[+/-] Today's quote: Kauffman
"Is it more astonishing that a God created all that exists in six days, or that the natural processes of the creative universe have yielded galaxies, chemistry, life, agency, meaning, value, consciousness, culture without a Creator. In my mind and heart, the overwhelming answer is that the truth as best we know it, that all arose with no Creator agent, all on its wondrous own, is so awesome and stunning that it is God enough for me and I hope much of humankind."
~ Stuart A. Kauffman, "Reinventing The Sacred," Edge 11.13.06
[+/-] My five point agenda for the democratic congress
1. Fight like hell to repeal the Military Commissions Act of 2006 and restore Habeas Corpus protections to the US Constitution.
2. Work with NATO to establish an orderly timetable for withdrawl from Vietraq.
3. Repeal the PATRIOT Act. 'Nuf said.
4. Prosecute Diebold now and repair the voting in this country while you have a chance.
5. Work with the Democratic Governors -- now a majority -- to redraw congressional districts to solidify Democratic majorities, as Tom Delay did in Texas.
[+/-] Hasta macaca, baby!
The US Congress is back in the hands of the good guys!
Sen. George Allen on Thursday conceded the Virginia race to Democrat Jim Webb, declining to push for a recount in a tight Senate race that was the last to be decided.
"I respect their decision," Allen said of Virginia voters during a speech to supporters. "I called to congratulate Jim Webb and his team."
In a rout once considered almost inconceivable, Democrats won control of the Senate and thus both Houses of Congress after 12 years of near-domination by the Republican Party....
[+/-] And the horse they rode in on
Via Capitol Hill Blue
American voters sent President George W. Bush and his gang of thugs called the Republican Party a strong message Tuesday.
It wasn't subtle, it wasn't polite and it wasn't subject to interpretation.
It said: Go to hell. Go directly to hell. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.
Democrats needed a net gain of 15 seats to regain control of the House of Representatives. The final count is still uncertain, but the Dems picked up at least 33 seats - more than double what they needed and that gives incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi the votes she needs to give Dubya and his goons the bung-holing they so richly deserve.
Granted, the Senate is in play but Democrats hold on to slim leads in both Virginia and Montana and wins there give them control of that chamber as well, leaving Bush and the boys wondering if anyone got the number of that truck that mowed them down.
Bush and the Republicans deserved to get run down. They stepped willingly out in front of that onrushing semi called voter anger over the botched war in Iraq and the cesspool of corruption that ruled their party.
[+/-] Reports of rampant voter fraud and intimidation pouring in
New Hampshire: GOP breaks law to trick voters into thinking robocalls come from Dems.
Tenn: African Americans are getting phone calls telling them if they voted for Harold Ford Jr. in the August primary, they don't need to vote for him again now.
Election Fraud Suspected In Utah. Four Times The Population Registered To Vote.
Virginians getting false phone calls telling them they can't vote or that their voting place has changed or that they'll be arrested if they show up to vote tomorrow. With audio.
Jim Webb files DOJ complaint against GOP in VA. Claims organized GOP effort to suppress Democratic vote, including calls to citizens claiming they will be arrested if they vote.
San Diego County Registrar Assigns High School Students as Touchscreen Inspectors! Sends Thousands of Hackable Diebold Machines Home with the Students on 'Sleepovers' for Weeks on End!
Florida Candidate Finds Unattended Voting Machines in Pinnelas County.
Indiana: Canidate for Marion County prosecutor may have broken the law with his robocalls.
MD: Steele (R) supporters print flyer to make it look like their candidate is a Democrat.
Fraudulent electioneering calls hit Washington State.
Electronic voting machine problems frazzled voters and election workers in dozens of precincts as the polls opened Tuesday, delaying voters in Indiana and Ohio and leaving some in Florida with little choice but turn to paper ballots instead.
NRCC targetting 20 candidates with illegal phonecalls by FCC standards (TPM Muckracker with FEC listings).
You are NOT on the Nanovirus home page. Go here to read more articles!