28 February 2008

Save the Wolves

The Bush administration has just eliminated federal protections for hundreds of endangered wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies.

This decision leaves wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies at the mercy of outrageous state management plans that allow for the killing of as many as 1,200 wolves - 70% of all the region's wild wolves!

Idaho officials want to use aerial gunning to kill wolves in their state. Wyoming agencies have left the door open to the use of traps and poison to eliminate wolves. And officials in both states - and Montana - have proposed wolf hunts.

That's not responsible wildlife management. It's a recipe for disaster.

Sign the petition here, then forward to your friends.

27 February 2008

Another One Bites the Dust

NEW YORK - The Pentagon official overseeing the planned military trials of Canadian Omar Khadr and other terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba resigned Monday - just days after a published report alleged he'd insisted there be no acquittals. *
The Pentagon has disputed Davis's recollection of the conversation, and denied there is any connection between the Nation article and Haynes' resignation, which takes effect next month.

from canada.com

Sam Harris - War On War

Free mp3 available at waronwar.info

26 February 2008

A Few Words on the Ohio "Debate"

Dennis Kucinich For President

21 February 2008

A True American Patriot Tells It Like It Is

Keith Olbermann may be the only person on teevee who's not afraid to speak Truth to Power.
Pass it on.

20 February 2008

WTG Stanford!

Stanford University today announced the largest increase in its history for its financial aid program for undergraduates.

Under the new program, parents with incomes of less than $100,000 will no longer pay tuition. Parents with incomes of less than $60,000 will not be expected to pay tuition or contribute to the costs of room, board and other expenses.
from: stanford.edu

The Fix is In at Gitmo [Duh!]

In an exclusive interview with Nation reporter Ross Tuttle, Col. Morris Davis, former chief prosecutor for Guantánamo's military commissions, says that the Pentagon has foreclosed the possibility of acquittals.
Read the article

The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgement of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whther Nazi or Communist.
--Winston Churchill

19 February 2008

American Idol Prediction

I predict this guy, Michael Johns, will be the last man standing.

15 February 2008


Woe Unto Thee, Republican Hypocrites!

Republicans walk out on contempt vote

House Republicans Thursday left the chamber ahead of a vote seeking to hold White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former White House counsel Harriet Miers in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify before a panel investigating the firing of several United States attorneys.

The move was intended to show that Republicans want to work on a permanent update to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act rather than be part of a “partisan fishing expedition,” as House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) put it.
From TheHill.com

The Republicans spent more looking into Clinton's sexual history than investigating the WTC bombings, and that putz calls this a "partisan fishing expedition?" What gall! And to make it worse, what the Repugnicans walkout is really about is carrying water for ATT. These people have no honor! Please Lord, smite them!

14 February 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Today is for lovers, so here are three great old love songs as covered by Amy Winehouse, music's great new star.

13 February 2008

Who Told Guliani WTC Was Coming Down?

Before (and since) 9/11, no steel-framed building had ever collapsed from a fire, so there's no way anyone could have predicted it. But somebody did, and warned Rudy Guliani in the nick of time.

In this interview with ABC news, at 00:44, he says: "We were told the World Trade Center was going to collapse."

This of course begs the question: "Who told him and how did they know?"
The 9/11 whitewash commission, of course, never asked.

Sorry Day

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd apologized yesterday for Australia's treatment of the Koori.

Today we honour the Indigenous peoples of this land, the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

We reflect on their past mistreatment.

We reflect in particular on the mistreatment of those who were Stolen Generations -- this blemished chapter in our national history.

The time has now come for the nation to turn a new page, a new page in Australia's history by righting the wrongs of the past and so moving forward with confidence to the future.

We apologise for the laws and policies of successive Parliaments and governments that have inflicted profound grief, suffering and loss on these our fellow Australians.

We apologise especially for the removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families, their communities and their country.

For the pain, suffering and hurt of these Stolen Generations, their descendants and for their families left behind, we say sorry.

To the mothers and the fathers, the brothers and the sisters, for the breaking up of families and communities, we say sorry.

And for the indignity and degradation thus inflicted on a proud people and a proud culture, we say sorry.

We the Parliament of Australia respectfully request that this apology be received in the spirit in which it is offered as part of the healing of the nation.

For the future we take heart; resolving that this new page in the history of our great continent can now be written.

We today take this first step by acknowledging the past and laying claim to a future that embraces all Australians.

A future where this Parliament resolves that the injustices of the past must never, never happen again.

A future where we harness the determination of all Australians, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to close the gap that lies between us in life expectancy, educational achievement and economic opportunity.

A future where we embrace the possibility of new solutions to enduring problems where old approaches have failed.

A future based on mutual respect, mutual resolve and mutual responsibility.

A future where all Australians, whatever their origins, are truly equal partners, with equal opportunities and with an equal stake in shaping the next chapter in the history of this great country, Australia.

Damn good start, Kevin! Perhaps some day the gov't of usa will follow your lead.
But I'm not holding my breath.