Saturday, October 27, 2007

Huge anti-war rally on Boston Common...

I've just returned from a huge anti-war rally on the Boston Common. The energy was unbelievable! It seemed as if the whole progressive movement was represented. I was particularly impressed with the labor union representation. And of course there was a tremendous number of students participating. Nobody seemed to notice the occasional shower.

A word of congratulations to the organizers. I attended a number of anti-war demonstrations in the late 1960's and early 1970's and today's rally on the Boston Common matched the energy of any of those rallies.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Condi's idea of "diplomacy"....

Listening to Condi on NBC this morning was a scary experience. She was talking about "diplomacy" with Iran when it's clear that she and Cheney and Bush are hell-bent on starting a war. This is just a replay of what we went through in 2002. And to think that Hillary voted for a resolution in the Senate that gives these warmongers the green light to turn loose the bombers.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Glenn Beck is a hatemonger...

Glenn Beck on his radio show described the victims of the fires in California a "people who hate America." I'm guessing he assumes the people losing their homes are Democrats. If he had done a little research he would have found out that San Diego Country is predominately Republican.

Beck is the same individual who demonized the victims of Hurricane Katrina referring to them as "scumbags." I keep wondering why CNN has this hatemonger out there every night pontificating to the American people. Is this their idea of "balanced" news?

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Red Sox fever...

Here is New England we still have summer-like weather...and the foliage is spectacular!! There is great excitement in Red Sox Nation as we look forward to a Game Seven. Makes one want to ignore all the stressful news coming out of Washington.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Niki Tsongas wins House race...

Last evening I rushed back from a visit to Cape Cod to cast my vote for Niki Tsongas. Ms. Tsongas is the wife of the late Senator Paul Tsongas. Actually I got to the polling place about 5 minutes before the polls closed!

The good news is that Niki won...but the race was much closer than I thought it would be.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Frank Rich speaks out...

I hope all the Democratic Presidential candidates will read this Op Ed by Frank Rich in this morning's New York Times. This piece would help them understand why many of us want to get all our troops out of Iraq.

Incidentally, Hillary Clinton supporter Michael O'Hanlon has tried to discredit the critical comments by General Sanchez. I wonder where Hillary really stands on the Iraq issue.

Friday, October 12, 2007

The sliming of Graeme Frost...

Paul Krugman has this Op Ed in today's New York Times that is well worth reading. He describes the Right Wing efforts to slime Graeme Frost, the 12-year old boy that delivered the Democratic response to President Bush two weeks ago. The young boy spoke about how his family had benefited from S-chip, the Federal insurance program for children.

I should note that Op Ed's in the NYT are again available to all readers at no cost.


Over at the Guardian (UK)they have just reported that Al Gore and the Climate Change Panel have won the Nobel Peace Prize. I expect this will increase the pressure on him to join the Presidential race. At this stage he would be the choice of many progressive Democrats for President.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

We're still bombing in Iraq...

Iraqi relatives cry near a truck carrying bodies of the victims of a US air raid on the village of al-Jayzani, near Baquba, northeast of Baghdad.

(Photo: Ali Yussef / AFP)

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Bush vetoes children's health insurance..

Quietly and without fanfare President Bush vetoed children's health insurance this morning.No surprises here. Bush needs the money for the war in Iraq. Besides, he does not want to turn America into a "welfare state."