March 21st, 2003


More on the Kucinich campaign...

Looks like I have an invitation to see Dennis Kucinich ( who is running for president!) speak and answer questions in Santa Clara next Friday at 5:30 pm. I *might* be able to help get a few people into this event -- let me know if you're interested.

There will also be a large public presentation on March 29 at the Marin Center Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. The Saturday presentation costs $20, however. Tickets available through the Marin Center Box Office (415-499-6800) or Ticketmaster.

If you are against the war in Iraq, you owe it to yourself to find and support a political candidate *now* who is against war. All the big-named candidates support this war... so, should you support the big-named candidates?

The ability of a presidential candidate to win a presidential primary largely has to do with their message and the efforts of the volunteers -- not money. It's worth remembering that both Clinton and Carter were huge underdogs -- obscure governors with limited campaign funds. So, yes, an underdog can win. If you really want a better president in the future, you owe it to yourself to get involved now. Don't wait until the election to find out your choice is between Twedledee and Tweedledum.

Find a candidate with integrity, humanity, and respect for the Constitution. A candidate that will not lie to his people, or support corrupt policies. A candidate who, unlike Kerry or Lieberman, didn't bang the drum for an illegal, unauthorized, unsupported war, a candidate you can be proud of having as a president. It's the least you can do for yourself and your future.
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The first of many to come, and a word from our wanna-be dictators...

First US marine killed in action in Iraq -- the rest died as a result of accidents.

That brings the number up to 74.

Meanwhile, in the "unmitigated gall" department, Richard Perle says Thank God for the death of the U.N.

Is it just me, or is that what most people in this world would say if Richard Perle died?

( "I'm not dead..." says the U.N. )

Why do we let our leaders say anything overseas? Everytime a Bush cabinet member expresses their views outside this country, several million more people think Americans are dangerous, tyrannical psychopaths... The only person who could have said anything more insulting to free, democratic nations would have been Rumsfeld, who creates at least three major diplomatic incidents everywhere he goes.

"(The UN's) abject failure gave us only anarchy. The world needs order..."

Mmmm... tastes like Fascism, but it's kosher!

"Fascism: 1. A philosophy or system of government that advocates or exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with an ideology of belligerent nationalism." - The American Heritage Dictionary

So, we need order, eh? (said in a dalek accent...) Whose order?

"A dictatorship would be a lot easier." - G.W. Bush, Governing Magazine, 7/98.

"If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." - G.W. Bush,, December 18, 2000

"A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there's no question about it." - G.W. Bush, Business Week, July 30, 2001

That joke isn't funny anymore...
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I want to create a commercial for them...

Ah, the Pavilion Resort in beautiful Lamai beach, Thailand!

Surrounded by coconut plantations, with one of the finest beaches in the world.

You can surround yourself with native amenities in your own private bungalow...

...or enjoy the stylish Pavillion suites...

... and eat some of the world's freshest seafood at the luxurious Blue Marlin.

But whatever you do, don't bring your American Express card. Bring your visa... and make sure it says you aren't a US citizen!

Because the Pavillion Resort is all about peace, and they don't take American visas!

Foriegn visas... they're *everywhere* you want to be!

nonviolent tactics make a joke of SF police department...

Protesters who are being arrested in San Francisco are having a lot of fun at the police department's expense.

Arrested protesters are using tactics of non-cooperation, and have refused to tell police their name, phone #, etc. This non-cooperation will make it very difficult for the police to punish people more harshly after repeat arrests.

Those who are arrested have continued to chant, protest, etc. from inside the prison and have disrupted and slowed the normal process of the police department -- those who were charged with misdemeanors have refused to leave until the few protesters who were charged with felonies are also released.

As a result, the police have had to physically carry protesters out of the prison and put them back on the streets... many of the protesters arrested yesterday have run off, gone to get some sleep, and will be back in force to snarl the evening commute in San Francisco.