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Mon Nov 06, 2006 at 03:05 PM PST

Thank God for the GOP! (GOTV Edition)

by Soul

I was taking out the garbage a little while ago, and one of my neighbors called me over.  There were six of them, and they were all republicans chatting about the elections.  I suppose I was called over because they knew that I went canvassing the last few weekends with Democrats.  They aren't the brightest people, but they are nice neighbors.

The little old lady that called me over though, after the basic pleasantries, asked me how I could vote for a Democrat like 'that Nancy Pelosi.'  I wasn't quite sure what to say.  Before I could say anything though, she started on about how Nancy Pelosi is the worst 'Speaker of the House' we've ever had, and that she should be ashamed of herself for not disciplining Mark Foley.

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Republicans managed to sneak a bill through recently, and from the looks of it, not many noticed.  The MSM didn't seem to notice, and I haven't been able to find mention of it here.  It doesn't surprise me though, the bill passed quietly with a 'Voice Vote.'  Here's a glimpse

House Approves Strip Search Bill

A bill approved by the U.S. House yesterday would require school districts around the country to establish policies making it easier for teachers and school officials to conduct wide scale searches of students.  These searches could take the form of pat-downs, bag searches, or strip searches depending on how administrators interpret the law.

The Student Teacher Safety Act of 2006 (HR 5295) would require any school receiving federal funding--essentially every public school--to adopt policies allowing teachers and school officials to conduct random, warrantless searches of every student, at any time, on the flimsiest of pretexts. Saying they suspect that one student might have drugs could give officials the authority to search every student in the building.

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Here's a made-up headline from Fox News:

Breaking News...

Federal agents stormed MSNBC studios this evening arresting Keith Olbermann, the popular host of the left-wing news program 'Countdown.'  Details are sketchy, but sources close to the case, speaking on the condition of anonymity, say that the NSA has intercepted emails suggesting a possible link between Olbermann and the terrorist organization, al Qaeda.  Olbermann claims that he receives email from all over the world, and that he has no control over who sends it to him. White House spokesman, Tony Snow, refused to comment on the specifics of the case, but stated that the investigation is ongoing, and that the process is progressing consistent with Olbermann's constitutional rights.

It's a headline that could be real very soon, and it could be any one of you instead of Keith Olberman.  But extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof, right?  Read on, and you'll have a full dose of it.

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Sat Sep 16, 2006 at 06:02 PM PDT

They Could Torture You Too

by Soul

I've seen two opposing front page posts talking about the apparent rift between the President and Senate Republicans regarding the 'Military Commissions Act of 2006.' One view suggests that the rift is a set-up.  The other suggests that it is not.

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Mon Sep 11, 2006 at 04:06 PM PDT

Disney's Sweat Shops

by Soul

I used to think that Disney was as wholesome and american as  Apple Pie.  I think most people felt the same way.  But it appears that our favorite mouse has been hanging with the rats for far too long.  The PT/911 fiasco is one thing.  I trust most of you have read Terre's Diary.  But the thing that really bothers me about Disney is that it seems to be into the Sweat Shop business.  I don't think Disney can spin that one favorably.  Add forced labor to lies, and you get one pissed off diarist.

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