Saturday, August 18, 2007

Joe NOllenberg at the Woodward Dream Cruise

Joe NOllenberg loved the Woodward Dream Cruise. Lots of folks wanted to get information about the Town Hall meeting on August 28 at 7 p.m. at Pontiac Central High School. Here's a video of Joe riding in the JOEMobile.

Here's Joe with a check from constituents for the cost of the war in Iraq so far in 2007, over $1 billion.

Here's a picture of Joe showing voters his record on the issues he's most proud of. What do you think of Joe's votes?

Here's one showing Joe signing up to volunteer for Gary Peters' campaign. I guess Joe already knows this election isn't going his way. Bye, bye, Joe.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Joe NOllenberg presented with check for 9th District's cost of Iraq war

Today in Auburn hills 40 constituents of the 9th Congressional District held a press conference and presented Joe NOllenberg with a check for over $1 billion, representing the cost to constituents of the war in Iraq so far.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Bruce is interviewed on The Big Show, WJIM

I was interviewed on WJIM this morning regarding the giant head of Joe Knollenberg and our town hall meeting on August 28 at Pontiac Central High School at 7 p.m.
Here's the first part of the interview.

Then Mark Brewer and Saul Anuzis debated the tactic and other incidents with the Republicans. Click here for the audio of the debate.

Marine Mom urges Congressman Knollenberg to Take Stand Against Endless War in Iraq

Americans Against Escalation in Iraq
For Immediate Release Contact: Debbie Jackson
08/12/2007 248 842 2503

Welcome for Returning Warrior at Troy Hooters

Marine Mom Urges Congressman Knollenberg Take Stand Against Endless War in Iraq
Troy, MI –Debbie Jackson does not know why, over four years after President Bush declared “mission accomplished” in Iraq, General Petraeus wants to keep our troops there for another decade. “So, the question our military moms, dads, wives, sons, daughters have of the government is: what is the mission there now? There is a difference between supporting our troops and supporting this war as it is now!” Last week, Army Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute recommended a draft to facilitate such a prolonged occupation and elected representatives, including Joe Knollenberg, the U.S. Congressman from Debbie’s area, have yet to lift a finger to thwart it. For now, Debbie is happy that her son is coming home and would like to make sure that he does not return to fight in someone else’s civil war. “On 8/26/07 @ 4:00pm we will welcome home our son, Brandon Jackson and other military service members from the 3/6 Lima Company returning from Iraq. We invite anyone interested to join us and celebrate their safe return. Welcome home, and let’s keep them home! “
Debbie will be hosting a welcome at the Troy Hooters at the intersection of Rochester Road and Big Beaver. Veterans and military families are invited. “We considered inviting Congressman Knollenberg to the event, but decided not to after we saw his grade of C from Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. If he comes, he should be prepared to justify his dismal voting record on veterans’ issues.”


Representatives from the 9th District Chapter of Americans Against Escalation in Iraq will be present together with Joe NOllenberg, a giant puppet-head symbolizing the Congressman’s refusal to stand up for American troops, instead giving in to pressure from the administration. On August 28th, the group has invited Congressman Knollenberg for a Townhall meeting at Central High School in Pontiac to take a stand against the Iraq war. The Congressman’s office has yet to respond to the invitation.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Joe NOllenberg was in Rochester Sunday at Rock 'n Rods Sunday inviting people to Pontiac Town Hall 8/28 at 7 p.m.

On Sunday, August 12, Joe NOllenberg was campaigning in Rochester at Rock 'n Rods. There was a little encounter with a small round Republican who wanted to confiscate my memory card. Gee, I guess he thinks free speech is only for people that agree with him.

Knollenberg prescription for health care deadly

In today's Oakland Press, Joe Knollenberg trots out the same old tired line about socialized medicine and "evil" trial lawyers. I issue a challenge to Joe Knollenberg, go with me to see Michael Moore's new documentary, Sicko, then say that universal, single-payer health care doesn't work and that private enterprise does it better. It is common knowledge that Medicare does work extremely efficiently and their administrative costs are 2-3%, compared to 25-30% for the private health insurance industry. Another problem with Joe's plan, there are 47 million uninsured people in the country and more joining the rolls every day. Over 50% of the bankruptcies in this country occur due to medical emergencies caused by medical bills of people who had insurance.

I will be interviewing Adrian Campbell on my community television show soon. Adrian is a 25-year old woman who contracted ovarian cancer and had to go to Canada to get treatment, because her health plan refused coverage, saying 22-year-olds (she was 22 when she was diagnosed) don't get ovarian cancer. Then, to make matters worse, because she was in the movie, she was fired by her employer.

If Joe Knollenberg thinks his plan to offer a tax credit to employers for offering a wellness program is the solution, I dare him to walk a mile in Adrian's shoes. Why don't you come on my show with Adrian, Joe, and tell her how well your plan for a tax credit for an employer wellness program will work for her? I dare you, Joe.

According to the web site National Priorities for the cost of what we have spent in the 9th Congressional District of Michigan in 2007 on the war in Iraq, we could have provided health care to 121,000 citizens.

According to the Institute of Medicine, "lack of health insurance causes roughly 18,000 unnecessary deaths every year in the United States. Although America leads the world in spending on health care, it is the only wealthy, industrialized nation that does not ensure that all citizens have coverage." Insuring America's Health: Principles and Recommendations, Institute of Medicine, January 2004.

Quit blowing smoke up our butts, Joe. Universal, single-payer health care does work and it's time for America to take care of its citizens instead of fighting an ill-conceived war that President Bush lied us into for profits from the Iraqi oil fields.