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21 June 2009
Father's Day
Universal Healthcare Now!.
Avoiding the Greater Depression
Featured Author: Joseph Palermo
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DadsToday, as we honor and commemorate our fathers and forefathers, the LA Progressive sends Happy Father's Day wishes to all of our readers who are fathers.

Both of us are fortunate to have fathers who are still with us. Sharon's dad Marty recently moved to Southern California. Dick's dad David lives in Florida.

We marvel at how savvy our fathers are  with new technologies. At 93 years of age, David is a frequent reader of several online publications and just started following us on Twitter! Sharon's dad, Marty, can build a PC from spare parts and is waaaaay into PhotoShop.

We wish our dads HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!! and thank them for all of the sacrifices they made to raise us.

--  Dick and Sharon
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Father's Day
Sad Father
To the Fathers Who Lost Their Child. And now I am left lamenting over the birthdays, the graduations, and other life events that will never happen. -David A. Love

Father's Day: It Takes All Kinds. Happy Father's Day, to all of the fathers who took on the responsibility of fatherhood whether biological, adopted, play, gay, or heterosexual fathers. -Jasmyne Cannick

Childless Fathers. A man stood next to a pale woman who cried quietly as he described holding his son on his lap the night before he killed himself in his basement. --Steve Ybarra
Universal Healthcare Now!
LBJ Obama, Progressives Face Moment of Truth. Enacting a progressive health care measure will embolden Obama's base, creating momentum for enacting other key reforms. -Randy Shaw
Avoiding the Greater Depression
Dollar Hand
The Three Essentials of Financial Reform. Bottom line: Genuine financial reform will be almost as difficult to achieve as real universal health care. Immense private interests are amassed against the public interest in both cases because staggering amounts of money are at stake. -Robert Reich
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John Delloro 
California Democrats: "Spreading the Pain" from Sacramento. Aside from our movie-star governor and right-wing nihilists enthralled with a shitty novel by Ayn Rand, who believes California is heading in a good direction? -Joseph Palermo

California's Death Throes: A View From Sacramento. When President Barack Obama enjoys a 62% approval rating, it's curious that Democrats in Sacramento still cower from the bullying of "conservative" Republicans. -Joseph Palermo

 Progressive Events
                • Santa Monica Dem Club Meeting, Wednesday, June 24, 7 p.m., St. Anne's Church, 2017 Colorado, Santa Monica.
  • Great Minds Salon Series #28 Presents John Dean -- Thursday, June 25, 7 p.m., The Siegal Garden, 719 Maple Drive, Beverly Hills.
  • "How Does Mexico Survive?" -- Thursday, June 25, 7:30 p.m., Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles.
  • Universal Single Payer Health Care? -- Saturday, June 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Venice Peace & Justice Center, 2100 Lincoln Blvd., Venice. With Dr. Jo Olson, Steve Tarzynski, and Don Schroeder. Sponsored by West LA Democratic Club, PDLA, Westside Progressives, and other allied groups and clubs.
  • Universal Single Payer Health Care? -- Saturday June 27, 3-6 p.m., Van Nuys State Building, 6150 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys. With Dr. Jo Olson, Steve Tarzynski, and Don Schroeder. Sponsored by: Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles (PDLA), Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains (PDSMM), Valley Democrats United, SoCal Grassroots, and other allied groups and clubs.

  • Third Annual Progressive Picnic -- Sunday, June 28, noon, Mar Vista Park, Palms Boulevard, between McLaughlin and Sawtelle, Los Angeles. With Bill Rosendahl, Marcy Winograd, Ted Lieu, and others.
  • Ash Grove Fundraiser - Sunday, July 12, 1:30 p.m., 939 San Vicente Boulevard (at Larkin Place), Santa Monica.


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Feeding the Military-Industrial Machine
Iran: Just Deal With It. You wouldn't know it from the American press, but Iran actually provides far more opportunities and freedoms for women than most other Middle Eastern countries. -John Peeler
CDC Training Comes to San Luis Obispo
OTWTraining for Activists
Hosted by the California Democratic Council and
the San Luis Obispo County Democratic Party
June 28, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Grover Beach Community Center
1230 Trouville Avenue, Grover Beach

Media Matters
From Analog to Digital: Nothing's Free Anymore.
Now we don't only have to worry about what's on the television, but whether we can get television at all. -Anthony Asadullah Samad

Equal Access, Equal Opportunity
Ron KovicEmpathy, the Truth Behind the Hypocrisy.Thirty years after the Court had the empathy to take a case involving the rights of a man injured serving his country, Republicans say such empathy is a bad thing.-Tom Hall
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Friday Feedback: Crony, the Corporate Clown
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Every Friday the LA Progressive features a comment that was particularly noteworthy. This week we are featuring a comment submitted by Wayne,  commenting on Carol V. Hamilton's "Right Wing Sedition."Here's Wayne's comment:

The real sedition is coming from within the Democratic Party, which is now rapidly becoming the party of Crony the Corporate Clown show. They have bailed on the Republicans for their massive failures and started funneling their corporate cash from their need for greed efforts of the past 20 years to the Demo's who just can't seem to get enough. The Fox Fake news and other media horns for the Republicans are the diversion to keep our eyes and anger away from the Blue Dogs who are giving away the store and continuing the downfall of our nation!

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