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The Democratic Party's Plan To THROW The Next Couple Elections
To understand the current political dynamic, first you must understand that the Democrats are PLANNING on losing the next couple election cycles. UNTIL you understand that, the events to unfold in the next couple years (unless you act to derail them) will make no sense to you.
Obama's New "Improved" Leech Therapy
The sheer sappiness, even from progressives, of most of the commentary we've heard in the aftermath of President Obama's address to Congress this week on health care is truly breathtaking. Now we are going to tell you what really happened last Wednesday night.
Five Supreme Court Judges Do Da Corporate Takeover Hustle, And They Must Be Stopped
This the second in a series of action alerts about the fundamental willful and pernicious errors underlying the decision by 5 agenda driven right wing judges on the Supreme Court to gut all restraints on corporate meddling in our elections. Each of these successive alerts will analyze additional derelict aspects of this shameful and truly dangerous decision, to further demonstrate why we the people must reverse it.
Thursday, May 19, 2016(35 comments)
The Despicable False Narrative Of Violence In NV
We're being bombarded with a conspiratorial narrative that there was some orgy of violence, and we'll give you two wild guesses about why. It is the corporate media, and those in the Clinton camp, spinning the narrative to try to take down Bernie Sanders, who cannot
condemn violence enough times, and in enough different ways, to even be heard once.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010(33 comments)
"The Medicare Option": Let People Under 65 Buy Into Medicare
There IS an option that could redeem even the Senate health insurance bill in consideration, presuming we get an iron clad commitment up front that it will be done. And that is to provide that people younger than 65 should be permitted the OPTION of buying into the Medicare.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010(5 comments)
The Great American Stupid Test
Once in a while, actually quite frequently lately, a politician will say something so idiotic on its face that it becomes a test of the national credulity. For example, when they tell us they will really, really try to pass a public option later.
Monday, September 9, 2013(3 comments)
The Dead Bodies They Won't Show Us Pictures Of
In a last gasp attempt to try to inflame the American people and its Congress into our own irrational act of international murder in Syria, the administration has flooded our media with pictures of dead bodies. Do they really think all they have to do is show us some bodies lined up in burial shrouds and like Pavlov's mad dogs we will all start foaming at the mouth for war?
It's Not President Obama's Democratic Party Anymore
It's not President Obama's Democratic party anymore. He's not running for office this November and there will be another nominee. Indeed, under his "leadership" of not "allowing" what the people really want he has converted about the biggest congressional majorities the Democrats ever had into about the smallest minorities.
Saturday, October 22, 2005(2 comments)
THE COMING HURRICANE FITZGERALD...
There is a storm of historic proportions headed for the United States, one that will make Hurricane Wilma (also en route) look like a small splash in the pond by comparison. Washington, D.C., brace yourself for a flood of indictments.
MTV (Viacom Inc.) REFUSES Ad For The Last War Crime Movie
In an astonishing act of corporate arrogance, MTV (Viacom Inc.) refuses to accept an ad for the new feature length film, "The Last War Crime", and admits in the same breath that it is an act of political censorship of the film itself, not just of one particular ad.
Saturday, November 6, 2010(4 comments)
Dead Political Party Walking
The Democratic party as a viable political power force is finished for at least the next election cycle. Stick a fork in it, it's done. We see no scenario of possible recovery from this. It's over. The only reason they did not lose back the Senate in round one is because only a third of the seats were in play. The rest they will lose the next time for sure.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011(3 comments)
YouTube Censors the Waterboarding Scene from The Last War Crime movie
Though still not even in official release, YouTube is already trying
to suppress "The Last War Crime," a new full-length feature film
about indicting Dick Cheney for torture. And by the way, isn't that
something billions of people want to see? But YouTube does not want their
visitors to see the preview clip of the waterboarding scene from the movie, and a protest is mobilizing against their censorship.
Friday, August 11, 2006
Tell NY1 Not To Censor A Clinton/Tasini Debate
NY1 has declared Jonathan Tasini ineligible to participate in their debate series at Pace University, despite the fact that he qualified for the ballot with more that twice the required 15,000 nominating petition signatures. They and their owner Time-Warner need to hear from us today.
Who Will Save The Democrats From Themselves?
Last week Nate Silver gave his assessment that the Democrats had a 60% chance of losing the Senate in the next election. Considering the fact that Democratic leaders were bragging last time about how Silver always got it right, this is an ominous sign. The one and only hope the Democrats have is to put everything behind a constitutional amendment to reverse the Citizens United corporate personhood decision.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005(2 comments)
WE CAN STOP ROBERTS AND THIS IS HOW WE'RE GOING TO DO IT
The nomination of John Roberts as chief justice threatens every progressive advance of the last 100 years. This is a practical plan for stopping this stealth reactionary that WILL work. Whatever other issue you may have, we MUST win this one.
Impeach Bush Before He Pardons Himself
According to Seymour Hersh there is a conga line of insiders waiting
until January 20th to spill the beans on the gross criminality of the
Bush/Cheney administration. Waiting . . . because if they did it now
the two of them would be tarred and feathered on the way out the
door. And in case you had not figured it out yet, Bush is planning on pardoning himself, unless he is stopped first by impeachment.
Thursday, March 18, 2010(3 comments)
Hope Is Dead, Long Live Independent Activism
We are calling for all citizens of the United to declare that under no circumstance will they vote for any candidate associated with either the Democratic or Republican parties, and that we instead dedicate our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor, to electing worthy independents who can demonstrate a lifetime of public policy advocacy on behalf of the people.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Keep Opposing It: Why The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Is So Bad, For Those Who Are Asking
As long as we have been fighting the TPP, the corporate interests pushing it have never relented either, and only need one moment of inattentiveness or complacency on our part to do their dirty work. Most troubling is the fact that the Democratic party platform has now given a green light blessing for its members of Congress to go rogue in defiance of the clear will of the people.
Friday, April 27, 2007(6 comments)
There's HUNGER For Impeachment. Will We Feed It?
With a million submissions we can force the hand of Congress to take a stand, to do their Constitutional duty, and to demand accountability from an administration that has brought nothing but death, destruction and financial ruin to our country.
The Dangerous Folly Of Campaign Finance Reform Legislation Now
We've gotten multiple mail solicitations in the last couple days for some petition calling for "comprehensive" campaign finance reform OR constitutional amendment to "reverse" McCutcheon, with the emphasis on the former. The problem is that the Supreme Court has made itself perfectly clear. Any attempt to undo what they are doing, and they will strike DOWN your comprehensive campaign finance reform just as comprehensively.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Where Do We Go Forward To From Here, Post Election??
Unless we get cracking right now, and advocate for policy change in voices that WILL NOT be ignored, in another two years we will again be faced with a choice between candidates hard to defend and even greater evils. This is our three part plan on how to proceed going forward.
Sunday, June 26, 2016(5 comments)
OUTRAGEOUS! DNC Platform Refuses To Take A Stand On TPP. Tell Them Off!
The snaky language they voted through for the platform says that there are "a diversity of views" in the Democratic party on the TPP. Given that every Democratic candidate for president SAYS they oppose it, the only diversity we can see is between the bought off paid off corporate creeps and their supposed constituents.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Robert's Rules Of Disorder (Stop The Filibuster, Part 4)
Some may think that because Robert's so-called Rules of Order include a procedure that resembles an attempted cloture vote (to cut off a filibuster) that this was some time honored tradition from the same era as our Constitution. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009(6 comments)
Obama's New, Improved Leech Therapy
In last Wednesday's speech, President Obama sounded reasonable and compassionate and articulate. But look at what he actually did, and the effect it will actually will have: Obama has clearly aligned himself with the preservation of insurance profits, and in so doing he has destroyed any possibility of a functional health care system.
Sunday, February 21, 2010(1 comments)
The Supreme Court 5 Insist They Were Right All Along ... Far, Far, Extreme, Off The Deep End Right
This is the 5th installment of our legal analysis of the various inexcusable errors in the EDICT by five Supreme Court wolves to rip apart limits on corporate influence on the people's elections. So if you are getting the impression that some law school could build an entire semester's lecture course around EVERYTHING that is wrong with this case, as a text book example of bad legal work, it is because they could.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015(27 comments)
A Bold Proposal For Comprehensive Gun Regulation
From most of our timid politicians we've heard much hand wringing after one gun massacre after another, from some various constructive proposals, but no actual comprehensive plan frankly from anyone. After much input from our participants, here's our own proposal in the form of an action page, which no law-abiding gun owner should have any objection to, though it is bold, and novel in a number of aspects.
The Supreme Court 5, Baking Fresh Fact Pretzels Every Day On Corporate Personhood
This is the fourth in our series of critical analyses of the many twisted aspects of the decision by five judicial radicals on the Supreme Court to throw our democracy over the side of the ship of corporate state. We continue our examination of the factual funny business that now purports to pass as a Supreme Court decision, again with specific citations to pages of the opinion itself.
Ask Your Medical Corporation CEO If Being An Indentured Debt Slave Is Right For You
All the "hope" in the world is not going to result in the slightest bit of real progressive policy change. NO, for that YOU must ACTIVELY speak out and KEEP doing it. Put down your "Yes, We Can" coffee mug and step away from the slick corporate con job. Submit this action page now, which includes a special custom function to pipe your personal comments directly to the new White House questions form.
Monday, July 2, 2007(10 comments)
The True THREAT Of Ann Coulter And Her Ilk
Time and again Ann Coulter has demonstrated that she is an offensive speech scofflaw, and on that basis we call for a BAN on her appearance on national television. To the networks we say, "You know she is going to say something grossly offensive when you book her." And she rightly deserves to be shunned for that reason.
Monday, January 30, 2006
Million Phone March Monday to STOP Alito
We loaded up every senator's answering machines from coast to coast over the weekend consumed all their fax paper. Today we will remind them we know the cutoff date to run someone against them in their own primary.
The Shinola On Health Care Stops Here, But ONLY If YOU Speak Out Now
Remember that we were the people who told you the TRUTH about what was really going on, when we wrote over three months ago that Obama had no intention of letting a public option of any kind survive. The most important thing now is that WE must speak out and declare the TRUTH that "The Health Care Bill Is A Total Fraud On The American People"
Saturday, October 5, 2013(1 comments)
Chump Change: Our New Corporate Health Care System
While the health care bill's strongest defenders are bragging that they can save a hundred dollars or whatever, America continues to pay . . . continues to pay . . . CONTINUES to pay more than twice as much as any developed first world country in the world for their health care. These are chump corporate discounts, folks, for anyone with the integrity to admit it.
Saturday, September 29, 2007(5 comments)
Now Read The Truth: Lieberman-Kyl DEFANGED Because of YOU
It has taken a couple days for the actual disposition of the Lieberman-Kyl amendment to leak out, but in FACT, the two most offensive paragraphs (3 and 4), which we were objecting to so strenuously as amounting to a declaration of war on Iran, were REMOVED IN THEIR ENTIRELY prior to the vote. Which means we WON.
Easy Write A Letter To The Editor Protesting Trans Pacific Partnership
They are trying in the secret Trans Pacific Partnership to give corporations veto power over the national laws of any country on pollution, labor, privacy and everything else? But with this new easy write a letter to your newspaper editor we can create the publicity to stop them.
Monday, January 5, 2009(18 comments)
Bush Special Prosecutor is Top Question for Obama
For the second time now, President-Elect Obama has asked the American people, to come to his web site at Change.gov to ask and vote for questions, to help set the priorities for his administration, and the current the top-ranked question seeks a non-partisan Special Prosecutor to investigate the crimes of the Bush Administration.
Bombshell Revelation From Benghazi Committee, And It's Not One The Republicans Wanted
It seems that among other things on Hillary Clinton's email server, she inherited former Secretary of State Colin Powell's email files. And tucked away in there was a memo for a secret summit documenting that Blair had some great PR ideas about how they were going to sell the war they were going to launch regardless. And this was all a full year before they broke all the pottery in stock at the Middle Eastern Pottery Barn.
Saturday, August 31, 2013(2 comments)
The Red Line For Impeachment In Syria
Kerry contends that Assad was warned that use of chemical weapons was a red line not to be crossed. but he did so anyway. We warn President Obama that rogue executive action to launch an attack is an equally clear red line, and he dare not cross it, and we WILL call for accountability and shame on us if we don't.
Dem Candidate Has Guts To Run Ad DCCC Pulled
Republican operatives expressed outrage over the imagery now being used in the new Charles Sanders TV spot for the Ohio special election in the 3rd Congressional district on FRIDAY, September 15th. This special page will play the video so you can judge for yourself. Includes Audio
Fax Action Page: I Want To Sign Up For Medicare Too!!
Think about it, folks. They would not be on the TV trying to sell us
so hard on fake reform measures if they did not NEED our
acquiescence. When enough people declare that we will no longer
settle for coal in our Christmas stockings, then and only them will
we get the real deal.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010(1 comments)
Did You Get Our Message, Tuesday?!
What is it with the Democrats really? Is this some kind of senseless, unilateral mass suicide thing? In the space of a mere year they have gone from one of the most compelling mandates for real progressive change in American history, to trying to stuff a "much more of the same" bill down their constituents' throats, a bill so universally despised that if Ted Kennedy were still alive even HE would be crying foul.
Pirates Of The Constitution (Stop The Filibuster, Part 3)
It was not until at least 50 years after the Constitutional Convention that some perverse senators had the evil idea of exploiting an inadvertent defect in the rules to hijack the process . . . pirates of the Constitution. And that is exactly how they were viewed at the time.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010(1 comments)
The Synchronized Surrender Squad, A.K.A. The Democratic Progressive Caucus
Those of us who have so-called progressives supposedly representing us in Congress have cause to complain the loudest. More than sixty of them declared in no uncertain terms last fall that NO bill would pass without a strong "public option". Instead, they did the opposite, working en masse to drag anybody who would hold out back into their slime pit of cowardice.
Mission IMPEACHABLE (The Cheney episode)
Good morning fellow citizens. Vice president Richard B. Cheney is known to have committed high crimes against the Constitution of the United States. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to speak out yourself in the National Cheney Impeachment Poll, which already has over 27,000 submissions, and to rally everyone else you can to do the same thing.
Saturday, May 19, 2007(4 comments)
99.34 Percent Say Cheney Should Be IMPEACHED. What Say You?
Please note that we are not asking people in the National Cheney Impeachment Poll whether people think he will be impeached,we are asking if he SHOULD be impeached.Everyone already knows that Cheney is guilty of every impeachable offense imaginable. Our only hurdle is to get people to actually admit it to themselves,to do their own duty,to save our democracy from its greatest threat ever...
Tuesday, June 5, 2007(1 comments)
A Libby Leniency Letter Received From SATAN
The judge contemplating sentencing in the "Scooter" Libby case took the unusual step of ordering the letters pleading for leniency on his behalf to be published. But conspicuously missing was a letter from the Vice President himself, Dick Cheney. And then lo and behold, we were leaked a copy of one additional letter that had not been published with the rest . . .
Thursday, August 3, 2006
The Bugs Bunny Doctrine
When the cartoon character Bugs Bunny was created there was running joke built around the line, "Of course you realize, this means war." But in cartoons, as in real life, the character with the most artillery does not always come out on top.
Thursday, November 29, 2012(3 comments)
We Need A Million People To Stop The Filibuster
We need a million people to submit the action page to Stop The Filibuster. But Now that the Democrats are talking like they will actually move to reform filibuster abuse, the Republicans are threatening to completely shut down the Senate in vengeful retaliation. Isn't that the status quo? Isn't that why the filibuster must be abolished in the first place? Isn't that why we must all speak out now?
Monday, January 21, 2013(4 comments)
Unblocking The Pipe (Stop The Filibuster, Part 5)
The most important thing to recognize is that the only thing that has ever forced any movement on filibuster reform has been the threat to change it unilaterally. There have been many attempts to reform the filibuster, but only when the Senate was completely fed up and ready to invoke the so-called "constitutional option" has anything ever actually happened.
Tuesday, January 2, 2007(6 comments)
Say NO To Bush's Last Stand
Before the coming of George Bush and his shadow president Dick Cheney, the greatest military blunder in American History was thought to be Custer's Last Stand. The primary difference between him and what Bush has done is that Custer did not wreck the ENTIRE U.S. Army, Custer did not mortgage our whole economy for generations to come, and unlike Bush, he actually had the courage to enter mortal combat himself even one time.
Friday, April 2, 2010
The Most AWESOME Political Force In The Country . . . And It's YOU!!
What most people do not realize is that as of this moment the MOST
visited web site on the planet is Facebook, bigger even than Google.
That is where the people are, that is where the people are going
(independent of anything we do), and THAT is why we MUST mobilize
Slam Dunk Was Code For A CON JOB
In his appearance on Meet The Press yesterday, George Tenet AGAIN confirmed that the purpose of the now infamous "slam dunk" meeting was to assess if they could SELL the war without just cause in Iraq to the American public. So, what Tenet MEANT by the words "slam dunk" was they were sure they would be able to stuff their cooked intelligence down our throats.
Sign the PEACE Pledge At The New Peace Team Site
The peace pledge, sponsored by Voters For Peace, says: "I will not vote for or support any candidate for Congress or President who does not make a speedy end to the war in Iraq, and preventing any future war of aggression, a public position in his or her campaign."
The Creeping Right Wing Radio PUTSCH
Now that progressive talk is having real political impact the right wing is desperately looking for a way to slow it down, corrupt it, chip away at it, anything. And yesterday in Los Angeles they canned the Harrison on the Edge show, one of the best progressive activists we had, with absolutely no advance warning whatsoever.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
The Fox (Gonzales) Promises To Investigate HEN Disappearances
If Gonzales has not resigned by the time you read this, please contact your members of Congress and push them to speak out, to tell Gonzales it's time to go. And if the testimony of the Attorney General clinging to power before the Senate Judiciary Committee was not enough of a comedy sketch, we offer the following:
Stop The Shutdown Merry-Go-Round
When the latest shutdown started, Michelle Bachmann was quoted as saying the Republicans had never been merrier. We, the people of the United States, are not merry. The shutdown merry-go-round must stop.
Thursday, April 12, 2007(7 comments)
On HATE Speech And Freedom Of Speech
There have been a rash of incidents lately getting national attention, involving people like Ann Coulter, Michael Richards, and now Don Imus. And what makes them especially notable is 1) the fact that people are finally starting to call out those who in traffic in hate speech, 2) the amount of discussion the most recent incident has triggered, and 3) the persistence of talk as to what should be done about it.
Delightful New "Medicare For All" Video And Fax Action Page, "I'm A Democrat, And I'm A Republican"
A couple weeks ago the Democratic Senate Committee put out a video called "I'm A Democrat, And I'm A Republican", begging us for more campaign contributions based on the premise that even 60 votes in their caucus is not enough to pass a decent bill. So we decided to produce a series of our own issue advocacy satire videos, to propagate the truth that NEITHER the Democrats NOR the Republicans want real health care reform.
Monday, November 12, 2007(3 comments)
The THIRD Option (Systematic Primary Challenges)
What is it going to take for the majority of the American People to get the attention of Congress? In this piece we will propose the simple, necessary, and what should have been self-evident, answer to this question . . . there is one and only one message that members of Congress will ever actually heed, that their own seats are in jeopardy.
A Tale of Two Resolutions on Lebanon
What does an obscure Austro-Hungarian archduke have to do with the lives of your children? Everything, unless we all immediately speak out for a cease-fire in Lebanon
Thursday, October 13, 2005
POLLS DON'T IMPEACH PRESIDENTS; PEOPLE DO!
Unless the central goal of all progressive punditry is to engage more people to DO something themselves, then what is the point . . . really? We will show you how you can increase the effectiveness of your own activist efforts in an incredible, new way.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
FEAR OF BOTTLED WATER
So now we've been stampeded by every media outlet into being petrified of our own cosmetic creams and liquid refreshments. But anyone even remotely interested in investigating the readily accessible truth (apparently nobody in the mainstream corporate media) could have easily determined that there is NO SUCH THING as a liquid explosive as the plot was described.
Monday, September 18, 2006
The Dog Ate Bush's WAR CRIMES Defense
The War Crimes Act must not be changed in any respect. To do otherwise is to tell the world we have laws at all only at the convenience of our dictator executive. For the same reason, neither can we change the laws for prosecuting our detainees.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007(3 comments)
Who Will Take Cindy Sheehan's Place As SPOKESPERSON?
To answer the question of who will take Cindy Sheehan's place as spokesperson, first we must ask who CAN take her place. What one person can do all the work of making policy change happen in America? The short answer is that NO one person flying solo can do that. Because democracy can only happen when each of us speaks for OURSELVES.
Harry, Nancy, SAY It Ain't So!
We are hearing reports that the Democrats are preparing to unilaterally surrender to Bush on the Iraq supplemental, despite a solid majority of the American people in favor of at least some kind of restraints on a war president run amok. If this is a trial balloon, or in part even a Republican trick to try to demoralize us, it didn't work. We're not demoralized, we're just angry.
Monday, October 31, 2005
The Department of TORTURE
There are still dark forces at work trying to subvert the intent of McCain amendment prohibiting torture, the language of which must survive the conference committee with the House of Representatives.
Friday, September 22, 2006(3 comments)
MORE DEM CANDIDATES STAND UP TO CONFRONT THE BUSH IRAQ LIES
More and more Democratic will take the courageous stands they will need to win, if only we stand behind those who are already doing so. This special page is playing the new Stacey Tallitsch (LA-01) Lie/Die TV Spot confronting the Bush Administration on their Iraq lies. And there is James Wright in TX-08 too.
For our next MIRACLE in the stop Alito movement . . .
Join the greatest outpouring of public opinion in Ameican political history. Every citizen must immediately make their voice heard on the most important decision of our lives, the selection of the swing vote on our Supreme Court.
Who Has The COURAGE To Press For An End To The Iraq Occupation Now?
With possibly one exception, the rest of our would be presidents of the United States would be hard pressed to put together a functional backbone of an Iraq policy. Instead of triangulating speeches, posturing and jockeying for position, they should be bravely stepping forward without equivocation to call for an immediate end to the occupation of Iraq. Who of them will speak out, even as we ourselves need to keep speaking out?
If The Millstone (GONZALES) Were Around The Other Neck
For an administration in which utter smirking defiance of law and the will of the American people is the only operational mode, IMPEACHMENT is the only remedy. If the millstone were around the other neck, every right wing cable news pod person would be screaming for impeachment, not only for Gonzales, but for the whole lying, stealing, preemptive war murdering lot of them.
The SECRET Plan To Stay In Iraq
The Iraq Study Group will make no meaningful difference whatsoever in really bringing the troops home. To the contary, they are about to ask for ANOTHER 100 billion dollars!!
Only cutting off the money will force their hand.
Monday, July 24, 2006(5 comments)
TODAY, WE ARE ALL WAR CRIMINALS
If you have NOT ALREADY called your members of Congress to demand they stand up for a cease-fire in Lebanon, the war crimes against humanity being committed there are yours as well. Will you speak out or will you not? And if you do not, YOU are personally guilty of every war crime committed by Israel with the encouragement of the U.S. Congress.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Filing F.E.C. Complaints Against ABC/Disney Made EASY
The perverse obstinance of ABC/Disney in plowing ahead with their political hit piece on the Democratic party, "The Path to 9/11", will likely not only subject them to defamation suits from Bill Clinton himself, and from his cabinet officials that they smeared, they deserve to be prosecuted by the Federal Election Commission for campaign finance law violations. And if enough of us raise our voices, we can make it happen.
Sunday, August 5, 2007(12 comments)
Can We IMPEACH With Facebook® Alone?
As we look for opportunities to reach out to our fellow citizens with calls to action, we cannot help but notice that the fastest growing networked community on the internet is the Facebook web site. In large part this is because they have opened up their platform to member created applications, which in practical use makes their entire base of about 30 million participants accessible to the activism of each other.
Thursday, March 15, 2007(3 comments)
Tell Congress To Support The Kucinich IMPERATIVE For Impeachment
Minutes ago the U.S. Senate AGAIN failed to exercise meaningful oversight for the national suicide which is our policy in Iraq. Members of Congress must stop running away from actually restraining the abuse of executive power. And the only remedy is for us to renew again and again our call for Congress to impeach at the most mercifully swift speed ALL those who have so grievously harmed we the people.
IT'S FILIBUSTER FRIDAY 2
Not only must we make as many calls as we can to influence our senators in a nice way, we must have candidates immediately arise to challenge the ones that don't "get it" in their own primaries.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Download the New Impeachment Passion Play in Production in San Francisco
Shirley Golub, who is seriously challenging Nancy Pelosi for the Democratic party primary nomination on June 3, is sponsoring the production of a new impeachment passion play, "I" - The Impeachment Trial of George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney, cowritten by premier impeachment scholar Bruce Fein, dramatist Richard A. Lasser and this writer. This article includes a link to the full final script.
The Israeli Air War On Air Conditioning
The Lebanon assault is not a war on Hezbollah. It is at its heart a war on the civilians of Lebanon, to punish them for the presence of Hezbollah in their midst.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
There They Go Again, Planning An Attack On Iran, Unless We Speak Out Now
The drum beats are getting louder that the Bush administration in fact intends to launch an unprovoked carpet bomb attack on the sovereign nation of Iran. The best way stop them is to remind the American people about all the lies that misled us into Iraq. This special page will play one of the new Lie/Die TV spots on this subject.
Tell The Safe Seventy Democrats To HELP Their Fellow Democratic Candidates
With the polls breaking our way, there are at least seventy Democratic congressional incumbents who have NO serious competition for reelection. Twelve of them are holding campaign war chests in excess of a MILLION dollars. To see who of the Safe Seventy is from your state, please visit the link in this article.
Monday, November 14, 2005
No Strict CONTORTIONIST For The Supreme Court
The American people are beginning to speak out in a way that has gotten the attention of Congress. We must put our foot down as the true majority to say that NO conservative whatsoever is acceptable for the O'Connor Supreme Court seat.
Thursday, October 19, 2006(1 comments)
Wake Up And Smell The Democratic Voter PURGE
You had to know this was coming. The further they fall in the polls the more massive the voter fraud and preemptive vote suppression the other side will attempt. The fighting back starts NOW! Here is a special action page to send messages to the DNC and the Ohio state Democratic party to immediately join in a lawsuit to reverse the pathological purge of Democratic voters wherever we can determine it is occurring.
PREEMPT The Insanity Of Attacking Iran
As the general election approaches, we hear more and more speculation about what the "October Surprise" will be THIS time.
One thing we now is that the Bush administration is determined to attack Iran, whether on false pretenses or not. We must have a sense of Congress resolution that there be NO attack on Iran without EXPRESS congressional approval.
COULD I INTEREST YOU IN A NEW WORLD WAR?
George Bush lost his shirt (and ours) in his WMD-less Iraq gamble, and is driven to double down and bet the farm with an even bigger war to try to win it all back.
At the same time, Islamic militants buoyed by the chaos they have created in Iraq and our entanglement there, believe the more war crimes they can get Bush to commit, the more power they will be able to seize themselves.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Expecting The Bull To Fix The China Shop
Of all the excuses you hear as to why the occupation of Iraq cannot just end, the WEAKEST follow the "but now that we're there" line of apology. But to the fix the china shop, first the bull must be removed.
Domestic Peace Is Bad For The GUN Business
Having more guns in this country in the hands of people who can't handle them doesn't make us more safe. It makes us all LESS safe. The overriding federal problem is that as long as there are loose jurisdictions from state to state, city to city, guns will be oversold where the laws are weak, to make mayhem there, and bring it to everywhere else.
Monday, November 7, 2005
Congress and the Culture of CRUELTY
With a national budget hemorrhaging red ink, even the profligate pork barrel princes in Congress had to do something. They propose to cut the last ropes of what remains of the social safety net for those hurt most by their policies, apparently to pave the way for even MORE reckless tax injustice.
Sunday, May 21, 2006
Impeach Team Day 2
With the help of your donations the Impeach Team candidates are starting to run "call to action" ads, to encourage more people to take a stand on the ISSUE of impeachment.
A Proposal for Election REFORM by Coordinated State Ballot Initiatives
We propose opening up a collateral front by putting together as many state ballot initiative campaigns as possible where laws can be passed directly on to the books. What we have in mind are two separate propositions in each such state, with the idea that there is synergy in collecting signatures for two related initiatives at the same time.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007(2 comments)
Tell Congress To Put Ending The War BACK On The Table
Usually when we contact our members of Congress our great challenge is to get policy hostile Republicans to understand that even in THEIR districts we have enough people opposing them to threaten their reelection. But we certainly expect our OWN representatives to listen to us. This may in fact be the ONLY meaningful chance we will have in the next two years to keep from inheriting the military policy disaster in Iraq.
Saturday, January 28, 2006
The Local Phone Call MIRACLE To Stop Alito
With perhaps millions of people trying to make their strong opposition to Alito heard in Washington, the phones there are jammed. That is why we must ALSO hit every local district office phone to make sure the people's voice is recorded and heard.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
ARREST Bush's Escalation In Iraq With Your Voices
A couple days ago we called for preemptive resolutions to oppose the unpopular Bush escalation proposed for Iraq. There are now at least two measures pending to do just that. We must raise every possible voice to call for support of the S. 233 and H. Res 41 right now.
Monday, December 18, 2006(2 comments)
Take Their Troop Surge In Iraq And SHOVE IT
The Bush administration has now coined a new slogan for "stay the course," in utter and diffident defiance of the will of American people. They are trying to sell us on yet one more "surge" in Iraq. And it would be a surge alright, but only in casualities, cost and insurgency.
Monday, January 8, 2007
The All New And Improved Staying The Course, Now With More LIES
There are resolutions possibly pending to demand redeployment of the troops or to cut off funding for the war. We would support any of them. The problem is Bush will laugh off any attempt by Congress to tell him how to run HIS war. Therefore we propose strategically that there FIRST be a resolution opposing an increase in troops in Iraq, to draw a line in the sand with maximum support for finally CONFRONTING him.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006(2 comments)
Make John Murtha Majority LEADER
John Murtha demonstrated his leadership in calling for our troops to redeploy out of Iraq a time when many others were just going along with the Bush administration's stay the atrocities policy. Please call and email your Democratic House members and ask them to support him as majority leader for that singular reason.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Now You Can Text "IMPEACH" to 30644 To Vote To Impeach Cheney
What we are asking concerned citizens to do next is start calling the various progressive radio shows and let them know that people can vote in the National Cheney Impeachment Poll. There is no reason why everyone in the country can't know how easy it is to call for our Constitution to be enforced.
Cheney SECRETLY Schemes To Start Iran War By Himself
We are in greater danger of the strategic debacle in the Middle East spinning even more wildly out of control every day that Congress does not confront the monstrous malignancy in the office of the vice president in particular.Vote yes, or else vote no. Nearly 60,000 have already.It could save all of our lives.It could save YOUR life...
Saturday, August 12, 2006
SAVE The Majority Report on Air America Radio
It can fairly be said that NO progressive radio personality in the last couple years has done more to promote real activism than Sam Seder. He has given out more congressional phone numbers, more action page links, and has given air time to more worthy progressive candidates than two or three others we might name combined. Now we need to speak in support of him.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Jean Hay Bright To Run CONTROVERSIAL Lie/Die TV Spot in Maine
We heard just today that Jean Hay Bright, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Maine, was doing a Time Warner buy for her version of the Lie/Die TV spot which is aleady starting to create such a controversy. In just the last two weeks, almost $50,000 has been donated to help run these spots for the candidates on the Peace Team.
Tell Democratic Incumbents To Support Their OWN Party Candidates Who Want To Stop The War
Now is the time for all current Democratic INCUMBENTS, most of whom can practically coast through this election, to lend a hand to the courageous NON-incumbents they will need to add to their caucus to build the new progressive majority. We have already raised over $50,000. Ask your Democratic members of Congress in safe districts to to help pull up their future congressional colleagues by their bootstraps.
Saturday, November 12, 2005
Senator Graham Pulls A FAST ONE To Abort Habeas Corpus
With virtually no advance notice the Republican majority in the Senate approved a last minute amendment to the Defense Authorization Act to deny U.S. courts jurisdiction to examine the legality of detainee detention in Guantanamo and elsewhere.
Monday, March 26, 2007
Be The PARTICIPATORY Democracy That Brings Our Troops Home
Now as debate on the Iraq war/occupation shifts to the Senate the difference between how many votes we can get to support a proposed 120 day start for withdrawal, or not, is how many of us will pick up the phone right now. We know that Bush is going to make a least one statement a week, to try to bully us all in the other direction. Why should we all not do the same thing?
Saturday, July 8, 2006
TWO TIMING JOE
If there is one quality that the American people find despicable in a politician, it is someone who tries to have it both ways. If Lieberman would simply to declare his intention to run as an independent that would be one thing. But he has NOT. What he is doing instead is running for the Democratic nomination, while at the same time declaring he reserves the right to disrespect the voters' decision.
The President's IGNORING Tour
When our founders drafted our Constitution, the thing they feared most was that a despot would arise to arrogate dictatorial power, which is why they made repeated references to the procedure of impeachment as the ultimate check and balance. And what Bush and Cheney have given us if a textbook example of what they strove so mightily to ensure against as our heritage.
Let Your Phone Calls Be A Show Of FORCE Against Attacking Iran
Don't let anyone ever tell us again our voices are not heard. Today the Senate REJECTED an attempt to strip the Iraq withdrawal time line from the current supplemental, just as you called for them to do. Before Congress takes a spring recess, there is one more urgent call we must make, to tell the Senate to pass an amendment being offered by new Senator James Webb to head off a NEW war with Iran.
Impeach Team Day 6
Media attention for the founding members of the Impeach Team continues to accelerate, with still 12 days to go until the California Primary.
Wednesday, October 4, 2006(1 comments)
DEMAND Hastert's Immediate Resignation
In response to his indefensible handling of a known child predator in their midst, Dennis Hastert whined today that liberals were out to "get to me". Isn't that just so precious? Little Denny Hastert is now the REAL victim in all of this, not the children exposed to the abuse of Mark Foley because of Hastert's own complicity. Hastert has got to go.
Friday, October 20, 2006
Help Organize The EARLY VOTE Movement To Protect Our Registrations
The best insurance we have against the various voter disenfranchisement schemes that we KNOW are in the works is to organize NOW to early vote in the most massive possible way. In doing so we can shine a light like a laser beam on looming problem areas and move proactively to correct them. Here is an action page to help alert your friend to organize to EARLY vote and to report registration purging and other problems.
CONFRONT Bush To WIN
There is one thing we know. The politics of avoiding a confrontation for fear of being smeared is NOT the path to victory. This we know, that the only way to win back those of other parties who are also angry at being misled is by demonstrating the courage of our own leadership.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006(2 comments)
Impeach Team Day 3
The Impeach Team tonight received final confirmation from and welcomes Marcy Winograd (D-CA), 36th C.D., an outspoken impeachment advocate, as a founding member.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006(1 comments)
Impeach Team Day 5
Last night the Impeach Team recorded their first call to action radio spot which will start streaming on Air America. Hear it now!
Thursday, January 26, 2006
Is There Not ONE Senator Who Will Even TRY To Stop Alito?
The entire country is waiting for one true leader to take the action of conscience to start a filibuster of Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court. Please call your senators today and challenge them on why they have not done so already.
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Impeach Team Day 4
Tonight the Impeach Team welcomes Stacey Tallitsch, running in the 1st Congressional district of Lousiana. And since the adminstration's wiretap crimes are alone sufficient for impeachment, they launch an action page opposing the Hayden CIA nomination