In loving, living memory, John Melançon 1928 – 2007
My girlfriend went to sleep so you all in the general world will have the remainder of my post-election musings foisted upon you.
Submitted the note under "I have a comment" and "Foreign affairs"
Investigate and demand the Colombian government drop support for threats and acts of violence against farmers in Tolima and Arauca, in particular the targeted Association of Campesinos in Arauca, of whom 15 people were murdered by members of paramilitaries and the Colombian military.
Funding to the Colombian government must be stopped and the state must protect its people not attack them.
A friend asked, "are you ready for obama 09"?
And I launched right into what I expect to see...
"the media is going to go into right-wing attack machine mode soon enough... i mean have people forgotten the Clinton years? You couldn't be more corporate and centrist and good for the rich
but he wasn't part of their oligarchy, and so was piled on constantly
Obama is a lot smarter and tougher, but also likely to be more progressive, and so alienate even larger and more entitled and angry sectors of those who believe they rule us
I hope he's ready for the living hell that's coming."
In comments to an article on Clinton's NAFTA position:
Alexa, on February 25th, 2008 at 12:19 am Said:
Lest those who do know that both the Bush regime and the current Iranian regime are evil fool themselves into the wishful thinking that a U.S. attack on Iran would have any good at all: