03 Jul 2008

W and his band of merry eavesdroppers wrong

Again… The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act provides the “exclusive means” for electronic eavesdropping within the UU, a federal district court judge in California ruled yesterday, and explicitly supersedes the government’s claim that it may invoke the “state secrets” privilege to shield documents from court scrutiny. http://arstechnica.com/news.ar… The Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation

02 Jul 2008

What we once condemned China for is the basis for Bush’s torture manual

This once proud country of ours is circling the toilet bowl…all thanks to more than seven years of the Bush administration.  Who else could think of taking a 1950’s analysis of how Americans were tortured by the Chinese and turn that around to produce a torture training manual for use

20 Jun 2008

Michelle Bachmann loves the critters

Also from the CBR, a link to ThinkProgress: http://thinkprogress.org/2008/… During a radio interview on Wednesday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) attempted to argue that drilling for oil in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR) would be beneficial for Arctic wildlife. Bachmann claimed that drilling would cause not only an “enhancement of

20 Jun 2008

Diebold is having a sale

Get your voting equipment and accessories at UNBELIEVABLE prices!!! From a link at TheCarpetBagger Report to a Wired story: http://blog.wired.com/27bstrok… “In a brochure (.pdf) announcing its “Red Hot Summer Sale” Diebold, now known as Premier Election Solutions, is selling off everything from used touch-screen voting machines ($600/each) to ballot boxes

18 Jun 2008

Larry Sinclair arrested…at his National Press Club event

http://www.dailykos.com/storyo… The guy gets no respect…though he deserves none. 27 year criminal record, fraud, theft, forgery, and he was introduced by a disbarred lawyer who claimed his wearing a kilt was more comfortable for “those of us on the other side of the genital spectrum.” Now, I don’t have issues

12 Jun 2008

GOP to make Michelle Obama a target and my response

Not surprising…those good ol boys are working on mounting an attack on Michelle Obama as a way of attacking her husband. http://www.politico.com/news/s…   “It’s less than a week into the general election campaign, but already Michelle Obama is a   Republican target.   Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger leveled

02 Jun 2008

Senator Kennedy undergoing brain surgery today

http://www.boston.com/news/loc… In a statement released at shortly before 6:30 a.m., Kennedy said he would be operated on by Dr. Allan Friedman at the Duke University Medical Center and expects to recuperate there for about a week. In the weeks and months after the surgery, Kennedy will begin a regimen of

26 May 2008

Transgendered couple in StarTribune feature, nicely done…

A nice article on a TG couple in MN done by the StarTribune of Minneapolis (no toe tapping involved in this story, so the LC fans can move on…).  The strib is the main paper in Minneapolis, so to feature this story is an important portrayal of this couple to

20 May 2008

US Government found guilty of discriminating against blind people

“Federal appeals court says paper money discriminates against blind people” from the Minneapolis StarTribune (free registration) http://www.startribune.com/bus… Finally this fight may come to an end for the blind in the US.  Virtually every other country has money that can easily be distinguished by touch.  Canada has plastic like inserts that

10 May 2008

3 suspended for not standing for Pledge of Allegiance

Some kids decide to make a statement and get a days suspension for not standing during the Pledge. You gotta love the closed minds at work here. http://www.startribune.com/nat… At least the ACLU dropped the school district a note to remind them that freedom of speech matters.