Kinky Friedman gets own Reality Show

Kinky Friedman has a posseChalk up another publicity win for the little independent candidate that could — Kinky Friedman, 2006 candidate for Texas governor, is getting his own reality show on Country Music Television:

“Go Kinky,” airing on Country Music Television, follows Friedman, an independent candidate, on the campaign trail in the Lone Star State.

[…] As long as CMT doesn’t support Friedman’s candidacy for governor or does not intend to do so, the show wouldn’t fall under Texas law as a political contribution, Sorrells said.

On one hand, I’m glad to see an independent candidate getting so much media play, even if his views don’t totally jibe with libertarianism. On the other hand, I have to be more than a little skeptical of this kind of free publicity, since this could easily be construed as a free season-long political ad for a specific candidate.

Hopefully CMT will be objective in their embedded coverage of the campaign and show the good with the bad, while also giving the public a glimpse of how political campaigns operate (I’ll be taking notes, of course).

Previously: Willie Nelson Raises $170K for Kinky, Kinky Friedman for Texas Governor 2006

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2005 Ballot Initiatives: Mixed Bag for Libertarians

Governing.com has the best roundup of how the ballot measures did. I’ll attempt to dissect how libertarian ideals fared.

In California the Libertarian Party actually posted a handy guideline to the initiatives, here’s the matchup on how things went (results indicate all measures failed):

Prop. 73 (Parental Notification): No position. Result: No
Prop. 74 (Teacher Tenure): Yes. Result: No
Prop. 75 (Paycheck Protection): Yes. Result: No
Prop. 76 (Live Within Our Means): Yes. Result: No
Prop. 77 (Redistricting): Yes. Result: No
Props. 78 and 79 (Prescription Drug Prices): No. Result: No
Prop 80 (Energy re-regulation): No. Result: No

In Ohio the Libertarian Party urged voters to vote “no” across the board, here’s the election results:

Issue One (High-Tech Spending Package): No. Result: Yes
Issue Two (No Questions Absentee Ballot): No. Result: No
Issue Three (Lower Individual Contribution Limits): No. Result: No
Issue Four (Redistricting): No. Result: No
Issue Five (Election Board): No. Result: No

In New York the Libertarian Party called for a “no” vote for giving more power to the legislature to craft the state budget, calling the budget amendment a “trick.” The measure failed.

In Maine, voters rejected a referendum that would have thrown out a law, passed by the legislature this year, barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. A win for libertarians.

In Texas, an amendment banning same-sex marriage passed. A loss for libertarians who don’t want any state control of marriage.

Washington State banned smoking in any indoor public place. A loss for running your business as you see fit. Yet Seattle killed the monorail by rejecting funding (win for libertarians). Maybe Disney will buy the blueprints for the plan.

UPDATE: Tim West has posted some preliminary Libertarian vote totals over at LFS. The most favorable result is:

VA House of Delegates District 36 with 92% of the precincts in

K R Plum Democratic 15,071 79.14%
D E Ferguson Libertarian 3,912 20.54%

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Jacques Chirac doesn’t care about the Bourgeoisie

France riotingThese days, I’m half expecting to see helicopters rescuing French businessmen with little pencil moustaches wearing berets from the tops of their burning cheese shops. Followed up by a French wine dealer appearing on a telethon fundraiser and chastising Chirac for his handling of the crisis as Gerard Depardieu stands next to him in bewilderment. Because, well… even though that would be surreal as hell, it’d be about as close to the truth as I can imagine right now.

Why? Because the French — borrowing the crisis management playbook from FEMA — have finally acknowledged that the shit has hit the fan. A mere 12 days into the riots engulfing France, president Jacques Chirac cut his vacation short and invoked a state of emergency — mandatory curfews, checkpoints and… oh yeah, a ban on setting cars and buildings on fire:

The violence erupted on Oct. 27 as a localized riot in a northeast Paris suburb angry over the accidental deaths of two teenagers, of Mauritanian and Tunisian descent, who were electrocuted while hiding from police in a power substation.

It has grown into a nationwide insurrection by disillusioned suburban youths, many French-born children of immigrants from France’s former territories like Algeria. France’s suburbs have long been neglected and their youth complain of a lack of jobs and widespread discrimination, some of it racial.

Ironically, those same muslim youth who are complaining about the lack of jobs and education have the bright idea that the way to alleviate their plight is to uh… set fire to the schools, commuter trains and businesses. Genius.

Right on schedule, when government fails to provide security, private citizens fill the void.

For now, I’m simply watching from the sidelines on this one and hoping France can get its shit together before the entire country burns down. And I’m betting no one is going to bother learning any lessons here in the U.S. about integrating immigrants and “guest workers” into the melting pot instead of turning a blind eye to their existence.

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It’s a Mystery

Why does the rest of the world hate us? Ron Paul provides some clues when descibing a recent spending bill:

  • $638 million for the unelected Musharraf government in Pakistan;
  • $735 million to continue dangerous drug meddling in South America;
  • $150 million for development in Gaza, in addition to the billions we already give the Palestinians every year;
  • $95 million in new money for the United Nations Democracy Fund, which meddles with foreign governments but never seems to change them;

I would venture to say the hatred is due to our foreign policy, but I wouldn’t want to be labeled “un-American”.

Dubya:

I’m a war president. I make decisions here in the Oval Office in foreign policy matters with war on my mind. – On NBC’s “Meet the Press”, Feb. 8, 2004

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We found the WMDs!

Who says there are no chemical or biological weapons in Iraq? There appears to be plenty:

Powerful new evidence emerged yesterday that the United States dropped massive quantities of white phosphorus on the Iraqi city of Fallujah during the attack on the city in November 2004, killing insurgents and civilians with the appalling burns that are the signature of this weapon.

If you need visual evidence, go here.

Update: Meanwhile, the Bush regime has declared Antarctica the next target of it’s war on terrorism:

President Bush has listed the motives for such a surprising decision: “First of all, penguins have still not declared their support for USA, which means they support the international terrorism. Secondly, we have reliable information that penguins possess weapons of mass destruction or WMD’s, hided in giant glaciers. The US Government has made repeated inquires to penguins to send in Antarctica the commissions of international experts for investigation, but they gave no response. So we cannot longer tolerate such state of things.”

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Sign of the times

A high school mock election of the New Jersey Governor’s race resulted in a win for the Socialist Party:

Socialist Party candidate Tino Rozzo, at 21.6 percent, narrowly edged Corzine and three other contenders in a survey of 270 freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors last week.

Rozzo, whose platform includes a $12-per-hour minimum wage and a “socialized healthcare system under workers and community control,” would seem an unlikely favorite at a high school in relatively wealthy, Republican-dominated Morris County.

Still, he had some proud backers among students attending today’s 1 p.m. debate in the high school’s auditorium, with students standing in for five of the candidates running for governor.

“I believe we need to get rid of these capitalist ways,” said Steven Honickel, 14.

Public education at it’s best.

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Pro-terrorist Church

The IRS wants to punish a church for not spreading pro-government propoganda:

The IRS cited The Times story’s description of the sermon as a “searing indictment of the Bush administration’s policies in Iraq” and noted that the sermon described “tax cuts as inimical to the values of Jesus.”

One subject of the church sums it up interestingly:

“In a government that leans so heavily on religious values, that they would pull a stunt like this, it makes me heartsick.”

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…’til the Fat Lady Sings

Radly Balko should be a carpenter, as he hits the nail squarely on the head everytime he writes something. In his latest article, he takes on the misconception that government needs to become involved with our love handles.

Local and state legislatures, the U.S. Congress, regulators at all levels of government, and public health advocates have since seized on the idea that nearly a half million people are needlessly dying every year because of their love handles. The Bush administration has earmarked millions of federal dollars for anti-obesity initiatives (though not nearly enough for the obesity warriors). Congress is considering menu-labeling laws, some in Washington have suggested taxes on high-fat or high-sugar foods, and others are calling on the FTC to regulate the marketing of junk food. Many states have banned junk food from school cafeterias and vending machines. And the Medicare program announced last summer that it would begin considering paying for treatment for obesity, a new entitlement that could prove to be more costly as the prescription drug benefit.

America is at war with obesity. We could eventually come to find, however, that this war’s origins are dubious as the sinking of the Maine.

Heaven forbid that we ever formally declare a War on Obesity. Considering our success with other similar wars (i.e. Iraq, poverty, drugs and illiteracy), future middle seat assignments on airliners could begin to prove fatal.

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Uncle Sam Wants Your Records

Look at this following example of what the government will do with your library records. And I thought they said they never used this.

The FBI came calling in Windsor, Conn., this summer with a document marked for delivery by hand. On Matianuk Avenue, across from the tennis courts, two special agents found their man. They gave George Christian the letter, which warned him to tell no one, ever, what it said.

Under the shield and stars of the FBI crest, the letter directed Christian to surrender “all subscriber information, billing information and access logs of any person” who used a specific computer at a library branch some distance away. Christian, who manages digital records for three dozen Connecticut libraries, said in an affidavit that he configures his system for privacy. But the vendors of the software he operates said their databases can reveal the Web sites that visitors browse, the e-mail accounts they open and the books they borrow.

Christian refused to hand over those records, and his employer, Library Connection Inc., filed suit for the right to protest the FBI demand in public. The Washington Post established their identities — still under seal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit — by comparing unsealed portions of the file with public records and information gleaned from people who had no knowledge of the FBI demand.

It makes me think how many other people willingly gave up this information.

The FBI now issues more than 30,000 national security letters a year, according to government sources, a hundredfold increase over historic norms. The letters — one of which can be used to sweep up the records of many people — are extending the bureau’s reach as never before into the telephone calls, correspondence and financial lives of ordinary Americans.

Issued by FBI field supervisors, national security letters do not need the imprimatur of a prosecutor, grand jury or judge. They receive no review after the fact by the Justice Department or Congress. The executive branch maintains only statistics, which are incomplete and confined to classified reports. The Bush administration defeated legislation and a lawsuit to require a public accounting, and has offered no example in which the use of a national security letter helped disrupt a terrorist plot.

Read full story.

Remember, just because you’re paranoid does not mean they are not after you.

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Congressional Democrats Throw First Amendment into the Wastebin

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” — First Amendment to the Constitution

According to Declan McCullagh, Congress refused to act on a law aimed at protecting the First Amendment rights of bloggers. You won’t see me siding with Republicans very often, but if this report is accurate, I’ll take exception to this rule:

In an acrimonious debate that broke largely along party lines, more than three-quarters of congressional Democrats voted to oppose the reform bill, which had enjoyed wide support from online activists and Web commentators worried about having to comply with a tangled skein of rules.

The vote tally in the House of Representatives, 225 to 182, was not enough to send the Online Freedom of Speech Act to the Senate. Under the rules that House leaders adopted to accelerate the process, a two-thirds supermajority was required.

“I’m horribly disappointed that this important measure failed to pass,” said Rep. Mark Kennedy, R-Minn. “This bill was designed to protect the free-speech rights of Americans whose only alleged crime is wanting to use the Internet to express their opinions.”

Since I’ve always been told that Democrats are supposed to be the defenders of our civil liberties, I went looking for some Democratic outrage over this outcome, but couldn’t find it. What’s truly telling is that a search for “Online Freedom of Speech Act” over at DailyKos.com provided the response of “Found 0 results.”

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libertarianism?

The terms “liberal” and “conservative” seem to have evolved to mean socialism and fascism, respectively. Liberals tend to promote a highly regulated economy that re-distributes wealth to “benefit” the lazy or incompetent at the expense of property rights. On the other hand, conservatives prefer to legislate morality because of some sort of misguided superiority complex telling them that they know how to live your life better than you do, also at the expense of property rights. Combine the ingredients and viola! You have totalitarianism, or at least a nicely paved road towards that end. A steady progression towards the ultimate goal of communism. Karl Marx would be proud.

Which leads me to ponder what exactly the term “libertarianism” really means and what it’s purpose is. Depending on how far back you go, liberalism in the classic sense is almost identical to libertarianism. The same applies to conservatism, again depending on which part of history you are referring to. So what are we doing calling ourselves libertarians when we are truely the principled liberals and conservatives? Are we compelled to distinguish ourselves as a fringe group?

Update: The Register-Guard has a nice piece about this subject from a university education perspective.

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Free State Project Changes Target Goals

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Free State Project (FSP) is giving up on its 2006 recruitment goal of 20,000 people by 2006.

Amanda Phillips, Free State president, said the goal was never an official deadline.

Once the deadline was met, the group planned to move to New Hampshire. The project has about 6,800 members, and most live in California and Florida. Only about 130 people have moved to New Hampshire, The state was targeted because it doesn’t have sales or income taxes and defers to local government control. The group said it will promote just moving to New Hampshire instead.

The FSP website provides their explanation for not meeting their target, but I disagree with reason they provided:

One of our longstanding goals has been to reach 20,000 signatures by the end of 2006. While not outside the realm of possibility, this goal now seems unlikely to be reached. The reason for this is apparently a much lower level of national media attention since the state vote in 2003. The good news is that our growth rate remains steady, that Free Staters are already moving to New Hampshire, and finally, that we think we can improve our media attention substantially in the coming months.

To begin, the FSP has received a fair amount of media attention. While I’ve always supported the FSP, I’ve not personally jumped on board for several reasons:

1) New Hampshire is darned cold in the winter (especially for this southern boy)
2) My immediate family would face a significant decrease in income and probable increase in living expenses were we to move to NH
3) The amount of increased freedom I would receive is negligible compared to the expense and amount of work required to move to NH. The federal goverment would likely “outlaw” most gained freedoms in NH, anyway.
4) I prefer working to make my city a Free City Project, my state a free, and doing what I can to restore the U.S. as a free country.

This said, the FSP might still be able to entice me by offering a few babes like Amanda to keep me warm through the cold northeastern winters.

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Hammer of Truth Feedback Request

bright ideaSome of the old-timers who read this blog will remember when it was just one solitary dude writing this stuff — me. I posted maybe once a day at best and would wander off and not blog for weeks at a time when I was burnt out (from blogging, work, life). Well, there’s seven of us now and several posts a day on several different topics that catch our eye.

Recently, we were even added as an official Google News source, which is giving us some major visibility and traffic to boot.

I want to ask you, faithful readers, how are we doing so far? How can we do better?

Beyond those questions, I have another: the direction of the site. My goal is to slowly transform Hammer of Truth into the biggest libertarian community blog that exists. I’d like to move in the direction of mega-site DailyKos, allowing anyone to join the site and start their own blog/journal, with frontpage linkage being decided on meritocracy, and to a lesser extent, my own prerogative. And I’d like to implement some form of threaded commenting with community moderation. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg, and I’d like to know exactly what kind of community features you think would be a must-have.

Have your say in the comments.

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Hurricane Katrina’s 521,000 Pink Slips

The official numbers are out. Katrina took about a cool half million jobs out of the economy. Now granted, some of those jobs included “bead necklace maker,” “crappy radio station WSUX 95.5,” and other jobs that won’t have a real impact on the rest of the country… but that’s still a large chunk of fresh job hunters that will add to already pressure to the already dwindling supply.

If only they were willing to move to India… they might actually find our lost manufacturing base!

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Wal-Mart’s Minimum Effort

By now you’ve probably heard of Wal-Mart getting into bed with Washington by flexing it’s lobbying arm. Out of the newly formed “war room” (incidentally filled with former tobacco lobbyists) came the strategy to ask Congress to raise mimum wage laws.

Because it’s obvious that’s what’s been stopping them from paying their employees more. Yeesh.

Wal-Mart is trying to clean up their public image, but that may not work as planned if they are simply going to use their size and might to bully the government into agreeing with them through yet another corporate lobby.

Like the news that the Department of Labor is in bed with Wal-Mart — offering unheard of tipoffs and leniency when Wal-Mart violates their laws, and get this: issuing joint press releases.

Now don’t get me wrong, I think Wal-Mart is a damned fine retailer when it comes to slicing pennies of the cost of goods and passing that on to consumers (at the peril of suppliers who can’t or won’t do the same). But when any company starts to schmooze their way into government process in such a lewd manner, you know there’s something fishy going on.

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LV Mayor on Graf Artists: “Cut off Their Thumbs”

graffiti - my thumb staysThanks to Wooster Collective once again for a story tip.

Las Vegas mayor Oscar Goodman proposed his fail-safe idea of making sure his house turns purple, green and orange when he suggested that the best way to curb graffiti is to cut the thumbs off of vandals (or street artists, take your pick) on live TV.

He claims he got this brilliant notion from the French, who beheaded criminals, while conveniently forgetting that the guillotine was later turned on the ruling class:

“I’m saying maybe you put them on TV and cut off a thumb,” the mayor added. “That may be the right thing to do.”

Goodman also suggested that whippings or canings should be brought back for children who get into trouble.

“I also believe in a little bit of corporal punishment going back to the days of yore, where examples have to be shown,” Goodman said.

Street art, or graffiti is a contentious topic of discussion, because for every person who lamely defaces with a tag of their name, there’s an artist who’s blowing our minds with public masterpieces.

And speaking of lessons from “the days of yore” how about a lovely tar and feathering for this idiot mayor.

Update: Wooster is asking people to send in photos of their thumbs:

In response to the Mayor of Las Vegas saying that he wants to cut off the thumbs of graffiti artists – if you’re an artist dedicated to the streets – send us a photo of your thumb (or hand) with a little drawing or message on it. We’ll collect all of the photographs, post them on the Wooster site, and then send them as a group to the Mayor.

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Congress Kills Commercial Eminent Domain

Castle Coalition - hands off my homeOk, this is a big win with a big caveat: it sunsets in two frickin years. Can anyone else say “presidential campaign issue?” Kip Esquire correctly points out in the comments that the bill doesn’t expire in two years. Instead all federal funding is cut for two years. Honest mistake, and we’re much happier now (though I’d still like to see it codified as an amendment that can’t be overturned by the SCOTUS again).

Today, backed by president Bush, Congress passed House Resolution 4128 (text of bill), which in effect strips all federal funding from states that allow seizing of homes for economic development. After an overwhelming 376-38 vote, it’s uncertain just why they decided to sunset the change in just two years and (see above) didn’t push for an amendment to permanently protect property rights from eminent domain abuses.

The Castle Coalition, one of the most prominent groups fighting eminent domain, hailed the legislation as a win, saying in a press release “The legislation strikes the perfect balance. It serves to reassure every American that federal dollars — their own money — won’t be used to kick them off their land, while allowing state and local governments to use federal dollars for actual public uses, like roads and military bases.”

In related news, this will certainly kill any possibility of Louisana lawmakers making use of eminent domain to seize homes in areas of New Orleans devastated by breeched levee flooding. The NOLA seizure plan would have given developers large swathes of land where homes are condemned due to flood damage.

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GOP Seeking Oil Industry Charity (not Taxes!)

Grassley - beyond pork-barrelingThis week, GOP lawmakers in Washington are hoping to throw down some taxes on big oil, without actually calling them taxes (because Republicans don’t like the t-word). Instead, they are hoping to guilt oil companies into donating 10 percent of their record profits to the government so they can use it to assist low-income households with heating bills:

Mr. Grassley’s proposal, outlined in letters to three oil and gas industry associations on Tuesday, asks energy companies to contribute 10 percent of their profits to fuel funds operated by states and utility companies that supplement the federal heating assistance program.

“In light of record profits and rising energy costs, it seems only logical for the companies to practice good corporate citizenship by helping low-income families and seniors,” said the Iowa Republican, whose state is one of many in the Midwest where heating bills are expected to rise 50 percent on average this winter.

Mr. Grassley, whose powerful committee writes tax law and oversees charitable organizations, also asked the associations for status reports on charitable giving by the energy companies.

This comes right on the heels of record profits, like Exxon Mobil which reported a $9.9 billion quarterly profit.

Which comes right on the heels of last week’s new program to give federal insurance to oil refiners whose expansion projects are delayed by lawsuits or regulatory snags.

And which comes right on the heels of $14.5 billion in tax breaks and incentives to the energy industry three months ago.

Update: Congress snuck a provision into budget cuts to rent parts of the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR) to oil companies for $2.5 billion, which is a good thing considering they could have stupidly given it to them like so many other giveaways.

Another Update: IO Error has a great roundup of all the bills Republicans are trying to shove down the throats of oil companies. It seems for every proposed tax, someone is countering with some refinery land giveaway or relief act for hurricane damage.

Frankly it’s getting to the point where someone needs to compile these bills into a spreadsheet of “give” and “take” columns and run the numbers to see how everything comes out. Give a couple billion here, take a couple billion there… Republicans are baking us a double unbig government cake, right?

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Army “recruits”

Molesting alter boys from work didn’t pan out very well, so I guess Catholic priests are targeting the Army now. It appears they aren’t having much luck there either.

The irony…

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Police Murder Man for Unpaid Seat Belt Ticket

Keep this in mind the next time you forget to buckle up

Vera died on Aug. 19 in an intensive care unit at Medical Center of McKinney after almost two weeks in a coma. He was doused with oleoresin capsicum “pepper” spray by two Allen police officers during his Aug. 4 arrest for an unpaid seat belt ticket out of Irving.

Apparently police can murder someone and get away with it.

The grand jury report stated, “No probable cause exists to believe that any criminal offense was committed in connection with these events, other than Mr. Vera’s refusal to submit to the lawful authority of the police officers who attempted to effect his arrest.”

Collin County Medical Examiner Dr. William Rohr reported Vera’s death was a homicide, adding his death resulted from a struggle with officers. But “that does not “necessarily mean there was any criminal activity involved in Mr. Vera’s death,” Rohr said in his report.

Rohr stated cause of death as a lack of oxygen to the brain, which had occurred while Vera was face down, with pressure on his back.

I guess a homicide isn’t a criminal offense for police. Especially if they didn’t use pepper spray.

Rohr’s report also stated that use of pepper spray, as well as water near the scene and the intramural coronary artery, did not contribute to Vera’s death.

Good thing the judge was looking out for the interests of the victim

According to court documents, the court issued the order to prevent “extensive media coverage” from harming the judicial process.

And finally, you can all rest assured that these fine officers will be back on the street in no time.

Felty added the officers will be reinstated following the debriefing portion of the department’s internal investigation.

Overall, Felty said the department was pleased with the grand jury’s announcement and believe they are participating in “full, fair and impartial investigations.”

“The most important thing here is the Allen citizens know there’s no wrongdoing on the part of their police officers,” he said.

Update: Feel free to let the Allen police know what you think: police@cityofallen.org or their boss: pvargas@cityofallen.org

Another Update: Cool site dedicated to police accountability.

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PA Operation Clean Sweep’s First Victory!

clean sweep pigPeople say activism doesn’t work anymore. Well it has in this case. Maybe it was the 129,000 signature petition rolled out at the capital’s doorstep. Maybe it was the 25 foot inflatable pig. Either way, the pressure has become high enough and the situation embarrassing enough that the Pennsylvania Senate and House have already passed a bill lowering the salaries back.

The Senate, reacting to months of fierce backlash from constituents, unanimously voted early in the evening to repeal the pay increase. The bill included a provision lowering judges’ pay as well, which some lawmakers argued is prohibited by the state Constitution.

Around 11 p.m., the House took up the bill, but added an amendment that tied together each part of the bill. So if a judge strikes one part down, the entire bill is repealed and the raise might return.

So it’s not through yet and there is some rider amendments that may piss some people off, but the ball is rolling. And remember, PA Clean Sweep’s goal is to get every incumbent out of office for the audacity of their 11th hour move to jack up their salaries by as much as 54%. Good Luck!

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How not to get BlogBashed

Note: this article contains dead links, the url is still in the hover/alt text. Keep the web working, curate content well!

Following up on the Forbes hooplah on “attack” blogs, Boing Boing points to this 10-point list of simple things to do to avoid negative blog coverage:

1. Create quality products and services.
2. Sell what you advertise.
3. Make certain your products and services do what they claim to do.
4. Fully test and study your products and services before offering them for sale.
5. Disclose all risks posed to purchasers of your products and services.
6. Tell the truth.
7. Fulfill your warranty promises.
8. Don’t cut corners.
9. Comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
10. Don’t try to buy influence.

It sounds simple, but for corporate bureaucracies, it doesn’t hurt to spell out the obvious.

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Political Stencils Greet Bush in Argentina

Wooster Collective (my favorite street art site) has this stencil/graffiti from Argentina, where President Bush is visiting this week. Bush can also expect massive protests from Argentinians unenthusiastic about multiple facets of U.S. foreign policy.

Argentina / Bush - fucking cowboy, go home

You know, we’re totally holding out for the Marlboro man remix or maybe just some enterprising artist can make some killer t-shirts from this.

Update: 10,000 protest Bush in Argentina. We’re shocked… SHOCKED!

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