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April showers bring May flowers and weddings? Looks like it! Daddy Bush better break out his best tuxedo because it looks like Jenna Bush and her fiancé Henry Hager will marry in a ceremony on May 10, two sources confirm to PEOPLE.
One of the sources says the wedding will be held at the president's ranch in Crawford, Texas.
"It's going to be a small wedding," the source tells PEOPLE, adding that Jenna has already selected her bridesmaids. "She's very excited. They make a great couple." April showers bring May flowers and weddings? Looks like it! Daddy Bush better break... more
With news today that Iranian ships allegedly had an "incident" with the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf, I was reminded of the Gulf of Tonkin 'incident" and how it turned out to be a false flag that led to the loss of 58,000 lives not to mention over a million Vietnamese lives. I am also reminded of a recent report that claimed there was no intelligence to support Iran putting together a nuclear weapon. So, will we have another Gulf of Tonkin incident to give them their pretext to expand their war? After all they aren't going to be impeached as they should be, so they have another entire year to escalate this and get fundng from Congress for it since they never do anything but back down concerning war. Do they think that the American people forget the past? All I know is, we better learn to learn from it.With news today that Iranian ships allegedly had an "incident" with the U.S.... more
A renegade Argentinian journalist from tv show CQC fires some interesting comments and questions towards the Dubya and rice!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeOeuWIAJIgA renegade Argentinian journalist from tv show CQC fires some interesting comments and... more
When are you going to write your representative and senators?
From remarks just delivered by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse:
We will shortly consider making right the things that are wrong with the so-called Protect America Act, a second-rate piece of legislation passed in a stampede in August at the behest of the Bush Administration. It is worth for a moment considering why making this right is so important.
President Bush pressed this legislation not only to establish how our government can spy on foreign agents, but how his administration can spy on Americans. Make no mistake, the legislation we passed in August is significantly about spying on Americansa business this administration should not be allowed to get into except under the closest supervision. We have a plain and tested device for keeping tabs on the government when its keeping tabs on Americans. It is our Constitution.
Our Constitution has as its most elemental provision the separation of governmental powers into three separate branches. When the government feels it necessary to spy on its own citizens, each branch has a role. The executive branch executes the laws, and conducts surveillance. The legislative branch sets the boundaries that protect Americans from improper government surveillance. The judicial branch oversees whether the government has followed the Constitution and the laws that protect U.S. citizens from violations of their privacy and their civil rights.
It sounds basic, but even an elementary understanding of this balance of powers eludes the Bush Administration. So now we have to repair this flawed and shoddy Protect America Act.
Why are we in Congress so concerned about this? Why is it so vital that we energetically assert the role of Congress and the Courts when the Bush Administration seeks to spy on Americans?
Because look what the Bush Administration does behind our backs when they think no one is looking. For years under the Bush Administration, the Office of Legal Counsel within the Department of Justice has issued highly classified secret legal opinions related to surveillance. This is an administration that hates answering to an American court, that wants to grade its own papers, and OLC is the inside place the administration goes to get legal support for its spying program.
When are you going to write your representative and senators? From remarks just... more
Paul Craig Roberts, a Republican who worked in the Reagan administration, is predicting a 9-11 type of attack before the 2008 elections. If that occurs, Bush can declare martial law and begin arresting those who disagree with his foreign policy (based on Executive Orders recently issued by the Bush Administration that grant the president these powers and more.) Wild stuff.
Paul Craig Roberts is an economist and a nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate. He served as an Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration earning fame as the "Father of Reaganomics".
He is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service. He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He was a post-graduate at the University of California, Berkeley, and Oxford University where he was a member of Merton College.
In 1992 he received the Warren Brookes Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 1993 the Forbes Media Guide ranked him as one of the top seven journalists in the United States.
The original 28 minute audio clip was found at http://www.archive.org/details/71907T... under the heading "Open Source Audio". Paul Craig Roberts, a Republican who worked in the Reagan administration, is... more
Twenty-eight percent of Americans, in the most recent polls, approve of President Bushs performance in office, suggesting that failure has a surprising large constituency. Who are these people and how can they still believe in Bush?
87 percent of Fox News viewers voted for Bush in 2004. This near-unanimity is no accident, for, according to the other, conducted for the Project for Excellence in Journalism, Fox edits the news with a view to mitigating the cognitive dissonance created by the bad fit between the world inside many Republican heads and the Bush-indicting testimony of events.
Over the first 90 days of 2007, Fox devoted 15% of its daytime "newshole" to Iraq and 10% to Anna Nicole Smith compared to CNNs 25 and 4% and MSNBCs 31 and 6%. To the firing of the U.S. Attorneys, a hot story in March, Fox gave 2% of its air time, CNN 4%, and MSNBC 8%, four times the Fox total. Twenty-eight percent of Americans, in the most recent polls, approve of President... more
Gene McCarthy proved that ordinary Americans could de-rail a war, President Johnson's Vietnam war policies.
In announcing that he would challenge President Johnson for renomination in 1968, Sen. McCarthy said, "I am concerned that this Administration seems to have set no limit to the price it is willing to pay for a military victory." McCarthy continued, "I am not for peace at any price...but for an honorable, rational and political solution" to this war.
The McCarthy v. Bush on Iraq video shows change is possible, despite the odds.
Great footage. Good tunes. Links to action.Gene McCarthy proved that ordinary Americans could de-rail a war, President... more
2007's best (though admittedly fictional) love story, in only three pictures. Coming soon to an inbox near you!
Click the picture above to see the full story.2007's best (though admittedly fictional) love story, in only three pictures.... more
The single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and environmental crises, Dr Helen Caldicott, has devoted the last 35 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the necessary changes in human behavior to stop environmental destruction.The single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy the... more