Carbon Dioxide Doesn’t Pollute: Scalia; Bush EPA

(Read all about it.)

And trees do. And ketchup is a vegetable. (I really recommend this one for a flashback to the roots of so much of today’s problems.) And assembling a burger is manufacturing. And the Moral Majority is either. (For that matter, the Christian Right is either, too.) And the mission is accomplished. (If so, bring them the hell home!)

GOP/Corporate logic!

Gandhi quote

Interviewer: “What do you think of Western Civilization?”
Gandhi: “I think it would be a good idea!”

Fair Trade, Not Free Trade

I don’t pay enough attention to CNN’s Lou Dobbs to know what’s up with him, but this sounds good not just for America but also Canada and Mexico! Not to mention the Third World workers deprived of First World rights by “free trade.” But I’m not holding my breath….

“The United States of America Apologizes….”

It should say “Bush and Cheney apologize.” And the taxpayers pay for their bamboozle!

“Tiny Town Could be Waterloo for Vote Machines”

Mayoral race a tie.

“Political Pressure on Networks” to Call Election “Right” ASAP on Election Night

I.e., not like they ‘screwed up Florida 2000.’ (Of course we know they actually got Florida 2000 right the first time…)

Widespread GOP Fraud in Pennsylvania

…is suggested by preliminary results of independent exit polling conducted by Election Integrity, including at least one U.S. House seat possibly stolen, PA-06, where official results gave the race to incumbent Republican Jim Gerlach over Democrat ‘Liberal Lois’ Murphy by exactly 3,001 votes.

U.S. Mohegans Petition Queen

Bushies “Creating Realities” in the Mideast

At its best, their policy is, “I’ve already made up my mind, don’t bother me with the facts.” Or the experts.

“The American Dream” — Self-Brainwashing?

This article is probably longer and more tedious than it needs to be. Nevertheless, the Canadian columnist suggests that we Americans make ourselves believe in consumption and our country’s egalitarianism, exploiting ourselves as a nation (and the Earth), thinking we’re doing something good and ‘getting somewhere’ when in reality we’re doing neither.

Election Integrity Timeline

Back to 1996. Courtesy DKosopedia.

Godless Treason

Ann Coulter may face felony charges that could put her behind bars for 5 years for vote fraud.

Maybe she’ll learn the true meaning of homosexuality! (They’ll love her Adam’s apple!! [See the photo up top, then scroll down to section 2. Also NB: Although the linked site looks like Wikipedia, it’s actually the very partisan – and not always well-informed or fair – and I speak as a “progressive” – “dkosopedia,” affiliated with the Daily Kos blog. As opposed to the sometimes partisan and sometimes not-well-informed Wikipedia!])

ELECTRONIC VOTE MACHINES DESIGNED FOR FRAUD? ACTIV…

ELECTRONIC VOTE MACHINES DESIGNED FOR FRAUD? ACTIVISTS COMPLACENT WITH APPARENT DEMOCRATIC WIN?

So say these folks.

At Least 20,000 Disenfranchised in Denver

Serious EVM malfunctions Election Day, no backups.

Schwarzenegger Hypocrisy

He wanted to eliminate waste, then he gave cushy jobs to aides.

Ronald Dumsfeld OK’d at Least Some of the Torture

E-Voting Whistleblower in Plea Deal

Diebold broke California law. This guy exposed it. California decertified Diebold, and prosecuted him too. So much for California’s whistleblower law, the wisdom of the court, and justice. I presume a pardon from AHnold is out of the question!

So Much for GOP Accusations of Partisan Stonewalling in the Senate

Big Business expects minority Republicans to filibuster Democratic legislation (as if these Dems have stones!):

“Companies caught in the Democrats’ cross hairs, such as oil and drug firms, are hiring Democratic lobbyists, but they’re holding on to their Republican lobbyists. They reason that they will need to persuade Republican lawmakers to block bills they dislike in the Senate, where 60 out of 100 votes are required to pass anything of consequence. Democrats hold only a 51 to 49 majority.”

Florida Congressional Vote Going to Court

Electronic voting machines recorded more than 16 times the normal number of “undervotes.”

“An American Coup” – 2002 Stolen Too, It Seems

So said my friends here.

Technical difficulties

OK, Blogspot’s posting clock seems to be broken, so my posts aren’t appearing in the order they were posted, but rather, randomly. Nothing I can do about it, it seems.

“Lost” Florida Congressional Votes Probably Favored Democrat, Would’ve Made the Difference

Study by the Orland Sentinel newspaper.

ONTARIO PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY Their "His…

ONTARIO PROGRESSIVE CONSERVATIVE PARTY

Their “History of Our Party” page provides a good overview of Canadian Progressive Conservatism at its best, except for some of the more recent PC ministries. American-style “neoconservatism/neoliberalism” really tore at the old PC Party nationally before it succumbed to Reform/Alliance. Though they say the new Ont. PC leader, John Tory (!) is more Red Tory again…. Otherwise, Red Tories have gravitated to the “Liberal” Party as the lesser of evils – at least it retains a progressive aspect. I tend to prefer the labor/social-democratic New Democratic Party myself (not to be confused with U.S. DLC “new Democrats”!!!), though not their dominant (small-R) republicanism or constitutional reformism.

(NB: ISTM Canadian provincial parties operate more independently of their national affiliates than do U.S. state Democratic or Republican parties…even down to naming. In reality, it seems the provincial “Conservative” Parties are more Red Tory than the federal one!)

FROTHING AT THE MOUTH That’s what one talk radio …

FROTHING AT THE MOUTH

That’s what one talk radio host (Somehow the word ‘host’ doesn’t seem appropriate….) was doing tonight, Nancy Pelosi this, Barak Obama that. We know how much they hate and/or fear white women and black men. They even have to water-down Obama’s Blackness and question his race-loyalty. And they hate rich liberals, consider them class-traitors. But are they any more vicious since the election than before? I’m not sure. That’d have to be pretty bad.

One question though: How come “liberal” CNN’s Headline channel only has conservative talk shows (instead of, say, headlines!!!)?

DISASTER ELECTION ’06 From BradBlog.

DISASTER ELECTION ’06

From BradBlog.

GITMO SHOW-TRIALS RAILROAD PRISONERS But you knew…

REPUBLICANS STOLE 3 MILLION VOTES FROM THE DEMOCRA…

REPUBLICANS STOLE 3 MILLION VOTES FROM THE DEMOCRATS

EDA is still examining district-by-district.

Apparently Rove thought it would be enough!

FLORIDA SHENANIGANS Are you surprised?

BUSH AUTHORIZED SECRET PRISONS So says the CIA. …

BUSH AUTHORIZED SECRET PRISONS

So says the CIA. Bush’s Justice Dept. also authorized torture.

IRAQ AND AL QAEDA Would you believe Al Qaeda oper…

IRAQ AND AL QAEDA

Would you believe Al Qaeda operatives, under torure, lied to get U.S. to invade Iraq, because they wanted to make Iraq into Jihad Central? The big Bush Family temptation, and they went for it, hook, line, and sinker!

POPE OF ROME CALLS FOR GLOBAL ECONOMIC ‘CONVERSION…

POPE OF ROME CALLS FOR GLOBAL ECONOMIC ‘CONVERSION’

Sunday was Thanksgiving Day in Italy, also held in the wake of the recent announcement of 800 million people suffering malnutrition. The official Vatican report on Benedict XVI’s “Angelus” address includes the following:

How, the Pope asked, “can we face this situation which, though repeatedly denounced, shows no sign of improving, indeed, in some ways is getting worse? It is certainly necessary to eliminate the structural causes linked to the system of managing the world economy, which restricts the majority of the planet’s resources to a minority of the population. This injustice has been stigmatized on a number of occasions by my venerated predecessors, Servants of God Paul VI and John Paul II. In order to make a significant impression, it is necessary to ‘convert’ the global development model. It is not only the scandal of hunger that demands as much, but also the emergence of problems associated with the environment and energy. All the same, individuals and families can and must do something to alleviate hunger in the world by adopting a style of life and consumption compatible with the safeguarding of creation,” and showing “justice towards those who cultivate the land in all countries” of the world.

SANTORUM LEAVING EARLY? Emails to outgoing Pennsy…

SANTORUM LEAVING EARLY?

Emails to outgoing Pennsylvania fascist Senator Rick Santorum elicit the following response:

“Thank you for contacting me. As always, I appreciate hearing from you. As you may know, the United States Senate is currently in a period of transition. Accordingly, your concerns may be better met by contacting your new Senator, Bob Casey, Jr. You may call the Capitol Switchboard for Senator Casey’s contact information at 202-224-3121. I also recommend that you contact Senator Arlen Specter or your Representative in the House. Thank you again for contacting me. Sincerely, Rick Santorum United States Senate”

If Mr. Sour Grapes isn’t going to complete his term in office, he should do the right thing and resign, so Casey (a Dem) can be appointed by Gov. Rendell (a Dem) and get some seniority ahead of the rest of the incoming freshman class.

CONYERS NOW OPPOSES IMPEACHMENT?!!! He just email…

CONYERS NOW OPPOSES IMPEACHMENT?!!!

He just emailed supporters:

“As many of you also know, I have agreed with Speaker-to-be Pelosi that impeachment is off the table. Instead, we agree that oversight, accountability and checks and balances – which have been sorely lacking for the last six years – must occur. I have nothing but respect for those who might disagree, but that is where I come out.”

I think “San Francisco Democrat” Pelosi threatened to keep him from getting chairmanship of the Judiciary Committee if he didn’t “take impeachment off the table.” What’s their problem, anyway, do they think leaving the regime in power will help a Dem nominee in ’08?

WHAT MAKES THEM THINK THERE’S GOING TO BE AN ’08 IF THEY DON’T ACT NOW?!!!

CONSERVATIVE TALK HOST WANTED TO JAM ELECTION SHEN…

CONSERVATIVE TALK HOST WANTED TO JAM ELECTION SHENANIGAN HOTLINE?

Now we know where they stand on democracy. THEY OPPOSE DEMOCRACY, plain and simple. Remember that.

“IN FALLUJAH, IT WAS LIKE IN THE BIBLE” ‘"They ma…

IN FALLUJAH, IT WAS LIKE IN THE BIBLE

‘”They marked the houses…and the ones that weren’t marked, they had us go in and open fire and…” He stopped speaking and only made gestures.

“The kids?” asked my co-driver.

“Yes.”

The waiter’s words came a little faster now. “If people knew what was really happening over there, they’d rise up and say, ‘bring our kids home NOW!’”‘

BUSH INAUGURATES MLK MEMORIAL ‘You whitewash the …

BUSH INAUGURATES MLK MEMORIAL

‘You whitewash the tombs of the prophets….’

"ABORTION AND THE LEFT" Why WE should be against …

ABORTION AND THE LEFT

Why WE should be against abortion.

NEARLY ALL VOTERS PREFER PAPER BALLOTS TO ELECTRON…

NEARLY ALL VOTERS PREFER PAPER BALLOTS TO ELECTRONIC “VOTING” MACHINES

Link to the “Help America Vote – On Paper” project.

TYRANNY Violating or undermining the constitution…

TYRANNY

Violating or undermining the constitution of a sovereign entity from a position of power or wealth is TYRANNY.

A stolen Presidency is TYRANNY.
A stolen Congressional seat is TYRANNY.
A stolen Governorship is TYRANNY.
A stolen Legislative seat is TYRANNY.
Offering, soliciting, accepting a bribe, even in the form of a campaign contribution, is TYRANNY.
Bad law is TYRANNY.
Unjust judgments are TYRANNY.
Sweetheart deals are TYRANNY.
Aggression is TYRANNY.
Torture is TYRANNY.
Unjust arrest or imprisonment is TYRANNY.
Violating civil or human rights, or exceeding constitutional powers, is TYRANNY.
Improper trial procedure is TYRANNY.
Unjust conviction is TYRANNY.
False accusation, libel, slander, are TYRANNY.
Spending government money without legislative permission is TYRANNY and STEALING.
And, as the man said, Taxation without representation is TYRANNY.

CALL TO PROSECUTE RONALD DUMSFELD War crimes, cri…

IMPEACHMENT IS ALMOST ALWAYS GOOD FOR THE IMPEACHI…

IMPEACHMENT IS ALMOST ALWAYS GOOD FOR THE IMPEACHING PARTY

This article doesn’t say “almost,” but I can’t count the Repug “victory” in 2000 as flowing from public support for elevated dialogue because (1) that particular impeachment actually debased dialogue, and of course (2) they stole it, didn’t earn it.

HUSSEIN’S ACCOMPLICES The list is long, binationa…

IRAQ APPROACHING STONE AGE, CONNECTED U.S. CORP. ‘…

IRAQ APPROACHING STONE AGE, CONNECTED U.S. CORP. ‘CUTTING AND RUNNING’ WITH U.S. BILLION$

I guess the withdrawal starts here. I guess they were right about “nation-building.”

BUSH 1 FOREIGN POLICY "REALISTS" ASCENDANT? Brit …

BUSH 1 FOREIGN POLICY “REALISTS” ASCENDANT?

Brit paper sees Bush 2 flailing about for help from Poppy to get our ass out of Iraq. Jim Baker may already be negotiating with Tehran!

Any chance this won’t just come back and bite us in the rear down the road? Well, I guess it was gonna do that anyway…. Too bad Hank Kissinger is stuck in Vietnam flashbacks.

Iraq was a huge mistake. F*cking Mideast/Muslimworld hornets’ nest. Get back to Israel and the Palestinians. Iraq blowback is gonna be a bitch for a generation or more.

This article also raises the question of which Condoleezza Rice is gonna run for President in ’08: Mark 1, Mark 2, or Mark 3? If she has principles, why hasn’t she stuck with them, and if she doesn’t, why trust her? C-ya, Condi! Just like Colin Powell. Too bad about Powell….

NOT "SAN FRANCISCO DEMOCRATS"? Apparently most of…

NOT “SAN FRANCISCO DEMOCRATS”?

Apparently most of the new Democrats entering Congress are “New Democrats” or “conservative” ones. Gives more fuel to my theory that the RWC ‘gave’ us this one to bone up for ’08. Damn.

UPDATE: Maybe not!

THE NEW ORLEANS MOB KILLED JFK FOR REVENGE, SETTIN…

THE NEW ORLEANS MOB KILLED JFK FOR REVENGE, SETTING IN TRAIN A CHAIN OF EVENTS THAT MAY HAVE LED TO 9/11?

Sales pitch for a new book.

"MORE DANGEROUS NOT TO IMPEACH THAN TO IMPEACH" "…

MORE DANGEROUS NOT TO IMPEACH THAN TO IMPEACH

“IF the Democratic party manages to secure a majority in the House then among the many issues that require attention the absolutely single most important task is to institute real and genuine oversight hearings on all aspects of the past six years of the Bush regime. If, as many of us think, there is solid evidence of one or more high crimes and / or misdemeanors committed by Bush and Cheney then it the only order of business for the House is to impeach. The House cannot do anything else for the simple reason that if there is such evidence then it means that the affairs domestic and foreign of the United States may well be in the hands of an illegitimate regime and if that is true then it is more dangerous to the United States and the world at large to not impeach than it is to impeach.

“The canard that the country can’t take impeachment doesn’t hold water since our Congress impeached and acquitted Clinton with little obvious damage to the country. Pelosi is correct to state that impeachment isn’t the first action since it is necessary to actually develop evidence first that can sustain an impeachment; however, watch very closely to see if she and the party stand up to their obligations to the people of the country. It should be clear that if there have been high crimes and / or misdemeanors committed by Bush and Cheney then only by using the framework of the government as laid out in the constitution can the stability and integrity of the government be ensured and that means impeachment and conviction. No compromise is acceptable not for the sake of vengeance or retribution but for the sake of restoring the country to a government of laws rather than a government of men.”

PRESIDENT KERRY’S VICTORY MARGIN WAS ACTUALLY 5-8 …

PRESIDENT KERRY’S VICTORY MARGIN WAS ACTUALLY 5-8 MILLION?

So says a recent article. (Scroll down about one-third of the way.)

HARPER NOT BUSH-LITE AFTER ALL? Very disturbing a…

HARPER NOT BUSH-LITE AFTER ALL?

Very disturbing analysis from someone who should know, the editor of Bushwatch.com.

ISRAEL THREATENS IRAN But Iran isn’t Lebanon!