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Yes, Virginia, the Election was Hacked

  • Posted on: 18 December 2016
  • By: Roxy

People, we have a problem. A BIGLY problem. Facts are in danger of becoming extinct as we snip and snipe at each other.

A USURPER is about to be enthroned by the Electoral College and it seems there isn't a damn thing we can do about it.

*I am not here to argue how good or bad a candidate Hillary Clinton was/is, and I am not here to argue about which "group" is most responsible for the Trumpocalypse.

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The Scream of the Peacock ... Journalism vs Infotainment

  • Posted on: 16 November 2016
  • By: Roxy

Bumping again for relevance. 11/16/2016
Originally posted 2008-02-07 06:29:02 -- given the current state of the media, well worth bumping -- cho

You guys are just covering — what do they call it — the scream of the peacock, and you’re missing the whole fox hunt. -- Stephen King [Interview in Time Magazine]

... and We're Back!

  • Posted on: 12 November 2014
  • By: Roxy

As some of you may have noticed, the site has been down off and on for the last week or so. We have been busy dealing with software updates and a move to a new server. During all of this, we also updated the site from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7.

The site is back, tho still limping a little. There were some of the old features that have to be either discarded or rebuilt to work with the new backbone. We will be back, fully functional, in the very near future, and look forward to a revival. If anybody is interested in helping out, please drop a note using the contact form.

 

What is a Newt?

  • Posted on: 24 January 2012
  • By: Roxy

newt [noot, nyoot] noun
1. any of several brilliantly colored salamanders of the family Salamandridae, especially those of the genera Triturus and Notophthalmus, of North America, Europe, and northern Asia.
2. any of various other small salamanders.
3. one of several slimy republican primary candidates (can be brilliantly colored)

Open Thread: Debt Ceiling or Credit Limit and Other Nonsense

  • Posted on: 1 August 2011
  • By: Roxy

I got a letter from my credit card company the other day ... it said:

Congratulations! We have increased your credit limit to $XX!  

Apparently they thought increasing my spending limit was a good thing -- the CONGRATULATIONS! part was heavily emphasized (see below).

CONGRATULATIONS!

They didn't tell me that I could only spend the increase on DingDongs and that I had to curtial my spending at Old Navy. No, the letter simply said I could now spend more money.

So this is Amerika

  • Posted on: 31 July 2011
  • By: Roxy

I wrote this commentary in 2007, during the throes of the Bush Administration. It is, unfortunately, as appropriate today as it was 4 years ago.

We the People are in serious trouble if we can't get beyond our media-manufactured differences and take our country back. 


In 1987 the mini-series Amerika aired on ABC amid much hype and controversy and then died a quick death. In 1995 there was a limited release on VHS. While the premise of the mini-series was to show the United States 10 years after a take-over by the Soviets, the story is hauntingly familiar to the America [Amerika] we are living in now.

For the most part, apathetic Americans let the coup progress with no resistance, resulting in an occupied America.

Open Thread: Welcome to my Universe

  • Posted on: 19 July 2011
  • By: Roxy

Okay, I gotta admit it was kinda fun (and a little empowering) to list all those scientific terms in the tags box.  The idea of parallel universes fascinates me ... and could explain alot.

A July 19th article by Alexander Vilenkin and Max Tegmarkin in Scientific American makes the scientific case for the existence of parallel universes, multiverse if you will.

Voter ID Laws Suck

  • Posted on: 17 July 2011
  • By: Roxy

They would have us believe that 75% of Americans support Voter ID Laws.

Support remains high for requiring voters to show photo identification before being allowed to cast their ballots.

The RNLA is trashing Jesse Jackson, Bill Clinton and other dems on this:

This past Monday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson called the South Carolina voter ID law a modern day “poll tax.” [snip]. Last week, Bill Clinton said, “There has never been in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and all the Jim Crow burdens on voting, the determined effort to limit the franchise that we see today.”  [snip] DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz complained that Republicans "want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws" and announced that “Photo I.D. laws, we think, are very similar to a poll tax.” [snip], Wisconsin State Senator Bob Jauch made the statement, "Jim Crow, move over – the Wisconsin Republicans have taken your place.”  

This argument is not about race, or financial demographic.  It is about disenfranchising American citizens that should have the right to cast a vote.

Open Thread: Bloggergate Documents

  • Posted on: 14 July 2011
  • By: Roxy

Juan Cole and ACLU Sue CIA, FBI 

Juan Cole writes about the lawsuit filed on Wednesday agains the FBI and CIA.  Documents requested in a FOIA were never received. (Sound familiar?). 

I had told the ACLU, “Americans don’t need permission from their government to write and publish their political opinions. If the Bush White House pettily attempted to use the CIA to destroy my reputation by seeking dirt on my private life in order to punish me for speaking out, that would be a profound violation of my Constitutional rights.”

Truthout has a story about it here.

Thoughts, comments, feedback are always welcome.