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the strong do as they wish, and the weak suffer as they must

Archive for March, 2007

New review online

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Review of the new Soul of John Black online.

Rush: “72% of American people…a bunch of blithering idiots”

Friday, March 30th, 2007

The “wisdom” of Rush Limbaugh:

“In fact, USA Today’s got a poll: “Do you think something’s wrong about the firing of eight US attorneys?” 72% said yes. 72% of the American people, a bunch of blithering idiots who have no idea what they’re talking about, but yet they voted, so these polls matter, “72%, yes, you need to look into this, this is horrible, this is rotten, 72% of the people say the American system is broken when these US attorneys can simply be fired by the president,” that is just an indication of so much ignorance out there, lack of civics education and what have you.”

Its called “obstruction of justice” Rush. You and Boortz seem to have a problem understanding that concept.

Maybe an explanation of what occured to Carol Lam will explain it for you. Or perhaps you should brush up on this bit of recent history. Last time a president attempted to make the Department of Justice a right-wing bully squad, he was ousted.

Warning! The weed you’re smoking isn’t kosher

Friday, March 30th, 2007

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Marijuana is not kosher for Passover, a pro-cannabis advocacy group says, advising Jews who observe the week-long holiday’s special dietary laws to take a break from smoking the weed.

The Green Leaf Party announced Wednesday that products of the cannabis plant have been grouped by rabbis within a family of foods such as peas, beans and lentils that is off-limits to Jews of European descent during Passover.

Yeah….ok.

Smile, you’re on RFID

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Imagine a world where everything is fitted with an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) spychip, containing a unique ID for each of the same product to differentiate it from others, and tracked in real time.

It sounds far-fetched, but that is exactly what RFID companies like Accenture and the Auto-ID labs at MIT have been trying to do since 1999.

Products that have been fitted with RFID include Calvin Klein and Abercrombie and Fitch clothing, Kleenex and Huggies baby wipes, Toyotas after 2004, Viagra and Oxycontin prescription bottles, company loyalty and membership cards, library books, every new US passport beginning in October 2006, and many, many more that companies won’t disclose.

Viagra AND Oxycontin? Who really wants to know where Rush Limbaugh is every second of the day?

Politics trump justice

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Under the Bush administration, however, all that changed. Over the last six years, this Justice Department has ignored the advice of its staff and skewed aspects of law enforcement in ways that clearly were intended to influence the outcome of elections.

It has notably shirked its legal responsibility to protect voting rights. From 2001 to 2006, no voting discrimination cases were brought on behalf of African American or Native American voters. U.S. attorneys were told instead to give priority to voter fraud cases, which, when coupled with the strong support for voter ID laws, indicated an intent to depress voter turnout in minority and poor communities.

More from JT

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Don’t get too close!

cactus

Copyright 2007 Nancy Mullis

Levon!

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

One of rock’s greatest vocalists, Levon Helm of the Band, recorded live in 1977 with a band that included Dr. John, Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn, Paul Butterfield and more. Stellar!

Ponder 2.5%

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

If the Lancet survey is right, then 2.5% of the Iraqi population – an average of more than 500 people a day – have been killed since the start of the war.

For what? Stability in the Middle East? Not a chance.

For more on this, try Firedoglake.

Yes!

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

sopranos

Yeah!

Ok, this is weird.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007

Man says sex change should end alimony

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Lawrence Roach agreed to pay alimony to the woman he divorced, not the man she became after a sex change, his lawyers argued in an effort to end the payments.

“It’s illegal for a man to marry a man and it should likewise be illegal for a man to pay alimony to a man,” said John McGuire, one of Roach’s attorneys. “When she changed to man, I believe she terminated that alimony.”