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The House & Senate Kneel at the feet of King George

The House of Representatives capitulated to the will of King George W. Bush and gave him the funding he needs to occupy Iraq indefinitly. With the appropriation of these funds, it is unlikely that the Democratic leadership will be able to slow the Iraq occupation and bring our troops home any time soon. The vote…

Exporting American Jobs

Are Democratic leaders sleeping with the enemy?  THE NATION – “DEMS SELL OUT ON TRADE”: In a scathing editorial, The Nation magazine tears apart the handful of senior Democrats who negotiated the trade deal with the Bush administration in secret. “When Democratic and Republican leaders announce they have fashioned a ‘historic’ bipartisan compromise on trade, put…

Mr. President, will you support the troops?

Washington, D.C. – In a letter to President Bush, House Democratic leaders today (Friday) called on the President to drop his opposition to Democratic plans to give troops the pay raise they deserve and increase benefits for surviving spouses of men and women in uniform. The letter was signed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority…

David Dreier doth protest too much, methinks.

Today’s Flash Report headline commentary in their blog stream caught my eye this morning… Congressman David Dreier: Congressional Democrats Stifling House Debates, Breaking Pledge To Have “Most Open Congress in History” Then I remembered this report from the LA Times in January this year. Dreier shifts gears in a hurry. Meeting in an out-of-the-way room…

Jerry Falwell has died at 73

Jerry Falwell, founder of the “Moral Majority” died today at his office at Liberty University, where he was President. Reverend Falwell has managed to provide the religious right-wing-nuts of this country with ‘moral’ justification for acts of hate. ThinkExist.com has an extensive collection of Falwell quotes. Here are a few examples. “AIDS is not only…

Single-Minded Isolationists

On Sunday, Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel stated that the GOP has been “Hijacked by Single-Minded Isolationists” [ev type="youtube" data="CjaS-oAtk0A"][/ev]Come towards the light Chuck, come towards the light. Senator Hagel speaks the truth on this.  He can expect that the right wing will attack, just as they attacked the 11 GOP Congressmembers who went to the White…

Restoring Habeas Corpus

Caught this post from MyDD.com; the OC connection is Rep. Loretta Sanchez. Please call her office and urge her to vote to restore Habeas Corpus. Call locally at(714) 621-0102 or email her via this web form. And tell her The Liberal OC.com sent you. Habeas Restoration: Move Quick by Matt Stoller, Tue May 08, 2007…