Thursday, March 30, 2006

Bush has refused to obey statutory law, specifically the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Bush claims that as commander-in-chief he has the right to ignore the law and to spy on Americans without a warrant. Many unthinking Americans are unconcerned, saying that as they are doing nothing wrong they have nothing to fear. This attitude misses the point in a large way. If a president can establish himself above one law, he can establish himself above all laws. There is no line drawn through the law that divides the laws between the ones the president must obey and the ones he need not obey.

So says Paul Craig Roberts in a very good new column.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Just when you think you've seen it all...



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Charlie Sheen joins Alex Jones for an exciting hour of poking holes in the official conspiracy theory of 9/11. And, I wonder what they're going to collaborate on....

Sunday, March 19, 2006

I just realized I forgot to blog about the Portland showing of "America: From Freedom to Fascism" a week ago. (D'oh!!) WTP has a little about it. If you look, you might even spot a familiar face or two in the pictures. ;-) As it turned out, my dad and I and Bob Pletka were drafted to be Bob Schulz' chauffeurs for the day, and we also helped out at the event (I say "event" because several things happened there, not just the screening of the movie). Afterward the 4 of us went out to dinner. Yeah, I'm bragging. LOL! Anyway, read Renee's comments at the WTP link for more about the event itself, and if you can get to a showing of this movie, do it, and bring anyone who'll come with you.

Friday, March 17, 2006

My uncle Greg, after a long decline in health, has just passed on.


Goodbye to a gentle soul.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Steven Jones, a geeky Mormon physics prof, has really stirred the pot lately. Watch his presentation (and see the slides he presents) and then ask yourself this simple question: if there's nothing to all of this, wouldn't it be wise to have a real investigation that looks seriously into these suggestions, so that people like these would not have any basis for raising such concerns? Wouldn't that be a more effective means of defusing them than browbeating the people with heavy-handed propaganda? Can you think of any reason why anyone who had already become suspicious of Bush administration complicity in 9/11 would become less suspicious after hearing what George W. Bush said? When you give up on that dry well, the next question is: since it couldn't have been to dispel suspicions, why did George W. Bush make that comment? What was he trying to do?

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Great conference! Better than I anticipated (and when I saw Marshall Foster and Herb Titus -- both of whom I got to meet -- were presenters, I knew it was going to be good). Thanks to David Crowe and all who helped make it happen, especially pastor Dale Ebel of Rolling Hills Community Church, who had the bravery to host a (gasp!) politically-oriented conference at his big, lovely church. He was publicly applauded for that bravery during the conference and I took time to individually thank him afterward too. We need more of this!

The next big event is going to be a showing of Aaron Russo's new movie "America: From Freedom to Fascism" in Portland on March 12. I want to see everyone there who can be. By all accounts from those who have seen it, this is going to be a stunner.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

I'll be at this conference for the next couple days. I hope to be amid plentiful company!
There's a good new video on 9/11 viewable free here. Lots of links on that page (and the comments page for it) to other material. (Isn't it amazing how much is available for download now?) "Knock knock, Neo...."