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Wilson, of course, was the controversial, immigrant-baiting governor of California during the nineties; but the statue specifically apotheosizes his role as the political catalyst for San Diego's "downtown renaissance" during his earlier three terms as mayor of the city (1971-1983).
Like Gonzales, Mukasey refuses to accept that the president of the United States must abide by the laws of the land, beginning with the Constitution. In fact, this nominee to replace Gonzales -- the worst Attorney General since Calvin Coolidge forced Harry Micajah Daugherty to quit rather than face impeachment -- actually holds a more extreme position in defense of George Bush's imperial presidency than did Gonzales.
Let us remember when the dream was painted in the glowing colors of freedom and democracy.
Add a comment Add a comment Read more: Disaster Response for the ChosenAnd she turns to California, where in last monthâ€™s wildfires a spate of new companies offered privatized solutions to emergency management -- only for those rich enough to afford it.
On the day martial law was declared, US tanks began rolling into the outskirts of Fallujah, while war planes continued to pound the city with as many as 50,000 residents still inside.
How "healed" this nation might be is certainly open to debate. What should be patently evident is that separating "the warrior from the war" results in No Gun Ri, My Lai, Haditha, etc.
After visiting my dad in prison, I have observed: They do not feed him nearly enough; he has no privacy; he works as a janitor everyday from 7-4; he is allowed few personal belongings, and; he lives with real criminals, (duh)!
Yet the greatest crime in modern history, and bloodiest genocide, have almost vanished from our collective memory. Last week marked the 70th anniversary of the Great Terror in the Soviet Union in which tens of millions were murdered or imprisoned.