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The News Is Depressing — Why Now?
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The News Is Depressing

Fallenmonk notes that Cindy Sheehan is leaving behind the peace movement and the Democratic Party, and who can blame her after the cowardly performance of Congress on funding the war. The fact that the only real benchmark is passing the Oil Law pretty much tells anyone who cares what the war was about – greed.

Of all people, Darth Cheney delivered the commencement address at West Point and the Los Angeles Times notes:

The vice president heaped scorn on “enemies” who “oppose and despise every notion of upright conduct and character.”

“Their cruelty is not rebuked by human suffering, only fed by it,” Cheney said. Yet, he said, they “demand the protections of the Geneva Convention and the Constitution” when captured.

Actually if Cheney hadn’t gotten his five deferments he would have known that they don’t have to demand those things, there was never any question that those rights would be given to them before the Shrubbery took the Wite-out to the Constitution, laws, and military regulations. Hearing Cheney say “Duty, Honor, Country” is similar to hearing Satan preach Scripture.

At this point I will help deserving individuals, but the Democratic Party can go pound sand.


1 Steve Bates { 05.29.07 at 11:51 pm }

“At this point I will help deserving individuals, but the Democratic Party can go pound sand.” – Bryan

My sentiments as well. I will help local Democratic candidates, many of whom are deserving of my help and not in any meaningful way associated with the recent capitulation of Reid, Pelosi and company… but I am regularly shredding the DNC fundraising mailers I receive once a week or so. Until the Democratic Party returns to its roots as defender of the little guy and gal against our wholly owned rulers doing the bidding of the wealthy, powerful and uncaring… they can do without my money. IOW, congressional Democrats screwed up… bigtime.

I may not be quite as disillusioned as Cindy Sheehan, but then again I don’t have nearly as much on the line as she has had from the beginning. I believe congressional Dems owe her a deep apology, and I hope they see her departure as a wake-up call. But I’m not holding my breath for that to happen.

2 Karen { 05.30.07 at 8:34 am }

BTW…Did you changer your font size? Tis very tiny all of a sudden ..and I can make it larger in Firefox…but seems odd that the font type would be so different. 🙂

3 Bryan { 05.30.07 at 11:10 am }

Steve, the people inside the Beltway don’t seem to understand what people want. They just don’t get it.

Karen, when I upgraded a number of things changed and I’m still tracking down they changes.

4 hipparchia { 05.30.07 at 11:05 pm }

this was depressing news, and my local democrats are mostly DINOs, when they exist at all, which just depresses me even more. on the bright side, i found an article about the impact of florida’s refusing to follow the primary rules that cheered me up so much i blogged about it.

5 Bryan { 05.30.07 at 11:41 pm }

That, Hipparchia, is going to be a major mess. The parties say the state can’t do it, but the state did it anyway.

6 hipparchia { 05.31.07 at 7:15 pm }

yep. i’m looking forward to it.