Now you see it. Now you don’t.

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Interested in what has been disappearing from the whitehouse website? A whole lot of stuff actually. Even without the whole experience of secrecy that this administration has surrounded itself this is amazing. Soon they’ll probably eliminate any trace of Dick Cheney even being vice president.

Want to know more?

Check out the robots.txt file here. I hope it will still be there when you check it out.

You can also take a look at this post which includes commentary; however the real deal is that any record of what was said is being wiped out.

This isn’t spin. This is deception.

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tired of war

Woody has been against this war from the start.

He bought the Seeger Sessions from itunes and was inspired by the new renditions by Bruce Springsteen and his band. Then he saw a Bob Dylan interview and was moved by Bob’s lyrics to write some songs of his own. I’m hoping that he’ll let me post some lyrics or interview him here at my blog.

Woody Gutherie would be proud.

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The year of the GOLDEN PIG.

Happy New Year!

This is the year of the Golden Pig.

This is one of Damini’s IntentionalWorks. It combines her talents as an Acupuncturist, Artist and Shamanic practitioner. In her IntentionalWORKS she grinds the ink and creates the mark, while holding the intention of abundance, richness, and prosperity. What better way to ensure the experience that occurs once every 600 years.

You can see more of the work by clicking on the image or visiting:

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Helen Thomas and the front row.

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Helen Thomas has been a hero of mine since I first heard her say: Thank you Mr. President to end the press conference.

She has been asking the hard questions for 46 years now. Her seat in the front row has been earned. Now it seems they want to move her out of the front row. Silly infighting with the sheep that call themselves journalists from the cable networks I hear.

Excuse me.

Helen Thomas is 86 years old and she still can give Tony Snow a whuppin.

That seat should be her’s for life. In fact when she dies — it being left open as a tribute is a darn good idea.

From Philly Inquirer interview

Thomas: I’m a liberal, I was born a liberal, and I will be a liberal till the day I die. That has nothing to do with whether or not this administration is telling the truth. Nor does it have anything to do with the way I presented my stories when I was a news reporter. When I was reporting news, as a person I never bowed out of the human race – I felt my feelings and had my opinions about things, just as anyone does – but it never got into my copy. I was never accused of slanting my copy. Now that I’m a columnist, well, I go for broke. But there’s a difference between straight reporting and opinion writing. When I was a reporter, I wrote a straight story. You park your views in a blind trust and tell the straightest story you can. In fact, you tell the dullest story possible, because you don’t want one word, one verb or noun, to stray into it to let your feelings show. I think the American people really do get a straight shot on the front pages of the newspapers of this country.”

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Remembering Molly Ivins

Remembering Molly Ivins, 1944-2007

It is a sad day.

I have lost another of my heroes.

Molly Ivins was funny, insightful, and as utterly blunt as one could be.

Somehow I felt the world was safer with Molly Ivins around. She reminded our nation, with humor and sharpness, to keep watch for our country and our democracy. And to speak out to keep both safe.

Her last column shouted her outrage.

“We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. And every
single day, every single one of us needs to step outside and take some
action to help stop this war. Raise hell. Think of something to make
the ridiculous look ridiculous. Make our troops know we’re for them and
trying to get them out of there. Hit the streets to protest Bush’s
proposed surge. If you can, go to the peace march in Washington on Jan.
27. We need people in the streets, banging pots and pans and demanding,
‘Stop it, now!'”

She will be missed.

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