Happy Sunday to ya. Glad you stopped by. I am of course your Host Peter Carlock, and this IS of course the Big Sunday Edition of the OPNTalk Blog. The Email is of course, if you want to be a part of the OPNTalk Blog, firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a busy day today. Lots to cover. I do not think I will get to it today, but did you see how Obama slapped down the EPA? Seriously. The White House sent a letter to the EPA citing the struggling Economy, asking the EPA to withdraw an Air Quality rule that Republicans, Business Groups, Economists, and anyone with a SANE head, said would cost millions of Jobs. More on that and API's President's response on Tuesday's From the Energy Front Segment. But then again, with THIS Administration, a lot could change by then.
Coming right up today?
It Is NOT a Crime To Be a Christian Politician
Iran Nuclear Ambitions Are Real? Really?
Swine Flu Again?
DLA For Sunday 090411
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Did you catch THIS? AP - Starbucks CEO hosts town hall on politics By SARAH SKIDMORE AP Food Industry Writer
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz changed how America drinks coffee. Now, he wants to change the political system.Now you all KNOW how I love my Coffee. Drinking one right now. But I have never really been a fan of Starbucks. Sorry. I think they are over priced, for the low quality of their Product. But that's just me.
The leader of the coffee giant says U.S. political leaders have created a "crisis of confidence" with their political wrangling that is wreaking havoc on the economy. He said he wants to give a voice to all citizens by hosting a national telephone forum on Tuesday.THAT right there is all you need to know. Well, first, Schultz is a big time Lib. No Labels? That is a LIBERAL GROUP. They were founded by, and are occupied by, LIBERALS. All this is, these nice words:
He's also running ads in the New York Times and USA Today ahead of the event, featuring an open letter that urges Americans to participate in the forum and insist politicians end their hyper-partisan behavior.
"We must send the message to today's elected officials ... that the time to put citizenship ahead of partisanship is now," Schultz said in the letter.
The forum comes weeks after Schultz called on other CEOs to halt contributions to U.S. political campaigns until the nation's leaders become financially disciplined and stop their political wrangling. The CEOs of more than 100 companies, from AOL to Zipcar, joined Schultz in his pledge to halt contributions and do what they could to stimulate growth in their industries.
Schultz, who heads Seattle-based Starbucks, which operates more than 17,000 stores globally, said he was moved to hold the forum after receiving hundreds of emails and letters from citizens. They were struggling to find jobs, keep their homes or send their children to school given the economic conditions.
"It looks like we struck a nerve with so many people," Schultz told the Associated Press. "I feel a personal responsibility to create a public dialogue and make a voice for people who feel like they can't be heard."
The forum will be hosted by nonpartisan group No Labels and held the same week as the GOP presidential debate and the President's address to a joint session of Congress to share his plan for job creation.
"We must send the message to today's elected officials ... that the time to put citizenship ahead of partisanship is now," "It looks like we struck a nerve with so many people," Schultz told the Associated Press. "I feel a personal responsibility to create a public dialogue and make a voice for people who feel like they can't be heard."Then THIS:
"America is at a fragile and critical moment in its history," Schultz said in his letter. "We must restore hope in the American Dream."Problem is, he doesn't mean it the way YOU think. He is a Liberal, or even if he ISN'T a Lib. No Labels ARE. The Simple Truth is, all this is, is the Liberal's attempt to create their own version of a Tea Party. THAT is how effective the Tea Party has become.
Be right back folks.
AP - Starbucks CEO hosts town hall on politics