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Islamofacism: a Real Threat or Not?

Bill Maher, the host of HBO’s real time, suggested in his New Rules commentary Friday night that environmental threats pose a greater danger to us and our way of life than Islamofacism.  He talked about Al Qaeda’s crude and old weapons “arsenal” and the fact that they still issue videotaped threats on VHS. Maher disputes…

More Phony Soldiers Who Don’t Get Military Ethos

from today’s Washington Post: ‘I Don’t Think This Place Is Worth Another Soldier’s Life’ After 14 months in a Baghdad district torn by mounting sectarian violence, members of one U.S. unit are tired, bitter and skeptical.   By Joshua Partlow Washington Post Foreign Service Saturday, October 27, 2007; A01 BAGHDAD, Oct. 26 Their line of tan…

Laura Bush’s Mini-Burka; any outrage from the Right?

  Back in May, our friend Matt Cunningham wrote this in response to a link I posted of a Wall Street Journal piece and my post was titled “Scary Neocons.” Jubal, on May 31st, 2007 at 4:04 pm Said: Maybe Ahmadinejad and the mullahs will renounce the the acquisition of nukes if Nancy Pelosi goes…

Sign the Petition from NukeFree.org

Petition to Stop the Nuclear Bailout To: The 110th United States Congress We ask that all members of Congress join us in working to remove from the pending Energy Bill massively expensive loan guarantees—potentially a virtual blank check from taxpayers— for the building of many more nuclear power plants. We strongly support those parts of…

Open Letter to the National Media*

*Who don’t know S*** about Southern California. This is definitely one of the worst fire seasons I have ever witnessed. As a child, I remember needing the assurance of my parents that the fires were far away and we were in no danger because the news whipped up the fear. For the record, I have…

Rep. Pete Stark Speaks Truth to Power

In comments on the House Floor before the SCHIP override failed, California Congressman Pete Stark spoke truth to power and sent Republicans into a frenzy of mock outrage.  Here’s what Pete had to say: First of all, I’m just amazed they can’t figure out, the Republicans are worried we can’t pay for insuring an additional…