Thursday, March 17, 2005

Tom DeLay

SUPERIOR article on Tom DeLay from Will totally bring you up to speed.


(You may have to click the "Salon day pass" button to read the article, but it'll be worth it.)


Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Indian Gaming Scandal

Great article on the growing storm re: Tom DeLay, Washington lobbyists and Indian Gaming from the Washington Post.

When a ragtag band of Louisiana Indians won their governor's support for a casino three years ago, they never could have fathomed the powerful cast of characters who would collaborate to flatten them.

Jack Abramoff, one of Washington's most prominent Republican lobbyists, tapped into the gambling riches of a rival tribe to orchestrate a far-reaching campaign against the Jena Band of Choctaws -- calling on senior U.S. senators and congressmen, the deputy secretary of the interior and evangelical leaders James Dobson and Ralph Reed.

The story of what Abramoff did for the Louisiana Coushatta tribe provides the most complete picture yet of the role of the lobbyist at the center of a widening federal corruption investigation in Washington.
Jack Abramoff set up DeLay's trip to Scotland (among other things).


Hey, The Right Does It...

Yes, yes it's yet one more online petition but this one goes to the FCC & the Justice Department regarding the making and distribution of fake news segments (though here in LA it often seems like real reporting ours is so bad).

Just say 'No' to Propaganda.

Sunday, March 13, 2005

schedule change

Our next meeting is this Tuesday, the 15th.

We will not be meeting on Tuesday, the 29th. Instead, we'll meet on Tuesday, April 5th. We'll meet every other week after that.

I hope that works for everybody and isn't too confusing.