Thursday, March 31, 2005

Sean Hannity Shows Two Faces, Calls Congressman "Asshole"

This two faced hypocrite runs around telling everyone how Democrats lack civility and blah blah. The guy is a raw jerk and here is a recording of him being himself. He, "hates" Democrats and would never condescend to a real debate. The guy is the worst kind of hypocrite, one with a TV show.

Sean Hannity, the talking-point spouting mouthpiece on Fox News' Hannity & Colmes was recently caught by Harry Shearer slamming a Democratic congressman as an "asshole" when Hannity didn't realize he was being recorded.

Click here and listen.

Strangely, Hannity is constantly decrying the lack of civility from Democrats, but in the recording goes on to say "I hate these people".

UPDATE: Not that it will help, but Sean's email address is hannity@foxnews.com

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Monday, March 28, 2005

It's Republicans are hypocrites week

Yeah, I'm going to have to go ahead and declare this Republicans are hypocrites week. You can all take the rest of the week off.

The party that once proudly defended states rights, small government, separation of powers, and fiscal discipline has now officially forsaken all it's ideals in favor of radical Christianity. The party will now pursue any means to destroy the checks and balances created by our constitution. They have injected national government into the personal lives of ordinary Americans like never before in our history. They have run up record debt in the most irresponsible way possible, and they have taken powers over our civil liberties that resemble the secret ways of dictatorships.

The Republican party is all pomp and no circumstance. It has no soul.

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Action Alert - These SSI ads on TV are driving me nuts!, I have an idea. Please help!

Just call:

202 225-3121 (this is the house of reps switch board). Tell the person your zip code and they will connect you with your representative.

Tell your representative, regardless of party, that you think these ads are fake.

TELL YOUR REPUBLICAN REP THAT YOU BLAME HIM/HER FOR THE ADS. THAT THEY NEED TO STOP LYING ABOUT SSI.

Also,

Spread this around. Post it on your blogs and other message boards.

We can end this today just participate and watch.

We have the power.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Just In - Anne Coulter is the Devils Concubine

I have it direct from our Bunk Port man in hell that Ann Coulter has just accepted the coveted position of the Devils Concubine. The prestigious post is considered a must have entry on any right wing pundits resume. Some of Anne's more famous predecessors include Bill O'riely (who the Devil felt lacked certain strength and fullness), Sean Hannity (who resigned after reports surfaced that he coveted the Devils power), and Rush Limbaugh who was let go when drug addiction rendered him deficient in areas vital to the job.

Tom Delay pulled the plug on his own Father

DeLay Pulled the Plug on Father

The LA Times is reporting that Tom DeLay faced the Schindler/Schiavo family, except this time instead of calling emergency legislation and egotripping on then diluted power of the House, he decided to pull the plug on his daddy. His father too, was in a bad state. Some may argue, less than Terry's but nonetheless, the young DeLay decided to allow his father to die.

Thanks Young Liberals

Saturday, March 26, 2005

The Constitution and Terri Schiavo

The Constitution and Terri Schiavo
by Robert Siegel

All Things Considered, March 21, 2005 · NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Georgetown University law professor Jeffrey Rosen about the legal issues involved in the case of the brain-damaged Florida woman, Terri Schiavo, who is at the center of a national controversy over the right to die.

Get Your Fox Blocker While They Last

Friday, March 25, 2005

Action Alert - Expose the radical Republican grab for absolute power to pack the Supreme Court

Letter to the Editor: Expose the radical Republican grab for absolute power to pack the Supreme Court

Get your letter in folks.

At this posting they already had, 11,045.

Action Alert - Expose Senator Bill Frist's Unethical Mis Diagnosis Of Teri Shiavo

Recently Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist used the Senate floor to issue a mis-diagnosis and stir up public fervor over the Teri Shiavo case. Frist, an accomplished heart surgeon, took a political opportunity to inject himself into the case as a doctor. He had never seen or examined Shiavo in person, but cited a highly edited video tape of her.

In his speech, Frist said he was "speaking more as a physician than as a United States senator" in rejecting the opinions of other doctors involved in the Schiavo case that she is in a "persistent vegetative state."

"Remember, Terri is alive," Frist said. "She is not in a coma. Although there are a range of opinions, neurologists who have examined her insist today that she is not in a persistent vegetative state.

Howard Markel, a physician and historian of medicine at the University of Michigan, said, "Of the many physicians who have served in Congress in the history of this country, none of them have ever gone to the well of the Senate or House and said, 'I'm speaking to you as a physician, and I'm questioning a diagnosis.' Time and again, he has waved his stethoscope in the political arena. It's completely politics — he uses the rhetoric of a physician to bolster his political agenda."

I believe this is an ethical violation. But, further I believe the American Medical Association may need to hear our opinions on this in order to be encouraged to have their ethics commission look into the matter.

Please Send Mail To:

American Medical Association
515 N. State Street
Chicago, IL 60610
800-621-8335

Action Alert - Call For ABC News To Drop Wal-Mart As "Only In America" Sponsor

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Stop The Stealth Subsidy of FOX NEWS


End Forced Funding of Right-Wing Propaganda



If you buy broadband internet service from cable, you can break Fox News's hold on our politics and pocketbooks.

You tune in Fox News and see how they beat the drums for preemptive war, the erosion of civil liberties, and bankrupt economic policies.

You watch as they recycle classic propaganda techniques, and spin half-truths in support of right wing candidates and causes. You've seen OutFoxed. You check Media Matters. You wonder why anyone believes their slogan about being "Fair and Balanced." Well no one does. Even conservatives say Fox News promotes their cause - that's why they faithfully tune in. It's also why the Bush Campaign turned to Fox News as a marketing platform for its winning "motivate the base" re-election strategy.

Fox News Reports, You Decide. So Decide!

Conservatives are entitled to free speech. But they are not entitled to foist their propaganda channel on the entire country and to force everybody to pay for it. So you are free to say no. Tell them to pay for it themselves.

Then tell their distributors you want Fox News converted to a separate premium subscription channel. Across the nation, in every system they serve - without delay. Three easy steps to Starve The Fox

1. Write or call your cable company(…or DirectTV.)
- Tell them you want Fox News out of the mandatory basis package.
- Tell them to make Fox News a premium subscription service like HBO.

2. Let them know that if they don’t agree, you’ll buy broadband DSL (or other
new telephone services) from a phone company competitor.

3. Report Back so we can keep a tally and update you on our progress.


From:

Independent-Musings


Tuesday, March 22, 2005

GOP Caught on Tape

From today's Al Franken show: Rahm Emmanuel, a Congressman from the fifth congressional district in Illinois and head of the Democratic Congressional Committee about a website known as “G.O.P. Caught On Tape.” Listen here


GOP Caught on Tape

Law Bush signed as Texas governor prompts cries of hypocrisy

Law Bush signed as Texas governor prompts cries of hypocrisy

"In 1999, then-Gov. Bush signed the Advance Directives Act, which lets a patient's surrogate make life-ending decisions on his or her behalf. The measure also allows Texas hospitals to disconnect patients from life-sustaining systems if a physician, in consultation with a hospital bioethics committee, concludes that the patient's condition is hopeless.

Bioethicists familiar with the Texas law said Monday that if the Schiavo case had occurred in Texas, her husband would be the legal decision-maker and, because he and her doctors agreed that she had no hope of recovery, her feeding tube would be disconnected.

"The Texas law signed in 1999 allowed next of kin to decide what the patient wanted, if competent," said John Robertson, a University of Texas bioethicist."

Monday, March 21, 2005

Google News Search On Tom Delay. Guess Why He's Eating At the Schiavo Table

This dirt bag will hang on to the Terri Schiavo case for his filthy corrupt political life.

Is Tom DeLay Guilty? Who Cares!
Unconfirmed Sources (satire) - Mar 11, 2005
The Republican controlled House of Representatives have voted on a Rules Change that would allow Texan Tom DeLay to continue on as Speaker of the House in ...
It sounds like Tom DeLay really needs those prayers
Indianapolis Star - Mar 17, 2005
This is not my advice. This is an urgent alert issued on the Internet with the headline: "Rep. Tom DeLay Under Fire, Christian Statesman Targeted.". ...
Once more, an ethics storm is swirling around Tom DeLay, but he's ...
U.S. News & World Report - Mar 19, 2005
So it says something about Tom DeLay that the scrappy Texas legislator once known as "Hot Tub Tom" has become "the Hammer," one of the most powerful ...
Tom DeLay deserves what he is getting
Capitol Hill Blue, VA - Mar 18, 2005
By DAN K. THOMASSON. There are any number of cliches that fit House Republican leader Tom DeLay these days. Perhaps the most appropriate ...
Tom DeLay denies ethical lapse in trips
Kansas City Star, MO - Mar 15, 2005
WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Tom DeLay strongly denied wrongdoing Tuesday in connection with two overseas trips financed by outside organizations, and ...
Tom DeLay Denies Ethical Lapse in Trips
ABC News - Mar 15, 2005
WASHINGTON Mar 15, 2005 — House Majority Leader Tom DeLay strongly denied wrongdoing Tuesday in connection with two overseas trips financed by outside ...
Tom DeLay Denies Ethical Lapse in Trips
Guardian, UK - Mar 15, 2005
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Majority Leader Tom DeLay strongly denied wrongdoing Tuesday in connection with two overseas trips financed by outside organizations ...

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Saturday, March 19, 2005

Hope For the Future - There is a lot to be possitive about!

Recently I have become aware of an underlying buzz. A feeling, call it a hunch. The tide is turning. And recent events seem to back up that feeling.


Take a look at this story from truthout.

Here are some quick exepts:

"They want the rubber stamp of dictatorship," said Senator Chuck Schumer.

"They want one-party rule," said Senator Patrick Leahy.

"An ill wind blows through this country. Your freedom of speech is in jeopardy," said Senator Robert Byrd. "The opponents of the filibuster, the opponents of free speech say we don't need 217 years of American history."

Senators Harry Reid, Dick Durbin, Ted Kennedy, Barbara Boxer, and Hillary Clinton also took turns at the microphone to denounce a Republican "power grab." They were speaking on Wednesday at a rally organized by MoveOn.org.


Why is this positive you ask? Well, our people are fighting. Our people are starting to get together and figure this thing out. It can't be denied that finally facing up to the problem late is better than not facing it at all.

Ok that's one thing now check this out:

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And This too:


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This was today.

Why is this positive? Because, thousands and thousands of Americans all over the country protested today, and, I thank god there are that many people with more balls than me.

But, the most astounding thing that has awakened my positive outlook is the blogs. I have become totally convinced that there are more of us than them. That we can reach out to each other through blogs, email, and message boards, and share info. We are on the verge of a grass roots information and coordination system that will rock the vote.

How does it work, you might ask? Blog dammit, everyone must blog. Reach out and comment on other blogs that you like. Use the "Next Blog" button and let's get connected. Just today I found Grassroots Democrats in Georgia a blogger who just started posting today, and here is another PA Liberal.

Folks, on this blog there is a links section on the right side. There is a section full of blog links. These folks are just like us out there trying to connect. Check out their posts and comment on them. When you do, post a link to your blog, a liberal org, anything you care about. Together we can build a web of links across the whole country and eventually the world.

Friday, March 18, 2005

Fox News' Brit Hume misleading on Social Security Again!

Bush Had Secret US plans for Iraq's oil Long Before 9/11

For documentary proof click:
Secret US plans for Iraq's oil

To See the BBC story click:
Secret US plans for Iraq's oil

Excerpt From BBC story:
" Two years ago today - when President George Bush announced US, British and Allied forces would begin to bomb Baghdad - protesters claimed the US had a secret plan for Iraq's oil once Saddam had been conquered.

In fact there were two conflicting plans, setting off a hidden policy war between neo-conservatives at the Pentagon, on one side, versus a combination of "Big Oil" executives and US State Department "pragmatists".

"Big Oil" appears to have won. The latest plan, obtained by Newsnight from the US State Department was, we learned, drafted with the help of American oil industry consultants.

Insiders told Newsnight that planning began "within weeks" of Bush's first taking office in 2001, long before the September 11th attack on the US."

You may remember the, "Vice President Dick Cheney’s 2001 energy policy task force". To this day the administration has closely guarded the secret participants and content of this task force.

According to the Associated Press's Martha Mendoza, "details about Vice President Dick Cheney’s 2001 energy policy task force are all among the records that the government isn’t sharing with the public.

The tightening began even before the Sept. 11 attacks, and now government defenders say the nation needs protection from its enemies in the war on terror. But open government advocates worry that U.S. citizens’ freedom is eroding with every file they can’t access".

Folks, It appears to me that the Bush administration are the biggest bunch or criminals since United Fruit. Oh, yeah. United Fruit was a Bush family company.



Thursday, March 17, 2005

Over 100 Killed under US Custody in Iraq and Afghanistan

That's just what we know about. But, if you want to see some crazy media bias check this out.

Here is a story from Prensa Latina (Latin American News Agency):

Over 100 Killed under US Custody in Iraq and Afghanistan

It claims, "Some 108 people have died, most of them violently as a result of abuse, under US military custody in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a government report provided to the Associated Press."

Ok, now check out this Rueters story:

US Military Calls 2 Dozen Detainee Deaths Homicide

They don't give you the figures straight out. The only way to get the total is to add it up yourself.

Check it out:

"The Army Criminal Investigation Command looked into the deaths of 79 prisoners in U.S. custody in Iraq and Afghanistan dating back to 2002 in 68 separate investigations, according to figures released by the Army."

Then

"The Army investigated 24 cases involving confirmed or suspected homicides and another 11 cases of confirmed or suspected justifiable homicides."

Folks,
The American people just aren't getting the facts reported clearly.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Cal Thomas attacks churches for belief in social justice

From Republican nationally syndicated columnist Cal Thomas's March 14 column:

There is no biblical expectation that a "fallen" world can, should or will be improved prior to the return of the One to whom evangelicals are supposed to owe their complete allegiance.

[...]

The first description of Satan [in the Bible] is that he is "subtle." (Genesis 3:1) Another translation says "crafty." Satan tempts to do what seems good. Liberal churches have long believed in a doctrine of salvation through works, as if helping the poor was the chief responsibility of government and an end in itself, rather than a means for individuals to communicate the love of God to poor people.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Tom Delay's Corruption to Obvious to Ignore

"Republican leaders had thought they had built a fortress against future trouble by changing House rules in January and by changing the House ethics committee's Republican membership in February to include members closer to House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) and DeLay. In one previously unreported example of the tight connections, Rep. Lamar S. Smith (R-Tex.), one of the committee's new members, was co-host of a 2002 fundraising breakfast to benefit the DeLay-founded political action committee that is now the subject of a grand jury investigation in Texas."
Says the Washington Post (DeLay Ethics Allegations Now Cause of GOP Concern, By Mike Allen). The post goes on to say,
"DeLay's legal defense fund received contributions from two of the new ethics committee members, Smith and Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.). The committee admonished DeLay three times last year. Republican leaders later sought the rule changes that made it more difficult to bring new ethics charges against Republicans. Democratic leaders have introduced a resolution to repeal the rules and said they plan to try to force Republicans to publicly defend the changes at a time when the news media are reporting about DeLay's relationship with lobbyists now under criminal and congressional investigation."

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Bush Administration allows IBM to be purchased by a Chinese company

And now. As if all that wasn't enough. IBM is being purchased by a Chinese company, Lenovo.

U.S. Committee OKs IBM-Lenovo Deal

IBM's
bid to sell its personal computing division to Lenovo passed muster
with a U.S. government group, removing a major barrier to a deal that
has faced worldwide scrutiny because of Lenovo's ties to the Chinese
government.

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.
(CFIUS) approved the $1.25 billion exchange ahead of the March 29
deadline it imposed, paving the way for IBM (Quote, Chart) and the
Beijing-based computer manufacturer to go forward with the transaction,
according to IBM spokesman Clint Roswell.


Everyone please note
,
the spin machine is already out on this. The claim is that personal
computer technology is not vital to national security. Don't let that
fool you. IBM is the worlds largest computer outsourcing company, they
make super computers, servers, software and a whole bunch of our govt
agencies heavily use their technology.

This is a stab in the back for our country.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Shoveling through the bullshit

In regards to the Italian journalist shot in Iraq. My question, "could the right and left in the US have shown how full of crap they are any more obviously".

Whether it was claims of murder to suppress information or just a shameless attack on the poor woman's credibility, it's just sick.

The left should be ashamed of trying to pin a murder on the US army and the right should be ashamed of attacking the victim with their usual venom.

For once I am disgusted by the right and by the left.

For shame America.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Southern California Republicans

Southern California Republicans drive around in big trucks with lots of support the troops magnets and W stickers on them.

They are mostly contractors, farmers, or landscapers who own there own business.
They used that capital expense tax cut to buy the truck.
They listen to Rush, Hannity, and Savage all day and nod there heads in robotic like agreement.

And worse of all, they employ the vast majority of illegal aliens in CA.

I am a religious liberal

I am very religious and wish more people would be too. But, putting religious symbols in public lessens their holiness. Public monuments get taken for granted. Religion belongs in the soul, the home, and the house of worship.