Posts Tagged ‘Election 2012’


All that money spent to ensure America stays white and Christian. #Fail.


Puerto Rico approves statehood

A slim majority of Puerto Ricans voted Tuesday to approve a nonbinding referendum that would make the island the 51st U.S. state. The measure requires final approval from Congress, so it means little for Puerto Rico right now. Still, nearly 54 percent of Puerto Ricans voted for a change in the U.S. commonwealth’s relationship with the United States — and President Obama promised to uphold their vote in the case of a “clear majority.”

51-star flags have been designed and used as a symbol by supporters of statehood in various areas. Above is an example of what a 51-star flag may look like.

It will be intresting to see where this goes. From what I am reading it sounds like a larger percentage didn’t vote either way. I will be closely following this to see where this goes.

Supporters of Puerto Rico’s pro-statehood movement cheer the arrival of Governor Pedro Rossello outside status hearings being held in San Juan, Puerto Rico Saturday. 8/12/12 (AP Photo/John McConnico)


In case you didn’t know what a Filibuster is.

When pointing the finger at whom is to blame for the slow recovery and for the lack of change, take a look at the 112th Congress.
When the GOP took control of the House in 2010 this is when Government stopped. Congress is meant to be our bargaining ground. The place where we talk about the tough issues and set party aside and work towards the betterment of the American people. Instead we find the big money has sent it lobbyist to the Hill and the lobbies have courted our representatives and with Big business money have brought our voice in Washington. Here is a List of some of the bills that never went up for a vote. Bills that were intended to make our lives better. However the Republican members in Congress, more specifically in the senate blocked every bill in an effort to hold the American people and economy hostage to prove a point. Some of the representatives that you elected sent and pay their salary thought it more important to play the game based on party and personal political gain and not to fight for your best out come. These are the members of the government that is the disconnect. Every single republican in senate put them selves over our recovery. VOTE THEM OUT! This is not democracy! This is not how our government is meant to work.

Did you know, for example, that a total of 375 bills that passed the Democratic-majority House have been blocked by Republicansin the Senate?


HR 12 — Paycheck Fairness Act

H.R. 20 — Melanie Blocker Stokes Mom’s Opportunity to Access Health, Education, Research, and Support for Postpartum Depression Act

H.R. 320 — CJ’s Home Protection Act

H.R. 448 — Elder Abuse Victims Act

H.R. 466 –- Wounded Veteran Job Security Act

H.R. 515 –- Radioactive Import Deterrence Act

H.R. 549 — National Bombing Prevention Act

H.R. 577 –- Vision Care for Kids Act

H.R. 626 –- Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act

H.R. 780 –- Student Internet Safety Act

H.R. 911 — Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act

H.R. 985 — Free Flow of Information Act

H.R. 1029 -– Alien Smuggling and Terrorism Prevention Act

H.R. 1110 –- PHONE Act and H.R. 1258 – The Truth in Caller ID Act

H.R. 1168 — Veterans Retraining Act

H.R. 1171 –- Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Reauthorization

H.R. 1262 — Water Quality Investment Act

H.R. 1293 — Disabled Veterans Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Increase Act of 2009

H.R. 1319 –- Informed P2P User Act

H.R. 1380 — Josh Miller HEARTS Act

H.R. 1429 — Stop AIDS in Prison Act

H.R. 1469 –- Child Protection Improvements Act

H.R. 1511 –- Torture Victims Relief Reauthorization Act

H.R. 1514 –- Juvenile Accountability Block Grants Program Reauthorization Act

H.R. 1580 –- Electronic Waste Research and Development Act

H.R. 1585 — FIT Kids Act

H.R. 1617 –- Department of Homeland Security Component Privacy Officer Act

H.R. 1622 -– Research and Development Programs for Natural Gas Vehicles

H.R. 1675 –- Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2009

H.R. 1709 –- STEM Education Coordination Act

H.R. 1722 — Telework Improvements Act

H.R. 1727 — Managing Arson Through Criminal History (MATCH) Act

H.R. 1741 — Witness Security and Protection Grant Program Act

H.R. 1796 –- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act

H.R. 1803 — Veterans Business Center Act

H.R. 1807 –- Educating Entrepreneurs through Today’s Technology Act

H.R. 1834 –- Native American Business Development Enhancement Act

H.R. 1838 –- Amending Small Business Act

H.R. 1824 — Best  Buddies Empowerment for People with Intellectual Disabilities Act

H.R. 1875 — End the Trade Deficit Act

H.R. 1879 — National Guard Employment Protection Act

H.R. 1933 –- A Child Is Missing Alert and Recovery Center Act

H.R. 2020 — Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act of 2009

H.R. 2093 –- Clean Coastal Environment and Public Health Act

H.R. 2134 — Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission Act

H.R. 2142 – Government Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Performance Improvement Act

H.R. 2187 – 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act

H.R. 2200 – Transportation Security Administration Authorization Act

H.R. 2221 – Data Accountability and Trust Act

H.R. 2352 – Job Creation Through Entrepreneurship Act

H.R. 2454 – American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

H.R. 2510 – Absentee Ballot Track, Receive and Confirm Act

H.R. 2529 – Neighborhood Preservation Act

H.R. 2554 – National Association of Registered Agents and Brokers Reform Act

H.R. 2611 – Authorizing the Securing the Cities Initiative of the Department of Homeland Security

H.R. 2664 – Promoting Transparency in Financial Reporting Act

H.R. 2693 – Oil Pollution Research and Development Program Reauthorization Act

H.R. 2749 — Food Safety Enhancement Act

H.R. 2868 – Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009, Drinking Water System Security Act of 2009 and Wastewater Treatment Works Security Act of 2009


Who doesn’t love Bill Clinton?