Silence is Consent

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.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005
I saw Eliot Spitzer Monday night on C-span. He gave a speech at the National Press Club on Monday. He was very, very impressive. I recommend watching this speech and you can find it here. Here is a pretty good wrap-up if you don't want to watch it, Eliot “Roosevelt” Spitzer – New York AG Makes the Case. I had never really heard him talk but he has what it takes in my opinion to help the Democrats with a progressive, populist message. He took the corporate leaders in this county to task for being greedy, corrupt and focused on the bottom line only. He pointed out many of them to be the cheaters they are and he personally endeared himself to me when he hammered the insurance industry. This man should be one of the major faces of the Democratic Party at this time. He speaks a great populist message and is not afraid to take on the powerful.

President Bush will deliver his plan for the Repub, er.. I mean America tonight
Dominance on GOP Agenda

President Bush's agenda for the next four years, much of which he will highlight in his State of the Union address tonight, includes many proposals that would not only change public policy but, the GOP hopes, achieve an ambitious political goal: Stripping money and voters from the Democratic Party and cementing Republican dominance for years after he leaves office.
More on the Bush administration propaganda machine
White House-friendly reporter under scrutiny
The Bush administration has provided White House media credentials to a man who has virtually no journalistic background, asks softball questions to the president and his spokesman in the midst of contentious news conferences, and routinely reprints long passages verbatim from official press releases as original news articles on his website.
..and still more
It's their party, and they'll spy if they want to
Reporters who cover the White House are accustomed to being spun by administration officials. The modern presidential toolbox includes carefully rationed news conferences, say-nothing spokesmen, dead-of-night releases of unfavorable news and phony "town hall" meetings composed solely of sycophantic supporters.



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