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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Be still my beating heart...

It's a day of reckoning for that slimeball Tom Delay: He's been indicted for criminal conspiracy according to the NY Times. Read 'em and weep. Delay's going down.

Monday, September 26, 2005

The face of the antiwar movement

Cindy Sheehan was arrested today for protesting without a permit. Good for her, but too bad only 370 people were arrested. It'd be great if about 1,000 could take the plunge and get arrested. No, 10,000. Let's inundate the system, shut it down, and really get a message across. If only I didn't have to work!

England Convicted

Lynndie England, one of the soldiers caught torturing detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, was convicted for her crimes. Unfortunately, this is probably as high up as the abuse investigation will go. That's not high--England was a private.

This is really a false attempt at accountability. It's pretty clear that orders had come from high up in the pentagon, likely from Rumsfeld himself. But he'll never be convicted. It's just sad.

Sunday, September 04, 2005

More workers are choosing to hold down multiple jobs

So, the guy described in this article leaves his house at 2:20 a.m. and works until 5:30 p.m. And he likes it.

Like Jay Hancock, the commentator, says: "Where else but America?" Hancock also argues that this is a sign of a healthy economy.

It's not necessarily a bad sign. Belying the perception of multiple jobholding as a token of hard times, history shows that moonlighting ebbs and flows with the larger business cycle. An expanding economy means not just that more people can work; it means more people can work multiple jobs, if they want.

I don't know about you, but I'd rather have one job that allows me to meet all my financial obligations.

Friday, September 02, 2005


How can a person not weigh in on Katrina's aftermath?? I just read a Salon article (link for those of you who have access), and Joan Walsh is right when she says that
The crisis unfolding before us -- dispossession, looting, people shooting at rescue workers, the president's dim response, and now, people dying in front of our eyes outside the Superdome -– rubs our noses in so much that's wrong in our country, it's excruciating to watch.

She's so right. Further down, Walsh is critical of Bush, as we all should be. He was probably so disappointed for having to cancel his vacation 2 days early. The federal government's general response has been so lackluster, the mayor of New Orleans was swearing a blue streak on the radio yesterday.

The most telling part of this story that Walsh's essay hits on is Bush's response. He flew over the disaster area. Compare that with his 9-11 response where he was supposedly on the bullhorn. Obviously, there's not enough political gain in helping the down and out.

Don't believe what they tell you, there's no compasion in this administration.

And there's been plenty of critical responses to the media's coverage and blantant racist biases. How dare they, or anyone, blame the victims for being victims? That's like telling a rape victim that she was raped because she is attractive.

At any rate, if this isn't a sign that the country needs Green Politics, I don't know what is. It's too bad that there's so much in-fighting now that we can't get anything done. It's a turnoff to voters and activists alike.