19 May 2006

Free your mind......

In the thick of party conflict in 1800, Thomas Jefferson wrote in a private letter,

"I have sworn upon the altar of the God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man"

18 May 2006

Republicans once again push forward on Gay Marriage Ban

Ah, it's spring and you can just smell it in the air...... Rove trying to cook up another batch of divisive hate politics to get the far right to the polls come November..... gay rights are center stage once again. So what's next.... the rumblings of civil war or secession as the Fed tries to snatch away the rights of the states. And these are Republicans, the guardians of states rights. Someone wake me in 3 years when all of this is over. And, all we are talking about is "marriage" here..... shouldn't the religious doctrine of marriage be left up to the churches in this country (many of whom already ordain gay marriage). Couldn't we just end the debate.... issue anyone loving couple a simple "union" by the state (both gay and straight) and let the Priests, Rabbis, and the like worry about the marriage issue. This is political football with people's lives...... sickening.

13 May 2006

Mom's day......

For anyone who needs some Mother's Day inspiration ......

http://www.scott-o-rama.com/2006/05/13/in-honor-of-mom/

Francis Bacon

Orwell

"In a time of unversal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act."

George Orwell

09 May 2006

"Asshole"

For those that have not seen this..... it is worth a watch. "Asshole".

01 May 2006

Ohio's Notorious FlagHag

Mean Jean gets another reprimand or two or three (but who is keeping count).

Commission reprimands Schmidt

By John McCarthy, Associated Press

COLUMBUS - The Ohio Elections Commissaion on Thursday found that Republican U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt violated campaign law by claiming on her Web site last year that she had two college degrees when she had only one.

The commission, which ruled unanimously against Schmidt, issued a public reprimand for the violation.

The commission also dismissed a complaint that Schmidt's campaign filed against her opponent in Tuesday's primary, former U.S. Rep. Bob McEwen, claiming he wasn't an Ohio resident.

It was the latest setback for Schmidt, who went to Congress last year in a special election to replace Rob Portman.

Schmidt was booed on the House floor in November for her comments criticizing Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., a decorated Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam and is an opponent of the Iraq war.

She said: "Cowards cut and run, Marines never do."

She obtained a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Cincinnati in 1974.

The Web site said she also had received a bachelor's in education from Cincinnati in 1986.

A media call to the university revealed she had not done course work for the second degree.

A spokesman said Schmidt wasn't involved in the creation of her Web site and did not know its contents.

However, Commissioner William Mallory said Schmidt should have maintained control over her campaign material.

"The ultimate responsibility for whatever happens in the campaign rests with the candidate," Mallory said.

The reference to the second degree has been removed from campaign literature. Also removed were references to endorsements by the Family Research Council and U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo.

The commission found those claims to be false and in violation. The commission dismissed an allegation that U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot's endorsement of Schmidt also was false.

In dismissing the complaint against McEwen, the commission found that he was a resident of suburban Cincinnati. Schmidt's campaign had been claiming that his primary residence was in Virginia.

Designer mug shot..... oops, I did it again.....

We can dream can't we......???

Bringing "truthiness" to the Press Corps...

I am sure everyone is aware of Colbert's performance at the press club. Here are some links to it....... wow, the tension in the air is palpable. It is almost difficult to watch it is so scathing..... and his contempt for these so-called jounalists is ripe. One of my favorites was the special podium replete with eject and Gannon buttons..... and a turn down the volume. "I can't heeeearrrrr youuuuuu".....

Crooks and Liars

You Tube

Democratic Underground

Just like much of America.... those in the press have been converted into whores that are much more interested in the pursuit of their own 'perceived' fame and celebrity.

"Mr. President" is in the Pink....

If you haven't seen Pink perform the song in this video you should watch this.........

"Mr. President"