Thursday, December 12
Where: Bert Stuewe Hall, 3900 FM 972, Walburg, TX
Directions: Go north on IH35. Take Exit 268. At 4-way stop sign turn right onto FM-972. Travel 4.2 miles. The road is curvy. The Hall is on the right between Dale’s Essenhaus and the Walburg Community Center.
Parking: Walburg Community Center (do not park at Dale’s Essenhaus!!!)
Time: 6-9 pm for Dinner Guests The deadline has passed
7-9 pm for Other Guests A cash bar and cake are available.
Pre-registration and suggested donations of $5 per person can still be made online here. This allows us to know how many tables and chairs to setup for those not dining with us and helps WCDP cover expenses.
If you plan to come and donate at the door, please e-mail or call before Thursday, Dec. 12:
Doris Sanchez, email@example.com; 512-773-2197
Cash bar available from 6-9PMMORE INFORMATION
December 8 – Sunday LIBERTY HILL
Parade staging area is at the Liberty Hill Elementary/Stadium Staging Grounds off 332 Loop.
Need walkers to show Liberty Hill Democrats are plentiful in Williamson County
Contact Terry Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can walk.
December 12 – Thursday Walburg
Bert Stuewe Hall @ Dale’s Essenhaus in Walburg (East on Hwy 972 off I-35). This is an event hall just SE of Dale’s Essenhaus. Parking will probably be at the Walburg Community Center so as to not congest the restaurant’s parking lot. This will be a buffet event with pre-payment required. Details to follow.
- Decorating Committee – Thursday 12/12 10AM-2PM with break for lunch over at Dale’s Essenhaus.
- Registration at Event – Thursday 12/12 5:30PM-7PM – need 2 people to handle Will Call to hand out meal tickets to those who have prepaid for dinner.
- Silent Auction – this is our annual fundraiser; need donors and need 1 person to manage the event. Now thru Thursday 12/12 9PM.
- Cleanup – need many to carefully save out tabletop decorations; clean off tables. Thursday 12/12 9-10PM.
Contact Terry Cook at email@example.com if you can help with any of this!!!
See the registration announcement on our site here,
What happened to the Republican Party? It’s almost as if the party is solely focused on its hostility to the less fortunate.
John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, has done some surprising things lately. First, he did an end run around his state’s Legislature — controlled by his own party — to proceed with the federally funded expansion of Medicaid that is an important piece of Obamacare. Then, defending his action, he let loose on his political allies, declaring, “I’m concerned about the fact there seems to be a war on the poor. That, if you’re poor, somehow you’re shiftless and lazy.”
Obviously Mr. Kasich isn’t the first to make this observation. But the fact that it’s coming from a Republican in good standing (although maybe not anymore), indeed someone who used to be known as a conservative firebrand, is telling. Republican hostility toward the poor and unfortunate has now reached such a fever pitch that the party doesn’t really stand for anything else — and only willfully blind observers can fail to see that reality.
The big question is why. But, first, let’s talk a bit more about what’s eating the right.
Under the Republican plan people losing employer insurance would end up in the dysfunctional, non-reformed individual market. And the people losing Medicaid? They would end up with … nothing at all.
Republicans are outraged that some Americans must give up their current insurance plans because they don’t satisfy Obamacare’s new regulations for benefits and pricing. Partly they are mad at President Obama, because he repeatedly said people who like their coverage would get to keep it. And that’s fine. As I said yesterday, Obama should have said “most” people, not “all” people. Readers can decide for themselves whether, by the standards of politics, that’s a felony or misdemeanor.
But Republicans are also making a substantive argument here. It’s unconscionable, they say, that lawmakers would force people to give up their current coverage. Just a few minutes ago, during congressional testimony by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, an angry Representative Marsha Blackburn from Tennessee practically screamed at the witness: “You’re taking away their choice!”
It’s good politics, I’m sure. It’s also breathtakingly cynical. Republicans have repeatedly endorsed proposals that would take insurance away from many more Americans—and leave them much, much worse off.
Where: Look for our WCDP float in the parade’s staging area on Hur Industrial Blvd. just off Woodall Drive in Cedar Park.
When: November 9, 2013. Lineup is between 8 am & 9 am; parade starts at 9:30. Have difficulty walking? Ride on the float!
Celebrate the occasion! Support our Democratic Candidates! Have some fun!
If you can walk in the parade on Nov. 9th, contact Terry Cook at 512-573-1652 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(if you forget to contact her, just show up!)
History will record that this is the moment that the party camped out in its own graveyard, hastening the demise of its national viability; that it gave up on America, while constantly reminiscing about America as it once was
By Charles M. Blow
From the New York Times
October 23, 2013
Republicans are apoplectic about Healthcare.gov, the official Web site for the Affordable Care Act.
They are trying desperately to change the subject from their disastrous government shutdown by ranting about the failures of a government Web site that cost a tiny fraction of what was lost as a result of the shutdown.
Republicans are pretending that they care about the problems encountered in signing up for a system that many of them are bent on destroying. continue reading