Tuesday, January 31, 2006

It's the End of the World As We Know it...

That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane-Lenny Bruce is not afraid. Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn-world serves its own needs, don't misserve your own needs. Feed it up a knock,speed, grunt no, strength no. Ladder structure clatter with fear of height,down hight Wire in a fire, representing seven games in a government for hire and a combat site. Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry with the furies breathing down your neck. Team by team reporters baffled, trump, tethered, crop. Look at that low plane! Fine, then. Uh oh, overflow, population, common group, but it'll do.Save yourself, serve yourself. World serves its own needs Listen to your heart bleed. Tell me with the rapture andthe revered and the right - right.You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light,feeling pretty psyched.

It's the end of the world as we know itIt's the end of the world as we know itIt's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fineSix o'clock - TV hour. Don't get caught in foreign towers.Slash and burn, return, listen to yourself churn. Lock him in uniform and book burning, blood letting. Every motive escalate. Automotive incinerate.Light a candle, light a motive. step down, step down. Watch your heel crush, crush. Uh-oh, this means no fear- cavalier. Renegade steer clear! A tournament,a tournament, a tournament of lies.Offer me solutions, offer me alternativesand I decline.(chorus)

It's the end of the world as we know itIt's the end of the world as we know it (it's time I had some time alone)It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine (it's time I had some time alone)I feel fineIt's the end of the world as we know it (it's time I had some time alone)It's the end of the world as we know it (it's time I had some time alone)It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine (it's time I had some time alone)

The other night I tripped a nice continental drift divide.Mountains sit in a line.Leonard Bernstein, Leonid Brezhnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs.Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom! You symbiotic, patriotic,slam, but neck, right?

RightIt's the end of the world as we know it (it's time I had some time alone)It's the end of the world as we know it (it's time I had some time alone)It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine (it's time I had some time alone)It's the end of the world as we know itIt's the end of the world as we know itIt's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine (it's time I had some time alone)It's the end of the world as we know it (it's time I had some time alone)It's the end of the world as we know it (it's time I had some time alone)It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine (it's time I had some time alone)

Thanks to all who fought, called, wrote and faxed.

To the rest of you, screw you.

I want my country back.

*courtesy of REM

Sunday, January 29, 2006

If your voice ever counted..

It would be now, my friends. Never before have we stood on the precipice of destruction - we've never been taken over before. Time is too important to offer yet another editorial on the reasons why...it's all right here... "We told these truths to be self-evident," both the broader truths of our Founding Fathers as well as the truths we have before us today.

We know the truth. And this is why we must not allow Samuel I. Alito to become the key that closes the final door to Democracy. The final loss of the last branch of our government will indelibly mark our future as fascist in the truest sense of the word. Is this what we want? No, I don't believe so. In fact, I know so. I know because WE ARE THE PEOPLE and WE have the power to change things even though the horizon appears dark. But if you stand at the edge of the shore and the boat you are gazing at seems to disappear, has it? No. It is simply out of your view. WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT NOW, TOGETHER AND UNITED BY OUR COMMON HUMANITY AND OUR THIRST, NO, DEMAND FOR THE TRUTH, for what is right, what is holy and what is good.

Judge Alito wants to take our rights away. He wants to give the president "unitary executive" which simply means that the president may act as a lone ranger and we all know what a mad cowboy can do. Alito loves Mr. Corporate - he cares nothing for you and me. He likes being the big guy, stepping on women, strip searching children, dismissing the people's right to be heard and all with the blank stare of a sociopath. WE MUST NOT ALLOW HIM TO TAKE OUR SUPREME COURT AWAY! HE IS AN EXTREMIST!

Below is an all-purpose way to suit your own preferences of communication style...phone, fax, or email.


Please. Let us not let our children and our children's children know us by what we did not say.

Toll-free numbers for Congressional Switchboard:1-877-851-6437 or 1-888-355-35881-888-818-6641 or 1-800-426-8073Free, One-Step Online Fax to 12 Key Senators!!

Please contact key senators who can provide critical support to the filibuster effort! Click here for free, one-step faxing to 12 key senators ->

EVAN BAYH, Obama, Dodd, Lieberman, Biden, Bill Nelson, Durbin, Snowe, Reid, Schumer, Clinton, Chafee, Feingold.Sign Senator John Kerry’s Open Letter to AllSenators:
http://www.johnkerry.com/action/alito /

One-Step Email to 14 Key Senators(list above + Senators Boxer & Feinstein):

Got 5 more minutes? Email Red State Dems who are currently being targeted by ads created by the folks who brought us the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

Sen. Blanche Lincoln (AR) 202-224-4843Webform:
http://lincoln.senate.gov/webform.html Sen. Mark Pryor (AR) 202-224-2353Webform: http://pryor.senate.gov/contact /Sen. Mary Landrieu (LA) 202-224-5824Web Form: http://www.landrieu.senate.gov/contact/index.cfmSen. Byron Dorgan (ND) 202-224-2551Email: senator@dorgan.senate.govSen. Kent Conrad (ND) 202-224-2043Webform: http://conrad.senate.gov/webform.html Sen. Tim Johnson (SD) 202-224-5842Web Form: http://www.johnson.senate.gov/emailform.cfm Sen. Robert Byrd (WV) 202-224-3954Web Form: http://www.byrd.senate.gov/byrd_email.htmlSen. Ken Salazar (CO) 202-224-5852Web Form: http://salazar.senate.gov/contact/email.cfm Sen. Susan Collins (ME) 202-224-2523Web Form: http://collins.senate.gov/public /

Warmed up? Ready to Go For Broke?

Toll-free numbers for Congressional Switchboard:1-877-851-6437 or 1-888-355-35881-888-818-6641 or 1-800-426-8073Direct Phone Numbers:Bayh, Evan (Democrat – IN) Phone: (202) 224-5623Lieberman, Joseph (Democrat – CT) Phone: (202) 224-4041Biden, Joseph (Democrat – DE) Phone: 202-224-5042Nelson, Bill (Democrat – FL) Phone: 202-224-5274Durbin, Richard (Democrat – IL) Phone: (202) 224-2152Snowe, Olympia (Republican – ME) Phone: (202) 224-1946Reid, Harry (Democrat – NV) Phone: 202-224-3542Chafee, Lincoln (Republican – RI) Phone: (202) 224-2921Feingold, Russell (Democrat – WI) Phone: (202) 224-5323

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Ned Lamont of Greenwich, CT, is seriously considering a primary challenge to Ol' Joe Blow. We are desperate to get 1,000 signatures so that Mr. Lamont, a formidable challenger, can begin to mount his campaign.

Those of you who live in CT and are fed up with this DINO's treachery to the Democratic Party are invited to sign Lamont's petition by clicking on the link below.


It is time to clean house and he must be the first to go.

Thank you so much. And tomorrow, we'll chat about Judge Alito.

"Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country!"

Sunday, January 22, 2006



Friday, January 20, 2006

Addendum to previous entry...

Tomorrow is Filibuster Friday, a phone and fax action to all our senators local district offices. spread the word as far and as fast as possible. There is an instant lookup function for all their numbers at:

here is the new copy:



We have gotten many emails from our participants, asking "what more can we do? Some have reported senators arbitrarily turning off their answering machines at night, or long waits on hold. Are they trying to hide from the thousands and thousands of their constituents who are raising their voices to demand that our filibuster the evasive Alito?

Even if you have already sent your personal message by email or made some phone calls, we have added a FABULOUS extra function to the main action page where you can instantly lookup all your senators local district offices phone and fax numbers with just one click.



If the other side can have a so-called "Justice Sunday," we can have our own "Filibuster Friday", and that day is tomorrow. In just the last 24 hours we have seen a major shift in momentum. Today, Senator Leahy came out with a very strong statement that he recognizes the immense threat to our freedom and democracy in allowing a dangerous and unpopular president to install a fifth and controlling vote to hold that our Constitution actually intended to create an executive dictatorship. Tomorrow we need to show our support for those senators who are standing up now by hitting every phone they've got right down to the district level with our phone calls and faxes.

Get all your numbers with one easy click at http://www.nocrony.com

Those you who like to call in to progressive radio programs, we have all their call in numbers too at the site above in the right column. Call them and ask them to talk up Filibuster Friday all day and night long! Let's start early and snowball the thing all day long. Ask them to give out the easy to say and remember URL above as much as possible. Senators have said they are "undecided" on a filibuster. But we the American people HAVE decided and all they have to do it get it. Some senators who are too still too cowardly to demand a filibuster are saying they will make Alito an issue in the 2006 election. It'll be an issue alright, in their OWN primaries! Any officeholder who will not stand up for this one must never hold public office in any capacity ever again. And the difference is whether you will stand up YOURSELF right now and make those calls to their local district offices.

Make calls to the toll-free numbers 888-355-3588, 888-818-6641 and 800-426-8073 if you can get through there too. It is not enough to vote "No." They must vote "Hell, NO!" It's called a filibuster. Filibuster Friday.

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this message to everyone else you know.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Please take action here..



CALL YOUR SENATORS RIGHT NOW at 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073.


We've noticed the most curious thing. Publically Alito's supporters state pronouncements that his confirmation is a "done" deal. And yet behind the scenes they are stilly lobbying furiously for a vote as quickly as they can get it. What do we make of this?It's con, folks. It's a great big honking corporate media lie. There is only one way the extreme right wing can win this one, and that is by discouraging the rest of us from speaking out. We'd have to be pretty stupid to go for that one, huh? We'd have to be total chumps, huh? Why else would anyone surrender a fight when they had the numbers to win?And we do have the numbers. We are the majority. The president is back down to 39% approval rating and dropping again. And even if the majority did NOT oppose their radical dictator president agenda, and all we need are 41 votes to filibuster.

We HAVE 41 votes. We HAVE 41 votes. We HAVE 41 votes. All we need to win is to exercise the power we have, the will to win! We'll make you a deal. For the next two weeks, we all repeat these words as a mantra: ALITO IS NOT A DONE DEAL. If you just do that, ALL of you, repeat it in your minds until it drives out the negativity, until it drives out the defeatism, until it drives out the despair, until it drives out the insidious right wing talking point which the cable TV propagandists have planted in our own minds. Just do that one thing, and we promise that we will deliver the victory for you.

If you are listening to a progressive show, and you hear someone say that it is not worth fighting anymore, IMMEDIATELY call them and chew them out. Demand that they give out one of the toll free numbers over the air, 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588 or 800-426-8073. And to do it not in some "ain't gonna work anyway" tone of voice, but to do it with enthusiasm and the belief that it WILL work. Demand that they makeWE CAN STOP ALITOa recurring theme of every one of their shows for the next two weeks. If they are not giving out the toll free numbers periodically, demand to find out why.

There are other good action pages besides our own but they should be giving out something. For the purpose of something to be given out over the air it should be something that is easy to say and remember likehttp://www.nocrony.comIf you visit a progressive blog and you do not see the toll-free numbers and links to action pages RIGHT AT THE TOP of the page as prominently displayed as possible, email them and demand to know why. We control an enormous amount of page space on the internet and it is NOT being used effectively to advocate for policy change. EVERY home page MUST have these toll free numbers and action links FEATURED on them now without exception.Send the emails to the bloggers, post messages. Ask them, are you activists or are you not? Why are you not helping with the fight? Why are you not using your media prominence to help save our Supreme Court? What are you not acting? Why have you not dedicated space on your site to the cause? Why are you not contributing to the mental energy of believing we can prevail? Do you want to win or not?

If we all do just that, a magical thing will take place. People will begin to believe that we can win. People will believe that we can make a difference. People will believe that democracy can work. And it will work. And we will win. We promise.

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this message to everyone else you know.If you would like to get alerts like these, you can do so at http://www.usalone.com/in.htm

Friday, January 13, 2006

Condition critical!

Once Samuel Alito is confirmed, which appears increasingly more likely, we can kiss our democracy good-bye. For those of us who have been following his confirmation hearings over the past week, nothing could be more clear that our entire country hangs in the balance. It would be impossible to address all the issues involved given the space available but for those of you unable to watch, CSPAN repeats them each night at 8pm and I would venture to guess that they will be rerun this weekend. You are not getting the critical information you need to determine that his confirmation will destroy us because as we know, the main stream media nor the cable news networks exist except for the sole purpose of delivering bush progaganda. I urge you to research his despicable record and determine for YOURSELF that appointing him to the highest bench of our land is to willingly participate in the destruction of all we once knew and believed in as fellow citizens and all that our children and grandchildren will ever know.

From time to time, I've posted commentary from special people in my life and I'd like to share with you, a piece written by a very dear and incredible woman whom I'm honored to call my friend. She is a tireless patriot, an astute citizen journalist and a woman whose hands I'd put my own life into. Please give her your eyes, ears and mouth as you pick up the phone and do as she asks of us. I have...now, will you?

From my friend...

I just spoke to Bidens office...about Alito.

The wonderful young man i just spoke to took alot of anger from me about Alitoi discussed this post from last night on DU..i would like to credit :HeatherDawn a welcome and new member to DUpost #24.

Unitary Executive and Adam Ciongoli

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph ...

Unitary Executive and Adam CiongoliIt seems like a conspiracy that the Democrats don't ask Alito, or inform the public, regarding PNAC and the Unitary Executive theory.This is a link to an extensive history of the theory of the Unitary Executive and its implementation by the Bush administration:http://www.users.muohio.edu/kelleycs/paper.pdf

Samuel Alito in a 2001 appearance before the conservative FederalistSociety, he said he continued to believe in the idea of the \"unitaryexecutive.\" That concept holds that the Constitution gives the president all federal executive power, and means Congress likely could not grant agency heads powers outside the president\'s reach. Another "smoking gun" I personally have noticed is Adam Ciongoli. Identified by Sen. Durbin during his 20 min. questioning session as Alito's "Corner Man" with whom Sen. Durbin had a dispute with during one of the breaks at Alito's confirmation hearing. He has been Alito's fiercest supporter and has been featured on all of the major news networks and identified only as a "former Alito Clerk" but he is much more than that. Adam Ciongoli has been described as John Ashcroft's right hand man and was one of the key drafters of the Patriot Act. He also was in charge of handling the flow of information, or lack thereof, to the 9/11 commission. He is currently general council for Time Warner. He is also a believer in the Unitary Executive theory.Time Warner owns CNN among other things. Why, oh why is the guy who wrote the Patriot Act working for Time Warner. Another thing I want to mention that they ask these Judges about their "Judicial Philosophy" but during the Presidential election no one asked Bush about his "Presidential Philosophy" (Unitary Executive Power)

Well that's a different topic all together.......................................................................I was so upset after reading this last night ..I couldn't sleep...and I was pretty angry when I spoke to Senator Bidens phone answerer...he referred me to today's NYT and said it said it is possible that none of the 9 Senators will vote for Alito but he did tell me I should be contacting Senator Nelson of Nebraska..that he could be the lone dem voting for Alito..please please please....may I ask each and every Du'er (and all citizens) to get on the phone and make a call to Nelson of Nebraskas office...and demand he not vote for Alito...ask your blogs to CALL AND WRITE..ASK YOUR family members, ASK YOUR FRIENDS..LETS flood this man with calls and letter, emails..faxes...we must hold Nelson of Nebraska accountable..Please no excuses ..get on those phones to Nelson's office...we must light a fire under Nelson..now!!! Thank you for listening...

As a flight crew with one of the Airlines of 9/11, I cannot sit back and see this man confirmed into my Supreme Court...and to see who was the gatekeeper of any meaningful investigation of 9/11 and the info that was made available..this is just despicable to me..as it should be to all of you...the truth of 9/11 may never be known..and the gatekeeper and Alito will be partially responsible for that...think about it when you take your shoes off at the airport next time you fly! or when you are put on the "no fly list" because of your political alignments!

Raise your right hand and repeat after me...

"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."