Friday, February 01, 2008

McCain equals Dr. Strangelove

From BraveNew Films - another goody

We have to keep reminding the public where the republic candidates REALLY stand!

The "more war" candidate is the one hailed by the alleged "media" - and you have to ask WHY?

Thursday, January 31, 2008

I sure miss Molly Ivins

It's been one year since Molly Ivins died. Her skewering of the shrub is sorely missed and so I will re-post her last words to all of us:
We are the people who run this country. We are the deciders. And every single day, every single one of us needs to step outside and take some action to help stop this war. Raise hell. Think of something to make the ridiculous look ridiculous. Make our troops know we're for them and trying to get them out of there. Hit the streets to protest Bush's proposed surge. If you can, go to the peace march in Washington on January 27. We need people in the streets, banging pots and pans and demanding, "Stop it, now!"
I just watched the Democratic debate [why is Blitzer such an idiot?] - anyway both Obama and Clinton said good stuff and they were quite civil - even politely telling Blizter he was an idiot [but not in those words]

If Molly were here tonight - she'd call Blitzer an idiot for asking such stupid questions trying to make some point of his own - but she'd be still telling us still to get out in the street with pots and pans to demand and end to this war - but this time adding "ELECT A DEMOCRAT"

Wednesday, January 30, 2008


My son, born in 1978 when Carter was president, reminded me that his entire waking talking life from 1981 on has had a bush or a Clinton in the administration and in power.

I, who have been around a lot longer, do recall other administrations.....and his comment did leave me thinking - he and others around 30 year old have never known a DC without a bush or Clinton. So - I can see why Obama is attracting voters my son's age.

They do not like dynasties and want a real change - and Obama is a real change in many ways - but first of all he is not a bush or a Clinton and that is attracting the more "youthful" voters - and now also many of my "aged" cohorts who with Edwards out - are tired of politics as usual and see Clinton as a predictable politics as usual.....

There is a huge benefit in electing someone who has not been in D.C. forever - politicians staying there develop myopia after a few terms and can no longer see outside the beltway. Someone who has more recent real life experiences elsewhere brings a different and broader view to the country's future..

And I really can't stand the arguement that experience is what is important - what is important is having excellent people around you - who argue with you and are not afraid of telling you something you might not want to hear. We learn from a variety of views and sources - fear based reports are what got us where we are with mad king george. I actually loved that Obama said he loses pieces of paper - so do I - and that does not make us idiots. What is isiotic is that the "media" saw that as a bad bad thing!

Yeesh! Maybe we need a clean sweep of the media as well as the powers-that-be in D.C. ?

Monday, January 28, 2008

Good day for the netroots and the country

While the Republicans were playing games with cloture - the netroots [US] were busy calling our senators and asking them to not support mr 28%'s telephone company immunity bill.

WE won...for now...Don't you find it sort of ironic that me unpopular says he will veto a bill that does not contain immunity for the telephone companies that spied on us? He says this bill is important for USA security yet he also says he will veto it if the immunity is not in the bill.. Kinda makes you wonder what or where his priorities are???

And yesterday Carolyn Kennedy said she is supporting Obama. Her statement was eloquent - reminded me of her father. Every time I hear Obama speak I recall that feeling of love for my country and hope for a future that we had back when JFK was president and then again when RFK was running. or when Martin Luther King Jr. spoke..

How I wish we had a president that was eloquent and filled with hope and promise...but I tuned on the TV to see if mr smirking chimp would sound any different for his last SOTU [YEA - his last!!] But I started screaming at the stupid smirking winking blob in front of me - I turned off the TV - it's better for my mental health to not watch this moron/psychopath/dry drunk/mad king george anymore than possible.

I console myself by saying next year we will have an articulate president...AHHHHHHHHHHH that time can't come soon enough for the world.....