Crooks and Liars has video of Viggo Mortensen on Charlie Rose last night. Mortensen hammered Bush, the Bush administration, the Iraq War and called for bringing the troops home now. It’s an awesome interview… See the must watch video of Viggo Mortensen, here on Crooks and Liars.
The Democratic Daily’s Donnie in Houma, LA has emailed to let us know he is okay. His parrish, Terrebonne has sustained some serious flooding according to CNN. Here’s some quips from the email from Donnie: Pamela, I had to swallow my pride and sign up with aol to get on … Continue reading
The March is on in Washington, D.C. The anti-war movement march today, heralded by Cindy Sheehan, is massive to say the least… Word from the ground, via phone conversations with Mario Romero, who is in the thick of it with members of PDA, is that there are 250,000 – 300,000 … Continue reading
The Pentagon on Saturday was sending about 500 active-duty soldiers to the areas of Louisiana hit by Hurricane Rita and said about 27,000 National Guardsmen were ready to respond in Texas and Louisiana. Five mortuary teams went to Texas. Troops from the 82nd Airborne Division headed to Lafayette, La., about … Continue reading
From Think Progress: Former Head of U.S. Central Command Blasts Administration Over Iraq Continue reading
“Sometimes it takes a natural disaster to reveal a social disaster,” Jim Wallis, editor of the evangelical journal Sojourner’s, told a Washington Post reporter last week. Continue reading
A number of states, including Utah and Texas, want to teach some of the dispersed Gulf Coast students in shelters instead of in local public schools, a stance supported by the Bush administration and some private education providers. But advocates for homeless families and civil rights oppose that approach. Continue reading
Skimming through the New York Times this morning, came across this article, Art of the Internet, which lead me to Karmagrrrl’s blog. Watch the video she made with Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends.”
Here we go again… AFP News is reporting that “Houston abandons its neediest ahead of Hurricane Rita.” As the first winds of Hurricane Rita whipped at the power lines across the street, Virginia Lewis Mansfield huddled in a doorway with all her earthly possessions within arm’s reach. Homeless for the … Continue reading
Hurricane Rita is bearing down… The inner eye of the hurricane, was “just a few hours” from slamming into the coast, close to the state border, near the Sabine pass, said the US National Hurricane Center in its latest advisory issued at 0300 GMT.