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"God Told Me to End the Tyranny in Iraq" — George W. Bush

"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." — Benjamin Franklin

"I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America." — French philosopher Alexis DeTocqueville


The Gross National Debt

Price of Addiction
to Foreign Oil

"I've seen the future, I can't afford it." — Martin Fry

Just Foreign Policy Iraqi Death Estimator


What is the "Wake-Up Wal-Mart" campaign all about?
Well, there are two visions for America: Wal-Mart's America, where profits come before people, and my vision, where people come first.

In Wal-Mart's America, workers are paid poverty level wages even when they work full-time.
In my America, workers are paid a living wage with proper health and retirement benefits.

In Wal-Mart's America, wealthy companies shift their health care costs onto taxpayers like you and your families.
In my America, corporations live up to their responsibility and provide their employees with adequate and affordable health care coverage.

In Wal-Mart's America, suppliers are forced to make their goods cheaper even if it means shipping U.S. jobs overseas.
In my America, we value U.S. jobs and companies that buy and sell "Made in America."

In Wal-Mart's America, women are paid less than men.
In my America, women and men are treated equally - fair pay for everyone.


OBAMA/BIDEN: Wrong on the bailout.
OBAMA/BIDEN: Wrong on the endless "War on Terror".
OBAMA/BIDEN: Wrong on the endless "War on Drugs".
OBAMA/BIDEN: Wrong on continuing the Bush tax cuts.
OBAMA/BIDEN: Wrong on impeachment.
OBAMA/BIDEN: Wrong to not prosecute the Bush torture team.
OBAMA/BIDEN: Wrong to appoint the criminals who caused the financial crisis to positions responsible for fixing it.

See what blind hope will get you? I voted for Cynthia McKinney.

I pledge allegiance to NO FLAG. Certainly not one that stands for corruption, injustice, murder, genocide, torture, invasion of privacy and unlawful search and seizure. With liberty and the free pursuit of happiness for corporations and the criminals who run them. Bankruptcy, hunger and homelessness for the rest.

America: land of the deceived, home of the afraid. Fear level: ORANGE

Brought to you by so-called "democracy" from what was once described as "the greatest country in the world". Today we are the greatest polluters of the world, proclaimed proudly by George W. Bush at the G8 Summit on 7/10/08. By my count, we lost the moral high-ground at least as early as 1962. In that year, the United States began pouring Monsanto products over the globe, killing crops and foliage, poisoning habitats, and causing pain, suffering and birth defects yet today. Since then, we have also insisted on using depleted uranium munitions which have created environmental disasters that we take no resposibility for cleaning up. Chemical and radiation poisoning: the coward's gifts of death. And ones that keep on giving for generations to come.

I wish not to live in a failed fascist empire that roams the world MURDERING and TORTURING for oil.

GOD DAMN the Terrorist States of America!

"Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison." — Henry David Thoreau


"To accept passively an unjust system is to cooperate with that system; thereby the oppressed become as evil as the oppressor." — Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Curtailment of free speech is rationalized on grounds that a more compelling American tradition forbids criticism of the government when the nation is at war...Nothing can be more destructive of our fundamental democratic traditions than the vicious effort to silence dissenters." — Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Everyone knows that this country is being run by a criminal syndicate that has rigged elections, hidden its knowledge of the 9-11 attacks, lied the country into war, plotted to out an important CIA undercover operative and then obstruct a criminal investigation into that treasonous act, subverted most of the articles of the Bill of Rights, emasculated the Congress and the Courts (which it has also shamelessly packed with shameless hacks), betrayed veterans, surrendered a major American metropolis to the devastation of a hurricane, plotted to enable the declaring of martial law, tortured kidnapped and killed people in violation of international law and obstructed efforts to deal with the unprecedented crisis of global warming for an unconscionable seven years." — Dave Lindorff, award-winning journalist, former New York Times contributor, graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, two-time Journalism Fulbright Scholar, and co-author, with Barbara Olshansky, of the book The Case for Impeachment.

I supported Dennis Kucinich in the primaries and caucuses

I supported Cynthia McKinney in the general

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Monday, August 27, 2007

A Letter from My Senator and My Reply

Dear Friend:

I am pleased to let you know that I am cosponsoring the Cluster Munitions
Civilian Protection Act of 2007, S.594, authored by Senator Dianne Feinstein

Cluster munitions are devices that contain dozens or hundreds of small
explosives. They are intended for use against military targets, but in too
many cases they kill and maim indiscriminately. These munitions are often
dropped from aircraft or fired by rocket launchers over wide geographic
areas. Tragically, many have a significant failure rate, reaching as high
as 40 percent. At that point, they become much like unexploded land mines
-- able to kill anyone who comes near. Often, the victim is a civilian
and, too often, a child.

One example of the unintended damage done by cluster munitions has happened
in Laos, where millions of tiny explosives were dropped by United States
military aircraft during the Vietnam War. Now, more than three decades
later, they continue to cause both injuries and death in local

While this legislation does not ask the Pentagon to ban the use of cluster
munitions, it does place common-sense restrictions on the use of cluster
bombs. It prevents any funds from being spent to use, sell, or transfer
cluster munitions that have a failure rate of more than 1 percent. It also
clarifies that cluster munitions will only be used against clearly defined
military targets and will not be used where civilians are known to be present or
in areas normally inhabited by civilians.

This legislation is one small step toward limiting the use of a range of
weapons that cause senseless suffering and pain. I am pleased to support and
cosponsor this important bill and will work for its passage.

Barbara Boxer
United States Senator

my reply:

That's great, Senator. A noble cause.

"This legislation is one small step toward limiting the use of a range of weapons that cause senseless suffering and pain." True. A bigger step might be ending the war in Iraq. I guess that's a bit out of our reach, huh? War Profiteers haven't made enough money yet? Isn't it time to impeach the President for War Crimes and Treason? That would be a nice big step. Or are we going to continue to allow him to ruin our beloved country and its reputation throughout the world?

"While this legislation does not ask the Pentagon to ban the use of cluster munitions, it does place common-sense restrictions on the use of cluster bombs." Got me there, Senator. Perhaps your legislation isn't even a small step. What has this administration done that would follow "common-sense restrictions"? Uphold the constitution? The bill of RIGHT? (I count only one remaining.)

On second thought, don't waste your time. You have much more important work to do.

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