Sunday, December 26, 2010

Pat Robertson is to the left of Democrats on marijuana

“We’re locking up people that take a couple of puffs of marijuana and the next thing you know they’ve got ten years – they’ve got mandatory sentences and these judges, they throw up their hand and say ‘What can we do, it’s mandatory sentences.’ We’ve got to take a look at what we’re considering crimes, and that’s one of them. I mean, I’m not exactly for the use of drugs, don’t get me wrong, but I just believe criminalizing marijuana, criminalizing the possession of just a few ounces of pot, and that kind of thing, I mean it’s costing us a fortune, and it’s ruining young people. The young people go into prisons, they go in as youths, and they come out as hardened criminals.”

-Rev. Pat Robertson

one graph explains the difference between Obama and Bush

And the right-wingers call him a peacenik Kenyan anti-imperialist?

Monday, December 20, 2010

quote of the day: WikiLeaks vs. Facebook

"What are the differences between [Facebook CEO] Mark Zuckerberg and Julian Assange?  Let's take a look: Assange gives you private information on corporations for free, and he's a villian.  Zuckerberg gives your private information to corporations for money and Time magazine declares him 'Man of the Year.'  Thanks to WikiLeaks, you can see how corrupt governments operate in the shadows and then lie to those who elect them.  Thanks to Facebook, you can finally figure out which 'Sex & The City' character you are."

-NBC's Saturday Night Live

a drone attack every 1.8 days

Obama supporters still drive cars with "World Peace" bumper stickers right next to "Obama/Biden '08."


Thursday, December 16, 2010

War on Drugs quote of the day

"As drugs minister in the Home Office I saw how prohibition fails to reduce the harm that drugs cause in the UK, fuelling burglaries, gifting the trade to gangsters and increasing HIV infections. My experience as Defence Secretary, with specific responsibilities in Afghanistan, showed to me that the War on Drugs creates the very conditions that perpetuate the illegal trade, while undermining international development and security. My departure from the front benches gives me the freedom to express my long held view that, whilst it was put in place with the best of intentions, the War on Drugs has been nothing short of a disaster." - Bob Ainsworth, Britain's former drugs minister.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

quote of the day (Ralph Nader edition)

"He has no fixed principles. He's opportunistic -- he goes for expedience, like Clinton. Some call him temperamentally conflict-averse. If you want to be harsher, you say he has no principles and he's opportunistic. He's a con man. I have no use for him."
-Ralph Nader's view of President Obama

Thursday, December 9, 2010

a right-wing defense of WikiLeaks


Obama's secret war in Yemen

WikiLeaks exposed Obama's role in Yemen bombings. At the time of the December '09 bombings, the administration was telling reporters, "We do not have a military role in this conflict."


Sunday, December 5, 2010

tweet of the day (Ron Paul editon)

"Re: Wikileaks - In a free society, we are supposed to know the truth. In a society where truth becomes treason, we are in big trouble."

-Rep. Ron Paul

ok, but Dianne Feinstein is 99.9% evil

Glenn Greenwald:

"Speaking of authoritarianism, the loathsome Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) -- the National-Security-State-venerating Chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee who lives off her defense contractor-husband's vast wealth --announced that she supports re-writing and expanding the Espionage Act of 1917 to make it easier to prosecute WikiLeaks and those like them; as always, Feinstein abuses her role as Chair of the 'oversight' Committee not to scrutinize and limit the abuses of the intelligence community but to protect them at all costs, as that's where her source of wealth and power lie.  She was responding to yesterday's announcement that Joe Lieberman -- joined by GOP Senators Scott Brown and John Ensign -- introduced a bill intended to make it easier to prosecute Assange.  Exactly as Dowd says, when it comes to authoritarian punishments for those who dare to expose what the U.S. Government does, the mindset is entirely bipartisan."

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Dianne Feinstein isn't 100% evil

Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein is a hawk with a long legacy of supporting corporate elites, but to her credit, she has been trying to get Bisphenol A banned.  Bisphenol A is already banned in Europe and Canada.  It's a plastic used in canned foods and baby bottles.  It's VERY toxic.  (Yes, it's in baby bottles!) Tuesday the Senate passed a food safety bill-- but before they passed it, they removed Feinstein's amendment to ban Bisphenol A.

-Andy K. 

moral relativism

Amazon vs. WikiLeaks