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YouTube Video: Jesus Is Glad His Morphing iPhone App is Quashed

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A mute God the Father listens patiently as Jesus the Son goes on about his morphing iPhone app, censored by the Apple Corporation for being “offensive.”

Here’s a hint, folks: Jesus was offensive to many people. And to say there’s a little bit of Jesus in you and me is blasphemy? Say it isn’t so, Apple. Actually, never mind, Apple, don’t say anything. It might “offend” someone.


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May 13, 2009 at 12:04 am

DC Support the Constitution Inauguration Activism January 20, 2009

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Here’s a progressive political action during the Inauguration of Barack Obama for people who support the return to constitutional governance:

Pro-Constitution Demonstration in DC
Outside the Department of Justice
South Side of Pennsylvania Avenue, West of 9th St.
on the Inauguration Parade Route for President Barack Obama

Date: January 20, 2009 (during the Inaugural Parade)

Support the Constitution by exercising it! Exercise your First Amendment freedom to assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievance. Ask President Barack Obama to keep his Oath of Office to “Preserve, Protect and Defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Demonstration web page:

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January 11, 2009 at 9:23 pm

DC Mall Video: Why Don’t We Just Burn the Fourth Amendment?

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With the passage of the FISA Amendments Act, the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution isn’t binding anymore. It’s just a suggestion to be followed when doing so is convenient, a suggestion to be ignored when doing so is convenient. George W. Bush and the Republicans in Congress and too many Democrats in Congress have finally reduced the stature of the 4th Amendment to the point that it really is, as George W. Bush once said, “just a piece of paper.”

Well, if it’s just a piece of paper, why don’t we just go ahead and burn it?

That is, if we can even get a little bit of a light any more.

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August 12, 2008 at 3:12 am

Three Reasons To Oppose Offshore Drilling

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Three reasons to oppose expanded offshore drilling for oil along America’s coastlines:

1. Offshore drilling will not bring down gasoline prices significantly or soon enough to deal with the current crisis.

2. Offshore drilling threatens America’s coastal waters that are already suffering from an oceans-wide ecological crisis.

3. Offshore oil rigs are extremely vulnerable to hurricanes, such as Hurricane Katrina, which completely destroyed more than 110 oil rigs.

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August 3, 2008 at 8:26 pm

Obama’s Inspectors General Were Impotent

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In justifying his upcoming vote for the FISA Amendments Act, Barack Obama tried to soothe his supporters’ outrage by saying that, although ordinary routes of justice and investigation against George W. Bush’s spying crimes against the American people were being cut off, an Inspectors General report would still provide accountability.

Specifically, Obama cited an Inspectors General report into politically-biased hiring practices as a “strong example” of the accountability that could occur through the FISA Amendments Act. That sounds great, but what form did that accountability actually take?

Irregular Times looked into the matter, and here’s the sad truth of what they found about the so-called “accountability” of the Inspectors General investigation that Obama cited:

– No one was held accountable.

There were no arrests. No fines. No trials. No one got fired, or even suspended. No one even got disciplined.

Nothing happened to anybody.

All that happened is that the Inspectors General wrote a report.

When Barack Obama cites the Inspectors General investigation of the hiring practices at the Department of Justice, as a “a strong example of the accountability” that might still occur after the FISA Amendments Act gives telecommunications companies retroactive immunity: Someone, years from now, will write a report.

That’s not accountability.

George W. Bush and the telecommunications corporations committed high crimes against the American people. They watched us online. They read our emails. They tapped our telephone calls. They violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

They plan to keep on doing it, with Barack Obama’s help.

And Barack Obama thinks that a report, written years from now, will provide accountability?!?

How stupid does Barack Obama think we are?

The 2008 Obama Steamroller Flips Over On FISA Amendments Act

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Barack Obama was doing so well, but as we track the 2008 presidential election we now see that the Obama Campaign steamroller has flipped over. The cause? The speedbump of the FISA Amendments Act.

All Barack Obama had to do was keep chugging along, challenging the politics of fear. But no – Obama listened to the campaign consultants. Obama announced that he supports and will vote for the FISA Amendments Act.

The FISA Amendments Act gives retroactive immunity to the telecommunications corporations that helped George W. Bush illegally spy on millions of American citizens. The law gives Bush the power to spy with virtually no restrictions on Americans, and even to search through Americans’ homes without a search warrant, and without providing any proof that there is any suspicion of criminal activity.

Barack Obama’s campaign consultants got afraid that John McCain would play the fear card on Obama. So, what did Obama do? He played the fear card on himself.

Barack Obama once promised to end the politics of fear. Now, Obama has embraced the politics of fear.

Two places to track news about the FISA Amendments Act and its impact on the 2008 election:

1. FISA Amendments Act News at Irregular Times

2. Repeal FISA – a collective blog of resistance to the FISA Amendments Act.

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June 23, 2008 at 8:35 pm