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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.
(22 comments) SHARE Sunday, April 16, 2017 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,
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 28, 2014 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.
SHARE 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...
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, September 13, 2013 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.
SHARE 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.
(3 comments) SHARE Friday, July 21, 2006 No to Stem Cell Research, Yes to War: Bush Religion
This war of choice in Iraq traverses a moral boundary that our decent society needs to respect-a moral boundary that George Bush regularly crosses with no noticeable twinges to his conscience. Does this president revere life only while its cells are developing?
SHARE Wednesday, August 16, 2006 Open Wounds
Cindy Sheehan's medical condition is a metaphor for the state of our country.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, January 12, 2006 Identifying the Enemy
George Bush says "loyal opposition" is fine. Is this code for "agree with me or else?"
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, August 31, 2006 A Circle in a Spiral
The Viet Nam War didn't end when the soldiers came home. They brought their experiences back with them. Tragically, this will be true for troops returning from Iraq.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, December 19, 2005 E-Mails from A Former Military Man
This former military man and father of a soldier who's served two tours in Iraq speaks the truth in ways that Bush could never comprehend.
(6 comments) SHARE Monday, October 2, 2006 Over Friendly???????
Warning! Too much info. The sexual content of a Mark Foley e-mail.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, December 12, 2006 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
(1 comments) SHARE Wednesday, December 7, 2005 Hate-mail from a Proud Right-Winger
Most responses to my article have been civil. One, however, was so foul it made me actually feel some embarrassement for the far right. Warning: This article contains some filthy quotes.
(4 comments) SHARE Tuesday, January 24, 2006 The Texas Sidestep
If I e-mailed Chris Matthews, I'd tell him this: It's hard to listen to Bush. It's difficult to watch him speak. But, perhaps, there's method to the president's good-ole-boy talk?
SHARE Saturday, December 10, 2005 Action, But No Lights or Cameras on Iraq
The mainstream media continues to submerge the deaths of troops in Iraq and gives us, instead, total coverage of news less likely to make us think about the state of our nation.
SHARE Tuesday, December 27, 2005 Send Barney and Miss Beazley
It's not surprising that after the election, the violence continues. Maybe the Bush doggies should go to the recruitment station to serve the "noble cause."