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Tuesday, May 12th, 2009
3:45 pm
[vain_regrets]
I justwant my phone call
Hello, music fans. Just thought I'd drop in to let you all know that some real music worth listening to is finally on it's way again. Green Day is releasing a new album on May 15th, titled 21st Century Breakdown. Below is a widget where you can check out the new single, Know Your Enemy, and follow what the band has going on right now. Release is only days away, so hurry and secure your copy!

Friday, September 26th, 2008
5:41 pm
[movehalfaninch]
Tonight's debate
So... how do you think it'll go tonight?

By the way, dunno if any of you guys remember who the Emergency Broadcast Network were, but they were this sort of political leaning art group... and now they're called Eclectic-method...

anyway, they did this video remix of InnerPartySystem's "Don't Stop" video that is very very very timely for tonight's debate.

Check it:


And then you can do your own remix:
Sunday, September 7th, 2008
4:44 am
[ericsilverbear]
Just watched "HAIR"... (Warning: RANT)
...and so things just don't change, except the Rhetoric.

The 60's are an important era that shaped much of who I am. My mother was very young when she had me so I really was very close to her growing up. I sometimes say that we grew up together. She was barely over 30 when I went off to boot camp. She was HUGE in the anti-war movement.

I've told this story before, but I actually lead the very first Peace March in New York City in 1966. My mother pushed me in a stroller at the head of the parade. There is a New York Times picture of it somewhere. She worked with the underground railroad getting people up to Canada who dodged the draft.

Yes, you're quite right in thinking she must have had a HUGE shit when I told her I wanted to enlist. Of course, over time, and being during peacetime, she understood my motivations and the missions of the U.S. Coast Guard. I wanted to work every day saving lives and not training to maybe take a life for no reason than someone told me that "they" were the "enemy."

You really cannot look at the 60's youth without understanding THE DRAFT. Every male was subject to being pulled off the street and shipped off to a war that really didn't matter to us. Some political know-it-alls told us that we were fighting for "something." Propaganda. Simple. Propaganda.

And now we're in the same mess. There is a "war" going on in which we really have no real business being there. I am a 24 year veteran of the United States Coast Guard, and am still serving as an Auxiliary Officer with the equivalence of a Full Commander or Lt. Col. I have served my country and my fellow human beings my entire adult life.

FUCK "WINNING" this war. It's not a war, and there will not be any winners, only losers.

There is one candidate who says he will end the war responsibly, in accordance with the wishes of the current democratically elected sovereign leadership of said country. He will surround himself with the best and most knowledgeable advisers. In fact, it is my guess that Sen. Webb of Virginia will be tapped to be Secretary of Defense. He is a graduate of Annapolis and a retired Marine Officer. He has written some incredible and thoughtful books.

The other is more interested in "winning" that he has clouded his judgment on what the purpose is. He was a POW for five years. He should KNOW BETTER!

Oh, and there is another war, by the way. One many have forgotten. The one against the people who attacked us. The one in which we were supposed to bring the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks to justice. Sen McCain said he would follow Bin Laden to the gates of Hell, but he won't bother to go to the cave he is living in right now! Oh, and the Bush administration has already committed the troops to Afghanistan in 2009. Um... WHAT troops??? We don't have any left over. The ones we have now are already on their fourth or fifth tour through the sandbox.

During the RNC I kept seeing the sign "COUNTRY FIRST." Um, Senator... WHICH COUNTRY???? And if I recall correctly, the very first words that THIS COUNTRY uttered in it's Constitution was: "WE, THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." The very same Constitution I swore to protect and defend. The very same Constitution you are asking to allow you to stand on the steps of the Capital, place your hand on YOUR bible and swear to protect and defend it...

Yeah... THAT CONSTITUTION.

WE, THE PEOPLE are this country. I agree with you, Senator, you should put the country: WE, THE PEOPLE, first.

And take your self described pit bull in lipstick with you. What a disgrace you won't allow her to be interviewed by the press that represents WE, THE PEOPLE. Your campaign has said they will only allow her to do interviews that promote your campaign. In essence, only allow interviews that YOU control.

Oh, and if you haven't noticed, she has given TWO speeches that other people wrote for her, and THAT IS ALL WE'VE HEARD FROM HER!!! She just keeps repeating the same lines day in and day out on the campaign trail.

Well, you are smart about that. Gov. Palin is a compelling person. I do admire her for going from the PTA to the City Council and being Mayor, then Governor. She has more executive experience than YOU do, Senator McCain.

You are smart to not let her talk for herself, to express her OWN ideas of the super conservative right wing of your party. Ideas such that the Religious Doctrine of Creationism should be taught in schools. Oh and how is that Pre-Marital Sex is a Sin holding up? Oh, sorry... That is a family matter... Yes, and you right, you do have the choice for yourself as to keep the baby. Hey, wait... What a great idea... Let's let the families decide for themselves what to do about unexpected pregnancies... Where have I heard that before??? Anyone???

What I really believe is that the Republicans knew, just like they did in 1996 that they will LOOSE!!! Back then they put out another old war hero and a terrific and effective legislator to run. Sacrificial Lamb anyone?

Yeah, and if you do win, we'll end up with the first woman president before we knew it, because you will be sworn in as the oldest man to ever enter the office of President. And to demonstrate you capacity for well thought out decisions, you chose a woman MY age, who is the governor of a state with less than a million people, and who two years ago was mayor of a town of less than 9000. It is well known you wanted Joe Lieberman, but your party wouldn't allow it. You showed how much of a maverick you are by doing exactly what your party and handlers told you to do. THAT is "leadership?"

And as Arlo said, but that's not what I am hear to talk about. I am hear to talk about The Draft.

The only difference between now and Viet Nam was that now we don't have the draft.

Our all volunteer military, of which I am one, does our very best to follow the orders of the constitutionally assigned civilian authority. I do like this system. I do think that the military should have to answer to a representative of WE, THE PEOPLE.

And what makes America a super power is our ability to back up our policies with the might of the finest Armed Forces ever to be assembled, but wait... They are depleted. What are we going to do? What if we did go to war with Iran? What if the peace process in Israel broke down? What if North Korea did come across the demilitarized zone? What if Russia does decide to rebuild it's empire and start re-swallowing up former Soviet republics? What if the fragile peace between Pakistan and India ruptures over something as so delicate as Kashmir? Oh, and what about if we actually noticed the many genocides occurring in Africa?

And worse yet, what about the attacks we NEVER see coming?

Sen. McCain, you speak as if you wish to place our security above all else. That is a noble idea, but your plans do not call for a strengthening of our military to support the saber rattling you are doing with Iran and Russia.

No where WILL he turn for the resources to strengthen our military to match his war mongering???

Oh, look over here... It's the Selective Service database. I had to register, as all the male citizens of the US upon turning 18.

It is funny, though, that with Viet Nam, it was the Dems who started it. Our beloved JFK handed the Matchstick to LBJ, and Johnson lite it! And yeah... The war ended during Nixon's time.

SO yeah... One candidate who wants America to Be Strong, and wants to put the Country First, and pins his hops on the economy on Reagonomics. During the RNC, I heard McCain being introduced as one of the first "foot soldiers of the Reagan revolution."

AND the other candidate who wants America to Be Strong, by making sure Americans are Strong. Who wants to put Country First by fixing the mess of the last eight years, by putting people back to work, and keeping them in their (only) homes.

By Your God, Senators. The choice is so obvious, I really can't believe anyone could even think of voting for the Republican ticket this time around.

In 2000, I would have crossed over and voted for McCain. Now, not even the McCain of 2000 would vote for the McCain of 2008.

Current Mood: irate
Thursday, August 28th, 2008
3:54 pm
[ericsilverbear]
McCain adviser: Everyone in U.S. has some health coverage
OK, here's a good solution to the Health Care crisis, according to a member of McCain's camp:

The best way to stop having people be uninsured (in regards to health and medical insurance) is to Stop Calling Them UNINSURED!

McCain adviser: Everyone in U.S. has some health coverage

Well, I feel better now!

Current Mood: relieved
Wednesday, August 13th, 2008
5:36 pm
[ericsilverbear]
Contraception is abortion?
Hi,

I had to share something with you. Can you imagine living in a place where birth control is considered an "abortion" and health insurers won't cover it? Where even rape victims are denied emergency contraception?

It seems unbelievable, but the Bush Administration is quietly trying to redefine "abortion" to include birth control. The Houston Chronicle says this could wipe out dozens of state laws that protect women's reproductive freedom and protect rape victims. And this proposed "rule change" doesn't need congressional approval.

I just signed a message to Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt, whose department is considering this rule change, telling him: "Contraception is NOT abortion." Can you add your voice to this cause? Click here to sign the message: http://pol.moveon.org/contraception/?r_by=-9957082-xsNXPjx&rc=paste

Thanks!

Current Mood: astonished
Wednesday, March 12th, 2008
9:50 pm
[slidecast]
Saturday, March 1st, 2008
10:53 pm
[newsoftoday]
 
Americans are asking for Political Asylum...Why don't we hear about it?     

There is no country in the world that understands propaganda more than the United States. Billions are spent at the Pentagon on what you hear and repeat. The mainstream news is a psychotronic parade as the democrats bumble and the reporters comment as though they are on the Bush administration payroll. 

The truth is not reported. The public responds as a story of importance makes breaking news only to see it squashed in the next 72 hours. Americans are asking for political asylum and you are not hearing about it. 

The government is torturing American citizens who are Whistleblowers-  myspace Darren Gelbard, youtube Monarch Katherine Moore, and DIA Topoff to see electronic warfare torturing a U.S. citizen in 2007. Or, for those of you who think these victims are conspiracy theorists, there are the ADS military tests on youtube, 60 Minutes, and CNN. People being hit out of thin air by a ray beam. For real!

Weapons that can harm or kill you from a distance, without leaving marks if the operator so desires, are being used on people in their homes. There are interviews with U.S. citizens who are victims and with a Baghdad surgeon in which he states there are bodies in Iraq he and his team of ten Doctors have seen that are being killed by..."No bullets, no shots..arms cut straight off...we don't know what kind of weapon it is." A Baghdad Orchestra player also stated he saw bodies where..."Only the face was burned, no eyes..and the teeth. The rest of the body was untouched.

The Washington Post released an article called Mind Games in which the victims of psychotronics and V2K described what it was like to have someone mentally and physically torture you using communications and electronic warfare from a distance. And Russia is trying to ban Space weapons after Congress changed the bill that would have banned psychotronics years ago. This is the most dangerous game. Weapons that no individual can defend themselves against. Weapons that manipulate people and that torture and can kill you in your home with no warning from a distance.
 
 
Current Location: United States
 
4:59 pm
[newsoftoday]
News
 
Americans are asking for Political Asylum...Why don't we hear about it?  
There is no country in the world that understands propaganda more than the United States. Billions are spent at the Pentagon on what you hear and repeat. The mainstream news is a psychotronic parade as the democrats bumble and the reporters comment as though they are on the Bush administration payroll. 

The truth is not reported. The public responds as a story of importance makes breaking news only to see it squahed in the next 72 hours. Americans are asking for political asylum and you are not hearing about it. 

The government is torturing American citizens who are Whistleblowers-  myspace Darren Gelbard, youtube Monarch Katherine Moore, and DIA Topoff to see electronic warfare torturing a U.S. citizen in 2007. Or, for those of you who think these victims are conspiracy theorists, there are the ADS military tests on youtube, 60 Minutes, and CNN. People being hit out of thin air by a ray beam. For real!

Weapons that can harm or kill you from a distance, without leaving marks if the operator so desires, are being used on people in their homes. There are interviews with U.S. citizens who are victims and with a Baghdad surgeon in which he states there are bodies in Iraq he and his team of ten Doctors have seen that are being killed by..."No bullets, no shots..arms cut straight off...we don't know what kind of weapon it is." A Baghdad Orchestra player also stated he saw bodies where..."Only the face was burned, no eyes..and the teeth. The rest of the body was untouched.

The Washington Post released an article called Mind Games in which the victims of psychotronics and V2K described what it was like to have someone mentally and physically torture you using communications and electronic warfare from a distance. And Russia is trying to ban Space weapons after Congress changed the bill that would have banned psychotronics years ago. This is the most dangerous game. Weapons that no individual can defend themselves against. Weapons that manipulate people.
Friday, February 22nd, 2008
5:32 pm
[slidecast]
1:04 pm
[ericsilverbear]
Open Letter to Sen. Hillary Rodham-Clinton: STFU
Dear Mrs. Clinton:

You will NOT be President of the United States of America. Get Over It. Do what you pledged to do and get behind who the people of the Democratic Party REALLY want to be our nominee. Stop giving fuel to our opponents and casting doubt over his ability to lead. Read what the Associated Press is reporting about how the Super Delegates are, en mass, flocking to the junior senator from Illinois. In fact, be joyful and go back to Congress and be the best damn senator this country has ever seen! Petition to become the Majority Leader so you can deliver the senior chamber to President Obama. Be a part of the solution, not the problem.

Thank you for listening.
Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
4:48 pm
[ericsilverbear]
Hillary4U&Me


I have just witnessed the END of a political Campaign!

Current Mood: amused
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008
10:05 pm
[japanesecowboy]
George Bush Doesn't Care About Americans
Many Conservatives believe that Liberals are rooting for the war in Iraq to fail so that we will be vindicated in our Bush-bashing. Well, I can't argue that there aren't some liberals like that, as I've read comments from some who virtually say so, but most of us Liberals truly wish the best possible outcome for Iraq, and especially for our soldiers there. (Read More).
Monday, January 21st, 2008
6:31 pm
[ericsilverbear]
Monday, November 5th, 2007
8:49 pm
[pruvy]
metastasis
I know this is a bit off topic for this community, but it's in a similar political vein and I want to disseminate this information as far as I can. X-posted from my journal:

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http://www.infowars.net/articles/september2007/280907Cake.htm

Synopsis: A (black) high school girl drops some cake on the floor and is subsequently attacked by a (white) school security guard uttering racial slurs, breaking her wrist/arm. Another student filming the incident with his cell phone is attacked and arrested. His sister attempts to intervene and is arrested. The girl's mother seeks an attorney and requests that the offending guard be arrested, and is subsequently arrested herself and suspended from her job at another school in the county. The girl is suspended from school for five days and then arrested for "battery" of the guard.

WHAT THE FUCK. I wish this was an isolated incident...but unfortunately it's just one particularly egregious example in a much larger pattern of increased authoritarianism and the accelerating decline of the Bill of Rights. The War on Terror is metastasizing Drug War police tactics and corruption into a much wider systemic problem :(
Saturday, March 24th, 2007
11:44 pm
[orangeclouds115]
Funny liberal T-shirt!
Hi,
A friend of mine is a super-talented artist (you can see his work at http://www.inkyboy.com - my favorite part of the site are the book dummies - they are all beautiful and clever ideas for children's books).

Anyway, the two of us have decided to start dreaming up liberal T-shirts and selling them online. I have a major guilt trip over selling non-organic cotton, so most of the shirts we plan to offer will be organic. The latest T-shirt is "St. Patrick Fitzgerald: Driving the Snakes out of Washington" - and it has pics of Karl Rove, Scooter Libby, Bush, and Cheney all as snakes.

You can see it here: https://www.goodstorm.com/item/orangeclouds115/st_patrick_fitzgerald

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Monday, October 16th, 2006
8:03 am
[rpeate]
A Girl in Iraq Like Me




I took the picture above in '03.

I learned October 11, thanks to juuice_newton in space_ghetto, that apparently, the American girl was right.


Wednesday, September 13th, 2006
9:02 pm
[ericsilverbear]
Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, 73, dies
http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/09/13/richards.obit.ap/index.html

Damn, I really like this LADY... She was the genuine thing... I wish SHE would have ran for president!!!

I remember her speech at the Demo Convention where she said that George Bush was born with a silver foot in his mouth!!!

Current Mood: melancholy
11:49 pm
[pruvy]
Tuesday, August 29th, 2006
3:37 pm
[revolutionnow05]
Iran VS U.S.
Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is challenging Bush to a live uncensored debate on world affairs. Mr Ahmadinejad feels the American people need to listen uncensored to what Iran wants. What does the white house call his suggestion? A diverson from global concern over their nuclear program.

Sounds to me that Bush isnt up to the challenge.
God forbid Americans actually here what Iran has to say outside of the 3 second sound byte.

Come on Georgie step up to the plate!!!

BBC story

I for one would LOVE to see this debate!

(x-posted)
Monday, July 10th, 2006
11:54 am
[vinyl86]
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