Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Liberal Republican Suburb Turns Furious With G.O.P.

For as long as anyone here can remember, Bellevue has been a stronghold of socially liberal Republicanism. First, it was a prosperous Seattle bedroom community, then a technological boomtown, where employees of Microsoft and Internet start-ups consistently voted for fiscal restraint and hands-off government......more

Darcy Burner

Suger Land Bring Your Pencil's

Bush to implore Republicans to write in the name of a candidate whose name is not easily written: Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, a dermatologist who serves on the Houston city council.....more

Democrats retaking control of Congress would be a victory for terrorists.....G.W.Bush
DU: The Top 10 Conservative Idiots, No. 266
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John Edwards: What's at stake

Rookie Grandma Ready to Talk; Congressman Young a No Show

Congressional challenger and “rookie Grandma” Ms. Samm Simpson faces an empty chair during WEDU's District 10 Candidates' Debate to be broadcast Wednesday at 9 p.m. Her opponent C.W. “Bill” Young declined to participate in the taping over the weekend claiming he and his wife were in Washington to visit wounded vets in the hospitals and for congressional business. Congress has been recessed for two weeks for the elections.....more

Monday, October 30, 2006

Army monitors soldiers' blogs, Web sites

From the front lines of Iraq and Afghanistan to here at home, soldiers blogging about military life are under the watchful eye of some of their own........more

Saturday, October 28, 2006

MEET: Stephen Gorham

I am running for Florida Senate District 10. My wife, Rebecca, and I live in Plant City along with our 3 year old daughter, Sky Trinity. As a long time resident and a recent war Veteran honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, I am very concerned about the many issues and problems we face as residents of Florida........more

Friday, October 27, 2006

Circus McGurkis Peace Picnic

Saturday, October 28, at Dell Holmes Park

This will be a celebration of 35 years of
Circus McGurkis
9 am to 4 pm. Picnic begins at 11.
Bring your own food and beverage......info

Dixie Chick's:They have a hate list and we were number one

Movie premieres this weekend in New York and Los Angeles......more
The Dixie Chicks joined "Hardball" host Chris Matthews......here
Ads for movie about their blacklisting blacklisted......via Tiny

Shut Up And Sing......website
Is Waterboarding torture?

Poll: Middle Class Voters Abandoning GOP

The 2006 election is shaping up to be a repeat of 1994. This time, Democrats are favored to sweep Republicans from power in the House after a dozen years of GOP rule.......more

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Researchers Crusade against American Fundamentalists

In the United States, atheists are becoming an ostracized minority. But now evolutionary biologists are trying to turn the tables: According to their argument, religion is the source of evil. Morals and selflessness are not God-given - they are the result of evolution.......more
Why do Bush-Republicans lack courage to lead our troops from Iraq?

2803 troops dead, 655,000 Iraqi’s dead, Over 20,000 wounded troops, $300 million dollars a day, Half a trillion dollars spent on the colossal Iraq disaster, A full scale civil war now being waged with our Troops caught in the deadly crossfire of violence.......more

Australian Muslim Leader
Compares uncovered women to exposed meat

A senior Muslim cleric in Australia has sparked a furore by comparing women who do not wear a headscarf to "uncovered meat", implying that they invited sexual assault.......more

The 10 Worst Congressmen
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The Worst Congress Ever

This Guy Should Be At The Top Of The List

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Faith based initiative outreach going bust

Our "prodigal sons" are returning home to the progressive side of the aisle. No judgements. Let us embrace these wayward evangelicals, make sure they intend to vote the progressive way and get them to polls. This is how we win, not by bragging about how right we were.......more

"The Hell with Red/Blue; People Want Out of Iraq and Solutions"
Jim Hightower

The poor GOP I'm actually feeling a twinge of compassion for the Repubs. Poor babies, they're trying to run this year with a Gibraltar of weighty political negatives piled on their backs, including Iraq, Halliburton, Iran, congressional corruption, oil profits, CEO pay, corporate scandals, minimum wage, off-shored jobs, trade scams, rising poverty, Katrina, health care, prescription drugs, Social Security privatization, tax boondoggles, national debt, torture, NSA spying, secret prisons, and "signing statements.".......more
US troops call for Iraq pullout

More than 200 men and women from the United States armed services have joined a protest calling for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, organisers say. The soldiers said they did not think it was worth their while to be in Iraq and questioned the use of repeated tours of duty. The campaign, called the Appeal for Redress from the War in Iraq, takes advantage of defence department rules allowing active duty troops to express personal opinions to politicians without fear of retaliation.......more

The campaign's website
Also Check Out
Iraq Veterans Against the War
U.S. generals call for Democratic takeover
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The Worst Political Web sites

The problem in selecting the most ridiculous, poorly crafted, or just plain bizarre political Web sites is an embarrassment of riches: There are so many worthy contenders.......more

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

How Democrats Might Blow It

As Democrats go through their biennial rite of premature victory celebrations, they are inviting defeat again by obsessing on polls about how many congressional seats are “in play” rather than on explaining to the American people what a Republican victory on Nov. 7 would mean to the nation......more
Mr. Ann Coulter

Who's airing an enemy propaganda film — CNN or the RNC?
CNN aired a video showing part of a sniper attack, but intentionally didn't show anything graphic or violent. The Republican National Committee, meanwhile, paid considerably to broadcast, on national television, video highlighting terrorists' rhetoric and training footage.......more
Meet: Yamel Christina Arronte
Alternative To Norman And Redner In District #5


Check her out.....here

Monday, October 23, 2006

Desperate GOP Stoops to Lowest Fear Politics Imaginable

The Republican National Committee has released a new campaign ad to rally the GOP base and other voters by showing threatening quotes from al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden followed by the pitch: "These are the stakes. Vote Nov. 7." (Watch the ad here).........more from AlterNet.....here
American Democracy Threatened By Electronic Voting Machines


Clint Curtis, a former Republican who switched parties to challenge U.S. Rep. Tom Feeney, R-Oviedo, offers voters in the 24th congressional district a real — and better — choice.…Feeney is not really talking issues in this campaign, though, choosing to focus largely on denigrating his opponent. It would appear that Feeney assumes that being Republican is enough.…..more
Stay The Course George

More than half-billion dollars in Iraq aid stolen: report

More than half a billion dollars earmarked to fight the insurgency in Iraq has been stolen by people running the country’s Ministry of Defence before the 2005 elections, CBS News reported. Citing Iraqi investigators, the television network said Sunday the United States and Britain are doing little to help recover the money or catch suspects, most of whom have fled the country......more

Samm Simpson
Speak's Out
Watch Video......Here

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Fortress America Arrives in Berlin

One thing was clear at the topping out ceremony for the new United States Embassy in Berlin. The new building is a modern-day fortress........more

The Journalist and the Murderers

Anna Politovskaya was not content to report on her government's abuses -- she tried to stop them, and for that she was killed.In the days following the brutal and senseless assassination of Anna Politkovskaya last Saturday, my phone and email were abuzz with the shock and outrage of my former colleagues in the Moscow foreign press corps. Many of them were already busily typing away, collecting theories and interviewing one another about our recollections of the iron lady of Russian journalism. "It could have been any one of us," we told one another......more
United States numb to Iraq troop deaths

With the U.S. military death toll hitting 2,787 on Friday, and with 73 deaths so far in October, it is shaping up to be the deadliest month for U.S. forces since the Falluja offensive two years ago.
Analysts said even local media coverage struggles to overcome the numbing affect of the steady flow of deaths.........more

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Could an 'October surprise' shape U.S. election?

A last-minute "October surprise" -- a dramatic news event that shakes up the U.S. election -- could be a wild card in the final three weeks of the fight for control of Congress. With Democrats threatening to sweep Republicans out of power in Congress in the Nov. 7 elections, a late-breaking foreign crisis, terrorist attack or another Washington scandal could change the debate and shape the ultimate outcome......more
The Top 10 Conservative Idiots, No. 264.....here
Olbermann: The Day Habeas Corpus Died

Today, 135 years to the day after the last American President (Ulysses S. Grant) suspended habeas corpus, President Bush signed into law the Military Commissions Act of 2006. At its worst, the legislation allows President Bush or Donald Rumsfeld to declare anyone — US citizen or not — an enemy combatant, lock them up and throw away the key without a chance to prove their innocence in a court of law. In other words, every thing the Founding Fathers fought the British empire to free themselves of was reversed and nullified with the stroke of a pen, all under the guise of the War on Terror.......more

Saturday, October 14, 2006


An unflinching look at the human faces of war-ravaged Iraq......click here

A Little Conserva-tive

This essay first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly in October 1936.......click here
Sowing the Seeds of Fascism in America

Author Stan Goff, a retired 26-year veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, sounds a warning call that many of the historical precursors of fascism—white supremacy, militarization of culture, vigilantism, masculine fear of female power, xenophobia and economic destabilization—are ascendant in America today......more

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Willie Nelson: Vote the Bastards Out!

When I wrote the song "Whatever Happened to Peace on Earth" (LYRICS) at Christmastime in 2003, a lot of people were for the war, a lot of people didn't know the facts or the truth. But people are waking up now. They're learning that they were lied to about the war......more
Iraq: The Reality

The overthrow of Saddam Hussein was supposed to bring them freedom democracy and peace. But murder, kidnap and lawlessness have become the facts of life for the people of Iraq. In an exclusive extract from his new book, Patrick Cockburn describes the terrifying disintegration of a nation.....more

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Open Season on Gays in Washington

The scandal surrounding US Congressman Mark Foley's inappropriate messages to a teenage boy threaten to damage Republican chances in a tight midterm election next month. Faced with a disaster at the polls, the GOP has begun fighting back with mounting ferocity -- including a witch hunt against gays.......more
War Crimes Report Shows US Violations of International Law and Demands Prosecution of US Military and Civilian Leaders

The violence of the Iraq War, the chaos that has come to Iraq, can be traced directly to the illegality of the invasion and occupation of that country and the illegality of the tactics and weapons being used to maintain the occupation. "U.S. War Crimes in Iraq and Mechanisms for Accountability" documents these violations and calls on us all to demand investigation and prosecution of violations of international law by military and civilian leaders......more

Neocons Call for Action Against N. Korea

Encouraging Japan to build nuclear weapons, shipping food aid via submarines, and running secret sabotage operations inside North Korea's borders are among a raft of policy prescriptions pushed by prominent U.S. neoconservatives in the wake of Pyongyang's nuclear test.......more

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


You Can Visit Mr. Sousa's Website......here
Ned's New Ad, Howard Dean Is So Proud

Scaremonger - a person who spreads frightening rumors and stirs up trouble
More At "Fire Dog Lake".....here

A splendid achievement

George Bush should be congratulated - he has surely earned the right to join the ranks of despots.....more

Monday, October 9, 2006

The Secret Letter From Iraq

A Marine's letter home, with its frank description of life in "Dante's inferno," has been circulating through generals' in-boxes. We publish it here with the author's approval.......more
North Korea's nuclear capabilities

Some experts estimate that at least 80 percent of the country's stockpile of 44 to 116 pounds of refined plutonium was processed since the end of the freeze in 2002......more
Righteous posturing blinds commission to its own hypocrisy

All this might have been funny if that kind of if-you-don't-agree-you're-against-God talk wasn't so dangerous. Even when it's ridiculous, off-point and irrelevant, history shows it can still pack the house......more

Vote....Joe Redner

Saturday, October 7, 2006

Nelson doesn't act like Christian, Harris says

Six weeks after urging voters to elect only "tried and true" Christians, Senate candidate Katherine Harris is questioning her opponent's faith by saying he "votes completely contrary" to Christian principles.In an interview published by a Christian news service, Harris said incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson "claims to be a Christian" but supports policies "completely contrary to what we say we believe."......more

Stogie Recommends.....Vote Brian Moore
About 150 war protesters gather in downtown Sarasota

It may be the ultimate show of commitment to a cause for a Suncoast resident: June Gilley gave up a round of golf to protest Friday against the war and Vice President Dick Cheney.“If we weren’t here today, we’d be on a golf course,” said Gilley, a 70-year-old former Realtor who lives in Bradenton with her husband of 51 years, Horace.......more
GOP tries to rally voters

Some conservative leaders are attributing Foley's behavior to a society that condones homosexuality -- often with the help of policies championed by Democrats. `It's a byproduct of this permissive society that says really there's no right or wrong," said Tony Perkins , president of the conservative Family Research Council.......more

Gerrymandering: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count

In normal democracies, voters choose their representatives. But in America it seems to be the other way around. Webster’s on gerrymandering: "[T]he division of a territorial unit into election districts to give one political party an electoral majority in a large number of districts while concentrating the voting strength in of the opposition in as few districts as possible.".......more

Jeb Bush gets rude welcome
Police disperse angry protesters in Downtown T-station

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, in town for a fund-raiser for Sen. Rick Santorum, had a close encounter with a large group of anti-Republican protesters as he was making his way to the Duquesne Club, Downtown.......more

Friday, October 6, 2006

What about Diebold?
When all else fails, hack the election

This Congress have nothing to run on, the administration is a failure, and they are dealing with a sex predator scandal of epic proportions that simply won’t go away, so you have to wonder whether the desperate denials, backstabbing, and flat out lying by House leadership will matter at all when people go to the polls where Diebold equipment is in place......more
Bombings as US Casualties Mount as Iraq has Worst Week Yet

More blasts rocked Baghdad, spreading yet more carnage during what was already Iraq's worst week for bombings since the US invasion, and as American casualties continued to mount. For the fourth time this year a bomb exploded in bustling Tehran Square in downtown Baghdad, wounding at least 20 day labourers waiting at a spot popular for seeking work, security and medical officials said......more

61% Believe Republican Leaders Have Been Protecting Foley

Former Florida Congressman Mark Foley Sixty-one percent (61%) of American adults believe that Republican leaders have been “protecting [Mark] Foley for several years.” A Rasmussen Reports national opinion survey conducted Tuesday and Wednesday nights shows that only 21% believe that the leadership “just learn[ed] about Foley’s problems last week.”.......more