Saturday, December 30, 2006

Happy New Year!

Hope the holidays have been enjoyable for everyone, and of course they have had a lot to do with the reduction in posts. We promise to step it up in January, so please keep reading. Pour some out for James Brown and Gerald Ford while you're celebrating Sunday night. See you guys next year.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

happy happy!

there will be a vigil today Monday from 5-7 at the arch honoring the victims of the war... AND another one tomorrow, Tuesday, same time same station. If you cannot join us, please do just take a moment today to hold ALL the victims of the war in the light, and make a little vow to help the survivors, and to elect people who will not murder in the name of oil... or put the needs of the rich and powerful above those of the most vulnerable.

If we can't dream today, as we share our hopes for the new year, then when? I know I'm a little idealistic on a good day, but look at how the tides have turned, everywhere but here in GA., of course... but I think I'll just leave that thread alone for now, lol...

Maddy

Fishplate said...

"elect people who will not murder in the name of oil"

You're talking about Nagin, Blanco and Katrina, right? That's when oil companies made record profits...

Anonymous said...

You know you're right, that whole Katrina thing and all those no bid contracts were and are nauseating. Profiteering, plain and simple. Carpetbaggin' son's of guns, riding the heels of any disaster right to the bank.

I'm really not up enough on the world bank, big oil, or that breakfast club that met right across from the White House for years that set out to manipulate the world's remaining resources right to the bitter end to do more than skip across the subject.

Neither am I qualified to speak to the percentage of the world's natural resources that our country consumes relative to our production, or any possibility or likelihood of any increase in our production.

The whole thing boggles my mind so much that I just have to recycle, and do what I can here to make the world, or more likely, my three square feet of it a better place.

I was unable to get out tonight to do the candidate dance in person at the swearing in ceremonies, but have to say that the hardy souls who braved that wind yesterday and the really decent turnout today at the arch AND the fact that anyone runs for office who thinks like me at all....

These are all harbingers of good stuff to come, and I am glad to be breathing the very air today, and know it.

happy happy!

new year!

Maddy

Fishplate said...

"I'm really not up enough on the world bank, big oil, or that breakfast club..."

"Neither am I qualified to speak to the percentage of..."

"The whole thing boggles my mind so much..."

But you ~are~ an expert on "people who will not murder in the name of oil... or put the needs of the rich and powerful above those of the most vulnerable."

Hooray for specialization!

Polusplagchnos said...

Maybe Maddy was just making an acceptable categorical statement. I mean, who does want to elect someone who will murder for oil or who will put the needs of rich and powerful over those most vulnerable? I don't think Republicans consider themselves as voting or electing such people, because it seems to sell over well the Republican message of self-reliance overcoming anyone's vulnerability. So, the categorical statement, as with calling out Nagin and Blanco (?), is just that we shouldn't vote for complete utilitarians or assholes. Who can be against that?

Fishplate said...

OK, perhaps I read an agenda in Maddy's statements. On reflection, I can't imagine how I thought there would be deeper meaning in the statements posted by anyone who participates here...

As for the Republican message, I think it's "Bring us a bill, we'll pass it - never mind the consequences." But I don't expect anything different in the next two years...

Polusplagchnos said...

Oh, don't be too dismissive. We get into some good discussions around here. I mean, like, really, you know.