Tuesday, May 31
La C asked me over memorial day
When young men and women start to die
i watched the Showtime documentary that aired this past week on Iraq..
it was quite a bit different then I'd expected..and really did manage to show all sides of the conflict
he'd been rescued by american soldiers and taken to america
saddam was famous for murdering the families of his uprisers and then sending the photos of their dead bodies to the rebellious one
certainly this young man was pro-american
the documentary also showed religious islamists who were devoutly anti-American and even chanted that America was the enemy and one man who wanted to slaughter americans like sheep
it showed children digging through uranium laden metal in search of salvage
soldiers who wanted to go home
all in all
many if not most of the people interviewed were also
they felt humiliated
i guess its a funny thing
when a group of men were asked
the female journalist interviewed had perhaps the most
which was that if Iraq was our friend
clearly we do not understand these people
the only way to truly liberate Iraq is
not an easy task when the war has left the country in such a shambles
one soldier compared it to vietnam
feeling that way about every person who walks past you
nobody trusts anybody
and the blood keeps spilling
Thursday, May 26
Well Georgie Poo is determined to prove once and for all that he is the official evangelical poster boy…
Yesindeedee he’s the real deal…Christian right puppet king…
While he’s taking a little break for trying to amend the constitution to keep them damn queers from getting hitched..he’s gonna take on stem cells
Seems like folks in congress and all over the country are kinda thinking georgie poo should lighten up on the stem cell thing especially since most folks have at least one person in their life who could benefit from stem cell research
Coulda done wonders for georgie poos supposed hero
So I ask ya...
I thought that was supposed to be a big whopping NO NO…in this country!
Now the baby Bush is threatening to veto a research bill that was approved by the House and seems favored by the Senate.
Well ya know kids…it’s like they say….”What would Jesus do?”
Cause you know the baby bush knows Jesus Christ intimately.
Christ is probably his lead advisor and no matter what the country over all wants, no matter what Science says..ultimately
And that my dears
Now as to the stem cells …let’s see they have no chance of life, they can not survive outside of their little petri dish and there’s no way of them turning into babies… basically they’re just a plop of organic matter. comparable to what is often left in a dirty pair of underwear..
So I say
Cause washing underwear can and will destroy living organic matter!
So from this point on…I demand that George W Bush
Save the stain!
oh this could go on forever
Sunday, May 22
Got an interesting email from “Planet Out” about the one year anniversary of same-sex couples getting legally married in Massachusetts.
Pretty much what the article talks about is that one year later, there have been no catastrophes.
** From Planet out**
Well yeah…isn’t that just amazing?!
A whole bunch of same- sex couples got married and the world didn’t end!
Who woulda thunk it?
I guess I’ve been naive…or maybe protected from the sentiments around this country by living in New York City, by surrounding myself with open-minded, caring, human rights loving people, but I really was shocked..SHOCKED at the way A LOT of folks in this country have reacted to gay marriage.
It’s 2005 and here we are back in the 1950’s.
We’ve got the evangelical poster boy in the white house, the Christian right doing an excellent job of making Americans feel like to be against Georgie Bush is to be against Christ and the scape-goat for this mass movement of bias and ignorance are Gay Americans.
There are 18 states in this country so horrified by the notion of extending the right to marry to same-sex couples that they have amended their state constitutions to ban gay marriage,
Our own president has sought to amend the Federal constitution of this country to do the same thing. Yeah the Constitution, the document that was written in honor of a new country, a free country, a country of liberty and independence.
So the new motto in this country is
“We are all created equal…..unless of course…you want to marry.”
You know…I was too young to understand and appreciate the civil rights movement of the 1960’s but I do know that this country has an atrocious record of how it has dealt with African Americans for oh two hundred years. Today its 2005 and thankfully this country regardless of the personal prejudices of some of its citizens isn’t tolerating discrimination on the basis of race, religion or sex…well at least outwardly…anyway.
But what about Gay Americans?
What about 10% of the people walking around you, working around you, living around you, loving around you, every single day?
It is disgusting that there were laws in this country outlawing the intermarriage of whites and blacks…and honey well into modern times..these laws were in place. I think the last one was only removed in the 1970’s?!
So haven’t we learned anything?
Looking back at the horrible track record for this supposed great, free country that kept slaves, that forced people to have 2nd class rights due to their skin color, that would not let women vote, that allowed for the open discrimination of Jews…haven’t we learned anything?
This is the civil rights movement of today, the next great wave of humans screaming for their rights.
Let’s try and learn from our mistakes.
Friday, May 20
i think my two favorite current event writers these days
she could not understand why this story was not picked up by everyone
In the Times piece...five high ranking officers have things to say that greatly differ from the main stream info the busies want us to have
From Arianna and the Times Piece
"I think that this could still fail."
Thanks Arianna and Thanks New York Times
So here's the question
whats going on in this country
but what about the rest of America
there is a rest of America right?
Clearly Newsweek is not the problem here. The problem is a war not only founded on lies but conducted on lies. And our military leaders are finally speaking out. What happens next will depend on whether we listen. They deserve a better hearing than they’re getting.
Thursday, May 19
i was accused to today of not being able to separate business and personal
but you know
the meshing thing
the meshing thing
how bout you?
got any ideas about business and personal
id love to hear it
Monday, May 16
Was just a gas
Then I actually (GASP)
Then for the most Asbury of experiences
Except that little miss lisa took 4 hours to come on stage
Then the first thing out of Lisa’s mouth was
There ya have it
Rock on folks
I gotta go where everyone wears black
but there is beauty in a well tailored bust of immaculate rudeness
Friday, May 13
well theres nothing like seeing NYC through a non New Yorkers eyes
like any place you live in
so it was great to introduce my dear friend Greg and his fabulous partner
Sardis... huge, bright, red and wonderfully, kitsch in an old New York way
because with the Russian Tea Room Gone
but maybe thats a human way to break down
make your neighborhood your village
here in the Lower-East-Side..
I feel like I'm nestled in a rather busy
not a wedge of the great Manhattan
that is simply
I love New York
Tuesday, May 10
went to an amazing exhibition today in nyc
with the new age world music in the backtground
i understand the traveling show is making its way around the globe
i spent an hour there
oh how the world needs this today
we need to watch
i want to dance with the elephants too
Sunday, May 8
just wanted to break my bitching about oil
been awhile since i did that
well my life
but im in the may wedding season
and changing my entire existance
i know you've all been there
asbury park new jersey
so maybe it will all turn out okay
as to my pals
Thursday, May 5
Was just reading Greg Palast’s latest piece
Greg is just completely baffled as to why this country is not asking for the impeachment of GWBUSH after the “Smoking Gun” memo
The memo marked “Secret and Strictly Personal” Following a closed meeting with the president…
The memo reads..
“"Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam through military action justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy."
I’ll quote from Palast’s piece below…
A month ago, the Silberman-Robb Commission issued its report on WMD intelligence before the war, dismissing claims that Bush fixed the facts with this snooty, condescending conclusion written directly to the President, "After a thorough review, the Commission found no indication that the Intelligence Community distorted the evidence regarding Iraq's weapons."
We now know the report was a bogus 618 pages of thick whitewash aimed to let Bush off the hook for his murderous mendacity.
Now the, Honey if this is not scary shit I don’t know what is.
Why did the country scream to Impeach Clinton when he lied about where he put his pecker..but there are no millions on the streets screaming for the impeachment of G W Bush now that its been proven full on that he lied about the reasons to go to war and this has cost thousands of lives?!
Why isn’t this memo on the cover of every American Newspaper right now??
Why aren’t folks freaking out in outrage?!
Why…well its because in today’s right wing, conservative, evangelical, climate…folks are just plain out scared to trash George Bush…
The man can pretty much get away with murder and we just wont
And yeh I can already hear your gnashing your teeth and blowing smoke ready to let loose with a barrage of your nasty comments…
But really, this just can’t be all right with you?
Being tricked by the president, lied to, having the facts altered even in an investigation about having the facts altered
IN Closing Palast says
My friend Daniel Ellsberg once said that what's good about the American people is that you have to lie to them. What's bad about Americans is that it's so easy to do.
thanks for your piece Greg
Had quite a long discussion about politics and the world
T pontificated (love that word) quite a bit on oil..
The subject came up while were idling…along with a thousand other cars at a traffic jam caused by a toll booth coming off the interstate..
“They’re not gonna address the issue of oil until it’s too late,” he said shaking his head, “It’s like you wonder how they felt when they cut down the last tree on Easter Island.”
This all got me thinking too.
One bit of advice I’d been given awhile back that holds true is this…when you’re thinking about whats important give yourself the caption…WILL I CARE ABOUT THIS IN 20 YEARS?
Honey in 20 years... I think we will care a whole lot more about there being no oil, then we will about there being no more hard boiled eggs at the salad bar
I spent a day on the road watching yuppies drive around in gas guzzling S.U.V.’s with no other passengers in them …watching thousands of cars, waste what must add up to kazillions of gallons of gas idling at toll booths, looked at the black smoked filled sky over Newark and rolled up my windows as the stench of sulfar hit my nose and I wondered…
Just when in the hell is this shit gonna hit the fan?
Will it be tomorrow?
Why isn’t this administration scared about this?
Destroying whats left of our rainforests, drilling in the anartic…this is not the answer to the plight we are heading towards.
Let’s no even talk about the environment…since some fundamentalists in office today don’t care about 100 years from now as Armageddon will be around way before that.. OH LORD!
Let’s just talk about oil.
This country wastes a boat of load every second.
Why isn’t the production of new cars legislated.
You don’t get 45 miles to the gallon?
We don’t let you produce the car!
What will our lives be like when we fight a true blue, oil crisis?
“Commercial airlines will go out of business under the burden of oil shortage and shockingly high prices for starters. You won’t be able to go anywhere,” Tim said…still idling in the traffic jam.
Our lives could be suddenly frozen. No Fedex’s will arrive as no planes took off.
If you start to think about what our lives will be like when NOT IF, we run out of oil…
So why are we waiting to hit the wall.
Why aren’t we declaring a crisis of prevention now?
Why the hell isn’t all the money put into new cars put into finding fuel alternatives?
Honey… I don’t know.
Tuesday, May 3
well i had quite an honor last night
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