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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…

Two Polls of Note; Both Bad for Republicans

The first poll, from CNN, shows the overwhelming majority of Americans disapprove of the president’s veto of the Iraq Funding measure. A majority of the U.S. public disapproves of President Bush’s decision to veto a war spending bill that called for U.S. troops to leave Iraq in 2008, according to a CNN poll released Tuesday. The…

Pelosi Calls for Energy Independence

Pelosi: ‘Energy Independence is Essential to Reducing the Price at the Pump’  Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic Leaders held a press stake out this afternoon regarding the increase in gas prices.  Below is her opening statement: This weekend, the nationwide average of $3.07 per gallon set a record – exceeding last…

What’s the Matter IN Kansas? The State of the Guard

this just came in from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office: IRAQ & NATIONAL GUARD READINESS: ARE STATES READY TO RESPOND TO EMERGENICES? The war in Iraq has had a serious impact on the National Guard and its ability to protect and assist Americans in times of disaster here at home. On Friday May 4th, a massive…