Run and Vote Progressive in 2008
If you believe in the value of physical exercise, that’s a good reason to support a progressive presidential candidate in 2008. Right wing politics are interfering with the ability of Americans to go outside and get some good exercise.
The right wing government has become so obsessed with protecting the profits of big oil corporations that it’s become dangerous in many places just to go outside for an invigorating run. Take, for instance, what’s happening in Salt Lake City, Utah, where it has become a major health risk to exercise outside.
The problem is that Salt Lake City produces a huge amount of air pollution, and the local geography gives little opportunity for that pollution to blow away to bother people somewhere else. So, the citizens of Salt Lake City stew in their own filthy air. Runner Monique Heileson explains how, during a five mile training run, she “started feeling lightheaded, started getting a little sore throat, finished up the run, went to work. By the end of the day I was coughing, sneezing. I could really feel it heavy in the lungs.”
Progressives have been arguing in favor of policies to reduce air pollution in American cities, but right wingers have been preventing those policies from being put into effect. As a result, people like Monique Heileson who want to exercise to improve their health end up just getting sicker.
From the mountains down to the plains, Colorado has suffered from the Republicans' special tax favors for the rich. Now, Colorado says no, and as this coffee mug suggests, Colorado votes Democrat.
My God Kills People Deader than Your God. (bumper sticker)
My Death, My Choice (bumper sticker)
This reusable grocery tote bag features a portrait of Thomas Jefferson, along with a quotation of his: "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." I wish we had more Jeffersons in Washington, DC today. You too?
This baby one-piece features a field of wild flowers drawn in yellow and brown pastels, with the name Obama below. Barack Obama for President!
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