Archive for September, 2008


The Scratch. 29 september

September 29, 2008

Is it possible that in this historic election that the first debate featuring McBama was actually overshadowed by other news? As lawmakers prepare to vote on the $700 billion dollar bailout (and McCain maneuvers to take the credit), the House approves a trillion dollars in spending- not for the bailout, but to expand the empire.

A few people actually put their money where their mouth is, so to speak, when it comes to speaking out against the war, but most people just can’t spare a bowel movement. Others, exhausted by the marathon election cycle (I mean- I stopped working for Kucinich when his campaign shut down- 9 months ago!) have finally reached the breaking point and will go to any length not to discuss politics.

Al-Queda is not going anywhere, GWB is singing his swan song, and the GOP may have to fire this bitch soon, if stuff like this keeps popping up.

I’d say the next month is going to be pretty wild. Hold onto your hat as The Hermit breaks it all down for you.

If you have got what it take to wear this in public– I want pictures. 

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With All Eyes on the Bailout, House Passes Trillion-Dollar Defense Bill

September 29, 2008

By Joshua Holland, AlterNet

On Wednesday, the House passed a mammoth defense bill by a 392-39 vote. It’s expected to clear the Senate with little difficulty next week.

It was part of a trillion-dollar stop-gap measure to keep programs running through next March, allowing lawmakers to skip town without passing a final budget. The Associated Press reports, “The legislation came together in a remarkably secret process that concentrated decision-making power in the hands of a few lawmakers.”

In keeping with the tradition of recent years, Bush held a gun to his own head and threatened to pull the trigger if his demands weren’t met. According to the AP, “To earn President Bush’s signature rather than a veto, House and Senate negotiators dropped several provisions he opposed. They include a ban on private interrogators in U.S. military detention facilities and what would have amounted to congressional veto power over a security pact with Iraq.” Read the rest of this entry ?


Red State Update- 50 eggs

September 29, 2008

Society of Apathetics

September 29, 2008

Sometimes the truth is funny. Even if this strategy will not inspire voters, I can sympathize & laugh along with you Ralph. -DT

From Nader on YouTube: 2008 Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader answers the Apathy Hotline and discusses ways that apathetic non-voters can learn passive activism in this four-part interactive video.


McCain claims bailout credit

September 29, 2008

by Mike Allen- POLITICO

Previewing a McCain campaign message for the days ahead, top strategist Steve Schmidt claimed Sunday that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is partly responsible for the tentative agreement on a mortgage bailout that congressional leaders announced shortly after midnight.

Schmidt was appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with David Axelrod, the Obama campaign’s chief strategist, who ridiculed the McCain claim as “a little bit of fiction.”

Obama, asked on CBS’s “Face the Nation” if McCain deserved credit for bringing lawmakers together, replied “No,” according to AP.

McCain himself was modest, saying on ABC’s “This Week” that congressional negotiators deserve “great credit” for the bipartisan deal. “”It wasn’t because of me,” McCain said. “They did it themselves.” Read the rest of this entry ?


George W Bush “MY WAY”

September 29, 2008

From Rx2008 – another great crashup


Palin Claimed Dinosaurs And People Coexisted

September 29, 2008

From the Los Angeles Times  Palin treads carefully between fundamentalist beliefs and public policy

Her faith views are strong and sometimes controversial. Her aides say she seeks to share but not impose her faith; her critics say she has ‘a fine-tuned sense of how far to push.’

By Stephen Braun/ Los Angeles Times Staff Writer/ September 28, 2008

ANCHORAGE — Soon after Sarah Palin was elected mayor of the foothill town of Wasilla, Alaska, she startled a local music teacher by insisting in casual conversation that men and dinosaurs coexisted on an Earth created 6,000 years ago — about 65 million years after scientists say most dinosaurs became extinct — the teacher said. Read the rest of this entry ?