The Nossiter Net
The net that shall enmesh them all
Edited, Written, and Published by Josh Nossiter
McCain Owes Me
Friday, June 6th, 2008
The Nossiter Net is cast  to
snare some of  the riper
rascalities of the day.  
Send a letter to the
John McCain
PO Box 7802
Merrifield, VA 22116

Dear John McCain,

Thank you for yours of May 12th. You write that you
“are in the most important fight of your life” for the
“core principals of individual freedom, small
government, and unflagging dedication to defending our
nation” and ask for my financial support. Before I send
a check, I ask that you clarify a few points about your
policies and beliefs. Forgive me for relying on Michael
Tomasky’s excellent piece in the New York Review of
Who is John McCain, but you appear to have
changed your mind so many times about so many
things that I needed Tomasky’s help to keep it all

How do you reconcile your ideal of small government
with your pledge to fight a global war without end
against shadowy enemies without borders? In Iraq alone
we will spend three trillion dollars according to
economist Joseph Stiglitz. The gigantic government-
military-industrial bureaucracy required to fight an open-
ended world war makes small government impossible.
Our war of choice in Iraq has weakened our military
while greatly strengthening our enemies in Iran, Syria,
and Al Qaeda. How will remaining in Iraq for another
five to ten thousand years, as you have recommended,
help defend our nation?

You have championed campaign finance reform but
your own campaign has been run by professional
lobbyists. And although you have been the Republican
nominee for many weeks, it is Senator Obama who
pledged to eschew PAC and lobbyist money. He has
been the Democratic nominee only since last Tuesday.

You voted against Bush’s tax cuts for the rich and now
you want to make them permanent. You said you
would not support the repeal of Roe vs. Wade but now
you say its repeal wouldn’t bother you. You challenged
the Bush administration on torture and then supported
the Military Commissions Act, which invalidates the
Geneva Conventions. You supported comprehensive
immigration reform and now you support a militarized
border. You called hate-mongering charlatans like Jerry
Falwell and Pat Robertson agents of intolerance and
now you seek and obtain endorsements from them and
their colleagues.

How do you square your belief in individual freedom
with your support of warrantless wire-tapping? Frankly
it makes me highly uneasy that, given your approval of
such intrusive illegality, you have my name and address.

I hope you have utterly compelling explanations for
each of the above points. Otherwise, rather than my
sending you a check, you should pay me. It will be
some compensation for this appalling public record of
dishonesty and hypocrisy.

Josh Nossiter
©Joshua C. Nossiter, 2008

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A NOTE TO READERS ***Update***
Another three week plus hiatus, from April 30th until May 23rd, again
due to Yahoo Geocities dismal service.

There was nothing new at The Nossiter Net between March 3rd and
April 26th, 2007, nearly eight weeks.  The reason:  tech sabotage.
Yahoo Geocities, the host for this site, denied access for the entire
period.  At one point, they even managed to lose all the files.  In many
discussions with Yahoo staff, no clear explanation was forthcoming.  
No one seemed able to fix the problem.  Ruling out the possibility of
Dubbya’s revenge, I finally wrote to Mr. Terry Semel, Chairman and
CEO of Yahoo! Inc and described the ordeal the page had undergone
since the beginning of March.  A week later, a helpful Yahooo engineer
named Jason called.  He had my letter before him.  Though he couldn’t
do the repairs on on the spot, he promised a fix by the next day.  That
was April 26th, nearly two months after shutting me down in the first

The Nossiter Net apologizes, which is more than I can say for Yahoo

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