Friday, February 03, 2006

New Downing Street memo

I won't even bother asking why the U.S. press is not all over this [except for Keith Olbermann] - we know why - it does not suit their corporate bottom line .

Thankfully the UK press is more honest and does more investigating.
Seems our liar-in-chief thought this up:

"George Bush considered provoking a war with Saddam Hussein's regime by flying a United States spyplane over Iraq bearing UN colours, enticing the Iraqis to take a shot at it, according to a leaked memo of a meeting between the US President and Tony Blair."

For the full article click here.

Why the hell is this guy still in power? with no checks? and no balances?

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Can anyone answer this question?

The state of the onion - as I call it - was the other night. I learned many decades ago to NOT watch it on TV as it is either bad for my TV [ I once threw an object at the screen] or the persons in the room with me get ear aches from my shouts. Of course this only happens when I am being lied to...So assuming it would be filled with lies, I watched only the start and listened sporadically via the internet - then read it and about it the next day.

So my question: I heard "someone" say that education is important - so why then did the House vote to decrease student loans?

"Someone" looked pretty bad - wrinkled, not well coifed, scared, confused....and that was in the first few minutes...Was he drinking and therefore late to the makeup call?

What the shrub does is "word read." I do that too when I am reading a foreign language and am not sure what the words mean....I doubt he knew what he was reading as the very next day others were out there saying what some "really" meant middle east oil is not really meant to be middle east oil - and house really showed the public what it thinks of the citizens!

What we need in this country is a well funded LOBBY for the poor, the children, and others who are not among the wealthy who keep getting tax cuts and who are not corporations

I don't particularly like lobbying but until the playing field is more level - I will support a lobby for those who are not wealthy or are not corporations.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

No rants today

I did my ranting all weekend and now it's time to reflect. My son reminded me about my favorite poem so I'll put it here:


I met a traveler from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read,
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed,
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

That became my favorite poem way back in high school. Maybe I knew even then even the most vile of administrations fall - and fall because of their own internal doings. It's probably why I also love "Yertle the Turtle."

Another of my favorite sayings is: "Be careful what you wish for because you might get it."

To all who voted for the shrub and for all who voted for Alito - you will get what you wished for! Please do not complain!