Left of Center: By Yukkione: March 2006
My Chevy Commercial
Friday, March 31, 2006
Time : 10:31 AM


Check out my commercial right here.

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Debra (Maggot) Maggart Really Hates the Faggart
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Time : 11:14 PM

Debra Maggart, Tennessee House of Representatives, thinks same sex couples adopt children, "in order to have unfretted access to subject them to a life of molestation and sexual abuse,". Hmm, best to just have altar boys. More great info here, including her business information. ;)
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posted by Yukkione at 11:14 PM | Permalink | 7 comments
A truly worthless study

Time : 10:18 PM

In a study of over 1,800 heart bypass patients, it was recently found that groups praying for the person had no effect. The prayers were conducted by Christian groups of Catholics and Protestants. The prayer group and the non prayer group recovered identically. Perhaps the prayers of close friends and family tainted the study. Perhaps they prayed to the wrong god. Maybe, Muslim prayers would have been better. Does Vishnu respond to heart bypass prayers more effectively? Maybe God was too busy ensuring the victory of one sports team over another. Or maybe God was busy seeing to the success of a hip hop artist ,and his latest song about the difficulties of being a pimp. Actually I think god was created by a group of bored, shrooming cave dwellers. “Dear God, please help me find a stick big enough to kill Grog. He eats to much, and he snores.”
Read about the study here.

posted by Yukkione at 10:18 PM | Permalink | 7 comments
Meet Sen. Joe Lieberman's Replacement

Time : 6:59 PM

This is Ned Lamont. He is running for the US Senate from Connecticut. He made Joe Lieberman mad. He said Joe Lieberman was Republican light. Ned Lamont is right, and he will beat Joe Lieberman. Thats what Joe gets for having his head up Bush's ass.

Ned Lamont is a successful business person and a true progressive Democrat. He would bring fresh energy, and a true sense of purpose to the Senate. I would encourage everyone to lend Ned Lamont your full support. Please visit his official website.
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Big Brother Outsourced

Time : 9:50 AM

George Orwell was only partially right when he wrote 1984 and Animal Farm. You see in these books the government themselves ran propaganda and doublespeak campaigns. How inefficient, in todays world our government just hires a company to do it for them. Enter the Lincoln Group, a scurrilous group of war profiteers that convey our government's message of “it's all good” in countries like Iraq. They bribe local news papers and other news outlets to run stories they have carefully crafted to convey a message of progress and stability. This in the face of escalating violence, and declining public utilities. Check out this press release:

LINCOLN GROUP PRESS RELEASE
Dec. 2 at 4pm
TRUTH IN REPORTING
Lincoln Group has consistently worked with the Iraqi media to promote truthful reporting across Iraq. Our priority has always been, and continues to be, accuracy and timeliness.
Our clients, our employees and the Iraqis who support this effort have maintained a commitment to battle terror with a powerful weapon - the truth.
The Lincoln Group even has personnel who's job it is to cover the tracks of the groups dealings. The Pentagon insists that the stories they plant are factual. Even in the face of many military leaders saying that they are fighting a losing battle. If this message was so true, then why aren't the Iraqis themselves writing these stories? The funny thing is that in the United States the Pentagon doesn't need to pay the media to ignore the truth, they do it gladly as their corporate owners fear reporting anything that may paint them as weak on security, or bite into their own war profits. Read more in the Independent. In a related Story, the Government has spent over 1.6 Billion dollars on other forms of propaganda. This time aimed at Americans. Read that story here.
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The Petunia, life and everything else
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Time : 8:43 AM

RNAi may just be the key to curing some of the most harmful diseases that afflict mankind. The discovery of RNAi is revolutionizing thoughts on the treatment and progressive outcome of many illnesses and genetic maladies because it addresses the root cause of the problem and simply like a light switch turns it off. The amazing thing about the study of RNAi is that it all started with a flower.

Not long ago, a geneticist was brought into a company that wanted to produce a darker purple Petunia. The result would sell better, and be a financial winner for the company. Rich Jorgenson thought that if he simply added another “purple gene” to the Petunia plant, then it would produce darker purple flowers. To his amazement the plant then produced all white flowers. How can this be? What he then discovered is a process that may change medicine forever.

What is RNAi? According to
Wilkipedia: Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is a nucleic acid polymer consisting of covalently bound nucleotides. RNA nucleotides contain ribose rings and uracil unlike deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), which contains deoxyribose and thymine. It is transcribed from DNA by enzymes called RNA polymerases and further processed by other enzymes. RNA serves as the template for translation of genes into proteins, transferring amino acids to the ribosome to form proteins, and also translating the transcript into proteins.
The i in RNAi stands for interference. So basically RNA is the checker that tells the cell what it can copy. It proof reads bits of genetic code.

So why is this important? As with the study of the Petunia, the RNA saw that a piece of genetic code was wrongly duplicated. The “purple code”, had been duplicated, and the RNA saw this as a mistake. It did this because it follows simple rules. Many diseases give the cell bad genetic information and the RNA fails to recognize it. However, by following the principles of RNAi, geneticists can introduce a twin code, which would cause the RNA to react as it should, rejecting the bad code and thus eliminating the disease. Of course this “nutshell” explanation is overly simplified, but I think it gives you the general idea behind the incredible implications behind RNAi therapy. There is a lot of great info and a segment of the original NOVA broadcast here.

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Andy Card resigns
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Time : 8:46 AM

Andy Card resigned as Whitehouse chief of staff today. The average chief of staff stays in his position an average of two years. Mr. Card has been in place for five. He was considered one of the hardest working people in the Whitehouse as he was often the first person there in the morning and the last to leave in the evening. Mr Card will be replaced by budget director Josh Bolten. I guess the change shouldn't come as a surprise, but will mean little change in the Whitehouse. Cheney, and Rove will still be calling the plays, and Mr Bolton will be there to grease the wheels. There may be some other changes announced in the next month, but all is cosmetic in the Bush Whitehouse. What we really need is for Don Rumsfeld to step down, and for Satan to recall Cheney to the home office. Pictured is Card telling the President that an airplane has hit the world trade center, and that he should just keep reading. The situation is being "handled".
Was Andy Card know for his Pussiliency?

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9/11 bullshit
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Time : 11:27 PM

Think a commercial airliner can fit through this hole without breaking the glass above, or damaging the grass? What happened to the wings and the tail? This picture was taken just before this section of the Pentagon collapsed.

posted by Yukkione at 11:27 PM | Permalink | 22 comments
The Sopranos episode 3

Time : 10:01 PM



Like I said last week, things are picking up.
Spoilers in comments.

posted by Yukkione at 10:01 PM | Permalink | 9 comments
Bush power grab

Time : 4:45 PM


Two serious issues came to mind as I pondered what to post about. There is a shocking escalation to the violence and savagery in Iraq. This “low grade” civil war is traumatizing the entire population. The other issue of concern is the presidential practice of using signing statements. Given that one effects US citizens directly and the other is being perpetrated on Iraqis by Iraqis, I'll talk about signing statements.

What is a signing statement and why is it so important? A signing statement is a legal note that a President attaches to a law passed by congress that explains his view of the laws intent. It might even explain that he has the right not to follow the law. The “legalese” is quite convoluted and messy so you can read more here. President Bush has signed many of these (as have other presidents) two of which are particularly disturbing. The first of these concerns the McCain Feingold torture amendment. Bush claims he can choose not to follow it. The second is the Patriot act. Our naive representatives thought they could ensure our privacy and give oversight to the surveillance powers that were given in the act. However through his use of signing statements, the President has circumvented these protections and declares himself above the law. Our Senate and Congress has given up there power as a separate but equal branch of our government. They have pledged loyalty to their party, and have dismissed their oath of office. The only thing that stands in George Bush's way now is the two term limit, but I suspect we're only one well timed act of terrorism away from that being changed as well. With this in mind I encourage you to read this piece by Bill Moyers.

posted by Yukkione at 4:45 PM | Permalink | 10 comments
Humor Test

Time : 3:37 AM

I saw this in another blog and took the test.
the Cutting Edge
(57% dark, 50% spontaneous, 26% vulgar)
your humor style:
CLEAN | SPONTANEOUS | DARK

Your humor's mostly innocent and off-the-cuff, but somehow there's something slightly menacing about you. Part of your humor is making people a little uncomfortable, even if the things you say aren't themselves confrontational. You probably have a very dry delivery, or are seriously over-the-top.

Your type is the most likely to appreciate a good insult and/or broken bone and/or very very fat person dancing.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: David Letterman - John Belushi


The 3-Variable Funny Test!

- it rules -

If you're interested, try my latest:
The Terrorism Test





My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 72% on darkness
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You scored higher than 65% on spontaneity
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You scored higher than 22% on vulgarity
Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

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Those crazy Republicans
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Time : 11:35 AM


According to Drudge,(Kathleen "KT" McFarland)
A Republican challenger to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is bizarrely claiming that the former first lady has been spying in her bedroom window and flying helicopters over her house in the Hamptons, the NEW YORK POST reported in a frontpage splash on Saturday.
When asked about the statement, a Clinton spokesperson said "Some campaigns hand out campaign buttons; the McFarland campaign hands out tinfoil hats with antennas."

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A quote from Dante
Friday, March 24, 2006
Time : 11:36 AM

The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.
- Dante, 14th Century

posted by Yukkione at 11:36 AM | Permalink | 12 comments
Bush doesn't get it

Time : 7:38 AM


Dear president Bush, What is it about the word no that you don't understand? We told you no about the Dubai Ports World deal. Now you want to awards a no bid contract to a Hong Kong company to scan cargo for nukes in our ports. What? Doesn't Halliburton do this? Don't you understand dude, we don't want ANY foreign company in charge of ANY of our security. Period! Read the story here.
I remember several years ago when head Of Home Land Security did a speech and photo op at the port of Los Angeles. They shipped one of our three nuclear scanners from the Canadian border down there to give the illusion that this type of scanning was being done everywhere.
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Presidential Brain Damage
Thursday, March 23, 2006
Time : 11:31 AM

Over at The Rant (Capitol Hill Blue) Doug Thompson talks about Bush's lying. He consulted with a friend of his who is a psychologist , and an expert in personality disorders that include lying as one of their underlying behaviors. I have spent most of my life in sales, and have read many books on human behavior. I know when people are lying because as the article states, the lier can't control the involuntary movements of the eyes and gestures that are associated with lying. Reading people is a key skill when in sales. President Bush is under a lot of pressure, and as the lies mount up, his ability to keep his emotion and responses under control because ever more difficult. His nervous laugh is not a sign he is at ease. You'll also notice when you watch him that he has developed an involuntary facial tick. Evidence of this can be seen in a link to this over at Born at the Crest of the Empire. I think this guy is in trouble, I think he has an undisclosed health issue that some think is Pre Senile Dementia.

posted by Yukkione at 11:31 AM | Permalink | 15 comments
Malkin is sooo Wrong

Time : 8:35 AM

Michelle Malkin is nearly as stupid as her pod sister Ann Coulter. Today she has set her sights on recently rescued peace activists. The three men who are from the Christian peacemaker Teams, were rescued by American and British troops in Iraq. My first problem with this piece is that she describes them as “left Wing”. Is being a peace activists an exclusively left wing activity? Do right wingers not care for peace enough to work for it? To actually go out into the world and stand in the way of war and aggression? Aren't these values of the religious right as well? One of Mrs Malkins slobbering readers sent her an email alerting her of the “thankless post on the CPT website. She rants against the lack of thanks to the soldier who rescued them and the CPT's stance against our military's mistreatment of Iraqi's. Well, how does Mrs Malkin know they haven't sent a letter of thanks directly to the units involved in the rescue, or if the people rescued thanked their rescuers on the spot? It seems to me that members of the military wouldn't be reading the CPT website, or even have access to it as our military blocks all websites to military personnel save the most conservative. As true Christian missionaries these men cared not for there own treatment but were fighting for the humane treatment of others. It's sad that Mrs. Malkin would be so venomous towards peaceful people who's only goal is to serve mankind. It's sad that she has never addressed the crimes we have committed against Iraqi's.

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The Catholic Church stops adoption by gay families.
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Time : 8:11 AM


Catholic Charities of Boston will end arraigning adoptions. Rather than conform to a new Massachusetts law that requires it let gay couples adopt. The thought that people of conscience would rather have children languish in foster homes, be in bad homes, or be aborted is beyond comprehension. I was adopted. My birth mother gave me up for adoption when I was a baby. She was a single mother of limited means, and she knew there was a family out there that could offer opportunity that she might not. In my early twenties, she sought me out through the adoption agency, and after a little time we met. We have been friends ever since. Now back to the issue. I was glad to be adopted into a loving family that had the means to take care of me. I would not have cared if the people were gay or straight. Research shows that children in “gay” families are no more likely to be gay than ones in hetero families. The Catholic Church is putting dogma before people. As far as I know, Jesus never spoke about homosexuality, not once. Shame on the Catholic church. Read more here.
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Last Post of the day.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Time : 9:32 PM

In case you havent read Georgia10's latest post at Kos, please do. This lady sure can write, and I think she has summed up why I have felt so pathetic the last couple days. (blogwise and politically) This truly is not the America I grew up in. Not the America I served while in the military. Or the one I want to raise my children in..

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More Bush lies confirmed

Time : 8:42 AM


The credibility of the Whitehouse is sliding faster than an Olympic bobsledder. Last week the Presidents approval rating was at about 37%. Today I read that, the CIA had a high ranking paid informant within the Iraqi government. This is the guy that gave the rebuttal to the now infamous Collin Powel speech in fron of the UN. His name is Naji Sabri and he was quite high up in the Hussein government as he was educated, and quite comfortable with western culture and thought. If you recall, at the time we also had Chalabi running around "curve ball", telling the Bush Whitehouse that Iraq was still producing and researching WMD. You see Chalabi wanted to run Iraq after Saddam, and that was ok with Bush. Unfortunately Chalabi was full of crap, he lied and stole money he was given to promote Saddam's ouster. Meanwhile, the CIA got hold of Sabri, through contacts with the French government. Sabri told the CIA what he knew. he told them that there were no WMD programs going on in Iraq, that they had been dismantled, and destroyed. Saddam of course wanted his enemies to think he had them as a matter of national security, but it was easy for the CIA to see through his charade. Sabri was ignored by the Bush Whitehouse because his information didn't support the actions they had in the works. Iraqi oil needed to be secured and supressed. As it's been said, Iraq is to be thought of as a perfect base for military operations sitting on an oil reserve. Nothing would stand in their way of the NeoCon plan. Not even the truth. To read more see the Story on MSNBC online.

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Gross ass Lips!
Monday, March 20, 2006
Time : 11:17 PM


I found this add on a Yahoo news site. It hasn't been altered by yours truly. What kind of a nut case would allow this to be done to her lips? It would actually look better if these freakish puss cocoons were inverted. My gag reflex is in overdrive looking at these bloated collagen sacks. Do women really think this looks good to men. I've seen carp with better lips. Nothing offends my eye more than Plastic Surgery Disasters.

posted by Yukkione at 11:17 PM | Permalink | 17 comments
The real reason for the Iraq war

Time : 10:36 PM


I first saw this over at Morning Martini. Thanks Pop for posting this. I think it's a really devious angle on the reasons for the Iraq war. I wanted to post it as well.


The Guardian
Monday, March 20, 2006
by Greg Palast


Get off it. All the carping, belly-aching and complaining about George Bush's incompetence in Iraq, from both the Left and now the Right, is just dead wrong.

On the third anniversary of the tanks rolling over Iraq's border, most of the 59 million Homer Simpsons who voted for Bush are beginning to doubt if his mission was accomplished.

But don't kid yourself -- Bush and his co-conspirator, Dick Cheney, accomplished exactly what they set out to do. In case you've forgotten what their real mission was, let me remind you of White House spokesman Ari Fleisher's original announcement, three years ago, launching of what he called,

"Operation Iraqi Liberation."

O.I.L. How droll of them, how cute. Then, Karl Rove made the giggling boys in the White House change it to "OIF" -- Operation Iraqi Freedom. But the 101st Airborne wasn't sent to Basra to get its hands on Iraq's OIF.

"It's about oil," Robert Ebel told me. Who is Ebel? Formerly the CIA's top oil analyst, he was sent by the Pentagon, about a month before the invasion, to a secret confab in London with Saddam's former oil minister to finalize the plans for "liberating" Iraq's oil industry. In London, Bush's emissary Ebel also instructed Ibrahim Bahr al-Ulum, the man the Pentagon would choose as post-OIF oil minister for Iraq, on the correct method of disposing Iraq's crude.

And what did the USA want Iraq to do with Iraq's oil? The answer will surprise many of you: and it is uglier, more twisted, devilish and devious than anything imagined by the most conspiracy-addicted blogger. The answer can be found in a 323-page plan for Iraq's oil secretly drafted by the State Department. Our team got a hold of a copy; how, doesn't matter. The key thing is what's inside this thick Bush diktat: a directive to Iraqis to maintain a state oil company that will "enhance its relationship with OPEC." ...... Please go here to read the rest.


Wow, this is deep, and beyond the typical rant about the war being about oil. I want of course to see documentation. facts. dates. But it really makes sense.

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posted by Yukkione at 10:36 PM | Permalink | 4 comments
Not ispired for news today

Time : 3:47 PM

Nothing in the last couple days has really motivated me much. nothing that isn't over covered elswhere at least. So I've been playing around with graphics and made a couple computer screen backgrounds. Click the image for full size and save as background.

posted by Yukkione at 3:47 PM | Permalink | 5 comments
The Sopranos 2nd episode
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Time : 9:59 PM


Great show tonight. No spoilers here, but discuss in comments.

posted by Yukkione at 9:59 PM | Permalink | 15 comments
Google Mars

Time : 8:08 AM


Check out this great new Google site: Google Mars

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The EPcA : Every Corporation Protection Agency
Saturday, March 18, 2006
Time : 9:21 PM


From the WAPO
A federal appeals court blocked the Bush administration's four-year effort to loosen emission rules for aging coal-fired power plants, unanimously ruling yesterday that the changes violated the Clean Air Act and that only Congress could authorize such revisions.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sided with officials from 14 states, including New York, California and Maryland, who contended that the rule changes -- allowing older power plants, refineries and factories to upgrade their facilities without having to install the most advanced pollution controls -- were illegal and could increase the amount of health-threatening pollution in the atmosphere.
The Environmental Protection Agency's New Source Review policy was formally issued in 2003 but has never taken effect because of legal challenges by state officials and environmental groups. The administration has long argued that the existing standards are too stringent and have discouraged utility plants and other industries from upgrading and expanding their facilities. But opponents have characterized the rule changes as a favor to administration allies in the utility and coal-producing industries that would greatly add to public health problems.
New York Attorney General Eliot L. Spitzer, who led the court fight to block the administration's New Source Review policy, called yesterday's ruling "a major victory for clean air and public health" and a "rejection of a flawed policy."
"It will encourage industry to build new and cleaner facilities, instead of prolonging the life of old, dirty plants," Spitzer said.
In a statement, EPA spokesman John Millet said: "We are disappointed that the Court did not find in favor of the United States. We are reviewing and analyzing the opinion and cannot comment further at this time."
millet.john@epa.gov
Dear Sir, In regard to the recent ruling on coal fired plants you were quoted as saying “We are disappointed that the Court did not find in favor of the United States. “ My question to you is: Do you work for the Environmental protection Agency, or the Dirty Plant Protection Agency? I find it mind boggling that a ruling that is pro environment would be bad from your point of view. Think of all the people that could be employed renovating coal fired plants. Think of the research and intellectual properties that would be generated by making research into this area a priority. We could lead the world in clean energy technology, and export our equipment and know how around the world. Perhaps your agency should be scrapped all together. Quite frankly the mindset your agency exhibits is primitive and corrupt. Do you call a butcher a cow improvement technician?
B. Shilliday Tampa Fl

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Reid and his amazing soldier boys.

Time : 4:21 PM


The Dems might have a plan, but is it a good one? According to the Washington Times, they want to stage events with active duty military personnel. The Republicans do it. Bush and Cheney almost always appear with the military. He is the Commander and chief, but he uses the backdrop of military personnel as if they approve of his policies, when in fact they are just ordered to come and sit. Will these soldiers that appear with Democrats speak? I understand that to Bush's base, these staged military appearances work. But does that make it right? Does a voluntary appearance by soldiers send a different message? Of course there are strict rules regarding military bases, and military personnel. The plan appears to circumvent some of these. I think it's a stupid idea. They will look like pencil necked geeks trying to come up tough. The events will look completely staged and unnatural.

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Aint life great Dick?

Time : 2:53 PM

Riding High on the Backs of the American Sheeple.



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"Workin' Hard for the Amercin' people"

Time : 9:41 AM


If I hear “I'm workin' for the Amercin' people” one more time I'm going to spew all over myself. George Bush says he's always workin so hard.. but for who? He doesn't even know who the American people are. George, here's a news flash for you, people in Brazil and Chile are Americans too. Just like people in Chad are Africans. If you actually were working hard for the American people we wouldn't have a socialist revolution occurring in the Central and south Americas. Hugo Chavez, and Evo Morales wouldn't have been elected. CAFTA is bad for people in Central America, it enslaves them to corporate interests, and it makes polluting the environment easy and profitable. It also aids in the exporting of American jobs. Currently the Chinese government is training officers and troops from many Pan American countries, because we have made it illegal to assist them militarily. As they train, they are indoctrinated in Chinese ideology. We send in spooks, civilian contractors, and other shadowy groups to fight the war on drugs, and circumvent the rights and property of the native populations. We use Pan Americans how we want and when we want, then expect them to love us like a good neighbor. Workin' hard for the American people? Or hardly workin'?

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Are we Broken?
Friday, March 17, 2006
Time : 8:44 AM


Well? Are we broken or are we just maligned? Are we just outnumbered? Do we really not have a plan? I'm speaking as one that primarily identifies himself as a Democrat, and the problems of the Democratic Party. Is President Bush so strong with Republican representatives that we cannot pursue any of them to support progressive legislation? I think it is mainly a failure of will on our part. A failure of commitment and a lack of back bone. But we have said this over and over. We're accused of not having a plan. How can we even voice a plan if we did have one? Rumsfeld meets in private with Republican representatives to talk about selling the war. Republicans have policy meetings, and Democrats are literally locked out of the rooms. Are the Republicans afraid of Carl Rove and his threats? Do they really believe in what they are doing to our country? I remember when the Republicans took back Congress. Gingrich rallied the troops, he set the agenda. He pushed, and yelled, and eventually... he got what he wanted. Do we as Democrats have a void at the top of our ranks? Are Nancy Peloci, and Henry Reid just a couple of jerkloffs that are unable to accomplish the simplest of goals? I think before we can move foreword, we may have to take a step back. I think we may need to refresh our ranks with people that will fight for progressive ideals, and demand an equal voice in government. We need to find a leader that commands respect, and gets things done. Keeping ineffective Democratic representatives is in the long run unproductive. I would rather be weaker in the short run, and build, than continue on as we have been.
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Harris to continue Senate bid
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Time : 4:49 PM


Katherine Harris to stay in the Senate race. She has decided to use 10 million dollars of her own money to finance the campaign. She inherited this money from her father. As a Floridian I am very close to this race, and all I can say is that I hope this Plastic surgery disaster.. this manipulative shrew, spends all her money, then implodes into a mass of greasy feathers.

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War Profiteering: to hell in a handbasket

Time : 11:19 AM


Apparently President Franklin Roosevelt words carried little weight. He said “ "I don't want to see a single war millionaire created in the United States as a result of this world disaster" . Or consider that Truman referred to some profiting during war time as “treason”. In these times of war not only do we not have to sacrifice, but we're expected to profit. No meatless Tuesdays here, or rubber drives. We're not asked to buy war bonds, or grow hemp. Hell, if we're rich enough we get a tax break. Some companies are given 'No Bid” contracts, contrary to the notion in America of good competition. Halliburton and it's subsidiaries have made hundreds of millions of dollars, even though in many respects they did not perform their duties as stated, or deliver goods per contract. Since when does a sitting Vice President's former company get awarded no bid contracts, and no one does a thing about it? He does stand to profit, because his differed stock options rely on the companies current and future profitability. Not that money matters to this ghoul anyway, as power is his real trip. Money is just what the people who grub around beneath him crave. He produces it for them , and they capitulate with giving him unprecedented power. Power for powers sake has this government is the grip of paralysis. Money runs through the veins of our elected officials to the extent that they jingle when they swing their golf clubs. They have become the living essence of corporate greed sporting a beltway pimp suit and a tan. So where am I going with this? I want all political campaigns to be publicly funded. No trips! No Gifts! No intangible perks! I want, and demand a government of the people, for the people. I want the peace that can only come when the money is taken out of war, and politics.

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posted by Yukkione at 11:19 AM | Permalink | 4 comments
Morning Martini writes on the war.

Time : 7:43 AM


Patricia over at Morning Martini has written a spectacular piece on the war in Iraq. I think you'll find her imagery to be horrific, and true. Please take a moment and give her a read.

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Can I borrow a few bucks?

Time : 6:59 AM


What can you get for 8.18 trillion dollars? I don't know, but our thrifty government is asking for it as an extension to our national debt ceiling.

posted by Yukkione at 6:59 AM | Permalink | 6 comments
Boston Legal Video

Time : 6:37 AM


Crooks and Liars has a great posting here. It features a scene from the TV show Boston Legal in which James Spader gives an argument in court concerning the rights of a defendant to protest. He goes right down the List of Bush Whitehouse abuses, and how our rights are being subverted. It's about 5 minutes long, and awesome. I encourage you to view it here.
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9/11 : The Truth Will Set You Free
Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Time : 7:54 AM


I just saw this story over at The Truth Will Set You Free. Apparently a group of Scholars has examined the events of 9/11, and have come to some stunning conclusion, and have made available information that was excluded from the much maligned 9/11 report. The basic premise? That just as Moussaoui who is being tried for having foreknowledge of 9/11, so did Dick Cheney, and he could be more easily prosecuted for the crime. JC has done an excellent job constructing this story and all the supporting links, please go read it.. This information is new and quite revealing.
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Bush, Dangerously Incompetent
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Time : 10:08 PM


Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) went to the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon and displayed an enormous sign that read (Dangerously Incompetent) while giving a speech attacking the Bush administration over first responder and Homeland Security funding.
Ripped off from Drudge


Yet another thing the Republicans have royally messed up. One example being that fire departments in Nebraska getting the same percentage of funding as Fire fighters in NYC.






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Throw out Wimpy Democrats

Time : 6:10 PM


They won't support Sen. Feingold's move to censure the President. They won't stand up against Republican corruption. If they won't do the job, they need to go. I urge anyone who agrees with this to make this button a part of their blog or website, and link it to MoveOn, or another url site that supports strong courageous Democrats.

I have included a black background button , and one with a transparent blackground.

posted by Yukkione at 6:10 PM | Permalink | 10 comments
MoveOn's Censure petition

Time : 3:45 PM


Please go here and sign. Support Sen. Russ Feingold. I'm glad MoveOn is working this.



posted by Yukkione at 3:45 PM | Permalink | 4 comments
Exxon, criminal corporation

Time : 11:34 AM


In 1989 the Exxon oil tanker Valdez, under the command of drunken captain Joesph Hazelwood, ran aground and dumped eleven million gallons of oil into the pristine waters of Prince William sound. The oil spread out over thousands of miles of coastline killing thousands of birds, otters, fish. The local population of Prince William Sound, mostly fisherman, were instantly put out of business. Where fishing could previously make them $100,000 per season, they were now jobless and contending with foreclosures, bankruptcy, and addiction. The courts, citing Exxon's fault in the matter, awarded the people in the town of Cordova 5 billion dollars. Exxon has yet to pay ANY of those damages. Even though in 2005 they made a record 35 Billion dollars. So keep on driving your big SUV gas hogs. Keep supporting a company that fucks Americans, then charges them for the service. Don't demand accountability from any corporation. Don't demand accountability from your elected officials who are partners in crime. Where is Sen Ted Stevens? Oh, he's building bridges to nowhere, and deflecting accusations away from the Bush administration.

posted by Yukkione at 11:34 AM | Permalink | 8 comments
Kunstler nails it

Time : 10:27 AM


Over at Clusterfuck Nation Jim Kunstler, has written what in my mind is the definitive explanation of what is going on with America today. His criticism is right on, and the humor is acidic. We have a Mommy and Daddy nation, and we're as dysfunctional as any family that has appeared on the Jerry Springer show

posted by Yukkione at 10:27 AM | Permalink | 4 comments
We're doing great! Ra! ra! ra!

Time : 9:43 AM


The Bush Whitehouse is just like that idiot cheerleader that fell on her head recently. Being carried out on a stretcher with a fractured neck, they still continue to cheer.

posted by Yukkione at 9:43 AM | Permalink | 1 comments
The 2006 Budget
Monday, March 13, 2006
Time : 7:38 PM

No Child of the wealthy left behind.

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posted by Yukkione at 7:38 PM | Permalink | 9 comments
Preemptive strike on Frist

Time : 4:02 PM

Senator Dr. Bill Frist is rich. Bill Frist even owns a 7.7 million dollar house in Washington DC. His tax alone on this 1927 mansion is over $33,000 per year. Some back ground on Dr. Bill Frist. He is a surgeon. During medical school he went to local animal shelters and adopted cats under the pretense of wanting a pet. He then conducted experiments on them resulting in the death of the cats. Nice start to your professional life there Bill. Senator Frist believes intelligent design should be taught in schools. He cetainly cow tows to the religious right. Dr. Frist travels all over the world paid for by the pharmaceutical industry. Then when legislation comes up regarding that industry, he capitulates. Frist is also being investigated for shady stock deals regarding drug company stocks. When Terry Schiavo had her feeding tube removed, Dr. Frist watched a video of her and concluded that she would be able to be rehabilitated. That she was the victim of bad care. After Mrs. Schiavo death, the autopsy concluded her brain was actually nearly non functioning, and that she had very little living brain tissue left. Why talk about Bill Frist? Because he looks to be the leading Republican so far in the 2008 presidential election.
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posted by Yukkione at 4:02 PM | Permalink | 6 comments

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