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democrats [Mar. 8th, 2006|08:09 pm]
Ive heard a lot of complaints, and have complained myself, about the Democrats failing to communicate a cohesive message to the public. I like 'the opportunity party'. But recently I've been feeling that the whole party system is pretty silly and pretty undesireble. Why should the governing of our country be settled by an all-or-none ideological gang war? And why would we want some self-perpetuating organism governing our country with its own interests in mind? Party loyalty is what has turned an incompetent presidency into a disastrous presidency. What does it even mean to elect an ideology? If they ever really get what they want and their ideology becomes the norm, the party is no longer necessary and they'll just have to invent new controversies and scandal. Now that I think about it, how about "Democrats: The Party of Independents".
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state religion [Mar. 3rd, 2006|06:21 am]
Below is the Missouri resolution recognizing a Christian God.
from: http://www.house.mo.gov/bills061/biltxt/intro/HCR0013I.htm



House Concurrent Resolution No. 13



Whereas, our forefathers of this great nation of the United States recognized a Christian God and used the principles afforded to us by Him as the founding principles of our nation; and

Whereas, as citizens of this great nation, we the majority also wish to exercise our constitutional right to acknowledge our Creator and give thanks for the many gifts provided by Him; and

Whereas, as elected officials we should protect the majority's right to express their religious beliefs while showing respect for those who object; and

Whereas, we wish to continue the wisdom imparted in the Constitution of the United States of America by the founding fathers; and

Whereas, we as elected officials recognize that a Greater Power exists above and beyond the institutions of mankind:

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the members of the House of Representatives of the Ninety-third General Assembly, Second Regular Session, the Senate concurring therein, that we stand with the majority of our constituents and exercise the common sense that voluntary prayer in public schools and religious displays on public property are not a coalition of church and state, but rather the justified recognition of the positive role that Christianity has played in this great nation of ours, the United States of America.
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hell [Feb. 24th, 2006|10:07 am]
Iraq collapsing into civil war. Abortion banned in South Dakota. Nader supporters everywhere fall on their swords.

Again with the world falling down around us, the public is focused a BS story, this time the Dubai port purchase. Congress says the public needs more information which is true. However that information can be provided in about two sentences saying who Dubai is and what they will actually be responsible for. The upshot is that whenever anything the Bushies do is thoroughly investigated there is no limit to the amount of corruption and incompetence revealed.
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middle east [Feb. 23rd, 2006|12:47 pm]
if you want to understand the middle east in one hour without reading anything, see Terry Gross's interview with Christopher Dickey (http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=13)
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junto [Feb. 23rd, 2006|09:05 am]

want to start an online junto. Idea is to have a webpage centered around discussion forums and member essays on politics, science, religion ect. Let me know if you are interested and suggest names. (Otherwise it will probably be GateWayJunto.com.
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(no subject) [Feb. 20th, 2006|01:07 pm]
Being as shooting someone in the face will no doubt go down in history as the least evil thing Cheney did in office, I started wondering just how many evil acts aren't getting the same kind of press. If anyone can find a comprehensive list of Bush administration sins and scandals let me know. Here is what I could find so far.


The most important ones to me are:
Detention without charges
Prisoner abuse
Warrentless Wiretap
Petroleum industry writing energy policy
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philosophy links [Feb. 10th, 2006|11:01 am]
more links with no time to comment
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science news [Feb. 9th, 2006|04:52 pm]
The guy Bush appointed to NASA that censored climatologists (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/09/opinion/09thu2.html) and added to word "theory" to every mention of the big bang, resigned when it was discovered he never actually graduated from Texas A&M University (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/08/politics/08nasa.html?_r=1&oref=slogin).

In the spirit of bipartisan unity I promised myself to refrain from personal attacks and to stick to attacking peoples ideas so it would be wrong of me to gloat over this man's professional setback. Therefore, I would just like to point out that this guy's ideas represent everything I hate about the Bush administration and that his ignorant, irrisponsible, money grubbing, ass kissing ideas can roast in a public hell of shame and failure where they will be exposed as the kind of vile, fradulent, souless, bulshit that is crippling this democracy.
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other [Feb. 9th, 2006|03:42 pm]
addicted to google video. Its just so free.


texas muslims

an hour of stephen pinker
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more commercials [Feb. 6th, 2006|02:02 pm]
In terms of honesty there are two comercial campaigns I do like.
1) GoDaddy Girl: Using sex to sell a product so blatantly it has become satire.
2) Hummer Monster: Hummers destroying the earth.
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