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04/29/05 :: By Bob Kendall
The Ignorance and Arrogance of the White House Resident
Categories :: Bush Administration

When reporters recently questioned the White House resident George Bush about his sinking popularity in political polls, he replied, “I don’t care what the polls show, I do what I think is right!” or words to that effect.




04/29/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
How Low Can Bush Go?
Categories :: George W. Bush :: Social Security

Bush has finally revealed his plan to "reform" Social Security. As expected, it's craptacular.




04/29/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush by the Numbers
Categories :: George W. Bush :: Polling

The conservative AOL has released a poll whose results have got to be making the Bushites cringe.




04/29/05 :: By Bob Kendall
Are Terrorists Running Free in the U.S.?
Categories :: Bush Administration

The Department of Homeland Security is limited as to how many individuals can be held pending deportation hearings or removal. Why? The single answer is they have very few places to hold them. According to Joel Mowbray’s April 25 article in the New York Post, there are only 18,400 beds for the entire U.S., which is down from 20,000 the previous year.




04/28/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Dirty Half-Dozen (Minus One)
Categories :: Activism :: Congress :: Tom DeLay

Restoring the bi-partisan rules of the House Ethics Committee was only half the battle; now the Republican Committee members must recuse themselves from any inew investigation into Tom DeLay.




04/28/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Republican Recklessness: GOP Passes Do-Nothing Budget
Categories :: Breaking News :: Economy :: Republicans

The Republican Party blows it again, passing a budget deal for a budget that does nothing to address the economic and social problems Americans face..




04/28/05 :: By Tom Ball
Top 10 Bush Foul-ups that Made North Korea a Nuclear Threat
Categories :: Reference

The vastness of Bush foul-ups is absolutely mind-melting. In fact, If I were somehow able to comprehend, document, and post every single Bush foul-up, I would no doubt test the limits of bandwidth and storage on all of the internets. The theme is no different when it comes to Bush’s foul-ups with North Korea. Unfortunately, these particular foul-ups have helped nurture a two-bit, crackpot dictator into a nuke-wielding catalyst for Armageddon.

Here are the Top 10 Bush 'foul-ups' that brought North Korea from isolated tin-pot dictatorship to global nuclear threat.




04/27/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
America Says Bush Lied
Categories :: George W. Bush :: Iraq

Another major set-back for the Bush Administration; Laura better hide the pretzels in case George gets suicidal...




04/27/05 :: By Stu Finkel
Republicans Retreating on DeLay Ethics Probe
Categories :: Congress :: Criminal Acts :: Ethics :: Tom DeLay

House Republicans prepare to back down and allow an ethics probe of their remarkably corrupt leader, Tom DeLay.




04/26/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bolton in Trouble Again
Categories :: Foreign Policy

Yet more evidence showing how unfit Bolton is for the U.N. When will the Bush Admin do the right thing and get him to pull his nomination?




04/26/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Donations to DeLay Waaaaay Down
Categories :: Activism :: Tom DeLay

Good News: DeLay has been cut-off from his Congressional cash cow.




04/26/05 :: By Bob Kendall
What is Bush Trying to do Pushing a Hateful Nominee Like Brash Bolton as UN Ambassador?
Categories :: Bush Administration

Why does Bush who claims to be “born again” find himself “wrong gain” in about everything he says or does? The original evaluation for someone like a Bolton to be qualified for a position when he had acted like an attack dog against the UN makes one wonder where George Bush is coming from.




04/26/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Yet More Evidence that Bolton is Unfit for U.N.
Categories :: Foreign Policy

More evidence that John Bolton is to diplomacy what the KKK is to tolerance.




04/25/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
GOP Going Down
Categories :: Republicans

A new poll has bad, bad news for the Republican Party.




04/25/05 :: By Scott Shields
Why I'm A Democrat: A Welcome Reminder
Categories :: Democrats

Periodically, it's nice to be reminded why I carry water for a party that has a tendency to be somewhat erratic, even schizophrenic, and woefully disorganized. I guess you could say that it comes down to the priorities, stupid!




04/25/05 :: By William Hare
Nixon and Bush: Two of a Kind
Categories :: Bush Administration

Last week Bush took time off from explaining his plan to “save” Social Security long enough to focus on the nomination of John Bolton, a unique choice of a perennial UN baiter and “go it alone” zealot to serve as ambassador to the international body. Needless to say, such a choice is meant to send a message to the world about Bushie attitudes toward the UN specifically and the world community in general.




04/25/05 :: By Stu Finkel
What Was Gannon/Guckert Doing in the White House?
Categories :: Media

Raw Story reports that Gannon/Guckert was in the White House over 200 times, including dozens of time when there was no press briefing. What was he doing there?




04/24/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
New Evidence Damns DeLay
Categories :: Tom DeLay

Don't let Tom DeLay resign; he's doing more good for the Democratic Party than harm!




04/23/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush Attacks Clean Air
Categories :: Corporate Welfare :: Environment

Bush tries to use Earth Day to gut the Clean Air act, proving just how toxic he is.




04/22/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Republicans Rally Against Earth Day
Categories :: Corporate Welfare :: Environment

On Thursday, House Republicans showed their scorn for a sound energy policy and gave "the finger" to Earth Day in the process.




04/22/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Fight for the Constitution
Categories :: Activism :: Judges/Judiciary

Don't let radical judicial activists attack the Constitution; contact Congress.




04/21/05 :: By Bob Kendall
Hey! Hey! Tom DeLay Has Got to Go Today Without Delay!
Categories :: Congress

Should investigation of the travels of Tom DeLay, his family, his delegation and assorted friends be found to be unethical, where will Tom go from his high position if found guilty of ethical braches or worse?




04/21/05 :: By Tom Ball
Tactic: Ask Questions that Suggest the “Correct Answer”
Categories :: Tactics

Summary: Create a context that favors your views. Pose general values questions that lead to obvious answers. Use these answers to convince respondents and listeners to move toward more specific topics with a bias toward your preferred view. Associate any negative aspects of the topic to the opposition while presenting the positive aspects with yourself or allied entities.




04/21/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush Admin Gets a Big Swat From Teachers
Categories :: Education

The NEA and three states decide to teach the Bush Administration a lesson.




04/21/05 :: By Drew Johnston
Why The Hell Are Republicans Still Clinging To Social Security Privatization?
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Congress :: Republicans :: Social Security

Why would any politician support an obvious loser issue like SS privatization? As it turns out, it may hurt more if the Repubs give it up.




04/21/05 :: By Bob Kendall
The Biting Irony of Inviting Bush to the New Lincoln Springfield Memorial
Categories :: Bush Administration

Abraham Lincoln is considered by many to be America’s greatest president. George Bush is considered by many to be its worst. Could it be that they invited Bush because they refuse to consider the reality of what the failed president has done to the U.S.A. in 4 years and 3 ½ months?




04/20/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Call Her "Condosleeza"
Categories :: Foreign Policy :: Rice, Condoleezza

Condoleeza Rice runs interference for John Bolton -- and risks national security to do it.




04/20/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bushites Blame VLWC for Bolton Woes
Categories :: George W. Bush

White House Damage Control 101: Make unsubstantiated accusations that other people are making unsubstantiated accusations.




04/20/05 :: By Bob Kendall
Have U.S. Citizens Who Recite the Pledge of Allegiance Words "One Nation Under God With Liberty and Justice for All" Comprehended What Infamy the Bush Administration is Guilty of for Going to War Against Iraq on Propaganda and Lies?
Categories :: Bush Administration

Pseudo patriots who backed George Bush for president when they knew beyond the shadow of a doubt that he and his terrifying crew had launched a shock and awe lightning strike against Iraq based on the big lie that the U.S. was threatened by non-existent weapons of mass destruction should have to face the consequences of their actions, just as those responsible for those needless deaths should also be held accountable.




04/19/05 :: By Stu Finkel
Democrats Stand Up, Voinovich Demurs, Bolton Vote Delayed
Categories :: Breaking News

A rare political victory when Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are joined by Republican George Voinovich of Ohio in blocking, at least temporarily, the committee's passing the remarkably inappropriate nomination of John Bolton as our rep to the UN on to the full Senate.




04/19/05 :: By Tom Ball
Joseph Ratzinger New Pope, Ballots Burned, No exit Polls!!
Categories :: Religion

Remain vigilant as the Bush Administration spins the new Catholic Leader as a stalwart icon of Bush's neoconservative agenda citing their shared (I hate to use the term, but...) "Culture of Life". And remember this about Pope John Paul II:




04/19/05 :: By William Hare
Welcome to the Cheney-Bush Banana Republic
Categories :: Economy

Since the progressive income tax was introduced in 1913 during the administration of President Woodrow Wilson there was a basic understanding existing even among mainstream conservatives that to tamper with progressivity could result in a basic negative for America, even among wealthier Americans and certainly regarding major corporations. A dynamic economy, after all, is dependent upon major purchasing power from the middle class.




04/18/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
More Veiled Deaththreats from DeLay
Categories :: Tom DeLay

Some people just never learn, do they?




04/18/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Evidence Mounts Against Bolton
Categories :: Foreign Policy

Yet more evidence has surfaced that shows John Bolton is unfit to serve as amabassador to the U.N. Will the GOP do the right thing and scuttle his nomination?




04/17/05 :: By Stu Finkel
Wes Clark Preaches the Truth
Categories :: Clark, Wesley :: Democrats

Excerpts from a summary of Wesley Clark's speech to the CA Democratic convention.




04/15/05 :: By Bonnie Yarbrough
Do You Feel Nuclear, Punk?
Categories :: Senators and Representatives

Frist to headline radicals' telecast on nuking the filibuster to take over the courts.




04/15/05 :: By Bob Kendall
Is Bush's Appointment of Carlos Gutierrez, the Kellogg CEO Who Sent Most of the Cereal Company's Jobs to Mexico, a Traitorous Act?
Categories :: Bush Administration

Reading David Broder’s column in the Miami Herald April 12, 2005, I was stunned at his lack of accuracy in his article regarding Bush’s latest scheme, which when closely scrutinized makes the “Tricky Dick” shenanigans of Richard Nixon seem like child’s play.




04/14/05 :: By Stu Finkel
Democrats: Fighters and Appeasers
Categories :: Class Warfare :: Congress :: Democrats What is becoming ever clearer during the current legislative session is that the Democratic Party is divided between fighters and appeasers. The disheartening fact is that a number of representatives and senators continue to think that the only way to...


04/14/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The GOP's War on the Middle Class
Categories :: Breaking News :: Class Warfare :: Corporate Welfare

The GOP has once again demonstrated it's moral bankruptcy by putting millionaires and billion-dollar industries above the American middle-class.




04/14/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Fear and Favor in the Corporate Media
Categories :: Media

Understanding the media is key to framing...




04/14/05 :: By Tom Ball
A Pornographic Celebration of Death
Categories :: Religion

"Yeah," Bernie said, ramming a cookie into his mouth, "that's the difference between you and me. I think. I think the Pope fought everything Bush stands for with all his might -- he publicly called on world leaders, especially those on the UN Security Council, to thwart Bush's resolution on Iraq and to ward off the destruction he knew the Bush administration was planning. He even sent Cardinal Pio Laghi, a friend of Poppy's, as his special envoy to plead with Bush not to invade Iraq, but Bush told him it would all be over in the wink of an eye. Just trust me, Bush says. I think," Bernie continued, "as does investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, that the Pope, if not convinced, was at least fearful that Bush was the anti-Christ warned about in The Revelation.




04/14/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
GOP Dishonors Veterans
Categories :: Taxes

This week the GOP opposed increased spending for veterans, then proposed increased tax-cuts for the richest 1% of Americans. So much for supporting our troops.




04/14/05 :: By Drew Johnston
Modding the Nation: The Conclusion
Categories :: Satire

The conclusion to simulation #2. This time, it's good news.




04/13/05 :: By William Hare
In Search of the Perfect Stock and Pitfalls Along the Way
Categories :: Books

Amid sounds of the surf California sun-tanned young men and women dream of the perfect wave as they surf in the Pacific Ocean. There is something closely akin to this in financial markets. It is the quest for the perfect stock. Investors envision that ideal experience, and with one distinct difference between the financial dream and the quest for the perfect wave. Investing in the perfect stock under the right circumstances can bring with it all those trappings of wealth, those champagne wishes and caviar dreams that Robin Leach spoke about in his hit television series of a few years ago, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.”




04/13/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The GOP Puts Dead Millionaires Before America
Categories :: Activism :: Taxes

Fight the Republican deficit by fighting the latest GOP tax break for America's wealthiest.




04/13/05 :: By Sharon Andrews
Democrats Regroup
Categories :: Tactics

ABC News' feature The Note reported yesterday that Democratic leadership has big plans to push back against the rightwing message machine:




04/12/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Get Your Creativity On
Categories :: Activism :: Tom DeLay

What would you tell the voters in Tom DeLay's district?




04/12/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
It's Still the Economy, Stupid!
Categories :: Economy

The GOP continues its reign of fiscal incompetance...




04/12/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The DeLay Scandal Grows
Categories :: Tom DeLay

More evidence of DeLay's corruption shows just how drunk with power he's been.




04/12/05 :: By Tom Ball
Your Daily Fix From Around the Web
Categories :: Misc

A handfull of today's 'Must Reads' from around the web, including excerpts, links...and perhaps a comment or two.




04/12/05 :: By Drew Johnston
Modding the Nation: Taking All Bets
Categories :: Satire

The Alpha Centauri simulations return! Watch as I simultaneously indulge my love of classic strategy games and show off my political wisdom.




04/12/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
From the "What Liberal Media" Department
Categories :: Media Snake Oil

Pataki is on the verge -- nay -- he's on the verge's CUSP of soundly defeating Spitzer in a gubernatorial race. Not.




04/11/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Protect America by Protecting Social Security
Categories :: Social Security

The Bush assault on Social Security threatens city, county, and state governments nationwide.




04/11/05 :: By Tom Ball
Your Daily Fix From Around the Web
Categories :: Misc

A handfull of today's 'Must Reads' from around the web, including excerpts, links...and perhaps a comment or two.




04/11/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The GOP Blows Another Hole Into the Economy
Categories :: Economy

The Republican Party's pattern of mismanagement continues...




04/11/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
DeLay Should Resign... It's the "Wright" Thing to Do
Categories :: Tom DeLay

Tom DeLay sites Jesus as someone who should be emulated, but there's another person whose name starts with "J" that DeLay should be following instead.




04/10/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
A Radical Reframe
Categories :: Fundamentalism :: Judges/Judiciary

Forget activist judges: A new but already prominent right-wing hategroup is reframing them as "Supremacists."




04/10/05 :: By Stu Finkel
The Agitprop Administration, pt. 173
Categories :: Propaganda/Spin

Henry Waxman asks the GAO to investigate whether the $2.2 million that the Busheviki have spent on propagandizing their social security "reform" (read: destruction) crosses the line.




04/09/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
General Motors and the Chilling Effect
Categories :: Media

GM bludgeons the L.A. Times, but papers everywhere feel the blow.




04/09/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
There They Go Again
Categories :: Fundamentalism

The American Taliban is cartwheeling down the warpath...




04/08/05 :: By Bob Kendall
Is Bush's Social Security Crisis Really a Diversionary Tactic?
Categories :: Bush Administration

Instead of trying to control the staggering budget deficit the Bush Administration has created the worst one in U.S. history. George Bush whizzes around the nation in Air Force One luxury, preparing for another “fear tactic syndrome” speech to his carefully screened audiences at his every stop. The “fear syndrome” approach worked effectively to frighten many in the U.S. into thinking the nation had to go to war in Iraq to survive. The robot Congress fell for this false pitch. So did a lot of the population of the U.S., so why not try it again?




04/08/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush by the Numbers
Categories :: Bush Administration :: Congress

The latest AP-Ipsos poll shows that the Bush Administration and the GOP-controlled Congress are in a downward spiral.




04/08/05 :: By Bonnie Yarbrough
Three Strikes, unless you're Tom DeLay
Categories :: Tom DeLay

A New Term: UUYATD (Unless You are Tom DeLay)




04/07/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Time for DeLay to Go Cold Turkey
Categories :: Activism :: Tom DeLay

American Progress has a new campaign to send money-addict Tom DeLay into withdrawal.




04/07/05 :: By Tom Ball
Today's Must Read Stories From Around the Web
Categories :: Misc

A handfull of today's 'Must Reads' from around the web, including excerpts, links...and perhaps a comment or two.




04/07/05 :: By Stu Finkel
Tom Delay: Traitor
Categories :: Tom DeLay

Tom Delay gave aid and comfort to a dictator while receiving money from Russian security forces. Who's the traitor, again?




04/07/05 :: By Tom Ball
Frank Luntz "Straight Talk": The Environment: A Cleaner, Safer, Healthier America
Categories :: Framing 101

Once again, we are presenting in an online, readable format for the first time in the history of the web... Frank Luntz "Straight Talk" pp. 131-146 (Environment). So let's take a look at Frank's insight on the linguistic workings of the environment, how the republicans (were) shooting themselves in the feet and how they plan to eliminate their "environmental credibility gap".




04/06/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Lies About “Liberal” Academia
Categories :: Education

A study claiming that liberal college instructors are hired and promoted over non-liberal ones by a 3-1 ratio has been exposed as fraud, funded by a right-wing foundation.




04/06/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush by the Numbers
Categories :: George W. Bush

The latest Gallup poll kicks George Bush while he's down.




04/05/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Bush Gives the Finger to His Creditors
Categories :: Economy :: George W. Bush :: Social Security

Bush is getting desperate to destroy Social Security, but his rhetoric may lead to a lot more than Social Security's destruction...




04/04/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
The Culture of Strife
Categories :: Anti-War :: Corporate Welfare :: Foreign Policy

The Bush Administration's defense-related spending spree is garnering criticism from BOTH the Left and the Right.




04/04/05 :: By S.M. Dixon
Shut-Down the (Moral) Bankruptcy Bill
Categories :: Activism :: Corporate Welfare

The House of Representatives will be voting on the (moral) bankruptcy bill this Wednesday; tell your Congressional representatives to put the poor and middle class ahead of the credit card industry.




04/04/05 :: By Bonnie Yarbrough
Deconstructing DeLay: Part Deux
Categories :: Congress :: Conservatives :: Hypocrisy :: Tom DeLay

New developments on the ongoing hubris of Tom DeLay. Just when he hit the nadir of legislative interference, he soars to new lows.




04/02/05 :: By Bonnie Yarbrough
Two Cheers--Do I Hear Three?
Categories :: Congress :: Tom DeLay

DeLay should be censored, hung out to dry, punished, and then shunned for his latest outrageous performance.




04/02/05 :: By William Hare
For Cheney-Bush it's "The Buck Stops Anywhere but Here!"
Categories :: Media Snake Oil

The announcement of the findings of Bush’s commission on intelligence activities reminds us of the manner in which his Administration has taken the message Harry Truman kept on his desk during his presidency of “The buck stops here!” and changed it to “The buck stops anywhere but here!” It would have been uproariously funny to listen to the straight-faced corporate media commentators telling us that Bush is concerned about current intelligence failures to keep America informed and is resolutely determined to correct this deficiency that was revealed in the report but for one salient fact.




04/01/05 :: By Stu Finkel
They Hate the Rule of Law
Categories :: Blowhards :: Conservatives :: Government :: Judges/Judiciary During the series of Witch Hunts that constituted the GOP's orchestrated reaction to the election and re-election of President Clinton, we constantly heard the tiring refrain that it was all about the rule of law. It wasn't the sex, it...


04/01/05 :: By Bob Kendall
What About the Charge that Democrats are Bush Bashers?
Categories :: Bush Administration

What about the charge that Democrats are Bush bashers? This is no more than a Republican robot response to any criticism of Bush. Remember what a field day Republicans had bashing Bill Clinton? Republicans seemed to obtain a frenzied delight in lashing out about Clinton’s affairs.




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