Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Boo Hoo!

Poor Bush. Just when he was gonna spend his last days of vacation kickin' back, a big hurricane, an outta control war and a growing anti-war movement had to go and ruin his plans. Now he's gotta go back to work two days early! Boy, I hope he got enough rest.

Monday, August 29, 2005

Another Frat Rat speaks

As Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, towers high above we mere citizens, I need to inform him that the reason “liberals” use the term “chicken hawks” when we speak of this administration is to point out the hypocrisy of a situation where people who have never been to war, repeatedly ignore the advice of those who have, and send troops to war. It’s not a simple case of “name calling,” as Mr. Lowry glibly writes. And I would remind him, the Republicans are much more apt to stoop to “name calling.” Anyone remember, “flip-flopper?”

But aside from that, what really angered me about this article was the last paragraph. Mr. Lowry writes, “The Iraq war was arrived at through the democratic deliberation of the American public…” Oh really? How exactly did we make a “democratic deliberation” if the information we were given was a pack of lies? This war was arrived at through a series of lies and manipulations and some very powerful media propaganda.

We in the anti-war movement are not playing “dress-up” when we stand at corners with signs and candles just like the soldiers aren’t playing “war” when they die.

They actually pay this woman to write!

Hey, can I have Sally Jenkins job? If all it takes is coming up with a ridiculous topic and spinning it into a lot of words that add up to a pile of steaming you know what, I'm you're gal.
Come on! Am I suppose to seriously consider an argument for intelligent design based on athletes innate abilities? Gee, I'm sure the Third Reich thought the same thing about their "master race" theory.

Sally asks, "Crackpot speculation?" Let's see. No scientific evidence, in fact, no scientific anything, just a feeling of something too unknowable to know. Based on that I'd say, Yes, Sally, It is "crackpot speculation."

I believe ID (idiotic design) IS a form of sly creationism, a set of ideas that discourage thought!
Yes, the universe is more than we mere mortals can ever understand but that doesn't mean we should stop using our god given minds to keep trying.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Vote for God!

Today’s Los Angeles Times had an article titled, “Grooming Politicians for Christ.” What the article fails to point out is that the evangelicals’ dream of a country where leaders ask themselves, “What would Jesus do,” before every decision is no different from the method of government the Taliban practiced in Afghanistan. Once religion enters the political arena, all hopes of working towards a common goal goes right out the window. Each religion will believe they have the truth and until the higher power itself descends from wherever and sets the record straight, once and all, there will never be a consensus among humankind as to who is God is. Ever. Witness Israel and Palestine.
Our founding fathers specifically left religion out of politics because they knew it was the only way a country made up of individuals, each with their own ideas and beliefs, could ever succeed. Leaders and politicians are beholden to their constituents and have been elected to represent their physical needs not their spiritual needs.
It’s ironic this article should come out on the same day that the Iraqis finally finished their constitution. Article 2 of said constitution reads, “Islam is the main source for legislation.” That doesn’t sound like a democracy to me, it sounds like an Islamic country where religion comes first and country second. The problems are already starting before the ink is even dry, after all, not everyone in Iraq is Islamic.
I see no difference between an American Christian zealot like Eric Rudolph who blows up abortion clinics in the name of Jesus and the Islamic fundamentalist zealots who hijack planes and fly them into buildings in the name of Allah.
This article didn’t just piss me off it also filled me with horror and dread at the coming American jihad.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Drip, drip, drip

The permafrost is melting in Alaska. It hasn’t budged since the last ice age ended over 10,000 years ago. Of course, it’s only happening if you believe in evolution and global warming, if you don’t believe in evolution, everything in your world is just peachy keen.

Not so in my world. In my world, not only is the permafrost melting, but we are still in Iraq. In fact, the Army just released plans for remaining in Iraq for the next four years. Meanwhile, the vacationing Presidential thief is once again evoking September 11th as the reason we are mired in this horrible war in Iraq and the reason we will remain there.

The world goes on, spinning madly is our universe as the permafrost melts in Alaska and the war rages on and on.

What debate?

There was a story in the Los Angeles Times this Sunday, 8/21/05 about how attitudes towards the Iraq war are changing. There was one line in the story that absolutely pissed me off. The line was, “…the debate over whether Saddam Hussein’s regime had any link to the Sept. 11 attacks.” DEBATE? What debate? There is no debate! The FACT is Saddam Hussein had absolutely nothing to do with the Sept. 11 attacks.
The President said so himself.
“We’ve had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with September 11th.” (White House Briefing, Sept 17, 2003)
There are human lives at stake, please stop spreading the lies that started this God-forsaken war.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

At Least Nixon Tried...

RE: Conservative Compassion by Edmund Morris,The New York Times 8/17/05

If the point of Mr. Morris’ article is to explain that conservatives don’t wear their emotions on their sleeves and that Mrs. Sheehan should back off and stop demanding something from this president that he supposedly possesses but chooses not to show, all I can say is, BULLSHIT!
Mrs. Sheehan has repeatedly said she is not in Crawford looking for Bush to offer her a shoulder to cry on, or to have him say, “Mr. President, feel my pain!” as Mr. Morris so rudely claims. Mrs. Sheehan is standing under the hot, Texas sun because she wants an answer to her question: What is the noble cause her son died for? What is the real reason we are at war in Iraq? And she’s not the only one wanting an answer; over 60% of the country is asking these questions.
In an attempt to justify Mr. Bush’s apparent lack of feeling, Mr. Morris describes President Reagan as a benign emoter. Yet, as Mr. Morris says himself, who is he to know? Who is he to know whether Reagan really even understood what was going on around him as he was already showing signs of Alzheimer’s in his second term? It could be the reason Reagan was able to go on after his photo op with the blind state trooper was because he’d already forgotten about it. (My father is suffering from Alzheimer’s and he doesn’t remember the things he did five minutes earlier.)
Mr. Morris says Bill Clinton only cried when the cameras were running. That may be, but at least he looked genuine doing it. And Carter may have had a glass wall around him, but he still appeared sincere. And if Nixon was awkward at displaying emotion, at least he tried.
I do not believe, as Mr. Morris does, that Bush walks like Teddy Roosevelt and feels like Reagan. I think he swaggers like the privileged frat rat he is and feels only those things that interrupt his swagger, and then, he feels only inconvenience. I find it as hard to believe George W. Bush feels Mrs. Sheehan’s’ pain and the pain of all who have sacrificed family for his false war as much as I find it hard to believe he’s really reading the books this summer the White House claims he’s reading.
Oh, and Mr. Morris, by the way, there already is a historical document which reveals what President Bush feels about his own “honored dead,” it’s called The Downing Street Memo.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Little White Crosses

A man, using a pick up truck, ran over the crosses erected by Cindy Sheehan and her supporters. Ran over the crosses bearing the names of the over 1800 men and women who have been killed since the war started. He thinks he did a good thing. That man, ladies and gentlemen, is the problem with America.
This administration would be thrilled if we all thought as this man does; thinking with blinders on, able to see only one side of an issue. One dimensional thinking will destroy this Country. Being unable to see things from anothers point of view will bring us down. Why do you think this administration has consistently undercut the education of the citizens of this country, from the elementary level to college levels? Because ill-educated people tend to believe those in authority because they can only think one dimensionally and because ill-educated people are easily controlled.
If we don't fight for this country by ripping the blinders off these cross destroying yahoos, we are in the truck with him.
Read everything. Examine everything, Question everything. It's what our Founding Fathers would expect us to do. It's what they're counting on us to do. I, for one, will not let them down.