Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Ta-Ta For Now

I'll be posting less frequently for a bit whilst I am in the process of moving and other life changes...see yas down the road apiece...

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Cindy Sheehan Rocks

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
---Margaret Mead

Cindy Sheehan, who lost her son Casey last year in Iraq, is taking it to the Bushies on their home turf. She's turned a visit to Dallas last week into an international media event in Crawford. And while the mainstream media struggle to catch up, the blogosphere is going crazy, and others are fashioning similar protests in support. What's her beef? Well, seems she can't get a straight answer out of our beloved Commander in Chief as to why her son died. Sounds like a reasonable request to me, yet now she is being dismissed as "dishonoring" her own son by such great minds as Bill O'Reilly and Matt Drudge. The arrogance of such an assertion by media pundits--how can anyone else know her suffering except other families of those killed?--is staggering.

Sometimes the simplest acts are the most powerful: one of the lessons of Gandhi. So rock on, sister Cindy--we are with you!


For the latest on Cindy, please visit Gold Star Families for Peace, After Downing Street and michaelmoore.com, where the ever vigilant Mr. Moore has given her some blogspace. Also see The Lone Star Iconoclast online for some great photos and a timeline of last Saturday's events. Finally, there is a new site called Meet With Cindy that provides details about how you can help Cindy by donating money and supplies, contacting media, etc.

Update: William Pitt from Progressive Democrats of America is on site and blogging. Check it out here.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Land of the Free?

According to this quiz on the ACLU website, I most likely have an FBI file. Whilst I consider this a badge of honor (MLK and John Lennon both had files), I find it more than a little disturbing that my government is spending my tax money spying on me. Welcome to the Third Reich...

Things I Like Vol. 28

Ten People/Places/Things That Rock My World

1) "Prisoners of Paradise" - Jesse Malin (brand new 'n' unreleased)
2) CBGB - 'nuff said
3) Little Steven Van Zandt, the coolest man on the planet
4) Frankie, Lizzy and Keith, my new rock star boyfriends
5) The Continental NYC - $2.50 shots and all the punk rock you can handle
6) The Dirtbombs - garage rock at its finest
7) Sami Yaffa, bassist extraordinaire and all around cool guy
8) Six Feet Under - keepin' it real on HBO
9) "Trick on Love" - Marah (unreleased live version)
10) Debbie Harry - just 'cause

Hero of the Week: Steven Van Zandt - the living embodiment of rock'n'roll

Villain of the Week: George W. Bush - for the recess appointment of John Bolton, for promoting creationism in our public schools, and for taking a five-week vacation while Rome burns