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Saturday, July 05, 2008

Point -- Counterpoint

A couple of weeks back, Profmarcus posted the following video from, 'John McCain, Meet Alex'.

Since this blog is 'Fair and Balanced', I offer up the following, 'John McCain, Meet William'.

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Friday, July 04, 2008

Sign Kucinich' Impeach petition

do your part this july 4th... it's not too late...

This is Your Moment. Impeach Bush NOW! Sign the Petition.

sign here...

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"The End of America" - 4th of July food for thought from Scott Ritter

points to ponder as you watch and listen to scott ritter...

  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan
  • War on terror
  • U.S. Constitution
  • Bill of Rights
  • 4th Amendment
  • Geneva Convention
  • U.N. Convention against Torture
  • Guantánamo
  • Abu Ghraib
  • Bagram
  • Extraordinary rendition
  • Warrantless domestic wiretapping
  • Patriot Act
  • Military Commissions Act
  • CIA black sites
  • Presidential signing statements
  • Executive privilege
  • Unitary executive
  • Telecom immunity
from brasscheck tv...

Spoken before the US invaded Iraq

"We can call ouselves Americans. We can fly the American flag, but unless we stand up and defend the values that define us as Americans, we will cease being Americans."

Scott Ritter gave this talk before the US invaded Iraq. As a former US Marine Corps officer, UN weapons inspector and expert on the armaments of Iraq, he very publicly disputed the Bush adminstration's claim that Iraq was a threat to the US.

Now the US is on the same path with regards to war against Iran.

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

We have little to celebrate tomorrow

for all the good people and good fortune we are blessed to have in this country, it seems the height of denial to be celebrating the fact that all of it is poised on the brink of disaster... unless there's a rabbit ready to pop out of a hat somewhere, tomorrow can only serve as an occasion to grieve over all we've lost (and are continuing to lose, even as i write this)...

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

"He's very radical, this president. He's probably the most radical president we've ever had."

al jazeera interviews sy hersh...
Al Jazeera's Ghida Fakhry talks to investigative journalist Seymour Hersh about his latest article in New Yorker magazine, claiming that US congressional leaders have agreed to a presidential request for up to $400 million in funding for covert operations against Iran.

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Winding down

yes, it's true... the last post i made to this blog was this past saturday...

so, what's going on...?

i've been blogging for two principal reasons... one, to be able to understand the bigger picture of what's happening in the world, and, through providing that search with a means of expression, to accelerate my learning... and two, instead of letting my hard-won insights rumble and fester inside of me, using blogging to aid and abet the process of retaining my sanity by externalizing all that repressed energy... i'm pleased to say that i've been successful on both counts...

so, after three-plus years of blogging faithfully, almost obsessively, every day, putting up posts that i believe demonstrate pieces of the bigger picture, essential pieces of the emergent pattern that's been threatening to stifle everything good and true about humanity, i no longer feel the overwhelming need to add more pieces to that picture...

am i going to stop blogging...?

no, i'm not going to stop... i am, however, not going to continue with the single-minded intensity with which i've attacked blogging since march 2005... days may go by without a post and then there may be only one or two... and, yes, there could also be the occasional flurry... perhaps my co-bloggers will toss in the occasional post or two, but this blog will not be as it has been, unless and until...

"unless and until" what...?

when i start to see signs of real, fundamental, serious, positive, sustainable changes appearing on the horizon, i can promise you, i will come roaring back (and, no, i'm not referring to anything as cosmically trivial as obama winning the election)... what i'm waiting for is to see the dark forces truly on the run, being driven from their lairs in the dark of night by good-hearted citizens with torches, rakes and hoes... i believe that day is coming but, until then, there's little else i have to add...

meanwhile, life goes on as we watch our dark masters strut and fret their final hours on the stage...

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