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)
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What Would The Founding Father's Say About This?
Supreme Court Rules Cities May Seize Homes
A divided Supreme Court ruled that local governments may seize people's homes and businesses against their will for private development in a decision anxiously awaited in communities where economic growth conflicts with individual property rights.I can't imagine Washington, Jefferson, Madison, etc.. being in favor of this.
Thursday's 5-4 ruling represented a defeat for some Connecticut residents whose homes are slated for destruction to make room for an office complex. They argued that cities have no right to take their land except for projects with a clear public use, such as roads or schools, or to revitalize blighted areas.
As a result, cities now have wide power to bulldoze residences for projects such as shopping malls and hotel complexes in order to generate tax revenue.
"Any property may now be taken for the benefit of another private party, but the fallout from this decision will not be random," O'Connor wrote. "The beneficiaries are likely to be those citizens with disproportionate influence and power in the political process, including large corporations and development firms."
Not A Coincidence
The last time our current president's poll numbers were this low and his domestic agenda was tanking something horrible happened. Most Americans don't remember that part of the pre-9/11 Bush Administration. The "s"elected president was having problems until then. It's hard to remember what life was like back then, right? But we probably wouldn't have had tax cuts and more tax cuts, and definitely not the Patriot Act without it. As far as most Americans were concerned it was all just a coincidence.
Well it's almost four years later, the beginning of a new term, our president's poll numbers are low and his domestic agenda is tanking. That's deja-vu all over again as far as I'm concerned. If the American people bought it once they'll buy it again. What Batman are we up to now? I've lost count. I will not be surprised if something horrible happens again, will you? I'm not predicting something here, I'm just saying I won't be surprised if something does happen. As Thom Hartmann recently pointed out, this administration is out for one thing, raw political power. They currently have lost that political power, I even saw Karl Rove on TV yesterday it's gotten so bad. The only question, I believe, is to what length will they go to get it back? So before the new product roll out in September keep all of this in mind:
Why did the Administration wait until September to make its case against Iraq? White House chief of staff Andrew Card told The New York Times last week, ``From a marketing point of view, you don't introduce new products in August.''If it happens again, it's definitely not a coincidence.
Plant A Tree
You've heard of the Downing Street Memo, haven't you? Well, it turns out Knight Ridder had been reporting this all along. This was my favorite Bush has decided to overthrow Hussein:
President Bush has decided to oust Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein from power and ordered the CIA, the Pentagon and other agencies to devise a combination of military, diplomatic and covert steps to achieve that goal, senior U.S. officials said Tuesday.The date on this article is Wed, Feb. 13, 2002. It's time to Nixon this administration and the only way to do that is to take bake both houses of Congress in 2006! If you haven't started the process of taking back you local Democratic Party, start today. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the next best time is Today.
Here We Go Again!?
Last summer we refought the Vietnam War this summer we will relive Watergate. What the hell is going on in the country? Nixon and everyone with him were criminals. For Liddy and Colson - convicted felons - to take shots at Mr. Felt for assisting in exposing their crimes is just ludicrous. We need a current day Mr. Felt. The only problem is that who at the Washington Post would print it?