Friday, April 22, 2005

Americans United to Protect Social Security

Tuesday, April 26 at 11:30 AM in Missoula, Mt.

4/26/2005 Missoula Senior Citizens Center, 705 S. Higgins, Missoula, MT 59801 11:30 AM

RSVP Doug Mitchell, MT State Director, AUPSS,

Other Places

If you have noticed what they did with the budget surplus, the deficit, the jobs and 9 billion dollars of Iraq1 reconstruction funds, you won't let this gang 'fix' your retirement and disability insurance. via TPM

Tuttlebutt Strikes Again

Who said that politics can't be funny? Tuttlebutt's latest adventure, narrated by Wulgar is truly priceless.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Run Richard Run!

The DCCC does some good stuff, but you would think that they delivered the last time. You did the work nobody else was willing to do. You have earned my respect and my support.

It is probably too much to ask that Tracy Velasquez would make the same decision here.

Downer Cows

It's what's for dinner.

Didn't the Bible say something about not eating sick animals?

Watch Your Backs

The last time they ran airline crash exercises almost 3,000 people died.

Rice Wants To Run


The FCC Won't Let Me Be

Cheney and Osama still have their privacy!

JudgingThe Future

Melanie is launching a new site. Here is a preview.

Lay, DeLay, Bush, Cheney and Gates Mandatory Welfare Fund

This funneling our FICA taxes into the coffers of the wealthiest is social engineering of the worst kind.

Sibel Edmonds Gagged Again

This time it was to lock the media out of the court proceedings. Why has there been so much effort to make sure we don't get to hear what she has to say?

BORDC Campaign Against U.S. Use of Torture, Rendition, and Ghost Prisoners

End U.S. Use of Torture, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment, and Rendition

For more than a century, until recently, U.S. policy prohibited torture. Since September 11, 2001, however, members of the Bush administration, including President Bush and former White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales, have made statements and issued memos, many of them classified, that signal shifts in that policy.

For example:

* Descriptions of abuse, torture, and murder at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison match experiences of detainees in prisons from Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, Brooklyn, and elsewhere around the world.
* Most of the reported 108 deaths of prisoners in U.S. custody in Iraq and Afghanistan have been caused by torture and abuse.
* Since September 11, 2001, the CIA has sent between 100 and 150 suspects overseas for interrogation. The U.S. government euphemistically refers to the practice as "extraordinary rendition," but it is commonly being called "outsourcing torture." The best known rendition incident is that of Maher Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian who was diverted to Syria for more than a year of interrogation and torture after changing planes at New York's JFK Airport while returning home from a trip overseas.
* A March 19, 2005, article in The Guardian reported, "The floating population of 'ghost detainees', according to US and UK military officials, now exceeds 10,000." A March 2005 article in the Washington Post reveals that the U.S. Army and the CIA agreed on the ghost detainees at Abu Ghraib.

The American public and the press overwhelmingly condemned torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment as morally wrong. Their use violates U.S. law and international treaties and endangers U.S. military personnel should they be captured.

Find out what you can do.

Bush In A Box

Where else would a very small man live?

'The public must know how many have died'

I'm sure that really got the suicide bombers in an uproar.

Dead Soldier Update

I haven't done this in a while. I was too ticked off about three kids in Lewistown who lost their dad to Bush's War of Lies.

George Bush should have gone to that funeral. He was responsible for it.

I know the President is a busy man, but how many days did he spend on the Pope's funeral?

1563 dead American soldiers. Bush has not attended a single funeral of the soldiers he sent to die. Not one.

* this very sweet tribute to Aaron Holleyman,another Montana Soldier who left three children behind fell in my lap, so I thought I would share.

The Bush Energy Policy

In case you missed it, there have been three oil spills in Alaska in less than three months.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Target Union


Monday, April 18, 2005

Oil On The Tundra--ANWR In Demise

George Bush is a decisive man of action. The fact that he has been 100% wrong doesn't even break his stride.

Two major oil spills on the North Slope in less than 30 days after Congress defied the will of the people and their common sense with their vote to subsidize the destruction of the last pristine place on Earth might give wise stewards reason to reconsider. Don't expect wise or responsible stewardship out of Bush or his Republican congress though.

ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - A mixture of salty water and crude oil spilled out of a leaky pipeline at the Kuparuk oil field on Alaska's North Slope, covering about 2 acres of tundra, state officials said on Tuesday.

The 111,300-gallon spill, one of the largest on the North Slope, was being mopped up by crews working around the clock, said officials with the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation.

Although water made up most of the spill, along with some crude oil residue, the salt in the water was the main environmental concern, officials said.

"There is seawater and produced water on the tundra, and it is very toxic to the tundra," said Amanda Leffel, the department's field coordinator at the spill site. Produced water is salty wastewater brought to the surface from gas wells.

Toxic salty wastewater kills plants. Natural gas kills plants and animals.

ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - An estimated 1.4 million cubic feet of natural gas and an unknown quantity of crude oil spewed from a leak in a pipeline at the Prudhoe Bay oil field on Alaska's North Slope, state environmental regulators said on Tuesday.

The resulting mist of crude oil coated an area nearly a mile long and averaged about 300 feet wide, the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation said in a statement.

Compare that map with the one here

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Aleutian Oil Spill Now Biggest in Alaska Since 1989
Thu February 10, 2005 20:00 PM ET

ANCHORAGE (Reuters) - A cargo ship that ran aground, split in two and poured fuel oil into the Bering Sea in December ranks as one of the biggest spills in Alaska, dwarfed only by the 1989 Exxon

So much for all that safe technology. Ruptured pipeline in L.A. March 24, Things have been really nasty in Mexico, at least they have the excuse that they pay a 61% tax rate. What excuse could American companies possibly have?

Then there is Norway. At least they are upset about it.

update-check out this post at voice of youth.

Pretty Close To Generic

I rarely ever take them, but I was curious about the way they determined this stuff. Pox on News Writer for dragging me in.

Your Linguistic Profile:

70% General American English

15% Upper Midwestern

5% Dixie

5% Yankee

0% Midwestern