Washington Liberals where Progressive voices can be heard
The General Welfare follow the US Constitution
| A musical Flash animation, with Scot Lee on vocals.
A version with me on vocals.
Additional Lyrics for My Favorite Things
| Guns N' Religion: a (satirical) anti-elitist, anti-government song
(sung to the tune of Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall", lyrics only)
|A Political Love Story, a light-hearted musical Flash animation|
| Brainless: a pro-choice song A musical examination of when life begins.
See this essay for more details
| Look Back, Barack! A YouTube plea for accountability,
plus a short short: Yes, We Can-Can.
|Action News Special on I-1098, with Tim Eyman|
|Christmas Song for Rahm Emanuel|
|Market-based competition in medical care|
| An Examination of Republican Talking Points,
|Some Questions about Justice A non-musical Flash animation about the need for accountability.|
| Breaking news: Bush declares martial law, suspends the election.
pdf file of Republican Legacy
|Destroy Government Game (for conservatives)|
| Take your Choice Away |
(McCain, Rossi, and Reichert dance to the same tune as Bush: "Take Your Breath Away")
pdf file of Republican Legacy
| News anchor Susan Hutchison reports
on Tim Eyman's ballot initiative I-1033.
|Conservatives' selective concern about deficit spending|
|War in Iraq||$3 trillion||"No problem!"|
|Bush tax cuts for the rich||$1.8 - $2.5 trillion||"No problem!"|
|Bush bailouts||$9 - $24 trillion||"No problem!"|
|Military budget||$650 billion/year (about the same as the rest of the world combined)||"No problem!"|
|"Public option" health care||$1.1 trillion over 10 years||"It's not revenue neutral!"|
|Single payer health care||Would save money, improve care||"It's socialism!"|
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me, and causes me to tremble for the safety of our country. Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people, until wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the republic is destroyed.
When conservatives accuse liberals of advocating an unjust wealth redistribution, what they really mean by those words is, "We don't want you to interfere with OUR wealth redistribution program - the one we installed late in Nixon's and Ford's reign, but which we actualized, mainly, during the Reagan years.....the one that has been enriching America's privileged-elites every year since."