Deeply Depressing and Disturbing

initCostOfTotal(); updateCostOfTotal(100); Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. President Dwight D. Eisenhower April 16, 1953 Before I am branded unpatriotic let me point out that I trusted our president. I believed him… Continue reading

Thank You, NPR

NPR did a wonderful program this morning on political cartoonists, Cartoonists Sharpen Pencils for 2004 Campaign: Edwards’ Smile, Bush’s Ears, Kerry’s Jaw Fair Game for Illustrators. Living under my little rock, I was unfamiliar with the political cartoons of Mike Peters. This guy is hysterical. I love wit with a touch of the cynical. Here are three of his cartoons… Continue reading

Once Again!

Simply incredulous! The Bush administration is seeking to obtain the authority to delay the November election because of possible terrorist threats. No specifics are given, well, they never are–just words like bad, massive, etc. His administration loves colors too: red, orange! Reminds me of Pavlov’s dogs and bells. Show the color and the nation is supposed to salivate for the… Continue reading

This from Andrew Tobias…

Hmmm, this one caught my eye: Look for Osama to be produced during the democratic convention*. (And about time, too!) * WASHINGTON, July 8 – Osama bin Laden and his chief lieutenants, operating from hideouts suspected to be along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, are directing an al-Qaeda effort to launch an attack in the United States sometime this year, senior Bush… Continue reading

The Dreadful Drudge

I just want the media to be open, honest, and unbiased so voters can make a reasoned judgement on election day based on the facts and critical thinking. I wish I didn’t have to harp on the fact that I believe the republican media machine is busy trying to mislead, and, rather than focusing on issues and positions, continues a… Continue reading

“Signs of the Times”

When I was a child growing up in the extreme right wing fundamentalist movement, I heard many gloom and doom sermons about the end times.  The good Reverend Jack Van Impe had heard from God many times that the world was going to end at least a dozen times by now.  He preached his sermons with such fervor that, as… Continue reading

The Fog of War

Errol Morris, brilliant documentarian, produced this piece, The Fog of War, basically an in-depth interview with Robert McNamara with footage of the time about which Mr. McNamara is speaking interspersed throughout. I found the film to be excellent. I was a teenager at the time trying to make sense of what seemed absurd to me then. Hmmm, I’d have to… Continue reading

President Ronald Reagan Died Today

I am deeply saddened to see that President Ronald Reagan died today at age 93, living longer than any other US president.My liberal friends are always horrified to know of my personal admiration for President Reagan.  And my conservative friends find it hard to believe that liberal me met Reagan personally and even worked for the Reagan campaign back many… Continue reading

I Just Don’t Get It!

I saw a bumper sticker a couple of weeks ago that summed up what I had been steamed about for several months, but I couldn’t find a sympathetic ear anywhere. Finally, a like-minded person: When Bill lied, nobody died. Why is no one calling for the impeachment of this president? He lied to us and to the world at the… Continue reading