Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Monday, December 17, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Highway chicken fat anyone?
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Remember Harry Taylor?
Well, he's running for Congress. From my email today....
18 months ago I stood in an auditorium in Charlotte, NC, and had the opportunity to speak candidly and directly to President Bush. I could never have dreamed of the reaction it created.
Almost immediately the website thankyouharrytaylor was established where you joined thousands of people across the United States, and indeed the world, to thank me for standing up and being honest with our President. I was deeply moved that you took the time to be a part of this, but more importantly, to know that you stood with me that day.
I am not a politician, nor have I ever sought to become one. But now, I am so seriously concerned about what is happening to our beloved America, I have decided to run for the U.S. Congress.
We face a very divisive partisan incumbent who has been a rubber stamp for Bush's policies on such issues as Iraq and children's health care. Success will take enormous effort, and I cannot do it alone. Simply and honestly--I need your help!
I am asking for your contribution to help us take back America. Any amount would be greatly appreciated—$10, $25, $100 . . . whatever feels right to you. More importantly, will you circulate this appeal among your family and friends and ask them to do the same?
To join our campaign simply click on the link below, or visit:
Harry Taylor For Congress
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
My class will read this today....
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
PIGS (Pt. 2)
Into these bleak circumstances arrives Gray, the brother of Allie's deceased husband. Gray's offers to help out on the farm are refused. When Gray begins to sexually pursue Dip, Allie's effors to thwart the relationship fail, driving her to desperate ends.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
PIGS (Pt. 1)
PIGS (The Trailer)
Monday, October 08, 2007
Propagandizing the Conservative Mind
How American troops are making some unlikely friends.
by Jeff Emanuel
I read this which was linked as recommended reading by Michael Yon. Right wingers love that guy. If this is what he and other wannabe neo-cons
really believe is important in objectively covering the war based
on lies, then somebody call the Orwellian doctor because
baby, we've got a problem.
Here are some of my favorite excerpts if you don't want to take
the time to read this propaganda.
"We were offered an irresistible opportunity: free transportation to the front line of the war, dramatic pictures, dramatic sounds, great quotes," said Tom Gjelten of NPR. "Who can pass that up?"
Exactly, who in their right mind would pass that up?
They had spent two weeks amongst the troops there, living with them and going on missions with them, including house-to-house searches and seizures.
"I love those guys," Beriain said, looking wistfully out the window of the media cloister in the Green Zone that is CPIC. "From the first time you go kick a door with them, they accept you--you're one of them. I've even got a 'family photo' with them" to remember them by. "I really hated to leave."
You see, the journalist becomes part of the occupying force.
It doesn't matter how skeptical of the war a journalist might be, according to an Army public affairs officer (PAO) who spoke with me on condition of anonymity. "So often, they come out of that experience and--even if their opinion of the war hasn't changed--they're completely won over by the troops."
"He had tears in his eyes as he talked about it," the PAO said. "He just kept saying, 'they saved my life, they saved my life these are great men; they are heroes.'"
The former claim though, that reporters will be overly sympathetic to the troops, does ring true to a degree; the debate on that count, then, is whether that is actually a bad thing.
Would these right wingers who have drank all the red kool-aid respect a journalist who embedded themselves with the insurgency? I'd have to wager, no.
Jeff Emanuel, a special operations military veteran who served in Iraq, is a leadership fellow with the Center for International Trade and Security at the University of Georgia, where he also studies Classics. In addition, he is an associate director of RedState.com and a columnist for the Athens, GA Banner-Herald newspaper.
This is my favorite part.
Again, I've mentioned this before and this is why I linked to this article. It sits in such dark contrast to what I believe is the truth. If you'd like to see an incredible eye opening documentary on the very topic, watch War Made Easy. Click on the link to watch the film on Google video.
War Made Easy