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 • Added 07.01.2005
POLL: 42% FAVOR IMPEACHMENT IF BUSH IS PROVED TO HAVE LIED ABOUT REASONS FOR IRAQ WAR
Survey also finds president's approval rating still slipping after his televised address this week.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Zogby)


 • Added 07.01.2005
REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMEN INTRODUCE BILL TO CREATE PRIVATELY-OWNED TOLL ROADS
"The time has come for this," Sen. Jim Talent, a Missouri Republican who co-sponsored the proposal, said in a telephone interview. The move would also bring lucrative fees to Wall Street banks and others for underwriting and trading tax-exempt debt.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Reuters)


 • Added 06.15.2005
REPUBLICAN-CONTROLED HOUSE PANEL WANTS DEEP CUTS FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
Subcommittee plans to eliminate within two years all federal money for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Bye bye Big Bird and the only news broadcast in American that doesn't lead with Michael Jackson stories.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)


 • Added 06.15.2005  • Most Troubling
REPUBLICANS TRYING TO APPEAL 22nd AMMENDMENT SO BUSH CAN RUN 3RD TERM
Introduced February 17, HJ RES 24 would end term limits with just 14 words: "The twenty-second article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is repealed."
Inform yourself with the full story here (House of Representatives)


 • Added 06.08.2005
BUSH'S APPROVAL RATING PLUMMETS
52% disapprove of how Bush is running the country (the worst approval ever for a president in the first year of a second term), 66% say we're blowing it in Iraq, 52% say US is not safer. (So why is the press still treating him with kid gloves?)
Inform yourself with the full story here (Washington Post)


 • Added 06.01.2005
HEY GANG, LET'S HAVE A GOOD OLD-FASHIONED BOOK BURNIN'
Far-right rag Human Events preaches the "Ten Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Centuries."
Visit the thought police here (Human Events)


 • Added 05.08.2005
BUSH'S LABOR DEPT. LACKEYS THREATEN UNIONS AGAINST FIGHTING SOCIAL SECURITY CHANGES
After using the Social Security Administration itself to sell plan for gutting the service, Republicans are trying to tell labor organizations they can't use pension money to fight for their rights.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • Added 04.27.2005
EVERYTHING IS FINE NOW IN AFGHANISTAN, ESPECIALLY FOR OPIUM FARMERS
The harvest of a record crop of opium poppies has begun in the country where regional drug kingpins rule now that the U.S. has no more use for helping out there.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • Added 04.03.2005
VETERANS FOR PEACE CALL FOR BUSH IMPEACHMENT
Oganization documents dozens of gross violations of US laws, international laws and treaties signed by the US.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Veterans For Peace)


 • Added 11.11.2004
RED STATE HYPOCRISY
So the Red states are all about Republican values like self-reliance and the sanctity of marriage are they? Well, guess which states receive the most federal funding and which ones pay the most into that fund? And guess which state has the lowest divorce rate? Massachusetts, the state furthest along on legalizing gay marriage. Bet you can guess which states have the highest divorce rates, can't you? Here's a chart of divorces by state. And I can't help but wonder why they support Fox News, owned by the same company that publishes porn-star sex books, was just fined $1.2 million for decency violations, and whose news stars have been caught in drug and sexual harrassment scandals.


 • Added 11.05.2004
I TOLD YOU SO, I TOLD YOU SO, I TOLD YOU SO
Please save this I TOLD YOU SO for use in early 2008...
...when the draft has been reinstated
...when the deficit has passed $100 billion
...when the average American has become afraid to speak against the government in any way for fear of being reported by a nosy eavesdropper under the Patriot Act II
...when gas prices are upwards of $3
...when nationwide unemployment has hit 10%...
Read my whole rant here (The Patriot Facts)


 • Added 11.05.2004
A NOT ENTIRELY BAD SOLUTION TO THIS WHOLE MESS
"I feel bad for the Red States. Yes, they won the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court and most of the state houses. But they still can't have the country they really want because the last few Blue States won't roll over. So I am making a simple proposal: Secession. Divorce. Splitsville. Personally, I think we made a huge mistake not letting them go when we had the chance back in 1862..."
Get your laugh on here (BoingBoing)


 • Added 10.18.2004
BUSH IS LOSING HIS COGNITIVE ABILITIES
Download this 4.5mb QuickTime movie and see for yourself the downright frightening difference between Bush now and Bush 10 years ago.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Information Clearinghouse)


 • Added 10.06.2004
10 QUESTIONS FOR DICK CHENEY
The VP would never allow himself to be put on the hot seat, but wouldn't you like to know why energy companies were looking at maps and divvying up Iraq in 2002? Why Cheney said he "would have obviously been happy to serve had I been called" by the military during Vietnam -- when in fact he was drafted and he applied for deferments five times?
Inform yourself with the full story here (The Nation)


 • Added 09.28.2004  • IRONIC
'DAILY SHOW' VIEWERS BETTER EDUCATED, BETTER INFORMED THAN 'O'REILLY FACTOR' VIEWERS
Research shows those who watch the self-proclaimed "fake news" program on Comedy Central have a more accurate grip on current events than those who rely on Fox News.
Inform yourself with the full story here (AP)


 • Added 09.05.2004  • Opinion
HATE SPEECH FROM THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION
Paul Krugman catalogs the vitriol coming from the right and analyzes why the speakers spent more time talking about John Kerry than they did about George Bush's record.
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)


 • Added 09.05.2004
TEXAN POLITICIAN WHO GOT BUSH HIS FREE RIDE IN THE NATIONAL GUARD NOW ASHAMED
"The worst thing I did was get a lot of wealthy supporters and a lot of people who had family names of importance into the Guard."
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)


 • Added 9.05.2004  • Opinion
GARRISON KEILLOR LAMENTS THE EXTREMIST TAKEOVER OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
"The party of Lincoln and Liberty was transmogrified into the party of hairy-backed swamp developers and corporate shills, faith-based economists, fundamentalist bullies with Bibles, Christians of convenience, freelance racists, misanthropic frat boys, shrieking midgets of AM radio..."
Inform yourself with the full story here (In These Times)


 • Added 09.04.2004
RECORD RISE IN MEDICARE FEES: BIGGEST HIKE IN 40 YEARS
Where's Bush's "affordable" health care? Medicare premiums will rise 17.4 percent next year.
Inform yourself with the full story here (SF Chronicle)


 • Added 08.21.2004  • Opinion
DISABLED VET RESPONDS TO RIGHT-WING ATTACK ON 'UNPATRIOTIC WIMPS'
"While some at home were being 'patriotic' and proudly waving the American flag with self-righteousness and vociferously supporting that un-mitigated disaster, as is being done today with Iraq, I and thousands of other Americans were getting shot to hell and back, as is happening in Iraq today."
Inform yourself with the full story here (Intervention)


 • Added 08.06.2004
BUSH PROMISES TO NEVER STOP SEEKING WAYS TO 'HARM OUR COUNTRY'
In another stupid slip of the tongue, Bush tells military brass that "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
Inform yourself with the full story here (Reuters)


 • Added 08.06.2004
EMPLOYERS MAY REDUCE, ELIMINATE DRUG COVERAGE FOR MILLIONS UNDER BUSH MEDICARE PLAN
New government estimates suggest employers will de away with prescription drug benefits for 3.8 million retirees when Medicare offers such coverage in 2006.
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)


 • Added 07.09.2004
25 BUSH FLIP-FLOPS
Bush has changed his positions on wanting to capture Osama bin Laden, creation of the 9/11 commission, gay marriage, abortion, nation building, raiding social security funds, patient's rights, North Korea, free trade, campaign finance and a dozen more subjects. Report includes dates, links to news stories and direct quotes.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Center for American Progress)


 • Added 07.08.2004
SCIENTISTS GIVEN POLITICAL INTERROGATION AS PART OF JOB INTERVIEWS
Group complains the administration has undermined the integrity of science in policy-making by asking proposed appointees to science advisory panels what they thought of President George W. Bush and whether they voted for him.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Newsday)


 • Added 07.07.2004
PROBE: BUSH APPOINTEE HID $100 BILLION IN MEDICARE COSTS FROM CONGRESS, THREATENED WHISTLEBLOWER
Dept. of Heath and Human Services report confirms that administration knew its Medicare plan would cost $500 to $600 million -- not $400 billion it claimed -- and that Bush appointee (and former medical industry lobbyist) Thomas A. Scully lied to Congress and threatened the program's actuary if he revealed the truth.
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)


 • Added 07.04.2004
100 BUSH MISTAKES
On April 13 Bush said he was sure he'd made some mistakes as President, but couldn't think of any. Here's a list (with 100s of news links), from not equipping troops in Iraq with adequate body armor to underfunding "No Child Left Behind" to focusing on missile defense at the expense of counterterrorism prior to 9/11.
Inform yourself with the full story here (Center for American Progress)


 • Added 07.04.2004  • Opinion
IS GEORGE II LIKE GEORGE III? BUSH VS. THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
In 1776 the King of England was accused of "depriving us in many cases of the benefits of Trial by Jury" (like Jose Padilla and Yaser Esam Hamdi)" and having "affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power" (like the military being allowed to investigate its own crimes in Iraq). Many more comparision can be found below...
Inform yourself with the full story here (NY Times)


 • Added 07.04.2004
DISNEY GETS CHUMMY WITH GROUP THAT TRIED TO SENSOR 'FARHENHEIT 9/11"
After blocking Miramax from releasing Michael Moore's film, the Mouse House sponsored a special screening of the soft-serve "America's Heart and Soul" for conservative influence group Move America Forward.
Inform yourself with the full story here (SF Chronicle)


 • Added 06.27.2004
BUSH ORDERS ALL GOV'T SCIENTISTS IN W.H.O. MEETINGS BE APPROVED BY HIS POLITICAL APPOINTEES
A top official from Health and Human Services Department told the WHO to begin routing requests for participation in its meetings to the department secretary for review, rather than directly inviting individual scientists, as has long been the case.
Inform yourself with the full story here (LA Times)


 • Archive
FOLLOWING THE EVIDENCE OF AWOL IN BUSH'S NATIONAL GUARD RECORD
In 1972, George W. Bush dropped out of his National Guard service and later lied about it. With the media finally paying attention, will he now come clean?
Inform yourself with the full story here (Salon)


 • Added 06.13.2004
BUSH'S ERRATIC BEHAVIOR WORRIES AIDES
"It reminds me of the Nixon days," says a longtime GOP political consultant with contacts in the White House. "Everybody is an enemy; everybody is out to get him. That's the mood over there."
Unsubstantiated story, but worth a read (Capital Hill Blue)


 • Added 06.13.2004
WATCH BUSH GETTING DRUNK
Video of Bush drinking heavily and misbehaving at a 1992 wedding -- six years after he claims he went sober.
4MB QuickTime movie (The Smoking Gun)


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