Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Vote for the Democratic Candidate that Best Represents Your Concerns, Interests & Values. 9 Times Out of 10 that Candidate will be Kucinich. He Can and Will Win if We ALL Vote with Our Hearts. Voting Out of Fear Has Never Been a Wise Choice.

Kucinich Not Short On Confidence – He Spreads an Unapologetically Liberal Message
Ray Duckler, Concord Monitor

If Dems Voted Their Consciences, It Would Be Kucinich By A Landslide
Alan Bickley, The Capital Times

Press Release from Congressman Kucinich – As The Administration Scales Back Political Goals for Iraq, It Prepares American Public for Prolonged Occupation
Washington DC, November 26th

Presidential Hopeful Pushes Impeachment At Dartmouth Forum
Kate Duffy, WCAX News VT

Press Release from Congressman Kucinich – U.S. Should Be Honest Broker On Middle East Peace
Washington DC, November 27th

Gore Vidal on Kucinich
Gore Vidal/Agence Global

[Duchess Note: Many thanks to Linda in TX for sharing these fantastic articles on a great humanitarian. Also, stay tuned for more "personal news" updates.]

NanceGreggs’s Journal: Nance Rants – Save Yourself a Subpoena

[Duchess Note: Here is a snippet of Nance's Rant ... "You won’t catch me watching FOX-News (because I have an IQ higher than a house plant), or CNN (because I really don’t care what Paris or Britney are doing today), or any other MSM news outlets (because life is too short to waste ingesting mind-numbing pablum spooned-up by corporate shills). I get my news on the internet, sourced from actual journalists, domestic and international, who have an odd predilection for facts. I also watch The Daily Show and the Colbert Report, because after a day of reading about what this administration is doing to my country, as well as others, I really need a dose of laughter with my news at the end of the day."]

Monday, November 26, 2007

The Police Headline Isle of Wight Festival
Yahoo! UK & Ireland
The Police will headline next summer's Isle Of Wight Festival , it has been announced. Sting , Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland 's reformed rock legends have been touring the world this year after getting back together in February.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Army Wants Wounded Soldiers to Return Bonuses
From Democracy Now! Headlines
The Pentagon is forcing thousands of wounded veterans to return signing bonuses they received for joining the army. The military says the injured soldiers aren't entitled to the money because they didn't complete their full tour of duty. Jordan Fox of Pennsylvania left the military three months early after being hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He sustained back injuries and lost all vision in his right eye. Earlier this month he received a Pentagon letter asking him to return some three thousand dollars in sign-up bonuses. Fox and his mother had recently started a program to send thousands of care packages to service members in Iraq.

[Duchess Note: As my friend Judith said, "this is what the Bush Administration calls support the troops?!?" Have I mentioned lately how much I loath the Bush/Cheney Regime? Ugh! So, tell me, how can a wounded soldier finish his or her tour of duty when they've been seriously wounded?!? On top of inadequate medical benefits to our soldiers; the overpaid, corrupt Pentagon is forcing veterans to send back bonuses. Insanity! Don't tell me the Bush/Cheney Regime isn't behind this, cause they are 100%. If your as outraged about this as I am, contact your Congress representative and Senator, demand they stand up for the rights of our dear soldiers and veterans.]

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Monday, November 19, 2007


Kucinich Protests Fort Benning School

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Democrats See Kucinich, Obama as Their Most Liberal Candidates

[Duchess Note: Personally, I see Obama as a Democrat who is more in the center, where as of all eight candidates; Kucinich is the only true liberal and progressive. The others don’t really come close.]

Kucinich's Style Noticed More Than His Positions

[Duchess Note: Typical of the corporate conservative mainstream media, which goes for trivial things, violence, sensationalism and rarely discusses issues of important substance. They’d rather blab on and on about a persons fashion sense then what they represent. Very sad … journalism and reporting has gone down the tubes in last 10 to 20 years.]

Great mini-interview here! Click here to view ...

Democratic Candidates Buff Green Credentials - At a Los Angeles forum Dennis Kucinich, Hillary Clinton and John Edwards throw around vows to cut carbon emissions
Cathleen Decker, LA Times,0,3673512.story?coll=la-politics-campaign

It’s About the Candidates, Stupid: It was Called the Democratic Debate, but CNN is the Story
Larry Parrish & Edie Butler

Congress Delays War Money - Senate Squashes Iraq War Money Bill With Troop Withdrawal Deadlines

Friday, November 16, 2007

Vote For Dennis Kucinich in This Important Poll at Daily KOS
Please vote in this after-debate poll now to show that Kucinich is really the number one candidate and the one the people want in the White House. Even though he had the least amount of minutes, Kucinich had the most to say. He has learned to make his comments in very short sound bytes, since the moderators unfairly give him the least amount of time to speak. This is most effective and drives his message of no war, impeachment, universal healthcare for all and all of the other issues in a straightforward way. Go to this link and vote ...

[Duchess Note: The commentary at the above link, along with the poll, is quite interesting. When I voted on this poll around 9:30am today; it showed Kucinich at 2nd place and Obama in 1st. All this gibberish about Clinton being the darling, or winner, is just that gibberish and insane media spin. Let the American people make the final decision, not media nor corporations, and give ALL voters the truth and facts, as well as equal news/media time for ALL candidates. I also liked the comment by Trapper …”My editorial judgment is that Wolf Blitzer is a superficial twit.”]

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Music: The Police
Mosi Reeves, Creative Loafing Atlanta
When the Eagles reformed back in the early '90s, they called their reunion tour "Hell Freezes Over." So what would you call this year's reunion of THE POLICE, another classic '70s rock band? There wasn't nearly as much animosity between Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers, one of the greatest power trios ever, but they haven't toured together since 1986.

Zenith Swiss Watch Manufacture Presents I’ll Be Watching You: Inside The Police 1980-1983”A photographic exhibition by Andy Summers of The Police

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[Note: During their reunion tour, The Police recently received medals of honor in France]

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


‘Real’ Democrat Kucinich Challenges ‘Retreads’
James Q. Lynch, The Gazette
Dennis Kucinich was "pointedly not invited" to speak at Iowa Democrats' Jefferson Jackson Day dinner, but that won't stop the Ohio congressman's campaign for the heart of the Democratic Party and its 2008 presidential nomination. "I don't need the permission of the Iowa Democratic Party to run for president," Kucinich said Monday afternoon. "I can't be bought or bossed by any group anywhere. I don't get on my knees and genuflect to any interest groups or political machine." Instead of hearing from a "real" Democrat, the 9,000 people who attended Saturday "heard a bunch of Democratic Leadership Council retreads," he said.

The Courage Of Kucinich In Pelosi's House Of Wacks
Linda Milazzo, BuzzFlash

Dennis Kucinich is Not a Joke
Mary Shaw, National Ledger

War Crime In Motion - Kucinich Warns Of Bunker Buster Attempt On Iranian Nuclear Research Labs

A War Crime In Motion - Kucinich Warns Of Bunker Buster Attempt On Iranian Nuclear Research Labs

INNER PEACE - The Contagious Power of Calmness
During the Vietnam war, a platoon of American soldiers, crouching in rice paddies, was engaged in a battle with Vietcong guerrillas. Suddenly, a line of six monks started walking along the elevated grounds that separated the paddies. Perfectly calm and poised, the monks walked directly toward the line of fire.

"They didn't look right, they didn't like life. They walked straight through," recalls David Bushch, one of the American soldiers. "It was really strange, because nobody shot at 'em. And after they walked over the berm, suddenly all the fight was out of me. It just didn't feel like I wanted to do this anymore, at least not that day. It must have been that way for everybody, because everybody quit. We just stopped fighting."

Daniel Goleman comments: "The power of the monks' quietly courageous calm to pacify soldiers in the heat of battle illustrates a basic principle of social life: Emotions are contagious. . . . We send emotional signals in every encounter, and those signals affect those we are with."

Source: Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence. Bantam Books, 1540 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10036, U.S.A.

Iraq Veteran Healthcare Could Top $650 Billion – Doctors Group Warns Possible Crisis Looming
Bryan Bender, Boston Globe Staff

Clinton Under Fire for Planting Fake Questions
Ari Melber, The Nation

[Duchess Note: The Clinton cow will do whatever it takes to be the Democrat nominee. Whether it’s legal or illegal and she’ll use her overstuffed war chest of loot to do it. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; I’ve never ever liked nor trusted her since 1992. Just like the neocons, she has a “special” agenda, and being there for the majority of Americans isn’t on it. Not by a long shot.]

An Appeal to Barack Obama
Commentary by Tom Hayden

[Duchess Note: Many thanks to Linda in TX and Chris in NY for the articles.]

Friday, November 09, 2007

Message from DFA - Kucinich Tops All Other Democratic Presidential Contenders, Wins 41 States in National Poll Among Grassroots Democrats

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In the first real test of grassroots support for the eight Democratic Presidential candidates, Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich scored a stunning first place finish nationally and topped every other candidate in 41 of 50 states, according to results released late last night by Democracy for America (DFA).

Of the 150,000-plus ballots cast, Kucinich received more votes than former Senator John Edwards and Senator Barack Obama combined. Kucinich tallied 49,364 (31.97%), compared with Edwards' 24,078 (15.6%), Obama's 21,403 (13.86%), and Senator Hillary Clinton's 6,504 (4.21%). Kucinich was the top vote-getter in 41 states, including the early-voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada.

In South Carolina, another early voting state, Kucinich came in second to Obama by less than one half of one percent.

Undeclared write-in candidate and former Vice President Al Gore scored second nationally with 24.77% of the vote, and he "won" six states: New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, West Virginia, Tennessee, and Florida. Kucinich came in second in each of those six states. Obama won only his home state of Illinois, as well as South Carolina. Edwards' only win was in the state of Washington, where Kucinich came in second.

[Duchess Note: Dennis Kucinich is the ONLY candidate who is proposing single payer, universal health care, the ONLY candidate who voted AGAINST the USA PATRIOT Act, the ONLY candidate who voted against going to war in Iraq and the ONLY candidate not in the back pockets of the corporations. He speaks truth to power and has always taken brave stands on controversial issues and has been right each and every single time on them. Face it, Dems, the ONLY real TRUE Progressive is Dennis. Don't fall for the Hillary or Obama hype. The media knows who it wants to win but you have to THINK INDEPENDENTLY and don't be swayed by the conservative maintream media. Don't settle for half measures on ANYTHING. Let's elect a TRUE Progressive who will restore our lost luster to the world and who will truly lead our country in a new direction that will make a better America and a better world for all of us. Strength through peace.]

Thursday, November 08, 2007

John Nichols, The Nation

Now that Dennis Kucinich has finished first in a major survey of Democratic activists, perhaps Democratic party bosses and their media acolytes will have to back off their efforts to marginalize him. No, Kucinich's top-place finish in the Democracy for America online survey that attracted serious attention from major campaigns and drew more than 150,000 voters does not mean the anti-war congressman from Ohio is on a fast track to the nomination. But it does mean that Kucinich is displayed an ability to attract meaningful support from the party's activist base and that his "Democratic-wing-of-the-Democratic-Party" message has appeal.

Kucinich did not secure the 66-percent of the vote required to gain an official endorsement from DFA, the group founded by supporters of former Vermont Governor Howard Dean's 2004 presidential bid and their allies on the party's left flank. But he easily bested the other candidates and the unannounced "contender" who led in the early voting, former Vice President Al Gore. The final totals were:

Kucinich 31.97% 49364
Al Gore 24.77% 38242
Former Senator John Edwards 15.6% 24078
Senator Barack Obama 13.86% 21403
Senator Hillary Clinton 4.21% 6504
Governor Bill Richardson 4.09% 6309
Other 2.05% 3171
Senator Christopher Dodd 1.56% 2415
Senator Joe Biden 1.12% 1723
Former Senator Mike Gravel 0.77% 1182

Kucinich beat the other candidates among voters from the first caucus state of Iowa and the first primary state of New Hampshire. He also won the early caucus state of Nevada, while Obama won the early primary state of South Carolina. Notably, Gore won New York state.

And what of the "front-runner" for the nomination? Hillary Clinton lost every state in the DFA survey, which saw 95 percent of voters back someone other than the New York senator. It is no secret that the powers that be in the party leadership and the boardrooms of the major networks have fixated on Clinton as the likely nominee. Nor is it any secret that the party and media bosses would prefer to drop Kucinich from the roster of Democratic contenders who must be invited to join debates and participate in major events such as the Iowa Democratic Party's Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner.

Gravel was excluded from the most recent Democratic debate at Drexel University and moderator Tim Russert did everything he could during the course of that debate to read Kucinich out of the running. But Kucinich's poll numbers in formal national and state surveys actually went up after the Drexel debate. The congressman is polling ahead of Dodd and Biden -- as well as Gravel --in most national surveys of likely Democratic voters. The same is true of many surveys from early caucus and primary states. And, with the DFA result, he can now point to an impressive finish in a test most of the major contenders took seriously. While Kucinich certainly campaigned hard to get votes in the DFA poll, Obama, Edwards, Richardson and Dodd made significant efforts -- by sending emails and cutting videos -- to encourage their backers to participate in the survey. As such, Kucinich's win is meaningful -- and it should become at least a bit more difficult to dismiss the congressman's win, and his candidacy.

Suddenly, Impeachment Hearings Are Looking Like a Strong Possibility
Dave Lindorff, OpEdNews

[Duchess Note: Many thanks to Linda in TX for sharing these articles.]

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The Police Return to De Do Do do Verizon
Chris Klimek, Washington Post

New Album "Ataraxis": Deeyah Featuring Bob James, Andy Summers and Nils Petter Molvaer
All About Jazz


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Video Footage of Congressman Kucinich Reading a Resolution to Impeach Cheney on the Floor of the House on November 6th

Press Release - Kucinich Statement on Privileged Resolution

Kucinich to Move Impeachment of Bush After Cheney
David Swanson

Kucinich Not Stopping with Cheney, Plans Bush Impeachment Resolution too
Jason Rhyne

Candidate Pushes for New Direction for the Nation
Jordan Kline, Daily World

[Duchess Note: Many thanks to Linda in TX for sharing the Kucinich articles.]

Friday, November 02, 2007


Press Release: Kucinich Will Introduce Privileged Resolution to Force Up or Down Vote on Cheney Impeachment

It’s Kucinich Time! Fanfare for the Common Man

Kucinich’s UFO Experience – An Excuse for the MSM to Pull a “Dean Scream” Media Hit Job?
Rob Kall, OpEdNews

Dennis Kucinich UFO Video Online of Candidate’s Debate Admission
Gene Byrd, The National Ledger