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Promoting More Offshore Oil Rigs Isn’t What We Elected Obama To Do

Back in 2008, Barack Obama promised us comprehensive climate legislation. He never delivered on that promise, though, and in this year’s State of the Union Address, Obama announced that he won’t even try to deal with global warming. Given the current conditions, and what we know about the climate trends to come, this environmental neglect from Obama is unacceptable. [...]

Does The Supreme Court Need A Wiccan?

The Constitution clearly states that there shall be no religious test for public office. So, why don’t we leave the religious, or non-religious, identities of Supreme Court nominees in the private sphere, where they belong? [...]

Christians For Blasphemy!

I wondered – who could these people be protesting? Then, I saw this other protest sign: God Will Punish Us For This Blasphemy [...]

Bank Surveillance Reports to Your Government Reach New Record High

One of the provisions of the USA Patriot Act of 2001 was to mandate that banks and other financial institutions send on an increased number of “suspicious activity reports” about the financial activity of Americans at a lower threshold for what qualifies as “suspicious” and a greater emphasis on the employment of financial surveillance over [...]

Internal Military Documents Refer to Detainee Treatment as Torture

Just so you know.

Now the question is whether faux-patriotic FOX News will call the military a bunch of handwringing liberal pantywaists to protect the asses of the Republican politicians responsible for all this.

Photos of Political Presence Outside Obama Columbus Appearance March 6 2009

From about 9 to noon on the morning of March 6, 2009, a group of Ohioans in numbers varying from a dozen to a hundred gathered on Stelzer Road in the city Columbus to stand outside as Barack Obama arrived from the airport, delivered a speech on the economy, then returned to the airport. President [...]

Obama-Biden Banner in its Natural Habitat

One of our Obama-Biden banners hanging out in its natural habitat, the front porch:

Your Government is in a Rush to Pass a Constitution-Shrinking Law Before the Public Reads it. Why?

Your government is in a big rush. All of a sudden, poof!, just like that, dealmakers in Congress have announced that a bill called H.R. 6304 will be voted on tomorrow.

But here’s the thing — the bill is so new, just introduced, that the Library of Congress hasn’t even yet published it for, oh, [...]

Democratic Presidential Bumper Sticker Straw Poll, Jan. 13-19 2008

Very quickly, the race for the Democratic presidential nomination is expanding to a national level, as each of the remaining contenders gazes at an empty wallet and gulps at the prospect of 22 states in which voting will occur simultaneously. Why, it’s almost as if candidates will lose control of the process and Americans will [...]

Democratic Presidential Bumper Sticker Straw Poll, 1-1-07 to 1-5-08

In the Iowa Caucuses of January 3 2008, support for Barack Obama bloomed over the still-considerable support for John Edwards and Hillary Clinton in the second round, when those who had supported candidates such as Chris Dodd, Joe Biden, Dennis Kucinich and Bill Richardson shifted their support. Some of that support went to John Edwards, [...]

Election Bumpersticker Straw Poll, week of 12-29-07: Still a Race

There are just four days left until the process to nominate presidential candidates for the election of 2008 commences with the Iowa caucuses of January 3, 2008. Coronation, my foot: there’s been a real horse race between contenders for the presidency among Democrats, and there are some real choices for Democratic primary and caucus voters [...]