I worked in a restaurant with Mexicans and white guys. The Mexicans worked hard. They had wives and sweethearts back home and pictures of kids in their wallets. The young one, Roberto, always had a paperback book stuck in his back pocket. We stayed late to give him rides home so the local boys wouldn’t beat him up. We pretended we had … More the Mexicans
Yesterday I heard about a man who stole a can of beer from a convenient store in Georgia and went to jail for a year. I heard the story of the shootings in Santa Barbara. I heard a school official saying we just can’t do anything. Australia did, you know, but no one talks about … More Not to be confused with the Middle Ages
–has it really come to this, that it would be a huge uphill battle to ban something that has no purpose except to kill up to thirty-three people before anyone can stop you? Katha Pollitt The Nation 1/31/2011
The photographs of Chileans celebrating in the streets after Allende was elected remind me a little of the pictures of people here, after Obama’s election night. For a moment, goodness triumphed. And then it changed again. And then it was worse, more stupid and more cruel, than anyone could have imagined.
I heard about this on The Thom Hartmann show this morning. It’s from Rosie O’Donnell’s blog (can that be right?) We had eight years of Bush and Cheney, Now you get mad!? You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President. You didn’t get mad when Cheney … More getting mad
Today BBC had a program discussing Iran’s election. I sent this question and they read it on the air………. How can we have a discussion about the stolen election in Iran without mentioning the two stolen elections in the US? The primary difference seems to be that the Iranian people are more serious about democracy … More my question about the Iranian election
We are happy, happy, happy about Obama. We can hardly believe it’s true. We are not used to an election that allows our side to win. Are those neo-cons small enough yet to be drowned in a bathtub?
We went to see W. Okay, so I don’t buy all the Oedipal stuff and, yes, Thom Hartmann, they left out the stolen election part, but a great movie anyway, in my humble opinion. Thank you again, Oliver Stone.
I’ve been watching newscasts of McCain rallies. People are saying that Obama is a terrorist. Whatever that means. He is Muslim. He is an Arab. Who are these people? Don’t they know how to find information? Don’t they know how to do a Google search?
My daughter says that Palin is the Britney Spears of politics, the train wreck that people can’t stop watching.