Category Archives: Politics

The Chimp In Charge States The Obvious

In an AP story today, president Bush is quoted as saying “NATO has the capability and I believe the responsibility to help the Iraqi people defeat the terrorist threat that’s facing their country.”
Correct me if I’m wrong, but before we invaded their country without provocation, there was no terrorist threat facing Iraq. Since the war began, the website http://www.iraqbodycount.net has been keeping track of reported civilian deaths in Iraq, many recent of whom have been killed by this new terrorist threat. The total is listed as a minimum and a maxiumum, according to numbers reported in dozens of global news sources including ABC News, AP, The Christian Science Monitor, The International Herald Tribune, the Red Cross, Human Rights Watch and the Sydney Morning Herald. The most recent figures have the minimum at 9,436 and the maximum at a staggering 11,317.
As I was writing this, the following came in from CNN:
— A suspected car bomb in the Iraqi city of Hillah killed 17 and wounded 40 others, a coalition military official said.
I guess those numbers just went up.
Does this sound like a just war to you? Didn’t think so.

Where Do You Stand?

Earlier today I was watching the March For Women’s Lives on TV and found myself crying.
Crying for the women whose stories were being told by the men and women they left behind when forced into back alley abortions.
Crying for the fact that we need to even have this march.
And frankly, in my younger days in college, I would’ve been in DC today and I am feeling ashamed for not being there. I don’t want to feel ashamed anymore.
This is arguably the single most important election in the history of the world. The choice is reasonably simple: Do we allow big business and the cabal of right-wing racist, sexist, totalitarian white men (and one particularly evil woman of color) to send our country into the dark ages?
Or do we take back our country and our lives?
I think you know where I stand. What’s your opinion?