Category Archives: Constitutional Issues

The Seeping Anti-Gay Hate Boils Over

Since the California Supreme Court ruled AGAINST an amendment based on hate and exclusion in determining that the state cannot limit marriage to a male and a female, the hate loonies have been on overdrive. Some want to make this … Continue reading

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DNC: Will Democratic Race End Soon?

Well, this is the weekend the Rules Committee of the Democratic National Convention meets to hammer out what’s happening with delegates and super delegates, Florida and Michigan primary votes and what to do with them, et al. Both DNC chair … Continue reading

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The War That Opposes Al Jazeera More Than Osama Bin Laden

I don’t know whether you caught it here or elsewhere last week, but we’ve lowered the jackpot someone gets who snitches and leads to the death (wanna bet?) or capture (right, uh huh) of Osama bin Laden. But here in … Continue reading

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Your Take On HBO’s “Recount”?

Though I was nursing a miserable stomach flu that had me using my DVR to catch spots I missed in rushing to worship the porcelain goddess, I saw rapt through HBO’s “Recount”. As honest as it was (and I thought … Continue reading

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The Puerto Rico Primary – Fair? Or Not?

I know the issue of Puerto Rico’s status – whether its “just” a possession or whether it should ever be granted statehood like Hawaii was after enjoying a similar status – is always a thorny one, but with the news … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget: HBO’s “Recount”

You want to see this (Sunday, 9 PM EDT, HBO).

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Catch HBO’s “Recount” Sunday Night

Just in time to make us (appropriately) very worried about November’s presidential vote comes the star-studded HBO docu-comedy-drama “Recount” about the Bush v. Gore 2000 Florida contest. HBO airs it tomorrow (Sunday) at 9 PM EDT. Just the Laura Dern-as-Katherine-Harris … Continue reading

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“No Child Left Behind” Alive or Free in Iraq?

And this figure does not include the juveniles, some as young as 11 or 12, sent to Guantanamo Bay on specious, oft-never-filed charges: The U.S. military is holding about 500 juveniles suspected of being “unlawful enemy combatants” in detention centers … Continue reading

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Vermont Wrestles With Popular Vote Vs. Electoral College Prez Selection

God forbid the American people, rather than politically connected special people, decided an election. And before Dems started hating the concept of superdelegates, we hated the Electoral College more. That Douglas is a Bushie (yes, Vermont has (too) many rightwingers) … Continue reading

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The Torture Revelations: Why We MUST Act NOW

That representatives of us, the citizens of the United States of America were DIRECTED by senior members of the Bush Administration (Cheney, Rumsfeld, etc. and with Bush’s full blessing) in secret meetings we now KNOW were held and chaired by … Continue reading

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The Next Bush Rape of Privacy? Overhead Sensors To Monitor Us

People who can’t catch a rather distinctive man of 6’4 and extraordinary means named Osama bin Laden KEEP ACTING like it’s Mom and Pop America that needs to be locked up. Ay carumba! Reported at Common Dreams and filed under … Continue reading

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Obama: End “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy With Gays In Military

Finally! Someone with a brain FINALLY has endorsed the end of a policy that, to this day, sickens me to my core: the ridiculous rule enacted as one of the first actions of the Clinton White House (and I’m sure … Continue reading

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No Holes Barred, Bob?

Former Republican Georgia congressman – and a man who seems like he might enjoy being president of the NRA’s G. Gordon Liddy Hero Program For Macho Males – Bob Barr has announced plans to run for the 2008 presidential opening … Continue reading

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State Department: Obama Confidential File Access “Not So Bad” Because Other Candidates Were Breached, Too!

The more last night’s breaking news of a minimum of three different times there were unauthorized accesses made to Democratic 2008 presidential hopeful Barack Obama federal-on-file passport records, the more the Republicans in charge of such agencies came out BRAGGING … Continue reading

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Show Dem Party By Voting McCain In Michigan?

When this poster offered a comment on my piece from yesterday about a decision made not to have a “do over” in either Michigan or Florida after both states insisted on running primaries ahead of “legally deadline”, his suggestion – … Continue reading

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Bush & Cheney Indicted

Well… indicted by some Vermont communities, anyway! It’s a start! Voters in two southern Vermont towns passed articles Tuesday calling for the indictment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney for violating the Constitution. More symbolic than substantive, the items … Continue reading

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Pelosi: Let Grand Jury Investigate Bushies For Contempt of Congress

Man, did House Speaker Nancy “Impeachment is not and never will be on the table” Pelosi grow at least a small set of cojones in saying she wants a grand jury to investigate former Bushies Harriet Miers and Joshua Bolten … Continue reading

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McCain Double Talks Torture

John McCain is urging the President to veto a bill which would outlaw the practice of waterboarding by the CIA.  McCain protests that he is being entirely consistent with his past opposition to waterboarding because he has always thought that … Continue reading

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Reyes Writes The Pres.

Congresscritter Sylvester Reyes sent President Bush a letter which is simply a thing of beauty.  Reyes presents cogent rebuttals to the various canards floated by the President and his toadies regarding the imminent threat to America if the Congress does … Continue reading

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Speaking Of Torture, We Can “Do” It, But We Cannot Watch a Film Depicting It

As a sad and sick followup to my previous post re: torture, the Discovery Channel, which previously purchased the rights to broadcast an independent documentary – “Taxi to the Dark Side” that details the torture and death by American troops … Continue reading

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