Monday, August 22, 2005

Salt Lake City Mayor Calls for Massive Anti-Bush protest

Yes, he's a Democrat, but he's a Democrat in a non-partisan post in the capitol city of the most conservative state in the nation. And he's calling for "...a collaboration of health-care-provision advocates, seniors, the (gay, lesbian and bisexual and transsexual) community, anti-Patriot Act advocates and other civil libertarians, anti-war folks, pro-Social Security advocates, environmental advocates, anti-nuclear-testing advocates, and anti-nuclear-waste-shipment-and-storage advocates..." to protest the President in Salt Lake today, where he just gave a speech to the VFW.

They have transsexuals in Salt Lake City?

Rocky Anderson probably lost some votes, but his conscience is clear. Hell, just to be able to get on CNN by phone and list all the reasons you shouldn't like Bush is worth retiring over, I would think.

Mike Parkin, the senior vice commander of the VFW's Atomic Post 4355 in Salt Lake City called Anderson "very unpatriotic" and "despicable." Anderson's reply?
Patriotism demands that people speak out when we see our government officials acting in such antidemocratic and deceitful ways to the people of our country.
Damn straight.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

After twisting my ankle in a stupid accident, I've been laid up for a while, reading a lot, playing video games, and just wasting time, since I've really felt apathetic regarding politics lately. But the Cindy Sheehan protest outside Bush's ranch has recently perked up my interest. Today I wake up to this:

In U.S. heartland, anxiety over Iraq, oil

Soldier's Mother Inspires Protests Across U.S.

Not to mention the Global Warming trip by Republicans like Snowe and McCain, the criminal charges against the Republican Ohio Governor, DeLay lover and lobbyist Abramoff indicted, the Plame affair about to blow, reports of 9-11 screw ups by Pentagon lawyers, and whole shit-load of other neo-con heartburn fuel, and I feel much, much better.