I CAN'T SAY IT ENOUGH
Go see "What The Fuck Do We Know!"
BLOOD, SELF AND OIL
I've been driving 4 cylinder cars since 1964 when anyone would build them or ship them to the US. I figure, conservatively, I've saved $60,000 in gas, insurance, sales taxes and purchase price over the years. I don't feel the least deprived by driving energy efficient autos, and, also, I've got the good feeling that I've been saving our sons' and daughters' lives unlike the people who've been driving gas hogs all these years no matter how much American blood their selfishness spills. Are any more of us about to get wise? This Times article Conserve? About time! raises the question but isn't too reassuring about the compassion or intelligence of our current conservative leaning populace. Thirty-three percent of Americans call themselves "conservative" while only 25% call themselves "liberal". So I'd say the increase in illiteracy and selfishness go right along with the conservative upsurge in numbers, wouldn't you?
PUTIN, LIKE RASPUTIN AND GEORGE BUSH SENIOR, HAS GOT BLOOD ON HIS HANDS. WHO'D BELIEVE ANYTHING HE SAYS?
Bush Senior and Putin were each part of their government's secret intelligence services where mighty shady things go on. Bush Sr. has got more South American peasant blood on his hands than I'd like to think of. So why wouldn't Putin (ex KGB head, wasn't it?) come over here and lie for his soulmate, father of Georgie Shrub?
TORTURE'S COME A LONG WAY, BABY, BUT IT'S AS AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE
In Spokane, we have a fine little newsletter called "Handful of Salt". It's published by the Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane. Guys like George Nethercutt and other conservative politicos don't think much of it. It's always got some informative and interesting articles by people around the world and in the know which uncover and discuss the underside of the fascist, er, conservative movement in America. Now here's a little ditty that plays connect a dot between Chile, Abu Ghraib and the School of the Americas: TORTURE IS APPLE PIE ALA MODE
In addition, Newsweek gets in on the story of torture preceeding 9/11. See also APPLE PIE II
So you see, torture was in with conservatives long before the new world came along in 9/11. They've just been looking for an excuse. Liberals have been opposing and exposing these conservative horrors for a long time now. Will the rest of America ever catch on?
Every time I hear someone complain about welfare, I recall how the West was settled by welfare. First Congress gave the railroads all the lands and mineral rights along their rights of way in order to settle the West. Then, more than once, Congress gave men and women 40 or 100 or 125 acres of land for free and sometimes a mule. These caused greedy land rushes by lazy men and women who wanted something for nothing. Right? Yep, land and a mule. These people were set for life with welfare like that. Set for life....
Now—what could we give modern Americans to start them off in life with? Something that would set them up for life like their forefathers were set up? How about if we gave each American a million dollars (or $500,000) on the day they turned 21 and, then, indexed that amount for inflation? Or how about we give every American son and daughter a "good" college education. That wouldn't cost very much, would it? Wouldn't cost as much as Iraq, would it?
TRY THIS ON FOR SIZE. YOU'LL RECOGNIZE THE RHYTHM
God so flubbed the world that even he is guilty of child murder.
IT AIN'T ONLY REPUBLICAN POLITICIANS AND PRESIDENTS
"If Roosevelt was alive today, he'd turn over in his grave." Samuel Goldwyn