I don’t actually have any words for this other than my title. The video says it all.
Fantastic work by the people over at Married To The Sea.
Am I the only one stunned by how little coverage the John McCain-lobbyists on the payroll story is getting? Come on people! This guy has been blabbing for years about how he will get rid of lobbyists influence in Washington and then has to spend a couple weeks firing a ton of staffers who work for lobbying firms that represent evil dictatorships, oil companies, etc. etc. etc. The list is extensive and very disturbing. Charles Black, David Crane, Mike Dennehy. Oh, how I love Google…and the truth.
While we are celebrating the recent decision of the California Supreme Court I wanted to post this tribute video to Lawrence Fobes “Larry” King. The voice speaking is Ellen DeGeneres. She made the comments on her talk show.
We have to do this. Have I fabricated this sense of urgency? I don’t believe I have. I come from a very patriotic family. My family has voted Republican endlessly. I’ve only had the opportunity and privilege to vote in one Presidential election and I squandered it and voted for George W. Bush. Do I think he’s an evil liar? No. I do however believe that he has failed us in healthcare, in the world’s view of us, in sending so many young lives to fight a war that is illegal and unconstitutional.
We must do this. If you’re not sure, educate yourself. If you don’t understand, find out. This is not the time to stand idly by.
If you don’t know what is at stake then please read my previous post Murat Kurnaz – I Am So Sorry for a taste of what we’re in for if McCain wins this thing.
Watch the documentary Sicko. Feel free to watch any rebuttal you need to to feel comfortable, but watch it. People living longer than others in this country because they have money is disgusting. People are dying from treatable diabetes, etc. It’s unacceptable for a nation that has so many resources. It has to stop.
I am sorry that I voted for this President. I am sorry that I supported this Administration for as long as I did. I am sorry we robbed you of your youth and your joy of life. I am sorry that you weren’t allowed an attorney and that I wasn’t more vocal when I found out this was happening in Guantanamo. I am sorry. I am so very sorry.
I implore all of you to Google Murat Kurnaz.
Murat Kurnaz was picked up by Pakistani police under suspicion of being a terrorist. Turns out the U.S. was paying bounties of $3,000 for suspicious men. He happened to be a different color than the Pakistani people.
He was denied an attorney and held in prison for five years. He was innocent. There were documents in 2002 from several different U.S. agency’s stating that he was innocent. He was released in 2006. Somehow from 2002 when it was decided he was innocent until 2006, we, as the United States of America sat on this and let him rot in prison. I am disgusted. Google him to find out more. 60 Minutes did an excellent piece on this, it is available on their Web site.