Thursday, May 18, 2006

HEAR YEA! HEAR YEA! LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF TRUTH

ACTRESS SUSAN SARANDON ENDORSES CLINTON "OPPONENT" IN SENATE RACE
WNBC News
http://www.wnbc.com/politics/9239941/detail.html
[Duchess Note - The opponent they are referring to is Jonathan Tasini, a progressive Democrat who is anti-war and wants to get our troops home NOW. Where as with Hillary "Ms Republican Lite" Clinton is very much a war hawk. She didn't get my vote four years ago and its not happening this time either. I'm a proud supporter of Tasini!]

IS BUSH A LUNATIC?
Molly Ivins, AlterNet
Insane immigration policies, a new $70 billion tax cut for the rich and increasing ineptitude in Iraq all indicate that this administration has lost its marbles.
http://www.alternet.org/story/36327/

VIDEO MESSAGE FROM 'PRESIDENT' GORE
In a parallel universe, Al Gore has been President for the past six years. What's the state of the union? Watch this video clip from 'Saturday Night Live' and find out.
http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/36340

Big Corporate Tax Breaks Upheld
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0516-06.htm

Global Warming Turns Pristine Coral into Rubble
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0516-02.htm

Chavez Ridicules Washington's Weapons Ban
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0516-03.htm

QUOTE OF THE DAYLife is what you make it, always has been, always will be. Grandma Moses

HOWARD ZINN ON FIXING WHAT'S WRONG
Shelly R. Fredman, Tikkun
'People think there must be some magical tactic, beyond the traditional ones -- protests, demonstrations, vigils, civil disobedience -- but there is no magical panacea, only persistence.'
http://www.alternet.org/story/36330/

BUSH'S IMMIGRATION HALF-MEASURES
Amy M. Traub, TomPaine.com
Just what will the National Guard be doing on the border? It was impossible to tell from the President's speech Monday night.
http://www.alternet.org/story/36321/

DAILY SHOW DECONSTRUCTS BUSH'S IMMIGRATION SPEECH
George Bush: "We cannot build a unified country by inciting people to anger or playing on anyone's fears." Jon Stewart: "That's what terrorism and gay people are for."
http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/36376/

HANNITY: 'GLOBAL WARMING JUST A LIBERAL SCARE TACTIC'
Fox's Sean Hannity and his CATO cohort go on the attack against Al Gore's new environmental documentary.
http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/36375/

[Duchess Note: Ah yes, the lies and insane rants of itty bitty Hannity, who’s balls are permanently chained to the neocon, warmongering arrogant Bush Regime. He's pledged his miserable soul to the devil. Who is really Dick "devil president" Cheney.]

YOUR ECONOMY OR YOUR LIFE
G. Pascal Zachary, AlterNet
Jared Bernstein explains how Republicans are dividing the spoils among themselves and leaving the rest of us to fend for ourselves -- and how we can change the trend.
http://www.alternet.org/workplace/36278/

BUSH'S BORDER FOLLY
Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Pacific News Service
Bush latched onto the troops-on-the-border issue in part to show that he can get a policy initiative through Congress, but mainly to appease conservatives.
http://www.alternet.org/columnists/story/36380/

"There They Go Again, but Where Do We Go?"
Message From Ohio Congressman & Democrat Dennis Kucinich
As you may have read in a previous letter from me, prior to the May 2 Ohio Primary Election, the Cleveland Plain Dealer printed an editorial in which a Republican candidate for Congress described me as having "communist values" and in the same editorial the Plain Dealer went on to praise the same candidate, saying his "forthrightness was admirable." Amazingly unaware of the implications of context, the Plain Dealer has reprinted the same red-baiting smear this past Sunday in an article which described me variously as "far left" ... "One of the House's most liberal members" ... "by far the most liberal member of Ohio's Congressional delegation."

Your support has never been more important than it is now. Ohio's largest daily newspaper, which has strongly supported President Bush and the war in Iraq, continues its outrageous campaign to smear me, to distort my record, and to try to defeat me for reelection. Let's work to create a politics of higher meaning, which rises above character assassination and bumper-sticker ideology. We need a politics of hope, which rises above fear and political manipulation. We need a politics of courage, where all individuals of conscience are always prepared to stand up and speak out, no matter the odds faced, the power or the institution encountered. In this case, it becomes not a question of whom or what is the Plain Dealer and who or what do they represent -- but who are we? What do we represent? What direction are we ready to go in?

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