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This video explains why many people are voting Republican in the upcoming election.
Take a look at it and tell me why YOU are voting Republican. I can’t wait to see your comments!
Could the Clinton supporters please explain what it is that is so off-putting about Obama? I mean that seriously — I am absolutely, 100% bewildered at why some of you say that you will never get behind Obama as our party’s nominee.
I am very interested in any Clinton supporters thoughts. Please see the rest of this message. And thank you in advance!
Jane Harman (D-CA) sucks. There’s no better way to say it. Why does Jane Harman suck? Because she introduced the Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007. An oddly named bill, reminiscent of The Patriot Act, The Protect America Act, and others which might be called anything but patriotic or protecting. And, for that, both it, and she, sucks. BTW, this bill is also loving called the Thought Crime Bill. Why? Watch and weep, then keep reading.
This clip is from the film Washington You’re Fired which you can purchase here. An excellent film, one I highly recommend.
Let me say, for the record, that in concept, I don’t think that it’s a bad thing to determine who might want to blow up both stuff and people in the US. If you read what’s on the House site regarding this bill, it sounds all rosy. That said, a generally worded document – no, LAW, of dubious origins (more below the fold), with inadequate definitions; definitions which are open to far too much interpretation for comfort, becomes something to fear greatly.
But that’s not the only reason Jane Harman sucks.
Recently, the United Nations Human Rights Council lost its battle to make water a basic human right. The Canadian government blocked the resolutions passage in April of 2008.
The Geneva-based body wrapped up an intense three-week session late Friday without passing a German-Spanish resolution intended to enshrine its importance in a world where more than 2 billion people live in water-stressed regions.
It would have also set up an international watchdog to monitor the actions of individual countries.
After its 46 members accepted a consensus resolution – essentially for more study – Canadian representative Sarah Geh told the council: “Canada does not view this resolution as creating a human right to water under international human rights law.”
In his final speech, disappointed German representative Reinhard Schweppe stressed action is urgent. Access to clean water and sanitation, is “a part of human dignity,” he said, adding a child dies every 20 seconds due to water-borne diseases.
Advocates for water rights were devastated by the outcome.
That begs the question, why did Canada block this resolution? Apparently, It’s because of NAFTA.
Frank Zappa was always my hero when I was growing up. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention was the first concert I ever attended. Many of his philosophies were some that too few people know of or appreciate. He had contempt for lying, irrational thought, and saw most of the public as, well, stupid. He neither drank nor did drugs. He was also not an easy man to get along with.
Zappa was also an old school Republican, before being conservative was hijacked by the Neo-Con’s of today. (That’s OK Frank, no one is perfect.)
He also didn’t care much about what people thought of him.
Zappa testified during the Tipper Gore Musical Obscenity congressional hearing. When Sen. Slade Gorton (R-WA) threatened him with Contempt of Congress, he replied, “Go ahead Senator, I already hold you in contempt.”
It is in that spirit that this blog was created.
This blog is dedicated to living a good life. We hope to impart information you can use (or not), fun, facts, and more.
Stick around! You might just learn something!
Update: h/t to Snave. A most appropos Frank Zappa quote:
The last election just laid the foundation of the next 500 years of Dark Ages. — Frank Zappa, in 1981