stories to watch

6 01 2008

Amy Goodman reveals that the people advising Clinton, Obama, and Edwards on foreign policy are almost all unindicted war criminals.

People For the American Way says Mike Huckabee wants a Constitutional Amendment calling for marriage to be defined as “one man, one woman, for life.” Sounds like a page from The Handmaid’s Tale….

John Edwards gets second place in Iowa and is in the running for our Truth in Strange Places award for his speech after coming in second in Iowa:

JOHN EDWARDS: It’s our responsibility to ensure that we leave America better than we found it, that we give our children a better life than we’ve had.

And this is what I see in America today. I see an America where last year the CEO of one of the largest health insurance companies in America made hundreds of millions of dollars in one year. I see an America where ExxonMobil’s profits were $40 billion just a couple of years ago. Record amounts, record profits.

All of that happening at the same time that this picture of America emerges. Tonight, forty-seven million Americans will go to bed knowing that if their child gets sick, they’ll have to go to the emergency room and beg for healthcare. Tomorrow morning, women will go to their doctor and be diagnosed with breast cancer, just like Elizabeth was. But unlike Elizabeth, they’ll have no healthcare coverage. And as a result, they know that they can’t go to the emergency room and get chemotherapy. What are they supposed to do? What are they supposed to do? You can literally see the fear and terror in their eyes. Tomorrow morning, thirty-seven million of our own people will wake up literally worried about feeding and clothing their own children.

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8 01 2008
Chris

so, it appears that all these contenders are more of the old “same old…” and are but minor variants of the same machine
I am not naive, but why cant this country be a force for Good?
it seems to me that most major policies are based and formulated on economic considerations……..
Harry said ” the buck stops here”
my ass, the buck never stops!
anyhows, good day to you Martin

9 01 2008
brothermartin

the answer to your question
why cant this country be a force for Good?
is: greed, anger, and ignorance
and when you say
it seems to me that most major policies are based and formulated on economic considerations……..
indeed, as i said in one of my first posts, “Economics is the State Religion of the USA.” and this country is run by radical fundamentalist, intolerant Economist mullahs to be sure, in their grey striped suits and shiny black shoes….the uniform of religious orthodoxy in America….

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