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The First Word in “Border Patrol” is — “BORDER”

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

I live near the Canadian border. In fact I can see Vancouver Island (British Columbia) from my house. According to some people, that makes me a foreign policy expert. But I digress… The Border Patrol has a strong presence here, since we’re at an international border. That’s fine. But lately the ...

Annual Government Secrecy Report Card is out.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

Open the Government.org is a great reference site. They put out an annual report on our governments attempts to keep everything secret. You can view the Pdf report here. From their Press Release, a synopsis of their report for the year 2007: WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2008 - Government secrecy increased across ...

Will the Iraq War affect the Convention as much as the Vietnam War did in 1968?

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

[caption id="attachment_4658" align="aligncenter" width="281" caption="ReCreate-68 Logo"][/caption] My knee jerk reaction is nope. The 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago was a watershed moment in our history and it appears the various law enforcement groups have taken steps to insure nothing even close to the melee in Chicago will occur in Denver. The ...

FDA, You’re Doing a Heckuva Job

Friday, August 15th, 2008

It shouldn’t be surprising any more when this kind of shit happens. We found out three years ago that FEMA is just a useless empty shell. And the Environmental Protection Agency now exists for the sole purpose of protecting corporations from those #$%&!# environmentalists. And now we find out the true ...

When The Gestapo Breaks Down Your Door and Shoots Your Dog

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

This is what happens when you combine America’s trillion-dollar War on Drugs with police departments and SWAT teams full of single-digit-IQ trigger-happy goons. The mayor of Berwyn Heights, MD — Cheye Calvo and his wife, Trinity Tomsic — unwittingly got caught up in a local drug scheme. It worked like this: Two ...

Human Rights Violations in China

Friday, August 8th, 2008

President Bush has rightly condemned China’s despicable record on human rights. It’s just unconscionable that such a brutal dictatorship is allowed to host the 2008 Olympics, but at least they’ve been duly reprimanded by the Leader of the Free World. And the Chinese government is indeed a ruthless, totally unaccountable dictatorship. ...

Power Tool

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Digby nailed this. We are the vomiting sisterhood of the anti-brutality pants. A tool has no value when you don't know how to use it. It becomes dangerous when you refuse to learn how to use it safely, and when you completely disregard the knowledge of its safe operation, YOU become ...

How Bush Turned The Constitution Inside Out

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

"Stop throwing the Constitution in my face. It's just a goddamned piece of paper!" -George W. Bush, November, 2005 The context for the above quote lies in a meeting President Bush had with Congressional Republicans and aides back in 2005 when they were discussing how to renew the Patriot Act. His ...

FISA: Four, Three, Two, One…Is What Counts Gone?

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

When in the course of human events is truth self-evident? Or is truth a declaration independent of our capacity to recognize it? Is there a point at which the collective truth of yesterday is no longer sufficient to hold together that which seemed to be a more perfect union? Are ...

Democracy My Ass! FISA Vote Shows That Government Is NOT For, Of or By The People

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

So much for the will of the people. So much for the rule of law. So much for a Democratic Congress stepping in to stop the abuses of the Bush Administration. After passing in the House 293 to 129 last month , today the Senate approved the FISA amendments 69-28, stripping ...

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