I have stayed away from Mr. Reagan but I found this and thought it was funny and somewhat of an honor in a weird kind of way:
A man's death should not be politicized!
A friend brought up a good point, Reagan ended the cold war or helped in the effort by spending $$$, not throwing nukes around
. I'll take that over a debt any day. The left needs to back off and let Reagan have his moment. Jump on him later like the right did with Wellstone(?) if you wish.
It's just history to me...
Bill O'Reilly said that Rush of WABC beat Al Franken and WLIB in New York City, but that is a lie
According to Arbitron
But in New York, where Air America still broadcasts over WLIB-1190 AM, the network beat Limbaugh's station, Disney-owned WABC, among both 25-to-54-year-olds and 18-to-34-year-olds during the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. period. In the 25-to-54 demographic, WLIB garnered a 3.4 share to WABC's 3.1; among 18-to-34-year-olds, WLIB won sevenfold with a 2.9 share to WABC's 0.4.(Chicago Tribune, John Cook, May 27, 2004)
*This is a password protected paper so this is a secondary link*
Why must everyone on the right lie
The direct backlash against an unpopular war has devistated Blair's Lobour party
in local elections. With more results due, it looks like the UK has a developing third party.
This same war has a small
majority of the voters in America saying that "Iraq Didn't Merit War
It seems to me that everything the bush administration has a lot to say and much of that is wrong. But bush, cheney or rummy are never the first to admit it, was is the dove of the bunch Powell. For instance the yellow cake, the imminent threat, or to sum it all up the WMD's.
Well it has happened again with the recent report from the administration that the war on terror was succeeding, when in fact "[t]he State Department's annual report on terrorism
mistakenly reported a worldwide decline when both the number of incidents and the toll in victims had actually increased sharply. . ." which was first brought to our attention by Colin Powell on Thursday
I also must address a recent boycott that has been embraced by one right-winger that I like somewhat, Bill O'Reilly. This was directed at the French and now is aimed at the Canadians. Bill has claimed that his source
proves that the French economy has suffered losses in the billions, the source is the Paris Business Review which does not exist
. If anyone can find it please leave a comment. Since, the people whom listen to The Factor
or The "No Spin Zone" probably can't find Canada on the map, I'm sure the Canadians are worried. Bottom line, these people just lie, the radio, the TV and the party just lie
posted this today from a friend in Baghdad:
Why Did the Chicken cross the Road?
Coalition Provisional Authority:
The fact that the Iraqi chicken crossed the road affirmatively demonstrates that decision-making authority has been transferred to the chicken well in advance of the scheduled June 30th transition of power. From now on the chicken is responsible for its own decisions.
We were asked to help the chicken cross the road. Given the inherent risk of road crossing and the rarity of chickens, this operation will only cost the US government $326,004.
The chicken was a tool of the evil Coalition and will be killed.
US Army Military Police:
We were directed to prepare the chicken to cross the road. As part of these preparations, individual soldiers ran over the chicken repeatedly and then plucked the chicken. We deeply regret the occurrence of any chicken rights violations.
The chicken crossed the road, and will continue to cross the road, to show its independence and to transport the weapons it needs to defend itself. However, in future, to avoid problems, the chicken will be called a duck, and will wear a plastic bill.
The chicken was not authorized to cross the road without displaying two forms of picture identification. Thus, the chicken was appropriately
detained and searched in accordance with current SOP's. We apologize for any embarrassment to the chicken. As a result of this unfortunate incident, the command has instituted a gender sensitivity training program and all future chicken searches will be conducted by female soldiers.
The chicken was forced to cross the road multiple times at gunpoint by a large group of occupation soldiers, according to eye-witnesses. The chicken was then fired upon intentionally, in yet another example of the abuse of innocent Iraqi chickens.
We cannot confirm any involvement in the chicken-road-crossing incident.
Chicken he cross street because bad she tangle regulation. Future chicken table against my request.
U.S. Marine Corps:
The chicken is dead
The 2000 elections seem to have been centered in Florida. I’m sure that most of us, especially on the left end of the political spectrum, have heard theories and truths that raise questions about what went down in Florida in the days and months before the election (specifically by Katherine Harris) and then the following recount.
Examples of how these oversights occur are criminals who have had their charges changed or reduced. More worrisome is that some may simply have the same name and birthday as someone else who is a felon and on the list.
It appears that this is going to be in the news again but this time before the final count. In two (one
) recent Associated Press articles.
Since the 2000 elections were settled by less than 600 votes in Florida, the 47,000 voters who are singled out as “ineligible” to vote this November (more than double the number purged in the 2000 election) are a concern of both journalist and election officials alike. I became interested in this emerging story from an article in Active Opposition
. In late May an Atlanta based newspaper tried to view this list but received resistance, so CNN followed up by filing a lawsuit against the Florida elections office in order to view this list. Their response was that if someone viewed this list, it could "potentially violate the privacy of innocent voters
." Meaning people who should vote.
One GOP supervisor has been quoted as saying “We already found one person [on the list] whose [criminal] charges had later been reduced to a misdemeanor.” So you can change 47,000 to 46,999.
This story will get its first ride in “Time” next Monday but you can read it here
No doubt we lost a good
president in Regan, but the Right-wing media is foaming at the mouth claiming he was the best in the 20th century. Lets look:
Notice the spikes the bush duo got during the first Iraq War, and Sept. 11.
I don't care, but you can decide for your self.
For all you real
patriots. . .
-Subject: Fw: wear red on Fridays
My name is Nadia Jensen and I have an idea for a quiet revolution. Please take 5 minutes to read my email and then help me if you can:
Here's some history behind this idea: When Norway was occupied by Germany in
1940, Norwegian women began to knit RED caps for children as a way of letting everyone know that they did not like what was happening in their country, that they didn't like having their freedom taken away. My great aunt, Karin Knudson Myrstad, was one of the women who knit red caps for her children and others. Similarly, in Denmark, women knit red-white-and blue caps (colors of the Allies) for the very same reason.
The result was that whenever Norwegians and Danes left their homes -- to go to the store, to work, etc, they could see that THE MAJORITY opposed what was going on in their country. As you know, both countries organized effective Resistance efforts and changed history -- everything that happened began simply by wearing red!!!! (or the colors of the Allies, in Denmark).
1. BACKGROUND: I believe, as many of us do, that at the very heart of our democracy is our right to oppose the policies of our government. Increasingly, our Government is redefining "freedom" in ways that make too many Americans perceive that it is risky to oppose his policies -- and, in particular, current inroads about individual freedoms and family planning policies in the U.S. and abroad. However, many of us DO oppose what our government is doing to individual rights and family planning programs-- and I have an idea that will allow all of us to recognize each other very easily so we can see that WE ARE THE MAJORITY.
2. SO...I have been thinking that it's time to take action in a way that is effective and easy for all of us to do: Just wear red every Friday between now and election day.
Wear a little or a lot-- just be sure that when you leave your house to go about your day: to work, to school, to the store, to the gas station, wherever you go in your daily routine -- that everyone who sees you will see that you are wearing red because you believe in freedom and you don't agree with our current administration's family planning policies at home and abroad. I'm really certain that we'll see that lots of us wearing red for freedom and access to family planning services -- because WE ARE THE MAJORITY. We just need a way to show each other who we are!!! Between now and election day, ask everyone you know to wear red for "Freedom Fridays".
3. I have already spread the word to friends and have had a very enthusiastic response. This email has been forwarded around the country by many who receive it - feel free to send in on to your friends and co-workers.
Email recieved from:
William H. Strosnider
College of Charleston
Physics Teaching Assistant
Masters in Environmental Studies
Got this from my Cuz:
thought i'd pass this along to u 4: i just saw a documentary by michael moore called "bowling for columbine." it's a powerful documentary that makes u think. may wanna check it out.
So I want to make this link available to any readers, here was my response:
. . . He has a new one coming out June 25th called Fahrenheit 9/11. This documentary is going to be an issue in the next election. Furthermore, the scheduled release date for the DVD is in October, right before the November election. If Kerry is elected in November (although I doubt it), look for an anti-Kerry film in 2008 from the GOP special interest groups.