Thoughts and Prayers

If Bush was sent to punish us for our sins, why does it seem the only ones getting punished are the Iraqis. Do you remember when Bush started the war and he told us he was seizing the assets of terrorist organizations, well why haven’t we done anything about Haliburton?

Save Internet Radio

The future of Internet radio is in immediate danger. Royalty rates for webcasters have been drastically increased by a recent ruling and are due to go into effect on July 15 (retroactive to Jan 1, 2006!). Today was a day of radio silence to encourage people to take action. So that is what I did. I am calling everyone I know to get them to contact their congressional representatives. I will urge them to call everyone they know. Hopefully we can start a chain reaction. Here is what you can do. Send an email: http://www.capwiz.com/thenation/issues/alert/?alertid=9796036 Call Congress: You will need to know your complete zip code which you can lookup using the USPS site. Lookup Representative: http://www.house.gov/ Lookup Senator: http://www.senate.gov/ Text to...

Why We Pay Taxes

This is mainly in response to showedthelaw.com although I don’t expect to receive anything from him for it. Some people get ideas in their head and no matter how much convincing you try to do they won’t listen to you. I think Ed from that website is one of these people and I expect he will go to jail for several years for tax evasion if he doesn’t pay his taxes. The first time the Government made US citizens pay income taxes was to help with the cost of the Civil War. Then in the 1909′s they started working on the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which was ratified on February 3, 1913. The 16th Amendment states: The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without...

Instant Runoff Voting

Instant run off voting sounds like a good solution to our current, broken system.

State of the Union, What we REALLY should be doing in Iraq

Surge Upside the Head That’s what the Bush needs, a big surge upside the head. The president gave a speech last night to the nation about why he thinks sending 21,500 additional troops to Iraq is a good idea. He thinks this will stabilize Iraq allowing him to achieve is objectives for starting the war in the first place. Most Americans are opposed to this plan and democrats plan to block the funds required to send the additional troops to Iraq. So what are his real objectives? Get his friends rich of course! Bush and Cheney have strong ties to the Oil and Gas industry. Haliburton the company that Cheney used to be in charge of and continues to receive financial compensation from, received 3.9 billion in no bid contracts during which time 1.8 billion was...

Score one for Democracy

Bloomberg.com: U.S. House Democratic leaders said they’ll act quickly to ban gifts and meals from lobbyists, prohibit lawmakers from flying on corporate jets and prevent them from taking overnight trips arranged by lobbyists. Votes on the rules will be the first order of business tomorrow for the House in Washington, which will be under Democratic control for the first time in 12 years. Here is some good news. The lobbyists are ruining this country and its about time we did something about it.