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American writer hacked to death by Islamist extremists in Bangladesh. Does anyone care?
Late last night I learned that in Bangladesh, American writer Avijit Roy and his wife Rafida Ahmed Bonna had been brutally attacked with machetes, almost certainly by Islamist extremists in ...
Sarge in Seattle 02/27/2015 40 26 - -
ISIS is winning the hearts & minds of Americans
My high school band director was fond of saying "if you are going to make mistakes, it is more to your credit to make a different one every time". Osama bin Laden goaded America into getting bogged ...
Sarge in Seattle 02/11/2015 103 11 - -
I bet $100 this perp is a white guy. Any takers?
Top story on KOMO news this morning was "Officer Shot". Molly Chen reported: A local police officer is out of the hospital this morning after being shot and still chasing down the gunman. The ...
Sarge in Seattle 09/16/2014 47 24 - -
Wherein I dare to quibble with Rachel Maddow's historical report on al Qaeda & ISIS in Iraq
On Tuesday's show, Rachel Maddow stated that There was no al Qaeda presence in Iraq when we invaded in 2003. But in 2004, "al Qaeda in Iraq" was formed by Jordanian Militant Abu Musad al Zarqawi The ...
Sarge in Seattle 09/03/2014 22 28 5 -
FYI: Elections have consequences. Gov. Inslee nixes death penalty.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee has suspended the death penalty and vowed that there will be no executions in Washington State while he is in office. Inlsee cited flaws and inequity in the criminal ...
Sarge in Seattle 02/11/2014 8 16 - -
Socialist Candidate Sawant wins Seattle City Council Seat
In a stunning turnaround, Socialist alternative candidate Kshama Sawant, who conceded on election night, now has an insurmountable 1148 vote lead in the ostensibly non-partisan Seattle City Council ...
Sarge in Seattle 11/14/2013 72 134 3 -
Chris Matthews: "Only a fool would cheer what happened today"
Chris Matthews: "They will harangue us from now until December 13th over the budget talks, denying the need for revenues to balance out their push for budget cuts. They will threaten us until ...
Sarge in Seattle 10/16/2013 42 24 - -
Uh, hold on a minute...
I don't see a short term deal as a big win by Democrats or devastating loss to Republicans. They still get their negotiations under the threat of default and government shutdown. The ransom is ...
Sarge in Seattle 10/16/2013 39 9 - -
Can the state compel an"artist to paint a picture"?
Last week I posted a diary about the lawsuit against Arlene's Flowers of Richland, Washington for refusing to provide floral arrangements for a gay wedding. Washington State Attorney General Bob ...
Sarge in Seattle 04/14/2013 61 2 - -
WA State florist sued by AG for refusing gay wedding gig
A Richland, Washington florist is being sued by Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson for refusing to supply floral arrangements for a gay wedding. From the Seattle Times : The lawyer for a ...
Sarge in Seattle 04/10/2013 19 11 - -
"Stand your ground". An efficient death penalty for misdemeanors
Our gun culture reared it's ugly head in Maple Valley, Washington. From the Seattle Times (04/05/13): A homeowner in Maple Valley fatally shot a man and wounded a woman he said were breaking into a ...
Sarge in Seattle 04/07/2013 38 24 - -
Has the mindset that got us into war changed at all?
“I don't want to just end the war, I want to end the mindset that got us into war in the first place.” -Barack Obama, January 2008 The ten year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq has brought ...
Sarge in Seattle 03/20/2013 17 6 - -
Thoughts on Facebook's $814 million taxpayer subsidy
Facebook earned about $1.1 billion in their first year as a public corporation. The corporate income tax rate is 35%. That means Facebook should have forked over about $385 million in taxes, but ...
Sarge in Seattle 02/26/2013 21 21 - -
Vote-rigging in Seattle: Space Needle dome design contest decided by hackers
Seattle artist Henry Ward was robbed. Last year, a design contest was held to determine the mural design to be painted on the dome of the Space Needle to replace the 50 year anniversary ...
Sarge in Seattle 02/15/2013 33 8 - -
Let's help Jill Richardson finish her book
Author, beloved Kossack , and Lavidalocavore blogette Jill Richardson has been working on a book for three years. To finish it, she needs our help . This will not come as a big surprise to anyone ...
Sarge in Seattle 01/25/2013 3 18 - -
Best segment of the inauguration ceremony: Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
During the inauguration ceremony, The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, surely the happiest and most handsome choir ever assembled, delivered a stunning rendition of Battle Hymn of the Republic . The ...
Sarge in Seattle 01/21/2013 13 18 1 -
"Stop whatever you're doing and check this out right now"
Last week I saw this Facebook post from State Representative Cyrus Habib: Marco Collins was right. Stop whatever you're doing and check this out right now. (Marco Collins is a local radio ...
Sarge in Seattle 01/05/2013 184 345 18 -
Ed Rendell: Obama "must deliver" on raising Medicare eligibility age & chained CPI
On MSNBC today, Governor Ed Rendell urged President Obama to lead, like Lincoln, by delivering chained CPI and an increase in the eligibility age for Medicare and Medicaid. It's over, folks. We've ...
Sarge in Seattle 01/03/2013 101 14 1 -
High income tax increase vs. jobs. Let's do the math.
President Obama is advocating a tax increase of 3.6% on income above $250,000. That means someone making $250,000 in taxable income after all deductions for mortgage interest, charitable ...
Sarge in Seattle 11/11/2012 7 9 - -
Dear David Koch: About marriage equality...
Dear David Koch: You helped launch the Tea Party. You have contributed millions, maybe hundreds of millions of your own money to advance Republican party political efforts, especially the Tea Party ...
Sarge in Seattle 08/31/2012 4 3 - 50
The LA Times line, in context, that destroys Anderson Cooper's argument against Wasserman-Schultz
In theory, a platform gives voters a clear statement of where a party stands. In reality, it is a carefully crafted sales pitch by the victorious campaign , artfully designed to avoid giving any ...
Sarge in Seattle 08/29/2012 3 16 - 180
Please explain the difference between "rape exception" and "abortion on demand"
Let's assume that Republicans make a "step in the right direction" and outlaw abortion except in instances of rape, and maybe incest and/or risks to the life of the mother. How does that play out, ...
Sarge in Seattle 08/23/2012 57 20 - 280
The emasculation of Paul Ryan
I almost feel sorry for the guy. One week on the ticket and Mitt Romney has already managed to turn Paul Ryan into a man of weak conviction. He's now mini-Mitt. A guy who carries an etch-a-sketch in ...
Sarge in Seattle 08/21/2012 6 12 - 148
Oh for God's sake, it isn't a swiftboating.
Romney got caught telling a lie. Period. That isn't a swiftboat job, as CNN is implying. Romney was legally and factually sole owner, President, and CEO of Bain Capital between 1999 and 2002, and ...
Sarge in Seattle 07/13/2012 193 355 1 2029
Did it occur to you that maybe Romney is just smarter than you?
We know that in 2000, 2001, and 2002 Mitt Romney named himself president and CEO of Bain, and paid himself a salary of at least six figures (maybe seven or eight, we don't know) as compensation for ...
Sarge in Seattle 07/13/2012 42 1 - 311
The salary is the smoking gun
Romney earned an annual executive salary from Bain that was north of $100,000 between 1999 and 2002. We don't know how far north of $100,000. It could have been millions. He was the sole owner of ...
Sarge in Seattle 07/13/2012 18 16 - 168
If Romney was a Democrat, he'd be president already.
Seriously. We would have loved the guy. He wouldn't have had to flip flop on anything, and his experience as Governor, health care success in Massachusetts, and leadership with the Olympics would ...
Sarge in Seattle 07/12/2012 35 2 - 165
Grab-bag
Question for Mitt Romney: If you have nothing to hide, why are you hiding it? You can't simultaneously be CEO and have no responsibility for operations in the company for which you are CEO. I've ...
Sarge in Seattle 07/12/2012 3 3 - 26
Still got "Stranglehold" and "Motor City Madhouse" on I-tunes
Yeah, Ted Nugent is and ass-hole, but so is wife-beater Axel Rose. I've been tempted to delete the "five finger master of disaster" from my I-tunes library, but it is a slippery slope. Do I have to ...
Sarge in Seattle 05/16/2012 10 4 - 72
Black Florida woman sentenced to 20 years for defensive warning shot
Trayvon Martin gets chased down and shot for the crime of walking down the street in a hoodie while black, and authorities don't even see fit to charge the shooter. Previously, in nearby Jacksonville,
Sarge in Seattle 05/11/2012 90 206 5 1154
Job destroyers strike again. Kimberly-Clark to close Everett mill
750 Kimberly Clark employees will receive a lump of coal in their Christmas stocking this year. Kimberly-Clark announced it will close its Everett, Washington pulp and paper mill early next year. ...
Sarge in Seattle 12/09/2011 23 16 - 124
Starbucks board members defy Schultz's political donations boycott by contributing to Democrats
Back in August, just a few months after donating $5000 to Democrat Maria Cantwell, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz called for a moratorium on political donations until Congress got it's act together ...
Sarge in Seattle 11/25/2011 2 8 - 140
Obama can balance the budget without touching Medicare or Social Security. Will he? Should he?
The Republicans in Congress have unintentionally put us on a path to balance the Federal budget with tax increases, large cuts in military spending, and no cuts to Medicare or Social Security. Only ...
Sarge in Seattle 11/20/2011 25 8 - 155
Occupy Seattle: Message from a pepper sprayed pastor
Following is a portion of an open letter from Reverend Rich Lang, Pastor of University Temple United Methodist Church (Seattle). On Tuesday night a small group of the rag-tag campers of ...
Sarge in Seattle 11/19/2011 5 24 2 136
Hospital prescribes medical marijuana, then denies liver transplant for marijuana use
Within the past three years, at least two patients, one in Seattle and one in Hawaii, have died because they were denied liver transplants do to medical marijuana use. Norman Smith from Los Angeles ...
Sarge in Seattle 11/18/2011 10 11 - 92
"Patriotic corporations"? Good luck with that!
This afternoon, MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart, in an interview with Dylan Ratigan, called on "patriotic corporations" to step up. It's great that those patriotic millionaires are ...
Sarge in Seattle 11/16/2011 8 2 - 53
The money quote from Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi
Responding to a Das Spiegal interview ...
Sarge in Seattle 11/14/2011 32 4 - 169
PSU football should get the death penalty
The NCAA has broad sanctioning powers that include penalties for ethics violations. They should use those powers to kill the Penn State football program for a period of at least two years. At ...
Sarge in Seattle 11/13/2011 63 5 - 248
Since inauguration, the economy has improved dramatically
34 short months ago, my son and I stood in front of the U.S. Capitol in 15 degree weather to watch Barack Obama's inauguration. It was January 20th, and the economy had already shed more than a half ...
Sarge in Seattle 11/09/2011 19 10 - 111
Poisonous factory farms ruining communities
A concentration of factory farms known as large CAFO's (concentrated animal feeding operations) in South Central Michigan are ruining whole communities. ...
Sarge in Seattle 11/08/2011 20 17 - 86
Snokist is why we need a well-funded, badass FDA
Snokist, a Yakima, Washington business that supplies $50 million per year in processed fruit, some of it to baby food companies and schools, has been "reprocessing" moldy applesauce for distribution.
Sarge in Seattle 11/06/2011 36 40 1 182
WA-01: Darcy to face formidable primary challengers
I like Darcy Burner. She is a fire-breathing, flame-throwing, quick-witted, pit-bull progressive in the mold of Anthony Weiner or Alan Grayson. Sadly, she lost two times in Washington's 8th ...
Sarge in Seattle 11/03/2011 19 7 - 167
Hey, Ben Stein, we don't want your damn sympathy
Ben Stein, today on MSNBC: A hell of a lot of them are bums. [snip] I wouldn't say no sympathy at all for them I feel sort of sympathy for them 'cause they are so confused they think ...
Sarge in Seattle 11/02/2011 38 28 - 188
The essential question for GOP pres. candidates: Mississippi Prop 26
Mitt Romney tripped all over himself on what he "thinks" is question #2 in Ohio. Imagine what would happen if he were asked about proposition 26 in Mississippi? Proposition 26 would define ...
Sarge in Seattle 10/29/2011 9 10 - 76
Paper co's, Koch Bro's, whoop it up on bootlegged "black liquor" subsidies
In the 1930's the pulp and paper industry began burning "black liquor", a byproduct of the wood pulping process, to provide power for their mills. This was, and is, very resourceful, but not nearly ...
Sarge in Seattle 10/28/2011 23 15 2 106
280% increase in new accounts for local credit union
BECU, formerly Boeing Employees Credit Union, is experiencing a 280% increase in new accounts due to new fees by Bank of America and other banks, and the Occupy Wall Street protests. BECU is the ...
Sarge in Seattle 10/20/2011 97 201 7 994
"Disease emergency": Salmon killing virus found in Canadian wild sockeye. Fish farms suspected.
A deadly (to fish, not humans) and highly contagious European salmon virus was found in two Canadian sockeye. The suspected source is Atlantic salmon farmed in British Columbia. It truly is a small ...
Sarge in Seattle 10/18/2011 8 27 1 104
Don't believe in Hell? Do not apply at World Vision (Courts uphold policy)
World Vision , employer of 40,000 people world wide, and 1200 in their headquarters near Seattle, won a suit ...
Sarge in Seattle 10/04/2011 35 12 - 180
The color of justice
In 1988, near Atlanta, David Crowe killed a ...
Sarge in Seattle 09/22/2011 4 1 - 35
Seattle City Council passes sick leave law
An ordinance passed yesterday will require Seattle businesses with five or more ...
Sarge in Seattle 09/13/2011 5 6 - 38
9/11 Shame (WARNING: Sickening but purposeful graphic images of dead & mangled children)
Donald Rumsfeld cancelled his NYT subscription because Paul Krugman expressed shame for our response to the 9/11 attack. Michelle Malkin called Krugman a "smug coward" for his commentary. This is ...
Sarge in Seattle 09/12/2011 66 159 6 789
Responses to my email invitation for lunch with President Obama
This morning, I sent an email invitation to a list of liberals I generated while organizing NWroots. The invite is for a $1000/plate (and up) lunch with President Obama. So far I have had three ...
Sarge in Seattle 09/07/2011 15 6 - 172
Capital punishment and war
Is it a coincidence that a governor that set a record for executions started two wars after becoming president? What is war, if not a death sentence for those that our leaders deem deserving? The ...
Sarge in Seattle 08/17/2011 3 5 1 37
The Tea Party may have cost me a job
Yesterday, I had a third interview with a large company. It went well. I was expecting a job offer this week. Today, I followed up and was told the company has put the "brakes" on hiring. They aren'...
Sarge in Seattle 08/16/2011 6 16 - 264
Blue States Best, Red States worst for Entrepreneurship
From the Republican economic policies are bad for the economy files, there is this little tidbit: The "job creators" are concentrated in Democratic states. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has ...
Sarge in Seattle 08/03/2011 22 21 3 120
One problem: Republicans hate entitlements more than they love defense spending
The debt ceiling "trigger", $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts, 50/50 defense and domestic, is suppose to be sufficient incentive for a super-duper bi-partisan panel to negotiate a "balanced" debt ...
Sarge in Seattle 08/01/2011 4 1 - 30
How do you create jobs with budget cuts?
The answer is, of course, you don't. Budget cuts equal fired government workers. Fired government workers are added to the unemployment rolls and further weaken the consumer economy. Why is the ...
Sarge in Seattle 07/24/2011 19 3 - 73
The barbarians need to be educated
Non-financial institutions are sitting on nearly $2 trillion in cash. They aren't hiring. The reason they aren't hiring isn't because they don't have enough money, or subsidies, or tax loopholes, or ...
Sarge in Seattle 07/17/2011 12 13 2 130
Major labor battle in Washington: "We are all going to jail as a union"
A new, $200 million grain terminal in Longview, Washington is the center of "the most intense labor event that I can remember" (Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson).
Sarge in Seattle 07/16/2011 7 36 3 158
Kucinich in Seattle, Part 2: "It's not as though our fate is out of our control"
Rep. Dennis Kucinich ...
Sarge in Seattle 07/16/2011 11 8 - 80
Kucinich in Seattle, Part 1: "I challenge the very notion of war"
Rep. Dennis Kucinich ...
Sarge in Seattle 07/15/2011 23 16 - 125
For the record, Jane Hamsher is the dumbest motherf*#ker in the world
Today (yesterday for most of you), Firedoglake’s Jane Hamsher branded Obama’s staunchest supporters “the ...
Sarge in Seattle 07/14/2011 711 396 6 3668
3 Congressman, a blind attorney, a labor leader, an illegal, & a foreign dignitary walk into a bar..
Swannies, the dive bar with a basement comedy club in Seattle's Pioneer Square, is host to the NWroots conference on this Saturday, July 9th. ...
Sarge in Seattle 07/03/2011 8 7 - 126
WA-08: Wherein I walk out of budget debate with Dave Reichert
Earlier, along with two other 8th District progressives, I was meeting with Congressman Dave Reichert at his office in Mercer Island, Washington. I went first, asking him about the Ryan budget and ...
Sarge in Seattle 07/01/2011 22 22 1 147
Jay Inslee to kickoff NWroots. Be there!
Did you miss out on NN11? Did you attend, but need another fix?
Sarge in Seattle 06/19/2011 9 18 1 111
WA-Gov: Gregoire Out, Inslee in?
Washington Governor Chris Gregoire just announced that she won't seek a third term. The door is now open for Democratic Congressman Jay Inslee to challenge Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna ...
Sarge in Seattle 06/13/2011 11 10 - 66
NWroots to Feature Jim McDermott, Ujjal Dosanjh, & Jill Richardson
Netroots is around the corner, but did you know about the NWroots Conference in Seattle on July 9th? NWroots is a conference for liberal political activists, bloggers, policy wonks, candidates, ...
Sarge in Seattle 06/07/2011 6 7 - 68
Obama: Perception vs. Reality
Had we elected Dennis Kucinich, pretending that were possible, I wonder just how that would have translated into Republican votes for progressive legislation, fewer filibusters, or a diminished ...
Sarge in Seattle 05/17/2011 11 21 1 124
It Doesn't Matter if Torture Worked!
To argue that torture didn't work is to argue that efficacy matters. It doesn't. Torture is an international crime. It is immoral. It is a violation of the UN Convention Against Torture, the UN ...
Sarge in Seattle 05/03/2011 20 20 1 133
Apple Nets $12 Billion in 6 mo.'s, Workers make $1/hr
The Guardian (UK) reported that Chinese workers making iPads and iPhones are being treated "inhumanely, like machines".
Sarge in Seattle 05/01/2011 9 19 - 98
NWroots Conference in Seattle, July 9
Hey, Kossacks: July 9th, on the heels of Netroots, there will be a one day Seattle conference for grass roots activists, public policy junkies, and other ...
Sarge in Seattle 04/28/2011 4 8 1 43
Krugman: Progressive Caucus Budget "Only Plausible Path"
The House Progressive Caucus has released a budget proposal that would end the Bush tax cuts, raise marginal rates ...
Sarge in Seattle 04/25/2011 130 291 16 1200
"I Will Fight No More Forever"
Note: This was not intended to be a followup to Ojibwa's excellent diary on ...
Sarge in Seattle 04/19/2011 9 29 2 141
Koch Bro's Flaunt Expenditure Laws, State Sen. Gordon Loses by 192
Washington State Democrats Chair Dwight Pelz, and The Sierra Club, filed complaints with Washington State Public Disclosure Commission ...
Sarge in Seattle 04/18/2011 7 16 - 141
"They Don't Have Mission, They are Just Fighting to Have Money"
Afghanistan: Between Light & Darkness , is a new documentary by Dr. Penelope Price, who hopes to "give voice to an Afghanistan ...
Sarge in Seattle 04/15/2011 9 25 1 467
Georgia Boycott in the Works
If I didn't know better, I'd say progressives have their game on. National Day Laborers Organizing Network (NDLON) and Turning the Tide, two groups instrumental in organizing last year's boycott of ...
Sarge in Seattle 04/07/2011 8 21 - 169
(Updated) Protesters Occupy Wa State Capitol, Major Labor Rally Friday
Dozens of demonstrators defied the Washington State Patrol and are spending the night in the rotunda of the State's Capitol. The State Patrol, as directed by Governor Chris Gregoire, are not making ...
Sarge in Seattle 04/07/2011 87 200 4 1182
House Defunds Transparency Programs
Obama's transparent government initiatives are withering from lack of funding, Federal News Radio reports.
Sarge in Seattle 04/01/2011 12 11 1 92
House Republicans go Full ACORN on AARP
AARP opposes privatization of Social Security, supports the Affordable Care Act, and its executives give disproportionately to Democrats. Now Dave Reichert and other Congressional Republicans on the ...
Sarge in Seattle 03/31/2011 221 261 5 1825
WA-Gov: Help Stop AG McKenna
The protests in Wisconsin are all good and well, but it would be better to not elect Republican Governors in the first place. The Washington State Democrats ...
Sarge in Seattle 03/25/2011 28 23 - 118
Will Washington be another Wisconsin?
Over at Seattle's SLOG , Goldy asks the ...
Sarge in Seattle 03/23/2011 40 54 6 307
Japan: US Corporations Buck Up. Color me Unimpressed
After a marketing gimmick that turned out to be a colossal fail (asking twitter users to retweet the Bing hash-tag in exchange for a $1.00 contribution), Microsoft, sitting on $4 billion in cash, ...
Sarge in Seattle 03/18/2011 4 2 - 60
The Unstoppable Plutocratic Coup
The proprietors are rich, and very holy; but the wage they pay to these poor brothers and sisters of theirs is only enough to keep them from dropping dead with hunger. The work-hours are ...
Sarge in Seattle 03/07/2011 4 11 - 115
"It is Not a Day for Politics" – RFK
Robert F. Kennedy On the Mindless Menace of Violence City Club of Cleveland April 5, ...
Sarge in Seattle 01/09/2011 5 7 - 94
WA-08 Reichert "not Familiar" with Glass-Steagall
Just returned from a candidates forum at Newcastle Golf Club in my home town. Three term Republcian Congressman Dave Reichert closed out the event with a speech, after which he fielded a few ...
Sarge in Seattle 10/16/2010 42 37 1 173
WA-SEN: Meat Cleaver Wielding Wingnut Arrested
Prior to Senator Patty Murray's debate with Challenger Dino Rossi in Spokane, Washington last night, a crazy, meat cleaver wielding man repeatedly drove by Murray supporters, brandishing his weapon ...
Sarge in Seattle 10/15/2010 19 25 1 100
WA-Sen: Seattle Time's Free False Murray Attack Ad
The front page of today's Seattle Times displays the following headline: "Ad wrongly depicts Rossi's ...
Sarge in Seattle 10/02/2010 19 20 - 119
Draft Chambliss to end DADT
Yeah, I know, Hell will sooner freeze over. But why not press the issue? The institutional bigotry that Senator Chambliss has ...
Sarge in Seattle 09/26/2010 23 8 - 29
Headless Body in WA State (& Other Tails)
Bad news. It appears that the horror of headless bodies has migrated from Arizona to the Pacific Northwest. This victim turned up near Seattle.
Sarge in Seattle 09/17/2010 14 6 - 28
WA-08: Reichert Waxes Incoherent
In Washington's 8th, Democratic challenger and Red-to-Blue candidate Suzan DelBene is about eight points down to three term incumbent Dave Reichert. This district is in play. We should pay attention.
Sarge in Seattle 09/14/2010 10 13 - 28
MN-06: Has Kaine Surrendered to Bachmann?
Back in April, DNC Chair Tim Kaine visited Seattle for an intimate little OFA fundraiser at the Columbia Tower Club. There were only a few dozen people there, including Governor Kaine and Governor ...
Sarge in Seattle 08/25/2010 69 15 - 87
U.S. Execs "Extremely Worried" about China Pay Hikes (Updated)
Seriously! South China News ...
Sarge in Seattle 08/22/2010 518 604 12 166
Now More Than Ever!
Hasn't Carte Goodwin demonstrated that every single Senate seat is crucial? Do any of us think the country would be better ...
Sarge in Seattle 07/22/2010 15 5 - 28
WA-Sen: Rossi's Financial Reform Opposition Indefensible
A couple of weeks ago, Senator Patty Murray's (D-WA) Republican opponent Dino Rossi was raising money at ...
Sarge in Seattle 07/15/2010 26 12 - 20
BP Skeptical of Claims that Oil Spill is Stopped
Earlier today, BP officials dismissed reports that the latest attempt to "stop the damn leak" has been successful, citing the need to study the situation for a couple of days, and habitual ...
Sarge in Seattle 07/12/2010 6 10 - 88
Peace Starts with Abolition of the Death Penalty
So long as Capital punishment is the law of the land, war is inevitable. Protesting wars of choice is the right thing to do, but if we want to prevent wars, we ...
Sarge in Seattle 07/11/2010 16 13 - 22
WA-Sen: Why did McConnell Act on Coburn's Behalf?
Many of you have seen this video of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) objecting on behalf of colleague Tom Coburn (R-OK) for the purpose of ...
Sarge in Seattle 06/30/2010 5 14 1 22
MN-06: $25 Crummy Dollars for Tarryl. That's All I Ask!
Last Friday I went to the Act Blue site for the purpose of setting up a page for MN-06 Red to Blue candidate Tarryl Clark . I noticed there was one established ...
Sarge in Seattle 06/23/2010 21 9 - 112
WA-08: Reichert Doesn't know if BP Escrow is Good
The Seattle Times recently asked Republican ...
Sarge in Seattle 06/20/2010 20 29 1 99
Sick of Being Right
This bill is the most important legislation for financial institutions in the last 50 years. It provides a long-term solution for troubled thrift institutions. It's pro-consumer, ...
Sarge in Seattle 06/14/2010 15 19 - 55
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