"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

June 12, 2005

DeJa Vu on UN Dues

(Democracy Arsenal is rapidly climbing my list of "favorite" blogs.)

And I meant to mention this before. I agree with Ralph Luker. If you can't be creative and imaginative with your invective, keep it to yourself.

And I agree with Ruy Teixeira's reader. The Democrats need to contest every race, not just a handful.

This is just wrong. It's the kids' recess. They should be allowed to talk about their religion if they want to.

Okay, yes, this is a good question. Just how much war would our government be willing to wage if the profit motive were removed?

I don't have a tenth of the courage of Ayaan Hirsi Ali but I'd like to. (Via Bitch. Ph.D.'s comments.)

Avedon Carol always has a handful of posts worth linking to, but I found this one on the creeping erosion of civil liberties in the U.K. very interesting. It's not just here in the USofA. We need to remember that. "Democracies" all over the place are seeing organized threats to their futures.

Over at Ahistoricality, we're directed to more of those, "should I be blogging?" entries around the 'net. With people being fired after their employers "find" their blogs, it's a topic worth considering.

Remember when I asked someone to point me to the 200 terrrorists the (un)Patriot(ic) Act had allows law enforcement officials to snare and convict? 39 people. So, as many of us expected, the law is being used primarily against everyone but terrorists.

Redistricting. The fight goes on.

I diss the Republicans quite a lot. I don't like their economics, their foreign policies, their lousy war-mongering, their protectionism for corporations and the mega-wealthy, and their contempt for the poor.

In the end, though, it's their support and protection for racism that I really find unforgivable.

And I know I sometimes talk like a confirmed pacifist, acting as though war is never the solution to any situation. That's largely because the war we're now engaged in is so...criminally irresponsible and fatally unwinnable.

There are times when, sadly, war is needed to stop atrocity. Because there is evil.

And, even more sadly, we don't seem to fight those wars.

Cooney Resigns! I saw the post headline several times. I'm happy, of course. Don't get me wrong.

I'd just have been a lot happier if the name had been "Rumsfeld." Or, better yet, "Bush."

Heh. How did I miss this Billmon entry in May?

Another defendant (Ari Fleischer, front row, extreme right) received only a light sentence, as the court determined that lying to the American people was too common a crime to merit more severe punishment.

More recently, it seems that what the USofA really needs is better flypaper.

When they start regulating the internet, I hope they don't ban Food Pr0n.

Posted by AnneZook at 12:42 PM