Saturday, October 21, 2006

Gee Wiz - flip floppers

This is today's news from the NYT.....that "left leaning" newspaper.

"The Bush administration is drafting a timetable for the Iraqi government to address sectarian divisions and assume a larger role in securing the country, senior American officials said."

Isn't this what some of the Dems suggested a while ago? And for which they were labeled TRAITORS? Seems to me they should have been labeled BRILLIANT - they actually wanted a plan - one with milestones or measurements or outcomes...but that's part of a scientific methodology and some pResidents don't "do" science.

I'll give the administration a hint.... straight out of Psych 101 - there is a phenomenon knows as learned apathy...when someone else does everything for you and you can not do it yourself - you learn to be apathetic. You see there is no way you will be allowed to stand on your own - so you give up.....The Iraqis have learned that nothing they can makes us leave - so they seemingly no longer bother to try. Our stupidity at training - and recruiting - has only gotten them killed and besides that we just keep staying - so they have given up trying....

It works with kids too and that's how shrub seemed to have been raised. He never had to do anything for himself - Daddy or Mommy took care of all his problems....So he became an apathetic human being - but one who was also a bully and narrow minded....he did what he wanted, when he wanted and how he wanted....he cared not what others thought about him or what the repercussions were of his behaviors because he knew that Daddy or Mommy or their friends would always bail him out... and they are doing it again - Baker is Daddy person and he is bailing George out..

Unfortunately, the earth, and humanity are paying and will continue to pay dearly for the shrub's behavior.

Is hell freezing over ?

Remember when The Eagles did the hell freezes over tour? Well the Dems are now doing the hell freezes over election.

If we can believe the voting in 2004 [and I do not] "most" Americans said they'd vote Democratic when hell freezes over. They "loved" the shrub and his policies. But soon after that "election" the polls showed fewer of those voters liking the shrub. [The quick turn-around is why I do not believe we had a fair election.] Today the shrub's numbers are close to the hell freezing over number... a little above 32 degrees. Congress' numbers are just as bad at 37 degrees - and Darth Vader's [Cheney] is 19 degrees.

Since Congress is a one party system and has been for many years, guess who is causing the hell freezes over syndrome? The same people who brought you the hell and damnation elections of 2004 and the same people who preach hell and damnation [otherwise known as fear.]

Maybe the American electorate is waking up from the long national nightmare and realizing it is time for hell to freeze over and for us to start walking again on those fears of hell..... If fear of hell keeps you voting for the shrub's crowd, there is not much we can do for you but if you are tired of being played for a fearful fool, think about voting for the Dems. I'm not going to say they are perfect or even near perfect, but at this point in our country's life, they are the best people for saving us from further eroding into hell.....

Thursday, October 19, 2006

If you are in or near D.C. on October 25

This is from my "old" law school.... DC School of Law

There’s a Quiet Revolution going on… Can we stop it?

Does the Constitution forbid social security? Minimum wages? Workplace safety laws?

Does the Constitution authorize torture?

Over the past quarter century, an increasingly influential movement on the far right has waged a quiet war to undermine the Constitution. This movement has grown even more during the Bush years. Ultra-conservative judges, professors, funders, think tanks, lawmakers and activists are pursuing an agenda that would radically transform American life.

"If they succeed," says University of Chicago law professor Cass Sunstein, "we will, without really seeing it happen, end up with a very different country--one that's both less free and less equal."

Join Us!

Speaker: Nan Aron, President of Alliance for Justice
And a Short Film: Quiet Revolution, hosted by Bradley Whitford

Noon, Wednesday, October 25
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Building 39, Room 201
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Red Line Van Ness /UDC Metro
Wheelchair accessible

Lunch Provided!
No admission fee.


Hosted by the UDC-DCSL American Constitution Society, Women’s Law Society, OutLaw, and National Lawyer’s Guild

The Alliance for Justice (AFJ) ( is a national association of public interest organizations spanning a range of issues, including civil rights, social justice, consumer, and environmental protection. Founded in 1979, AFJ leads progressive advocacy and strengthens the progressive movement to ensure robust and equal access to levels of government power.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Songs from the 60's

Maybe we need more songs like these - or maybe we need a draft - or some stations that play anti war music - but we need something to awaken the broadest population to the problems in Iraq - with over 50 of our children killed there this month and over 600,000 Iraqis dead.....

I know Dylan was not writing about war - but the lyrics fit....and they are questions that we need to know about the shrub

Pete Seeger

Where have all the young men gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the young men gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the young men gone?
Gone for soldiers every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the soldiers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Gone to graveyards every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Bob Dylan

How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind.