Archive for October 14, 2012
Monday Obama for America-IA is kicking off Campus Takeover week across Iowa with actor Justin Long. Get all the details and RSVP here: http://OFA.BO/CampusTakeover
Events this week:
Justin Long Comes to Kirkwood!
Monday, October 15 10:40 AM
Kirkwood Community College (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Come join a voter registration drive with actor Justin Long!
Voter Registration with Actor Justin Long
Monday, October 15 1:05 PM
Cornell College in front of the Commons (Mount Vernon)
Come help us welcome actor Justin Long to Cornell College and join him and the Cornell Democrats as they register students to vote!!
Justin Long comes to Iowa City!
Monday, October 15 3:00 PM
OFA Iowa City Office (Iowa City)
Justin Long comes to meet with the students of the University of Iowa to talk about the importance of voting early and the choice young Americans face this year while voting.
Can’t Wait any Longer: ISU Early Voting w/ Justin Long
Tuesday, October 16 11:30 AM
Parks Library steps, ISU Campus (Ames)
Actor Justin Long will meet with ISU students, discuss President Obama’s achievements pertaining to young Americans, and encourage on-campus Satellite voting.
Simpson College Democrats have a Voter Registration Drive with Justin Long Tuesday Oct.16!
Tuesday, October 16 2:00 PM
Simpson College Kent Campus Center (Indianola)
Join us 2pm Tuesday at the Kent Campus Center on Simpson College campus. Justin Long will be with us as we Register new Voters. Come on down…
Congressman Bruce Braley is coming to Loras!!!!
Tuesday, October 16 2:30 PM
Loras College Alumni Campus Center: Ballroom D (Dubuque)
Congressman Bruce Braley is visiting Loras College to talk about the importance of this election. He will be discussing early voting and how we are going to win this election for all Democrats down the ticket with the youth vote.
We The Poets
Thursday, October 18 7:00 PM
House of Bricks (Des Moines)
“We The Poets” is a program designed to present politics and conscience thinking through the form of poetry and other artistic mediums. Performers are asked to implement politics and their support of the president in their work.
If Republicans thought their policies were so popular that everyone loved them, they would enact legislation so you could vote at Walmart when you stop in to buy some much needed item that was made in China. I can almost hear the checkout person say “There is no one in line if you want to vote at our Customer Service Center today.”
Lying On The Job
To paraphrase Barney Frank (were he speaking to Mitt Romney) “Pardon me sir, but what planet do you live on?” Facts that Romney states as facts may be facts on some planet, but not this one. Our space telescopes and probes have shown that the universe is probably much larger than we previously thought. This means that the chances of finding a planet where what Romney says is the truth has gotten better, although still mighty slim. We know for sure it is not this planet.
FDR Responds To Romney
Why Attacking Big Bird Failed
I think one of the major reasons that Mitt Romney’s attack on Big Bird failed so miserably is that Big Bird is so much more human than Romney. Honestly, Big Bird is a kind, caring sympathetic and empathetic soul. I am fairly sure Romney is run by a Ni-cad battery system.
A Headline I Was Tempted to Use, But Didn’t
“Big Bird attacked By Big Turd.” So proud I have avoided the temptation to say that in public.
“Old man beating up kid on my TV”
Tweet sent by Bill Maher during the Biden/ Ryan debate.
Recovery Not Fast Enough, But Who Caused The Depression, Anyway?
The big Republican talking point is that the Obama Administration is not recovering the economy fast enough. Now, unlike their last hero George W., Mr. Obama did not walk into a rosy situation. No, Mr. Obama walked into the worst mess in a century with the global market just on the edge of going under in a huge way.
Which makes me wonder – are the Republicans wanting to get back in power so they can totally destroy the ecnomy? They have never really told us what their plan is and I wouldn’t believe them if they did. What they have admitted is that they were planning on emulating Bush policies. This makes me think that they actually want to create a bigger depression so they can implement policies they were not able to first time around.
Ryan Verifies Republicans Believe Women Second Class Citizens
During the debate last night, Paul Ryan confirmed with his answer on the abortion question during his debate with the Vice-President. I have daughters. There should be no reason why they should be paid less than a man for the same work. There is no reason they should ot be able to have a safe, legal medical procedure within the borders of the United States. Tell me what safe, legal procedures are denied to a man within the US, please?
COME NOVEMBER, WOMEN WILL REMEMBER.
No Loyalty To America, Mr. Romney?
The man sends jobs to China. He hides money in other countries so he can avoid paying his fair share of taxes here. The very same taxes that helps our country provide protection and education and other services that we share.
How can a person vote for Romney when he shows his disdain for our country daily? Would the Catholics pick a Muslim as Pope?
Who the heck is this creature knocking at my door asking for a contribution for Public Television? It’s big and yellow and seems to have feathers. YES, indeed it is the fabled Big Bird. Recently maligned by a famous wealthy person, Mr. Bird is going door-to-door to keep his job.
But what do we know about this character? Well, here are some questions to see what you know about Big Bird, other big birds and other creatures of Big Bird’s ilk – muppets, I mean.
1) So how old is this “Big Bird” anyway?
2) Big Bird lives
a) in a nest in a tree on Sesame Street
b) in a house on Sesame Street
c) in a nest behind 123 Sesame Street
d) in a large bird house in the back yard of 123 Sesame Street
3) The actor inside Big Bird actually navigates by using
a) eyeholes in the neck
b) voice directions from an offscreen helper
c) looking through the mouth
d) a camera-small tv hookup inside the costume
4) There is some rumor that Tweety is related to Big Bird. Tweety also once claimed relationship with what famous person?
a) Admiral Bird
b) Larry Bird
c) Sue Bird
d) Bill Bird
5) The guy inside the Big Bird costume is actually
a) Frank Oz
b) Bill Keller
c) Caroll Spinney
d) Thomas Frank
6) Big Bird’s character is actually owned by
a) Disney Company
b) Sesame Workshop
c) Jim Henson Company
d) Muppets, Inc.
7) The first Muppets were originally created by Jim Henson in what year?
8) Jim Henson and his Muppets first got national exposure on what show?
a) Ed Sullivan
b) Jimmy Dean
c) Garry Moore
d) Carol Burnett
9) Who was the Muppet that was the first nationally known Muppet via that show?
a) Rawlf the Dog
b) Kermit the Frog
c) Miss Piggy
d) Big Bird
10) Finally, how tall is Big Bird?
a) 7′ 10″
b) 9′ even
c) 8′ even
d) 8′ 2″
Aw the big doofus is really lovable. Don’t let the mean old Romney throw him off the air. Big Bird! Big Bird! Yay!
1) a) Big Bird came into being in 1969.
2) c) in a nest behind 123 Sesame Street
3) d) a camera-small Tv set up
4) b) remember when Tweety claimed in a commercial that he was related to Larry Bird?
5) c) Caroll Spinney
6) b) Sesame Workshop
7) d) 1954 in Washington DC ahere he had a short afternoon TV show.
8) b) The Jimmy Dean show
9) a) Rawlf the dog, a piano playing pooch.
10) d) 8′ 2″