The Edward R. Murrow of our current batch of TV News Personalities, Keith Olbermann, addressed Donald Rumsfeld's recent assertion that those opposed to the war in Iraq are like Nazi enablers. The inestimable Crooks & Liars rushed out the video for download and thanks to the magic of webstreaming, here is the YouTube of it for you.

All I can say is, "Thank you Mr. Olbermann". And I suspect that a majority of our Great Nation thanks you as well.

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With her take on George W. Bush. I found this over at SwimDeep's terrific blog and thought it made a great little lite bite.

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24/7 Cable News in all its "journalistic" glory.

Found this picture over at

I'm not sure which executive at MSNBC that Rita Crosby knows or blows, but whoever it is, they must be real senior to be able to make the case for keeping this empty-headed bimbo on the payroll.

You know what is the most troubling thing about this picture to me is though?

This "journalist" is all hot and bothered. She's smiling and excited, and she's looking in with what in her mind is probably professional zeal. I call it just plain "lust". Look at her! Look at that sickening smile on her face. Look how she's touching the glass oh so longingly, wishing for just a little touch of this man. The penetrating look into his inner soul with the baby blues. I swear she looks like she's sexually aroused and on the verge of tonguing the glass.

And the object of her lust... ? This 'hideous monster' as the media would have had us believe, is looking at Rita Crosby with what is obvious and abject scorn and contempt. And now we come to find out, rightfully so! I find myself looking at her with the exact same emotions to be honest. Don't get me wrong though. This guy may be one sick puppy and in need of serious help. But that's not why she's practically humping his car door.

As if this wasn't enough to convince me, I was over at Crooks & Liars and caught this YouTube today. Kyra Phillips from CNN can't quite figure out the On/Off button on her microphone and was live on CNN while in the bathroom. What made it more deliciously ironic is that it was smack dab in the middle of one of Dubya's Infamous "Pressers", this one giving a speech about all his Hurricane Katrina "Accomplishments"

So now you know why I have finally wised up and cancelled my Cable TV service. I'll just have to watch all my Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on their sites and on C&L now.

That and I'm moving across an ocean in one month. :)

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I am a member of the Democratic Party. Know that!

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Frank Murkowski was a sleazy and corrupt politician who appointed his daughter to the Senate. I was quite glad to see him soundly lose his recent primary election contest to Sarah Palin. The guy is bought and paid for by big oil corporations raping the natural resources of Alaska and exploting Alaska's workforce to maximize their obscene profits. Opening up Alaska for unchecked, unregulated rape and exploitation by multiple Petroleum companies while making himself and his family filthy rich and powerful has always been his stock in trade. But I never quite knew just how big of a redneck cliche' he is. Below are two campaign songs he endorsed that a friend sent me. You're gonna love these! I've never seen someone so blatantly promote the fact that he's a redneck asshole...

Here comes my favorite of the two campaign songs though. I'm not sure which is scarier: A politician who thinks invoking Larry the Cableguy and The Clampett family makes a strong case for his policies is actually a good idea, or the fact that there might be people so backwards up there that this crap actually encourages them to vote for Murkowski. No wonder this backasswards rightard got his ass kicked so bad in the primary.

The first line on this guys Wikipedia entry reads:
Francis Hughes Murkowski (born March 28, 1933) is an American politician who is the current lame duck Governor of Alaska and a member of the Republican Party. (Amen!)
Like I said above, this guy appointed his daughter to serve as the Jr. Senator alongside of Ted "The Toobz" Stevens. The senile old coot who's currently leading the charge to rape and pillage the land in ANWR and to end Net Neutrality allowing the major Telcos to control what you read, watch and listen to on the Internets. His son, Ben Stevens was appointed by former Governor Tony Knowles to be the President of the AK State Senate. (Think Dad helped push that one through?) Knowles is running for AK Governor again this year.

The Murkowski/Stevens Petrochemical Crime Families have been working closely with the Bush/Cheney Petrochemical Crime Cartel for several years in a concerted effort to rape and pillage the natural resources of the entire State of Alaska. They exploit the workforce like a slave labor pool in order to provide earth-shattering profits for oil companies that couldn't give a damn about Alaska's environment. All for more money, more oil power and to further their master plan of turning Alaska into a redneck playground. Also known as Hell on Earth to someone who believes such a beautiful place should be protected and respected.

If you think that's too harsh of a description, watch this short video below to see the vision that these Republican crime family/cartels have for Alaska in the video below.

Trashing Alaska

And just out of curiosity, am I the only one who is creeped out by the thought that if Bush, Cheney and Dennis Hastert all keeled over tomorrow, Ted Stevens is our new President? Answer in the comments if you read this far. Also, if you're a member of Digg,, feed me links etc. Hook me up with some promos. I'm trying to get this kind of information out of places like Alaska and let the rest of the Nation and world for that matter know what kind of people we've got running things. It's the only way we're going to make real change; by turning on the lights and showing what's going on. Besides, it's always fun to watch the cockroaches scatter when you do that.

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Speaker of the House Nullified San Diego Congressional Race

By Michael Collins, "Scoop" Independent Media - Washington, DC

It appears the US media overlooked one of the great political stories of the year. In what is becoming something of a pattern, here’s a brief chronology:

On June 6, 2006 Republican Brian Bilbray allegedly slightly outpolled Democrat Francine Busby in the special election for California’s 50th Congressional District, despite Busby’s lead in the polls going into the election. There were immediate cries of foul following the election due to major irregularities, including electronic voting machines sent out to the homes and cars of volunteers for up to 12 days prior to the election, and irregular election results like huge mega-precincts of absentee ballots where turnout was thousands of percent more than registered voters.

On June 13, 2006, Bilbray flew to Washington, DC and was sworn in as a member of the United States House of Representatives by House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

On or about June 30, 2006, 17 days after Bilbray was sworn in as a member of the House, Mikel Haas, Registrar of San Diego County, officially completed the audit of election results required for certification, and officially certified the election of Bilbray over Busby based on 163,931 votes cast, of which 2,053 votes were said to be cast on Diebold TSX touchscreens, and the remainder scanned via Diebold Accuvote OS computers.

On July 31, 2006, the Contestants filed an election contest, seeking a hand recount and to invalidate the election on several grounds, not only including the affirmative evidence of irregular results, but also including the stonewalling of citizen information requests and the pricing of recounts at an estimated $150,000 that made it difficult or impossible for any citizen to tell who won the election.

On August 22, 2006 the defendants moved to dismiss, arguing that the swearing in of Bilbray deprives everyone else of jurisdiction including specifically the San Diego Superior Court because Art. I, sec. 5 of the US Constitution has been held to mean that the House and Senate are the judges of the Qualifications of their Members, one of those qualifications is supposed to be “election.”

There is some thing very wrong with this sequence. Elections are not complete, anywhere, until they are officially certified by local authorities. How can a citizen get sworn in as a member of the House of Representatives before his or her election is certified? Only Speaker Dennis Hastert, his team, and Bilbray have the answer.

In a filling in San Diego Municipal Court yesterday, attorney Paul Lehto outlined the core in stark terms:
Defendants are in effect arguing for the remarkable proposition that unilateral self-serving actions by a majority party in the House of Representatives to shuttle in a member of the same party can be effective, even if those actions do violence to and amount to circumvention of other sections of the US Constitution as well as the California constitution. Document available here.
Will Judge Yuri Hoffman carry on the emerging tradition of silence, or will he take us back to the courage and integrity shown by Judge John Sirica, a Republican appointee, who made history by demanding the truth from the Watergate burglars?

Lehto is one of the two attorneys representing citizens who are challenging the election. Shortly after the last vote was cast, citizens discovered disturbing facts. Prior to Election Day, several poll workers had taken home voting machines for periods of a day to a week at a time without supervision or even consistent tracking procedures. Other irregularities like vote switching on touch screen machines emerged. Brad Friedman of conducted an extensive investigation that uncovered a series of sloppy procedures by County Registrar Haas.

The election became an immediate cause for citizens, supporters of the losing candidate, and national voting rights activists. The results were also challenged by Howard Dean, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

A suit was filed by two local citizens challenging the election. The initial filing relied on the right of citizens to know that their votes are and counted correctly in order to assure that the candidate designated as the winner is in fact the winner. Part of the suit is a request, denied to date, for a recount of the ballots cast on Election Day.

In response to the suit, the County of San Diego filed a response questioning the authority of the local court to decide the case since (a) membership in the house was the province of the House of Representatives and (b) the speaker had already sworn in Bilbray.

Lehto and Simpkins filed a withering response to this argument. They point out that elections are the province of local and state authorities for all elections including federal contests, unless otherwise specified in the constitution. The following is form the filing yesterday:
Clearly, the swift swearing in did not end the election in the 50th Congressional District, and it did not render everything, including the certification of results weeks later, nugatory and without “jurisdiction.” If this swearing in had this effect, then in the course of dismissing this case the Court would be bound to conclude that the certification of the results after the swearing in of Bilbray was without force and effect, without jurisdiction, and in contravention of principles of federalism, as Defendants argue. That conclusion, however, requires either an absurdity, or the conclusion that our Congressional election was canceled by decision of the Speaker of the House, before all the votes were fully counted, and well before certification. Document available here.
So there you have it. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the United House of Representatives, called “the peoples’ House,” now has the authority to nullify elections simply by swearing in candidates and claiming federal privilege based on one narrow section of the constitution, while completing ignoring the others, including the one stating that members of the House shall be elected every two years “by the People,” and not selected in Washington DC. Once again, the country is faced with a Bush v. Gore style selection manufactured in Washington DC, and if only the people did not know which party benefited and which party was hurt by the selection, the country would be unanimous in denouncing this power grab.

Ongoing support and interference by the House of Representatives or persons associated therewith continues in San Diego. Paul Vinovich, Counsel to the House Administration Committee, Chaired by Bob Ney, R, of Ohio, had a letter delivered to San Diego Superior Court presiding Judge Yuri Hoffman, with a number of arguments in favor of the Judge dismissing the case. This type of communication with members of the judiciary, particularly when another government authority is involved, is covered by strict rules. One such rule is that the ex parte communication be provided simultaneously to counsel for all involved. In his own hand, Vinovich says to plaintiff’s attorney Lehto, “Letter delivered to court last evening.” Lehto received the fax at 8:56 a.m. Thursday morning, many hours after the letter was admittedly provided to the judge by Vinovich.

In the letter, Vinovich admits the time sequence of a July 13 swearing in followed by a July 29th certification of the election and then, through circular reasoning, tries to use the certification as justification for the swearing in ceremony. He fails to note that Speaker Hastert would have needed psychic powers on June 13th to know that the swearing in of Bilbray would be justified by a June 29th certification.

We’re clearly at the point where members of the ruling party are making up rules post hoc to justify whatever actions they wish to take. We are also at a point where there is little if any opposition to this. The House is silent. With the exception of local and national voting rights activists and Chairman Dean, the opposing party is silent. The Defendants literally argue that the Courts are powerless to stop them (without jurisdiction). Friday will reveal whether the courts are powerless to stop this abuse of power and premature termination of elections.

Will Judge Yuri Hoffman carry on the emerging tradition of silence, or will he take us back to the courage and integrity shown by Judge John Sirica, a Republican appointee, who made history by demanding the truth from the Watergate burglars?

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A bleak and saddening look at some of the havoc and destruction that Israel has wreaked upon Lebanon and the world for that matter.

From Greenpeace: The worst effects of the oil spill have been seen along 150 km of the northern Lebanese coast. Around 15,000 tonnes of fuel oil has poured into the sea from the bombed power plant in Jieh south of Beirut, causing severe environmental damage to marine and shore-dwelling species including fish, crustaceans and turtles, whose hatchlings have been caught in the slick. Greenpeace has joined other environmental groups to document and assess the environmental impact, which the Lebanese Ministry of Environment estimates will cost $137 million to clean up. The spill is thought to be the Mediterranean's worst ever.

This has contaminated up to 150 km of the Lebanese coast north of the plant; however the full extent of the spill has yet to be fully assessed as aerial surveillance is still not possible due to an air and sea blockade.
Ya think Israel is going to pay for the cleanup?

Be sure to check out my post "The Canary is Dead" about the Planetary Coral Reef Foundation and the short video documentary they put together about the state of Coral Reefs around the world. Focusing specifically on the "Canary in the Coalmine" of the Phoenix Islands.

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Life at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, that is.

I spent my morning in the ICU at the largest military medical intestive care unit in Europe. This is the first critical stop for U.S. Military personnel (and coalition forces) injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. They come from the Bagdad ER, Ramadi and all the 'hotspots' in the Middle East. They all come here before going off to Brooke Army Medical Center for burns and/or prostetics, Bethesda Naval Hospital for brain injury and Walter Reed for rehab.

This morning I saw two Purple Heart ceremonies and thirteen wounded come in. I talked to several brave, young soldiers, unbearably stoic and upbeat for the conditions in which they find themselves. One of the Purple Heart recipients, a 22 year-old soldier who was thrown from a humvee after an IED went off under his vehicle, especially touched me today. He was reintubated this morning after not being able to breathe deeply enough to maintain adequate oxygen content. He suffered blunt force trauma over much of his body, severly bruised his liver, and lost his spleen. He looks beat-up but is remarkably alert and 'talkative', he wrote comments and answered questions on several sheets of paper. He wrote to me in a steady but pained hand, that in the explosion, his driver-buddy had died. He told me that when they came to pick him up off the street where the attack happened that guys from his own unit didn't recognige him. These young guys are so amazing in their display of bravado . I told him that there are many, many Americans hard at work on trying to get all of our people home and that we thank him for his service, bravery and love of Country.
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SwimDeep, aka HopeSpringsATurtle from FireDogLake is a disabled veteran who's husband is still on active duty flying medivac flights from Iraq to Germany.

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From SourceWatch: John Doolittle, a Mormon is an "ardent opponent of casino gambling" yet he still held a fundraiser at a Wizards-Kings basketball game in "Casino" Jack Abramoff's skyboxes. These skyboxes were paid for by Abramoff's tribal casino clients. According to the Washington Post Doolittle was "particularly close to Abramoff" and later referred to him as one of his "closest friends." Doolittle was indeed close to Abramoff and he has had many problems related to that. Doolittle failed to report the skybox fundraiser in his FEC filings. (Sacramento Bee)

Doolittle's chief of staff Kevin Ring left Doolittle's office to work at Abramoff's lobbying firm Greenberg Traurig.

Julie Doolittle, the congressman's wife, has received intense scrutiny for her fundraising operation, Sierra Dominion Financial Services. Two of her clients were her husband's campaign committee and leadership PAC from which she received a 15% commission from every donation. The Washington Post provides and example of how she, and her husband, profit every time Congressman Doolittle receives a contribution. She has received at least $215,000 from Mr. Doolittle's various campaign committees since 2001.

This man is one of The. Most. Corrupt. men running around the halls of power in Washington DC. He is bought and paid for the legacy of convicted felon Jack Abramoff, disgraced corrupt Congressman Tom Delay and convicted-felon Congressman Duke Cunningham's war-profiteering benefactors.

It's time for a Representative who knows what it means to serve on behalf of "We The People!"

Support Lt. Col. Charlie Brown for Congress! Only a fool could believe that John Doolittle represents anyone besides those who are good for his own bank account.

[For The Record] I am in no way affiliated with the Charlie Brown for Congress campaign other than being listed on their websites' blogroll. (Thanks guys, I'm proud to be a part) I do hope to be helping them soon as I know the Real Deal when I see it!

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[Update] Not sure what time it changed but earlier today the DSCC altered its website to reflect Joe Lieberman's actual status as an "Independent". If you haven't read the post below, click on the picture to see how they had Joe "I lost a fair and open election and I can't take the hint" Lieberman listed on the Democractic Senatorial Campaign Committee's website this morning. They have him correctly idenditified now but they are still fundraising for him. He's not the Democratic candidate chosen by the People of Connecticut. That ship sailed and these asswipes are still treating him like some kind of entitled nobility who has some sort of claim on his throne and status within the party. The people spoke. You're fired! Get with the program guys or we're going to have a house-cleaning over the next thirty months.

The Carpet Bagger Report link below might explain one of the major reasons Joe is getting this kind of royal treatment even though he no longer has any claim to it. He has forsaked his party of his lifetime and turncoated on his shipmates.

HE. LEFT. THE. PARTY! He's Through!


[Earlier Post] The sackless, clueless, greedy, low-life, racketeering, ass-covering, protectionist, grab-asstic pieces of amphibian shit at the DSCC have this on their website as of this morning at 8am.

This one will definitely be getting a Podcast because striking every key I type with eighty foot pounds of pressure while I type out my blog posts just isn't cutting it anymore. Time to get louder...

It's 2am here though and I'm off to bed. Tomorrow I'll record a personal message, just for the DSCC. I'd just like to say to the head of the DSCC, Chuck Schumer of New York... You're an Asshole!

It gets even worse though. The Carpet Bagger Report has Lieberman staffing up with heavy-weights from Schumer's staff. Comment #4 from that post adds an even darker angle on the old game of "Follow the Money"... In this case back to Israel and a right-wing media company.

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Some of you may have noticed that I don't have any significant revenue generating advertising on this site remaining largely ad-free was a conscious choice as I consider this blog more of a labor of love. I am still a member of an ad network called Commission Junction that I use for other sites I manage though. I was there today and out of curiosity I ran a search and could not believe my eyes when I found this:

Curiosly, this ad came up under the category of "Business-to-Business"; also referred to as "B2B". It turns out that as a political party, this is completely legal. Just as it is completely legal for 527 Organizations. Since this is in fact a legal and legitimate fundraising device for a party or an interest group, my question is this...

Why the hell isn't the DNC as well as every Liberal/Progressive 527 Organization and/or Interest Group doing this in order to take advantage of the growing power of the Blogosphere and the Netroots?

It seems to me that one of the biggest problems the Democratic Party is always suffering from is a failure to play with every card in the deck. If this type of network marketing style fundraising is in fact legal, then it strikes me that every single website/blog owner could earn a little bit of money while helping to raise a lot more money for those groups and causes that they wish to support. Would that not further empower the netroots as a greater force for progressive change? I know I would certainly make a point of adding some quality text or even banner ads for the DNC and many causes that I support.

It is my hope that this gets picked up and/or read by some of the bigger blogs and politicos out there in cyberspace. This should really get "looked into" and if it is a viable and legitimate fundraising device, then every liberal/progressive cause, party and interest group should consider this as a means of fundraising and marketing.

Side Note: If you are said liberal/progressive cause, party and/or interest group, I'm available for hire (I work cheap) as an internet marketing fundraising and promotions specialist. If your cause is grounded in justice, I can help! /end shameless begging and self promotion.

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Set to one of my favorite songs. What can I say, I'm an optimist!

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Jack Abramoff - The Republican lobbyist and now convicted felon, has become a household name in the United States. He made millions of dollars by promoting slavery inside the US, stealing from Native American tribes and bribing countless US politicians; including George Bush. However most people don't realize how far his tentacles reached into the halls of power before he was handcuffed and hauled off to prison.

Before reading more about him and the criminals in Congress who gladly took his dirty money, watch this fifteen minute documentary about how he has actively encouraged and enabled slavery here in America.

One of the primary recipients of his dirty money is a Congressman named John Doolittle. He's a vile and despicable example of all that is wrong with our current system of pay-for-play "politics". He is being challenged in this election by a twenty-six year Air Force veteran named Charlie Brown, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret). An honorable man with good ideas for that district of CA. The kind of person whom the residents of this district can be proud to call their representative.

I'll be blogging about him a lot more in the very near future and I plan on helping him with his campaign to rid our Government of one of the dirtiest, most corrupt leeches, currently bleeding the U.S. and all her citizenry dry.

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Last Thursday, Aug 10th when the terrortainment ratings buffet about a new group of brown-skinned boogeymen determined to take down Western Civilization by increasing the absurdity of airline travel delays started breaking, I kicked out a post calling it for the pure bullshit that most thinking people knew it to be.

Watching the cable news line-ups of talking bobbly-heads and empty-headed Chatty Cathy dolls - scramble to explain what it all meant and why we should all be petrified in abject fear has given me a chronic migraine this week. How anyone is so stupid as to take anything these morons say as fact-based reporting is utterly baffling to me.

That's why when I watched Keith Olbermann's "Nexus of Politics & Terror" timeline on Countdown yesterday, it was like coming up for a breath of air after drowning for days in GOP-approved terrortainment talking points. It's nice to know that there is at least one TV News personality who hasn't sold their soul to Satan. Watch and learn...

Guest Blogged by: MrEMan
Our Democratic Republic has reached a critical point in its relatively short existence. America is a ship without a rudder and it's veering perilously off course. Throughout history the greatest leaders were people of intelligence, compassion, integrity and vision. They learned from their mistakes as well as the failures of those who came before them. Our current President and his party have hijacked our country and are hell bent on perpetual war. Massive corruption, fraud, profiteering and incompetency have plagued our government and their faux war on terror.

Former President Dwight D. Eisenhower was indeed a man of true character and vision. He foresaw the dangers of the Military Industrial Complex and was relentless in his fight against perpetual war and those who would profit from it. In other words, the antithesis of George W. Bush.

Below are a few quotes from Eisenhower. His words eerily foreshadow the madness of King George.
"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron."

"Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels - men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion."

"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity."

"Only Americans can hurt America."

"Controlled, universal disarmament is the imperative of our time. The demand for it by the hundreds of millions whose chief concern is the long future of themselves and their children will, I hope, become so universal and so insistent that no man, no government anywhere, can withstand it."

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."

"How far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without?"

"I deplore the need or the use of troops anywhere to get American citizens to obey the orders of constituted courts."

"I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it."

"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... Is freedom."

"In most communities it is illegal to cry "fire" in a crowded assembly. Should it not be considered serious international misconduct to manufacture a general war scare in an effort to achieve local political aims?"

"Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage. "

"This world of ours... Must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect."

"Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace."

"When people speak to you about a preventive war, you tell them to go and fight it. After my experience, I have come to hate war."

With the exception of John Murtha, Russ Feingold and Ned Lamont, there are few voices speaking these truths today. If Eisenhower were running as a Democrat today, I have no doubt he would set the blogosphere ablaze and his Act Blue page would be overflowing with cash. We need Ike back, stat.

Guest Blogged by: MrEMan

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Sorry my voice is tired and sounds emotional which doesn't reflect the fire and passion I really feel. It was almost 4:00am when I recorded it.

The journey begins here: TRex - Why It Matters. A very moving article written by one of my favorite bloggers about something he witnessed on the flight home from Connecticut after a weekend of volunteering for Ned Lamont. After you've read it, scroll down to comment #103 by HopeSpringsATurtle. Read through all of the comments or start there and read the next several dozen past it. HopeSprings is a disabled veteran whose husband is still serving and does medivac flights from Iraq. She's also known as Swim and it's been an honor and a pleasure helping her to find her very powerful voice online with her terrific new blog.

After going on this powerful and moving journey and learning the fate of the brave soldier at the epicenter of the story, I am nearly overwhelmed by how much it has touched me. It has really driven home for me just how small our global community actually is. How much we all feel and hurt and suffer and heal together. How closely we are all connected. How, if we let it, an event like this can inspire us to take even more action. The blogosphere and the internet at large have become the diamond lens through which the energy and light of those who would seek true Peace and Justice can shine. Shine brighter than the sun. Bright enough to light up the darkness of the abyss we find ourselves staring into.

I went to her blog to leave her a comment, share my thoughts and offer what support I could when I found this video Letter to America from Ava Lowery

Letter To America

What a powerful testament to the price we are paying for allowing evil people to chart a course of misery and darkness for our Nation and our World into this new millenium. No more! No more shall we inflict pain and suffering on the world. No more shall we be incapable as a Nation of tolerance or humilty. No more can we allow evil men of black hearts to bring misery to the entirety of civilization. Every time we don't shout down hate-driven rationalizations for death and more suffering from our government, media, clergy and next door neighbors - we allow it to continue.

No More! If the leaders won't heed our collective voices, then we'll fire all of their asses or throw them in jail. Or both! A very wise man once said that the only rank higher than a Five-Star General is a civilian. A friend reminded me of that recently. This is not their country. It's ours. Ours to protect for our progeny. To secure for their future. Is hell on earth the future we want to leave for them?


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So he no longer needs to look like the loser that he is on a constantly repeating news cycle. Apparently a highly-organized team of uber-scary super-boogeymen were planning to launch a devestating attacking on the western world involving something to do with "fizzy drinks" or perhaps a "bottle of lotion" (at least according to Soledad O'Brian on the Panic News Network).

As a result of this new and massive threat to all of Western Civilization as we know it, we must all now be cowed into catatonic panic and revert to our normal "herd mentality" of petrified cowards, groveling at our governments feet to "Save Us, Save Us!... Oh Jesus-God Almighty....! Save Us!!!!!

Here's the story from Reuters in case you missed it playing on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News non-stop for the past ten hours, complete with comprehensive team coverage and plenty of aerial footage of random airports in the US and UK. (Super whiz-bang, high-intensity digital graphics coming soon to this terrortainment ratings extravaganza)

Sure is a good thing to... Otherwise we might have had to learn today about the suicide bomber who killed 30 people in Iraq, or take time to read all about the 1.3 Million people running for their lives from the most powerful typhoon to hit China in fifty years, or hear all about how the People of America are starting to take back their Government from the Corporate and Media Interests and their evil overlords who are leading us straight into Hell.

(Fair Warning: Do Not watch the "Hell" link unless you are prepared to actually glimpse Hell)

A late addition to this post but I just finished reading TRex's Late Nite FDL post: Why it matters from last night. He's just returning home from a long weekend up in CT volunteering for Lamont's campaign. It is incredibly powerful and it sums up so many of my feelings it's hard to express it in writing. Just go read it!

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A great montage from The Gay Expat! I dig the Big Band Jazz.

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I always like sane Republicans that I can relate to. I caught this call-in on CSPAN tonight during the coverage of the Lamont/Lieberman primary election. Have a listen...

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Every once in a while you see a little bit of truth on Fox News!

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I'm sorry the lighting is so low and the quality is so poor. I shot it at sunset and didn't have any artificial light and I'm just learning this new program. But please watch it through and take it to heart. I honor you - my fellow liberals and progressives of the Great State of Connecticut. Today you are all our hopes and dreams as a party and as a Nation.

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It is the Presence of Justice!

What I would give to have brave men and women such as George Galloway above Getting In The Face of Fox and CNN back here in the States.

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For a lovely little nonny mouse who asked me ever so sweet!

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Brilliant satirical "PSA" from our brethren Down Under extolling the virtues and benefits of a fascist society. Problem is, between the soporific voice of the presenter and the painfully close-to-the-bone logic and reasoning used to argue in favor of fascism, I see a spot like this actually working well on the vast majority of Sheeple here in the United States.

Judging by my sitemeter traffic, I have a lot of International viewers and DailyMotion has servers in Europe and Asia. For those of you that prefer it however, here is the YouTube version.

UPDATE: Aug 14th - With the end of this video, I couldn't not but add this article as a link. Australian Immigration

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Don't bother Knockin...!

Just go on in and read all the ladies rocking the house over at The Rude Pundit.

From the top of the page to the bottom, these ladies are firing on all cylinders today. (Aug 4, 2006)

Since I've always preferred the strong, challenging, opinionated and outspoken women to the timid, disengaged and incurious, I got all tingly reading them assert logic and passion--laying waste to idiocy and the fears that drive weak minds.


Saw this Pat Robertson clip at TP and snagged the YouTube. For all the crazy shit this guy has said and done over the years, I'd like to rip him a new asshole. But apparently old age and the current heatwave have finally cooked a little bit of sense in to his warped mind and his view on how God may want us to treat Planet Earth and Mother Nature have completely flip-flopped.

It's about time. Welcome to the fold of fact-based science Reverend! A movement called Evangelical Climate Initiative began earlier this year. Let's hope this trend continues and "preaching the gospel" starts taking some new, more reality-based actions and directions.

And it also appears that even Kansas has been affected by the heat because this weeks elections have evicted all of the Intelligent Design - Bible Thumping - Christian Evangelical anti-science School Board and reality is making a comeback!

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