Why, you'd think the Republicans secretly hold the paper on the Dems by the way they don 't act. No plan, no guts, no cohesion. So, once again, I find myself, alone as usual, on the soapbox of action instead of words. My typing is so much better after thousands of unpublished letters to editors, opeds, and articles. People don't want to hear anything about having to resort to ACTION instead of words, words, words.
This doesn't suggest, for the moment anyway, that any major offensive against Washington is necessary, but it does suggest that with the right methods, American's can at least bring the Corporate jerk offs to their knees, and folks, believe it or not, it'll be a hell of lot easier if we do it than if the Community of Nations does it. After that, the US will never see the light of day as a world power again with the exception of nuclear war, and by the by, Russian President Putin, who I believe to say what he means, was showing Jacques Chirac his "new" missiles. Capable of defeating any form of SDI, which really isn't hard to do anyway.
Until the US or someone comes up with some form of particle beam that is of sufficient energy to burn steel In seconds, or fractions of seconds, missile defense is impossible, as the US has, via the waste of billions of dollars, proven beyond doubt.
Iran has every right to have nuclear capability, and as far as the unstable nature of the middle east, the US need only look in the mirror to find the guilty party. Ever since oil was discovered under those deserts, the US has been engaging in every sort of pathetic behavior to get at it, now, once again, under the guise of democracy and freedom which will never exist in this predominantly Muslim land.
It would be like telling Christians to become homos. But, I guess many already are. Not to disparage our gay friends, by the way, if they want to get married, LEAVE 'EM ALONE!! We shouldn't be legislating from the damned bible, or any other holy book for that matter.
At the risk of mindless redundancy, there needs to be a collective move by as many of these news sites as posible to cut corporate America off for a couple of days. It's easy. Simply prepare ourselves prior to the stated time, and then BUY NOTHING. Do no work. Take no airline trips ANYWHERE. Clearly Police, Fire Department and hospitals, and such, would be exempt from this. No worries, we'll all do theirs for them. Deep in their guts, they know it's the right thing to do. Aiding and Abetting a known felon makes you an accomplice to what ever crimes he (GeorgeCo) commits. Of course everyone knows that if you participate in this perverse, necrotic system, local, state, or federal, then YOU are aiding and abetting known felons, and their crimes are YOUR crimes.
Catastrophic calamities such as the one we are all living in presently require MAJOR decisions, and the consideration of actions we'd never much thought of before. Some Trepidation is, therefore, well within normal limits. But we simply can't wait longer, and certainly not another three years. This is the ONLY peaceful, nonviolent method. Simply ignore the bastards. Oh, by the by, this is also the way to get rid of Walmart from your communities. What? No one said it'd be easy! Americans, awash in the lard of complacency. It's time to go to work. If we can do this, and by God and sonny Jesus, it'll take more than a few hundred thousand, it will take several million at least to pull this off. But think of the fact that you'll be demonstrating unequivocally that WE THE DAMNED PEOPLE do the living and dying in this country, and as a result, IT'S OURS, NOT THEIRS!!!!
One last thing. This type of action is exactly what the Framers of the Constitution did, and expect us to do. To let the "government" know they work for us, not the other way around.
Ted Bohne N96173@msn.com is a Vietnam Vet, 51 years old, disabled, formerly a paramedic and adjunct faculty at Texas Tech University School of Medicine and tenured faculty at Odessa College, Odessa Texas.