Friday, September 29, 2006

Who Voted For Torture in the House

Here the list of who voter for the Torture bill. The breakdown by district is quite sad. Our founding father's would be pissed...

Torture Voting Breakdown

Thursday, September 28, 2006

What is the Difference

Burn a village of people, up close and personal, and you are a war criminal.
Drop a cluster bomb and dismember hundreds and you're not.

Killing is still killing. Pain is still pain and those people are still dead or worse.

Aren't both situations crimes against humanity?

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Gonna Parody ABC... think again

ABC just use the word clintonistas in a sentence in a news report. I'm not sure, but I think Stephen Colbert has copyrighted this word.
Now, 14 years later, little has changed, except this time the Clintonistas have aimed their fire not at Republicans but at ABC, for its two-part miniseries "The Path to 9/11," which is scheduled for broadcast Sunday and Monday evenings.

ABC must be taking a page from William Shatner's book, parody yourself before someone else does. If they think that this will protect them from Stewart and Colbert they're oh so wrong.

Sub Commander Kahn,
3rd Bridage, Massachusetts Clintonistas

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Suckage-maximosus isn't the scientific name for the media, but I think it should be

While some really important things were going on we got to hear about JonBenet Ramsey, Tom Cruise and other things that just aren't that vital to my daily existence.

I saw this on, its an article about an article about 10 news stories that slipped through the cracks (well, through the gaping fissures actualy) this past year.

The 10 big stories the nation's major news media refused to cover last year by Sarah Phelan

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

If you have a chance to see this (on the web, on your TV via HBO, or at a friend's house) then it'd be well worth your time.

Spike Lee's "When The Levees Broke"

Democracy Now!

A Greg Palast documentary about the evacuation plan and what happened around Katrina. This one made me pretty pissed.

Katrina and how our nation handled it, or failed to, speaks volumes of where we are as a country and its not pretty. If John Barry, the author of Rising Tide is correct, the last time something like this happened it resulted in the new deal era.

We have work to do and before we begin we need to look in that place that makes us all uncomfortable, sad and angry.

A Ray of Hope: There are people out their working to help rebuild in a pragmatic way that works hand in hand with the local commnuity. Take a look at Architecture for Humanity and what they are doing.