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FOLLOW THE MONEY! Congress Voting for Syrian War/NSA Spying

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David Kravets in “Senators Authorizing Syria Strike Got More Defense Cash Than Lawmakers Voting No” declares:

Senators voting Wednesday to authorize a Syria strike received, on average, 83 percent more campaign financing from defense contractors than lawmakers voting against war.

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Libby’s Political Stew: War-Torture-Drone Truthers & Liars

Ludwig Watzal in “U.S. Military Casualty Statistics Not the Senators’ Main Concern” calls out the Senate Armed Services' Committee hearing vetting former Republican Chuck Hagel for U.S. Secretary of Defense: Read below the fold...

ANGRY US MAYORS: “That we would build bridges in Baghdad & Kandahar & not Baltimore & Kansas City boggles the mind!”

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The following email came from NY Green Party’s Howie Hawkins:

Green Alert: Tell Congress to Vote No on Military Budget

The US conference of Mayors is expected to pass a resolution today calling on Congress to cut $127 billion from the Defense Budget by ending the wars in the Middle East and redirecting the funding towards Domestic Needs.

Unfortunately, Congress is headed in the other direction. The Obama administration has proposed the largest defense budget ever, over $700 billion, as much as the rest of the world combined and double the military budget of a decade ago.

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Whoop-de-doo, Pelosi Has No Regrets

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On her last day as Speaker, Nancy Pelosi said she had no regrets. That she doesn't says so much.

We say it all the time, but it bears repeating. Obama is a conservative corporatist. He was always going to betray those who elected him, but he never would have accomplished so much of his conservative agenda without the active support and connivance of every Democrat in Congress, and most especially the Democratic leadership there. Read below the fold...

Blast From Yer Past, no.3: It's Going To Be A New Day!

(Another golden oldie, this time from the mid '00s, published just after the '06 midterm elections which, as any Democrat would've told you, was a really really super-duper important election -- in fact, The Most Important Election Since The Last Mass Extinction Event. Read below the fold...

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Why "We" Lose, Pt 34244

I guess I'm one of the few people who were there the first year as well as last year, and recall the last minute "fuck off" that we Little People received in Chicago from Her Nibs. Hint: She didn't show. Blah, Blah, order and security and Seriousness blah, but if this is true, I'm even more glad I saved the money for the garden instead of the trip to Austin: Read below the fold...

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Fearless and Loathing in GA.

[Hello. I'm new here. Been reading the legacy. Something I've posted elsewhere still in an emacs buffer -- so, I'll just jump in.]

I, a progressive voter since 1963, am incensed with Dean, Pelosi, Reid, et al., and find them to be contemptible a55h0l35.

Nancy Pelosi's most notable achievement was to take impeachment off the table. Two years later, and Bush has been allowed to continue virtually unobstructed. The Bushit clock will have run out soon, and we can start marking Democratic Friedman units (at least, 180 coalition and 10 thousand Iraqi deaths per F-unit). Read below the fold...

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Just Wondering

I'm curious. If this is true:

Defying the White House, Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday the House will change its rules to avoid a required vote this year on a hotly disputed free-trade agreement with Colombia.

Why then is it so hard to say, change some rules and make war funding votes not happen? I'm sure there's a "reason." Read below the fold...

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I Suppose "Nancy Hearts Kiddie Rapers" is Too Much...

But if it had been your kid you'd probably be a little on the side of the polemic, I'm betting. For those people, and all the children who are exploited for political gain when they suffer, but never really helped by those who use them, this is for you:
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A Question for MoveOn

The Center for Media and Democracy has some Tuff Kweshuns for MoveOn. I am a member of several organizations mentioned in the post (read the comments too) and I hate to say it, but I have to take the CMD's side in this. If it's a question of which losing bill to back for the sake of looking strong, the Lee amendment is the better choice:
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AIPAC: The Enemy Who Boos Pelosi for Speaking Truth

This makes me so fucking angry. How dare they?

rch 13, 2007
Members of the main pro-Israel lobbying group offered scattered boos to a statement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that the Iraq war has been a failure on several scores.

The boos, mixed with some polite applause, stood in stark contrast to the reception House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) received minutes earlier. Most of the crowd of 5,000 to 6,000 stood and loudly applauded Boehner when he said the U.S. had no choice but to win in Iraq.

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Loving Nancy (In a Purely non-Sexual Way)

Nancy is one of the Good Gals. She really is. She's not perfect, no one is, but the fight she's fighting is the one we want to see. If you only make one call to a politician this year, be sure to say, "...and I strongly support Nancy Pelosi!" Seriously. Where Reid will let us down and speak to us in honied tongue, Nancy is the Real Deal. I offer this as the smallest glimpse into why She Totally Rocks:
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Is anyone satisfied with the Democrat's use of their oversight power so far?

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Because I'm sure God not.

Shit, I just heard Nancy Pelosi on NPR saying she "would never cut off funding to troops in the field." The lamest, most stupid, most disingenuous Republican talking point seems to have cast a spell over the entire Beltway.

Dammit, what's wrong with these people? We ought to be deep, right now, into half a dozen hearings, any one of which would prick the bag of pus that is the administration.

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