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Apparently my name is on Larsen’s black list. He has replied to some others on his vote for the bankruptcy bill - but only, as he writes, because they support him. He explains that only 25 people emai
Still no answer from Rick Larsen’s staff. No answer to direct questions has been the process for the past couple years. His office probably responds the same day to questions from lobbyists, PR firms
Rick Larsen is voting with the conservative Republicans these days. Rick was one of the key few Democrats who voted FOR the harsh new bankruptcy law - and for the elimination of all estate taxe
Shock and awe was the strategy of the Bush government. Maybe we are in shock now as our kids continue to be killed and maimed. 1,500 dead and thousands with blown off limbs. We may soon be in awe of t
Sinn Fein is a sham. Gerry Adams and Sinn Fein are fronts for the IRA - the Irish Republican Army and its brutal methods of torture and killing of innocent Irish.
The government will arrest some poor guys and execute them for the murder of Sister Stang. The government will say they are shocked, just shocked. But the government of Brazil is relieved that Stang i
Maria Cantwell has voted to restrict class-action law suits - siding with the Bush administration to remove legal rights from working people. My Democratic friends seem to be silent on her voting reco
With the Bush government in high celebration of the Iraqi election, and all the TV news reporting from the Green Zone that all is going great - even though they only know what the US Army tells them -
What if we gave $10 for every American. That would be $3 billion. Family of three? Give $30.
Let’s not criticize George Bush for being slow to respond to the tsunami disaster. Unless you will also hammer UN Secretary Kofi Annan for spending three more days at the Jackson Hole ski resort after
These photos below may not be of the Tsunami. An email says they are of the Qiantang Tidal Bore in China - a real tidal wave generated by the tides.
Where? Indonesia is my guess. They were sent to me. If you know any more about the location, please let me know. The bottom photo is a close up of the second photo’s far right side, just behind the gr
An animated map of the Indian Ocean shows how the deep-ocean waves sped out from the earthquake. NOAA prepared the map.
He embarked on a war of conquest of a foreign country for the benefit of oil companies.
Reading foreign news websites is a most enlightening process. We learn things and read perspectives not found in our controlled US media. Not that other media are not controlled to some extent also, b
Richard Cohen of the Washington Post has it right. You need to register with the Wa Post to read his column, Presidential medals of Failure. The fourth failure is, of course, Bush himself. But these t
When Al-Jazeera first went with an English version last year, they were boomed off line in the US by several never-revealed Internet companies using illegal electronic processes. The common assumption
An energetic reporter set it up - and made sure it would happen. Edward Lee Pitts, embedded with a unit going north to Iraq, saw the troops working with unarmored vehicles and saw an opportunity to ge
Israel is restarting the terrorist violence. Since Arafat died a month ago, there have been no serious Palestinian attacks - and all the world has been watching the Palestinian leaders try to organize
To be concise, if we start to rationalize torture then we are lost. It is the absolute opposite direction of democracy. It is the basic tool of the tyrant - the dictator. Terror is created by torture.
to my post of Nov 6. He sees things differently, and I think he is right. I received several emails on that post, but this is the one that explains things best.
blockquote>The gay “issue” did
Today they again arrested Mordechai Vanunu. We expect the worst for him. This courageous Jew has dared to speak out against Israel’s madness. This in a country that says it is tolerant. But he
The Democratic Party continues to be unable to understand people and what motivates them. The party - and party members - have pushed extreme gay rights issues up the noses of conservative Christians
Well, Americans like the Bush vision and values. He is elected by a majority of the people and electors. And he has a Senate and House of Representatives that are able to carry through his programs.<b
I don’t kid myself that these have much affect, as most who check this blog have their own strong opinions. But, for the record, and for those who ask me each election, here are some issues and candid
The beauty of a website is you don’t force yourself on others. I got an email today from TL - and he graciously gave me the email addresses of dozens of people. And he gave them to many others. All of
Jon Stewart - host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central - was guest on CNN Crossfire on Friday. They thought he would be funny as well as plug his book America (The Book) A Citizen’s Guide to Democr
Robin Bailey is running to replace Doug Ericksen as state representative. Check her website and her positions. Whatcom County would benefit greatly if she wins. Ericksen has not represented even his c
(My conservative readers can now stop reading. Nothing local posted this morning.)
At the debate last night, Bush stressed that rather than controls on who buys guns, we should more strongly pu
Note. Tue, Oct 5 - I have tweaked this post to correct a confusing statement.
Rarely are we allowed a vote for real choice. And for real improvement in our government. If you value our environm
FoxNews.com posted fabricated Kerry quotes today - and was caught. Of course it was a “mistake” - but it had already done some harm. The reporter, Carl Cameron, is their reporter covering Kerry and he
by any political junkie from Whatcom County. Larry just barely lost to Suzanne Sinclair for Republican challenger to Rick Larsen for US Congress. You can download it from the link below, or you can go
The daily rate of deaths is the second highest since the war “ended”. And this is the 4th straight month of increased deaths. But daily we are told by the Bush government that things are getting better.
70 US Soldiers killed in September - so far. Another 10 of our kids may be killed by Friday, the end of the month, for a total of 80 - the fourth highest since the war “ended”. Wounded and maimed? Ver
Larry is running for Congress. He wants to replace Rick Larsen as the 2nd District’s Representative. He is a Republican but prefers to call himself a ‘New Republican’ because he has a broader view of
Even Harriet Spanel, our supposed liberal champion of fairness, was one of the leaders in the legislative process to weaken our votes. Last March she kept quiet and went along with the Democratic part
has just opened their new website. It is refreshingly easy to read and well organized It is now listed in the right-side column. They are providing a schedule of all local events. As we stare into the
We have passed 1,000 killed American soldiers in Iraq. 23 killed since last Wednesday when most of us were planning our Labor Day weekend. I hope you know that over 1,100 were “wounded” in August. Tha
I’ll be voting for Chuck Snyder for Superior Court Judge. He is impartial and has been dedicated for many years to being a fair judge. The fact that outgoing judge Nichols has endorsed him rate
I’ll be voting for Paul EveryHope over Dave Quall for State Representative in the 40th District. Quall willingly participated with the secret deal of giving us this horrible Primary Election process.
in 13 of the 18 months we have been at war in Iraq. 66 killed and over 500 wounded - most seriously. We will hit 1,000 killed on Sept. 9 - a week from today. And the Bush government can’t wait for the
has passed July and June already. It may become the 5th-highest month total of the 18-month-old war. At the current rate of killing, we will reach 1,000 by mid September.
This doesn’t count the
How did Bush get in the National Guard and avoid Vietnam?
Let the truth prevail. What is wrong with the Swift Boat ads that trash Kerry’s Vietnam record? Is it because they are 527 ads? No. Is
Make it disappear. Never happened. The 205th Military Brigade - the outfit running the Abu Ghraib prison - has deleted the links to pages with photos of their officers and staff goofing off in Iraq. G
This morning the Rome Grange canceled the Motor Boats Off issue from their agenda at this evening’s Bill Mize Forum. Why? Threats and demands from the motor-boating community. Rational used to cancel:
The military records of Kerry and Bush are relevant. Both sides have spent millions because they think the American voters care. We are in a war and personal military experience is relevant.
The Bush campaign machine’s smear of Kerry’s service record is beginning to backfire. Soon, when attention is turned to Bush’s record, watch the Republicans scream foul. None screamed as lies were tol
Bush ads are trashing a Vietnam veteran’s record. The trashing of Vietnam veterans is supposedly the realm of war-hating hippies and liberals. Republicans have expressed their disdain about this for o
So - will the Bush government now seek a violent way to overthrow Chavez as president of Venezuela now that he has easily survived the recall referendum? Our CIA and other secret U.S. agencies have be