I think that Howard Dean’s comments about the Republican party were pretty much spot-on. I don’t understand why other Democrats are distancing themselves from him, nor why some Democrats are actively criticizing Dean for the comments he made. These comments are exactly what the Democratic party needs. Right now, the Dems look like they are just whipping boys for the Republicans. The Dems need to show that they have a spine, and that they areLearn More
After the following rant on Wil Wheaton’s blog WWDN, how could I not love him: “Mostly, it’s when I want to rage about what a colossal fucking liar George W. Bush is, what a disgrace he is to my country, and how the mainstream corporate media have completely failed to hold him and his administration accountable for countless lies. I’m a passionate person, and I’m passionate about politics. I’m going to write about it, andLearn More
Okay, this is just plain creepy! These posters are apparently showing up on the rail line that runs between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Welcome to the world of 1984, alive and well here in 2005.
So what does the Bush administration do when confronted with reports that seem to support the concept of global warming? edit the reports to downplay the tie to global warming, of course! “A White House official who previously worked for the American Petroleum Institute has repeatedly edited government climate reports in a way that downplays links between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. “Philip Cooney, chief of staffLearn More
I’m sure that everyone has seen this, especially since I’m about a month behind the cut. But this is truly brilliant: a flash demonstration showing why Bush’s Social Security plan is a Bad Thing. A must-see.
This is so baffling to me: apparently, Conservatives are afraid of books. I think this is a major difference between conservatives and the left (liberal/progressive): the left welcomes new ideas, the right fears new ideas. You won’t see liberals or progressives hosting book burnings nor banning books. The right seems to thrive on doing both. The left welcomes free thought, conservatives try to police thought. The ten books that were voted “most harmful” are anLearn More
I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with talk radio. One the one hand, I like listening to what others have to say. On the other hand, the crap that some people are willing to say in public is sometimes shocking to me. Talk radio tends to attract more people who want to talk crap than those who want to engage in intelligent conversation. Fortunately, I’ve found at least a couple of talk shows that ILearn More
On the heels of the revealling of the Downing Street memo in May, some mainstream media here in the US are finally catching on to the story. And to the realization that President Bush continually lied when he said he had no plans to invade Iraq. On Memorial Day, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune published an editorial which gave more evidence about the lies and manipulations that led us into war: “Just four days before Bush’s StateLearn More
Now this story is just bizarre. And makes me glad that I don’t live in Kentucky. Kentucky District Judge Michael Caperton has taken it upon himself to allow people convicted of drug and/or alcohol offenses to go to church in lieu of jail time. “[Caperton] said there’s no violation of the separation of church and state because he said ‘worship services’ instead of ‘church.’ He also said it’s optional for the offenders.” In my opinion,Learn More
Apparently, some judges don’t take that whole separation of church and state to seriously: “A Wiccan activist and his ex-wife are challenging a court’s order that they must protect their 9-year-old son from what it calls their ‘non-mainstream religious beliefs and rituals.’ “The Indiana Civil Liberties Union has appealed the stipulation written into the couple’s divorce order, saying it is unconstitutionally vague because it does not define mainstream religion.” This is abhorrent! Who said thatLearn More