jEFFSTANA on July 6th, 2009

Words printed at the base of the Statue of Liberty — worth remembering when the red state folks push the meme that patriotism is only about swinging a big stick — before protecting our borders from foreign culture trumped safeguarding the inalienable rights of all men. The New Colossus Not like the brazen giant of […]

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jEFFSTANA on December 23rd, 2008

The following viral email is just social non sequitur, but it does beg the following questions. Is the defining litmus test for wing-nut membership a fixation on bodily functions? I know at one level we are but organic machines, but we have evolved to consciousness of our existence, right? So why do the most spiteful […]

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jEFFSTANA on September 1st, 2008

This is a bit thin, though intellectually and politically significant concerning Republican VP selection, Sarah Palin. During the 2006 race for the Alaskan governorship, the current presumptuous Republican VP nominee responded as follows to the written questionaire from the Eagle Forum Alaska 2006 Gubernatorial Candidate Questionnaire: Are you offended by the phrase “Under God” in […]

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jEFFSTANA on May 25th, 2007

Greg Palast makes some remarkable claims, corroborated by Monica Goodlings recent testimony before the House Judicial Committee about the Federal Attorney firings. He backs up these assertions by producing emails (some of the missing Carl Rove emails), obtained from emails missent by Tim Griffin while Griffin worked for the re-election of George W. Bush in […]

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jEFFSTANA on June 12th, 2006

It took awhile to get my mind around the fundamentalist, christianist platform on abortion. Obviously, no one celebrates abortion; yet the depth of anti-abortion passion exhibited by the religious right rates single-issue political status with these zealots. Take the story of a long time acquaintance of mine. He asserts his general affinity for the common […]

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