Monday, December 26, 2005

Friday, December 23, 2005

The meme of four

It's making the rounds. Here's mine:

Four jobs you've had in your life: Actor, textbook editor, venture capitalist, grantwriter
Four movies you could watch over and over: The Third Man, Groundhog Day, The Big Sleep, Deal of the Century
Four places you've lived: Philadelphia, PA; Brighton, MA; Richmond, VA; Alna, ME
Four TV shows you love to watch: Uh….
Four places you've been on vacation: Brazil, Australia, the Isle of Man, Nova Scotia
Four websites you visit daily: Daily Kos, Americablog, Smirking Chimp, Digby
Four of your favorite foods: Garlic, olive oil, hot peppers, cheese
Four places you'd rather be: New York City, London, Sydney, San Francisco (Hmmm, they all seem really different from rural Maine….)

Your turn.

The short version


1 There's a law (FISA).

2 The law sets forth provisions for "domestic spying."

3 The law's clear, and carries criminal penalties.

4 If Bush didn't like the law, tough: it's the law.

5 Bush authorized breaking that law; and admits it.

6 Bush should be impeached by the House, tried and convicted by the Senate, then jailed for this High Crime.

Repeat, repeat, repeat.

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Repentant Republicans

Patriotic Americans can no longer afford the hollow comforts of blind self-deception, nor the transient respite of continued silence. -- William Frey, Confessions of a Repentant Republican.

Check out the website. I'm beginning to feel hope.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Seasoned greetings

Received via email:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2006, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great (not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country or is the only "AMERICA" in the western hemisphere), and without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith, or sexual preference of the wishes.

By accepting this greeting, you are accepting these terms: This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It is freely transferable with no alteration to the original greeting. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others, and is void where prohibited by law, and is revocable at the sole discretion of the wisher. This wish is warranted to perform as expected within the usual application of good tidings for a period of one year, or until the issuance of a subsequent holiday greeting, whichever comes first, and warranty is limited to replacement of this wish or issuance of a new wish at the sole discretion of the wisher...

Have a happy.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Guerrilla marketing

Don't wait for elected Democrats to get the word out. Make your own "IMPEACH" stickers, pins, flags, banners here and spread the word yourself!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Top 14 corporate evildoers

Here they are, kids: the top 14 corporate evildoers in the world, bringing you mayhem, war crimes, toxic dumps, and oppression. List compiled by Global Exchange.

Dow Chemical
Ford Motor
Kellogg, Brown & Root
Lockheed Martin
Nestle USA
Nestle International
Phillip Morris
Suez Lyonnaise des Eaux

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Can you say "Newspeak"?

Excuse the hiatus, but I've been wandering. Before I wander off again, I leave you with this list of definitions compiled by The Nation.

I think they've got it nailed, by George.

Patriot Act: The pre-emptive strike on American freedoms to prevent the terrorists from destroying them first.
Bankruptcy: A punishable crime when committed by poor people, but not corporations.
Compassionate Conservatism: Poignant concern for the very wealthy.
Democracy: A product so extensively exported that the domestic supply is depleted.
God: Senior Presidential Adviser.
Class Warfare: Any attempt to raise the minimum wage.
Faith: The stubborn belief that God approves of Republican moral values despite the preponderance of textual evidence to the contrary.
Voter Fraud: Significant minority turnout.
Liberals: Followers of the Antichrist.
Free Markets: Halliburton no-bid contracts at taxpayer expense.
Laziness: When the poor are not working.
Leisure Time: When the wealthy are not working.
Senate: Exclusive club; entry fee $10 million to $30 million.
September 11th: Tragedy used to justify any administrative policy, especially if unrelated.
Courtesy of Watching America.