Saturday, March 05, 2005
California is the home of Barbara Boxer, and the gayest city in America, so it comes as no surprise to me to hear that the state's attorney General is suing the Bush administration. Over what? Well, even though he could have chosen any issue from a violation of civil rights to being a flat out jerk, the thing that hit a nerve with him was Dubya's plan to log in an environmental reserve for the tallest trees in the nation. Sequoias. The AP reports...
California's attorney general sued the Bush administration Thursday over its management plan for the Giant Sequoia National Monument, home to two-thirds of the world's largest trees. Want some wood?
The federal plan adopted in December would illegally allow commercial logging in the 327,769-acre central California preserve, the suit alleges.
practice what you preach!
Condi, America's "diplomat" is now calling on Lebanon to hold fair elections
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has called for fair elections in Lebanon, where the Syrian-backed government resigned on Monday.
It's good to hear that we are encouraging democracy in the Middle East, but if only we practiced what we preached! It's not like our president was democratically elected. My snark is more truth than you may think, after all, there is a ton of evidence (which I can provide if someone asks) proving that votes where suppressed, and down right thrown out in 2000 and 2004. Not only that, but we go around, waging war without reason or basis, and throw people in jail because we say they're terrorists. This, of course, could proven with a trial, which happens to be a constitutional right, which is denied to the detainee! It's a sad sight to see such fascism in such a land.
Friday, March 04, 2005
breaking news: dubya mentions bin laden
Finally, the President of a nation that had several thousand of it's citizens killed by a man that sparked a war on terror has actually mentioned the name
of that man!
"Recently, we learned that Osama bin Laden [oh my god, he said it] has urged the terrorist Zarqawi to form a group to conduct attacks outside Iraq, including here in the United States," Bush said at a public swearing-in ceremony for Michael Chertoff, the new head of the Department of Homeland Security.
So now that we can say his name, will we be catching him anytime soon?
Thursday, March 03, 2005
It's only a few more years, world! America says sorry at www.sorryeverybody.com
1500 and counting
Today was the day of the 1500 American casualty in Iraq and this me to write down a few suggestions for how we could save a some lives here or there.
First off, let's take some of the money we're spending on things like inaugurations and Tom DeLay (grammatical note: considering he has no soul, I see him as a thing) and put some money towards body armor for our troops. This will prevent them from rummaging around in dumps searching for scraps of armor. Next up, let's fulfill our promise to troops who signed up for a certain time period by letting them leave the forces rather then extend their tour of duty for months or years at a time. Or, you could just call off the war and then you wouldn't have any casualties. But I guess that's just me and the rest of the world.
Wednesday, March 02, 2005
A new Pew Research
poll shows that Dubya seems to be losing ground in his push to destroy Social Security.
Despite Bush's intensive campaign to promote the idea, the percentage of Americans who say they favor private accounts has tumbled to 46% in Pew's latest nationwide survey, down from 54% in December and 58% in September. Support has declined as the public has become increasingly aware of the president's plan. More than four-in-ten (43%) say they have heard a lot about the proposal, nearly double the number who said that in December (23%).
This is good news, at least it won't be easy for Bush and the rest of the GOP to overhaul SS.
Here's a new picture from my friend Abo...
Tuesday, March 01, 2005
social security causes cancer
Of all the claims that I have heard saying that Social Security and the AARP are "evil", I can safely say I would not be the least surprised should Tom DeLay tell reporters on the steps of our Capitol, that Social Security causes cancer or is run by Osama bin Laden. This is what I have come to expect from the deafeningly loud Republican noise machine who does not shed a bit of care for the facts, only the things they could say to bring down SS. From the claims that the investing your retirement in Wall Street is a safe concept to the downright idiotic claims that the AARP hates our troops, we won't be fighting the Republicans as much as Rupert, Rush and Sean. Oh wait, I have to go, I hear Tom DeLay will be washing his sword clean of Nancy Pelosi's blood in Town Lake.
Monday, February 28, 2005
if you're going to make an attack ad...
at least do it right! Raw Story
is reporting that the couple used in this
anti-AARP attack ad is now suing USA Next:
The couple in the photo, Richard M. Raymen and Steven P. Hansen of Portland, Oregon, have come forward through an attorney to demand that USA Next stop using their image, and that the organization publicly apologize for using their image in a homophobic and libelous way. The demand, contained in a letter sent today to USA Next Chairman and CEO Charles Jarvis, references the couples’ right to seek damages for the misappropriation of their image.Great, but what do the people over at the homo-phobic USA Next have to say? Not much, they have not produced a statement (that I'm aware of) and will probably keep using the ad until they're sued. At which point, Rush will have a great story about how gays hate American families. Let's just hope the couple wins the suit and teaches those theives a lesson.
Recently, MoxieGrrrl posted a comment saying that, while it's great people are donating to political campaigns, another equally important group of non-profs are indy media organizations. Since Rupert Murdoch has waged a war on unbiased news, straight facts are hard to come by these days, which is very unfortunate. Among other reasons, there is the daunting and simply frightening power the press has to brainwash America, distort the facts and cause entire elections to be swayed. If America knew the facts, John Kerry would have one by a landslide. Thus, if you can, I recommend you donate to your friends in the real media. Such groups are IndyMedia.org
, Democracy Now!
, and NPR
Sunday, February 27, 2005
show me the money
Celebrity political donations, what a topic. The thing is, these people are loaded, and they aren't spending it all on themselves. Ben Afflack
, Woody Allen
, Tom Clancy
, Margaret Cho
, Bill Cosby
, Michael J. Fox
, Jane Fonda
, just to name a few. You can read 'em all here
. But what about the media? Lou Dobbs
, Walter Cronkite
, Matt Drudge
(take a wild guess where his cash went!), Nancy Grace
, Michael Bloomberg
, Chris Mathews
, there all here
Recent actions by the Bush administration seem a bit hypocritical, especially after winning an election with the aid of a simple-minded buzz-word "flip-flop." What am I referring to? The Administration is currently allowing beef and meat to flow in from Canada, despite high risk of Mad Cow disease. All the while, prescription drugs are being barred access to American markets. The Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, asked...
"Why allow bad beef to enter the U.S. from Canada and not allow safe medicine?"A good question, but what about an answer? Well no one could track down the President for an answer, but I think he's to busy getting his soft money from the pharmaceutical industry for any questions.