Gore’s clones – the Goretians are coming!
Drudge is reporting that former Vice President Al Gore is creating even
crazier protesters. Goretians will be protesting outside of the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and demand that scientists resign for
sticking to the fact that there is no proof that global warming is creating
more severe hurricanes:
Hundreds of concerned citizens and leaders from across the nation will join
Hurricane Katrina survivors Wednesday to call for the resignation of the
heads of the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the NOAA Headquarters just outside of
Washington, D.C. During an 11 a.m. demonstration, advocates will demand that
NOAA stop covering up the growing scientific link between severe hurricanes
and global warming while insisting on real solutions to the problem of
Elections remain "Wild West"
The Federal Election Commission continued to leave wide open the role that
527 organizations can have in the election process. Federal District Court
Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the Commission two choices as a result of the
Bush 04 Campaign lawsuit over the question of unregulated 527 organizations:
either issue uniform rules or issue a fuller explanation of why it was
dealing with 527-related cases one by one even as the 2006 elections near.
Chairman Michael E. Toner, a Republican, dissented from the four to two
vote, stating, "The failure to issue rules has fostered uncertainty about
what is legally permissible and has undermined the McCain-Feingold law."
The Commission has failed to judicate many of the largest complaints against
political organizations that file under the non-profit status of political
organizations in the Internal Revenue Code of 527 and choose not to be
regulated by the limits of the Federal Election Commission.
[NOTE: Iowa Presidential Watch is a uncoordinated federal 527
organization regulated by the FEC.]
GOP embezzler guilty
Associated Press reports on a key Ohio GOP fundraiser who plead guilty
of illegally funneling $45,000 to the Bush 04 campaign:
A coin dealer and prominent GOP fundraiser at the center of an Ohio
political scandal pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he
illegally funneled about $45,000 to President Bush's reelection campaign.
Tom Noe, who also raised money for Ohio Republicans, also is charged with
embezzlement in an ill-fated $50 million coin investment that he managed for
the state workers' compensation fund.
Michael Moore sued for $85 million
NewsMax reports on a veteran featured in Michael Moore's film,
"Fahrenheit 9/11," who is suing Moore:
A double-amputee veteran of the Iraq war is suing filmmaker Michael Moore
for $85 million, claiming Moore used an old interview with the G.I. to make
him appear anti-war in his movie "Fahrenheit 9/11."
Sgt. Peter Damon, 33, who strongly supports America's invasion of Iraq, said
he never agreed to be in the 2004 movie. Damon lost his arms when a Black
Hawk helicopter exploded in front of him.
In the 2003 interview, which he did at Walter Reed Army Hospital for NBC
News, he discussed only a new painkiller the military was using on wounded
veterans, the New York Post reports.
"They took the clip because it was a gut-wrenching scene," Damon said. "They
sandwiched it in. [Moore] was using me as ammunition."
Why today's youth differ
Wall Street Journal’s "The Best of the Web" explores why the youth of
today are not rioting in the street to stop the Iraq War (a must read). The
column quotes Shelby Steele’s book, "White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites
Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era." Excerpt:
One purpose of youthful rebellion is to put one's self at odds with adult
authority not so much to defeat it as to be defeated by it. . . . But if the
young win their rebellion against the old, their rite of passage to maturity
is cut short and they are falsely inflated rather than humbled. Uninitiated,
they devalue history rather than find direction in it, and feel entitled to
break sharply and even recklessly from the past.
The sixties generation of youth is very likely the first generation in
American history to have actually won its adolescent rebellion against its
elders. One of the reasons for this, if not the primary reason, is that this
generation came of age during the age of white guilt, which meant that its
rebellion ran into an increasingly uncertain adult authority. . . . It
doesn't matter, for example, that there was honor in America's
acknowledgment of moral wrong in the area of race. An acknowledgment of
wrong was an acknowledgment of wrong, and it brought a loss of moral
authority--and thus, adult authority--despite the good it achieved.