Support our troops - Get them out of there - Bring them home.
Click here for The Center For Public Integrity database of the 935 Lies of the Bush administration officials that led us into War.
From The Mike Malloy Program 01/24/08.
Investigate - Impeach - Indict - Imprison.
"In my lifetime we've gone from Eisenhower to George W. Bush.
If this is evolution, I believe within twelve years we'll be voting for plants." - Lewis Black
If we detain people without hearings, wiretap our own citizens, and torture people on mere suspicions, the terrorists have won, because we have given up everything our country has stood for.
Um ... Looks like we have given up everything our country has stood for.
The Not So Big Tent
I just had a "This Will Never Happen" moment. And here it is:
Hello everyone. I'd like to thank all of you for coming. Welcome to The Big Tent of the Democratic Party of 2008. If you could all find a seat, we can get started.
Before we begin, I'd like you to refer to your program notes about the 2006 elections. You'll remember how the voters turned out in record numbers because of their opposition to President Bush and the War in Iraq. The Democrats promised to lead the country in a new direction.
Well, we all know how that turned out. After the "Bait n' Switch" 2006 election, there has been a decision to reorganize the Democratic Party in general, and the Democratic Leadership in particular.
I know we've all heard a lot about "building bridges," "reconciliation", and "reaching across the aisle" in order to build a coalition that will mean victory in the upcoming November election …
Excuse me for a moment … Is that Joe Lieberman over there? … Joe Lieberman? … yeah, he's sitting over there next to Zell Miller … would a couple of ushers go over there immediately and throw them the hell out of here? Thank you.
Sorry about that interruption, but that illustrates quite nicely what we're going to do here today. There will be a new direction for the Democratic Party. We're not going to be "The Big Tent" that tries to appeal to everybody.
So before everyone gets too comfortable, I'd like to read to you from our reorganization plan.
For all those who say they want to end the war in Iraq but continue voting to fund it … the exit is over there on your right.
And that goes for anyone who voted to give the TeleComs immunity for spying on everybody, anybody who voted against overturning Bush's veto of the Torture Bill, the SCHIP Veto, …oh hell … the list is waaaay too long, so to sum up … everybody who caved in to the Bush Administration over the last seven years … here's your hat, what's your hurry, take it on the arches, make like a tree and leave, in short … get outta the tent.
Now I know some of you might think that these measures are too extreme, but do I have to remind you that appealing to everyone means we'd get the religious fanatics too? At best they're delusional, and at worst they're stone-cold crazy. We think it'll work out better all the way around if they stay right where they are with the Republicans.
And of course this also means that those of you who were really looking forward to working with the corporate lobbyists will be disappointed. If you still want to go ahead and meet with them, police vans are right outside the rear of the tent, and they'll take you over to The Jack Abramoff wing of the Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution for your orientation.
At this time I'd like to ask the Sergeant at Arms to escort Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and John Conyers over to the table to my right where Kathleen Marie Sullivan, one of America's leading scholars in constitutional law, will be leading a seminar entitled … "How To Do Your Job."
I've got one more item here … There's been a program change .. I know it says Rahm Emanuel is giving a speech tonight at 7:30 but at the last minute he realized that the only difference between a Corporate Democrat and a Corporate Republican is … spelling. So if you want to hear his speech you'll have to go over to the Republican tent across the midway … Oh … and be sure to use the entrance that says "Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here."
Well, the crowd seems to have thinned out a bit … I think we can use a smaller venue for next month. All those in favor of moving the meeting over to Dennis Kucinich's rec room say "Aye."
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My Favorite(?) Excerpt
The discrepancy between the kind of society many Germans thought they were building and the reality of the horror of the Third Reich presents one of the most intriguing questions of our age. How could Fascism -- have happened in a modern, industrialized, educated nation?
Click here for the excerpt from They Thought They Were Free, The Germans, 1938-45 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1955) by Milton Mayer
Books I Give To People I Know and Maybe They'll Still Talk To Me But Probably Won't
Deep Green Resistance - Strategy to Save the Planet
Aric McBay, Lierre Keith, and Derrick Jensen
For years, Derrick Jensen has asked his audiences, “Do you think this culture will undergo a voluntary transformation to a sane and sustainable way of life?” No one ever says yes.
Deep Green Resistance starts where the environmental movement leaves off: industrial civilization is incompatible with life. Technology can’t fix it, and shopping—no matter how green—won’t stop it. To save this planet, we need a serious resistance movement that can bring down the industrial economy. Deep Green Resistance evaluates strategic options for resistance, from nonviolence to guerrilla warfare, and the conditions required for those options to be successful.
Clicking on the book links to Deep Green Resistance website.
The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder
by Vincent Bugliosi
"I hope that at some time in the near future a courageous U.S. attorney general, U.S. attorney, state attorney general, or district attorney in America who is committed to the rule of law and who has dedicated his career to enforcing the law fairly against all who, big or small, violate it, will hear the cries for justice from the graves of the thousands upon thousands of men, women, and children who had their lives violently cut short because of the lies of a man who smiled through it all. And that, with a sense of uncompromising righteousness, he will take the ample case I have laid out in this book before an American jury to let them decide whether George W Bush is guilty or not guilty of murder, and if so, what his punishment should be.
Even if this doesn't happen and what I have said in this book receives all the attention of a new fly in the forest, I do know that someone had to say what is written on the pages of this book."
From The Prosecution of George W. Bush For Murder by Vincent Bugliosi, page 168.
Clicking on the book links to the book's website.
Rules for Radicals
by Saul D Alinsky
"What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away."
In 1971, Saul Alinsky wrote an entertaining classic on grassroots organizing titled Rules for Radicals.
For Alinsky, organizing is the process of highlighting what is wrong and convincing people they can actually do something about it.
Clicking on the book links to the Powell's Books online store.
The End of America: Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot
by Naomi Wolf
In a stunning indictment of the Bush administration and Congress, best-selling author Naomi Wolf lays out her case for saving American democracy. In authoritative research and documentation Wolf explains how events of the last six years parallel steps taken in the early years of the 20th century’s worst dictatorships such as Germany, Russia, China, and Chile.
Clicking on the book links to the publisher's website.
As Basil Fawlty keenly observed: but ... this is no joke.
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
by Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine advances a truly unnerving argument: historically, while people were reeling from natural disasters, wars and economic upheavals, savvy politicians and industry leaders nefariously implemented policies that would never have passed during less muddled times. As Klein demonstrates, this reprehensible game of bait-and-switch isn't just some relic from the bad old days. It's alive and well in contemporary society, and coming soon to a disaster area near you.
Clicking on the book links to the author's website.
If you like Sean, Rush, Bill-O, Savage, and dutifully watch Fox ...
You'll hate listening to novaM. I have it on all the time.
If you've got $100 ... join The Founders Club.
"Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections" As the 2008 presidential elections draw near and disillusioned voters are still reeling from the election fraud scandals of 2004 and 2006, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker David Earnhardt takes a logical and factual look at just how easy it is to alter election results and undermine the integrity of the entire democratic process. By speaking with a series of renowned computer programmers, journalists, statisticians, and even seasoned election officials, chilling proof that the people may not be guiding the direction of our country after all. Click here to go to the "Uncounted" website.
"Iraq For Sale" An eye-opening exposé of the war profiteering companies raking in billions of dollars from the war, click here to go to the "Iraq For Sale" website.
"War Made Easy" exposes a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Click here to go to the "War Made Easy" website.