Saturday, February 10, 2007

More Write Wing Absurdity....

Well, we're one step closer to centralized control of local school boards thanks to Delegate Lohr, one step further away from any sort of transportation plan thanks to Virginia Republicans, one step closer to war with Iran thanks to President Bush,
Clint Eastwood is now both un-patriotic and un-American because of one of his movies that would (horror of horrors) make people think (according to neo-con spokesmen), John Edwards is unfit to be president because he's successful and owns a big home (again according to those same neo-con talking point mouthpieces), Nancy Pelosi is now vilified because she had the audacity to exist as Democratic Speaker of the House of Representatives-second in line for succession to the presidency-because someone thinks she should have secure air transportation while holding such a weighty position of leadership in time of war.

Meanwhile...
Fish in the river continue to show up dead for reasons no one can determine, and water from ground sources (wells and springs) is unfit for pregnant women and infants to use or drink (lack of investment for research???). Valley children get childhood leukemia and people die of cancer in the Valley at much higher rates than elsewhere in the U.S.A., teens giving birth in the Valley far exceeds the nation (while local politicians and extremist Republican activists cry out against teaching kids about avoiding pregnancy), and anyone who questions why we are at war or whether we are spending money wisely is, according to extreme Republicans, much like Clint Eastwood whom they believe to be un-patriotic, un-American, and an outright traitor to our country not to mention un-Christian to boot....

4 comments:

Howard said...

Now the Republicans are attacking Clint Eastwood?
Damn! They are done... Eastwood is an American Icon.
If they have alienated and ostracized him, then they have truly lost touch with the regular working guy...

BMH said...

It's hard to figure out a pragmatic response to the insanity of the House Republicans. Interesting to point out that borrowing is fine. Cutting funding from Children, Policemen, Hospitals and Health Services is fine. Actually paying for Transportation? Forbidden!

Anonymous said...

I'm browsing the web here since I'm thinking about moving to Harrisonburg. Love the country, but can a leftist be happy in this valley? What's up with the cancer rates? And what about bird flu? Would love to join your RockDem ranks, but just wondering...

Rockdem said...

Dear Anon of 2/12/07 11:39 PM:

Can a leftist be happy in the Valley? Yes, but you can't have a thin skin....
And it helps to get involved.
RCDC is doing a wonderful job of giving people positive ways to do just that....