Archive for February, 2009

Public hearings on proposed school closings

Residents’ Input Sought On School Closings

D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee has announced the schedule for the public meetings Wednesday. The three schools are Birney, Draper and Webb-Wheatley elementary schools.

The meetings will begin at the following times:

— 6 p.m., Draper Elementary, 908 Wahler Pl. SE.

— 6:30 p.m., Birney Elementary, 2501 Martin Luther King Ave. SE.

— 7:30 p.m., Webb-Wheatley Elementary, 1375 Mount Olivet Rd. NE.

Residents may also submit written comments for the meetings. They can be submitted online at (click on “Send us your feedback or questions”) or by mail at: The Office of the Chancellor; 825 N. Capitol St. NE, 9th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20002.

Why Roman Polanski belongs in JAIL

But Polanski, of course, wasn’t on trial for womanizing. He was on trial for drugging and raping a 13-year-old girl.

Defend your retirement

Avedon Carol

Don’t look now – but they really do sound like they are going to do the insane thing. Go read everything Digby says about the administration’s threats to Social Security, and then call your Senators and Congresscreature and tell them you do not want our country to commit economic suicide. Then write to the media and explain that Social Security is funded, and it’s just about the only thing left that is. (PS. The Baby-Boom generation had children, too – there is no giant baby-bust to justify the canard that there aren’t enough workers to support Social Security. There are enough workers. But there won’t be enough jobs if our legislators keep cutting our legs out from under us – and screwing up Social Security with conservative “reforms” would certainly do that.) Oh, yeah, mention this to every person you encounter who is over the age of 50, no matter who they are. It’s amazing how many people hate everything about liberalism except Social Security (although they think SS has nothing to do with liberalism or the government).

Patriarchial terror killings

There is no such thing as honor killings there is nothing honorable about murder. These crimes are just another form of domestic violence.

Bail out the people

March on Wall Street April 3 and 4

There is no social security crisis

The Angry Bear Social Security Series

Pete Peterson wants to steal your retirement and has hired a group of stink tanks to help him do it.

Support a Truth & Reconciliation Commission

Senator Patrick Leahy

I have proposed the idea of a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate abuses during the Bush-Cheney Administration — so they never happen again.  These abuses may include the use of torture, warrantless wiretapping, extraordinary rendition, and executive override of laws.

Please sign this online petition, urging Congress to consider establishing a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate the Bush-Cheney Administration’s abuses.

Attention Harry Reid

Why Are the Democrats Letting Franken Twist in the Wind?

Does anyone wonder what the republicans would be doing if the shoe were on the other foot? Does anyone wonder what level of outrage would be leveled at the State of Minnesota if they were refusing to seat the rightfully elected REPUBLICAN?

Tax on grocery bags

The DC City Council is considering a 5¢ tax on EVERY grocery bag. They need the money to clean up the Anacostia River.

I understand the money has to come from somewhere, I just don’t understand why there is always money for the DC Nationals or other big buck projects, but never any money to meet basic needs.

Am I the only person reusing plastic trash bags for dog poop? Plastic bags don’t just get discarded, they are used for so many things, except for the ones that end up in the recycling bin at the grocery store.

Greater Greater Washington takes a different view

Torturers still in power


Elena Kagan, Dean of Harvard Law School and nominee for Solicitor General, announced that she believes that the government has the authority to detain indefinitely terrorism suspects because the country is “at war” with Al Qaeda.

This is why we need war crimes trials, to show moral bankrupts like Elena Kagan that torture is wrong.