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Hurricane Katrina-Bush's Propaganda Effort to Create a BullHorn Moment (salon) We've commented before on Bush's use of stagecraft to present images that agree only with his view of the world or how he would like people to believe-we also believe that these are scurrilous.....- 9/8/2005 11:18:28 AM
Hurricane Katrina-The Blame Game versus Being Accountable (salon) We've been out for the past week and haven't had the opportunity to comment here on the horrific situation on the gulf coast. First, our hearts go out to those who have lost loved ones, friends, house.....- 9/8/2005 11:06:07 AM
Bush's Sorrow -Flag Flies at Half-Mast -For The Coast Victims? No. For Rehnquist (salon) Political PrioritiesWith the flag flying at half-staff over the White House in honor of Rehnquist, Bush noted that the chief justice's death creates the second opening on the Supreme Court, following .....- 9/4/2005 11:36:20 AM
Chet Edwards Hurricane Response (salon) The Waco Tribune also says that Edwards will take in a hurricane victim family after he returns to Washington after the break. From an email: ( WASHINGTON , DC ) – U.S. Representative Chet Edwards tod.....- 9/4/2005 7:35:09 AM
Bob Bullock's Collection at Baylor (salon) We were reading an article in the Waco Tribune about the extensive archival materials about Bob Bullock, former Democratic lieutenant governor. A large part of the article deals with his apparently cl.....- 9/4/2005 7:27:08 AM
Hurricane Katrina Morning Roundup (salon) Slow response bewilders former FEMA officials When FEMA became part of the Homeland Security Department, it was stripped of some of its functions, such as some of its ability to make preparedness gran.....- 9/4/2005 7:09:44 AM
Links to Katrina Damage-Photos (salon) Eyeball Series/CryptomeEvelyn Turner, right, with friends and family, waits with the body of her common-law husband, Xavier Bowie, after he died in New Orleans, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Xavier and Turn.....- 9/4/2005 6:38:17 AM
Somervell County Roundup (salon) From the Glen Rose Reporter of Sep 1, 2005John Bailey has gone on to become superintendent of the Katy School District. Until GRISD fills his position, Lloyd Treadwell of Hood County will temporarily .....- 9/4/2005 6:15:43 AM
Local Efforts to Assist Hurricane Victims (salon) September 1st issue of the Glen Rose Reporter- New Orleans Family Finds ShelterGlen Lake Methodist Camp opened its doors and heart to the Miranda family, who fled New Orleans on Sunday night expecting.....- 9/4/2005 6:01:50 AM
Neighbor in Rainbow Bucks On the Brazos Offers to Take in Hurricane Victims (salon) We were reading OffTheKuff tonight and saw the following request:Please consider donating, for long-term use, your idle RV or travel trailer.  We are opening our park to our good neighbors from Louisi.....- 9/3/2005 11:54:30 PM
Hurricane Katrina Roundup-Bush's Reaction (salon) Bush's trip to the coast on September 2, 2005 was planned as a photo opportunity with stage props. A number of commentators on CNN remarked about it; Bush made certain to visably position one of the w.....- 9/3/2005 9:42:48 PM
Morning Miscellany Roundup (salon) Critics Say Bush Undercut New Orleans Flood Control- Bush sliced Army Corps of Engineer funding, lobbied against a plan to rebuild coastlines and wetlandsPresident Bush repeatedly requested less money.....- 9/2/2005 10:26:10 AM
Morning Miscellany Roundup (salon) Cindy Sheehan left Crawford yesterday"We're going to keep on questioning him, and we're going to keep on until our troops are brought home because there's no noble cause," she said Wednesday.....- 9/1/2005 9:48:24 AM
Bush Responsible for Ill-Preparedness of the Louisianna Coast (salon) FEMA is no longer responsible for disaster preparedness and the Homeland Security agency that would take its place is not created yet. In the days to come, as the nation and the people along the Gulf .....- 8/31/2005 9:26:10 PM
Bush Tells the Real Reason for the Iraq War-Keep Iraq Oil Fields from Terrorists (salon) His other excuses for invading Iraq have fallen away like a cheap suit.President Bush answered growing antiwar protests yesterday with a fresh reason for US troops to continue fighting in Iraq: protec.....- 8/31/2005 12:49:33 PM
If Bush Feels It's Such a Noble Cause, Maybe He Should Talk to his own Daughters About Making a Committment (salon) Sergeant James Connolly volunteered for the U.S. army on the afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001. He served a year in Iraq and took part in the operation that killed Saddam Hussein's sons in July 2003. Now, f.....- 8/31/2005 12:37:04 PM
Could Doctors in Texas Who Perform Abortion Be Subject to the Death Penalty? (salon) Houston Chronicle:Texas doctors who perform abortions without parental approval or after the third trimester could face capital murder charges because of a new law that takes effect this week, a prose.....- 8/31/2005 5:32:37 AM
Bush's Actions Today Put the Myth that Work Can Be done from the Self-Named Western White House (salon) the same as at Washington DC. Press Gaggle:Q This is more -- this is more symbolic. Cutting short his vacation is more symbolic because he can do all this from the ranch, right? MR. McCLELLAN: No, I t.....- 8/30/2005 9:17:44 PM
Disconnected Bush Attempts to Liken the Iraq War to WWII (salon) What does a president do when the majority of people in this country no longer believe him and believe his excuses on Iraq to be flimsy? (Bush's approval at a career low). What Bush did is fly out to .....- 8/30/2005 5:14:42 PM
Bush On the Day after Hurricane Katrina-Finally Cancels Vacation Two Days Short- Tomorrow (salon) President Bush, left, plays a guitar presented to him by Country singer Mark Wills, backstage following his visit to Naval Base Coronado, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Bush visited the base to deliver remar.....- 8/30/2005 2:14:21 PM
Camp Casey Photos from Weekend (salon) President Bush, left, plays a guitar presented to him by Country singer Mark Wills, backstage following his visit to Naval Base Coronado, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Bush visited the base to deliver remar.....- 8/30/2005 12:47:58 PM
Martin Sheen Visited Camp Casey on Sunday (salon) IconoclastAfter some singing and talking on the stage, it was time for Sheen and Sheehan. Joining the two on stage were Iraqi veterans and family members of those who had fallen in Iraq. Sheen began h.....- 8/29/2005 1:59:38 PM
Bolton wants to scrap Respect for Nature from UN Charter (salon) Senator Patrick Leahy's CommentsSen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), a leader on environmental policy in the Senate, is also the ranking member of the Senate appropriations panel that handles the Senate's work.....- 8/29/2005 8:27:24 AM
National Park Service Rules Rewritten (salon) One, for example, would allow the St Louis Arch to be painted over for commercialsWASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /U.S. Newswire/ -- An ongoing and secret Interior Department attempt to rewrite and override 90 ye.....- 8/29/2005 8:22:17 AM
700 New Laws in Texas (salon) ChronicleMost of the 700-plus new state laws going into effect Thursday, products of last spring's legislative session, will create hardly a ripple in most Texans' lives, but others will be noticed.Te.....- 8/29/2005 8:00:29 AM
Disconnected Bush Talks about Hurricane Katrina Briefly, Spends Most Time on Iraq Constitution (salon) WhitehouseMeanwhile, Bush has cut Federal Funding for New OrleansJuan ColeThe pro-War talking point on the collapse of the negotiations over the constitution is that "some Sunnis" oppose the.....- 8/28/2005 8:37:22 PM
Iraq War Roundup (salon) Depleted UraniumThere is a reason why a relatively recent Army survey found that 54% of all soldiers in Iraq reported either “low” or “very low” morale.There is also a reason why, again according to t.....- 8/28/2005 2:27:56 PM
Iraq Constitution Roundup (salon) Sunnis Reject Draft of the Iraqi Constitution, Bush Blows Them OffBAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi negotiators finished the country's new constitution Sunday without the endorsement of Sunni Arabs who helped pre.....- 8/28/2005 2:08:01 PM
Not Iraq's First Constitution (salon) Sunnis Reject Draft of the Iraqi Constitution, Bush Blows Them OffBAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqi negotiators finished the country's new constitution Sunday without the endorsement of Sunni Arabs who helped pre.....- 8/28/2005 1:01:46 PM
Camp Casey Photos from August 27, 2005-What was the Noble Cause Sheehan's Son Died For? (salon) Some pro-war rally people beat up other pro-war rally people.We notice that the pro-war people believe that the Camp Casey people don't support the troops, which is untrue. Supporting the troops also .....- 8/28/2005 12:29:46 PM
Bush's Stagecraft Extends to Releasing Photos Only Taken by Staffers While Refusing News Photographers (salon) We commented yesterday about the staged backdrops and photographs of Bush, but didn't know that the photos released to news organizations were only those taken by Bush staffers. Protesting Limited Pre.....- 8/26/2005 11:41:37 PM
Tammy Pruett Empathizes With Cindy Sheehan's Pain (salon) ZAHN: And, Leon, at the time that your wife is making that call, of course, you have Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, trying to convince the president to pull the troops out immediately. T.....- 8/26/2005 10:38:08 AM
American Legion Declares War on Protestors, Billmon Shows American Legion During Clinton Administration (salon) ZAHN: And, Leon, at the time that your wife is making that call, of course, you have Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, trying to convince the president to pull the troops out immediately. T.....- 8/25/2005 9:46:39 AM
If Bush Said it Instead of Tammy Pruett (salon) As the war in Iraq stretches on, American military families feel a mixture of pride and anxiety that comes with having a loved one in a combat zone. ...The Bushes have two daughters serving in combat .....- 8/25/2005 9:44:00 AM
Bush's Appearances-Meticulously Choreographed-Right Down to the Backdrops (salon) We've noticed before that Bush's stage appearances are a PR campaigner's dream. The people on stage are hand-picked supporters, and where each one stands is not happenstance. Even the audiences are in.....- 8/25/2005 8:45:05 AM
Why did John Roberts Judge a lawsuit against the Bush administration while being interviewed for Supreme Court judge? (salon) Roberts urged to address ethics issueTwo Democratic senators said Wednesday that they want Supreme Court nominee John Roberts to explain before his confirmation hearings why he continued to judge a la.....- 8/24/2005 5:16:01 PM
Another Poll, Harris Corp, Shows President Bush's Approval Ratings Lowest Point in Presidency (salon) Roberts urged to address ethics issueTwo Democratic senators said Wednesday that they want Supreme Court nominee John Roberts to explain before his confirmation hearings why he continued to judge a la.....- 8/24/2005 5:12:52 PM
While Bush on Vacation, , More Die in Iraq (salon) Bush insists that as long as he is president, "we will stay, we will fight, and we will win the war on terrorism". We see again that he is more than willing to invoke 9/11 in connection with.....- 8/24/2005 4:07:11 PM
If Bush Believes Iraq is a Noble Cause and a Better Way of Life, Why Aren't His Daughters Signed UP? (salon) Bush, who was himself AWOL and avoided combat duty during the Vietnam era, can't expect that all in this country will agree with his promotion of families sacrificing family members in the Iraq War as.....- 8/24/2005 3:22:44 PM
14 Bases Being Built in Iraq while Americans Left the Saudi Base Prince Sultan in 2003 (salon) We recall Bin Laden's statement about the US out of Saudi Arabia; US apparently gave in to the demands of this terrorist.ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFMCNS) — Robins civil engineers recently helped di.....- 8/24/2005 3:08:45 PM
Bush-Our First French President?-The Five Week Vacation While the Rest of Us Take a Week Doesn't Help (salon) Dallas Morning NewsAs you recall, I've been a supporter of President Bush since Day One; he was one of the reasons I chose Texas as the land of a better future. I've supported him in the good days and.....- 8/24/2005 2:17:42 PM
Center for Democracy and Technology, Financed by Corporate Interests, Sneaking in Broadcast Flag (salon) Background: - In May, the courts threw out the attempts by the FCC to implement broadcast flag (Follow the background links for more information). Even so, MPAA has been working to push the broadcast .....- 8/23/2005 10:13:31 PM
Senator Leahy on the Roberts papers (salon) WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Following is a statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt., ranking member, Senate Judiciary Committee) on the recent documents relating to the Roberts nomination:.....- 8/23/2005 9:57:00 PM
Recycling Nuclear Rods Could Solve Yucca Problem (salon) DALLAS, Aug. 16 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The political dust-up over radiation standards approved in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) plans for a nuclear waste facility at Yucca Mountain, Nevada c.....- 8/23/2005 9:54:28 PM
FEC finds that Westar Violated Campaign Finance Laws but lets DeLay's PAC Off the Hook (salon) Crew- FEC is a toothless and ineffective agencyCitizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is pleased that late yesterday, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) released its findings t.....- 8/23/2005 9:50:50 PM
On Iraq War the Elixir of Democracy (salon) by Jeffrey LaurentiOn Iraq War, the Elixir of Democracy? The draft constitution that Baghdad's political factions have agreed to submit to the Iraqi people in October addresses grand issues of governa.....- 8/23/2005 9:42:43 PM
American Public-the more they know about NCLB, the less they like it (salon) A nationwide survey released today reports that an increasing number of Americans say they know a fair amount about the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. But the more they know about it, the less they .....- 8/23/2005 9:29:41 PM
Beacon News Wrote Article about Sibel Edmonds and Dennis Hastert-And has a suggestion (salon) But such was the case last week, the day after I wrote a story about former FBI interpreter Sibel Edmonds and some surprising accusations she made involving a certain Republican from Kendall County. H.....- 8/23/2005 5:20:47 PM
Bush's Faulty and Insulting Premise-that Protesters don't want to win the War on Terror (salon) Absurd and simplistic. Protestors who are anti-Iraq war are not necessarily against wanting to see terrorists brought to justice and it's demeaning and McCarythistic to equate sincere people who belie.....- 8/23/2005 5:17:45 PM
Bubble Boy Bush Says Sheehan Doesn't Represent a Lot of Families He has Met With (salon) Since Bush steers clear of anyone that doesn't share his viewpoint, we're not surprised. He holds invitation only "town hall" meetings that are stacked on the stage and audience with support.....- 8/23/2005 5:12:13 PM
Example in the UK of Private Accounts Pensions-Not Working (salon) Harry Shearer via Huffington Post calls attention to this.People who opted out of the state second pension (S2P) and paid money into a personal scheme may have lost out, the City watchdog has warned. .....- 8/23/2005 11:16:51 AM
Bush's Twisted Logic- Finishing the Task They Gave Their Lives For (salon) Via Huffington PostPresident Bush told a convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars yesterday that America owed it to the more than 2000 Americans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan not to end their missi.....- 8/23/2005 11:09:43 AM
Iraq War Roundup (salon) Millions Embezzled at Iraqi MinistryBritish officials are seriously concerned about the level of corruption in the Iraqi defence ministry, after the embezzlement of vast amounts of money earmarked for.....- 8/23/2005 9:48:53 AM
WWJD? Would Jesus have called for the assassination of political leaders? (salon) Millions Embezzled at Iraqi MinistryBritish officials are seriously concerned about the level of corruption in the Iraqi defence ministry, after the embezzlement of vast amounts of money earmarked for.....- 8/22/2005 9:02:44 PM
Islam is our Constitution-US is not helping to bring democracy to Iraq (salon) US gives ground on Islam to meet deadline for IraqUS CONCESSIONS to Islamists on the role of religion in Iraqi law marked a turn in talks on a constitution, negotiators said yesterday as they raced to.....- 8/21/2005 8:58:50 PM
Iraq War Roundup (salon) Publisher of Delphos Herald, OH speaks upWhile Americans are being injured and killed in Iraq and while we are headed, unless something changes, for trillions of dollars in additional debt under the B.....- 8/21/2005 6:38:36 PM
Lance Armstrong Is Anti-Iraq War (salon) When Armstrong biked with Bush this weekend, he brought up cancer researchDuring their two-hour ride on Bush's ranch Saturday, Armstrong pushed the president to spend more federal money on cancer rese.....- 8/21/2005 1:15:40 PM
London Bombing-Police Killed an Innocent Man and Kept that Knowledge from the Head of Metropolitan Police (salon) We heard the story of the terrorist bomber who was shot a number of times in the head as he boarded a subway, wearing a heavy padded coat. Except that he wasn't wearing that, but a denim jacket.. And .....- 8/21/2005 11:15:42 AM
Grassroots Rebellion Against NCLB in 47 out of 50 states in some form (salon) The grassroots rebellion against the controversial No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act already has spread in some form to 47 of the 50 states and is likely to flare up in particular in such states as Minn.....- 8/21/2005 7:55:10 AM
Bush Administration's Freedom Walk Sends the Wrong Message (salon) The Pentagon is planning an inappropriate march on Sept 11th called "America Supports You Freedom Walk". The Walk was announced in the Iraq war news briefing, and requires that all who want .....- 8/21/2005 7:15:23 AM
Minutemen Vigilantes will be able to carry guns on the streets of Houston (salon) Who's crazy idea was that?Leaders of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps of Texas had earlier said volunteers observing Houston's day laborers in October would carry nothing but video cameras.But leader.....- 8/21/2005 12:34:30 AM
Who is Accountable? Soldier Instructed to Abuse Prisoners at Abu Ghraib (salon) One of the US soldiers convicted of mistreating prisoners at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison says his superiors made it clear those incarcerated were to be abused.Sergeant Javal Davis was sentenced to six.....- 8/20/2005 11:27:06 PM
Hypocrites and Liars-by Cindy Sheehan (salon) From Common DreamsThe media are wrong. The people who have come out to Camp Casey to help coordinate the press and events with me are not putting words in my mouth, they are taking words out of my mou.....- 8/20/2005 10:19:43 PM
US Planning to be in Iraq at least 4 more years and building permanent military bases (salon) Army Planning for 4 More Years in Iraq The Army is planning for the possibility of keeping the current number of soldiers in  {activateYQinl(this);return false;}" href="http://search.news.yahoo.com/se.....- 8/20/2005 10:12:14 PM
Bush-Ignoring Sheehan and Other Gold Star Moms While Flogging His Meaningless Slogans At Vet Conventions (salon) Bush to Begin a 5-Day Push to Defend War (Cowardly Bush won't confront his critics directly so is planning an invitation only roadshow of sycophants.)In his weekly radio address, Bush argued that the .....- 8/20/2005 2:45:37 PM
Bush Breaks Reagan's Record for the Most Vacations (salon) The Daily PickHeartfelt congratulations to President Bush, who on Friday August 19th breaks Ronald Reagan's all-time record for most vacation days. The old record was 335 days, though Reagan took his .....- 8/20/2005 1:18:55 PM
Mayor Salt Lake City, Rocky Anderson, Calls for a state-wide demonstration against Bush (salon) Bush is set to appear before a national veteran's convention on this upcoming Monday. "This administration has been disastrous to the country," Anderson said Friday. "If people could or.....- 8/20/2005 1:15:00 PM
The Party of Fear (salon) We read yesterday that an RNC spokesperson said that Democrats were the party of fear. After we finished laughing, we soberly considered that frivolous statement. One, citizens in this country are not.....- 8/19/2005 11:05:36 AM
Bush's Blackmail Of Latin American Countries Who Won't Sign Agreement To Keep Americans Out of International Criminal Court (salon) BOGOTÁ, Colombia, Aug. 18 - Three years ago the Bush administration began prodding countries to shield Americans from the fledgling International Criminal Court in The Hague, which was intended to be .....- 8/19/2005 8:00:26 AM
Cindy Sheehan Roundup (salon) Cindy Going back home because her mother had a strokeCindy Sheehan, the grieving woman who started an anti-war demonstration near President Bush's ranch nearly two weeks ago, boards a plane at the Wac.....- 8/18/2005 9:09:52 PM
The Arguments For Staying In Iraq Despite Knowing That the Premise for Being There is False (salon) We listened last night to Chet Edwards parrot lines that are favorite among both Republicans and war-mongering Democrats. One is that we're there now, so we have to stay and give the Iraqi's an opport.....- 8/18/2005 3:43:26 PM
Iraq War Roundup (salon) Death of Iraqi brothers sparks anti-U.S. rageAn angry Iraqi crowd carried coffins through a Baghdad district on Thursday and threw rocks at American soldiers, accusing U.S. troops of killing three inn.....- 8/18/2005 3:05:20 PM
Chet Edwards Town Hall Meeting in Hood County, TX (salon) Chet Edwards has held several town hall meetings in our district in the last few days, the first two in Burleson and Cleburne. Last night he held one in Granbury, and there was a sizeable turnout in t.....- 8/18/2005 2:02:50 PM
Another Proof that the Iraq War was being planned as early as October 2001- One Month after 9/11 (salon) According to newly declassified documents, the State Department warned U.S. Central Command before the invasion of Iraq of "serious planning gaps" for postwar security. In a memo dated one m.....- 8/17/2005 11:47:01 PM
Poignant (salon) According to newly declassified documents, the State Department warned U.S. Central Command before the invasion of Iraq of "serious planning gaps" for postwar security. In a memo dated one m.....- 8/17/2005 10:54:59 PM
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