Monday, November 27, 2006
Sunday, November 26, 2006
First I got an urgent story about the fact that Iraq is most likely falling into full blown civil war and they have officially logged the deadliest civilian day so far in the history of this debacle. I saw footage of families digging through rubble to find remains, dead bodies being loaded on carts to remove them from burning debris, civilians holding up photos of loved ones missing which was eerily reminiscent of 9/11.
(dust off hands) Okay, on to the next story: Black Friday is off to an incredible start! Lines of consumers wrapped around the buildings, stampedes of shoppers as the doors open at 5am--4am--12:01am--9pm Thanksgiving night...all for a $2.99 DVD or a free mouse pad.
Now don't get me wrong. I have been a part of such lines before. Probably would have been out there again had there been something I really wanted. I am among the worst of the tech heads lusting after the latest gadgets and systems. And girl you know I love a sale! But I, for one, am glad I wasn't part of the hubbub. Not just because I am growing increasingly agoraphobic, but because I would have missed a moment to put myself in someone elses shoes. It just feels wrong to be out slinging ourselves into debt when our fellow man is searching for loved ones in rubble. Rubble that is our fault.
I am increasingly conflicted over this. It has been bothering me a lot. I feel like I need to take some sort of stand. Some sort of boycott. I don't know how to move forward and make a conscious difference. I've long thought of making an ever-changing bumper sticker which posts all of the military and civilian deaths. Not the most positive message but a reminder to those following me in traffic. The problem with that is the accuracy of numbers, especially the Iraqi deaths. Try to get a straight answer on that one! I could shoot for 100K+ and be safe.
Why in the world do we stand for another country experiencing daily civilian deaths, when if that were happening here there would be immediate outrage, special commissions, tribute songs and of course a ribbon.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Have you any idea just how bad the bigotry is in this man? It is well documented. It is no secret, especially to his fellow cronies in the Grand Old Party. Makes me nauseous.
This whole thing perfectly expresses and proves my point about Republicans.
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Now let's get some work done. Let's undo some of the crazy crap that has been going on. Let's start to repair our name. Let's start to walk taller and feel prouder about who we are. Let's enjoy the collective exhale with the rest of the world as they watch what we did yesterday. We got off our butts and stopped the Fascism Express! Well done! Thank you for voting!
I mean, the cornrows alone are a reason to keep this pitiful excuse around, right?
Personally the crotch grabbing at the KidsChoice Awards would have made me start to second guess my choices for partner and sperm donor, but hey not my place to say.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
I could go on and on...
American Red Cross,
I have chosen to unsubscribe from your newsletters due to news I heard recently regarding donations.
I find it hard to believe that at a time of need, the American Red Cross put politics ahead of urgency and refused a 1 million dollar donation from The Dixie Chicks. Hard to believe, heartbreaking and extremely telling.
I myself have been involved in fundraising efforts for both September 11th and Hurricane Katrina which were directly donated to the Red Cross. God forbid tragedies like those happen again, but if they do, you can be assured that I will be sending our efforts to other organizations ready to receive money from everyone---equally.
Please unsubscribe me from your mailing list.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Instead of demanding an apology from Kerry for an obvious mistake, why aren't we asking for an apology from the Bush League? Has anyone asked for an apology from Rumsfeld for sending our troops into harm's way unprepared? Has anyone asked Cheney to apologize for admitting that we waterboard for torture, clearly endangering troops? Has anyone asked Bush for an apology for just being a plain ol' dumbass. That's an apology I want to hear. We all deserve that one.
So for the next few days while the media has a field day and basks in the splendor of scandal, take the time to refocus yourselves and anyone around you on the real issues. Remind people as much as possible that the real scandal is that we are stuck in a war of choice with no hope or plan of returning home. We can't lose sight of that until every last troop is home.