VA’s Republican Governor has proposed a special sales tax on consumers who shop with coupons. “Because they pay less for their groceries,” he said, “they are not paying their fair share of sales tax, even though they take up as much room in the store.” Sound ridiculous? How is that any different than taxing hybrid cars for not using enough gasoline?
Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), Presidential candidate for the Democratic nomination, is coming to Charlottesville on Friday, December 7th. As reported in the Daily Progress “Kucinich is the only Democratic presidential candidate who currently favors impeachment of both Vice President Dick Cheney and President Bush”. Kucinich will be speaking that Friday evening at the Albemarle County Office Building. More information can be found at David Swanson’s site AfterDowningStreet.org.
Media Matters has published an interesting report documenting that “in paper after paper, state after state, and region after region, conservative syndicated columnists get more space than their progressive counterparts.” The report includes a link to a neat little script where you can plug in your local paper and get the results of their study. My impression has been that our own Daily Progress has actually been pretty well balanced in terms of the types of columnists that they present, and this report seems to bear that out.
My friend Mary Hanna held a press conference to help focus local attention on the efforts of her son, Evan Knappenberger, to bring legal action against the US Army’s Stop-Loss program. You can read more about his efforts at TowerGuard.org.
Evan has released an email explaining his recent actions, reproduced below:
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