Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Rock for Barack

My friend Lee Roversi, a North Shore farmer, is so inspired by Barack Obama that she has put together a political event called "The Rock for Barack, Let's Rally for Change and Hope in America."

It'll be happening between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. tomorrow, Sunday, at the Airport intersection. Bring signs or some other show of support.


Anonymous said...

Sorry, Lee! There's a game on TV.

Anonymous said...

How pathetic! A game on TV...another apathetic fool!

Anonymous said...

I'm with you. NFL trunps liberal politics every time! Conservative too, for that matter.

Go Jets (with Favre)!

Anonymous said...

Hope and change? They all make me wanna Ralph!

RALPH NADER: That’s when you know the system is decayed and corrupt, that the people who brought us this disaster—Robert Rubin, with Bill Clinton pushing through the financial deregulation monster in 1999, which we opposed, which opened the gates for this kind of wild speculation and this casino capitalism, is still an adviser. He’s an adviser to Barack Obama. He’s an adviser to members of Congress. Henry Paulson cashed out at Goldman Sachs in 2006 a half-a-billion dollars. And now he goes to Washington to bail out his buddies.

Anonymous said...

yes, it does turn the stomach to think that when elected, our next will prez will be a war mongering, pawn of the bailout ready banking and military special interest. what's the point of debating when they speak the same language of deceit, deception and destruction. kinda like asking if gulf coasters preferred ike,rita or katrina. when you're underwater it don't matter if it's three feet or 10 feet, you're still flooded. we better check the levees 'ause i thinks it gonna rain hard, soon.

Anonymous said...

Then don't live in a "flood zone". Moving is always an option for the worried.

Find your "high ground" elsewhere rather than complain about unchangable things.

Anonymous said...

With regard to Afghanistan:

Meanwhile, the new National Intelligence Estimate on Afghanistan is, apparently, too grim to release.

Seth Jones, an expert on Afghanistan at the Rand Corporation think tank, called the situation in Afghanistan “dire.”

“We are now at a tipping point, with about half of the country now penetrated by a range of Sunni militant groups including the Taliban and al Queida,” Jones said. Jones said there is growing concern that Dutch and Canadian forces in Afghanistan would “call it quits.”

“The US military would then need six, eight, maybe ten brigades but we just don’t have that many,” Jones said.

… Perhaps foreshadowing the NIE assessment on Afghanistan, Adm. Mullen told Congress, “absent a broader international and interagency approach to the problems there, it is my professional opinion that no amount of troops in no amount of time can ever achieve all the objectives we seek in Afghanistan.”

There’s not enough troops to provide stability for long enough, even if there were there’s not enough reconstruction and reconcilliation and even if there was there’s not enough regional goodwill for American adventurism. Just like Iraq. And just like Iraq the Afghan occupation is an unwinnable one. Neither nation is looking at long-term internal stability or even freedom from crippling internicene violence. Worse, the violence in Afghanistan has polarized the two major players in the region and contains even more of a prospect of igniting a regional bloodbath than the occupation of Iraq.The best that can be done is a “slow bleed” which will hopefully be less destructive to the region and American interests than a fast one. Just like Iraq, though, there’s no evidence that such is possible.