Friday, April 14, 2006

Think Outside the Box

"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds."
-- Bob Marley

A wish that those who follow and believe so blindly would listen.

William Sloane Coffin, Jr.

William Sloane Coffin, Jr. died Wednesday, April 12th. Sloane was a former chaplain at Yale who practiced what he preached in the 60s, and marched and protested against the quagmire called “The Vietnam War.”

I remember him vaguely, growing up in the late 60s, early 70s. He proved to the right that protesting the policies of our beloved country was the patriotic thing to do, not to just sit back and blindly follow. He was not afraid of their wrath … he was a true hero.

Rummy in More Hot Water

Donald Rumsfeld came under fire from six more top ex-military officials who challenged his strategy and his abusive manner.

Retired Maj. Gen. John Batiste, who commanded the 1st Infantry Division in
Iraq until last November, appeared on NBC’s “Today” show to reiterate
criticisms he leveled earlier this week.

Batiste said Rumsfeld had “failed to build the peace” in Iraq, and
criticized “a leadership style which is intimidating, abusive. There was not a
two-way street of respect.”

The question remains whether the famous Bush loyalty will continue. George Jr. finds it difficult to let go. I can see George's dilemma ... you can't really fire grandpa, can you?

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Conservatives Are Such Christian Folk

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Too Much Time On His Hands...Get a Real Job

Who cares. I made breakfast, did the dishes, cleaned up the computer, helped move the treadmill downstairs and took the dogs for a walk.

No time to complain about anything nor rant about hate and anger.

Got better things to do.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Conservatives Are So Funny

"And then I prayed. And I said, 'Lord, what's wrong with her?' I just prayed silently. And the Lord said, 'Ask about her sex life.'"

-- Pat Robertson, explaining how he cured a woman suffering from asthma

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Channeling Dr. Seuss

A follow up to the post below. Read some of Peter's responses to comments made on the subject of his post on United 93. I think the little ditty below covers his thoughts.

I’m always right,
I’m always right it’s true.
I especially don't like the color blue.
And if you disagree about that particular hue,
I’ll shout you down with all my might,
Because, you know, I’m always right.

An example of the level of argument capable for some of those on the right.