The Minnesota Critic
Friday, September 23, 2005
Republicans Hate Peace
It's established fact that Republicans love war and are so eager to start them that they'll lie to peace-loving Americans in order to justify their wars. But even I didn't think they were as bad as to support domestic abuse.
Minnesota GOP Executive Director Bill Walsh called the idea an "unreasonable approach to dealing with the problems of the 21st century, including international terrorism."
Uh-huh. And the Republicans have proven their incompentence in dealing with international terrorism.
Monday, September 19, 2005
George Bush Has No Moral Clarity, But He's Not Purely Evil
Is George Bush purely evil? Of course not. And that's what's so evil about him. He doesn't twirl a mustache and smirk and cackle. Well, he doesn't twirl a mustache. He's like the Peanuts character Pigpen. Wherever he goes, he stirs up such a humongous mess it can only be cleaned up by Halliburton. But he is not pure evil.
Because evil is a chain. Did any one person doom New Orleans? No, it's a chain. People vote for a corrupt leader; a corrupt leader puts unqualified cronies in high places, and when those cronies fuck up, evil gets done. The devil didn't fly up from hell and knock a hole in that levee. The levee just didn't get built because the money for it went to rich people's tax cuts and pork projects and corporate welfare.
Evil isn't "Salem's Lot." It's Trent Lott. This week, an ailing American bald eagle was found to be dying from mercury poisoning. Republicans immediately tried to blame it on the eagle's lifestyle choices. But it's worth noting that also this week, the White House threatened to veto limits on mercury pollution. Now, pure evil would be if George Bush sat around the White House saying, "Let's poison eagles!" And even I don't believe George Bush would do that.
Cheney would do that. And even he is not pure evil. Dick Cheney doesn't hate poor children and caribou. They're just in the way.
Bottom line: some people think Satan is real and some people think global warming is real. If you think stopping gays from doing it is more important than the ice caps melting, the boogeyman is you...
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Seventy-One Percent Think Randy Kelly Is Unfit For Office
No surprise, then, that they are so enthusiastic for DFLer Chris Coleman that they gave him 52% of the vote.
Sunday, September 04, 2005
"George Bush doesn't care about black people."
The truth hurts.
Friday, September 02, 2005
The Cost Of Bush's Inaction
Thursday, September 01, 2005
New Orleans Is Screwed By Bush's Feeble Response
The editorial pages of perhaps the most conservative newspaper in the country, the Union Leader of New Hampshire, blasted George Bush for his complete failure in response to Hurricane Katrina:
"A better leader would have flown straight to the disaster zone and announced the immediate mobilization of every available resource to rescue the stranded, find and bury the dead, and keep the survivors fed, clothed, sheltered and free of disease...The cool, confident, intuitive leadership Bush exhibited in his first term, particularly in the months immediately following Sept. 11, 2001, has vanished. In its place is a diffident detachment unsuitable for the leader of a nation facing war, natural disaster and economic uncertainty."Anyone who does not agree is simply, pathetically blinded by their partisanship or foolishly, willfully blind.
Snipers are shooting at hospital vehicles, the old and infirm are dying outside the Convention Center with no help in sight. New Orleans is indeed in anarchy.
From watching Fox News, you'd never guess the magnitude of this catastrophic tragedy. According to Fox, there are only some house fires and looters in New Orleans--not black, poor people dying like flies because their government has failed them.
Thank God for CNN's Jack Cafferty, who, apparently, is the only journalist in America with enough guts to tell it like it is: A complete and abysmal failure by the Bush administration with it's most fundamental obligation, the protection of its own citizens.
Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Bush's Failure Of Leadership Costs Hurricane Victims
- FEMA has thus far been AWOL.
- There is widespread looting and lawlessness in New Orleans.
- A massive public health threat looms.
- The death toll may reach the thousands.
- The scope of human suffering and tragedy is staggering.
Secretary Of State Mary Kiffmeyer Opposed To Ethics Code
Just why the far right wing conservative Kiffmeyer opposes such a reasonable measure is a bit of a mystery. Could it be because she wants to be sure she can be partisan in the future, just as she has in the past? Such as in 2004 when she attended a campaign even on behalf of Laura Bush.
It's no secret that Kiffmeyer has politicized a formerly neutral office. She has, for example, stocked the office with far right wing staffers from organizations such as the radical right wing fundamentalist Christian organization Minnesota Family Council.
Kiffmeyer should support Integrity in election activities, not oppose it.