Liberal, Irreverent

Friday, November 23, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

George W. Musharraf

November 14, 2007
George W. Musharraf (Brent Budowsky)
@ 10:53 am
The leader says the nation must crack down on liberties to fight the war against terrorism.
The leader is surrounded by profiteers who make huge sums of money corrupting military budgets and political power.
The leader believes he is specially ordained from above to pursue his policies, which he believes are endorsed by higher authorities that exempt him from the rules of law and conduct that define democratic nations and democratic values.
This is the logic of the George W. Bushes and the Pervez Musharrafs of the world, who fail to respect democratic values, in the name of democratic values, with results that only help the enemy.
Let’s be clear: A Pakistani election conducted during a state of emergency is a fraud and a sham against freedom and democracy. An election during which media is closed, lawyers are imprisoned, dissidents are jailed, opposition leaders are put under house arrest, protesters are beaten up, voices are silenced and the people are held in contempt is not an election but a dictatorship without even a disguise.
Musharraf believes that Bush either supports what he is doing, or enables it.
Bush believes that a war can be won while losing the battle of ideas, while the truth is, it is the battle of ideas that is the true weapon to win the war that matters.
The U.S. should unconditionally oppose any state of emergency election and should make it clear that military assistance to those who promote this dictatorship will be halted until this martial law is lifted.
We should stand with the people of Pakistan, not the dictator, and unless we do, we will neither stand for freedom and democracy nor defeat the real enemy that lurks in Pakistan today: those responsible for Sept. 11, 2001, who remain under the protection of the government we support.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Bush vetoes Dems' health and education bill

Is this a surprise? Republicans are not pro us, the people, period. They are pro riches, pro corporations, pro war and destruction and pro death. Screw the children, teachers, workers and middle class.


War costs could total $1.6 trillion by 2009, panel estimates

But there is no money for education and health care here at home. Well, of course Bush and cronies are spending our tax dollars in war, death, destruction and juicy contracts for the Halliburtons. And don't forget the tax cuts for the rich.


Sunday, November 11, 2007

"We can counter terror with justice"

"By closing Guantánamo, we can end the policy of indefinite detentions that prevents people from accessing independent courts. We can remove the most visible manifestation of the human rights violations that the US continues to perpetuate in the name of "security." We can counter terror with justice."

Amnesty International

Take action to petition the close of Guantánamo

It is so "Ridiculous”. It's time to strengthen Medicare

See the new "Ridiculous” video.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

"there’s better things in this world to be thinking about"

“You people are really nuts,” she told a reporter during a phone interview. “There’s kids dying in the war, the price of oil right now — there’s better things in this world to be thinking about than who served Hillary Clinton at Maid-Rite and who got a tip and who didn’t get a tip.”

I agree completely.


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

I agree. Nancy Nord MUST do her job or Go!

Sign the petition here:

Dear Nancy Nord:

Millions of unsafe toys imported from China have had to be recalled under your watch, yet you refuse common-sense reforms that would help keep us and our children safe. Meanwhile, you have compromised your integrity by accepting trips paid for by the toy industry and other business groups. Americans want an agency that stands up for consumers, rather than one ideologically beholden to industry. We therefore call for your resignation.