Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Another Angle 8 - February - 2006

News others won't tell you


No New Katrina Aid in Bush Budget
The Bush administration offered no new aid for Hurricane Katrina victims in the budget it released Monday, instead putting modest amounts of money into preparedness and response plans for future disasters.

Boehner Rents Apartment Owned by Lobbyist in D.C.
The relationship between Boehner, John D. Milne and Milne's wife, Debra R. Anderson, underscores how intertwined senior lawmakers have become with the lobbyists paid to influence legislation.

Ex-U.N. Inspector: Decision Already Made To Attack Iran
He predicted the matter will wind up before the U.N. Security Council, which will determine there is no evidence of a weapons program. Then, he said, John Bolton, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, "will deliver a speech that has already been written. It says America cannot allow Iran to threaten the United States and we must unilaterally defend ourselves." "How do I know this? I've talked to Bolton's speechwriter," Ritter said.

More veterans run for office
"One of the things I think is behind this movement is, we're not stupid in the military. We know when we've been used and misused," Navy veteran Bill Winter, a Democrat who hopes to challenge GOP Rep. Tom Tancredo in the Republican suburbs of Denver.

Bombed GI billed for body armor

Dr Martin Luther King V Malcolm X: the past still part of the present
King was much more than rhetoric and imploring America to soul search. The economic bus boycott, and the voter registration programmes were all aimed at challenging the American social and political status by forcing change. In sharp contrast Malcolm X the son of a Baptist Minister who had turned to the Nation of Islam eloquently gave voice for an angry Black America, by stating ‘you hit me I’ll hit you back twice as hard’.


Russian MP Says US To Attack Iran Late March
A top Russian parliamentary leader has told Ekho Moskvy radio station that an attack on Iran is inevitable and that it will occur on March 28th. The leader of the Liberal Democrats Vladimir Zhirinovsky also believes that the Muslim riots were orchestrated by the US to garner European backing for the military strike.


Reflection on What Leaks from Turd Blossom
Karl Rove was one of the "Iron Triangle", with Karen Hughes and Joe Allbaugh. Collectively, they conducted an 'anything goes' twist and smear campaign against opponents of Bush, such as Govenors Mark White and Anne Richards, that got GW into the Governor's mansion in Texas.

Bush Plan Would Cut Survivor Benefits
If President Bush gets his way, the venerable $255 Social Security death benefit will fade into history. And 16- and 17-year-old high school dropouts will lose their monthly survivor payments.


Exxon’s Excessive Excess
So what can we do besides complaining about the high prices at the pump and the excessive profits of the oil barons? Probably nothing that will cause them to hurt at all; so let’s just have some fun. From this day forward, let’s stop patronizing Exxon Mobil gas stations. For those in the Cincinnati area, that means NO GAS FROM UDF!!!
You know, the store that routinely has higher prices in the black neighborhoods!

Most of the World Thinks Bush Sucks. Why Don't We?
How does being more threatening make us more likeable? Isn't the country with the most weapons the biggest threat to the rest of the world? When one country is the biggest threat to the rest of the world, isn't that likely to be the most hated country? Why has bush turned our country from a country of hope and prosperity to a country of belligerence and fear. What is he doing to us, and what is he doing to the world?


Great with chicken, turkey burgers or steak.


'Negroes with Guns': A Radical Battle with Racism
In the 1950s and 1960s, civil rights radical Rob Williams fought racism with a vengeance. A PBS documentary, Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power, explores Williams' controversial legacy. Farai Chideya speaks with Sandra Dickson, one of the film's producers.



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