Being Liberal and a Progressive in a RED STATE is not an easy thing these days. I started this blog to vent my frustrations on our lives being taken over by right wing conservatives with their propaganda machines. I have also learned an important lesson in the last year, it is that reading is the only way to get real information, you cannot depend on the news you see on TV.


Monday, July 24, 2006

The Future of the Republican Party

Can you imagine this showing up in a presidential ad campaign:

Friday, July 21, 2006

Terrorism 101

This clip with Chris Matthews, Bob Shrum and Pat Buchanan really illustrates what I have been thinking alot about lately, for every innocent person who is killed either in Iraq or by Israel bombing Beirut, terrorists are forming to fight back against what they consider the aggressor that killed their relatives. Nick Robertson on CNN the other night said many of those 1000s of Lebanese crossing over into the welcoming arms of Syria were becoming sympathetic to Hezbollah and Syria:

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Quote of the Day

"I was a Republican - until they lost their minds."

....................Charles Barkley

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

My Kinda Kid

Snowflake Baby Flips off Bush:

No Talent

This looks like fun:

Submit Your Entries for the First-Ever "No Talent Show

We need Democrats across the state to design ads - either print/billboard or, for the more tech-savvy, Web/TV - explaining Jim Talent's out-of-touch positions on important issues in the campaign. Don't just send a slogan; actually design a sign or commercial. Possible issues to address include:

  • Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid
  • Veterans' Affairs
  • Tax-Break Giveaways to Big Oil
  • Stem Cell Research and Cures
  • Talent's 11 Votes against Raising the Minimum Wage
  • Social Security

Certainly, many more possibilities exist. For more information about these issues and the contest, visit and click on the No Talent Show link.

Monkey Say Monkey Do


Give Some to Tammy

Hotline on Call is reporting that Tammy Duckworth is still trailing the fundraising of her opponent Peter Roskam 844k to 1.3 m. If you can give a little to her:

Tammy Duckworth for Congress

She sure gave up alot for all of us while serving her country in the military!

Pro Life

I don't get it -- It is okay to invade a country drop 100 ton bombs on innocent men, women and children but it would be horrific to kill a 100 cell drop of goo that is so small you have to use a microscope to see it. Something that could possibly save millions of lives. Someone explain it all to me......please!

Bush is a *#&%*ing Idiot

He just vetoed the embryonic stem cell bill

Oh well maybe this will be a good wedge issue for the dems in November!

In The Words of Wolf Blitzer: "What a Mess"

From Daily Kos:

So we've got Israel attacking Lebanon. Israel attacking Palestine. Hezbollah attacking Israel. Palestinians attacking Israel. Israel threatening to attack Syria and Iran. Iran meddling in Iraq. The US meddling in Iraq. Lots of terrorists and insurgents targetting the US. The US threatening Iran. Sunnis attacking Shiites. Shiites attacking Sunnis. The US and NATO fighting a resurgant Taliban in Afghanistan. Kurds attacking Turks.

And now, as predicted back when this whole mess was brewing, Turkey threatens to invade Iraq.

Turkish officials signaled Tuesday they are prepared to send the army into northern Iraq if U.S. and Iraqi forces do not take steps to combat Turkish Kurdish guerrillas there _ a move that could put Turkey on a collision course with the United States.

Turkey is facing increasing domestic pressure to act after 15 soldiers, police and guards were killed fighting the guerrillas in southeastern Turkey in the past week.

Why does anyone still give credence to the neocon jokers who helped create this mess?

The Merkel Neck Rub

I found the video of the Bush Neck rub, SO told me last night this would be sexual harrassment where he works:

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Sick People of Missouri

Say thanks to your two Senators Kit Bond and Jim Talent, who voted no to embryonic stemcell research. They would rather have the embryos thrown away then help you!!!!!!!!!!

Didn't We Go Through This Before?

Ann Coulter Says She Sent the White Powder to the NYT

So wouldn't that be a crime? Even if she was joking, who would joke about committing a crime?

Coulter Jokes to Reporter About Mailing White Powder to 'NY Times'

Bush Attacks Merkel

I really believe this man is losing it. After watching him talk while chewing with his mouth open yesterday, now this:

according to Think Progess:
Bush rubbed the German Chancellor Angela Merkel the wrong way at the G8 summit. The Los Angeles Times reports, “Bush headed directly behind the chancellor, reached out and, placing both hands on the collar of her gold jacket, gave her a short massage just below the neck. She smiled.” Yet, according to the video evidence, it’s pretty clear the chancellor wanted nothing to do with the massage.

Video Here

Translation of their headline: Bush: Dear attack on Merkel!

Monday, July 17, 2006


Josh Marshall has a pretty good analysis from a couple of emailers on why CNN and everyone else kept playing the shit Bush clip all day. I really wondered this myself as even I (the big bush basher that I am) didn't really see it as that big a deal, just kinda funny:

....People ask why the U.S. is in the midst of this crisis. This recording provides a simplistic but understandable answer. While none of the major media will directly offer this intepretation, I think it's clear that they feel that this brief clip captures a president who does not look emotionally or intellectually capable of leading in this crisis....

A reader disagrees on CNN's fronting the Bush remarks

Evacuating Lebanon -- Only if You Can Pay for It

Beirut American Embassy

The Department of State reminds American citizens that the U.S. government does not provide no-cost transportation but does have the authority to provide repatriation loans to those in financial need. For the portion of your trip directly handled by the U.S. Government we will ask you to sign a promissory note and we will bill you at a later date.

Quote of the Day

"What a mess."
....Wolf Blitzer


Confronting Wall Street:

Neva Talk With Your Mouth Full

Saturday, July 15, 2006

What an Idiot

He REALLY Said That??????????

How does this man survive life when he is as dumb as an icicle:

Bush to Putin: "I talked about my desire to promote institutional change in parts of the world, like Iraq where there's a free press and free religion, and I told him that a lot of people in our country would hope that Russia would do the same,"

Can you imagine what Putin was thinking:

Putin to Bush: "We certainly would not want to have the same kind of democracy that they have in Iraq, quite honestly."

Putin rejects Bush's Iraq democracy model

Friday, July 14, 2006

The Bush Touch

Gavin Newsom for President

I really like this guy. He is a true blue Democrat and says what he feels and stand up for what is right:

Stop lying to the American people. Newsom claims, based on first hand knowledge, that the “vast majority” of congressional Dems favor gay marriage, but they lack the “moral courage” to say so.

“As long as we allow this to be dangled in front of us because of our unwillingness to say publicly what so many of us are saying privately,” Newsom told me, “it will haunt the Democratic party.”

Mayor Gavin Newsom on Gay Marriage"

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Vote for Claire

Barbara Boxer has an online poll going in which the candidate with the most votes will get money, vote for Claire McCaskill:

Who should the PAC for a Change community help next?


Oil Another record high

Senator Ted Stevens and How the Internet Works

Ted Stevens is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation:

New High -- $76

When is it ever going to end?

oil prices hit a new high above $76 a barrel Thursday in a market agitated by escalating violence in the Middle East

Oil hits $76 as Mideast violence escalates

Rummy Jokes at Soldiers Concern for Safety in Old Humvee

Keith Olbermann had a clip on his show last night where a young soldier raises serious concerns about old equipment his unit has to use while looking for IEDs and Rumsfeld makes it into a joke and actually laughs about it. The only place I could find any other reporting on this incident was in an op-ed piece:

When a soldier spoiled Rumseld's carefully-scripted Iraq "town meeting" by daring to ask why his unit couldn't get the new armored Humvees when New York City seems to have no trouble obtaining such vehicles, Rummy tried to turn it into a joke. Yeah, Americans dying in Iraq while the Secretary of Defense jokes about it. That's really funny. Who hired these clowns?

I hope that young soldiers Mom and Dad and wife gets to see just how much this administration cares about our troops. Support them by making fun of their safety concerns.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Kids Say the Darnest Things

by Charlotte Aldebron

The American flag stands for the fact that cloth can be very important. It is against the law to let the flag touch the ground or to leave the flag flying when the weather is bad. The flag has to be treated with respect. You can tell just how important this cloth is because when you compare it to people, it gets much better treatment. Nobody cares if a homeless person touches the ground. A homeless person can lie all over the ground all night long without anyone picking him up, folding him neatly and sheltering him from the rain.

School children have to pledge loyalty to this piece of cloth every morning. No one has to pledge loyalty to justice and equality and human decency. No one has to promise that people will get a fair wage, or enough food to eat, or affordable medicine, or clean water, or air free of harmful chemicals. But we all have to promise to love a rectangle of red, white, and blue cloth.

Betsy Ross would be quite surprised to see how successful her creation has become. But Thomas Jefferson would be disappointed to see how little of the flag's real meaning remains.

Charlotte Aldebron, 12, wrote this essay for a competition in her 6th grade English class. She attends Cunningham Middle School in Presque Isle, Maine. Comments may be sent to her mom, Jillian Aldebron:

Monday, July 10, 2006

Bush to Sick People: "Kiss My Grits"

President Bush will likely cast the first veto of his presidency if the Senate, as expected, passes legislation to expand federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research, White House aide Karl Rove said today.

"The president is emphatic about this," Rove - Bush's top political advisor and architect of his 2000 and 2004 campaigns - said in a meeting with the editorial board of The Denver Post.

Rove: Bush to veto DeGette bill

I Say IQ

Stepford Wife on Polls

All Hat and No Cattle

The end of cowboy diplomacy

What Caused the "Bush Bulge"

We Now Know:

Friday, July 07, 2006

Timothy McVeigh Revisited

It looks like the military needs recruits so much it is allowing people like Timothy McVeigh to join up again:

A decade after the Pentagon declared a zero-tolerance policy for racist hate groups, recruiting shortfalls caused by the war in Iraq have allowed "large numbers of neo-Nazis and skinhead extremists" to infiltrate the military, according to a watchdog organization.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks racist and right-wing militia groups, estimated that the numbers could run into the thousands, citing interviews with Defense Department investigators and reports and postings on racist Web sites and magazines.

"We've got Aryan Nations graffiti in Baghdad," the group quoted a Defense Department investigator as saying in a report to be posted today on its Web site, "That's a problem."

Hate Groups Are Infiltrating the Military, Group Asserts

Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Anti-War Left

I hate it when the pundits talk about the anti-war left they make it seem like we are all pacifists. Don't they realize we are mostly (I know some are against all wars) against wars that make no sense. And this war seems to be for some reason that only GWB knows in his own mine. I never questioned when we went into Afghanistan and I am not a pacifist. I just wish when they talk about us they could make that clear.

Oh Georgie What a Fine Mess You've Gotten Us Into!

From The Washington Post :

From deteriorating security in Afghanistan and Somalia to mayhem in the Middle East, confrontation with Iran and eroding relations with Russia, the White House suddenly sees crisis in every direction.

North Korea's long-range missile test Tuesday, although unsuccessful, was another reminder of the bleak foreign policy landscape that faces President Bush even outside of Iraq. Few foreign policy experts foresee the reclusive Stalinist state giving up the nuclear weapons it appears to have acquired, making it another in a long list of world problems that threaten to cloud the closing years of the Bush administration, according to foreign policy experts in both parties.

"I am hard-pressed to think of any other moment in modern times where there have been so many challenges facing this country simultaneously," said Richard N. Haass, a former senior Bush administration official who heads the Council on Foreign Relations. "The danger is that Mr. Bush will hand over a White House to a successor that will face a far messier world, with far fewer resources left to cope with it."

Texas GOP gets Hammered

From Raw Story :

A federal judge ruled today that Republicans cannot replace former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay on the ballot for the 22nd Congressional District race.

DeLay, who has already resigned, must stay on ballot, judge rules; Appeal is expected

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Hello Higher GAS Prices

Oil prices closed at a record high today -- $75.19 per barrel.

Rush Limbaugh -- Comedian

I just love how ever time Keith Olbermann reports on Rush Limbaugh, he says Comedian Rush Limbaugh and tonight he said that Rush said this and that on his comedy Show.

The Statue of Christiandom

It always amazes me, what do they think other religions would think about this kind of thing, in a nation that is supposed to welcome diversity?

s the congregation of the World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church looked on and its pastor, Apostle Alton R. Williams, presided, a brown shroud much like a burqa was pulled away to reveal a giant statue of the Lady, but with the Ten Commandments under one arm and "Jehovah" inscribed on her crown.

Lady Liberty Trades In Some Trappings

The White House 4th of July Wienie Roast

From All Hat and No Cattle:

Monday, July 03, 2006

Bouncing no More

CNN reviews the unbounce:

The Kiss of Death

This is what turned me off on Joe Lieberman, the Bush kiss, now he will jump ship and run as a petitioning Democrat (what is that!!!!!!!!!) if he loses to Lamont in the primary. No Democrat should vote for this guy now and the Dems in the Senate should give up their support:

Lieberman Will Petition

Sunday, July 02, 2006

You Go Girl!

Ah what a beautiful moment just watch Dana Priest to former gambling addict Bill Bennett, she sticks it in and gives it a twist, squirm Bill, squirm: