The Bush Administration has been threatening to delay or cut off funding for African countries that vote against the Iraqi War.
This bullying and funding threat tactic has possibly come stateside on a different matter: The GAO (General Accounting Office) has abandoned their lawsuit to get Dick Cheney to disclose The White House energy task force records. According to the Freedom of Information Center they may have done this due to a funding threat. If this is true it can't help but undermine some of the great work the GAO has done. According to GAO Comptroller General David Walker the agency saved taxpayers $37.7 billion in return for its approximately $440 million budget.
Iraq is not Nazi Germany, Saddam Hussein is not Adolf Hitler and this is not 1939. War against Iraq can be avoided.
An offensive war, for a nation as powerful as ours, is an admission of failure. It is a sign of impatience and emotional immaturity.
Liberal Talk shows on AM radio will never work. Why?
Hint: How many progressive minded people do you know listen to AM radio?
The web is going to the blogs. Save us from the warblogs!
Polanski wins BAFTA and The Cesars but he still has that nasty past to deal with in the United States. Polanski’s victim says it’s time to forgive him. But how many Academy voters who read this -- He gave me champagne and a piece of a Quaalude. And then he took advantage of me. It was not consensual sex by any means -- will want to give him the Oscar?
I'm the first to admit that Hollywood makes bad movies. But it's just wacky thinking to believe that what's wrong with the world these day can be blamed on Hollywood.