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Macbeth's Witches and Obama's Delusion

Self-delusion, dangerous for an individual, is a catastrophe when it engulfs much of a nation, spurred on by its leaders.

I recently met Congressman Steve Lynch (Mass.) one morning and asked him about Obama and Libya. Though opposed to the president’s decision, he does not think what Obama has done by attacking Libya without Congressional approval amounts to 'high crimes and misdemeanors', the criteria for impeachment.

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Antiwar.com On The Ropes

I don't usually go out of my way to plug fundraisers but imo antiwar.com is the only strong distinctly anti-interventionist source of information. From Justin's Raimondo's 'rant' (his words), below, it won't survive without some cash. If you can, consider helping out.

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2011/02/15/the-fight-to-s...

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Video-Abolish the Mass. Governor's Council?

Because recent judicial nominations in Massachusetts proposed by Governor Patrick have run into healthy opposition there is push by some political insiders to eliminate the Governor's Council, an elected body of eight with the power to approve or reject nominees.

The Governor's Council should be strenthend not eliminated. In this video from Greater Boston's Emily Rooney Senator Brian Joyce argues that nominees are vetted by 'experienced bodies' - a secret process by the Judicial Nominating Committee (all lawyers) and the trade group of lawyers from the Bar Associations. The Governor's Council is the only opportunity for the public to have a say in who sits on the bench in Massachusetts.

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Massachusetts - Nomination of Roderick Ireland to be Chief Justice of MA Supreme Judicial Court, Wed., Dec. 1

The public nomination hearing before the Mass. Governor's Council of Roderick Ireland to be the new Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court will take place at the State House on Dec. 1, at 10 AM, in the State House Hearing Room B-2.

This hearing is extremely important as the Chief Justice of the SJC has a direct influence over all Massachusetts courts.

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Justin Raimondo in Boston Nov. 11 2010

Justin Raimondo of www.AntiWar.com spoke at the Arlington Street Church in an event sponsored by 'Come Home, America', a new antiwar movement in Boston which seeks to unite conservatives, liberals and libertarians against militarism and Empire.

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Joe Kennedy for US Senate (Massachusetts)

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The 911 trial in New York: Are the “chickens finally coming home to roost?”

A trial America desperately needs

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Ft. Hood: Just the beginning

For those who can still put two and two together, the Ft. Hood killings look like the beginning of a long term bloodletting in our country, an unnecessary travail we will be forced to suffer unless we reverse US foreign policy blunders.

Full article:
http://www.examiner.com/e...

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Obama's Endless War -Michael Scheuer

If Obama decides in the coming weeks to send rather than bring troops home from Afghanistan he will be throwing away perhaps the last best chance to reverse a destructive foreign policy course likely to end in more ruin for the United States.

Michael Scheuer's analysis:

Obama Steers Toward Endless War With Islam
by Michael Scheuer, May 20, 2009

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Scott Ritter on Phony Claims of an Iran Nuclear Program

Scott Ritter on antiwar radio discusses the claims that Iran was building a secret nuclear weapons facility.

http://dissentradio.com/radio/09_09_29_ritter.mp3
or
http://antiwar.com/radio/2009/09/30/scott-ritter-9/#

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John Kerry Town Hall Meeting, Wed., Sept. 2

http://kerry.senate.gov/mass/090209townhall.cfm

Somerville Townhall
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Join Senator John Kerry and discuss the issues at an open Town Hall in Somerville, MA. The seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis, so arrive early to make sure you get in!

With so much interest in the health care debate, we're sure there will be many questions on that, but you are welcome to ask about any issue you would like. Our economy still needs to work better for all Americans, the Senate will take on the issue of energy reform and global climate change in the fall, and our foreign policy still faces many, many challenges. You can bring up those or any other issue at this open Town Hall.

The details:

Somerville Town Hall
September, 2 2009
7:30pm-9:00pm
Somerville High School Auditorium
81 Highland Ave
Somerville MA
Open to all!

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US Rep. Lynch (Boston) Health Care Meeting This Thursday (POSTPONED-Aug. 27)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 26, 2009
CONTACT: Meaghan Maher
(617) 428-2007

CONGRESSMAN LYNCH POSTPONES
TOWN HALL FORUM ON HEALTH CARE REFORM

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch has postponed the open forum sponsored by Curry College scheduled for tomorrow evening out of respect for the passing of Senator Kennedy. The Forum would have conflicted with visiting hours for Senator Kennedy being held at Kennedy Library. The forum will be rescheduled for Thursday, September 3rd from 6:00 -8:00 p.m.

WHO: Congressman Stephen F. Lynch

WHAT: Town Hall Forum

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America Without “Liberal” or “Conservative” Representation

http://mensnewsdaily.com/...

America Without “Liberal” or “Conservative” Representation
By Roger F. Gay | Aug 17, 2009

Nothing more immediately spoils the honesty of political debate in America today than the common use of the terms “liberal” and “conservative.” They are too often used anachronistically, in a way maintained in the public mind through narrow relative thinking – and probably more often without thinking at all.

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Barney Frank Town Hall Meeting on Health Care

Barney Frank to defend Obama's health care plan at public meeting this Tuesday!

The mother of all Congressional "town hall" meetings on Obama's health care bill will be held this coming Tuesday, August 18, in Dartmouth, MA (near New Bedford)

Congressman Barney Frank will be in Dartmouth, MA to speak on health care reform and the financial implications of it. The meeting will be August 18 at 6:30 pm at the Dartmouth Council on Aging located at 628 Dartmouth Street, sponsored by the Dartmouth Democratic Town Committee.

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Russia, Ahmadinejad and Iran Reconsidered

http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/442059/c244e6b7cd/1641502...

Russia, Ahmadinejad and Iran Reconsidered
by George Friedman | July 20, 2009

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