Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Online News Sources

I get emails from people asking where I get info I post. Simple: the INTERNET. Here’s some clues, explanations, etc, but please, do the work yourself! It’s easy, it’s empowering, it’s something to share w/everyone you know! Especially BEFORE the next election, which will set the course of our lives either into more debt, higher gas prices, more wars, more pollution, more taxes or maybe, just maybe, a little bit back to those of us working so hard and struggling because the rich get richer (the Dils’ “I hate the Rich.”)

I've started watching CNN, HNN, MSNBC and yes, Fox on my dish satellite. I read the LA Times and NY Times online and am stunned that NONE of them cover 98% of what is amply covered in great detail on the internet. Ever notice how TV shows say for more info, check our website? That’s where most of the news is buried.

Start with huffingtonpost.com, truthdig.com, rawstory.com, opednews.com, crooksandliars.com and tompaine.com. They ALL show videotape w/W, Bush, Cheney, Rummy, Rice, broadcasters, etc. They all link to MAJOR papers/broadcasters who bury these stories.

"Bush Brags about Breaking 750 Laws": someone asked for more info. I first read about it online weeks ago. Just do a Google search "Bush 750 laws" and you will see many reliable news outlets who covered this story in more detail.

From the Boston Globe, april 30, 2006:

"President Bush has quietly claimed the authority to disobey more than 750 laws enacted since he took office, asserting that he has the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution.

"Legal scholars say the scope and aggression of Bush's assertions that he can bypass laws represent a concerted effort to expand his power at the expense of Congress, upsetting the balance between the branches of government. The Constitution is clear in assigning to Congress the power to write the laws and to the president a duty ''to take care that the laws be faithfully executed." Bush, however, has repeatedly declared that he does not need to ''execute" a law he believes is unconstitutional."

This is a man who barely made it through college, IS NOT A LAWYER and HIS interpretation of the Constitution that reigns over us. NOT CONGRESS, NOT THE PEOPLE, but HIM. Remember, he's "the decider."

What’s appalling is the Repugs are on a mission to destroy the Dems as of now. Mary Cheney said her father is “ethical” on Fox News last night. My mouth dropped open so quickly that I almost lost the salad I was eating. She’s all over John Edwards for his remarks. Never mind what her father or his admin have done or said about gays.

Americans see ethics scandals as bipartisan problem. There’s a HUGE difference between accepting bribes, gambling and prostitutes at the Watergate hotel by the party who stands for family values and comparing that to whatever any Dem has done. The Dems worked alone (usually siphoning off some money). Compare that to CIA former director Goss and 3rd man in charge Foggo (both of whom just resigned), Cunningham (former San Diego Congressman in jail for 8 years for his part in all this), Wade (the contractor) and the list goes on (hey, it’s all over the net, I don’t have time to explain who all these people are).

Throw in HAYDEN -- just one of the “brains” behind warrantless and illegal wire tapping on US citizens, breaking the 4th Admendment -- and now he might head the CIA? At least the Dems didn’t make a big deal outta “Family Values” and Christian ethics, which is the Repugs platform.

And don’t get me started on this Impeachment Issue. It’s all over Fox, I mean, Faux News. The American public doesn’t want an impeachment. We don’t want Mary’s father Dickie for Prez.

But we want ACCOUNTABILITY, we want the laws to be obeyed, enacted and funded. We want our piece of the American Pie that we’ve worked hard and deserve. Do you think the Dems can take the issue of “GOP Tax Cut Deal to give Middle-Income Household $20 on average, Wealthy $42K,” (tompaine.com) and get voters into booths this November? That’s the most troubling aspect.

Will the Dems get it together and deliver effective messages so voters know who, what and why they are voting, and in significant numbers to affect change? We know the Repugs are scared -- top RNC advisors are concerned Dems could take back the House. So that’s why they are coming out with all kinds of nasty, OLD issues, as well as distorting and burying the current Dems election issues.

We can only pray the Dems get as aggressive as the Repugs. Cos if the Dems blow it, when the Repugs are falling down like dominoes, then we are doomed.

Where do I get this info? We still have lots and lots of news online. It’s not that hard to find. Get to work and spread the word. And save our country from the rich and powerful. There are more of us than them.

First of all, contact your representatives and all press, print and online, and fight to PRESERVE “Net Neutrality.” A Republican-dominated congressional committee is hell-bent on destroying the First Admendment of the Net. Higher cost access (be prepared to PAY ALOT MORE for email and net access) and CENSORSHIP. The only ones to benefit are the huge telecommunications network who will increase cost of internet access and the government, who will work with those companies to CENSOR what is posted. The government knows the net is the most effective tool to keep tabs on them, and they are scared.

Fight for an open internet. Not this bogus “net neutrality” crap. OK, you’ve got your homework assignments. Have fun and spread the word!

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