Friday, March 24, 2006

My Take On Lieberman

Lieberman was recently quoted as saying,

"It's time for Democrats who distrust President Bush to acknowledge that he will be the commander in chief for three more critical years, and that in matters of war we undermine the president's credibility at our nation's peril," Lieberman said in a speech that can be found on his official website,"

One radio host wrote a column that said Lieberman was basically stating, "that those who do not parrot his (Bush's) support are unpatriotic."

When Lieberman went on to that host's show, he told the host he was upset by those words. And well he should be!

Bloggers are up in arms about Lieberman 'losing it' on the show. Well, I would lose it too if some arrogant radio show host decided it was his right to twist what I was saying, and not give me the respect to rebut it.

MY take is, listen to what Lieberman said, not what your conflict revolving mind wants to see and hear! Lieberman was simply saying that criticism of Bush, for the sake of criticism alone, is NOT productive at this juncture. America is falling, and the more we harp on our "elected leader" the worse it is going to get.

We've been badmouthing Bush for 5 fucking years now. Not ONE good thing has come of it! So Joe "The Mouth" Lieberman was just pointing that out. He's saying, this kind of hate criticism is hurting more than its helping.

And you sir, Mr. McEnroe, you are despicable for using your clout to spread this kind of hateful interpretation of Joe's words. What kind of a democrat are you?

Not Even The Red Cross Is Inviolate

From the New York Times On March 24th:

"The American Red Cross, the largest recipient of donations after Hurricane Katrina, is investigating wide ranging accusations of impropriety among volunteers after the disaster...

"The accusations include improper diversion of relief supplies, failure to follow required Red Cross procedures in tracking and distributing supplies, and use of felons as volunteers in the disaster area in violation of Red Cross rules."

Oh, My, God. I am simply in shock, and when that wears off, I will be ready to scream bloody murder. I was extremely moved by the tulmultuous experiences of the people who had to experience Katrina first hand, and while I am almost as tight fisted as they came, I made a donation to help them rebuild.

When making that contribution, I thought the Red Cross was one place I could trust. I mean, I'm sending them real, hard earned cash, and lots more than I would give out to someone in the street.

And now I hear that the Katrina victims have been all but forgotten, and that the record amount of contributions has been inappropriately used. So, I might as well have given my money to a criminal.

This is completely and morally unacceptable. When a corporation, such as Halliburton, gives kickbacks to people who help it win contracts through unfair practices, you expect it.

But when a non-profit aid organization cannot be counted on to use contributions in a straight forward manner, something is terribly wrong. The bottom line is that I am deeply offended by these charges. Charity is a virtue, but how can you give to charity when your money will simply be stolen?

Whoever is in charge of the red cross should resign, and a complete, COMPLETE audit should be made. And guess what? I am not donating to the red cross again for some time to come.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Tweezer Reprise On The Ipod

It's playing on the Ipod right now at work, and this is one of the best...songs...ever