Monday, March 31, 2008

FYI: WSJ lies, Old and Senile McCain Lies, right-wing lies...

** Media Matters for America **

First up, we have the Wall Street Journal making a total assess of themselves when in their editorial pages have falsely claimed "Senate Intelligence Committee found" that Wilson "had lied" about Niger trip and that his report "produced no information of any intelligence value".

Hell, the only one lying here is the Wall Street Journal and the bastards that sit on their editorial board. Remember, these are the same dinkwads that have pushed the Monkey King Bush upon the right-wing lemmings in their "newspaper" in the 2000 and 2004 elections.

That's right WSJ, take a page out of Faux News and make yourselves less credible then you already are.

You can read it here @


Next up, we have MSNBC talking head Chris Matthews putting on knee pads, licking his lips and really SUCKING up to old and senile McCain in his claims that old and senile McCain "has campaigned brilliantly against" the Monkey King Bush, but not according to old and senile McCain...

Wear the rubber boots when reading this article about the press really sucking it up with the old and senile McCain.


And in other sucking and kissing ass news, the media are reporting about old and senile McCain's recent efforts to flaunt his so-called military record but not that he told Senator Kerry NOT to do so in the 2004 election.

In reports on Sen. John McCain's recent efforts to highlight his Vietnam War experience as part of his presidential campaign, several media outlets -- including The Washington Post, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today -- have failed to mention that, in 2004, McCain reportedly told then-Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry (MA) that he should not use his own Vietnam War record during his campaign, or that McCain falsely asserted in 2004 that he "didn't talk about" his own service during his 2000 presidential campaign "because," he said, "I didn't need to."

First off, who the HELL does ths repulsican think he is (besides old and senile) telling Senator Kerry how to run his campaign and then why the hell did Kerry's handlers not address this better?

Secondly, if old and senile McCain didn't need to talk about his military service in 2004, why is it necessary to bring about it now?

Read about it here and YOU decide.


Finally, we have a story about CBS and their news reporters lacking memory recall.

Ignoring his last presidential campaign, CBS' Higgins claimed McCain "didn't speak about" time as Vietnam POW until now.

I don't know why people are sucking up and kissing old and senile McCain's ass so much but it's getting annoying. Seriously...

Media Matters has documented it here for your reading pleasure.

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for Martch 31, 2008

** Pysicans Committee for Responsible Medicine **
PCRM needs your help to retain two important amendments in the Farm Bill. The first amendment, the Pet Safety and Protection Act, offered by Rep. Mike Doyle and Sen. Daniel Akaka, will prevent unethical animal dealers from stealing cats and dogs to sell them to researchers. The second amendment, offered by Rep. Steve Israel, bars the use of live animals in sales demonstrations of medical devices, as well as raises fines for violations of the Animal Welfare Act.
Despite having passed both the House and Senate, the Pet Safety and Protection Act may still be in jeopardy! The Act would prohibit experimentation facilities from buying dogs and cats from Class B animal dealers. Class B animal dealers, also known as “random source dealers,” often acquire animals through theft and deception and are known to sell lost and stolen cats and dogs to laboratories. As the Senate and House work out other differences between the two versions of the Farm Bill, animal experimenters are pressuring Congress to drop the pet safety provisions altogether.
The Israel Amendment bars the use of live animals in sales demonstrations for the marketing of medical devices for sales purposes. The amendment was offered in response to an incident in which a man artificially created a brain aneurysm in a dog to further his sales pitch for a medical device. This horrific procedure was repeated several times on the dog, who was later killed. The Israel amendment also raises the maximum fine for a violation of the AWA from $2,500 to $10,000.
Send an e-mail to your senators and representative and ask them to support the Akaka/Doyle Amendment and the Israel Amendment in the Farm Bill.

** Public Campaign Action Fund **
There's only one way to end the dependence of congressional and presidential candidates on big money, special interest campaign donors, and that's with comprehensive public financing.
Old and senile Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has refused as a presidential candidate to support legislation that meets this litmus test of serious campaign finance reform: Clean Elections-style public financing for all federal races. Read about the old and senile Monkey King Wanna-be Here.
We need you to help us hold him accountable. Add your name to our letter urging Old and senile Sen. McCain to get behind real change in Washington.

** Oxfam America **
Right now, governments around the world are using children as frontline soldiers, porters, and spies. The UN estimates that hundreds of thousands of children are actively involved in armed conflicts. A bipartisan bill to curb misguided US military aid to these countries could see movement in the Senate this month, and your action today is critical.
Tell Congress to stop US military support to countries using child soldiers.

** The Wilderness Society **

For those of us who love wilderness, there is no state outside of Alaska more prodigiously blessed with it than Idaho. There are more than nine million acres of wild, untouched forestland in Idaho. But most of it could be opened to energy development, mining, logging, and road construction if the Bush Administration gets its way.
The Administration and the state of Idaho are seeking to change the way more than seven million acres of roadless forests are managed. The change could impact a full 2/3 of Idaho's unprotected wilderness and result in an eight-fold increase in logging on roadless forests.
We can't allow this to happen. Please click here to take immediate action.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for March 30, 2008

** American Civil Liberties Union **
Ongoing efforts by the ACLU and its members helped get the House of Representatives to do the right thing and stand up to the administration's fear mongering, including rejecting the Monkey King Bush's unconstitutional spying bill, and, just before Spring recess, passing the FISA Amendments Act -- a far cry from the blank check that the Monkey King Bush demanded so strenuously.
Tell your representative and Speaker Pelosi to stand strong against a spying bill that harms the Constitution.

** National Parks Conservation Association **
Any day now, the Senate could vote on a package of public lands bills that will greatly benefit our national parks and public lands. Some of NPCA's top priorities-- reauthorization of the Park Service's Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program, the Cesar Chavez Study Act, and the Acadia National Park Improvement Act to name a few--are all in the mix. These bills have strong bi-partisan support, and yet they’ve been held up for more than a year.
Write your Senators and urge them to vote in favor of S. 2739.

** Jobs with Justice **
In the tomato fields of south Florida, modern-day slavery still thrives. As part of the week of action, students across the country are demanding that Burger King and food industry leaders work with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) to improve the wages and conditions for the workers who pick tomatoes and join an industry-wide effort to eliminate human rights abuses from Florida’s fields.
Click here to sign the National Petition to End Sweatshops & Slavery in the Fields.

** Working Families **

Another petition to eliminate modern-day servitude in America produce fields.

** Sierra Club **

The good news is that thanks to the support of our Sierra Club members and supporters we were able to block a staggering 5,000-acre timber sale in the Giant Sequoia National Monument.
But the bad news is our fight to protect the majestic Giant Sequoias is not over. More than half of the remaining groves — located in Giant Sequoia National Monument — are in jeopardy because, despite being rebuked by the federal courts, the Monkey King Bush Administration is refusing to back off its plan to log this irreplaceable ancient forest. That’s why we are asking you to act now and sign our petition to Forest Service Chief Abigail Kimbell, asking her to implement the strongest possible protections for Giant Sequoia National Monument.

Friday, March 28, 2008

FYI: Asswipe McCain thinks he's above the law like the Monkey King Bush!

The next in-line to the Monkey King Regime, John McCain admits to breaking the law. His latest spending report has him $4 million over the limit he imposed on himself when he accepted public financing.

Typical of your goper tactics thinking he's above the law, don't allow another line of Monkey Kings destroy our country by having "King" mentality.

Sign this Complaint Letter to the FEC now!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for March 27, 2008

For five decades, the Tibetan people have suffered greatly under China's brutal rule. The Chinese government has swamped Tibet with Chinese settlers, poured money into mega-infrastructure projects like the railway that solidify its control, and ruthlessly attacked Tibetan culture and religion. As the Olympics approach and the world's eyes turn to Beijing, the current outpouring of frustration in Tibet is the natural consequence of China's ongoing repression.
Please take immediate action by sending an e-mail to your congressional representative urging him/her to speak out in support of Tibetans inside Tibet.

** Earth Justice **
Idaho contains more unspoiled wild forest than any state outside Alaska, providing the last intact forest habitat for countless fish, wildlife, and plant species. These areas are enjoyed by hunters, anglers, hikers, and all who treasure the backcountry. Yet the Bush administration is making a play in its last days to hand this natural gem over to its friends in the oil, natural gas, timber, and mining industries by weakening the Roadless Area Conservation Rule protections that currently guard it.
Let the Bush administration know that you are against removing Roadless Rule protections for the forests of Idaho.

** League of Conservation Voters **

The Clean Water Act of 1972 implemented broad federal protections for all our nation's waters. But misguided Supreme Court rulings in 2001 and 2006 opened the door for polluters to contaminate various waters that had previously been protected – putting the drinking water for millions at risk!.
Contact your Members of Congress TODAY to insist that they support the Clean Water Restoration Act.

** Conserve Our Ocean Legacy **

Bluefin tuna are having a hard time surviving. Once abundant and thriving, the bluefin tuna population declined by 99 percent between 1963 and 2007, bringing this overfished species to the brink of extinction.
In the next few weeks, NMFS will present new annual catch limits and environmental review rules. We need your voice to remind the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) that it’s not just a good idea to set rules that will help fish like bluefin tuna survive, it’s the law.

** The Wilderness Society **
The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest is Montana's largest. Within it are nearly 2 million roadless acres - more unprotected roadless lands than any other forest in the state and an irreplaceable part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Without lasting Wilderness protection these landscapes will be overrun by the explosive growth of off-road vehicles that spread noxious weeds, stress wildlife, and wound the landscape with illegal motorized routes. Year after year new illegal routes are carved through the forest. But you can stop this abuse.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

FYI: McCain's free ride from the media, and wakeupwalmart

Media Myth: Is McCain Really a Maverick?
The media sure thinks so -- in January and February of 2008 alone, McCain was called a "maverick" more than 1,300 times in newspapers and on television.

Visit to find out more about this and other Media Myths of McCain.

** Wake Up Walmart **
On April 5th, the campaign will celebrate three years of making Wal-Mart a more responsible company. As you know, it's been a grueling fight for substantive change at Wal-Mart. And, for all of the movement's success, we still have one question for you.
Is Wal-Mart helping you "live better?"

Your tax dollars are still subsidizing Wal-Mart's health care crisis. Your good jobs are still being shipped overseas so Wal-Mart can import over 70% of its goods from communist China. Your neighbors are still earning poverty-level Wal-Mart wages so America's richest family can line their pockets with Wal-Mart's $12 billion in profits.

Are you living better yet?

This year, we can't settle for anything less than real change from Wal-Mart. We know change won't come unless we work together to bring our campaign's message to new audiences in new ways. That's why we're launching the first in a series of new videos: "Living Better." Please, do your part and pass it along.

Watch "Living Better" and help spread the word

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for March 25, 2008

** Rainforest Action Network **
Nonviolent peaceful protest should never be met with violent repression.
Today, RAN need your help to ensure that some of our closest allies are safe as they protest tomorrow (Wednesday) at a Cargill facility in San Pedro, Paraguay.

These allies -- members of the Inter-District Assembly for Sovereignty in San Pedro -- have called for a major protest against soy expansion in Paraguay. More than 1,500 campesino and Indigenous people are mobilizing tomorrow outside a Cargill soy silo to defend their land rights and food sovereignty.

In Paraguay, the use of state-sanctioned violence and repression is common in attempting to silence campesino and Indigneous movements. Agribusiness giants, like Cargill, benefit from this practice.

Please email Paraguayan officials and Cargill executives today!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for March 24, 2008

** **
Five Years is Five Years Too Many. Win Without War wants Rep. John Murtha, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, to provide funding only for the safe and timely redeployment of U.S. troops out of Iraq. Please sign their letter.

** True Majority **
President Hu Jintao of China is under mounting pressure right now to decide between a path of violence, and one that respects international human rights and will lead to peace.
We urgently need to call on the Chinese government to live up to its obligations by resolving the situation peacefully and open up a direct dialogue with the Dalai Lama.
Sign our petition to the Chinese President and make sure he renounces force in resolving the crisis.

** Public Citizen **
The Bush administration believes it can simply ignore Congress and the will of the people when it comes to safety on our highways.
Despite overwhelming opposition to a dangerous plan to give selected Mexico-based trucking companies full access to U.S. roads -- and legislation he signed into law that cuts off its funding -- Bush is barreling ahead.
At Public Citizen we are relentlessly pursuing proper safeguards for this program. Recently we had our day in court to demand the administration adhere to the law and permit the implementation of crucial safety standards.
The Bush administration is rushing ahead with this pilot project without any safety measures. We have outlined many of these problems in our latest YouTube video.
Check it out and be sure to tell your Representatives that Monkey King Bush must abide the law... especially those he signs!

** Credo Action **
The federal government has stepped in recently with huge bailouts for the big Wall Street firms like Bear where's the help for regular Americans?
Tell your Senators: Support the Foreclosure Prevention Act.

FYI: Follow the Oil Money!

Follow the Oil Money is an interactive tool that tracks the flow of oil money in US politics. Click on one of the search tools on the right to find out which companies are pumping their dirty oil money into politics, who is receiving it, and how it correlates to key climate, energy and war votes. You can also read their key findings.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for March 23, 2008

** The Petition Site **
The violence against protesters, monks and civilians in Tibet is quickly escalating as the deadly crackdown continues. This week, overwhelmed by the violence affecting innocent civilians, the Dalai Lama said he would resign as leader of the Tibetan government-in-exile "if things become out of control." We can't remain silent while these abuses are taking place. Take action to stand with the people of Tibet.

** Defenders of Wildlife **
The Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge -- a pristine conservation area adjacent to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska -- is one of the greatest waterfowl breeding areas in North America.
Take action now to protect these birds and other species from new oil and gas operations that could wreck important habitat..

** Humane Society **
Disgusting perverts in Canada are preparing for the 2008 seal hunt. They are going to murder over 275,000 BABY seals. It's appalling that civilized society continue this barbaric practice for seal skin. Contact the Canadian Minister of International Trade and tell the bastard to end the seal hunt.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for March 18, 2008

** PETA **
Every year in Canada, hundreds of thousands of baby harp seals are mercilessly slaughtered for their skins, and we want you to help get this cruel practice banned by signing PETA's seal petition.
Add your name to the petition urging Prime Minister Stephen Harper to end Canada's cruel seal hunt.

** NRDC **
We must halt the brutal killing of Yellowstone’s buffalo by the National Park Service and Montana’s Department of Livestock. It is unconscionable that more than 1,000 buffalo from America’s last wild, free-roaming herd have been sent to the slaughterhouse this winter. Tell the National Park Service to be the guardian of our country’s wild bison.

** Food and Water Watch **
The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a rule that would let factory farms get out of reporting their releases of ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and other toxic air pollutants caused by the breakdown of animal manure in massive lagoons. We have a right to know what toxic chemicals we're being exposed to.

** AVAAZ **
After decades of repression under Chinese rule, the Tibetan people's frustrations have burst onto the streets in protests and riots. With the spotlight of the upcoming Olympic Games now on China, Tibetans are crying out to the world for change.
Sign the Petition and tell the Chinese government to respect Tibetans demand for change.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for March 13, 2008

** The Wilderness Society **
The BLM is busy greasing the skids so big oil companies can commercially develop more than two million acres of oil shale and tar sands in the West, no matter that the technology is unproven and may not be commercially viable for decades.
At risk: places like the spectacular Roan Plateau in Colorado and the San Rafael Swell in southeastern Utah, renowned for its spiraling sandstone cliffs and rugged solitude.
Help The Wilderness Society stop this misguided plan.

** BioGems Defender **
Tell the Monkey King Bush administration to protect sensitive wildlands in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah for future generations and promote cleaner sources of energy instead.

** People Over Profits **
Read about how scum-sucking car dealers screw people over with Binding Mandatory Arbitration Here.
Now Tell Congress to Support HR. 5312 and have them stand up for car buyers!

** Public Citizen **
For too long Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen L. Johnson has used his position to weaken regulation meant to protect the environment. The latest abuse of his position was his denial of California's request to set greenhouse gas emissions standards for motor vehicles.
Tell Congress to remove EPA administrator Johnson!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for March 12, 2008

** Ocean Conservancy **
Last year, Ocean Conservancy activists helped convince Congress to increase funding for programs that protect sea turtles. These crucial increases were a repudiation of efforts by the Bush administration to slash funding. But here they are again, right back at it, trying to cut funding this year. Programs designed to help sea turtles and similar efforts that protect rhinos, tigers, elephants, great apes and certain migratory birds need more funding not less.

Tell Congress to increase funding for these programs and provide the additional support that these animals desperately need.

** Courage Campaign **
From the Associated Press: "Military security contractor Blackwater Worldwide has pulled its plans to build a training facility in a remote area about 45 miles east of San Diego."

Send a message of congratulations to the people of Potrero by clicking here:

** Wilderness Society **
The BLM is busy greasing the skids so big oil companies can commercially develop more than two million acres of oil shale and tar sands in the West, no matter that the technology is unproven and may not be commercially viable for decades.

Tell the agency these special places should be protected from the ravages of such destructive energy development - not targeted for it.

FYI: The Truth about John McCain -->

From the AFL-CIO: McCain Revealed: The Briefing Book

From NARAL: Meet The REAL McCain

From one of their own right-wing nut and former supporter of John McCain:

Monday, March 10, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for March 10, 2008

** Defenders of Wildlife **
The elusive pacific fisher is a member of the weasel family, an excellent climber, one of the rarest and most vulnerable creatures in the entire western half of the United States… and one of 280 imperiled species awaiting Endangered Species Act protections.
Take action now to ensure that fishers get the help they need. Urge your U.S. Representative to support needed funding for federal programs to protect threatened and endangered wildlife.

** The Wilderness Society **
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is moving to hand over 110,000 acres in the pristine Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil and gas exploration. In addition, they plan to transfer 97,000 acres of subsurface mineral rights to Doyon, Ltd, a for-profit corporation hoping to profit from oil and gas development in the refuge.
Take action today to protect this wildlife habitat!

** People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals **
Once again, defying international opposition and all standards of human decency, the Canadian government is sanctioning the mass killing of helpless baby harp seals.
Sign PETA's worldwide petition to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper demanding an end to the slaughter of seals!

FYI: What is in YOUR water? March 10, 2008

** First up, we have the Associated Press reporting that many kinds of drugs can be found in YOUR local drinking water. And what do the water companies have to say? "No Problem"

** Secondly, we know that the Monkey King Bush and his anti-American administration likes to start wars and kill innocent people. Well we now know that his no-bid contractor KBR (in which VP DICK Cheney used to be CEO) also likes to take short-cuts on much needed supplies to the same soldiers they put into harm in the first place. How about poisoning our troops with contaminated water?

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Monday, March 3, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for March 3, 2008

** Defenders of Wildlife **
Send a message to the Environmental Protection Agency to ban the use of Sodium Cyanide and Compound 1080!

To learn more about these poisions in use right now in YOUR backyard!-->
* Sodium Cyanide
* Coumpound 1080

** Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance **
Send a message to your US Senators and tell them to protect Utah BLM (Bureau of Land Management) roadless areas.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

FYI: The Humane Society's Mid-Term Scorecard

The Humane Society has released their new Humane Scorecard. The scorecard provides the records of US Senators and US Representatives on major animal welfare policies. This scorecard covers the first half session of the 110th Congress.

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for March 2, 2008

** American Rights at Work **
Workers at Atria Senior Living are being threatened and intimidated for trying to form a union. Tell Corporate ghouls at Altria and Lazard CEO Bruce Wasserstein to stop being a$$holes and stop unionbusting!

** ACLU **

Tell Congress to stand firm against the Monkey King Bush and his fear mongering.

** Public Citizen **
Tell your Senators to support renewable energy by cutting off OIL INDUSTRY HANDOUTS!

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