Sunday, December 25, 2005

where have all the heros gone....

Happy Xmas (War is over)
John Lennon

so this is Christmas
and what have you done
another year over
a new one just begun

and so this is Christmas
i hope you have fun
the near and the dear ones
the old and the young

a very merry Christmas
and a happy new year
let's hope it's a good one
without any fear

and so this is Christmas (war is over...)
for weak and for strong (...if you want it)
the rich and the poor ones
the road is so long

and so happy Christmas
for black and for white
for the yellow and red ones
let's all stop the fight (2x)

a very merry Christmas
and a happy new year
lets hope it's a good one
without any fear

so this is Christmas
and what have you done

war is over - if you want it
war is over - if you want it
war is over - if you want it
war is over - if you want it

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

just what we don't need....

Help stop Strip Search Sammy:
President Bush has nominated Samuel Alito, a judge with a long record of judicial extremism, to replace Sandra Day O'Connor, who has been the crucial moderate voice and swing vote on the Supreme Court. If Judge Alito is confirmed, his extreme right-wing ideology would endanger our basic freedoms.

Alito's record shows that he'll side with big business and polluters against workers and our environment. He'll undermine protections of our privacy, civil rights and public safety. Our future is at stake - we could feel the consequences of an Alito Supreme Court for fifty, sixty years or more.

can you believe Bush said this again??

I made a tough decision. And knowing what I know today, I'd make the decision again," he said.
If only we had a real press in this country!

this and that

Join John Conyers in Fighting a New Poll Tax Proposal

Watch Sam Seder do what he does best...

Read malloy's rant...

Bartcop is excellent today.

(light posting, working out of town 'till christmas)

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Murtha's Plan

While the right wing spins Murtha's plan, I thought it would be a good idea to read what he actually said: - read it here.
Because we in Congress are charged with sending our sons and daughters into battle, it is our responsibility, our OBLIGATION to speak out for them. That’s why I am speaking out.

Our military has done everything that has been asked of them, the U.S. can not accomplish anything further in Iraq militarily. IT IS TIME TO BRING THEM HOME.

help save what's left of our democracy

Read, print out, sign and fax to Dean...(stolen from Mark Crispin Miller)

Calling Dr. Dean.... Here is Sheri Myers's open letter to Howard Dean, who, last year, was the very first of the would-be Democratic nominees to make a public issue of the touch-screen voting machines. Now he's gone AWOL on the issue. Why? He needs to deal with it again, and fast-

FAXED TO DNC HQ: (202) 863-8174
Dear Chairman Dean and the DNC,

Got your newsletter: "Democrats will take back the House and the Senate in 2006. Send money."

I'd love to help out, but I can't bear to witness more pure hearts breaking because of election fraud. Apparently the DNC refuses to take it seriously, so here's what I'm going to do - because for me, it's dead serious.

1.VOTING RIGHTS HERO #1
I'm going to $upport Bob Fitrakis for Ohio Governor, because Bob's going to talk about election fraud every chance he gets. He is the incredible attorney/journalist/activist who led the citizen investigation of the Ohio Vote Fraud. Author of "How George W. Bush Stole the 2004 Election." and editor of the Columbus FreePress.

BTW, (no surprise to anybody) Fitrakis is a Green. http://www.bobforohio.com

2.VOTING RIGHTS HERO #2
I'm going to send $ to John Bonifaz, who's running for SOS in Massachusetts. I really believe he should be President - ASAP. http://www.johnbonifaz.com This is the guy who created AfterDowningStreet.org and the National Voting Rights Institute, who wrote "Warrior-King: The Case for Impeaching George W Bush" and will institute the Voter Bill of Rights,

3.POTENTIAL HEROES - we ALL win!
I'm going to ask all my vote-loving pals to sign the petition supporting the Rush-Holt bill, immediately. Now there's legislation that should have passed YESTERDAY.

4. OBAMA STEPS UP!
Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) has introduced a bill, S. 1975, The Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2005. I'm calling Senator Boxer to stand with him. This could put lots of Repug thugs on notice for the 2006 election.
www.congress.org

Chairman Dean, how are YOU going to lead?

I don't want to read any DNC decrees. There's a war being waged by the Republican touchscreen companies to eat up our Democracy. THIS IS AN EMERGENCY. I know you're aware of this.

I saw you Dr. Dean, you sat there with Bev Harris, and she showed you how easy it was to hack the vote. "Whoa!" you said. I know you have Mark Crispin Miller's excellent "Fooled Again: How the Right Stole the 2004 Election & Why They'll Steal the Next One Too." AND I know Rev. Jesse Jackson put you with Bob Fitrakis to hear about the Ohio Fraud.

Where'd you go, Howard??
You know we've already lost Ohio to Diebold Republicans?
Doesn't Ohio figure in your master plan to take back the White House?
What about Florida? No? Don't need that state either?
I'm sure you know that North Carolina just caved and certified Diebold, didn't you?
OOPS!

And California, about be railroaded by SOS McPherson into buying bad machines. That okay with you, too?

Not a penny, not one phone call, not one online electron will I give to the Democratic Party until you seriously address the fraudulent election process that caused us to lose the last election.

Get the DNC on board, get some guts and get it done.

Onward, as sincere as they come,

Sheri Leigh Myers
Election Reform Activist

Los Angeles

p.s. And just to show how sincere I am, I'm asking 1000 of my vote-loving web friends to substitute their names and fax this letter to you at the DNC, (202) 863-8174, give $$ to Fitrakis and Bonifaz and ask all their friends to do the same.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

today's nuggets

Bradblog's got the scoop on North Carolina's voting machine fiasco....

Tell Your Elected Officials: Don't Sell Off Public Lands!

Read about Bush's war on the press....

The Right’s New Strategy: Anti-Alito = Anti-God...

What the MSM should be like....

Time poll: 60% want next president to be 'completely different' from Bush...

Caution........graphic

Send this to any war supporters you know.......might make them think about their position.

Dowd slices and dices Cheny

(she's on fire)

Inside Cheney's secret bunker, things are no longer so groovy

[snip]

Things had been going so smoothly. The global torture franchise was up and running. Halliburton contracts were flowing. Tax cuts were sailing through. Oil companies were raking it in. Alaska drilling was thrillingly close. The courts were defending his executive privilege on energy policy, and people were still buying all that smoke about Saddam's being responsible for 9/11, and that drivel about how we're fighting them there so we don't have to fight them here. Everything was groovy.

But not anymore. Cheney could not believe that Karl had made him go out and call that loudmouth Jack Murtha a patriot. He was sure the Pentagon generals had put the congressman up to calling for a withdrawal from Iraq. Is the military brass getting in touch with its pacifist side? In Wyoming, Vice shoots doves.

How dare Murtha suggest that Cheney dodged and dodged and dodged and dodged and dodged the draft? Murtha thinks he knows about war just because he served in one and was a Marine for 37 years? Vice started his own war. Now that's a credential!

It always goes this way with the cut-and-run crowd. First they start nitpicking the war, complaining about little things like the lack of armor for the troops. Then they complain that there aren't enough troops. Well, that would just require more armor that we don't have. Then they kvetch about using incendiary weapons in a city like Fallujah. Vice likes the smell of white phosphorus in the morning.

What really enrages him is all the Republicans in the Senate making noises about timetables. Before you know it, it's going to be helicopters on the Baghdad embassy rooftop.

Just because Junior's approval ratings are in the 30s, people around here are going all wobbly. Vice was 10 points lower and he wasn't worried. Numbers are for sissies.

Why do Harry Reid and his Democratic turncoats think they can call the White House on the carpet? Do they think Vice would fear to lie about lying about the rationale for going to war? A real liar never stops lying. - read it all

what kind of people do you associate with, Melissa?

First it was the dirty Delay money she took, then it was the money from and the letter writing for Abramoff, now we find out she took Cunningham's embezzled money also:
It‘s common for lawmakers in safe districts, as Cunningham was, to use their campaign funds to boost fellow lawmakers prospects — thereby boosting their own popularity, too.

Other lawmakers who have announced they had donated the money or planned to do so were Reps. Mary Bono of California, Jim Gerlach and Melissa Hart of Pennsylvania, Rob Simmons of Connecticut, Michael Ferguson of New Jersey, Jon Porter of Nevada, Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska and John Sullivan of Oklahoma.
That's quite the family values crowd you hang out with Ms. Hart.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

everybody's against us

Talk about ridiculous....the DNC got the money together to run some billboard ads about Jean Schmidt calling Murtha a coward. They signed a contract with the billboard company and now the company is refusing to run the ads! Here's the info from their email (sign their letter):

Unfortunately, at about 10 AM, we got two phone calls -- the first came from Lamar's Cincinnati office informing us that because of the content of the ad, they are refusing to continue to work with us. The second call came a few minutes later from Lamar's Huntington, West Virginia office, informing us that despite our signed contract, they were also rejecting our ad. This reversal came more than 24 hours after the DNC had signed a contract with Lamar, and 48 hours after they had accepted the artwork for the billboards you helped pay to put up.

By rejecting these ads, Lamar has limited your right to be heard.

The DNC's General Counsel, Joe Sandler, has drafted a letter to Lamar's chairman demanding that Lamar honor its commitment to run the billboards. They think they can get away with this because they own nearly every billboard in the district, but you can put pressure on Lamar to support free speech by signing on to the letter: http://www.democrats.org/lamar