Former U.S. Diplomats, Retired Military: Bush Should Not Be Trusted, Has made US more Vulnerable to Terrorism
By Calico Cat at 10:11 PM
50 Former U.S. Diplomats, Retired Military Say Bush Should Not Be Trusted; Bush Has Made America More Vulnerable To Terrorists
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By Calico Cat at 12:28 AM
Bush has no idea what death is..
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Introducing the MentoHazard logo!
By Marion Delgado at 7:31 PM
Want just the thing to warn people about NewsMax, forum trolls, psycho blogger commenters, Rense, LaRouche, Drudge, etc.? This "mental hazard" warning logo is just the thing!
Also, out in the real world, why not print up a bunch of stickers, and slap them on, oh, everything ever published by Regnery? Well, you could do that - BUT IT WOULD BE WRONG!
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By Calico Cat at 11:01 AM
WW II, Bush Family Aids Hitler; Profits From Nazi War Machine (Gulf War, Bush Family Profits from enterprise; War on Iraq -- Son like Father like Grandfather) Click image for detailed article from the Guardian.
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By Calico Cat at 8:02 PM
How could you not like a group named Refuse & Resist. This group is involved with many grassroots protests, actions, organizing. Click image for link. I like them, maybe you will too.
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One Nation, Under God, The Boogyman, And An Alien In An Ice Cave, With Liberty And Justice For Patriots.
By Emelius at 8:09 PM
The House of Representatives voted today to protect the US Pledge of Allegiance
(Pledge Protection Act) from the US court system. The vote, 247-173, was split down party lines with republicans supporting the bill. Democrats say that the bill is unconstitutional as it supersedes a branch in government and one of the checks to the balance. The bill is expected to die in the Senate with no vote scheduled. This all comes at a time when 'under god' has been challenged in the courts and failed on a technicality.
"I love the pledge," said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat. But "this bill ... violates the spirit of pledge by professing a lack of faith in the constitutional framework."
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Can DeLay Deflect Charges
By Emelius at 7:45 PM
Several months ago, House Democrat Chris Bell, filed an ethics complaint against House Majority Leader Tom DeLay over the laundering of campaign funds. The charges
stem from DeLay using a PAC to launder $190,000 in illegal political contributions. On Tuesday, 3 aides connected to the case were indicted. DeLay still has yet to be charged.
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Some Republicans ARE Smarter Than US Dept.
By Marion Delgado at 2:47 AM
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Democrats Come Together
By Emelius at 7:56 PM
Today, a number of leading House democrats sat down and came up with a 6 point plan
to take back the Congress. The points are on Defense, Education, Job Creation, and Fiscal Responsibility. As typical, the republicans are giving little thought of it in the press. I think it is safe to say that there are some meetings in progress. This all comes on the heals of the marking of the 10th anniversary of the 'Contract For America'.
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Fellow Conservative Patriots - Let Me Borrow Your Daughter
By Marion Delgado at 9:52 PM
I need to go shake up a Democrap rally soon. I plan to yell some nasty things and get a big sign into the cameras.
Problem being, they're confrontational now. So I NEED a little girl, preferably 2-4 years old, who can ride on my shoulders, pretend to be my daughter, and possibly hold a sign that says BURY KERRY!
She has to be trainable to not blow the photo op. It's fine if she cries (that's what I want), but she can't blurt out stuff like "that's not Daddy" or whatever. Leave your email and I'll contact you. I need this by this coming weekend. Fairy Kerry is gonna be at some rally in this city then.
Here's more details:
How It Works
This is the guy who gave me the idea
Footnote: I also could use someone with a Kerry/Edwards shirt to come "help out with incidents." Same drill, email me.
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John Kerry-oke Event
By Fancy Pants Elitist at 11:55 PM
Join the John Kerry event...
John Kerry-oke Benefit
Sept 28th 2004, Highland Grounds,
742 Highland Avenue, Hollywood CA, 323466-1507, phone: (323) 466-1507
John Kerry-oke Fun Raiser - $5admission good cause. Money donated to the John Kerry election campaign.
$5 adminssion, $5 per Karaoke Song, or $5 for 5 minutes for your own comedy, music or spoken word. All Proceed go to the Democratic Party. Sing up to perform at 7 pm, Karaoke "Super Tuesday".
Contact information: (323) 466-1507
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A vote for Bush is a vote for Hurricanes
By Fancy Pants Elitist at 9:04 PM
A vote for Bush is vote for Hurricanes
New to the board, so bear with me here...
It's probably pretty obvious to most people who respect science that global warming is upon us. The ice caps are melting, 10's of thousands died last summer in Europe because of heat, global weather is nuts, and the Southeastern US especially Florida is being inundated with one slam after the other with Hurricanes.
Hurricanes, in case people didn't know, are a reaction of the planet's hemiostatic system to balance out hot spots. A hurricane is a reaction to increased temperature. And though we have these every year to one degree or the other, since the temperatures have risen quite dramatically in the past few years (and it doesn't take much!), it's only natural that we would have a dramatic increase in storms. It's not consistent year in and year out, because weather systems are highly chaotic, but anyone watching or experiencing the latest would have to be an idiot to not realize that there's something afoot. I've studied global warming issues for years, this was predicted, and fairly expected.
Global Warming is 1. a cycle that occurs on a regular geological basis but 2. something that is highly influenced by an increase in greenhouse gases, most specifically carbon dioxide (CO2). Pollution, from cars, from fossil fuels... from the Mid-East primarily, from Iraq and Saudi Arabia etc, IE, from Oil. Whether or not we were due for another global warming cycle (which leads to an ice age, and I prefer the name "Catostrophic Climate Change" to Global Warming because that's misleading), we have certainly exacerbated the situation, probably speeding it up, by the increase of CO2 levels and other greenhouse gases through our polluting practices. Continuing to use fossil fuels and not using renewable resources, is a way to just make the weather as insane as possible.
I think it's fairly safe to say that Bush is a "Texas Oiler" as is his string holder and corporate racketeer, Dick Cheney. It is not in the best interest of Bush's friends to go for alternative energy resources and renewables... well ultimately it is, but they don't care about our future, or apparently their own asnd their children's and they definitely don't care about the Earth. I think they actively like polluting. Their addiction to oil, which in turn makes us addicted, is appalling. Everything is the bottom line for them, even if it destroys our lives.
While I can't say with absolute proof that these hurricanes are a direct result of the Bush administration, and really I can't because the pollution and the lack of vision by our country and the rest of the world has been going on for a long time, I can say that voting for Bush is voting for more hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and incredibly bad weather. There are numerous other reasons to not vote for this guy but this one, considering our latest and ongoing weather freakiness, should be enough by itself.
Kerry is promoting renewable energies, and has a whole new industry in his plans, that will employ a lot of people, and help our recession and our environment, and our reliance on foreign sources of oil.
And with almost every issue in this election, energy is the key connecting issue.
Vote for Kerry...
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You Have The Right To Arm Bears
By Emelius at 8:46 PM
So we are at war with people because we are afraid they will kill us with machine guns. What I don't get is why Bush would want to make it easier for terrorists to get such weapons? I think this is a large mistake, on the Bush administration, to allow the lifting of the ban on assault weapons. Oddly enough, Kerry has a few choice words
for Bush. Now if you will excuse me, I have to fire 30 rounds into a rabbit and then pick up my tank from the shop.
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Bush Threatens To Veto Education Bill
By Emelius at 9:41 PM
That is the headline everyone should be reading right now. It seems that Democrats are pressuring Congress in attempt to make a point and put the Bush administration on the defensive. It is assumed that every American from the age of 6 understands how a bill becomes law. If you do not remember, do some catch up from this 8mb video
Now we are prepared to enter the world of shady politics
. The democrats have attached an amendment to a bill for Education. The amendment cancels out some of the recent changes in the overtime laws, a pet bill by the republicans. Now if the bill passes the Congress, president Bush has said that he will veto it. This will look very bad as we go into the election. This will be a slippery issue if it ever gets to a vote on the floor. My guess is that with a republican held House and Senate, that it will never make it to the floor.
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Iraq, Outta Control
By Emelius at 8:52 PM
Rumsfeld has no clue what he is doing. In another great statement, Rumsfeld has stated just how much chaos
there is in Iraq. The military is continually faced with unforseen issues, or issues it has chosen to ignore. This governments sloppy handling of the war is costing more lives and creating more terrorists.
"The enemy is becoming more sophisticated in its efforts to destabilize the country,'' said Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Those words might sound treasonist if it did not come from the prosecutor of the war.
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Install Another Puppet, Master
By Emelius at 8:28 PM
The US has installed yet another puppet
to run things in Iraq. If you are getting confused by the revolving door on the government in Iraq, not to worry, so are most others. What is scary is that in 20 years, there will be college credit course based on the political restrucuring of Iraq. So the new interim Prime Minister is Ayad Allawi; an old friend and spy for the US for years.
Ayad Allawi, once a member of Saddam's Baath Party, spent nearly three decades in exile and more than a dozen years as a key figure in the opposition to Saddam's government. Allawi's Iraqi National Accord became a conduit for defectors and sources from Saddam's government, particularly the military.
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Bush Releases All His Records, Again
By Emelius at 5:45 AM
For the second time, president George Bush has released all his military records. Back in February, the White House had said that all of the president's military records were released. This came after the White House said that most of his records were destroyed. Now they have again released all
of the president's military records.
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Moore Than A Documentary
By Emelius at 5:39 PM
Michael Moore will go for the big prize
this year as he enters Fahrenheit 9/11
for best picture at the Oscars. The option to do so is for reasons of marketing rules in relation to the Oscars over ego. This can also open the door for Moore to get nominated for Best Editor, Best Director, and a host of other nominations, making this the most anticipated Oscars in recent memory.
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A Mighty Wind
By Emelius at 5:14 AM
Sorry that I have been offline for the most part over the weekend, but the hurricane had me without power and cable for a bit. All seems to be looking good now as the storm has moved on to some red states. I figure that I will just get cleaned up and then hurricane Ivan will come along and give me some more work to do. I am glad to be back among the online and hope to have some posts up later. "I'm alive! I .. AM ... ALIVE, bwahahahahaha!"
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Michael Moore: Day 4 Report From NeoCon
By Emelius at 1:32 AM
Michael Moore is back with another installment
tonight of what has been a much need light and aid at the end of another long night. Moore tonight is as good as he has been all week and reminds those of you who have lost the faith why you shouldn't it. We are more than 50% of this country. Bush can't even get 50%. Simple math. We will win. Get out the vote.
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Zell Miller, The Man No One Wants
By Emelius at 1:23 AM
Zell Miller spoke this week at NeoCon for the republicans in an attempt to strike down John Kerry. Miller was such a success at doing so that he over shadowed Dick. His hate filled, pit bull, mad man appearance was what the republicans wanted and that is what they got. However, now it seems like the GOP is having second thoughts
. Miller speech was no surprise either. I had read Miller's speech hours before he took the stage and managed to pass it around the channel. We knew he was going too far just from the print. But wow, when he spoke, he enraged both parties with his words and did more harm than good. Then to top is off, the talk quickly moved to words Miller exchanged with Chris Mathews of MSNBC's Hardball where he challenged Mathews to a dual. Alright Annie Oakly. Time to ride into the jobless Senator sunset for GA redneck turncoats. 'Miller, you got played by both sides last night and you got what you deserve.'
Late Thursday, Miller and his wife were removed from the list of dignitaries who would be sitting in the first family’s box during the president’s acceptance speech later in the evening. Scott Stanzel, a spokesman for the Bush campaign, said Miller was not in the box because the campaign had scheduled him to do too many television interviews.
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Kerry Answers Cheney
By Emelius at 7:52 PM
Kerry in PA today answered back
to accusations set forth by Cheney last night.
"For the past week, they attacked my patriotism and my fitness to serve as commander in chief," Kerry said. "We'll, here's my answer. I'm not going to have my commitment to defend this country questioned by those who refused to serve when they could have and by those who have misled the nation into Iraq."
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Bush Voted Against The $87 Billion Before He Voted For It
By Emelius at 1:58 PM
You hear a lot about how Kerry voted for the $87 billion before he voted against it. Well there is more to it than the talking points. Here I present part 1 of this discussion. With some easy research you can find that Bush voted against the $87 billion before he voted for it. Despite how it was done, Bush threatened to deny our men and woman serving the money they needed to perform their duty. This is the same $87 billion that they take pride in hammering Kerry for. So what was so outrageous that made Bush threaten to veto the money needed to excute the Bush war plans? Was it the $9 million to modernize the Iraqi postal system in which many new addresses had to be assigned because the addresses simply did not exist any more? Was it the $100 million for war crime experts to which the Americans were a part of? No, it was because it was going to be a loan. That is right, Bush told congress that he would veto
the aid needed to rebuild Iraq and support our troops because it was a loan. Bush did not want one of the richest countries in the world to have to repay the US for it's spending despite that when we went into the war, we were told that income generated in Iraq would pay for it.
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So You Think You Are Good?
By Emelius at 4:38 AM
So you have spent weeks or months in the channel. You have held your own in debates and managed to stay informed. Now what? How can you apply these skills in a useful manner to help get Kerry and a democratic Senate elected? You can sign up at MoveOn
to help personally sway swing voters in your state and help get 500,000 new voters to vote for Kerry. Don't worry if you have doubts. That is only natural. Don't worry if you don't have all the answers either. That is what we are here for. We are your extended brain as it were. Here is yet another
way for you to help.
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By Emelius at 3:53 AM
And so the drums of war beat once again. Colin Powell is now urging the UN to take action on Iran
. This is the same UN that the republicans are saying we should not go to (I wish they would make up their mind). The other side of this is that Bush can not sustain the troops he has and this is an election year. That means a draft. You can't avoid it. That is all assuming that Bush goes to war with Iran, but who are we kidding. The only thing Bush seems to do is go to war. Not that he is any good at it mind you. Sure he can bomb the hell out of a smaller country, but can he reconstruct it? No he can't. Let's face it, it has been 3 years and he still can't find Osama. Hmmmm, seems like he criticized Clinton for being unable to find Osama as well. But I digress. Hide your children in the attic and dry clean your flag.
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New York's Unemployment Lines
By Emelius at 3:30 AM
In one of the greatest protests to date, thousands of people lined the streets to form a 3 mile unemployment line
in the streets of New York. Not too bad for a bunch of economic girlie men
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The Great American Shout Out
By Emelius at 3:09 AM
Tonight is the night when Bush takes the stand, I mean podium. We can mull over what he is going to say, or how Kerry should respond, but what role can we take? We as great Americans can Shout Out
. A project created on The Al Franken Show, invites democrats to take a moment and shout their dissatisfaction towards the Bush administration. While the concept may be a little silly or therapeutic, make sure you sign up and give your support in digital numbers.
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The Medal Debate Continues
By Emelius at 3:02 AM
No, not the Kerry debate, but one about Bush. That is right, Bush may have lied about getting medals. This is a story I reported on back in the #MR days that no one wanted to pick up on. But, it seems to of picked up some weight this week with a mention on AAR's The Majority Report, so it is worth a mention once again. What we have here is a very complicated situation. We have a picture of Bush wearing medals that you would expect to find on any service member. But wait, his paper work says he did not earn these medals. So where did they come from? One of my contentions all along is that Bush's military records were doctored and thus a federal offense. I will simply give you the links and you make the call.
The Blue Lemur
I have taken the consideration to forward these links to the media once again. You might want to do the same.
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Michael Moore: Day 3
By Emelius at 2:37 AM
Michael Moore has been writing articles for USA today all week while attending NeoCon 2004. Here
is today's filing. With Bush on the eve of his speech, Moore poses the one question that has been avioded up till now.
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NeoCon Day 3 Thoughts
By Emelius at 1:23 AM
I really don't have too much to say after tonight’s round of speeches from Miller and Cheney. These are dark times in America though. Miller and Cheney dished out the talking points and lies in a purposeful way as to deceive the American voters. In all my years of politics I have never heard such abusive and divisive wording at a convention before. It is truly a shame above all others. Rather than going over point by point of the long list of lies and deception that angered me tonight, I would rather address the Kerry campaign. I know they will never read this, but it will make me feel better.
Kerry, you need to pony up and ride into battle. It is time to show the warrior and take the lead into the darkest of nights. No need to lie, or to be deceptive. Be honest and bring the truth. Don't do it in Senate speak either. Use simple one sentence sound bites that everyone can understand. Bring up Bush's false medals and the doctored paperwork which is a federal crime. Bring up Cheney's illegal bents with Halliburton. Bring up George Bush's inability to manage his own intelligence council. Talk about Bush's inability to know that America was in a recession (his words) before he took office and that he had no plan to recover from it nor did he talk about it. Talk about Bush's criticism about when a politician changes his mind, and then Bush does the same thing. It was William J. Clinton that said, "Strength and wisdom are not opposing values". Use that and feed off of it.
Now to the voters, this election is up to you. If you expect Kerry to go door to door to explain himself to everyone, then you need to leave. That is not real, yet that is what I hear. You bitch about the media, yet you don't talk with the media. You talk about the need to get out the vote, yet you don't have your glove box crammed with voter registration cards. You need to get active.
So first thing in the morning, find your state run democratic party and sign up for their newsletters. Next, find your local DNC office and ask for supplies. Ask how you can help all the candidates. You may not be ready to go door to door, but maybe you can man the phone bank for 2 nights. Get the signs, bumper stickers, and buttons. Know your candidates. And contact the media when they are focusing on a non story. Don't just bitch, call or email the media and correct them. Tell them the real story. Do something for goodness sake. It takes all of five minutes and then you can blame the media. If you don't, then you have no right to complain about the media, but rather you can only blame yourself.
You can make a difference, but you need to try. Government will not help you. You have to help yourself first. It is like thinking that a job will come to you. No you have to go to the job. A change in the regime starts today, and guess what ... it starts with you. You. The one sole individual person who thinks the world is too big to change the world alone. Well it is. But if we get enough you's together ... wow. Some great things can happen. Magic happens when we get a thousand you’s working for one goal. Change happens. Lives are changed. People are saved not in the name of god, but from famine, disease, and poverty. It all starts and ends with you. Without you, there is no us.
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Video: Protesters Protest NeoCon From The Inside
By Emelius at 9:40 PM
If you watched NeoCon last night you may have caught a glimpse of the NeoCon disruption after the Twins spoke. If you missed it, we got the video and article
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Keyes Exposes The Republican Platform
By Emelius at 4:43 PM
In a radio interview on Monday night, Keyes said
what the republicans won't say this week at NeoCon. He spoke what most republicans have on their mind including George Bush. Keyes exposed his true face and hatred for the homosexual's that pay taxes and vote in this country.
After saying homosexuality is "selfish hedonism," Keyes was asked if that made Mary Cheney "a selfish hedonist."
"Of course she is," Keyes replied. "That goes by definition."
So what does this say for a party that worked so hard to put a man up that represents the party in Illinois? Any comment Mr. Cheney? Mary? Of course not.
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Video: Front Lines Of The Protests
By Emelius at 4:07 PM
GimmeLiberty clued us in to this video
that was posted up at Indy Media
. This video is sure to stir up a variety of emotions in everyone. Please, keep letting us know of any and all
protest media you come across so that we may share it with others.
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Protests And The Press
By Emelius at 3:20 PM
Thousands have been protesting. Hundreds haev been arrested. Millions are watching. Here is some of the press.
New York Times
The Boston Globe
The Washington Post
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Kerry/Edwards Get New Wind
By Emelius at 6:08 AM
Kerry/Edwards team brings on some old faces to give the campaign a fresh breath and maybe a new perspective. It is no secret that the democrats have been at odds of late on how Kerry should run his campaign. However, it is always like that. Voters are always trying to second guess the candidate. But I think most will agree that the recent swiftgoat thing got out of hand. So bring on the additional staff.
Joining the Kerry-Edwards campaign: Senior Advisor Joe Lockhart; Director of Rapid Response Joel Johnson; Senior Advisor for National Security Affairs Dr. Susan Rice; Policy Advisor on Israel and the Middle East former Congressman Mel Levine; Elizabeth Edwards Chief of Staff Lori Denham and Elizabeth Edwards Communication Director Karen Finney.
Many of those names may be familiar to hardcore democrats. If you don't know them, then read up on their history at the article
. I see this move as a positive one and one that should not cause too much commotion as it is being done during the protests and NeoCon. I am happy.
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A Call To Wallets
By Emelius at 2:50 AM
Ok, so the title is the worse you can choose if you want anyone to ready your article, but nothing else seems to work at this hour. This is not a call for cash for a candidate or a party though. No, this time it is for a greater need. If you have been paying attention in even the least this week, you will have noticed that there has been a great thing happening for the left. We have managed to do what the right could not. We have won the media battle for the first 2 days of NeoCon 2004. We have the headlines, we have the lead in's, we have the first 5+ minutes of the national news. This has come at a great price and the price will only get bigger as we move into Thursday and the police lose their patients. What has been happening is a very well coordinated series of protests throughout New York that I have never seen before. Through the use of text messaging, websites, and cell phones, the protesters have been able to move like a school of fish navigating the streets of New York and launching into multiple demonstrations at a moments notice and keep the police on their toes. The downside is that now there is bail and lawyers.
So what you can do is open up your wallets since you can't be there to perform the actions. Think about it. What if you were there and a bunch of your friends said, "You want to go down to the FOX studios and participate in a 'Shut Up!' protest?" and you go. Then the cops bust you, legit or not. Now you are in jail and have to come up with $1500 or face 30 days in jail and have a record. Not a pleasant thought for saying "Shut Up FOX!" So I sit here after watching reports file in all day about protesters, and wondered what it was we could do. So I ask for you to donate some cash. Give a little or a lot, I don't care and neither do they. They are putting their lives and livelihoods on the line for us via proxy. They are our troops in the battle. A battle with more cops than soldiers in Afghanistan. So how about supporting OUR troops in this war to reclaim America as a land of freedom. A land of free speech. Free to assemble. The freedom to walk the streets without being asked for you papers, what is in your backpack, or a dog search of your person or car.
There are so many groups that would be glad to take your money that it would take post of it's own to list. So I will only direct you to two groups and you can ask them where your money is better sent to help these activists. So please contact the New York ACLU
and United For Peace And Justice
. I am sure they would appreciate it and so will some one who had to spend the night in jail to reclaim your rights.
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Mike Moore: Day 2
By Emelius at 12:37 AM
has his second article from NeoCon 2004 up
. While last nights article was rather diplomatic and contained messages for both republicans and democrats, tonights is laced with a slight dose of 'back at ya McCain'. Which is fitting since McCain decided to take a cheap shot
at Moore on national TV while he was sitting there. None the less, it is another fine article by Moore that I did not want to end and leaves me wanting tomorrows copy already. Since that won't happen til tomorrow, I guess I will have to wait. I only hope I don't off myself during Cheney's speech and miss it. 'Moore, you are my only reason for living now. Well you and football season. Ok, You, football season, and a good pizza.' Oh, you get the point.
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