Friday, April 11, 2003

RNC Chief Admits Ties to John Birch Society

Republicans are pissed that Marc Racicot is courting homosexuals:

'When you meet with a group that holds values that are antithetical to those of your base, you're sending the signal that your base is being taken for granted or is not respected -- that's what Mr. Racicot has done here,' said Robert Knight, director of the Culture and Family Institute, a think tank associated with the conservative Concerned Women for America. 'It would be like Al Gore meeting with the John Birch Society.'

Is he saying the John Birch Society is to Republicans as the gay rights group Human Rights Campaign is to Democrats?

I report, you decide.

via Untelivised

Baseball and Politics

From Baseball Hall President Dale Petroskey:
'We believe your very public criticism of President Bush at this important -- and sensitive -- time in our nation's history helps undermine the U.S. position, which ultimately could put our troops in even more danger. As an institution, we stand behind our President and our troops in this conflict'
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From Hermann Goering:
'Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.'

From Theodore Roosevelt:
'To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.'

Thursday, April 10, 2003

Interesting Times indeed

Iraqis Topple Saddam Statue
On video for all to see.
"The cinema is truth 24 frames per second." - Jean-Luc Godard.
Video, video speaks louder and faster like a talk show host.
Dziga Vertov from a rooftop
The man with the video camera on the ground.
In the east a statue, icon of a tyrant, is pulled to the ground.
Cut to a long-shot of Fardus Square
Is this Kino-Eye?
In the west they see the immediate, the reality of video on TV.
Truth framed for you.
Without comparing, without linking all points of the universe in any temporal order.

More Reports: Baghdad Hospitals

There is no liberation, not yet
Secure the hospitals in Basra
via Altercation
'We have no medicine, no hospitals, no police,' one resident told the LAT. The Wall Street Journal describes gangland-type violence. One worker at a maternity hospital recounted how he was shot as armed men came to steal the hospital’s electrical generator. As the NYT mentions, the Red Cross, citing a lack of security, suspended its operations across Iraq yesterday.' Meanwhile, according to The commander of Marine forces in the capital told the Washington Post, 'I don’t think that Baghdad has by any means fallen. I still think we’re some days, I hope not weeks, away from Baghdad being secure.'

The Hospitals of Basra

Secure the hospitals in Basra

Statues falling, people are dying

This should be a priority.
Get medical supplies and doctors to the Hospitals in Baghdad .