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:: 10.31.2006 ::  

Kerry fires back

"I'm sick and tired of these despicable Republican attacks that always seem to come from those who never can be found to serve in war, but love to attack those who did. I'm not going to be lectured by a stuffed suit White House mouthpiece standing behind a podium."
Wow. Wish we'd heard more of that two years ago.

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:: 10.26.2006 ::  

Democrats grow a pair

Check out the new election ad.

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Murder

Here's my question. How can the Administration present an argument based on moral relativism to justify blocking the use of federal funds for stem-cell research, and yet when it comes to say, our tax dollars financing the use of military force, or the implementation of the death penalty, suddenly that argument does not apply? At least with the left-hand side of the debate, all murder is wrong - it's the definition of murder that comes into question; i.e., first- and second-trimester abortion is not murder because an embryo or a 14-week-old fetus is not a viable form of life, but the death penalty is state-sponsored, first-degree murder (motive: revenge).

Link found here.

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:: 10.23.2006 ::  

BOO! Halloween costume ideas

Thanks to Kat for the link.

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:: 10.20.2006 ::  

Habeas Who?

BODY POLITIC IN REVOLT

How much of Bush’s agenda will stick if the Democrats win one or both Houses of Congress in the elections next month? His new law on the imprisonment, interrogation and trial of terrorist suspects must be a prime contender for attack — by the courts, if not by Congress. Bush signed the Bill just before Congress rose for the home stretch of the campaign, as if that were the last word.

For his own party, it was. Once the opposition by senators John McCain, Lindsay Graham and John Warner folded, the version passed was bound to end up close to the original wishes of the White House. But it now strips away the right to challenge detention without charge from all non-US citizens — not just for those detained outside the US, as in the original. That applies to the 12 million permanent residents who are not citizens.

Legal challenges saying that it is unconstitutional to remove the right of habeas corpus from anyone are already in train. But the potential application to 12 million people within the US will add political heat that was absent when it covered only 500 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.
So with one stroke of the pen, Bush has addressed both the enemy combatant problem and that of illegal immigration. At least, I'm sure that's how he sees it. The rest of us see it as a sweeping attack on our Constitution, which is supposed to protect EVERYONE within the reach of the US government - not just its citizens.

I found this at the bottom of a wonderful story about Bush's unilateral rejection of an arms race ban for space.

UPDATE:
ABC News has an interesting story about three men currently held at Guantanamo whose lawyers have gathered sworn statements and affidavits from friends, family members and co-workers to the effect that they are not enemy combatants. Read the full story here.

Fark!

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Are you prepared?

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Gorgeous commercial

Not that it has anything to do with the product it's selling. But it has some incredible facial animation in there.

Adam found it.

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:: 10.06.2006 ::  

GOP = ad execs

Quote of the Day:
The conduct of contemporary electoral politics is like what would happen if an automobile company decided to fire its engineers and let the advertising guys design the new model. The car they package might sell. It just wouldn’t run very well.

- excerpt from Who Will Tell the People: The Betrayal of American Democracy by William Greider, published in 1992.
Thanks to Jonathan Schwarz for this one.

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