Blog Carnivals posted on June 03, 2005 04:16:00 pm Blog Carnivals At Idea Consultants, Bora Zivkovic has posted an excellent piece on Blog Carnivals and the Future of Journalism. Rushdoony - Ayatollah of Holy Rollers posted on June 03, 2005 04:05:00 pm
Rushdoony - Ayatollah of Holy Rollers Don't miss Steve Weissman's series on "America's Religious Right - Saints or Subversives?" The last entry in the series is Part V: The Ayatollah of Holy Rollers Past articles in the series: - Part I: The Lure of Christian Nationalism - Part II: Hang Ten and Fight! - Part III: A Deadly Culture of Life - Part IV: Pie in the Sky Book review: The New American Militarism posted on June 03, 2005 01:44:00 pm
Book review: The New American Militarism John at Aaargghhh!Blog has done a thorough job of reviewing "The New American Militarism" by Andrew Bacevich. The thing that disturbs me most is something Bacevich mentions in his book - and something that I have long realized - that there is a definite and strong political affinity between the neoCons, the Bush administration, and Evangelical After Downing Street - Updates posted on June 03, 2005 10:54:00 am
After Downing Street - Updates 86,000 Signatures and Counting By Congressman John Conyers Late last week Congressman Conyers asked for 100,000 signatures on a letter to President Bush, and said he would deliver it personally to the President. As of Thursday afternoon, he had collected 86,000 signatures. Let's make sure we put it over the 100,000 mark today! Sent this to all of your John Edwards: The Third Podcast posted on June 02, 2005 03:45:00 pm
John Edwards: The Third Podcast by Jude Nagurney Camwell Washington "insiders" are talking about John Edwards, and so are his grassroots supporters. John and Elizabeth have taken time from their busy schedules to talk a bit about themselves, so you won't have to consult the "insiders" in order to find out what's happening in their public and private lives. Their third podcast is available for
My Right to Rant: Jeff Jacoby is Full of Crap posted on June 02, 2005 01:19:00 pm My Right to Rant: Jeff Jacoby is Full of Crap Can't the Boston Globe at least get a reasonably honest Conservative to write for them? I think this is the most unfair (and untrue) statement I've ever heard. "..there is a difference. Nixon really did a face an overwhelmingly hostile press corps. Kerry, Gore, and Clinton, by contrast, benefit from a news media that is overwhelmingly liberal,
The I-Word posted on June 02, 2005 12:45:00 pm The I-Word The Downing Street memo is causing the I-Word to be brought up quite a bit lately. The Blogworld is abuzz. In an editorial, The National Catholic Reporter states:"In the rush to war, the memo shows, both Britain and the United States trampled international law ostensibly on the way to establishing the rule of law elsewhere." BBA
59 Bloggers posted on June 02, 2005 10:03:00 am 59 Bloggers First there was Blogumentary, by Chuck Olsen. Now, there will be 59 Bloggers. (50 have been chosen - nine slots still remain undecided). Time Magazine Sucked In by Blogebrity? posted on June 02, 2005 09:26:00 am
Time Magazine Sucked In by Blogebrity? From Steve Rubel: Blogebrity Fools Time Magazine Time magazine has a blurb on Blogebrity in this week's Blogwatch column that makes it all seem very real. Amazingly, they seemed to neglect that it was all part of a big viral marketing campaign. Hey. some are even calling it a hoax. Did Time drop the ball here?I've got to admit, it's easy, at first glance,
Inauguration Day 2005 posted on June 02, 2005 02:30:00 am Sorry - it takes me forever nowadays to get my photos developed. These were taken at President Bush's inauguration in January, 2005. The young man in the second photo, who happens to be my son, is the same as the one in the photo directly above. Only the President was different then. Perhaps you can spot him in this photo (along with another person who will more than likely run for
Take Back Christ for Christianity - Jacksonville Declaration Have you seen the "Jacksonville Declaration"? From The Christian Alliance For Progress: Sign the Jacksonville Declaration Help make justice and compassion the hallmarks of our country. Add your signature to this letter. Let the Political and Church Leaders of the Religious Right know they do not speak for you. Help them hear a different understanding of Christian values. Add your voice
A Primer on American Interrogation and Torture "The Torture Feature" is an amazing creation by Slate writers Emily Bazelon, Phillip Carter, and Dahlia Lithwick. It includes an Introduction: "What Is Torture? - A Primer on American Interrogation".
Jim, Dona, Jess, Ty, and "Ava" Listen to these kids. They're wise beyond their years. I couldn't look Jim, Dona, Jess, Ty, or "Ava" in the eye and tell them I think they're wrong. These kids already have more common sense and maturity in their fingertips than some MSM reporters have in the entirety of their hollow skulls
Memorial Day Parade, Camillus, N.Y. Monday, May 30, 2005 "To honor them, why speak of duty or the will of governments? Think first of love each time you tell their story. It gives their sacrifice a name and takes from war its glory." - Sam Hazo (Real Audio)
Memorial Day - Fair and Balanced Fox News tells us, by it's slogan (which, ironically, they betray every day), that we should be fair and balanced. Memorial Day is approaching. With the world as it stands today, I wanted to find a way to be Fair and Balanced about the American Holiday's observation. I have chosen to honor soldiers' sacrifices in the face of my bitter and realistic heartbreak over our current foreign policy.
I went to Blogsboro Oh, yes, there's something definitely happening in Blogsboro. Yes Weekly's Editor Brian Clarey and photographer Lee Adams have done a fantastic job of helping you to envision the social (blogging) scene at Panera's on Lawndale last Wenesday night. It was a warm and welcoming group on a warm Spring evening. ...and all I got was this lousy t-shirt - er - my picture on the front cover!
Downing Street Memo - Conyers Receives 100K Signatures It has been announced (on Air America radio) that Congressman John Conyers' letter has received his goal of 100,000 signatures in 3 days. He's upped the goal to 250,000.
The thing that disturbs me most is something Bacevich mentions in his book - and something that I have long realized - that there is a definite and strong political affinity between the neoCons, the Bush administration, and Evangelical Christian leadership. John describes it as the Military being used as "Warrior Monks", which is a very, very dangerous way to abuse our Military. Evangelical Christians have abandoned their traditional role in society and have come to Crusader-like views - not dissimilar to the neocons.
Watch out for these "Patriot Pastors". I've seen enough misuse of our fine men and women in the Military and I plan to fight back with all my strength against these wolves in sheep's clothing who infiltrate our American churches with the not-too-secret hope of increasing their bloody Crusade.
I am a Patriot - and I will not stand and watch while troops are sent to spread and/or protect the word of Jesus Christ. It isn't their job. I'm not one of those people who will forget that I am free and powerful because my nation has been kept free and powerful by the support of our Armed Forces.
Because I have a grateful heart and a powerful voice, I'll use it to help keep the Armed Forces strong, which means pointing out public abuse, governmental abuse, and even intramilitary abuse of troops when I see it. James (Mullah) Dobson and Ted (Pastor Ted) Haggard and their gang of Theocrats must keep their hands off those who make the plans for our fighting forces. Neocons are pushing the envelope, too. They've come too close to espionage on behalf of Israel to cause me to trust them as far as I can throw them.
If it's blood for oil and a matter of survival, we're always going to have to deal with the fact that war will come. The Far Right lunatics of the Evangelical Christian Leadership must get the hell out of the Oval Office and the Pentagon, because they have no place in deciding why we war. Iraq carries the stench of the Far Right Evangelical Christian involvement, and it's tainted the way the Bush administration is viewed by millions of Americans because of it. Not only that, it has tainted Christianity itself.
Late last week Congressman Conyers asked for 100,000 signatures on a letter to President Bush, and said he would deliver it personally to the President. As of Thursday afternoon, he had collected 86,000 signatures. Let's make sure we put it over the 100,000 mark today! Sent this to all of your friends.
Backbone Campaign Demands Resolution of Inquiry The Backbone Campaign writes: Please join us in sending Spine postcards to your Senators and members of Congress to let them know they should join the Inquiry into the Downing Street Minutes/Memo. You can click here to download a pdf file that can be printed on cardstock or other paper and sent to you members of Congress. This version of the pdf file refers directly to the Downing Street Minutes/Memo issue.
Teach-In is Today Former C.I.A. Analyst Ray McGovern and Attorney John Bonifaz Will Headline Progressive Democrats’ Panel Discussion In Washington, D.C. on Friday, June 3
Website Getting 1 Million Hits Per Day The www.AfterDowningStreet.org website has become extremely popular, and now receives a little over 1 million hits per day. Alfredo Lopez, whose www.people-link.org hosts the AfterDowningStreet.org site said, "I'm elated. This is what we're on Earth to do, but we've never had a site get a million hits in a day before."
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