Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Rolling Stone: Worst President in History?

I don't tend to cross post national items too much but it made be think of the Dean-Gore SNL pardoy that mentioned this during the 04' election cycle. -EB

Atrios has an excerpt of
the article.
You can read it here also.

"By contrast, the Bush administration -- in seeking to restore what Cheney, a Nixon administration veteran, has called "the legitimate authority of the presidency" -- threatens to overturn the Framers' healthy tension in favor of presidential absolutism. Armed with legal findings by his attorney general (and personal lawyer) Alberto Gonzales, the Bush White House has declared that the president's powers as commander in chief in wartime are limitless. No previous wartime president has come close to making so grandiose a claim."

Meet the authors of Crashing The Gate!

Meet the authors of Crashing The Gate!

Jerome Armstrong, creator of the blog, and Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, creator of the blog, have authored the book "Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics". They will be in the Twin Cities on May 2nd as part of their book tour.

Arise! Bookstore at 2441 Lyndale Avenue in Minneapolis has a lunchtime book signing May 2nd from 12:00 to 1:30 PM.

There is a breakfast event at the Louisiana Cafe at 613 Selby Avenue in St. Paul May 3rd from 7-9 AM.

(Linda Goodspeed from the St. Paul J&S Bean Factory DFA Group organized these events)

The book focuses on the "new, nationwide, reform-minded progressive movement that is both populist and patriotic at heart and that is already changing the political, media, and activism landscapes in profound and long-lasting ways. This book tells that story." More information is available at Crashing The Gate website

New event: Drinking Liberally with Jerome and Markos: Tuesday, May 2nd from 6-8PM

Drinking Liberally is a progressive group that meets informally to discuss the latest in political events over a pitcher of beer. Some members are activists, some are political bloggers, and many just like a chance to talk to other people with the same political interests. DL has had libertarian and conservative members as well, and foisters an atmosphere of open discussion. Previous candidates who have attended Drinking Liberally meeting recently are Ford Bell, Amy Klobuchar, Sue Jeffers, Becky Lourey and Steve Kelley. DL belongs to no party, endorses no candidates, and really like their beer. If you have any questions, please direct them to: or visit: For more information on the venue, please go to:

Monday, April 10, 2006

Immigration Rally Reports

Please post your personal report of this event in the comments section of this thread.

Some news items are listed here:

Star Tibune Article
MN Daily
Weekly Spanish Newspaper Gente de Minnesota

Featured Reports:

40,000 Immigrant March in St Paul, MN (with cool photos) -Daily Kos Diary by Kayakbiker

Resource Center of the Americas Complete Statewide Coverage (with speeches)

Some Comments From the Mpls Issues List:

Friday, April 07, 2006

3 Quick MN Related DFA Updates

Ok so the site has been down for a bit but it's back and ready to go. Please post away.

In the meantime, I've got 3 quick MN related DFA updates for everyone:

Reminder: Join us for a DFA Fundraiser w/Jim Dean 4/7/06 (Today)
Details are at:

New DFA Link Group Sighting:
Mpls DFA IRV & Election Integrity Group
Details are at:

Support: MN Candidates on the DFA Link
Details are at: