A leaked memo from the Obama campaign–via 23/6–dealing with the ground rules for tonights Hillary/Obama love-fest:
Looks like Obama is taking off the kid gloves:
Well I refuse to be lectured on national security by people who are responsible for the most disastrous set of foreign policy decisions in the recent history of the United States. The other side likes to use 9/11 as a political bludgeon. Well, let’s talk about 9/11.
The people who were responsible for murdering 3,000 Americans on 9/11 have not been brought to justice. They are Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda and their sponsors – the Taliban. They were in Afghanistan. And yet George Bush and John McCain decided in 2002 that we should take our eye off of Afghanistan so that we could invade and occupy a country that had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11. The case for war in Iraq was so thin that George Bush and John McCain had to hype the threat of Saddam Hussein, and make false promises that we’d be greeted as liberators. They misled the American people, and took us into a misguided war.
Here are the results of their policy. Osama bin Laden and his top leadership – the people who murdered 3000 Americans – have a safe-haven in northwest Pakistan, where they operate with such freedom of action that they can still put out hate-filled audiotapes to the outside world. That’s the result of the Bush-McCain approach to the war on terrorism.
I love it. After watching Guliani’s campaign I am sick and tired of 9/11 being thrown around like it’s some edgy catch phrase. I’m also sick and tired of the GOP trying to scare up votes. And lastly, I’m sick and fucking tired of knowing that somewhere out there Bin Laden is still alive and planning god knows what. I want to see his carcass hanging from the GW bridge. Check out the full story here.
Just read this informative and slightly disturbing article about the sex trade in Afghanistan.
The girl was 11 when she was molested by a man with no legs. He paid her $5. And that was how she started selling sex.
Customs meant to keep women “pure” have not stopped prostitution. Girls are expected to remain virgins until their wedding nights, so some prostitutes have only anal sex.
Check out the rest of the article, and then thank god you weren’t born into a life where you had to start prostituting yourself out at 11 years old.
These untruths are going to continue to be beaten into the consciousness of the American public throughout this election cycle. However, these are all false accusations that are meant to do one thing: make people afraid. Get them afraid of the boogey-man so they vote for the other guy. It has worked before, numerous times, and unless the word gets out it can work again. This is the politics of old, Karl Rove politics. Fear people into voting their emotions and fears. It needs to stop, and this is something that this election, in particular, is about. Changing the way we do business. The Obama campaign has set up a new website to get the word out about the untruths that Barack is a Muslim and that Michelle hates whitey. They will always say they have proof but that they are waiting for the ‘right’ time to release it, but it never happens. This is the same thing that has happened to both Hillary Clinton and Tipper Gore, when they supposedly have pictures to prove that they burned the American flag–which they never produced. Those aren’t the only instances, however, and if this continues this election will be another instance. Let’s get the word out. Go to Fight the Smears. Let others know also.
This video was sent to me by a loyal reader and it is especially apropos for this post, enjoy.
Religions have been pissing me off lately. There are aspects of religion and faith that I find tolerable, but the entirety of organized religion is more harmful than helpful. Case in point this article in the New York Times. It seems that all the rage in Europe now is hymen replacement surgery for Muslim women. These women are having a hard time living in a normal free society with the restrictions of their religion:
Like an increasing number of Muslim women in Europe, she had a hymenoplasty, a restoration of her hymen, the vaginal membrane that normally breaks in the first act of intercourse.
“In my culture, not to be a virgin is to be dirt,” said the student, perched on a hospital bed as she awaited surgery on Thursday. “Right now, virginity is more important to me than life.”
As Europe’s Muslim population grows, many young Muslim women are caught between the freedoms that European society affords and the deep-rooted traditions of their parents’ and grandparents’ generations.
It nice to see women voluntarily forcing themselves back into repression (notice the sarcasm). This is really the type of stuff that I just don’t get, and really irks me about religion. But I am not a women and I’m not a Muslim so maybe I just “don’t get it.” This last excerpt is really disturbing:
“It doesn’t matter for my fiancé that I am not a virgin — but it would pose a huge problem for his family,” she said. “They know that you can pour blood on the sheets on the wedding night, so I have to have better proof.”
Umm yeh ok. Article here.