17 May 2006

YKos: FDL Breakfast in Vegas!!

    Um. . . are you gonna eat that?  Yes, it’s that time, ladies and gentlemen:  StepRightUp StepRightUp StepRightUp getcher foody goodness right-here yessirree-bob!! You’ve heard about it.  You’ve dreamt about it.  Your friends are green with envy (or are they already hung over?  Do they really make cactus margaritas

16 May 2006

Schumer: DSCC Won’t Commit Unconditional Support for CT-Sen Nominee

Someday, and that day may never come, I’ll call on you to do a service for me. Today, DSCC Chair Chuck Schumer held a conference call with bloggers.  He was in a rush, walking and talking on a cell phone on his way to cast a vote.  He talked to

16 May 2006

Action Alert: Let’s Make Sure They ‘Get It’

             Crashing the Gate  Many of our leaders in Congress are just beginning to catch up on the new American movement toward people-powered politics.  And so, members of the Roots Project decided to give them a little help. In cooperation with Politics & Prose, an independent, non-partisan, fantastic local bookseller

13 May 2006

FDL Late Nite: Who’s Your Hero?

On the left, we are right now rightly focused on taking aggressive action to restore constitutional balance to our country, even as we build coalitions and organize together to break through the media-governmental establishment’s deathgrip on power.  Many have pointed out that at some point, we need to be more

12 May 2006

Open Source Lobbying Kicks K-Street A**

     Mike McCurry Never saw it coming. . .  Signs of the Republican implosion are coming faster than even we bloggers can keep up these days.  Each day seems to bring with it major stories, crowding each other out throughout the news cycle.  Accordingly, I’m writing today more about you

06 May 2006

Late Nite FDL: “Personnel is Policy:” It’s Time for Regime Change

It’s time for regime change in Washington. In 1961, Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower said: In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the militaryindustrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

02 May 2006

Internet Freedom Update: Breaking News and Action Steps

 Grassroots to AT&T: Are you feelin’ us now?  While Mercenary Mouthpiece Mike McCurry whines and lies, the New York Times editorial page comes out in favor of the people:   "Net neutrality" is a concept that is still unfamiliar to most Americans, but it keeps the Internet democratic. Cable and

26 Apr 2006

Meet Mercenary Mouthpiece Mike McCurry, Enemy of Internet Freedom

       I’m an empty suit sellout.  Remember Mike McCurry?  Bill Clinton’s former press secretary?  He fought the good fight as the impeachment years took off, before handing over the reins to Joe Lockhart.  The press liked him, even though he used to run circles around them.  Now he’s selling his

25 Apr 2006

Lotus 1-2-3 and the Politics of 1992

Who’s that knocking at my door? Where were you in 1992?  Right Said Fred scored a big campy hit with I’m Too Sexy.  Lotus 1-2-3 was the most popular spreadsheet program.  Bill Clinton distinguished himself from the sclerotic Democratic Party by criticizing a comment by a mostly unknown African American

22 Apr 2006

Late Nite FDL: From Netroots to Grassroots

    These are the people the Wall Street Journal editorial page thinks are crass and crazy.  Funny how citizens getting together to take back their government make establishment elites stain their boxers.  Regular people can’t afford lobbyists, posh meals or fat expense accounts.  And yet, they hold the power to