fileg (fileg) wrote,

before I stop...

Since I opened my political mouth tonight, these are three more things that I think people should know:

Lady Liberty hooded in political ad
By Mark Memmott, USA TODAY

A hooded Statue of Liberty, meant to remind viewers of Iraqis abused by American soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, dominates a TV ad that an anti-Bush organization will begin airing nationally next week.....

... But even before it is on the air, the ad is drawing protests from the Bush-Cheney campaign. (read this article here)


Pending Draft Legislation Targeted for Spring 2005
The Draft will Start in June 2005

There is pending legislation in the House and Senate (twin bills: S 89 and HR 163) which will time the program's initiation so the draft can begin at early as Spring 2005 -- just after the 2004 presidential election. The administration is quietly trying to get these bills passed now, while the public's attention is on the elections, so our action on this is needed immediately. (read the full article here)


Fort Worth Star-Telegram, via Knight Ridder Newspapers (USA), May 17, 2004
By R.A. Dyer

AUSTIN, Texas - (KRT) - Unitarian Universalists have for decades presided over births, marriages and memorials. The church operates in every state, with more than 5,000 members in Texas alone.

But according to the office of Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn, a Texas Unitarian church isn't really a religious organization - at least for tax purposes. Its reasoning: The organization "does not have one system of belief." (read the full article here)

Remember in the play 1776 when the Continental Congress is repeatedly voting on whether or not to *talk about* independance - and Benjamin Franklin says -There is no idea so dangerous it can't be discussed...

back to hiding under the couch for awhile. I almost feel 16 again....

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