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Bluegrass Bands I've Been In:
1980's - Gem City Flyers
1990's - Caravan

Music Downloads for both bands and other items

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Raw Story
Common Dreams
Huffington Post
Talking Points Memo
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The Nation Magazine
Media Matters
32nd District Democrats
46th District Democrats
Find Your Legislative District Here
If you live in King County, go here
Know the opposition: Right wing organizations
Global - poverty kills 27,000 kids a day
Skeptical Inquirer
Skeptic Magazine

Radio  - Politics - Streaming
Democracy Now - 91.3 FM
Seattle Progressive Radio - AM 1090 - KPTK

KUOW               - 94.9FM
KUOW broadcasts:
Alternative Radio - 94.9 - Wednesdays at 8:30pm

Bush Lies, Crimes and Propaganda
Bush Lies - my short list
Bush Lies - with links - by my brother Mark
Iraq War Lies Website

Progressive local watering holes
Drinking Liberally

Swing Dance
The Century Ballroom

Local Swing Dance Calendar
Various of myself
My musical instruments
Protests against Bush, Republican extremism

Shoreline S.N.O.W. anti-war peace vigil

Parts made at work
Link to pics at Physics site
Mom puppeteering - 1943?
Just the puppeteers image
Dad's color photo from his war memoir

Freethinking Links
Seattle Atheists
Seattle Atheists Calendar
Seattle Atheists Meetup

The Secular Web

The Amazing Randi!
Skeptical Inquirer Magazine
Humanists of Washington
Evolution links

Healthcare Reform
Physicians For Single Payer

My Letters to the Editor - and one editorial
Note P.I. = Seattle P.I. (Post Intelligencer)
P.I. - Bush tortures out confessions    - Mar. 2007
P.I. - Selling Bigfoot myth to kids      - Feb. 2006
P.I. - Bush WMD lies                      - Nov. 2005
Seattle Times - Plamegate is treason  - Oct.  2005
P.I. - Horsey Anti-France Cartoon   - Sept. 2003
P.I. - Healthcare Editorial                 - Nov. 2001
         Supportive response to above - Nov. 2001
P.I. - Tim Eyman tax cut initiative     - Jan.  2000

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Hi, I'm a liberal democrat. Some basic purposes of our government are to promote the general welfare and the pursuit of happiness. I wholeheartedly agree. More...

Republican Talking Heads: Why does anyone listen to these people? Rush Limbaugh-drug addict, Joe the Plumber-unlicensed plumber who lied to Obama, Sarah Palin, John McCain ('our economy is strong'),

Other topics
  I actively support Single Payer Healthcare, I've written why. Here's more info.
  Mike Huckabee's dark side - a corrupt, greedy liar.
  Americans shooting randomly at Iraqi's. Their own video.
  I'm an atheist.

Other thoughts.

Here are some entertaining quotes regarding religion.

The Treaty of Tripoli - (shows we are not a Christian nation)

A Peace treaty between the US and Tripoli of Barbari
Unanimously approved by the Senate on June 7, 1797 and subsequently signed by President John Adams.

Edited to just this pertinent Article:

Art. 11. As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.

Here are some disturbing quotes from the Bush Family:

George Bush Sr. on atheism:
Question: "Surely you recognize the equal citizenship and patriotism of Americans who are atheists?"
Bush Sr:.
"No, I don't know that atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God."

Bush Family Values
Barbara Bush:
"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths," Barbara Bush said on ABC's "Good Morning America" on March 18, 2003. "Oh, I mean, it's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"

George W. Bush:
Bush won't meet with Cindy Sheehan and other protesters.
``...I think it's also important for me to go on with my life, to keep a balanced life.''

A balanced life would be to listen to these protesters for once.

My Dad's published materials

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Rumsfeld and Saddam


Seattle Anti-War Protest - my 30 second soundbite interview - March 18, 2006 (local Fox news). Length - 30 sec.   Marking the three year anniversary of this illegal, bloody war. Although he wasn't doing interviews, (I asked him), he then did so anyway and I tried to make the most of it.

Entire Anti War Protest clip - March 18th 2006 - total segment length, 1 min 20 sec. I'm at the end. I thought the Network was subtly manipulative against the protest.

Video - Americans shooting Iraq citizens(11-05): A "trophy" video appearing to show security guards in Baghdad randomly shooting Iraqi civilians. The video first appeared on a website that has been linked unofficially to Aegis Defence Services. Original article in the Telegraph.

Bush Katrina Timeline Failures
Katrina Timeline - the right wing lies - a webpage chronicle

Bush avoiding Vietnam video:
Former Texas Lt. Gov. Barnes admits getting Bush into the National Guard, keeping him safe from combat.

Stephen Colbert video
: Colbert skewers Bush and the right wing at the White House correspondents dinner.

Local atheist Wendy Britton on right wing radio. 2005 - She was invited onto extreme right wing Michael Medved's radio show following an unpleasant experience as an unwilling witness to local radio KTTH bigotry, where Medved was a happy guest.

Bush jokes about not being able to find Weapons of Mass Destruction at the Correspondents dinner in 1994. There were many dead at this point in the Iraq War. The joke comes at the 5 minute mark and again at 5:54.



Massive Bush Theft In Iraq - Pallets of Cash Disappear

Who in their right mind would send 363 tons of cash into a war zone?

How the US sent $12bn in cash to Iraq. And watched it vanish.