McKinney on CNN, boat attacked by Israel
Cynthia McKinney is on the way to Gaza for a humanitarian mission in reaction to the recent siege and bombing by Israel. She is mentioned in the article "Dignity Leaves for Gaza on Emergency Mission of Mercy" at www.freegaza.org.
While not the 5,000 that Cynthia McKinney had heard about, white vigilantes shot at least 11 people in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, according to an article by A.C. Thompson in the January 5, 2009 issue of The Nation magazine. The New Orleans Police Department is also suspect in the death of a man found severely burned in a charred abandoned auto. The article also mentions Malik Rahim, Green Party candidate for Congress who I have written about on this blog.
This year was productive in terms of doing everything in my power to impart what I feel is the best information there is.
Democrats upset by the Warren invocation should not be surprised. Realpolitik is what you signed up for. I would ask people to sign my petitions for Green Party ballot access, and people would tell me we need to get the Republicans out of there. So it’s all part of the political calculation. It’s all about winning, right?
I never thought Bush would play the role of casting a safe vote, but that’s sure what it looks like with this week’s failed attempt to loan money to the car companies. Since he’s a lame duck, and doesn’t need to raise contributions from the rich anymore, he can afford to act a little more altruistic, and maybe try to improve his public image a little bit for his legacy in the history books. I’m reminded of his father’s food aid to Africa on his way out of office.
(Sung to the tune of "Oh, come, oh, come, Emmanuel")
Here’s another example of Democratic Party corruption. Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich tried to sell Obama’s Senate seat to the highest bidder. Rich Whitney, the Green Party candidate who ran against Blagojevich in 2006, received 10% of the vote, which is pretty good for a Green, especially in a heavily populated state like Illinois. That’s one of the reasons we had our national convention in Chicago this summer.
I’ve heard that there are already laws on the books that specify how to treat unclear ballots in the recount. My understanding is that if the election is close enough for a recount, they can look at the messed-up ballots and try to determine intent. I’m not sure if the laws include guidelines for different categories of errors, but if they do, I would want to look at that first. Maybe there were unbiased instructions in place before Coleman and Franken came on the scene.
U. S. Representative, 2nd Congressional District