Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Tony Snow (A Good Guy?)

As I listened to various corporate news people speak about Tony Snow’s latest cancer battle, I was shocked by the various newscasters brotherhood like displays of affection and praise for Tony. Chris Matthews on Tuesday’s edition of Hardball said: The White House announced today that Tony Snow‘s cancer has returned. I worry about him. I pray for him. I root for him. Tony Snow is a good guy. It has nothing to do with politics.

I’m sorry Chris, but the fact that Tony Snow is a good guy, (in your mind) does not make up for the fact he is working for, covering up for, lying for, some really evil people. This is not a fraternity and Tony is not just on another team. He has been the front man for the most disastrous administration in our nations history.

Yes, it’s unfortunate for him and his family that his cancer has returned. But I fail to see how anyone who as ever watched one of his news conferences could call him a “good guy.” He is a lying piece of shit, who used his agile tongue and slick media persona to help perpetuate lies, deceit, and death.

I do have some advice for Tony Snow, if he survives this latest bout with cancer. Tony, just in case there might actually be a heaven and a hell, it might be a good idea, with the time you have left on this earth, to actually do something good. Who knows what might happen?

Monday, March 26, 2007

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: Still Relevant Today

As Mother Jones once said, "Pray for the dead and fight like hell for the living." The story of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire is still relevant today.

The Uprising of 20,000 and the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

On Saturday, March 25, 1911, a fire broke out on the top floors of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory. Firefighters arrived at the scene, but their ladders weren’t tall enough to reach the upper floors of the 10-story building. Trapped inside because the owners had locked the fire escape exit doors, workers jumped to their deaths. In a half an hour, the fire was over, and 146 of the 500 workers—mostly young women—were dead.
Many of us have read about the tragic Triangle fire in school textbooks. But the fire alone wasn’t what made the shirtwaist makers such a focal point for worker safety. In fact, workplace deaths weren’t uncommon then. It is estimated that more than 100 workers died every day on the job around 1911. Read entire article here

Sunday, March 18, 2007

March on Pentagon Protest March 17, 2007



We mark the 40th anniversary of the 1967 march on the Pentagon with another march to end the occupation of Iraq.

Congress, End the War

"War is over, if you want it," declared John Lennon in the thick of the Vietnam nightmare. To the extent that Lennon's "you" referred to the US Congress, he was right, then and now. The House and Senate have the authority to end the war in Iraq quickly, efficiently and honorably. Read entire article here.

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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Targeting Democrats and Republicans for Removal

We the people of the United States need to, in any way we can and as many times as we can, make it clear to our elected officials, both Democrats and Republicans, that they will be held accountable at the next election and at upcoming future elections, for either their active or passive support of our continued occupation of Iraq. Any House Representative or Senator who does not actively and without reservation, move without delay, to do everything in their power, to stop the war in Iraq, should be targeted for removal. It is time for our representatives to faithfully execute the will of the people. What Americans want by an overwhelming majority is very simple. They want Bush stopped and the occupation ended. Our representatives need to end the occupation of Iraq now and bring our troops home or be prepared to suffer of the consequences of their actions.

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