Loyalty without truth
is a trail to tyranny.
|Saturday, 20 September 2008 at 20h 4m 44s|
Nawlins Napsters on the verge of another championship season
With one week left in the season, its looking good for the Nawlins Napsters in the Espn Fantasy Baseball League. Unless my team
takes a nose-dive over the next week, the Nawlins Napsters will repeat as champions this year.
|Friday, 19 September 2008 at 16h 3m 37s|
Plastic containers are poisoning you
The additive Bisphenol-A (BPA) is an artificial sex hormone that is used to manufacture plastics. They are banning the additive in
Canada. In the United States however, the multi-billion dollar chemical industry has effectively censored this news from the
...scientists have known since the 1930s that BPA mimics estrogen in the body, for unrelated reasons, the chemical serves as an
essential building block of hard, clear polycarbonate plastics and tough epoxy resins, ubiquitous materials in the modern world.
... a research team from a Yale University medical school research team has come up with some of the most troubling data yet:
after injecting African green monkeys for 28 days with BPA at the level the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says is safe for
people, the researchers found the chemical "causes the loss of connections between brain cells." "We observed a devastating
effect on synapses in the monkey brain," says Yale scientist Tibor Hajszan. In humans, these losses could lead to memory and
learning problems and depression.
Shannon | Alternet | 15 September]
The monkey study is only the latest in a sequence of independent studies. One scientist at Washington State discovered the eggs
in her control group having more mutative effects than the experimental group. And ...
[ a] search for lab contaminants led to a temporary lab aide who had washed the plastic cages and bottles with a caustic floor
detergent, unleashing enough BPA into the control animals' food and water to scramble the chromosome alignment in their eggs.
This appears to be serious. Click on the source to read the entire 2 page article for yourself.
|Tuesday, 16 September 2008 at 20h 11m 16s|
Please dear God
Elect Obama for our president
Click here to see Obama's speech in
Colorado now. The man is the real thing. Open your ears. He speaks the truth. He is the zeitgeist of the American moment.
Dear God, please trounce all the Republicans and elect Obama as our President. He is the man. I am moved to tears when I hear
Let it be forever known that I love my country. It has been a long time since I have been moved to tears by hearing a "politician"
speak. Obama moves me to tears. I really believe that Obama is as sincere as a man running for the Presidency can be when it
comes to honestly wanting to point our nation in the right direction.
Pray like you've never prayed before. Motivate like you have never motivated before. Speak up now like you have never spoken up
before. And take no shit from morons who don't pay attention. Because now is the time. Now. Not 2012. Right now.
We can't afford four more years of corruption and incompetency.
They lie, they cheat, they steal. Anything is better than that.
|Monday, 15 September 2008 at 19h 37m 41s|
No one shows up to hear McCain in Jacksonville
In a stadium that seats 16,000 only 3,000 show up to hear the wobbling oratory of the myth called Maverick McCain.
|Sunday, 14 September 2008 at 17h 41m 18s|
The New York Times piece on Sarah Palin
You need to read the entire piece, but here is a snippet ...
when there was a vacancy at the top of the State Division of Agriculture, she appointed a high school classmate, Franci
Havemeister, to the $95,000-a-year directorship. A former real estate agent, Ms. Havemeister cited her childhood love of cows
as a qualification for running the roughly $2 million agency.
Ms. Havemeister was one of at least five schoolmates Ms. Palin hired, often at salaries far exceeding their private sector wages.
When Ms. Palin had to cut her first state budget, she avoided the legion of frustrated legislators and mayors. Instead, she huddled
with her budget director and her husband, Todd, an oil field worker who is not a state employee, and vetoed millions of dollars of
Ms. Palin walks the national stage as a small-town foe of “good old boy” politics and a champion of ethics reform....
But an examination of her swift rise and record as mayor of Wasilla and then governor finds that her visceral style and penchant
for attacking critics — she sometimes calls local opponents “haters” — contrasts with her carefully crafted public image.
Throughout her political career, she has pursued vendettas, fired officials who crossed her and sometimes blurred the line
between government and personal grievance, according to a review of public records and interviews with 60 Republican and
Democratic legislators and local officials.
[SOURCE: Jo Becker, Peter S. Goodman and Michael
Powell. | | 14 September 2008]
|Saturday, 13 September 2008 at 9h 2m 21s|
Sarah Palin's pipeline
“I fought to bring about the largest private-sector infrastructure project in North American history and when that deal was
struck, we began a nearly forty billion dollar natural gas pipeline to help lead America to energy independence.”
-Sarah Palin in an address to Republican delegates, Sept. 3, 2008
Anyone listening to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin at the recent U.S. Republican convention would believe that TransCanada
workers are poised, shovels at the ready, to start construction of a 2,760-kilometre pipeline bringing natural gas from Alaska
through Canada to the lower 48 states. They would be wrong.
[SOURCE: Madelaine Drohan | Globe and Mail | 12
Because the project was initiated 30 years ago and is not even completed yet. And furthermore ...
given that both pipelines have experienced 30 years of delays, it is not too much of a stretch to imagine that construction on the
first would still be ongoing when the second is due to start. That would lead to competition for workers, equipment and
materials, forcing the price of all three up, perhaps to the point where the project no longer made economic sense.
If they lie, they steal.
|Saturday, 13 September 2008 at 8h 49m 25s|
McCain ruled by corporate lobbyists
So McCain is gonna bring "real change" eh?
Politico reports today that “at least 16” of Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) former Senate staffers have gone on to careers in lobbying,
according to an analysis of federal lobbying records. In some cases, McCain staffers have gone to K Street and then returned to
In many cases, they went to work for clients whose issues the staffers dealt with in the Senate. … Still, during McCain’s nearly 25
years in Congress, the revolving door has remained open. As his aides have moved downtown from Capitol Hill, they’ve drawn from
their experience on the senator’s personal staff or on his key committees: Armed Services, Commerce and Indian Affairs
[SOURCE: Thinkprogress.org | 11 September 2008]
If they lie, they steal.
|Saturday, 13 September 2008 at 8h 43m 53s|
Republican election year voting games
It was a mainstay of Jim Crow segregation: for 100 years after the Civil War, Southern white Democrats kept eligible blacks from
voting with poll taxes, literacy tests and property requirements. Starting in the 1960s, the U.S. Supreme Court declared these
assaults on the heart of American democracy unconstitutional.
Now, with the help of a 2008 Supreme Court decision, Crawford vs. Marion County (Indiana) Election Board, white Republicans in
some areas will keep eligible blacks from voting by requiring driver's licenses. Not only is this new-fangled discrimination
constitutional, it's spreading.
GOP proponents of the move say they are merely trying to reduce voter fraud. But while occasional efforts to stuff ballot boxes
through phony absentee voting still surface, the incidence of individual vote fraud—voting when you aren't eligible—is virtually
non-existent, as "The Truth About Vote Fraud," a study by the
Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, clearly shows. In other words, the problem Republicans claim they want to
combat with increased ID requirements doesn't exist. Meanwhile, those ID hurdles facing individuals do nothing to stop the
organized insiders who still try to game the system.
In Crawford, the court upheld an Indiana law essentially requiring a passport or driver's license in order to vote. But more than
two thirds of Indiana adults have no passports and nearly 15 percent have no driver's licenses. These eligible voters,
disproportionately African-American, will need to take a bus or catch a ride from a friend down to the motor vehicles bureau to
make sure they obtain a nondriver photo ID. Otherwise, they cannot vote in Indiana this year.
Alter | Newsweek | ]
That, my friends, is how the Republicans support Democracy. In order to prevent maybe 100 cases of potential voter fraud, they
deny 50,000 voters the right to vote.
Click on the NYU study link and read how much of a sham this "voter fraud" issue really is.
If they lie, they steal.
|Saturday, 13 September 2008 at 8h 34m 34s|
Breaking the truce, and then lying
The two presidential campaigns had declared a truce for the anniversary of 9/11. Traditional campaigning, especially of the
negative sort, was supposed to be put on hold. But John McCain's campaign, it's now clear, broke that truce -- and did so with an
ad that nonpartisan watchdog FactCheck.org calls "particularly egregious" for its distortions.
[SOURCE: Salon.com | 12 September 2008]
According to The non-partisan
The McCain-Palin campaign has released a new TV ad that distorts quotes from the Obama campaign. It takes words out of
context to make it sound as though the Democratic ticket is belittling Palin:
- The ad says "they said she was doing 'what she was told.' " But the Obama adviser who's being quoted didn't accuse Palin of
meekly following orders. What he actually said is that she made a false claim about Obama's legislative record and added, "maybe
that's what she was told."
- It says "they lashed out at Sarah Palin; dismissed her as 'good looking,' " But "they" didn't lash out at all. Obama – who is the
one pictured – didn't say anything like that. The only one the McCain campaign quotes is Obama's running mate, Biden, and he
actually offered the remark as a compliment. Biden said the "obvious" difference between Palin and himself is "she's good
- The ad says Obama was "disrespectful" when he accused Palin of "lying" about her record. But the truth is Palin's claim to
have "said no" to the "bridge to nowhere" is indeed a dubious one, as we and many have pointed out.
If they lie, they steal.
|Saturday, 13 September 2008 at 8h 6m 57s|
Palin lies profusely
Uhk-ummm, I mean making a "clarification".
WASHINGTON - Sarah Palin's visit to Iraq in 2007 consisted of a brief stop at a border crossing between Iraq and Kuwait, the vice
presidential candidate's campaign said yesterday, in the second official revision of her only trip outside North America.
Following her selection last month as John McCain's running mate, aides said Palin had traveled to Ireland, Germany, Kuwait, and
Iraq to meet with members of the Alaska National Guard. During that trip she was said to have visited a "military outpost" inside
Iraq. The campaign has since repeated that Palin's foreign travel included an excursion into the Iraq battle zone.
But in response to queries about the details of her trip, campaign aides and National Guard officials in Alaska said by telephone
yesterday that she did not venture beyond the Kuwait-Iraq border when she visited Khabari Alawazem Crossing, also known as
"K-Crossing," on July 25, 2007.
Asked to clarify where she traveled in Iraq, Palin's spokeswoman, Maria Comella, confirmed that "She visited a military outpost on
the other side of the Kuwait-Iraq border."
It was the second such clarification in as many weeks of the itinerary of what Palin has called "the trip of a lifetime." Earlier, the
campaign acknowledged that Palin made only a refueling stop in Ireland.
In her interview with ABC News Thursday night, Palin did not mention Iraq in describing the visit, saying only that she went to
Kuwait and Germany to meet with US forces.
[SOURCE: Bryan Bender | Boston Globe | 13
If she lies so much about the little stuff, can you trust her to be honest on anything?
Let us count.
- Charging rape victims $300 or more for the rape kits the police use to gather evidence
- Refusing to admit she ever supported the "bridge to nowhere" during her campaign to be governor
- Saying she was against pork earmarks when she asked for more per capita than any other governor in the USA
- During the ABC interview "When Gibson noted she had requested funding to study the mating habits of crabs and other
small-bore projects that typically draw John McCain's ire, Palin said the specific requests had come through universities and other
public entities. She also said they weren't worked out by lobbyists behind closed doors.."[SOURCE: Yahoo | 12 September 2008] -- notice she admits that its not always
big bad lobbyists stealing the people's money for selfish special interests.
- She said she did not personally get involved in trying to fire the ex-husband state trooper of her sister; then the emails
In other words, when Republicans deny and say something isn't true -- that means it is not only true, but it's also probably much
worse than you realize.
If they lie, they steal.
Lipstick on a pig. Lipstick on a pig. Lipstick on a pig.
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