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Young voter in need of most liberal choices. [30 Oct 2008|04:55pm]

vigelunt
So there are six new amendments be proposed on the ballot in Florida. Does anyone know of a site or have personal recommendations on how to vote for these/breaks down what is REALLY happening with these laws? This is the best I could find, though it's "non-partisan."

http://www.votesmartflorida.org/mx/hm.asp?id=Amendments_November2008

Help Greatly Appreciated!
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survey [03 Apr 2008|01:30pm]

devil_goddess
I'm doing a project, and I'd like your opinions so if you can take this survey I would be very thankful.

Click Here to take survey
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Obama Wins Virginia's Democratic Primary Today (2008/02/12, Tue) [12 Feb 2008|04:46pm]

childfreeman196
[ mood | disappointed ]


According to the AP, today (2008/02/12, Tue) Obama Wins Virginia's Democratic Primary, which, in my opinion, is unfortunate.

--
In Science, Logic, and Reason, instead of an imaginary god, We Trust,

ChildfreeMan1962
http://ChildfreeMan1962.tripod.com

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Songs About War [04 Sep 2007|02:00pm]

misslola07
Brickfish has a really cool music competition going on now for songs about war. Some of the entries are really good- they’re definitely worth checking out. Lets show some love for these artists who are supporting our troops! Don’t miss “Freedom Ain’t Free” and “She’s an American Soldier”; you can listen here http://www.brickfish.com/politics/warsongs?tab=1&cpn=politics/war
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BOYCOTT PetWorks Petstore in Grossmont Shopping Center/La Mesa in San Diego,CA [05 Jun 2007|09:47pm]

vfj67
[ mood | depressed ]

     PetWorks PetStore located in Grossmont Center/La Mesa in San Diego, CA sells sick, unhealthy puppies to unsuspecting customers and doesn't stand behind their warranty if you should have problems. This is not a chain store, but an individually owned and operated pet store whose owner is Richard Fuller, of Richard Fuller Inc. d.b.a. PetWorks. If I can prevent one person or family from going through what I went through, then this blog will have been worth it! 
     We all hear the horror stories about pet stores, puppy mills and how it's best to go through a reputable breeder or adopt from  the humane society right? But we all see those cute, adorable puppies in the window and think..."it could never happen to me?" But if you look up Petworks on Yahoo Reviews, Google Blogs or My Space or even the Better Business Bureau of San Diego, like I should have done first, then you will see the numerous stories of families devastated by PetWorks' ruthless and unscrupulous practice of selling sick, defective and unhealthy puppies to people.
     So here's my story to add to the list of people victimized by this heartless pet store PetWorks in the Grossmont Shopping Center of La Mesa/San Diego:

     I went in on 01/02/07 and fell in love with a 3 month old Golden Retriever and was wanting a puppy in my life to train as a service dog. I am a disabled, U.S. Navy veteran and wanted a canine companion. I had been to the store before and seen the smiling faces and joy of all the people looking at puppies. People buying them impulsively like we tend to do. I ,also, had a store credit from earlier in the year when I almost bought a Westie from them and changed my mind because when I got home I realized I truly couldn't afford the price for the Westie. So they seemed to understand and gave me a year to use this credit at their store, but no refund. I was impressed and thought it was very nice of them to do that for me. 
     Well, I should have used my store credit to buy pet supplies and donate them to the animal shelter as good karma, but No! I saw this 3 month old golden retriever puppy, had the money this time, and yep, I went for it. The puppy was so sweet and smart. I came back 3 days after I had paid for the pup in full earlier on Tuesday, 01/02/07, to bring the puppy home on that Friday, 01/05/07, over weekend so we could have time to bond. When I got to the store, a store employee told me "I have some bad news...the puppy has contracted kennel cough (a highly contagious illness btw) and can't go home yet." That was Friday, 01/05/07, and I was finally able to bring the golden retriever puppy home on 01/30/07 after the puppy had finished all the antibiotics. I had the puppy home for less than 24 hours when I noticed the puppy had severe dry skin, couldn't stop chewing and scratching, and was very uncomfortable. Their Veterinarian diagnosed the puppy's skin problem as Primary Seborrhea which is a hereditary defect. 
    They only gave me a 50% refund minus $80 for some trumped up kenneling fees took the puppy back and resold it. I tried to get all my money back in small claims court. But I lost! I had signed two addendum forms after the original contract so the judge had to decide in their favor. He did say that he was definitely convinced they intended to sell me a sick dog, that the kennel fees was in his opinion "chinsy" and that if it were his business he would have given me all my money back with an apology.
     Not only did they refuse to honor their 1 year warranty, but the two addendum forms they had me sign voided their warranty....pretty sneaky huh? So I am out $540, still have no service dog and they took the dog back and resold it! I hope to prevent anyone else from going thru what I did. This place needs to be shutdown and put out of business! 

     
SO STAY AWAY FROM PETWORKS PETSTORE IN THE GROSSMONT SHOPPING CENTER IN LA MESA/SAN DIEGO, CA! 

     Oh and the BBB which they belong too wasn't much help either in resolving this either. Petworks uses BBB logo as just a ploy. PetWorks belongs to the BBB and is using them, in my opinion, to appear to be a reputable business. If you do your research like I did not do first, then you will see that this is a very sad, but true story similiar to other people who have bought pets from PetWorks.

I call it an inheritance tax. [13 May 2007|04:12am]

dmocrats_org
[ mood | cheerful ]

I do not call it a death tax. I call it an inheritance tax. The money gets considered as income to the person receiving it. The dead person does not pay the tax. The family member pays the tax after receiving the inheritance.

Don't let the Republicans inject the word death into this argument. Noone's taxing death.

Unfortunately with the Republicans deliberate defunding of government so they can cut programs for the poor, middle class, unemployed, disabled, etc. they tax the poor, the middle class with lack of government services and increased "user fees" and increased premiums, copays, and deductibles for health insurance programs.


I view the Republican party, the party of Hoover.

Herbert Hoover economics.

J. Edgar Hoover assault on civil liberties.

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[11 May 2007|11:56pm]

dmocrats_org
[ mood | cheerful ]

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[11 May 2007|05:30pm]

airthesea
I just got an email..... my post to the democrats community was rejected because, and I quote:
"Taxes are not something to be applauded."
OMGZ!!!!!!!!!!!!
WTF?!?!?!?!?!?!





The email:





Your message submitted to the moderated community democrats has been rejected by a moderator of that community.

Please note that replies to this email are not sent to the community's moderator(s). If you would like to discuss the reasons for your entry's rejection, you will need to contact a moderator directly.

Here are the reasons for the rejection as provided by the moderator:

Taxes are not something to be applauded.

This is the message you submitted:

Time: 2007-05-11 15:20
Subject:
Picture Keyword: Bush: Worst Disaster
Text:
Rudy Campaign Reportedly Snubs Farmer For Not Being $Rich$; Will Media Cover It?

Yes, Rudy told an Iowa farm couple that they were not being $rich$ enough to host his rally. Why? Because he is on the 'Death Tax' campaign for those poor $rich$ people worth A Million Dollars or more... good God forbid the $rich$ have to pay taxes, especially when they die!!!

Regards,
LiveJournal.com Team

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[06 Apr 2007|01:11pm]

gregorysparr
With a keyboard on loan from God, I am the Independent Blogger of the Office of the Independent Blogger. Allow me to introduce you to my site if you haven't heard of it before. I do hope you visit and stay -- add it to a Feed, bookmark it.

My latest post is a satire of Mitt Romney, who is more Elmer Fudd than John Wayne, more Michael Dukakis than George H.W. Bush. It's a look at his -- and his state's -- Looney Toon Politics.

Earlier today, I wrote about Disney recognizing gay relationships, which is good news, and Florida law forbidding people from feeding homeless people, which makes even a sane man wish himself Libertarian!

A couple of days ago I looked at Newt Gingrich's comments about bilingual education and the whole ugly matter of textbooks being censored or neglecting portions of history.

For those of you interested in Congressional politics, I looked at portions of the Democratic agenda and outline the potential pitfalls and my own opinions on these ideas. A small excerpt, in response to Price's warning of the price Democrats might pay for going too far with certain things: "I’ll buy that. If the Democrats, say, pass a bill legalizing gay marriage and pledge to give money to terrorists, they’d be homosexual Ronald Reagans — and out of work come 2008." And then I took a serious look at their agenda. The Democratic Agenda.

Here I chide Bush's chief policy strategist in 2004 for now saying Bush is wrong. (Of course he's wrong -- my argument is that Dowd is not someone to appreciate in any sense of the term because his whole behavior suggests he's an idiot.)

Here, at OkayStupid, I Got It! we've got a look at Online Politics and the recent announcement that Barack Obama raised more money than Hillary did...on the Internet, and the dishonest, ridiculous manner the whole situation was covered in by the media and on the Internets. (And here we've got a deep apology to Barack Obama's intern...who I told that I was a Republican because I can't possibly donate to his campaign on principal or prudence.)</a> (And here, on a final note on the matter, we've got a better look at the media's coverage of Obama/Clinton and a casual look at billionaires v. government when it comes to newspapers.)

A short post here, pithy, that would be longer in summary than whole!

Small post here, too, about Thompson's Presidential announcement. An excerpt:

I didn’t know that the Department of Health and Human Services was a launchpad for Presidential ambitions, but I suppose it is now with Tommy Thompson’s announcement that he’s running for President. I, for one, am not sure what to make of it. He’s angling himself as a reliable Conservative but that’s what Senator Brownback is in the race for. Perhaps he’ll catch fire if Brownback’s big mouth catches up to him, but otherwise I don’t think he’s got much of a chance to make waves.

Of course, there are hundreds of posts beyond that, and I update daily. I'd like to think I have a good idea what I'm talking about and an excellent sense of humor, but I'll leave that up to you, and I hope you agree to stay at the Office of the Independent Blogger, open daily for business!
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Anyone miss the live Hillary Clinton Webcast [24 Jan 2007|09:36am]

xxsnowcrashxx
In case you missed the Webcast here are the transcripts.
Click Below For Transcripts
Transcript: Let the Conversation Begin Webcast, 1/22
Transcript: Let the Conversation Begin Webcast, 1/23

http://www.myspace.com/hillaryclinton2008
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24 Hours Later, the Reviews Are In on Hillary Clinton [21 Jan 2007|09:16pm]

xxsnowcrashxx

From HillaryClinton.com

Top pundits on Hillary's announcement: 'brilliant,' 'bold,' 'I'm blown away' ... Clinton announcement hailed in blogs as 'handled perfectly,' 'profoundly moving,' 'news of a generation'

24 hours after Senator Clinton announced her intent to establish a presidential exploratory committee, the announcement is garnering rave reviews. Pundits from major news outlets and both parties hailed the announcement as "brilliant" and "bold," with bloggers calling it "exciting," "handled perfectly," and "profoundly moving."

Pundits Across The Spectrum

NPR'S MARA LIASSON -- 'VERY EFFECTIVE...CAME ACROSS AS VERY WARM AND ENGAGING': "I think in Mrs. Clinton's case, it allowed her to do something very effective. It was an extremely cozy setting. It looked like her living room in Chappaqua, and she came across as very warm and engaging. She was sitting on this big comfy sofa talking in a very conversational tone, and this is the way her supporters always say she is in smaller groups."

POLITICAL CONSULTANT PETER FENN -- THE 'KIND OF A BEGINNING' THAT WILL 'CONVINCE DEMOCRATS...SHE CAN WIN': "One of the things, by starting now, with this kind of a beginning is that it may do a lot to convince Democrats initially that she can win and then you move on to the Republicans. Look, she's got to do this in stages. She knows that. She is very smart. People around her are very smart. I think right now this puts her now more in the driver's seat than folks would have anticipated." [MSNBC, 1/20/07]

ANALYST CHARLIE COOK -- 'AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT'S TO COME...NOTHING LEFT TO CHANCE': "In addition to the video clip, the site includes a political analysis of recent polls suggesting she can win, as well as invitations to contribute and sponsor local events to support her. 'This is an example of what's to come,' Cook said. 'It has lots of bells and whistle. There's nothing left to chance.'" [LA Times, 1/20/07]

FOX NEWS' CARL CAMERON -- SUCCESS OF ANNOUNCEMENT SHOWS 'WHY TO SO MANY SHE WAS ALWAYS THE 800-LB GORILLA IN THE RACE': "Hillary Rodham Clinton is showing why to so many she was always the 800-pound gorilla in the race. She has dominated political news all week...her web site today was getting as many as 100 hits a minute." [Fox News, 1/20/07]

ABC'S MARK HALPERIN (co-author of THE WAY TO WIN)-- 'BOLD...MAKING IT CLEAR SHE IS READY FOR BATTLE': "The bold decision by Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., to launch her presidential campaign days before President Bush's State of the Union address on Tuesday is the kind of aggressive move that she has normally shied way from during her political career....With this first move, she is making it clear she is ready for the battle." [ABC News, 1/20/07]

TIME MAGAZINE'S MIKE ALLEN -- ANNOUNCEMENT DEMONSTRATES A 'REAL PLAN,' REPUBLICANS SHOULD 'BE CAREFUL WHAT TO WISH FOR': "Alex, you saw from the very beginning that Senator Clinton wants to make it clear that she is going to talk to people about this as opposed to try to go out there as some inevitable machine. The emails popped up on our blackberries and the emails of her supporters sometime between 9:00 and 9:25 this morning and it said the words everybody has been waiting for, Clinton campaign, let the conversation begin. Alex, Republicans now are getting what they've been wishing for, they've been blowing out their birthday cakes for years and years. The question is, did it get a little smoky because of that. We all know to be careful what to wish for. We have with this announcement the real plan that Senator Clinton has. [MSNBC, 1/20/07]

MSNBC MEDIA ANALYST STEVE ABUDATO -- 'HILLARY MADE A BETTER CONNECTION, MORE POWER, MORE PERSONAL CONNECTION THAT SHE EVER MADE BEFORE...I'M BLOWN AWAY': "Hillary made a better connection, a more powerful, more personal connection than she has ever made before. I have to tell you, I'm blown away by the fact that she comes across as softer, kinder, more accessible, more likable than I have ever seen before...My mother text messaged me and she said, son, this is big for women." [MSNBC, 1/20/07]

PAT BUCHANAN -- 'A BRILLIANT MOVE,' HILLARY 'AT HER BEST': "I find this a brilliant move this morning. I listened to twice to Hillary Clinton make that statement. She is at her best in that format. It is soft, it is feminine, it is conversational. That is where she is really at her best. I think this is going to run not only on the Internet --- we've run it a number of times today -- every other cable network will. It will be lead story on all the front pages tomorrow. Both Russert and Stephanopoulos and Schieffer will deal with it. I think the suddenness of the move, the surprise of it, the way she is going to come out next week and start having a daily conversation, this is Hillary's format." [MSNBC, 1/20/07 ]

LA TIMES -- ANNOUNCEMENT 'UNDERSCORES THE WELL-ORGANIZED NATURE OF HER BID': "Analysts said Clinton's announcement and the accompanying roll-out of her campaign Web site underscores the well-organized nature of her bid." [LA Times, 1/20/07]

POLITICAL CONSULTANT BOB SHRUM -- A 'BRILLIANT ANNOUNCEMENT...IT HAS REACHED EVERY DEMOCRATIC ACTIVIST IN THE COUNTRY': "Let me say in some ways I think this was a brilliant announcement. What better day could there be, than two days -- two years - before thank heaven we inaugurate a new president. She is going to dominate the Sunday talk shows. This is going to dominate the Sunday papers, and it has reached every democratic activist in the country." [MSNBC, 1/20/07]

Bloggers

LEFT COASTER (Steve Soto): "One piece of conventional political wisdom about a Hillary candidacy is that she cannot win a national election because women voters will not support her in enough numbers to offset the men who will vote against her automatically. Maybe this piece of CW is no longer operative. Hillary's support among women has gone up in the last twelve months, and especially amongst younger and older women."

DAILY KOS (Devilstower) -- "I'm overjoyed to see a woman running. I'd be happier if women candidates made up half the options (or heck, let's have all women for a season, just to help even things out), but right now I'm happy enough that a woman is running, and that she's considered a serious, first-tier candidate."

MYDD (Matt Stoller) - "Here's my sense of where the campaigns are. I'm no fan, but Hillary Clinton's announcement has been handled perfectly. The blog outreach was well-done, and it seems that calls went out to the right people at the right time.... Clinton is a very strong candidate and no one has the chops to take her down right now."

SEEING THE FOREST (Dave Johnson) - "People say Hillary Clinton has "baggage" and is "divisive." Actually she has been investigated more thoroughly than almost anyone in the country's history and they found nothing at all. It isn't Hillary who is divisive, it's the people making all the accusations."

THE CARPETBAGGER REPORT - "Clinton enters the race, without a doubt, at the top of the top tier. I've heard all the various concerns about her candidacy, but I don't have any doubt that she has what it takes to win. Indeed, Clinton brings an enormous amount of talent, experience, and intelligence to the table."

DAILY KOS DIARY (nyceve) - "I'm an open and honest person, and I'm profoundly moved by her announcement. What was unimaginable just a few decades ago, is now something we can almost touch."

TAYLOR MARSH - "Sitting in a living room setting, Senator Hillary Clinton made one simple statement that changed the landscape of the '08 presidential tournament to come. (To add, I got an email about this event this morning just after 6:00 a.m.) Because when the first woman to run for president, with an actual chance of winning, puts her name and reputation on the line, it becomes news of the day, week, even a generation."

TALK LEFT - It is exciting to have a serious female candidate for President.

MYDD (Jerome Armstrong) - "And as blogger savvy as John Edwards was in outreach, Clinton internet team had the emails of bloggers to notify them separate from the press (no such outreach from the Obama camp). The website has the clean, Kerry-2004 look about it. A smart "write our first post" call to action on the website. The announcement of "an unprecedented series of video webcasts beginning Monday, January 22nd at 7pm EST for three nights" creates a quick narrative of interaction and response around Bush's SOTU address."

OUTSIDE THE BELTWAY - After nearly eight years of speculation, Hillary Clinton has announced her candidacy for president.... she has done a remarkable job these past several years getting out of her husband's shadow, positioning herself as more moderate than previously thought, and garnering bipartisan praise for collegiality and hard work in the Senate.

DAILY KOS DIARY (Yellow Dog Blue) - "How has she survived and thrived? Not by heavying up her armor. Not by engaging and overwhelming her opponents. Not even by appealing for public sympathy. Instead Hillary has just gone her business being a Senator, building personal relationships and support, getting and using power. And I really admire that."






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An appeal [21 Jan 2007|04:32pm]

tko_ak
Firstly, I apologize if this sort of post isn’t allowed, but I found this community to be relevant to my search, so here I am.



I run gsa_lj, one of the largest and fastest growing gay-straight alliances on LiveJournal. However, despite our initial mission to be a support network for youth, the focus of the community has evolved. Our members are largely educated, mature, and eager to expand their horizons. Previous outreach efforts have been made to teachers, parents, and those of faith in an effort to diversify our ranks.

Personally, I'm a gay Republican with a libertarian streak, but most of our members are very liberal.

Discussion of relevant politics and current events are common, but the community is multi-faceted. I’m attempting to further increase the level of intellectual discourse, by focusing on more politically interested individuals. We’re always looking to better ourselves.

I ask that you join our efforts, if you’re interested in such issues. At the very least, check out the community. See the type of posts and comments that are present. Read our user-info page, and see for yourself why our members are satisfied. I have a feeling you’ll be impressed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me.

-Jamie
jlhobson@gmail.com
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[08 Nov 2006|09:39pm]

gregorysparr
I am the Independent Blogger of the Office of the Independent Blogger. I took a hiatus of about a week and a half and returned to blogging today. I thought I'd refer you all to my blog, and sample it for you as well.

As I gloated in my latest political entry, I called the Rumsfeld resignation on October first and I called it for either today or January. To quote,

On October first, I wrote,

The more I read of the new Woodward book, State of Denial, the more apparent it becomes to me that Donald Rumsfeld will finally lose his job. Either the day after the Midterm Elections, or in January. That’s how George Walker works. He won’t want to give anything up to the Defeatocrats before the Elections, but I reckon Rumsfeld’s done for.

A few times I’ve waivered slightly, wondering if Bush just might really be dumb enough to allow Rumsfeld’s further presence at the Department of Defense, but I always believed that the writing was on the wall and I do believe myself a Boy who can read the President, whoever it may be. Needless to say, Rumsfeld has stepped down, and now it’s up to a new man to try and wipe Baghdad clean, something that I think is all too possible. Wars don’t end overnight and however dramatic losses may be (and Iraq’s aren’t that bad, in perspective) there is always prospect for Victory. If this new man means that George Bush is serious about changing course in Iraq (which it seems he is, in a roundabout, Bushian way, as he said today, to that same question, “Well, there’s certainly going to be new leadership at the Pentagon”) then that is nothing but a good thing.

The President’s committment, and vision, remains dubious, however. Bush has defeated Rumsfeld; now can he defeat their collective mistakes of the last four years? This is the sort of change that gives old supporters of the War new hope — cautious, tempered hope, but hope all the same.


Yes, I am, as an old but hesitant supporter of the Iraq War, take new hope from this event but I genuinely fear that it's far too little too late.

Here, on this page, titled Inevitabilities are Inevitable, I write about Tuesday's election results,

Today’s Chicago Tribune led off with the headline, Democrats’ Day! but I feel that the New York Times did the public one better when they wrote, a Loud Message for Bush. The truth is that yesterday’s election was a message to Bush rather than a reaffirmation of Liberalism, and it is also a Finally Election, meaning that it’s The One that Shouldn’t Have Gotten Away Like the Others Did. That is, 2002 should’ve been a good year to be a Democrat and 2004 was not an election that Bush should’ve won. This year was similar in circumstance and for once, the Democratic Party was able to capitalize without ruining its own prospects, and the credit should go, as far as organizing the rout, to Chuck Schumer in the Senate and Rahm Emmanuel in the House for not Shrumming up a sure thing.

All through the year I was sure of three things: the Republicans would lose seats, Rick Santorum would be handily defeated and Rod Blagojevich would be re-elected Governor of Illinois. Whether or not the Democrats would take the House was something I was leaning Yes on but wasn’t confident enough to declare because of the Mathematics of Redistricting. I’m glad, enough, that the Democrats have taken the House and might still take the Senate, but I must say I feel bad for the President.

King George can’t govern with a Republican Congress. Imagine how he’ll fail with a Divided Government!


and here, I noted the irony of the GOP defeat being fueled by Iraq.

Check it out and read it often. It's updated daily, and it's updated quite well, I must say in my unbiased and wholly independent way.
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Thank You Democrats! Picture and Video Blog [08 Nov 2006|07:55pm]

andyman03
Thank You Democrats! is a new blog where supporters throughout the country can post their thank you messages to the Democrats. You can see the site here. See the great pictures, video, and audio clips that others have made for the Democrats, or make your own.

Thank You Democrats!, a chance for us to give thanks to the candidates, staff, and supporters that made this victory possible.

Please create your own messages, whether audio clips, pictures, videos, or text and send it to thankyoudemocrats@gmail.com so they can be posted. And please tell your friends about the site and ask them to send in their own messages.

[Sorry if this is too spammy, I posted it in a couple of journals. Thanks!]
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[27 Oct 2006|09:22pm]

raukomehtar
Xposted from The American Story blog

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Chivalry is Dead for the Week Starting 10/22/06 [21 Oct 2006|11:13pm]

stephdray


Last week I put up a poll asking for votes to give a new name to this column.  I was partial to Full Tilt but since I believe in democracy, I shall bow to the majority and introduce Chivalry is Dead, my new column:

Space
. My husband descends from a long line of old-world explorers.  He dreams of colonizing Mars or riding a space elevator.  This is because he is a trusting person and does not believe me when I tell him that space is evil. You don't have to watch Battlestar Galactica to know that what's out there is trying to kill us.  Take for example, the German senior citizen who was attacked by a meteor that destroyed his cottage and badly burned his face and hands. Imagine it.  One minute you're sipping your dark German beer in peace. The next minute a projectile from space is trying to burn your lederhosen off.  Space got the better of the dinosaurs and anyone who saw Armageddon or Deep Impact knows it could get the better of us too.

(Read More . . .)
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A Girl in Iraq Like Me [16 Oct 2006|08:02am]

rpeate




I took the picture above in '03.

I learned October 11, thanks to juuice_newton in space_ghetto, that apparently, the American girl was right.


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[09 Aug 2006|04:53pm]

gregorysparr
Hello everyone, I am the Independent Blogger of the Office of the Independent Blogger. Before we talk politics, I've got a new section on my website that I'd like to quickly plug: the Office of the Independent Poet. You'll find a bunch of the poems I've written on there, and it's all in good fun, I say. Now, to politics, which.....aren't.

In regard to political analysis, there's this, where I talk about Joe Lieberman's recent defeat, and I stand up for him, more or less, because I believe he deserves to be stood up for. Similarly, there's this, about Hillary Clinton's chances to run/not run in 2008.

An Excerpt.Collapse )

Additionally, there is criticism of the Lebanese Invasion and the Bush Administration's treatment of it. On the subject of War, we have my thoughts here, specifically about the recent statements made by Generals in the military about Iraq. In response to an embarrassing story about George Bush's lack of knowledge preceding the Invasion, I write this: "I’d like to know what type of deal George Bush made with the Devil to give him the Presidency, but so far, Antonin Scalia won’t answer my phone calls, and William Rehnquist is dead!"

You can read the criticisms here, as well as a look at the Ukraine's recent politics. I love Eastern Europe.
Here, we have a look at Cuba and War Profiteers, and here we have one of my favorite posts, an entry looking at the "inevitability" of War with Iran, in which I look at past "inevitable conflicts." It's a good read, but then again, I believe everything on my site is, as, excuse my lack of humility, I believe that my blog is the best under-the-radar look at politics online. While I'm sure there's disagreement with that notion, my blog is very good, and I'm proud of it.

Finally, on an International and more traditionally Liberal note, there's this: Cold as Ice, where we have a post about the savage beating of Seals, as well as a silly anecdote about an old project of mine involving Seal E., seal claps and Arctic Ice City. Given that we're talking about ice, let's talk about global warming.

Read through, and bookmark it, please!
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[05 Jun 2006|11:30pm]

kasmoie
Dear Bush,

Nucler power is a bad idea, unless it is fusion. Lets promote fusion. Mkay?

Love,
The internetz
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[13 May 2006|05:57pm]

gregorysparr
I am, as you undoubtedly already know, the Independent Blogger of the Office of the Independent Blogger, independent in the same sense that Ken Starr was meaning "not very independent" indeed. I blog with a keyboard on loan from God, and here we go.

My latest post, and the first I'll direct you to, is Apples and Oranges, where the subject turns from the polling of the President to Iran's wacky letter, with a stop in front of the political fights of the week (Howard Dean v. some critics, Frist v. critics, Boehner v. critics, and Muffin Man v. Baker) before closing with the price of butter in Langley.

Not bad, eh?

In my next post, we talk politics, thus leading me to title the post, "Talking Politics." Reverse Federalism and State's Rights are discussed, along with the inherent seriousness of an Al Gore candidacy, followed by some points about John Kerry and Hillary Clinton.

On a personal level, I have been criticized by many Liberal Democrats for two things: my support of the War and Iraq, and my timid opposition to the NSA's wiretapping. Before, I used to condemn the program but I didn't go so far as to call it an abuse of power. In light of recent revelations, however, I don't think there's a way to deny that George Bush is Richard Nixon Reloaded. A preview:

Richard Nixon Reloaded.Collapse )

The day before that, I'd labeled President Bush Jimmy Carter With Rabies, and I think it's fair to stand by that. In that post, I discuss his human rights record and a few impressive notes, but then we get to the CIA.

My view of the CIA, currently, is that it is the victim of an Honor Killing of sorts. Yes, I'm willing to say that Bush is attempting to kill the CIA for "honor."

Afterward, you can look here for an analysis of the UN and the global poker games being played, including my first note on the Iranian Letter to Bush. My thoughts on it at the time?

A few more poker matches are left to talk about. The first involves Iran. First, Blair today said that any suggestion of “nuking Iran” is “absurd.” It is. I’m proud of him for saying that, as it’ll provide some level of sanity to the discourse. Next, on Iran, their President has written Bush a letter in what they’re labeling an attempt to push forward talks. The Iranians say they’ll publicly release it when Bush receives it. Here’s to hoping they knew to put enough stamps on and, you know, write it in English.

To close, here there's talk of the spooky shenanigans going on in the world and at the UN, this post about the men in power who are dropping like cash at an Abramoff meeting.

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