If you don't speak up you accept what is happening. This site was born out of the mainstream media's inability to cover the news. I am just an American cititzen trying to spread the word in the era of FCC consolidation, post 9/11 Patriot Act hysteria, hackable voting machines and war without end. I rant and post news items I perceive to be relevant to our current situation.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
- Thomas Jefferson
Social Security is not broken and therefore does not need to be fixed
So Called Social Security Crisis (SCSSC)
Comments, questions, corrections, rebuttals are always welcome.
My Congressman wrote this today, Carter:Bell's frivolous complaint is a new bid demonize DeLay. He is a Bush/Delay sycophant to say the least. He does nothing to refute what the Travis County DA is investigating or the charges made against DeLay by Bell. He just assassinates Chris Bell's character. Typical of a Republican do when faced with the truth.
Al Gore does it again
Democracy Itself is in Grave Danger
When we Americans first began, our biggest danger was clearly in view: we knew from the bitter experience with King George III that the most serious threat to democracy is usually the accumulation of too much power in the hands of an Executive, whether he be a King or a president. Our ingrained American distrust of concentrated power has very little to do with the character or persona of the individual who wields that power. It is the power itself that must be constrained, checked, dispersed and carefully balanced, in order to ensure the survival of freedom. In addition, our founders taught us that public fear is the most dangerous enemy of democracy because under the right circumstances it can trigger the temptation of those who govern themselves to surrender that power to someone who promises strength and offers safety, security and freedom from fear.
A wrap-up of the Texas Democratic Convention
Texas Democratic Convention Report
It's Friday: Chris Floyd and Paul Krugman
Vlad "The Impaler of Chechnya" Putin has now added his two kopeks to the debate over the origins of the Iraq War. Obviously distressed at seeing his self-proclaimed "soulmate," George W. Bush, floundering in the rising tide of revelations about his crooked casus belli, the Chekist-in-Chief tossed the L'il Commander a bone last week with his claim that Russian agents had uncovered Iraqi terrorist plots against the United States -- months before Bush launched the blitzkrieg on Babylon
Errors on Terror
In any case, the incompetence explanation is hardly comforting. In a press conference announcing the release of the revised report, the counterterrorism coordinator Cofer Black attributed the errors to "inattention, personnel shortages and [a] database that is awkward and antiquated." Remember: we're talking about the government's central clearinghouse for terrorism information, whose creation was touted as part of a "dramatic enhancement" of counterterrorism efforts more than a year before this report was produced. And it still can't input data into its own computers? (It should be no surprise, in this age of Halliburton, that the job of data input was given to — and botched by — private contractors.)
Did you know this? So why did we attack Iraq?
2 Allies Aided Bin Laden, Say Panel Members
Pakistan and Saudi Arabia helped set the stage for the Sept. 11 attacks by cutting deals with the Taliban and Osama bin Laden that allowed his Al Qaeda terrorist network to flourish, according to several senior members of the Sept. 11 commission and U.S. counter-terrorism officials.
1. What can we do to help Chris Bell and forward this complaint? Also does Richard Morrison have a snowballs chance in Houston in unseating that jerk.
2. Hyprocrisy and character asassination are the calling cards of modern republicans. We all know that.
3. Thanks for the link of the Texas Dem Convention Report.
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