Formal statements mean a lot more with names attached…

In discussing several topics over the last couple of weeks, having to do with gun control, NDAA and privacy, it occurred to me today that I’ve finally got something worth doing on the White House petition site. I’ve said repeatedly over the years since President Bush signed the USA Patriot Act into law that it Read More …

My senators are on the correct side of this issue. Are yours?

Thursday, a discriminatory policy that deprives our military of qualified troops, endangers our national security, and violates the simple American principles of integrity, fairness, and equality was allowed to remain law. Every Republican senator but one — Senator Susan Collins — voted to prevent the passage of legislation to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Several Read More …

Another petition…

From http://www.MoveOn.org/ Tell your friends: Save the Estate Tax As soon as the Senate returns to Washington in September they will vote on eliminating the Estate Tax for the richest 2 percent of Americans(1). If they succeed, millionaires will save close to $1 trillion dollars in the first ten years–that tax burden will shift to Read More …

Another petition to sign…

Doing what I can to pass on the word… “Urgent – from the ACLU about the Patriot Act” American Civil Liberties Union Congress to vote on the Patriot Act next week ********************************* Dear Friend, Last week, nearly 50,000 people signed our petition calling on Congress to reform the Patriot Act. We have just learned that, Read More …

June 24, 2005: HAH!!! NPR not entirely erased by the Republican Preponderance

There’s a lot still to do – but with luck the Senate will have figured out it’s political suicide to try and kill PBS. Now, if we can just convince people that a part of free speech is the ability to take on our country’s symbols, and we’ll be all set! Dang. I need a Read More …

June 20, 2005: More actions to take, to save PBS and NPR…

Check this site: http://www.weta.org/takeaction/ and please follow the instructions regarding calling your representatives! Otherwise, noncommercial public television will suffer the consequences!!! Comments: SO-D: Done, oh so much so. I think the majority is trying to punish public broadcasting for not representing the Fox “news” point of view.

June 15, 2005: For a just cause…

Save NPR and PBS!!! Subject: This time, it’s for real: Save NPR and PBS Hi, You know that email petition that keeps circulating about how Congress is slashing funding for NPR and PBS? Well, now it’s actually true. (Really. Check at the bottom if you don’t believe me.) Sign the petition telling Congress to save Read More …