This was at the end of my word-a-day e-mail: The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them. -Patrick Henry, revolutionary (1736-1799) (For the curious among you, the word was costive [KOS-tiv] ; adjective: 1. Slow to act or speak. 2. [...]
h/t the Editors
ABC News: The Justice Department has agreed to pay former Army scientist Steven Hatfill almost $6 million to settle his claims that the government violated his privacy rights during its investigation of the 2001 anthrax attacks.. . .Department spokesman Brian Roehrkasse released a statement Friday that said the government “remains resolute in its investigation into [...]
“NECN) – Vermont State Police have issued an Amber Alert as they search for a 12-year-old girl from the town of Braintree who disappeared from outside a convenience store in Randolph. The first-ever use of the Amber Alert system in Vermont was triggered after the disappearance of 12-year-old Brooke Bennett. Police say Bennett, who is [...]
at least I think it’s 27June2008. Per FDL, as well as an e-mail from EFF, we have a reprieve. The Senate has scheduled debate and will vote on 08Jul2008. The Senators will be on recess next week, in their home state offices. What this means is that you call them there, if you live close [...]
The Cheney Supreme Court decided today that child rape isn’t worthy of the death penalty. We all know the old rumors about the Bush family being tied-into pederast rings, but none of them have ever been brought to court or proven irrevocably. THIS, on the other hand, is pretty much saying that DEPRIVING A CHILD [...]
According to Atrios and Digby, the Senate vote on FISA may be delayed. This is good news, in that it buys some time. BUT DON’T STOP CALLING YOUR SENATORS! And Obama, too.
i have no idea what day it is (the hazards of travel)….so no date at the top.i’m in Boston right now and i spent part of the afternoon walking the Freedom Trail, thinking about the radicals that founded this country. it’s a fucking good thing that the assholes that are in charge now weren’t in [...]
Call your Senators! Call your Senators today! I spoke with Arlen Specter’s office (sometimes I like him, in spite of himself, sometimes…not so much). At any rate, he opposes the bill!!! HE OPPOSES THE BILL!!! Now, since Arlen is quite possibly the Senator most likely to rollover, let’s see what happens.Then I spoke with Casey’s [...]
Anybody who still thinks that we’re not living in a Handmaid‘s kind of times, take a little journey up to Gloucester, MA (or as the idiots on CBS pronounce it, “GLOU-STER”) and take a look at how breeding has outweighed women’s entire lives. ~~~~~~And to any prospective trolls who think that they might’ve found fertile [...]
Title link is a new site for FISA opposition. LPF asked me to try and keep up on what’s going down with FISA in the Senate this week. I’ll try and do that but if I don’t get to it some days this site in addition to all the great links LPF has posted the [...]
Another tragic day for America and the world. LOS ANGELES – Comedian George Carlin, a counter-culture hero famed for his routines about drugs and dirty words, died of heart failure at a Los Angeles-area hospital on Sunday, a spokesman said. He was 71.
To all those pessimistic hopelessly negative armchair judges who keep saying that the worst criminals in American history will escape justice – STICK IT IN YOUR FUCKING EAR! Todays Hero in the fight for Justice:“We must try to hold Bush administration leaders accountable in courts of justice. And we must insist on appropriate punishments, including, [...]
From Correntewire – excerpt: For months, the Obama cultists have been running around, waving a shit sandwich in everyone’s faces and crying out, “Look at my Change burger! Obama himself gave it to me!” And the rest of us went, “Uh, dude, that’s a shit sandwich. Put it down before it gets all over your [...]
probably anyway. I’m going to be out of town, at a conference, and will be busy and with limited access to the intertoobz. I’m counting on terrible, Annti, and the rest of the gang to fight the good fight. I’ll do what I can from afar, my Senators phone numbers have been programmed into my [...]