Category: Current Affairs

Government Transparency Is An Attitude

The current regime of Senators and Congressmen(women) need an attitude adjustment. I read recently that there is on OpenCongress' Blog that there is a Senator blocking the nomination of the watchdog protecting our $700 Billion bailout of the financial industry. Why would this person want to remain in secrecy? My guess is that he's got some big banking lobbyists backing him…

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Civic Apathy & Disengagement is Still Alive & Well…

Normally, I'm quite elated when I'm right about things (which would explain my typically 'happy' demeanor). This time, however, it's a bit different. I've been reading some numbers regarding the voter turnout for the 2008 Presidential election, an election that has lived up to the historic proportions predicted. From what I can find, voter turnout in 2004 (George W. Bush…

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FreedomSpeaks Presents @ MOTM (Meeting of the Minds)

My friend Kurt Daradics & Baron Miller are having their monthly MOTM tonight. They’ve asked me to present my site, FREEDOMSPEAKS.COM and I’m honored by their invitation. The night will start off with drinks and networking, followed by my presentation, some Q&A, and finally some more networking. I hope to see everyone there. It should be a great night. More…

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This Can’t Possibly be Good…

I read a post on a voting system report being sealed. This seems pretty simple to me. If it has anything to do with our government (barring, of course, national security), it should be made COMPLETELY transparent and available for inspection/accountability. Why on earth do these voting machine companies want to make their technology proprietary? Government systems should be built…

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Freddie, Fannie, Bear Sterns – Oh My!

I'm sorry, but these recent bailouts authored by Secretary of the Treasury Robert Paulson are absolutely ridiculous. When all is said and done, we'll have spent almost $1 Trilion! Yes, that's right people. That's trillion with a capital "T". I'm not the only one that's upset about this. Apparently, most citizens think our government just prints out more money when…

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Senator Larry Craig now has some internet friends!

An interesting event happened last night around 6 PM. I saw an unusual amount of activity on FREEDOMSPEAKS.COM and thought I may have a potential spammer on my hands. I was pleasantly surprised to find that not only was it not a spammer, buy my site had become the target of a quite intriguing blog post by WONKETTE.COM. The story…

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