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The Enron loophole has a large part to do with this oil price nightmare.
I dug up the transcript for that Enron loophole report I mentioned before:


Scroll about half way down, the text: "Soon after Enron‘s birth..." begins the report about this.
THIS is what we should be haranguing Congress about, and have them force Enron into paying back every person that has bought gas in this country in the past year.

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So who do you think he'll choose for VP?
I'm hoping for Bill Richardson or Kathleen Sebelius--although I think Richardson would be better utilized as Secretary of State and Kathleen Sebelius would satisfy the militant feminists out there (well maybe, sometimes they're a tad irrational.)

I'm just so frickin' glad Obama won--especially after watching Clinton spiral into what the hell ever it is she descended into, ending with having to be brow beaten by her colleagues in DC to finally give it up after Obama met the magic number....what the hell?

His speech is South Dakota was nothing less than awesome.
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New Jersey

I'm wirting a paper for my English class about New Jersey and th environment. New Jersey has always had a bad reputation for being dirty, but why? Being from New Jersey I can sccount for it being a beautiful state filled with a long stretch of great beaches. Part of the reason that New Jersey has all of the pollution up North is from the factories in the Midwest that have no care about what they put into the air. The smokestacks are unprotected and the smoke drifts across the nation and polltues New Jersey's air. The main cause of this probelm: George Bush. He supports these factories in the Midwest and won't tell them to stop because of their votes. Do you guys have any ideas or comments about this? Thanks.
Alone [by me]

Offer Me Constructive Suggestions on My Letter to The DNC.

I'm thinking of submitting letters to the editor for The Seattle Times, Seattle PI, The New York Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, Mother Jones, Ms., Utne and maybe six or seven other nationally syndicated papers. Essentially, I'll be picking apart the hypocrisy of the Republican's posturing on life and morality issues, while at the same time addressing the Democrats for being spineless on the same by allowing Republicans and conservative owned press to define the nature of political discourse for the last 3 decades. It will need some work because I want to be clear and articulate, but short enough that it won't be cut and potentially lose meaning.

While talking with a friend about the idea, he offered some helpful suggestions, and even recommended that I send a longer letter to Howard Dean, which I will post here later. That one won't be quite as critical, but will have some genuine critiques and offer what I hope will be some constructive suggestions. I still resent Terry McAuliffe being the DNC chair; his vision of the Party was that agenda an platform would be developed in DC by the DNC and followed and implemented by the rest of the country's Party committees and members. It should always be the other way around, in my opinion. The best thing for the party was having McAuliffe resign, but it will take a long time to recover. We still aren't likely at this point to pick up any major gains in 2006, and by no means does it look positive for an Executive change in 2008, but Dean has his work cut-out for himself. I think he may do some interesting things, so I'm looking forward to working on this letter for the next couple of weeks. Does anyone have suggestions?

I may post both since I'm not sure either would ever reach the light of day once they leave my hand.

Ah, Lou Reed's Last Great American Whale just started playing. Is that rather apropos or what?

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The Bush Inauguration

Line the Inaugural Route on January 20
Be there by 9:00 am!

Update on CounterInaugural Demonstration permits

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used national security and the war on terrorism as a pretext to determine who can exercise free speech and whose free speech rights should be put on the back burner," Becker told FOXNews.com.

"The idea that the Army must be mobilized and the most extreme national security precautions announced three months ahead of time — that's not designed to intimidate 'terrorists', it's designed to intimidate protesters."


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Ian Rhett - Unamerican


Didn't know I was unamerican
for choosing to give a damn
Or unpatriotic
for daring to take a stand

for what I believe in
looks like freedom to me
expressions of liberty
wanting our America to be
a responsible hegemony

Didn't know I was a communist
for wanting to share the wealth
it doesn't take an economist
to measure the cost of health

and what I believe in
looks like heaven to me
one human family
where every bodies got enough to eat
and something warm to cover their feet

Didn't know I've been labeled a terrorist
for daring to speak my mind
it's becoming more precarious
for failing to toe the line

and what I believe in
sounds like freedom to me
like the sons of liberty
in 1773
dumping 45 tons of tea

didn't know I was in the minority
of people who love the earth
I hope it becomes a priority
before it gets any worse

and what I believe in
looks like heaven to me
where angels take the shape of a tree
giving us clean air to breath
from the rivers to the mountains and streams

Didn't know I hated my country
for acknowledging the truth
this war is despicable profiteering
at the expense of our youth

and what I believe in
looks like heaven to me
all of humanity
living as community
in relative harmony

I know it's just a song
but if the whole world sang along
how much longer would it be this way?

-Ian Rhett

To hear the song and watch the flash video click here:

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What does intellectual elitist mean? I keep hearing this phrase thrown around (almost exclusively by republicans). Does it mean that most of American identifies with the kids who used to pick on me for getting good grades in elementary school? Or does it mean that reading anything other than People magazine makes you a snob who is out of touch with "Real Americans"? Since when is being intelligent and knowing more than what Nicole Richie had for lunch today such a reprehensible thing in this country. That really pisses me off. These people would have loved the dark ages. Maybe if they would pick up a book instead of throwing insults at the kid who got the good grades we wouldn't be having these problems.
A proud intellecutal elitist
misc - fluffy

Condi Rice

So with Condi in the news again, what with her being the new Secretary of State and all (So Long, Colin, God knows, we'll miss you, what with you being the only semi-sane voice in Dubya's cabinet and all), I thought y'all might want to check out my friend David's music. He's sort of similar to John Prine or Tom Lehrer, kind of alternative folkish stuff. He's a damn fine musician with one hell of a sense of humor and an astute political sense to boot.

You can check out his song for Condi (and his song for Ashcroft and his song for Dubya) at his download.com site.
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