Musings and Miscellania | August 14, 2007

GLAD to see Karl Rove leaving the White House, though very skeptical that much will actually change…I mean how can Dubya operate without his Brain??


The Committee for a Democratic Majority, in an email from Sen Ted Kennedy, sent this message:

Draw the Line

Two weeks ago, the Bush Administration and their rubber-stamp Republicans forced revisions to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that expand the government’s right to spy on American citizens without outside oversight.

Each of us wants to do everything in our power to protect America from the threat of terrorism. But the Bush Administration refuses to draw a line between fighting terrorism and violating basic civil liberties.

Once again, George Bush, Dick Cheney and Alberto Gonzalez are taking the Bill of Rights into their own hands. Tell the White House to stop scaring the American people into turning over their rights:

Sign the petition at http://www.democraticmajority.com/wiretaps


For more info on the controversy about Antioch College check out Antiochians.org where you will find much information NOT covered by the MSM, including links to the Dayton Development Coalition which is rumored to be working to bring a unit of the General Dynamics Corp. to be sited next to the new grounds of McGregor University located on the outskirts of the Village proper…. a fascinating journey into the inner machinations surrounding the pending closing of Antioch College.


Here’s a really audacious move:

RNC Now Seeks Shelter of Executive Privilege
By Jason Leopold
t r u t h o u t | Report

The Republican National Committee said it will not abide by a subpoena and turn over documents to a Congressional committee investigating the firings of at least eight US attorneys last year because the RNC is waiting to see if the White House will assert executive privilege over RNC documents at the center of the controversy, according to an outside law firm retained by the RNC.

Get the whole story at: http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/081407A.shtml


President Bush, in another anti-science move, has vetoed Senate Bill 5 regarding stem cell research:

The Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2007 – (Sec. 2) Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to conduct and support research that utilizes human embryonic stem cells, regardless of the date on which the stem cells were derived from a human embryo.

Pandering to his ever dwindling support base Bush takes Another step back from the future of medical research. Is it now clear that these guys just don’t get it???


The Queen of Viscousness, Ann Coulter is due to speak at Xavier University in Cincinnati on September 6. Counter demonstrations of disgust are in the works.

The Human Rights campaign is spearheading a drive to raise funds for Progressive Xavier campus student groups as a positive counterbalance to the the Queen’s visit. Visit https://secure.ga4.org/01/thanksann to make a donation.

In case you need your bllod pressure raised a bit, here a few ugly quotes from Ms Coulter’s Book of Nasties:



Back on July 30th the NY Times published an op ed piece that sought to claim that the Iraq War was

A War We Just Might Win




Glenn Greenwald

The truth behind the Pollack-O’Hanlon trip to Iraq

which can be read in full at http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2007/08/12/ohanlon/index.htm.

The original article was widely quoted and reproduced by War Supporters seeking cover for the miserable failure[s] in the run -up and conduct of the war. Glenn Greenwald conducted an interview with Michael O’Hanlon of the Brookings Institution, one of the report’s author’s. For insight into understanding the Bush administrations efforts at cover-up of the past and current situation in Iraq this is must reading.


  1. Thank you Left of Dayton in attempts to ‘uncover’ the issues that surround the pending closure of Antioch College.

    At this time, money is needed to help faculty fight a legal campaign to keep the college open.

    Donations which are NOT tax deductable can be sent to Yellow Springs Credit Union 217 Xenia Avenue; Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387 to the Antioch Faculty Legal Fund.

    You can also go to antiochfaculty.org for more information.

    There is much more to this story and alot of help is needed from the regional progressive community…….if we are going to keep Antioch alive and well!

    Please help save a piece of history….and protect it from the powers that be…..

    Comment by Pam — August 15, 2007 @ 1:26 am

  2. Nice new blog theme by the way! What is the picture at the top of the blog about? Do you know how to replace it? It doesn’t look like it was taken in Dayton

    Comment by D. Greene — August 16, 2007 @ 6:26 pm

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