Friday, October 31, 2008

FYI for Oct 30, 2008: Exposing the Lies and Stupidity of the Right-Wing Wackos

** Media Matters **

Wash. Times reported on Obama's "association" with Khalidi, but not old and senile McCain's.


Small time right-wing wacko radio host Bill Cunningham alleged that "Obama wants to gas the Jews".


Faux News repeatedly allowed Dick Morris to solicit funds on air for anti-Obama ad.


Michael "The Whiner" Savage showing his ignorance once again: "If you're insane, hate the family ... hate your mother and father, hate the Bible, hate the church, and hate the synagogue," you oppose CA gay marriage ban.


Convicted felon and right-wing wacko G. Gordon Liddy spews out stupidity (again) in saying: Obama is relying, in part, on "the welfare class" to win Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

FYI for Oct 29, 2008: Exposing the Lies and Stupidity of the Right-Wing Wackos

** Media Matters **

Faux's Studio B right-wing whore Shepard Smith affirmed Palin's misleading claim that Obama "voted 94 times for higher taxes".
On the October 27 edition of Faux's Studio B with Shepard Smith, host Shepard Smith uncritically aired video of Gov. Sarah Palin's statement that "[Sen. Barack Obama's] commitment to higher taxes never changes, though. And you just have to look at his record. He voted 94 times for higher taxes." Smith then said, "Well, they'll [Democrats] argue with that, but I guess down to its core, that's true." Smith offered no support for his purported confirmation of Palin's assertion, a claim described by as "inflated" and "padded"; indeed, the 94 votes Palin cited included votes that did not raise taxes, some that had no effect on tax rates, and some that lowered taxes on many people while raising them on comparatively few others.

Reporting on distribution of anti-Obama film, AP did not note that producer, former Repuke Congressional Staffer/Bitch David Bossie, was reportedly fired from GOP House committee over deception.


Contradicting own reporting, McClatchy newspapers repeated old and senile McCain's false claim that Obama would raise taxes on business Joe the Plumber wants to buy


Faux News right-wing whores Bitch Hume, Gretchen Carlson and NY Post whore Geoff Earle repeated report of Sarkozy comments about Obama, without noting French Embassy dismissed report as "groundless".


Bill Cunningham on his small and insignificant radio program: "[P]eople are poor in America ... because they lack values, morals, and ethics".

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Oct 28, 2008 -- Fight the Right-Wing Wackos Links of the Day.

** Public Citizen **
While the investment bank Lehman Brothers faced bankruptcy and asked the federal government for a bailout, it arranged to pay executives millions of dollars in bonuses.

The New York Times and Washington Post reported that in September, the bank arranged to approve payments for two fired executives worth $18.2 million, and another $5 million payment for an executive who was leaving voluntarily. Four days later, Lehman went bankrupt, the first of a series of financial shocks that led to a bailout costing taxpayers $700 billion.

In fact, former Lehman Brothers CEO Richard S. Fuld Jr. said in October that a compensation system that paid him about $350 million between 2000 and 2007 was appropriate despite the company's financial woes.

This is infuriating! Write a letter to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee using the easy form below, and tell lawmakers to continue monitoring the actions of Lehman Brothers, fully exposing the irresponsible spending that contributed to our current financial meltdown.

Tell Congress: Stop Wasteful Corporate Spending


** Center for Biological Diversity **
In response to the Center's petition, the National Marine Fisheries Service is conducting a status review to determine whether three ice-dependent seals that inhabit Alaskan waters warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. This is the first important step toward protection for ringed, bearded, and spotted seals -- all of which are threatened with extinction by the rapid loss of their Arctic sea-ice habitat due to global warming.

Please let the Bush administration know that you support the protection of these seals, and that we must reduce greenhouse gas pollution immediately to slow global warming and save them from extinction.


** Earth Justice **
In one of the most important environmental cases of its history, in early 2007 the Supreme Court affirmed what Earthjustice had been saying all along: The Clean Air Act gives the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to fight global warming. The EPA must act immediately and issue regulations that limit global warming pollution.

Tell the EPA to use the Clean Air Act to reduce global warming pollution!


** Food and Water Watch **
You want food labels you can trust. “USDA Organic” should be one of them. Industrial fish farmers seek to cash in on the organic label – only you can stop them.

The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB ) -- at the request of the industrial fish farming industry -- is considering allowing farmed fish to get the organic label even though the practices are anything but organic. This astonishing greenwashing covers up unsustainable practices like feeding wild fish to fish in open net pens in the ocean.

Feeding wild fish to farmed fish not only disrupts ocean ecosystems by wiping out the fish on the bottom of the food chain, but may also increase the amount of dangerous pollutants like mercury and PCBs that end up in the farmed fish consumers eat. And raising farmed fish in open nets can pollute the ocean with massive amounts of waste and exposes wild fish populations to parasites and other diseases.

Neither of these practices is consistent with organic principles that you have come to trust and that require minimal impact on the environment, control of inputs and outputs, and animals to be raised on organically-raised feed.

Tell the NOSB to stop the greenwashing and vote against lowering the bar for organic standards.

FYI for Oct 28, 2008: Exposing the Lies and Stupidity of the Right-Wing Wackos

** Media Matters **

Convicted drug abuser and Viagra user Fats Limpballs smears Obama with misrepresentation of comments on Constitution.

Like this right-wing wacko drug abuser knows anything about the US Constitution...


Boston Globe uncritically reported McCain falsehood on Obama's health care proposal.
In an October 28 article, The Boston Globe uncritically reported that during an October 27 speech in Cleveland, Ohio, Sen. John McCain "articulated in his most dire terms yet what has become the dominant theme of his campaign in the last two weeks: that Obama's plans to raise income taxes and fine companies that do not provide employee health insurance would be obstacles to small-business growth, and kill jobs just when new ones are needed most." But the claim -- which McCain has made repeatedly -- that Obama would "fine" small businesses if they did not provide employee health insurance is false. While Obama has proposed requiring large businesses that do not provide employer-sponsored health coverage to pay a percentage of their payroll into a National Health Insurance Exchange to help Americans purchase private health insurance, small businesses would be exempt.


Fox News' right-wing whore Trace Gallagher falsely suggested Obama advocated "chang[ing] the mission of the Supreme Court".


Radio host of a small time radio station, right-wing whore Bob Grant repeats discredited email smears on Obama.
Rehashing several long-debunked email smears against Sen. Barack Obama, New York radio host Bob Grant falsely attributed several quotes to Obama and took other Obama quotes out of context. During the October 23 broadcast of his show, Grant declared: "And I'm sure that, heaven forbid, but if he should become the 44th president, that we will see the real Barack Ob -- as a matter of fact, wait a minute. What do I mean, will? We don't have to wait. Look at the quotes just -- just the tip of the iceberg."

Ignoring decent media standards, NBC's Tom Brokaw did not challenge McCain's false claim that Obama plan would "fine" small businesses that do not offer health insurance.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Alaska Repuke Sen. Ted Stevens GUILTY!

** Yahoo News **
Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens was convicted of seven corruption charges Monday in a trial that tainted the 40-year Senate career of Alaska's political patriarch.

The Sierra Club to the Coal Industry: You Suck!

** Coal Is Not The Answer / Sierra Club **

The truth about coal. The coal industry has spent over $40 million on misleading advertising that touts coal as the next great thing to solve the energy crisis.

It’s time for a reality check.

We will not stand by idly as they spew their propaganda. Check out the video and the coal topics to the left to learn more about the deception of the coal industry and how it stands in the way of real solutions such as wind and solar.

Better yet, join the conversations in the comment threads and help us drop a dose of reality on the coal industry. Let us know about the coal misinformation you see in your local community. Whether it be a bogus TV ad, billboard or news article, let everyone know what it said and why you’re just not buying it.

FYI for Oct 27, 2008: Exposing the Lies and Stupidity of the Right-Wing Wackos

** Media Matters **
Wash. Post reported Kentucky State Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's whines about out-of-state contributions to challenger without noting he receives far more $$$.


Wash. Times uncritically reported right-wing whore Senator Lindsey Graham's false claim that Obama did not vote on resolution condemning "General Betray Us" ad. (MoveOn's Ad on General Betrayus)


Faux & Friends' #1 Bitch Gretchen Carlson tied alleged attack against McCain supporter to report on preparation for possible Election Day riots.


Faux News bitch Sean Hannity falsely claimed (lied out of his fat ass) Obama "said" he is "going to ... cut tens of billions of dollars in our military".


Michael "The Whiner" Savage: "Why should a welfare recipient have the right to vote? They're only gonna vote themselves a raise".

Friday, October 24, 2008

Oct 24, 2008 -- Fight the Right-Wing Wackos Links of the Day.

** American Rights at Work **
According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Wal-Mart has been threatening employees that if they vote for pro-worker candidates like Barack Obama in November, the Employee Free Choice Act will pass, making it easier to form unions in Wal-Mart stores.

We've demanded that the Federal Election Commission (FEC) investigate Wal-Mart, but they haven’t told us whether they will or not. The closer we get to Election Day without a response, the more likely this issue will get swept under the carpet.

Don’t let the FEC drop the ball! Sign the petition now, and add your voice to the call for a thorough investigation into Wal-Mart’s practices!


** Center for Biological Diversity **
The Environmental Protection Agency is on the verge of approving a proposal that would allow coal-mining companies to dump mining waste directly into flowing streams, filling in the streams entirely and destroying all the life in them.

Since 1983 the Stream Buffer Zone rule has prohibited mining within 100 feet of flowing streams, but now the Bush administration and the Office of Surface Mining are trying to push through an under-the-table, last-minute effort to remove this protection.

If the EPA approves the repeal, it will be perfectly legal for coal companies to blow off the top of a mountain, then dump the waste straight into streams, killing the rare salamanders, fish, and other species that live in Appalachian waterways.

EPA Administrator Johnson could make the decision at any moment, so time is critical. Please take a minute to tell the EPA not to approve the Stream Buffer Zone revision, and pass this alert along to as many of your friends as possible.


** The Wilderness Society **
Protect Otero Mesa's Wild Beauty, Wildlife

A place of beauty and tranquility in southern New Mexico, Otero Mesa is home to the endangered Aplomado falcon and wildness unequaled in the Chihuahuan Desert. But, despite widespread public opposition, the mesa has been approved for oil and natural gas development, which will lead to the destruction of wildlife habitat and could contaminate vast reserves of groundwater.

Help us protect Otero Mesa, by sending a quick message to the BLM asking them to dismiss the permit to drill and to put in place future protections, such as a requirement for directional drilling.


** Public Citizen **
Our country is facing its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. AIG, an insurance giant, recently received $123 billion of taxpayers' money to rescue it from bankruptcy. But even though AIG executives knew their company was in danger of going broke, they continued the party, leaving taxpayers to deal with the hangover.

This is despicable! Just days after the government announced an $85 billion loan to the company in September, AIG decided to pay for a $444,000 week-long retreat at a posh California resort for its top-performing insurance agents.

And that's not all. Earlier this month, as AIG asked for an additional $38 billion loan, its executives traveled by private jet to go partridge hunting in England, costing $90,000.

We cannot allow AIG to get away with this. Act now and tell AIG you deserve a refund!

FYI for Oct 24, 2008: Exposing the Lies and Stupidity of the Right-Wing Wackos

** Media Matters **

Right-wing whore Bill O'Reilly vows "to document every ACORN situation and any other voter fraud" but has yet to mention fraud complaints against Young Political Majors.


Fox News' right-wing whore Gregg Jarrett falsely asserted (lied about) the NY Times found that "the average plumber would pay less in taxes under John McCain".


Right-wing whore Bill Cunningham falsely claimed (lied out of his fat ass) Hill quoted police chief warning of possible riots by Obama supporters.


CNN's Jason Carroll aired Cindy McCain's attack on Obama over troop funding without noting her husband's own vote.


Right-wing wacko media figures allege Obama's Hawaii trip is about discredited birth-certificate rumors, not his ailing grandmother.

League of Conservation Voters to Old and Senile McCain: You Suck!

** League of Conservation Voters **

John McCain has spent his career voting against clean energy solutions while supporting billions in subsidies for Big Oil. Click here to watch the video, then spread the word!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Courage Campaign to Mormon "Church": Stop lying ya bastards!

** Courage Campaign **

They are lying to you. Lying so that they can impose their religious doctrine on Californians and eliminate our fundamental rights.

They are the leadership of the Mormon Church, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and led by President-Prophet Thomas Monson. The Mormon Church has spent the last three months intimidating their members into giving money to "Yes on Prop 8" -- which would take marriage rights away from same-sex couples -- telling Mormon families that their "souls will be in jeopardy" if they do not contribute portions of their income.

According to the Sacramento Bee, members of the Mormon Church have contributed a whopping $8 million to the "Yes on 8" campaign -- about 40% of the total amount raised as of October 13 -- to pass a ballot measure that removes basic civil rights from our state constitution.

And what has this money bought? A pernicious pack of lies, broadcast dozens of times a day into California homes. A church whose ninth commandment reads "thou shalt not bear false witness" is helping fund false ads that claim California parents do not have the right to remove their children from sex education classes -- a right they have and that courts have repeatedly confirmed.

Today, California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell expressed his strong opposition to Prop 8 in a hard-hitting TV ad, emphatically reminding voters that "our schools aren't required to teach anything about marriage." In fact, every education authority in the state has rejected the lies and distortions of the Prop 8 campaign, including the California Teachers Association and the California School Boards Association.

It's time for Californians to fight back against these dishonest attacks by the religious right. On Tuesday, we will deliver a letter to President-Prophet Thomas Monson at the Los Angeles Mormon Temple, demanding that his church stop funding the blatant lies of the "Yes on 8" campaign. Please show your support by signing our letter right now:

The Mormon Church hopes these lies scare California's parents into voting against same-sex rights. That's why we're going to deliver this letter to President-Prophet Monson in Los Angeles on Tuesday:

"We, the undersigned, call upon you to direct your church to cease funding the 'Yes on 8' campaign and to cease all forms of advocacy for Proposition 8. We ask you to stay out of our state's governance. We ask you to respect the religious freedoms of those churches that choose to conduct same-sex weddings, just as we respect your church's right to refuse to do so. We ask you to uphold both the spirit and the letter of the California and United States Constitutions and not attempt to eliminate the fundamental rights of Californians."

Simply put, the Mormon Church should not be imposing its religious doctrine on Californians by funding lies that eliminate civil rights or religious freedoms.

That's why I plan to personally deliver thousands of your signatures to President-Prophet Thomas Munson on Tuesday. Please sign our letter to him today so that we can gather as many signatures as possible before Tuesday's delivery to the Los Angeles Mormon Temple:

Morris Thurston, a Mormon scholar and adjunct law professor at Brigham Young University, has denounced Mormon leadership and called on them to "instruct its members that reliance on misleading and false 'consequences' is not worthy of our basic values of honesty and fair dealing."
If you agree, please forward this email message to your friends and family across California and the country. To shed light on these lies and defeat Prop 8, we need the support of as many people as possible, regardless of religious faith.

Thank you for doing everything in your power before election day to protect marriage equality in California.

Rick Jacobs

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

FYI for Oct 22, 2008: Exposing the Lies and Stupidity of the Right-Wing Wackos

** Media Matters **

Dismissing fundraiser and ignoring McCain's appearances on radio show,right-wing whore Bill O'Reilly falsely claimed "McCain has nothing to do with G. Gordon Liddy".
On the October 21 broadcast of The Radio Factor, after a caller noted that Sen. John McCain "accepted money" from G. Gordon Liddy, and that Liddy "held a fundraiser for him in 1998," host Bill O'Reilly declared: "McCain has nothing to do with G. Gordon Liddy -- nothing."

KSFO's (One of MANY small potatoes AM radio station in the SF Bay Area) Lee Rodgers falsely claimed (lied out of his right-wing wacko ass) Obama "admits in one of his own books" that he would "stand with the Muslims" against "the Western world".


The War Room's right-wing whore Jim Quinn: "Originally, if you didn't have land, you didn't vote, and there was a good reason for it".


Clear Channel's The Big Show's Bill Cunningham guest Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson: "[M]ost black people today are racist".


Faux News right-wing whore Sean Hannity again denounces Obama for comments later echoed by Defense Secretary Gates.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund to Sarah Palin: You Suck!

** Defenders Action Fund **

Washington, DC ---Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund today launched the next installment of its campaign to expose Gov. Palin’s (R-AK) extreme anti-environmental record, with a new TV ad focusing on her efforts to block endangered species protections for the endangered polar bear. If she succeeds, US citizens will once again be allowed to hunt and kill polar bears in Canada, and bring back their body parts as trophies.

“Sarah Palin’s active opposition to protections for polar bears is yet another example of her inability to listen and act upon scientific facts and evidence,” said Defenders Action Fund president, Rodger Schlickeisen. “This is very reminiscent of the Bush administration, and especially Dick Cheney, but in this case even the Bush Interior Department admits that the polar bear requires these protections.”

Recent findings by the US Geological Survey showed that polar bears are suffering from a loss of habitat, due to global warming, findings that Alaska’s own state scientists agreed with. But in May this year, Palin’s administration announced its intention to sue the federal government over its decision to protect the polar bear, and in August it filed its lawsuit. Besides curtailing polar bear trophy imports, the new protections restrict oil and gas exploration in certain areas of prime polar bear habitat. Unsurprisingly, oil companies are along side Gov. Palin in their vehement opposition to the protections.

“Palin is proud of her party’s ‘drill, baby, drill’ chant, and she is the embodiment of that narrow-minded attitude. But that chant will have real and dire consequences for the highly endangered polar bear if she becomes Vice President, or possibly President,” continued Schlickeisen. “As our ad asks, ‘can we really afford another Vice President with these values?’”

The voiceover for the TV ad was provided by actor and activist, Ashley Judd. Her support of Defenders Action Fund’s work, and her passion for protecting wolves, polar bears and other imperiled wildlife, led her to contact the organization directly to offer her help. Said Ms. Judd, “First it was the shameless slaughter of wolves, and now it is the heartbreaking plight of the polar bears. Can you imagine this woman exerting her influence as Vice President?!”

The new ad follows on a widely viewed TV ad about Palin’s support for aerial wolf killing in Alaska. The polar bear ad will be seen in Virginia and other swing states, in conjunction with the hard-hitting wolf ad.

Watch the Ad and click here to contribute to Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

Monday, October 20, 2008

FYI for Oct 20, 2008: Exposing the Lies and Stupidity of the Right-Wing Wackos

** Media Matters **
The War Room co-host/right-wing whore/idiot Jim Quinn falsely claimed most average-income bus drivers, teachers, and autoworkers "don't pay any taxes".


LA Times, Chicago Tribune uncritically reported (lied out of their assess) old and senile McCain's misrepresentation of Obama's tax plan.


NBC reported on FBI's ACORN investigation, but not on DOJ regulations prohibiting leaks.


Wash. Post omits old and senile McCain campaign's role in robocalls attacking "Obama's connections to terrorists".


Ignoring its own reporting, NY Times omitted key facts on ACORN voter registration allegations.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

FYI for Oct 1, 2008: Exposing the Lies and Stupidity of the Right-Wing Wackos

** Media Matters **
Fox's right-wing whore James Rosen falsely accused Obama (lied out of his ass) of "go[ing] to work on ... working stiff" Joe the Plumber.
In fact, the context of that remark makes clear that Obama was actually criticizing old and senile McCain, not Wurzelbacher, as Rosen falsely claimed.

Selectively citing Gallup poll's findings
, MSNBC's Morning Joe joined Drudge Report in touting "Gallup shock".
On October 17, MSNBC's Morning Joe echoed the Drudge Report by displaying on-screen text that read, "Gallup shock," and selectively citing only one of three findings from an October 13-15 Gallup daily tracking poll of the presidential race -- the result that showed Sen. Barack Obama holding his smallest lead over Sen. John McCain.

Wash. Post uncritically reported (lied about) old and senile McCain's attack on Obama for "wanting to raise taxes" on Americans like Joe the Plumber.


In reporting on CBS' The Late Show with David Letterman appearance, media fail to note other aspects of convicted felon Liddy's controversial past.


On KSFO's (The SF Bay Area's #3 or #4 ranked Radio Station and dropping) The Lee Rodgers Show, right-wing whore Lee Rodgers said many "professed leaders of the feminist movement" are "hags" who "couldn't get laid in a men's prison".

Saturday, October 18, 2008

FYI for Oct 18, 2008: Exposing the Lies and Ignorance of the Right-Wing Wackos

** Media Matters **
MSNBC, CNN anchors baselessly suggested (lied out of their assess) Obama is prematurely "measuring the drapes" for the White House.


Wash. Post reported that old and senile McCain campaign manager warned of "rampant voter fraud," but not that illegal votes are almost never cast.


CBS' Bob Schieffer twice asserted McCain will try to convince voters Obama will raise taxes -- without noting the charge is false.


Reporting on McCain's Late Show appearance, MSNBC's Hall omitted Letterman's reference to Liddy-McCain link.


USA Today cited "accusations of voter fraud and voter suppression" but omitted examples of voter suppression.
Although the article quoted Sen. Barack Obama as saying "the issue should not be used by Republicans 'as an excuse for the kind of voter-suppression strategies and tactics that we've seen in the past,' " it provided no examples of allegations of voter suppression, even though there have been numerous reported instances in battleground states including Florida, Georgia, Wisconsin, and Ohio, especially targeting voters who tend to vote Democratic.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

FYI for Oct 16, 2008: Exposing the Lies and Ignorance of the Right-Wing Wackos

** Media Matters **
CNN's ignorant whore Lou Dobbs falsely claimed (lied out of his ass) 40 percent of working Americans "don't pay taxes".
While talking about Sen. Barack Obama's tax plan on the October 15 edition of CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight, host Lou Dobbs falsely asserted that "just about 40 percent of all Americans -- working Americans -- don't pay taxes." In fact, in 2008, American workers who are not self-employed are required to pay 6.2 percent of all of their wages up to a cap of $102,000 and 1.45 percent of their wages for Medicare under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA). Those who are self-employed are required to pay 12.4 percent of their wages up to the cap for Social Security and 2.9 percent of their wages for Medicare.

In reporting on alleged "voter fraud" concerns, media repeat pattern from past cycles, despite no evidence of widespread illegal voting.


MSNBC's right-wing whore Tamron Hall said "it would be rude to ask Joe [the Plumber] what his income is" -- but it's key issue.


CNN reports leave out relevant facts on ACORN voter registration allegations.


CNN's Amy Holmes falsely asserted (lied out of her ass) that in first debate, Obama said "he would sacrifice ... energy policy"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Oct 15, 2008 -- Fight the Right-Wing Wackos Links of the Day.

** The PEW Environment Group **
On August 25, 2008, President Bush signed a memorandum directing his administration to develop a plan for protecting the U.S. waters around the Northern Mariana Islands, including the Mariana Trench; Rose Atoll in American Samoa; and seven remote islands in the Central Pacific Ocean. Designating these areas as marine national monuments with permanent, full protection would establish the largest conservation area in history - larger than all our national parks combined - and make the U.S. the world leader in ocean conservation!

Unfortunately, the final designation of these areas may allow some fishing and mineral extraction. Declaring these monuments as fully-protected no-take reserves designated for conservation, research and education only is crucial for meaningful stewardship of our imperiled oceans.

Before the October 26, 2008 deadline, thank the President's Council on Environmental Quality for considering protection and ask them to grant comprehensive protection and marine national monument status to these remarkable places.


** Earth Justice **
The Federal Office of Surface Mining (OSM) is poised to finalize a rule that would allow thousands of natural streams and valleys in Appalachia to be buried by waste from mountaintop removal coal mining. OSM's plan directly conflicts with the decades-old Stream Buffer Zone Rule, which prohibits surface coal mining activities from disturbing areas within 100 feet of permanent and seasonal streams.

For years, federal agencies have looked the other way as the coal industry has been allowed to blast away the tops of mountains to reach thin seams of coal. Already, mountaintop removal mining has flattened more than 500,000 acres and permanently buried 2,000 miles of streams, destroying sources that feed drinking water. These actions were taken in defiance of the existing Stream Buffer Zone Rule. Now, OSM wants to legalize this destruction, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must first give its approval for the change in rules to become law.

Please take action by telling the EPA that the destruction of Appalachia's valleys and streams is unacceptable. Tell EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson to protect these valuable resources by keeping the Stream Buffer Zone Rule in place!

SEIU to McCain: You Suck!

** Service Employees International Union **

Change is coming this November and SEIU members will continue knocking doors and making calls to elect Barack Obama, Joe Biden and pro-working families candidates to Congress across this country but we can't do it without you.

Watch the latest SEIU Video -->
"Bush and McCain: Where's The Difference?"

Sign up here to let us know you are willing to help organize on behalf of Senator Obama before the election, and to help pass progressive legislation when its over.

FYI for Oct 15, 2008: Exposing the Lies and Ignorance of the Right-Wing Wackos

** Media Matters **
ABC World News reported on ACORN but ignored voter suppression, including indictment of GOP official in NH case.
But while reporting on alleged instances of voter-registration fraud, World News did not report on the indictment -- reported earlier that day -- of former Republican National Committee official James Tobin, who allegedly lied to the FBI about his role in suppressing a get-out-the-vote campaign in New Hampshire in 2002. Nor has World News followed up* on a recent New York Times investigation finding that "[t]ens of thousands of eligible voters in at least six swing states have been removed from the rolls or have been blocked from registering in ways that appear to violate federal law." More generally, in the past two weeks, World News has not aired any reports on allegations of voter suppression, despite Tapper's assertion in an October 10 Political Punch blog post titled "Voter Fraud, Voter Suppression" that "legitimate concerns" have arisen about "improper voter purges amounting to voter suppression."


Faux News right-wing whore Dick Morris baselessly accused (lied out of his fat ass) ACORN of "committing voter fraud".
In fact, ACORN does not stand accused of "committing voter fraud," and, during the segment, Morris did not cite a single allegation to support his assertion that ACORN has engaged in voter fraud.


CNN's right-wing whore Drew Griffin suggested ACORN should not hire "recovering alcoholics" and "homeless people".


AP, CNN report that Obama represented ACORN, but not that DOJ was also a plaintiff in the lawsuit.


WSJ editorial leaves out relevant information in smear of ACORN.
In an October 10 press release, ACORN noted that "in almost every state we are required to turn in ALL completed applications, even the ones we know to be problematic."

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

FYI for Oct 14, 2008: Exposing the Lies, Ignorance and Stupidity of the Right-Wing Wackos

** Media Matters **
Right-wing wacko radio hosts repeat discredited claim (lies) that Obama has not produced valid U.S. birth certificate.
Rehashing a long-debunked claim, conservative radio hosts Michael Savage, Rick Roberts and Chris Baker each asserted that Sen. Barack Obama has not produced a valid birth certificate proving that he was born in the United States and is therefore eligible to run for president.
Okay, right-wing bitches, get this through your heads: No matter how many times you lie out of your fat assess, it will NOT make it the truth!


Faux News right-wing whore Dick Morris falsely claimed Obama was "general counsel" for ACORN.
In fact, Obama was never "general counsel" to ACORN. He was part of a team of attorneys from the law firm Miner, Barnhill & Galland that represented ACORN in a successful lawsuit against the State of Illinois.


Faux News' right-wing bitch Megyn Kelly mocked ACORN for accurate statement about Florida registration law.
Bitch Kelly asserted: "I love that, they've got the obligation to submit it no matter what it says. Mickey Mouse, Jive Turkey, which we saw yesterday. How are we to know?" An October 14 St. Petersburg Times article reporting on the "Mickey Mouse" registration form quoted Brian Kettenring, whom the Times identified as "ACORN's head organizer in Florida," as asserting: "We must turn in every voter registration card by Florida law, even Mickey Mouse." Indeed, under Florida law, entities withholding voter registration forms face a fine of $1,000 for each registration they withhold.
Yeah, Faux Bitches, unlike your right-wing wackos who think you are exempt from following laws, most people DO follow the laws of this Nation.


Ignorant right-wing whore Michael Savage: "[N]ot all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists happen to be Muslim".


Convicted drug addict and Viagra user, Fats Limbaugh falsely claimed (lied out of his fat ass) "[t]here's no evidence" Obama wrote anything before Dreams from My Father "except a poem".

Old and Senile McCain's plan on Health Care

** Health Care for America Now **

Now, we both know John McCain doesn't get it. Someone who gets it doesn't propose a tax credit that only covers 5 months of family health care. Someone who gets it doesn't propose a tax on your existing health care benefits. Someone who gets it doesn't propose a plan that will cause 20 million more people to lose their insurance.

But most of America doesn't know the truth! That's why we need your help. I know we asked you to pitch in last week, but this is important! America needs to be educated!

We need your help to get the word out to America about John McCain's disastrous health care plan. Can you chip in $25 to help put ads on the air in swing states and nation-wide that would educate the country?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Oct 13 2008 -- Fight the Right-Wing Wackos Links of the Day.

** Center for Biological Diversity **
The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest, located in eastern Arizona where Mexican gray wolves roam, has proposed a new policy requiring proper disposal of livestock carcasses -- the first time livestock owners would be tasked with responsibility to prevent conflicts with wolves. Please voice your support for this policy.

If not made inedible or removed, the remains of cattle (and sometimes horses and sheep) that died of non-wolf causes serve to draw wolves to nearby live cattle and can habituate them to domestic animals instead of their natural prey -- which in turn can result in the wolves' being killed by the government in retribution.

The new policy would effectively ban the baiting of wolves into preying on domestic animals, and thereby save wolves' lives. "Predator control" killings are undermining recovery of the Mexican wolf, North America's most imperiled mammal, and the proposed change would help the wolf recover.

Preventing wolves from becoming habituated to livestock will also reduce wolf-rancher conflicts while helping wolves resume their ecological role keeping elk and deer herds healthy.

Your email to the Forest Service can help keep the agency resolute, so this provision sticks past the draft stage in the Apache-Sitgreaves Revised Forest Plan that will guide management of this forest for years to come.


** No Dirty Gold **
This Columbus Day -- also celebrated around the country as Indigenous Peoples' Day -- please help protect sacred sites from mining.

Canadian Barrick Gold is seeking to expand the Cortez gold mine in Nevada onto Mt. Tenabo, a sacred site to the Western Shoshone nation.

The mine expansion would threaten sacred Shoshone gravesites, disturb ritual grounds and could harm important water sources. To the Western Shoshone people, who were worshipping at Mt. Tenabo long before Christopher Columbus "discovered" America, mining this area is akin to mining the National Cathedral and the Arlington National Cemetery.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has indicated that it would allow this mine expansion, even though it violates the rights of the Western Shoshone, the U.N. Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the recommendations of the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Take Action: Tell the BLM to respect sacred sites


** Human Rights Campaign **
It's been ten years since 21-year-old Matthew Shepard lost his life after being violently beaten and left for dead along a remote Wyoming road.

His offense? Being himself – a conscientious college student who happened to be gay.

The murder shocked and saddened the nation, but a decade later, federal law still fails to recognize hate crimes based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

In honor of Matthew's life, tell old and senile John McCain and Barack Obama it's time to end the long era of hate.

Tell Obama to continue to support hate crimes legislation and demand sidekick McCain to reverse his out of touch position.


** EarthJustice **
Endosulfan is a dangerous pesticide in the same family of chemicals as DDT, the notorious pesticide that was banned in 1972 because it poisoned people, wildlife, and the environment. Like DDT, endosulfan is a serious threat to people -- especially farmworkers and children. The European Union and many other countries have already recognized this danger and have banned endosulfan's use.

Endosulfan has been found in our food and water supplies and due to its high mobility it has even been detected in remote national parks, on Mount Everest, and in the Arctic! Despite these risks, EPA continues to permit endosulfan's use in agriculture.

The EPA is now deciding whether it should adopt stronger protections to keep endosulfan off of our food and out of our environment. Chemical companies are fighting to keep endosulfan on the market. Don't let the voice of industry be the only one that the EPA hears. They need to hear from you too!

The deadline for submitting public comments to the EPA is October 20th. Add your voice to the call from thousands of others to demand that EPA protect people from endosulfan today! Sign the petition!


** The Wilderness Society **
Colorado's rich and diverse roadless forest lands are home to many imperiled species such as the Canada lynx and cutthroat trout. Thanks to the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule, more than four million acres of Colorado roadless areas are now protected from new logging activities and oil and gas drilling.

But the Forest Service has issued a proposal to roll back some of these protections, exposing vital wildlife habitat and key recreation areas to development.

Help us ensure this proposal does not move forward, and that Colorado's wild roadless heritage remains protected. Click here to take quick, effective action!

FYI for Oct 13, 2008: Exposing the Lies and Ignorance of the Right-Wing Wackos

** Media Matters **

Ignoring their own reporting, NY Times and AP uncritically report Palin's "palling around with terrorists" false claim.


After repeatedly calling old and senile McCain's behavior "erratic," Chris Matthews suggested Obama's doing so was a reference to sidekick McCain's age.


MSNBC Live anchor Chris Jansing, Time editor-at-large Mark Halperin uncritically reported (remained ignorant about) Palin's false charge (lies) that Obama's "punished with a baby" comment was about abortion.


Ignoring its own reporting, LA Times didn't note old and senile McCain's shifting time frame for balancing budget.


NBC's Nightly News correspondent Savannah Guthrie falsely suggested (lied out of her ass) Obama's "punished with a baby" comment was about abortion

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Voting NO on California Prop 4: Protect Teen Safety

** Campaign for Teen Safety **

Prop 4 threatens teen safety by mandating parental notification prior to a minor terminating a pregnancy. Parents rightfully want to be involved in their teenagers' lives and we want our daughters to come to us if they become pregnant, and most do. But in the real world, laws like this don’t work. Prop 4 can't force teens to talk to their parents, but it may force them to do something desperate and dangerous.

California voters smartly opposed similar parental notification initiatives in both 2005 and 2006. Please help us keep teens safe by voting NO and sign up now to for more information and to get involved.


Quite frankly, I am getting tired of religious, right-wing wackos telling everyone else how to live their lives. Their Bible thumping and scare tactics are disgusting and if the lemmings of the right-wing need this kind of laws, it tells me they are bad parents in the first place. I'll be voting NO on Prop 4.

FYI for Oct 12, 2008: Exposing the Lies and Ignorance of the Right-Wing Wackos

** Media Matters **
On The Bill Cunningham radio show (Who? Is he someone of any importance?), Jerome Corsi touted dubious "documents" he claims will "prove" Obama "made a pact" with Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga.


Right-wing wacko Myths and falsehoods about the purported link between affordable housing initiatives and the financial crisis.


Print media reported that Obama represented ACORN, but not that DOJ was a fellow plaintiff in the lawsuit.


National Review Online column repeated debunked claim that Obama attempted to delay troop withdrawals.


Chicago Tribune uncritically reported false McCain claim that Obama "will fine" small business owners who don't insure employees

Saturday, October 11, 2008

FYI for Oct 11, 2008: Exposing the Lies and Ignorance of the Right-Wing Wackos

** Media Matters **
Media continue to repeat Bitch Cindy McCain's comment about troop funding without noting her husband's own vote.
In October 9 articles, The New York Times and The Washington Post quoted Cindy McCain's claim that Sen. Barack Obama's "vote to not fund my son while he was serving sent a cold chill through my body," but did not note that sidekick McCain himself voted against legislation to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as Obama pointed out during the first presidential debate on September 26. While both articles noted that Obama voted against troop funding because the legislation did not include a withdrawal timetable, they did not note McCain's vote.


Media repeat Bitch Cindy McCain's attack on Obama troop-funding vote, ignore old and senile sidekick John McCain's troop-funding vote.
In reports on Cindy McCain's speech at a Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, campaign event, the CBS Evening News, Fox News' The Live Desk, and the Politico's Jonathan Martin all noted McCain's attack on Sen. Barack Obama that his "vote to not fund my son when he was serving sent a cold chill through my body." However, none of their reports pointed out that Sen. John McCain himself voted against legislation to fund the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as Obama noted during the first presidential debate on September 26.


"[J]ournalist" right-wing whore Sean Hannity gives bogus defense for interviewing anti-semite Andy Martin.
On the October 7 edition of Faux News' Hannity & Colmes, co-host/right-wing whore Sean Hannity defended his October 5 interview with Andy Martin -- who has called a judge a "crooked, slimy Jew" and accused African-American public officials of corruption -- by saying: "I'm a journalist who interviews people who I disagree with all the time, that give their opinion. Fox has all points of view." However, during the October 5 segment, which aired on Fox News' Hannity's America, Hannity did not challenge any assertion or statement by Martin, nor did he mention any of Martin's anti-Semitic and racially charged statements.


Calling in to Quinn & Rose from Kenya, right-wing whore Jerome Corsi said of his detention: "[C]all Barack's office and ask him why I'm being detained".

If I was to take a guess, it's because you were being a Bitch so they decided to treat you like one?


ABC's David Wright uncritically repeated Palin's lies that Obama has been "palling around with terrorists".

Friday, October 10, 2008

FYI for Oct 10, 2008: Exposing the Lies and Ignorance of the Right-Wing Wackos

** Media Matters **
On CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight, radio host Roger Hedgecock (Who? Is he someone of any importance?) claimed HUD said "about 5 million illegal alien home mortgage loans ... have gone bad," but HUD reportedly says stat is bogus.


In post-detention KSFO (Poorly rated radio station when compared to KGO 810 Radio) interview, delusional and right-wing wack-nut Jerome Corsi claimed critics of Obama are "now going to have to risk being thrown in jail or killed".


After altering photos to smear New York Times journalists, Faux & Friends featured segment criticizing Newsweek's choice of Palin photo as unflattering.


WSJ's so-called columnist and right-wing wack-nut John Fund falsely claimed (lied out of his ass) that ACORN "almost got a slush fund in the housing bailout bill".


Politico quoted from McCain campaign's Ayers ad without noting its distortions (Lies).

Asshole Palin's Wolf-Killing Program Results in 14 Wolf Pup Deaths

** Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund **

When you promote a grotesque program like Governor Sarah Palin’s Alaska wolf slaughter, you can expect gruesome results.

A startling example: In June, after gunning down 14 adult wolves from a helicopter, officials from Governor Palin’s Department of Fish and Game rounded up 14 orphaned wolf pups and methodically shot each one in the head in clear violation of a state law.

State law prohibits the targeting of pups -- a practice known as denning. Maybe that’s why Palin’s officials tried to cover it up, making no mention of the brutal pup executions in the state’s June 30th press release on the killings.[2] To date, none of the officials involved in the incident has been held accountable.

Governor Palin could be just a heartbeat from the presidency. Do we want a vice president who champions savagery towards animals?

Voters deserve the truth about Sarah Palin. Please watch this disturbing new video and share it with your friends.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

FYI for Oct 09, 2008: Exposing the Lies and Ignorance of the Right-Wing Wackos

** Media Matters **

Bitch Hannity vs. Whore Hannity: Is he, or is he not, a "journalist"?
Hannity doesn't call himself a journalist, but rather a talk show host, which is significant because it frees him to offer opinions when he wants.


Bitch O'Reilly falsely claimed (lied out of his fat ass) Obama did not vote to condemn attacks on Petraeus and Kerry.


Ignoring its own reporting, NY Times did not point out falsehoods in Corsi's smear books on Obama, Kerry.

--'s First Read again falsely claimed (lied) McCain "did not vote" against troop funding.


Racist/bigot/asshole Michael "The Whiner" Savage: "I fear that Obama will stir up a race war ... in order to seize absolute power"

Voting YES on Prop 2: Stop Animal Cruelty

** YES! On Prop 2 **
We wouldn't force our pets to live in filthy, cramped cages for their whole lives, and we shouldn't force farm animals to endure such misery, either.

That's the message California voters need to hear, but these ads don't come cheap -- especially during popular shows like Lost, Desperate Housewives, and CSI. Watch the ad, then please make your donation to help us educate millions of California voters to vote YES! on Prop 2.

Voting NO on Prop 8: Lies - Don't Eliminate Marriage For Anyone

** NO on Prop 8 **

Lies - Don't Eliminate Marriage For Anyone

The opposition has raised over $25 million to "swiftboat" and smear us with television ads that tell lies -- that we are attacking children and churches.

That is why we've launched a hard-hitting ad that refutes the lies the other side is broadcasting 24/7.

Help us flood the airwaves with the truth.

Hatemongers, right-wing extremists, out of state Mormons and other assorted asshole Proponents of Prop 8 continue to lie in their television ads.

Here’s what’s fiction and what’s fact:

Fiction: Teaching children about same-sex marriage will happen here unless we pass Prop 8.

Fact: Not one word in Prop 8 mentions education, and no child can be forced, against the will of their parents, to be taught anything about health and family issues at school. California law prohibits it, and the Yes on 8 campaign knows they are lying. Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley has already ruled that this claim by Prop 8 proponents is “false and misleading.”


Fiction: Churches could lose their tax-exemption status.

Fact: Nothing in Prop 8 would force churches to do anything. In fact, the court decision regarding marriage specifically says “no religion will be required to change its religious policies or practices with regard to same-sex couples, and no religious officiant will be required to solemnize a marriage in contravention of his or her religious beliefs.”


Fiction: What happened in Massachusetts will happen here.

Fact: The ad focuses on a Massachusetts case where parents sued the school district for allowing a book about two princes who marry to be included in a take-home book bag. The parents lost. But unlike CA, MA gives parents a very limited right to op-out of teaching on health and family.


Fiction: Four Activist Judges in San Francisco…

Fact: Prop 8 is not about courts and judges, it's about eliminating a fundamental right. Judges didn't grant the right, the constitution guarantees the right. Proponents of Prop 8 use an outdated and stale argument that judges aren't supposed to protect rights and freedoms. This campaign is about whether Californians, right now, in 2008 are willing to amend the constitution for the sole purpose of eliminating a fundamental right for one group of citizens.


Fiction: People can be sued over personal beliefs.

Fact: California’s laws already prohibit discrimination against anyone based on race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. This has nothing to do with marriage.


Fiction: Pepperdine University supports the Yes on 8 campaign.

Fact: The university has publicly disassociated itself from Professor Richard Peterson of Pepperdine University, who is featured in the ad, and has asked to not be identified in the Yes on 8 advertisements.


Fiction: Unless Prop 8 passes, CA parents won't have the right to object to what their children are taught in school.

Fact: California law clearly gives parents and guardians broad authority to remove their children from any health instruction if it conflicts with their religious beliefs or moral convictions.


Regardless of how you feel about the issue, we should not eliminate fundamental rights for ANY Californians. Please vote NO on Prop 8.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

FYI for Oct 08, 2008: Exposing the Lies and Ignorance of the Right-Wing Wackos!

** Media Matters **
Despite most polls finding Biden won VP debate, MSNBC's Morning Joe, co-host right-wing ignorant whore Mika Brzezinski asserted (lied), "I think people overwhelmingly thought [Palin] won".


Right-wing whore Michael "The Whinger" Savage: "The government stole my manhood from me, or tried to, to give the job to an unqualified minority or an unqualified woman".

Hmm, hey asshole, the government can't steal from you what you never had bitch!


Minneapolis right-wing whores/radio hosts Chris Baker and Langdon Perry are "convinced" that Magic Johnson "faked AIDS".


Why is the NY Times continuing to ignore sidekick McCain's "own Bill Ayers"?


Right-wing whores Jim Quinn and Rose Tennent repeated discredited claims that Obama has not released valid birth certificate.

Proof positive that right-wing whores are ignorant and will continue to believe in myth and lies to further their policy of keeping the people in "Stupid Mode". Nice try though bitches, but your lies have been exposed a LONG time ago.

SEIU on McCain's Healthcare Plan: You Suck!

** SEIU **

Will you help keep healthcare front-and-center in this election? Watch SEIU's new healthcare ad and use the form below to share with friends and coworkers.

Monday, October 6, 2008

FYI for Oct 06, 2008: Exposing the Lies and Ignorance of the Right-Wing Wackos!

** Media Matters **

Right-wing whore Michael Savage repeated false attack on Rep. Frank, suggested Biden's son will try to "burn ... military men" in Iraq.

Of course, this right-wing whore has no real experience with anything that has to do with the military except wave his flag... Typical whore who let's others make sacrifices he's not willing to make.


After railing against gay marriage, Savage said "the spiritual side of the downturn on Wall Street was directly related to the moral downturn".

Completely ignoring the fact the whore Savage has already one divorce to his record and the first trophy wife had two abortions... Talk about moral downturn...


Ignoring reversal, AP reports old and senile McCain trying to "convince Hispanics that he was on their side" in immigration debate.


Sexist, right-wing pig with lipstick radio host Chris Baker on Palin's appearance at VP debate: "Shoulda had a little cleavage going ... I noticed a panty line on her."

Take note that cleavage is the ONLY think the bitch Palin has got going for her...


MSNBC's Tamron Hall said old and senile McCain was "cleared by a Senate committee" in Keating Five scandal, but not that the committee said he exercised "poor judgment"

Keating Economics and John McCain

** Keating Economics **

During the savings and loan crisis of the late '80s and early '90s, McCain's political favors and aggressive support for deregulation put him at the center of the fall of Lincoln Savings and Loan, one of the largest in the country. More than 23,000 investors lost their savings. Overall, the savings and loan crisis required the federal government to bail out the savings of hundreds of thousands of families and ultimately cost American taxpayers $124 billion.

Sound familiar?

In that crisis, John McCain and his political patron, Charles Keating, played central roles that ultimately landed Keating in jail for fraud and McCain in front of the Senate Ethics Committee. The McCain campaign has tried to avoid talking about the scandal, but with so many parallels to the current crisis, McCain's Keating history is relevant and voters deserve to know the facts -- and see for themselves the pattern of poor judgment by John McCain.

So at noon Eastern on Monday, October 6th, we're releasing a 13-minute documentary about the scandal called "Keating Economics: John McCain and the Making of a Financial Crisis" -- it will be available at, along with background information that every voter should know.

Watch a preview right now and share it with your friends.

The point of the film and the web site is that John McCain still hasn't learned his lesson.

And this time, McCain's bankrupt economic philosophy has put our economy at the brink of collapse and put millions of Americans at risk of losing their homes.

It's no wonder John McCain would rather spend the last month of this election smearing Barack's character instead of talking about the top priority issue for voters.

Watch the video to see why John McCain's failed philosophy and poor judgment is a recipe for deepening the crisis:

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Oct 05, 2008 -- Fight the Right-Wing Wackos Links of the Day.

** Media Matters **

MSNBC's Alex Witt did not challenge RNC whore Alex Conant's mischaracterization of NY Times article on Obama and William Ayers.


Discussing bailout bill, ignorant right-wing whore Bill Cunningham falsely claimed Barney Frank "ran a house of prostitution".


NBC's John Yang falsely asserted "Social Security will run out of money by 2041"

--,, falsely claim old and senile McCain never voted against troop funding bill.


CBS asserted "Democrats and many in the media" question "Palin's readiness to be president," but not that many questions came from conservatives.

Friday, October 3, 2008

FYI for Oct 03, 2008: Exposing the Lies and Ignorance of the Right-Wing Wackos!

** Media Matters **

Because being a hypocrite is what he does best, right-wing radio whore Armstrong Williams -- who received and didn't disclose Bush administration money to promote No Child Left Behind -- criticized Ifill for book deal.


ABC's Kate Snow quoted Palin attacking Obama over troop-funding vote but left out key facts about McCain's voting record.


NBC's so-called political director/whore Chuck Todd falsely claimed 9th Circuit "wants to get rid of the Pledge" of Allegiance.


USA Today reported on ad attacking Obama over troop-funding vote but left out key facts about old and senile McCain's voting record


Because denying basic rights to the people is what repukes do best, Minneapolis radio host Chris Baker: "I don't think homeless people should vote"; "I'm not that excited about women voting".

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Oct 01, 2008 -- Fight the Right-Wing Wackos Links of the Day.

** Human Rights Campaign **
How would you expect top officials in the administration to prepare for a Senate hearing? By reviewing studies and data, or going to the movies?

If you picked the latter, apparently, you'd be right.

Last week at a Senate hearing on equal family benefits for LGBT federal workers, the Bush Administration's Howard Weizmann cited the plot of the Adam Sandler movie "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry," about two men who pretend to be gay, as evidence the program would be scammed.

What next? Education policy drawn on the wisdom of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"?

The American people deserve policies based on facts, fairness, and logic, not fictional scenarios designed to sell a ticket and get a laugh. Using a Hollywood comedy to justify opposing fair compensation is a new low even for this administration.

The day after the hearing, Weizmann was still at it, telling the Washington Post his "Chuck and Larry" example "is not farfetched." Click here to remind him that lowbrow Hollywood comedies are meant to get a laugh, not drive policy decisions.

Tell Mr. Weizmann public policy shouldn't be based on Hollywood comedies.


** Center for Biological Diversity **
Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne announced devastating changes to the Endangered Species Act, signaling the end of protection for thousands of imperiled species.

The new regulations would:

- Exempt thousands of federal activities from review under the Endangered Species Act;
- Eliminate checks and balances of independent oversight;
- Limit which effects can be considered harmful;
- Prevent consideration of a project’s contribution to global warming;
- Set an inadequate 60-day deadline for wildlife experts to evaluate a project in the instances when they are invited to participate – or else the project gets an automatic green light;
- Enable large-scale projects to go unreviewed by dividing them into hundreds of small projects.

We must stop Kempthorne from fatally crippling our nation’s most successful wildlife law.

Tell Department of the Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne what you think of his destruction of the Endangered Species Act.


** Save Biogems **

If the Bush administration gets its way, Wyoming's spectacular Fortification Creek Area will soon be sacrificed to a massive drilling scheme.

We need your immediate action to halt this destructive plan in its tracks. The deadline for submitting comments on the plan is October 7!

Please go to
right away and tell the Bureau of Land Management to reject this proposal, which would allow as many as 600 coalbed methane wells in the heart of Wyoming's remaining wildlands.

The Fortification Creek Area -- containing over 42,000 acres of public wildlands -- represents the last pristine oasis in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, which is already blanketed by coalbed methane wells.

Most importantly, the Fortification Creek region provides critical winter range and calving grounds for an isolated prairie elk herd of only 230 animals. If adopted, the Bush administration's plan has the potential to decimate the entire elk population.

The Fortification Creek Area is also home to pronghorn, bobcats, mountain lions, and over 200 species of migratory birds. Opening these lands to gas drilling would spoil a pristine water source for wildlife, cause irreversible soil and vegetation damage, and destroy outdoor recreational opportunities.

Please go to
and urge Bush administration officials to protect Wyoming's Fortification Creek Area before these pristine wildlands are lost forever.

FYI for Oct 01, 2008: Exposing the Lies and Ignorance of the Right-Wing Wackos!

** Media Matters **

Claiming "I'm not making any comparison here," right-wing wacko Bill O'Reilly asserted that like Pelosi, Hitler also "practiced for hours before making a speech".


Even after GOP leaders backed off false accusation, right-wing bitch Kathleen Parker claims Pelosi's speech on bailout bill was responsible for losing GOP votes.


Media have repeatedly asserted Palin faces "low" or "lowered" expectations in debate, despite praise of her debate skills.


Time poll rehashed smears and ignorance of Obama: an unpatriotic "elitist" who lies about his faith.


LA Times reported wack-nuts "Vets for Freedom" ad attacking Obama over troop funding vote, but ignored Obama's response and McCain's own poor record.

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