The Future

Jan. 3rd, 2007 05:40 pm
shakatany: Sleeping woman plus moon and stars (winter cat)
Rebecca Solnit has written an interesting article View from the Future which tells of the happenings of 25 years past from the perspective of 2125. It includes this:

This explains why, for example, former President Bush the Younger, extradited from Paraguay and found guilty in 2013, was never imprisoned but sentenced to spend the rest of his life working in a Fallujah diaper laundry. (People who are still bitter about his reign are bitter too that the webcam there suggests, even at his advanced age, he still enjoys this work that accords so well with his skill set.) His assets--along with those of his Vice President, and of Halliburton, Bechtel, Exxon and other war profiteers--were famously awarded to the Vietnamese Buddhist Commission for the Iraqi Transition.

A great article which makes me want to save it and, if I survive all the coming disasters, compare it to what really took place.

Speaking of the future - tomorrow I'm heading to the Boston area to celebrate our birthdays with my cousin. Luckily I will still be able to keep up with my usual web activities. Gotta go pack. 
shakatany: Sleeping woman plus moon and stars (Santa Baby)
I'm not in a very Christmas-y mood. Perhaps it's because the season started the day before Halloween this year and after 2 months the actual day will be anticlimatic. It could also be that yesterday the temperature was 60 degrees - oh where are the snows of yesteryear? It's not that I'm a Grinch or a Scrooge - I love finding the perfect gifts for my friends but somehow this year I just feel blah about it all . Oh well I am looking forward to my annual birthday bash trip to Needham in a little over 2 weeks - all I have to do is survive the merriment of everyone else for the next week or so.

I did come across a bit of fun with these 2 essays by Nance Gregg:

A Simple Plan (for getting out of Iraq)  and Happy Birthday, Baby Jesus, a great commentary on the so-called War on Christmas and who's really the enemy. LOL
shakatany: Sleeping woman plus moon and stars (Matriot)
Well a "U.S. appeals court has upheld the government's authority to require broadband Internet service providers to allow law enforcement agencies to tap Internet phone calls and transmissions." Read about it here. Big Brother is growing - watch out.
shakatany: Sleeping woman plus moon and stars (Cool Neroon)
Even Moby has gotten into the Net Neutrality campaign. The pebbles are voting (B5 reference)*g*

OMG

May. 27th, 2006 09:08 pm
shakatany: Sleeping woman plus moon and stars (Matriot)
I came across this in [personal profile] ebonypearl's lj. According to her, and she's a member of the clergy, after 9/11, Homeland Security sent out letters to the clergy telling them what to do in case of an emergency and:

"They said it was appropriate that violence increase against women, and we were to use Scripture to support acceptance, through both exegesis and hermanuetics. Genesis 34 was given as an example (where Jacob's daughter Dinah was raped by Shechem, then demanded as a wife - and Jacob agreed so long as Shechem and his people became circumcised, then while the men were recovering from their circumcisions, Jacob's people looted their town - the message being to allow your opponents to be violent to your women, then trick then with lies and rob them)." Read more here.

Once upon a time this was my country. Now I'm not so sure *shivers*.
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I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes having just watched this video WWJD created by Ava Lowrey, a 15 year-old Alabama girl at her site Peace Takes Courage. Apparently it does take courage as there are some idiots calling her a traitor and worse. Until Dubya took over I so loved America and thought it the best country in the world. He's turned it into something ugly. I want my America back.

For those fearful of the growing Sturch movement go to Americans United for the Separation of Church and State a group started years ago by Norman Lear.

Politics

Apr. 18th, 2006 12:58 pm
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Go read Jane Smiley's "Notes for Converts". She writes what I wish I could say about Dubya but I'm too incoherent in my rage to attempt it and besides I'm nowhere near the writer she is.

Dubya

Apr. 12th, 2006 04:24 pm
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Gakked this from [livejournal.com profile] spikedluv. The inmates have taken over the asylum. Bush is actually considering using nuclear weapons against Iran!! If you'd like to make your outrage heard go here.

Also read George, Please Would You Consider Becoming Religious?

Politics

Apr. 10th, 2006 12:47 pm
shakatany: Sleeping woman plus moon and stars (Matriot)
Gakked this from [livejournal.com profile] spikedluv who copied it from a post made by [livejournal.com profile] rubyredblood in [livejournal.com profile] anti_bush:

You may be brainwashed by the corporate media if you )

It's a scary world we live in these days.

ETA: Just went over to [livejournal.com profile] anti_bush and found a great joke here.

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