Saturday, September 17, 2005
Crackpots might have new ally!
By Irwin Arieff
from yahoo news
Actually I think they want the US out of the UN, but hey aren't we splitting hairs?
Why do these Nobel Laureates hate God?
Nobel Laureates Frown on Curriculum Plans
Fri Sep 16, 3:18 PM ET
Thirty-eight Nobel Prize laureates asked state educators to reject proposed science standards that treat evolution as a seriously questionable theory, calling it instead the "indispensable" foundation of biology.
Following in uncle George's footsteps...
Son of Florida Gov. Bush Arrested
The youngest son of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was arrested early Friday and charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest, law enforcement officials said.
John Ellis Bush, 21, was arrested by agents of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission at 2:30 a.m. on a corner of
The nephew of President Bush was released on $2,500 bond for the resisting arrest charge, and on a personal recognizance bond for the public intoxication charge, officials said.
HA ha... please do...
Schwarzenegger Says He'll Seek Re-Election
By BETH FOUHY, AP Political Writer
After weeks of dropping hints, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed that he's running for re-election next year.
"I'm going to follow through with this here. I'm not in there for three years. I originally got into this ... to finish the job. I'm in there for seven years," he told an enthusiastic crowd of about 200 invited guests. "Yes, I will run for governor."
from Yahoo news
North Country Tales of Interest
New Hampshire man charged with attempted abduction in N.J.
September 16, 2005
George Nugent, 58, of
Authorities said Nugent met a boy who was riding a bike near the boy's Galloway Township home on Aug. 21 and tried to chain him to the inside of Nugent's Jeep.
The boy fought Nugent off, police said. But it took bolt cutters to remove a 4-foot chain the man had allegedly locked around the youth's neck.from Boston.com
Strong and wrong....
“Winning the war on terror requires more than tough-sounding words repeated in the election season. America needs clear, moral purpose and leaders who will not waver, especially in the tough times. … Unlike my opponent, I understand the struggle America faces and I have a strategy to win. Our first duty in the war on terror is to protect the homeland.”
9/11 Commission report card, 9/14/05:
Friday, September 16, 2005
NH Political news...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - CONTACT: NH Dem Party, (603) 225-6899
CONCORD, NH -- Ex-Senate President Tom Eaton's decision to use taxpayer dollars to give exit bonuses to his political staff is highly irregular, and the money must be repaid from his personal campaign committee said Democratic Party Chair Kathy Sullivan today.
"Tom Eaton used taxpayer funds to pay off two political allies, it's that simple,"said Sullivan. "This is exactly what got ex-Governor Craig Benson in trouble. Mr. Eaton should immediately reimburse the state from his campaign committee, unless he wants to follow Craig Benson's path right out of office."
from Demcoracy for NH
NH Democratic Party files civil suit against RNC
RNC, Others Added to Existing Lawsuit Against State GOP
MANCHESTER, NH - The New Hampshire Democratic Party today added the Republican National Committee and several other Republican officials and groups to its pending civil lawsuit against the New Hampshire Republican Party, over the 2002 phone-jamming case in which two GOP officials are currently serving jail time.
"It's taken years to fight through their legal stonewalling, but it is crystal clear now that the phone-jamming was planned by the Republican Party in order to help win John Sununu's Senate seat and win back the United States Senate. And it worked," said Kathy Sullivan, Chair of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "Now it's time for some accountability."
from Democracy for NH
A Greenville Technical
from Crooks & Liars
from News Blog
More good news from Mass.
BOSTON — The state Legislature voted Thursday to override Gov. Mitt Romney´s veto of a measure that will expand access to emergency contraception.
The measure, which the Republican governor vetoed in July, will require hospital emergency room doctors to offer the medication to rape victims. It also will make the medication available without a prescription.
The Senate voted unanimously 37-0 to override the veto. In the House, the vote was 139-16 to override.
Rice, in charge of bathroom breaks, but not polls...
Last night on O’Reilly, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice claimed she couldn’t assess Bush’s current poll numbers:
O’REILLY: How do you assess President Bush’s falling poll numbers? He’s at the lowest level of his presidency now. Why do you think that’s happening?
RICE: Well, Bill, I’m not one who can assess poll numbers in American politics.
RICE: Look, the president — first of all, I think one has to look at polls. And he was at astronomically high levels. But see, when you go out there and you talk to Americans, they trust this president. They know that this president is doing everything that he can on the war on terror.
from think progress
Another Dangerous Black "looter" rounded up.....
Judge Orders Release of Jailed Grandmother
By KEVIN MCGILL and JOHN SOLOMON, Associated Press
A 73-year-old diabetic grandmother and church elder who fled Katrina's floodwaters for the safety of a hotel ended up in prison instead for more than two weeks — all over a bite of food.
Police in this
Family and eyewitnesses insist Maten's prison odyssey was unwarranted, claiming she only had gone to her car to get some sausage to eat when officers cuffed her in frustration, unable to catch younger looters at a nearby store.
Despite intervention from the nation's largest senior lobby, volunteer lawyers from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and even a private attorney, the family fought a futile battle for 16 days to get her freed.
Greating Writing on Iraq War from David Sirota
This latest poll is consistent with other polls that show Americans oppose the war, want an exit strategy, believe the conflict is damaging U.S. national security, and think the war is hurting the effort to win the War on Terror.
Yet, as we see in Sen. Joe Biden's (D) Washington Post op-ed today, top Democrats still can't find the guts to push for withdrawing troops, and instead continue to drone on with the same split-the-difference posturing and weak-kneed whining that has marked their electoral decline in the last few years. As Atrios's Duncan Black notes, all Biden and the D.C. Democratic Establishment seem to be able to muster is, "If only a bunch of stuff that won't happen would happen, Iraq would be a lot of fun."
read more here
Free trade, baby!
The beauty products from the skin of executed Chinese prisoners
· Cosmetics firm targets UK market ·
Lack of regulation puts users at risk
A Chinese cosmetics company is using skin harvested from the corpses of executed convicts to develop beauty products for sale in
Agents for the firm have told would-be customers it is developing collagen for lip and wrinkle treatments from skin taken from prisoners after they have been shot. The agents say some of the company's products have been exported to the
Ian Cobain and Adam Luck
Tuesday September 13, 2005
Who is Garrison Keillor and why is he such an idiot?
I just thought he was insanely boring, now I know he is also stupid. Won't he just dry up and blow away already.
Read more here.
Democratic traitors in NYC... well, they are rich and white...
BY DAVID SALTONSTALL
DAILY NEWS CITY HALL BUREAU CHIEF
Hoping to sock Democratic challenger Fernando Ferrer right where it hurts - in the checkbook - Mayor Bloomberg moved swiftly yesterday to trumpet his backing by some of the city's biggest Democratic givers.
The group, dubbed Democrats For Bloomberg, was supposed to convey a sense of broad, cross-party support for the Republican mayor as he heads toward November's election.
But these weren't just any Democrats: There was Steven Rattner, the financier who was a fund-raiser and adviser to presidential candidate John Kerry.
There was Roger Altman, deputy treasury secretary under President Bill Clinton, and Alan Patricof, big giver to Democratic presidential hopeful Gen. Wesley Clark.
"While we honor and love our party," said Rattner, "we recognize our higher obligation to our city. That's why we are here today - to say to our fellow Democrats, you can be true blue and still be true Bloomberg."
The event was the culmination of efforts by Bloomberg to choke off funds to the eventual Democratic nominee by locking up the party's most stalwart givers. Bloomberg, a billionaire and former Democrat, is financing his own big-money campaign.
Rattner, whose wife, Maureen White, is finance chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said the message was clear.
"I think we are basically saying to Democrats, 'Do whatever you think is right,'" he said. "But ... if you support the mayor, then presumably you are not going to be giving to other candidates."
So why is she head of the DNC finance committee if she and her husband give to Republicans.
Bloomberg has gone out of his way to be loyal to the GOP, even at the cost of the city. But these supposedly loyal Democrats are funding his campaign. Why?
I think it's time to ask why these people are supporting a Republican. What are their reasons? They're his friends? Or are they afraid of having a Puerto Rican mayor? Which is it?
from The News Blog
Remember Randy Kelly, the St. Paul mayor I blogged earlier today? The Democratic mayor, who endorsed Bush in 2004, took a beating in his city's primary, coming a distant second to a challenger, and is poised to be swept out of office in November.
St. Paul Mayor Randy Kelly could be in for the fight of his political life after receiving barely half as many votes as former City Council Member Chris Coleman in Tuesday's primary [...]
Coleman outdistanced Kelly by 52 percent to 27 percent, with Kelly coming perilously close to dropping behind Green Party candidate Elizabeth Dickinson, who received 19 percent. Coleman and Kelly will face off in November [...]
Kelly faced voters for the first time Tuesday since endorsing Republican President Bush in 2004. [...]
The top two vote-getters face off in the general election in November, so Kelly will definitely have the opportunity to lose again.
Now wouldn't you know who shows up in the DLC's 2003 "100 To Watch" list? A certain mayor of St. Paul. Not only that, but they love Kelly so much that they profiled him in their magazine in 2002 and made him "New Dem of the Week" in both 2002 and 2003.
That's some serious praise they've heaped on the guy. And the sad part is that being a Bush-endorsing Democrat lines up nicely with the DLC agenda. It's not as if he strayed from the DLC path.
from Daily Kos
The conservative movement in a nutshell...
from Washington Post
via Daily Kos
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
By Melanie Hunter. (CNSNews.com) - A federal judge in
Judge: Pledge unconstitutional San Jose Mercury News
Pledge Unconstitutional at Public Schools, Judge Says (Update2) Bloomberg
News Hounds - BBC News - Boston Herald - San Francisco Chronicle
from google news.
If people are dying, than someone is lying.
I had hear that the number of journalists killed
Watchdog slams US forces for media deaths in
The report by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists, or CPJ, said
House backs hate crime measure protecting gays
Massholes can't drive worth a shit, but at least they have hearts.
by Steve LeBlanc, Associated Press
No seriously... these are "respectable religious beliefs"
Pope Benedict Tells Exorcists To "Carry On Their Important Work"...
Orthodontists have national conventions, as do lawyers and computer salespeople. So why not exorcists? At the end of his weekly general audience Wednesday Pope Benedict greeted Italian exorcists who, he disclosed, are currently holding their national convention.
The Pope encouraged them to "carry on their important work in the service of the Church."
Don't left that Giant Boogie man in the sky is ALWAYS watching.
Senate Republicans Kill Independent Katrina Response Investigation
from daily kos
Yahoo... turns in journalist to Chinese Police... Have you been Yahooed?
HONG KONG: Yahoo, Chinese Police, and a Jailed JournalistThe role of Yahoo in helping Chinese security officials to finger a journalist sentenced to 10 years for e-mailing "state secrets" is filtering into mainland China. The revelation reinforces a conviction among Chinese "netizens" that there is no place security forces can't find them.
Glenn Beck calls Katrina victims "Scumbags"
From the September 9 broadcast of The Glenn Beck Program:
"But the second thought I had when I saw these people and they had to shut down the Astrodome and lock it down, I thought: I didn't think I could hate victims faster than the 9-11 victims. These guys -- you know it's really sad. We're not hearing anything about Mississippi. We're not hearing anything about Alabama. We're hearing about the victims in New Orleans. This is a 90,000-square-mile disaster site, New Orleans is 181 square miles. A hundred and -- 0.2 percent of the disaster area is New Orleans! And that's all we're hearing about, are the people in New Orleans. Those are the only ones we're seeing on television are the scumbags -- and again, it's not all the people in New Orleans. Most of the people in New Orleans got out! It's just a small percentage of those who were left in New Orleans, or who decided to stay in New Orleans, and they're getting all the attention. It's exactly like the 9-11 victims' families. There's about 10 of them that are spoiling it for everybody."
from Media Matters.org
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Asleep at the wheel....
“Maybe you know something I don’t know.”
That was President Bush’s reponse to a reporter who asked whether he had heard that his own FEMA director, Michael Brown, resigned today from the administration. For the second time today, Bush demonstrated that the Commander-in-Chief is not on top of things.Katrina Time Line http://www.thinkprogress.org/katrina-timeline
[From think progress blog]
Monday, September 12, 2005
Hodes for Congress District 2
Paul Hodes for Congress phone bank
Start:Wed, 09/14/2005 - 6:00pm
Location:Office Shaheen & Gordon 107 Storrs St Concord
We are hosting a phone bank for Paul on: Wednesday, September 14th Food will be served at 5:30pm; followed by a brief training with the candidate and work the phones until 9pm. It will be held at the office of Shaheen & Gordon, 107 Storrs St., Concord.
We’d like to have about 20 people, so if any of you can bring friends or relatives or can suggest others that might be willing to help out, please let me know. Please come and help. It is crucial that we get the word out to people early on in this race, and that we show the party that Paul is a strong candidate, by raising lots of money.
Can you please let me know if you are available and willing to come and help Paul’s in his campaign. Contact Janice@hodesforcongress.com with an RSVP or if you have questions, or names of anyone who might help.
Let's hope the NHDP party heads, with their lack of positive strategy solutions and plethora of self serving efforts, don't decide to run some ass against Mr. Hodes in the primaries. You know, someone related to the Exec Director and the Second Vice Chair. That would be tragic for all concerned not to mention counter productive and certainly not what the D's need... another family member running and ruining the show.
Good luck Paul. I'll put that sign on my lawn again this year.