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April 11, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
I've been listening to the clamor over 2nd rate jock Don Imus's comments about the Rutgers Women's Basketball Team for days now. I've been hearing the apologies, the arguments, the statements and everything else. And so far, everyone has gotten his words wrong. And I am sure of it.

The worst thing to me about this scandal to me might be that Don Imus has shown unequivocally just how spineless he is in all of this.

1st off, before explaining my point of view and determination of the facts ...
February 21, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Some time ago now, Senator Joe Biden of Delaware put forth a plan for a way forward in Iraq. The plan consisted of 5 major points, as follows,,,

1. Establish One Iraq, with Three Regions

Federalize Iraq in accordance with its constitution by establishing three largely autonomous regions - Shiite, Sunni and Kurd -- with a strong but limited central government in Baghdad
Put the central government in charge of truly common interests: border defense, foreign policy, oil production and reven...
February 2, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
In the last election, former Senator George Allen got caught up in a verbal "gaffe" when he refferred to a young man hired to follow him around for his opponents campaign effort as "Macacca." the "controversy" raged on for weeks, mostly fueled by Allen's unwillingness to come clean about where he picked up the slur and the result would be essentially throwing his mother under the bus. He, like most sons, refused to do that. It. Along with a vote that at least appeared to deny troops the body ar...
May 5, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Late today, by Washington standards, Porter goss resigned as head of the CIA. the suden announcement raises big question marks. Porter Goss, a critic of the agency, who was hand picked by george Bush to run the agency gave no reason for the resignation. No health reason, no "spending more time with the family" reason or anything else. His tenure was only about a year and a half.

Is it perhaps that this is about the agency's #3 man, Dusty Faggo's recent scandal involving lobbyist Jack Abramof...
March 20, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Over the past 3 years, The "WMD" debate has raged on. Before the war, I doubted the administration's claims (as did 160 or so congressmen). I was told by more than one congressional staffer "you don't know...they have evidence we haven't seen that PROVES everything" before we invaded Iraq.

After the invasion, as our occupation commenced, I was told "we will find them." Then, after a couple of years finally the belated admissions by the President and other true believers in Washington that th...
March 8, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
In my many political discussions, I often point out my support for people and issues on both sides of the proverbial aisle. Rarely does anyone challenge me on that, and I often wondered why. Recently, someone who was debating me about another issue being hotly contested in our nation's capitol began on the old tired "what about bill?" "bill did this too!" diatribe that anyone left of Dick Cheney is sick and tired of hearing. Per usual, I reminded my friend that unlike him, I am not here to defen...
March 1, 2006 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Last week, I listened in as President Bush rushed out to inform the press and public that his Dubai deal was just dandy and we should once again trust him. Later we learned that Bush had just become aware of the Deal himself and was as uninformed on the details as you or I. We were told that there was no security threat and we should just go about our business.

This got me thinking. "What ever happened to "they just have to be right once. We have to be right all the time.?"" How can a...
April 13, 2004 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
In my research, I stumbled across the following column...Quite revealing...I wonder if this will come out at the 9/11 hearings today...According to Novak, a highly respected conservative columnist who is so inside with the administration that he was able to get at least 1 White House official to give him classified information concerning CIA operative Valarie Plame (Joe Wilson's wife). In this article , dated Sept. 27, 2001, Novak contends that in arresting 1993 WTC bomber Ramzi Yousef in 1995, ...
April 1, 2004 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
This week, Moveon.org, a "527" organization in the political arena, launched it's new ads. They feature the testimony of former counterterrorism chief Richard Clarke in front of the 9/11 commission. I have been a supporter of the organization's right to organize and express their opinions on issues. I believe they have done great things to get people more involved in what is going on in their goverment. And I believe they are poised to be a good political force in the future.

This ad, however...
March 28, 2004 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
About a month ago, longtime consumer activist and advocate Ralph Nader threw his hat into the political arena. He announced that he once again would seek the Presidency of the United States. This of course sent shockwaves thru Democratic camps and I think I heard a few champagne corks go off over at GOP headquarters. Nader's entry into the 2004 Presidential race was a small surprise to many who felt that he essentially cost Al Gore the 2000 election. I admit I was a little taken aback myself. Bu...
March 21, 2004 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
The race seems to be on for the Vice Presidential candidate. Unlike past elections, where most candidates for President have announced their choice for the #2 on the ticket at the conventions, this year's compressed schedule has left the time necessary to make a prudent choice in advance.

And it could work to their advantage. Past races have made the issue of the relevance of the V.P. a debatable one.. But even if 2 people can't agree that the choice will definitely have an impact on the bal...
March 19, 2004 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
the following was a response to a poster (annon) who was parroting the Bush claims about Kerry's plan...

The "small business thing" is a good spin...guys who like own 15 car dealerships are considerd small business owners...the plan calls for a repeal of cuts for the richest 1 or 2 % amongst us to pay for some things that millions more need...like some basic health care coverage like every other civillized country in the world has.

and the whole idea that there was some "cash flow shortage...
March 17, 2004 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Recently, I started a post on the subject of the legalization of marijuana as it pertains to tax revenues. As our coffers run dry in Washington, and our children's futures are mortgaged for the sake of another vacation home or "blow-out vegas weekend" for some overpriveledged snob, we face the very real challenge in finding solutions to our economic woes.

But in this article, let's take a look at what pot could do for the war on terror. Of coourse the kneejerk reaction are those pathetic com...
March 17, 2004 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
The following is a reprint of a letter i got this morning,,,also provided, is a link so you can see Rumsfeld lie for yourself...

A year ago today, the Bush Administration was making its final push toward war in Iraq. We know now that much of what we were told about the threat that Iraq posed was untrue. And rather than own up to their distortion of the facts, Bush administration officials are denying they ever said such things.

But this Sunday, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld got caug...
March 16, 2004 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
We are safer. The world is more dangerous. It seems contradictions like this are becoming more and more commonplace with the GOP these days. For the past 3 years, and especially in the last year, since the Iraq invasion. The administration is trying to convince us that at the same time, we are both safer, yet in more danger. Of course, this isn't atypical of the rhetoric that has become commonplace from the administration.

Whenever someone brings up questions about the war and issues surroun...