Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for April 30, 2008

** Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance **
On April 9, Senator Bob Bennett (R-UT) introduced S. 2834, the Washington County Growth and Conservation Act of 2008. While in some ways this bill is better than Senator Bennett's 2006 version, which you helped to defeat, it still contains some of the same damaging provisions for southwestern Utah that would perpetuate bad precedents for all future public lands bills.

Once again we need your help! Please let your Senators know that S. 2834 is bad for Utah wilderness!

** Gay Men's Health Crisis **
Once a year, hundreds of AIDS activists travel to Washington D.C. for the nation's largest advocacy event for HIV/AIDS: AIDS Watch. People living with HIV/AIDS, their families, friends, health care providers and AIDS activists meet with members of Congress to demand a solid federal commitment to AIDS programs.

You can participate, too! Send a message to your members of Congress asking them to support AIDS programs that work. Tell Congress to support AIDS programs that work.

** Human Rights First **
Last week, African dock workers, trade unionists, human rights activists, and religious leaders joined together to stop the delivery of weapons from China to Zimbabwe.

As dock workers refused to unload the arms – China was forced to recall the ship carrying them because no country was willing to receive it.

This heroic stand by the people in southern Africa — they weren't going to allow arms into a country that planned to use them against its own people — sent a strong message to China that their weapons are not always welcome. Countries of the world, including the U.S., had no choice but to join the people and repudiate the arms shipment. And China had no choice but to yield to international pressure by recalling the ship.

We have seen what is possible when the people take action — leaders will follow. We need to do the same thing for Chinese arms going to Sudan.

In Zimbabwe, Chinese weapons are used by government forces to crush political opposition by terror. In Sudan, Chinese arms are used to kill civilians and destroy lives in Darfur.

Join us in telling the U.S. government to do for Sudan what they did for Zimbabwe: call on Beijing to halt arms sales to Sudan.

** CREDO Action **

Old and senile McCain is blocking a vote on legislation to address widespread gender-based pay inequity because he thinks women only need more "education and training" instead of full equality under the law. We disagree, and so do our partners at CREDO Mobile.

Please sign CREDO's petition to urge old and senile McCain to quit making sexist statements and stop blocking a vote on fair pay for women.

FYI: Lies of the right-wing wackos for April 30, 2008

** Democrats.Org **
Yesterday, Governor Dean sent around our second national television ad.

It's one of the most powerful television spots Americans will see this year. It's simple, and it's brutally honest. It rocked the McCain campaign, because they know they'll spend the every day through November dealing with the fallout.

This is the ad the Republican National Committee is working around the clock to stop, even threatening legal action against television stations that air this spot. That's how worried about it they are.

If you haven't seen it yet, watch it now, and send it to everyone you know:

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Laura Bush, docile doormat

Behold, the ideal Republican wife: Prim, sexless, nearly useless, lets the men do the real thinkin'. Hot!
By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist

** Media Matters **
Associated Press noted old and senile McCain's sponsorship of comprehensive immigration bill, but not that he wouldn't vote for it now.

CNN's whore Bash again airs clip of old and senile McCain falsely attacking Dems for health care proposals

Reporting old and senile McCain's "divergent views" from House Repulsive Republicans, NY Times ignored his flip-flop on immigration, possible campaign spending illegalities.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for April 29, 2008

** Human Rights First **
Ten years ago, famous Guatemalan human rights defender Bishop Juan Gerardi was murdered. Bishop Gerardi was killed just days after publicly releasing a report that documented more than 200,000 killings during Guatemala's 36 year civil war. The report laid blame on the Guatemalan government for over 90 per cent of the conflict's human rights violations.

While individuals have been convicted for the murder of Bishop Gerardi, there has been no justice for the victims of Guatemala's 422 documented massacres. None of the former military or police officials allegedly responsible for committing the worst atrocities during the conflict have been held accountable.

Through his courageous efforts to reveal the truth, Bishop Gerardi left Guatemala an important legacy. However, without action by the authorities, that legacy will never be fully realized.

Urge the Guatemalan Attorney-General to immediately act on the criminal petitions filed by victims almost a decade ago. Those petitions allege that former police and military leaders committed crimes against humanity and genocide during the civil war.

** NRDC **
The 2007 energy bill includes a provision that prevents federal agencies from contracting to purchase liquid coal and other "dirty fuels," such as tar sands and oil shale, that produce more global warming pollution than conventional gasoline. But now dirty fuel supporters in Congress have introduced legislation that would repeal this important provision that will help fight global warming, and energy companies are poised to market dirty fuels to the government at the first opportunity. The Air Force, for instance, is already pushing for a new liquid coal plant on its Malmstrom base in Montana.

Liquid coal produces twice the global warming pollution of conventional gasoline. Relying on liquid coal fuel also would increase the harmful effects of coal mining, which means more mining in the Rockies and more mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia. Investing in liquid coal is also financially unsound: while even under the most optimistic scenarios liquid coal could replace no more than 10 percent of our oil use, these plants would cost over four billion dollars each to build.

Tell your representative not to reverse important protections against dirty fuels.

** Avaaz **
Petition to G8, UN and EU leaders:
We call on you to take immediate action to address the world food crisis by mobilizing emergency funding to prevent starvation, removing perverse incentives to turn food into biofuels and managing financial speculation, and to tackle the underlying causes by ending harmful trade policies and investing massively in sustainable agricultural productivity in developing nations.

** Center for Biological Diversity **
Take action now to protect critical habitat for some of the world's most imperiled coral reefs. A federal proposal to protect coral habitat is making its way through the government channels, and your voice counts.

** The Wilderness Society **

The West Tavaputs Plateau in Utah, which includes Desolation Canyon, Jack Canyon, and Nine Mile Canyon, has it all: spectacular canyons and mesa tops, a diverse range of vegetation, rivers, a ruggedness that truly allows enjoyment of wildness and solitude, and one of the greatest concentrations of rock art in the world.

This is all under threat as the BLM is proposing to approve a massive natural gas drilling plan that can harm these amazing places and values unless we act now.

The BLM is currently wrapping up its public commenting stage on the West Tavaputs Plateau Natural Gas Full Field Development Plan Draft EIS, which allows drilling more than 800 new natural gas wells among rugged canyons and internationally recognized rock art. This is your chance to tell the BLM that you don't want to see this wild and important Utah environment spoiled. Comments must be submitted by May 1, 2008.

FYI: Lies of the right-wing wackos for April 29, 2008

** Media Matters **
Faux news whore O'Reilly again misrepresented prior comments about terrorists attacking San Francisco.

You know, I wonder if this idiot even remembers people actually watch his crap show and does have proof of his ramblings?

Networks continue to ignore NY Times' military analyst story, but all find time for Hannah Montana star.

Of course, the government breaking the laws of this nation are not as interesting as a near naked Hannah in a magazine.

CNN whores Bash, Roberts, and Phillips ignored "paster" Hagee's comments linking Hurricane Katrina to gay pride parade.

Once a media whore, always a media whore.

Media continue to ignore old and senile McCain's flip-flop on Iraq-Korea comparison.

They are treating old and senile mccain like he's president already.

** Media Reform Daily **

At the Wall Street Journal, there are clear signs that a unique business paper is fast becoming a very common general-interest paper, albeit one with a really dynamite business section.
David Carr, New York Times

The resignation of the Journal's managing editor Marcus Brauchli is a billboard-sized sign that the world's leading financial publication is abandoning the qualities that made it great in the first place.
Dean Starkman, Columbia Journalism Review

When I was younger, I used to read the WSJ every day at the school library. I read it because they had business news not printed in local "business" newspapers. I even read it once and a while just to keep up with what is happening around the world. Their editorial board sucks monkey shit so I ignore their Opinions and any reports printed by their more right-wing wacko reporters.

But I am glad the WSJ is becoming the disaster some purists said would happen. You get what you deserved when you allowed Murdoch to buy your paper in the first place.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for April 28, 2008

** Free Press Action **
Recently, the New York Times exposed a secret Pentagon campaign to infiltrate the media with pro-war propaganda.

The scheme reaches all the way to the Bush White House, where top officials recruited dozens of "military analysts" to spread favorable views of the war via every major news channel -- without revealing they were working from Pentagon scripts and often lobbying for major military contractors.

Spreading "covert propaganda" is illegal under federal law. Congress must investigate these military pundits and their ties to the Bush administration, defense contractors and our national news media.

Tell Congress: Investigate the Propaganda Pundits.

** Public Citizen **
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe's cousin and closest political advisor has just been arrested for connections with murderous right-wing paramilitaries! This development can sink Bush's proposed Colombia NAFTA expansion. Write your representative today and urge him or her to oppose the outrageous Colombia FTA.

** Amnesty International **
In April 2004, the Chinese journalist Shi Tao used his Yahoo! email account to send a message to a U.S.-based pro-democracy website. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison for "illegally providing state secrets to foreign entities." Disturbingly, Yahoo! provided information to the government for his prosecution.

Enough is enough. Companies like Yahoo!, Google and Microsoft have sacrificed international human rights standards, and their own corporate missions, in pursuit of new and lucrative markets. Act now to end the censorship of the internet, ask your Representative to support H.R. 275, the Global Online Freedom Act.

** BioGems **
If the Bush administration and a Denver-based natural gas company get their way, Utah's remarkable Nine Mile Canyon may soon be transformed into a massive industrial zone.

We need your immediate action to halt this destructive scheme in its tracks. The deadline for submitting comments on the plan is May 1!

Please go to
right away and tell the Bureau of Land Management to reject this disastrous proposal, which would put more than 800 new natural gas wells in the Greater Nine Mile Canyon area -- home to the greatest concentration of rock art sites in America.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

FYI: Right-wing crapola ala cart

** Media Matters **
NewsBusters attacked Pelosi as "more of a shallow politician than a devout Christian" for calling the Dalai Lama "His Holiness" -- as Bush has repeatedly done.

So-called newsbusters is nothing more then right-wing wacko trash at it's best. Of course, it follows the playbook of the ignorant and stupid gopers-lemmings by ignoring facts. I bet one day if "facts" do become a part of the gop, their collective heads would explode!

Wash. Post's Broder joins Cohen in ignoring numerous falsehoods, asserts McCain "is not assumed to be willing to sacrifice personal credibility to prevail".

I don't care how much you spin and lie, you are not going to make old and senile mccain look like something he's not.

Networks reportedly refused to appear on PBS' NewsHour to respond to NY Times' military analysts story; several continue blackout.

This is an interesting story. I wonder what they are hiding? I mean besides the truth?

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for April 24, 2008

** Move On **
Right-win-nut pastor John Hagee says Katrina was New Orleans' fault. Old and senile McCain sought out, and embraces, Hagee's support. MoveOn members are trying to deliver a petition to old and senile McCain in New Orleans just a few hours from now: will you sign?

Here's the background: Old and senile McCain wants America to see him as a compassionate, mainstream politician. So he's going to New Orleans today for a photo-op in the 9th Ward.

But he's still trying to shore up his right-wing base—so this past Sunday, he again welcomed the support of right-wing-nut evangelist John Hagee, who said "Hurricane Katrina was, in fact, the judgment of God against the city of New Orleans."

MoveOn members in New Orleans have organized an emergency rally outside old and senile McCain's event today. With the media looking on, they'll try to deliver our petition asking him to stop pandering to right-wing bigots like Hagee. They'll announce an up-to-the-minute number of signatures, and we'll have a real impact if we can say that hundreds of thousands have signed in only a few hours. Clicking here will add your name.

** Better World Campaign **
The U.S. will spend $192 billion this year in Iraq and Afghanistan alone, on top of regular defense spending. By contrast, the United Nations is helping bring stability to 17 conflict areas around the world—from Sudan to Lebanon to Haiti—all for a budget of less than $8 billion. Despite consistently supporting and voting for these peacekeeping missions at the UN, the U.S. isn’t keeping its promise to UN peacekeepers around the world.

The President’s budget request this year falls more than $600 million short of fully funding UN peacekeeping missions.

The U.S. already began the year $2.8 billion in debt to the UN. A debt of this enormity should not go unnoticed, and, thanks largely to your efforts, it hasn’t. Over 3,000 of you have taken action by sending letters to your members of Congress urging them to fully fund UN peacekeeping and to clear our debts. But we still need your help.

If you haven’t already, send a letter to your elected officials telling them to fully fund UN peacekeeping so we don’t have to go it alone in the world.

** NARAL Pro-Choice America **
Last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the shocking fact that at least one in four teenage girls nationwide has a STD.

Even as the teen STD crisis deepens, the Bush administration continues to funnel millions in taxpayer dollars to dangerous and discredited "abstinence-only" programs that replace lessons about birth control with lies about contraceptive failure.

Now that the House of Representatives has returned to pro-choice leadership, Congress is finally taking action and I hope you do, too.

Please urge your lawmakers to end funding for President Bush's reckless "abstinence-only" programs.

** VoteVets **
We need your help. This week, Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Richard Burr offered a watered-down substitute to the 21st Century GI Bill, which was introduced by Senators Jim Webb and Chuck Hagel.

We need you to write to your Senators telling them that the McCain bill is unacceptable.

** The Wilderness Society **
With 126,000 new oil and gas wells projected to be built across our western public lands over the next 20 years, it's up to us to ensure that areas rich in wilderness and wildlife are protected.

The Wilderness Society has been working locally and with WildAlert members like you to curtail drilling plans in areas with special wildlife and wilderness values. The Wyoming Range is just such a place.

A rugged chain of mountains in the western part of the state, the Wyoming Range is prime habitat for moose, deer and elk. It's a beloved spot for blue-ribbon fishing and other recreation. This place is so special that Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso has introduced legislation to protect it from leasing.

But the Forest Service is considering whether to lease these public lands to oil and gas drilling before Congress can act to protect them. Please take action today and ask the agency to withdraw the proposed leases in the Wyoming Range.

FYI: Fascist Faux News whores lies to protect old and senile McCain

** Media Matters **

Whore Doocy's claim that "I believe those records have all been released" ignores old and senile McCain's delay of release of most recent medical records.

You know, those morons @ faux news still attempt to lie and weasel their way into the minds of the American public. Of course, the fascist Faux News viewers are your typical right-wing-nut without a brain of their own...

Ignoring old and senile McCain's inconsistent statements, whore Blitzer did not challenge Gov. Crist's defense of comparison of Iraq and South Korea.

Yeah, try to ignore facts whore Blitzer. This is why most intelligent Americans don't believe your crap.

Despite old and senile McCain's numerous falsehoods, CNN's whores Blitzer and Borger repeat "maverick" and "straight-talker" characterizations of old and senile McCain.

I wonder if I keep calling old and senile McCain OLD and SENILE, would the people start believing that?

Media Matters had documented conservative misinformation from military analysts with hidden ties to Pentagon.

Of course, this is nothing new since the thinking people of the planet knew the "conservatives" of the world are a bunch of lying self-righteous bastards anyways.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for April 23, 2008

** United Farm Workers **
Multiculturalism is a basic American concept. We value the beliefs, traditions, customs, arts, history and folklore of the diverse cultures reflected throughout our nation. All this is being put at risk in Arizona, where last week the Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to a routine homeland security bill, SB 1108 that would prohibit students at the state’s public universities and community colleges from organizing groups based on race (ie: groups such as MEChA, the Black Business Students Association, Native Americans United, etc.)

According to newspaper reports, Rep. John Kavanagh, (R-Scottsdale), a supporter of the measure called these campus organizations, "'self-defeating' and 'self-destructive' for students."

If you live in Arizona, e-mail your representatives immediately as well as the Speaker of the House. If you live outside Arizona, please e-mail the Arizona Speaker of the House today and let him know the eyes of the nation are on Arizona.

Please take action today. This bill could reach the Arizona House floor as early as this week.

** Food and Water Watch **
Already in 2008 we've seen the largest recall in U.S. history from the Hallmark/Westland meat plant, and this isn't an isolated incident. Whether it was spinach, ground beef, peanut butter, or frozen pot pies, last year was the year of recalls. Throughout all of these recalls consumers had no way of finding out where these recalled products were sold or distributed. Thankfully, we have an opportunity to change that.

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro has introduced a bill which would require the USDA to tell us which stores and schools received recalled meat.

We've got a good chance of getting this passed, but we need to gain as much support for the bill as possible. Can you ask your member of Congress to become a co-sponsor of this important bill?

** Center for Biological Diversity **
By June 30th, the federal government will make one of the most important decisions in conservation history. If it declares the polar bear to be an "endangered" species, the decision will set off an unprecedented worldwide discussion on global warming.

If the government refuses, desperately needed global action will again be delayed by U.S. stubbornness. Short-term corporate profits will continue to control political agendas and threaten life on earth. All of life on earth.

It will all happen -- or not -- by June 30th. Make it happen. Sign our petition today and pass it on.

** Change to Win **
The incompetent boobs in the Department of Homeland Security is proposing using Social Security "no-match" letters for immigration enforcement. Every year, employers report their employees' Social Security numbers to the government as part of the process of paying their payroll taxes. The Social Security Administration (SSA) checks those numbers against their database; if they don't match, a so-called "no-match" letter is sent by SSA to the employer.
That works well enough when the issue is just checking the accuracy of Social Security's records. But now DHS is proposing to use this system for something far more critical -- identifying whether a worker is in this country legally. And the Social Security database just isn't accurate enough to be used reliably for that purpose.

Why isn't it? The Inspector General of the Social Security Administration estimates that there are more than 17 million errors in the database -- each of which would trigger a "no-match" letter. And more than 70% of those errors are in the records of legal, native-born American workers.

If you're one of those workers, when the "no-match" letter arrives, it's up to you and your employer -- not DHS or Social Security -- to resolve the "discrepancy". And if you can't get it resolved in time, your employer is required to fire you or risk significant penalties.
If DHS goes forward with this plan, it would cause thousands of people to be fired on an unverified hunch that an error in a database in Washington means that you're not a legal, authorized worker.

The Department of Homeland Security needs to hear from you that this is unacceptable. Tell DHS to Say No to No-Match

FYI: Because MSNBC and the Wash. Post sucks...

** Media Matters **

MSNBC on-screen text falsely suggested Republicans wanted to pass Fair Pay Act.

Taking a cue from Fascist Faux News, MSNBC lies to pander to right-winger lemmings.

Matthews purports to channel Dem party "grandee[]" in suggesting Obama pick Jewish running mate for "ethnic balance" to his middle name.

Of course, we all know whore Matthews is a racist pig and his suggestions to Senator Obama makes it much more so.

Wash. Post's Cohen's double standard: Clinton's acts disqualifying, while old and senile McCain's numerous inconsistencies and falsehoods are "understandable".

No nit-wit, what is understandable is that you are an asshole right-wing-nut and have no ethical standards for you or your bird cage liner you call a "newspaper".

Wash. Post's Balz touted old and senile McCain's "advocacy of comprehensive immigration reform" -- which old and senile McCain no longer supports.

Why is it that these freaks @ the Post can't figure out that old and senile mccain has flipped-flopped on MANY issues?

Multiple choice Test Time: Of the following, which outlet covered two recent major national security stories -- NBC, CBS, NPR, PBS, or ... Comedy Central?

Does not surprise me one bit.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for April 21, 2008

** Human Rights First **
The February elections in Pakistan marked a new beginning following martial law, demonstrations, and the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Since then the new government has taken some important steps to reverse the damage to the rule of law, and specifically towards reinstatement of the dozens of senior judges dismissed by President Musharraf.

However, the new government still has work to do. President Musharraf is strongly opposed to reinstatement of the judges, and internal disagreements within the new government may cause additional delays. The nascent government needs to know that the international community, including the United States government, supports the progress so far and hopes to see truly independent courts.

The Pakistani government will address the question of the judges this week, so please act quickly to urge your representatives in Congress to sign on to a letter to the Prime Minister expressing support for the lawyers' movement and for initiatives to restore an independent judiciary and rule of law in Pakistan.

** Habitat for Humanity **
Could you live on $1 a day? Could your Senators? $1 a day is barely enough for food, much less access to an adequate place to live. But with your support Congress can help cut extreme global poverty in half by 2015.

Recently, several Senators introduced a bill called the Global Poverty Act that would help improve life for the world's poorest people, including help for families currently living in inadequate housing.

This critical piece of bipartisan legislation will help ensure that poverty reduction is a major priority of U.S. foreign assistance and will call for the Bush administration to develop a strategy focused on reducing global poverty.

Send a message to your Senators now urging them to become a co-sponsor of the Global Poverty Act.

** Earthworks **

For peacefully asserting their rights and preventing mining company officials access to their lands, these Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) leaders, - known as the KI Six -- were sentenced to six months in prison. The KI Six were sentenced just weeks after Ardoch Algonquin First Nation spokesperson Robert Lovelace began serving a six-month sentence for similar charges.

The 1,200 strong KI community of hunters, fishers, and trappers is opposed to mining activities on their traditional lands in Northern Ontario., Canadian company Platinex Inc. believes their lands contain one of the world's largest platinum deposits.

Please write to the premier of Ontario today and demand the immediate release of these political prisoners. The government needs to see an overwhelming outpouring of public support.

** Defenders of Wildlife **

America’s bears are facing a poaching plague. The reason? The lucrative black market for bear parts is on the rise.

But bipartisan legislation in Congress can help put an end to this disturbing trend.

Urge your Representative to sign on as a cosponsor to the Bear Protection Act (H.R. 5534) -- a bill that would help save America’s bears.

** Oxfam America **

If you've been to the grocery store lately, you've noticed that food prices are rising. After years of remaining relatively stable, prices are being driven through the roof by a convergence of circumstances.

This phenomenon affects food prices worldwide, and it presents a major problem for poor people in developing countries. Just think about it: if you spend 50–80 percent of your income on food, then the more prices rise, the less food you can afford.

The current price increases are causing widespread hunger for millions of poor people. Yet US food aid policies require all food to be shipped halfway around the world, draining critical aid money on needless costs. Congress could change this policy in the coming weeks, and we need your action immediately.

Tell Congress to reform food aid policies to allow for food to be purchased where it is needed, rather than being shipped halfway around the world.

FYI: Because AP Can't make up lies fast enough...

** Media Matters **
AP made false comparison between generic Nov. poll and April head-to-head poll to suggest old and senile McCain momentum.

I don't know but it looks like everyone is trying to jump on the Faux News bandwagon and just lie or misrepresent their so-called facts.

Ignoring McCain's efforts to satisfy conservative base, NBC's Gregory touted old and senile McCain's "brand" as "being a maverick and being anti-politics".

I don't care how much you right-wing wacko lie and keep repeating your lies: Old and Senile McCain is not a maverick, never has been a maverick and will always pander to the gop faithful losers.

AP reported old and senile McCain's "conce[ssion]" that it probably was a "mistake" to seek Hagee's endorsement, but not his assertion that he's "glad to have" it.

So those on the right bash Senator Obama for having a paster with different views of the world yet the right-wing wackos remain quiet for Hagee's silly and quaint views of the world?

NPR analyst Cokie Roberts apparently unaware that old and senile McCain said he is "glad to have" Hagee endorsement.

Nothing like glossing over or totally ignoring facts to make a point right?

CNN chart purporting to compare candidates' "wealth" omitted Cindy McCain, who is reportedly worth $100 million.

Didn't you bastards @ Cnn and faux news bash Senator Kerry when his wife didn't release her wealth status?

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for April 20, 2008

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"Measured in blood and treasure, the war in Iraq has achieved the status of a major war and a major debacle."

That's not from the peace movement - it's from the National Defense University, written by a senior Pentagon official who served under war-monger and right-wing nutball Donald Rumsfeld.

Yet despite the overwhelming opposition of the American people, Speaker Pelosi plans to rush a vote through Congress for another $178 billion blank check.

We must stop this madness. Tell Congress: No More Funds for Iraq

** The Petitionsite **
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, near Half Moon Bay on California's North Coast, is a local gem, where you explore natural tide pools and teach your children about the wonders of our stunning coast.

But the fishing lobby has sent hundreds of emails supporting a proposal to open half of Fitzgerald to fishing.

Please act today to protect Fitzgerald: sign the petition to support a strong network of protected marine areas!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for April 18, 2008

** Sierra Club **
Gas prices are skyrocketing -- and so are Big Oil's profits. In fact, the country's five largest oil companies made a record-breaking $123 billion just last year -- billions more than they were making just a year ago.

So what's old and senile Senator John McCain's solution?

Raise oil company profits by another 18 cents per gallon -- by eliminating the federal gas tax without guaranteeing that Big Oil won't just keep prices high and take the difference to grow their record profits even more.
Sign the petition to tell old and senile Senator McCain to end giveaways to Big Oil and invest in clean, renewable energy?

** Save the Internet **
Right now, Congress is considering a bill -- the Internet Freedom Preservation Act (H.R. 5353) -- which ensures that economic innovation, democratic participation and free speech will continue to flourish across the Internet.
Tell Congress to Listen to California: Take Action Now.

** ACLU **
If you found out today that your boss decided to pay you thousands of dollars less than your coworkers because of your gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability, there may be nothing you can do about it -- thanks to the Supreme Court.

In the case of Ledbetter vs. Goodyear, your right to sue for pay discrimination was virtually taken away. This decision basically eliminates your right to take action. Thankfully some in Congress are working to fix this outrage. The Senate is set to vote on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act next week, and we are critically close to the 60 votes we need to pass this bill.
Tell your senators: No one should be worth less!

FYI: CNN pandering to their own lies

** Media Matters **
CNN still promoting the notion that progressives don't vote their values and aren't "pro-family".

Have no idea where CNN whores gets this idea...

MSNBC, flip out over purported "flip-off".

Because they have can't report real news anymore (have they ever?) they just continue to make up their own lies and try to make their lemmings believe it. Get this through your simple minds: Senator Obama did not flip you off. But if he did, I am sure you deserved it.

Bush Bitch Rove falsely claimed that Obama suggested: "If you wear a flag lapel pin, you're not a true patriot".

Disgraced and still ignorant, Karl Rove whines to Faux News whore O'Reilly about being a Patriot. Something he and his ilk are not.

Purporting to ask "tough" questions, MSNBC's Softball main whore Chris Matthews repeatedly failed to challenge McCain.

Of course, since right-wing whore Matthews still loves to pander to the right-wing wackos, why challenge the purported heir apparent to Monkey King Bush failures.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for April 17, 2008

** Union of Concerned Scientists **
Yesterday, President Bush finally decided to weigh in on global warming after seven years on the sideline. His speech came as the U.S. Senate is poised to vote on legislation that would put us on the path to a safer climate by ensuring significant near term reductions of global warming pollution. Unfortunately, the president’s suggestion that we delay any emission cuts until 2025 shows he would prefer to derail the Senate process than make a real contribution.
Please urge your senators to move beyond the president’s rhetoric by supporting strong global warming legislation.

** United Farm Workers **
Farm worker children are being put at daily risk of neurological and developmental damage due to four deadly organophosphate pesticides.
These toxic pesticides were derived from nerve gas developed during World War II. The four organophosphates at issue are methidathion, oxydemeton-methyl, methamidophos, and ethoprop and are primarily used in California on a wide variety of fruit, vegetable, and nut crops.
These toxic chemicals pose a danger to everyone, but especially to rural children and families when these four pesticides drift into schoolyards, outdoor play areas, and homes. The EPA has acknowledged the danger, but has done nothing to protect the public.

Please e-mail the EPA today and tell them to ban these four toxic pesticides immediately. Stop putting children's health at risk.

** True Majority **
Last week, ABC news broke a shocking story: Secretary of State Rice led meetings that explicitly authorized torture. 1 Last night, ABC had a chance to ask the Presidential candidates if they thought torture was acceptable in America. In case they didn't think of this idea themselves, we even ran an ad on the local ABC affiliate right after the debate in Philadelphia with quotes from their story and footage of the Secretary of State saying, "Torture and conspiracy to commit torture are crimes under US law".
But ABC didn't get the hint. Instead of asking the Democratic candidates about torture, the moderators, "dwelled entirely on specious and gossipy trivia that already has been hashed and rehashed".2 The mainstream media won't hold the Bush administration accountable, but we will.
Sign our petition demanding the Presidential candidates call on Rice to resign:

FYI: MSNBC Panders to Right-Wing Wackos

** Media Matters **

Despite McCain not being a Catholic, Barnicle on MSNBC "Hardball" asserted McCain "absolutely comes off as" an "Irish Catholic working-class hero".

Of course, this crap show is MSNBC, no facts are necessary.

MSNBC's Shuster claimed "[c]ampaign financing ... could help McCain tarnish" Obama -- did not mention McCain may be breaking campaign finance laws.

Well, okay, since MSNBC is only concerned about pandering to the right and now about "facts", I am sure most of us can ignore this :)

On MSNBC, Brzezinski and Novotny falsely asserted McCain's gas tax plan would eliminate "20 percent of the cost".

Um, I think someone needs to go back to school and relearn some basic math.

Convicted drug abuser and Viagra user Fats Limbaugh asserted that "the Islamofascists are actually campaigning for the election of Democrats".

Has this fat druggie EVER Gotten his facts straight? Okay, here it is. "Islamofascists" is not a real word. Just because the Monkey King Bush said it once, it does NOT make it a real word. Secondly, if "Islamofascists" are campaigning for Democrats, then it's fair to say "Christofascists" such as Limpballs are campaigning for repulsive republicans!

NBC's O'Donnell uncritically aired McCain's misleading claim that Clinton and Obama are "going to raise your taxes by thousands of dollars a year".

Wow, is everyone copying Faux News by ignoring facts and just make up shit as you go?

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for April 15, 2008

** ACLU **
1) In a stunning admission to ABC news Friday night, President Bush declared that he knew his top national security advisers discussed and approved specific details of the CIA's use of torture. Bush reportedly told ABC, "I'm aware our national security team met on this issue. And I approved." Bush also defended the use of waterboarding.

The ACLU is calling on Congress to demand an independent prosecutor to investigate possible violations by the Bush administration of laws including the War Crimes Act, the federal Anti-Torture Act, and federal assault laws.
Take Action: Demand that your members of Congress reject torture by holding to account those responsible for approving and implementing these un-American policies.

2) Last May, the Supreme Court ruled in Ledbetter v. Goodyear that employees who have suffered years of pay discrimination cannot have their day in court if they don’t discover the discrimination within 180 days of their employer’s initial discriminatory pay decision.

The Ledbetter decision not only reversed years of employment law, it also ignored the realities of a workplace. Often employees don’t know what their co-workers are paid. Further, expecting that they learn that information within the first 180 days of a pay decision is unreasonable. Unless Congress intervenes, companies will be able to discriminate for years and unjustly profit from paying women, minorities, the elderly, and people with disabilities, as long as it keeps the discrimination secret for a few months.
The Fair Pay Restoration Act (S.1843), is now before the U.S. Senate. The time has come for the Senate to correct this wrong and let American workers keep their hard-earned dollars. Urge your Senators to support the Fair Pay Restoration Act!

** **
In the wake of the Monkey King's admission to knowledge of torture, we've come to a historic moment where every American - and every Member of Congress - must take a stand.

Either you're for torture or you're against it. And if you're against it, you must support the only Constitutional remedy for a President and Vice President who commit war crimes: impeachment.
Tell Congress to Impeach Bush and Cheney for Torture

** Humane Society **
The European Environment Commissioner has announced a plan to ban the trade in all seal products originating from inhumane hunts. This builds upon the historic declaration by the European parliament in 2006. If an EU-wide ban is enacted, the fashion houses serving the main markets for seal skins today -- China and Russia -- would be forced to stop, and millions of baby seals would be saved from cruel slaughter.

In the meantime, many nations have either banned seal product trade or announced their intentions to do so. They include: Germany, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Croatia, Austria, Slovenia, Panama, Mexico, and the United States. Just the potential for an EU ban on seal products has saved thousands of seals already. Prices paid for seal skins this year have declined so much that most sealers have chosen to stay home.
Tell the EU that you strongly support a total ban on trade in seal products by signing the petition here.

** People for the American Way **
Repairing the damage to our Constitution and our standing in the world will take years, but RIGHT NOW certain senators can stop more of President Bush's dangerous judicial nominees from getting lifetime seats on the federal courts.
As the Republican tantrum over unconfirmed nominees continues, key Democratic senators are starting to echo what we've been saying: in these months leading up to a presidential election, controversial nominees need not and should not be considered for confirmation. Hundreds of Bush judges are already doing plenty of damage to your rights and legal protections.
Tell senators on the Judiciary Committee to stand up to Bush and his Senate allies by invoking the well-established Senate tradition of not considering controversial judicial nominees in the months leading up to a presidential election.

** Leahy for US Senate **
First the Bush-Cheney Administration tried to bully the House into accepting its own deeply flawed FISA legislation. Then White House officials and Congressional Republicans refused to meet with us to hammer out a better bill. And then the President and his allies blocked our attempts to temporarily extend existing surveillance legislation -- incredibly blaming Democrats for their own efforts to let the legislation expire.
Despite all of this bullying, cajoling, and foot-dragging, we're proud that our House Democratic colleagues stood firm, refusing to water down the strong, balanced FISA bill that passed the House and is now on its way to the Senate.
Urge the Senate to support the House's strong and balanced FISA bill -- forward an email to your Senators now!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for April 14, 2008

** Environmental Defense **
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants to build the world's largest hydraulic pumping plant in one of the most sparsely populated regions in the state of Mississippi.

In a throwback to another era and contrary to federal policy, the Corps would use the Yazoo Pumps to drain wetlands so agribusiness can intensify production to reap more farm subsidy payments.

The Yazoo Pumps project would waste $220 million in taxpayer money, drain and damage more than 200,000 acres of wetlands in the heart of the Mississippi River flyway and ruin some of the richest natural resources in the nation.

An EPA veto would put an end to this harmful plan. Send an email today! Help protect these precious Mississippi wetlands once and for all.

** Working Families **
Just about any way you look at it, runaway pay packages led CEOs to take on excessive risk and are one of the real causes of the mortgage crisis.

Too often, compensation programs encouraged top corporate executives to maximize short-term financial gains at the expense of long-term sustainability. In effect, boards of directors rewarded their CEOs for generating financial results that were often based on taking on irresponsible levels of subprime mortgage risk.

1) Click here to tell your representative and senators to help homeowners affected by the irresponsible corporate lending practices that led to the mortgage meltdown.

2) Click here to urge your senators to support giving shareholders a say on CEO pay.

** American Civil Liberties Union **
For the first time, George W. Bush acknowledged that he knew his top national security advisers discussed and approved specific details of the CIA’s use of torture. “I’m aware that our national security team met on this issue and I approved,” he said. He also defended the use of waterboarding -- simulated drowning where the victim feels like they are about to die.

Congress should long ago have gotten to the bottom of which top officials approved, condoned and authorized U.S. involvement in torture. But, now that the President has admitted to a policy of top-down torture, the ACLU is calling on Congress to demand an independent prosecutor to investigate possible violations of the War Crimes Act, the federal Anti-Torture Act and federal assault laws.

Tell your members of Congress: Don’t look the other way on torture.

** Vote Vets **
Take a moment today to use our website to write a letter to your own senators and representative, urging them to back a new GI Bill. We've drafted some text for you, so all you need to do is enter your name and information, and click.


FYI: Right-wing wacko lies, Faux News, and the Washington Post

** Media Matters **

Washington Post's Balz reported McCain "again made clear his opposition to broad federal intervention or bailouts," ignored approval of Bear Stearns aid.

The problem with so-called "news"papers is that they actually insult the intelligence of most of their readers and think they are unable to think for themselves once and a while. Unfortunately, most readers of the Washington Post ARE the stupid lemmings they appear to be.

NY Times' Caucus blog reported Old and Senile McCain's criticism of Obama's "commitment" to public financing, but not that McCain may have violated public financing system's spending limits.

Why do people continue to ignore that Old and Senile McCain violated the laws of this land? He ain't the Monkey King Yet?!?

Reuters ignored Old and Senile McCain's inconsistency about need for Korea-like troop presence in Iraq.

That's right folks, old and senile McCain is not telling the truth about his stupid "long term" plan on Iraq.

AP scrubbed Monkey King Bush Bitch national security adviser Hadley's reportedly mistaken reference to "Nepal".

Wow, these are the people giving advice to Monkey King Bush and yet can't figure out the difference between Nepal and Tibet? Do you feel safe yet?

Friday, April 11, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for April 11, 2008

** Earth Justice **

Right now, Congress is considering the Clean Water Restoration Act, important legislation that clarifies that federal safeguards against water pollution must protect all waters of the United States. Earlier this week, the U.S. Senate held an important hearing on this bill, and the House of Representatives will hold a hearing April 16. Now is the time to tell Congress to stand up for clean water and support the Clean Water Restoration Act!

** Friends of the Earth **
Last week, Friends of the Earth called for the resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Stephen Johnson. Recently, Administrator Johnson, in lockstep with the Bush White House, has gone into overdrive to undermine or damage many environmental standards before a new administration takes over. Our goal is to generate enough pressure to get Johnson out early, or at least to call enough attention to his misdeeds to impede his under-the-radar slash and burn effort at the EPA.
We have come up with a creative way to publicly present our demand: we are going to present a massive "dismissal notice" signed by thousands of Americans to Johnson and we want you to sign on at:

FOE Action #2: Don't Buy It: Keep Cloned Meat Off Grocery Shelves

FOE Action#3: Tell Houghton Mifflin global warming isn't a matter of debate!

FYI: ABC News panders to right-wing wackos, Repulsive Republican Lies

** Media Matters **

ABC News blog post about McCain touting Obama's "near gaffe" ignored McCain's repeated misstatements related to Al Qaeda.

It's nice to see ABC trying to be newsworthy ala Faux News!

On MSNBC's crapshow Softball, Matthews and Shuster critiqued Obama's "weird" beverage selection at Indiana diner.

Well, apparently, they have NO OTHER real issues to "discuss" on softball! Like WTF is wrong with you bitches on Softball? Talking about his drink?

Washington Examiner senior White House correspondent Bill Sammon falsely attributed the term "nuclear option" to Senate Democrats.

Another fine example of becoming old and senile to function in decent society.

Faux news radio John Gibson told African-American caller: "You're sticking with Obama, because he's ... a brother".

Tell me again who is playing the race card?

And now for your viewing pleasure: The Monkey King Bush throwing the First Pitch and the fans respond!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for April 10, 2008

** True Majority **
Just when you think it can't get any worse, the Bush Administration finds a new way to shock the conscience. Yesterday, ABC News reported that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice chaired explicit White House discussions about which torture techniques should be used on prisoners.

They "were so detailed" that "some of the interrogation sessions were almost choreographed -- down to the number of times CIA agents could use a specific tactic."

This is the first time that we have evidence that senior officials, "not only discussed specific plans and specific interrogation methods, but approved them". Given these new revelations, Condoleezza Rice can not continue as Secretary of State.
Sign our Petition demanding that Rice resign:

** Jobs with Justice **
Despite widespread opposition to the Colombia Free Trade Agreement in the United States and Colombia, President Bush has sent the agreement to Congress, trying to force a vote before he leaves office. Take action now and tell your Representative to vote NO on the Colombia FTA.

** **
Robert Mugabe's government has withheld the results of the national elections--and threatens to use violence and fraud to hold on to power.

Mugabe has resisted international pressure--but South Africa's Thabo Mbeki, who has Mugabe's ear, might listen. A global outcry is needed to ensure that Mbeki knows his status as a global and regional leader is on the line: the world is turning to him to help bring justice for the people of Zimbabwe.

This petition will be delivered through diplomatic channels, media--and an event on Wednesday, April 16, when Mbeki travels to the United Nations to chair a special meeting of the UN Security Council.

** Amnesty International **
One million children have been forced from their homes. Over two million Darfuri civilians have been displaced by the violence that has gripped the region around Darfur. Countless families, friends and communities require humanitarian assistance. The price for supporting the peacekeeping mission and restoring stability in Darfur is high. Your actions can be worth millions. Tell Congress to ensure funding for peacekeeping efforts in Darfur.

FYI: Faux News lies again, right-wing wacko news for April 10, 2008

** Media Matters **
Fox's E.D. Hill falsely claimed that "U.N. meteorologists" say "the planet may actually cool off for the 10th year in a row".

Too bad this idiot never mentions the NAMES of these UN meteorologists nor does he provides any real proof of his ramblings. But then again, this is Faux news, no proof is needed.

CNN's Blitzer asserted Petraeus and Crocker are not "political appointees" -- but Bush appointed both to current positions.

Wolfie must be suffering from Alzheimer's disease since he can't remember his facts either.

700 Club's Robertson: "Islam is not a religion, it is a political system ... bent on world domination".

Right-wing wacko, fundie, bible-thumping asswipe opens fat mouth and inserts (foot). Not the first time either. Look in a fucking mirror with your religion whore Robertson before you slam anyones religion.

Scarborough trots out the most-Americans-don't-know-the-difference defense of McCain's Sunni-Shiite "confus[ion]'.

Well Scar-face, most Americans are not running for president. If Old and Senile McCain still can't figure out who are our enemies are, then how the hell is this idiot going to protect our country?

During all-GOP Fox News panel, Fleischer touted "stature gap," McCain as "look[ing] like he is best prepared to be commander in chief".

Hey Faux News: This is not the Teen Academy Awards. There are no "Best Dressed" awards out here in real life.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for April 9, 2008

** Union of Concerned Scientists **
To avoid the worst effects of global warming, we must replace electricity generated from dirty coal and other fossil fuels with clean, renewable energy from sources like the wind, sun, and energy crops. One option for fulfilling our clean energy needs is carefully-sited offshore wind initiatives like the proposed Cape Wind project.
Help Cape Wind Move Forward. Send an e-mail today to Director Randall Luthi, Minerals Management Service.

** The PetitionSite **
Despite rallying cries around the world, China continues its harsh crackdown on protesters in Tibet and internal dissent, most recently by imprisoning noted human rights activist Hu Jia.

The Monkey King Bush has a unique opportunity to speak out for those who are silenced. By boycotting the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics, Monkey King Bush can join other world leaders in urging China to stop its repression of activists and work to improve human rights at home and in Darfur and Burma where China wields great influence.
Sign the Petition today!

** Amnesty International **
The Monkey King Bush recently announced that he would be attending the 2008 summer Olympics in Beijing. We are urging him to pressure China for human rights improvements before the Games. Despite promises to improve its human rights record, China has become increasingly repressive in the run up to the Olympics. Human rights activists are detained without trial, journalists are harassed and imprisoned, “re-education through labor” programs and executions continue unabated.
Send an e-mail to Monkey King Bush and demand the man-bitch to change his simple mind.

** People for the American Way **
Please help us give Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee the grassroots support they need to halt consideration of any more controversial Monkey King Bush judicial nominees.
There's a longstanding practice, popularly known as the "Thurmond Rule," of processing only non-controversial nominees in the several months before a presidential election.
It's time for the Committee Dems to invoke this rule. Tell them by adding your name to our petition at:

** United Farm Workers **
New Government Report Shows FDA Fails to Protect the Public. (Does this really surprise you though?)
Please take immediate action and tell your congress members to make food safety a priority. Let them know we are tired of the FDA putting our safety at risk.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

FYI: Faux News Whore O'Reilly race baits, lies of right-wing wackos.

** Media Matters **

Faux News Whore O'Reilly race baits by declaring to "race hustlers" and "race-baiters": "[T]he gloves are off"

Can you say hypocrite?

Another Faux News Radio Bitch Tammy Bruce repeating Chelsea/9-11 falsehood, and thinks she's a medical doctor, purported to diagnose Hillary Clinton with a mental disorder.

Do you see the pattern here? One right-wing wacko lies, the other lemmings repeat.

Discussing NY Times/CBS poll, Cokie Roberts, Reuters' Decker claimed McCain is ahead of, or even with, Obama, Clinton -- poll says otherwise.

Faux News whore Chris Wallace refused to acknowledge inconsistency in McCain's statements on Iraq as South Korea, accusing Kerry of "conflating" them.

Brzezinski and McCain adviser agree that old and senile McCain admitted lack of economic knowledge once -- but he's done so several times

Michael the Whiner Savage on Obama: "Now we have an unknown stealth candidate who went to a madrassas in Indonesia and, in fact, was a Muslim".

Hey jackass, no one believes your lies anymore. That's why your show got kicked off the #1 radio station in the SF Bay Area...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

FYI: Old and senile McCain, 10 things to know about McCain

** Moveon.Org **
10 things you should know about John McCain (but probably don't):

1. John McCain voted against establishing a national holiday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now he says his position has "evolved," yet he's continued to oppose key civil rights laws.

2. According to Bloomberg News, McCain is more hawkish than Bush on Iraq, Russia and China. Conservative columnist Pat Buchanan says McCain "will make Cheney look like Gandhi."

3. His reputation is built on his opposition to torture, but McCain voted against a bill to ban waterboarding, and then applauded President Bush for vetoing that ban.

4. McCain opposes a woman's right to choose. He said, "I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned."

5. The Children's Defense Fund rated McCain as the worst senator in Congress for children. He voted against the children's health care bill last year, then defended Bush's veto of the bill.

6. He's one of the richest people in a Senate filled with millionaires. The Associated Press reports he and his wife own at least eight homes! Yet McCain says the solution to the housing crisis is for people facing foreclosure to get a "second job" and skip their vacations.

7. Many of McCain's fellow Republican senators say he's too reckless to be commander in chief. One Republican senator said: "The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine. He's erratic. He's hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."

8. McCain talks a lot about taking on special interests, but his campaign manager and top advisers are actually lobbyists. The government watchdog group Public Citizen says McCain has 59 lobbyists raising money for his campaign, more than any of the other presidential candidates.

9. McCain has sought closer ties to the extreme religious right in recent years. The pastor McCain calls his "spiritual guide," Rod Parsley, believes America's founding mission is to destroy Islam, which he calls a "false religion." McCain sought the political support of right-wing preacher John Hagee, who believes Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment for gay rights and called the Catholic Church "the Antichrist" and a "false cult."

10. He positions himself as pro-environment, but he scored a 0—yes, zero—from the League of Conservation Voters last year.

1. "The Complicated History of John McCain and MLK Day," ABC News, April 3, 2008

"McCain Facts,", April 4, 2008

2. "McCain More Hawkish Than Bush on Russia, China, Iraq," Bloomberg News, March 12, 2008

"Buchanan: John McCain 'Will Make Cheney Look Like Gandhi,'" ThinkProgress, February 6, 2008

3. "McCain Sides With Bush On Torture Again, Supports Veto Of Anti-Waterboarding Bill," ThinkProgress, February 20, 2008

4. "McCain says Roe v. Wade should be overturned," MSNBC, February 18, 2007

5. "2007 Children's Defense Fund Action Council® Nonpartisan Congressional Scorecard," February 2008

"McCain: Bush right to veto kids health insurance expansion," CNN, October 3, 2007

6. "Beer Executive Could Be Next First Lady," Associated Press, April 3, 2008

"McCain Says Bank Bailout Should End `Systemic Risk,'" Bloomberg News, March 25, 2008

7. "Will McCain's Temper Be a Liability?," Associated Press, February 16, 2008

"Famed McCain temper is tamed," Boston Globe, January 27, 2008

8. "Black Claims McCain's Campaign Is Above Lobbyist Influence: 'I Don't Know What The Criticism Is,'" ThinkProgress, April 2, 2008

"McCain's Lobbyist Friends Rally 'Round Their Man," ABC News, January 29, 2008

9. "McCain's Spiritual Guide: Destroy Islam," Mother Jones Magazine, March 12, 2008

"Will McCain Specifically 'Repudiate' Hagee's Anti-Gay Comments?," ThinkProgress, March 12, 2008

"McCain 'Very Honored' By Support Of Pastor Preaching 'End-Time Confrontation With Iran,'" ThinkProgress, February 28, 2008

10. "John McCain Gets a Zero Rating for His Environmental Record," Sierra Club, February 28, 2008

Saturday, April 5, 2008

FYI: Disgusting Republican Pig Rep. McHenry (NC) calls U.S. soldier in Iraq a 'two-bit security guard.'

** Think Progress **

Your typical chickenhawk, repulsive republican, never made a sacrifice for my country GOP Pig Patrick McHenry (NC-10) talking about a US Soldier in the Green Zone:

We spent the night in the Green Zone, in the poolhouse of one of Saddam’s palaces. A little weird, I got to be honest with you. But I felt safe. And so in the morning, I got up early — not that I make this a great habit — but I went to the gym because I just couldn’t sleep and everything else. Well, sure enough, the guard wouldn’t let me in. Said I didn’t have the correct credentials.

It’s 5:00 in the morning. I haven’t had sleep. I was not very happy with this two-bit security guard. So you know, I said, “I want to see your supervisor.” Thirty minutes later, the supervisor wasn’t happy with me, they escort me back to my room. It happens. I guess I didn’t need to work out anyway.

Yet ANOTHER repulsican PIG who thinks they are exempt from the rules. Who the hell do you think you are pig? You and everyone else in your 10th Congressional district that voted for your sorry ass are disgusting, un-American pigs. I am sure the filth in that district and perhaps the state is proud of you, Pig McHenry.

Of course, the repulsive republican spin machine is ONLY NOW making claims that the Pig was talking about a "contractor" working as a "security guard" inside the green zone. VERY convenient don't you think when the people working for the Pig at his Office and the gop lemmings, who lie to protect their own, took a while to make this claim.

I have no reason to believe you Pig, nor the lemmings that are willing to lie to protect your sorry Pig Ass.

Watch the Video @ Think Progress and contact the Pig by calling his D.C. office. Of course, his e-mail is restricted to NC Residents.

(202) 225-2576

Friday, April 4, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for April 4, 2008

** Center for Biological Diversity **

One-third of America's national forests are protected from road-building and other industrial development by the Roadless Area Conservation Rule -- but now the administration is working state-by-state to open these treasured places to logging, mining and other development. As it gets ready to head out the door, the Bush government seems intent on handing the keys to our national forests over to the timber and mining industries. Without your help, their future is at risk. The Forest Service needs to hear from you by Monday, April 7th.

** Labour Start **
It has been nearly a month since the murder of Leonidas Gomez Rozo, a leader of the National Union of Bank Workers of Colombia.
His murder in early March was one of several violent attacks against trade unionists in that country.
Today we've been asked by UNI Global Union -- a global union federation to which Rozo's union was affiliated -- to flood Colombian embassies around the world with messages of protest next week.

** Credo Action **

This week the Chinese government called the Dalai Lama a "wolf in monk's robes" and his followers the "scum of Buddhism." It's just the latest outrage as China continues its brutal crackdown on courageous Tibetans who are demonstrating for greater political autonomy.
Let's all tell the Chinese government to end its violent crackdown in Tibet. Sign our petition here.

** Defenders of Wildlife **
Bison once numbered in the tens of millions across the Great Plains until a wholesale slaughter nearly wiped them out.
Now some of America's last free-roaming wild bison are being slaughtered on a scale not seen since the 1800s. And hundreds more could to be killed.
Take action now! Write the Montana Promotion Division -- the state's tourism officials -- and speak out for sensible wildlife management of these American icons!

** The Real McCain **
Old and Senile McCain still has not shown the backbone to be President and has turned his back on veterans. Why won't old and senile McCain sign on to the the New GI Bill?

FYI: Right-wing wacko news, Faux News whore O'Reilly obsessed with gay stuff

** Media Matters **

First up, we have your typical right-wing wacko and Faux News whore Bill O'Reilly being obsessed with anything that has to do with "gay stuff". I want to know why those on the right have this have this fetish about "gay stuff" all the time?

O'Reilly apparently still not relaxing "on all this gay stuff".

On Hannity & Colmes, Coulter again made Obama-Hitler comparison, said Clinton "would enjoy torturing" detainees.

The Bitch known as Ann Coulter still does not stay in the kitchen where she belongs. Never mind the fact it was the Monkey King Bush that has allowed torturing detainees because he thinks he's above the law.

Whore on MSNBC known as Joe Scarborough still panders to old and senile McCain.

Scarborough, Cameron failed to challenge McCain's false suggestion that Obama only recently proposed a "strike force" in Iraq.

And yet another example of old and senile McCain flip-flopping:

MSNBC, CBS political blogs note McCain's schedule for MLK anniversary, but fail to report prior opposition to MLK holiday.

Someone tell the Bitch Coulter to get to the kitchen and make us some pie.

Coulter: Obama's memoir is "Dimestore 'Mein Kampf' "

And finally, we have CBS leaving out facts in their "news" reports:

CBS report on "mind-numbing" national debt made no mention of Republican-led Congress' years of deficit spending on Bush tax cuts, Iraq

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Your 5 Minute Activist Links for April 2, 2008

** Defenders of Wildlife **
In its latest assault on America’s wild places, the Bush/Cheney Administration has proposed opening up more than 6 million acres of irreplaceable roadless backcountry in Idaho to logging, mining, and oil and gas exploration -- a move that would permanently damage vital habitat for grizzlies, wolves and other wildlife.
We have just a few days to help. The deadline for comments is Monday, April 7th, so please take action now to stop the Bush Administration from putting special interests over the public interest.

** Sierra Club **
The Teshekpuk Lake area in Alaska is one of the most important wetland complexes in the entire Arctic, supporting millions of migratory ducks and geese that winter in the lower 48. Now it's under the threat of the drill.
Please tell the Bureau of Land Management to keep Alaska's wildlife-rich Teshekpuk Lake protected!

** Union of Concerned Scientists **

Hybrid technology has the potential to provide us with cleaner, more fuel-efficient options in every vehicle class, as exemplified by the Ford Escape Hybrid, Honda Civic Hybrid, and Toyota Prius.
Yet GM continues to make that same mistake. Its new “two mode” hybrid SUVs, the Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon Hybrids, actually feature larger gasoline engines than most conventional versions of these models. The electric motor provides an additional power boost but only a modest gain in overall fuel economy.
General Motors has recently initiated an online program to open dialogue between consumers and the corporation. They want to hear from you! Please write to GM’s chairman and chief executive officer, Richard Wagoner, and tell him that his company can only be a true market leader by using hybrid technology to its fullest potential.

** Conservation International **

Add your voice to the growing number of people who pledge to STOP the clock on species extinction!

FYI: Right-wing wacko lies, Old and Senile McCain Lies

** Media Matters **

2000 campaign video shows McCain hyping time in Vietnam, despite his -- and media's -- false claims to the contrary

Why is the media constantly sucking up to Old and Senile McCain?

CNN's Crowley repeated accusation that Obama "distort[ed]" McCain's "100 years" remark, without reporting what McCain actually said.

More sucking up to old and senile McCain from CNN:

Kelly O'Donnell highlighted McCain's overseas trip "to pump his international image," ignored misstatements, fundraiser.

NBC Today should be ashamed of themselves:

McClatchy "newspapers" reported "McCain listens" to "both sides" of supply-side debate -- but he's also spouted "both sides".

I was expecting more from old media. Should of known better.

Scarborough, Brzezinski advance myth that McCain "stayed with" his immigration position.

Of course, this IS MSNBC though.

And finally we have Michael the Whiner Savage:
Savage: "I would round up every member of the ACLU and of the National Lawyers Guild and I'd put them in a prison in Guantánamo and I'd throw the key away"

I wonder why this right-wing pig is so afraid of the ACLU?

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