Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Home vs. Regime

There was a wonderful quote in this BBC article about the Iranian communities in the US

"Most of the Iranians are against this regime, but still they love their home"
--Bijan Khalili

Gosh, I couldn't have put it better myself. I love my home, but this current regime is loathsome.

The truly horrific part his how the party that has control of all three branches of our government has gotten its membership to act as a single voice. Blind loyalty towards a political agenda, placing the good of the party above the good of their own constituents and the good of the country. If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Colbert did an outstanding job

Perhaps it was John Stewart's subdued performance at that award show lulling the propaganda machine into a false sense of security. Perhaps it was belief in their own rhetoric that by definition, everything dubya does is right and all must accept this. Perhaps is was complete unfamiliarity with the mixing of somone willing to speak their mind with the ultimate bubble-boy president. Whatever allowed this circumstance to occur, Stephen Colbert was allowed to give a speech about dubya, in his presence, with the cameras rolling.

The result is not just funny - comedy is easy. The genuis is how he managed to say things to the President that are on the minds of a majority of Americans - when all others allowed such access are not allowed to do so, or are intimidated from doing so.
response #10507 on page 526

Of course, the downside is that this will absolutely be the LAST time during the dubya regime that a free thinker will be allowed to speak within 1 mile of bubble-boy.

The high price of gas

More on this subject later, but for now, let me just plug our fine Governor's petition