Sunday, January 21, 2007

Sunday Wanderings

ABC Falsely Claims
Pelosi Opposes Cutting Funds For Iraq Escalation

Brain dead media.

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I swear, I'm not making this up.

In a formal White House proclamation issued Friday, George W. Bush declared January 21 National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2007.
"National Sanctity of Human Life Day serves as a reminder that we must value human life in all forms, not just those considered healthy, wanted, or convenient. Together, we can work toward a day when the dignity and humanity of every person is respected."
And, of course, the saddest and most profound hypocrisy is that Bush's little proclamation comes too late for the 3,030 U.S. military dead in Iraq, the thousands of troops who have come home maimed and bearing the scars of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome or the untold number of Iraqis killed in the name of Bush's life-affirming effort in Iraq.

Adding insult to injury.

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Remember how we felt after 9/11 when we still didn't get it that journalists had become extinct? [...]

Suddenly our screens were filled with babbling air heads ... the Judas media.

Dear God, remember how wonderful it felt to discover we weren't alone and that out there in the seeming outer darkness were pockets of sanity and integrity.

Thank God for the internet.

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Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), is calling President Bush's invasion of Iraq a "stark blunder" and says that his new scheme to send 21,500 more troops into the mess he created is just digging the hole deeper.

I wonder though.

Makes me wonder, too.

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Thanks to the aggressive spirit of many newly elected Democrats, this Congress offers an encouraging opening for opponents of corporate-led globalization to go on offense. For decades, the critics of the global system have been pinned down by multinational business and finance and reduced to playing defense. Labor, environment and other reform advocates have mostly tried to block new trade agreements negotiated by Republican and Democratic Presidents. Their efforts usually have fallen short.

This year could be different.

One would hope.

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