October 26th, 2007


Maybe she's right; maybe we should take to the streets


Naomi Wolf's Guide to Restoring Liberty in America

By Naomi Wolf
Posted on October 26, 2007, Printed on October 26, 2007

This post, written by Naomi Wolf, originally appeared on FireDogLake

All right: Blackwater and other contractors have four BILLION dollars in US funds and, the New York Times reports today, almost no oversight in Iraq; wildfires are consuming acres of Southern California and many counties have been declared to be in a state of emergency -- and nothing at all but a whisper of popular opposition and a prayer -- nothing legal -- would prevent Bush today from declaring that the National Guard is overstretched and that it is Blackwater's torturers and murderers, recruited from Salvadoran, Ecuadoran and Nigerian paramilitaries, who will be `maintaining order' in the `public emergency' that is Southern California; and Mukasey has informed Congress that he has no idea what waterboarding is -- which professed cluelessness alone should disqualify him from service -- and that the President does not actually need to obey the law of the United States of America -- which alone should alert us that if he is confirmed the game is over. Once Congress confirms someone to decide the law of the land who holds that the President is exempt from the law of the land (which assertion was, notably, an historic tipping point when Hitler asked his Reichstag to confirm a similar position about his powers in regard to the law and the constitution) it is open season on all of us.

It is time to take to the streets.

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Animals from fire - and before - need help

California Fires

Escondido Humane Society Needs Your Help.

October 26, 2007 : 2:10 PM
This no-kill shelter about 30 minutes outside of San Diego, is currently overflowing with dogs as a result of the fires, and has run out of space to accept future animals.

This means that they will have to turn people away, and stop accepting future animals into their system, which could force them into very unfortunate circumstances, even life-threatening

PLEASE, If you can take action and help by spreading the word, fostering, adopting, as to clear up some space this will greatly allow them to continue their great work of saving animals.

Adoption Info: http://www.escondidohumanesociety.org/ehs_004.htm

Aside from fostering, adopting, the following assistance is needed:

1. Sorting out disaster-relief donations
*Seeking 2 strong people with good backs, preferably with a pick-up truck or hatchback to unload supplies and help sort in donated storage on-site.
2. Cleaning Kennel and Crates
3. Laundry
*Their dryer is broken and they could use volunteers to take their laundry to a nearby laundromat and/or take home.
4. Walking dogs
5. Grounds clean-up

Please call and speak to Kathy Warner
760-888-2210 direct line (Ask for Abigail)
760-888-2275 main line (should Kathy not be available)


Or to speak to a Best Friends representative, please email jkrause@bestfriends.org