Monthly Archives: August 2007

Counting sheep

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American Cowards, a big herd

An article by Conn Hallihan titled Death at a Distance: The US Air War indirectly highlights the political cowardice of the American people as a whole, the politicians of both the corporate parties that the American people have been glued … Continue reading

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Peace Now gathering in Manitou park

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Tucker Carlson sitting in a tree

Do you care whether Tucker Carlson head-bashed a gay man in a bathroom stall, or was on the receiving end, or wants to pretend he could have done it, or that it didn’t happen at all? The point is, Carlson … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre, Bertha Mason and Grace Poole

I’ve always been captivated by archetypes of the feminine pariah. These are the vixens about which cautionary yarns are spun to bridle man’s lust by fomenting a distrust of his opposite sex. They especially served to poison the power of woman, particularly when it was derived from her sexuality. Continue reading

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Undercover provocateurs unmasked

Canadian police caught, rock in hand, trying to incite riot among protesters at the Bush visit.

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I only wish I believed my own rhetoric

Freedom to express oneself, to think independently, was the lure that led the masses to our shores. Safety from abusive and intrusive government is the dream that continues to draw people to our borders. Our military men and women are … Continue reading

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State senator John Morse the little shit

We stood outside City Hall today, holding our banners against the Pinon Canyon expansion. We watched the pro-military-business suits stream past us. Most were cordial, some pretended we were not there. A fully uniformed OIF soldier greeted us warmly, explaining … Continue reading

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Prison nation neighborhood

I took a detour to meander along Las Vegas Road today, and got to see a Prison Nation.   Las Vegas is a notorious turn off to the middle of nowhere, but smack in the middle. It’s possible to take … Continue reading

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National Cemetery I-25 scenic viewpoint

Did you hear Senator Salazar say at this morning’s city council chambers meeting, that he’d like to see as part of the Fort Carson expansion, a local national military cemetery to rival the one at Arlington? Because as retired General … Continue reading

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Are we not men?

Law never made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents of injustice.   A common and natural result of an undue respect for the law is … Continue reading

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NATO sails to South Africa

Six NATO ships sailed into South African waters yesterday to play war games with the South African government. This is certainly far away from the North Atlantic, is it not? This is certainly far away, too, from being a defense … Continue reading

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Not a homosexual, Craig is a hypocrite

When he says “I did nothing wrong,” does conservative Senator Larry Craig mean: I did not lead the attack against gay rights as well as carp on and on about Bill Clinton’s impropriety? Was Larry Craig peering into your stall … Continue reading

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Favorite photos of St Patrick’s Parade

The shirts versus the skinheads as child and companion look on Peace marchers catch up Officer Paladino halts bookmobile, Marshall Pete Page blocks paraders Parade monitor Dougie Haig phones organizer John O’Donnell We will not be silenced Paladino enters bookmobile … Continue reading

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Wolf Creek Divide

Friends of Wolf Creek is struggling against out of state developers screwing up Colorado’s natural areas. I might start a group called Enemies of Tom Gallagher. He is the Colorado Springs city councilman most paid for and bought by local … Continue reading

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Undercover urinal duty

What’s with up with Republican legislators and men’s rooms? I love that the media is complicit in trying to limit the damage: disorderly conduct, ’nuff said. Though I also loved the subversively dismissive: what happened was “he said, he said.” … Continue reading

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Jena 6 Update

Those who support the Saint Patrick’s Day Seven here in Colorado Springs are not making a fetish out of this case. There are many other worthy causes out there we support, too. Everywhere the US Judicial System is miscarrying justice. … Continue reading

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Non-violence dictum and more blather

A pious colleague asks: “Must nonviolence be effective to be significant?” To be fair, he explains “How do we honor our nonviolent lifestyles and principles when we are faced with the choice to accept or reject available strategies and tactics.” … Continue reading

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Camp Bucca is not in Minnesota

I have done sort of a personal poll recently by asking folk if they have heard of Camp Bucca. Almost nobody has, since after Abu Ghraib Doctor Franken Rummy and Attorney General ‘Cinco de Mayo’ Gonzalez set out to hide … Continue reading

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The Science of Fools

I’m sure you missed it, since most of us have long since given up on reading the idiotic editorials of The Gazette, our Far Right Wing local daily paper. But there it was this Tuesday morning as they attacked the … Continue reading

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Charges that might stick

To all supporters of the SPD7, please forgive our dropping our eyes from the ball. The city charged us with intentionally obstructing the parade, and we got caught up refuting the argument.   After the mistrial, we the defendants are … Continue reading

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Sen. Salazar surveys the public opinion

Ken Salazar has called a meeting at the COS City Council chambers Wednesday Aug 29 to solicit the opinion of local area representatives about the proposed Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site expansion. The public is invited to attend (10am tomorrow) but … Continue reading

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Teachable moment

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The separation of education and thought

Would you entrust your children to the care of a teacher who didn’t have a Kucinich 2008 bumper sticker on their car? Or a sign in their window reading “What are you doing about global warming?” I know another elementary … Continue reading

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Twin Towers given Second Life

No one has yet crashed a virtual plane into the virtual towers built to commemorate September 11, 2001. Indeed there are wreaths and plaques toward which to show reverence. But you can jump from the roof for another form of commemoration. Ah Second Life. Continue reading

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