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.
As the days fall away in the run up to the election on November 2nd our country is not being treated to a debate on the future of our country. Instead we are debating the inane, non-issues that effect our lives very little. We are not debating the fact that our President got us into a war for fun and profit of his campaign contributors and the Vice President. That we are in debt up to our eyeballs if not higher. That quality jobs are few and far between. That health care costs are skyrocketing. That poverty is rising. That our environment is being sold to the highest bidder/campaign contributor. Our schools are in disarray. But what really matters is that John Kerry came back and protested our biggest foreign policy disaster of his and George Bush's generation. He said there were war crimes in Vietnam by US troops. Do you believe that was incorrect? Think about My Lai and Abu Ghraib. Yes Americans just like any other country involved in a war do bad things. Speaking truth to power is always risky. Not wanting to believe the truth is even riskier. Your country, right now as I write this, is committing more atrocities. Bombings in Fallujah and innocent civilians (collateral damage) die. I'm not sure what will effect you more in the future the issues that are not being addressed in this campaign or whether or not John Kerry was a war hero. I'm going with the issues.
The Bush campaign Strategy
Vote for Bush or Die
Crawford's comments were the latest iteration of a political strategy--hatched in the days after 9/11--that has spiraled out of control. What started as an effort to leverage early support for the President on national security issues has expanded into the politicization of our country's safety and security infrastructure. That process has damaged the credibility of the federal government and made all Americans less secure.
A Mother speaks
Donna Marsh O'Connor: 'To Cheney, on the anniversary of my daughter's murder'
Thank you for warning me about my vote for John Kerry. In this version of America, the one you all have crafted, clarity is very difficult to come by. Let me make myself perfectly clear: my daughter was murdered on 9/11/2001, on an absolutely clear, late summer morning. She was four months pregnant and, that morning, five minutes after the first of two planes hit the World Trade Center, she was told she was "safe." She was told to "stay at her desk." She was found whole and intact ten feet from an alley between Towers IV and V. I cannot tell you how I would have appreciated such a clear warning before September 11th, or even on September 11th. Before that day, there were warnings, clear warnings, but they only reached the desk of George W. Bush. And I note he did nothing to stop the events of 9/11.
Night and fog: Disturbing resonances between regime and reich'
George Bush's United States is clearly in a proto-fascist condition. Of course, there's no such thing as direct equivalence between historical events. The same dangers never come around again -- not in the same form nor with precisely identical content. At every point in time, a new set of elements and circumstances coalesce to create the unique reality of that particular historical moment.
Bush, Lies? You don't say.
The Dishonesty Thing
It's the same pattern of dishonesty, this time involving personal matters that the public can easily understand, that some of us have long seen on policy issues, from global warming to the war in Iraq. On budget matters, which is where I came in, serious analysts now take administration dishonesty for granted.
Will Rivers Pitt points out the issues better that me.
Dumbest. Election. Ever.
Not to make this too personal, but I blame the Boomers. The fact that the Baby Boomer generation is the most important demographic in the country right now - both economically and politically - is really the only way to explain this. Think about it. The first generation raised by television is slogging, along with the rest of us, through a campaign where the only issues discussed have to do with television advertisements. Let's not forget, as well, the fact that the two main candidates spring from that particular demographic, as well. Baby Boomers, "The Worthless Generation"! - LH