Citizenship and Politics

Virginia General Election, 2005

What is our government doing with their time? We have 435 U.S. Congressional Representatives and 100 U.S. Senators. Each of them makes at least $158,100 per year. How is it possible that with over 500 highly paid elected representatives we do not have:

2004 General Election:

Candidates for U.S. President:

We (the United States) should not be going to war with Iraq. It is not proven to be linked to terrorism, this war has nothing to do with terrorism, and everything to do with imperial hegemony over the world. Frankly we (the U.S. of A.) are not qualified to be the world's leaders nor it's police force. My government does not represent me, and it certainly does not care about it's impact on the world. It is ironic that democracy is catching on all over the world, but losing ground here in the United States.

This photo is one of m27coalition's shots from the April 7th, 2003 protest outside the Carlyle Group's headquarters in NYC.
Can we stand by while U.S. Soldiers are sacrificed for the gain of the ultra-rich?

Joe Sobran's editorial on what the new Gulf War is really about

Bruce Springsteen: "The pressure coming from the government and big business to enforce conformity of thought concerning the war and politics goes against everything that this country is about - namely freedom. Right now, we are supposedly fighting to create freedom in Iraq, at the same time that some are trying to intimidate and punish people for using that same freedom here at home."

Candidates for Other Offices I can vote for (Vote-Smart and

MoveOn, Organization to force government to do it's job (Interesting - interesting)
Open Secrets, track Campaign Funding Sources for yourself
Star Telegram Editorial on the Bush Campaign's hypocracy
Very offensive site dedicated to eradicating people who masterbate, I pray this is a joke...

Elections and Voting in General:

Other Stuff:

ABC Story about Complacency at MicroSoft

Windows98 and Privacy
Pentium III and Windows98 and Privacy
AnyBrowser Campaign

Our government is becoming infamous for implementing rules, laws, and regulations that accomplish nothing and prove that there are a lot of lawmakers in office who have no clue about technology.
      Some of the dumber things that have happened in the past few years:

Caveat: The opinions expressed here are my own and do not reflect those of my employer, my wife, our cat, nor our ferret. Besides, none of them take me seriously, why should you? :-)

Author: Scott Nolan, Email address: snolan at (How to send me email)
Last updated: October 26th, 2005