When you burn a candle
Do you turn away
From the carbon-crusted wick
And the price the wax did pay
When we burn the desert
And the people who die there
Are images the victims
Who haunt your hopeless stares?
Shadows play but cannot die
Their mission plain but stark
They do not turn away from light
They vanish in the dark Read below the fold...
I suppose it's possible that the malAdministration has orchestrated this entire Mideast Clusterfuck to (1) get John Bolton a real job, (2) lay the groundwork for calling the Dems anti-Semites in the mid-terms, and (3) position Condi for 2008 ...
But that would be paranoid. Read below the fold...
And she sent me some improving videos:
- Local Hero
- Seven Samurai
- The Hidden Fortress
- The Hunting of the President
But where are the Mad Max videos? For some reason, I'm feeling a little apocalyptic these days.... Read below the fold...
That Ritter and McGovern come to Philly. If you live in the Philadelphia area or within a few hours drive, be there! I'mplanning on asking if they have any ideas on Israel and Lebanon, too.
Many people have made up their minds on Iraq, but many more still have nagging questions about how we became embroiled in this contest of atrocities that has become our occupation of Iraq. The conflicting positions taken by various factions inside and outside the US have generated confusion and malaise. Read below the fold...
Cattlemen; empire builders. First, drovers -- cowboys.
First, honest working men trying to make a living good enough to keep their families in better shape than they'd been kept.
Then, men who'd made some money and wanted to make some more. Men who found themselves befriended by powerful -- and often unscrupulous -- political allies. Read below the fold...
When he was very old, my maternal grandfather, who was a warm man, a vigorous man, would wake up in the morning with this thought in his mind:
Would that so many could do the same.... Read below the fold...
And doesn't that question remind you of another question?
Like, "Why does it make sense to attack Al Qaeda by destroying Iraq?"
I really to have to change the "Middle East" tag to "Middle East Clusterfuck."
It's like the old saying: "History repeats itself. The first time as tragedy, the second time as tragedy."
Sigh. Read below the fold...
Hey, and guess what? The rich aren't dying. But everyone else is. The less money you make, the faster you age, and the sooner you die. New Scientist:
People from lower socio-economic groups are more likely to die earlier than people in non-manual jobs from heart attacks, strokes and cancer. Unhealthy habits such as lack of exercise, excess weight, smoking and poor diet account for around a third of these deaths.Read below the fold...