Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Big Brass Alliance On CNN

As I mentioned a few days ago, I've joined the Big Brass Alliance, a collection of bloggers who have gathered together to support After Downing Street. "ADS is a coalition of veterans' groups, peace groups, and political activist groups, which launched on May 26, 2005, a campaign to urge the U.S. Congress to begin a formal investigation into whether President Bush has committed impeachable offenses in connection with the Iraq war."

The Big Brass Alliance was formed by Melissa McEwan of Shakespeare's Sister and Big Brass Blog.

On Tuesday, the Big Brass Alliance was briefly mentioned on CNN's "inside the BLOGS." Marie of The Right Left Story hooked us all up with a link to the video at Dem Bloggers: WMP link. It's right after the Mark Felt is "Deep Throat" blog coverage which, not-very-oddly enough, seems to be contained to the right-leaning blogs (but doesn't this guy feel a little stupid since the outing was confirmed later in the day by Woodward...on second thought...I doubt that guy feels much of anything).

The BBA currently stands at close to 200 blogs, but there's room for hundreds more bloggers to don't be shy...just leave a note here if you'd like to join the blog swarm.

The Brad Blog has a must-read post which includes the complete text to a letter that Congressman John Conyers wrote President Donald Rumsfeld regarding the Downing Street [actually minutes] Memo: link.

I also have to give a shout out to my buddy, Tas, who wrote a great post yesterday, which includes a screenshot of the memo that former Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill wrote on January 31, 2001 that mentions a "Political-Military Plan for Post-Saddam Iraq Crisis": Smokin'?.

I'd also like to thank FC's politics for compiling this list of the blogs that have joined the Big Brass Alliance, so far (many of the blogs are permalinked already on the right...and I also noticed that more than a few are also part of the Progressive Blogger Alliance, the first such effort I ever joined):

42, 1031 Productions, Adventures of the Smart Patrol, After School Snack, Agitprop, Albion's Alchemist, The All Spin Zone, Also Also, Alternate Brain, The American Street, Ang's Weird Ideas, The Ape Man, Armchair Generalist, Arse Poetica, Arvin Hill's Carnival of Horror, Bark Barf Woof Woof, Bearcastle Blog, Big Brass Blog, The Blaghdad Cafe, Blanton's and Ashton's, Blogenlust, Bloggy Bayou, Blog with a View, BlondeSense, Blony, Bluebus, Brilliant at Breakfast, Broken Windows, The Burned Over District, Byzantium's Shores, Capitol Banter, Captain Oblivious, Citizen's Rent, Common Ground Common Sense, CommonSenseDesk, Commuterrant, The Cranky Liberal Pages, Corrente, Crooks and Liars, The Culture Ghost, Culture Kitchen, Cupie Spew!, Cut to the Chase, The Daily Blatt, Daily Pepper, Damned Empire, Dancing with Myself, Deep End News, Denis DeKat's Symposium, Desert Rat Democrat, Dharma Bums, Dirty Liberal Words, The Disenchanted Forest, The Disgruntled Chemist, Donkey O.D., Dr. C, Dr. Forbush Thinks, Earl Bockenfeld's Radio Weblog, The Emmaus Theory, Entropy Pile, Eponymous, Erratum, An Etherealgirl's Adventures in Cyberland, Expostulation, Father Jake Stops the World, FC's Political Links, Feminista, FireDogLake, First Draft, Florida Blues, Francesca's Liberal Wingnut Corner, A Freeway in Hell, Freiheit und Wissen, Frogs and Ravens, Froth Slosh B'Gosh, The Funny Farm, Genius of Insanity, The Green Knight, The Green Lantern, Hellblazer, Heretic Spire, The Heretik,, Iddybud, Idyllopus Press, imtalkinghere, Incertus, In Search of Utopia, Intellectual con Fusion, In the Dark, It's Morning Somewhere, Jeri Smith-Ready, Jesus Was Not a Republican, Julien's List, Kenny's Bunk Port, King of Zembla, Kitchen Sink Collective, Laughing Wild, Left Behind Child, Left I on the News, Left is Right, The Liberal Avenger, Liberal Patriots, Liberty Street, A Lie a Day, The Life of a Liberal Teenager, Linkmeister, A Little Leeway, A Little Left of Centrist, Loaded Mouth, Local Tint, Mad Kane, The Mahablog, Mandate, My Ass, Marceau Marceau, Marching Orders, Me4President2008, Meanderthal, Medbh Sings, Middle Earth Journal, Mike's Well Hidden Genius, A Mockingbird's Medley, Mousemusings, Musings and Migraines, Myriad Musings, Newshog, Night Light, Niobium, Noblesse Oblog, No Bu**sh** Zone, The OCD Gen X Liberal, Official Reality Check, One Woman Wrecking Crew, Outside the Tent, PA Liberal, Pam's House Blend, Pansypoo's Personal Rant Page, Paperwight's Fair Shot, Peevish, Pen-Elayne on the Web, Phantom Scribbler, Pharyngula, Pinko Feminist Hellcat, Pissed on Politics, Poetic Leanings, Poetry in Life, Point Progression, Political Moose, Poor Impulse Control, Pourquoi Pas?, Poverty Barn, Preemptive Karma, Protect America Now, PSoTD, Radio News America, Ramblings from My Mind, RatBoy, Realitique, Real News Online International, Red Harvest, Republic of T, Revolutionary Paradigm, The Right Left Story, Rising Hegemon, The Roaring Hamster, Rob's Blog, RobbDogg's Blog, Rook's Rant, Rox Populi, Rubber Hose, Running Scared, The Ruth Group, Sassafrass, Scrutiny Hooligans, Seeing the Forest, Shades of Grey, Shakespeare's Sister, Silent Lucidity, SimianBrain, Skippy the Bush Kangaroo, The Snarky Cat, Something Requisitely Witty and Urbane, Spontaneous Arising, Spoof News, StallNine: Spirit of the Blog, Startle the Echoes, SteveAudio, Stone Bridge, Stuff, Sumo Merriment, Swerve Left, The Talking Lion, The Tattered Coat, That Colored Fellas Weblog, That's Going Too Far!, Thoughts of an Average Woman, A Tiny Revolution, Today in Iraq, T. Rex's Guide to Life, True Blue Liberal, Trust Me, You Have No Idea How Much I Hate Bush -- And Dick Isn't That Great Either, Two Feet In, Upon Further Review..., VirtualMatter, Waveflux, Welcome to Gilead, What Do I Know?, What It Is Today, Why Are We Back in Iraq?, Winding Road in Urban Area, Winterline, With Fingernails That Shine Like Justice, WordWhammy, You Forgot Poland!, The Young Liberals, Yowling from the Fencepost, Zen Comix

Finally - after breaking my personal record for number of links in one post - I'd like to apologize to the thirty-something bloggers who I owe links to. I haven't been in the mood lately to tackle my towering template but I promise to get to it before the All Star break, at the least. One of these days I'll also add blog SCREAM, "a news wire service featuring headlines from smaller, progressive blogs across the Internet" which was created by the friendly, blog-neighborhood Dark Wraith.


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