Archive for May, 2007

A Sense of Futility: Cindy Sheehan retires as spokesperson for the peace-movement.

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NOTE: Register to post comments and receive e-mail notification every time this Blog is updated! Gold-star Mother Cindy Sheehan tendered her public “resignation” as head of the anti-war movement on Wednesday (read her letter here). In a letter bitterly entitled, “Good Riddance Attention Whore” (undoubtably a slur given to her by a detractor), Cindy describes […]

 
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May 31, 2007
Posted in: Politics

Does Cuba hold the keys to ending the war in Iraq?

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NOTE: Register to post comments and receive e-mail notification every time this Blog is updated! Here’s an interesting thought: Does Cuba have the power to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? Maybe! Though it could take some time, legally, the power to end President Bush’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan might actually be within […]

 
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May 30, 2007
Posted in: Politics

Gingrich’s Gaff on Meet the Press: “What if…” analogy is EXACTLY what DID happen.

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NOTE: Register to post comments and receive e-mail notification every time this Blog is updated! Newt Gingrich was on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday morning and made one whopper of a gaff that I doubt most people even realized (certainly not Senator Dodd whom he was lecturing, nor apparently host Tim Russert), comparing waning U.S. […]

 
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May 21, 2007
Posted in: Politics

8,000 Americans now DEAD.

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NOTE: Register to post comments and receive e-mail notification every time this Blog is updated! As a frequent visitor to “The Democratic Underground“, I created a “tagline” in November of 2005 that reads beneath everything I post: !!! 6500+ Americans DEAD !!! (3,000 on 9/11. 1,900 in Iraq. 1,600 in Katrina.) National debt: $8.18 Trillion […]

 
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May 18, 2007
Posted in: Politics

Oil Companies using Enron style price fixing. Closing refineries to jack up gas prices.

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Gasoline prices hit a new record high Tuesday with the National Average now standing at $3.08 a gallon. The primary reason cited for the rise in gas prices is the high number of oil refineries “Closed for maintenance” (which turn oil into gasoline) just prior to the “Summer driving season”. If this sounds familiar to […]

 
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May 15, 2007
Posted in: Politics

Chevron Admits to Violating “Oil-for-Food” Program While Condi on BoD.

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NOTE: Register to post comments and receive e-mail notification every time this Blog is updated! EXCUSE ME, but why in the hell isn’t this a bigger story??? Apparently, Chevron has confessed that they were violating the “Oil-for-Food” program (to deprive Saddam of money he could use to buy weapons) in 2000 while Condi Rice was […]

 
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May 9, 2007
Posted in: Politics

Responding to a letter defending racist immigration policies.

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NOTE: Register to post comments and receive e-mail notification every time this Blog is updated! Today I received another one of those email chain letters forwarded by an “apolitical” friend that probably isn’t aware that the “popular wisdom” she is promoting is “latent racism” in disguise. An excerpt of that letter (available in full here) […]

 
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May 5, 2007
Posted in: Rants

The RNC Debates Show Next President Will Be a Democrat.
Debate marred by fumbles, foibles and defensiveness.

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NOTE: Register to post comments and receive e-mail notification every time this Blog is updated! No doubt about it. If tonight’s performance is any indicator of what’s to come, expect 2008 to be a repeat of the ’96 Clinton/Dole thrashing where President Clinton’s optimism of the looming Millennium trounced Bob Dole’s cranky-old-man looking backwards longing for the […]

 
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May 4, 2007
Posted in: Politics