Friday, October 12, 2007

Re-elect Gore 2008

You can get the button from

some of us who hope he will run are mailing him two pennies (our "two cents worth"), together with a note indicating real support will be provided if he accepts the challenge and runs for president.

Office of the Honorable Al Gore,
2100 West End Avenue, Suite 620,
Nashville, TN 37203.

If you Google "Draft Gore" you will find other things you can do.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Open letter to Every Congressman & Senator


Does it take cutting off the funds?

As I understand the Constitution, only Congress can authorize expenditures. No money for the war, no war. Bush can veto appropriation bills by himself, but he cannot pass them. So cut off the funds.

Does it take removing Bush and Cheney?

Apparently some think that Congress’s power of the purse is not enough to end the war, as long as the Bush/Cheney regime controls the Executive Branch. If that’s the case, then Congress should use its Constitutionally-mandated power to end the Bush/Cheney regime. You swore an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. It seems clear that the Bush/Cheney regime (aggressive war based on lies; blatant and repeated violation of laws; torture; political corruption of the administration of justice; etc. etc. etc.) is not just too incompetent to continue in office – they are by intent, not just in effect, enemies of our Constitution.

If Bush and Cheney continue in office, they will probably attack Iran

The Bush/Cheney regime and their collaborators in the so-called “main stream” media (for example, David Ignatius’s Washington Post column of Oct. 7) are obviously preparing the public relations ground for this right now. Can any rational person doubt that such a course would be even more calamitous than the present war?

Do your duty

Every day this useless occupation goes on it kills people, and permanently maims more – many Americans and many more Iraqis (citizens of a country, by the way, THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE 9/11 ATTACK). End the occupation NOW. Many human lives, and the future of our country, depend on it.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Revised Blogger Personal Statement

"This is the future. You've got to live it, or live with it." Since the Firesign Theatre pointed this out, decades ago, its truthiness has only intensified - as Bob Dylan advised, "let us not talk falsely now, the hour's getting late."

I would like to live in a country that has a decent respect for the opinions of mankind(as Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence), that cultivates just and amicable feelings towards all other nations (Washington), that listens to the better angels of our nature (Lincoln), and that takes seriously Eisenhower's warnings about the military-industrial-congressional complex.

I have an "Out of Iraq" sign up at my house, and hope the Bush Gang receives fair trials (with all the constitutionally mandated protections they wish to abolish for others) and punishment as decreed by law. ["You may think that I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one." - John Lennon]

As someone at the Nova Scotia Archives told a cousin of mine once, "We're all related - even the Chinese." I think so too.

May the Creative Forces of the Universe have mercy on our souls, if any.