teabaggers harassing Midge at the Nov. 14 th town hall meeting of U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski. Are the teabaggers over the top? Watch the video and judge for yourself:
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Things are out of control. The average person feels disenfranchised. It seems that our elected officials come in two varieties:
1- The party that is blatantly on the side of big business and gave us eight years of George Bush, Herbert Hoover, etc., hides behind a veneer of patriotism and is unified in it's goals which clearly preclude any cooperation with the Democrats..
2- The party that purports to be on the side of the working person and makes grandiose campaign promises, but always seems to seek the approval of the official party of Hoover and Bush and calls that being bipartisan. Cases in point, Bill Clinton's support of Globalization and our friends the blue dog Democrats, who are closet Republicans.
I really need to know how my audience feels about all of the above.
Please take this poll:
Do you feel powerless these days? Well, this is your lucky day! I am going to give you a mantra that could empower you, your family and your neighbors.
Just get into a relaxed mood and visit my Listen Here! page.
I am thrilled to inform you that I am now a part of The Union Edge Talk Radio show. The show is a great resource to the labor movement and to anyone who works for a living. That's in addition to The Jack Wade Show that I do here.
Blue Dog Senators: I am putting you on notice. We elected Democrats, not Republicans in Democratic clothing. Do not scuttle the health care bill because you, or should I say your lobbyists don't want a public option.
Go to my Listen Here! page for the ultimatum
Did you ever vote for someone who promised one thing as a candidate, but did the opposite once elected? My cure for that situation is on the Listen Here! page.
For your viewing pleasure, this is the YouTube video version of my outsource Congress show.
Do you get the feeling that Congress isn't listening to you? I know where we can find some listeners that are at least as attentive as Congress.
Meet me on the Listen Here! page to get superior customer service.
The Conservatives have always seen things differently than the rest of us. They think that they are good and the rest of the world is evil. I guess their motto is "stamp out reality". The truth is that most of 'em are jerks.
Break it to them gently by visiting the Listen Here! page.