I signed up for John McCain's email list.
It's a portal into a sad state of affairs in American leadership....

Note how McCain's vision for moving forward is NOT going back to our Constitutional beginnings (or "back" as he puts it) but looking forward as the world's leader.

Definitely not quite clear on the concept anymore is McCain. Even if our constitution established a goal of the Republic for the union of states to BE the world leader, we sure are doing a shitty job of that.

I digress... let presumptive nominee speak for himself.

A friend of mine pulled a yellowed aged clipping from the Reader off his apartment wall this evening and handed it to me when I pointed out the difference between a democracy and a republic.

This letter is riveting in its insight into our current state of complacency. However, the term "democracy" is mis-used here, as the framers built a republic, not a democracy.

It is said that the term "democracy" does not appear in the Constitution, nor the Declaration of Independence, nor any state's own constitutions.

Aimee Allen Wants to Start a Revolution

Fri, 05/02/2008 - 07:38

Check out this music video by Amiee Allen:

... how many pop singers have ever sung the words Bildeberg?!

Very well produced.

I have to wonder what is up with YouTube's counter on this song? Wonder if they have a governor on it... it should have over a million views by now...

How Blogging Might Keep Me Sane

Sun, 04/27/2008 - 01:09

I have published an independent newsweekly for fifteen years in the IA and IL Quad Cities -- The River Cities Reader. Despite being the publisher, I don't publish a weekly column, but as my friends and family will tell you, in the past 18 months, I've sent out enough BCC emails with links, excerpts, essays, rants and raves to start a blog.