Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Bush Presidency Begins to Unravel...

The coalition of the willing list no longer exists. Senators are publicly announcing that the current administration lies to us on a daily basis about issues large and small. I, personally,cannot think of a single issue on which this administration has not lied.

Friday, January 21, 2005

"Outposts of Tyranny"

"...Stripped of social coloring and modern legal restraints, the arrangement for work in modern America resembles the same terms that functioned during feudalism. But this is more than an echo from distant times. The employment system is the defining structure for maintaining a still dominant hierarchy among citizens, those with stunted rights and those with expansive power over others."

"Where did citizens learn the resignation and cynicism that leads them to withdraw as active citizens? They learned it at the office; they learned it on the shop floor. The real-life education in who has the power and who doesn't creates a formidible barrier to ever establishing an authentic democracy in which Americans are genuinely represented and engaged. The socialization of powerlessness is probably far more damaging to politics than the special-interest campaign money or the emptiness of televison advertising." William Greider from, "The Soul of Capitalism"

Maybe we should tend to our own garden before we attempt to tend to the rest of the world's. What was it that that esteemed Repuplican president, Dwight Eisenhower, warned us against? He warned in his farewell to the nation address,in substance,to
beware the military-industrial complex!

Thursday, January 20, 2005

"Gregoire Relaxes Rules on Medicaid"

According to an article in today's,Seattle Times,"Gov. Christine Gregoire yesterday ordered the state to ...ease its Medicaid rules..." in relation to children getting and staying on the state's Medicaid rolls. This will add about twenty thousand children to the rolls and will undo the work of former state senator, Dino Rossi, to keep the poverty stricken children off the rolls.
It will also, as a side effect, add many votes to Gregoire's gubernatorial bid if a revote should become necessary. This is smart politics and more importantly helps children from poor families recieve much needed health care. Republicans are expected to oppose this measure as it does not in any way help big business or Republican cronies.

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

"...proud 'neath heated brow!" Bob Dylan

There is a person named "Lawrence" who sounds like he's about 17 but claims to have several advanced college degrees and his personal mission seems to be to vanquish Headless Lucy in debate. His absolute obtuseness to anything but the hard core reactionary right- wing view is astounding. If a surgeon chopped his leg off by mistake he'd come out of anesthesia arguing in favor of a 250,000 dollar cap on punitive damages.

"Crimson flames tied through my ears
Rolling high and mighty traps.
Countless fires on flaming roads
Using ideas as my maps.
We'll meet on edges soon said I
Proud 'neath heated brow.
Ah! but I was so much older then
I'm younger than that now!"

Bob Dylan, "Younger Than Yesterday"

I hope I got the words right. I got them by listening to the Byrds version. The Byrds still sound good. They have some of the best Dylan interpretations that have been done.

Monday, January 10, 2005

New Governor for WA State

Christine Gregoire,Dem., will be sworn in 1/12/2005!! It's been a long battle but honesty and integrity finally won out and we will finally have a Dem. Governor with not only ability but backbone as well!

Thursday, January 06, 2005

Bush Presidency Still Illegitimite

The Dems. have over 100 pages of hard evidence proving the Reps. stole the Ohio Pres. election. Keep an eye on this. These kinds of stories build over time and slowly gain huge momentum!

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

"Banned" in Lilliput

A few bloggers who've left many negative comments on my blog have taken the trouble to "ban" me from making any comments on theirs. This self-righteous garbage is what bothers me about these creeps whose facile and totally powderpuff understanding of free- thought is that you're free to agree with them or be "banned" from commenting. Feel free to comment, guys. I believe in giving you all the rope you need.

Monday, January 03, 2005

The Beverly Bedouins

Come and listen to a story 'bout a man named Abdul
A poor Bedouin barely kep' his family cool.
And then one day he was shootin' at some Jews
And up through the ground came a bubblin' crude.
Oil that is! Black gold! Desert tea!

Add your own verses. It's fun!

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