Addendum: I just noticed that the 10 photographs in the last article haven't shown up. Click link to original to see them. Worth a thousand words indeed:
JUST DO IT
If I had a dollar for every person who told me that unless Obama were re-elected the world would come to an end, I'd be rich. How's that working out for ya, folks? How's Mr. Nobel Peace Prize working out for ya? Record unemployment, record corporate profits, NSA snooping on an unparalleled scale, evisceration of the Bill of Rights, disregard of international law, increasingly militarized police, union suppression, more abortion restrictions nationwide, give-aways of public lands to corporations for fracking, rushing through of the TPP, continuing drone-bombing of civilians in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, ignoring of the lessons of the 2008 economic crash by allowing banks to continue their practices unregulated and by pushing for Larry Summers to head the Fed -- in other words, lies on top of lies on top of lies, and a complacent liberal establishment that's just fine with all of the above now that a Democrat is in the White House.
How do you like this new drive to war in Syria? Bomb, bomb, bomb, that's the name of the game! And nobody plays it better than the U.S. What do you think of your Fearless Leader aligning himself with John McCain? And the fact that even the U.S. military is opposed to this war? And who's going to pay for it? Kerry says the oil sheiks of Saudi Arabia. Gee, where have we heard that before? And you think Israel has nothing to do with this? How about money and oil and natural gas? Have you asked yourself any of these questions?
If you think this is about "humanitarian" goals, you're dangerously deluded and should be prevented from doing further harm to yourself and the rest of us. And if you still can't admit that you were wrong about your Fearless Leader, then maybe you should take a trip down memory lane to a lesson you should've learned in your youth -- there's no shame in being wrong, only in refusing to acknowledge it. Admit it, right it, and try to do better in the future. But for god's sake, quit trying to defend the indefensible.
As for signing petitions, that's all well and good, but unless you've picked up the phone and called your Senators and Congressional reps, you've dropped the ball. Be prepared to be put on hold; they're getting swamped. But they're listening. Just do it. And if you really want to get their attention, join one of the thousands of protests going on all over the country. You marched when Bush was in office. Are you going to sit on your hands now? -LS
No, the economy is not getting better. I don't care how many bloviating corporate and media talking heads claim it is; it's not. If you have a job, and a home, count yourself lucky. Millions of fellow Americans don't share your good fortune. -LS
FREE BARRETT BROWN
Barrett Brown is an American journalist. He's in jail. For speech. He's not the only one. And now he's being even further persecuted. This is the Land of the Free in action. This is what your government is doing. You oughtta at least know about it. Then again, the judge has just acceded to the prosecution and placed a gag order on Brown and his attorneys. So you won't be able to learn any more about it. So much for the "Justice" Department. -LS
I remember showing, repeatedly, the picture below to war mongers during the Bush administration. They never answered. Not once. Now I'm showing it to current warmongers. How do you answer it? And how do you answer the column that follows? -Lisa Simeone
by Wesley Messamore