Found under the Christmas tree

Stop Big Media

newspaper presents

Crooks and Liars has a really cool video about the FCC’s attempt to “Super Size” media. It’s well worth the look-see. It’s a product out of stopbigmedia.com.

It’s an extremely important issue that media isn’t discussing at all.

Good Search

There’s a cool new way to surf the ‘Net, especially if you’re an animal lover. GoodSearch is a non-profit using Yahoo as its search-engine. Every time you use it, $.10 goes to charity. It’s quick and complete and customizable for your Internet Explorer or your Firefox. Macintosh geeks aren’t left out either! Use it and make your own charitable donations.

Cindy Sheehan has re-appearedhousefly

In Minnesota there’s a saying: “Little flakes, big snow.” Welcome to “little flakes“:

Washington Post reported last week that in September 2002, four members of Congress met in secret for a first look at a unique CIA program designed to wring vital information from reticent terrorism suspects in U.S. custody. For more than an hour, the bipartisan group, which included current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrat Rep. Jane Harman…

really hates santaWell, Sheehan’s not happy about it and she’s now calling for impeaching Nancy Pilosi:

“Even before becoming Speaker of the House of Representative, she said that impeachment of Bush is out of question. She should be impeached for knowing about torture which dehumanize us all.”

Black Garbage FlyHuckabee look familiar to you?

Here at Fruit Fly Central, we had to take a second look and Huckabee could weirdly look like an fraternal twin of another very famous Republican crook.

Redstate geeks running around, stupidly paranoid

I’m going to cut-n-paste the first few sentences… You’ll see craigxmaswhat I mean – Oh.. just read:

Prof. Douglas Kmiec suggests that Hillary Clinton, if elected, could have her husband follow the footsteps of former President Taft by appointing him to the Supreme Court.

Please guys, take a deep breath. You right-wingers are weirdly über-obsessed with Hillary Clinton as a president. Speculating that she’d just throw Bill in as her first pick for US Supreme Court Justice makes you all seem petty and a wee bit stupid. Just a tiny wee.

They continue on:

Taft was, in fact, a very good Chief Justice after being a failure as President, a job for which he never had the talent or desire.

Prof. Kmiec gets right some of the obvious problems with this parallel: Clinton, unlike Taft, has no prior judicial experience and loves politics much more than the law; Clinton, unlike Taft, would presumably not be taking the Chief Justice job; and Taft, unlike Clinton, never had his law license suspended for perjury in a judicial proceeding.Deer Fly

Now; I’m not an English professor: here; but, I think; that last paragraph, might be the longest: run-on sentence I’ve read in decades; let alone, not making any sense: whatsoever.

Colorado kicks out E-Voting Machines

And it’s a Republican who’s deciding:

Colorado’s Republican Secretary of State, Mike Coffman, has announced that a number of Colorado’s e-voting machines have failed state certification testings, and will not be allowed for use in the 2008 election cycle. The announcements came at a news conference in Denver which completely just minutes ago.

Does anybody remember when Walden O’Dell, CEO of Diebold, told a bunch of Republicans in 2003 that he was: “committed to helping Ohio deliver its electoral votes to the president next year (with is own electronic voting machines)”? Quite a lot of wasted time and money spent, ya think?

BradBlog notes: All Voting Systems by ES&S CompletelyFruitFly Decertified; DRE Touch-Screens from Sequoia Banned; Optical-Scan Paper Systems by Hart InterCivic Banned; All Systems by Diebold/Premier Conditionally ALLOWED for Use!

Oops. Nevermind!

Traitors From Within II

rant-1.jpgI love Bartcop. And then once in a while, I really love Bartcop. Whoever the hell Gerry Fern is, I don’t know. But it’s one hell of a great rant.

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For six years you just coasted along as the minority party, nothing you could do about anything. Racist judges, you can’t stop them. Inept diplomats, you tried but could not stop them. Suspension of Habeas Corpus, hey most people do not even have an idea what that is. We get a free pass.

Now you are in the majority but Congress is still in control of the minority, because you need a majority of 60 in the Senate. What a farce? What a horrible joke you are playing on millions of people that went out and voted for you and though we might actually see the light at the end of a very long dark tunnel for our country and us. But, OH, that is right you got the big new offices, chairmanships, staff, and private jets. So many new toys you have not yet had time to attend to the business of the people. After all, we are just people, not important millionaires like you folks with important positions.

You have forgotten your oath of office. Your primary responsibility; to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States and its laws. This is not an option, it’s your responsibility. Never mind the promises that you made to us that you will never keep. Caving in again on Iraq war funding, oh really what a surprise? If you see wrongdoing, it is not an option, you have an obligation to investigate and if necessary impeach. Our administration at this point should be impeached and turned over to The Hague for criminal prosecution for crimes against humanity including US citizens. But we would never expect you to do that much. Impeachment would be fine. But you are not willing to that either. You are simply happy shrink from your responsibilities.

That is not acceptable by any standard. If you are not willing to carry out your constitutionally mandated duties you should resign. And for the sake of the country you profess to love, RESIGN NOW.

<unsnip>FruitFly

The emphasis are all mine. The grammar might be rough, but the passion shines through like a beacon on a dark and foggy night! I highly recommend reading the entire rant.

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