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Missy Beattie lives in New York City. She's written for National Public Radio and Nashville Life Magazine. An outspoken critic of the Bush Administration and the war in Iraq, she's a member of Gold Star Families for Peace. She completed a novel last year, but since the death of her nephew, Marine Lance Cpl. Chase J. Comley, in Iraq on August 6,'05, she has been writing political articles.
F the USA
I fold the dinner napkins and place them on the dining table. This life, my life, is just as it was yesterday and the day before. We talk, my little group,
Sunday, December 28, 2014(2 comments)
Good Cop, Bad Cop
After the Sony hack, Barack Obama said:
We cannot have a society where some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States. That's not who we are. That's not what America is about.
Throughout his presidency, Obama's said this, "That's not who we are, that's not what America is about."
Yet in each instance, it is exactly who we are, what America is about.
Friday, September 13, 2013(2 comments)
Empire, Hypocrisy and Deflection
the duplicity and nationalistic rhetoric have been a huge deflection--from Edward Snowden's bombshells, including the latest--that the NSA shares data about US citizens with Israel. The contrived swerve from one crime to another may be the purpose of what we've just witnessed this past week.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friend or Foe?...the enablers of our insecurity, Bush, Cheney, Obama, and all the neocons, remain at large, living large in plain sight, one touring his fictional memoir...
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The Big UniverseThe Denver initiative for an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission was overwhelmingly defeated. Earthlings there didn't want to be ridiculed by the rest of the world. Strange, isn't it? Because our reputation couldn't be worse.
Friday, November 26, 2010(2 comments)
So Many MessagesNot unlike voting, petitions are, for the most part, useless. So are phone calls to those elected to represent our interests.
Convicted of Tresspassing? Stupid, Illogical, Absurd!!
The Manhattan criminal trial of Cindy Sheehan, Medea Benjamin, Rev. Patricia Ackerman, and Missy Beattie is over, ending in a "guilty" verdict on the trespassing charge and a "not guilty" on four more serious counts. Yes, we were relieved but a "guilty" on any is absurd because the arrest, itself, was dead wrong. Call it another example of George Bush's post-9/11 reign of terror, aggression, and disregard for civil liberies