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Natalie’s new doo

Could it be that Natalie Maines of The Dixie Chicks has discovered her inner self? She’s been through a lot and stood up for what she believed. Maybe she has evolved into her true self as a result and made some outer changes to match the inner ones. the transformation is so amazing.
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From: http://www.tmz.com/2009/03/27/natalie-maines-sans-mane/

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Leahy: Investigate Bush Now

Vermont Senator calls for a committee “without an ax to grind,” to investigate the Bush White House. Personally, I plan to call or email Leahy to let him know I support this 100% HOW ABOUT YOU?
Here’s Leahy’s Contact info:

email:
senator_leahy@leahy.senate.gov

website:
http://leahy.senate.gov

phone:
1-800-642-3193

<a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/09/leahy-investigate-bush-no_n_165227.html“>read more | digg story

Note: If you need a memory jog check out this site for a fairly comprehensive list of reasons to investigate the Bush Administration:
http://www.netrootsmass.net/hughs-bush-scandals-list/

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WE DON’T TORTURE

Things are moving right along in this the third day of the new administration. This morning The President signed 5 executive orders including one that calls for the end of the use of torture. From this point forward in all interrogations the guidelines laid out in the Army field manual and the rules of the Geneva convention will be followed. Other orders signed today include one to close Guantanaomo Bay within a year and the establishment of a committee to decide what to do with prisoners at Guantanamo. The final executive order was specific to one detainee’s case. He’s high profile but I can’t remember how to spell out his name.

Special patriotic nods to everyone that spoke truth to power during the last eight years trying to stop the torture of prisoners. One such group was Code Pink also, World Can’t Wait and Radio Talk Show Host Randi Rhodes. Here locally The Nashville Peace & Justice Center worked hard to organize, protest and educate about this issue. There were many, many more. THANK YOU to all who did. You are all great Americans. I am proud of you. I am proud of us. I’m proud of America again.

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Gas lines in Middle Tennessee

A sight I remember in the 70’s when I fist started driving came back today and people waited to fill up their tanks all around Nashville. Deb and I drove to the co-op today to buy horse feed. On our journey we discovered that EVERY gas station in town was out of gas except one. The line of cars there stretched 25-30 cars at least.

We called our sweeties and gave them the “red alert!” I talked to Emily who found some regular gas at Costcos in town. She said the line was about 50 cars. Cosco people were passing out bottled water to drivers in line and making sure everyone had a costco membership card.

Deb talked to Brenda who said “old hickory doesn’t have a line I’ll go there…oh they have no gas.” She found some awhile later and both came home with 5 gallon cans too. My toyota is completely out in the driveway so I was glad she brought a little home.

According to local tv news the colonial pipeline that services Nashville (and new orleans, atlanta, memphis, chattanooga, & Knoxville) is from Houston and so we could be looking at shortages for a while. Where is our plug in solar car? Maybe I should train the horses to pull a cart.

UPDATE: We woke up to read on CNN’s website that it’s our fault…we panicked.As Emily so eloquently put it…BULLSHIT. Last night we read it was because 75% of capacity of the pipeline was gone from the Hurricane. Here’s what I KNOW. None of us had a clue about the problem until we drove by the gas stations. We are being manipulated again and the press is stepping right up to spin the “truth.” I predict Nashville isn’t the only city this is going to happen to.

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Great Women of Texas: Molly Ivans

No sheros list would be complete without a nod to Molly. I miss her. She made such great fun and sense out of politics. I used to read her column in our local paper in the morning out loud to Emily as we sat around the kitchen table drinking coffee. She could put things into perspective so quickly and have me holding my sides from laughter. Here’s a taste…It’s a speech she gave just before the 2004 election to students in pre-katrina New Orleans at Tulane. It’s pretty long so grab a cup of coffee, sit down and enjoy…

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Ann Richard’s message true today

I always loved listening to Texas Governor Ann Richards. She spoke at the 2004 Democratic Convention and her words are just as relevant in this election and a good reminder to all of us today. My thoughts today are with Texas, my old stomping ground, and those folks along the gulf who will not be sleeping tonight when the hurricane roars ashore.

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Supreme Court Rules Bush Exceeded His Powers

I found this L.A. Times article on Truthout.com By trying to stack the court he thought he’d have them in lockstep with him. Didn’t quite work out that way at least on this vote. Every time I see Republicans trying to back away from Bush I think of swimming lessons when I was a kid. Do you remember treading water backwards? I do and I was very good at it…better than my swimming in the forward direction. Anyway tread on Republican friends…the Constitution was written for you too. Now go out there and protect it…this Guy isn’t out of office…yet.

Supreme Court Rules Bush Exceeded His Powers
By David G. Savage
The Los Angeles Times

Wednesday 26 March 2008

Saying he does not have “unilateral authority” to force states to comply with an international treaty, justices vote 6-3 to reject presidential order to reopen cases of foreign nationals.

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