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May 9, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
I, like many , have seen the reports about 6 Muslims planning an attack on Fort Dix, New Jersey over the past few days. It's great that they caught these guys, although, again, it had nothing to do with any of the money we have blown on high tech equipment or efforts we have exhausted on eliminating rights in the name of freedom. But more on that later....

1st, my question...

Why is this attack considered to be terrorism? Isn't part of terrorism's definition an attack on a civillian target...
May 3, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
The commercial is funny, and runs on cable news shows regularly.

A man, in a nice Suburban setting, is showing the audience his nice life that includes all the ammenities and cool stuff.

Then he asks rhetorically, "How do I do it?" and answers himself,,, "i'm in debt up to my eyeballs!" as his family and neighbors go about their business in the backround, oblivious to his pleas for help.

It still cracks me up. And like a lot of humor, it's funny because it's true. Fact is, we are in ...
May 2, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
In Washington D.C., Judge Roy Pearson is showing the nation why our Constitution is so important. Not by serving a slew of well thought out, principled, yet pragmatic decisions. But with his abuse of his power, over a pair of pants.

2 years ago, the judge enlisted the services of a local dry cleaner. The neighborhood dry cleaner, who seems an otherwise reliable service provider, as the failed "class action" suit the judge attemted failed, allegedly lost his pants.

The result is Judge Roy...
April 26, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Every day, the American political landscape is peppered with talk and debate about Iraq. One side talks about a responsible departure while the other uses inflamatory language to try to make the case for surges and further commitments in the region.

T.B.T.K. is an old commonly used set of letters around capitol hill. It stands for "too big to kill." It is commonly used around government pork projects that lawmakers or whomever have ensured it's continued funding by simply making the program s...
April 24, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Today, Vice President stood up before the cameras following his hospital visit involving a blod clot in his leg. Cheney blasted Reid for taking 3 positions in the last 6 months on the war. And Reid has.

He has gone from saying there will be no defunding of the troops, to saying that there will be a condition based bill, to suggesting that Senator Russ Feingold's bll to defund the troops will be brought before the Senate floor.

And Cheney was right in pointing out the Senator's movement ...
April 6, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
The recent trip to Syria by house Speaker Pelosi has once again brought out the right wing portable punditry to lie, smear and spin. This time, the hypocrisy and lying is easy to spot. But only if you take your blinders off.

The biggest hypocrisy over the trip was concerning the fact that republicans had made the trip to speak to Syrian leaders over the current situations in the region. Of course, the "counter-spin" was singling out Pelosi as "speaker" and therefore was somehow different tha...
March 29, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
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March 27, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Since the handover in Congress in January, I have noticed something interesting. Now that Congress is beginning to get back to the task of executive oversight after a long hiatus, everything is now the media's fault. At least, according to the Neoconservatives.

Sure, there are always the complaints from either side charging bias whenever anyone makes a compelling argument for or against an issue they hold dear on the opposite side of the fence. But htis is more of the "chicken little" variety...
March 25, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
This week, Senator James Inhofe found his panties in a bundle when he realized he wasn't in charge and couldn't just filibuster former vice president Al Gore in the hearings that Gore was asked to come and testify at. Gore tried to remain cordial as possible while Inhofe, not being able to emotionally deal with the fact that he couldn't just push his opposition around and "fix the game" as he had done in his tenure as the committee chair. Finally, the actual chair of the committee, Barbara Boxer...
March 21, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
In 2001, Congress rubber stamped the Patriot Act with the blessing of the vast majority of American people. But after the "bumpersticker" and "wear it on your sleeve" brand of patriotism wore off for some, they began to question the constitutional ramifications and loss of civil liberties it would cause our great nation. Of course, in the style that we all have become accustomed to, the White House and it's puntitry immediately smeared anyone who dared question them.

Questions of potential...
March 21, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
From Newsweek:

March 20, 2007 - The poor conditions uncovered at Walter Reed Army Hospital may be only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to sub-standard treatment of veterans. At the Veterans Administration hospital in West Los Angeles, hospital administrators confirmed to NEWSWEEK and NBC News last week that five veterans there died of overdoses of illegal and prescription drugs in less than three months this winter. After learning that family and friends of a dead Iraq War veteran were a...
February 21, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
I don't know about you, but in my opinion, the media coverage of the 2008 "hopefuls" has been plain awful. Out of the 20 some candidates for 08, seems like 6 get all the attention. If you are sold on Rudy, Hillary, Barack, John E, John M or Mitt, that's probably suits you just fine. But i'm not. I'm not saying that I wouldn't vote for any of the "rock star" candidates, but i'm simply not sold on any of em. And I want to know more about the rest of the field.

I would like to see some more ...
February 7, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
A lot of what egomaniac Bill O'Reilly does is funny. Some of it is disturbing. every once in a while, he hits the proverbial nail on the head. And, in this case, Bill has stepped way over the line.

On January 15th of this year, Mr O'Reilly had this to say concerning the abducted and sexually abused 14 year old, Shawn Hornbeck:

O’REILLY: The situation here for this kid looks to me to be a lot more fun than what he had under his old parents. He didn't have to go to school. He could r...
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February 6, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
This week, San Francisco mayor, Gavin Newsom admitted to an affair with the wife of a trusted aide and friend. This revalation was disgusting enough. But Newsom decisded to take things to the level that many take them these days.

Gavin, now joins the ranks of Mark Foley, Mel Gibson, Linsay Lohan, Congressman Kennedy, Miss USA, the leader of the evangelicals and a whole host of others who have shamefully shirked any personal responsibility for their actions by blaming the old red herring, alc...