Thursday, May 31, 2007
Charlie Rose interviews the Rocky Mountain Institute's Amory Lovins.
Bill Maher interviews Ron Paul, the only Republican candidate for president that I might vote for. I voted for Ron Paul in 1988 when he ran for president with the Libertarian party.
Congressional Hearings on "Constitution in Crisis"
Prez Bush video: Please Impeach Me
YouTube: Impeach on Campus
The invasion of Iraq has set off what could be the largest oil boom in history: Baghdad Burns, Calgary Booms.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
The Republican Plan For 2008 Begins Today by Thom Hartmann
Andrew Sullivan: Verschaerfte Vernehmung, in other words, criminal torture is evil whether it is done by Nazis or by Bushevics... Bush/Cheney/Gonzales deserve to go to jail as war criminals. We as a nation need to reclaim the high ground.
WaPost: Fitzgerald points again to Cheney.
New Yorker: Repugs turn against Rove
Hullaballoo: The Truth will set us free
Video: Christopher Hitchens speaks out about his latest book, God is not Great.
NYT Book Review by Michael Kingsley
The Cheney-Bush Legacy and Open Society
How can people still be denying Global Warming?
Monday, May 28, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Sibel Edmonds interview. She was fired from her job with the FBI’s Washington Field Office in March 2002. Her crime was reporting security breaches, cover-ups, blocking of intelligence, and the bribery of U.S. individuals including high-ranking officials. The State Secret Privilege has often been invoked to block court proceedings on her case, and the U.S. Congress has even been gagged to prevent further discussion.
The Washington Note: Cheney Attempting to Constrain Bush's Choices on Iran Conflict: Staff Engaged in Insubordination Against President Bush
Congressman John Conyers has some encouraging comments about the Monica Goodling hearing.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Teresa and Neal Taylor, proprieters of Barr Camp ,
halfway to the summit of Pikes Peak on the Barr Trail. Bottomless Pit sign.
The Trail is not yet "in" from Bottomless Pit sign to A-Frame. I rate the trail "runnable" to Bottomless Pit sign and "hikable" to A-Frame at 12,000' elevation 3 miles above Barr Camp and 3 miles from the summit.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Extreme Athlete Danelle Ballengee, Broken but not Defeated, is competing again.
Colorado Senators weigh options WRT AG Gonzales. Salazar says he must go, Allard leaning that way.
2 Million Iraqi Refugees, mostly in Jordan and Syria. 466 allowed into the US. Is that right?
Thursday, May 17, 2007
America's Long Iraq nightmare
Grist: Murdoch, She Wrote: An interview with Rupert Murdoch about News Corp.'s new climate strategy
Noam Chomsky: Ethanol fuel subsidies in U.S. fuel revolution in Mexico.
It's Our Cage, Too: Torture Betrays Us and Breeds New Enemies
By Charles C. Krulak and Joseph P. Hoar: Charles C. Krulak was commandant of the Marine Corps from 1995 to 1999.Joseph P. Hoar was commander in chief of U.S. Central Command from 1991 to 1994.
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
What a powerful post.
Follow his links. Crushing.
Especially Samira Bellil, a Muslim in the suburbs of Paris who was raped at age 14 by Muslim dogs, then rejected by her family because of it. She died in 2004 at age 31 of stomach cancer. Fortunately we have her book: Dans l'enfer des tournantes (In the Hell of Rapes).
Monday, May 07, 2007
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Thursday, May 03, 2007
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Gravel criticized the President as a “lousy and immoral” commander in chief, but also levied criticism at Democrats for only passing a non-binding resolution to end the war. Nor does the former senator believe simply cutting off funds would work. “I filibustered to end funding in the Vietnam War, but it was not successful,” he recalled.
Instead, Gravel revealed a novel plan to bring about an end to the Iraq War, impeachment, or possibly both—and perhaps even land the President 'behind bars.'
“I have drafted a law that says we must get troops out of Iraq in 60 days,” he said. “Leave all the equipment behind…The President must certify that he took troops out. If he violates this law he should go to jail for five years with no parole, and pay a $1 million fine. It says so right in the law.”
He believes he could muster enough support in the House to pass the bill. If the Senate filibusters, he would urge Reid to call for a cloture vote daily. “The media will feed on this like maggots,” said Gravel, who predicts the measure would pass and that a veto could ultimately be overridden. If the President and Vice President then refuse to enact the law, he concluded, “once you have them breaking the law, now you impeach.”
The Big Sur International Marathon is advertised as the “most scenic marathon”. Yes, it is spectacular as it winds along the rugged
Rebekka and I rounded out our “mini-vacation” with a wonderful two days with miles of walking in