Naomi Wolf

take note of the laws that she talks about and check out how your representative voted

as a reminder, the primary (in illinois) is february 5th, last day to register to vote is january 8th

it's 09:00 am, do you know where your priorities are ??

As the number of prisoners in California prisons explodes, the state may soon spend more locking up its citizens than on public university education...



and one is just like the other



the latest in the never ending war on a transitive adverb

case number one

case number two

are we winning yet ??


and as an aside, this is islamo-fascim awareness week


we should worry about about the marriage of fundamentalists and corporatism and make sure nothing like that happens here

will we be having dictatorship prevention week some time soon ??


a question to nancy pelosi and melissa bean

why are george bush and dick cheney still walking around as free men ??


and then there's this little thingy


and what it means to obey the law


can someone tell me again what happens to people who break the law ??

oh yeah, they get immunity from prosecution and their sentence commuted, sorry

nothing to see here, just keep shopping and buying slogans:



petition drive against bean (il-08)

collecting signatures to get on the february 5th primary ballot to run against melissa bean

sunday, october 14th

from 11:00a to 1:00p, @ the starbucks in woodstock, just south of the square
from 2:00p to 4:00p, @ caribou coffee in palatine, on dundee, just east of hicks
from 5:00p to 7:00p, @ something's brewing in grayslake, on washington, just north of the college of lake county

i almost have enough, just want to make sure that i have more than enough

any comments or questions, please call or email, 312-656-9907 or tofubo_@_comcast_._net

no contributions solicited or accepted
not paid for by jonathan farnick for congress

a recap of why i'm running:



i've received more than half necessary for inclusion on the ballot, but still have a bit to go

to reiterate why i'm running: we cannot decry the loss of habeas corpus; warrantless wiretapping; illegal, unnecessary, and treasury-draining wars, then support a democrat who has voted for these and other bills while in office

as before, any questions or comments, call 312-656-9907, or email tofubo_@_comcast_._net

no contributions will be solicited or accepted

thank you
jonathan farnick

(as an aside, anyone know of an updated view by ms bean on impeachment ?? as of early '06, she didn't know of anything that rose to that necessity)

rule of law (or lack thereof)

supporting of the troops (or lack thereof)

and the reason why i can't vote for a republican to replace her
...Seriously- what does the current Republican party stand for? Permanent war, fear, the nanny state, big spending, torture, execution on demand, complete paranoia regarding the media, control over your body, denial of evolution and outright rejection of science, AND ZOMG THEY ARE GONNA MAKE US WEAR BURKHAS, all the while demanding that in order to be a good American I have to spend most of every damned day condemning half my fellow Americans as terrorist appeasers.

And that isn’t even getting into the COMPLETE and TOTAL corruption of our political processes at every level...

87 house members sign a pledge to end the war in iraq
(bean conspicuously absent, as she was on the war profiteering bill)

and this is insane
[chief of the Civil Rights Divisions' voting rights section John] Tanner explained that "primarily elderly persons" are the ones affected by such laws, but "minorities don't become elderly the way white people do: They die first."


hypocrisy, thy name is bushco

Shattered Glass Houses

by digby

MS. PERINO: Well, unfortunately, intimidation and force can chill peaceful demonstrations. And reports about very innocent people being thrown into detention, where they could be held for years without any representation or charges, is distressing.

Another compelling moral argument brought to you by the people who run Guantánamo.

H/T to PS

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i'm seeing a pattern here

Without Irony



The Russian government under Vladimir Putin has amassed so much central authority that the power-grab may undermine Moscow's commitment to democracy, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Saturday.

"In any country, if you don't have countervailing institutions, the power of any one president is problematic for democratic development," Rice told reporters after meeting with human-rights activists.

"I think there is too much concentration of power in the Kremlin. I have told the Russians that. Everybody has doubts about the full independence of the judiciary. There are clearly questions about the independence of the electronic media and there are, I think, questions about the strength of the Duma," said Rice, referring to the Russian parliament.

-Atrios 12:42

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Another compelling moral argument brought to you by the people who think the unitary executive is good for democracy.

and another

Rice: Russia's Military Moves 'a Problem'

In an interview with ABC News, Secretary of State of Condoleezza Rice expressed concern about Russia’s increasing military assertiveness.

“I think the rapid growth in Russian military spending definitely bears watching,” Rice said. “And frankly, some of the efforts - for instance, Bear flights in areas that we haven’t seen for a while - are really not helpful to security.”[..]

Russia’s military spending has increased dramatically under President Putin. U.S. intelligence estimates that Russia now spends as much on its military as China, which has also raised alarms with its build-up.

“Russia is once again indisputably the number two military power in the world, second only to the United States,” a senior U.S. official said.

Russia arms sales have also increased dramatically under Putin. And when it comes to arms, the list of Russian customers reads like a who’s who of U.S. adversaries, including Iran, Syria, Venezuela and Burma.

Rice said she raised this issue directly in talks over the weekend with Russian leaders in Moscow.

“The Russians, of course, say that there’s nothing illegal about these arms sales,” Rice said. “I [told them] not everything that is legal in the narrowest sense is good for the international system.

Another compelling moral argument brought to you by those who run a $623 billion/year defense department.

and by the way, america is the biggest sellers of arms to other countries in the world