I am endorsing/supporting Dennis Kucinich for President. While any of the Democratic candidates would be better than any of the Republican candidates, the leading Democratic candidates are not the best choice for progressives. I believe we must send a message in the primary by supporting a REAL progressive, Dennis Kucinich, and not rubber stamp the mainstream candidates.
I support Dennis Kucinich because: He is for ending the Iraq occupation NOW! He supports the impeachment of Bush and Cheney. He supports UNIVERSAL SINGLE-PAYER Health Insurance. He supports FULL equality for gays and lesbians, including MARRIAGE EQUALITY.
Why should we support Democrats who do not stand up and defend progressive values? Let’s vote for a real progressive in the 2008 Democratic Primary—Dennis Kucinich! Kucinich For President 2008!
Hate-Slaying Suspect: I did it for God Terry Mark Mangum, a Texas man charged in the hate-crime murder of Southwest Airlines flight attendent Kenneth Cummings Jr. says he killed Terry Magnum for God. He told reporters that he believed "with all my heart that I was doing the right thing" when he stabbed Cummings in the head wth a six-inch knife June 4, becasue "Sexual perversion" is the "worst sin"? Worse than Murder?? Cummings charrged body was found days later on Mangum's grandfather's ranch near San Antonio. Wonder where Terry Mangum got those crazy ideas? Wonder why the anti-gay religious right is so opposed to "hate crime laws"? And why does it seem that most of these hate-crimes occur in TEXAS??
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales contradicted his prior testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee today, and suggested the existence of MORE illegal domestic spying programs. It didn't hear much discussion of this bombshell except on the Thom Hartmann Air America program. In 2006 Gonzales said that there were not any serious disagreements about Bush's warrantless wiretapping program. But when questioned about the contradictory testimony of Deputy Attorney General James Comey, who told a shocking story of racing Gonzales and White House officials to the hospital bed of ailing Attorney General John Aschcorft back in 2004 to stop them from forcing Ashfcroft to OK a secret program (which he would not give the details about), Gonzales now says that that hospital incident was not about the warrantless wiretapping, but different "intelligence activities" ! What were these other "intelligence activities" that were so questionable that John Aschcroft and his Deputy James Comey would not sign on to? What were these other secret surveillance (spying) programs that neither Aschcroft nor Comey would approve? What other secret illegal spying activities has the Bush administration been engaging in that required Gonzales and the White House (Rove?) to rush to the hospital of a sick Attorney General John Ashcroft to get his blessing over the acting attorney general James Comey? Hopefully Arlene Specter and the Democrats in congress will follow the trail and find MORE impeachable HIGH CRIMES by Bush & Cheney!
Sen. Russ Feingold told Meet the Press that he will introduce two censor resolutions against George W. Bush: one for the Iraq War, and one for violations of the U.S. Constutition and the Bill of Rights. Even with growing public support for impeachment or censure of Bush, Democratic Senate "Leader" Harry Reid says no. How did that spineless wimp become Senate Majority Leader?? But I agree with the Progressive Democrats at Democrats.com, "censure" is a cop out. What is wrong with the Democratic Party? If the Democrats fail to IMPEACH Bush and Cheney, as far as I'm concerned, it is finished. It is unacceptable to me that history will record Clinton was impeached for lying about his blowjob, but Bush and Cheney got away with HIGH CRIMES, and a Democratic Congress failed to defend the U.S. Constitution against a lying President who misled Congress and the world into an ILLEGAL war, and violated the constitutional rights of American citizens and usurped powers not granted to him by the U.S. CONSTITUTION. If the Democratic Party cannot show enough backbone to stand up to a President with a 30 percent approval rating, with 45-54 percent supporting IMPEACHMENT hearings, then is there really any hope for the Democratic Party?
Tammy Faye has died. While I am an atheist, I am also a former/ex-Christian who knows a little about the Bible and the teachings of Jesus Christ. I don't have much respect for most TV evangelists, and Tammy Faye and Jim Baker certainly "sinned" back when they enriched themselves on the "donations" of their followers, I really believe Tammy was sincere in her religious beliefs, even if she latched on to the mistaken belief that god rewards his followers with material wealth. Well she lost all of that and I think learned the true meaning of "Christianity." It is not accurate to lump PTL and Tammy Faye with the "Christian Right." The CR is a political movement aligned with the Republican Party and has fought against social justice and equality for gays and lesbians among others. Tammy and Jim Baker were not part of that political movement. In fact, they embraced people with AIDS and gay people in their ministry. Tammy Faye was one of the first "evangelical" Christians to embrace people with AIDS in the 1980s when Falwell, Reagan, etc. were demonizing gays and people with AIDS. While CR leaders like Jerry Falwell and at Robertson demonized gay people and attacked us for political gain, Tammy Faye followed the example of Jesus Christ and embraced gay people with LOVE. In her later years, Tammy found support among many in the gay community and even traveled to gay pride events to share her gospel of love. It was shocking to see her on Larry King a few days ago, little more than a skeleton. She reiterated her faith and love for her "fans" and thanked the gay community for their support. I may not agree with her religious beliefs, and she was not a "saint," but if anyone showed the true meaning of "Christianity" I think Tammy did. She made big mistakes in her life, and suffered greatly. But if you actually read the Bible it is filled with flawed people who made BIG mistakes ("sins"), but found forgiveness ("salvation") through their belief in a god of love. Jesus himself embraced people rejected by society and spent most of his time preaching against self-righteous religous fanatics ("scribes and pharisees"). Tammy did that too, and her son formed a church in New York that reaches out to those who do not measure up to many "mainstream" churches: poor, punks, homeless, gays, etc. I doubt he will become rich or get his own TV network, but maybe he learned the true meaning of "Christianity" from his mother. RIP Tammy Faye, I hope you found peace. UPDATE: Here is a YOU TUBE VIDEO with Tammy Faye & Her son Discussing the Gays & Tammy
Following up on my last post, here is a RAW STORY summary of Thom Hartmann's interview with conservative Paul Craig Roberts, who is warning that the Bush/Cheney regieme is counting on another "terrorist" attack to follow through on their implementation of a police state. You can read Roberts Column on Counterpunch.
Even some conservatives who still have some principles to stand on are calling for the impeachment of Bush/Cheney! Bruce Fein, the conservative constitutional lawyer who authored articles of impeachment against Bill Clinton and servied in the Reagan Deptl of Justice, has appeared on Bill Moyer's Journal program on PBS and on Air America's Thom Hartmann program to argue Bush and Cheney should be impeached, and that the case for impeaching Bush is more serious than the article of impeachment he authored against Bill Clinton. Another conservative, Paul Craig Roberts was on Thom Hartmann program today (july 19) saying that unless congress Impeaches Bush & Cheney immediately, we may be in a dictatorial police state. They join Bob Barr and a growing number of CONSERVATIVES, who agree with 45 percent of the American people that Congress should begin impeachment hearings against George Bush, and 54 percent who support impeachment hearings on Dick Cheney. When will the Democrats in Congress stand up to defend the Constitution of the United States? It is time for US, the American people, to take action NOW to save our country from the Bush/Çheney regime! Go to Impeach Bush.org and After Downing Street and get involved with the movement to IMPEACH BUSH/CHENEY! Order some bumper stickers, signs and T-Shirts! Let's get some demonstrations going in Memphis! ImpeachBush.org has a petition we need to circulate and deliver to Rep. Steve Cohen to encourage him to help get the impeachment hearings going in Congress.
Bush's nominee for Surgeon General, Dr. James Holsinger, has been under attack from gay rights groups for his past writings on the "pathology" of homosexuality and his alliance with anti-gay religious groups who promote various "cures" for homosexuality. Holsinger told a congressional hearing that those past writings no longer reflect his current views. Still, there are reasons to be concerned about his nomination. Former Bush Surgeon General, Dr. Richard Carmona, has accused the Bush administration of censoring his reports to support conservative ideological views on sex education and stem cell research. It is clear that the Bush administration is using every government position to promote right-wing extremist policies and is beholden to anti-gay religous groups.
Michael Moore Slams Wolf Blitzer on CNN for their biased analysis of his movie about the U.S. health care system, Sicko, and for failing to do their job on other issues like Iraq. Now this is how liberals should act! Let's show more emotion: anger, frustration, enthusiasm, etc. about what we believe and defend it! Lesson for Democrats: Stand up to the media and conservative lies!
According to a new Poll by the American Research Group, 45 Percent of the U.S. support Congress starting IMPEACHMENT hearings agasint George Bush and 54 PERCENT support the impeachment of Dick Cheney! So why does the mainstream media and the moderate Democeratic Party leaders ignore the will of the American people and continue to ignore the crimes of Bush/Cheney? With the inexcusable pardon of Cheney's right-hand man "Scooter" Libby, convicted of lying and perjury in the coverup of Cheney's criminal behavior, it is time to start the impeachment hearings on Dick Cheney. Go to Impeach Cheney.org and watch a great video presentation on the article of impeachment for Dick Cheney and sign the petition and contact your representatives to support Dennis Kucinich's H.R. 333 to Impeach Cheney! The next step will be to Impeach Bush!
George Bush has commuted the sentence of Lewis "Scotter" Libby today That's the same Bush guy who refused to commute the death sentences of poor, mentally retarded people in Texas. Remember the Righteous Republican Indignation about Bill Clinton's little lie? Conservatives cannot pardon lying about blow jobs, but they sure turn their snake eyes away from lies about illegal wars and lies to cover up crimes by Bush & Cheney in outing CIA agents who are wives of critics of their illegal war. Will Bush & Cheney ever answer for their crimes? It is time to IMPEACH BUSH & CHENEY