Monday, February 28, 2005

Quote 'o the day

Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificually induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear.
General Douglas MacArthur

War is Terrorism

Rearview Mirror

Graveyard Fields, NC Posted by Hello

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Quote 'o the day

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?
Mahatma Ghandi


The Environment: Code Red
"This is serious stuff. Stop the debate about whether climate change caused by humas is happening. IT IS. This problem crosses all differences and transcends all issues. Please, make moves forward in your private and public lives so that we can stop caughing out coal dust and get off OPEC's teet".

Questions Anyone?
1. Ocean, Arctic Studies Show Global Warming Is Real

Mt. Hood, OR (late August to show glaciers, not previous snowfall)
2. Greenhouse gases 'do warm oceans'
3. Britain Criticizes U.S. Climate Record
4. Proponents Want U.S. to Join Kyoto Pact
But these guys...
5. Panelists Decry Bush Science Policies
6. Senate GOP Delays Action on Pollution Plan
7. From the BBC: Emergency Planet Earth
8. If the country won't, then the cities will: U.S. Cities Eye Ocean Waves for Power Supplies
More sad stuff
9. Arctic Becoming Chemical Waste Sump, Says WWF
10. Monarch Butterflies on Decline in Mexico
11. Air pollution causes early deaths
12. In Honor of those who stand up: Brazil President Creates Forest Reserves

"If we don't take action now, we'll settle for nothing later"
Green Party, Greenpeace, Appalachian Voices, Canary Coalition, Environmental Defense, Natural Resource Defense Council.
Or just do a Google search for environmental groups in your area.
--------Consume Less and Consume Consciously--------
*************PLANT A TREE!*************

A blow for my pops, Ralph, those who fight for the public good, and Americans: Congress curbs class-action suits and what Tort Reform really means for you. "A true victory for companies knowingly producing harmful things for you and me. So light up a 'Cool' cigarette, hop in your exploding 'Chevelle', and take your palpitating 'Vioxx'. And if your kid gets autism from vaccinations, don't do anything because you can't. Who needs consumer protection in light of those leeching lawyers anyway?".

Bush and Giant Mess-o-Potamia
1. CIA: Iraq Conflict Feeds International Terror Threat
2. 'Rogue states' join forces to confront America
But why?

Torture is Anti-American
3. AP: Iraqi Died While Hung From Wrists (victim shown above)
4. Files Show New Abuse Cases in Afghan and Iraqi Prisons
5. Army Files Cite Abuse of Afghans
6. 'America would back Israel attack on Iran'
7. Treasury's Role in Illicit Iraq Oil Sales Cited
8. Mushroom Clouds: Knocking on the nuclear door

Why is Bush giving the most important intellegence job to this evil S.O.B.? If there is a hell, this guy has a spot reserved for him.
1. New Intelligence Chief "Deathsquad" John Negroponte
2. Negroponte Draws Criticism South of Border

And honorable mention?
Buying access AP: Donor Was Promised Ambassadorship
Editorial (more on "Gay" Gannon/Guckert): Pimping for the White House
More illegal propoganda: Agencies Warned About Fake News Videos

All the idiotic quotes 'ol Shrub has said at

My Main Man Michael or The Man Known as "Noam"

Our Daily Democracy Now!

Cartoon of the Week from Mike Lane: Wake up!
and from This Modern World: Further ways to argue like a conservative

Animation of the Week from Mark Fiore: Torture

Jeff, Ara, & Malcolm X

Monday, February 21, 2005

Doh! Those Iraq abuse questions hurt my brain.

Quote 'o the Day

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ. Mohandas Gandhi

Rearview Mirror

Bryce Canyon, Utah

Thursday, February 17, 2005

The Liberal Media and Bush's PR Machine

In light of the recent revelations of 'Jeff Gannon' and Bush's dubious (and possibly illegal) propoganda here is an article I wrote for the local newspaper over a year ago. As far as I am concerned this kind of paid for advertising and selective source journalism is highly un-American. Regardless of party affiliation, if these activities don't sicken you, you should get out of my country. Americans deserve better than this from their leaders.
The 'Liberal Media' from Asheville-Citizen Times, Dec. 17, 2003

Family Values

Bush's Press Corps Boyfriend Posted by Hello

Bush and Homoerotica

"I was rejected for a White House press pass at the start of the Bush administration, but someone with an alias, a tax evasion problem and Internet pictures where he posed like the 'Barberini Faun' is credentialed to cover a White House that won a second term by mining homophobia and preaching family values?" -Maureen Dowd

"'Jeff Gannon' is now at least the sixth 'journalist' (four of whom have been unmasked so far this year) to have been a propagandist on the payroll of either the Bush administration or a barely arms-length ally like Talon News while simultaneously appearing in print or broadcast forums that purport to be real news." -Frank Rich

"Proof that 'the liberal media' is but a figment of right-wing mythology has now arrived in the person of one James Guckert, formerly known as Jeff Gannon. Were the American media truly liberal -- or merely unafraid to be called liberal -- the saga of Mr. Guckert's short, strange, quasi-journalistic career would be resounding across the airwaves." -Joe Conason

Tuesday, February 15, 2005


Report: Reporters Must Testify in CIA Leak Case "The Bush people leaked the name of a long-time CIA operative apparently in retrobution for her husband questioning the WMD/Iraq argument for war. The leak of a spy's name is pretty reprehensible, especially when that leak comes from the Commander-in-Chief".
Bush & Co. on WMD's: Then and Now
Our Nation Betrayed: The Iraq WMD Intelligence Deception
Bush Requests $82B for Iraq, Afghan Wars
Rumsfeld to Face a Wary Congress
US accused of plan to muzzle al-Jazeera

Study: War on Poverty Sees More Hungry, Homeless

Former Aide Blasts Bush's Faith-Based Plan

The Environment: Threat Level Elevated
1. Air Pollution
2. Global Warming and Climate Change
3. and more from Wendell and friends
4. Greenhouse Effect 101 "There are greenhouse gases that keep our planet warm. We, through the burning of fossil fuels, are putting an excess amount of those gases into the atmosphere. The planet is getting warmer. These are facts. What these facts mean are still in debate. But given what is at stake shouldn't we err on the side of caution?"
5. Study: Pollution May Affect Babies' Genes
6. Study: Northwest Endured Worse Droughts
7. Global Warming Treaty Set to Take Effect, Japan Set to Enact Global Warming Pact
8. Defending the Rainforest: Thousands Attend Nun's Funeral

My Main Man Michael

Our Daily Democracy Now!

Cartoon of the Week from This Modern World: The Republican Zone

Animation of the Week from Mark Fiore: Crazy George's Accounting Service

Quote 'o the Day

"Love one another". Jesus of Nazareth

Zero Tolerance Posted by Hello

Rearview Mirror

Crater Lake, Oregon Posted by Hello

Sunday, February 13, 2005


In Honor of Aurthur Miller (bio)

Bush Doctrine Gets a Nuclear Reaction: Instead of intimidating Iran and North Korea into changing course, the threat of American military action has succeeded only in compounding the fear that inspired those nations to seek nuclear weapons in the first place.
Memo to Rice Warned of al Qaeda and Offered a Plan
"I'm just appalled that this was withheld for five months. That contributes to the idea that the government knew something and didn't act..."
Report: FAA Had 52 Pre-9/11 Warnings

Bush Proposes Steep Cuts in $2.57T Budget
White House Spells Out List of 150 Budget Cuts
Winners & Losers: Thanks to the Bush Budget

Report: Pentagon Confirms Guantanamo Sex Tactics
The Pentagon's 'NATO Option'
The Coming Wars: What the Pentagon Can Now Do in Secret

"He has been extremely anti-gay in his writings. He's been a shill for the Christian right. So there's a certain level of hypocrisy there that I thought was fair game and needed to be called out." -Markos Moulitsas
N.Y. Daily News: Bush press pal quits over gay prostie link
CNN: White House reporter's credentials questioned Fake news, fake reporter

The Environment: Threat Level Elevated
1. Air Pollution
2. Global Warming and Climate Change
3. and more from Wendell and friends
4. Greenhouse Effect 101 "There are greenhouse gases that keep our planet warm. We, through the burning of fossil fuels, are putting an excess amount of those gases into the atmosphere. The planet is getting warmer. These are facts. What these facts mean are still in debate. But given what is at stake shouldn't we err on the side of caution?"
5. Blair Seeks U.S. Support on Global Warming
6. Bush Planning Two-Year Amnesty for Factory Farm Polluters
7. Sinking Islands

My Main Man Michael

Our Daily Democracy Now!

Spinning: CBC calling out Fox's Darlings Bill & Ann (Quicktime needed)

Cartoon of the Week from "This Modern World": Turning the corner

Animation of the Week from Brian Frisk: Become Republican

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Donkeys v. Elephants

For the record, this site is not party affiliated. Both parties have sold out the common good. It is just that the G.O.P. seems to be taking it to a new extreme. The Republicans should embrace their conservativism because the current administration of right-wing hawks are hell bent on a zealous ideology. Eventually, it will cost the elephants dearly. The Democrats on the other hand are a bunch of ninnies. Yes, ninnies. And "Slick Willy" sold out the party to Big Business. I say, go Green. Then again, maybe there is hope for the people in Dean. Afterall, he said what everyone else was afraid to say. And for those Dems feeling defensive, ask yourselves "What did the party do when Dean spoke the truth about "Mess-o-potamia"? They attacked him. Ran him out of the race. And put in a uncharismatic putz who eventually lost. So, yes, there is plenty of Bush bashing here. But there is more than the colors blue or red.

Help needs your help. As a non-profit organization, they've been giving the news that the mainstream media often refuses to or glosses over. The sources they use are legit and they steer clear of hot air punditry. However, they constantly struggle to keep their service going and soon they will have to cut back on their coverage. Unlike the pro-war hawks in Washington they do not get a blank check courtesy of the American taxpayer. All support comes from contributions. Please help keep these guys going. Contribute today before a positive voice fades away.

Friday, February 11, 2005


So here is "el bloggo", The Gospel According to Luke. I know, the title is a bit ostentatious but it was not my idea. I wish it was though. Even more apropos given where I'm livin'.
And for all of you who do read the Good Book I will from time to time have some biblical references on this site. But if you came here for some good Christian info I'm sorry to say this ain't the place. Alas, this is politics.
I forget which Greek philosopher said something along the lines of "politics is life" but I see it the same. Not so much that you should live and breathe "politricks" but at the same time the policies that our leaders construct dictate the parameters of our lives (and our children's). Issues of environment, economics, social welfare, and of course war and peace directly effect us all personally. That is why I feel the need to share these things. I believe we need to educate ourselves on politics, we need to keep our focus on the decision makers, and we need to discuss the "issues" and "connect the dots". One world, One family, One destiny. Peace.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Quote 'o the Day

The man who has no imagination has no wings. Muhammad Ali

Joke of the Week

The President, the First Lady and Dick Cheney are flying on Air Force
One. George looks at Laura, chuckles and says, "You know, I could throw a $1,000 bill out the window right now and make somebody very happy." Laura shrugs her shoulders and says, "Well, I could throw ten $100 bills out the window and make ten people very happy." Cheney says, "Of course then, I could throw one hundred $10 bills out the window and make a hundred people very happy." The pilot rolls his eyes and says to his co-pilot, "Such big shots back there..... hell, I could throw all of them out the window and make 56 million people very happy."

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Love Bug Posted by Hello

Monday, February 07, 2005

Rearview Mirror

The Apostle Islands, Wisconsin Posted by Hello

Friday, February 04, 2005

Rearview Mirror

Kukenan, El Gran Savana, Venezuela Posted by Hello

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