Friday, January 29, 2010

Glen is Correct, Absolutly Correct

Glen gets it right again.
Going to war in Iraq is the worst mistake this country has done in my lifetime. It was done for the wrong reasons, it was undertaken with false information and it was illegal. We can not just put it behind us, we must, as a country face this. We continue to be failures when we do not look inward and figure out that this stemmed from the same thought process that involved us in Vietnam. This political thought process has not been discredited, for there are way too many people who don't see or understand this as a mistake. We need to publicly fix responsibility for going to war with Iraq otherwise the idea that we can create war whenever and for any reason will not go away.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Actual Health Care??

Over at Caltics soyinkafan has posted a valuable story on SB810, the single payer state senate bill for California.
Please read and act upon this story. It will not hurt the national health care situation at all and may actually help get national attention that a lot of people want and need proper health care not only in California but in this entire country.

Monday, January 25, 2010

HCR What We Need Now

Steve Benen of the Washington Monthly has a great memo for anyone who as anything to do about health care reform. Please read it and pass it on.
And call your rep and senators. Today. And Tomorrow. And the next day...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Just What The Doctor Ordered

Congress, Get You Some Balls

H/T to somebody, but I don't remember who or where.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Do The Right Thing

 Ladies and Gentlemen, Paul Krugman The straight shooter gets it once again.

And the tag line gets right to the point

"Ladies and gentlemen, the nation is waiting. Stop whining, and do what needs to be done."

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

TSA Training Academy Video

Bad Tux found another good one. The TSA has conspired with Transport Canada to make a new training video.

Today Hope=Nope

What is the plan to deal with healthcare now, considering that the senate is broken? It seems to me the house is broken as well what with 220 votes, only 3 more than necessary. We have clear majorities in both houses of congress, we have a democrat as president, and our elected reps can not get this done. I am ashamed of our country, I am ashamed that I am a citizen of this country, I am ashamed that I served in the armed forces. For the first time in my life I can see that it would absolutely be better for me to emigrate to another country, rather than stay here. I finally have a bit of an idea of what it must be like to decide to walk hundreds or thousands of miles, illegally cross international borders, and live a criminal life just for it to be a little better.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

More Haiti

Molly Hightower. I never met her, I had never even heard of her before the Haitian earthquake. But I have read her story and it is both devastatingly heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. At 22 she volunteered to work with orphans in Haiti and was living there. Teaching and helping those that need it most.
She was one of thousands killed in the devastation, when the school she worked and lived in collapsed. And her family has asked that any donations go to the organization she worked for.
That is Friends of the Orphans
This seems like so much more than just a worthwhile thing to do. So please if you can, help support not only the memory of such a fine person but those who need it most and have less than can be imagined.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


I can not imagine what Haiti is like right now. I doubt that very many people could either. This poor country has been hit by so many natural disasters, political upheavals, and just plain crappy luck. They are getting over major hurricanes 5 and 2 years ago. And now a 7.0 earthquake.
I urge you to give what you can. All the agencies are asking for money instead of stuff so here is a number of places