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Posted by paineinthearse in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Thu Jun 15th 2006, 10:56 PM
by EMAIL John Bolton jeered off stage at Oxford Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2006 18:06:35 -0700 Taunted and jeered, Bolton bolted Michael Carmichael "John Bolton is the kind of man with whom I would want to stand at Armageddon, if it should be my lot to be on hand for what is forecast to be the final battle between good and evil in this world." Senator Jesse Helms (Republican, North Carolina, retired) Facing an increasingly hostile group of law students in an Oxford seminar that had somehow...
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Posted by paineinthearse in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Tue Jun 13th 2006, 02:35 PM
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Posted by paineinthearse in Massachusetts
Thu Jun 08th 2006, 06:50 PM
Kerry on the lost election: "I know we screwed up" By Jan Frel Posted on June 8, 2006, Printed on June 8, 2006 (Link)/ From Fark, I found this account from the Hollywood liberal who recounts what was said in an off-the-record meeting Sen. John Kerry conducted with a group of bloggers: The meeting was off the record so no one took any notes or recorded what was said. The first question went straight to the point, about how pissed off so many Democratic voters, are about what happened with the ...
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Posted by paineinthearse in Election Reform
Sun Jun 04th 2006, 11:50 PM
I am pleased to report that John Bonifaz qualified to be on the primary ballot. With 15% of the delegate vote required, John scored an impressive 30%, quite a feat considering he is a progressive "outsider" and is opposing an incumbent! See John's Convention Video: Read John's (Image)
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Posted by paineinthearse in Massachusetts
Fri Jun 02nd 2006, 09:29 AM
(Image) A Conversation with Senator Edward M. Kennedy on Immigration, Friday, June 9, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Senator Edward Kennedy will discuss the need for immigration reform in this country and the bipartisan immigration bill he sponsored with Senator John McCain. The Boston Globe's Tom Oliphant will moderate. Forums are free and open to the public. Doors to the main hall open one hour before the program begins. People will be seated on a first come, first served basis. To make a reserva...
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Posted by paineinthearse in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Sun May 21st 2006, 05:21 PM
...Bruce that is. Rice on Faux with Chris Wallace. "Lightning round"...was asked about her top 10 in her ipod. Brahms piano concerto #2 "I'm going to play it before I leave this earth." Then was asked about "Sunshine of your love", "I exercise to it." When asked to name the members of the band, "Ginger Baker, Eric Clapton and....I don't know." Rice doesn't know Jack Shit, it's Jack Bruce, jackass! (Image)
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"It would not be a surprise in the coming months if we hear more from the GOP about Conyers than about Osama bin Laden" - Philadelphia Daily News (5/14) by email (Image) Help Me Fight Back Against the Republican Attack Machine Today, I am officially announcing my intent to seek reelection. I have never before sent a general email asking for help, but the stakes are simply too high at this point in our Nation's history. If link does not work, copy into browser - (Link) Because I have ...
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This is an outcome of a discussion started in the Massachusetts forum - (Link) - where there will be a resolution to support the impeachment of blivit and Cheney presented to the Massachusetts Democratic Convention (June 2-3 in Worcester). It seems that not enough DU'er know that section 603 of Thomas Jefferson's Manual describes a process whereby states can intitiate the impreachment process. For your reading pleasure...... JEFFERSON'S MANUAL - (Link) According to Section 603 of Jeffe...
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Posted by paineinthearse in Massachusetts
Fri May 05th 2006, 11:59 AM
...adding to prior endorsements from Rep. John Conyers, Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr., Joe Trippi, 21st Centruy Dems..... by email May 5, 2006 As I continue to travel around our state, it is clear that there is a hunger for a new kind of politics. It is a type of politics that is open and transparent, that is independent of big money interests, that returns voters to power and that requires pro-active leaders willing to stand up and fight for the basic principles of our democracy. With our new webs...
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Posted by paineinthearse in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Mon Apr 03rd 2006, 02:00 PM
(Image) (Image) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2006 CONTACT:The Backbone Campaign Bill Moyer, Executive Director (206) 408-8058 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Rep. John Conyers Presented Backbone Award For Bold Leadership Six grassroots citizen groups unite in an _expression of gratitude. Washington, D.C. - Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) is lauded by Tim Carpenter, Director of Progressive Democrats of America as "the heart and soul of the Democratic Party." Rep. Conyers has ...
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Posted by paineinthearse in Massachusetts
Fri Mar 10th 2006, 09:38 AM
(Link) (Image) News Release U.S. Representative John Murtha and Former Navy General Counsel Alberto Mora Named 2006 JFK Profile in Courage Award Recipients Ceremony to Mark 50th Anniversary of Publication of Profiles in Courage For Immediate Release: March 9, 2006 Press Contact: Brent Carney (617) 514-1662; (Link) Boston MA – In the year marking the 50th anniversary of the publication of Profiles in Courage, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation today announced that U.S. Representative ...
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Posted by paineinthearse in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Mon Mar 06th 2006, 04:43 PM
The photos at - (Link) - are in random order. I've done my best to put them into some kind of logical sequence. (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image)
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If I see one more "who do you support in 2008" poll, I will :puke: Here is something concrete we can all do: work on winning back Congress in 2006. Receieved by email from DFA's Massachusetts chapter - (Link)/ - (edited for context). ================================================================== We need volunteers to contact the campaign managers in each of these races. You can get info at (Link) This web site lists the incumbent and challengers for various races listed below. C...
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Posted by paineinthearse in General Discussion (Through 2005)
Tue Oct 11th 2005, 12:17 AM
...as featured here last week! (Image) (Link) October 10, 2005 Tom Tomorrow: Filmstrip fun Worth a moment of your time, though probably not safe for work... posted by Tom Tomorrow at 12:04 PM | link This more than makes up for the degree of support given at (Link) Video - Jim's Big Ego: "Asshole" Topic started by paineinthearse on Sep-21-05 12:13 PM (2 replies)
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Posted by paineinthearse in General Discussion (Through 2005)
Fri Oct 07th 2005, 10:51 AM
Broken out from symbolman's thread. :rant: You and I both know how it feels to constatantly :banghead: May I hijack your thread to give an example? There is a Boston-based band named JIM'S BIG EGO. Their anti-bushco song "Asshole" was set to a video montage. I posted it to GEN, it died with zero views. I posted it again the next day with same results. I posted it to the Massachusetts forum with same results. :argh: Here are the links, should you wish to give it a view. General foru...
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Posted by paineinthearse in General Discussion (Through 2005)
Wed Sep 21st 2005, 12:04 AM
(Link) The photo montage that accompanies the lines of Pink Floyd's "Us and Them" was put into a slideshow format by Joe Max, with the actual Floyd song, just makes this overwhelmingly passionate, humanistic and patriotic statement 1000% more powerful. A direct link to the file can be found at link above.
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Ever wonder why all the rethug calles to talk shows or CSPAN sound like they are reading off a script? Want to make a talk show host's head explode? Use these rethug talking points to plan your comments. Thank you, RNC - (Link) Jobs & Economy Pass legislation that promotes economic growth - including making tax cuts permanent. Strengthen Social Security. Strengthen high schools to prepare Americans for jobs in the 21st Century. Strength & Security Support increased base pay for service m...
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(Link) (Image) For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary August 24, 2005 :puke: Fact Sheet: President Bush Honors America's National Guard and Reserve Today's Presidential Action: <snip> President Bush Has Outlined A Comprehensive Strategy To Win The War On Terror Protecting The Homeland. The Administration has reformed our intelligence services, trained more than 800,000 first responders, and disrupted terrorist cells in our midst through new tools like the USA Pat...
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Posted by paineinthearse in General Discussion (Through 2005)
Tue Jun 14th 2005, 07:05 PM
Many here followed Granny D's (Doris "Granny D" Haddock) illness. (Link) & (Link) I am very pleased to report that Granny is well enough to have delivered the commencement address at Hampshire College. Her address follows the message received by email. (Image) ======================================================================= Dear Friends, Doris "Granny D" Haddock spoke in late May at the graduation of Hampshire College in Massachusetts. While the speech was celebrated locally, it o...
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Posted by paineinthearse in General Discussion (Through 2005)
Thu Jun 09th 2005, 10:49 AM
(Link)/ New Goal on DSM: Half a Million Signatures Moveon.org Joins the Fray Today, I am pleased to announce that Moveon.org, one of the pioneers in internet activism has joined our drive to demonstrate that the stonewalling of the White House on the Downing Street Minutes will not stand. We deserve answers and we deserve them now. Given Moveon's involvement, I think we can go for half a million signatures, don't you? Blogged by JC on 06.09.05 @ 11:32 AM ET p.s. We are 34% of the way. T...
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This past Sunday, a somber group of descendents of the minutemen from the town of Bedford assembled in the 230 year old meeting house on the town green (Bedford abuts Lexington and Concord). Moderated by Pastor John Gibbons of the First Parish Unitarian Church, the assembled listened to speeches by Brian Hart, father of John Hart, who was killed in action near Kirkuk, fighting in an unarmored Humvee and Rep. Marty Meehan. Mr. Meehan spoke of his opposition to the war, accomplishments as a memb...
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I met Jim McGovern last Friday night. Funny, he did not mention that he had co-written an op-ed with Senator McGovern for publication in today's GLOBE :o Rep. McGovern was a staffer for Senator McGovern before he ran for the House (Massachusetts 3rd CD). They are not related. Question: Which currently serving Congress people have publically called for withdrawal? I am aware of Meehan, Kucinich and now McGovern. Mods - I called his local office and have permission to post in its entirity...
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Provided as a index to the radical right's mouthpices. Please don't shoot the messenger for the glowing summaries, they are from (Link)/ A World Connected - (Link) A wealth of globalization resources celebrating global exchange, new opportunities, and human freedom. The website highlights stories of real people affected by globalization, recent news, current debates, and scholarship showing the potential benefits from an increasingly interconnected world. A free summer seminar and essay contes...
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Posted by paineinthearse in General Discussion (Through 2005)
Fri May 27th 2005, 09:30 PM
(Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) (Image) Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks to the Commonwealth Club at Davies Symphony Hall on Friday, May 27, 2005. Chronicle photo by John Storey (Image) San Francisco police Capt. Dan McDonough watches over the crowd from the back of Davies Hall during a speech by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in San Francisco on Friday, May 27, 2005. Chronicle photo by John Storey (Image) Police detain a demonstrator who disrupted a speech Friday by Secretar...
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(Link) Under the “organization” rule - (Link)... - I proposed we form a new group: CSPAN WATCH. Draft mission statement. 1. To monitor the next day’s scheduled guests in order to prepare background information and talking points for group members in general and all other interested DU’ers who want to support friends and counter the opposition. 2. Alert DU members to the appearance of friends and opponents. 3. Educate DU members how to reach CSPAN Journal by email and phone. 4. Discuss and sug...
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