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This website is a forum for free speech related to the lack of real representation and accountability of our current government, dominated by 2 nearly indistinguishable political parties. If ANY OTHER political party wins just 5% of the popular vote, they begin to receive federal funding for future election cycles. This level of federal recognition is the first step to reining in our government. I am not an expert in politics, government or history, but this is why I set this up;

Americans earned, pay for and therefore deserve representative government.
The idea that American government is a "2 Party System" is the result of wearing blinders when voting
or susceptibility to terror marketing efforts by the 2 federally funded parties to vote against something.

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April 11th, 2012

Stories Worth Reading

Well, the Republican nomination is about to be cinched up, and I think it's pretty clear that the entire nomination process has been nothing but one giant national book promoting tour, with lots of clowns and characters trying to get their names out there onto the national stage, but with no presidents.

The Republicans suck, they're going to lose the presidential election, and they deserve it. Romney, who will be the nominee, is a narcissistic hack who's only real interest is in himself.

The fact is, Obama is going to win re-election. I don't think there was ever any question about that. Hence this parade of circus freak rejects that has populated our Republican field of possible nominees.

The problem is that Obama is no better.

If you have been a supporter of his, I strongly encourage you to look into a mirror of intellectual honesty for a few moments. Force yourself to come up with a solid, intellectually honest argument for why he deserves your vote. If you do this, you will see that he is no more deserving of your vote than Romney is.

However, you might be telling yourself that Obama is "the lesser of two evils". Or you might be telling yourself that Romney fits that "lesser" bill. And you might be considering voting for one of them, regardless of how bad they are.

If that's the case - if you are going to pull the lever for one of the major party candidates this November, then you fall into one of the following categories. You are either:

A - an apathetic moron who pays no attention whatsoever to politics, and you're just going to pull the lever for the R or the D, with that choice depending on which PAC "got you" with their ads,
B - a fraudulent, intellectually dishonest hypocrite who supports their chosen party with cult-like blindness, or
C - someone who is keenly aware of of how absolutely awful their candidate is, and how absolutely undeserving of their vote they are, but is still willing to hold their nose, flush all their integrity down the toilet and vote for that candidate anyways.

The thing is, you don't have to be any of those. There is another option.

Alot of you might have voted for Obama in '08 because you wanted CHANGE to come to Washington. Here's a newsflash for you - if you want CHANGE to come to our political process, you have to bring that change yourself. You can't HOPE that some snake oil salesman brings it for you.

So, how do you bring about that CHANGE? Vote for a third party candidate. ANY third party candidate. If enough of us do that, the political landscape of America will change significantly. All it will take is 7-15% of the vote, and Washington will be shaken to it's very core. The stranglehold of the false Two Party Myth will be shattered.

So I strongly encourage you, in this election season, don't throw your integrity away. Don't cheapen the value of your vote. Don't think you have to settle for the lesser of two evils. You don't. Don't worry, Obama will still win. Send the message anyways.

January 21th, 2009

A new Beginning

Having never cared about the formal inauguration, I thought that Obama had stumbled, and my first thought was, "He's not perfect, he FEELS the pressure". Only to find out that he had the presence of mind to recognize the discrepancy, purposeful or accidental. This is not surprising, he rose so quickly with so many potential moments where his candidacy could have been walked away from. I am filled with pride and respect for our new president. As a protest voter, I don't vote for ANYONE that wears a major party hat, but I feel a greater sense of hope than I think I would had McCain won. Cool, Calm and Collected, that's the leadership I desire.

Now the ACTUAL challenge begins, rhetoric has had it's day, let's see if the other half of the 2 major parties has any better ability to lead.

January 7th, 2007 - A Tribute

Ticket to Eternity

Today I honor the passing of my grandmother, Marjorie Elizabeth Engel. She was a writer of poetry and of prose, a world traveler, a giver of herself to those in need and visitor to those who had shut themselves off from the world.

Thank You Gram! Your character and example continue to shine in your children, your children's children and your great grand children. Each of us will carry on your work here on Earth, learning and growing as you wished us each to do.

We mourn your passing and celebrate your life. May God bless you and keep you now and always. Your Grandson,

Ryan Turner

" We look to new horizons in the coming year with a fresh eye of seasoned travelers, knowing that this next journey scheduled in the near future will be the best ever.

Meanwhile we wish all of our loved ones who have given so much to enrich our lives, the very best in this coming year.

Maggie and Walter
- From The Engel Christmas Letter 2006

by M.E.Engel on 12/14/2006

When you receive your notice that your next journey will be a trip to a relatively unknown realm, loosely charted in the Bible ( and perhaps in the Koran), it is more than a bit frightening, especially when Death beckons unequivocally... Yes, we have always known it was lurking in the future, but Not Today.

One of the first things that comes to mind, after the initial shock, is how to share this new development with relatives and friends. Knowing you will need their support it is essential to prepare them. Shall we be blunt and shock them or shall we try to soften the blow? The plan of attack is vital.

Patience, harder to acquire for some (like me) than others, comes with the aging package as one of the few options left when the body fails us. If we are fortunate enough to have bits and pieces of our minds left to us, we may also be able to realize how blessed we are in the love of those surrounding us. Relatives, and then acquired friends, are one of God's most precious gifts to us.

November 30, 2006 - To Every American...


For those on all sides, those in the middle and every American Adult in between, this month I witnessed an election that both surprised and inspired me. This is not so much in terms of the broad shift in congressional leadership since both Republicans and Democrats are willing servants of corruption. Those who have served and held power have demonstrated their fallibility. Those with more power have more opportunity to be corrupted absolutely. I have no doubt that great change is IMPOSSIBLE with staunch party loyalists of either Republican or Democratic persuasion. I contend that the 2 parties have no longer any Collective Belief. They lack the ability to represent because they try to represent everyone.

Leaders represent themselves.

Reserve Your Vote for Leaders.

Recognize that those that base their beliefs on a party subscription, have not considered those beliefs carefully. They are not qualified to lead.

This election was not a vote for leaders. This election was a reaction against congressional corruption.

What I found inspiring this month was my participation as an assistant registrar at my polling precinct. I think what I really believe in right now is getting Americans to vote for people and not parties. What I saw and did on November 7, 2006 was my reconciliation with America. Thank You All.

-- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is in the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shown, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security. --

The Unanimous Declaration of the United States of America,

October 30, 2006 - Annie Get Your...


Even as an avid scanner of news, I wouldn't have been aware that I should look into a scenario where our government, led by our president, would sit back and watch while the Chief Executive Moves Toward Martial Law.

I encourage you to check out
Why We Should Have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

So even now where U.S. Officers Detail Problems With Iraqi Soldiers, and while Diebold Makes Fixes on the QT to voting machines that IMO undermine the trenches of Democracy from which America springs anew, it is wondered if we may have reached a Tipping Point for War's Supporters.

Next Tuesday, remember that both major parties are drowning in the hate and fear that they and their most ardent supporters cling to, like the hull of a sinking ship. Almost exactly half of them want you to Stay angry, but vote Republican. It's enough for me to renew my commitment not to vote for any candidate that wastes their breath and our time in attacking their opponent rather than earning their constituents' respect... or not one Democrat OR Republican.

Annie Get Your Gun

Dems Seek Answers About Federal Web Site
Awesome! "...the Web site was intended to bolster support for Bush’s claims that Saddam possessed banned weapons and had ties to al-Qaida.
The senators said it appeared "the administration, under pressure from the chairmen of the congressional intelligence committees and others, has released documents that could facilitate the efforts of terrorists and rogue states to acquire nuclear weapons designs."

Powerful pastor's drug purchases shocks evangelicals

Who are we left with when protesting with our votes? Try
Daniel Sumrall

Timothy Knibbs

October 23, 2006 - How Dare They


"I do believe there is no option for the international community to cut and run," says Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh after meeting Prime Minister Tony Blair.

How dare they use 'cut & run"! How dare they!?!? I have never seen a message so clearly crafted and handed down by Non-Iraqis.

And what is Good News for war-profiteer Halliburton, as their 3Q Income Rises 22 Percent,
"Iraq was better than expected," said Jeff Tillery, analyst with Pickering Energy Partners Inc. "Overall, there is nothing really to question or be skeptical about. I think the results are very good."

... is still Bad News for U.S. Soldiers.

October 18, 2006 - Piece of the Pie


The process of developing one's own path to success, be it career or company, necessitates hard work. Accordingly I've not been able to post as often as I'd like. And yet, with what time I am able to invest, I dream that some meaning or strength is drawn from our words. Our opinions and hyper-linked support might incite what I feel is most American, our potential for passion and open mindedness, in a very personal way to undecided minds that take the time.

If roughly 48% of Americans actually voted in 2000 & 2004, and the results, quantitatively, were similar, how much of a difference can be expected on November 7, 2006? Those who cast their voice for this Administration, demanded the current congress to act as the Executive's arms instead of the People's Legislature. They also continue to insist on their loyalty to staying the course, apparently without interrogating the coastline.

Painful as it is, I choose to hush those insanities from my own ears instead of cataloguing and disputing them, ensnaring myself in a net of pathetic horror as I see voices coached by fear grow menacingly louder.

I can because in the 50 states enumerated in our Flag there is that 52% of eligible voting adults that just needs a reason to remember not to squander or renounce another chance to speak for the America You believe in. It might be the best way that Humanity has discovered so far to guarantee that right and responsibility to a nation's citizens.

You Want A Piece of This ?


Building a Better Voting Machine should be a test for Congress to reassert their worth. This should be accomplished by the end of 2007 at the latest. Just don't let ol' series of tubes lead the effort...

THE GREATEST STORY EVER SOLD: The Decline and Fall of Truth From 9/11 to Katrina.

Food For Thought:
Take it or leave it, survey says that in measuring country by country performance, all countries, all elections, the records of voter participation in election day turnout position America in 139th place with a meager 48%.

[Smug Alert in UK]
US Election 2004 Results: Listed by Average IQ

One Thousand Reasons

Predict 2006 Elections, Community Style

This is like... Catfight Scary! I’m Super Duper Serial...

Swaying in the Wind, Chafee's foe saves attacks for Bush

October 12, 2006 - Don’t forget your FEAR

Things I might read...

At a nationally televised news conference, he [Republican Numero Uno] said six times in the space of a few moments that Democrats who support a timetable for a troop withdrawal from Iraq advocate a strategy of "cut and run."

Turning to another familiar campaign theme, he said the Democrats would raise taxes more than they will admit. "Now, I know they say only on the rich people, but that’s ... just code word. They’re going to raise them on whoever they can raise them on," he added.

"Republicans reserved nearly $1 million in television advertising time through Election Day to aid their replacement candidate"

Senate Report: Five Nonprofit Groups Sold Clout to Abramoff
Five conservative nonprofit organizations, including one run by prominent Republican Grover Norquist, "perpetrated a fraud" on taxpayers by selling their clout to lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Senate investigators said in a report issued today.

The report includes previously unreleased e-mails between the now-disgraced lobbyist and officers of the nonprofit groups, showing that Abramoff routed money from his clients to the groups. In exchange the groups, among other things, produced ostensibly independent newspaper op-ed columns or press releases that favored the clients’ positions.

World Oil Exports: A Comprehensive Projection

Food For Thought:
Consider what our government is billing as a strong and growing economy when this jobless gentleman asks judge for jail time. If this is the forecast for the options left to seniors in an age of phenomenal government spending, this kind of growth, which I would liken to how a popsicle grows in direct sunlight, has got to be re-evaluated.

October 6, 2006 - In Good Company

Things I might read...

Dennis Miller supports our current Administration's policies because of his steadfast belief that a predictably harsh, reactionary America (if you don't think so refer to majority explanation for encroaching authoritarianism that a minority hegemony doesn't appreciate a certain attack in NYC), will instill fear in our potential enemies. He supported this with a remarkably well turned quip that our Vice President shot a close friend in the face for being between him and his petty quarry. Indeed, our enemies must wonder ... what might he do to them?

So Dennis Miller boils down his chronic verbal felating of our National Embarrassment to a desire to deter terrorists by way of American Military reprisal.

He is satisfied to see that succeeding as best it might.

IMHO, and I do dare to declare it humble because I am open to its discussion and am not overly vociferous in its pronunciation, the fearful enemy is the one dedicating their lives to secretly plotting and brutally executing disastrous scenarios that serve to draw a swarm of attention and its too-often poor neighbor, remembrance. Every dedication and memorial serves the purpose of the fearful who wish their perceived foreign ailment to be viewed as they do; in fear and revulsion.

If some occupying military force shot my schoolmates and belittled my family in My Homeland, I think I might seek revenge as par haps only those willing to give their lives will.

What if maybe, just maybe, for each conceived attack on the US that is deterred by socialized fear, another violent plot more nefarious & brutal is hatched?

Can we not consider, as we try to shape the short term future of one of the world's most unstable regions, that fear based deterrence might fertile soil for violent extremism make?

In other news, Tool might be the best live band I have ever seen. And the Senate Approves $70B for War Spending. This is, of course, totally necessary since the Iraq war is costing about $8 billion a month. Ready for something new yet?

No Bush Left Behind
The President's brother Neil is making hay from school reform.

The Organic Myth

Never Assume Text Is Private

Why is tax money spent with these Incompetents? Demand a paper trail when you vote, or make a scene. Pantsing the staff is an option...

In researching the various uses of the words pants and pantsed, the weirdest thing I found was this ... apparently born from a fetish for Star Wars and pants...
Vader: "I am altering the pants. Pray I don't alter them further!"
Vader: "I find your lack of pants disturbing."
Luke: "What's in there?" Yoda: "Only that which you take with you. Your pants - you will not need them."
Vader: "Pants do not concern me, Admiral."
Leia: "You came in those pants? You're braver than I thought."
Han: "The pants may not look like much, kid, but they've got it where it counts."
Admiral: "These pants contain the ultimate power in the Universe. I suggest we use them."
Lando: "Han will have those pants down. We've got to give him more time!"
Vader: "General Veers, prepare your pants for a surface attack."
Officer: "TK-421. . . Why aren't you in your pants?"
Vader: "You are unwise to lower your pants."
Vader: "She must have hidden the plans in her pants. Send a detachment down to retrieve them. See to it personally Commander."
Lando: "That blast came from those pants. That thing's operational!" ...

[Have a Smoke]
Marijuana may stave off Alzheimer's
Everybody must get [ Screened ]

[Get 'em with a Headline:]
More Hegemony based conflicts on the horizon

How Accurate Are Your Pet Pundits?

Foley episode could prove values talk is just that — only talk

Frist Says Afghan War Can't Be Won

September 28, 2006 - Testing, Testing, 1, 2,

Things I might read...

Those who do not fight for their power...

...Seem bound to give it away. I speak of our Federal Legislators, our people’s representatives.

Any member of congress, and I intend to catalog them here, that voted, again, to give the President the legal right and obligation to "decide" what practices that he can order are and are not violations of human dignity is legislating their way, on your behalf and at your behest, towards a republic that can only be described as creeping loudly towards autocracy and tyranny.

Think carefully about supporting your local federal representative when they are hastily making laws that encourage, no, require the discrimination of a single leader, one whom they swore an oath to oversee and dictate to.

Consider whether or not you want to re-elect any congressperson that would not stand against any law that might allow our Government to perpetuate Outrages on Human Dignity by their own mandate. Can you be primarily represented by leaders that see their prescribed federal power as inferior and faulty when compared with ANY single decision maker?

If, like myself, you hold in highest regard the political process codified in the United States Constitution, do not allow the least diverse branch of our Government to legislate and interpret the laws that they are duty-bound to execute.

It has proven far too great a temptation.

Hungarians flock to grab "we screwed up" website

Afghanistan: After 5 years, a forgotten war?
... at least by Newsweek and America ...

Food For Thought:
Is our most important tool against terrorism a failure?
If experts, and those who have experienced it, agree that interrogators are likely to acquire
"bad information" when employing them,
would you consider torturous interrogation techniques a tool for discovering truth?

*pausing for effect*

... or would you suspect that it was more effective at confirming pre-existing beliefs?

Another Perspective...

Accusations? Have you no WORK to do?

CT Senator Christopher Dodd

[Get 'em with a Headline:]
Breaking News: ´Borat´ gets ADL hechsher

September 26, 2006 - Intellectual Assault

Watch out for the Stupid...
Cannot accept the Simpleness of With or Against

The really amazing thing about America is that, despite religious and ethnic differences, we were founded on the concept that people with deep and competing faiths can agree on the language of The Constitution and let each of us fight our own personal wars over where our lives will go. We will have representative legislators, and we will agree to live by the law of the land or be punished as the law dictates. And No One Is Above The Law. That is kind of the "live and let live" conceptual underpinning that, apparently in today’s political climate, marks me as a lefty instead of an American Patriot.

However, in a time of mutual need and understanding, these same people living together here in America, with deep and competing faiths can agree to fight our common war together.

And what if we can not unite and work together? What if it is as they say, that only their way is right? If the way that I am driven is averse and passionately demeaning of the Executive's, am I somehow less American than he? Both our Dad's went to Yale...

With the only stark choice made by the American People having been made in the voting booth, we have already started to turn all power over to the Executive Branch. We are giving up the balances of Power that We, The People, grant them through elections.

I write this because I believe that if we are to reign in Our Government, we must act NOW. I want my children to have the America that I think we can be! I say depose every politician who degrades his opponent. It matters little what your opponent did or did not do. If you want to govern me, you had better have a plan and be F@CKING GRATEFUL for the opportunity to defend it from what every important plan must face;
Intellectual Assault.

September 19, 2006

Things I Might Read...
How terrorism issues will affect my vote

It is not enough to lay the blame at the door of the controlling party. It is true that the Republican control of congress has made it near impossible to debate or legislate anything but what the majority leaders bring to the floor whether in committees, panels, commissions or the House and Senate floor. However, I have no faith in the Democrats to do any better.

My statement is to evaluate candidates and vote for the ones you feel are best worth your trust. The partisanship in congress has allowed much to much power to be granted to the executive and regardless of his past actions, the leader of this administration has nothing in store but more of the same. By strengthening congress and voting out the most partisan characters, America has its nearest opportunity to show terrorists what power is by fighting fire with fire instead of patrolling bomb laced cities and highways.

Only through swift, flexible military action led by progressive military commanders that know war from personal experience can we truly make any progress against our fleeting enemies.

September 17, 2006 - Hating Freedom

Things I Might Read...

The President's speech last Monday prompts several thoughts. While lacking the ability, nerve or motivation to illustrate any "clear plan for success" that he has claimed to have for over 5 years now, GWB continues to cry out that America's enemies "hate freedom", that they attacked us 5 years ago because they hate our way of life.

While it is clear that anyone that doesn't agree with him must therefore Hate Freedom, as GWB is God's Gift to Freedom, it remains to be seen exactly how occupying foreign countries and fighting their sectarian wars puts the United States of America on the side of Freedom or even clearly opposing those that we are continuously told, hate freedom.

Let us say that we are fighting an enemy whose primary motivation is that they hate freedom. I will contend that this is the topic that is most persistent in politics and the one that the Republicans want to have the 2006 elections circle around. The question is, will we allow them to use fear and repetitious, vague talking points to persuade ourselves, and our countrymen, to vote for them again or will we evaluate each of our regional candidate's arguments and positions and pick the PEOPLE that seem best suited to represent us?

If we want to fight terrorists, we should fight fire with fire. Would the NYFD blow up a NY city block to put out one burning building? Or would they employ methods and techniques appropriate for the circumstances?

We are facing a dilemma in which one burning building has got to be taken down to prevent the spread of fire and devastation to neighboring buildings. There have got to be choices available to our government and decision makers that won't lead to the continuing loss of life among those we trust to face this dilemma. I think that this November we must vote for a new kind of decision maker, one who will not be blinded by current bull-headed momentum, one who will weigh from a broader matrix of options and abilities and make choices that can both support the development of Middle East Democratic Republics and turn the arson's fire upon them.

I do not think that we can continue to believe that our supposedly noble activities in the region could be worth this. God bless every Soldier over there and protect them from the Hubris of this Administration.

Neo Conservative Belief Systems

Track Polling for 2006 Election Races

[Definition] Opposing Views:
Saudi king says civil war in Iraq not on cards
"The Arab region will not witness any war between Muslims of whatever background, sectarian or otherwise, and no sect will persecute the other..."

Kirkuk: The potential spark for civil war

September 13, 2006

Things I Definitely Recommend...

Submitted for my reading, this one I had to quote because I crave accurate analogies! Full credit to the Author, Mr. William Whittle. Enjoy!

People of good will on both sides value peace and freedom, yet we have diverging choices to make, and we have to make them now. We have to chart our course, a course for our country, and ultimately, a course for the entire world.

We need a map. Several are for sale. How do we choose?

Actually, it’s not so difficult. We can choose the map that best conforms to the coastline we see unveiling before us. We choose the map that best matches reality – the objective, external, indisputable reality of bays and promontories, capes and gulfs and rivers and shoals.

We can, indeed, lay out competing philosophies on the table, and see where each conforms to reality and where it does not. No maps are without distortions; none of these are likely to be, either. And one map may conform perfectly to the coastline in one area, and be dreadfully amiss in another. We can cut and paste them as we wish. This is too important for us to be arguing about who is right – all our energies must go to getting it right.

And before we start, we must agree to one thing: we will never be so full of arrogance and blinded by pride that we dare confront a place where our map does not match the coastline, and proclaim that the coastline must be wrong.

Excerpt from Whittle’s New Book...
This is the introduction to a new book entitled AN AMERICAN CIVILIZATION...

"We are not blind, and we are not crippled, and the world is not a novel or a treatise or a theory or a manifesto. It exists. We can go look for ourselves. And on the way up, when those desperate elitist bastards start clutching at your ankles and implore you to stay below where it’s safe and argue some more…be sure to kick those sons of bitches right in the teeth. Their blind obedience to their Big Ideas have killed more people in history than anything except disease. Boot to the teeth, I say. "

Eavesdropping Bill Stalls
"[The Administration] ... all but admits it has lied and committed numerous illegal activities, and instead of being held accountable for it’s misdeeds, our Congress [or at least their partisan leadership] bends over backwards to change the law to make their activities legal post ad hoc. I call shenanigans."

And Yet... Senate panel OKs warrantless wiretaps
Looks like they are trying to get this done before the elections. Scream & Shout people, or let Freedom Die to the sound of Thunderous Applause.

[Definition] The Question Mark ( ? ) :
A prophylactic protecting Fox News from anything it might contract during its extensive GOP felating marathon.

September 11, 2006

Nothing to say here...

5 Years...

Today marks year 5.

5 years since pillars of our great nation came down. 5 years since we lost thousands of lives, countless heroes.

5 years since innocence was lost.

Since that day, the reverberations of a nation united have since polarized, becoming gripped in the magneto of political whim, and tonight’s speech couldn’t have illustrated it more. The mood was set, the lighting cast, and the camera tuned to the would-be image of leadership for our still healing country...but all that echoed was rhetoric, all that shimmered was faded; a breath uttered onto which came reaction jaded.

What should have been words of inspiration; what should have been a moment or leadership, a moment to paint a picaso of direction (even that of its facsimile), came what we’ve heard over-and-over again for 5 years, the same slideshow devoid of a glimmer of hope for restoration...no growth, only The broken record.

Today marked 5 years of dogma, a 5th year to simply reiterate, and nothing more...

we need someone and something new,
something else, to get us thru...


September 11, 2006

Things I might read...

Let me first say that I Honor the memories of all those who passed 5 years ago today. At about 11am, 9/11/2001, I was arriving to class at the University of Connecticut for MGMT 290 with one of my favorite professors I had there, Mr. Ho-Uk Lee, a dynamic and caring teacher. As I entered the building, that was where I first caught the buzz and the sense foreboding hanging in the air. Classes were cancelled as students crowded around televisions to find out what was happening in NYC. I remember the tears in Professor Lee’s eyes as he encouraged us all to go where we felt we needed to and I left to join other students that worked in the building for the School of Business as I did through the latter half of my enrollment.

This is a day to be remembered. Rest In Peace to fallen citizens, rescue workers, innocent bystanders and all the soldiers that have fought to support our changed national policy ever since.
I Honor You All.

Where We Was : Wayback for UConn B-School Website Fall/2001

When the cure is worse than the disease
"According to some key Democrats on Capitol Hill, it’s a Capital Offense. They want to "look into" revoking ABC’s broadcasting license and putting the network off the air."

ABC edits 9/11 series

Food for thought: Is it the responsibility for government to use their power to control what you can and cannot see, or is this a responsibility for you alone?

September 10, 2006

Things I might read...

IMHO, Bush is one of (my conceptualization of) the paternally elite who, finding they can’t hack it in business, turn to politics for their claim to fame and to define their personal legacy. In Dubya I think we are doubly damned in that his contributions to the events of our country are shackled with international strife and his elevation to Leader of the Free World did nothing to gift him with words or ideas to revere, encourage, or inspire.

Therefore, I encourage all Americans to carefully consider their positions and voting options to grant leadership responsibilities to candidates that listen and represent each of our views, especially if you disagree with me. ; / )

For too long have we re-elected leaders that fail to rise to their stated standards and are, by our leave, encouraged to continue to milk the machine of hatred and ignorance with tax dollars from our pockets.

Administration Concedes to Secret Prisons
Of course we exercise our abilities to this sort of extent, but GWB let it embarrass us... at a time when he had already done so much damage to our country.

Why both Party's are Retarded, or think we are...

Food for thought: Contact Form is now Functional! Not that I necessarily care what you think, but now you can tell me anyway! How about your favorite 10 word description of Rush Limbuagh?

September 8, 2006

Things I might read...

ABC’s movie is already garnering reactions. Personally, I care not as I likely won’t watch it, however it still strikes me as poor form to push this out for the 5th anniversary of this national tragedy with such an apparent taint towards blaming the former administration rather than the current one.

This also comes at a time when one of the main points used to go to war in Iraq, that of their supposed collaborations with Al-Qaeda, is being further refuted as false and lacking in factual foundation.

To clarify any position that might be read into given my comments above and below, I DO NOT lay the blame for the 9/11 attacks at any one administrations’ doorstep. Instead, American policy has failed to account for the vast differences ingrained in this region of the world and in doing so has encouraged the only method for attacking our hegemony, that of terrorism. Movies like the upcoming ABC drama and others from both political extremes seek only to elicit emotional responses rather than inform and debate, a theme fit for TV and Movies but completely unfit for the basis of political positions and national strategies.

In short, I publish my disrespect for our current leadership not out of any liberal bias but because, as a traveler and proud American capitalist, I passionately disagree with the reputation they have granted us and the face, voice and speech with which they seek to represent me. My purpose here is to promote my position that our government is currently not even close to representative and, through casting our votes, we have the opportunity and the RESPONSIBILITY to repair our tarnished reputation and promote the destruction of intolerance and violence based ideologies. By using our pedestal and engendering an informed position, I believe that we can gather the support of the great countries of our world and come up with effective solutions to problems that our current policies have only expanded.

Striking back against Michael Moore is... Disney?
Sample of Letters Written

Saddam 'had no link to al-Qaeda'

Food for thought: Isn’t ABC’s "Path to 9/11" tantamount to the Right’s reaction to Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11"?

September 6, 2006

Things I might read...

Notice the new display style for items? Eh Eh? Alright!

Addendum to site purpose statement: Until voters demonstrate their dissatisfaction with the 2 major parties, why would they come back to us? This fall, let us show them that if they don’t inspire us, they lose that which they think is unassailable. By casting informed votes for people, not parties, we can shake this foundation for their lack of determination to serve rather than rule.

The Latest - August 29, 2006

Nominations for 2006

Watching some recorded Daily Show episodes I decided I wanted to praise their relatively new "correspondent" Aasif Mandvi.

Therefore, I am nominating Aasif Mandvi & the Daily Show for "Best Political Satire 2006".

"It’s not like the President thought that the U.S. would be greeted as liberators or handed flowers, I mean he’s not retarded."

Other nominations I am posting include:
"Panderer of the Year 2006" goes to Sean Hannity

"The Left may be sincere, but they’re sincerely wrong. And they must be challenged and defeated if we are to win this war on terror and preserve our way of life for this and future generations."

Reference: YouTube: Aasif Mandvi on Iraqi Gratitude
Reference: AmericanProgress.org: Proof in the Pudding - Sean Hannity’s Own Words

August 28, 2006

Example of the Week - Thou shalt not get re-elected

.. And lo, U.S. Representative Katherine Harris is confirmed as our sad-example-of-our-leadership for the week. She joins the ranks of Senator Rick Santorum and our favorite miserable failure.

Separation of church and state is "a lie we have been told," Harris said in the interview, published Thursday, saying separating religion and politics is "wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers."

How can these people call themselves "representatives"?

Reference: Politics: Rep. Harris: Church-state separation ’a lie’

August 9, 2006

Lieberman Drops the Dems

The thing about political parties is that once a politician is associated with one, you have to think that dictates a certain prejudice. We will be watching closely to see how our state senator sets his foundation for his new, Independent party, in his bid to keep his job.

Since he is running independently Joe Lieberman has probably earned my vote, even as I say that I know little to nothing about his political stance. Some attributes I do like about him are that he has 18 years experience at his position and has earned seats on committees because of it. He is a moderate which is important because of something that I think is key to why the 2 major parties have alienated me. Americans, as a foundation of voters demanding this Federal Government to exist, are members of every elected official’s party. Constituency isn’t those who voted for you; Every American citizen and even visitors to our country are, in a sense, their constituent. The 2 Party Myth is that the Republicans and Democrats can really represent broadly while narrowing their positions to bullet points. I Will Not Be Governed That Way !

Congresspeople are there in Washington to speak for their home state, not just those with whom they share party affiliation. I think bold actions like those being take by Senator Lieberman illustrate that it is vision and competency that make a leader, not loyalty to an abstract political party.

A politician’s job is both to be a representative and to be a leader. A leader must listen to their constituency and also be responsible for choosing their position and standing for it. They must stand for their beliefs without resorting to attacking the character of those who disagree and must defend their beliefs as a statesperson, maintaining the poise and warmth that makes America the strong, able foundation for world peace and prosperity that I will continue to participate in and defend.

I believe that it is time for those who chose a career in politics to take a position aside from that dictated by their party affiliation. Joseph Lieberman has done that and I will support him with my voice and, probably, my vote.

July 24, 2006

2008 Election Year Spending

An interesting and welcome development from the American Bar Association, they are finally standing up and pointing out that this administration is trampling over the design and spirit of the U.S. Constitution. In this case they are referring to the president’s use of "Bill-Signing Statements" to indicate that laws he signed his name and office to can be disregarded at his discretion. Seems a bit high-handed, no? Not to mention despicable...

Reference: ABA: Bush violating Constitution

This next link is a bit mind boggling but is definitely a must-see for every voter.

Reference: CNN.com situation Report - A look at ’08 $$

July 17, 2006

Joseph Wilson on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show

With the revelation that Wilson and his wife are bring a civil suit again the players in the Bush / Neo-Con White House, I believe we may see a path to properly redressing our administration for their actions. Here are a couple of quotes I believe relevant from the interview. "Quotes" are paraphrased since, of course, I was listening as I typed.

The Constitution is the best social contract ever written. Will those that occupy the highest rank in government and wield the power granted them by the constitution, RESPECT THE RIGHTS of the citizens they govern?

Unless we have a congress that puts their constitutional responsibility for oversight above their partisan perspectives, appropriate actions to control the executive branch is made impossible.

Overall, I was very impressed by Mr. Wilson’s presentation and perspective. I look forward to his legal action and pray for results that benefit U.S. Citizens including myself. It seems that ANY disciplinary action against our top leadership would have highly beneficial results for all of us, excepting those profiting personally from war and intolerance.

Also, the Republican Party’s newest effort to pass an amendment banning Same-Sex Marriage is coined under "The American Values". How sickening that with issues that ONLY our federal government is responsible for and can oversee and direct, they take their valuable time, that WE PAY FOR, and dedicate it to bigoted grandstanding.

July 21, 2006

The phrase "Liberal Media"...

Because of the popularity of Fox News here in America, I would like to propose that the term "Liberal Media" is no longer applicable.

July 12, 2006

Another Gem from Our Leadership

Speaking about the thrill of higher than expected tax revenues, the President was questioned about how this compared with:
•  the biggest education bill ever
•  the biggest farm bill ever
•  the biggest highway bill ever
•  the biggest Medicare expansion ever
•  the cost of the war in Iraq has topped $300 billion
•  spending on Hurricane Katrina and other hurricanes from last year has now reached $123 billion
•  the giant Baby Boom generation now just 18 months from the start of its retirement

His response:

"We need to do something about it, is what we need to do,"
-George W. Bush

In this, he and I are in agreement. I’ll be using my vote to do something about it. I hope you do to.

Reference: SFGATE.com Article

July 11, 2006

White House Cuts 2006 Deficit Forecast to $296 BILLION

Bloomberg.com reports that the Administration is thrilled that they collected more taxes than expected in the first quarter of 2006 and so they are now ONLY overspending by about $300 BILLION rather than the predicted $423 BILLION! Unfortunately, since the new age Republican party now holds the purse strings and they will spend whatever they like whether or not we want them to OR if we can afford it, it seems unlikely that this will remain the case.

Our congress needs a lesson in AFFORDABILITY, something our government seems desperate not to account for. They spend $100 MILLION each day fighting wars for others but scrimp on education spending, even for Bush’s Banner program "No Requirement Adequately Funded". I hope this year America tells our leadership to GET REAL! They will not until we make them and the best method available to us is vote both parties OUT!

Reference: Bloomberg.com Article

July 8, 2006

Article: Why We Should Have the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Reference: Know Your Rights - The Text of the Bill of Rights

July 4, 2006

July 4rth. Independence Day. Given that the upcoming 2006 election cycle promises to provide a podium (as usual) for the 2 parties to strike out at each other while scoffing at the OTHER OPTIONS available to each and every American Voter, I REALLY wanted to launch this website today.

I am proud of my independence, both through my inalienable rights recognized in the U.S. Constitution and through the choices I have made for myself, and on our officially sanctioned Independence Day it seems very appropriate to put forth this forum.

July 3, 2006

It is interesting that today, as we post the first pages of 2PartyMyth.com, Joe Lieberman takes up a new position regarding third parties. Due to the possibility that he might not win the Democratic Nomination, he has stated that in that event, he will run for his Senate seat as an INDEPENDENT! Read More...

WIRED.com article on why relatively archaic voting methods involving printed records are more important than ever.

The theory holds that the president has the arbitrary right to ignore any law that he feels is an unconstitutional infringement of his power -- and a law is automatically unconstitutional if the president feels it infringes on his power. This neatly squared circle makes Congress irrelevant and removes the judiciary from the loop altogether. Thus, the only effective instrument of power left in the land is the "unitary executive": the fancy modern name that the legal minions of President George W. Bush have given to the ancient concept of "tyranny." Read More...

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