Friday, November 30, 2007


H.R. 1955 The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorist Act.

Keep your eyes on this one. This bill will be moving to the Senate soon and the debate will either be non-existant or scary as hell.


The Pentagon is claiming that the enlistment and re-enlistmen bonus revokation letters that were mailed out a week or two ago are not Defence Department policy. They are claiming that this is a beurocratic or possibly a computer snafu and that no bonuses will be recalled in part or whole. See also the post at VA, a non-partisan Vet's rights site

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Most Awesomely Perfect Death by Cop Move Ever

The pentagon couldn't get people to sign up to go to Iraq because, well, the obvious reasons. So they offered "enlistment bonuses" of up to $30,000. Now they're asking soldiers who were injured in Iraq to return pro-rated portions of thier bonuses, because they left the military earlier than planned...because they were the military. It's right wing poetry. Absolute genius.

It's got to be more death by cop, right? I mean, this is exactly the kind of horse crap that's so egregious, so outrageous, that it has to be another desperate "please stop me before I kill again" plea?...Right?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Quotes of the day-

But not this day.

"the politics of excluded alternatives" -Walter Dean Burnham

"downsized politics"- Jim Hightower

Some Names to Remember


The Home Ownership Equity Protection Act (1994)


Investment Company Act (1940)

Sherman Act (1890)

Monday, November 5, 2007

Iran Should be Attacked Because...

The march toward an attack of Iran has been growing as of late, seems that the increase in the volume of this meme seems tied to electioneering more than rational discussions of policy and international law. None the less why are the proponents saying we should attack and are these reasons true or valid.

1) they are trying to get the bomb

2) they support the killing of GI's in Iraq

3) they are state sponsors of terrorism.

I've decided not to waste time with the argumentation and or debunki-fying, let's end with this:

1) dropping the bomb on Japan was necessary only to further US economic interests, not to end the war

2) Saddam Hussein accepted an offer of exile from the US before the invation which was denied by the Arab League, not the US

3) Iran helped overthrow the Taliban in 2002.