Friday, September 30, 2005

Friday's Feast

Items of note worth your attention --

  • DefConBlog: What can I say about this site but Hallefuckinglujah??

To me, the religious right is the enemy of freedom. ThatÂ’s why the launch of DefCon: The Campaign to Defend the Constitution is so important. It seeks to counter the religious right, to alert the public to the dangers and risks posed by the growing fundamentalist influence in our nation; to build and mobilize an online community of concerned Americans willing to raise their voices; to mobilize concerned scientists, political leaders, and theologians to help Americans understand what is at stake.

My hope is that DefCon will become a premiere voice of Americans who are disturbed by the growing power of the religious right, and who are looking for a practical and meaningful way to fight back. I cannot think of a more important task for those concerned about freedom in the months and years ahead.

  • For those of you keeping score, here's how the vote on Roberts shook out. Remember this when you head to the polls in 2006.
  • Barack Obama's posted a diary on dKos that should be mandatory reading for everyone. There's too much to quote without losing critical and eloquent context, so I'll refrain. Just have a look. I swear, this man is the only politician I've ever heard that makes any sense to me at all, and I'll have reason for profound hope if he makes a Presidential run someday.
  • Here's one of the better commentaries I've read on the potential for alliance between Democrats and Libertarians. A great read, well linked out for further research.
  • And here's a great discussion on one of my MAJOR criticisms of the Democrat's performance of late. I haven't caught up yet this morning, but as of last night, there were some terrific comments as well. This one from Inclusiveheart is among them.


Bill Ziemer said...

Inclusiveheart's comments are right on target. My brother-in-law works in the AV field as well. It is AMAZING the difference a competant AV person makes in a presentation.

Cantankerous Bitch said...

I've been screaming about how the 2004 loss was primarily a failure of marketing, and it's nice to see I'm not the only one worried about these elementary errors.