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Commentary: Protest Activity
Satygaraha XXV An Invitation (rant)
Email: Rogerning (at) aol.com (unverified!)
Current rating: 0
10 Aug 2003
Roger invites us to let off steam.
Dear Peace and Justice Advocates,
One wonders if the Republicans hadn't badgered President Clinton first over unsubstantiated Whitewater charges and subsequently over his personal
affair (when they could find nothing inappropriate in the former) --one wonders if Mr. Clinton might have had more time to focus on bringing about peace
in the middle East and in diffusing the raison d'être of Al Qaeda terrorists...
Bless their hearts, the Republicans are at it again in California. Talk about sore losers --first they lost Florida in 2000 and cooked every book they could to get a Bush victory.
Now at the other end of the continent the legitimate governor of California is being "recalled". Like most everything else in America, the mercenary
signature collectors were outsourced, each getting a $1.00 for every signature they collected.
If a Republican wins that recall election, pledge along with me only to speak with California Democrats who declare Preemptive WAR on the Republican governor.
California Democrats must let it be known TODAY that if a Republican governor wins the recall election their job will be to recall the new Republican governor. There should be no end to this "tit for tat" until the
Republicans let the voters speak.
(And while we're at it, lets get rid of the Electoral College. That's one college we don't need. Where's Hilary when you really need her? Back in 2000, this was going to be one of her big agenda items.)
I have heard rumors that if Gray Davis loses the recall and Arnold Schwarzenegger wins it, Mr. Davis will go south to Hollywood where he will try his hand at the thespian trade. If Schwarzenegger wins,the popular
Terminator box office hit will be seeking a new leading man.
Davis, who may shortly join the swelling ranks of America's unemployed, was quoted last week in the Trade magazine Very Little Variety, as saying "If
Arnold can enter executive politics with little or no training, I don't see why I can't become an actor in the --let's face it, not very demanding-- Terminator films, even though I've had little training. Truth be known, I had a little acting experience as a young man, back in grade school in Visalia. What's good for the goose", he noted, "is good for the gander."
Davis closed: "Acchh, veeth uh leetle vork on my accent, I shut be just fine".
That and some steroids, huh Gray?
Schwarzenegger, like junior in the White House, both like to jump into politics at a pretty high level.
But one thing Davis has going for him --his name is a lot easier to spell and requires less bureaucratic ink and paper, over the long haul.
On the other hand, if Schwarzenegger wins, Bill Gates might need to issue another version of "Office" to include "Schwarzenegger's" name in spell
check. That too should be good for the economy.
Here is what one of our Tuesday night rally friends e-mailed me. It's a faux invoice from the White House. I can't attest to the accuracy of the figures, but it makes sense to me:
Just a friendly reminder: You owe Uncle Sam $600.00 for the occupation in Iraq for the month of July. Our records show you have not made a payment. If payment has already been sent please disregard.
Each American with an income will also owe Uncle Sam $600.00 for August due on Aug 1, 2003 to cover the 3.9 Billion dollar per month cost of occupation.
For your convenience you may pay for each year of occupation in a lump sum of $7200.00 per year.
If you would like to pay for a 4-year occupation in one lump sum we offer a 3% discount. Please send a check for twenty eight thousand dollars (per individual, not per household) to the White House.
Thank you for your attention.
For your convenience you can opt for automated payment. In this case, gasoline prices will be adjusted, social services reduced, Social Security adjusted, and State taxes adjusted to absorb your payments.
Ask about automated payment by writing your State Senator.
The White House
Check here ___ if you would like to donate $1 to the Republican Party.
Remember, the occupation in Iraq costs each working American over $19 per day. Please be Patriotic and do your part! Thank you!"
If you would like to protest the absurdity of our political universe and the Madness of King George, please join us this Tuesday @ 5 PM @ 63rd and Ward
Parkway. Though our silence won't protect us, we are never certain anyone is listening.