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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Pro-war bus trip to Crawford cancelled


"A caravan of a few vehicles, rather than a chartered bus, will take Brown County residents to a pro-Bush rally in Crawford on Saturday, Brown County Veterans Services Officer Billy Murphey said.
Murphey said Thursday that he had decided to cancel the bus because there weren't enough riders to help defray the $1,300 charter fee. Riders would have been asked to donate $25 each toward the cost.Murphey, who is helping organize the trip, had made tentative plans to charter the 55-seat bus, but said Wednesday that only seven riders had signed up.He said he anticipates about a dozen residents will make the trip Saturday in four or five vehicles. Travelers will meet the Brownwood Coliseum at 9 a.m. and leave from there, Murphey said."

http://www.brownwoodbulletin.com/articles/2005/08/26/news/news05.txt

They can't even fill a bus?? Sad....


Lies right to the grass roots

DFNH has a very informative (as always) article on the $$$ and continued major right wing conspiracy behind groups to get the radical right wing agenda crammed down your throat. Mr. Glenshaw put some interesting info together and connects the red dots with more evidence of the Righty wish list. The story here.
"(NH for Roberts)...Instead of being a grassroots effort coming from New Hampshire citizens, it is part of a national campaign led by a DC-based conservative political group that raised nearly $45 million in 2004 alone. One of the major funders of this group was the force behind the Swift Boat campaign launched against John Kerry in 2004."

Check out the DFNH site for more tid bits of Righty voting fraud, news on the "Clean Air Act" and more... Now, if we could only get more than 24% of the voters to actually read this information, I could save alot of time and $$$ on my campaign. Tragic...

GET EDUCATED... TELL SOMEONE... STAY ACTIVE!!!

Friday, August 26, 2005

Future planning

I have the honor of sitting on the newly formed "Community Planning Committee" working under the auspices of the North Country Council's Regional Planning Commission and Economic Development District. Yeah, let me take a breath... My first thought, and it still is one of my considerations, is the the NCC got/needs another infusion of tax payer $$$. BUT, I attended the first meeting of this community group last night and I am very impressed with the folks that were there. Most/all are planning/zoning board members for their respective home communities. More to come I am sure and here are some concerns expressed last night...

An older gal from Jackson worried about the slopes and mountain sides and the retaining walls and revetments that "no engineer in their right mind would stand in front of or behind".Yikes.

A guy from North Stratford is concerned with loggers leaving properties denuded, pulling culverts and causing old streams and brooks to form bigger waterways thereby creating runoff, seepage and erosion not seen previously to the cut.

Another gal from Randolph spoke about a non-existent Master Plan.

Another guy from Waterville/Campton spoke about over development and the community not being able to absorb the sprawl.

Me, I spoke, briefly, really, about an economic development plan with over reliance on tax payer porkage. Also about the failed 2 party system...well at least to myself but I digress...
(GO INDEPENDENT)

Finally, an older lady from Woodsville/Haverhill is very concerned about the impending building of our favorite Wal-Mart and the rts 10/302 access being residential, not being able to support so much new traffic. I mentioned eminent domain as Wal-Mart's planned solution around that problem of houses being in the way of private enterprise. (The NC Chamber of Commerce is staunchly behind this new "economic development" of Wally world and staunchly standing behind the hollow eyed, bent over tax payer/good citizen)

Well, I will keep you posted on all of the dynamics here as we are planning more meetings for the future. There were several state spokes-folks there and I have an inside clue to transportation, DES, DOE, economic development plans etc... so if you need a question answered, you're not alone. Let me have it and I'll get the answer for you.

My hope is that we get some sort of GOOD economic development plan along with VERY GOOD and responsible building and environmental stewardship practices out of this committee. Now, if I could only find a few minutes to sleep... I am at your service. GET ACTIVE!!!

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Radical Clerics here and abroad...

Radical Iraqi Cleric Urges Followers to End Clashes

AP - BAGHDAD, Iraq - A radical Shiite cleric called on his followers Thursday to end clashes with Shiite rivals so that stalled talks on a new constitution can proceed. Fighting continued for a second day after the cleric's office in Najaf was burned and four of his supporters were killed.

Radical American Cleric Pat Robertson Apologizes for Chavez Remarks

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson apologized Wednesday for calling for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, only hours after he denied saying Chavez should be killed.

"Is it right to call for assassination?" Robertson said. "No, and I apologize for that statement. I spoke in frustration that we should accommodate the man who thinks the U.S. is out to kill him."

from yahoo news


Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Tancredo Coming Back to NH

http://www.nhccs.org/

Tom Tancredo is coming back to NH - attempting to launch his presidential campaign with the help of NH racists. The NH Center For Constitutional Studies is having a dinner for him on September 25.

From their website:
America's founders declared that our republic and its Constitution were established by the hand of God. They emphasized that he will continue to bless our land only if we are a moral and religious people who govern ourselves by the inspired principles of liberty and union.

Apparently they haven't read any Franklin, Jefferson, or Adams - all who had some pithy comments about the religious.

"Lighthouses are more helpful than churches." Ben Franklin

Panel Overrules Feds on New England Bases

Overruling the Pentagon on two of its biggest requests, a commission reviewing base closings voted to keep open a shipyard and a submarine base in New England that military planners wanted to shut down.

The panel also spared three other major facilities, in Texas, California and Louisiana, against the Pentagon's wishes as it sped through its first day of deliberations, debating and voting on even the most contentious proposals in under an hour each.

But it was New England that got arguably the biggest victories of the day: the commission voted to save two of the Navy's oldest facilities — the Portsmouth shipyard at Kittery, Maine, and Submarine Base New London in Connecticut. Together, the bases are considered economic engines of their region and elected officials from Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut lobbied intently for months to save them.


Pentagon Orders 1,500 More Troops to Iraq

AP - 13 minutes ago

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has ordered 1,500 additional troops to Iraq to provide security in advance of two upcoming votes, the military announced Wednesday.


Insurgent Attacks Leave 13 Dead in Iraq

By ROBERT H. REID, Associated Press Writer1 hour, 24 minutes ago

Dozens of insurgents wearing black uniforms and masks launched their boldest assault in Baghdad in weeks, attacking police Wednesday with multiple car bombs and small arms fire. Up to 13 people died as Iraqi politicians struggled to end a stalemate over a draft constitution.

more @ yahoo news....


Tuesday, August 23, 2005

A No Nonsense Veteran


Bill Moyer, 73, wears a "Bullshit Protector" flap over his ear while President George W. Bush addresses the Veterans of Foreign Wars. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac)

via Majority Report Blog
via Atrios
via National Post [canada]

OreoMobile visits NH State House Tomorrow

The True Majority Oreomobile will be doing a presentation tomorrow at the NH State House, for our legislators! Beginning at 12 noon, the legislators can hear how NH voters would reshape the federal budget - and hear the results of the True Majority NH polling. Our very own Senator Gallus is going to be at a committee hearing in Concord - so please call him and urge him to attend the presentation.

For more info call Chris Collier at NHCA: 225-2097

Monday, August 22, 2005

Tuesday on the Exchange - Charlie Bass

From the NHPR website: New Hampshire's 2nd District Congressman joins us to talk about the issues from progress and challenges in Iraq, Afghanistan and Israel, the economy, the newly passed energy bill and the fate of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. He'll also take your calls. Join host Jon Greenberg for an hour long discussion.

http://www.nhpr.org/node/9577

Great chance to let the Chuckmeister know you've been missing him - and what you think about his performance on the energy bill - and his failure to protect Social Security.

susanb

Signs

I just got back from driving through the Big City. That's Berlin. Margaret and I noticed the new signs a certain real estate mogul has now and they are a new addition to the several styles he already spreads around town.

Anyhooo, one would ask oneself 2 questions...

1)Why so many real estate signs from the same "Gallus is all about the Green real estate firm??? and...

2) Why so often in the same spots, only after a few months of the same properties having been sold recently???

Answer... The economy stinks. A failed or non-existent economic development plan State wide and certainly here in the North Country. That's right. Whether this current incumbent Senator/RealEstate professional cares if your binezz is prospering or not, he will be making $$$ Right hand over Right fist due to the turnover of economically depressed properties here. Nice. No jobs for the working class but plenty of real estate commissions for his industry.

Now, GET ACTIVE you working class heroes...

GOP crumbling on Iraq, where are the dems? AWOL as usual...

The conservatives are falling to pieces on Iraq.... They just can't hang with Bush's Mess in Iraq anymore...

Andy McCarthy declared today:

For what it's worth, this is where I get off the bus.

...even if I suspended disbelief for a moment and agreed that the democracy project is a worthy casus belli, I am as certain as I am that I am breathing that the American people would not put their brave young men and women in harm's way for the purpose of establishing an Islamic government. Anyplace. [Emphasis is McCarthy's.]

And Jonathan Adler quotes a bailing Professor Bainbridge, who starkly states:

"It's time for us conservatives to face facts. George W. Bush has pissed away the conservative moment by pursuing a war of choice via policies that border on the criminally incompetent."
Adler goes squishy and mumbles: "While I am not sure I agree with his analysis, he raises questions that conservatives should address."

Where the hell are the dems? Getting the usual bad advice from their inside the beltway losing strategizers...

MORE GREAT INFO on this @ DAILY KOS

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