Tuesday, May 17


The inimitable Molly Ivins:

So where does all this leave us? With a story that is not only true, but previously reported numerous times. So let's drop the "Lynch Newsweek" bull. Seventeen people have died in these riots. They didn't die because of anything Newsweek did -- the riots were caused by what our government has done.

Get your minds around it. Our country is guilty of torture. To quote myself once more: "What are you going to do about this? It's your country, your money, your government. You own this country, you run it, you are the board of directors. They are doing this in your name. The people we elected to public office do what you want them to. Perhaps you should get in touch with them."

It sounds so good, Molly, and it used to even be true. But today we DON'T own this country -- the corporations and politically-connected do. Yes, they're acting in our name, but they don't do what we want them to. They obey their most generous campaign donors. The Repugs have got a big majority in Congress, and the only ones who are horrified by the torture being committed in our name are people who didn't, and would never, vote for them, so they don't give a fig what we think.

We've got to focus on '06 and the campaign to toss the rascals out. It's our only recourse. Take the country back.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank YOU for posting Molly Ivins piece! I have been emailing congress.org, as well as media folk all day on this latest distraction. All the capitol hill phones seem bizzzy today~yea! so I will continue to raise heck online.
~g, another mad gi mama in texas

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