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Our Wars are not over
Our insanity continues
author: Lone Vet e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roberto and I were out among the people who try to do some good for others, working for justice or just letting people know that the wars are still going on in the Middle East. Among the first politicians to feel the impact of the decision of the Supremes were the very people who cheered when the high court decided corporations were entitled to all the protections of the Bill of Rights. If you've been following what is happening with the primaries in the GOP you already know that Michele Bachmann is gone, only to be seen late at night flying on a broom and yelling, "Why do you not love me?" Rick Perry should be out of the race but it would seem that the people of Texas would rather he stay away for a time so he is still in the race to be embarrassed for a few more weeks. Jon Huntsman, the closest to a human being, is way back and should get out.
We were on the Hawthorne Bridge about 4:00 PM and enjoyed our outside shower. The rain and cold caused both of us to ask, what the hell were we doing, but we did get the sympathy vote. We did have a few people who were walking in the rain thank us for doing what we are doing. The bicyclists were with us and gave us the V sign or rang their bells in support. This was our second protest of the day.
About 11 in the morning we were at the Governor Hotel over on 11th Avenue to protest the exclusion of all candidates except the "democrat and the republicon" running for the open seat in the 1st District due to Rep. Wu's resignation. This event was particularly offensive to me because many of the people I kind of like were in the audience. When you go to these make believe debates, unless you are there to report on the BS, you encourage this kind of exclusion. I saw Steve Novick, and many other democrats; they lost my vote. I wanted to go in and disrupt the event but respected the person who called this protest, I was not the organizer, just there to support the call for action.
The other meeting we went to was a Labor Committee that is attempting to submit a people's budget to the City Council sometime in the future, trying to do more than just whine about lay-offs and reduction of benefits. This is a fun group and I like being around them. The other meeting I attended was the East Side Democratic Club, last Tuesday.
Jefferson Smith is running for mayor. I went into the meeting remembering our last get together when I was pissed at Smith for talking about a Public Option when the rally was about Single Payer Health Care. He remembered me and we talked some. His presentation or talk was very good. I did some research and he is an interesting guy, he may get my vote! I give him credit for showing up. The East Side Democratic Club was expelled from the democratic party for some reason like being independent or some terrible thing like calling for the end of wars, I like them, they do good stuff for others.
The warmongers are at it again with let's bomb Iran,
the latest craziness coming out of DC is that we are moving anti-missiles to Israel. This stuff never ends.
Roberto and I, along with others, want to have a City Council who will listen when their constituents speak. When they invite us to give our opinions but end up doing what they want, that is most frustrating.
Almost forgot, went to a council meeting, Mayor Sam Adams is working on a resolution to declare that corporations are not people and the Supreme Court ruling was terrible. This decision must be overturned or ignored by the States.
There are some good people running in the upcoming elections, please don't vote for the lesser of two evils, vote for someone who just might make things better.
If you think the wars are over--WRONG!