"Man oh man, 'Dr. Menlo.' Now there's an alternative blog. Kindness to animals, Seattle anarchists, nudism galore, SubGenius, anti-Bush black propaganda, jeez louise, Doc, that thing sure is happenin'." --Bruce Sterling, Schism Matrix
by kirsten anderson Kirsten invented and runs the best art galleries in Seattle: the Roq la Rue and BLVD Gallery. abuddhas memes by tony tross Tony chases Eris and his own personal Buddha-kin from the icy outer reaches of the Yukon.
"Ye fucking gods!! Are you nuts!? Those Jesuit bastards will eat you alive!" --Hunter S. Thompson, to me, circa '93
About ten members and I proceeded to caravan over to the White House, where we delivered the letter signed by more than 560,000 Americans and 122 Members of Congress demanding answers. There were several hundred protestors at the White House along with least a dozen cameras. In front of all of these witnesses, the White House staff refused to permit any of us to enter. They did take the petitions, but I would think that sitting Members of Congress deserve a bit more respect. [more]
The fact that I and my fellow Democrats had to stuff a hearing into a room the size of a large closet to hold a hearing on an important issue shouldn't make us the object of ridicule. In my opinion, the ridicule should be placed in two places: first, at the feet of Republicans who are so afraid to discuss ideas and facts that they try to sabotage our efforts to do so; and second, on Dana Milbank and the Washington Post, who do not feel the need to give serious coverage on a serious hearing about a serious matter - whether more than 1700 Americans have died because of a deliberate lie. Milbank may disagree, but the Post certainly owed its readers some coverage of that viewpoint. [more]
The Natural Resources Defense Council seems to be the most effective environmental organization out there today, but their website could use a blog and some nice banners for other websites and blogs to link to it with . . .
Come on! So Rove heard about it the last time a plane approached the White House and Cheney and Laura Bush were evacuated and the fact that Bush wasn't immediately informed really got people talking, right? So for the next possible plane-related emergency, Rove's news release is already polished to a Marine's boots gleam--not only was Bush informed, but he was informed while clearing brush.
Karl Rove is a romantic, no doubt about it. How long until the truth is released that Rove on the side is actually a hugely successful romantic novelist whose books frequently feature a male hero on the cover who looks suspiciously like Jeff Gannon? Rove's images of Bush = repressed homosexual power porn.
* June 1: "Pure Elements" -- Food, water and air. * June 2: "Redesigning the Metropolis" -- Recycling, green building and smart growth. * June 3: "Cities on the Move" -- Transportation. * June 4: "Urban Power" -- Energy, renewables and energy conservation. * June 5: "Flower Power" -- Open space, biodiversity and greening the urban environment.
I see a positive future here. I will select this positive future and move toward it. Simultaneously, I will reject negative futures which necessarily include endless war, fear, exploitation, deception, lies, fundamentalist religion and cancerous destruction of our natural resources in the service of infinite greed.