Patrick Henry
The Patrick Henry Democratic Club
A Think Tank working to give the government back to the people.
"Give me liberty or give me death!"

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Welcome to the Patrick Henry Democratic Club! We are a family-friendly club designed for progressive Democrats who are working diligently to change the face of politics! Feel free to browse around our pages to see how we are working to make out future better, then come to our next monthly meeting to see how you can help!

The Senate Democrats and Republicans sold out America and freedom today in the cloture vote on USA-PATRIOT, which has been made even worse than it was in 2002. Only Russ Feingold, Robert Byrd and Jim Jeffords cared enough about America to oppose this terrorist attack on the American people and on the Constitution of the United States. Call the three champions of democracy to thank them. Call the other Senators to tell them how ashamed you are. Suggest that those running for re-election consider stepping aside so a real patriot opposed to the Bush tyranny can take their place.
http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=2&vote=00022

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“This bill undermines efforts towards a peaceful resolution of Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and puts the United States on a dangerous path that could lead to war."  -- Dennis Kucinich.
 
Thank you Dennis Kucinich, Jim McDermott, Ron Paul and Pete Stark for being the only votes against the rush to war with Iran.   To those who don't know, the House voted overwhelmingly for a resolution "condemning the Government of Iran for violating its international nuclear nonproliferation obligations and expressing support for efforts to report Iran to the United Nations Security Council."  While some others voted "present" and some did not vote, these four had the courage to stand up and be counted against this resolution fast-tracking the next war.  We are very proud of Dennis Kucinich, our Congressman of the Year.  The vote is at: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2006/roll012.xml.
 
Everyone here is encouraged to donate to these four individuals who stood up as lone voices for peace.  Their web sites are http://www.mcdermottforcongress.com/, http://ronpaulforcongress.com/, and http://www.petestark.com/.

Capitol Switchboard Phone Numbers: 202-224-3121  Also: 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588, 800-426-8073, 800-828-0498 and 800-SOB-USOB (800-762-8762(that's for Senate Office Building, not what you're thinking.... :-)

Help save a life today - go here to contact Gov. Schwarzenegger to save a man's life.

The Senate voted 98-1 to close debate on S.852, the bill to reduce or eliminate any compensation for victims of asbestos diseases and other problems.  Call your Representative and ask them to vote against this travesty!

Here are the traitors to our way of life, our democracy and our nation; those who support an end to the Constitution, a despotic monarchy with no separation of powers or checks and balances, and strip-searching ten year-old girls:
Akaka (HI), Baucus (MT), Bingaman (NM), Byrd (WV), Cantwell (WA), Carper (DE), Conrad (ND), Dorgan (ND),
Inouye (HI), Johnson (SD), Kohl (WI), Landrieu (LA), Lieberman (CT), Lincoln (AR), Nelson (FL), Nelson (NE), Pryor (AR),
Rockefeller (WV), Salazar (CO) (Actual vote information here.)

New York Times editorial: Senators in Need of a Spine (more like in need of retirement....)

Call those Senators who had the courage to vote NO on the cloture vote and congratulate them, too.
Kucinich Responds to the SOTU Lies.
Patriot of the Year Cindy Sheehan arrested before the State of the Union address because Republicans don't like her blouse.
https://www.msn.com/es-xl/  http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/01/31/sheehan.arrest/index.html
She was invited, her son died for Bush - what was Bush afraid of?
Lynn Woolsey's statement in response  Cindy's own words: "What really happened..."
(And, now that the damage is done, "Capitol Police Apologize to Activist Sheehan" - too little, too late.)

Announcing the winners of the Patrick Henry Democratic Club Annual Awards:
Congressman of the Year: Dennis Kucinich
Congresswoman of the Year: Maxine Waters  >>>
Senator of the Year: Barbara Boxer
World Leader of the Year: Hugo Chavez
Villain of the Year(tie): George W. Bush / Wal*Mart
Patriot of the Year: Cindy Sheehan
Courage Under Fire Award: Ambassador Joe Wilson
Susan B. Anthony Award: Natasha Hull-Richter
Press release
The members of the Patrick Henry Democratic Club have spent two months combing through major events over the last year, Congressional voting records, major actions taken or not taken by leaders in order to pick the best choices for these awards.
Maxine receives her trophy.
Maxine receives her trophy from our Youth Chair.
The members of the Patrick Henry Democratic Club have spent two months combing through major events over the last year, Congressional voting records, major actions taken or not taken by leaders in order to pick the best choices for these awards.

Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) asks for Congress to censure Bush and Cheney over Iraq war

Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) DEFEATS Bush on USA PATRIOT Extension
(House vote)

What is Kingstar's connection to the bombing of this London bus on 7/7/05?

Reid's statment in full.

Treasongate begins (at last): Libby indicted, resigns.
It's time to pull the plug:  The Bush Misministration has sunk to all time low public approval ratings.  Call your Senators and demand that they HALT ALL BUSINESS until Bush and his whole clan resigns or is impeached.  We don't need to kowtow to the tanking lame duck idiot any more - no more justices, no more money, no more!


Why is George W. Bush Above the Law?

Fourteen Characteristics of Fascism

A (new) good progressive forum for Democrats (and other progressives) to chat without the censorship or DLCism of the so-called Democratic Underground: The Progressive Independent.

We mourn the loss of yet another great civil rights leader, Coretta Scott King, whom our club honored with an American Hero Award just this past August.  We will miss her greatly.

 On October 24, 2005,  a truly great leader left behind a legacy of civil rights championship and ordinary decency.  We mourn the loss of Rosa Parks.

Announcements
Action Alerts
Judge assigned to Libby case has links to Republican Right.
(Scan down about 1/3 to October 30 for this item.)
Harry plays hardball: Call him and thank him for standing up for us and to the Republicans, and to do it again (and again...) - phone numbers above....
Work to stop the confirmation of radical right-wing nut Judge "Scalito" to the USSC.
Related: Drifting towards a Police State

New York Times editorial
The Heat Death of American Dreams

Overshadowed by last month's hurricanes was the news that global warming is likely to accelerate much faster than feared, and it's already begun.
Demand a real investigation in the Plame leak

AfterDowningStreet.org pushes a discharge petition for Rush Holt's new resolution calling for this.

Typical Republican Crook in Congress Finally Caught
White House Sidewalk Protest Leads to Arrest of About 370

More Katrina Fallout: W. Loves Politics, Hates Governing, by Molly Ivins
Memo shows that Chertoff delayed Federal response
Bush's incompetence in New Orleans killed thousands:
Killed by Contempt By Pauk Krugman
Or was it more than just "incompetence?"
Could this be the master plan?  Another "Rangers Stadium?"
Or is it just another part of the NWO?
The Nation: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
CONGRESS TO VOTE ON PATRIOT ACT EXTENSIONS SOON:

CALL YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES: 202-224-3121

SIGN THE ACLU's PETITION HERE!

What's wrong with the House version....

Assassination is murder.  Solicitation of murder is a crime.
When will Pat Robertson be arrested? (Don't hold your breath!)
Chavez vows to help U.S. poor
Venezuela Offers Hurricane Aid, but Chavez Criticizes U.S. Response to Katrina
Jackson defends Venezuelan head
Venezuela to seek legal action against Robertson (also here)
How you can help the gulf coast:

People's Hurricane Fund
(More information)


Avoid "Operation Blessing"
(Diamond Pat Robertson's fake charity)

The Declaration of New Orleans
The Patrick Henry Democratic Club congratulates
Natasha, Alex and members of the National Youth Rights Association - Orange County and NYRA - Berkeley on the unanimous adoption on July 31, 2005, by the California Democratic Party Executive Board of Resolution LA05.14 to LOWER THE VOTING AGE.  This resolution also calls for "full youth participation in conventions, caucuses and other meetings and events in our Party."
Good work, youth and E-board!  Now is the time for all Democratic legislators to follow the wishes of their constituents.
The Club also celebrates the passage of resolutions SAC05.36 calling for an Iraqi and Afghani Childrens War Memorial, LA05.49 calling for a ban on military use of Depleted Uranium, and SAC05.39 calling for the extradition of Posada to Venezuela (see also resolutions, below).
Featured article:
"When narrow-minded people wish to continue discrimination on a permanent basis, they simply refuse those discriminated against the right to vote."

A Simple Message to Representatives and Senators:  Bring the Troops Home Now.

More Action Items...


The Club congratulates Steve Young for his excellent showing in the Dec. 6 election.  He did better than any other Democrat who has ever run in the district.  Onward to election 2006: Steve Young for Congress!

On 12/13/2005, the son of a Nazi executed an innocent black peacemaker named Stanley "Tookie" Williams.  Williams had saved well over 100,000 lives and had been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times.  The Nazi's son who killed the Nobel Peace Prize nominee knew of his innocence as a witness had come forward the weekend before Tookie was killed with absolute proof of his innocence.  The Nazi's son used Tookie's refusal to lie about his innocence as a justification for premeditatedly killing Tookie in cold blood.  It is time to end the right of government officials to kill American citizens. 
To honor the memory of Tookie, all Californians need to work to have subsection 1 of Section 196 of the California Penal Code repealed.  This section reads as follows:

"196. Homicide is justifiable when committed by public officers and those acting by their command in their aid and assistance, either--
1. In obedience to any judgment of a competent Court; or,"

Also, in memory of Tookie, all Californians need to work to kick the son of a Nazi who killed him out of office.

Here is a poem that was written a week before Tookie's cruel and untimely death:

Time To Save a Life that’s Saving Lives
by Natasha H. (age 14)

How many lives have you saved today?
Will one end if you have your say?
Or will you cower, wait and see,
While in your name, they kill Tookie?


Thanks, Tookie for all those you save;
Sad, killers want you in your grave.
Who are these people with blood-lust,
Calling executions a must?

How low can my countrymen fall,
To kill their own, then sleep at all?
Slaughtering caged, defenseless pawns
Only violence and hatred spawns .
The Bible tells them NOT to kill
Through others, lots of blood they spill;
They silence those who stand for right
While letting leaders kill by might.

They nailed you just because you’re black
Though evidence of guilt, they lack;
Poor minorities cannot hide;
Executions are genocide.

Nobel Prize Nominee, you are;
You've saved so many lives so far;
Good people stand and root for you;
Be assured God’s on your side, too.

Copyright ©2005 by Natasha H. All rights reserved.

'This was not a man who went meekly': An eyewitness account of Stanley Tookie Williams' execution
(More articles)

Would you make a good U.S. Senator from California or do you know someone who would?  The Patrick Henry Democratic Club is currently looking for the best person to back in 2006 for California's U.S. Senate Seat.  We want a Senator who will stand up for the Bill of Rights, human rights and civil rights.  We need a candidate who says "No" to imperialist oil wars and who will demand an end to givaways to Halliburton, Bechtel, Blackwater USA and Raytheon that are keeping the Ameican troops in a war that never should have started.  We are looking for someone who will call for the U.S.'s withdrawal from the WTO and an end to NAFTA, CAFTA, FTAA and so on.  We want someone who will say "No" to the upper-class rip-offs of the middle class and of the poor.  If you are the candidate we want or want to recommend someone for U.S. Senate, submit your/his/her name, information on why you or that person would make a great Senator and contact information for follow-up.  Reply here

Cowards in Congress
But there's at least one hero: Kucinich speaks on Katrina....
Another hero: Maxine Waters goes to Louisiana.... (also here)
A non-Congressional hero:
Venezuela's Citgo Sets Up Hurricane Relief Centers

See How Your Senator Rates 2005  2006
(Highest score: Boxer; close seconds: Mark Dayton and Frank Lautenberg)

See How Your Representative Rates 2005
(Top scores:
Kucinich(100%), McKinney, Waters, Woolsey)  (See also below and at TopMembers.)

The youth committee of the Patrick Henry Democratic Club hosted a candlelight vigil in support of Cindy Sheehan on August 17 at Anton and Bristol in Costa Mesa / Santa Ana.  Here are some photos of the vigil.

Depleted Uranium

More Action Alerts:
22 Senate Democrats Betray The People Who Elected Them!
Call them and respond!  How could they confirm John "Right-Wing" Roberts?
PFAW The Democratic Daily Counterpunch Alliance for Justice MoveOn  (The IAC article is gone)
Alan Dershowitz: The Truth About Rehnquist  
The Death of William Rehnquist and Hurricane Katrina: A Connection
Congress votes to Fund Yucca Mountain and Spend Billions of tax dollars on New Nukes!
SEE HOW THEY VOTED!  (Notice WHEN they voted...)
WE CAN STILL STOP THIS BILL AFTER THE CONFERENCE:
CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS: 202-224-3121

Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository: A Dangerous Mistake on the Fast Track
"Government employees may have falsified documents related to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project in Nevada, the Energy Department revealed Wednesday, a development that could jeopardize the project's ability to get a federal permit."


Stop the Sneak Attack in Congress on Organics!
Is Karl Rove as big as his mouth?  Or is he a coward?
On June 25, 2005, Johnny Wendell, on his radio show, challenged Rove to a boxing match.  Call or write Karl Rove and ask him if he's too chicken to fight fair with a liberal. 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington D.C. 20500 202-456-1111 (comments)  202-456-1414 (switchboard)
The members of the PHDC have voted to endorse the event.
Call on Dianne Feinstein to OPPOSE the Flag Amendment: 202-224-3121
Feinstein voted for CAFTA.  Ask her why anyone who likes their job and their freedom should vote for her next year.
G8 scientists tell Bush: Act now - or else... An unprecedented warning as global warming worsens
PUT YOUR DONATIONS TOWARDS CAUSES AND LEADERS THAT SUPPORT YOU - NOT TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON SOCIALIZING. Support Jim McDermott - he needs your help!

Support Cynthia McKinney for Congress!


American Hero Awards
Last Month's Winners
This Month's Winners
2005 Leaders of the Year
Stanley "Tookie" Williams (posthumously)
Sen. Russ Feingold
Alexandar Hull-Richter
Rep. John Lewis
Rep. John Conyers

(Complete List of Past Award Winners)



Sen. Edward Kennedy
Sen. John Kerry
Michelle King (creators of "In Justice")
Robert King (creators of "In Justice")
Ray McGovern
Rep. Maxine Waters

World Leader of the Year:
Hugo Chavez
Villain of the Year(tie):
George W. Bush, Wal*Mart

U.S. Senator of the Year:
Barbara Boxer
U.S. Congressman of the Year:
Dennis J. Kucinich
U.S. Congresswoman of the Year:
Maxine Waters
Patriot of the Year:
Cindy Sheehan
Courage Under Fire:
Ambassador Joe Wilson
Susan B. Anthony:
Natasha Hull-Richter

netden150
Congressman of the Year, 2004&2005, with our Youth Chairperson




BILLS TO SUPPORT:
H.R. 4232 (CUTS OFF FUNDING FOR IRAQ WAR)
H. J. RES. 55 (KUCINICH-ABERCROMBIE-PAUL-JONES RESOLUTION TO BRING TROOPS HOME)
H. R. 676 (NATIONAL HEALTH CARE)
H.R. 551 (REQUIRES RECRUITERS TO OBTAIN WRITTEN PERMISSION BEFORE CONTACTING STUDENTS)
H. R. 2410 (TO STUDY EFFECTS OF DEPLETED URANIUM)

(CA)AB1121 (MORATORIUM ON DEATH PENALTY UNTIL JANUARY 1, 2009)
(CA)AB1636 (BAN WIRELESS ACCESS TO/FROM VOTING SYSTEMS AND TABULATORS)
(CA)SB840 (UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE)
BILLS TO OPPOSE:

HR 1316 (REPEALS CONTRIBUTION LIMITS IN CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGNS)
HR 1528 (CRIMINALIZES FAILURE OF PARENTS TO TURN  IN KIDS FOR SUSPECTED DRUG USE.)



RESOLUTIONS:
TO IMPEACH BUSH AND INVESTIGATE CHENEY, ET. AL. (as amended December 20, 2005)
CONDEMNING ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER'S EXECUTION OF A PEACEMAKER
CALLING ON GEORGE W. BUSH TO MEET WITH CINDY SHEEHAN (passed by the CDP) TO OPPOSE MILITARY RECRUITMENT
CALLING FOR LOWERING THE VOTING AGE TO SIXTEEN CALLING FOR INSTANT RUNOFF VOTING
FOR WITHDRAWAL FROM THE WTO AND CANCELLATION OF NAFTA (passed by the CDP) CALLING FOR THE US GOVERNMENT TO RESPECT THE GOVERNMENT OF VENEZUELA (as passed by the CDP)
FOR EXTRADITION OF POSADA (as passed by the CDP) TO END THE EMBARGO AGAINST CUBA
CALLING FOR BOXER TO REPLACE REID FOR AN IRAQI CHILDREN'S WAR MEMORIAL (as passed by the CDP)
OTHER RESOLUTIONS

Organizations with potential that need to be put back on track
(see the links for the issues and what steps you can take to get these organizations back on track):

1. Progressive Caucus, California Democratic Party  (more information)
2. Democraticunderground.com (more information

If we our going to win back America, we need to unify behind the truth, and we need organizations (which purport to be pro-Democrat) to stand up and support truth, justice and the right of all individuals to be treated humanely and fairly.



Bully George #150, Frame 2

Bush: One of the worst disasters to hit the U.S.
^ Actual broadcast finally tells the truth! ^

Bushes on vacation
Attitude is everything - give a man a fish....

CANDIDATE ENDORSEMENTS
Steve Young for Congress, 2006, 48th CD Jerry Brown for California Attorney General
Armando de la Libertad 69th AD
A solid progressive who believes in standing up for the people.

Jim Brandt 46th CD
The Democratic nominee who will beat Rohrbacher.  Everyone write to the DNC and tell them to fund this race.


Lori Saldaña 76th AD
An Assemblywoman with spirit who beat the odds (and the Republican!) to win.
7 reasons why Brown is the best candidate for Attorney General:
1). He is honest and has integrity.
2) He is progressive.

3) He is the only candidate personally opposed to terminating  people, though he will do his job.
4
) He is an environmentalist.
5) He is extremely intelligent and can be trusted to make the right decisions as attorney general.
6) He is committed to vigorously defending our Constitutional rights.
7) He is termed out for governor, a job he did significantly better than either his  predecessor or any of his successors.
Take a look at Jerry's blog

 

here.   (Click on the Jerry's Blog link.)
Bernie Sanders has one of the better voting records in Congress, better than anyone currently in the U.S. Senate.  The members of our club would like to endorse him and encourage everyone to contribute to his campaign.  Since it is unclear whether Democratic Clubs can endorse independents, we instead refer you to his web site: http://bernie.house.gov/.



PUT YOUR DONATIONS TOWARDS CAUSES AND LEADERS THAT SUPPORT YOU - NOT TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON SOCIALIZING.

Members of Congress who consistently vote with us (the people) and against the Bush Regime:
Raul Grijalva, Dennis Kucinich, Barbara Lee, John Lewis (GA), Cynthia McKinney, Major Owens, Donald Payne, Jan Schakowsky, Maxine Waters, Lynn Woolsey
(See also above and at TopMembers.)

Ask your Senator how they voted on Cox (voice vote): 202-224-3121
Cox Would Be a Nightmare for America's Nest Eggs  Cox's SEC: Investors Beware

USA-PATRIOT (Destruction of Freedom) Reauthorization (House) Vote

House Resolution Calling for Withdrawal From Iraq

THE FILIBUSTER DEAL HAS GIVEN US
OWEN, PRYOR, BROWN, MYERS AND OTHER BAD JUDGES.
WHEN WILL THE DEMOCRATIC SENATORS GET SOME BACKBONES???

Senate Dems to workers: DROP DEAD!  (Like the filibuster....)
Russ Feingold on filibuster agreement:
Not a good deal for the U.S. Senate or for the American people
Cloture vote on Priscilla Owen   Cloture vote on Janice Rodgers Brown

Nuclear Sell-Out:
Bill Press: Let's see. Under the terms of the compromise reached by 14 moderate Senators...
1. Bill Frist is saved from falling on his face by triggering the nuclear option - and not having the votes.
2. Extreme right-wingers Priscilla Owen, Janice Rogers Brown and William Pryor will now be confirmed.
3. William Myers and Henry Saad will probably also be confirmed, with or without a filibuster.
4. And, once Bush makes his first Supreme Court nomination, Republicans will still have the right to drop the nuclear bomb, outlaw the filibuster, and cut off debate.
Where's the compromise? Why should Democrats support it? What did Democrats gain by it?
Quick! Somebody tell me why this is a good deal.
Tell your Senators what you think: 202-224-3121

9000 dead U.S. Soldiers, not 1700?

"Star Wars" a cautionary tale about politics - SEE IT AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN AFFORD!


http://www.kucinich.us/ is back up!

100 U.S. Senators vote to Overturn the Constitution, International Law, and Authorize Death Camps
The "Real ID" Act WAS re-attached to the Iraq Appropriations bill by the (Republican-controlled) Congressional Conference committee.

House Vote to Approve Death Camps and other illegalities....
(Consider donating to those who voted AGAINST this atrocity.)
Chertoff (SHS) now has the legal right to place people in concentration camps under the Real ID (Iraq Appropriations) Act.  Isn't this a first step in that direction?
Isn't this the authorization for the death camps and the closing of borders?
Senator Reid: RESIGN your leadership position!
(202) 224-3542 or (702) 388-5020
Partial list of groups that oppose this chicanery
ABA Letter to Senators expressing concerns and opposition.
Yet Another BAD (and Phony) "Security" Law
(An even better reason to oppose this travesty...) (And another...)


House Ways and Means Committee doesn't think that accountability is important....

Stephen Johnson approved for EPA Director: He supports experimental testing of pesticides on HUMANS: See here and here for details.

98 Senators reward John "Death Squad" Negroponte for death squads that slaughter nuns and children by confirming him as Director of National Intelligence.  Only Tom Harkin and Ron Wyden voted against him.
Thank Harkin and Wyden and ask other Senators why they ignored resolutions against Negroponte:  202-224-3121   More info on Negroponte....

Read Congressman Ron Paul's (R-TX) Speech Criticizing W for his Invasion and Continued Occupation of Iraq.

Did the Pentagon order the killing of 304 U.S. Soldiers in Iraq?

The Patrick Henry Democratic Club has joined the Orange County Peace Coalition!

15 Minutes with Dennis Kucinich

One-in-959,000 chance exit polls wrong in predicting '04 election outcome --Analysis by group points to election 'corruption' [coup d'etat].
Excerpt (article is no longer available):
--Analysis by group points to election 'corruption' [coup d'etat] --There's a one-in-959,000 chance that exit polls could have been so wrong in predicting the outcome of the 2004 presidential election, according to a statistical analysis released Thursday. Exit polls in the November election showed Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., winning by 3 percent, but Dictator George W. Bush won the vote count by 2.5 percent. The explanation for the discrepancy that was offered by the exit polling firm -- that Kerry voters were more likely to participate in the exit polling -- is an "implausible theory,'' according to the report issued Thursday by US Count Votes, a group that claims it's made up of about two dozen statisticians.

ACLU: FBI Emails say Bush signed the torture order!

The Patriot Who Told the Truth
Mark Felt is the great American Patriot known as Deep Throat who was responsible for the surfacing of the truth about the Watergate break-in and Cover-up.  America needs more great patriots like Mark Felt, especially now that we have an administration that makes Nixon's look like saints (but with many of the same criminals involved).

The World Loses a Great Humanitarian Leader
The World lost a great peace advocate when the Pope passed away.  Pope John Paul II demonstrated courage and compassion when he stood up to Bush and opposed the war in Iraq.  He will be missed.

America Loses One of its Greatest
America has lost a great champion of civil rights who spent his life fighting against injustice.  The passing of Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr., is a great loss to all Americans.  You may send your condolences to his law firm at
4929 Wilshire Blvd #1010, Los Angeles, CA 90010; Phone (323)931-6200.

GREAT ACTS BY COURAGEOUS LEADERS
See which leaders have been standing up for you.

Senate Approves Torture, Detentions and Future Terrorist Attacks 98-0
Michael Chertoff confirmed 2/15/05, another torture proponent and advocate of "water-boarding" with ties to 9/11 financiers is the new Secretary of Homeland Security.  (More torture info.)

Orange County Counter-Coronation January 20, 2005
"...Throughout history, there have been oppressive governments.  One thing we can learn from this is what it is like to be in a country with one....
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Once again, Bush has lost. And this time, there may be no future elections if we do not demand he resign or be impeached.  Bush owns the media.  He does not own you.  Stand up.  Spread the truth.  Save America before it is too late...."
(Complete speech and poem from a young girl)

Wayne Madsen's Latest: The Christian Mafia (Part 1)
A scary must-read....

Is Al Qaeda Just a Bush Boogeyman?

THANK YOU BARBARA BOXER, the ONLY Senator with the courage to stand up for democracy today.
And a big THANK YOU to the 31 Representatives, including our Congressperson of the Year (2004), Dennis Kucinich, who voted for it (House)(Senate).

Conyers Report Executive Summary   Full Conyers Report (PDF)
Documentation of fraud and suppression sufficient for challenge

New Years weekend America lost two great, progressive Americans, Congressman Robert Matsui and Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress.  We will miss them greatly.


Saudis, Enron money helped pay for US rigged election
By Wayne Madsen,  Online Journal Contributing Writer
Special Report: 11/25/04
Followup Report: 11/26/04
Votergate: More details emerge: 12/1/04
More Saudis, Corrupt Money and the Bushes...: 12/6/04

Great sites:
Dennis Kucinich

Democrats.com

Citizens for Legitimate Government

Greg Palast

Michael Moore

Best Comics on Earth

Natasha's Web Page



Is America safer under a war hero or a deserter?  Check out Bush's military record

Kerry Won the Election by at least 1.7 Million Votes...?

The Political Monitor (blog)

Daythink


A long time ago in a country far, far away, a rising dictator managed to use a national tragedy as an excuse (1) to round up thousands of suspected terrorists, imprisoning or deporting them,  (2) to push through anti-terrorism legislation, (3) to solidify his power and gain popularity, making dissent unpatriotic, (4) to round up and imprison citizens without the right of trial, (5) later, to use his new-found powers to go to war and invade helpless countries for false reasons and take their resources and  (6) to kill a great many of his countries soldiers in these wars and a great many innocent civilians, both in his country and around the world....

In church, I have learned that forgiveness is not for the benefit of the forgiven but rather for the benefit of the forgiver.  However, most children in America do not attend my church.  I suspect that, when they learn what the current adult generation is not telling them, most will have a lot of difficulty forgiving any parents who support or vote for the Bush administration.   It will be a lot easier for these children to forgive if they do not have to suffer through another four years.  Those four years will further endanger every life on Earth.
WILL THEIR CHILDREN FORGIVE THEM?

KERRY WON OHIO
JUST COUNT THE BALLOTS AT THE BACK OF THE BUS

In These Times
Friday, November 12, 2004
Most voters in Ohio chose Kerry. Here's how the votes vanished.

By Greg Palast

This February, Ken Blackwell, Ohio's Secretary of State, told his State Senate President, "The possibility of a close election with punch cards as the state’s primary voting device invites a Florida-like calamity." Blackwell, co-chair of Bush-Cheney reelection campaign, wasn't warning his fellow Republican of disaster, but boasting of an opportunity to bring in Ohio for Team Bush no matter what the voters wanted. And most voters in Ohio wanted JFK, not GWB. But their choice won't count because their votes won't be counted.

The ballots that add up to a majority for John Kerry in Ohio -- and in New Mexico -- are locked up in two Republican hidey-holes: "spoiled" ballots a
nd "provisional" ballots.
More Links:
Wayne Madsen
Progressive Independent
(way better than the DU)

We are now a member of the
Orange County Peace Coalition

Progressive Democrats of America

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Some cool graphics:
Rosie's Buzznet Page
Rosie's Smokey Mtn Page

Great Quotes:
Barbara Bush on the Disaster in New Orleans:
"And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway, so this--this (she chuckles slightly) is working very well for them."  (Sept. 5, 2005)

National Missile Defense is a fraud:
“Canada has officially opted out of the laughably named National Missile Defense System. We should take a lesson from our neighbors. They knew the NMD has a terrible record; 10 highly artificial and carefully scripted flight intercept tests, only five resulting in hits. One hit occurred when the equivalent of an electronic "hit me'' sign was put on a supposed attack missile.
“The new booster rocket for the kill vehicle has a one-in-three success rate. That is a one-in-three chance of even getting off the ground. The Pentagon canceled nine of the original 20 tests to focus on building the system instead of testing it.
“Today, the NMD benefits no one except a few contractors and their patrons. Meanwhile, the Canadians chose not to buy a lemon. Here we plant a lemon grove and then franchise lemonade stands.”
- Dennis Kucinich, on the floor of Congress, 3/10/05

No more political assassinations:
"If I am assassinated, there is only one person responsible: the president of the United States."
"If, by the hand of the devil, those perverse plans succeed ... forget about Venezuelan oil, Mr. Bush."
- Hugo Chavez.  Here.

Ohio Stolen (blog entry, gnn.tv) 2004-11-03 16:26:30 "Greg Palast and Randi Rhodes reported today that the state of Ohio was stolen by the Republicans in election 2004. Ohio was the critical state that tipped the balance, giving the presidency to Bush. Turns out one County in Ohio, equipped with Diebold electronic voting machines, reported NEGATIVE 25,000 votes. Wha?!? That’s what at least one election official in Ohio said. The votes from that County are lost. Not counted. GONE!"
(Originally from Citizens For Legitimate Government)

"This president's foregn policy is what's scaring the kids of this country."

Congressman (D-OH) Tim Ryan's stirring speech on the House floor -
a MUST SEE video (Quicktime format).

“They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people,

and neither do we.
- George W. Bush, 8/5/2004

"Just because someone is elected doesn't mean they're legitimate."
-Condoleezza Rice

"It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
- Patrick Henry

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