Thursday, August 31, 2006

Keith Olbermann In Trouble?

You've watched the video. You've read the blog. You've posted the comments. But have you written your letter to MSNBC. Have you written a letter to counterpoint the form letters that the rightwingers are trying to unleash on MSNBC right now......more

The next industrial giant is ... India?

India's economic advancement no longer rests on telephone call centers and computer programmers. Among villages with thatch-roofed huts and dirt roads on the outskirts of this city in west-central India, John Deere and LG have recently built factories turning out tractors and color television sets for sale in India and for export to the United States.....more

Challenging the Culture of Obedience

As President Bush visited Salt Lake City August 30 to promote his policies in Iraq and the "war on terror," Salt Lake City Mayor Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson delivered this address at a peace rally outside City Hall that drew more than 2,500 people. Watch the video here, via CBS affiliate KUTV, Salt Lake City......more

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Global Warming a Boon for Greenland's Farmers

Known for its massive ice sheets, Greenland is feeling the effects of global warming as rising temperatures have expanded the island's growing season and crops are flourishing. For the first time in hundreds of years, it has become possible to raise cattle and start dairy farms.....more
The Lieberman Effect

If Lieberman is encouraging Republicans and other conservatives to go to the polls to support his candidacy, Dems are understandably worried that those same voters will back GOP House candidates, undercutting key opportunities that could help shift the balance of power on the Hill....more
U.S. yeshiva student rockers raise cash for Israelis, Lebanese

We all have different opinions about the war, about the political situation here in Israel, Segal said from the stage in English. Nonetheless, he added, we all agree that everyone can relate to a human being as a human being......more
Taxpayers pay for Bush's campaign travel

Bankrolled almost entirely by taxpayers, President Bush' name is roaming far and wide on Air Force One to help Republicans retain control of Congress and capture statehouse contests in high-stakes midterm elections......more

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

After Katrina

Full coverage of the New Orleans disaster and its aftermath.....more

CDF Katrina Project Needs Books
Book donations may be sent to:

Cathy Drane
1452 N. Broad St.
New Orleans, LA 70119

CDF Katrina Project website

Ruling helps voter registration groups

A federal judge in Miami stopped the state from enforcing a voter registration law that third-party groups said discriminated against them......more
The O'Reilly Excuse

Clinton makes up for lost time in battling AIDS

Bill Clinton worked the crowd of AIDS survivors, clasping the outstretched hands of children alive because of the AIDS medicines his foundation donated.....more

Monday, August 28, 2006

Reclaiming The Issues: Islamic Or Republican Fascism?

In the years since George W. Bush first used 9/11 as his own "Reichstag fire" to gut the Constitution and enhance the power and wealth of his corporate cronies, many across the political spectrum have accused him and his Republican support group of being fascists.....more

Saturday, August 26, 2006

The Trouble with Bush's 'Islamofascism'

If you thought the War on Terror was bad, get ready for the international disasters that the "war on Islamic fascism" will produce.....more
Ronda Storms Is Very Popular In Alabama

That's $6,500.00 dollars worth of campaign contributions from 931 Fairfax Park Tuscaloosa, Al 35406. Google Maps shows the location to be in an industrial park off of Watermelon Road. I'm curious as to why health businesses for the states of Florida, Arkansas and Missouri would all be in one Alabama.....more
The End of the Oil Era Looms

Oil, uranium, gold and platinum are more sought after than ever today. The search for natural resources is becoming increasingly difficult and prices are soaring. But future growth of the world economy depends on these natural resources -- and some will soon disappear forever......more

GOP dips in religion poll

The number of people who consider the Republican Party friendly to religion has dipped below half in the last year, with declines among white evangelicals and white Catholics......more

Chad orders foreign oil firms out

Chad has decided that as of tomorrow ChevronTexaco and Petronas must leave Chad because they have refused to pay their taxes......more

Bigotry: Out in the Open

A leading congressional candidate in Florida said he knows, "from my own experience, that blacks are not the greatest swimmers, and may not even know how to swim.".....more

If you are not electing Christians, tried and true, under public scrutiny and pressure, if you're not electing Christians then in essence you are going to legislate sin......Katherine Harris

After the flood

Katrina taught us a lot about climate change, flood control and disaster management. So why are these lessons still being ignored?.....more

Friday, August 25, 2006

Puta Of The Week
Rocky vs. Spike Lee

Jon Stewart took a good look at Rockey, the Katrina survivor who met with Bush this week, on The Daily Show last


Puta noun - whore, streetwalker, sucia, ho, slut
Republican Congressional Report on Iran Riddled With Errors

Here is what the professionals are saying about the Republican-dominated Subcommittee on Intelligence Policy report on Iran that slams US intelligence professionals for poor intelligence on Iran....more
Bush and Saddam Should Both Stand Trial, Says Nuremberg Prosecutor

A chief prosecutor of Nazi war crimes at Nuremberg has said George W. Bush should be tried for war crimes along with Saddam Hussein. Benjamin Ferencz, who secured convictions for 22 Nazi officers for their work in orchestrating the death squads that killed more than 1 million people, told OneWorld both Bush and Saddam should be tried for starting "aggressive" wars--Saddam for his 1990 attack on Kuwait and Bush for his 2003 invasion of Iraq.....more
"9/11 was Clinton's fault"

On August 6, 2001, George W. Bush received his Presidential Daily Briefing. The briefing described active plots to attack the United States by Osama bin Laden. The word "hijacking" appeared in that briefing. Shortly after this briefing, George W. Bush departed to Texas for a month-long vacation.....more

America the Shootiful
Cartoon by Mark Fiore

Send in the peacekeepers -- to save us from Charlton Heston and the NRA!.....more
Austrian girl escapes her "master" after 8 years

Police pictures showed the windowless dungeon Kampusch had been kept in -- a 6-sq-metre room, hidden underneath the house's garage, reachable only by a vault-like hatch of fortified steel. The cell, equipped with running water and a toilet, was stacked with shelves full of books, toys, a radio and a tv.....more
Chávez's Revolution in Foreign Policy

Chávez interview with Al Jazeera "had an electric impact on 26 million Arab viewers. It received the station's largest ever e-mail response — tens of thousands — with the bulk of them posing a simple question: why can't the Arab world produce a Chávez?".....more

Black students ordered to give up seats to whites

Nine black children attending Red River Elementary School were directed last week to the back of the school bus by a white driver who designated the front seats for white children.....more
The Top 10 Corporate Democrats-For-Hire

They claim to be 'centrists,' but these D.C. Dems -- whose corporate agendas aren't too different from Bush administration policies -- are living proof that the system needs fixing.....more

Thursday, August 24, 2006

While you surf the Web, who's surfing you?

Any business traveler who has logged on to a wireless network at the airport, printed a document at a hotel business center or checked e-mail messages at a public terminal has probably wondered, at least fleetingly, "Is this safe?".....more

Limbaugh handicapped races in new Survivor series

"African-American tribe" worst swimmers, Hispanics "will do things other people won't do"


Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Is Bush a Clear & Present Danger?

Faced with George W. Bush’s disastrous policies in the Middle East and his adamant refusal to change course, the question now arises whether the President has become a “clear and present danger” to the security of the United States and, indirectly, to Israel.....more

GOP Jihadists purged Republican Party

It's amazing seeing all the news stories this morning of the crazy, angry jihadists who have purged their Republican Party of Murkowski. Oh wait, no one is writing that...I forgot that booting an incumbent is fine if you are a Republican.....more
The War in Iraq Costs: $309,110,121,549

Instead: We could have paid for 40,941,752 children to attend a year of Head Start
Instead: We could have hired 5,356,921 additional public school teachers for one year
Instead: We could have provided 14,985,002 four-year scholarships at public universities
Instead: We could have built 2,783,252 additional housing units
Cost To Tampa Bay: $1,068,391,034
Cost To Florida: $16,318,259,669

The occupier defines justice

When a Palestinian kills an Israeli - soldier or civilian - his name, picture and details of his indictment will be published. He will automatically be condemned to life in jail, and his prime minister or the leader of his organization will be considered responsible and hence a target for arrest or assassination. The soldiers who kill Palestinian civilians are sheltering under the wide apron of the occupation army. Their names will not be known in public, and their prime minister and commanders will not be deemed accountable.....more
"I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees."......George W. Bush

Watch Ava Lowery's new video of Hurricane

We should simply hang our heads in shame.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Trying to Make It Home:
New Orleans One Year After Katrina

New Orleans is still in intensive care. If you have seen recent television footage of New Orleans, you probably have a picture of how bad our housing situation is. What you cannot see is that the rest of our institutions, our water, our electricity, our healthcare, our jobs, our educational system, our criminal justice systems - are all just as broken as our housing. We remain in serious trouble. Like us, you probably wonder where has the promised money gone?.....more

"When The Levees Broke" ACT 3 and 4 on tonight HBO 9pm

As violent crimes rise, law enforcement officials battle $1.1 billion funding cut

With murder and other violent crimes on the rise in many American cities, local law enforcement agencies and elected officials are battling to stave off $1.1 billion in federal funding cuts proposed by President Bush.....more
Scientist: Dolphins are stupid
Dolphins are not as clever as previously thought

Dolphins may have big brains, but a South African-based scientist says laboratory rats and even goldfish can outwit them.....more
Citizens 4, St. Pete Beach 0

St. Pete Beach joins a few other Florida communities where angry citizens are trying to take more power. They are early battlegrounds in a movement called "Hometown Democracy," which would create universal voter control in Florida. Hometown Democracy could reach the ballot as early as 2008.....more

Monday, August 21, 2006

The Loose Cannon of 9/11

And on July 22, 2004, the 9/11 Commission issued its final report on the terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Is it possible that two twentysomethings from "a small hippie town that time forgot" could undermine that entire effort with $8,000 and a laptop?.....more

The Spread of Right-Wing Extortion

A small town in Germany is currently trying to prevent neo-Nazis from buying a hotel in the town center. But is it just a ploy? The right-wingers stand accused of threatening to buy property only to profit from the resulting furor.....more

McCain Calls For Escalation In Iraq
Suggests Putting More Troops On The Ground

All along, we have not had enough troops on the ground to control the situation. Many, many people knew that, and it’s — we’re paying a very heavy price for it.....more
"When The Levees Broke" on tonight HBO 8pm

Bush still in Curveball Cuckooland

You know, I’ve heard this theory about, you know, everything was just fine until we arrived [in Iraq] and — you know, the stir-up-the-hornet’s- nest theory. It just doesn’t hold water, as far as I’m concerned. The terrorists attacked us and killed 3,000 of our citizens before we started the freedom agenda in the Middle East. They were …...more

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Reservists rally in Jerusalem as protests over war snowball

The campaign mounted by Israel Defense Forces reserve soldiers spread Monday as bereaved families joined them in demands for a national inquiry into the Lebanon war, and for the resignations of the prime minister and defense minister.....more

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Cubby The Bear Killed In Pen By Big Shot Redneck

Troy Lee Gentry of the country singing duo Montgomery Gentry is Accused of killing tame bear. Authorities allege that Gentry purchased the bear from Greenly, a wildlife photographer and hunting guide, then killed it with a bow and arrow in an enclosed pen on Greenly's property in October 2004.....more

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Government fulfills few Katrina promises

The job of clearing debris left by the storm remains unfinished, and has been plagued by accusations of fraud and price gouging. Tens of thousands of families still live in trailers or mobile homes, with no indication of when or how they will be able to obtain permanent housing. Important decisions about rebuilding and improving flood defenses have been delayed. And little if anything has been done to ensure the welfare of the poor in a rebuilt New Orleans.....more
Zogby: Bush Job Approval—34%

The numbers continue to reflect erosion in the President’s political base – just 62% of Republicans give him positive marks for his job performance, while 38% give him negative marks. Even among weekly WalMart shoppers – a demographic group identified by Pollster John Zogby as a critical support group for Bush – just 45% now give him positive job marks, though his numbers among those shoppers have improved 10 points since early June. More than three out of four – 76% – of weekly WalMart shoppers voted for Bush over Democrat John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.....more
In Nashville, Sounds of Political Uprising From the Left

“Something political will not get played on country radio unless it’s on the conservative side,” he added. “If you show both sides, it’s not good enough. It’s got to be just on the right.”.....more

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Raul Castro goes public, says he has mobilized Cuba to repel U.S.

In his first public declaration as acting president, Raul Castro said he has mobilized tens of thousands reservists and militia to defend Cuba against a potential U.S. threat. "We could not rule out the risk of somebody going crazy, or even crazier, within the U.S. government," he said in an interview Friday in the Communist Party newspaper Granma.....more
How Washington Goaded Israel to Invade Lebanon

There is increasing evidence that Israel instigated a disastrous war on Lebanon largely at the behest of the United States. The Bush administration was set on crippling Hezbollah, the radical Shiite political movement that maintains a sizable block of seats in the Lebanese parliament....more

Letter from Asia: Koizumi's shrine visits cast pall over his legacy

The shrine visits, with their predictable controversy, are useful for manipulating fear of China, much like the infamous Willy Horton ad in the 1998 American presidential campaign aroused a reflexive fear of blacks in certain quarters and increased voter turnout of a critical Republican base.....more