A pal of Hannity's

Hannity’s Soul-Mate of Hate
[posted online on June 3, 2005]

This year a man named Hal Turner sat before his computer at his suburban home in North Bergen, New Jersey, posting bomb-making tips on his website, hailing the firebombing of an apartment containing “Savage Negroes” and calling for the murder of immigrants. “When enough illegal aliens get killed they will stop coming to the country!” Turner wrote.

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Republicans don't draw joyful crowds?

From Dr. Bombay:

One photo was taken at a 2004 Dean for President rally sponsored by the American University College Democrats in Washington, D.C. The other photo comes from Republican Bret Schundler’s campaign website.

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They’ve removed the photo from the website now…

Can you say — fuckin’ sleazball republicans!!

— originally posted by Dr Bombay to Los Fuzzy Dice at 6/5/2005 07:16:00 PM —

"Investors frightened": Rupert Murdoch's Times

June 03, 2005
Investors take fright at Bush’s choice for SEC chief
From James Doran, Wall Street Correspondent

AMERICA’s biggest investors expressed grave fears over the direction of US corporate governance yesterday after President Bush nominated a Republican congressman with a history of hostility towards the investment community as the new chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Christopher Cox, a Republican congressman on the right of his party who was a key supporter of a Bill that limited the ability of investors to sue their companies, was proposed as the new chairman of the SEC, the Wall Street watchdog, by President Bush.

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There'd be no Watergate today

Deep Throat Cover Blown
Washington Post Still Sucks
Wednesday, June 1, 2005
By Greg Palast

I’ve been gagging all morning on the Washington Post’s self-congratulatory preening about its glory days of the Watergate investigation.

Think about it. It’s been 33 years since cub reporters Woodward and Bernstein pulled down the pants of the Nixon operation and exposed its tie-in to the Watergate burglary. That marks a third of a century since the Washington Post has broken a major investigative story. I got a hint of why the long, dry spell when I met Mark Hosenball, “investigative” reporter for the Washington Post’s magazine, Newsweek.

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What's behind it all

Texas Freedom Network
Religious Right Watch

*The Crusaders*
Christian evangelicals are plotting to remake America in their own image*
Rolling Stone
April 7, 2005

It’s February, and 900 of America’s staunchest Christian fundamentalists have gathered in Fort Lauderdale to look back on what they accomplished in last year’s election — and to plan what’s next. As they assemble in the vast sanctuary of Coral Ridge Presbyterian, with all fifty state flags dangling from the rafters, three stadium-size video screens flash the name of the conference: RECLAIMING AMERICAN FOR CHRIST. These are the evangelical activists behind the nation’s most effective political machine — one that brought more than 4 million new Christian voters to
the polls last November, sending George W. Bush back to the White House and thirty-two new pro-lifers to Congress. But despite their unprecedented power, fundamentalists still see themselves as a persecuted minority, waging a holy war against the godless forces of secularism. To rouse themselves, they kick off the festivities with “Soldiers of the Cross, Arise,” the blood-thirstiest tune in all of
Christendom: “Seize your armor, gird it on/Now the battle will be won/Soon, your enemies all slain/Crowns of glory you shall gain.”

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DeLay's PAC found guilty!

From David Donnelly:

Tom DeLay’s state political action committee was just found guilty of violating Texas campaign finance law.

A Texas judge found, in a civil trial, against DeLay’s Texans for a Republican Majority PAC, holding that the committee failed to report $600,000 in corporate contributions, in direct violation of Texas law.

This is the first time ever in a court of law Tom DeLay’s fundraising empire has been held to account. There are two things you can do to make this news reverberate around the nation.

First, help us expand our campaign today with a donation to our campaign to force DeLay to step down. We are busy building pressure on members of Congress to force DeLay’s resignation, educate the public about the gross violations of standards of conduct, and working with others to spread this message.

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Second, with this news, we issued a statement and are busy getting the word out to reporters and columnists. Help us spread the word by writing a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Use the statement as a loose set of talking points to draft your own letter. Let’s keep the story in front of the public.

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We know that DeLay and his allies will push back hard, so we need to frame this debate today.

So please take these two actions today, and, importantly, forward this breaking news on to your friends.


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Public Campaign Action Fund

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Mayor Bloomberg doesn't get it. (Or perhaps he does.)

Let’s all try to help him get it, shall we?

From Kat L’Estrange:

All I can say to Mayor Bloomberg is: So are casinos, and we know they’re rigged for the house. What makes anybody wake up in the morning with the conclusion that electronic voting machines are just fine without verifiable paper ballots? Since when are checks and balances a waste of time?


Mayor Bloomberg Says No Paper Trail Is Necessary With Electronic Voting – May 21, 2005

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says when the city buys new electronic voting machines, he doesn’t think it will be necessary for them leave a paper trail.

On his radio show Friday, the mayor said technology is advanced enough these days that paper backups aren’t needed.

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How to contact Mayor Bloomberg:

Office of Mayor Michael Bloomberg
City Hall
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 788-3000 (ask for the comment line)
Fax: (212) 788-2460

To email the Mayor go to: http://nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mayor.html