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29 Mar '05 Syndicated editorial, Ann McFeaters:
Outrage over high energy prices
The slap-awake fast approaches for selfish,
sleepwalking, superficially fascinated America.
This time, says Ann, Americans seem resigned
to high prices and are complaining less. Less
complaining, because they can still get what
they want by paying more. But wait a few years
'til supplies get disturbingly glitchy. Then
the outrage will come, says Ann. And wait
a bit more until it goes beyond home heat
and gasoline to water and food. Wait until
a billion or so people perish. Then we'll
put a little slant-four in the SUV and not
all take off for Memorial Day like a bunch
Yes, this, it seems, is what it takes to get
people's attention in this fluoride-dumbed-down
nation: a disturbance in the licentious pursuit
of "the dream," a zap to the comfort
zone, a threat to convenience and driving
around neurotically. Up to that point, it's
29 Mar '05 S&E editorial: A call to action
We can't win the war, says S&E, but we
can do a better job trying. In other words,
waste even more energy barking up the wrong
tree. See response below
to S&E series on drugs "Decades of
23 Mar '05 Syndicated editorial, Bill Press:
DeLay's dirty dozen could sink GOP
Hardly, the place is just too corrupt
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has been up
to many dirty tricks involving money and political
financing. So far, he's danced around the
fire, avoiding the flames of justice. But
he's now closer to getting burned.
That's nice, but the story shows just how
BAD, and how CROOKED, and how LYING power
brokers have to get before coming to justice
these days. He should have been gone years
ago. However, even his manipulations are child's
play compared to the cirminality of BushCo
in general. Yet, the beat goes on—in
good part because Americans just don't pay
Sun, 20 Mar
- Tue, 29 March Special 10-part report: "Decades
Good intention, but lacks depth.
attempt by the S&E to describe, analyze
and seek solutions to the illicit drug trade
in the area, which, says editor Jeff McMenemy,
is the worst problem the area faces.
Mr McMenemy's assertion is his opinion, to
which he's entitled. My opinion is that his
opinion is either motivated by political correctness
or a dangerous lack of awareness (especially
for a newpaper editor) about several other
threats we face, not the least of which is
A biting irony is that many legal drugs are
more dangerous and abused. Where's the corresponding
outcry? On the contrary, we're dying to get
'em from Canada (pun intended). This category
kills around 130,000 people a year. All street
drugs combined can't even hold a candle, and
you can throw in auto accidents and plane
While officials hold forth on illegal drugs,
The unsustainable, hypnotic, conventional
growth game ("smart" or otherwise)
we play into is also a self-destructive "fix"—for
a form of addiction similar to the heroin
problem. The main difference? Growth dependency,
although it gives a pleasant high, is by orders
of magnitude a worse problem than McMenemy
says the drug issue is. For one thing, because
status-quo economics is based on constant
war and on our expenditure of about a half
$trillion annually on the machines of death,
so that foreigners will continue to invest
in military contractors.
Now we see a new plan to weaponize space:
John E. Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org,
a nongovernmental defense think tank, said
yesterday that the Falcon
and CAV programs will allow the United
States "to crush someone anywhere in
world on 30 minutes' notice with no need for
a nearby air base."
If we continue on this path in America, within
the next decade certainly, but perhaps even
within 5 years, we could see a nuclear exchange,
a dirty bomb exploded in the U.S. as well
as in other parts of the world, the return
of the draft, the suspension of the Constitution,
a full-blown police state, the end of health
care entirely except for the very wealthy,
and an economic catastrophe in America that
will make 1929 look like a cornucopia of abundance.
Add to this every form of pollution humankind
has created within the past century, the end
of clean air and water, intolerable climate
changes resulting from global warming, and
a looming energy crisis that could have fatal
effects as early as winter '05-6.
But overall, is the forceful approach to drugs
really appropriate? Overzealous political
correctness obscures the truth: The worst
problems associated with drugs, especially
accessory crimes and violence, arise from
their very illegality.
Drugs will never be controlled locally. Enormous
tax-free profit creates an infinite supply
of dealers of an infinite supply of drugs
infinitely demanded. Illegality supports that
profit and a self-perpetuating, court-choking,
expensive, violent, futile merry-go-round
that's actually an insult to freedom. Legislation
against personal choice is un-American.
Officials might want to face up to the fact
that the global market is run by "legitimate"
people in high places (like Wall St/CIA),
who count on the illegality to scoop the half
$trillion annual naughty-money, which serves
all manner of hijinx, like supporting terror,
criminal clandestine "black ops,"
and propping up this insane economy.
Does anyone think the half trillion is laundered
by local credit unions? Big banks and Wall
Street play major roles.
taxing--drugs, then putting resources squandered
on cops-and-robbers games, prosecution, and
incarceration into education, outreach and
rehab is the peaceful, humane approach. Not
With the exception of a few helpful comments
by officials and police, it's mostly a politically
correct, in-the-box analysis with moments
of uncompassionate and snobbish bottom-line
concerns. Weakest perhaps is what is cited
as cause of the 'epidemic'--loss of the mills
that used to turn the All-America City's river
red, white, and blue; or the "long-hairs"
of the '60s.
Here's one that gets me: those dirty homeless
people are sullying the pristine downtown
area of "Stepford" and must be shooed
out of sight by more police to make way for
Einstein said insanity is doing the same thing
over and over, and expecting different results.
Is the chest-thumping repressive approach
a big part of the problem?
To solve this, honesty is required, not PC
rhetoric. Honesty, for example, about who
really controls the illegal drug trade, and
why they like the illegality; about cultural
and collective responsibility in addition
to individual; about the baseline drug-ready
mentality of our society; about how the legal-drug
and lifestyle assault on the brain and body
contributes to imbalances that facilitate
...about decriminalizing the scene to remove
the violence, because drug abuse is a psychosocietal/health
issue, not criminal; about how this is about
a majority bunch of conventionalized drug
and food addicts stigmatizing a minority group
and playing high and mighty; and finally,
about how the illegal drug threat to society
pales in the face of the legal-drug trade.
taxing--drugs, then putting resources squandered
on cops-and-robbers games, prosecution, and
incarceration into education, outreach and
(reformed) rehab is the peaceful, humane approach.
What to do about massive hypocrisy and reactionary
mentality might be the next question.
19 Mar '05 Article: Groups help save wild
mustangs from slaughter
Some good news!
In Reno Nevada, Wild Horses Wyoming buys horses
sold at auction by the feds for horsemeat,
and will turn them out on land they hope to
acquire. It's nice to know people have come
to the rescue of these magnificent animals.
It's also nice to know this is where America
has come--killing horses. What's next, dogs?
Sat, 19 Mar '05 Article: Vermont earmarks
$300,000 for wind development
Ah, they're developing the wind :-)
is for wind-power demonstration projects—apparently
the people have to be convinced of the value
of this, even though there are several turbines
already running successfully at schools and
farms. Some folks worry about the landscape.
Nutso. They may change their tune when blackouts
come and people freeze to death.
But the most interesting thing in the story
is the revelation that Vermont had the first
large-scale wind turbine a'way back in 1941.
Talk about a repressed technology.
Sat, 19 Mar '05 Article: Maine legislation
raises question about legality of prescription
Drug-culture paranoia threatens sanity.
Putting prescription pills in a dispenser
box is a crime! The law supposedly helps police
verify proper ownership, and nail illegal
drug traffickers, and was put in place because
prescription drug abuse has gone through the
roof. A bill is being proposed to allow grandma
to move her pills from the original container.
Gee, wonder how those 'scrips' are getting
19 Mar '05 Letter to editor, Robert A Saudelli:
Opposition to gay marriage not just knee-jerk
Nope—it's knee-jerk fear.
"Just" really means "only"
knee-jerk bigotry, but the overweening inability
to live and let live, and the obsession with
getting everyone to think like you do, disguised
with platitudes about the 'timeless wisdom'
and 'civilization's foundation.'
People who argue Robert's position simply
fail to see that homosexuality is as old as
man, and has yet to destroy civilization,
nor is it remotely likely to. All people want
is to be treated equally under the law, and
be given the respect anyone deserves.
I don't know how the gays feel, but I wouldn't
care how the straights define things, as long
as I got all my rights. Keep your goody-two-shoe
definition of marriage, but just give all
people the same rights.
Robert claims, but fails to make the case,
that redefining marriage will undermine society.
Just how is that? It's not like heteros will
be immediately obligated to cease their foundational
activities. Life will go on. The problem really
is, the straightlaced are just a little frustrated
and afraid that society might become liberated,
which will be a slap in the face to their
parochialism. Is Robert's religious indoctrination
is peeking through, despite his attempt to
hide it with philosophy?
In fact, it can be argued that, since nuclear-family
patriarchy has prevailed over the course of
history, and that we're on the brink of destroying
ourselves and the planet, that maybe normal
marriage hasn't been the best thing for civilization
if all this leads to other variations on committed
relationship (itself perhaps a prison of 'love'?),
the only thing that will truly be threatened
is the vague fear and narrow-mindedness of
19 Mar '05 Article: Leminster woman enters
Ward 2 race
Response: Woman failed by medical merry-go-round.
Jean, who claims her children have had health
problems—pneumonia, migraines, sinusitis,
and asthma brought on by pollutants in school
buildings, is challenging uncumbent Wayne
Nickel for City Councilor.
Ms Jean has had an enormous struggle with
the illness of her kids, and has been fighting
to get te problem recognized, identified,
One has to admire her determination. However,
if the problem were just the buildings, we'd
expect to see a lot more people affected.
Only one other parent has complained that
I'm aware of. What this means is the susceptibility
factor may be taking a back seat. A complicating
factor is that she's been taking the kids
to the medical doctor, who can/will do nothing
for the ecological foundation of susceptibility.
Threats to health exist all around us all
the time. Whether we succumb depends on a
host of factors, the most critical being the
overall ecological balance of the body. For
example, of the mucosal tissues are strong
and healthy enough, respiratory symptoms such
as pneumonia, will not arise, because the
microorganism is discouraged by the environement,
rejected by the mucus membrane, and/or deactivated
by immune globulins in the tissue.
Mary might need to look at the kids' "house"
as well at the school's.
16 Mar '05 Article: Stem cell debate heats
up on Beacon Hill
Much debate, wrong emphasis.
Advocates are making a major push for legislation
allowing embryonic stem cell research. A new
"poll" demonstrates support for
it and the widespread ignorance about health.
16 Mar '05 Article: Study: Radiation for breast
cancer no longer poses heart risk
Response: Oh, the miracles of modern medicine!
Radiation for breast cancer has been made
much more accurate, so won't damage heart
now. Great—this tells us that they used
to do it anyway, violating the fundamental
medical tenet: First, do no harm.
Radiation, which causes cancer and tissue
damage, is now safe, says an article published
in 'today's' Journal of the National Cancer
Institute, the study having been done by Dr.
Sharon Giordano of the Univ of Texas MD Anderson
Gee, what would happen to all the august publications
and institutions if a cure were actually found?
Poof! That's why the cure never will be found--unless
they can find or create something to replace
the trillion-dollar baby.
16 Mar '05 Article: Bill seeks to make Moxie
Maine state beverage
If this doesn't totally epitomize cultural
stupidity, what does?
The bill says the very name "symbolizes
spirit and courage," qualities esteemed
by Mainers. That's it, folks. People are going
to give an icon of unhealthy consumerism an
indelible claim to fame in the law books.
One guy even says it tastes wierd, but that
you just keep drinking and you'll get past
it. It's called a "soft drink."
But there's nothing soft about the high sugar,
carbon dioxide (a body waste product) content,
and extreme acidity of soda pop. The drink
originated as a snake oil remedy in the 1870's,
invented by Dr. Augustin Thompson (what else—a
scion of conmedicine), that claimed to cure
"almost any ill," including "paralysis
and softening of the brain."
Looks to me like it causes softening of the
16 Mar '05 Letter to the editor, Marcus DiNatale:
Mayor Mylott is making reasonable progress
Response: Exemplifies fear-driven obeisance
to fascist state
writer makes various points about the successes,
under difficult conditions, especially fiscal
ones, that the mayor has made, and says that
the mayor's earlier state-of-the-city speach
was accurate in saying Fitchburg is winning
the war against drugs. All well and good.
A tactic seen as useful and necessary is the
drug-car impound ordinance being put in place,
where police can impound a car and fine a
person on the spot if arrested on drug or
prostitution charges. The dangerous thing
for America is DiNatale's willingness to violate
the constitution for convenience—the
practical "necessity" of ordinances
such as these.
Yes, Americans have been all too willing to
swallow the fascist line to assuage their
fears and wallow in the comfort of greater
security. Neither of these things has anything
to do with freedom. This is what the Nazis
did to the people.
"Oh, please, Mr, government man, take
my freedom, my rights, my civil liberties—take
it all, just keep me safe from all the evil
out there so I can shop and get brain-dead
on my couch watching Jack and Bobby."
Wed, 16 Mar '05 Syndiacted editorial,
Dan Thomasson: Congress now batting cleanup
Response: Major league baseball bigger than
Congress? It appears so.
Thomasson asks, "whether involvement
in the mythical national pastime gives a group
of wealthy capitalists and the relatively
small number of men they employ the right
to defy the legislature's constitutional authority.
The sport's lawyers have announce intention
to thwart congressional subpoenas claiming
that the House is exceeding and misusing its
Even though this is about baseball and the
steroid scandal, it demonstrates a wider principle,
which Thomasson points out: the ability and
propensity of corporate power to sway and
corrupt the government--as baseball's officials
did in the 1920s with the Supreme Court exemption
to the antitrust laws. Now the captains have
turned a blind eye to performance enhancement
in order to keep the stands full.
The editorial also touches, albeit obliquely,
on the madness that is Americans' obsession
with the game—which obsession is a perfect
example of the distractions that have allowed
the government to be stolen from under the
un-watchful eye of the citizens.
16 Mar '05 Article: Letter: City Schools may
have made fourth person sick
In more ways than one
Kids and one staff have been suffering from
pneumonia, migraines, asthma, and sinusitis.
What we apparently have here is an acute situation
precipitated by some aspect of the building,
such as too much hot air, as Health Director
Christopher Knuth suggests. Or, there may
be mold involved, although none has been found.
It remains a mystery.
One thing is certain--people vary in their
susceptibility, or else everyone would be
getting sick. In addition to looking at the
building, officials and parents might also
look to the affected individuals holistically.
Instead, they get to go to the hosptal, wherein
whatever imbalance predisposed them to the
symptomologies will be ignored or exacerbated.
One way the schools insidiously make everyone
sick is with the school lunch program, a shining
example of health unawareness driven by that
serious threat to wellness known as dietetics.
That's just a guess now—that the state
would hire or consult with someone like that
to set up menus for schools.
14 Mar '05 Article: Children face uphill battle
for mental health care
Struggling to get the wrong thing?
(teens) aren't getting needed help is said
to be caused by a funding problem. As usual,
the issue is too narrowly defined. No doubt,
in the BushCo era of war and death first,
people second, funding is an issue. But nowhere
is mentioned the connection between mental/emotional
instability and toxic loads. For example,
undetected brain inflammation can cause depression
without the person even knowing why.
In our frantic, neurotic, and fear-driven,
violent culture, purely psychological issues
can no doubt be part of the problem. The caveat
there, however, is one of definition of disease.
Any behavior that doesn't fit the consensus
norm of cog-in-the-wheel social unit programming
could be defined as a mental problem. Someone
said there's nothing healthy about becoming
well adjusted to a sick society. And again,
"Only by the most outrageous violation
of ourselves do we come into conformity with
a society bent on its own destruction."
- R.D. Laing.
Does anyone know, however, just how much aberrant
behavior arises from the myriad ways youngsters,
with their immature central nervous systems,
are simply poisoned in our great society?
Doubtful, since the prevailing "wisdom"
hasn't looked into it. It begins with conception
by unhealthy/unaware parents, continues from
birth with the poison vaccine needle, and
proceeds with the patently stupid American
sugar/milk/meat/bread processed diet, laced
with pesticides and the chemical feast.
The wonder is, any kid makes it through this
trial by fire of unawareness, greed, and malfeasance.
Imagine the futility of looking for psychological
solutions to toxicity.
Obviously, both psycho and toxic aspects can
interact. Any emotional challenge is magnified
when brain function is compromised. The sin
is, patients are not routinely given a holistic
regimen to restore physical/energetic balance
and see what the baseline is. They just dumb
'em down with drugs.
The article begins with a story about a teen
with bipolar disorder. The sad part is, even
if the funding were there, what he'd probably
get is a drug that will damage his kidneys—lithium
carbonate, for example. One psychologist declared
in a letter to me that ..."bipolar diisorder"
is not a disease except in the twisted minds
of psychiatrists and other "mental health"
professionals. Check out Madness, Heresy,
and the Rumor of Angels: The Revolt Against
the Mental Health System, by Seth Farber,
14 Mar '05 Syndicated editorial, Scripps Howard:
Let the sun shine in
SH gets another one right
government secrecy and the Freedom of Information
Act. SH is for shining light on secrecy, it
says. I couldn't agree more. What better cover
for cirminal activity than to hind behind
the "national security" excuse?
There should be NO secrecy whatsoever, meaning
that at some level, all secrets of all agencies
should be viewable by representatives of the
people, and most should be viewable by the
people and press.
A problem with our reps seeing the info is,
of course, there's no guarantee of thier honesty
in deciding whether the info reveals a crime.
They can easily be bought or intimidated,
especially when big money is at stake—which
it usually is.
Sun, 13 Mar '05 Newsmakers, Op-Ed feature:
Dentist: Don't grind away your good dental
Response: Mmmmmm, tasty mixture of truth and
dentist, Arthur Eddy from Shirley, discusses
bruxism. Intermixed with this marginally helpful
piece is obvious propaganda from the American
Dental Association. One of the worst aspects
of this is the suggestion that "silver-amalgam"
fillings are safe and effective. Eddy is careful
to use that term several times. What he leaves
out is that the other half of the amalgam
(a molecular/physical joining of two or more
metals) is our good friend mercury—one
of the most potent neurotoxins known to man.
Here's the ADA logic: Before mercury goes
into your mouth, it is a nasty poison that
its handlers must avoid contact with. When
it comes out of your mouth in the dentist's
office, it is hazardous waste, and must be
disposed of accordingly. When it's in your
mouth, however, placed there by your friendly
ADA puppet, it's safe as Mom and Apple Pie.
This is a highly questionable position, and
has been severely challenged—so much
so that some countries have banned mercury
fillings. Not so in the good ol' United Snakes,
however. Be aware that a lot of industry "quackspeak"
is out there to discredit those who warn of
In the book Tooth Truth, Frank J.
Jerome, DDS spends over 400 pages explaining
why mercury, or ANY of the comment metals
used in modern dentistry, is a recipe for
disaster. Among other things this practice
damages immunity. Here's a quote from the
Foreword by James P. Frackelton, MD, past
president, American College for Advancement
The human body's natural ability to heal
itself and the immune system has been under
attack by not only environmental pollution,
but also by procedural pollution from dental
and medical professions from the use of toxic
drugs, chemicals, root-canal therapy, radiation,
and excessive surgeries. Rather than take
leadership in protecting peopl from piosons,
they actively support and condone the addition
of chemicals, such as fluorides in the environment.
Dr. Frackelton isn't a writer, but his points
are well taken. To see a sample
of the book.
Another book, Root Canal Cover-Up,
by George E. Meinig, DDS, tells the history
of root-canal and associated procedures that
have cause a wave of chronic degenerative
illness for decades. Meinig, with 47 years
of practice and a founding member of the American
Association of Endodontists, bases his work
on the monumental studies pursued in great
depth early in the 20th century by Dr. Weston
Price, one of the world's greatest dentists.
demonstrated beyond any question that root-canaled
teeth retain bacteria that leak into the blood,
along with their toxins, and cause a host
of problems. Meinig estimates that a large
percentage of the chronic degenerative illness
in the world has been caused by dentistry.
Book still in print, available on Amazon.
Also see Hal
13 Mar '05 Editor's column: A series you'll
want to read
Response: Can't wait for this PC snowstorm
S&E will hold forth with a 10-part series,
"Decades of Addiction—Drugs in
North Central Mass,"—what the paper
considers ..."the biggest problem facing
Well, right off the bat, this is in no way
the biggest problem we face, and will disappear
like a drop of water on a hot frying pan when
the eco/energy/economy crisis arrives. And
that's only the beginning of the mis-definitions
this series is bound to deliver, because most
people see it in the programmed, PC way. We'll
see how S&S handles it.
Meantime, we are in a much greater present
crisis of health mediated by a greed-driven
and malfeasant corporate medical beast than
we are the illegal drug threat.
13 Mar '05 Sentinel & Enterprise editorial:
Strike murderer from donor list
the epitome of S&E PC BS
The S&E has tendered some real 'beauts'
in the past--lots of self-righteous, hypocritical,
goody-two-shoe palaver, but this one takes
the grand prize. It complains that the name
of Stephen CampBasso, who shot to death his
live-in lover and then killed himself, appears
on a commemorative donor plaque for the new
Leominster library. Haughtily, the author
writes "...a confessed murderer's name
on a plaque in a public library... is simply
indefensible. Oh really, ye of good faith?
Steve's tragic end does not tell the story
of his life. His gentleness, understanding,
and kindness were instrumental in helping
my dying mother compose her Living Will--without
charge. He helped many other people in many
ways as well.
On 11 March, a syndicated editorial ran, entitled
The quality of mercy, about presidents' strong
history of pardons and commutations of sentences.
Bush is way behind the average (see below)--"strangely,"
because he "seems determined to see the
best in people," something the overweening
S&E (whoever "we" is) is unable
Consider one pardon of many America has accepted:
Elliot Abrams, one mastermind of Iran-Contra
wherein 30,000 people were killed, and who
is now back as senior director of the National
Security Council's office for democracy, human
rights and international operations. Right!
Ronald Reagan, whose policies resulted in
the death of about 100,000 people in South
America, is revered as "one of the greatest
presidents." Pardon me while I gag.
Steve's was an act of passion, not premeditation
like Bush/Reagan/North/Abrams. Nor is commemorating
his goodness an insult to the unfortunate
Ryan Curtis or his family--even if they take
it that way. It's simply understanding that
the man's life isn't defined by whatever pain
overwhelmed reason, resulting in an act contrary
to his amply demonstrated character. Bless
Susan Shelton for seeing this.
S&E: you are forgiven for your deficiency
of compassion and reason.
12 Mar '05 Three editorials, two syndicated,
1) Scripps Howard: Not propaganda if it's
Bemoans BushCo's inability to convince the
Arab world of its noble efforts over there,
implying that the unpopularity of our policies
over there is just a misunderstanding, and
saying that it could be straighened out with
some proper PR work.
Let's bring back the USIA, or United States
Information Agency, says SH. Otherwise known
as a psyops outfit (psychological propaganda
machine), USIA could be used, says SH to "convince"
people over there the US is "not just
a sometimes overweening superpower, but a
nation of high ideals, constructive ideas
and intentions and worthwhile goals.
Absolutely: high ideals, which our international
clandestine, military, and corporate behavior
shows is mostly lip service, and that we don't
even stick to within our borders: constructive
ideas and intentions—which amount primarily
to letting corporations run rampant over their
nations, trampling people and the planet,
as we allow here; and worthwhile goals—a
euphemism for that which will fatten the fat
cats even fatter.
This is really the epitome of Scripps Howard's
usual editorial crapfest.
2) Bill Press: Keep politicians out
of the pulpit
Response: Amen to that brother
Moron Republican Congressman Walter Jones
(NC) has introduced a bill grandly called
"Freedom of Speech for America's Houses
of Worship," which means allowing religious
leaders to endorse political candidates from
the pulpit. This is part of the drive to turn
the US into a functioning, if not literal,
theocracy--that which we so abhor elsewhere,
and even blow them up to prove it--except
Israel, of course, which is a colonial, fascist,
sectarian, expansionist, theocratic 'democracy.'
3) Joseph Testa, Lunenburg: government
is infringing on rights of parents
Response: Another big Amen to that, brother
He discusses the poor quality of some students
being turned out by the school systems. Kids
who can barely get through a sentence, who
can't read, spell, or understand the basics
of math. He attributes this to government
creating a situation that "let's children
run the show," meaning to him that now
all kids have to do is "dial 911 and
turn the parents into victims of the never-ending
insanity of the DSS and the judicial system.
I can't speak to the abilities of young graduates,
but he's got a major point about DSS and the
judicial system, about which all too many
horror stories of family abuse and destruction
exist. Government inept bureaucracy has usurped
the right of parents to be parents. It is
unfortunately true, however, that nothing
guarantees that, just because two people produce
offspring that they have what it takes to
be parents. Most don't even know what it takes
to be healthy before they do it, or to ensure
the health of the kids. State help/interference
naturally rears its head. But it, too, is
ignorant about health.
It's a sad state of affairs for the ones in
the middle--the kids, our hope for the future.
Fri, 11 Mar '05, Syndicated editorial,
Scripps Howard News: The quality of mercy.
Sometimes a euphemism for rewarding crime
A discussion of presidential pardons in history,
saying W Bush isn't doing his share. It doesn't
say what offenses were forgiven, and that
should be the point. It also says Bush "always
seems determined to see the best in people."
Pardon me while I choke on that nonsense.
Wasn't it he who executed more people in Texas
than any previous governor, and wasn't it
he who mocked someone--a woman I think-- begging
for mercy while he, in effect, pulled the
In light of the offenses involved, let's look
at a one pardon that ranks pretty rank--GHW
Bush pardoning Elliot Abrams, one of the masterminds
of Iran-Contra, wherein about 30,000 people
were murdered during "The Gipper's"
tenure--the Great Communicator, Ronny Star
Wars Raygun, aka Bush puppet. Mr Doody and
Daddy Bush also ended the lives of another
70,000 or so in El Salvador, both scenarios
arising from corporate agendas being 'executed'
so to speak.
Murderer Oliver North, who was "effectively"
pardoned for his testimony, and who should
still be hanging by his thumbs, now has his
own TV show. Mercy is one thing, setting murderous
corporate conspirators scott free is another.
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