Saturday, April 28, 2007

Impeach Bush/Cheney Demonstrations April 28

I was there with my Impeach Bush sign. Response in Memphis was overwhelming, lots of honks in support of impeaching Bush and Cheney. Many people wanted to sign a petition or get more info and bumper stickers. Why is the Democratic Party ignoring the growing movement to Impeach Bush/Cheney? Why aren't more Democrats in Congress supporting Dennis Kucinicjavascript:void(0)h's proposal to Impeach Cheney? The Democratic "leadership" in Congress is turning its back on its base once again. While the GOP responded to their base an impeached Bill Clinton for far lesser crimes, the Democrats are more worried about offending "swing voters" and independents. Have they not looked at the polls showing growing support for impeachment of Bush and Cheney? Do they not care if Bush/Cheney are held to account for their crimes? If the Democratic Party does not take its base seriously, they may loose more of us to the Green Party, which does take the impeachment of Bush/Cheney seriously.
If you want to get involved, take action and put some pressure on our Democratic representatives to move on impeaching bush/cheney get invovled in one or more of the groups organizing aroune impeachment:
After Downing Street
World Can't Wait
The Green Party

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Soft Balls

Bill Richardson's getting easy questions from Tucker and sounding a little nutty. Is he high on cold medicine?

I missed the damn debate. What happened?

First Democratic "Debate"

The Democratic candidates had their first "debate" on MSNBC tonight. (Isn't it kind of early to be having debates for a an election that is a year away??) Anyway, I was not too impressed with any of the leading candidates. The only two candidates that seemed real and honest were Kucinich and Gravel. I never heard of Gravel until tonight, I like him. He was angry (justifiable since he was ignored) and he showed something most Americans feel right now--he was mad as hell! He was mad a Bush/Cheney and their lies and crimes. He was mad the the Democrats for being talking out of both sides of their faces on the war. And in the most embrassing moment for progressive Demcrats, when candidates were asked who supported Kucinich's proposal to impeach Cheney, no one raised their hands (didn Gravel? I don't remember). Gravel made Kucinish seem more "mainstream," but I have to say that Kucinich is the only real "progressive" Democratic presidential candidate and he gets my vote in the primary. While I will support the eventual nominee (probably HIillary, god help us) and think any of them would be better than Bush or the Republican candidate, Kucinich is the best choice based on the issues and his positions on the War, Impeachment, and gay rights. He is the only one that supports marriage equality and doesn't hide behind "civil unions," though that issue was not discussed much. He may look funny, but he is the most attractive Democratic candidate on the ISSUES.

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Not Again: VA Tech Massacre (Stop the NRA!)

It's happened again, each time the death toll gets higher. Over 30 people killed in the VA Tech Massacre. How many more will die needlessly before our political "leaders" (Democrats and Republicans) stand up to the NRA and the gun lobby that funds them and profits from the culture of guns and violence? When will our media (movies, music,video games, etc.) quit glorifying guns and violence? The NRA is little more than the lobbying arm of the gun industry. It pays politicians, mostly Republican, millions of dollars a year to stop or weaken meaningful gun laws. The groups opposing the NRA have dwindled down to ONE: Handgun Control which is now under the umbrella of the Brady Campaign to Stop Gun Violence Go there for more information on gun violence, the gun lobby, the myth of the Second Amendment, and to join and get involved with the campaign to STOP THE NRA! If you haven't seen it yet, or even if you have, now would be a good time to buy or rent Michael Moore's excellent film on gun violence in the U.S. : Bowling for Columbine No, the problem is not JUST guns and gun control. We have to deal with cultural and mental health issues, but the lack of sensible gun control is part of the problem.

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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Abstinence Sex Ed Does Not Work

Here's more evidence that abstinence only sex education programs DO NOT WORK. Abstinence Programs Questioned
Every major study has shown the same thing: students who take abstinence sex education classes engage in just as much, if not more, pre-marital sex and some have shown they are more likely to do so and not use contraceptives or condoms. It is time politicians quit listening to the religious fanatics and listen to the experts. Students need COMPREHENSIVE sex educaton that includes all their options and how to reduce pregnancy and diseases for those (most) who will engage in sexual activity.