Regime Change Begins at Home 

Thursday, August 07, 2003

Wow! It's been months since I blogged. Never really got into the habit. Also, I just got tired of thinking about W and his handlers.

But ignoring them won't make them go away. Voting in the 2004 election is our only chance, but it's going to take a lot of us. Please. Register to vote if you're not registered. Vote for the the most viable candidate opposing George W. Bush. I know, it'll almost certainly be a Democrat, which isn't a great choice either, but we're all used to the idea of voting for the lesser of two evils. And in the battle for the lesser evil, GWB loses to every other politician in America: Democrat, Republican or anything else.

So, wouldn't it be cool if all the people in America of voting age who see GW and his band of greedy men (and women) as unfit to lead went to the polls and turned them out? It's my dream. It'll be the first general election I've voted in since I voted for Barry Commoner (it's been awhile).

Sunday, March 30, 2003

Taken from a National Fair Housing Alliance publication, but it obviously has much broader application:

"America has a choice. Do we work and struggle together for justice, or do we remain a country divided?

Injustice does not happen in a vacuum. All of us either see it, feel it, hear it, ignore it, profit from it, suffer from it, tolerate it, initiate it, provoke it, perpetuate it or die from it.

What you think, and say, and do, can make a difference. In you lies our hope."

Saturday, March 29, 2003

Michael Moore is my new hero. It would have been easy for him to accept his first Oscar and gush about how much he owed his producer, et al; but he chose to shoulder his responsibility to speak out against the war. The fact that he wasn't allowed to continue is too bad, but beside the point.

I was fortunate enough to hear a recording of the entire speech, which he delivered a few days later. The man is funny and apparently fearless. We need more entertainers and high-profile people with the courage to take on greedy bastards.

"TIME'S UP!" Mr. Bush, Mr. Cheney, Mr. Rumsfield, Mr. Ashcroft, etc.

Thursday, March 27, 2003

My first post; more to follow. Consider it a threat.

So, it's like I don't spend enough time in front of a computer screen already, right? I'm a web developer and spend 8-10 hours a day with my butt in a chair and my hands on a keyboard or mouse. But I'm curious about Blogger's tools.

More importantly, I'm frustrated with the political "leadership" we're stuck with for at least the next two years. Perhaps by November 2004 enough people will understand the damage that's been done to our diplomatic relations with other countries, our safety and well-being, and our constitutional freedoms, and we'll be able to vote the bums out. (I suppose it's too much to expect that he'll be voted out for issuing orders which result in the killing and maiming of scores—who can guess the number before this invasion and occupation is over?—of innocents. Too many of us seem to accept this part of war, apparently having lost our ability to empathize.)

Regime change, like charity, begins at home.

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