"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties. Truth was never put to the worse in a free and open encounter..."
~ Milton
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
~Benjamin Franklin

A Fistful of Euros
Andrew Tobias
Angry Liberal
Bad Attitudes
Common Dreams
Informed Comment
Madelaine Kane
Obsidian Wings
Off the Kuff
Sarah Kendzior
War and Piece
Washington Monthly

The Emerging Democratic Majority (Judis & Teixeira)
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them (Franken)
Rush Limbaugh Is A Big Fat Idiot (Franken)
The True Believer (Hoffer)
Still Being Bushwhacked

All Book Reviews
Race, Gender, and Sexuality
It's always "us" vs "them"
Women's March on (fill in your location)
Children learn what their parents teach them.
You Got My Support. But.
Even Endangered Penguins Do It

All Race, Gender, and Sexuality
Campaigns and Voting
Where do we go from here?
It's always "us" vs "them"
Some interpretations
On and on I go
Just appalled

All Campaigns and Voting
Lecture Circuit
It Was 40 Years Ago Today
July 2, 1964
May 14-15, 1970
The Erotica of Bare Knees

All Lecture Circuit
The Liberal Media, At It Again
Fairly UNbalanced
What's this?

All Media
Big Brother
Shoulda' Guessed
Where did my country go?
You know what you never thought you'd read?
Not in his name
Sleight of Hand

All Big Brother
World O'Blog
It's Vocabulary Time!
They wrote it
Mighty-fine blogging
Other People Said....

All World O'Blog
Aimless Ranting
It's always "us" vs "them"
So, I'm thinking with half my brain
Do You Know Peter?
Long, Little Privacy Rant
My Takeaway

All Aimless Ranting
February 05, 2017 - February 11, 2017
January 22, 2017 - January 28, 2017
January 15, 2017 - January 21, 2017
November 13, 2016 - November 19, 2016
October 09, 2016 - October 15, 2016

All Weekly Archives

Open Secrets
Political Wire Exit Polls
Polling Report

American Research Group
Center for Democracy and Technology
Center for Public Integrity
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Congressional Report Cards
Death Row Roll Call
Democracy Now
Economic Policy Institute
FairVote Colorado
Foreign Policy In Focus
Global Exchange
Human Rights Watch
Independent Judiciary
Institute on Money in State Politics
Institute for Public Accuracy
Lying in ponds
Media Reform
Media Transparency
Move On
One World
Open Democracy
Pew Research Center
Project Censored
Public Citizen Health Research Group
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Take Back The Media
The Urban Institute
WHO Outbreak News

Peevish for PDA

Blog Directory


Powered by Movable Type

Site Design by Sekimori

All content © 2002-2005 Anne Zook

May 13, 2005
Surfing the Blogs

Cynical me. As I was driving home this evening, I was thinking that those proposed military base closures could be ammunition in the political war in D.C. I was thinking that a cross-check of states that voted against Bush or states with troublesome Democratic Senators against the states that have bases closing might be interesting to contemplate.

I thought about Daschle's South Dakota replacement...a Republican who ran on the, "I can protect your jobs" platform in a state where the military base is the second-largest employer in the state. I listened to NPR's reporter explain that typically about 85% of the initially "proposed" base closures go through...giving the White House plenty of cover to "change their mind" about South Dakota, for instance, making wossname a hero in the state.

Turns out I wasn't cynical enough.

I was too cynical in the matter of Doctor (hah!) Hager. The 'alleged' rapist is resigning next month.

Also on Alas, we all told you that the new Pope was an Inquisition kind of guy.

And I don't often disagree with Kevin and Matt but I do this time. I don't want to hear, "lighten up and change your stance on an issue." I am so sick of the Imitation Left shuffling to the Right that I could scream.

You either have principles or you don't. You can compromise on the things that don't matter much, yes, but the separation of church and state is vitally important, and certainly all the more so today when we have religious fanatics starting holy wars for god and oil around the world.

Cough. Sorry. Anyhow, I'm not alone in this feeling. Thankfully.

(Also? Doesn't their bible say something about not strutting around in public bragging about how pious you are? Isn't that one of the no-nos? I'm sure it is. Something about sitting in your closet to do your praying or something. Could someone remind them about that? And I don't know if there's anything in the text about fetishizing the 10 Commandments but purely from a "spirit of the Founders" perspective, forcing citizens to do their public business in buildings slathered with texts from someone else's religion sounds a bit dubious.

David Neiwert's posts are never less than disturbing and never less than exceptionally good reading. In this case, he posts yet another warning against the ugly climate on the rise in our "free" society.

The RealID Act. Be afraid. Be very afraid

The place of blogging in the news culture. Yes, I know. Read it anyhow.

A heartening story of corporate courage.

Sometimes I just need a laugh. Ideological goobers. Heeheehee.

And in the seriously good news category is the revelation that John Cleese is writing the next Wallace and Gromit movie!

I suspect I put on at least three pounds reading this menu and looking at the pictures. (Via Avedon Carol)

For the women...beware of Estrogen Terrorism. (Via Rox Populi.)

Posted by AnneZook at 09:17 PM