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Kate Anne, communikating on multi-levels -- personal and political, as well as for peace, justice and nonviolence

Monday, November 28, 2005

Time? Thanksgiving toward Christmas

Good grief, I've posted nothng here for two weeks!! Well, first there was recovery from Las Vegas and way too much to do at work, then it was get ready for MD and MJ's Thanksgiving visit. See Audient's account of our weekend -- -- and more later. This is a work day! ARGH!!!! Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat -- and me too after this weekend :-)

Peace hugs,
Kate Anne

Monday, November 14, 2005

Ohio and MORE voting machine problems

Back from Ohio and am returning to it via the news. Please check out the link above. Hate those electronic voting machines and how they are being used to steal our democracy. Ohio had a very weird happening -- again. VERY skewed and questionable results. We must follow up on this as it has ramifications everywhere as more and more new machines are purchased. Here in NYC they are considering which machines to buy -- will they buy us into redness?? Will we just play dead or fight their scheme as the media continues to ignore the GAO report on electronic vote stealing?? Wake up, America!!!

Coming back from vacation -- more later -- and sending....

Peace hugs,
Kate Anne

Friday, November 04, 2005

War Made Easy

I was listening to an iPodcast of a Media Matters' interview of Norman Solomon , media critic and author of War Made Easy, done in July but still so germane. He explores various myths in his book AND the first chapter is available on line at the site linked in the title. (Follow the link to the instructor's free copy.) Here's the Index:

Prologue: Building Agendas for War.

1. America Is a Fair and Noble Superpower.

2. Our Leaders Will Do Everything They Can to Avoid War.

3. Our Leaders Would Never Tell Us Outright Lies.

4. This Guy Is a Modern-Day Hitler.

5. This Is about Human Rights.

6. This Is Not at All about Oil or Corporate Profits.

7. They Are the Aggressors, Not Us.

8. If This War Is Wrong, Congress Will Stop It.

9. If This War Is Wrong, the Media Will Tell Us.

10. Media Coverage Brings War into Our Living Rooms.

11. Opposing the War Means Siding with the Enemy.

12. This Is a Necessary Battle in the War on Terrorism.

13. What the U.S. Government Needs Most Is Better PR.

14. The Pentagon Fights Wars as Humanely as Possible.

15. Our Soldiers Are Heroes, Theirs Are Inhuman.

16. America Needs the Resolve to Kick the “Vietnam Syndrome”.

17. Withdrawal Would Cripple U.S. Credibility.

Good grief -- looks like another "to read" book, even as I am catching up on my podcasts. (But I want to listen to music too!!)

Peace hugs,
Kate Anne

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Unelected Bush Descends to New Low

As I weep the coming loss of Marc Maron on Air America Radio's Morning Sedition (not dying, but leaving -- *sigh*), I was happy to hear him announce that Dubya Bush's approval rating is now down to 35. That's still too high for someone so inept and so evil as to launch an illegal invasion on Iraq and unleash hatred and terrorism toward us by his very action (which is also terrorism -- you don't kill innocent people, Georgie Boy!).

As for Scalito, Scalito, Scalito -- a/k/a Sam Alito -- he's an extreme and terrible nominee and no doubt contributes to George Bush's drop in approval ratings. We don't need another Scallia on the Supreme Court. Italian Americans, just like other Americans, deserve to be represented by someone better than these two extremist hacks. It would improve George's ratings to pick someone more mainstream. But then what do we expect of someone who stole the election again? (See/read Mark Crispin Miller's new book Fooled Again, which I have put on my to buy/read list).

Peace hugs,
Kate Anne