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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
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.
---“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
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
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/
Phone Numbers: 202-224-3121
Also: 888-818-6641, 888-355-3588,
800-426-8073, 800-828-0498 and 800-SOB-USOB
Office Building, not what you're thinking.... :-)Help save a life
today - go here
to contact Gov. Schwarzenegger to save a man's life.
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!
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
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),
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
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.
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.
Russ Feingold (D-WI) DEFEATS Bush on USA PATRIOT Extension
winners of the Patrick Henry
Democratic Club Annual Awards:
of the Year: Dennis Kucinich
Congresswoman of the Year: Maxine
Senator of the Year: Barbara Boxer
the Year: Hugo Chavez
Villain of the Year(tie): George W.
Bush / Wal*Mart
the Year: Cindy Sheehan
Courage Under Fire Award: Ambassador Joe Wilson
Susan B. Anthony Award: Natasha Hull-Richter
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 from
our Youth Chair.
What is Kingstar's connection to the
bombing of this London bus on 7/7/05?
statment in full.
begins (at last): Libby indicted,
It's time to pull the plug: The Bush
sunk to all time low public approval ratings. Call your Senators
that they HALT ALL BUSINESS until Bush and his whole clan resigns or is
don't need to kowtow to the tanking lame duck idiot any more - no more
justices, no more money, no more!
is George W.
Bush Above the Law?Fourteen
Characteristics of FascismA (new) good progressive forum for
Democrats (and other progressives) to chat without the censorship or
DLCism of the so-called Democratic Underground: The Progressive
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
On October 24,
2005, a truly great leader left behind a
civil rights championship and ordinary decency. We mourn the loss
of Rosa Parks.
assigned to Libby case has links to Republican Right.
(Scan down about 1/3 to October 30 for this item.)
plays hardball: Call him
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
Overshadowed by last month's hurricanes was the news that
warming is likely to accelerate much faster than feared, and it's
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
House Sidewalk Protest Leads to Arrest of
Katrina Fallout: W. Loves Politics, Hates Governing, by Molly Ivins
Memo shows that Chertoff delayed Federal
Bush's incompetence in New
Orleans killed thousands:
Killed by Contempt By
Or was it more than just "incompetence?"
this be the master plan? Another "Rangers Stadium?"
Or is it just another part of the NWO?
The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
TO VOTE ON PATRIOT ACT EXTENSIONS SOON:
CALL YOUR SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES: 202-224-3121
THE ACLU's PETITION HERE!
wrong with the House version....
is murder. Solicitation of murder is a crime.
When will Pat
Robertson be arrested? (Don't hold your breath!)
vows to help U.S. poor
Venezuela Offers Hurricane Aid, but Chavez
Criticizes U.S. Response to Katrina
defends Venezuelan head
to seek legal action against Robertson (also here)
you can help the gulf coast:
People's Hurricane Fund
Avoid "Operation Blessing"
(Diamond Pat Robertson's fake
Declaration of New Orleans
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
Good work, youth and E-board! Now is the time
for all Democratic legislators to follow the wishes of their
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).
narrow-minded people wish to continue discrimination on a permanent
simply refuse those discriminated against the right to vote."
Simple Message to Representatives and Senators: Bring the Troops
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
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
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
To Save a Life that’s Saving Lives
by Natasha H.
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?
for all those you save;
want you in your grave.
Who are these
people with blood-lust,
executions a must?
How low can my
To kill their
own, then sleep at all?
caged, defenseless pawns
and hatred spawns .
|The Bible tells them NOT to
lots of blood they spill;
those who stand for right
leaders kill by might.
They nailed you
just because you’re black
of guilt, they lack;
Nominee, you are;
You've saved so
many lives so far;
stand and root for you;
God’s on your side, too.
©2005 by Natasha H. All rights
was not a man who went meekly': An eyewitness account of Stanley Tookie
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
there's at least one hero: Kucinich speaks on Katrina....
hero: Maxine Waters goes to Louisiana.... (also here)
non-Congressional hero: Venezuela's Citgo Sets Up Hurricane Relief
Senator Rates 2005 2006
(Highest score: Boxer; close seconds: Mark Dayton and Frank Lautenberg)
Your Representative Rates 2005
(Top scores: Kucinich(100%), McKinney, Waters, Woolsey) (See also
below and at TopMembers.)
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.
Leaders of the Year
(Complete List of Past Award
Stanley "Tookie" Williams
Sen. Russ Feingold
Rep. John Lewis
|Sen. Edward Kennedy
Michelle King (creators
of "In Justice")
King (creators of "In Justice")
Rep. Maxine Waters
World Leader of the Year:
Villain of the Year(tie):
W. Bush, Wal*Mart
U.S. Senator of the Year:
U.S. Congressman of the
Dennis J. Kucinich
U.S. Congresswoman of
Patriot of the Year:
Courage Under Fire:
Ambassador Joe Wilson
Susan B. Anthony:
Congressman of the Year, 2004&2005, with our Youth Chairperson
J. RES. 55 (KUCINICH-ABERCROMBIE-PAUL-JONES RESOLUTION
TO BRING TROOPS HOME)
H.R. 4232 (CUTS OFF FUNDING FOR IRAQ WAR)
676 (NATIONAL HEALTH CARE)
551 (REQUIRES RECRUITERS TO OBTAIN WRITTEN PERMISSION
BEFORE CONTACTING STUDENTS)
STUDY EFFECTS OF DEPLETED URANIUM)
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:
CONTRIBUTION LIMITS IN CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGNS)
FAILURE OF PARENTS TO TURN IN KIDS FOR SUSPECTED DRUG USE.)
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
If we our going to win back America, we need to
the truth, and we need organizations (which purport to be pro-Democrat)
stand up and support truth, justice and the right of all individuals to
treated humanely and fairly.
^ Actual broadcast finally tells the truth! ^
Attitude is everything - give a man a fish....
DONATIONS TOWARDS CAUSES AND LEADERS THAT
SUPPORT YOU - NOT TO ORGANIZATIONS THAT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON SOCIALIZING.
Young for Congress, 2006, 48th CD
Brown for California Attorney
|Armando de la Libertad
A solid progressive who believes
up for the people.
Jim Brandt 46th CD
The Democratic nominee who will
Rohrbacher. Everyone write to the DNC and tell them to fund this
Lori Saldaña 76th AD
An Assemblywoman with spirit who beat the odds (and
Republican!) to win.
| 7 reasons why
Brown is the
candidate for Attorney General:
1). He is honest and has
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
can be trusted to make the right decisions as attorney general.
6) He is committed to
defending our Constitutional rights.
7) He is termed out for
job he did significantly better than either his predecessor or
a look at Jerry's blog
Jerry's Blog link.)
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/.
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): 202-224-3121Cox
Would Be a Nightmare for America's Nest Eggs Cox's
SEC: Investors Beware
(Destruction of Freedom)
Reauthorization (House) Vote
Calling for Withdrawal From Iraq
FILIBUSTER DEAL HAS GIVEN US
OWEN, PRYOR, BROWN, MYERS AND OTHER BAD JUDGES.
WHEN WILL THE DEMOCRATIC SENATORS GET SOME BACKBONES???
to workers: DROP DEAD!
(Like the filibuster....)
Feingold on filibuster agreement:
Not a good deal for the U.S. Senate or for
the American people
Cloture vote on Priscilla Owen
vote on Janice Rodgers Brown
Bill Press: Let's see. Under the terms of the compromise reached by 14
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,
Wars" a cautionary tale about politics - SEE IT AS OFTEN AS
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
donating to those who voted AGAINST this atrocity.)
(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?
authorization for the death camps and the closing of borders?
Senator Reid: RESIGN your leadership position!
or (702) 388-5020
of groups that oppose this chicanery
ABA Letter to Senators expressing concerns
Another BAD (and Phony) "Security" Law
reason to oppose this travesty...) (And another...)
House Ways and
Means Committee doesn't think that accountability is important....
Johnson approved for
EPA Director: He supports
experimental testing of pesticides on HUMANS: See here
reward John "Death Squad" Negroponte for death squads that slaughter
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
info on Negroponte....
Congressman Ron Paul's (R-TX) Speech
Criticizing W for his Invasion and
Continued Occupation of Iraq.
the Pentagon order the killing of 304 U.S. Soldiers in Iraq?
The Patrick Henry Democratic Club has
joined the Orange County Peace Coalition!
with Dennis Kucinich
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.
FBI Emails say Bush signed the torture order!
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).
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
Wilshire Blvd #1010, Los Angeles, CA 90010; Phone (323)931-6200.
GREAT ACTS BY
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
and advocate of "water-boarding
" with ties
to 9/11 financiers
is the new Secretary of Homeland
County Counter-Coronation January 20,
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....
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
Spread the truth. Save America
before it is too late...."(Complete
poem from a young girl)
Madsen's Latest: The Christian Mafia (Part 1)
A scary must-read....
Al Qaeda Just a Bush Boogeyman?
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).
Summary Full Conyers
of fraud and suppression sufficient for challenge
New Years weekend
America lost two great,
Americans, Congressman Robert Matsui and Congresswoman Shirley
first African-American woman elected to Congress. We
will miss them greatly.
Enron money helped pay for US rigged electionBy
Journal Contributing Writer
| Great sites:
Citizens for Legitimate Government
Best Comics on Earth
Is America safer under a war hero or a
deserter? Check out Bush's military record
Won the Election by at least 1.7 Million Votes...?
The Political Monitor
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....
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.
CHILDREN FORGIVE THEM?
KERRY WON OHIO
JUST COUNT THE
BALLOTS AT THE BACK OF THE BUS
November 12, 2004
Most voters in Ohio chose Kerry. Here's how the
By Greg Palast
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
better than the DU)
We are now a
member of the
Orange County Peace Coalition
Progressive Democrats of
Democratic Party Liaison's Page
Youth Chairman's Page
Featured Great Minds:
Some cool graphics:
Rosie's Buzznet Page
Smokey Mtn Page
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.
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, 3/10/05No more political assassinations:
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,
- Hugo Chavez. Here.
(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!"
For Legitimate Government)
president's foregn policy is what's scaring the kids of this country."
Congressman (D-OH) Tim Ryan's stirring
the House floor -
a MUST SEE
never stop thinking about new ways to harm our
country and our people,
neither do we.”
- George W. Bush, 8/5/2004
"Just because someone is elected doesn't mean they're legitimate."
"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!”