Friday, May 19, 2006

On Travel

I am going to be on the road off and on for a couple weeks, so my infrequent posting will tend to be more infrequent until around the middle of June.

There are so many important issues to keep up with out there, but none more important than the voting machine issue. Without honest elections, it doesn't matter what the polls tell us about the popularity of the Republican Party. They will simply cruise in with another 51% victory in the areas that allow them to continue screwing the American people with their assinine and senseless policies that fail to address the issues that seriously affect the lives of normal citizens.

Make sure that you go read and every morning to keep tabs on Diebold and ES&S as they struggle to keep the now powerful in power.

Keep the faith.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Lots of questions...few answers

Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime 1.0 (a video)

This video lasts one hour and eleven minutes, and it is worth every second of viewing to know that the questions will continue to be asked until an acceptable answer is given.

As the Bush regime struggles to repair the increasingly frequent ruptures in their web of deceit, I look forward to the hearings and investigations that will only come about with a majority of Democrats in the House and Senate. There is no doubt that the truth about American politics in the twenty-first century will make any scandal to date look insignificant.

Watch the video, and let your rage propel you toward the next paper ballot that will be marked, counted, and … if necessary… re-counted.

Thanks to What Really Happened for the link

After viewing the video, go back to the picture above regarding the difference in security between slot machines and electronic voting machines. If the implication isn't obvious, check yourself for a pulse.

Very serious reality bytes

Over 1600 sheep apparently died this month in India after ingesting genetically engineered (GE) cotton. The massive deaths occurred after several days of grazing in fields where Monsanto’s Bt and herbicide resistant spliced varieties of cotton were planted. Scientists from India's Centre for Sustainable Agriculture are calling on the government to launch a study into the impacts of GE cotton toxins. Learn more:

PROTEST STARBUCKS: Frankenbucks National Week of Action June 19th-25th Despite years of grassroots pressure, Starbucks continues to serve milk from cows that are injected with Monsanto’s controversial genetically engineered recombinant bovine growth hormone, also known as rBGH or rBST. Virtually every industrial country, except for the United States, has banned the use of rBGH. Milk produced from cows injected with rBGH poses serious hazards to human health, including increased risks for cancer. The time has come to kick rBGH off the market, once and for all. If Starbucks, a major buyer of milk, were to ban rBGH dairy products in its coffee beverages other major corporations would likely do the same. Join OCA and allies June 19-25, to protest or leaflet at Starbucks cafes in your neighborhood. Help us reach our goal of 300 actions! Click here to leaflet Starbucks or for more information

Happy Mother's Day 2006

My heart goes out to those Mothers who have struggled through the early years with their offspring, and when it finally looked like things had taken a turn for the better, they are once again faced with the reality that their child will never quite have what it takes to succeed without the intervening touch of Papa, Diebold, The Supreme Court, and the Corporate Mafia.

On a more positive note... the rest of the world is also coming to the same conclusion... finally.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

There is a list

What corporations are doing to promote prosperity in America will amaze you. The list.

Big thanks to Easy Bake Coven

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Money market woes

US Dollar finally drops below eighty cents in relation to the Euro.

You are doing a heck of a job W.

Right on....

Bill Maher's closing monologue a few nights ago...

"Mr. President, this job can't be fun for you any more. There's no more money to spend - you used up all of that. You can't start another war because you used up the army. And now, darn the luck, the rest of your term has become the Bush family nightmare - helping poor people. Listen to your Mom. The cupboard's bare, the credit cards are maxed out. No one's speaking to you. Mission accomplished.

"Now it's time to do what you've always done best - lose interest and walk away. Like you did with your military service and the oil company and the baseball team. It's time. Time to move on and try the next fantasy job. How about cowboy or space man? Now I know what you're saying -there's so many other things that you as President could involve yourself in. Please don't. I know, I know. There's a lot left to do.There's a war with Venezuela. Eliminating the sales tax on yachts.Turning the space program over to the church. And Social Security to Fannie Mae. Giving embryos the vote.

"But, Sir, none of that is going to happen now. Why? Because you govern like Billy Joel drives. You've performed so poorly I'm surprised that you haven't given yourself a medal. You're a catastrophe that walks like a man. Herbert Hoover was a shitty president, but even he never conceded an entire city to rising water and snakes.

"On your watch, we've lost almost all of our allies, the surplus, four airliners, two trade centers, a piece of the Pentagon, and the City of New Orleans. Maybe you're just not lucky. I'm not saying you don't love this country. I'm just wondering how much worse it could be if you were on the other side.

"So, yes, God does speak to you. What he is saying is, 'Take a hint.'