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Friday, September 23

Don't kill that mouse, he's your cousin! Scientist implant entire human chromosome in mice.

Could Senator Frist be the next Martha Stewart? SEC issues subpoena investigating his insider trading.

"Christian" school expels student for having two mommies.

"Don't ask, Don't tell" or they'll send you to die in Iraq. No messy gas chambers or crematoria!

Russ Feingold, who has been trumpeted as the "progressive hope" for the Dems in 2008, can say goodbye to that now that he's voted to approve John Roberts for Chief Justice. The Dems are so screwed.

Ah, those "family values" Republicans. Mayor of Oswego NY resigns, after being charged with paying for sex with minors.

Jewish terrorist Earl Krugel was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday for plotting to bomb the office of a US Congressman.

FEMA dropped the ball on housing some 200,000 Katrina refugees. It was their job to have it all planned out, but it turns out they didn't have any plan beyond ordering some trailers.

White cops in neighboring towns turned back at gunpoint black refugees trying to escape New Orleans.

Rita finishing off New Orleans, levees breached again. If this site goes down again (the server is in New Orleans), check the blog for updates.

A bus evacuating the elderly from Rita's path exploded on the interstate, killing at least 24.

Tens of thousands of evacuees may still be stuck in traffic when Rita makes landfall tonight. Ironically, many of them fled Houston, and are now directly in the hurricane's path, with no protection but their cars. Officials are blaming the 100-mile-long traffic jams on "too many" people evacuating, claiming that wasn't their intent. But just yesterday they were saying things like "anyone who isn't evacuating needs to write their Social Security number on their arm with an indelible marker, so we can identify their corpse."

Here are some Rita blog sites:
How fitting that the country most responsible for global warming should also be the hardest hit by its consequences.

Camp Casey, Colorado Springs and the Colorado College Nonviolence Student's Group will join forces to produce a rally and march on Saturday, September 24 on the campus and at Camp Casey on the corner of Nevada and Dale. The campus rally starts a 1pm, then marches to Camp Casey at 1:30 for music, food, and speeches. The rally will then march through Colorado College to the pedestrian overpass of Interstate 25 at Monument Park at 3:00.

The march and rally are in concert with Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace, Gold Star Families for Peace, Military Families Speak Out, as well as the local groups Citizen's for Peace in Space, Pikes Peak Justice and Peace, and Springs Action Alliance.

The band, Creating a New Sense, will perform and speakers will include Vietnam combat Veteran, Jim Beckenhaupt, of Veterans for Peace, members of Iraq Veterans for Peace, and Colorado College students.

Dave Therault, organizer and Camp Casey, Crawford alumni said, "We are going through the same political, economic, and social cleansing that we did with Viet Nam, Watergate, and the civil rights struggles of the sixties. I hope we can learn this time."

"The concept that the military has to be at war to survive is the worst kind of religiosity, and as much a threat to peace as jihad. Is this what drives the pro-war movement? It's the same dehumanizing objectification that gives us the multitudes of faceless enemy kills in action movies and video games. Is it any wonder that America is now ridiculed and reviled?"

"I believe that a more evolved religiosity is evident among those in the peace movement; one that is based on a concept and experience of unity. It is an illusion that I and my enemy are separate. When one experiences the sameness, the same self in the enemy, one is less compelled to annihilate him. One is more apt to find ways to love him, or to at least truly only use military force as a last resort," Mr. Therault said.

Mark Lewis, Of the Springs Action Alliance said, "This march and rally are in solidarity with the national 'March on Washington', and the many rallies around the world on Saturday. We will do our part here in Colorado Springs to promote peace as the answer and war as the problem."

"I like Mother Theresa's statement on the issue: 'There will be no peace until we remember that we belong to each other,'" Mr. Lewis said. "The two sides of this issue are divided along those lines. We, that believe we have a responsibility to all our brothers an sisters, and those that don't."

"Killing in war to bring peace is the diseased thinking of a dysfunctional mind!"

Complete coverage of the rally and march will be on the Springs Action Alliance website, CSAction.org and covered in that site's daily news. The entire event, will also be documented by Dave Therault on the ThreshingMachine blog.

The march and rally will be peaceful and lawful as always and all attending are urged to practice nonviolence in language and actions.

Our own Senator Allard has a poll on his website, asking whether Roberts should be confirmed as Chief Justice.

I suggest you vote NO.

Dear Leader will be gracing our fair town with his presence today. One has to wonder, will he be sober? Maybe not, if he knows about the planned demonstrations to greet him. (5p @ Peterson AFB)

Damaged levees in New Orleans breaching...

"Republican" is just another word for "corrupt."

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