Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gay marriage faces negative votes across the west. It is a victory for mean spirited, right wing evangelical anti gay bigots

What happened to equal rights, what about people's happiness. They are consenting adults and hurt nobody. They are not heterosexual pedophiles, or gay bashing hypocrites who sneak around men's wash rooms. They are lonely people who want to have the security of the bonds of marriage to give them the same protection that we all share. Shame on those people who hide behind the bible to justify their bigotry. What would Jesus do? I think they would be very surprised.

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They made great cars once. I owned a 59 Corvette, there was nothing like it. I owned a red 1964 convertible Super Sport Impala, they made great cars. But that is in the past, today GM wants another bailout. The American auto industry is getting a $25 billion loan from the government which it hasn't spent yet but GM wants more. This is one bailout that is doomed before it starts. GM has had the foresight of a blind man. They have an antiquated business model, have been beaten at their own game by the Japanese and Germans and now are screaming for help. THEY CAN'T COMPETE!
It is time to let GM go into chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and shrink in size and see if it can resurrect itself as a leaner meaner car maker. Don't give them a dime, give every worker a $100,000 severance pay instead it will be cheaper and do more damn good.
It is time they had some really new ideas and long term planning. Maybe they should hire some Japanese, and German talent to teach them out to build a better car, like the ones we buy from Germany and Japan, that the public has been asking for. For too long GM has been stuck in that old mode, building shit and trying to foist it on a increasingly sophisticated public.
Let's not throw more good money after bad. GM is taking far too long to learn what the rest of the world has known for years. Their cars suck!

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BREAKING NEWS: Stevens defeated by Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich
Ted Stevens of Alaska, convicted of seven felony counts may be returned to the United States Senate by the people of Alaska. It is a sad commentary on the people of Alaska, well not all of them but a majority of them. If the senate were to let him stay it would be a mockery of the principals the senate. The people of Alaska should be ashamed of their reaction to Stevens conviction. While the man may have done a lot of good for Alaska he has certainly done well for himself and betrayed the trust of the people.

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Joe Lieberman (nice likeness) chairman of the Homeland Security Committee will be facing a vote by the Democrats in congress as to weather he can keep his chairmanship. Payback is a bitch and Joe Lieberman deserves a bit of payback. He is a Republican in Democratic stripes. He does not deserve any consideration from the Democratic majority. He deserves what he sowed.




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John Mcain deserves to be recognized for the graciousness of his concession speech. McCain a decent man who had bad advice and who's campaign was totally mismanaged was gracious in defeat and showed the class act that he is.



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Job losses have reached 850,000 this year under the Bush administration. Unemployment is projected to reach 10% and the housing crisis has not subsided. President elect Obama has a mountain of problems to deal with that he has inherited.





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Mayor Bloomberg, what can one say. It's nice to be king. To hell with the will of the people. The people of New York City have voted twice for term limits but the mayor with a little arm twisting and maybe a little political wheeling and dealing got the city council to overturn it. The members of the city council who voted with the mayor should be shown out of office by the people. To their credit the members from the borough of Staten Island voted to keep term limits to a man. But that cannot be said of the other members of the city council. So much for the public trust and serving the people. Lets face it they are low life dishonest hacks and deserve to be booted out. These jerks voted yes;
Maria del Carmen Arroyo (D-Bronx)
Maria Baez (D-Bronx)
Leroy G. Comrie, Jr. (D-Queens)
Inez E. Dickens (D-Manhattan)
Erik Martin Dilan (D-Brooklyn)
Simcha Felder (D-Brooklyn)
Lewis A. Fidler (D-Brooklyn)
Helen D. Foster (D-Bronx)
Alan J. Gerson (D-Manhattan)
Sara M. Gonzalez (D-Brooklyn)
Robert Jackson (D-Manhattan)
Melinda R. Katz (D-Queens)
G. Oliver Koppell (D-Bronx)
Miguel Martinez (D-Manhattan)
Darlene Mealy (D-Brooklyn)
Michael C. Nelson (D-Brooklyn)
Christine C. Quinn (D-Manhattan)
Domenic M. Recchia, Jr. (D-Brooklyn)
Diana Reyna (D-Brooklyn)
Joel Rivera (D-Bronx)
James Sanders, Jr. (D-Queens)
Larry B. Seabrook (D-Bronx)
Helen Sears (D-Queens)
Kendall Stewart (D-Brooklyn)
James Vacca (D-Bronx)
Peter F. Vallone, Jr. (D-Queens)
Albert Vann (D-Brooklyn)
Thomas White, Jr. (D-Queens)
David Yassky (D-Brooklyn)

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Fox (make believe) news and friends. Fox the master of keep it simple stupid. The great simplifiers. Lies, innuendo and half truths.

As Reported on News Hounds.
Megyn Kelly Plays The Fear Of Gays Card

Reported by Priscilla
"Used to be that fear of “Islamofascists” was all the rage in Fox World. Fear of illegal aliens (actually fear of Hispanics) was also a popular item in the Fox tool box of verbal hammers with which to bash those not meeting rightwing world’s approval. The most recent Fox Fear Factor was fear of Obama – which incorporated other popular fear cards such as fear of blacks, Marxist/Socialists (yeah, they pose an ever present threat) and academia (rational thought processes not a “family value.”) But this morning, on Fox’s morning show, with Bill Hemmer and Megyn Kelly’s long legs, the fear of gays card was pulled from the deck of Fox jokers."

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Intellectual light weights Hannity, Limbaugh promote myth of an "Obama recession"
"Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh continue to suggest that President-elect Barack Obama is to blame for the decline in the stock market, referring to the state of the stock market as an "Obama recession." In fact, analysts have refuted the proposition that the market decline has anything to do with anticipation of Obama's presidency." And they get paid for this verbal diarrhea, what a farce.


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Bush Violates Law Protecting Grand Canyon From Uranium Mining
Mining Claims Put a Stranglehold on Iconic Canyon






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High Crimes and Misdemeanors
(The film the Bush Administration tried to stop)
Torturing Democracy
watch it here now!
A devastating documentary that exposes the illegal actions of the Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld cabal. Watch it now! A case is made for indictment for war crimes. Every American that loves our democracy should see this film.

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Taxi to The Dark Side





Recommended Book:
Not One Drop: Betrayal and Courage in the Wake of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
"Millions of words have been written about the Exxon Valdez spill. It's been my (sometimes dreary and depressing) duty to read most of them. But of all the official reports, learned papers, TV documentaries, newspaper articles and books, this is by far the best. Riki has written her masterpiece. It's not just about an oil spill and about its dire effects on a community of a few thousand fishing families in a remote and beautiful corner of the North Pacific; it's bigger than that. The themes are community values and corporate lies; the endless tussle between truth and falsehood, between good and evil.

Surprisingly, Riki's long-awaited book is more cheerful than I expected; she meticulously logs the catastrophe and its aftermath (and hints at the sacrifices in her personal life that all this campaigning entailed), but out of the despair there is hope here--hope that a better-informed, more vigilant and more self-confident public will follow her example and challenge the corporate arrogance that continues to make so many people's lives an avoidable misery, worldwide."--Dr. Jonathan Wills, writer, wildlife guide, and Shetland (Scotland) Councillor

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An funny and irrelevant look at the evangelical TV church. Does the word charlatan fit?


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SCIENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENT

The end of the Holocene?
"Even apart from the stunning species extinctions currently underway -- at a rate unseen in the last 65,000,000 years -- some dramatic changes are already beginning to reshape the landscape of human life. In March 2009, for example, the world’s first climate-change refugees will leave their homes for a nearby Papua New Guinean island. The migration is the first wave of Carteret Island natives to abandon the atoll in response to steadily rising sea levels, which are expected to fully submerge the place by 2015. "



HONOR THE FALLEN

  • Army Capt. Robert D. Lindenau, 39, of Camano Island, Wash.; assigned to the 91st Civil Affairs Battalion, 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Oct. 20 in Charbagh, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when a rocket-propelled grenade struck his vehicle.


    October 22, 2008
  • Marine Cpl. Adrian Robles, 21, of Scottsbluff, Neb.; assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died Oct. 22 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Lance Cpl. San Sim.


  • Army Spc. Deon L. Taylor, 30, of Bronx, N.Y.; assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, New York Army National Guard, Syracuse, N.Y.; died Oct. 22 in Bela Beluk, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device.


  • Marine Lance Cpl. San Sim, 23, of Santa Ana, Calif.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif.; died Oct. 22 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Also killed was Cpl. Adrian Robles.


    October 23, 2008

  • Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian P. Hause, 29, of Stoystown, Pa.; assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.; died Oct. 23 of non-combat-related medical causes at Balad Air Base, Iraq.


    October 24, 2008
  • Army Pfc. Cody J. Eggleston, 21, of Eugene, Ore.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; died Oct. 24 at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., of wounds sustained Oct. 16 in Baqubah, Iraq, when he received indirect fire.


    October 27, 2008
  • Army Sgt. Kevin D. Grieco, 35, of Bartlett, Ill.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 122nd Field Artillery, Illinois Army National Guard, Sycamore, Ill.; died Oct. 27 in in Baghlan, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when a suicide bomber detonated explosives as he was preparing to enter a building. Also killed was Sgt. Nicholas A. Casey.


  • Army Sgt. Nicholas A. Casey, 22, of Canton, Ohio; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; died Oct. 27 in Baghlan, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when a suicide bomber detonated explosives as he was preparing to enter a building. Also killed was Sgt. Kevin D. Grieco.


  • Marine. 1st Lt. Trevor J. Yurista, 32, of Pleasant Valley, N.Y.; assigned to the 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Oct. 27 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while supporting combat operations.


    October 29, 2008
  • Army Sgt. Scott J. Metcalf, 36, of Framingham, Mass.; assigned to the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; died Oct. 29 in Balad, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat-related incident.


  • Army Pfc. Bradley S. Coleman, 24, of Martinsville, Va.; assigned to the 51st Transportation Company, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, Mannheim, Germany; died Oct. 29 at Qayyarah Airfield, Iraq, of injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident.



    October 31, 2008
  • Army Sgt. Daniel W. Wallace, 27, of Dry Ridge, Ky.; assigned to the 201st Engineer Battalion, Kentucky Army National Guard in Cynthiana, Ky.; died Oct. 31 in Badin Kheyl, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire.
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