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January 13, 2011

“Together We Thrive” Used by Organizing for America in 2008

by lewwaters

We all saw the theme branded to last evenings “Together We Thrive” Memorial/Campaign Pep Rally in Tucson, Arizona, complete with T-Shirts and other Souvenirs. Much speculation is ongoing about that these and just who paid for all of those T-Shirts and other souvenirs.

No one is saying just yet, but a February 2008 post in the Organizing for America blogs featured that exact theme (title if you will).

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Even the buses were emblazoned with “Together We Thrive” as their destination.

Coincidence? Organized effort? For right now, who knows for sure? The university claims they paid $60,000 for the T-Shirts and a student designed them. HERE

The OFA page is still available HERE

H/T to FreeRepublic for the discovery

Was January 12, 2011 the official kick-off of the 2012 Obama reelection campaign? As far as I am concerned, yes!

January 13, 2011

‘Candy Man’ – Another Day, Another Tax

by lewwaters

After seeing the “candy tax” overwhelming repealed in the November 2010 election, I was surprised to see its author, Clark County Democrat Jim Moeller win his reelection bid so easily. Even though he represents to predominantly Democratic 49th legislative district, public outrage over his disastrous “candy tax” would surely doom his return to Olympia, I felt at the time.

But, he won his return fair and square and showing he didn’t learn anything from the repeal of the “candy tax,” he has proposed yet another off the wall tax plan, cleverly disguised as “comprehensive medical marijuana reforms.”

Moeller and his Senate counterpart in this proposal, Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, D-Seattle issued a press release found in the January 12, 2011 Olympian.

The House Bill, HB 1100 has only been introduced so far and there really hasn’t been a lot of time to study it as to what is actually stated in it, so assessment is in part based upon what is stated in the press release.

Many of the comments left at the KOMO News article on the introduction of the bill seem to reflect a sense of pot itself being legalized, which this bill clearly does not do.

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