Friday, December 30, 2005
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Thursday, December 29, 2005
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Agree 45% => 1685 votes
Disagree 47% => 1752 votes
I'm not sure 7% => 263 votes
Current number of voters: 3700
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
"In elaborating upon this “reasonable observer,” the Third Circuit explained in Modrovich, 385 F.3d at 407, that “the reasonable observer is an informed citizen who is more knowledgeable than the average passerby.” Moreover, in addition to knowing the challenged conduct’s history, the observer is deemed able to “glean other relevant facts” from the face of the policy in light of its context."
Monday, December 19, 2005
Friday, December 16, 2005
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Friday, December 09, 2005
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
So when I happened upon archive.org there were two uses I saw for it immediately. The first was to investigate the other jambands on the scene and check out a lot of the music that I'd been missing. (I live in St. Thomas which makes going to shows other than my own a BIG problem) The other was to grab some of those moments that I knew were out there but wouldn't have ready access to. So far, all I had downloaded was the Milkweg 81, the 11-17-78 acoustic set in Chicago (The Uptown show that evening was my first ever Dead show AND my 21st birthday) and I also picked up a Deer Creek '89 because I remember it having a REALLY JUICY Bird Song to close the first set.
The bottom line is that nothing I was doing on archive.org was in any way going to affect my spending with GD marketing other than perhaps keep me paying attention.
So then all this stuff starts going down and by the time I'd even noticed it all seemed to be resolved in what seemed to me to be reasonable compromise.
Then Weir opened his mouth....
I recognize the rights of musicians (well songwriters actually) to control their own creations but WHAT A BONEHEAD!
nuf said...thanks for listening
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Friday, November 18, 2005
Yes - I supported it, but now I don't 12% => 1336 votes
Yes - I didn't support it, but now I do 1% => 145 votes
No - I supported it, and still do 42% => 4607 votes
No - I never supported it 41% => 4492 votes
I'm not sure 1% => 147 votes
Current number of voters: 10727
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Friday, November 11, 2005
Monday, November 07, 2005
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Friday, October 07, 2005
Yes 43% => 2923 votes
No 51% => 3409 votes
I'm not sure 5% => 346 votes
Current number of voters: 6678
Wednesday, October 05, 2005
Friday, September 16, 2005
"I suspect we'll be more effective if we de-emphasize the "America is evil" rhetoric in favor of "America made a mistake we need to correct," but I can't control what others do. Now is the time for those who question this ill-advised war to make their voices heard. I suspect the seeds will fall on more fertile soil than we have had in a long time."
I prefer the "America isn't evil but is in serious danger of becoming so if we don't do something" rhetoric myself.
Thursday, September 15, 2005
This is not a game. The dead do not come back. Suffering cannot be undone. There are no do-overs.
This is not a game. It is a crime. So I do not blame.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2005
After the last election I read many pieces in which religious people advised that Democrats had to begin speaking in religious terms and appeal to voters on a moral basis. It was immediately assumed that this should be done in exactly the same way that the Republicans do, using their definition of morality. But I would suggest that we should make our own case for moral values --- as a government and a nation. It is there that we will find common ground among truly religious people and non-religious people of all stripes. And it is there that politics and morality are appropriately and necessarily linked in a free and democratic society.
If I had been polled after the last election I might very well have said that moral values were a primary reason for my vote. I found the conduct of this war deeply immoral. And I also believe that this immorality makes us less safe. If Democratic politicians want to run on restoring moral values in government they can count me in. I'm a proud member of that moral values crowd and I'll happily hold hands with any religious person who wants to join me.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Link From Kos
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
War is now, always has been, and always will be bad, bad news. I was there. I saw real war. Those who have seen real war will bear me out. I assure you, it is not of Christ. It is not Christ's way. There is no way to conduct real war in conformity with the teachings of Jesus. There is no way to train people for real war in conformity with the teachings of Jesus.
The morality of the balance of terrorism is a morality that Christ never taught. The ethics of mass butchery cannot be found in the teachings of Jesus. In Just War ethics, Jesus Christ, who is supposed to be all in the Christian life, is irrelevant. He might as well never have existed. In Just War ethics, no appeal is made to him or his teaching, because no appeal can be made to him or his teaching, for neither he nor his teaching gives standards for Christians to follow in order to determine what level of slaughter is acceptable.
As posted on Lew Rockwell
Monday, August 15, 2005
Saturday, August 13, 2005
It's pretty damn easy to be moral when all it requires is worrying about the morality of other people and not actually adjusting one's own behavior.
Now where I have seen that before?....Oh Yeah!
7:3 Why do you see the speck in your neighbor's eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye? 7:4 Or how can you say to your neighbor, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' while the log is in your own eye? 7:5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor's eye.
Thursday, August 11, 2005
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
R: Participants are encouraged to arrive at the Pentagon South parking lot between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. for screening to avoid long lines. The first 1,000 to arrive for screening at the Pentagon on September 11, will receive the official America Supports You campaign lapel pin.
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
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Thursday, August 04, 2005
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
What effect do you suppose a failed campaign will have?
Monday, August 01, 2005
Thursday, July 28, 2005
It is my sworn duty, and as long as there is breath in my body I'll perform it, to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.
We will be in recess.
Monday, July 25, 2005
Friday, July 22, 2005
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Friday, July 15, 2005
Losing all the modifiers and extracting the meat of the sentence yields -
"Mr. Rove is a thug."
It's about time someone said it out loud.
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Tuesday, July 12, 2005
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Don’t Americans realize that ‘abroad’ is a country full of people- men, women and children who are dying hourly? ‘Abroad’ is home for millions of us. It’s the place we were raised and the place we hope to raise our children- your field of war and terror.
The war was brought to us here, and now we have to watch the country disintegrate before our very eyes. We watch as towns are bombed and gunned down and evacuated of their people. We watch as friends and loved ones are detained, or killed or pressured out of the country with fear and intimidation.
Thursday, June 30, 2005
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
What's your theological worldview?
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Monday, June 27, 2005
Thursday, June 23, 2005
quote pulled from
In Defense of Referencing Hitler
by B.K. Marcus
Wednesday, June 22, 2005
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Monday, June 20, 2005
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She's always insightful.
Friday, June 17, 2005
Now, I’m not calling them whores of the anti-freedom, pro-fascist, lying neoconservative hijacking team, or sluts of the far right wing. I’m not calling them apologists for falsely advertised preemptive war and facilitators for the obstruction of the Constitution. I’m not calling them chickenhawks who would sooner run from a military uniform that don one. I’m not even calling them lying sacks of crap.
OK, I can’t lie, and never could. I am calling them that. Oh and I almost forgot! They also like to beat up girls.
Thursday, June 16, 2005
Link to original post.
It is totally market driven. There's only so much bad news people will digest before their attention shuts down. Especially if the bad news is "by the way, the Americans are the bad guys in this movie".
The real tragedy is the self-fufilling nature of it. With the media only telling people what they want to hear, there's no room to actually LEARN anything.
Friday, June 10, 2005
Friday, May 20, 2005
| You scored as Materialist. Materialism stresses the essence of fundamental particles. Everything that exists is purely physical matter and there is no special force that holds life together. You believe that anything can be explained by breaking it up into its pieces. i.e. the big picture can be understood by its smaller elements.|
What is Your World View? (corrected...again)
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Monday, May 09, 2005
Friday, April 22, 2005
Friday, April 15, 2005
Thursday, March 31, 2005
Here's da link!
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Also, the left needs to learn a lesson from the Bush regime: the answer to fascism is not socialism but freedom itself. They need to lose whatever romantic attachments to power they still have.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2005
The Amazing Hypocrites
by Cindy Sheehan
Tuesday, March 22, 2005
Thursday, March 17, 2005
It's found a new life recently with some right-wingers trying to confine the definition of "terrorism" strictly to dark-skinned foreigners hijacking jets in the name of Allah (as opposed to pale-skinned middle-America types firebombing clinics in the name of Christ) and Bush administration officials trying to redefine "torture" so it doesn't include drowning, beating, sleep deprivation, and sodomizing somebody with a light tube.
Friday, March 04, 2005
Thursday, March 03, 2005
Wednesday, March 02, 2005
Someone explain to me why this time was different so we can make sure it keeps happening again.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Monday, February 21, 2005
Thursday, February 10, 2005
This one's it.
Are you kidding me? Memo to Howard and Sean. The man’s name was not really Jeff Gannon, he was lying. He was not a journalist, he was lying. He worked for a fake news organization, he was lying. Are you following me? A man with a fake name, fake credentials, and working for a fake news organization was granted free and unfettered access to the White House press pool, for the apparent sole purpose of bailing out the President or his representative. The story here is how the government planted a fake reporter in their pool to further their propaganda efforts against the people of this country. Let’s see if Sean or Howard covers that story or if they are just whores for this administration.
Friday, February 04, 2005
He added, "You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil."
General Mattis continued: "You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them."
Wednesday, February 02, 2005
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Thursday, January 27, 2005
Tuesday, January 25, 2005
Monday, January 24, 2005
I myself am not a Christian. I'm not really an atheist, either -- in part because the atheists can be just as messianically obnoxious as the worst of the alleged Christians. Besides, I do know a few genuine Christians out there. They are the sort who obey Jesus' injunction to pray in private, and not to do so publicly in a boastful manner. (Yeah, Jerry Falwell and SpongeDob StickyPants, I'm talkin' to you. Among others.)
Here's the Link
Thursday, January 20, 2005
I feel compelled to write to let you know that I find it appalling that you are deliberately lying to your students when your primary responsibility is to educate them. The sentence "Gaps in the theory exist for which there is no evidence" is patently false. If you purport to teach science, then your responsibility is to teach science as it is, not as certain people wish it to be. That is why you have Academic Standards in the first place.
From SFgate by Mark Morford
From the comments section of (The Return of) Ignatz, by Sam Heldman
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Make no law abridging freedom of speech, press, religion, or assembly,
Do not infringe on the right to keep and bear arms.
Don't quarter soldiers in peacetime.
Don't conduct unreasonable searches and seizures.
Don't commit double jeopardy or force people to testify against themselves.
Don't deny an accused a speedy trial.
Don't deny an accused a trial by jury.
Do not impose excessive bail.
Just because certain rights of the people aren't mentioned in this Constitution doesn't mean you're allowed to usurp them.
Don't exercise any power not authorized in this Constitution.
by Harry Browne
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Workin For Change
Friday, January 14, 2005
Ernest Evans via Justin Raimondo
Thursday, January 13, 2005
Wednesday, January 12, 2005