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  • Our theocracy nightmare: President Palin’s martial law (Here's their real fear - she's effective)

    06/29/2013 12:59:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Salon ^ | June 29, 2013 | Frederic C. Rich
    What if McCain/Palin won, then McCain died -- and a terror attack followed. Apocalyptic fiction from a nightmare It is obvious in retrospect that only an external attack like that on 7/22 could have saved the Palin presidency. Without it, would any of what followed have happened? I doubt it. The Democrats would have recaptured both the White House and Senate that fall. The culture wars would have simmered on, but the evangelical movement’s momentum on the path toward political power would have been lost. I would be installed in my corner office downtown, practicing law. I would probably have...
  • House rejects Dem motion against Issa

    06/29/2012 10:14:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/29/12 | Pete Kasperowicz
    The House on Friday morning rejected a Democratic resolution citing House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) for running a biased investigation against Attorney General Eric Holder, and for conducting a "witch-hunt" against Holder. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) brought up the resolution saying Issa's investigation "discredits the integrity of the House," after which Republicans quickly made a motion to table the resolution. That GOP motion was approved on a 259-161 vote. More than 20 Democrats voted with Republicans.
  • Black caucus to stage walkout during Holder contempt vote in House (NOT racist)

    06/27/2012 5:18:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/27/12 | Jordy Yager
    Black caucus to stage walkout during Holder contempt vote in HouseBy Jordy Yager - 06/27/12 06:57 PM ET Members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) plan to stage a walkout during Thursday’s vote on whether to place Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. The CBC is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday to discuss the details of the walkout and is planning to circulate a letter to House Democrats requesting that they join them on the Capitol steps for a press conference during the contempt vote. The move comes less than 24 hours before the House...
  • Steve Kornacki Claims 'No Evidence' ATF Walked Guns to Advance Gun Control Agenda

    06/27/2012 4:15:50 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 27, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    One of the biggest pet peeves of your humble correspondent is so-called journalists who continue to absurdly claim that there is no evidence that one of the purposes for gunwalking in Operation Fast and Furious was to advance a gun control agenda. Last week the culprit was Jillian Rayfield of Rolling Stone and now Steve Kornacki of Salon and MSNBC is the latest liberal to display his reality challenged assertion on this subject: The question is why the NRA has decided to emphasize the Holder vote. The group’s official explanation, believe it or not, involves conspiracy theory – the idea...
  • LZ Granderson and David Brooks: Don't Be Nosy, Just Shut Up and Follow Obama

    06/27/2012 2:10:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh. com ^ | June 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Have any of you heard of an individual by the name of LZ Granderson? Snerdley? He has not heard of LZ Granderson. Dawn, have you? Brian, have you heard of LZ Granderson? Prior to last night I had not heard of LZ Granderson. However, LZ Granderson was named the Journalist of the Year by the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender crowd. He has a column at CNN.com, and he also writes for ESPN. LZ Granderson named the Journalist of the Year. In an op-ed posted at CNN.com yesterday, LZ Granderson, talking about Operation Fast and Furious, said times...
  • Bill Maher: 'Republicans Don't Care About Dead Mexicans'

    06/23/2012 11:28:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Newsbuster.com ^ | June 23, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Bill Maher said Friday, "Republicans don't care about dead Mexicans." This came moments after he admitted on HBO's Real Time he didn't know anything about the controversial White House mission known as Fast and Furious "until this week" (video follows with transcript and commentary): Bill Maher: 'Republicans Don't Care About Dead Mexicans' BILL MAHER: I mentioned the Fast and Furious in the monologue and I really didn't explain it to people who don't know. And by the way, I was one of those people until this week who didn't know. Why doesn’t it surprise me a dunce like Bill Maher...
  • Pelosi attacks Republican House Leaders with fairy tale Voter ID political theory

    06/22/2012 2:50:24 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 13 replies
    Examiner ^ | June 22, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    U.S. Minority House Leader Nancy Pelosi lobs yet another preposterous attack upon Republican House leaders, claiming that the House Committee Contempt Vote against Attorney General Eric Holder was manufactured by the leadership as a political payback for the Obama administration’s attempt to circumvent state laws which require display of state IDs when voting. In fact congressional Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C. has labeled this fanciful notion as, “Hogwash.” His fellow South Carolinian republican congressional representative Trey Gowdy went a few steps further and labeled Pelosi’s delusional allegations, "mind-numbingly stupid," according to Fox News. It is abundantly clear that democrat leaders like...
  • Pelosi: Republicans are attacking Holder to help states purge voter rolls (She's flippin' out)

    06/22/2012 3:01:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/21/12 | Mike Lillis
    Pelosi: Republicans are attacking Holder to help states purge voter rollsBy Mike Lillis - 06/21/12 01:40 PM ET Republicans are attacking Attorney General Eric Holder to help states purge their voting rolls ahead of November's elections, the top House Democrat charged Thursday. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Wednesday's committee vote to hold Holder in contempt of Congress — and next week's scheduled floor vote on the same resolution — represent a thinly veiled Republican scheme to distract the attorney general from his fight against state laws that have erected new hurdles to voting and registration, hurdles that would...
  • Video: Fallon sandbags Bachmann with “Lyin’ A** B****” intro music

    11/22/2011 12:42:58 PM PST · by DetroitRight · 20 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | November 22, 2011 | AllahPundit
    A Twitter user asked the drummer last night, “you don’t think indirectly calling a guest on your show a ‘bitch’ might blow up in your face? & maybe it should? (I’m a democrat)”. Here was the response. Fallon himself tweeted a few hours ago that the drummer is “grounded” but we’ll have to wait ’til tonight’s show to find out if that means anything more than “please stop yelling at me about Bachmann.”
  • Papa John's, Huggies Pull Ads From Wonkette After Palin Post-Boycott After 'Tribute' Mocks Trig

    04/20/2011 4:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Ad Age ^ | April 20, 2011 | Ken Wheaton
    Know what doesn't go over well with advertisers? Making fun of disabled children. On April 18, political blog Wonkette published a post titled "Greatest Living American: A Children's Treasury of Trig Crap On His Birthday" (none of which we will quote here). Trig, for those who don't remember, is Sarah Palin's youngest son, who has Down Syndrome. The initial response to this "celebration" of Trig's birthday was limited to comments getting in on the action, contributing the sort of jokes that would make Gilbert Gottfried proud. But then, according to Slate's David Weigel, conservative bloggers stumbled across it and the...
  • Scientific Fraud Caused by Social Pressures

    11/21/2009 6:46:20 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 23 replies · 996+ views
    Softparanorma web site ^ | August 10, 2009 | Dr. Nikolai Bezroukov
    <snip>2.4 Diagnosis #4: The Attraction of Magnificent Academic Trusels. A "trusel" is an idea or a finding that is widely perceived to be true, but which is largely useless (or even of negative value). (The idea that a truth may lack value may be disturbing, but it is true, although it is not a trusel and probably will not be thought to be magnificent.) A "Magnificent Academic Trusel" (MAT) is a trusel that has been widely acknowledged for its intellectual content (explicitly or implicitly), but without a corresponding amount of attention being given to its utility or even to its...
  • Petition Impossible (Can Ithaca Impeach the President)?

    05/19/2007 1:44:57 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies · 840+ views
    ©Ithaca Times 2007 ^ | 05/15/2007 | By: Steven J. Ferrari
    05/15/2007 Petition Impossible? By: Steven J. Ferrari Outside, despite the drizzling rain and cloudy skies, a few dozen people gathered at the Bernie Milton Pavilion on The Commons in Ithaca to vocalize a common goal: the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. The weather on this Saturday in late April did nothing to dissuade the spirits of those in attendance. They listened intently to speakers and cheered along to songs calling for the ousting of the duo. The rally on the afternoon of April 28 wasn't the only one held in the United States...
  • Sitting ducks on the bench

    11/17/2006 6:11:10 PM PST · by Thebaddog · 4 replies · 414+ views
    Star Telegram ^ | Thu, Nov. 16, 2006 | LINDA P. CAMPBELL
    As a Supreme Court justice, Sandra Day O'Connor exasperated critics by balancing on a reed-thin beam without planting her feet firmly on either side. But in retirement, she doesn't equivocate in defense of judicial independence. She has crossed the country warning that "spurious" attacks on the judiciary -- by politicians and other talking heads -- threaten judges' doing their jobs without fear or favor. When federal appellate Judge Danny Boggs said at a Friday legal conference at Las Colinas that physical assaults aimed at judges have come mainly from "the deranged," O'Connor underscored the safety concerns. "Every member of the...
  • CU Faculty Circle The Wagons

    02/27/2005 7:10:23 AM PST · by traderrob6 · 6 replies · 221+ views
    Opinipundit ^ | 2/27/05 | traderrob
    In support of Ward (Cleaver) Churchill the faculty of CU is taking out a full page ad in The Boulder Daily Camera callng for the the school to drop the inquiry into his writings.
  • You are being watched! You will slip up soon! (Ooooooooh, a scary post! ZOT!!!)

    01/31/2005 3:28:10 PM PST · by dl_pens · 189 replies · 3,465+ views
    You and your fascist co-horts will all be sorry when the Bush* administration is charged with stealing this election. His administration and this website is nothing more then propaganda for a fascist regime. We are watching you, and we will be there when you slip up and your face down on the ground because you slipped on your own Nazi style propaganda. John Kerry won this election and you know it! Everyone knows it!
  • Murder plot charge stems from voting probe [Democrat official attempts witness rub out]

    01/22/2005 1:12:03 PM PST · by John Jorsett · 21 replies · 643+ views
    Saint Louis Today ^ | Jan 21, 2005 | MICHAEL SHAW AND DOUG MOORE
    Kelvin Ellis, a top administrator at East St. Louis City Hall, plotted to kill a witness in a federal vote fraud investigation, according to indictments opened Friday, which also accuse Police Chief Ron Matthews of apparently unrelated crimes. Matthews is accused of helping a former auxiliary police officer with a felony record regain a pistol that had been taken from him, and of lying about it. That auxiliary officer, Ayoub S. Qattoum, and Matthews' secretary, Janerra Carson-Slaughter, also were charged. The vote fraud and gun cases appeared to be unconnected. Court documents provide a narrow window on the accusations. Federal...
  • Bush's Election in Series Jeopardy

    01/05/2005 9:56:40 AM PST · by Always Right · 160 replies · 7,522+ views
    Various | 1-5-2005 | me
    Bush's Election in Series Jeopardy:  Republicans running in fearJanuary 5, 2005, breaking hard(Washington DC) - The well lubed Democratic Machine is in full thrust. Millions of voters are set to march in Washington DC tomorrow to protest the certification of electors.  The other shoe has finally dropped and Bush's 2nd Inauguration may not happen.  The brilliant non-partisan Representative John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee has released the long-awaited Status Report Preserving Democracy:  What Went Wrong in Ohio.  This report weighing in at over 100 pages threatens to shake up Washington DC and rock the world with...
  • PETA using Reagan image to promote itself

    11/18/2004 6:59:47 AM PST · by Slyfox · 20 replies · 650+ views
    Meat Increases the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease “Extensive evidence points to the rich Western diet as the fundamental cause of Alzheimer’s disease: … Worldwide, the incidence of AD [Alzheimer’s disease] is more common among people who follow meat- and dairy-centered diets, than among those people who eat a more plant-based diet.” —Dr. John McDougall, McDougall Wellness Center Indeed, a flood of research shows that the toxins in meat, including chicken and fish, increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, while the antioxidants in vegetables help prevent this deadly disease. Click here to learn more. In the wake of former President...
  • THE PRESIDENT WHO COMMITTED TREASON

    10/28/2004 9:37:47 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 46 replies · 3,158+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | OCTOBER 29, 2004 | RAYMOND S. KRAFT
    http://chronwatch.com/content/contentDisplay.asp?aid=10716 The President Who Committed Treason Written by Raymond Kraft Friday, October 29, 2004 Next week the American people may do something they have never done before: they may elected as President of the United States of America a man who has committed treason against the United States of America. The Constitution of the United States of America defines treason as follows: "Section 3. 1. Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony...
  • Replace Social Security payroll tax with national sales tax

    10/21/2004 1:45:31 AM PDT · by Remember_Salamis · 90 replies · 1,297+ views
    Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette ^ | Oct. 20th, 2004 | Laurence J. Kotlikoff
    Replace Social Security payroll tax with national sales tax By Laurence J. Kotlikoff Wed, Oct. 20, 2004 With Iraq on the front burner, domestic policy is getting short shrift in the presidential campaign. Two issues&#8194;– the tax system and Social Security&#8194;– deserve much more attention. Notwithstanding recent tax cuts, our tax system places a huge burden on middle-class Americans, reducing not just their take-home pay but also their incentives to work and save. And Social Security is a walking time bomb with no obvious means, apart from highly regressive payroll tax hikes, of covering two-fifths of its future benefit commitments....
  • Video of Lawrence O'Donnell Freakout on Scarborough Country Tonight

    10/22/2004 10:39:41 PM PDT · by freespirited · 133 replies · 4,596+ views
    Daily Recycler has the clip of tonight's Scarborough Country. You have to see it to believe it. A little over three minutes.
  • Kerry leads big in new reg. - Bush barely leads in early voting

    10/20/2004 7:20:48 AM PDT · by dfdemar · 49 replies · 2,201+ views
    Per Zogby: “It's still neck and neck, folks, and targeting is intense. With Bush and Kerry now tied among seniors, small wonder that Kerry is pushing hard on social security. Recall that in 2000 when Gore faced the same dilemma, he closed out the race winning seniors pressing the social security button. Bush’s lead among armed forces’ families is strong—maybe Sinclair hears the call to reinforce. Similarly, Kerry’s growing young voter appeal can only be helped by the ‘draft.’ Two new items to note: Among newly registered voters Kerry leads 52% to 38%; among those who have already voted, Bush...
  • PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE III (live thread)

    10/13/2004 5:19:44 PM PDT · by Joe Hadenuf · 8,321 replies · 485,453+ views
    10.13.04 | Joe, and the rest of FR.
    45 minutes to go. If there is already a live debate thread go ahead and delete this. I understand posting a live thread has become a somewhat of a political ordeal here, when it shouldn't be. So to take the pressure off, I'm posting this anyway. Do I dare? LOL!
  • Bush Pulls ads in Missouri

    10/13/2004 4:34:47 PM PDT · by BoBToMatoE · 63 replies · 3,936+ views
    KYTV, Springfield Missouri | 10-13-2004 | KYTV
    KYTV (Springfield, Missouri NBC affiliate) Announced tonight that the Bush campaign has pulled its advertising money in Missouri. KYTV noted that Kerry pulled its funds long ago and that "Bush has a comfortable margin" in Missouri
  • WILLIAM SAFIRE: BUSH DELIVERED BODY BLOW IN ROUND 2

    10/12/2004 8:04:09 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 53 replies · 2,951+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 10/12/04 | William Safire
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- When pro-Kerry commentators solemnly pronounce Debate Round 2 to have been "a draw" -- you know George Bush won that round.The president won because he went in with a theme spoken by the heavyweight champion Joe Louis, just before his 1946 victory over the lighter, faster Billy Conn: "He can run, but he can't hide." (The Brown Bomber caught up with Conn in the eighth round of that first TV spectacular.)Bush's debate plan was to keep boring in on the Kerry record: flip-flopping this year on the war, but all too consistently liberal for 20 years on...
  • Democrats Oppose Sinclair's Plan to Air Anti-Kerry Film

    10/11/2004 8:56:27 PM PDT · by crushelits · 10 replies · 792+ views
    NewsMax.com Wires ^ | Monday, Oct. 11, 2004 | NewsMax.com Wires
    WASHINGTON – The Democratic Party and 18 senators are objecting to a broadcasting company's plan to air on 62 TV stations a critical documentary about John Kerry's anti-war activities after he returned home from Vietnam three decades ago. Sinclair Broadcast Group has asked its television stations, many of them in competitive states in the presidential election, to pre-empt regular programming to run the documentary as part of an hourlong program two weeks before the Nov. 2 election. Based near Baltimore, the company owns or manages affiliates of major broadcast networks in several states, including Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania. Mark Hyman,...
  • Expert: Documents Show Iraqi Ruler Had WMD, Terrorist Ties

    10/11/2004 3:48:18 PM PDT · by mrplind · 78 replies · 2,278+ views
    (CNSNews.com) - A Middle East scholar and recognized expert on Islamic militants and terrorism agreed that leaked Iraqi intelligence documents recently published by CNSNews.com demonstrate that Saddam Hussein collaborated with and supported Islamic terrorist groups, including Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, World Magazine reports. "This is a watershed. This is big," said Walid Phares, who reviewed the documents at World Magazine's request on Oct. 6
  • Best Kerry line: Look into your guts!

    10/08/2004 9:34:36 PM PDT · by formercalifornian · 73 replies · 1,708+ views
    I ask each of you just to look into your hearts, look into your guts. Gut-check time.
  • Gibson's Attempt to Influence Debate (Vanity)

    10/08/2004 10:25:07 PM PDT · by huac · 88 replies · 3,446+ views
    NY Times ^ | 10/08/04
    Moderator Gibson decides that this is to be the final question of the second Presidential Debate: "Q. President Bush, during the last four years, you have made thousands of decisions that have affected millions of lives. Please give three instances in which you came to realize you had made a wrong decision and what you did to correct it." In a debate with no high points, the final question was one last chance to stump the President. Gibson chooses a question which is designed to put Bush on the defensive, hopefully having to answer for mistakes, and allowing Kerry the...
  • O'Reilly Calls Contractors "Strung up in Falluja" Wannabes

    10/08/2004 1:21:29 PM PDT · by big_wannabe · 81 replies · 2,388+ views
    My TV | 10/8/2004 | big_wannabe
    Those guys were real deal American warriors and this arrogant blowhard says this: CMD SGT MAJ ERIC HANEY: "There is a tremendous number of wantabes." O'REILLY (Cuts in): "Look at the guys who got strung up in Falluja. Ya know? I mean, right, I mean, you get these guys, and then they think that they're macho men, and all of a sudden they're hanging from a bridge." http://www.military.com/NewsContent/0,13319,FL_vets_040204,00.html "Two Army veterans and a former Navy SEAL were among four American contractors killed in Iraq, their bodies mutilated and dragged through the streets...Jerko 'Jerry' Zovko, 32, Michael Teague, 38, and Scott...
  • KERRY PRESS CONFERENCE LIVE THREAD

    10/07/2004 11:54:13 AM PDT · by Blogger · 492 replies · 21,936+ views
    Fox News
    Anyone watching this jerk? This man has committed TREASON during Vietnam and continues to commit TREASON today.
  • The latent fascism of the American Left gets less latent all the time [ RNC Delegate Hitlist ]

    08/23/2004 7:00:44 PM PDT · by JohnathanRGalt · 39 replies · 1,907+ views
    Online Haganah ^ | Aug. 23, 2004 | Aaron Weisburd
    The latent fascism of the American Left gets less latent all the time Regarding the recently published 'hitlist' of Republican Party convention delegates, a little digging reveals the source. A website using the name rncdelegates.com, which loads its pages from another server, in New York City:Click on any state and you will get the name, address, phone numbers, etc. of the state's Republican deligates. And why is this information posted?Our objectives are to: Supply anti-RNC groups with data on the delegates to use in whatever way they see fit.Supply a body of information that can be easily added to.Encourage the...
  • Ohio: Dispatch poll - Bush 51%, Kerry 44%

    10/03/2004 10:37:55 AM PDT · by Bosco · 39 replies · 1,366+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 10/03/2004 | Darrel Rowland
    Renowned as a strong closer, John Kerry will need a stellar performance in the presidential campaign’s final month if he is going to win Ohio. President Bush has opened a 7-point lead, 51 percent to 44 percent, in a new Dispatch Poll, conducted almost entirely before Thursday night’s debate in Florida.
  • ZOT! Free Republic?

    10/01/2004 11:53:23 AM PDT · by timefortimer · 185 replies · 5,257+ views
    Okay. I just joined recently and I posted a topic and for some odd reason I got thrown out. See, Im a conservative and so on and I was just feeling... well... how can you call this freerepublic.com and go around nailing people for expressing their views? Isn'tthis what they do in Marxist and Muslim countrys? Why say free republic and then blast someone off just because they posted somthing they felt expressed their beliefs? It doesn't make any sense.
  • Kerry appeals for end to election advertising war(Or, Kerry cries Uncle?)

    09/27/2004 2:58:25 PM PDT · by jjmnolte · 123 replies · 2,354+ views
    SPRING GREEN, United States (AFP) - Democratic presidential challenger John Kerry (news - web sites) appealed for an end to the TV advertising war that has marked his election battle against President George W. Bush (news - web sites). Kerry said the avalanche of negative television spots and attacks being shown on US screens was scaring off voters. ***More like kicking his Butt. "Americans need a real conversation over our future," Kerry said in a speech at a school in Spring Green, Wisconsin. "What they don't need is all these trumped up advertisements, they just make people curl up and...
  • Houston radio station would Rather not air Dan

    09/27/2004 2:43:36 PM PDT · by UConnHuskyInTexas · 18 replies · 748+ views
    KHOU Website ^ | Monday, September 27, 2004 | AP
    Houston radio station would Rather not air Dan 03:27 PM CDT on Monday, September 27, 2004 Associated Press HOUSTON -- Dan Rather’s daily CBS radio broadcast is off the air where he grew up. Houston CBS radio affiliate KPRC hasn’t been running it for the last couple weeks in reaction to his “60 Minutes” report questioning President Bush’s National Guard service. * AP “I felt no anchor ... should ever be the story or bigger than the story,” Ken Charles, program director of the news-talk station, said Monday. “I thought it was appropriate to take him off the air.” Rather...
  • Kerry's Sealed military record?

    09/27/2004 10:36:10 AM PDT · by funeralcom · 37 replies · 1,990+ views
    http://www.usurp.com/ ^ | 9/27/2004 | funeralcom
    Unlike McCain, Bush, and Gore,,,,Kerry has adamantly refused to authorize the release of his military records. Most think it's because of his phony battle medals. I think the real reason is below. He was not granted an Honorable Discharge until March 2001, almost 30 years after his ostensible service term had ended! This is very much out of the ordinary, and highly suspect. There are 5 classes of Discharge: Honorable, General, Other Than Honorable, Bad Conduct, and Dishonorable. My guess is that he was Discharged in the '70s, but not Honorably. He appealed this sometime while Clinton was doing trouser-tricks...
  • What Do You Mean We Need a Movement? (LIBERAL LOONS)

    08/14/2004 12:19:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies · 1,190+ views
    opednews.com ^ | August 14, 2004 | David Swanson
    There's a line of thinking I keep running into that goes something like this: Because John Kerry supports Bush's illegal and unpopular war, we should stop focusing on the election and concentrate on building a grassroots movement. This argument has a number of variations in which it's maintained that we should focus on building a third party, or changing the system to allow third parties to be built, or threatening to withhold our votes from Kerry until he adopts humane and popular positions. One important objection to the recommendation that we shift our focus to building a grassroots movement is...
  • Why we should pay more for gas (Barf Alert)

    05/22/2004 6:19:58 PM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 17 replies · 147+ views
    Working for Change ^ | May 21, 2004 | William E. Rees
    Show true cost of fossil fuel at pump to encourage conservation. North Americans complain about fuel costs. But to avoid a possibly unprecedented human crisis in coming decades, they should be urging their governments to allow the price of oil and natural gas to rise even more. The present world energy market obscures the true price of hydrocarbon fuels. The Washington-based International Center for Technology Assessment, for example, has calculated the full cost of running automobiles. In addition to the price of gasoline, this includes construction and maintenance of roads and highways, oil-industry subsidies, and pollution-driven medical expenses. Depending on...
  • Holy Crap - Grab the Tin Foil and Follow Me to DU!!

    04/22/2004 5:55:45 PM PDT · by Clintons Are White Trash · 35 replies · 247+ views
    DUhmmy Land
    Word on DU is that GW planned the train wreck in N. Korea today as an asassination plot against Kim.... http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=104&topic_id=1455036&mesg_id=1455036 ROFL!!!!! Where do they come up with these things????
  • Tim Robbins doesn't get it

    04/22/2003 11:02:32 AM PDT · by faithincowboys · 15 replies · 272+ views
    San Diegom Union Trinune | April 22, 2003 | Joseph Perkins
    The Hollywood lefty thought he could take to the streets against his country – even as American troops were in harm's way in Iraq – and suffer no public backlash. He was wrong. Last week, the baseball hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., withdrew an invitation to the C-list actor and his wife, er, live-in partner, Susan Sarandon, to appear at an event marking the 15th anniversary of the film "Bull Durham." Hall of Fame President Dale Petroskey was concerned, rightfully so, that the activist couple would use the event as a backdrop to further criticize the war and bash...