Archive for March, 2012
Once again it seems that I have been dragging my heels in posting my feelings about the soldier who massacred sixteen innocent Afghan civilians. I have thought long and hard about this and feel that the US was wrong in spiriting him away in the “dead of night” so to speak. I feel like this was the exact wrong thing to do. He killed Afghans and should be dealt with harshly if we want to maintain healthy relationships with Afghanistan and its people. Instead it looks like we are going to shield him from the wrath that Afghanistan people demand. That he being returned to the US makes it look to them that we are not going to punish him as they feel he needs. If we intend to maintain relationships between our two countries we can not allow him to get out of this if he is found guilty. Whatever the out come we need to think of the ramifications in our response to this situations in that part of the world.
I am going to make this one fast and directly. During the previous presidential administration we heard from several fronts that “Dick Cheney has no heart”. Well to all those doubters I only have to point out that Mr Cheney received a heart yesterday. That kills that thinking. I give out a sincere, get well soon. One reason for this, is that we honestly want to see him get better and for a questionable rumination, who paid for the heart transplant? While we know he can afford it we still wonder if he still receives medical care from the government as part of your severance from being such a high ranked official in our country. I believe that it is part of the great medical care that we give our government officials. The ones that can afford it the most get it for free and the ones that ones who need it the most can not get it.
Once again Limbaugh has created a row on his syndicated radio show. This time it appears like it may hurt him where it hurts the most, his pocketbook. His anal views and spiel has reached out and bit him. Recently a Georgetown law student spoke in front of Congress testifying that “birth control is essential to women’s health”. A view that he against the Federal Government providing birth control. After this woman’s brave testimony, he spent the next three days calling her a slut and asking her to give him pornographic videos of herself having sex. Not only was he way out of line with his jargon, he was also showing that he is a pervert for asking a woman only old enough to be his daughter (if not his granddaughter) for anything sexual from this young lady. Our women in congress stood up immediately to Limbaugh’s rhetoric and so far have succeeded in getting 20 key sponsors to drop all their adds from his show. Without add revenues some local stations are dropping his show. This could not happen to a nicer guy. Now I am not against his being able to espouse his views to whomever he pleases. I am also all for people to take action against anyone via boycotts or other peaceful avenues. Now maybe they will silence or at least cut back his hateful and extreme views against anything that helps the general populace and does not help the wealthy.