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Tony

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First Login

1/31/2004 9:27 am

Last Login

4/15/2014 10:11 am

Biography


Who is Tony?

I live in Des Moines, Iowa with my cats Anubis and Qetesh. It's an interesting change to live in a politically relevant state again with regard to presidential politics. I forgot exactly to what extent the television airwaves are littered with political ads, but was reminded last fall.

Politically, I am motivated by fiscal sanity, protection of liberties, fairness and compassion, preservation of the middle class, ecological sustainability, and a strong disdain for corruption. I believe we need to find our way out of Iraq tout de suite. We also must implement foreign policies that favor non-proliferation and non-violent resolution of future conflicts. Human-induced global warming is also a very serious issue which demands our immediate attention.

I tend to support more progressive candidates at the federal level, given the ineptitude, corruption, and pandering to social extremists of the national GOP in recent years. I am also very turned off by the belligerent, militaristic policies of the right. The degree to which corporate and special interests skews our political process within both major parties mortifies me to no end.

In my spare time I enjoy bicycling, bowling, and gardening. I am a proud cheesehead and Green Bay Packers fan.


my 2008 votes

U.S. President D Barack Obama
U.S. Vice President D Joe Biden
IA U.S. Senator D Tom Harkin
IA District 3 U.S. House D Leonard Boswell
District 34 IA Senate D Dick Dearden
District 67 IA House D Kevin McCarthy
Polk County Auditor D Jamie Fitzgerald
Polk County Sheriff D Bill McCarthy

my 2006 votes

IL Governor R Judy Baar Topinka
IL Lieutenant Governor R Joe Birkett
IL Treasurer R Christine Radongo
IL Attorney General D Lisa Madigan
IL Comptroller D Dan Hynes
IL Secretary of State R Dan Rutherford
IL District 16 U.S. House D Dick Auman
District 34 IL Senate D Daniel Lewandowski
District 68 IL House R Dave Winters

some of my favorite quotes

'And then when I get out [of prison], I will grab a sword like Maximus Meridius Demidius and as a gladiator I will stab people in the crotch.'
--Representative James A. Trafficant Jr. (D-Ohio), explaining what he'll do if he's incarcerated (he was) and then escapes (he hasn't so far)
'The world is going to judge America not by how many tons of steel we produce or what our material wealth is. America will be judged by the real standards by which a civilization should be judged. The real measurement of the greatness of a civilization is its ability to demonstrate the sense of social and moral responsibility needed to translate material values into human values, technological progress into human progress, human happiness and human dignity.'
--former UAW President Walter Reuther
'Naturally, the common people don't want war, but they can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. Tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and endangering the country. It works the same in every country.'
--Herman Goering, Hitler's Reichsmarschall, during the Nuremburg Trials.
'Every gun that is made, every warship that is launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.'
--President Dwight Eisenhower
'To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.'
--President Theodore Roosevelt
I'm frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in A, B, C, and D. Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me?'
--Senator Barry Goldwater
I just don't think we should go hellfire damnation around the globe freeing people, unless it is directly related to our own national security.
--President Gerald Ford, discussing why he wouldn't have authorized the invasion of Iraq


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Category

Headline

Contributor

11/20/2006 7:00 pm

Investigation

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2/2/2005 12:00 am

Commentary

Welcome to 1984

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12/14/2004 12:00 am

News

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11/3/2004 12:00 am

Humor

Give Bush A Brain!

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9/29/2004 12:00 am

Obituary

'It's Raining Men' singer dead

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9/9/2004 12:00 am

Contest

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9/2/2004 12:00 am

Analysis

Bush vs. Frances

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8/4/2004 12:00 am

Commentary

Dean Sees Red Over Code Orange

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7/30/2004 12:00 am

News

Study: Fear shapes voters' views

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6/25/2004 12:00 am

Amusing

Astounding irony: WeatherGuy's workplace hit by tornado!

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6/24/2004 12:00 am

Commentary

Missed opportunities

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6/9/2004 12:00 am

Amusing

'Republican Survivor' spoofs party

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6/2/2004 12:00 am

News

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5/20/2004 12:00 am

News

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4/30/2004 12:00 am

News

Green is good for tech firms

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4/29/2004 12:00 am

Editorial

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4/28/2004 12:00 am

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4/24/2004 12:00 am

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The Tragedy Of Tar Creek

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4/22/2004 12:00 am

News

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4/22/2004 12:00 am

News

Policy easing to bring Baathists into new Iraq

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4/22/2004 12:00 am

News

Environmental groups target Bush

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4/17/2004 12:00 am

News

EPA: Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. counties have unhealthy air

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4/17/2004 12:00 am

News

Brazilian town covered in foam

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4/16/2004 12:00 am

News

Woodward book: Bush secretly made Iraq war plan

Guy

4/15/2004 12:00 am

Satire

New Negative Campaign Ads Blast Voters Directy

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4/15/2004 12:00 am

News

IMF: U.S. Deficits Threaten World Finance

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4/15/2004 12:00 am

News

Gaza expects little from pullout

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