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*Executive Activist* Bush Quietly Revamps H-2A Visas-Isn't that CONGRESS JOB? (salon) Okay. So Congress still hasn't passed a good immigration bill. But what right does that give the executive branch to alter the visa rules? Yes, the executive branch can *enforce* the regulations, but .....- 10/7/2007 3:29:44 PM
Speaking of US Military Occupations- Afghanistan Base in Bagram Expanded for Record Number of Troops (salon) (Boy, isn't that a terrific way for a child to grow up? Seeing military at checkpoints around their homes?)I don't know why the United States citizenry doesn't question why we continue to occupy Afgha.....- 10/7/2007 3:06:46 PM
Did Cheney Consider Asking Israel to Attack Iran? Yuppers (salon) Before we quote this article, we've long believed in this house that not only was this considered but it happened. From the Midland Reporter-Telegram"Newsweek" reports that two unidentified .....- 10/7/2007 2:58:29 PM
Um. Why Do We Have to Opt Out of the Do Not Call List AGAIN?????? And What About Political CRapola? (salon) The Consumerist has a blurb about the Do Not Call registrations and Congress seeking to keep them from ever expiring. I'd like to add to this, and will tell all congresspersons so, that I would also l.....- 10/7/2007 2:52:54 PM
US Air Strikes in Iraq Kill More Civilians-Do we Violate ALL the Geneva Conventions? (salon) An Iraqi woman shouts "Don't shoot!" as US soldiers detain her son and husband (L) south of Baquba.Or just, noticeably, those that have to do with torture? At least it looks like, in this ca.....- 10/7/2007 2:40:59 PM
John Edwards This Morning Said He Would Leave Troops In Iraq to Guard the Embassy (salon) which, as per article referenced here earlier, is a hugely expensive boondoggle where even minor building pieces aren't inspected. So I want to question the whole premise of what John Edwards said thi.....- 10/7/2007 2:27:50 PM
You and Me Peeping Toms? Convicted! AT&T- Senate Dems Want To Give Them Immunity From Prosecution (salon) Another episode of There's a Different Standard for Corporations and Congress Than There Is For Citizens. In the article about the Democrats crafting a new surveillance law that allows *umbrella warra.....- 10/7/2007 2:00:32 PM
Arrggh! What is it about the 4th Amendment that Democrats Do Not Get? On *Umbrella Warrants* (salon) I already know that Chet Edwards (Us House Dist 17) said, basically, that if it came down to security versus the constitution, security would win out. So what's the point of even HAVING a constitution.....- 10/7/2007 1:47:01 PM
The $592 BILLION Dollar Iraq Embassy-WhatCha Getting For All Of YOUR Taxpayer Moolah? (salon) Well. Sprinker systems that don't work, electrical wiring that is substandard (and was never even INSPECTED to see if it was the good stuff-you know, the stuff we are paying all that dough for), the w.....- 10/7/2007 9:45:05 AM
Bush-We Get To Ignore the International Court of Justice-Except When We Want to Pay Attention (salon) In general, I don't have a quibble about whether the UN's International Court of Justice should be able to trump our own US Supreme Court decisions, but the point of treaties with other countries is t.....- 10/7/2007 9:32:13 AM
Why is TXU Instead of TCEQ Calling Me About Public Meeting on Hazardous Radioactive Material? (salon) The Glen Rose Reporter newspaper had, last month, a notice from TCEQ in which interested citizens could request a *public meeting* about TXU's request for renewal on hazardous waste radioactive materi.....- 10/7/2007 6:42:24 AM
Ray Perryman Does His PR Thing-This Time about Nuclear Energy in Texas (salon) The key paragraph in what appears on its face to be a neutral article about NRG's application (NOT!)  to build a nuclear power plant near Bay City is this.The application, of course, is certainly not .....- 10/6/2007 5:40:58 PM
If you Think Torture Is Justified in WOT, At Least CALL It Torture (salon) Why does this country still have to debate whether we torture people or not? Because we do, because the Bush administration was hiding the fact that they continue to do so after they supposedly stoppe.....- 10/6/2007 5:33:52 PM
Austin Statesman Apparently Maintains a Pro-Toll Agenda (pstern)  Despite Majority Public Opinion Against Tolls Austin Statesman Newspaper Editors appear to  Push Tolls On the Sly One of the ways the Statesman seems to push toll roads is to print mostly pro-toll le.....- 10/6/2007 11:01:55 AM
On Monday Oct. 8th Despite Public Resistance CAMPO Will Vote for More Toll Roads in Central Texas! (pstern) ATTEND THIS HISTORIC CAMPO TOLL ROAD VOTE! It is CRUCIAL that we go to this important CAMPO toll road vote MONDAY! "Take-On Traffic" pro-toll road profiteers are coming in force, so we, the .....- 10/5/2007 4:24:06 PM
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