07 October 2005

Rules are for the little people ...

At my alma mater, of course, the big people don't have time to deal with such mundane matters. 'Sides, they're all such wonderful human beings that they deserve to do whatever the hell they want, anyway. So there.

And y'all ought to be honored to pay for a year's paid vacation for the vice-presidential types every four years or so. I'm sure Charlene deserves it. For something. What's a hundred thou, give or take, amongst friends, after all?

Eat the rich. Just gnaw on the comfortable.


They're stranger than you probably knew, and symbolic to boot.

From the essay by David Lukas:

The most widely distributed tree in North America is a mystery. Called quaking aspen for the trembling of its leaves, it is anything but timorous or fragile. It is unfathomably ancient and enduring, approaching what has been called "theoretical immortality." It is a lifeform persisting over time without offspring, in suspended animation, waiting patiently through the dark passage of millennia for something we can only guess at.

06 October 2005

Bush: Worst President Ever?

Stephen Pizzo's "coming recession" article on AlterNet led me to an older article of his arguing the position that the current administration is our worst yet. From there I followed a link to the real prize, News for Real.

In my heart, I know he's right. Was it Nixon who used that (paraphrased) slogan? Anyway, I think I like him. Pizzo, not Nixon.

05 October 2005

Article by Cindy Sheehan

A brief report on her visit to DC.

England's approach to "homeland security"

There's no monopoly on supression of dissent--the UK reportedly equals or exceeds our efforts.

Wal-Mart helps make our nation a little safer

Watch what pictures you have developed at Wal-Mart. They take seriously keeping the fatherland homeland ( and the beloved leader thereof, of course) secure, according to an article in the Progressive.

03 October 2005

Wal-Mart resistance in the palouse

Local resistance

The Pullman Alliance for Responsible Development has posted a position paper on the "Big Wal-Mart Controversy" (Wal-Mart wants to bring one 'a them Great Big Mothers (GBMs for short) to Pullman).

They may manage to get some mitigation of the physical damage to the community (traffic, run-off, erosion, and the like), but I fear they will have a lot less luck with the social damage.

Still, every little bit helps in the resistance to BigCorpCapitalism [Godless Division], so wish 'em luck, boycott Wal-Mart, and consider more socially responsible companies for your shopping dollars. WinCo and CostCo come to mind.

Some Wal-Mart/Costco links