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Lemon Pledge

captain kirkThe United States and the Philippines are the only two countries on Earth which have a pledge to a flag. Ours also includes mention of an all-powerful monkey that lives in the clouds and, for good measure, includes an extra-large gooey glob of xenophobia.

This pledge does not make us a better people, it makes us decidedly weird. We could do SO much better.

As a reminder to all you non-history buffs, the "under god" part of the pledge was added in 1954 while the country was embroiled in a contrived tizzy over communist incursion of the U.S. government. So it's not like Jesus wrote it on a fig leaf, just for us.

Yeah, I know, bummer, but you might find solace in the fact that the tune to the Star-Spangled Banner came from an old drinking song. (See video below)

Happy holiday, everyone. Now go blow yourself up like good little Americans.


Now that you're back from the lake and feeling rested and ready how about signing this petition to amend the Constitution to:

• Firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights.

• Guarantee the right to vote and to participate, and to have our vote and participation count.

• Protect local communities, their economies, and democracies against illegitimate "preemption" actions by global, national, and state governments.

C'mon! You know you want to. And thanks!



john boehner"We're going to have a relentless focus on creating jobs." - John Boehner, February 10, 2011.

The following is #48 in a list of accomplishments by the GOP since they gained control of the House in 2011. None have yet to result in one, single new job.

(48) 7-4-2011: The little bastards are still on holiday. Lucky us.

For the entire list of GOP futility, click here.


Fox News Lies!And what manner of lie is Fox News spewing today? That corporations NEED their jet plane subsidies, while NPR can go suck eggs.

Click here to help Drop Fox from your cable system.

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I pledge allegiance to Mother Earth
and the united brotherhood of mankind,
and to the borderless horizon
which welcomes us all,
one world,
in quest of truth,
indivisible, with liberty,
and absolute justice for all.