Just As I Thought

Thoughts for the day

Just some interesting points to ponder today:

  • Another #2 al Qaeda operative killed? How many #2s are there, anyway? A look at yet more administration propaganda
  • People like this are why the Republican party is doomed: Bill Bennett, the Reagan Secretary of Education and now one of those vile right-wing radio asses, actually said: “…if you wanted to reduce crime, you could — if that were your sole purpose, you could abort every black baby in this country, and your crime rate would go down.”
    What? A conservative endorsing abortion?!
  • Research shows that religious belief can cause damage to a society, “contributing towards high murder rates, abortion, sexual promiscuity and suicide. … The study concluded that the US was the world’s only prosperous democracy where murder rates were still high, and that the least devout nations were the least dysfunctional.”
    Of course, this is science, which as we all know is the enemy of religion.
  • As a counter to the anti-war protests last weekend, organizers of a “rally for the troops” in DC prepared for 20,000 people. They got about 400. The anti-war protest numbered in the hundreds of thousands. Gee, which side do you think is more organized and able to mobilize? We should have had the anti-war people mobilize after Katrina. Big question here: both protests claimed to support the troops. One, by bringing them home and gettng them out of an ill-conceived and poorly run war; the other by blaming Cindy Sheehan for their deaths. Weird.

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  • re the rallies: And the WP seemed to give a lot more coverage to the pathetic “Support the Troops” rally (and how cynical is that anyway? Of course just about everyone supports the troops; it’s Bush’s war we don’t support) and very little to Sheehan’s rally — until she got arrested on Monday for loitering outside the White House.

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